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Wednesday, July 10
 

11:00am

Conference Credit
By attending and participating at the URSA conference you are eligible to receive USBE licensure points/hours or SUU college graduate credit.  Only one type of "credit" may be earned.  Credit requests and payments must be received by Wednesday, July 31. Please, direct credit-related questions to (435) 654-1921.

For USBE credit: at the conclusion of the conference submit the first form below.  You'll receive 1 hour for each session attended, including the keynotes, for up to 11 hours.  Presenters receive an additional 10 hours. There is no cost for USBE credit.

In order to earn SUU college credit, you must attend the whole conference, including one presentation per time slot, and each keynote address.  You will need to complete both forms below, as well as submit the $22 payment via this online payment portal.  Ensure the dropdown is changed to reflect "URSA SUU Credit."  (Preferred method is above, but if necessary a check may also be made payable to NUES, and mailed to 35 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032.)

FORMS:
1. USBE Licensure Points & SUU Credit Form: Both credit request types need to submit this form.

2. SUU Course Registration Form: To be done only if SUU credit is desired.  Email form to dmossman@nucenter.org.  You will need to save the completed form on your device before it is e-mailed, or it will be blank when it is received.  (If needed, forms may also be mailed with a check to the above address.)

Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 4:00pm
All Venues

11:00am

Registration
Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

11:30am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
avatar for UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
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Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
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BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
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Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
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Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
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Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
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Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
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Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
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NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
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Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
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Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
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The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
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Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:30am - 4:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

12:00pm

Conference Wi-Fi
Utah State Eastern campus uses the bluezone for all wifi connections

  1. After connecting your wireless device to the bluezone open up a browser and enter: bluezone.usu.edu
  2. Next click on Sponsored access
  3. Enter your name:
  4. Enter the Sponsor Code:   lapuyogo 
  5. Last step is to disconnect wifi and turn wifi back on, reconnect to bluezone - you are now set for the day




Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
All Venues

12:00pm

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit the Tech Lounge in the Central Instruction Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the USU Eastern Help Desk- just in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Instruction Building (Main Floor)

12:30pm

Welcome and Conference Information
Prior to his time at USU Eastern, Associate Vice President Greg Dart served as vice president for Student Services at Zane State College and in several director roles and as an adjunct faculty member at other institutions. Dart has split his time primarily between Utah and Anchorage, Alaska, and before coming to higher education he served in various advertising and public relations positions and worked as a writer, photographer and editor and has been published in many newspapers and magazines. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Dart

Greg Dart

Associate Vice President, USU Eastern
avatar for Scott Crane

Scott Crane

Executive Director, SESC
As Executive Director of the Southeast Service Center it is my responsibility to lead and manage its employees, resources, and programs. I accomplish this opportunity through collaboration and correlation with the SESC Board of Directors, my fellow Service Center Directors, the Utah... Read More →
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NUES

Exec Director, NUES
Aloha!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

12:45pm

Welcome to Carbon/Emery County; Keynote
Neal Peacock has been a teacher of history and theater for the past 36 years. He has also served as mayor of Castle Dale, Utah for 12 years. Recently he finished directing his 200th play and was honored by Governor Herbert with an official declaration. With all of this, Neal has remembered that the students have to come first. So in this presentation he will talk about being a resident of Carbon and Emery Counties and ways that teachers can renew their careers and their enthusiasm for serving in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Neal Peacock

Neal Peacock

Teacher, Emery High School
Neal Peacock has been a teacher for 36 years in social studies, debate, and theatre. He is a certified cooperative learning trainer and is now branching out into Project Based Learning. He lives and teaches in Castle Dale where he also served as the mayor for 12 years.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

1:30pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
avatar for UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
avatar for Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
avatar for BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
avatar for Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
avatar for Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
avatar for Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
avatar for Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
avatar for Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
avatar for NWEA-Every Student Matters

NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
avatar for Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
avatar for Shmoop-We Speak Student

Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
avatar for Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
avatar for The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
avatar for UEA-We Educate Utah

UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
avatar for USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
avatar for Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
avatar for Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

1:45pm

Improving Your ELA Classroom Assessments (Hour 1 of 2)

This two-hour session will provide English Language Arts teachers (elementary and secondary) an opportunity to learn the process used by the USBE for writing assessment items for the RISE and Utah Aspire Plus Summative Assessments. Educators will be trained in how to write passage based questions that assess the ELA Utah State Core Standards, and be given time/guidance to formulate items for use in their own classroom. Educators will be provided passages but are encouraged to bring current text being used in their classroom.  Please bring an electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Lopez

Megan Lopez

Secondary ELA and WIDA Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Megan has been an educator in Utah for 15 years in secondary ELA classrooms.
avatar for Liz Williams

Liz Williams

Elementary ELA Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Liz has been an educator in Utah and Virginia elementary classrooms for 15 years.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

3 Skills to Manage Difficult Conversations with Parents

As an educator, your rewarding job comes along with a host of challenges you can't control including overcrowded classrooms, limited funding, mounting regulations, etc. However, research shows that one of the most demanding and pervasive challenges educators face in their work to teach, lead, and protect children is interacting with upset and frustrated parents. Often, these emotional parents present with very narrow perspectives, little information, and extreme biases. Reaching an understanding and solution can feel daunting to a teacher, administrator, or other educator unfairly positioned between a protective parent and his or her child.


Join J. Lynn Jones, a senior trainer with VitalSmarts, whose 40-year education background includes 29 years of school and district level administrative experience. J. Lynn will share three skills educators can use when they find themselves in crucial conversations with students. You'll learn:
  • How to reach dialogue with parents—even when the stakes are high, opinions differ, and emotions run strong.
  • How to calmly and respectfully address concerns, disagreements, and even mistakes.
  • How to move the conversation away from confrontation and towards solutions.

