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Friday, March 8
 

10:45am MST

1:1 Learning

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Is my district/school ready to move into digital? What are the important considerations as we make this move towards digital learning? Looking at the research in Project RED, in this session we will discuss the keys to implementing a Digital Learning Environment in your school or district that will be successful in Student Achievement and Cost-Effective for your school or district. 


Speakers
avatar for John Sonnenberg

John Sonnenberg

1:1 Learning National Operations Manager, Pearson
John Sonnenberg, EdD CETL John Sonnenberg has work in education, business and government for over forty years. He was an innovative teacher, administrator for change in four different districts and the director for eLearning for the Illinois State Board of Education. He led dramatic... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
1538

10:45am MST

20 Great Web 2.0 Sites in 60 Minutes
In this rapid-fire session you’ll experience 20 websites you can use to create, collaborate, and share educational content. Most of us are already aware of Web 2.0 giants like YouTube, Blogger, and Twitter, so we’ll skip those obvious ones in favor of lesser-known, up and coming sites.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
i207

10:45am MST

A 'GPS Toolkit' to Guide Your Social Studies Teaching (version 2013)
A "GPS Toolkit" to Guide Your Social Studies Teaching (version 2013)
G = Geography P = Primary Sources S = Strategies & T = Technology/Other Tools

The Common Core curriculum provides us, as teachers, opportunities to incorporate the use of geography, primary sources, thinking historically and literacy strategies, along with technology tools, in our 4th-12th grade classrooms.

In this session you will be given ideas on how to weave geography throughout your curriculum. You will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, including the Library of Congress, with its already prepared primary source sets, and how to include them in your Social Studies class. In addition, you will be introduced to online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, geography, and culture. The presenter will also share professional learning and study opportunities available for teachers that will enhance and enrich both your learning, and that of your students.

The presenter, Ruth King, is a National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teacher of the Year 2012, was the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year 2011, the Utah Council for the Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year 2011, was a Colonial Williamsburg Summer Teacher Institute 2012 - Peer Facilitator, is a member of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Mentor Advisory Group, and serves on the Alpine School District’s Teaching American History Grant Steering Committee, and as a Master Teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
1541

10:45am MST

Apps with an Impact
It’s hard to measure the impact apps are having on students. The impact of Bugbrained apps has proven to be highly measurable. This session will demonstrate how the apps are achieving quadruple growth over expected reading growth among Special Ed students, triple growth with Title I students and double the growth with below grade level students. Join us to see how your elementary-age students can benefit from these apps.

Speakers
avatar for Al Viera

Al Viera

President, Bugbrained
Al has over 30 years in business and education, mostly in high tech. He has a BA in Education as well as tremendous experience managing businesses of all sizes.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
E111
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

Be the best school in Utah by using assessment data
Using state assessment data (CRT, DWA, DIBELS), educators can see how districts, schools and teachers are doing in ELA, Math and Science, and compare results of schools of similar demographics. Several schools across the state have used this data to find comparitive schools where collaboration between them have raised assessment scores for schools and teachers. Using this data, teachers can find other teachers who excel in specific subjects and standards and participate in professional learning teams with them.

Speakers
AB

Aaron Brough

Data Manager (school-level), Guest
avatar for Murry Jensen

Murry Jensen

Education Specialist, USOE, USOE
Making a positive difference in the lives of students and educators. I hold degrees in Arts, Music, and Technology. Other than being dedicated to delivering meaningful information to our schools, I also do music therapy at retirement centers, teach technology classes at the University... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
2006

10:45am MST

BYOD - Converging for Success
This session will model the process of whole class involvement in a collaborative performance-based project. Tailored to specific objectives in the Common Core, widely available online resources will be used by participants on their own devices to put together a OnePage document designed to show student mastery. Participants will also learn how to identify and document vetted resources for classroom instruction and use.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
I have organized the OER Collective for the past 3 years


