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Friday, November 6
 

12:30pm

Doors Open & Registration
Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Auditorium

12:30pm

Vendor Hall - Open for Early Visits
Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Vendor Hall

1:30pm

Hints on how to get the most out of our online schedule - Vendor Hall
Derek will be offering hints on how to get the most out of Sched SUECON's on-line schedule. If he has time, he might also show how to find and use the glossary for quick reference.  

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

2:00pm

Opening Assembly - Housekeeping - Annoucements
Get in your seats EARLY for our short kickoff assembly. Here you will learn the guidelines for how to make the best of your two days at the conference. The most rewarding announcements will be about how to qualify for individual prizes, school prizes, and a vendor drawing. First rule to remember: don't be late for this assembly, since it will be over before you know it.

Speakers
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Summer Cornelius

Summer Cornelius has been the Media Specialist for Hurricane High School for the past 12 years.


Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Auditorium

2:30pm

Opening Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg

Inquiry Schools, Inquiry Schools
A farm kid from Wisconsin, Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies. Laufenberg most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA). For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

3:40pm

TextHelp - Vendor Hall

In this session, attendees will learn how Read&Write for Google Chrome gives students and educators a wide variety of literacy supports with tools like text to speech technology, speech-to-text, voice notes in Google Docs, visual/talking dictionaries, PDF annotations, highlighting tools and more!  

This powerful GAFE extension with over 2.6 million users worldwide is built into the address bar within Chrome and can be used while viewing webpages or within Google Docs.

 

Texthelp, the makers of Read&Write for Google Chrome, is an official Google for Education Partner, and every day we work with K-12 educators that have adopted Google Apps for Education in their school districts to optimize literacy results using GAFE in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Will Lewis

Will Lewis

Alberta Territory Director, Texthelp
Will Lewis is the Alberta Territory Director for Texthelp, assisting districts in implementing Read&Write, EquatIO, Fluency Tutor and WriQ.  Will is passionate about helping teachers, students, and administrators overcome digital challenges and barriers to success in order to meet... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:05pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

3:40pm

15 Fixes for Broken Grades
Are your grades broken? Is grading a painful process mixed with guilt and frustration? Do they provide accurate, consistent, and meaningful information to your students? Come explore fixes, tools, and practices that make grading a powerful tool, not a necessary evil. Special door prize for teams that attend together.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell

Digital Learning Coordinator, Washington County School District
I currently work for WCSD as the Digital Learning Coordinator. I began this journey in 2004. It has been amazing! The best part of my job is the opportunity to work with the amazing teachers in our district. They give so much to our students. Helping them connect technology, pedagogy... Read More →
avatar for Robert Proffit

Robert Proffit

Professional Learning/World Language Coordinator, WCSD
As a Learning Coach, I work with teachers and teams all across the district and state. I am passionate about all things learning and teaching, and serve on the WCSD Professional Learning Team as Professional Learning / World Language Coordinator.



Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 214 - LAB Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Academic Language in Every Classroom
Improving academic language is an important college and career readiness skill that helps students move ahead in the academic and real world.

Speakers
avatar for Janna Neville

Janna Neville

Teacher/Coordinator WCSD, Desert Hills High School
Janna Neville has taught English 12 for 10 years at Desert Hills High School and in addition is the Secondary ELA Coordinator and New Teacher Mentor Coordinator for the Washington County School District. She also has a farm with 20 miniature Jersey cows, 40 chickens of different breeds... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 219

3:40pm

Hour of Code
Come experience the Hour of Code for yourself. Bring a device that can access the internet and see how easily you can learn the basics of coding and bring those skills to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Elected Board Member, UCET
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 218

3:40pm

Schoology Tips and Tricks
Come learn the basics of Schoology, an online Learning Management System (LMS). I will show you how I set my classes up, some of the cool functions of Schoology, and give you some of my favorite tips and tricks that I use in my classes.

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 216 - LAB Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

'What's Your Story'...Branding Your School
Using Social Media and other Digital Tools to "Brand" your school and tell your story...get your "brag on"

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Howell

Jonathan Howell

Principal, Fossil Ridge Intermediate
MY NAME IS JONATHAN HOWELL, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CACHE VALLEY, UTAH. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE TERRI FOR 25YEARS AND TOGETHER WE HAVE THREE WONDERFUL BOYS TYLER, JACKSON, AND TANNER. I EARNED MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY AND LATER MY MASTER'S... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 123 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Finding Balance in a Technology Saturated World
This interactive course will focus on helping students and teachers find balance in an increasingly technological world. Participants will utilize teaching strategies designed to promote reflection and critical thinking skills about the effective use of technology in the classroom and in our everyday lives. We will review the findings and recommendations from William Powers (Hamlet's Blackberry) and Sherry Turkle (Alone Together) to help participants build a good life in the digital age.

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 125 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Nearpod for Admins
Are you tired of your teachers falling asleep during your faculty meetings? Nearpod is your solution! Using Nearpod, you can create interactive presentations that will keep your teachers engaged and focused during your meeting. Nearpod puts your presentation in the hands of the teachers while you, as the presenter, can still control the slides. Upload PowerPoint slides, websites, or assessment/discussions to the presentation to keep teachers participating in the meeting. Come to Nearpod for Admins to learn how Nearpod can benefit you!

Speakers
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Ed Tech Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is currently an Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. This is her 11th year in Education. She taught 5th grade for 4 years, and this is her 7th year in Educational Technology. She served on the UCET Board from 2015-2017, and is currently in her 1st... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 120 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Q&A About Your School Improvement Plan
This session will be dedicated to flexible time for teachers to ask questions about their school improvement plans.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sonju

Bob Sonju

Executive Director of Learning and Development, Washington School District
I am an educator with 25 years of experience in schools as a special education teacher and school administrator. I have a semi-healthy love/hate relationship with the Chicago Cubs. I look forward to being on any beach at anytime and could live comfortably on fish tacos and a good... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 122 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Q&A with Keynote Diana Laufenberg
Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room Lecture Hall B Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Smartboard Basics
This course will cover the basics of using a SMARTboard in the classroom. That includes writing on it, interacting with websites, and Notebook software basics and how to find lessons other teachers have made.

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 November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 121 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Using Voice and Movement In The Core
This workshop will provide creative ways to add voice and movement into core classes. Teachers will be able to see examples and learn ways to teach their common core content with a creative twist. Teachers in non-core classes might also benefit from some of the activities taught.

Speakers
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Emily Stam

Emily Stam has been teaching theater to all ages for 18 years, 11 of those in Washington County School District. She also has experience teaching Language Arts, Journalism and Creative Writing.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 124 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Musical Math
This hands-on session will explore arrays, multiples, fractions, and ratios using the musical elements of beat, rhythm and form. Music literacy is not required (but participants will learn some basics).

Speakers
avatar for Jeri Crosby

Jeri Crosby

Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education, Dixie State University
Jeri is passionate about engaging students in learning through the arts. She has worked as a music teacher (K through college), 6-8 language arts and math teacher, a curriculum and assessment director, and a district music curriculum specialist and mentor. She has presented workshops... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 301 - Band Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

5 Minute Vocabulary Games and Strategies
Come learn these quick and easy vocabualry strategies and games for busy teachers. The preparation for these games (if any) are quick and easy and only take five minutes to review with your class .

Speakers
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Annie Carpenter

I am currently in my sixth year of teaching. I spent my first three years teaching third grade at Bloomington Elementary and am currently teaching sixth grade Language Arts/Social Studies at Sunrise Ridge.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 201 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Commence the Flip!
Flipped Instruction is more than just students watching videos, it’s a way to make the most of your time with your students by providing some of your direct instruction to students outside of class time. This allows for more time in class for projects, individualized instruction, and allowing students to do their “homework” where they can ask the expert their questions instead of their parents or the Internet. When instructional video is used in the classroom students retain more information, visually understand concepts more readily and are more passionate about what they are learning. This session will cover what Flipping is, what it isn’t, best practices and introduce you to some tools that can help you to commence your flip. More information can be found at http

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 206 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Genius hour and finding time
We will discuss and demonstrate how to fit Genius Hour into your weekly schedule, the preparation required and the motivation to start. Learn from my mistakes and my successes to make your own Genius Hour worthwhile.

Speakers
avatar for Gabbi Young

Gabbi Young

WCSD DTL Learning Coach, WCSD
I am in my sixth year and currently a Digital Teaching and Learning Coach for WCSD.I love a challenge and find joy in teaching.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 207 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

How to be a Video Ninja
Video is a powerful resource in the classroom. Especially in the hands of a skilled teacher. It can engage students in the conversation, and give them a different prospective on a topic that can only be topped by being there first hand. I would like to share some tricks about collecting video, viewing them in the classroom, and storage and distribution. There are video resources all around us, from Youtube to DVDs. I’ll show you how to download a video from Youtube, convert different formats of video to fit your needs, and pull that perfect segment from your favorite DVD. I call these skills "Ninja" skills. It is a secret practice shared by a few teachers, and handed down for the betterment of classrooms. I will share as many as time permits, so you too can be a Video Ninja!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

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... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 202 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Paper(less) Classroom
Utilizing technology to enhance student ability to achieve by reducing the consumption of paper during and after school.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Eves

Steve Eves

5th Grade Educator, Washington County School District
Steve Eves graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Elementary Education. He also completed 2 Master’s Degrees from Grand Canyon University. Steve has been teaching for 9 years and currently teaches 5th grade at Crimson View Elementary school. Steve has been married... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 204 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

What is a Makey-Makey?
Learn how to use a Makey-Makey Arduino, then, alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future. Makey-Makey turns everyday objects into computer keys.