Speakers
avatar for J. Lynn Jones

J. Lynn Jones

Senior Trainer, VitalSmarts
J. Lynn Jones is a veteran of education. During his 40-year career he has been a teacher, principal, and district office administrator. He is also a well-known speaker, consultant, and trainer. He has shared his skills and insights with thousands of educators across the country... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Using Positive Behavior Supports to Exponentially Extend Students’ Motivations

Positive behavior supports are typically presented as a collection of methods to simply manage, or sustain student behaviors at basic levels, and in support of civil cultures in classroom settings. However, with the inclining demands of today’s world, human performance must incline at the same rate to match them. If human performance must be higher, then societies’ methods, including school-based practices, must help learners to wring more from their academic performance. The common approach of managing and sustaining behavior is appropriate, but falls far short of using positive behavior support principles and techniques to draw from students their full interests and capabilities. In this session, participants will explore behavioral principles and techniques to help students’ unleash the 30% of interest, effort and ingenuity they hold back, or never spend on their own learning.

Speakers
DD

Dr. David Forbush

Project Director, Utah Professional Development Network
David Forbush has worked in the field of disabilities for over 20 years in a variety of capacities, including: Life Skills Educator, Assessment Specialist, School Psychologist, Director of Title-1 programs, Director of Special Education, Grant Project Director, Senior Research Scientist... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

1:45pm

Playground: AR/VR Technologies
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: Explore some of the cool Virtual and Augmented reality technologies to use in your classroom- or even just for fun! Dissect a human head with zSpace, explore the Taj Mahal using Google Cardboard and Expedition, play with a merge cube, and have dinosaurs battle it out with ibattleAR. 

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services
Brandon Harrison is the Innovation Specialist & Technology trainer for CUES where he works directly with 7 Regional School Districts. He taught in the Murray School District for 12 years and worked with the YIC program in the Cache and Logan City School Districts


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Playground: Discovery Engineering
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The University of Utah has created a STEM outreach tool called Discover Engineering.  Stop by the playground to interact with this display and talk with the College of Engineering about bringing this hands-on exhibit to your high school.
 
Discover Engineering is a traveling display that introduces high school math and science students to 10 different fields of engineering.  It is made up of six back-to-back kiosks including photos, videos, and interactive elements where students enjoy hands-on exposure to each type of engineering.  (www.coe.utah.edu)

Speakers
avatar for Craig Clifford

Craig Clifford

Academic Program Coordinator, University of Utah College of Engineering
Craig focuses on recruiting endeavors for the University of Utah College of Engineering by engaging with students throughout the state of Utah on the high school level. Through the interactive, traveling exhibit called Discover Engineering, students are exposed to fields of engineering... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Playground: micro:bit
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – endless possibilities! Start with one of the over 200 different free activities and resources, from easy experiments to creative coding challenges. From there you can move to coding it using any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. Come and give micro:bit a go!

Find the resources for this and all of my URSA 2019 sessions here

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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Playground: Shrink Art: Curriculum Connections on a Tiny Scale
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Explore the possible connections that can be made between the arts and concepts from core curricula through shrink film projects.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dibble

Anne Dibble

Presenter, University of Utah
Prior to joining the University of Utah, Anne spent several years as a visual art specialist with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in Granite School District. She has a genuine passion for the arts and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm in various learning communiti... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Playground: Sphero, Ozobot, Makey Makey, and Hummingbird
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description:

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... Read More →
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Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration & Data Mentoring, SESC
Technology Integration & Data Mentoring Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center since 2002. SESC serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan School Districts.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Playground: STEM Action Center
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

Speakers
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Playground: Utah Digital Badges
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Utah Digital Badges, or U-Badge, is Utah's new microcredential system. U-Badges are a way to earn USBE credit for ALL the professional learning you do, both formal courses and self-directed, independent learning. Come learn how to earn U-Badges and how to create new badges for other educators to earn!

Speakers
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Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Daron received an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 19 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Playground: Vernier Probes and Graphical Analysis 4
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

Speakers
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Jason Snow

Technology Trainer, NUES
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Technology – Grand Canyon University- Phoenix, AZ BS Geography – University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah HS Agoura High School, Agoura, CA Teaching Endorsements: Educational Technology, English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented, Physical... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Using (In)formative Assessment to Promote Student Learning

This session will focus on the formative assessment process, including feedback loops and questioning strategies and how they can be used with  (in)formative assessment tools to increase student learning, participation, and motivation. 

Speakers
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Kim Rathke

Formative Assessment and Test Administration Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Kim is a Nationally-Board Certified teacher and an author who taught ELA and Journalism for seventeen years in the Davis School District prior to working for the USBE as the formative assessment specialist and test administrative specialist. She is the co-author of The Game Plan... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Just Google It!


Everything you need to know you can find on Google right? It’s the go to for students for many reasons. How can we help them to understand that not everything you read on the internet is true? Or is yours for the taking? Join us for a discussion on Google vs Databases, Fake News, Authentic Sources and how these skills can help students to build transliteracy skills. See the presentation here.

Speakers
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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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 245, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

URSA Conference Playground

Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM inspired tech toys such as Sphero, Ozobot, Lego Mindstorm, Bee-Bots, Hummingbird, micro:bit, Vernier Probes, VR, app building and more! Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, and the STEM Action Center about STEM, coding, and makerspace activities.

Speakers
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SESC

Southeast Education Service Center
The Southeast Educational Service Center (SESC) is one of Utah’s four Regional Service Centers (SEDC, CUES and NUES) established to assist school districts in providing equitable and cost effective services and programs for students in rural Utah. SESC is a not-for-profit service... Read More →
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SEDC

Southwest Educational Development Center, or SEDC, provides services requested by our member schools in order to better serve the students in southwest Utah.  
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Empowering 21st Century Learning: The Teaching, Tools, and Transformations

Let's allow sparks to fly with self-directed, empowering learning, and change our kids' uninspired one-word answer to the question, "What did you learn at school today?" Let's unleash authentic learning experiences that include the essential 21st-Century skills critical to our children's future success. Let's lift them up and be more aware and attentive to the wellbeing of our students. Teachers indeed have superpowers, but how will you use yours? Will you grant access to technology that unlocks infinite resources or banish it in favor of "control"? Will you champion student autonomy or belittle it in favor of your own voice? Join us to find answers to these questions and more, and come away a little more empowered yourself as you experience this approach to education, and take away practical ideas to implement in your classrooms.

