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UCET welcomes keynote speakers, Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Jay Mcfarland (@JayMcfarland).
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Thursday, April 2
 

7:30am

Registration
Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
Small Gym 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Presenter/Vendor Lounge
A gathering spot for presenters and vendors.

Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 4:00pm
Room 2104 Faculty Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

QR Wild

QR codes will lead you on a Utah/UCET adventure without even leaving the building. Winners throughout the conference will receive great prizes. Get to know new people, discover the vendor hall, and spice up your conference experience by installing the UCET15 QR Wild app onto your smart phone or tablet. Use the app to scan QR codes hidden around the conference.

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Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 4:00pm
UCET Conference 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

TCC
A gathering spot for technology directors.

Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 4:00pm
T-100 Tech Atrium 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Ask Me
Look for UCET volunteers. They will be able to direct you to your session, to the closest restroom, food, and the vendor area. If a volunteer does not know the answer, they will get a UCET board member to help you.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Technology Coach, Park City School District
Technology Instructional Coach, PCSD. Love all things ed tech. Obsessed with cars and all things outdoors.
avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 4:45pm
Small Gym, Hallways 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

First Aid Assistance
Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 4:45pm
Small Gym 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Pre-Conference Challenge - #techelevated
Conference activities - Participate in our #techelevated challenge in the months leading up to the UCET conference. Each monthly winner will be awarded a free conference registration.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 4:45pm
Online 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Twitter Prizes
Conference Activities - Tweet about your #techelevated experiences at #ucet15. Conference attendees who post to Twitter and Instagram using our conference hashtags will be eligible for random prize drawings throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 7:30am - 4:45pm
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

8:30am

Opening Session
Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District


Thursday April 2, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

8:30am

Tech Elevated Swap Meet
Conference activities - Meet new people! Expand your face-to-face PLN (Personal Learning Network)! Collect all of the amazing Tech Elevated UCET poster designs! It’s the UCET15 Swap Meet!

How does it work? Each attendee will receive one UCET trading card in their conference bag. On the back of the trading card will be lines to write down the Twitter handles of people you meet FTF (Face-to-Face) at the conference. No fair just writing down random Twitter usernames… you have to meet them IRL (In Real Life)!

When you fill your card, show it to one of our volunteers at any of the six volunteer tables around the conference to be entered into the Swap Meet prize drawing! You’ll receive a new trading card so you can start collecting twitter handles again. Each completed card is a new chance to win! Collect all eight designs. Winners will be announced via twitter throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 8:30am - 4:30pm
Hallways 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

9:00am

12 Traits of Tech-Elevated Educators
Teaching can be toxic and the challenges of teaching today seem bigger than ever. But there are things that every teacher can do to improve their teaching tomorrow. It starts with changing what you can change: yourself. Learn what to change, how to change, and how to keep the mindset that keeps you in tip-top shape for your students and for living your life well.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Voxer Setup and Educational Value
A quick tutorial on what Voxer is, how to set it up, and it's value to an educator. I'll show how I use it to grow professionally, support school safety, and provide learning opportunities in the classroom. www.voxer.com

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Hoopes

Kyle Hoopes

Principal, Alpine School District
I have been an elementary school principal for almost two years. I love to use different forms of technology to learn, communicate, and share what I have learned. I love learning and sharing what I learn. I have used many forms of technology to grow professionally and to share including Twitter, Blogger, G+, Wordpress, Edublogs, and Voxer. You can follow me on Twitter @Karkenkam, on Voxer at khoope856, and my personal blog at... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Electrify Your STEM and Language Arts with Technology
What better way to solidify student thinking than to have them document their observations using technology? This session provides a unique opportunity to have a hands-on experience while diving deep into STEM and Language Arts. Focusing on the S, T and E part of STEM, participants will engage in hands-on activities and use technology to document their scientific observations. After a short introduction to electricity, you will use the Engineering Design Process to create a simple switch. Using Google documents, participants will create a presentation to share their findings. When leaving this session teachers should be able to create an authentic STEM activity and integrate language arts using technology.

Speakers
AF

Alison Fuller

5th Grade Teacher, Provo School Distirct
* 5th Grade STEM teacher, helped to launch and create STEM integrated curriculum | * Pilot Group for 1:1 Chromebook Classroom in Provo School District | * Presented to C-Forum about integrating technology and STEM | * CMI experts
avatar for Megan Jenkins

Megan Jenkins

5th Grade Teacher, Provo School Distirct
Megan was born and raised in the great state of Kentucky, go Wildcats! She attended BYU and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. Her desire to teach came from many influential people during her school years. Megan started teaching 5th grade and has fallen in love with STEM and all of those crazy 10 and 11 year olds! In her 1:1 classroom students are completely engaged and use technology to further their learning. She loves... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

More out of Mobile
Use tools like Evernote, Yogile.com, TodaysMeet, Socrative and InfuseLearning to get more out of Mobile devices. Students can do everything from collaborate on note taking to doing formative assessment. Come see examples at both the elementary and secondary level for doing more with mobile devices in the classroom. http://my.uen.org/53474

Speakers
MJ

Mitchell Jorgensen

Integrated Science Teacher, Alpine School District
5 years as a presenter for UEN. 5 year previous presenter at UCET. 3 year presenter at SUECON


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Turn Your Google Spreadsheet into a Database with Reports
Google's forms and spreadsheet let you collect all kinds of data. Now come and learn how you can create nice reports from the spreadsheet. Create reports that let you select the columns, sort the data, filter the items, format the output, and other cool reporting features. goo.gl/HdzcCg select Google Spreadsheet Reporting folder

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology tracking tools of choice for over 800 schools, colleges and universities around the world. Stephen holds a B.S. degree in Business and IT Management from... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2528 David James

10:15am

Creating Techie Kiddos in the Classroom
Integrating technology into all aspects of instruction makes learning FUN! Participants will learn numerous ways to integrate technology into the classroom daily. This session will include apps, websites, and demos that you can begin using with your students right away. BYOD if you would like to actively participate in the apps section of this session.

Speakers
DB

Delia Bayna

4th Grade Spanish and English Dual Immersion Educator, Davis School District
This is my seventh year of integrating technology and teaching and I love it! I revel in learning new things and I share my knowledge multiple times a year presenting in my current and past school districts, UCET, and USTA in the past and present. I am also the advisor for my schools STEM club an Hour of Code.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Differentiation through Spelling City
Spellingcity.com makes differentiation for spelling and vocabulary easy and fun. Enter your spelling lists, or choose from thousands already entered. Go paperless by using their online tests, games, and fun activities. We will explore both the free version and premium activities offered on the SpellingCity app and website. www.spellingcity.com

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

4th Grade Teacher, Freedom Elementary, Alpine School District
STEM enthusiast who loves project based learning and flipping my classroom. I'm on the UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) board and love being a connected educator. Guest moderator for #utedchat and #4thchat. I also love the Jazz, RSL, and BYU sports.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Partnership Coordinator, Aspen Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. | I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. | I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. | This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Diversified Learners K-2
Getting diversified learners in the same classroom who are on different levels provides quite a feat for the classroom teacher to address and use a wide variety of teaching pedagogy. Technology can help us through preparation to help students meet high expectations and do well on a higher level, even though they are performing on a lower level. This is where creativity and innovation come into play as educators. We will review apps that will allow for these differences and websites. We will have iPads pre-loaded with Apps for you to preview. bugbrained.com/hanouts/ucte.html

Speakers
BM

Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University. She has endorsements in Reading, English, Gifted and Talented, and... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Embracing the Hybrid Cloud: An Interactive Presentation on “The Journey to 1:1 and 24/7 Access”
Are you trying to embrace the Cloud? Are you racking your brain trying to remember all of your passwords for every curriculum resource that you use? Do you want to ditch all of those flash drives and get real-time access to all of your files on any device even when you’re not at school? There is a solution to simplify the goal of using any technology resource to make a real impact on teaching and learning.

In this interactive session we’ll share experiences of school district on the transition to the cloud, best practices in BYOD and 1:1 initiatives, and steps they took towards success.
classlink.com

Speakers
avatar for Shalon Thomas

Shalon Thomas

Director, Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Shalon Thomas is an accomplished business leader with over 15 years of progressive experience in education technology curriculum integration and business development. She is currently the Director of Instructional Technology with ClassLink where she brings a depth of experience in instructional technology to support student engagement and progress. Prior to joining our team, she led the product vision and use of Benchmark Education Company’s... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →

Board
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2503 McNelt

10:15am

Focus on Learning
JAMF Software's Casper Focus allows teachers to have complete control over their classroom. Come and see how with Casper MDM and Casper Focus you can
- Regain Instructional Time
- Conduct Secure Testing
- Improve Classroom Transitions
This semi-hands on opportunity will show how through using the right tools you can help your classrooms become the interactive engaging learning environments you have always envisioned.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Bentley

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, JAMF Software
Coffee. Computers. Cars. Clover. Kellie. | | Well, they couldn't all begin with C could they?
BC

Brad Caldwell

Brad Caldwell is a father to 4 children in Utah schools and a supporter of a successful implementations of Apple technology in the classroom. With 20+ years working with Utah educators and now with JAMF he helps districts, schools and teachers effectively implement technology in the classroom.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2603 Howell

10:15am

Keep Your Canvas Clean
Files, pictures, links, and many more digital resources can be uploaded and shared through Canvas - but how do you keep it all organized? In this session you will learn how to make your Canvas content pages visually attractive, create modules to give your course easy navigation, and also learn to organize your files for easy access by both you and your students. http://michael-uen.weebly.com/keepcanvasclean.html

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Make Information Beautiful
Help your students make information beautiful by including infographics, posters, and brochures into class assignments. Piktochart, Canva, and LucidPress/LucidChart make creativity possible and simple.

Speakers
avatar for Janae Hunt

Janae Hunt

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Reinventing Writing
Nine tools have changed writing, learning, and living forever. Learn about these tools and the teaching strategies that you need to know to improve writing in your classroom now. You can't reinvent your classroom without reinventing how you write. This spotlight is a practical session is based upon the book, Reinventing Writing pubishing on June 5, 2014 updated to include new tools and exciting best practices not included in the book.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

See & Play! Preschool to 2nd grade/Preescolar a segundo grado . Ver y Escuchar!
Preschool Pioneer grows every year - just like its audience. Come see some of the new and exciting developments UEN has made to the Preschool Pioneer Library. Dive deep into the many resources available to teachers, students, and families. Bilingual Ed, Spanish teachers, parents, administrators, Preschool & K-2 educators, will enjoy learning how to create high quality and engaging classroom ideas for the early learners including for "flipped" ideas. Wait! There's more - we'll also explore Escuela Preescolar Pioneer Biblioteca en linea de Utah! uen.org

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

UEN, UEN
I have worked for UEN for 9 years and am the Preschool Pioneer project manager, I have presented this materiel at UCET and SUECON and many other conferences numerous times over the last 6 or 7 years. Every year as the content changes and grows I love sharing ways teachers and students can engage and grow.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
rom top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2605 Fletcher

10:15am

8 Steps to Change -- How Go What Is To What You Want
Change is how anything new happens. To move from what you have to what you want, you have to take the proper steps to make those changes. This session is designed for anyone who has to change how they train and use new and upcoming technologies to implement them successfully. Learn the 8 steps that will lead to a change that will last after it has been achieved. Avoid the pitfalls that many changes run into by attending this session and put yourself and your organizations on the path to new ideas that will become reality. www.mylesofsuccess.com

Speakers
MM

Myles Miller

CEO & Founder, SUCCESSHQ
Myles Miller is an accomplished two-time best selling author, radio talk show host and the CEO & Founder of seven companies. Several of these companies are training and development companies that are working internationally around the world to make companies and individuals more successful in all aspects of their life.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Bringing district curriculum and textbooks to life via the cloud
This session will explore Kno for Classroom from Intel. A cloud based interactive textbook platform offering over 70+ major publishers that runs cross-platform on Win7, Win8, Android, IOS, and web. Allows you to ingest and integrate your own district content and curriculum. Annotate and add notes, flashcards and other resources. This is an hour lecture series, however will include demonstration and attendees encouraged to download the "KNO" app from respective store and follow along. http://www.kno.com

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Public Sector Business Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell Black is the Educational Business Development Manager for UT. Engages with districts to help understand how to integrate technology into the classroom and make effective use that drive student achievement out outcomes. Darrell has worked for Intel for 18yrs and comes with many years of experience.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Building Better Rubrics: Tips and Tools
Many teachers are asked to use rubrics or are shown rubrics as an example of “best practices” without having the opportunity to learn about the theoretical foundations rubrics should be built upon. Teachers and students often run into trouble with rubrics because of common problems, such as:
confusing language
overly dense elements
redundant elements
no distinction between formative and summative rubrics
unclear relationship to the assignment or course
insufficient support or feedback

In this session, we will discuss tips for writing clear assignment and assessment prompts and less ambiguous, more understandable rubrics. We will also cover the difference between formative feedback (assignments) and summative assessments and how rubrics should be used differently for different types of student work. Finally, we will share various online and offline tools you can use for developing rubrics and providing feedback to students. http://funwithidet.wordpress.com/rubrics

Speakers
avatar for Stefani Jones

Stefani Jones

Manager of Instructional Design Quality, Southern New Hampshire University
Stefani Jones is the Manager of Instructional Design Quality for Southern New Hampshire University eLearning, where one of her responsibilities is providing training on rubric development for other Instructional Designers. She previously worked as an Instructional Designer and Assessment Developer at Western Governors University. She has a Masters of Education in Instructional Design & Educational Technology from the University of Utah. She... Read More →
avatar for Alison Keddington

Alison Keddington

Canyons School District


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Classroom Collaboration in 1-on-1/BYOD Age
With the rising BYOD trend and 1-on-1 policy implementation in US, more and more mobile devices (tablets/laptops/etc.) are available in K-12 schools and university campuses. Schools are looking for wireless presentation solutions for their classrooms to share students’ screens. Can teachers do better than just “sharing” screens? This presentation describes several industrial trends that could impact classrooms.
(1) Screen cast
(2) Collaboration
(3) Remote conferencing
(4) Multi-site presentation

Speakers
LB

Lin Botao

Director, Delta Products Corp.
1) Conducted multiple training sessions for K-12 teachers in California and Texas | | 2) Worked with educators for the last 3 years, with unique insight in using technology in 1-to-1/BYOD era


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Elevate and Engage Your Struggling Student Readers
Elevate your struggling readers with personalized learning to increase their comprehesion and retention of learning. Using technology to increase the impact of classroom technology for your diverse student learners.

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Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2525 Walker

10:15am

Evernote Digital Portfolios
Learn how to set up and utilize an Evernote Digital Portfolio to collect artifacts of student learning that will follow the student throughout the entire K-12 experience. https://www.evernote.com/l/AXUE5Xcqu7hJ-oiM43h0n7b0bEMml-MO_Io

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Robin Farnsworth

3rd Grade Teacher, Granite School District
All presenters have presented professional development trainings for teachers and others in education field. We have not presented formally on this topic, but have shared our findings and passions about the topic in many smaller business settings in order to get sponsors and update sponsors.
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Tyler Howe

Principal, Neil Armstrong Academy
Principal and teacher at Granite's new STEM elementary school: Neil Armstrong Academy.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Fads vs. Trends in Educational Technology
Is the latest initiative in your school system simply a fad, or is it really a trend that will have a lasting impact on teaching and technology? Often school officials don't recognize the difference, or recognize the limitations and challenges of adopting fads.

This session will discuss some of the trends/fads and offer an opportunity to hear perspectives on such issues as BYOD, MOOCs, "freemium" tools, adaptive learning, new classroom designs and other topics.