Speakers
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Sandie Erickson

Has been a WCSD teacher for 11 years. Endorsements in Math, ESL, and Tech, MEd. in ESL, is currently working on a S.T.E.M. endorsement at Dixie State University.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 203 - Chromebooks Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Easy 20 Minute Daily ESL Lessons
In this class teachers will learn how to create easy daily lessons that include the gramatical form and function students need.

Speakers
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Monica Darnall

I am currently coaching ESL instruction at two schools in Washington SD. This is my 18th year of teaching that includes


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 111 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Educational Technology Endorsement for $23 a credit hour
Southern Utah University is collaborating with UEN and USOE to provide the Educational Technology for teachers online or in face to face settings in your district for $23 a credit hour. Come learn how!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Pellegrini

Tony Pellegrini

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Education, Southern Utah University
If they want to use their Ed Tech Endorsement as the electives in our Master's of Education program.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 109 - LAB Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

How Poverty Affects the Brain
Over 40% of children in Southern Utah are growing up in poverty. ​Educators often see the devastating results of their environment exhibited in the classroom. Come learn ways to improve behavior and learning by understanding the effects of poverty on the brain.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 105 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Microsoft’s Sway: New Tool for Great Presentations and Reports
Come learn how to use Microsoft’s newest free tool for creating beautiful presentations, interactive reports, personal stories, and more. It’s called Sway, and it makes content creation easy, fast, cross-platform, shareable, and remixable. When combined with UEN resources and tools, Sway can be an amazing teaching and learning tool.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob 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... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 110 - LAB Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Remind for Educators
Remind is an instant, safe, efficient, free communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students, parents, or faculty members. Quick, simple messages can be sent to any device. Learn how to set up an account and create a class that you can communicate with instantly!

Speakers
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

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


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 103 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Social Media in the Classroom-No Seriously!
Learn how to safely use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites to your advantage in the classroom. With just one device teachers can use these websites to increase parent communication, diversify assignments, and keep students excited about the day!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Fricker

Ashley Fricker

Teacher, Canyon School District
I have used ePortfolios in my 5th grade classroom for four years and have also created my own ePortfolios for my ed tech endorsement. Through grants and miscellaneous funding I have a device for every student that we use for class money, checking homework, recording fluency, Twitter... Read More →
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 November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 101 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Teaching Argumentative Writing and Still Having Fun
This presentation focuses on strategies for teaching Argumentative Writing that are not only fun for teachers and students alike, but actually work! See your SAGE scores soar this year as you implement these strategies in your classroom and trick even your most reluctant writers into becoming argumentative essay masters.

Speakers
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Jessica Larsen

Jessica Larsen currently teaches 7th grade Language Arts and Reading Intervention at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate. It is her first year in Washington County School District. Before her time here, she spent nine years teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Dance at South Jordan... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 106 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Tech-Rich Literacy Instruction
Using the background of Close Reading, iPads can make our lessons more engaging for students. In this class, you will experience how a tech-rich literacy lesson feels. We’ll also discuss ideas for apps and the functions they can serve in your lessons, and look at some technology infused lessons for science and social studies. For the lesson simulation, we'll use a program for writing on a PDF, voice to text, QR reader, applications accessible through an internet browser, and email.

Speakers
avatar for Canda Mortensen

Canda Mortensen

Asst. Principal, Snow Springs
Loves family time, enjoys cooking (especially desserts and all things chocolate), and sewing beautiful dresses. In her day job, she teaches teachers and students about reading, writing and using technology to improve both.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 102 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

The Latest and Greatest in Young Adult Literature
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Tasha Barnes

Garfield County School District
Tasha has a bachelor’s degree with a level II math endorsement. She has been teaching upper elementary grades for six years. She is passionate about fostering a love of reading in her students.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 108 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

The State of Educational Technology in Utah
This session will share the work of the Digital Teaching and Learning Task Force created in SB 222 during the 2015 Utah Legislative Session. Participants will learn about the new plan to be presented during the 2016 session of the Utah Legislature and will be asked for feedback and suggestions.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable. He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders. He truly loves teaching an learning. And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 104 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Vocabulary Theater
Vocabulary Theater is an engaging student centered way to help reinforce vocabulary skills. This teaching strategy requires little to no prep,and can take as little as ten minutes. The students love it!

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Room 107 Desert Hills High School

3:40pm

Seesaw - Learning Journal
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Kristie Rindlisbacher

Teacher, Crimson View Elementary


Friday November 6, 2015 3:40pm - 4:45pm
Room 217

4:15pm

Canvas - Vendor Hall
Friday November 6, 2015 4:15pm - 4:40pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

4:50pm

Kyte Learning - Vendor Hall
Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:15pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

4:50pm

Edivate Administrators--The Edivate PD Time Saving Machine
“Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a PD time saving machine... out of Edivate?” “The way I see it, if you're going to build a PD time saving machine at your school, why not do it with some style?” This hands-on session will walk administrators through the Edivate Admin tools and help them build Focus Objective Folders and Courses aligned to school goals and individual teacher needs. It will also show how to award Edivate video viewing credit to teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Hinckley

Jake Hinckley

Consultant, School Improvement Network
I am currently a consultant with the School Improvement Network (www.edivate.com) assigned to work with Utah School Districts that were awarded the STEM Grant through the Utah STEM Action Center. I work with School Districts across the country aligning Edivate tools to their strategic... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 214 - LAB Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

EYE Essentials
This class is designed for all EYE teachers in order to help them process and make sense of the work they have done so far this year.

Speakers
avatar for Janna Neville

Janna Neville

Teacher/Coordinator WCSD, Desert Hills High School
Janna Neville has taught English 12 for 10 years at Desert Hills High School and in addition is the Secondary ELA Coordinator and New Teacher Mentor Coordinator for the Washington County School District. She also has a farm with 20 miniature Jersey cows, 40 chickens of different breeds... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 219

4:50pm

Makerspace
Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 217

4:50pm

Tech Tools To Challenge Gender Stereotypes
Boys and girls learn differently, but what they learn is the same. With so many tech tools to choose from can the classroom teacher use technology to inspire all students without perpetuating gender stereotypes? In this presentation we will provide an overview of brain research surrounding the myths and stereotypes of how boys and girls learn, and then share a variety of tech tools that address the needs of all students to inspire learning and creativity without perpetuating the same gender stereotypes. Audience members will participate throughout the activity using social media and instructional technology tools.

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... Read More →
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... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 216 - LAB Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

4th Grade Elementary Science
4th Grade Elementary Teachers can learn about 3-Dimensional Science, Science Notebooks, learn a lesson that meets their Curriculum for Science and find out about FOSS Science Kit Resources for them!

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Cheesman

Kelli Cheesman

Kelli has taught Science for 12 years in the district. She currently teaches 4 classes of Science on A-days at SCMS and is a teacher on special assignment over Secondary Science on B-days.
avatar for Shauna Williams

Shauna Williams

I taught kindergarten and third grade before becoming a staff developer. I now have the unique opportunity of working for the teachers and students of Washington County as the high ability coordinator. Creating unique learning opportunities that meet the varied needs of high ability... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 120 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using
Whether you are a techie teacher or a techno-novice, there are a number of online tools available to help you increase your productivity and perfect your computer skills. 
This session will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing. Each of the five areas includes multiple options to help allow for both flexibility of choice and availability of assortment. 
The different areas contain multiple tools, including; online flash drives, applications to help you remember your different passwords, the ability to save your Internet bookmarks to multiple web browsers and computers, sharing your bookmarks with others, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, Twitter, and URL shorteners. 
Each of the areas contains both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to use the products regardless of funding and finances. 

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 125 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Changing the Education Narrative in Our Communities
This session is designed to provide ideas and guidelines for administrators, school leaders and teacher leaders on how to engage the community, media, and other stakeholders in a way that promotes successful outcomes for students. Great things are happening in our schools -- we will explore ways to tell those stories and promote community support.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Pyfer

Tami Pyfer

Education Adviser to Utah's Governor Herbert, Office of the Governor
Tami Pyfer is the Education Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, advising the Governor on education policy and other public and higher education issues. She also assists the Governor as he leads his Education Excellence Commission. Previous to her appointment as Education Advisor... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room Lecture Hall B Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Creating Custom Reports in Google Spreadsheets
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. How to use Google Forms to create a database, collect data, and then report it out using the =Query function.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer, carl.lyman@outlook.com
@CarlLyman


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 122 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Digital Tools for Teachers & Administrators
See and Test the latest and most effective digital tools to support student learning in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Howell

Jonathan Howell

Principal, Fossil Ridge Intermediate
MY NAME IS JONATHAN HOWELL, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CACHE VALLEY, UTAH. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE TERRI FOR 25YEARS AND TOGETHER WE HAVE THREE WONDERFUL BOYS TYLER, JACKSON, AND TANNER. I EARNED MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY AND LATER MY MASTER'S... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 123 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Show Me The Money!
Educational opportunities for teachers are everywhere; grants, travel, awards, and competitions to name a few. What is out there, how do you apply, and what does a successful application look like?

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pace

Amy Pace

Mountain Heights Academy
Amy Pace teaches at Mountain Heights Academy in the Science Department. She has been teaching science for the past 16 years in traditional and online settings. She also serves as the Region IV Rep. on the Utah Science Teachers Association Board, and teaches Zoology through the UEN... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 124 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Smartboard Advanced
This course will go beyond the basics to talk about modifying lessons other teachers have creating and getting into creating your own lessons from scratch. We will cover tips to make creating lessons and activities easy and fast.

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 November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 121 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Stimulate Literature with Music - K-3
Attendees will compare and contrast a literature piece using a variety of themes, movement, and rhythm instruments that can easily be adapted into the regular classroom. Come prepared to play, move and experience a well-loved story in a musical way.

