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Friday, April 3


1:1 Device Overview for Schools and Districts
In the world of 1:1 devices, not all are created equal. In this session we will try to help you understand some of the insights and strategies into evaluating devices from a school point-of-view. Learn about the wide variety of devices that are available in the marketplace. See all the different platforms. See how choosing devices is a process and that the process must be synchronized with budgets, timelines, services and market. Fads or fancy, we will try to cut through the device clutter and help guide you through some of the pitfalls that come with selecting 1:1 devices for your schools. http://www.wasatch.edu/onedevice

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Karl Buchanan

Tech/STEM Specialist, Wasatch School District

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Digital Storytelling: Pathways to testimony and primary sources
Develop digital, media and information literacy skills and an ability to apply them effectively. Participants will build a toolkit of resources for teaching digital storytelling. Create an innovative learning environment for your students. http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/, http://youthvoices.adobe.com/, teachertraveltips.weebly.com

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Merinda Davis

Clinical Faculty Associate, Teacher, BYU, Lakeridge Jr. High School, Alpine School District
Merinda Davis teaches social studies at Lakeridge Jr. High School in Orem, Utah. She teaches geography through the lens of sustainability and was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow. Recently, Merinda was given the privilege as one of twenty-four international educators... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Engage Students and Parents Through Digital Signage
The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. We will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

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GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →

Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2605 Fletcher


Google Apps Demo SLAM!
Join us for an action-packed hour of pure Google Apps excitement! Three Google Educators will vie to become the Demo Slam champion by presenting five Slams* each (15 total). Participants will watch, learn, discuss, and ultimately judge which Demo Slam will be crowned king for 2015!

*A Slam is a two-minute demonstration of the capacities of our favorite tools. All Slams will focus on using Google Apps to positively impact productivity, instruction, and student learning. http://goo.gl/uRSKS5

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Jerrad Barczyszyn

Technology Integration Specialist, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
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Ian Davey

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is a Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist in Ogden School District. He has classroom experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own instructional practices. Ian also has experience designing district-wide professional development... Read More →
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Adam McMickell

K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist, Ogden School District
Adam McMickell is a K-12 instructional Technology Teacher Specialist and oversees all instructional technology professional development for Ogden School District. He is a Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, Google Certified Administrator, and Microsoft Certified E... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Open Digital Badges: Achievement Based Learning in k12
Badges are for more than just Boy Scouts! Digital Badges can help engage students in learning as well as document and display student skills and accomplishments. This fast-paced session will highlight a teacher's experience with badging and mastery based learning.. Leveraging the Mozilla Open Badge platform, Mountain Heights Academy has piloted 5 courses built to identify and validate specific skills needed for student mastery. This session explores their process for badge system design and the impact and implications of open digital badges in the classroom. http://goo.gl/gQiEQ0


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Personalized Learning Roadmap
Pearsonalized Learning Roadmap: to give participants a deeper understanding of how technology can be used for proper application and differentiating personalized instruction. We'll cover the how, what, and why of the new instructinal world within K-12 personalized learning framework. A roadmap for digital conversion will also be discussed.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2525 Walker


Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
No one can pretend to know the BEST iOS apps out there for Project Based Learning (PBL) and education in general. There are simply too many options - 500,000+ iPad apps at last count!

Today I will focus on apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

I’ll introduce you to a few of my favorite apps for educators for productivity, as well as show you some great places to search for the best apps out there that have been recommended by educators, for educators, as well as learn from the successes and failures of some of the 1-to-1 initiatives. We’ll then take some time to share our favorite apps for the different subject areas out there. http://sedcclint.com/?p=1181

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Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning

Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2527 Haag


Tech Tools for Communication and Collaboration
Tips and tricks for using online tools to communicate and collaborate with students, parents and other teachers. Ideas for organizing information on a class website, using Google Docs and KidBlog for authentic student writing, as well as ideas for using Google Appointment Slots and Forms. bit.ly/UCETEvans2015

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LeAnn Andrews

Teacher, Brookside Elementary

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


You're told you should implement computer science but where do you fit it in?
In this session you will hear about different strategies used in schools nationwide on how they are implementing computer science from elementary through high school.

What is needed to start a program and keep it sustainable. How do you get teacher, school and district buy in and where to go for resources.

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Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, West High School
Nicole Reitz-Larsen is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096