Speakers
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Cory Henwood

Digitial Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Iron County School District
Cory Henwood is a District Digital Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Iron County School District where he leads innovation in all future ready educational reforms. He is a former Principal, Consultant for publishers and EdTech companies, District Math Coach and Math Department... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Cyber Security / Digital Citizenship

This presentation is about Cyber Security awareness and how to secure yourself in this digital world. The presentation is a board overview but directed at K12 and everyday use of the internet.

Speakers
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Scott Harpster

System Engineer, Southwest Educational Development Center
System Engineer at SEDC and have been with SEDC for 10 years. Recently obtained my Masters in Cyber Security.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Six Strategies for Shifting School Culture with Canvas

The Canvas LMS is an effective tool for blending instruction in your school, but how do you get that shift started? In this session we will look at six ways administrators can use Canvas with staff to get teachers moving towards using Canvas in their classrooms.  Running parallel to the presentation will be a Canvas Course in the UEN Instance with examples.  Join the course at bit.ly/6strats4shift

Speakers
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Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen is an experienced Educational Technology Specialist and a member of the UEN PD Team since 2014. Michael enjoys sharing his experience with using Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and iOS devices, Interactive Whiteboards, and many other online tools for... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 124, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Using Engagement and Enjoyment to Increase Equity in College Prep

Relevance should be an essential and achievable goal for the schools, educators and content providers who are involved in educating 21st century learners. All content―test prep included―must be culturally relevant, accessible through preferred digital platforms, fun and engaging, and reinforce the core competencies needed for success in college and career.

In this session, educators will learn about Shmoop’s digital content platform and library of materials that truly “speak student” and will gain proven strategies to deploy digital content to achieve positive outcomes including increased engagement, motivation, equity, creativity, and enjoyment of education―plus outstanding results in school and on the ACT! 

Utah’s students use Shmoop to prepare for the ACT and have achieved some of the nation’s highest scores on the test for the past several years. Did you know Shmoop also has a full library of digital content in all subjects, including literature, science, math and social studies, as well as business, life skills, career prep, preparation for every AP test, and much more. All content is presented with a consistent goal in mind: to be relevant and engaging to today’s learners.

At the end of this session, participants will reflect on the following question: How can I use digital content, along with my instructional practices, to strengthen motivation and engagement for my students? You will consider techniques for presenting content in a way that students truly want to engage with, so they are driven to learn and achieve. 





Speakers
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

West Coast Account Manager, Stephanie Weiss
Stephanie Weiss serves as Shmoop's West Coast Account Manager and as a direct contact for schools in Utah. As a former teacher, Stephanie uses her classroom experience to inform her training structure and understanding of teacher need. She is happy to set up a more personalized training... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Disciplinary Literacy

Are you a secondary content-area teacher? Do you struggle with ways to teach student how to read, write, and think like an expert in your field? It is imperative that students learn how to apprentice like the professionals in your field in order to successfully grasp the needed concepts. This session will introduce concepts around disciplinary literacy and focus on instructional strategies and skills for different disciplinary subjects such as English, math, science, and social studies, among others.

Speakers
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Garret Rose

Secondary ELA specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Garret Rose is the secondary English/Language Arts Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. He taught for five years in the Uintah School District as a Reading, English, and AP literature teacher before a brief tenure as an administrator. Currently, he is working on his PhD... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Integrating Prosocial Learning to Enhance Positive Youth Development (Hour 1 of 2)

Integrating Prosocial Learning and Character Education with Education Standards to Enhance Positive Youth Development demonstrates how to meet educational standards that privilege cognitive aspects of learning while also advancing prosocial or Whole Child efforts (e.g., social emotional learning, academic development, character education, and mental health promotion). The session utilizes a growing body of research to reveal effective ways to implement a curriculum that integrates social, emotional, ethical, and civic aspects of learning with required state standards, and a wide range of "real world" examples that describe how any classroom or school anywhere, can lay a foundation for all young people to succeed.

Speakers
KF

Kristie Fink

Character Education National Advocate, retired
Kristie Fink is a recognized leader and advocate in the field of character education and prosocial learning and was the first person in the nation to serve in a State Department of Education as a full-timeCharacter Education Specialist. She is the former executive director of the... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Magnificent Math for Elementary

Double Double Division, Casting out Nines, Staying Alive, and Donut Multiplication, are of the fun and different techniques that I use in math instruction. These strategies and others will be shared to help you in your daily math lessons.

Speakers
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Paul Childs

5th grade teacher, Gunnison Elementary
Casting Out 9s, Double Double Division, and Staying Alive are some of the fun and different techniques that will be presented.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

2:45pm

Break/Snacks
Pepsi will be supplying soda throughout the conference.  Bring your new UETN water bottle and stop by the JLSC cafeteria to fillup!  The snacks are provided by USU Eastern.

Sponsors
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

2:45pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
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Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
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Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
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BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
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Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
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Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
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Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
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Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
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Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
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NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
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Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
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Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
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The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
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Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

3:00pm

#CSforALL Rural Students: Coding is Elementary

Computer science teacher challenges include isolation, lack of adequate CS background, and limited professional development resources (Yadav, 2016). Implementing equitable district-wide CSforALL brings even more considerable challenges and requires an approach which supports teachers and districts through ongoing PD, district instructional coaches, a focus on content and pedagogy, and collaboration between teachers and with district leadership. Sustainability is an additional challenge requiring a long-term district-wide solution.