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
1045

10:45am MST

Canvas for Success: Rubrics and Outcome to guide student achievement
Clear objectives help people reach achievement standards. Instructure's Canvas helps educators set outcomes for student achievement and build rubrics to measure that achievement. Quick grading and feedback are just two of the benefits of using the inside of the Canvas classroom. If you are using Canvas already or are just thinking about it come see how easy it is to set up goals for students and then to grade their achievements in class.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
G104

10:45am MST

Creative Collaboration Using Comic Life iPad App
Comic Life is a powerful tool for creating engaging student projects. Participants will develop an understanding of how to use the Comic Life App in teaching and learning. Participants will use their Comic Life App to create projects on their iPad that will engage students and that can be integrated across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She served as a Board Member of UCET for 5 years. In a world... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
K202
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

First Lego League
First Lego League excites students, ages 9-14, about science and technology while teaching them important core values. Teams of up to 10 students build and program an autonomous robot to complete various missions. They also create an innovative solution to a real world problem relating to a theme. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up what's called the yearly Challenge. Six elementary schools in the Granite School District successfully participated in the program this year, with only one having any prior experience! After hours of hard work and real world lessons in "gracious professionalism" and "coopertition", students learn that the journey is more important than the destination and that failure can lead to success. Check out this program that motivates and excites students in the fields of science and technology while teaching the importance of team work.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Fox

Kris Fox

STS, Granite School District
avatar for Michelle Reed

Michelle Reed

LMETS - Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I am a library media technology specialist. I love books and technology so naturally Maker Space was the perfect fit for me. I love having a student led Maker Space.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
2503

10:45am MST

Get More out of your Mobile Devices (iPad, Android, Chromebook, etc)
Got mobile devices? We will show you some simple strategies for getting more out of those in class. We will show a couple of programs that can help you do more with those devices to keep the students engaged as well has have more control over the devices.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
A102

10:45am MST

How can I do more with ActivInspire
Handouts
This session will show you how to maximize your interaction with Promethean ActivInspire

Speakers
CB

Carrie Barron

Vendor, Audio Enhancement


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
E113
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

I Have an iPad…Now What?
Handouts
This session will focus on helping you get the most out of your iPad or other iOS devices for classroom instruction. We’ll start with some basics, introduce you to some incredible apps for productivity, and spend some time directing you to some amazing resources to discover the best apps for YOUR classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation 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 March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
G103

10:45am MST

Integrating Technology into your 21st Century Classroom (K-3)
So, you don't have much— or any— technology in your classroom? No problem! Rachelle and Natalie will show you how to weave technology into your classroom, using whatever resources you have. Learn how to create a classroom blog, make the most of computer time, and more. Embrace technology and all your students will benefit.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Crockett

Natalie Crockett

4-6 Teacher, Meadow Elementary
Natalie has been teaching 5th grade for the past 7 years. She is eMINTS certified and has received her technology endorsement. Natalie is one of the faces behind the popular teaching blog, www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com, and enjoys sharing her teaching ideas and lessons with... Read More →
avatar for Rachelle Smith

Rachelle Smith

K-3 Teacher, Herriman Elementary, Jordan
Rachelle is an early childhood endorsed teacher who shares her ideas with teachers around the country on her popular teacher blog, What the Teacher Wants. She enthusiastically shares easy-to-incorporate ideas for teachers of all experience levels. Rachelle believes that there is no... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
i204

10:45am MST

Motivate Your Students to Write - Blogging in the Classroom
In this session you will create a teacher account and individual student blogs using Kidblog. Teachers maintain complete control by creating a safe blogging community where students can post to discussions, add topics, or comment on other student’s blogs. Kidblog is an excellent way to document your student’s progress and motivate them to write. Student writing will improve when they know that their peers will be reading and commenting on their posts.