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Elliott Levine

Chief Academic Officer, Hewlett Packard – Americas
A former K-12 district administrator, Elliott Levine is HP's senior education strategist for North America. Elliott and his team collaborates with educational institutions across the Americas on comprehensive educational technology initiatives that foster 21st century skills, as well as assist with major HP customer academic initiatives around the world. | | He is a sought-after speaker to discuss the future of, and innovation to, the... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2507 Overy 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

FileWave 101: Managing OS X, Windows, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform.
National Director (Stephen Mirante) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been able to assist Districts across Kansas and throughout the Country manage their devices. For over 22 Years, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desired and often a requirement. We allow IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of the technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface. When it comes a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Also introducing Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration. Technology Infrastructure - focus on the technology, resources, and policies necessary to build the technology 1:1 Strategies & Implementation, BYOD/BYOT www.filewave.com

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Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2529 Price

10:15am

Four Apps and an iPad
Students using the iPad for creating, collaborating, and consuming takes management and planning. I will share how my students use Google Drive, Screencasting(Explain Everything, Doceri, Educreations), iMovie and iBooks apps each day. I will also discuss iPad management and a few other apps we use in our classroom. It's not about how many apps you have, it's about how you use them.

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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 first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Little Theater 114 Bradshaw 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

G-Force (GAFE and Genius Hour, and maybe Gameification
using the latest Google Applications For Education to implement Genius Hour and other project-based learning projects has opened the door to a world of opportunities for my third-grade students. Looking into Gamification, programming and other strategies and methods along with a plethora of Web 2.0 tools allows for a Grrrreat learning environment. I would like to share what my students have been able to accomplish utilizing some of these tools while working towards a 21st Century classroom. http://fisherflip.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

Speakers
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Ronald Fisher

Teacher, Century Elementary
I am a regular education teacher with 13+ years of experience trying to make a difference within my third-grade classroom using the available technology and allowing students to take the stage as they empower their own learning.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

i-Ready: USOE-approved Intervention Program for K-3 Reading
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Students using i-Ready instruction score 44% higher than their peers not using the program.  The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources.  Teachers and administrators rave about our robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional resources which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

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Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

KnowledgePoint: Digital Education Solutions
Join Baker & Taylor School Sales Account Manager and Digital Specialist, Ricky Fitzpatrick, as he tours the innovative and award-winning aspects of the company’s suite of Digital Education solutions, KnowledgePoint.

KnowledgePoint brings together the industry's best and most reliable library and education platforms. It connects teachers with students. It enables all the important aspects of education to work together, creating new learning experiences.

Through its powerful suite of solutions, KnowledgePoint allows schools to have multiple repositories of eBooks to supply to classrooms, libraries and reading rooms simultaneously. And through integrated state-of-the-art assessment tools, it increases student and teacher performance, promoting academic achievement across the board. With intuitive searching, purchasing and allocation systems, KnowledgePoint is an educator’s most valuable instructional tool and a student’s best source for an enhanced learning experience. TBA

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Ricky Fitzpatrick

School Sales Account Manager, Western US, Baker & Taylor
Ricky Fitzpatrick is a ten-year veteran with Baker & Taylor, and one of the founding members of their Digital Support & Training division, helping lay the foundation for Baker & Taylor’s present-day eBook Circulation and Curriculum services. He currently manages all aspects of Sales & Support for PK-12 schools in most of the Western US. Ricky is also actively involved in numerous Education-related organizations such as the GADOE, ISTE, AASL... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

May I Join You Inside that eBook? …
“May I Join You Inside that eBook ? … Or, a Tale of Teacher-Student Collaborative eReading and Why It Works!” Adoption of ebooks and other digital resources is steadily becoming ubiquitous throughout Utah schools. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn 7 tools that will allow teachers to literally join and converse with students in the very pages of their ebooks. Attendees will learn how to provide personalized lesson-messaging, scaffolding & individual probes to progress students toward stronger understanding and greater independence …. all within the pages of their e-books!

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Amy Irace

Academic Consultant, Follett School Solutions
Amy Irace is a national Academic Consultant in the areas of Reading & Language Arts. Having taught at both elementary & secondary levels—she has worked as a K-5 Reading Specialist, Middle School Reading/Language Arts instructor, and High School Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. She has also written intervention curriculum in the Reading Enrichment and Language Management (REALM) programs, and has experience with Cooperative... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

McGraw Hill Education Presents - Thrive: An Interactive 1:1 Program
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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, Heleyna has worked in the education space as both a former Teach For America educator (Special Education Teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and Los... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2527 Haag

10:15am

Top 10 Things You Need to Know about SMARTBoards
Whether you just got your SMARTBoard, or you have had it for years, this session will help you get more out of your SMARTBoard. Learn the top 10 strategies to be able to use your SMARTboard quickly and effectively in your classroom. Learn fast strategies to make interactive activities in less than 5 minutes. http://www.chariotgroup.com/UCET2015

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Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Gruop
Bob Jackman is an expert on Smart Technologies and classroom integration of technology. He has presented at UCET for the last 7 years, as well as at SUECON. He does professional development all around the state on these topics.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2606 Edwards 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Why Advocacy Matters: Your role in shaping political policy
Education and politics are, for good or bad, intimately linked to each other. So much of education is dictated by political climate and leaders that it is important for all educators to have a voice in the system. Casting a vote on election day is an important piece, but isn't enough to help shape policy. That's where political advocacy comes in. Come learn about the importance of becoming involved and find out about UCET's new Advocacy Plan and how you can participate.

Speakers
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Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space and will be a first come first serve basis on availability during each session.

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  • Please add Certiport Testing to your schedule via Sched

  • Appear at the lab on time with your UCET 2015 badge




If you have questions, please email Lori Troy at lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:


You must attend the UCET conference to take advantage of this free testing. Times posted for session 1 through 8 in the UCET Conference Schedule are available on both Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

Best Regards,

Tracy Silcott
Executive Secretary
Career and Technical Education
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
P: 801.538.7942

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Tracy Silcott

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1302 Wing CTE Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Clark Coders
2nd-5th graders will demonstrate how coding has opened up more learning opportunities. Come watch theses students program Lego EV3 robots to complete challenges that they designed. Students will also showcase their Video Games that they created using Agent Sheets. Please stop by and allow yourself to play a fun game created by kids! These students have completed a code.org computer science course and enjoy programming in different environments. Let them show you that no matter how young you are, you are capable of programming!


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 12:00pm
Commons Area 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

GenYES- Student Technology Leadership
Students take the lead with technology at Ecker Hill Middle School. Learn how GenYES and our student technology leadership class have transformed technological support for our community (faculty, parents and students) through collaborative planning of lessons with teachers, evaluating technology resources, providing training opportunities as well as mentoring students one to one in computer use and much, much more! www.genyes.org

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

10:15am

iPads in the Classroom -- From Intimidated to Incredible
Students will demonstrate projects they have created throughout the year, along with discussing their funnest experiences and learning methods. They will also be discussing different strategies and techniques for introducing iPads in the classroom and what can be done to limit the stress and confusion of having to learn a "new" way of learning.
www.hansenstech.com/ucet/2015/showcase

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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher, American Leadership Academy
Previous Presentations | UCET 2012 -- Overcoming the iPad Integration Conundrum | UCET 2014 -- 1:1 iPads -- Now What? | iPads in the Classroom -- The Best Learning Experience Ever (Showcase) | | | 5th year teacher | 1:1 iPad integrated classroom | Master’s Degree in Learning and Technology | Background in Web Design and IT


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

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

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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 provides support for over 2000 iPads and 3000 Apple computers. He has presented his work and book "iPad Carts" at the Utah Coalition for Educational... 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

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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 student information systems by incorporating visualizations.


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
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Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and presented at several conferences throughout the nation. Some of the topics have included Digital Literacy, Clay Animation and Digital Photography, Supporting ELL's in... Read More →


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

10:15am

Thursday Lunch
Today's options include: Pasta or Sandwiches to Go.

Breakfast
Please feel free to eat a hearty meal before arriving. This year water and granola bar will be provided in your conference bag.  Water and coffee will also be available all morning.

Lunch
Thursday: Community Select Box OR Pasta with Salad

Community Select Box - Variety of premium ham, oven-roasted turkey breast or chicken salad with almonds and pineapple on your choice of bread: all-butter croissant, organic wheat wrap, onion bun or NEW! telera bread (a chewy, flatter French-style bread.) or Vegetarian wrap sandwich. Boxed with leafy lettuce and tomato, chips, pickle, chocolate chip cookie

Pasta


  • Chicken Pasta - Primo Penne pasta topped with tomato-basil sauce, natural, grilled chicken breast and Asiago cheese with garlic bread.

  • Zucchini Garden - Pasta Bowtie pasta topped with roasted herb tomatoes, organic spinach, roasted zucchini, artichokes and Asiago cheese with garlic bread.

  • Side Salad - Mixed salad greens and garden fresh veggies tossed with cheese and croutons.



Friday: Community Select Box
Community Select Box - Variety of premium ham, oven-roasted turkey breast or chicken salad with almonds and pineapple on your choice of bread: all-butter croissant, organic wheat wrap, onion bun or NEW! telera bread (a chewy, flatter French-style bread.) or Vegetarian wrap sandwich. Boxed with leafy lettuce and tomato, chips, pickle, chocolate chip cookie


Snack Break Friday


  • Decadent Dessert Bites Tray A delightful assortment of bite-sized dessert bars.

  • Mini chocolate chip cookies.


  

Speakers
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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 currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 1:00pm
Cafeteria 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:35am

Remind: How it works for community & Faculty
Use Remind to communicate what is going on in your classroom and school to parents. As an administrator, send out quick texts and emails to your faculty about important information they need to know. It is easy, fast, effective, and your recipients will appreciate the short reminders.

Speakers
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Kyle Hoopes

Principal, Alpine School District
I have been an elementary school principal for almost two years. I love to use different forms of technology to learn, communicate, and share what I have learned. I love learning and sharing what I learn. I have used many forms of technology to grow professionally and to share including Twitter, Blogger, G+, Wordpress, Edublogs, and Voxer. You can follow me on Twitter @Karkenkam, on Voxer at khoope856, and my personal blog at... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:35am - 10:55am
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:55am

USOE's Educational Technology Endorsement: Connecting via Distance
Southern Utah University's Graduate Studies in Education Department has crafted three courses to assist educators in the state to earn the first three courses of their Educational Technology Endorsement. These courses are aligned to the state’s requirement for the endorsement.These courses have been designed to be delivered at the 5000 level with a cost of $25 per credit hour to teachers. District Technology specialists would need to be contracted by districts to teach these district Technology Professional Learning Communities. Come learn about these opportunities to meet your teacher’s technological needs in your districts.
https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108228932689338228501

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Tony Pellegrini

Associate Professor, Southern Utah University
Tony Pellegrini possesses and earned doctorate in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from UNLV. He Possesses and Administrative/Supervisory License with and Educational Technology Endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education. He presents annually at SUECON in St. George and is a member of their conference planning board.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:55am - 11:15am
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Global Collaboration Beyond Mystery SKYPE
There are other ways beside Mystery SKYPE to connect your classes globally. Come learn some of the ways my students have connected with other classrooms around the globe.

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Robin Farnsworth

3rd Grade Teacher, Granite School District
All presenters have presented professional development trainings for teachers and others in education field. We have not presented formally on this topic, but have shared our findings and passions about the topic in many smaller business settings in order to get sponsors and update sponsors.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Adobe Voice in the Classroom
Learn how to use the app Adobe Voice with your classroom set of iPads as an engaging way for students to demonstrate their learning, to present reports, and to create new opportunities for learning. Adobe voice is a quick and intuitive program that can be introduced to students in a very short amount of time and will make their presentations much more engaging. If you love quick and meaningful activities, this session is for you.

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Karma Bateman

Teacher, Canyon School District
Karma teaches FACS in Cayons School District.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Canvas Polls and Magic Marker (iOS and Android Apps)
Join us in this fast paced session to see how the Polling and Magic Marker Apps by Instructure can be used. Canvas Polls is the easiest way for teachers to request student opinions and collect responses with ease. Magic Marker can help you efficiently and effectively record mastery of learning outcomes in the classroom. For teachers and administrators who have Canvas accounts.

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Mindy Hintze

Product Engagement Specialist, Canvas LMS by Instructure
Mindy Hintze is a Product Engagement Specialist for Instructure - the company that makes Canvas. Mindy has 20 years of experience in public education as a teacher and administrator. She was a Technology Integration Specialist with the Utah Education Network for three and half years delivering teacher professional development courses and sessions online and in-person. She was the lead Canvas trainer and helped many schools implement and adopt... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Making Your 1:1 Technology Class Meaningful
Often we get “gung ho” about using technology in the classroom; but then have no idea where to begin. Using their own devices, participants will learn how to effectively launch their own 1:1 technology classroom and maintain engaging activities throughout the school year. Participants will experience how one classroom introduced chromebooks and continues to integrate their use in every subject area in a STEM classroom. Multiple examples will be shown, as well as a access to a webpage which contains helpful resources. During the presentation, using your own devices, participants will be able to walk through a launch project to kick off a 1:1 class. This session will be beneficial for students 4th through 12th.

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Alison Fuller

5th Grade Teacher, Provo School Distirct
* 5th Grade STEM teacher, helped to launch and create STEM integrated curriculum | * Pilot Group for 1:1 Chromebook Classroom in Provo School District | * Presented to C-Forum about integrating technology and STEM | * CMI experts
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Megan Jenkins

5th Grade Teacher, Provo School Distirct
Megan was born and raised in the great state of Kentucky, go Wildcats! She attended BYU and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. Her desire to teach came from many influential people during her school years. Megan started teaching 5th grade and has fallen in love with STEM and all of those crazy 10 and 11 year olds! In her 1:1 classroom students are completely engaged and use technology to further their learning. She loves... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Should You MOOC? Absolutely!
MOOC's, "Massive Open and Online Courses" are a great way to learn something new or brush up on something old...and many of the courses are FREE! In this session we will (1) explore a number of MOOC where you could start learning immediately, (2) share platforms on which you could offer your very own MOOC course, and (3) discuss lessons we have learned from teaching our own MOOC in the Canvas.net platform.

Speakers
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Shauna Jensen

Principal, West Valley Elementary - Granite School District
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Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational Technology Specialist) in the Granite School District. Both Rachel and Shauna's careers have included the design of many online and blended learning courses.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Little Theater 114 Bradshaw 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom
Global collaboration is an essential part of a good education. You can get there one step at a time and find a network of teachers just like you to support and encourage you along the way. Learn how to integrate global collaboration into your classroom one step at a time from a teacher who has created more than 20 projects spanning 18 countries.

Speakers
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Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
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Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology tracking tools of choice for over 800 schools, colleges and universities around the world. Stephen holds a B.S. degree in Business and IT Management from... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2528 David James

12:00pm

Beyond Google: Getting the Most out of Google with Add-ons
Google is great, but add-ons make it better! Add-ons extend the functionality of Google Apps for Education by allowing teachers and students to collaborate, communicate, provide meaningful feedback and assess learning like never before! As an added bonus, learn about a few web tools that use your Google Apps for Education account to login.

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Maria Jones

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Communication Planning: Using Technology in Research, Implementation and Evaluation
Is communication planning something you have to do or get to do? This session will present real world examples of technology-aided research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Participants will explore how the process can strengthen relationships, reduce stress and increase job satisfaction. You’ll leave the session with a stress-busting template to guide you in tackling any project from a one-off event to a district-wide initiative. Interactive activities will include a self-assessment quiz and an animated puzzle. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone to fully participate. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Rich Finlinson

Rich Finlinson

Communication Manager, Utah Education Network
Rich Finlinson helps foster productive, engaging relationships with educators and leaders as Communication Manager at UEN. Rich has a Master’s Degree in instructional design and educational technology, and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. He is a former journalist with KSL in Salt Lake and the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. He has presented at UCET, UELMA and SUE-CON.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

FileWave 'IN-DEPTH': Engineering Walk Through on How to Manage All OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android Devices
The Utah FileWave Engineer will take you through an "IN-DEPTH" look of how the FileWave Interfcae makes managing all types of devices seamless and easy for all to use.  Since 1992, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desited and often a requirement.  We allow IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of the technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface.  When it comes to having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy!  Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory.  Also introducting Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.