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Jolene Sherman

Music Teacher, Washington School District
When I first started teaching in the WCSD, my assignment was to teach music at two elementary schools. I have come full circle and now again am teaching music at two elementary schools. That circle, however, has taken me to many experiences: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, Technology... Read More →
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Audrey Wood

Audrey is currently a BTSALP General Music Educator at Bloomington Hills Elementary. This is her second year in the Washington Country School district. She is Level 1 Orff certified and a recent K-12 Instrumental Music graduate from UNLV.


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 301 - Band Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Brain Breaks
Activity improves academic performance! This session will explore Brainbreaks and other creative ways to bring activity into the classroom that will improve behavior, attendance, and academic performance. This session is primarily for secondary teachers.

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avatar for Haley Clay

Haley Clay

P.E. and Health Teacher, Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School
I have been teaching since 2011. I currently teach health and P.E. to 6th and 7th grade students at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School. I graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a minor in English education. Later, I earned my... Read More →
avatar for Doug Jenson

Doug Jenson

Fitness Instructor, Washington County School District
15 years as an educator and still loving it! I am passionate about keeping kids healthy and happy at school. I believe that greater academic success in a school will naturally ensue through incorporating a school-wide approach to physical education. This session is targeted toward... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 202 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Coding with Spheros!
Spheros are fun, new gadgets that engage students in engineering and coding challenges. Learn the basics of using Spheros in your classroom or tech club.

Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 212 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Essential Questions
What makes a question essential? Why do they matter? How can I use them to design and deliver powerful, engaging, instruction? Bring your core standards. Hands-on time to work with your content. Special door prize for teams that attend together.

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avatar for Robert Proffit

Robert Proffit

Professional Learning/World Language Coordinator, WCSD
As a Learning Coach, I work with teachers and teams all across the district and state. I am passionate about all things learning and teaching, and serve on the WCSD Professional Learning Team as Professional Learning / World Language Coordinator.



Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 204 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Teacher Website Design 101
You will learn the basics of how to create an easy-to-navigate class website to keep in touch with your students and parents. Learn how to upload photos, documents, and videos to your website, connect with parents using apps, and other "tricks" to make your website something special!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson

4th Grade Teacher, Iron County School District
I teach 4th grade at Enoch Elementary. I have taught for 3 years but was an ESL aide for 3 years prior to that. This year, I was selected as one of the 200 teachers to be on the LearnZillion Dream Team. Over 3,000 people applied! The Dream Team is the group of teachers who receive... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 203 - Chromebooks Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Teaching STEM? Great NASA Resources

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avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

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


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 206 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Using UtahFutures.org in your classroom
Come meet the new UEN trainer for UtahFutures and learn how she has successfully used the current UtahFutures system with over 400 students each year over the past three years. See her plan for three days of UtahFutures work that make a difference in student lives by giving them hope for the future. Learn her tips for using technology to maximize the student experience and improve outcomes for school counselors, parents and students.

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Jami Gardner

Jami Gardner specializes in business, financial literacy, computer technology and accounting. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a B.S. in Marketing. Jami began her career as a marketing director for Cyprus Credit Union. During the last three years she was a CTE teacher... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 201 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Video in Your Classroom
Video has become an integral part of our lives in everything from social media to flipped classrooms. More and more teachers are using video to teach classes, share lectures, collaborate with colleagues, “visit” far-away destinations, and communicate ideas with students. In this high-tech presentation, the UEN IVC group will share the latest technologies available for incorporating video into every classroom through Instructional Video Conferencing (IVC), lecture capture, and new video-based collaboration technologies Acano Conferencing and WebEx. Some great new tools and a few cool gadgets will be shared that can open a new and innovative chapter in education.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Education Specialist, Utah Education & Telehealth Network
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for over 28 years, the last 22 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.


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 207 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Augmented Reality? What's that? Sound 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 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 November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 101 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Brain Breaks for Limitless Learning and Better Behavior
Do your kids get antsy, cranky, funky, and fussy after sitting too long? Are you wondering how to light up the synapses in their brains and jump start learning in you classroom? Come find out a little bit about the science behind brain breaks, and discover some great resources for getting kids up, moving, and learning!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Barton

Amy Barton

SUECON Committee/WCSD
First grade teacher.... SUECON organizing committee member... education activist... nerdy geek or geeky nerd, whichever!


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 105 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

BYOD: If you have a band program, you are already doing it!
Come join an open discussion with David Faires, a middle school teacher who has completely reformed his instruction by treating his iPads/smart phones the same way he does students personal musical instruments. David argues that "We have been doing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for years in Band and Orchestra so we already know how to do this!" Come join the conversation as we explore his ideas of how schools can use the policies they already have in place for band/music programs to move toward a 1-to-1 environment.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
This will be an OPEN DISCUSSION format, showcasing 5-6 examples of the recent/rapid progress in AI, with ideas/thoughts about how they might effect your classroom/school. I have a basic (Slide Deck) that we will be using to spark the discussion topics, which is taken from Brett King's... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 107 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Discussion as a Learning Strategy
This session will give a few simple ideas on how to use discussion, online and in class, 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... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 102 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Excel 4 The Classroom
In this introductory session to Excel/Google Sheets, participants will explore Excel activities that go beyond the basic for classroom use. In this session participants will learn how to work within and navigate your way around spreadsheets, enter/format/sort data within cells, import data into Excel, use formulas and functions, and develop charts and graphs.

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avatar for Michael Eves

Michael Eves

Math Teacher, Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School
Mike Eves graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Math. He is in his 5th year of teaching in Washington County School District. Mike currently teaches Math at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate. He has been married for about 4 years... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 110 - LAB Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Google Classroom
Learn how to connect your students to another powerful tool in the Google education suite. Find out how to give assignments, post announcements, and facilitate discussions or simply make an online resource for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Hansen

Cameron Hansen

Teacher, Washington School District
I have been a language arts teacher in Washington County School District for the past 18 years and an adjunct at Dixie State University for the past five. I have always enjoyed incorporating technology into my classroom as often as possible, and it's great when the tech makes the... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 109 - LAB Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Grant Writing Basics
This class will provide helps for teachers in writing for and finding grants to provide funding to increase technology or supplies in classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jeri Bankhead

Jeri Bankhead

Nearpod Pionear, Nearpod
Jeri Bankhead is currently retired and is a Nearpod Pionear, sharing with teachers the wonderful resource "Nearpod". Jeri was an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. She has 19 years of classroom experience as an Elementary teacher, and... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 104 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Plickers – They’re Better Than Clickers!
Plickers (Paper Clickers) are a great way to engage your students with very little effort. There are no "clickers" required for your students. This session will show you how to create quizzes that you can use with students in any subject area and/or grade level. We will provide each participant with your own set of Plickers so that you are ready to implement them when you return back to class!

Speakers
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She served as a Board Member of UCET for 5 years. In a world... Read More →
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 November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 106 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Set Students' Sights on Quality Websites!
Jeannie shares some engaging ideas to help students think "beyond the Google" and learn how to select quality websites for their academic and personal use.

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avatar for Jeannie Fernandez

Jeannie Fernandez

Librarian, Fossil Ridge Intermediate
Jeannie has worked as a librarian at Fossil Ridge Intermediate since the school opened ten years ago. Before that she had library experience at the Nido de Aguilas International School in Santiago, Chile. She enjoys teaching researching skills and the love of reading.


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 111 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Strategies and Methods for Teaching and Learning in the Modern Era
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avatar for Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg

Inquiry Schools, Inquiry Schools
A farm kid from Wisconsin, Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies. Laufenberg most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA). For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room Lecture Hall A Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Student Authoring for the World
Readers write and writers read. In this workshop participants will learn how to create online digital libraries of student work in their schools. This gives students a worldwide audience. We will explore using iBooks Author (Macintosh) and Book Creator (iOS, Android, Windows) to allow students to create digital multimedia books.

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avatar for Kelly Dumont

Kelly Dumont

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Kelly Dumont is an Education Technology Specialist for Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. He has worked in that capacity for the last 10 years. Previously he he worked as a Curriculum Technology Specialist and taught 5th and 6th grade in Jordan School District. His job is to help... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 103 Desert Hills High School

4:50pm

Ten Minute Play Festivals
A presentation and discussion involving how to create your own Ten Minute Play Festival in the classroom, going through the entire process of creation including

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Jeff Robinson

I am in my fourth year teaching and have been at Desert Hills Middle School for the duration of that time. I teach theater, creative writing, speech & debate and film. I received my degree from Southern Utah University and have been been involved in theater for the last fifteen years... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Room 108 Desert Hills High School

5:25pm

Western Governor's University - Vendor Hall
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Friday November 6, 2015 5:25pm - 5:50pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall
 
Saturday, November 7
 

7:30am

Doors Open for Check In
Saturday November 7, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Housekeeping and Announcements
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Summer Cornelius

Summer Cornelius has been the Media Specialist for Hurricane High School for the past 12 years.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 8:40am
Auditorium

8:40am

Changing the Narrative on Public Education - Saturday Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Tami Pyfer

Tami Pyfer

Education Adviser to Utah's Governor Herbert, Office of the Governor
Tami Pyfer is the Education Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, advising the Governor on education policy and other public and higher education issues. She also assists the Governor as he leads his Education Excellence Commission. Previous to her appointment as Education Advisor... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:40am - 9:40am
Auditorium

9:50am

Utah Compose - Vendor Hall
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Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:15am
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

9:50am

Edivate Educators--The Power of 10 Minute PD:
“Don't be so gullible, McFly.” Big changes in student achievement are made with small on-going changes to teacher practice and development. This session will help educators utilize the on-demand Edivate professional development platform to make the necessary changes to practice that drive student achievement. This hands-on session with help teachers navigate the Edivate video library as well as create and join on-line collaborative groups and communities with educators from across the country.