Juab School District, with funding from the Utah STEM Action Center, has partnered with the nonprofit organization BootUp Professional Development to support the Juab Elementary Coding Initiative. We have rolled out a computing curriculum for 100% of our 5th - 6th graders and will add all 4th graders to the program this fall. Krystle Bassett, Innovation Specialist at Juab School District will share tangible implementation tips while highlighting and detailing challenges and successes.

Speakers
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Krystle Bassett

Innovation Specialist, Juab School District
Krystle Bassett is the Innovation Specialist at Juab School District and runs the Juab Elementary Coding Initiative. She is a CSforALL SCRIPT Facilitator and a Girls Who Code club advisor.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:00pm

Utah Model Principal Mentoring Framework

The Utah State Board of Education accepted sixteen recommendations from a School Leadership Task Force regarding principal preparation, coaching, mentoring, professional development, and licensing. USBE staff have been working to operationalize those recommendations in the past 6 months. In this session we will present a draft of the Utah Model Principal Mentoring Framework currently being reviewed and considered by the Board.

Speakers
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Lisa Young

Effective Teaching Specialist, USBE
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David Smith

Educational Leadership Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
David A Smith is currently serving at the Educational Leadership Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. In his 42 year education career he has been an elementary teacher, a junior high teacher, an elementary school principal, and has served in four capacities at the USBE... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Improving Your ELA Classroom Assessments (Hour 2 of 2)

This two-hour session will provide English Language Arts teachers (elementary and secondary) an opportunity to learn the process used by the USBE for writing assessment items for the RISE and Utah Aspire Plus Summative Assessments. Educators will be trained in how to write passage based questions that assess the ELA Utah State Core Standards, and be given time/guidance to formulate items for use in their own classroom. Educators will be provided passages but are encouraged to bring current text being used in their classroom.

Speakers
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Megan Lopez

Secondary ELA and WIDA Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Megan has been an educator in Utah for 15 years in secondary ELA classrooms.
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Liz Williams

Elementary ELA Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Liz has been an educator in Utah and Virginia elementary classrooms for 15 years.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Challenging the Myths of ADHD to Support Students

Challenging the Myths of ADHD to Support Students

Speakers
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Shawn Green

Special Education Teacher/person with ADHD, Carbon High School, Carbon District
I am a mom first, 10 children, 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild. I am a person who has struggled with ADHD my entire life and have watched some of my children also deal with the disorder. I teach special education and have searched and researched for ways to help students... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Elementary Literacy

This presentation will cover DYAD reading along with DIBELS and how to improve your overall literacy scores at an elementary level. Things that will be covered are how to start and implement DYAD reading into your classroom as well as using DIBELS scores to implement interventions within your own class.

Speakers
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Tia Lund

Pahvant Elementary
Tia Lund is an elementary teacher who has taught kindergarten, first and third grades. She will now be teaching fifth grade for the upcoming school year.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Teacher Clarity

With an 0.75 effect size, Teacher Clarity has one of the most powerful impacts on student learning. But that is only part of the reason it is vital to your classroom. The reason Teacher Clarity is so essential is that it is the catalyst for success with many other powerful strategies that top Hattie’s list.

Teacher Clarity is a foundation piece for Teacher Estimates of Student Achievement (1.62), Collective Teacher Efficacy (1.57), Self Reported Grades (1.33), Response to Intervention (1.29), Self Efficacy (0.92), Teacher Credibility (0.90), Micro-Teaching (0.88), Evaluation & Reflection (0.75), Elaboration and Organization (0.75), Feedback (0.70), and many more.

This session will break down Teacher Clarity into is fundamental principles and allow each participant to incorporate those principles into their classroom this fall.

Speakers
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Jason Young

District Curriculum & Assessment Director, Duchesne County School District
Jason Young and the district administration of Duchesne County School District have led their schools in a series of professional development opportunities around the topic of Teacher Clarity. Their successful implementation will be shared with all participants. Jason Young has... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: AR/VR Technologies
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: Explore some of the cool Virtual and Augmented reality technologies to use in your classroom- or even just for fun! Dissect a human head with zSpace, explore the Taj Mahal using Google Cardboard and Expedition, play with a merge cube, and have dinosaurs battle it out with ibattleAR. 

Speakers
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Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services
Brandon Harrison is the Innovation Specialist & Technology trainer for CUES where he works directly with 7 Regional School Districts. He taught in the Murray School District for 12 years and worked with the YIC program in the Cache and Logan City School Districts


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: Discovery Engineering
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The University of Utah has created a STEM outreach tool called Discover Engineering.  Stop by the playground to interact with this display and talk with the College of Engineering about bringing this hands-on exhibit to your high school.
 
Discover Engineering is a traveling display that introduces high school math and science students to 10 different fields of engineering.  It is made up of six back-to-back kiosks including photos, videos, and interactive elements where students enjoy hands-on exposure to each type of engineering.  (www.coe.utah.edu)

Speakers
avatar for Craig Clifford

Craig Clifford

Academic Program Coordinator, University of Utah College of Engineering
Craig focuses on recruiting endeavors for the University of Utah College of Engineering by engaging with students throughout the state of Utah on the high school level. Through the interactive, traveling exhibit called Discover Engineering, students are exposed to fields of engineering... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: micro:bit
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – endless possibilities! Start with one of the over 200 different free activities and resources, from easy experiments to creative coding challenges. From there you can move to coding it using any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. Come and give micro:bit a go!

Find the resources for this and all of my URSA 2019 sessions here

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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: Shrink Art: Curriculum Connections on a Tiny Scale
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Explore the possible connections that can be made between the arts and concepts from core curricula through shrink film projects.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dibble

Anne Dibble

Presenter, University of Utah
Prior to joining the University of Utah, Anne spent several years as a visual art specialist with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in Granite School District. She has a genuine passion for the arts and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm in various learning communiti... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: Sphero, Ozobot, Makey Makey, and Hummingbird
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description:

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... Read More →
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Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration & Data Mentoring, SESC
Technology Integration & Data Mentoring Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center since 2002. SESC serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan School Districts.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: STEM Action Center
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

Speakers
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: Utah Digital Badges
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Utah Digital Badges, or U-Badge, is Utah's new microcredential system. U-Badges are a way to earn USBE credit for ALL the professional learning you do, both formal courses and self-directed, independent learning. Come learn how to earn U-Badges and how to create new badges for other educators to earn!