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Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2529 Price

12:00pm

Five Unique Uses for eMedia
Videos can be powerful teaching resources -- come learn how! We will learn five unique uses for video using the resources available in eMedia. UEN’s eMedia allows Utah educators to search, preview and download educational videos, PDF's, music, podcasts (and more!) for FREE! We will give you the tools and training you need to fully utilize this incredible resource! http://www.uen.org/ucet

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avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Google Classroom- What's Worked for Us
Google Classroom is here and has changed the game. It's an amazing tool that simple and powerful. Chromebooks are more productive classroom tools, thanks to Google Classroom. Learn how to share document templates with a class, offer feedback for students and groups of students, hold online discussions, and grade assignments. http://katiedewey.weebly.com/google-classroom.html

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avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in... 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 Elementary Education and later a Master's in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Keyboarding Online – Real Skills. Break Hunting and Pecking Habits!
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. Ability to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free 60-Day Trial! http://www.keyboardingonline.com/

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Keyboarding Online

CTO, Keyboarding Online
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student's progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

No, I Didn't read the Book, but I Saw the Movie
Intimidated by video technology? Don't think you can afford the fancy equipment to do high quality video? Don't have the training needed to create videos? This workshop is for you!

Learn how to create video on a dime. This workshop, designed for PC users will demonstrate interactively video production techniques with easy to use, inexpensive tools such as Screencast-O-Matic, Windows Moviemaker, Audacity, and You Tube.

Video is used to capture attention and create high interest among students. It can be used for lesson introduction, skill demonstration, developmental instruction, humor injection, dramatic effect, or in hundreds of other ways. Come explore some options that can lace your teaching with excitement. http://my.uen.org/5279

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Alan Griffin is currently the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education. A veteran educator of 40 years, he has extensive experience in technology applications and support.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Secondary setting
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/20% time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in the secondary setting. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. Jared has 8 years experience teaching at-risk students and 7 as a Geography teacher and student government advisor.
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Tech Trainer, UEN
Dani Sloan is is a technology integration instructor at the Utah Education Network. Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

QR Codes in the Classroom and other Great Ideas
With students being born and raised with technology at their fingertips, it is an ever increasing need as teachers to keep up with their skills and interests. Yet with the everyday pressures of SAGE and Common Core instruction we often find technology wasting away on the shelf. Well dust off those iPads/iPods and join us while I show you ways to create fun education activities using QR Codes, that will provide you with hours of learning with very little effort on your part. my.uen.org/230078

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avatar for Shanna Bingham

Shanna Bingham

Teacher, Granite School District
I have been teaching Kindergarten for the last five years. I am always searching ways to bring technology into the lower grades. I have found that my Kindergarten students can do amazing things with technology when given the chance. Now I delight in sharing what I have learned and how to incorporate and manage technology in the classroom.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Speaking Their Language: Information Literacy via Videos and Google-like Tools
If students can watch short videos and type search terms into Google, they can learn to find, evaluate, and use information successfully. That’s because ProQuest’s new product Research Companion serves up information literacy principles and examples in the way students prefer without sacrificing rigor. With dozens of brief instructional videos and tools that combine with simplicity of Google with the richness of library resources, ProQuest Research Companion addresses the real-life questions students commonly have when tasked with research and writing projects—questions like How do I choose a topic?, How do I evaluate sources?, and How do I write a thesis statement? Come ready to discuss your challenges and successes in taking students through these questions and learn about the ways in which Research Companion might help. You will leave the session with month-long access to the entire product and a link to an open-access video introduction to Wikipedia.

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avatar for Rachel Ligairi

Rachel Ligairi

Editor, ProQuest
I'm an editor and former writing instructor who works on ProQuest Research Companion, a new information literacy product. I also contribute to CultureGrams, which all UT teachers and students have access to through Pioneer library. I'm passionate about writing, cultural education, current events, and traveling.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Student Engagement in Blended and Online Courses
This sessions will cover ideas, practices, and strategies for designing engaging content and learning activities for blended and online courses. Participants will leave with practical ideas and will also create or begin to create some learning objects for use in their own classrooms. We will focus on Canvas as the platform for delivering online and blended learning content, but any LMS will work with these ideas.

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avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Solutions Engineer, Instructure
I have been teaching online and blended courses for the last five years. I led the organization and development of Flip'In Utah, a flipped and blended learning conference for teachers. I have been teaching and training with Canvas LMS for the last 3 years and currently work for Instructure as a Solutions Engineer.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Data Driven Instruction
. Learn to use data to drive instruction. See how teachers are using data from apps and other sources to differentiate instruction for each child. Using this approach has proven to increase student test scores and common core learning outcomes. This class will appeal to teachers K-6. bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

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Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University. She has endorsements in Reading, English, Gifted and Talented, and... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Digital Worksheets
Get rid of paper worksheets! This session will help you learn how to transition from paper and pencil to having the student submit worksheets through Canvas digitally. Learn to create interactive PDF worksheets. Have students watch Powerpoint presentations and fill in digital worksheets to be graded in speedgrader. Using speedgrader with these assignments will help shorten your grading time. Students can work from anywhere and still submit assignments. Go digital! To be determined

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Lynda Lane

Teacher Technology Trainer, Wasatch School District
I am a teacher technology trainer at Wasatch School District I have a Masters' in Education with a specialty of integrating technology into the classroom. I have presented many subjects including information for this session to schools in my district.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Elementary ePortfolios
Cut down on the paperwork everyday by helping students demonstrate learning on an ePortfolio. Learn how to personalize student learning, become a global classroom, and address safety concerns. This course will help you create ePortfolios for students that allows you to track student progress all year in a creative way. missfricker.weebly.com

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Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

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avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

NEMA SB40: Technology for Campus Safety
This course will help dissect NEMA SB40 into understandable terms and actions districts and schools can take to "manage the when" of emergency situations. We will examine how technology can assist in the crisis plan and how multiple platforms can be used to best get the word out when every second counts.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published SB 40-2008 Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools. This standard covers the application, installation, location, performance, and maintenance of school communications systems and their components. It establishes minimum required levels of performance, extent of redundancy, and quality of installation.

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avatar for Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

12:00pm

Overcoming the hurdles for successful 1:1
Project RED research confirms that nearly 99% of 1:1 programs don't meet recommended key performance indicators, suggesting a less than successful adoption. An overview into the past, the present and the future of HP’s vision for education, as well as “lessons learned” from successful and less-than-successful 1:1 programs across the globe as they attempt to measure the outcomes from their efforts and investments. You'll learn the six primary hurdles for successful adoption, as well as common mistakes made by K-12 officials.


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avatar for Elliott Levine

Elliott Levine

Chief Academic Officer, Hewlett Packard – Americas
A former K-12 district administrator, Elliott Levine is HP's senior education strategist for North America. Elliott and his team collaborates with educational institutions across the Americas on comprehensive educational technology initiatives that foster 21st century skills, as well as assist with major HP customer academic initiatives around the world. | | He is a sought-after speaker to discuss the future of, and innovation to, the... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2507 Overy 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

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.

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Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2525 Walker

12:00pm

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
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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, Heleyna has worked in the education space as both a former Teach For America educator (Special Education Teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and Los... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2527 Haag

12:00pm

The World Is Our Bandroom
Our music ensemble classrooms have become filled with unanticipated technological Innovations and a completely new type of student. We are now challenged with deciding which tools are worth investing in and what priority these advances have among our limited resources and rehearsal time.

The Willowcreek Middle School Band Program has been piloting new innovations involving technology and the music ensemble rehearsal. This session will present the Willowcreek Model and share innovative practices and tools that will help us connect with this new generation of digital learners. https://sites.google.com/site/netflixgeneration/home/ucet

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David Faires

Band Director, Willowcreek Middle School
Dave Faires is the band director at Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi, UT. He is originally from Concord, CA. As a student, he has studied Music Education and Trumpet Performance at Ricks College, Brigham Young University and The American Band College. He is currently finishing a Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting at BYU. As a performer, he is a freelance trumpeter in all styles and is currently a member of The Utah Wind Symphony. He has... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Use Technology to Share What is Right
Tell your story and establish your brand by using technology to share what is right about your school and classroom. Participants will learn from teachers and administrators how to use technology to get the positive word out and establish a positive reputation. Examples from social media, school websites, school news broadcasts, and parent involvement will be demonstrated. You will come away with practical, easy to use ways of helping your school community know the great things that are happening in your school and classroom.

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Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space and will be a first come first serve basis on availability during each session.

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  • Please add Certiport Testing to your schedule via Sched

  • Appear at the lab on time with your UCET 2015 badge




If you have questions, please email Lori Troy at lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:


You must attend the UCET conference to take advantage of this free testing. Times posted for session 1 through 8 in the UCET Conference Schedule are available on both Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

Best Regards,

Tracy Silcott
Executive Secretary
Career and Technical Education
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
P: 801.538.7942

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Tracy Silcott

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 1302 Wing CTE Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:20pm

Educator Learning Series
Come learn about Todd Nesloney's Educator Learning Series. An opportunity for educators to reflect, connect, and earn badges! http://educatorlearningseries.blogspot.com/2015/01/week-1-challenge-one-little-word-eduls.html

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Robin Farnsworth

3rd Grade Teacher, Granite School District
All presenters have presented professional development trainings for teachers and others in education field. We have not presented formally on this topic, but have shared our findings and passions about the topic in many smaller business settings in order to get sponsors and update sponsors.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:20pm - 12:40pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:40pm

3D Printing in the Elementary Classroom
My classroom has a 3D printer, and we are learning how to use it. Come see some of the fun examples of ways it is being used in a 3rd grade classroom.

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RF

Robin Farnsworth

3rd Grade Teacher, Granite School District
All presenters have presented professional development trainings for teachers and others in education field. We have not presented formally on this topic, but have shared our findings and passions about the topic in many smaller business settings in order to get sponsors and update sponsors.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Make Coding an Exciting Challenge
Learn how to set up classes for your students on code.org and motivate them to learn computer programming. Learn a great way to have your students begging to go back to this educational site. Students will enjoy the popular characters as you enjoy watching them learn the basics of block coding.
code.org

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Jack Troxel

Student Technology Leader, Park City School District
I am a student technology leader at Ecker Hill Middle School. As a technology leader in this school I have helped with code and mentor teachers in the process of setting up classes.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:35pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Connections: How to Communicate Digitally with Parents and Teachers
With the constant demands placed on administrators and with changes in teaching practices, it becomes more important to communicate effectively with parents and teachers. The goal is to be a transparent school where the community can see the wonderful things you are doing in your school and class. Come learn two effective tools to communicate with teachers and parents using Twitter and Blogger. On top of that use both tools to build your PLN and grow through a worldwide dose of professional development. http://goo.gl/9W6VjM

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avatar for Kyle Hoopes

Kyle Hoopes

Principal, Alpine School District
I have been an elementary school principal for almost two years. I love to use different forms of technology to learn, communicate, and share what I have learned. I love learning and sharing what I learn. I have used many forms of technology to grow professionally and to share including Twitter, Blogger, G+, Wordpress, Edublogs, and Voxer. You can follow me on Twitter @Karkenkam, on Voxer at khoope856, and my personal blog at... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Understanding and Teaching Climate Science
Climate change is one of the most important science issues of our time, and many teachers are afraid to teach it? In this session you'll learn about the UEN science resources specific to climate science available for free to Utah teachers. We will explore the websites, lesson plans, and core standards that are all linked to this one easy to use website. By the end of the session you will feel confident and comfortable teaching our students about our changing earth. http://www.uen.org/climate/index.php

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avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

What’s in Your Literacy Toolkit?
In this session, we will discuss the Lexile Framework for Reading as a way to measure reading growth and to match students to the right levels of text. We will then explore a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that offers unlimited access to thousands of enhanced digital books, matched to each individual learner's interest and Lexile reading level, along with a suite of literacy tools that foster engagement and achievement. http://thefutureinreading.myon.com/

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Julie Blackmore

Account Manager, myON
8 years of teaching experience and 6 years in presentation sells


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

50 Ways to Improve Your Classroom with Technology
Join award winning edublogger Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, for a high energy presentation with 50 ways to improve your classroom NOW with Technology.

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avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


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

1:15pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

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avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology tracking tools of choice for over 800 schools, colleges and universities around the world. Stephen holds a B.S. degree in Business and IT Management from... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2528 David James

1:15pm

Canvas in The Classroom: The BEST way for implementation!
My goal with this class is to teach all teachers, no matter the content level how they can implement Canvas in their class. I will teach them what I am doing that is successful in class, as well as showing and telling how others are also using it. I will walk through how to post an assignment or a quiz on Canvas and how easy it is to really set up a class on Canvas. I will also focus on how SpeedGrader helps with the grading process and how it isn’t as hard as it may seem. My objective for this course is to ease the complication and worry of Canvas, show all teachers that it can be used on a wide range of curriculum levels, and for teachers of all grades. www.instructure.com

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.
avatar for Kesha Prince

Kesha Prince

Teacher, Canyons School District
Currently teaching in a Middle School within the Canyons School District. My license is an Elementary Education license K-6, I also have my technology endorsement. I am currently teaching social studies, but I have also taught English Language Arts. Within the short time I have been at Canyons School District I have had the opportunity to learn about Canvas by Instructure, take training classes, and slowly implement it in to my classroom. It... Read More →


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

1:15pm

Classroom Chaos or Technology Triumph?
Teachers lose an average of 5-9 hours a week dealing with minor misbehavior. That is time that could be used to maximize learning deploying and using technology in the classroom. It doesn’t have to be that way! Imagine how much more instruction would be accomplished with those hours available. Positive, appropriate, productive classroom behavior can be taught systematically. It’s worth the time and effort to show students, teachers, and administrators a better way to interact in the classroom. Learn strategies for effective classroom management that will end the student-teacher power struggles, improve academic performance, and greatly reduce the need for discipline referrals. Forget the gimmicks. Forget the paperwork overload for teachers and administrators. Discover a way to have a positive productive classroom. Take back your teaching time.

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CA

Clayton Andersen

National Trainer--Leadership and Performance Coach, Center for Teacher Effectiveness
National Trainer, Classroom Management | International Leadership and Performance Coach | BS Mechanical Engineering | MS Aeronautical Engineering | Former Adjunct Professor | Father of Six girls who learned in the public school environment | Champion of education and educators


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

1:15pm

Do You Symbaloo?
This free visual and spacial bookmarking tool lets you post the links that you use with your students in a "web mix" with "tiles" that make it easy for students to follow and find. Avoid posting lists of text and hoping the students hit the right links. Learn how to post your web mix into your web page (I will be using my.uen.org as my example) Find resources for your class and search for collections made by other teachers. http://my.uen.org/myuen/54692

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avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

teacher 3rd grade, Duchesne School District
I have presented at UCET and URSA a number of times. I worked as a UEN Regional trainer for eight years. Now back in the classroom, I am in my 36 th year of teaching with only 8 more to go!


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

1:15pm

Flip, Don't Flop - Tech in a Flipped Classroom
Learn best practices to bring a flipped classroom to life for you and your students. How to set up a learning management system for student success, resources for video presentations, student accountability, rewards and consequences to promote student participation, and parent cooperation. Explore apps and websites that help you fully integrate the use of technology into your flipped or blended classroom whether you have 1:1, BYOD, or computer labs. http://erikabradshawportfolio.weebly.com/ucet-2015.html

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avatar for Erika Bradshaw

Erika Bradshaw

Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
Erika Bradshaw is an 8th year educator at Mount Jordan Middle School. She has worked in elementary and middle school and is in her second year of fully integrating a fully flipped classroom in a low socio-economic school in Sandy, Ut. She has a Master's in Elementary Education and holds endorsements for ESL, Education Technology, and Level IV Math. She has presented technology based PD at her own school and for a district level Ed Tech... Read More →


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

1:15pm

FREE Student Response Systems: Overview & Best Practices
Clicker systems are popular, but expensive, tools for encouraging all students to engage with classroom content. Recently several excellent AND FREE clicker alternatives have been developed and made available online. In this session we’ll take a look at the best of the available student response systems and discuss best practices for integrating them in your classroom. http://www.uen.org/ucet/

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avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Imaging is Dead...Long Live Policies!
Are you still imaging your Macs? Come and learn about the power of policies how to simplify your life.