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avatar for Jake Hinckley

Jake Hinckley

Consultant, School Improvement Network
I am currently a consultant with the School Improvement Network (www.edivate.com) assigned to work with Utah School Districts that were awarded the STEM Grant through the Utah STEM Action Center. I work with School Districts across the country aligning Edivate tools to their strategic... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 214 - LAB Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Adminstrative Q&A with Tami Pyfer
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avatar for Tami Pyfer

Tami Pyfer

Education Adviser to Utah's Governor Herbert, Office of the Governor
Tami Pyfer is the Education Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, advising the Governor on education policy and other public and higher education issues. She also assists the Governor as he leads his Education Excellence Commission. Previous to her appointment as Education Advisor... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room Lecture Hall B Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Just Google it...Plus other technology hints and helps.
Save time and stay connected with Google Apps for Education. It's completely free, easy for collaboration, grading, organizing the classroom, and more. Plus, other helpful technology hints and helps for the 21st Century teacher.

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avatar for Penny Seely

Penny Seely

3rd Grade Teacher, Fiddlers Canyon Elementary
I love learning new things, especially about technology in the classroom. I feel if we have this tool to help us enhance our limited time, why not implement it.


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 123 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Smartboards and Student Devices
This course will show ways to integrate your SMARTboard with student devices such as iPads or Chromebooks. Learn strategies for using those student devices in whole class settings for collaboration and engagement and utilize all your technology together for greater results.

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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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 121 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Teaching Learning Mastery with Canvas Outcomes
The Canvas Learning Mastery Gradebook feature is easy to use! In this session you’ll learn how to make learning outcomes, rubrics, assignments and quiz question banks that will automatically populate your Canvas grade book.

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... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 122 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Time Travel Now
Overwhelmed? ….Take time to find time. Come review and learn principles of staying organized, consolidating the workspace, processing email and reserving time for the most important activities. Brainstorm answers to the questions such as

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avatar for Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 125 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Transformative Digital Feedback for Student Writing
Learn a set of digital feedback processes and pedagogical tools that will help students learn from and incorporate your feedback when composing in Google Docs.

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avatar for Allison Winston

Allison Winston

Director of Professional Learning, Hapara
Allison Winston is an educator for the Hapara team. She has over a decade of teaching and thought leadership experience at the secondary, college, and university levels. Allison was also an early GAFE adopter and has trained thousands of students and teachers to be successful using... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 124 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

UEN Presents: Genius Hour
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) for grades K-12 and the tools to do so provided by the Utah Education Network.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 120 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Sing and Play me a Story
Spice up your reading lessons with a little music! We will present several stories that can be easily enriched with a little music.

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Curtis Payne

Curtis has been teaching in the Washington County School District for 28 years. He is currently teaching k-5 music at Sunset and Bloomington Elementary schools and is the District Elementary Music Chair. In 2004 Curtis received the KUED/PTA Utah Golden Apple Award, and in 2009 was... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 301 - Band Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Bringing the Fun to Formative Assessments
The last thing many people think of when they hear the word “assessment” is fun, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Come learn how to more effectively assess your students in ways that help the assessment to still be fun and not just another boring test! We will discuss great tools like clickers (SRS devices), Plickers, Kahoot!, and maybe even a QR code or two!

Come learn how you can help your next Formative Assessment be more fun and engaging for your students!

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avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 201 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Painless 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! More information can be found at http

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avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 202 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Serving Up Awesome Etiquette and Tools to Celebrate Student Growth
This class emphasizes the importance of creating a student-friendly eating experience within the school day. Participants will learn about one school's journey in transforming the culture within the cafeteria by making data-driven decisions. This class will also share easy and effective ways to track data of multiple PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) structures that exist in the school. Finally, this class will highlight the many ways they celebrate student achievement, both academically and behaviorally, and how the teachers and staff have bought in.

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Anthony Horrocks

Principal, Washington County School District
Anthony Horrocks is currently serving in his third year as the proud principal at Sunset Elementary in the Washington County School District. Previous to this opportunity, Mr. Horrocks was a fifth grade teacher, Staff Developer, and a Title I Coordinator at Sandstone Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Yost

Brandon Yost

Principal, Diamond Valley Elementary
Brandon Yost is currently in his 2nd year as Principal at Diamond Valley Elementary School. Brandon is honored to work with such great teachers, staff members, students, and parents at Diamond Valley. Diamond Valley is a very special place with a unique culture. They are a Gold STEM... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 206 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

UEN Tools: Research on the Chromebook with Pioneer Library
Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 204 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

What do I do with my Dibels data?
In this session we will briefly discuss the purpose of DIBELS testing. Then we will sort data into quadrants to determine instructional needs and set ambitious attainable goals for those students to reach benchmark. We'll discuss specific interventions to use for instruction. Bring your DIBELS data. This will be a work session.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Cormane

Tracy Cormane

Learning Coach, Horizon Elementary



Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 203 - Chromebooks Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Digital Story Telling for Younger Grades
This class will focus on quick and easy digital storytelling for younger students (1st grade and up). Teachers will learn how to use Adobe Voice (iPad app) and Toontastic (iPad and Android app), to easily have students storyboard and publish their stories.

Speakers
avatar for Jeri Bankhead

Jeri Bankhead

Nearpod Pionear, Nearpod
Jeri Bankhead is currently retired and is a Nearpod Pionear, sharing with teachers the wonderful resource "Nearpod". Jeri was an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. She has 19 years of classroom experience as an Elementary teacher, and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 104 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Equity in Education
This presentation will focus on invigorating the learning of individuals who work with diverse students, and aiding them in recognizing themselves as agents of change. The topic of privilege is often controversial or threatening. Yet when members of the dominant group acknowledge its existence, recognize the advantage of their race, and become conscious of how they can be more equitable in their teaching, they often realize their intrinsic capability of seeing the world differently, and become more effective agents of change. We will also explore how privilege can be manifested in learning situations and how those working with students can empower individuals how have not traditionally been empowered in our educational system.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 103 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Fantastic Formative Assessment Using Digital Games, Drawings, and Contests
Formative assessment is a powerful part of the teaching and learning process. Come learn how you can use the following formative evaluation tools to inject more excitement and fun into your classroom and at the same time gain insight into what your students really know and understand: ClassFlow, Formative, Kahoot!, Socrative, Plickers, Quizizz, and Nearpod.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob 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... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 108 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Intro to 'Augmented Reality' Targets in your classroom
"Virtual Reality" is a common household term for anyone with a teenager or an XBox, but "Augmented Reality" is significantly different. AR "Targets" are easy to create and can dramatically "amp up" student engagement because you can use the bulletin boards, posters or real world objects you already have in your classroom as a target to online resources! Come join the discussion, as we explore the possible uses of this new tech in your classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
This will be an OPEN DISCUSSION format, showcasing 5-6 examples of the recent/rapid progress in AI, with ideas/thoughts about how they might effect your classroom/school. I have a basic (Slide Deck) that we will be using to spark the discussion topics, which is taken from Brett King's... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 105 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Nearpod- a Powerpoint on Steriods
Learn about the app Nearpod and how it can be used in the classroom to engage students in learning.

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Amy Christiansen

Title I Site Coordinator, WCSD- La Verkin Elementary
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Ryan Christiansen

Science/Social Studies/ Health-PE Coordinator, Washington County School District
Ryan Christiansen is currently the Science/Social Studies/ Health-PE Coordinator for Washington County School District. He has a bachelor degree in Biology and a minor in History. He also has Master Degrees in Biology and Educational Leadership. Ryan endorsed in Biology, Middle... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 106 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Social Me, Social School
Come learn about social media and how you can use it in your classroom. We will go over different social media sites and how best you can use them in your school/classroom to communicate with your parents and students.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Barton

Amy Barton

SUECON Committee/WCSD
First grade teacher.... SUECON organizing committee member... education activist... nerdy geek or geeky nerd, whichever!
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Ross Rogers

UCET Board, Canyons School District
Ross Rogers currently works for Canyons School District as an Educational Technology Specialist. He was President of Canyons Education Association for the past 4 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Utah Education Association. He is also the Utah state coordinator for... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 102 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

Tech Tips for establishing a positive school climate
This class will give tips for school leaders on establishing a positive school climate while integrating technology. Using ISTE Standards for Administrators as a framework practical strategies and ideas will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Baker

Adam Baker

Principal, Crimson View Elementary - WCSD
I love working with students and teachers! My priority is to ignite a passion for learning in others. I'm interested in all things education. Currently working hard to create an atmosphere at my school that promotes student learning, is supportive to teachers, and inviting for parents... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 111 Desert Hills High School

9:50am

True Grit or the Marshmallow Effect
True Grit or the Marshmallow Effect Researchers have found that grit, self-regulation, is more important to success than IQ, grades, or even SAT scores. In the 60’s at Stanford University, Walter Mischel did a series of experiments testing the willpower of children. Follow up studies showed that the kids who were able to delay gratification years later had higher SAT scores, better social skills, even lower body mass. In this presentation will examine the research on grit, particularly that done by Angela Duckworth and Carol Dweck. I will be sharing ideas about how grit can be taught, plus tons of books on the subject.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Nelson

Kelly Nelson

Media Specialist, Hunter Jr High
I have been a teacher and media specialist in the Granite School District for 35 years. I am the last of the librarians.


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 107 Desert Hills High School

10:25am

McGraw-Hill Education - Vendor Hall

McGraw-Hill Education: Come see what is new with McGraw-Hill Education.  We will focus on showing the latest and greatest of our digital portfolio.  The focus will be on Secondary Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

 


Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education, McGraw Hill
I have been with McGraw-Hill Education for 13 years as the Utah Secondary Sales Representative. I am excited about all of our progress digitally towards personalized adaptive learning.


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:25am - 10:50am
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

11:00am

Lunch - PLC Collaboration Time
Saturday November 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Auditorium

12:00pm

Hapara - Vendor Hall

Hapara powers connected learning for schools that use Google Apps. Hapara Workspace allows teachers to efficiently create activities with learning pathways based on student needs and interests. Hapara Highlights enables teachers to view and facilitate the browser activity of learners. And Hapara Dashboard serves as the hub of all student work in Google Apps, organized by class.