Speakers
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Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Daron received an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 19 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Playground: Vernier Probes and Graphical Analysis 4
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Snow

Jason Snow

Technology Trainer, NUES
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Technology – Grand Canyon University- Phoenix, AZ BS Geography – University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah HS Agoura High School, Agoura, CA Teaching Endorsements: Educational Technology, English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented, Physical... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Adobe Spark + Utah's Online Library = Great Student Projects

Come learn how to use the great Adobe Spark tools along with Utah's Online Library to get your students creating exciting student projects. The Adobe Spark suite makes it simple and easy to create narrated slideshows, beautiful webpages, and web graphics and memes. Utah's Online Library has several research databases and other educational resources that will provide your students with the information they need for their projects.  Slides and resources for this session available here: https://sites.google.com/pd.uen.org/adobespark/home


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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Considering Careers? Consider UtahFutures.org

UtahFutures is Utah's one-stop-shop for college and career planning. The resources saw major improvements and additions over the past couple years. This session will update educators about important changes to this website. Attendees should bring a tablet or laptop if possible.

Speakers
avatar for Max Gonzales

Max Gonzales

Project Coordinator, Utah Education Network
Max Gonzales received his Masters degree in information systems in 2016 and currently works for Utah Education Network as a project coordinator.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Cybersecurity Basics: Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Learn about current cyber threats & trends, miscreant tactics, and how best to protect yourself against them.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Anderson

Gavin Anderson

Data Security, CUES
Gavin was brought into the CUES team about two years ago to help out with various security related projects as well as train teachers. Since then, he's worked daily to increase the security footprint and mindset of each district in the CUES region.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

URSA Conference Playground

Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM inspired tech toys such as Sphero, Ozobot, Lego Mindstorm, Bee-Bots, Hummingbird, micro:bit, Vernier Probes, VR, app building and more! Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, and the STEM Action Center about STEM, coding, and makerspace activities.

Speakers
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SESC

Southeast Education Service Center
The Southeast Educational Service Center (SESC) is one of Utah’s four Regional Service Centers (SEDC, CUES and NUES) established to assist school districts in providing equitable and cost effective services and programs for students in rural Utah. SESC is a not-for-profit service... Read More →
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SEDC

Southwest Educational Development Center, or SEDC, provides services requested by our member schools in order to better serve the students in southwest Utah.  
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

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!

Speakers
avatar for McKay Thompson

McKay Thompson

System Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
McKay Thompson, the System’s Specialist, provides professional technical help and support to district and charter school technology directors and other support staff. McKay provides expert support for Windows, Mac, Linux, firewalls,


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Integrating Music in Elementary Classrooms

This workshop will provide K-6 teachers with ideas on how they can integrate music into their core curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Green

Heidi Green

BTSALP Arts Specialist, BTSALP and University of Utah
Heidi is a jack-of-all-trades with a background in several different art forms. She is currently a BTSALP Visual Art Specialist in Alpine School District, but she's also an experienced elementary classroom teacher. In addition, she works as a Professional Development Partner for Music... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:00pm

Integrating Prosocial Learning to Enhance Positive Youth Development (Hour 2 of 2)

Integrating Prosocial Learning and Character Education with Education Standards to Enhance Positive Youth Development demonstrates how to meet educational standards that privilege cognitive aspects of learning while also advancing prosocial or Whole Child efforts (e.g., social emotional learning, academic development, character education, and mental health promotion). The session utilizes a growing body of research to reveal effective ways to implement a curriculum that integrates social, emotional, ethical, and civic aspects of learning with required state standards, and a wide range of "real world" examples that describe how any classroom or school anywhere, can lay a foundation for all young people to succeed.

Speakers
KF

Kristie Fink

Character Education National Advocate, retired
Kristie Fink is a recognized leader and advocate in the field of character education and prosocial learning and was the first person in the nation to serve in a State Department of Education as a full-timeCharacter Education Specialist. She is the former executive director of the... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Word Study and the Importance of Teaching the Code

There's no more important work to be engaged in than the work of building literate learners!  We will be discussing encoding through Word Study and evidence-based Spelling instruction as key elements to teaching ALL students to be literate -- reading and writing proficiently.  Make sense of spelling instruction as it supports reading instruction!

Speakers
avatar for Piper Riddle

Piper Riddle

Principal and Adjunct Professor, Wasatch County School District
A learner first, leader second -- that's how Piper Riddle would describe her approach to leadership. Piper is in her 7th year as an elementary school principal and her 21st year in education. She has also served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, a curriculum specialist... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 124, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Why Should I Use Writing in Math?

Math literacy requires writing. Have you used Utah Compose with your students in your math lessons? Come learn how using this formative tool will increase math understanding and improve student learning

Speakers
WB

Whitney Barlow

Math Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Whitney taught math in Jordan School District for several years. She is passionate about why teachers need to have students include writing in math.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:20pm

Maybe We DO Need Some Stinkin' Badges

The new "Badgr" platform has been adapted by Instructure as the native badging system for Canvas. Do you know how to use it? Stop by for a quick tutorial and some ideas for using Badgr with your Canvas instance to gamify learning, setup a micro-credentialing system, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen is an experienced Educational Technology Specialist and a member of the UEN PD Team since 2014. Michael enjoys sharing his experience with using Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and iOS devices, Interactive Whiteboards, and many other online tools for... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:40pm

Take Overdrive for a Drive!