Speakers
avatar for Delia Bayna

Delia Bayna

4-6 Teacher, Vista Elementary, Granite School District
Delia began teaching in 2008 and currently teaches 6th grade in the Spanish/English Dual Immersion program at Vista Elementary. She has presented at the 2011 Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA) Conference, 2012 and 2013 Utah Science Teacher Association Conference (USTA), and... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
G102
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

PechaKucha
PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. We will show examples and talk about ways this can be used in a classroom, or professional setting.

http://www.pechakucha.org/

Speakers
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Janae Hunt

4th Grade DLI Teacher, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 4th year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
1539

10:45am MST

Photos and Videos for Deeper Learning
Recent research has found that students learn more when they generate their own representations and create their own explanations to share with others. In this session, we will discuss the ways in which image and video capture can be used to augment learning, with special emphasis on math and science instruction. We will demo free or low-cost software and apps that can support the capture and annotation of images, as well as software/apps that facilitate the development of shared explanation through videos and slideshows. Finally, we'll discuss helpful development techniques that will facilitate deeper learning as students are engaged in development.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
i210

10:45am MST

Re-tool Your Classroom Presentation System
This will be a show and share session that will help you optimize the use of your classroom projection system. Unbox the not so well known features of your projector and and bump up to the next level by connecting a PC and iPad to your system. Tweak your presentation software for classroom management techniques. And lastly, create your own interactive whiteboard for $60 and even score assessment bubble sheets using your .

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Bunker

Stephen Bunker

Teacher, Northridge Elementary


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
1048

10:45am MST

Ready Set Clickers!
Have you recently added a student response system (clickers) to your classroom? Are you looking at possibly adding clickers? This class will look at various ways and ideas for integrating all types of clickers in ways you may not have thought of. It will also look at adapting pre-existing lessons and questioning techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hamilton

Stephanie Hamilton

LMETS, Granite School District
avatar for Jessica Moody

Jessica Moody

LMETS, Olympus Jr High
Jessica Moody graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Chemistry. As a Chemist she found that the best part of the job was electronic database research. Consequently, making the resolution to get a Master’s of Library Science at Texas Woman’s University was easy. After... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Williams

Heidi Williams

LMETS, Skyline High


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
i209

10:45am MST

RePainting Canvas Course Home Page
If you are currently using Canvas and are ready to see how you can make your course home page more exciting, this session is for you!

Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
i206
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

Smartboard Basics & Dual Immersion strategies
Come and learn the basics of the Smartboard. This is taught by a teacher with expertise in Dual Immersion and ELL. He will show strategies of using a Smartboard in that setting as well as just basics of using a Smartboard.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Summers

Robert Summers

Dual Immersion Elementary Teacher, Charriot Group
I am a certified Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher who has worked in Granite, Davis, Weber, Ogden, and Morgan School Districts and Dual Immersion Academy Charter School. I went to College at BYU-Idaho and I learned my Spanish on an LDS Mission in Mexico. My passions are... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
A104
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

The Flipped Classroom - What do I need?
Educators are excited about lesson capture and 'flipped classrooms' because when students review critical concepts at home, the result can be dramatically better. Find out about Juno's lesson capture capabilities! supports a flipped classroom in an easy, wireless, and time-saving process.

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Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
E109

10:45am MST

Twitter, Facebook, and Social Media in the 21st Century Library

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Social media can be a great resource to help teacher librarians in the 21st Century Library. Specifically, Facebook and Twitter can aid the teacher librarian in promoting the library, as well as in collaboration and teaching. This presentation will give examples and resources for teachers who would like to use social media in their school library. Blogs, Destiny Quest, and GoodReads will also be addressed.


Speakers
avatar for Marianne F. Bates

Marianne F. Bates

Teacher Librarian, Albion Middle School
I am the teacher librarian at Albion Middle School in Sandy, Utah. I have worked in the library at Albion Middle School since 2000, and I have a MEd in Instructional Technology/School Library Media Administration from USU. School libraries are my passion.
avatar for Joanne F. Christensen

Joanne F. Christensen

Teacher Librarian, Weber School District
I have been the teacher librarian at Weber High School for the last 9 years. I spent 2 1/2 years before that as the teacher librarian at C. H. Taylor Elementary in Ogden. School libraries are the greatest!