Regardless of whether students use iPads, Android tablets, desktop computers, laptops or even mobile phones to do their Google Apps work, Hapara tools give teachers the management capability and insight into student efforts they need to deliver a 21st century education. 

Join Hapara's Director of Professional Learning, Allison Winston, for this demonstration.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Winston

Allison Winston

Director of Professional Learning, Hapara
Allison Winston is an educator for the Hapara team. She has over a decade of teaching and thought leadership experience at the secondary, college, and university levels. Allison was also an early GAFE adopter and has trained thousands of students and teachers to be successful using... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

12:00pm

Photoshop Training - Basic

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 214 - LAB Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

eMedia at 88 mph
In this session participants will learn how to use UEN’s eMedia - a digital media repository filled with video and other educational media free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. We will cover how to search for content, preview it, and then download the media for on demand use. UEN’s eMedia includes: videos licensed by the Utah Instructional Media Consortium, local programs from KUED-7, National PBS programs, as well as media from other trusted education partners.

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... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 122 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Classroom is Google’s 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. More information can be found at http

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 123 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Implementing STEM Extensions in your School.
Learn from teachers in the trenches how to increase student engagement in school by implementing STEM extensions. This panel of educators will share how they have implemented over 10 STEM extension courses into the school day; resources for funding; and important tips for successful implementation.

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 125 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Playing Nice with Google and iOS
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 updated apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, including apps for productivity, Google Drive, social media, exploration, multimedia, and photography. Free apps to download before the workshops

Speakers
avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Specialist, Nebo School District
@pamturley55


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 124 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Smartboards for Administrators
This course will show you ways you can use SMARTBoards to make your meetings more effective. This will also model SMARTBoards for your faculty which will help support your faculty using them. Lastly, we will talk about how to help your faculty get more out of their SMARTboards by talking about PD plans. We will also talk about SMART Notebook software updates for SMARTBoards and getting Notebook on other Interactive Whiteboards such as Mimio, eBeam, Promethian, etc.

Speakers
BJ

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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 121 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Teaching Genre: How to encourage reading and critical thinking
For teachers who love books, encourage reading, and want to help spread the reading wings of their students...multiple ways to teach and assess genres with exciting activities!

Speakers
BA

Becky Allred

Teacher, Washington County Schools


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 120 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Drumming It into Their Heads
Mozart said, “The best way to learn is through the powerful force or rhythm.” This hands-on session will model and engage participants in techniques for using rhythm to enhance understanding and retention of core concepts. (Classroom instruments aren’t a requirement. We will explore body percussion and found items, as well as drums.) ​

Speakers
avatar for Jeri Crosby

Jeri Crosby

Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education, Dixie State University
Jeri is passionate about engaging students in learning through the arts. She has worked as a music teacher (K through college), 6-8 language arts and math teacher, a curriculum and assessment director, and a district music curriculum specialist and mentor. She has presented workshops... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 301 - Band Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Forces of Motion
Hands-on, minds on approaches to learning forces of motion

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 204 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Solving the Case of the Mystery Skype Classroom
Get ready to load up the Mystery Machine and put on your Sherlock detective hat because it's time to solve the case of the Mystery Skype Classroom! 

Do you want to find ways to help your students learn more about other states or counties here in Utah? How about connecting with different classrooms across the U.S. or world? How can you do all these things with a shrinking or non-existent field trip budget? Join us to learn how Mystery Skype can help you make learning fun again! 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Elected Board Member, UCET
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 201 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
From 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 GENCOMM

GENCOMM

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

World Language
Hands-on modeling, practice and application of 5 online tools for formative assessment in the world language classroom. Special door prize for teams that attend together.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Proffit

Robert Proffit

Professional Learning/World Language Coordinator, WCSD
As a Learning Coach, I work with teachers and teams all across the district and state. I am passionate about all things learning and teaching, and serve on the WCSD Professional Learning Team as Professional Learning / World Language Coordinator.



Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 203 - Chromebooks Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Building Character in your Students
Learn how a Tier 2 Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) model is changing the lives of students and teachers.

Speakers
JK

Justin Keate

Assistant Principal, Desert Hills High School
I'm passionate about education, developing myself as the instructional leader in my school with a focus on student learning through the PLC process.


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 102 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Coding 4 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.

Speakers
avatar for Jeri Bankhead

Jeri Bankhead

Nearpod Pionear, Nearpod
Jeri Bankhead is currently retired and is a Nearpod Pionear, sharing with teachers the wonderful resource "Nearpod". Jeri was an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. She has 19 years of classroom experience as an Elementary teacher, and... Read More →
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 101 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Create HTML5 Games & Apps
Learn how to create an HTML5 game or app using Microsoft TouchDevelop. The programming environment is Web based. The programming environments lets the creator share the app with a short URL that can be used on any Internet connected device. Resources

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer, carl.lyman@outlook.com
@CarlLyman


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 110 - LAB Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Creating Streaming Video to Connect with Parents on their Cell
Come learn how to use "Periscope" to reach out and connect with parents on their cell phone to provide direction to them in how to support and encourage their student in the completion of their homework. Bring your cell!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Pellegrini

Tony Pellegrini

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Education, Southern Utah University
If they want to use their Ed Tech Endorsement as the electives in our Master's of Education program.


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 104 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Hidden Among Us
In the spring of 2014, WCSD decided to reopen a school in the polygamist town of Hildale, Utah. There had been no public education in this town since the district closed their school in 2001. The decision to reopen a school in the predominately polygamous community was a chance the district was willing to take. Many questions surrounded the decision but only time would tell if the district made the appropriate choice to bring public education back to a community that did not have formal education for more than a decade. Come enjoy this fascinating presentation of the journey they took in the challenging task of opening a school and bringing education "out of the ashes" and to the forefront of rebuilding a community traumatized for years of disillusion, mistrust and tyranny.

Speakers
DT

Darin Thomas

Darin Thomas, Principal at Water Canyon School in Hildale, Utah. Darin has been working for WCSD since 2007. He is currently assigned to Water Canyon School in Hildale, Utah as the principal. His school has many unique characteristics; one being that it is the only K-12 school in... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room Lecture Hall A Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Make iPad Games and Interactives with UEN
Learn to use creative and FREE apps such as TinyTap and Pixel Press Floors to create iPad games and interactive activities. Some of these games can actually be posted online and played in any browser. In addition to these creative apps, we’ll learn about resources UEN gives teachers that can help with making your games.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob 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... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 103 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

Movenote and Zaption Tools to make you a Video Ninja
We will be learning how to use Movenote and Zaption. Movenote allows you to combine video and voice to a document or slide show that you can easily share with others. Zaption allows you to take videos from YouTube and other sources and add questions for your students as they watch. Both tools are free and easy to use and share.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 107 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

OER (Open Education Resources)
This session will present a variety of high quality OER (Open Education Resources) that can be used by both teachers and students in teaching and learning. Some examples to be shared are CK-12, Gooru Learning, HippoCampus, BlendSpace, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable. He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders. He truly loves teaching an learning. And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 108 Desert Hills High School

12:00pm

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - What it is like to work at a 1:1 school.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to work at a 1:1 school? How can you better manage the iPads you have? Let some of the faculty from Crimson View Elementary answer your questions and tell you how they use technology with their students. Come and discover some new ways you can use iPads in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Borup

Kara Borup

1st Grade Teacher, Washington County School District
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Sandie Erickson

Has been a WCSD teacher for 11 years. Endorsements in Math, ESL, and Tech, MEd. in ESL, is currently working on a S.T.E.M. endorsement at Dixie State University.
avatar for Stacey McGinnis

Stacey McGinnis

Washington County School District
I am a second grade teacher at Crimson View Elementary. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2013 from Dixie State University; along with an ESL Endorsement. I will be finishing my Technology Endorsement from SUU this spring. I am currently working on my STEM... Read More →
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Tiffany Porter

Staff Developer, Crimson View Elementary
I have taught first grade and kindergarten. I am currently a learning coach at Crimson View Elementary. I have been a learning coach for 6 years. I have a masters degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in reading, ESL, technology and am currently getting a STEM endorsem... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 111 Desert Hills High School

12:35pm

TBA - Vendor Hall - Session 8
Saturday November 7, 2015 12:35pm - 1:00pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

1:10pm

TBA - Vendor Hall - Session 9
Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 1:35pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

1:10pm

Photoshop Training - Intermediate

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 214 - LAB Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Strengthen Key Relationships with Communication Planning
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.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Finlinson

Rich Finlinson

Presenter, Rich Finlinson


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 121 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Teaching the Basics of Coding Languages To Elementary Students
Speakers
avatar for Kay Mildenhall

Kay Mildenhall

Kay is a computer lab aide at Sandstone Elementary and handles their Imagine Learning program. She has always had a strong interest in computer networking and coding and is preparing for graduate work in computer engineering at U of U.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 123 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

The Flipped Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Elected Board Member, UCET
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 125 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Uncomplicated STEM for 3rd - 6th Grade
This hands-on workshop is solidly based in the Engineering Design Process, employing questioning strategies to guide student learning through three structural engineering units.