Overdrive is a great platform for accessing a variety of ebooks and audiobooks. There are a  lot more “behind the scenes” resources that can help you manage and promote your library. We will explore curating lists, assigning titles, using the "Recommend to Library" tool and accessing printable handouts.
Click here for presentation.

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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

6:00pm

Ice Cream Social
Bring your entire family to this fun and fantastic social.  Ice cream and entertainment (provided by the one and only Superintendents of Rock) for all!  Come and mingle with other conference attendees.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Eagles Nest, Outside North of Library and Learning Commons, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 
Thursday, July 11
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00am - 3:30pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

8:00am

Conference Credit
By attending and participating at the URSA conference you are eligible to receive USBE licensure points/hours or SUU college graduate credit.  Only one type of "credit" may be earned.  Credit requests and payments must be received by Wednesday, July 31. Please, direct credit-related questions to (435) 654-1921.

For USBE credit: at the conclusion of the conference submit the first form below.  You'll receive 1 hour for each session attended, including the keynotes, for up to 11 hours.  Presenters receive an additional 10 hours. There is no cost for USBE credit.

In order to earn SUU college credit, you must attend the whole conference, including one presentation per time slot, and each keynote address.  You will need to complete both forms below, as well as submit the $22 payment via this online payment portal.  Ensure the dropdown is changed to reflect "URSA SUU Credit."  (Preferred method is above, but if necessary a check may also be made payable to NUES, and mailed to 35 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032.)

FORMS:
1. USBE Licensure Points & SUU Credit Form: Both credit request types need to submit this form.

2. SUU Course Registration Form: To be done only if SUU credit is desired.  Email form to dmossman@nucenter.org.  You will need to save the completed form on your device before it is e-mailed, or it will be blank when it is received.  (If needed, forms may also be mailed with a check to the above address.)

Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
All Venues

8:15am

Conference Wi-Fi
Utah State Eastern campus uses the bluezone for all wifi connections

  1. After connecting your wireless device to the bluezone open up a browser and enter: bluezone.usu.edu
  2. Next click on Sponsored access
  3. Enter your name:
  4. Enter the Sponsor Code:   lapuyogo 
  5. Last step is to disconnect wifi and turn wifi back on, reconnect to bluezone - you are now set for the day




Thursday July 11, 2019 8:15am - 5:00pm
All Venues

8:15am

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Student Center, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the USU Eastern Help Desk- just in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example.

Thursday July 11, 2019 8:15am - 5:00pm
Central Instruction Building (Main Floor)

8:30am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
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Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
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BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
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Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
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Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
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Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
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Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
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Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
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NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
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Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
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Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
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The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
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Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

9:15am

Introduction to keynote
Speakers
MH

Mark Huntsman

Board Member, Utah State Board of Education


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

9:30am

The Story Behind the Data (Visible Learning Research)
Participants will review a summary of the Visible Learning research and will know which things do and do not make a significant difference in student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Lassiter

Cathy Lassiter

Cathy Lassiter, ED. D. Education consultant, author, and nationally recognized educator, Cathy Lassiter is an energetic, passionate speaker who is in great demand. With over thirty years of experience, she supports large and small districts in areas including leadership development... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

10:30am

Break/Snacks
Pepsi will be supplying soda throughout the conference.  Bring your new UETN water bottle and stop by the JLSC cafeteria to fillup!  The snacks are provided by USU Eastern.

Sponsors
avatar for Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

10:30am

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:30am - 5:00pm
Outside JLSC East doors

10:30am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
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Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
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Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
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BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
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Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
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Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
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Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
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Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
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Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
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NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
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Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
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Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
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The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
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Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:30am - 5:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

10:45am

"Do I Look Like an Idiot?": Effective Implementation & Assurances

Are you a teacher leader, an instructional coach, or an educational leader?  This is the presentation for YOU.  Join us for a presentation and discussion for ALL educators, as we identify implementation pitfalls, prioritize effective practices, and assure a system of effective implementation and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Piper Riddle

Piper Riddle

Principal and Adjunct Professor, Wasatch County School District
A learner first, leader second -- that's how Piper Riddle would describe her approach to leadership. Piper is in her 7th year as an elementary school principal and her 21st year in education. She has also served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, a curriculum specialist... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Mindframes
Participants will understand the mindframes required to have Visible Learning truly working within a school and classroom.

Speakers
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Cathy Lassiter

Cathy Lassiter, ED. D. Education consultant, author, and nationally recognized educator, Cathy Lassiter is an energetic, passionate speaker who is in great demand. With over thirty years of experience, she supports large and small districts in areas including leadership development... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

10:45am

Utah Digital Badges: Recognizing All Professional Learning

Utah Digital Badges, or U-Badge, is Utah's new micro credential system. U-Badges are a way to earn USBE credit for ALL the professional learning you do, both formal courses and self-directed, independent learning. Come learn how to earn U-Badges and how to create new badges for other educators to earn! Session resources can be found at https://www.uen.org/utahdigitalbadges/

Speakers
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Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Daron received an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 19 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

10:45am

Classroom Management

Being a teacher trying to deliver core instruction can be difficult when we have students who act out behaviorally in class. We will discuss evidence-based behavior practices as outlined in the LRBI (Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions) from the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). These practices are simple and inexpensive to implement and have positive outcomes for students and teachers. Classrooms are transformed into positive environments, suspensions and truancies are reduced and school culture improves.

Access the session slide deck here

Speakers
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Christine Manning

Education and Behavior Specialist, Christine Manning, USBE
Christine completed her bachelor’s degree from Weber State, a master’s degree in Special Education and her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). She has a passion for helping teachers, parents, and caregivers deal effectively with the challenging behaviors of the people they... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Blended Rotation Strategies that Work

This session will focus on strategies using the blended learning rotation model in your classroom. Whether you are already using the rotation model, or are ready to get started, there will be tips and tricks for you. We will cover the different types of rotations: individual, flip, lab, and station and how to make them work in your class.

