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Thursday, April 2
 

10:15am

How to Use iPads in the Classroom with Apple Configurator
Limited Capacity seats available

Incorporating iPads in the classroom has been shown to enhance individual student engagement resulting in increased learning and creativity. Learning to effectively deploy and manage iPads in the classroom directly effects the ability of educators to customize the learning experience and to meet the needs of their individual students across the curriculum. This workshop will expand educators abilities to utilize emerging technologies every day. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ipad-carts/id589579238?mt=11

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

Instructional Support Tech, Jordan School District
David Johansen is an Instructional Support Tech with he Jordan School district in West Jordan Utah. He has spent the last 3 years helping to implement a 1 to 1 program with iPads to 6 elementary schools in the District. He has worked with Apple products for the past 9 years band currently... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Make Data Beautiful: Introduction to Tableau Public
Limited Capacity seats available

Tableau Public is free data visualization software with an easy-to-learn interface. Come learn how to create elegant, interactive infographics. Visit the Tableau Public gallery to see the possibilities: http://www.tableau.com/public/gallery.

Data visualization is sadly underutilized in public ed, and using tools like Tableau can help administrators and specialists convey crucial information in a powerful, accessible way. Best of all, the process of visualization allows you to makes discoveries within your data.

Since Tableau Public can only be used with public data, a public Utah education dataset will be provided from the presenter's website. Tableau also offers a paid version to use with secure, non-public data. www.edubrooke.com/tableau

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Anderson

Brooke Anderson

Instructor, University of Utah
Brooke Anderson, a classroom teacher for thirteen years, is currently Masters student in Information Systems at the U with a special focus on applied Data Science. Her focus is on how student data is collected, stored, retrieved, and analyzed. She is currently working on improving... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 2026 Writing Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Make It Anything but Common: Make Learning Meaningful with Pixie
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Pixie software to engage students in reading and writing activities that boost achievement, build 21st century communication skills, and support effective assessment. Get an introduction to the basic features of Pixie as you explore and create a range of activities that build and assess specific Common Core standards.

Walk away with new ideas for engaging students in deep thinking and resources to help you implement high-level technology projects.
www.tech4learning.com/pixie

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Tech4Learning
Carolyn Daly has been working for an educational technology company in San Diego, called Tech4Learning for over 20 years. She has conducted hundreds of presentations at local and state-wide conferences and writes articles for the online Creative Educator magazine. Before working for... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 2604 WL Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Motivating with Movie Makin'
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to help students feel more motivated to participate in class? Do you want to help students increase their creativity and innovation as well as expand their technology skills? Creating films with iMovie on the iPad can revolutionize your students' motivation in the classroom as well as reinforce concepts from your curriculum! Bring your iPad with the app, iMovie ($4.99), installed and we'll spend time learning the app, exploring movie making curriculum and how it can be used in any subject area, as well as create your own project! It's gonna be an Academy Award winning event you won't want to miss! http://my.uen.org/myuen/205864/14

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Morgan

Debbie Morgan

Science Teacher/District Technology Coach, Sevier School District
Debbie has been teaching science students, grades 6-12, for 17 years as well conducting technology workshops and assisting teachers in implementing and using technology in their classrooms for the past eight. She graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in Geology and from... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2026 Writing Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Photoshop Essentials
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are just beginning to learn Photoshop or have been using it for some time, this hands on workshop will have something for everyone. Nathan Smith has been teaching and using Photoshop for over twenty years. Come find out how this powerful graphics program can be used for both personal and School projects. Links to great, free graphic resources will be shared. http://nmsmithphotoshop.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2604 WL Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096
 
Friday, April 3
 

10:15am

Developing Creativity in Kids through Coding and Programming
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop participants will explore a variety of tools to introduce and teach coding and programming in the classroom. Participants will get a hands-on experience with tools such as Makey Makey, Scratch via CS First, and Spheros. http://techclub.canyonsdistrict.org

Speakers
avatar for Camille Cole

Camille Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Camille Cole attended the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Camille has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Math and ESL... Read More →
avatar for Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I have been working with students in my current Ed Tech capacity for 3 years in the Canyons School District. Prior to accepting this position I taught for 7 years including 7th grade science, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's in... Read More →
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