Speakers
CS

Cindi Shields

Teacher, WCSD
A recent transplant to St. George, I currently teach 6th grade. My background includes reading and math interventions, 3rd grade classroom teacher, and K-5 Science Specialist. My classroom engineering background includes a Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship at the Museum of Science... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 120 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Using Mastery Reports to Drive Interventions
Learn to apply learning objectives to tests and quizzes in schoology and produce mastery reports to drive interventions.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Frabasilio

Angie Frabasilio

Math Teacher, Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School
Angie Frabasilio is teaches mathematics at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School in St. George, Utah and is a mathematics and leadership doctoral student at Utah State University


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 122 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Using the Utah Center for Assistive Technology as a free resource and how they can help you find solutions to assistive technology needs.
Have you ever had the perfect idea for a piece of adaptive equipment for a client, but lacked the confidence, tools, funding, or time to make it happen? The Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT) is a State funded organization that was set up to help professionals & consumer’s identify, build, adapt, or get funding for their unique assistive technology needs. In this presentation you will learn types of tools, software, and approaches available for free at UCAT in order to find solutions to some of the toughest assistive technology needs in Utah. This includes training on

Speakers
avatar for Kevin  Christensen

Kevin Christensen

Assistive Technology Specialist, Utah Center for Assistive Technology UCAT
I currently work as an Assistive Technology Specialist at the Utah Center for Assistive Technology. In this position, I provide direct support to the Utah Assistive Technology Teams (UATT) located in the different school districts. I graduated from the University of Utah with my Masters... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 124 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Back and Forth with Seesaw
This class will show you a new way to communicate with parents and student while keeping track of student work in a E Portfolio

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andrew Andersen

Justin Andrew 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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 206 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Google Education Supports for All Students
In this session, attendees will learn how Google Apps for Education gives students and educators a wide variety of free and premium literacy supports with tools like text to speech technology, speech-to-text, voice notes, visual/talking dictionaries, PDF annotations, highlighting tools and more! These powerful GAFE apps can be used within Chrome and can be used while viewing webpages or within Google Docs. Bring your laptop and join in!

Speakers
avatar for Will Lewis

Will Lewis

Alberta Territory Director, Texthelp
Will Lewis is the Alberta Territory Director for Texthelp, assisting districts in implementing Read&Write, EquatIO, Fluency Tutor and WriQ.  Will is passionate about helping teachers, students, and administrators overcome digital challenges and barriers to success in order to meet... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 203 - Chromebooks Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

LED Acrylic w/3D printer base.
This is a take home project presentation. Due to a limited supply of materials the class(es) will be limited to 20. The steps will include design and etch a sheet of acrylic, wire a 3D base for a LED strip and switch, and assemble the project. All materials will be included (including the 9V battery).

Speakers
TS

Todd Sparks

Desert Hill MS, Desert Hill MS
Desert Hills Middle School


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 210

1:10pm

Screencast Your Teaching
Let’s screencast your teaching by recording what you do on screen as a video that you can post to Youtube, Canvas, or your website. There is no single best tool to use. So much depends on the type of computer you use (Mac or PC), how comfortable you are with video-editing software, how much time you want to spend making your screencasts and how professional and fancy you want your screencasts to be. There’s also an element of personal preference regarding interface design. We will explore several tools, free and paid for that you can use on your Mac, PC, or Chromebook. I will share my personal favorite as well. You will walk away with a tool to use and an idea of how to screencast your teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

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... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 207 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Time Travel Now
Overwhelmed? ….Take time to find time. Come review and learn principles of staying organized, consolidating the workspace, processing email and reserving time for the most important activities. Brainstorm answers to the questions such as

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 204 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

50% Math Teacher 50% Superhero - Becoming a Math Superhero to Your Math Students
Come learn how to use X-ray Vision to see the math content standards through the process standards. Learning how to use the Lasso of Truth will help you to uncover what it really takes to help your struggling math students. Come learn how to use the Web Shooter to collect ideas on how to help your math students to reason, problem solve, set goals, provide evidence of their thinking, and use mathematical representations. Learning how to use the Batarang to knock down the myths about the Common Core standards will be an epic adventure! A session full of ideas to help you become Superheroes to your math students - a session to not to be missed.

Speakers
avatar for Leilani Nautu

Leilani Nautu

Asst. Prof. of Educ./Exec. Dir. K12 Programs, Southern Utah University
Dr. Leilani Nautu completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies, emphasizing Differentiation and Diversity Pedagogies. Dr. Nautu is a graduate of the National Society for Experiential Education's Experiential Education Academy. She has been an educational visionary promoting Experiential... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 105 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

ALEKS - Making the most of the Utah STEM Grant
We will be focusing on using ALEKS with your students, generating reports to help target needs, and customizing an ALEKS class to better prepare for the SAGE test. Get all of your ALEKS questions answered

Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education, McGraw Hill
I have been with McGraw-Hill Education for 13 years as the Utah Secondary Sales Representative. I am excited about all of our progress digitally towards personalized adaptive learning.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 109 - LAB Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Be a ClassDojo Ninja!
Looking for a classroom management tool that is appealing to students? Wanting to get away from the "clip chart," colored cards, and names on the board? Want a tool you can use anywhere, anytime, thanks to the wonders of technology? Wish you could communicate with parents immediately about student behavior, both positive and not-so-much? Want to track behavior and reward kids across your grade-level or school? Come find out about the wonders of ClassDojo and ninja-ize your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Barton

Amy Barton

SUECON Committee/WCSD
First grade teacher.... SUECON organizing committee member... education activist... nerdy geek or geeky nerd, whichever!


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 103 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Creative Coding through Games and Apps
Come learn how you can take advantage of Microsoft’s “Creative Coding through Games & Apps” curriculum using TouchDevelop to teach a “creative coding” middle school class. The curriculum will introduce students to computer science concepts in a way that they are the creators. It is designed to get students excited about “coding” as they explore computational thinking, collaboration, coding, problem solving, and computing ethics through a variety of projects.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer, carl.lyman@outlook.com
@CarlLyman


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 110 - LAB Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Every Child Can Learn
This class is to show you that every student can learn regardless of background and disabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Rowley

Luke Rowley

Principal, Enterprise Elementary
I am the principal at Enterprise Elementary. I will be speaking on the talents of reaching every child and never giving up. I have chosen to present on this topic because of my life experiences in many different fields. This will be a presentation that can change the way you look... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 101 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Google Chrome Extensions and Add ons
Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 111 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Making the MAGICAL transition to a technology friendly classroom
You’ve heard all the buzz about education technology, both the good and not so good. When you were a student the use of an overhead projector and transparencies were state of the art. Having an actual projector in your classroom seemed next to impossible. The technology standards that you remember are gone. This session will explore how to make the transition to a more technology friendly classroom. You’ll be AMAZED to learn what the single biggest challenge is when trying to integrate technology into your class or school. Come see the MAGIC and explore the possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Quin Henderson

Quin Henderson

Technology Coordinator, Weber School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room Lecture Hall A Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Podcasting in the Classroom
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, Croak.it, AudioBoom, and more! Come gain some more tools to add to your educator belt to increase student engagement in your classroom! http://classroompodcasting.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... Read More →
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 108 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Put the POW in Graphic Novels
Do you know much about graphic novels? Do your students enjoy reading them? This session will explore the different types of graphic novels, how to read them, and why students love them. You will come away with a better understanding and appreciation for the format of graphic novel.

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John Scovill

Staff Developer, Washington County School District
John is from Marshalltown, Iowa and is the oldest of three children. He graduated with his Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa. He has taught 7th grade language arts in Yuma, Arizona. He has also taught 5th grade in Plano, Texas and Provo... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 102 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Secondary Reading Intervention
Secondary Reading Intervention takes a look at struggling readers at the secondary level and gives educators tools to quickly identify, intervene, and assess struggling readers.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Crawford

Tina Crawford

Teacher, Pine View Middle


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 104 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Turnitin- Changing Student Writing
This class offers an overview of Turnitin digital submission service. Turnitin is used by universities and secondary schools nationwide to improve student writing and to prevent plagiarism. The Turnitin platform also offers digital peer review, teacher grading, and student revision.

Speakers
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Sandy Barrett

I teach in the Washington County School District at Hurricane Middle School in the Library Media Center. This is my 8th year. Summer has been teaching in the media center for 10 years at Hurricane High School. We want to provide information/training on the Destiny Quest library online... Read More →
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Summer Cornelius

Summer Cornelius has been the Media Specialist for Hurricane High School for the past 12 years.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 106 Desert Hills High School

1:10pm

Using Culturegrams
Culturegrams is one of the best resources available for social studies. You can get information about different countries and states as well as compare places throughout the world. If you are looking for a great resource for your Social Studies class you should see what Culturegrams is able to do for your class.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 107 Desert Hills High School

1:45pm

Imagine Learning - Vendor Hall

Imagine Learning is a language and literacy software program for English language learners, students with disabilities, struggling readers, and early childhood education students. With Imagine Learning, students receive differentiated instruction in the five essential components of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, reading fluency, and reading comprehension.

The Imagine Learning software program includes more than 4,300 engaging, multimodal activities that use texts, videos, animations, recordings, games, and more to teach literacy skills and concepts. Consequently, students are attentive and eager to interact with the program. This translates to increased usage, quality instruction, and improved performance.

During this “over the shoulder session” you will also learn about reports and tools impeded in Imagine Learning that will help drive instruction.

Imagine Learning employs a combination of ongoing assessment, explicit instruction, modeling, practice, scaffolding, and differentiated pathways. As students progress through the program, the software continually and automatically assesses the students’ performance on the material in each lesson or activity. Curriculum is automatically adjusted to ensure students are provided with appropriately-challenging content they need for measurable growth. Additionally, Imagine Learning provides first-language support in fifteen languages.

 


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Ross Rogers

UCET Board, Canyons School District
Ross Rogers currently works for Canyons School District as an Educational Technology Specialist. He was President of Canyons Education Association for the past 4 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Utah Education Association. He is also the Utah state coordinator for... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

2:20pm

Vendor Hall - Cookies and Prize Drawing
Saturday November 7, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Vendor Hall

2:30pm

TBA - Vendor Hall - Session 11
Saturday November 7, 2015 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

2:50pm

Minecraft in your classroom
I've had a lot of fun with Minecraft in my room, and I've tried a lot of things. This course is going to show you what's available. There's a lot out there, and something for all grades. Come see some of the possiblilities!