Speakers
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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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Getting Started with Game-Based Learning and Gamification

Get on the fast track to using game-based learning and gamification in your classroom. You'll come away with educational games and practical resources you can use in your classroom right away. We'll look at Deck Toys, OOdlu, Factile, Blended Play, ClassCraft, and more!

Speakers
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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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Google Jamboard - A Free and Collaborative Interactive Whiteboard for Any Device

Google Jamboard is a new tool in G Suite for Education that you may not be familiar with, but if you've ever wished you could have more than a couple of students working at your Interactive Whiteboard (a.k.a SMARTBoard) at the same time, Jamboard is for you! Draw and sketch ideas, add text with movable "sticky" notes, add any photos and images, even Drive documents - and your students can interact and add their ideas in real time, from just about any device you (or your students) have in your classroom. If you run out of space, you can add as many more frames as needed. And just like any other Google Doc, all edits are saved and can be shared with a few clicks.

This will be a hands-on, interactive session, so it will help if you install the Jamboard app on your iPhone/iPad or Android device!

Find the resources for this and all of my URSA 2019 sessions here

Speakers
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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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Intelligence (AI): Where are we now?

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.

Here is the basic (Slide Deck) that we will be using to spark the discussion topics, and is taken mostly from Brett King's book Agumented, and UEN's CTO Leadership retreat 2018.

Please, come join the conversation.  We would love to hear your opinions on the future of Education.

Speakers
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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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Using Engagement and Enjoyment to Increase Equity in College Prep

Relevance should be an essential and achievable goal for the schools, educators and content providers who are involved in educating 21st century learners. All content―test prep included―must be culturally relevant, accessible through preferred digital platforms, fun and engaging, and reinforce the core competencies needed for success in college and career.

In this session, educators will learn about Shmoop’s digital content platform and library of materials that truly “speak student” and will gain proven strategies to deploy digital content to achieve positive outcomes including increased engagement, motivation, equity, creativity, and enjoyment of education―plus outstanding results in school and on the ACT!

Utah’s students use Shmoop to prepare for the ACT and have achieved some of the nation’s highest scores on the test for the past several years. Did you know Shmoop also has a full library of digital content in all subjects, including literature, science, math and social studies, as well as business, life skills, career prep, preparation for every AP test, and much more. All content is presented with a consistent goal in mind: to be relevant and engaging to today’s learners.

At the end of this session, participants will reflect on the following question: How can I use digital content, along with my instructional practices, to strengthen motivation and engagement for my students? You will consider techniques for presenting content in a way that students truly want to engage with, so they are driven to learn and achieve.

Speakers
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

West Coast Account Manager, Stephanie Weiss
Stephanie Weiss serves as Shmoop's West Coast Account Manager and as a direct contact for schools in Utah. As a former teacher, Stephanie uses her classroom experience to inform her training structure and understanding of teacher need. She is happy to set up a more personalized training... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

10:45am

Don't Panic: Mythbusting Student Data Privacy Requirements in Your Classroom

Utah law requires districts and schools to follow reasonable steps to protect the privacy and security of student education records. Due to overreacting or simple misinformation, some of the policies that have been adopted by schools have placed an unnecessary amount of burden on teachers, even though the law does not specifically require those policies. In this session, we will go over exactly what the law says schools can and cannot do (spoiler alert: be reasonable, not overbearing) so that we can find the balance between keeping students safe online and providing them with an innovative, high-quality education.

Speakers
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David Sallay

Student Data Privacy Auditor, Utah State Board of Education
David is a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US Sector (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He has worked for two years as the Student Data Privacy Auditor at the Utah State Board of Education and also worked as a consultant for the Future of Privacy... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Master MasteryConnect

Come and learn the basics about MasteryConnect.   We will log in,  make a sample map,  turn this map into a tracker.  We will add fake students so that we can make a few tests and take them.   Together we will look at the data and see how it can guide our teaching.    Please bring a laptop or an iPad.  I will be bring both.

Speakers
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Christine Hunter

5th-grade Teacher, Iron County School District
I have been teaching in the classroom since 2009. I have always been interested in bringing technology into the classroom, to help students become more engaged in their learning and help me get everything accomplished during my contracted hours.


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Build and Sustain Snow College Concurrent Enrollment for Rural Schools

You will learn how to implement Snow College's IVC Program to provide your students with Concurrent Enrollment opportunities for any size high school. You will learn how to sustain your current IVC program. This presentation will also include an overview of Snow College IVC Program benefits including a brief history of concurrent enrollment at Rural Schools.

Speakers
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Mike Daniels

Snow College Academic Advisor, Snow College
Snow College is the main provider of Concurrent Enrollment over IVC to Rural Schools across the state of Utah.
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Petra Brittner

Snow College
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Christi Orme

Snow College


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Free For Me! - Open Education Resources

Sharing session highlighting the latest and greatest in open-licensed curriculum

Speakers
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Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Alan Griffin is the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. He has gathered a collection of collections of OER for the past several years and has organized the annual Utah OER Collective. He is in his 44th year as an educator.


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Mathematics for All Students (Hour 1 of 2)

Re-invigorate your math instruction by learning about evidence-based practices in elementary mathematics. Leave with concrete strategies you can use to enhance your planning, instruction, and assessment to create an equitable learning environment that enables all of your students to succeed in mathematics.