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Matthew Bentley

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, JAMF Software
Coffee. Computers. Cars. Clover. Kellie. | | Well, they couldn't all begin with C could they?
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Brad Caldwell

Brad Caldwell is a father to 4 children in Utah schools and a supporter of a successful implementations of Apple technology in the classroom. With 20+ years working with Utah educators and now with JAMF he helps districts, schools and teachers effectively implement technology in the classroom.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2603 Howell

1:15pm

Join the QR Code Revolution!
Since 2010, the use of QR codes, worldwide, has risen over 4500%! QR codes are exploding, evolving and revolutionizing the way we experience digital media. They’re being used to connect us to everything from website links and YouTube promos, to greater classroom engagement and library patron interaction. If you aren’t utilizing the humble yet powerful QR Code in your learning environment (what?!), then you’re short-cutting yourself, and disengaging with an alarming (and growing) percentage of users. Join Digital Content & Training Specialist and Mobile Computing Expert Ricky Fitzpatrick, as he shares simple, free, and effective methods for implementing the QR code right away, into nearly every facet of your classroom and library process. Bring your mobile devices, and let the revolution begin! TBA

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Ricky Fitzpatrick

School Sales Account Manager, Western US, Baker & Taylor
Ricky Fitzpatrick is a ten-year veteran with Baker & Taylor, and one of the founding members of their Digital Support & Training division, helping lay the foundation for Baker & Taylor’s present-day eBook Circulation and Curriculum services. He currently manages all aspects of Sales & Support for PK-12 schools in most of the Western US. Ricky is also actively involved in numerous Education-related organizations such as the GADOE, ISTE, AASL... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Keyboarding Skills: Necessary in the Digital Age
Keyboarding skills in the 21st century are necessary to increase employment opportunities and improve productivity. The NBEA states “Keyboarding is now one of the fundamental life skills for today’s technological age; thus, it is important for all students.” Topics highlighted are: 1) Why teach keyboarding? 2) Will the keyboard become obsolete? 3) When should keyboarding be taught? 4) How do I motivate keyboarding students? Help students overcome hunting and pecking! www.KeyboardingOnline.com

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Keyboarding Online

CTO, Keyboarding Online
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student's progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Plickers: The low-tech clickers!
This session will explore how to use Plickers to check for understanding in a fun, interactive way. It's an easy way to have an individual student-response system without individual devices for students. Plickers is a GREEN activity that requires use of paper for the first time only. Come play with us! https://www.dropbox.com/s/rl9jdoiszxa7hub/plickers%20quick%20reference.pdf?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5qdt3s96oxjsoj/plickers.pptx?dl=0

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Joell Wilkins

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Joell Wilkins has worked as a School Technology Specialist for Granite School District for the last three years. Before that, she taught elementary school for 19 years. She is a teacher trainer in Granite School District's Educational Technology Endorsement Program. She has a Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning. She loves technology when it works, enjoys reading, and plays English Handbells.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Elementary
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/20% time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in an elementary setting. uen.org/ucet

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Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. Jared has 8 years experience teaching at-risk students and 7 as a Geography teacher and student government advisor.
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Dani Sloan

Tech Trainer, UEN
Dani Sloan is is a technology integration instructor at the Utah Education Network. Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

School Coding Clubs
Google with their CS First program (csfirst.net) has developed an series of themes each with 8 different lessons that can be used as part of a school coding club. The themes and lessons are designed to attract girls, minorities, and even boys to come and learn coding using Scratch. Come find how you could get a coding club started at your school. Also find out other resources that you can use. goo.gl/HdzcCg and csfirst.net

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Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
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Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Taking the Pain Out Of Password Management
In this session I will start you down the road to login and password nirvana by introducing you to a few tools that will help you create, track and remember your passwords for you! These tools will create complex passwords and save them so that you will only need to remember ONE more password for the rest of your life. Bring your logins and passwords that have been jotted down on the note pads in your desk and sticky notes from under your keyboard so that we can get them secure! http://sedcclint.com/?p=1614

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Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Technology Tools for the “tough” kids in your classroom
“Tough” kids. We all have them, and though we try not to use labels, you know exactly which kids I’m talking about when I say “tough”. I have a classroom full of the “toughest” kids in my district, grades K-3, and I have to tell you, they’re the best kids. They offer the greatest challenge to us as teachers, and therefore the greatest reward. The secret: when you find something that works for them, ALL of your students will benefit! So, come explore with me some tools that I have found that work wonders with and for my students. We’ll discuss GoNoodle, Class Dojo, TenMarks, QR codes, and using Excel or Google Sheets to track that wonderful data you have. https://missherring.wordpress.com/technology-tools-for-the-tough-kids-in-your-class/

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Mallory Herring

K-3 Behavior Teacher, Amelia Earhart Elementary, Provo School District
I have taught in Utah for the last 8 years, in Wasatch and Provo School Districts. I began my career as a general education teacher, and now hold a Special Education license and am pursuing a Masters of Education Degree from SUU. I currently teach Provo School District’s K-3 behavior class. I taught an Excel session at UCET in 2013. I’m anxious to share what works for me in my class, and hear what has been effective for you!


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Worth 1,000 words: Visual strategies for school-home communication
At your last parent-teacher conferences, how many involved parents still asked you, “So...how is he doing?” when they sat down to talk to you? As teachers, we know how students are doing in our classes, and unfortunately, we’re often the only ones who know. Come learn about innovations in business intelligence and analytics that can bridge this communication gap. In this session, we’ll also review tools for creating ad-hoc visual reports. Then, we’ll get creative and design our dream data dashboards so parents aren’t just involved, they’re “in the know.” edubrooke.com/visual_strategies

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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 student information systems by incorporating visualizations.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Apps with an Impact
Want to get your whole class reading at grade level? Have you tried The 8 Great Word Patterns app from Bugbrained?
Apps can have a real impact on reading scores .The impact of Bugbrained apps has proven to be highly measurable. This session will review the research on how the apps are achieving phenomenal reading growth among Special Ed students, Title I students, below grade level students, as well as regular students.
bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

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Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University. She has endorsements in Reading, English, Gifted and Talented, and... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Choosing the Right Student Device for 1:1
As you know, there are many choices for student devices in the market today, From low-cost devices like the HP Stream running Win8, to Android tablets and Chromebooks. The good news is you now have many device options and form factors available. The bad news is you have many options available and lots of decisions to be made to get the right device that will support the instructional needs/requirements, and deliver improvements in student engagement and outcomes.

Come participate in a presentation and interactive dialog around the plethora of device options, pros and cons and things to consider. An Education Technology Cheet Sheet will be provided. This handy “cheat sheet” lists the common challenges faced by teachers, students, administrators and district IT directors along with possible device and digital resource solutions. http://www.intel.com/education/k12

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Darrell Black

Public Sector Business Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell Black is the Educational Business Development Manager for UT. Engages with districts to help understand how to integrate technology into the classroom and make effective use that drive student achievement out outcomes. Darrell has worked for Intel for 18yrs and comes with many years of experience.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Elevate and Engage Your Struggling Student Readers
Elevate your struggling readers with personalized learning to increase their comprehesion and retention of learning. Using technology to increase the impact of classroom technology for your diverse student learners.

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

1:15pm

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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Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay
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Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


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

1:15pm

Fads vs. Trends in Educational Technology
Is the latest initiative in your school system simply a fad, or is it really a trend that will have a lasting impact on teaching and technology? Often school officials don't recognize the difference, or recognize the limitations and challenges of adopting fads.

This session will discuss some of the trends/fads and offer an opportunity to hear perspectives on such issues as BYOD, MOOCs, "freemium" tools, adaptive learning, new classroom designs and other topics.

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Elliott Levine

Chief Academic Officer, Hewlett Packard – Americas
A former K-12 district administrator, Elliott Levine is HP's senior education strategist for North America. Elliott and his team collaborates with educational institutions across the Americas on comprehensive educational technology initiatives that foster 21st century skills, as well as assist with major HP customer academic initiatives around the world. | | He is a sought-after speaker to discuss the future of, and innovation to, the... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2507 Overy 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Grant Writing--Tips for Making Your Technology Dreams Come True
Is there some piece of technology that would greatly enhance your classroom instruction and your students' ability to learn and understand? We will discuss writing grants that can fund your dreams. The session will focus on the following: 1) Be Ready When Opportunity Knocks, 2) Writing and Rewriting for Success, and 3) Readily Available Sources for Grants.
If you have never written a grant, this session is for you. If you have been successful in writing grants, please come and share your tips for success and help others find success. https://sites.google.com/site/mrshelleyclassroom/ucet2015

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Royce Shelley

Mathematics Department Chair, Canyons School District
Royce S. Shelley is currently Mathematics Department Chair at Corner Canyon High School in Canyons School District. Royce is happily using his ChromeBook Lab of 34 computers, SmartBoard, Elmo Document Camera, and Scientific Calculator Lab. All of the above have been funded through writing multiple grants with local and national organizations.


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

1:15pm

i-Ready: USOE-approved Intervention Program for K-3 Reading
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Students using i-Ready instruction score 44% higher than their peers not using the program.  The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources.  Teachers and administrators rave about our robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional resources which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

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Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

McGraw Hill Education Presents - Thrive: An Interactive 1:1 Program
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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, Heleyna has worked in the education space as both a former Teach For America educator (Special Education Teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and Los... Read More →


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

1:15pm

Wireless: The good the bad and the ugly.
Ever wonder the magic behind wireless? Want to know how to troubleshoot, fix and maintain a wireless network? Come learn all about wireless. Whether you know nothing about wireless or know a lot, this class is for you. You'll learn all about how Wifi works, how to make it behave, how to prepare for 1-to-1 classrooms. Learn about all the industry standards, tools, tips and tricks. Even if you're a teacher come learn how Wifi works and how to help your Tech Support make it better.

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Jonathan Smith

Network Engineer, Provo City School District
I have worked for Provo City School District for 8 years, I'm the Network Engineer. I have lots of networking, programming (iOS apps, web, many more) and electronics background I'm currently going to UVU for Computer Science. I have my Network+. Security+, CCNA and CWNA certifications. I'm currently working on my CCNP.


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

1:15pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space and will be a first come first serve basis on availability during each session.

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  • Please add Certiport Testing to your schedule via Sched

  • Appear at the lab on time with your UCET 2015 badge




If you have questions, please email Lori Troy at lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:


You must attend the UCET conference to take advantage of this free testing. Times posted for session 1 through 8 in the UCET Conference Schedule are available on both Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

Best Regards,

Tracy Silcott
Executive Secretary
Career and Technical Education
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
P: 801.538.7942

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Tracy Silcott

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 1302 Wing CTE Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Motivating with Movie Makin'
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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Debbie Morgan

District Technology Coach/Science Teacher, Sevier School District
Debbie has been teaching science students, grades 6-12, for 15 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 Mississippi State University with a M.S. in Geoscience. She is always looking for ways to better help students learn and teachers teach, but her first love will... 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 full

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

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Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith is the director of technology integration for the college of education and human services Utah State University. He is an adjunct instructor for the department of instructional technology learning sciences. He teaches beginning and advanced Photoshop in graphic design at Utah State University. He is an artist, photographer, and educational technologist. He has been in education for over 35 years. You can view his online gallery at... Read More →


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

1:35pm

Create a gif
How do gifs fit in a classroom? In Science and Social Studies students can use gifs to show their understanding of your content. Gifs increase engagement for students more so than using only pictures without any movement. It’s quick, it’s easy- all you need is internet access and a camera! http://gifmaker.me/

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Shaynie Roca

Student Technology Leader, Park City School District
I am a student technology leader in Ecker Hill Middle School. I have experience working with teachers and students as well as experience in evaluating educational technology resources.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:35pm - 1:55pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:55pm

Cut Clutter
So many resources…. so little time. Problem solved! Graphite by Common Sense Media is a bank of resources that can be searched by content, platform, and grade-level. Find both teacher and learner ratings to help you decide what the best resource is in just minutes https://www.graphite.org

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Jacob Butler

Student Technology Leader, Park City School District
| I'm a technology student leader at Ecker Hill Middle School.. I help teachers choose resources to use in their classes and work with students as well.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

2:15pm

Utah’s Own Snack Break
Conference Activities - Come grab a bite and gab a bit with friends and local Utah companies. The snack break will be located near the Vendor Hall Thursday, April 2 from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.

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Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Main Gym Hallway 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Curriculet - Personalized eReading
This session will provide a quick overview of Curriculet which provides a digital layer of questions, quizzes and rich media, placed on top of any text. As students read a text, questions, quizzes and annotations (i.e. material that would normally be placed in worksheets) pop out of the text, so students are instructed and assessed as they read… at just the right moment. We will look at a ready made Curriculet, talk about making your own and answer questions. www.curriculet.com

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Meri-Lyn Stark

Library Media Teacher, Park City School District
MEd Ed Technology U of U 1992. Presenter of staff development and teacher training at a variety of state and national conventions including several NSTA, Utah Rural Schools, several International Baccalaureate statewide presentations. Currently specializing in Library Media at Ecker Hill Middle School as well as teaching ESL endorsement through WSU.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Connections: How to Communicate Digitally with Parents and Teachers
With the constant demands placed on administrators and with changes in teaching practices, it becomes more important to communicate effectively with parents and teachers. The goal is to be a transparent school where the community can see the wonderful things you are doing in your school and class. Come learn two effective tools to communicate with teachers and parents using Twitter and Blogger. On top of that use both tools to build your PLN and grow through a worldwide dose of professional development. http://goo.gl/9W6VjM

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Kyle Hoopes

Principal, Alpine School District
I have been an elementary school principal for almost two years. I love to use different forms of technology to learn, communicate, and share what I have learned. I love learning and sharing what I learn. I have used many forms of technology to grow professionally and to share including Twitter, Blogger, G+, Wordpress, Edublogs, and Voxer. You can follow me on Twitter @Karkenkam, on Voxer at khoope856, and my personal blog at... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Learn to Program Apps That Run on Any Device
TouchDeveloop is a web based programming language developed by Microsoft Research that runs in a browser. TouchDevelop is an instructional language that makes building mobile games accessible to new programmers, runs in a browser on any device (including phones), and makes it easy to publish and share games and apps. Come and learn how to create (code) a basic app using TouchDevelop. goo.gl/HdzcCg and www.touchdevelop.com

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Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
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Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Using Nearpod to Elicit Full Class Participation with Technology!
Nearpod is the next big thing when it comes to using technology effectively for student engagement in classrooms. It provides students the opportunity to really engage with the teaching and not be passive observers. Interaction is built into lessons and feedback can be received in real time to drive instruction in the moment.

Nearpod works well with any device (iPad, Chromebook, Mac/PC computers, or Android devices). This workshop will go over the basics of the program, help you set up an account, and create a Nearpod you can use with your classrooms on Monday. http://katiedewey.weebly.com/nearpod.html

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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 Elementary Education and later a Master's in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

What presentation are your students looking at?
Ever wonder if your students are following along with your PowerPoint presentation? Now with Nearpod you will control their screen and quiz them as you go. This amazing program is easy, convenient and students are engaged. A fun way to mix up your teaching day.

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Dottie Brereton

Teacher, South Sanpete School District
I teach 6th grade math in a middle school setting. After going to one to one iPads last year it became important to find a way to use the iPads in the classroom. I have presented with UCET before on how to utilize one iPad in the classroom, but now I am back to show how to utilize one to one iPads. It is an adventure that will take a classroom to new heights.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

We Haiku, Do You?
Are you ready to increase student learning and engagement in writing? Then Haiku Deck is for you! Haiku Deck is a free presentation tool available on the web and as an app for iOS devices. Their philosophy is to make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun! We will show you how to use this fantastic tool for creating and publishing student writing and presentations. We will be focusing on different writing genres including poetry, opinion writing, informational, 6 word stories, vocabulary practice, and more. We will also focus on how this can be used for content integration. This tool would be appropriate for teachers grades K-12 in all subject areas.

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Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
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Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District/UCET
Chandra Martz is currently serving on the board for UCET and is an Educational Technology Specialists for Canyons School District. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Technology Endorsement, and loves to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. This is her 5th year presenting at UCET.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Apps and Tools for Assessment
New apps and online tools offer fun, engaging, and effective methods for integrating assessment into your classroom. This session will cover a set of useful apps (e.g., Plickers) and online tools (e.g., Google forms) that can be used for assessment in the classroom. Session will include hand-on development and testing so that you can experience each tool in action and see how it (realistically) can work in a classroom environment.