Speakers
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Peter Skouson

I teach 4th grade at Sandstone Elementary, where I use my unique and varied knowledge to cobble together a ragtag one-to-one situation for my students. I have been teaching for about 14 years. Or something. Counting is hard.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 216 - LAB Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Photoshop Training - Advanced

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 214 - LAB Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

'What's Your Story'...Branding Your School
Using Social Media and other Digital Tools to "Brand" your school and tell your story...get your "brag on"

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Howell

Jonathan Howell

Principal, Fossil Ridge Intermediate
MY NAME IS JONATHAN HOWELL, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CACHE VALLEY, UTAH. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE TERRI FOR 25YEARS AND TOGETHER WE HAVE THREE WONDERFUL BOYS TYLER, JACKSON, AND TANNER. I EARNED MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY AND LATER MY MASTER'S... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 123 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Controlling School Access
We will go over why locking up your school is important, and what your options are for controlling those access points. We will also discuss the various communication needs in todays school.

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Paul Hefty

Has worked for Aiphone Corp. for the last 30 years. Has spent the last 15 years talking with schools across the country about their security and communication needs.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 121 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Creating ‘Digital Grit’
This fast paced, interactive showcase of easy to implement tech tools shows how to leverage technology in your online, blended or traditional classroom environment and help to build your students ‘digital grit.’

Speakers
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Amberlee Ellett

Amberlee Ellett currently serves as the Special Education Director for Mountain Heights Academy and teaches Directed Studies and Theatre Arts. She has been teaching in special education and theatre for the past nine years in both traditional and online settings. She has a Masters... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 124 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Everything you need to know about #UTedChat & other 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 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... Read More →
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 125 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Free Tech Tools I Would Not Do Without
How to sign up and use Remind to contact parents, Symbaloo to make it easy for your students to get to the websites you have chosen, and my.uen.org to have a website to keep everything available. Website for this class

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

teacher, Duchesne School District
Back in the classroom teaching 4th grade. At least 4 more years to go. Interests- Art, Reading, DIY, 4wheeling, grandkids.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 120 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

PLCs = Learning to share CFAs and other Resources
Beginners session on how to share amongst your PLC team. Learn how our math 7 team uses Google Docs, Sheets and Schoology to create and share CFA's, analyze student progress, collect intervention information and report CSIP data.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Frabasilio

Angie Frabasilio

Math Teacher, Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School
Angie Frabasilio is teaches mathematics at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School in St. George, Utah and is a mathematics and leadership doctoral student at Utah State University
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Amy McConkie

Math Teacher, Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School
Amy McConkie currenty teaches Math 7 at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 122 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Come on SWIVL, let's do the twist!
The SWIVL is an amazing video tool that can be used to self-observe, create video lessons for flipped classrooms, etc. Learn how to use the SWIVL and what you can do with the videos you record. This presentation will not focus on flipped classrooms, but will focus on creating video that can be used for flipped classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell

Digital Learning Coordinator, Washington County School District
I currently work for WCSD as the Digital Learning Coordinator. I began this journey in 2004. It has been amazing! The best part of my job is the opportunity to work with the amazing teachers in our district. They give so much to our students. Helping them connect technology, pedagogy... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 204 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

CSIP Bootcamp
This session will consist entirely of personalized, hands-on coaching for teams, teachers, and learning coaches based on their needs. Come get help unpacking your core, generating Learning Targets from your GVC, aligning common formative assessments, creating a team plan for professional learning and so on. Special door prizes for teams that attend together.

Speakers
avatar for Lolene Gifford

Lolene Gifford

Learning Coach, WCSD - Water Canyon School
I am a learning coach at Water Canyon School in Hildale, UT. Our fledgling school is growing by leaps and bounds, and I'm proud and excited to be a part of it. I can see the power of the 2015 acronyms: CSIP, GVC's, CFA's, PGP's, UETS, SWIVL, etc . etc. etc. MTFBWY!!!!!
avatar for Robert Proffit

Robert Proffit

Professional Learning/World Language Coordinator, WCSD
As a Learning Coach, I work with teachers and teams all across the district and state. I am passionate about all things learning and teaching, and serve on the WCSD Professional Learning Team as Professional Learning / World Language Coordinator.



Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 203 - Chromebooks Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Flipped Faculty Meetings
Many of us have heard about the flipped classroom in which teachers introduce new material to students as homework in the form of videos and presentations so that they can practice, problem solve, and discuss in person. What if we apply the same concept to faculty meetings? In this session learn how to flip your faculty meeting to save time in presenting the business items to teachers so that your face-to-face time is used more efficiently.

Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 207 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

G-Force
How do you string it all together so that you can effectively have a 21st Century classroom? This session will provide techniques, strategies and guidelines for implementation of a paperless classroom, using GAFE, Google Classroom, and integrating other applications into a realm of adventure. Three other methods I use to engage the students include Genius Hour, Gamification, and Flipping my Classroom. Each have brought a unique approach and a paradigm shift when teaching the students.

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Fisher

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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 202 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Interactive Story Maps in Education
Everybody has a story to tell. In this presentation, participants will search for content related engaging Story Maps in ArcGIS to help students better understand the world around them. After viewing previously created Story Maps, participants will then create their own Story Map using the ArcGIS Story Map tool.

Speakers
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Ed Tech Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is currently an Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. This is her 11th year in Education. She taught 5th grade for 4 years, and this is her 7th year in Educational Technology. She served on the UCET Board from 2015-2017, and is currently in her 1st... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 206 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Amp Your Classroom-Create Websites To Excite Your Students
In this presentation we will identify website tools that can be used to add excitement to classroom activities. We will also identify key elements in building websites that are effective in expanding learning, communicating, and accessing resources.

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Dan Roberts

I am a teacher at Sunset Elementary. I have been teaching for 13 years. I have a Masters Degree and endorsements in ESL and technology.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 109 - LAB Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Bring the World to Your Classroom!
Have you ever wanted to show your students animals in their native environment, works of art in far away museums, scientists engaged in actual experiments? How about a book club with a class in a different state? Or a Mystery Hangout where students become detectives to determine the location of another class? All of these engage students by using two way video conferencing equipment that is simple to use.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Mentor, SEDC
Chris Haught is the Technology/Media Mentor for the SEDC office.She can help with all your media needs and supports close to one hundred librarians in the region to manage their libraries.Chris is also part of the Technology Training team, assisting in Website Development, Data, Koha... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 108 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Connecting Classrooms with Skype and Google Hangouts
Skype and Google Hangouts are awesome tools to connect learners with experts, learners with learners, and classrooms with each other. We’ll learn ways to use Google Hangouts, Skype to in education and what a Mystery Skype is all about. Come and learn how to use Skype to make your classroom feel a whole lot smaller and a lot more engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 107 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Empowering the Parents to Be the Superhero!
As a class, we will be discussing how we can establish a good partnership with families, encourage family participation, and bridge the parent/teacher communication gap.

Speakers
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Jennifer Farish

I teach preschool at East Elementary. This is my third year at East. I was chosen as the Early Childhood Teacher of the Year for the State of Utah in March, 2015. I am finishing up my ESL Endorsement and I just finished my Child Development Associate certificate. I taught in Las Vegas... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 105 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

FIRST LEGO League - A Global Robotics Program
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League (FLL) is an exciting, fun global robotics and innovation program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, teamwork and technology in kids ages 9 to 14. Students have the opportunity to solve real-world challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Elementary and middle-school students get to: Design, build and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology Apply real-world math and science concepts Research challenges facing today’s scientists Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills Participate in tournaments and celebrations What FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime. Learn how you can get involved in starting or supporting a team today. We’ll also show you how to program a robot.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Hill

Paul Hill

Extension Associate Professor, Utah State University
Paul Hill is a tenured Extension Associate Professor for Utah State University where he leads economic development and 4-H STEM education programs in Washington County. In 2015 he was awarded the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science Technology as well as the Faculty Innovator Award... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 101 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Google Sheets Made Easy
Spreadsheets in Google Docs allows teachers and students to easily aggregate, organize, and analyze information in one place. In this session participants will learn how to use advanced tools for sorting, formatting, creating charts, visualizing information with gadgets, and entering formulas on Google Sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Eves

Michael Eves

Math Teacher, Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School
Mike Eves graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Math. He is in his 5th year of teaching in Washington County School District. Mike currently teaches Math at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate. He has been married for about 4 years... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 110 - LAB Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Lessons Learned From Finland
Why is the Finnish Education System considered one of the best in the world? How have the Finns created such an intriguing model? And what can we learn from Finland? In this presentation, Natalie and John will discuss their experiences from visiting Finland, studying their educational system, and share how they are applying it in their own careers as Utah educators.

Speakers
avatar for John Z. Kelly

John Z. Kelly

Administrator, Salt Lake City School District
A former elementary classroom teacher, then district educational technology specialist, John is currently an assistant principal at North Star Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District. Sometimes he pretends to be Batman.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 111 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Publishing Writing using iMovie
Learn how to take the writing process to the next level by creating an iMovie to publish student research.