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
K203
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

UEN and the Teaching Channel
UEN and the Teaching Channel (www.teachingchannel.org) are teaming up bring you videos that showcase -- on the Internet and TV - innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools. The Teaching Channel video library offers educators a wide range of subjects for grades K-12. The videos also include information on alignment with Utah Core State Standards and ancillary material for teachers to use in their own classrooms.
"Teaching Channel Presents", a weekly one-hour program featuring Tch videos, also airs on UEN-TV.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Manager, Digital Media Services, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett manages the Digital Media Services at the Utah Education Network. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism and a M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Education Technology. Katie is responsible for various... Read More →
LH

Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
1023A/B (Lab A)

10:45am MST

Uninterrupted Learning with Meru Education Grade wireless LAN solutions
Interrupted learning occurs when technology gets in the way, or fails to support, your innovative goals for technology integration. Meru Education Grade wireless is a unique platfrom designed to solve many of your 1:1 & BYOD issues, and launch your learning essential applications as you strive for "Uninterrupted Learning".

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Christensen

Stewart Christensen

Stewart Christensen has been active in the Utah technology sector for over 15 years.  His depth of networking and software solutions has benefited clients and firms throughout the intermountain region.  Stewart’s current role as a Systems Engineer for Meru Networks is allowing... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
E110

10:45am MST

Using Online Diagnostic & Instruction Data to Move the Dial
This session will focus on using online diagnostic data to pinpoint students' skills and provide targeted, teacher-led instruction based on the Utah Core Standards. Online Instruction motivates students and gives educators the ability to differentiate automatically, with the opportunity to monitor progress.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica

Jessica

Executive Director, Training, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
E112

10:45am MST

Using Powerpoint to Engage Your Middle School Students
Use engaging pictures and short videos to make your content come alive! This session will show you the basics of creating a powerpoint and lots of creative ideas for how to engage your students with pictures and videos embedded into the powerpoint. Come to learn for the first time or to brush up on your powerpoint skills!

Speakers
avatar for Joy Palmer

Joy Palmer

Social Studies Teacher, Early Light Academy,
I love teaching students! U.S. History is my favorite subject.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
i205
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

Utilizing Utah Write to teach and assess Utah Core Writing Standards
In this session, participants will explore innovative strategies for improving student writing skills using Utah Write, an online formative writing assessment tool available for Utah teachers and students. Utah Write utilizes award-winning automated essay scoring technologies to score student writing and provide feedback for improvements. A demonstration of Utah Write will be provided, including the real-time scoring of an essay, formative feedback tools, interactive writing tutorials, best practices in the classroom, and progress reports.

Speakers
avatar for Measurement Incorporated

Measurement Incorporated

PEG Writing Scholar Project Manager, Measurement Incorporated


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
E108

10:45am MST

UTIPS Transition: 2013-2015
The new computer-adaptive testing system through the American Institutes of Research (AIR) system, includes a formative and interim assessment tool. This session provides an overview of the timeline for UTIPS’ transition to AIR’s system, which types of users should use which system, and what types of tools will be available. For additional information, see: http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System.aspx http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System.aspx

Speakers

Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
E104

10:45am MST

Wiki While You Work
Learn about the characteristics of wikis, how to operate and manage them, and a variety of classroom applications including how to create a free wiki site to use with students.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
i208
  Session, 1st Session

10:45am MST

Yay - there IS a Map for That!
In our increasingly GeoCentric society it seems there could be a map for almost everything. Learn how to you and your students can use ArcGIS online in your classroom to enhance and engage spatial thinking, problem solving and analytical skills through a software subscription that is already available to Utah teachers through UEN. You'll learn where to obtain free ready to go lessons for your classroom.

Speakers
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Esther Worker

Esri Education Manager, Esri
Esther Worker is a member of the Esri Education Team which focuses on spatial literacy, STEM and STEAM Skills and the integration of GIS technology. John Schaefer, CEO of SLC based Children's Media Workshop, helps transforms classrooms into 21st Century learning communities and... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am MST
G101