Speakers
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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 for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
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Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology tracking tools of choice for over 800 schools, colleges and universities around the world. Stephen holds a B.S. degree in Business and IT Management from... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2528 David James

3:00pm

Blended Learning, Reform Based Math, and Beyond
As I tried to implement flipped instruction, I identified areas where flipped instruction conflicted with what I believe math instruction should be, inquiry in nature. This presentation shows how I came to a solution and implemented online math discussions in a fourth grade classroom. I found students participated in conversations that had deep mathematical thinking, and demonstrated understanding far better than traditional homework.

Speakers
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Lewis Young

Fourth Grade Teacher, Alpine School District
I have six years experience teaching, and three years experience with 1:1 or 2:1 instruction. I hold an MA from BYU in Teacher Education with an emphasis in STEM education. I'm also finishing up my admin license this spring. I frequently participate in #utedchat on Wednesday nights. Follow me on Twitter @mrlewisyoung


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Creativity in the Cloud - Multimedia Authoring Across Devices
As we help students move from information consumption to content production, how do you find solutions that are easy to learn, easy to manage, and publish student work for authentic learning and powerful assessments?
The objective of this presentation is to introduce educators to open-device options of Wixie, a comprehensive cloud-based solution for writing, creating, assessing, and sharing.
Wixie allows students to combine many of the best features of popular Web 2.0 tools to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. Wixie’s powerful authoring component, combined with a learning management system that is accessible to a wide range of integration abilities, and student saving and sharing make creating, sharing, and assessing online an integral part of the learning process, all on a wide range of devices!
Participants in this session will:
• Gain a clear sense of the benefits of creating and constructing knowledge on a variety of devices, but in the same tool.
• Explore examples of how Wixie has been used in the classroom to engage students in content, to provide additional opportunities for practice as well as extension, and to foster creativity, innovation, and higher-order thinking skills.
• Learn how the tools and administrative functions in Wixie provide an easy way for educators to assess student learning in an open device network.
• Leave with a better understanding of how to implement, assess, and support student-centered authoring.
www.tech4learning.com/wixie

Speakers
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Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and presented at several conferences throughout the nation. Some of the topics have included Digital Literacy, Clay Animation and Digital Photography, Supporting ELL's in... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Elevate Your Teaching With Primary Sources
Although primary sources are important in social studies classes, they can also be used effectively in other content areas to help students develop critical thinking skills. This class will showcase a variety of resources for finding primary sources and suggest ways to elevate your teaching using primary sources and technology. http://librarypresentations.wikispaces.com/Elevate+Your+Teaching+With+Primary+Sources

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Catherine Bates

Teacher Librarian, Canyons School District
Catherine Bates--Teacher Librarian at Brighton High, MEd in Instructional Technology from Utah State University | Marianne Bates--Teacher Librarian at Albion Middle School, MEd in Instructional Technology from Utah State University. | | (Parts of this presentation will be presented at UELMA 2015).


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Classroom is Google’s new version of an LMS (Learning Management System) that is designed to work incredibly well with teachers and schools who are using the Google Apps for Education platform (free Gmail for schools). It has many features similar to Canvas, but it is entirely free to use. If you are in a district who is using Google Tools and you are using Google Docs to collect student work, Classroom is what you need. Join me to learn the basics and to see how to take control of your digital student work. http://sedcclint.com/?p=1502

Speakers
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Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Interactive Classroom Technologies
As interactive classroom technologies continue to evolve, it can be difficult to determine which technology is best for your application. Come take a look at what exciting new options are offered to better assist in communicating, and collaborating with your students.

This session will give you a brief overview of interactivity solutions that you can integrate directly into the classroom from low cost whiteboard add-ons, to ultra-short throw interactive projectors, and even all-in-one interactive flat panel displays.

Come see how these technologies compare to one another, what benefits each solution offers you, and even get a hands on demonstration with the newest technologies in interactivity.

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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales representative with over 16 years of experience. Products shown are part of the recently awarded State of Utah "Interactive Classroom" contract and include all... Read More →
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Dalton

Dalton Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has many years of experience with all facets of AV technology and integration. Representing dozens of manufacturers in Interactivity, Display Technology, Switching, Streaming, Production, and Control.
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Mike Burton

Instructional Technology Coach, Park City School District


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Introducing EdReady Utah: Get ready for college and career!
Did you know that half of recent high school graduates are not ready for college math? EdReady Utah allows students assess their readiness for college math, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. Students can use EdReady to study for the ACT or AccuPlacer and refresh their math skills prior to starting college. Teachers can guide personalize a learning path for their students and receive real-time reports of how their student is performing. Come learn how to get started with this FREE resource. www.uen.org/ucet

Speakers
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Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Revolutionary Math Intervention
Successful math intervention at middle schools has been difficult to achieve. Learn how many educators are revolutionizing their instructional practices and student engagement through the implementation of MATH 180. http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/math180/

Speakers
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Janet Bales

Director for Math Partnerships, Scholastic
Janet Bales has been professionally involved in education for 25 years. After a number of years in elementary and middle school classrooms, she enjoyed working directly with teachers, schools and school districts as an instructional consultant. Currently, Janet’s position allows her to focus on her passion for math instruction. She partners with school districts throughout the western states as they concentrate on improving math instruction and... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Diversified Learners 3-5 Grade
Getting diversified learners in the same classroom who are on different levels provides quite a feat for the classroom teacher to address and use a wide variety of teaching pedagogy. Technology can help us through preparation to help students meet high expectations and do well on a higher level even though they are performing on a lower level. This is where creativity and innovation come into play as educators. We will review apps that will allow for these differences and websites. We will have iPads pre-loaded with Apps for you to preview. bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

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Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University. She has endorsements in Reading, English, Gifted and Talented, and... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Enabling the Flipped/Blended Classroom through Digital Media Systems
Digital Media creates opportunity for change and to relieve time pressures on both staff and students alike, whilst also creating revenue opportunities and ensuring exceptional facilities for all.

Whether there is a need to catalog, archive and stream digital video content, record and deliver live lecture footage, improve internal communications or enable access to content anywhere and anytime, this can be achieved very simply using digital media solutions.

In this session we will discuss technology that helps to enable the flipped or blended classroom as well as support the traditional learning environment.

Speakers
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Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay
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Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

3:00pm

FERPA Frenzy: What is--and isn’t--happening with student data
This year, over 100 bills about student data privacy were introduced in legislative sessions around the country. #FixFERPA is trending on Twitter and an ever-growing number of parents are asking, “Exactly -what is happening to my child’s data?” Do you know enough to answer those questions? Make sure you do! Come and make sense of buzzwords like Big Data, CEDS, SLDS, and interoperability. Learn the basics of data quality and what you can do to inform yourself and parents. Best of all, leave knowing a bit more about the careful work being done in the state of UT to gain insight from data and improve education systems. www.edubrooke.com/ferpa

Speakers
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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 student information systems by incorporating visualizations.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Board
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Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Managing Shadow IT
Shadow IT is here to stay, and users will find a way to employ the technology they need to get work done. Stop wasting time trying to control things you can’t and start implementing solutions that allow users to be their most productive selves.

Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Mastering the Chaos: iPads In The Classroom
Integrating technology in the classroom can be a daunting task, even for the most savy. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls of using iPads in the classroom and more importantly how to create the most amazing memorable learning experience ever. Dive deeper into Bloom’s Taxonomy by redefining assessment. At the conclusion of this session participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to integrate iPads into their classroom, have an arsenal of tried and true apps at their disposal for immediate integration, and have an idea or two on ways to dive deeper into student understanding and knowledge.
www.hansenstech.com/ucet/2015

Speakers
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher, American Leadership Academy
Previous Presentations | UCET 2012 -- Overcoming the iPad Integration Conundrum | UCET 2014 -- 1:1 iPads -- Now What? | iPads in the Classroom -- The Best Learning Experience Ever (Showcase) | | | 5th year teacher | 1:1 iPad integrated classroom | Master’s Degree in Learning and Technology | Background in Web Design and IT


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

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.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2525 Walker

3:00pm

Planning an Edcamp
#Edcamp phenomena is sweeping the nation and Utah has not been left behind. This past October Utah had it's first ever #edcamput. Come see what it took to plan. Come and learn from us, about our successes, and what we would change.

Speakers
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Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →
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Robin Farnsworth

3rd Grade Teacher, Granite School District
All presenters have presented professional development trainings for teachers and others in education field. We have not presented formally on this topic, but have shared our findings and passions about the topic in many smaller business settings in order to get sponsors and update sponsors.
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Tyler Howe

Principal, Neil Armstrong Academy
Principal and teacher at Granite's new STEM elementary school: Neil Armstrong Academy.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
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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, Heleyna has worked in the education space as both a former Teach For America educator (Special Education Teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and Los... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2527 Haag

3:00pm

World Language Resources from UEN and More
UEN provides several resources and tools that are perfect for the world language classroom and for bilingual families. Resources like CultureGrams, eMedia, Preschool Pioneer in Spanish, EBSCO, Adobe Connect, and the Gale Reference Collection bring powerful resources within reach. In this session we’ll review those resources as well as other excellent world language resources. http://www.uen.org/ucet/

Speakers
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Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space and will be a first come first serve basis on availability during each session.

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  • Please add Certiport Testing to your schedule via Sched

  • Appear at the lab on time with your UCET 2015 badge




If you have questions, please email Lori Troy at lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:


You must attend the UCET conference to take advantage of this free testing. Times posted for session 1 through 8 in the UCET Conference Schedule are available on both Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

Best Regards,

Tracy Silcott
Executive Secretary
Career and Technical Education
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
P: 801.538.7942

Speakers
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Tracy Silcott

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 1302 Wing CTE Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:20pm

Gathering Formative Assessment Data with Plickers
In this 20 minute session participants will be introduced to Plickers, a simple tool that allows teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.

Speakers
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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. | Camille has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District since July 2009. As an Educational Technology Specialist she works... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:40pm

Posters with Piktochart
Come watch a live demonstration of Piktochart that will knock your socks off! Piktochart is a FREE online tool for creating posters, infographics, handouts, disclosures, reports....pretty much anything!

Speakers
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Maria Jones

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

4:15pm

UCET Prize Giveaway
Conference Activities - Join us for the closing sessions as we wrap up each day and give out goodies. Amazing prizes have been provided by UCET, vendors, the Utah Office of Tourism, and Utah's Own. The final grand prize from the vendor punch card will be selected in the final minutes of the conference.

Speakers
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Shauna Jensen

Principal, West Valley Elementary - Granite School District


Thursday April 2, 2015 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096
 
Friday, April 3
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
Small Gym 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Elections
UCET Board elections will be conducted through a Google form on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An email will be sent to all UCET members with instructions explaining how to access the ballot and vote. Please be sure to vote during the allotted window of time. Please only vote once. More information about elections, including a list of candidates, can be found at http://www.ucet.org/conference/elections-ballot/. The election results will be announced in our Closing Session on Friday, April 3, 2015.

Speakers
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Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 2:30pm
Online 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Presenter/Vendor Lounge
A gathering spot for presenters and vendors.

Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 4:00pm
Room 2104 Faculty Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

QR Wild

QR codes will lead you on a Utah/UCET adventure without even leaving the building. Winners throughout the conference will receive great prizes. Get to know new people, discover the vendor hall, and spice up your conference experience by installing the UCET15 QR Wild app onto your smart phone or tablet. Use the app to scan QR codes hidden around the conference.

Android * iOS


Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
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Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 4:00pm
UCET Conference 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

TCC
A gathering spot for technology directors.

Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 4:00pm
T-100 Tech Atrium 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Ask Me
Look for UCET volunteers. They will be able to direct you to your session, to the closest restroom, food, and the vendor area. If a volunteer does not know the answer, they will get a UCET board member to help you.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Technology Coach, Park City School District
Technology Instructional Coach, PCSD. Love all things ed tech. Obsessed with cars and all things outdoors.
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Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 4:45pm
Small Gym, Hallways 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

First Aid Assistance
Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Speakers
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Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.
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Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 4:45pm
Small Gym 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

7:30am

Twitter Prizes
Conference Activities - Tweet about your #techelevated experiences at #ucet15. Conference attendees who post to Twitter and Instagram using our conference hashtags will be eligible for random prize drawings throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
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Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 7:30am - 4:45pm
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

8:30am

Utah Trivia - Get Kahoot!
Conference activities - Test your knowlege of Utah and UCET trivia in our Kahoot! challenge. Be sure to bring your computer or mobile device to the auditorium for our UCET Kahoot game on Friday, April 3 at 8:30 am.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 8:30am - 8:40am
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

8:30am

Opening Session
Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.

Speakers
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Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District


Friday April 3, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

8:30am

Tech Elevated Swap Meet
Conference activities - Meet new people! Expand your face-to-face PLN (Personal Learning Network)! Collect all of the amazing Tech Elevated UCET poster designs! It’s the UCET15 Swap Meet!

How does it work? Each attendee will receive one UCET trading card in their conference bag. On the back of the trading card will be lines to write down the Twitter handles of people you meet FTF (Face-to-Face) at the conference. No fair just writing down random Twitter usernames… you have to meet them IRL (In Real Life)!

When you fill your card, show it to one of our volunteers at any of the six volunteer tables around the conference to be entered into the Swap Meet prize drawing! You’ll receive a new trading card so you can start collecting twitter handles again. Each completed card is a new chance to win! Collect all eight designs. Winners will be announced via twitter throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 8:30am - 4:30pm
Hallways 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

9:00am

The Barriers to Entry are Gone. Will You Join the Revolution?
Never in our history has there been a time when anyone can get involved in the tech industry. Formal education and financial backing are no longer required to experience major success in this wide-open field. Learn what educational resources are available today and what tools are out there to help anyone participate in the mobile technology revolution.

Speakers
avatar for Jay McFarland

Jay McFarland

Talk Show Host, KSL Newsradio
Jay Mcfarland spent most of his early career as a restaurant owner and operator in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Nevada. At the age of 29 he was asked to run 42 restaurants for a national corporation. In 2002 Jay financed a small talk radio show with a desire to have an impact on local and national issues. Within a matter of months Jay was offered a position with the number one talk station in Nevada. In 2005 Jay was asked to bring his show to... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Creating Mobile Games Without Learning Code
Watch a brief deomonstration of GameSalad.  A mobile game building platform that requires no code and that is very easy to learn.  This platform will allow you to create games for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.

Speakers
avatar for Jay McFarland

Jay McFarland

Talk Show Host, KSL Newsradio
Jay Mcfarland spent most of his early career as a restaurant owner and operator in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Nevada. At the age of 29 he was asked to run 42 restaurants for a national corporation. In 2002 Jay financed a small talk radio show with a desire to have an impact on local and national issues. Within a matter of months Jay was offered a position with the number one talk station in Nevada. In 2005 Jay was asked to bring his show to... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Classroom Wiki Website
Create an attractive and functional website that will be useful for teachers, students, and parents. Wanting to try a flipped or semi-flipped classroom? A classroom website is a must. No more excuses about forgetting assignments. Absent students are kept up-to-date on class activities. Parents can see what is happening in their child's class on a daily basis. You will no longer have to try to remember all of the websites you like to use, you can link them to your website. My website has solved hundreds to problems I used to have to deal with. kaycock@wikispaces.com

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Aycock

Kristy Aycock

4th Grade teacher, Uintah School District
I am a certified e-MINTS instructor. My Master's degree is in Learning and Technology. I have previously presented "Publishing with PowerPoint" and "Utips Assessments".


