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Friday, November 6
 

12:30pm

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

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

Executive Director, inquiryschools.org
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

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

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.

Speakers
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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
 
Saturday, November 7
 

7:30am

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

8:30am

Housekeeping and Announcements
Speakers
SC

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

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.

Speakers
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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

11:00am

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

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

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

5:00pm

Closing Assembly - Prize Drawing
Speakers
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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 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Auditorium