EdTech Coach, Canyons School District
Danae Huizenga is an Elementary Education Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She has been in education for 11 years beginning her career as a third grade teacher. Danae loves providing professional development to teachers and sharing her love of educational technology with... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 2026 Writing Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Get Inspired with ActivInspire
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2-hour workshop, Christine Ferrin will introduce participants to several tricks of the trade in ActivInspire to make your Promethean ActivBoard more interactive and student-oriented. We will use object hiding, actions, layering, Class Flow, and more in creating interactive flipcharts for your classroom. In addition to creating your own flipchart pages, participants will leave with sample pages and instructions. You will get the most out of the workshop if you bring some content or lesson plan material. Bring your laptop with the latest version of ActivInspire installed. This workshop is best for teachers who are already familiar with ActivInspire and want to learn more. my.uen.org/64444

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ferrin

Christine Ferrin

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Keep Calm, Edmodo That!
Limited Capacity seats available

Edmodo is the world’s largest, free social learning platform that provides a safe way for students and teachers to connect and collaborate. This workshop will start at the beginning and help you set up an account, get started, and find the magic of using all of the features available to bring your classroom into the 21st century. Edmodo's power is only limited by a teacher's creativity!
Engage
Edmodo is designed to get students excited about learning in a familiar environment. On Edmodo, teachers can continue classroom discussions online, give polls to check for student
understanding, and award badges to individual students based on performance or behavior.
Connect
On Edmodo, teachers are at the center of a powerful network that connects them to students, administrators, parents, and publishers. This network surfaces the world’s best resources and tools, providing the building blocks of a high quality education.
Personalize
Edmodo surfaces up engaging, easy-to-use apps that personalize learning for every student. These apps help teachers amplify their lesson plans and integrate seamlessly with Edmodo,
delivering all digital content in one place.
Measure
Edmodo makes it simple to track student progress. All grades and badges assigned or awarded through Edmodo are stored and easily accessible. Teachers can get the pulse of their classrooms
through student reactions to quizzes, assignments, and discussion posts that capture understanding, confusion, or frustration. Edmodo's Snapshot tracks student's progress as they master the standards of the Common Core.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy King

Sandy King

5th Grade Teacher, Jordan School District
Sandy was one of the original 24 Edmodo Ambassadors and has continued to serve for the last nearly 5 years. The program has grown and now includes over 500 Ambassadors. She was also one of the first Edmodo Certified Trainers and has trained candidates for the Edmodo Certified Trainer... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 2604 WL Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Arduinos for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in joining the maker movement and helping your students learn by making? Are you eager to let your students create, explore and hack technology instead of sitting in front of a screen? Then Arduino for Beginners may be the perfect workshop for you. Arduinos are small microcontrollers that you program to sense the environment (light, temperature, movement) and respond by blinking lights, making noises and moving motors. In this workshop we will learn about circuits with conductive dough called "Squishy Circuits". We will also create some simple Arduino code and circuits with Breadboards to make some LED lights blink. Finally we will experiment with MaKeyMaKey boards. It's not earth shattering, but it's fun and a great first step to the world of Arduinos. No Experience necessary. Join us! https://arduinoed.wordpress.com/


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2026 Writing Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

How to Design the Best Collaborative Group Projects Using Cloud Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will teach techniques to foster creative and productive uses of technology in the classroom. By utilizing the collaborative features of Google and other new websites that allow for multiple users on the same document, group projects increase in their effectiveness and learning can rise to a whole new level. Cloud products will be demonstrated and participants will be able to take part in creating collaborative digital projects. http://truetechieteacher.wikispaces.com/home

Speakers
avatar for Gina Shelley

Gina Shelley

Assistant Professor, Weber State University
Gina Shelley works for a university that has both a traditional campus and an online presence. She has Doctorate in Teacher Education and Technology and is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education’s Teacher Education Department and teaches the Educational Technology courses... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Photoshop Essentials
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are just beginning to learn Photoshop or have been using it for some time, this hands on workshop will have something for everyone. Nathan Smith has been teaching and using Photoshop for over twenty years. Come find out how this powerful graphics program can be used for both personal and School projects. Links to great, free graphic resources will be shared. http://nmsmithphotoshop.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2604 WL Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096