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Hour of Code
Have you heard about the Hour of Code, but don't know where to begin? Come experience the Hour of Code for yourself and enjoy an hour of fun interactive learning. code.org

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

4th Grade Teacher, Freedom Elementary, Alpine School District
STEM enthusiast who loves project based learning and flipping my classroom. I'm on the UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) board and love being a connected educator. Guest moderator for #utedchat and #4thchat. I also love the Jazz, RSL, and BYU sports.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Partnership Coordinator, Aspen Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. | I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. | I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. | This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Kids Work More with Class Dojo!
Looking for a motivator for ALL your students? Would you like an easy reward system that students look forward to using? Here is your solution: Class Dojo! Set up your class once, print up the parental sign up forms and your ready to go! Cute, engaging characters and ease of use makes this the best management tool in your toolbox. lynnelizabethshumate.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Smargis

Lynn Smargis

6th Grade Science, Canyons School District
Executive Functioning Skills, how to BYOD in your classroom, using technology effectively in your classroom, academic coaching and training, effective classroom management & practices, Proficiency Learning, AVID, technology training, blended classroom, curriculum development and assessment writing.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Plickers - Better than Clickers!
In this session, participants will learn how to create Plicker quizzes and implement them in any subject area. This session will focus on the Core Standards in ELA and Math. http://mrswarnecke.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Sallie Warnecke

Sallie Warnecke

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
As an educational technology specialist, I use Plickers with teachers and students in grades 2-5 on a regular basis.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

10 Strategies for iPads and/or Chromebooks and SMARTboards
Start getting the results everyone wants out of their 21st Century Classroom! iPads are great. Chromebooks are great. SMARTBoards are great. Put them all together and you have an innovative learning environment rich with possibilities! Come and learn some strategies to help you integrate your technology to get the students more engaged even during whole class lessons. Doesn't matter if you have iPads or Chromebooks or both! The strategies will work with both. The strategies will also work with any curriculum or subject matter. http://www.chariotgroup.com/UCET2015

Speakers
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Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Gruop
Bob Jackman is an expert on Smart Technologies and classroom integration of technology. He has presented at UCET for the last 7 years, as well as at SUECON. He does professional development all around the state on these topics.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2606 Edwards 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Assigning, Collecting, and Returning Work Paperlessly with Google Tools
Google Apps for Education offer teachers all the tools they need to assign, collect, grade, and return work to their students in the cloud. No paper necessary. In this session, we will walk through an effective workflow teachers can use to assign meaningful work to students, collect it in an organized manner, and give effective feedback quickly with Google Tools. http://professionallyproofed.com/ucet

Speakers
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Jeff Winget

Teacher, UHS
For the last 6-7 years, I have used Google Apps for Education in my classroom. During that time, I have experimented with many different ways of managing day-to-day classroom workflow using those tools, and I have found many useful ways of doing things that enhance the learning environment and maximize teacher prep time and productivity. I have presented my ideas at UCET 2013 and SUECON 2013.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology tracking tools of choice for over 800 schools, colleges and universities around the world. Stephen holds a B.S. degree in Business and IT Management from... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2528 David James

10:15am

Creating Effective Science Videos Using Free Technologies
Recent research has identified specific skill sets that teachers need to effectively teach with digital tools in science disciplines. This technological pedagogical content knowledge is necessary for creating digital learning opportunities in a 21st century classroom. This session will begin with a lecture on frameworks for utilizing effective multimedia and video technology in science curriculum, present example instructional activities for teacher- and student-created videos, and then finish with a hands-on demonstration of three free video creation tools: Stupeflix, VideoStar, and WeVideo. https://sites.google.com/site/lisaferrara/home/presentations

Speakers
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Lisa Ferrara

Research Assistant, MIND Lab, University of Utah
Lisa is a researcher at the University of Utah College of Education multimedia and instructional design lab who conducts learning research in STEM topics. Lisa also teaches technology integration courses in the Educational Psychology department.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →

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avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2503 McNelt

10:15am

Investigating Technology
Trying to decide which is the best technology for your classroom or school? In this highly interactive session, we will compare the advantages and limitations for using various technologies, including: iPads, Android tablets, Chrome books, Kindles, computers, and laptops. Bring your experience with any of these devices to share with your colleagues. bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

Speakers
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Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University. She has endorsements in Reading, English, Gifted and Talented, and... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

NASA Smart Skies: Modeling DRT Math through Air Traffic Control
Imagine 40,000 commercial flights per day soaring across US airspace. Talk about a large-scale, real-world distance-rate-time problem! Yet air traffic controllers deftly handle this problem every day through focus, quick decision-making, and mathematics. In this session you will learn how to use the context of air traffic control to transform your students’ ability to make sense of and solve distance-rate-time problems using basic middle school math. We will first use an engaging online simulator to model spacing conflicts between two to five airplanes. Then we will use sample material from the paper-and-pencil workbooks to learn how to apply proportional reasoning to solve each problem with strategic route and speed changes. By the end of the session, you will be able to help students mentally detect, analyze, and resolve air traffic conflicts and then communicate a solution that meets both time and spacing requirements. Products featured in this workshop will include the Sector 33 air traffic control simulator, print-based workbooks, and supporting videos and animations. All materials demonstrated in this session are free and readily available on the NASA Smart Skies website. (The simulator is available as both a web app and iOS app.) http://smartskies.nasa.gov

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Smart Skies Project Lead, NASA
Rebecca Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a teaching credential for K-8 education. She has supported the NASA Office of Education at Ames Research Center in northern California for eleven years and currently serves as Lead for the Smart Skies project. Rebecca has conducted over 70 in-person teacher workshops featuring Smart Skies and other NASA education content at conferences nationwide. Most recent presentations... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Simple Steps for Blended Classrooms
Online presenting doesn't happen by accident. It is intentional and even audience members are a vital part of this learning ecosystem. There are a whole new set of challenges where you cannot see the faces of those you are talking to. Learn from this teacher who has connected thousands of students and presented online for hundreds of hours about how to make online presenting work for you and the skills you MUST teach students so they can master how to do this as well.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
rom top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2605 Fletcher

10:15am

Using online resources in your classes, tips on using the Gale Reference Collection
The Gale Reference Collection is new to the UEN website. It contains a lot of great material and resources for teachers in many different subject areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. The collection spans all ages K-12 and allows students access to easily research and learn more about topics ranging from opposing viewpoints, global issues, biographies, current events, and many more. Don't let the title keep you away, this a great resource for you and your students. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. Jared has 8 years experience teaching at-risk students and 7 as a Geography teacher and student government advisor.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Blended Learning for STEM Through Coding and Game Design
Come and see how Blended Learning can take your classrooms into the 21st century by harnessing the power of Coding and Video Game Design. Presenters will show how teachers with no background in coding can use Computer Science in grades 4 – 12 as a way of guiding students to think logically and to develop problem-solving strategies. Before coding an educational game students are taught to identify a challenge, imagine a solution, experiment with it and refine it. Demonstrating the use of the Globaloria content will show how coding and video game design can be used to enhance all classes and subjects using a blended learning model. Presentation will include first hand experience by an educator who has both used, and trained many teachers in the use of coding and video game design as a classroom enhancement tool that increases engagement and gives students real world skills for the 21st century.

Speakers
AD

Adam DeLaRosa

Senior Classroom Support Specialist, Globaloria
Ron Fortune has spent the last 30 years designing, building, and implementing technology solutions for classrooms and schools. During the last two years, Ron has focused on developing, implementing and writing grants for STEM content for students in 6 - 12th grades. Due to the shortage of computer science students, Ron is committed to building strategies and programs designed to bring the teaching of computer science to younger students... Read More →

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avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Discussion as a Learning Strategy
This session will give a few simple ideas on how to use discussion to help students think deeper and show evidence for their learning. We will discuss questions to ask, setting up discussion guidelines, and how to incorporate talk and argument in any subject.

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 first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Little Theater 114 Bradshaw 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Driving a Chromebook Classroom
Chromebooks have allowed classrooms to finally realize the 1:1 dream. but what are you supposed to do with them? Join two teachers in a 5th grade setting that are using Chromebooks to motivate and engage students. Topics will include using the learning management system Edmodo for morning writes, assessing for mastery, and gamification. Also, they discuss Quizlet, Utah Compose, SAGE testing, Keyboarding, Google Drive/Docs/Forms, presentations with Haiku Deck, classroom blogs. Finally, they will discuss how easy it is to collaborate with these new tools!

Speakers
avatar for Elyse Mingl

Elyse Mingl

Educator, Canyons School District
avatar for Douglas Rolley

Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Emergency Sub Plans, Centers, and Blogging Oh My!
Learn how to use existing UEN tools for new things to make your classroom life easier and more productive. Using UEN’s Lesson Plan tool to create emergency (or
not so emergent) sub plans. UEN Interactives for center activities to support in class learning. My.UEN’s blogging portlet for student blogging and teacher reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Tech Trainer, UEN
Dani Sloan is is a technology integration instructor at the Utah Education Network. Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Flipped Classrooms: Designing and Implementing
Interested in flipping your classroom but unsure how to get started? This session will discuss strategies and techniques for designing and impelmenting a flipped classroom. Topics will include choosing and organizing content, ensuring student engagement, and developing meaningful assessments. We will discuss common mistakes and challenges, as well as best practices to ensure high-quality instruction.

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 for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

From an Hour of Coding to Daily Coding
Learn how Wasatch County School District achieved 1:1 computing and now seeks to scale the teaching of coding to its students. Presenters will briefly highlight select innovative technology projects in the district and then provide a deep dive in the teaching of semester long coding to large number of students. The coding approach uses a project based design model. Students learn the fundamentals of game design and design thinking while learning how to code. Students learn real-world design and engineering processes. Presenters will highlight examples of activities used in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Buchanan

Karl Buchanan

Director Of Technology, Wasatch County School District
Karl Buchanan | Karl Buchanan is the Technology Director for Wasatch County School District in Heber City, Utah. He has spent the last 19 years working in Education Technology. Karl has served as Co-Chair and Board Member of the Utah Technology Coordinators Council and in 2005 was honored as the Technology Education Leader of the Year by the Utah Coalition of Educational Technology (UCET). He was a member of the Smarter Balance Assessment... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

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avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Make Math Fact Fluency a Reality in your Classroom
How are math facts mastered? Which methods promote automaticity across a broad range of students? What if we could solve the problem of math fact fluency in just 10 minutes a day? Come find out the answers to these questions. Learn how to optimize classroom instruction and practice through empirically-validated methods that are effective, efficient, and fun. The presenter will discuss the sophisticated interactive online system used by these students to learn new facts, which enables large-scale data tracking within interactive content via methods originally developed under National Science Foundation grants. Based on this data, the presenter will describe how to move students to full fluency, with particular emphasis on basic principles that are efficient as well as effective. The session will be of interest to any educator with an interest in math fact fluency and empirically-verified methods for its development.

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Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

May I Join You Inside that eBook?...
“May I Join You Inside that eBook ? … Or, a Tale of Teacher-Student Collaborative eReading and Why It Works!” Adoption of ebooks and other digital resources is steadily becoming ubiquitous throughout Utah schools. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn 7 tools that will allow teachers to literally join and converse with students in the very pages of their ebooks. Attendees will learn how to provide personalized lesson-messaging, scaffolding & individual probes to progress students toward stronger understanding and greater independence …. all within the pages of their e-books!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Irace

Amy Irace

Academic Consultant, Follett School Solutions
Amy Irace is a national Academic Consultant in the areas of Reading & Language Arts. Having taught at both elementary & secondary levels—she has worked as a K-5 Reading Specialist, Middle School Reading/Language Arts instructor, and High School Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. She has also written intervention curriculum in the Reading Enrichment and Language Management (REALM) programs, and has experience with Cooperative... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Minimizing Wireless LAN Troubleshooting
In this session you’ll receive the detailed steps and processes used by industry professionals to minimize and sometimes eliminate the majority of issues that may cause Wi-Fi trouble tickets on your wireless LAN. We’ll cover tips, techniques, and the tools used to keep your Wi-Fi running as smoothly as possible.

These field-proven plans can be taken home and applied right away to help minimize your end-user complaints and down time associated with some basic Wi-Fi issues. Come and join with us to learn how you can have Wi-Fi that just works! http://wlanpros.com

Speakers
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Keith Parsons

Managing Director, Wireless LAN Professionals, Inc.
Keith Parsons is Managing Director of the Wireless LAN Professionals. A gifted presenter, Keith is known for his wit and broad technical experience. He holds 65 technical certifications (9 Wireless) and has earned an MBA from the Marriott School of Management. He is author (or editor) of a 30+ technical publications and has developed seven technical industry and vendor certifications. | | Mr. Parsons is a sought after presenter for a... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

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.

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Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2525 Walker

10:15am

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
Speakers
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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, Heleyna has worked in the education space as both a former Teach For America educator (Special Education Teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and Los... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2527 Haag

10:15am

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space and will be a first come first serve basis on availability during each session.

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  • Please add Certiport Testing to your schedule via Sched

  • Appear at the lab on time with your UCET 2015 badge




If you have questions, please email Lori Troy at lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:


You must attend the UCET conference to take advantage of this free testing. Times posted for session 1 through 8 in the UCET Conference Schedule are available on both Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

Best Regards,

Tracy Silcott
Executive Secretary
Career and Technical Education
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
P: 801.538.7942

Speakers
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Tracy Silcott

Executive Secretary, USBE


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1302 Wing CTE Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Developing Creativity in Kids through Coding and Programming
Limited Capacity filling up

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. | Camille has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District since July 2009. As an Educational Technology Specialist she works... 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 Elementary Education and later a Master's in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum.
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.


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

Teacher, Deerfield Elementary, Alpine School District
When Christine participated in Alpine District's eMINTS program a few years ago, her favorite tools to learn were the Promethean ActivBoard and ActivInspire software. She works to create and share interactive lessons that are both simple for teachers to create, and improve student engagement. Christine has presented at UCET previously on this topic, and has conducted many school-wide trainings as well.


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 program. Sandy helps teachers implement Edmodo in order to bring 21st century learning into their classrooms. | | In 2013, Sandy was awarded by the UEA with an... Read More →


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

10:15am

Friday Lunch
Today's options include: Sandwiches to Go.

Breakfast
Please feel free to eat a hearty meal before arriving. This year water and granola bar will be provided in your conference bag.  Water and coffee will also be available all morning.

Lunch
Thursday: Community Select Box OR Pasta with Salad

Community Select Box - Variety of premium ham, oven-roasted turkey breast or chicken salad with almonds and pineapple on your choice of bread: all-butter croissant, organic wheat wrap, onion bun or NEW! telera bread (a chewy, flatter French-style bread.) or Vegetarian wrap sandwich. Boxed with leafy lettuce and tomato, chips, pickle, chocolate chip cookie

Pasta


  • Chicken Pasta - Primo Penne pasta topped with tomato-basil sauce, natural, grilled chicken breast and Asiago cheese with garlic bread.

  • Zucchini Garden - Pasta Bowtie pasta topped with roasted herb tomatoes, organic spinach, roasted zucchini, artichokes and Asiago cheese with garlic bread.

  • Side Salad - Mixed salad greens and garden fresh veggies tossed with cheese and croutons.



Friday: Community Select Box
Community Select Box - Variety of premium ham, oven-roasted turkey breast or chicken salad with almonds and pineapple on your choice of bread: all-butter croissant, organic wheat wrap, onion bun or NEW! telera bread (a chewy, flatter French-style bread.) or Vegetarian wrap sandwich. Boxed with leafy lettuce and tomato, chips, pickle, chocolate chip cookie


Snack Break Friday


  • Decadent Dessert Bites Tray A delightful assortment of bite-sized dessert bars.

  • Mini chocolate chip cookies.


 

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 currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 1:00pm
Cafeteria 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:35am

Symbaloo & You
Symbaloo is a free, visually appealing social bookmarking tool that makes it easy for you to share websites, links, and RSS feeds with the world. Make Symbaloo your homepage for an easy start to web browsing, share your sites with the world, or embed it on to a homepage for students to easily access all that you have them do online. http://michael-uen.weebly.com/symbaloo-and-you.html

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:35am - 10:55am
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:55am

Google Forms: Student built quizzes as a book project
Instead of students writing a boring book report, have your students create a quiz for their peers. Good for book clubs and whole class books. Fun for students and allows everyone to participate. This presentation uses Google Forms.