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Conni Sabaitis

Teacher, Crimson View Elementary
I currently teach 1st grade at Crimson View Elementary which is a one to one platinum STEM school. This is my 18th year in education, I have taught 3rd, and 4th grades and have been a math coach and staff developer.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 104 Desert Hills High School

2:50pm

Understanding the 21st Century Learner
Warrin has set up a completely online program for his Spanish students using Moodle. He includes music, videos, and a whole lot of Spanish instruction. Warrin also uses software for the students to take assessments online and allows them to move at their own pace to create a completely differentiated classroom. Come see how you can use technology to increase student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Nichelle Richins

Nichelle Richins

LA/SS Teacher, Hurricane Intermediate School
Nikki Richins has been an educator in the Washington County School District for 9 years.  She has spent most of that time as a Language Arts teacher, but has recently added Social Studies to her repertoire.  She is currently the Learning coach for Hurricane Intermediate School... Read More →
avatar for Warrin Richins

Warrin Richins

Teacher, WCSD
Warrin has been teaching Spanish in WCSD for 9 years. He currently has a position at Hurricane Middle School teaching Spanish and PE. He has loved teaching there. Warrin has also worked as an ESL coordinator, a Latinos in Action facilitator and the Head wrestling coach at DHHS. Warrin... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Room 106 Desert Hills High School

3:05pm

Essential Elements for Technology Powered Learning
Speakers
avatar for Rich Finlinson

Rich Finlinson

Presenter, Rich Finlinson


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Over the Shoulder Vendor Hall

4:00pm

50 Great Interventions
This class will focus on the RTI (responce to intervention) model and finding great interventions to improve struggling students performance. While this is targeted for regular classroom teachers, special educators will find great ideas they can share. I will begin with a brief description of the RTI model and then dive into practical effective interventions for behavior, math, reading, writing, and more.

Speakers
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Michael Yardley

Michael has been teaching for 16 years in both special education and regular classrooms. He has a masters degree in education technology, and is actively involved in online professional learning communities.


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 121 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

5th Grade Elementary Science
5th Grade Elementary Teachers can learn about 3-Dimensional Science, Science Notebooks, learn a lesson that meets their Curriculum for Science and find out about FOSS Science Kit Resources for them!

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Cheesman

Kelli Cheesman

Kelli has taught Science for 12 years in the district. She currently teaches 4 classes of Science on A-days at SCMS and is a teacher on special assignment over Secondary Science on B-days.
avatar for Shauna Williams

Shauna Williams

I taught kindergarten and third grade before becoming a staff developer. I now have the unique opportunity of working for the teachers and students of Washington County as the high ability coordinator. Creating unique learning opportunities that meet the varied needs of high ability... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 120 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Dungeon Runs in the Classroom- Creating immersive learning games for the classroom.
The class becomes quiet- Something is about to happen. The Roanoke Colony has been established. The students are clearing the land. A Native American appears at the forest line. What are the students going to do? How will they respond to this new event? How will the Native American respond? Will they be able to plant crops? How will they survive? Creating immersive games engages the student in classroom learning by making them a part of the subject. In this class you will learn the basics of how to set up an immersive learning game in your classroom. We will discuss both side games and a game that is scheduled for a block of days. Tips and tricks for keeping it simple for the teacher, keeping the class engaged over time, and how to develop subject oriented themes will be major points of learning.

Speakers
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Katherine Wood

I have been teaching for fourteen years in the Washington County School District. I hold a degree in Secondary Education, Elementary Education, and Administration. I teach Theater Arts, History, and Language Arts.


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 125 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Google Forms in the Classroom
In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a stunning Google Form, incorporating features such as theme customization, images and video, page-to-page navigation, and data validation, plus any other new addition Google cooks up before SUECON! We will also discuss classroom implementation ideas including formative assessments, online reading calendars, exit tickets, surveys, placing orders, choose your own adventure stories, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Specialist, Nebo School District
@pamturley55


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 122 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Using Co-Teaching and Technology to Support Students
Using whole brain teaching and technology in a co-taught classroom supports the needs of all learners and makes the class fun for everyone!

Speakers
avatar for Aliese Fry

Aliese Fry

Science 6 Teacher, Learning Coach, Lava Ridge Intermediate School
This is my 12th year teaching and I have taught Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. I have been a Staff Developer/Learning Coach for the past 4 years.
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Cheri Maxwell

Learning Coach, Lava Ridge Intermediate


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 124 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Using songs and rhythms to help kids learn
Demonstration and lesson plans for 3rd and 4th grade core taught through music.

Speakers
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Conni Sabaitis

Teacher, Crimson View Elementary
I currently teach 1st grade at Crimson View Elementary which is a one to one platinum STEM school. This is my 18th year in education, I have taught 3rd, and 4th grades and have been a math coach and staff developer.
avatar for Laurice Williamson

Laurice Williamson

Laurice has taught grades k-12 in the areas of music, health, financial literacy, and computer sciences. Her passion and background is mainly in music, and she has incorporated music into every class she's taught. She attributes the success and enjoyment of her students largely... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 301 - Band Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Back and Forth with Seesaw
This class will show you a new way to communicate with parents and student while keeping track of student work in a E Portfolio

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andrew Andersen

Justin Andrew 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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 206 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Teacher Friendly/Student Friendly Formative Assessment
The best formative assessments look more like teaching than they look like a test. Come to this workshop to talk, move, learn and grow while being assessed. Get high-tech and no-tech tools that you can apply to your content area and bring back to use on Monday. This is hands on--door prize drawing for those who attend with their team.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel McKeehan

Daniel McKeehan

AP/ Honors Educator/ Staff Developer, Washington County School District
Hello, My name is Daniel McKeehan, this is my twelfth year as an educator; previously I worked in the business world with Microsoft as an Account Manager and Team Manager. I earned my B.S. from UVU and M. Ed from GCU and an Administrative Endorsement from SUU. I've been married... Read More →
avatar for Robert Proffit

Robert Proffit

Professional Learning/World Language Coordinator, WCSD
As a Learning Coach, I work with teachers and teams all across the district and state. I am passionate about all things learning and teaching, and serve on the WCSD Professional Learning Team as Professional Learning / World Language Coordinator.



Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 201 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Creating a classroom website using Weebly
Weebly is a wonderful website creator. It is free and easy to use. There are so many amazing tools and features to help create a professional looking website within minutes.

Speakers
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Melody Thieme

Teacher, Crimson View Elementary
Teaching Technology in the Classroom!


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 109 - LAB Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

E Books are Here to Stay!
Have you wanted to try an ebook but are overwhelmed with all the options available? Do you want to learn how to use them in your class or library? Come learn all about the options!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Mentor, SEDC
Chris Haught is the Technology/Media Mentor for the SEDC office.She can help with all your media needs and supports close to one hundred librarians in the region to manage their libraries.Chris is also part of the Technology Training team, assisting in Website Development, Data, Koha... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 108 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Enjoying Teaching Everyday... No Matter What
Attendees will leave with 20 ways to enjoy teaching everyday... no matter what. Based upon the book "Unshakeable" by Angela Watson, teachers will leave this fun and uplifting session inspired with simple strategies to truly enjoy teaching each day.


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 102 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

iPads, Apps., and Kindergarten! Oh My!
Participants will come away with ideas on how to integrate iPads in the classroom for student learning and differentiated instruction in the areas of language arts, math and science. Several apps. will be shown and examples given on how to use them. Time will be allotted for participants to collaborate and share ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Clayton

Marty Clayton

Washington County School District
I have taught Kindergarten at Santa Clara Elementary for nine years. I am very excited about using technology in the classroom. I have observed how it motivates and impacts students and their learning.
avatar for Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Kindergarten Teacher, Washington County School District
I love inspiring and opening up the minds of little people. Kindergarten is a magical place where students feel the magic of learning. Technology is enabling us to maintain engagement in a classroom setting. I love children and feel like my world is complete being able to enjoy my... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 105 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Stories as Art
Speakers
avatar for Christina Arezzo

Christina Arezzo

Special Education Para, Washington County School District
Hello, and welcome to my effort to make you want to come to my presentation! I am a Master Storyteller and an Art Specialist. We will explore a combination of Reading, Storytelling and Art in a way that will entice children to engage, socialize, experience creativity and the excitement... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 103 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Students & the Target Language
Are you looking for stategies and procedures that can facilitate more opportunities for you students to speak in the target language? Come learn how cooperative learning structures and Information Gap activities can help your students gain confidence to speak in the target language.

Speakers
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Tiffani Vazquez

Spanish Teacher, Washington Country School District
I teach Spanish 1 at Dixie Middle School. I have been teaching for 6 years. I am currently a part-time teacher to 140 students and a full-time mom to 2 young children. I am passionate about preparing my students to speak Spanish.


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 111 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Tech Education — Southern Utah’s Two Billion Dollar Opportunity
Private and public sector market demands for technology skills, talent, and knowledge is increasing much faster then the current K12 and higher education systems ability to meet those needs. This presentation is for K-12 teachers and administrators who would like to explore the opportunity that currently presents itself in Southern Utah. Specific questions that will be addressed include (a) what is the two billion dollar opportunity?, (b) what skills are needed in general and what specific skills are in highest demand?, (c) what is currently being done to address this tech opportunity in education?, and (d) how can I and my family prepare for and engage in tech opportunities that are changing our world?

Speakers
EP

Eric Pedersen

Dr. Eric Pedersen, Dean of Science and Technology and Professor of Web Development at Dixie State University and active tech entrepreneur.


Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 104 Desert Hills High School

4:00pm

Webquests Made With Google Sites
In this course you will learn how to create an interactive website (webquest) for your students to use to research, complete projects, etc.... You will also get access to some great sites that are already made for 2nd and 3rd grades. This is a don't miss class if you are looking for a way to get your students active and engaged! BYOD to create a site during class!

Speakers
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Pamela Orton

Teacher, Washington County School District
This is my 5th year teaching! I work at Crimson View Elementary and have the opportunity to use technology daily in my classroom. My classroom is a 1:1 classroom which allows for some amazing opportunities. I have used webquests with my second graders and they have loved it. I also... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 110 - LAB Desert Hills High School

5:00pm

Closing Assembly - Prize Drawing
Speakers
SC

Summer Cornelius

Summer Cornelius has been the Media Specialist for Hurricane High School for the past 12 years.


Saturday November 7, 2015 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Auditorium