Speakers
CK

Cynthia Kirgan

Teacher, Tintic School District
Classroom teacher using GAFE apps in class first time this year.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:55am - 11:15am
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

eMazing Presentations; Better Than Your Average Sideshow
Participants will learn how to use the amazing new presentation tool, Emaze. Emaze provides editable templates for dynamic presentations that can include moving parts, video, audio clips, images, text and more! emaze.com

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Zey

Michelle Zey

EdTech, Canyons District
A former English teacher, Michelle Zey is currently an Educational Technology Specialist working with Alta High School and Albion Middle School in the Canyons District. Michelle enjoys short walks on the beach, rock climbing, ice cream eating and has a very cute dog named Toby. You'd probably like him. He does tricks.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Assess Their Best...Review the Rest
Have you used Plickers? Do you Kahoot? Have you scanned a QR Code? During this presentation, participants will learn a few quick formative assessments and reviewing methods to do with 1 device in the class or up to a classroom full of devices. Students feel like they are “playing a game” not reviewing or being assessed. Bring your Apple IOS or Android device to see how these programs and apps can be used to enhance and engage students in your classroom. http://itselementarymrswatson.blogspot.com/p/ucet.html

Speakers
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 iPad classroom and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years, presenting IPads in the 1:1 Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and IPads for Elementary Video News Programs.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Making Sense of Assessment Tools
If you ever feel overwhelmed trying to understand what your students are understanding and how you can best help them, help is available through recent online tools. Combining the resources of MasteryConnect, UTIPS, and simple spreadsheet use can help you cut through the clutter and direct your instruction. Whether you are brand new to these tools or an expert, join our discussion on how we can focus our time on helping push our students to more efficient learning.

Speakers
JT

John Truesdell

Teacher, Alpine School District
Classroom teacher for nearly 20 years.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Utilizing Nearpod for Blended Classroom
Looking for a simple, easy solution for fun and interactive lessons your students can review on their own device? Discover Nearpod! Easy to create with your current lessons - just upload your content into Nearpod and voila! You now have a user-friendly, engaging and fun way for your students to learn new content. Create polls, fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice, draw-it pages and free response assessments in your lesson! Easy to embed or link to your website and CANVAS page in just minutes. http://lynnelizabethshumate.weebly.com/portfolio.html


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Adding Spatial Superpowers to Your Students List of Skills
Do your students have superpowers that will carry them far in their life? Join us for this introduction to using ArcGIS online as a technology to enhance problem solving, analytical thinking, statistical analysis, and communication (story telling) activities to your classroom.
We’ll explore lessons available, mobile service learning opportunities, and how GIS technology is used in society. You’ll be introduced to the GIS power users in Utah as well as existing educators using GIS in the classroom.
Esri’s ArcGIS Online subscriptions are available free of charge to any K-12 school or home school in the US. BYOD or simply attend this presentation. What is YOUR Superpower?
edcommunity.esri.com

Speakers
EW

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 empowers individuals to become lifelong learners. Mapptivities is a multidisciplinary web based multimedia project that transforms the classroom’s paper maps... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology tracking tools of choice for over 800 schools, colleges and universities around the world. Stephen holds a B.S. degree in Business and IT Management from... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2528 David James

12:00pm

Being Brave Enough to Try!
Whether you are gracefully diving into the technology pool in your classroom or you've been traumatically pushed into the enormous digital sea, we could all use a little hand-holding, a good pep talk, or maybe even a life preserver thrown our way. As a digital immigrant, teaching technology natives can seem incredibly daunting. The last thing any teacher wants is to feel like the dumbest one in the room. We all want to succeed in our quest to integrate. But, honestly, it can be hard to muster up the courage to even test the technology waters. Come share in my journey of learning to swim in these often shark infested waters. Armed with nothing but desire, I jumped feet first, and guess what? I'm still afloat. Come see what my classroom is like and see the difference technology has made in my teaching. I have gone from no devices to 1:1. I have Flipped my instruction. I have tried numerous gizmos and gadgets, apps and attitudes. There are things I like and things I don't and so many things I still want to try. I am in no way a Michael Phelps of Technology (more of a Dory really). I am, however, Brave Enough To Try! msmooreelp4.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore

Teacher Extraordinaire, Salt Lake City School District
Sharon Moore - I have been in education for 20+ years. I have taught everything from preschool to higher education. Additionally, I have served in administration in the private section. I am currently teaching fourth grade at Whittier Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District. I have a flipped, 1:1 classroom. We code, we search, we write, we play, we create, we try.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Canvas: Portrait of a 'Flipped' Classroom
The concept of students reading, learning, and exploring ideas prior to attending the class lecture time is nothing new. The "flipped classroom" is all the rage in the education circles today, but does it work to improve educational outcomes? This session will demonstrate the use of Canvas as a medium for creating a learning environment wherein students preview content, meet pre-lecture objectives, formulate understanding of material, and provides feedback to the instructor before they come to the scheduled class. The presenter will demonstrate features of Canvas that instructors may use to begin teaching students, assessing understanding, and interpreting student needs before regular class.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Brereton

Dean Brereton

Assistant Professor/MSN, RN-BC, Snow College
Dean Brereton, MSN, RN, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Snow College. He has taught Canvas courses in hybrid and wholly online environments. He taught a introduction to Canvas previously at UCET.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Digital Grit: Tech Tools to Transform Your Teaching
This fast paced, interactive showcase of easy-to-implement tech tools shows how to leverage technology in your online or blended classroom and build your students’ ‘digital grit’. The US Department of Education has identified grit, tenacity, and perseverance as the critical factors for student success in the 21st century. This session will demo specific tech tools that can help you support and develop these characteristics in your classroom.
Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_1EXJC2zv02c21La2WvItSHV7vQEaHb8ZMgnVn3Rh7Q/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
EA

Emily Andersen

Assistant Director, Mountain Heights Academy
Emily Andersen has worked secondary education for 10 ten years as an English and History teacher, administrator, curriculum developer and in a multitude of settings--public, private and charter. Emily was awarded a ISKME fellowship in 2012 and an Association of American Educators grant to forward her students’ online Literary Magazine, The Virtual Inkblot. She has built over 5 online semester courses using OER and is currently the Assistant... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Inexpensive, Efficient, Formative Data Gathering with Plickers
Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Become one of the 40,000 teachers who have taken advantage of this revolutionary technology tool. https://www.plickers.com/

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Buck

Adrienne Buck

Teacher, Canyon School District
Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Master of Education Educational Technology 11 years classroom teaching experience 2 months experience with Plickers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Prep for Large Scale Student Deployment
Are you really ready for your one to one. In this session come and learn the steps that it takes to roll out a large scale student deployment. JAMF software has been involved in many large scale deployments. Matt Bentley will tell you the hows, whys and the gotchas to be successful.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Bentley

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, JAMF Software
Coffee. Computers. Cars. Clover. Kellie. | | Well, they couldn't all begin with C could they?
BC

Brad Caldwell

Brad Caldwell is a father to 4 children in Utah schools and a supporter of a successful implementations of Apple technology in the classroom. With 20+ years working with Utah educators and now with JAMF he helps districts, schools and teachers effectively implement technology in the classroom.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2603 Howell

12:00pm

Technology Smackdown
Enjoy a smackdown of the top tools. Learn about some cool new tools and share your own. Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher will share her top tools while the audience joins in with some smacking' good apps and tools of your own.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

What is all the fuss about computer science?
Come learn about the 21st century digital literacy skills that every student should be using in all of their classes. Computer science isn't just about programming or coding, it is so much more.

In this session we will talk about problem solving, critical thinking, logic, algorithms, communication and collaboration and how to engage students so they can apply these skills in real world applications.

If you are using these skills in your class already, please bring ideas or resources to share.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, Facilitator, Mentor, Code.org
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 opportunities for all students to be successful. | | She works with teachers nationwide on the CS10K.org site and with Code.org to promote the importance of... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

UCET and CenturyLink Grant Recipients
Board
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2503 McNelt

12:00pm

Creating a positive digital footprint: Netsafe Best Practices
Teaching students to be productive and positive digital citizens is an important aspect of educational technology. Netsafe is a resource at UEN that allows administrators, teachers, parents, students to learn how to properly and safely navigate the world wide web. In this session we will discuss how to create a positive digital footprint using the resources available at Netsafe and UEN. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. Jared has 8 years experience teaching at-risk students and 7 as a Geography teacher and student government advisor.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Creating iBooks for Social Studies
In a period of approximately 11 weeks, students enrolled in two elementary education methods courses agreed to publish an iBook integrating the Utah State Core standards for Language Arts, Social Studies, and the Ten Themes of Social Studies published by the National Council for the Social Studies. The First Edition of the book we created is a culmination of a significant amount of effort put forth by a group of individuals willing to take a journey into the unknown.  The result is a collection of lesson plans, links, and resources aligned with the ten social studies themes endorsed by the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS). Videos, photographs, lessons, and websites were gathered by senior education students at Southern Utah University (under the direction of Dr. Brian C. Ludlow) and organized to align with the Utah State Core and NCSS standards. Each resource is directly correlated with grade-specific standards. The book contains 229 pages of well-organized material and serves as a tremendous free resource for any elementary school teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ludlow

Brian Ludlow

Southern Utah University
Brian C. Ludlow has a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University with double emphasis in literacy and psychometrics. His specific areas of course instruction include foundations of American education, instructional design, program evaluation, student assessment and NCLB legislation, content area literacy, literacy foundations, teaching writing in elementary and middle school settings, social foundations of education, and literature in the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Don’t Imagine… It’s All-Possible with Gizmos
• Imagine the students in your mathematics classrooms actively discussing mathematical themes!
• Creating and discussion position papers to support their understanding of math!
• Demonstrating a depth of understanding regarding patterns and functions, fractions, number, geometry and algebra that allow them to SOAR through assessments!
ExploreLearning Gizmos are the world’s largest collection of online simulations for Mathematics and Science in all grades. Not only does the collection cover all major math topics, but as they are inquiry-based simulations the classroom teacher can easily address the topics of the Common Core State Standards. The collection is also correlated to the Common Core State Standards providing an easy entry point for the teacher to begin creating exciting, engaging mathematics lessons. Come spend some time with ExploreLearning and begin to Imagine the Possibilities as we demonstrate how easily teachers can improve their instruction and engage students and parents of all ability levels and over all major mathematic topics.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Echo Smartpen- A Tool For Teachers
The Echo Smartpen from Livescribe has been used as an assistive technology tool for students with disabilities for several year. The real beauty of this pen though is that it is a time-saving tool for teachers. Every student benefits when a teacher uses this tool! Melinda will demonstrate different ways this tool can be used in the classroom. http://my.uen..org/71745

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Fatani

Melinda Fatani

Resource Teacher/ Department Chair, Jordan School District
Melinda Fatani has worked in education for 20 years. She has worked with Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, and Non-Traditional Schools. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum Design & Implementation as well as her Administration License. Melinda has served as part of the Jordan District Assistive Technology Team for three years. This workshop was presented at the 2015 UATT Conference held in Ogden.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Elevate and Engage Your Struggling Student Readers
Elevate your struggling readers with personalized learning to increase their comprehesion and retention of learning. Using technology to increase the impact of classroom technology for your diverse student learners.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2525 Walker

12:00pm

Elevated Learning with Adobe Connect Breakout Rooms
Adobe Connect is a web-based conferencing application that is available through my.uen to all Utah Public K-12 educators. Adobe Connect Breakout Rooms will increase student participation and learning. In this over-the-shoulder you will learn how to set up multiple breakouts, create layouts that correspond with breakouts and how to save student breakout work. uen.org/ucet/

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

FileWave 101: Managing OS X, Windows, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform.
National Director (Stephen Mirante) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been able to assist Districts across Kansas and throughout the Country manage their devices. For over 22 Years, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desired and often a requirement. We allow IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of the technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface. When it comes a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Also introducing Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration. Technology Infrastructure - focus on the technology, resources, and policies necessary to build the technology 1:1 Strategies & Implementation, BYOD/BYOT www.filewave.com

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Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2529 Price

12:00pm

Free Textbook Project for Science Grades 3-12
Over the past few years the science department at USOE has brought teachers together to develop OERs for science taught in grades 3-12. These core curriculum focused books are free to download and use, adapt, edit, etc. Come learn the advantages of OERs and what makes these specific books better than the publisher's textbooks or many other OER books. http://bit.ly/1zWcGJK

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poulsen

Tracy Poulsen

Science OER Lead Developer and Trainer, USOE
I have been developing OERs for use in my classroom for six years as part of an original partnership between Nebo School District and BYU. Three years ago I started working with the state science specialist on the development of the state OER project and have been a part of the team to continually develop these resources each year. I have been a lead developer in soliciting and implementing community feedback and providing training to teachers on... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Hybrid Classrooms: How to Reach More Students with Less Space
In this session we will discuss technology that allows online collaboration with students that are not physically in the classroom. How teachers can use video conferencing technology to stream lectures live, record them for later use, or enable absent students to watch what they missed in class. Options for collaboration with other classrooms and students will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

12:00pm

i-Ready: USOE-approved Intervention Program for K-3 Reading
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Students using i-Ready instruction score 44% higher than their peers not using the program.  The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources.  Teachers and administrators rave about our robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional resources which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

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avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Information and Communication Technologies: Literacy at the Speed of Light
MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach™ (MVRC™) was Developed by Judith Bliss, a brilliant mathematician who struggled to learn to read. MVRC is an innovative Information and Communication Technology that can pinpoint specific reading deficiencies, target intervention, and align instruction to teach all students to read.

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Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie, MBS is a Certified Trainer in Adaptive & Intuitive Technologies. He has in class experience as a professor pro tem and understands both the challenges of the classroom dynamic, technology benefits and limitations, and is certified as a MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach trainer. He has spoken internationally on Integrating Technology.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Make Your Canvas Course Pinteresting
Pinterest and Canvas users, join us to see how you can leverage Pinterest to make your course super Pinteresting! Learn to embed images and gifs you curate in Pinterest.

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Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Managing IT with LANDESK Management Suite
So much is changing—users’ expectations, IT responsibilities, an invasion of mobile devices, more Macs, increased software audits, and the growing demand for self-service. You need reliable systems management software that integrates with multiple IT solutions, boosts IT and user productivity, and delivers a fast ROI.

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

McGraw Hill Education Presents - Thrive: An Interactive 1:1 Program
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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, Heleyna has worked in the education space as both a former Teach For America educator (Special Education Teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and Los... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2527 Haag

12:00pm

Playing Nice - Google Apps and the iPad
Get the best of both the Google and Apple worlds with Google Apps on your iPad or iPhone!  Participants in this BYOD session will explore many new apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, including apps for productivity, Google Drive, social media, exploration, multimedia, and photography.

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avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2526

12:00pm

Programming and SPED
How to differentiate a programming class and still cover the standards, while using the technology to prepare students for actual jobs.

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Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space and will be a first come first serve basis on availability during each session.

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  • Please add Certiport Testing to your schedule via Sched

  • Appear at the lab on time with your UCET 2015 badge




If you have questions, please email Lori Troy at lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:


You must attend the UCET conference to take advantage of this free testing. Times posted for session 1 through 8 in the UCET Conference Schedule are available on both Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

Best Regards,

Tracy Silcott
Executive Secretary
Career and Technical Education
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
P: 801.538.7942

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Tracy Silcott

Executive Secretary, USBE


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 1302 Wing CTE Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:20pm

Using Flubaroo with Google Forms for assessment
A great tool for quality formative assessment Flubaroo and Google docs are a powerful pair! First, create a quiz in Google Forms and then use the Flubaroo extension to grade and analyze them. Flubaroo can email each student their scores and gives you immediate analytics and offers you the opportunity to focus on adjusting your instruction to match the needs of each student in your class. https://drive.google.com/a/rowlandhall.org/folderview?id=0B0VTyERKTidLfjVnWXdDcC1DSHp6RE5FVHJkejFYRmRtRmdrWUx6UkR0NU9RLUttd1p2VHM&usp=sharing

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Friday April 3, 2015 12:20pm - 12:40pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:40pm

UEN's Faculty Lounge
Relax and kick with your feet up with UEN’s Faculty Lounge. Come learn about UEN’s just-in-time solution to your training needs. We’ll show you how to learn from hundreds on online webinars, covering topics across the educational technology landscape.
uen.org/ucet

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avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Use Your Noodle
In this session, educators will learn strategies for teaching students how to use technology to plan, develop, and cite content for research projects using Noodle Tools. Participants will also gain familiarity with Pioneer Library for information literacy, research projects, strategies for finding and citing online information. Join us and come use your Noodle!
www.uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 1:35pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Cell Phones for Education
Want to learn how to create an environment to make cell phones and other devices work FOR you and not AGAINST you in your classroom? Come find out about free apps and creative ideas for you to use with students inside your classrooms in a BYOD atmosphere. Includes how to create expectations with devices. lynnelizabethshumate.weebly.com

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avatar for Lynn Smargis

Lynn Smargis

6th Grade Science, Canyons School District
Executive Functioning Skills, how to BYOD in your classroom, using technology effectively in your classroom, academic coaching and training, effective classroom management & practices, Proficiency Learning, AVID, technology training, blended classroom, curriculum development and assessment writing.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Coding for Kids?
Anyone, including educators, can learn the basics of coding. Students can create and innovate using their problem solving skills in computer science. This presentation will give educators open sources that will include lesson overviews and programs that help teach students how to sequence and create simple instructions through coding. Participants will receive paid apps for their device that are coding and programming puzzles. Come prepared to receive resources that will require less prep time for teachers and more engaging learning time for students.

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Jeri Bankhead

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Jeri Bankhead is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. She has 19 years of classroom experience as an Elementary teacher, and 9 years experience as a school level technology specialist. Jeri feels it is important to get information and tools into teachers' hands that can make an impact on students empowering them to be a contributing part of a digital world. Twitter: @jeribankhead P.J. Giles... Read More →
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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 currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2503 McNelt

1:15pm

iPad Apps for Storytelling
The iPad has transitioned from being considered mostly a device for consuming media to now becoming an ideal device for creating media. Come learn to use several free iPad apps that make educational storytelling easy and joyful. Apps like Adobe Voice, TeleStory, PuppetPals, and Toontastic empower students and teachers to easily create exciting educational videos. http://www.uen.org/ucet/

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avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Little Theater 114 Bradshaw 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Maximizing on the Podcasting Renaissance
The podcast world is exploding in popularity, and now is the time to maximize this golden age of podcasting in the classroom! Come explore innovative ideas on how to use podcasts in your classroom with students, parents, and even teachers. Learn the best methods to implement it, apps to use, guidelines to follow, and gain ideas, ideas, and ideas! We will practice creating podcasts using simple-to-use-apps such as Fotobabble, Garage Band, and AudioBoom! Come gain some more tools to add to your education tool-belt to increase student engagement in your classroom! http://maximizingonthepodcastingrenaissance.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Mitchell

Samantha Mitchell

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Samantha Mitchell taught 5 years teaching in an eMINTS classroom and currently is a STS in Granite School District. She has her technology endorsement, gifted endorsement, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from the U of U. She is passionate about educational technology, and finding new tools to use in the classroom!
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Tech Trainer, UEN
Dani Sloan is is a technology integration instructor at the Utah Education Network. Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

SMART BYOD - Experience Strategies for Effective BYOD or 1:1
There is so much that can be done to enhance the classroom when students have devices. Come and bring your device to get a chance to experience some of the fun engaging strategies for getting more out of those BYOD devices in your classroom. http://www.chariotgroup.com/UCET2015

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Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Gruop
Bob Jackman is an expert on Smart Technologies and classroom integration of technology. He has presented at UCET for the last 7 years, as well as at SUECON. He does professional development all around the state on these topics.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2606 Edwards 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

That's One Flippin' Class
This session will provide you with tips and tricks for creating flipped lessons. Questions that will be reviewed are:

If I am not teaching, what am I doing?
What do I do with students who finish early with the classwork?
How do I know my students really watched the lessons at home?
What programs should I use to create my videos?

Come learn about the flipped classroom and try creating your very first flipped classroom lesson! None

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

4th Grade Teacher, Freedom Elementary, Alpine School District
STEM enthusiast who loves project based learning and flipping my classroom. I'm on the UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) board and love being a connected educator. Guest moderator for #utedchat and #4thchat. I also love the Jazz, RSL, and BYU sports.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Partnership Coordinator, Aspen Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. | I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. | I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. | This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Using Technology to Drive Literacy and Instruction and Reach All Learners
From iPads to cellphones, from laptops to video games, technology is an integral part of our students’ lives. They are immersed in a technical world that has shaped their educational and literacy experiences both in and out of the classroom. For many teachers, technology is a fun addition to a lesson, but takes a backseat to learning objectives; this session will show teachers how to use technology to drive a lesson without losing focus on literacy learning. The promise of technology integrated instruction brings to life key supports of our most struggling students, students with special needs, as well as English Language Learners. So, in this session teachers experience literacy as the opening for accessing and using interactive technology while differentiating instruction and increasing student engagement.

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avatar for Jennifer Boyle

Jennifer Boyle

Dir., Technology in Teaching and Learning, Benchmark Education Company
Passionate to support all students as they pursue their dreams, college and career readiness. With 15 years of classroom teaching in the US and abroad, and 15 years of educational consulting, my strong interests in language and literacy acquisition and technology-enhanced instruction combine for limitless potential. Exchanging ideas with other educators is a high point, common to all years in education: together we are better!


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

We Haiku, Do You?
Are you ready to increase student learning and engagement in writing? Then Haiku Deck is for you! Haiku Deck is a free presentation tool available on the web and as an app for iOS devices. Their philosophy is to make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun! We will show you how to use this fantastic tool for creating and publishing student writing and presentations. We will be focusing on different writing genres including poetry, opinion writing, informational, 6 word stories, vocabulary practice, and more. We will also focus on how this can be used for content integration. This tool would be appropriate for teachers grades K-12 in all subject areas.

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avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District/UCET
Chandra Martz is currently serving on the board for UCET and is an Educational Technology Specialists for Canyons School District. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Technology Endorsement, and loves to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. This is her 5th year presenting at UCET.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

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avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology tracking tools of choice for over 800 schools, colleges and universities around the world. Stephen holds a B.S. degree in Business and IT Management from... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2528 David James

1:15pm

Augmenting Reality in a 5th Grade Classroom
Augmented Reality? What's that? Sounds interesting? This is the technology that will allow your classroom to come ALIVE! All it takes is one iPad or iPod. Motivate students to make and record short videos that are triggered by images you select. Using the Aurasma app, the student's video will "overlay" and attach itself to the selected image as it plays. Breathe new life into tired writing assignments, word walls, and bulletin boards! During this session, we'll walk you through the steps to create your first "aura" and get you on your way to take this back to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Elyse Mingl

Elyse Mingl

Educator, Canyons School District
avatar for Douglas Rolley

Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

FileWave 'IN-DEPTH': Engineering Walk Through on How to Manage All OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android Devices
The Utah FileWave Engineer will take you through an "IN-DEPTH" look of how the FileWave Interfcae makes managing all types of devices seamless and easy for all to use.  Since 1992, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desited and often a requirement.  We allow IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of the technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface.  When it comes to having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy!  Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory.  Also introducting Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.

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Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2529 Price

1:15pm

How to Succeed with Class Badges Without Really Trying
Looking to gamify Canvas courses? Want to award badges to students who complete learning objectives? This interactive session will help you climb the ladder from simple window-washer to big-time Canvas Badges expert. You will learn about incentives for learning to enhance student outcomes and ideas to engage students.

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avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Solutions Engineer, Instructure
I have been teaching online and blended courses for the last five years. I led the organization and development of Flip'In Utah, a flipped and blended learning conference for teachers. I have been teaching and training with Canvas LMS for the last 3 years and currently work for Instructure as a Solutions Engineer.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Social PD & Networking
In this session, participants will explore using a blog, Twitter and other forms of social media to blend professional development (PD) with independent learning and the building of a professional learning network (PLN). Come connect with us and have time for account set-up, examples, tips and tricks for getting the most out of your time online! http://csdedtech.blogspot.com

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avatar for Michelle Zey

Michelle Zey

EdTech, Canyons District
A former English teacher, Michelle Zey is currently an Educational Technology Specialist working with Alta High School and Albion Middle School in the Canyons District. Michelle enjoys short walks on the beach, rock climbing, ice cream eating and has a very cute dog named Toby. You'd probably like him. He does tricks.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Technology Provided for Learning - CultureGrams, SIRS, eLibrary, from ProQuest
Join us for a high level look at current multi-media content, standards correlations, critical thinking, reading, and writing tools provided today in ProQuest’s major K-12 informational resources. We will provide updates on the popular ProQuest CultureGrams resource, available through Utah’s PIONEER online library, as well as key elements found in other highly regarded ProQuest K-12 resources: SIRS and eLibrary. Temporary access to all resources (SIRS, eLibrary, and CultureGrams) will be provided if you desire to use the resources later during the month (CultureGrams access is already available to all Utah schools via Utah’s PIONEER online library).

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avatar for Jeff Cutler

Jeff Cutler

Training and Consulting Partner, ProQuest
Training and Consulting Partner with ProQuest for K-12, public libraries, and community colleges over western U.S. for 21 years. Ask me about any ProQuest resource.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Utah Compose: Using the Tool to Improve Student Writing
Limited Capacity full

Attendees will learn how to use Utah Compose to best teach and improve writing. Utah Compose, as many teachers have learned, is merely a tool to help English/Language Arts teachers. However, if used correctly, Utah Compose can be a valuable tool to teach students where their writing most needs improving. This session will include generating reports using Utah Compose and working with actual essays from Utah Compose. The work done with them will involve teaching students how to read their own report as well as incorporating essay corrections pages to teach students how to improve their writing. Mini-lessons on those topics will also be available if time allows.

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Elinda Nedreberg

Language Arts Teacher, Davis School District
Elinda Nedreberg has been teaching English/Language Arts in the Davis School District for eight years. She enjoys incorporating technology in her instruction, and does so as much as budgets and time allow.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Karl Buchanan

Karl Buchanan

Director Of Technology, Wasatch County School District
Karl Buchanan | Karl Buchanan is the Technology Director for Wasatch County School District in Heber City, Utah. He has spent the last 19 years working in Education Technology. Karl has served as Co-Chair and Board Member of the Utah Technology Coordinators Council and in 2005 was honored as the Technology Education Leader of the Year by the Utah Coalition of Educational Technology (UCET). He was a member of the Smarter Balance Assessment... Read More →


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

1:15pm

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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avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

Social Studies CTL, 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 invited to attend the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. The experience has improved her instruction so that students better understand how their... Read More →


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

1:15pm

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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Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay
avatar for Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


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

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jerrad Barczyszyn

Jerrad Barczyszyn

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

Ian Davey

Instructional Technology Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is an Instructional Tech Specialist in the Ogden School District. He has experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own classrooms. Google tools were a huge part of his classroom from Docs and Drive all the way to Classroom and Sites. Ian now works with the teachers and leaders in Ogden to help them better use Google Apps. Ian is also a Google Certified Educator.
avatar for Adam McMickell

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 Educator.


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

1:15pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

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

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

1:15pm

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.

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

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


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

1:15pm

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
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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, Heleyna has worked in the education space as both a former Teach For America educator (Special Education Teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and Los... Read More →


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

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Andrews

LeAnn Andrews

4th Grade Teacher, Nebo School District


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

1:15pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, Facilitator, Mentor, Code.org
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 opportunities for all students to be successful. | | She works with teachers nationwide on the CS10K.org site and with Code.org to promote the importance of... Read More →


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

1:15pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space and will be a first come first serve basis on availability during each session.

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  • Please add Certiport Testing to your schedule via Sched

  • Appear at the lab on time with your UCET 2015 badge




If you have questions, please email Lori Troy at lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:


You must attend the UCET conference to take advantage of this free testing. Times posted for session 1 through 8 in the UCET Conference Schedule are available on both Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.

Best Regards,

Tracy Silcott
Executive Secretary
Career and Technical Education
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
P: 801.538.7942

Speakers
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Tracy Silcott

Executive Secretary, USBE


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 1302 Wing CTE 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 to both pre-service elementary and secondary teachers as well as graduate courses in educational technology. She has given workshop trainings on technology... 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 full

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 the director of technology integration for the college of education and human services Utah State University. He is an adjunct instructor for the department of instructional technology learning sciences. He teaches beginning and advanced Photoshop in graphic design at Utah State University. He is an artist, photographer, and educational technologist. He has been in education for over 35 years. You can view his online gallery at... Read More →


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

1:35pm

LMS in the Classroom
Here are a few ideas for using a Learning Management System in the classroom. I will be using Schoology, but this can be used with Edmodo, Canvas, or other LMS system. We will also talk about using Google Drive as a Management System. We will discuss assignments, testing, differentiating activities and setting up a system for your classroom.

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 first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:35pm - 1:55pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:55pm

Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →

Board
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

2:15pm

Friday Snack Break
Conference Activities - Come grab a bite and gab a bit with friends while visiting the vendor hall. The snack break will be located near the Vendor Hall Friday, April 3 from 2:15 to 2:45.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Main Gym Hallway 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

2:30pm

Conference Credit

Procedure for Obtaining, University Credit, USOE Credit, or Licensure Points

NOTE: There will be online only options for all of these choices.

Please choose only one of the following:

University Credit (SUU EDUC 5455-303) One (1) Credit Hour
One hour of university credit will be available from SUU – Southern Utah University for $21 (a check payable to SUU is required).  To receive SUU credit (EDUC 5455-303) you must do the following:

  • Day 1 and 2
    • Register for USOE Credit by completing the UCET 2014 Course Registration in OnTrack
    • Attend the keynote(s).
    • Attend all eight sessions. A one hour visit to the vendor hall counts as one session. Vendor visits may only be used one time.
    • Fill out the SUU/USOE Learning Artifact – UCET Conference form for each session
  • April 17, 2015
  • April 24, 2015
    • Complete the SUU Credit forms found online or at the registration booth.
    • Complete a personal check or money order payable to SUU for $21
    • Paperclip or staple the SUU Credit Form and payment together.
    • Mail the form and payment to: Rick Gaisford, Utah State Office of Education, 250 East 500 South, P.O. Box 144200, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

You will not receive notice that you have received SUU credit.  You are responsible for requesting a copy of your SUU transcript with the credit recorded.  You may contact the SUU registrar at 435-586-7715 to request a copy of your transcript.  Please be aware that credit will not be posted until after the end of next semester. 

USOE Inservice Credit One (1) Credit Hour
One hour of lane change credit is available from USOE.  To receive a USOE credit you must do the following:

  • Day 1 and 2
    • Register for USOE Credit by completing the UCET 2014 Course Registration in OnTrack
    • Attend the keynote(s).
    • Attend all eight sessions. A one hour visit to the vendor hall counts as one session. Vendor visits may only be used one time.
    • Fill out the SUU/USOE Learning Artifact – UCET Conference form for each session
  • April 17, 2015

 
You will not receive notice that you have received a USOE credit.  Credit will be available through the OnTrack system in your Cactus report. 

Licensure Points
For those NOT interested in SUU or USOE credit, you may receive licensure points at the end of the conference for the hours attended.  The “Licensure Points” Certificate will be emailed to you by request. The deadline is April 17, 2015, via http://goo.gl/dX3QNi You may receive up to 14 points maximum (7 points each day) for attending the UCET Conference.

SUU/USOE Learning Artifact – UCET Conference – http://goo.gl/SSGnr6
SUU/USOE Google Form Submission – http://goo.gl/dX3QNi 
SUU Forms – http://goo.gl/ivNZ74



Speakers
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


Friday April 3, 2015 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Online 11917 South 600 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Close Reading With Note App
Will introduce the app Note (MetaMoJi Note) and how it can be used to save on paper while doing some close reading. This is a very easy way to get the same assignment out to everyone. Everyone has the same tools to make annotations on reading passages or assignments.

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Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

It's Okay To Scratch, Jr.
Have you been intimidated to try the original Scratch software? Is it too challenging even for you? Try Scratch Jr.! In this session, you will learn the in's and out's of the Scratch Jr. App designed for beginner coding students.

Learning these basic steps of coding will allow your students to excel at programming. scratchjr.org

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

4th Grade Teacher, Freedom Elementary, Alpine School District
STEM enthusiast who loves project based learning and flipping my classroom. I'm on the UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) board and love being a connected educator. Guest moderator for #utedchat and #4thchat. I also love the Jazz, RSL, and BYU sports.