Speakers
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Shannon Ference

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Shannon Ference serves as the Elementary Mathematics Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education where she supports Utah schools in the implementation of state math standards to ensure equitable and quality mathematics education for all Utah students. She has served in various... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Potential Energy: 3D Learning with Kindergartners

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum will be showcasing their outreach program, Potential Energy, which uses three-dimensional teaching methods to introduce physics concepts to kindergarten students. The Potential Energy program (PEP) is a free, 45-minute per class program offered to schools across the state. It covers Utah Core Science Standard 3 Objective 1 for the kindergarten curriculum but was designed to be easily transferred to the new SEEd standards. Students participate in hands-on experimentation as well as see demonstrations that show concepts such as gravity, forces, and laws of motion. With guidance from an outreach educator, students discover and describe these physics basics without being overwhelmed by complex vocabulary or abstract ideas. Presenters will walk through the program while explaining how the youngest learners come to understand topics that have traditionally been viewed as too complex for the kindergarten classroom and how common misconceptions can be addressed in the earliest grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Cotter

Laura Cotter

Senior Manager of Outreach Education, Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum (DGCM) provides opportunities for children and families to learn while at play, in a hands-on exhibit environment of over 60,000 square feet that serves as a platform for education and creativity. Early-childhood, science, and arts educators provide... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 125, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Surrendering Control . . . An Experiment in Creating Passionate Readers

Everyone loves a drill sergeant, especially middle school students . . . said no teacher ever. Students typically come to middle school as competent readers only to leave thinking that reading is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Does giving students a choice in what they read make a difference in their performance? How can middle schools foster a passion for reading? How can teachers create life-long readers while mastering essential skills? This data-driven presentation shares one middle school's approach to "killing the classroom novel" to engage students at their current reading level and to help readers take accountability for their growth. The attendees will leave with an understanding of how to balance the idea of student choice and mastery of essential skills to create life long readers.

Reading Videos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bFVrYGctct8B9Vj8HVp6pJ409I55CDa6
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vtPdGwLPfXRalvEjrSW07oaE1anErI1G

Link to GoogleSlides presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZecN5j8kRE6dP9yZ6ctL_2cnloeUgjd6MqQPt-Hlmsw/edit?usp=sharing

Link to Padlet: https://padlet.com/gagonj/aixtuck381qo

Speakers
avatar for Renee Banasky

Renee Banasky

ELA Teacher, Mont Harmon Middle School
Renee has taught four years, all at Mont Harmon Middle School, but has been a passionate reader for 40 years. She was shocked to enter the teaching field to find that there were students in middle school who could not read. It is her purpose to not only teach students to read, but... Read More →
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Jenny Gagon

Principal, Cleveland Elementary
Jenny Gagon has 19 years of teaching, mentoring, and leadership experience in both elementary and middle schools. Jenny worked at Mont Harmon Middle School from 2014-2019, where she taught 6th-grade language arts, was the lead teacher in the ELA department and served as an instructional... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 5:00pm
Outside JLSC East doors

12:00pm

Lunch and Award Presentation
Lunch provided by USU Eastern.  Your name badge will be scanned upon entering, so ensure that you have it with you.

Thursday July 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

12:00pm

Honoring Ray Terry, Retiring Superintendent of Beaver County Schools
Dr. Ray Terry graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History/English and Secondary Education.  He started his teaching career in 1976 in Bancroft, Idaho at North Gem High School, teaching History and coaching Wrestling and Drama.  After two years he left education and worked in the private sector for 11 years.  In 1989, a close friend recruited him back into education and he was hired to work at Red Hills Middle School in the Sevier County School District teaching Special Education.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Utah and taught for almost 2 years at RHMS. He was transferred to North Sevier High School where he taught for a year and half.
 
He was hired as the principal of Cedar Ridge High School [alternative school] where he served for 7 years.  He served at Salina Elementary School as principal for 3 years and then served as the principal of North Sevier High School for 2 years.  He earned a Doctorate of Education in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University and that same year was hired by the Beaver County School District as the superintendent, where he has served for 14 years.
 
Ray has held numerous leadership positions including the President of Utah School Superintendents Association, the Utah Rural Schools Association and a member of the Board of Directors for UETN.
 
Under Ray’s leadership the Beaver County Schools have flourished.  He has helped Beaver County become one of the top performing school districts in the State of Utah.  Ray’s love of people and his leadership abilities have been the hallmark of his career.  His favorite part of being an educator has been seeing the progression of teaching and learning.  He believes that today’s teachers are the best in the profession.
 
Outside of education, Ray is the father of a blended family of 6 sons and 2 daughters and the proud grandfather of 26 grandchildren. His plans for retirement include traveling, fishing, camping and golf.

 We congratulate Supt. Terry on his accomplishments and wish him a happy and healthy retirement!


Thursday July 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

12:00pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
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Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
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Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
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BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
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Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
avatar for Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
avatar for Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
avatar for Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
avatar for Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
avatar for NWEA-Every Student Matters

NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
avatar for Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
avatar for Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
avatar for Shmoop-We Speak Student

Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
avatar for Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
avatar for The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
avatar for USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
avatar for VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
avatar for Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

1:45pm

Changes to Data Gateway: Accessing New Student Achievement Results

This presentation will focus on how to access, understand and utilize new statewide assessment results in the Utah State Board of Education’s Data Gateway system. We will also share proposed updates and changes to Data Gateway, and how educators can use new assessment data to inform instructional practice. This session will employ hands-on activities and group discussion to foster engagement and knowledge of data literacy, interpretation, and data-driven instruction. Classroom teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders are encouraged to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring a personal electronic device with a web browser and internet access to fully participate in this session.

Speakers
LM

Lisa McLachlan

Assessment & Reporting Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Lisa McLachlan is a Utah native and has worked for 13 years in Utah public schools as a teacher, administrator, instructional coach, professional development coordinator, and researcher. She has spent the last year working for the Utah State Board of Education as the Assessment and... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Transforming Instruction at the Surface, Deep and Transfer Levels of Learning
The focus of this session will be on a 3-phase model of instruction based on the Visible Learning research.  Participants will engage in thinking about implementing evidence-based instructional practices to transform the way lessons are purposefully planned and delivered. Using the groundbreaking collaboration between Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie, participants will learn which strategies work best at the surface, deep and transfer phases of learning and how to use this research during the team and individual planning to result in the greatest impact on student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Lassiter

Cathy Lassiter

Cathy Lassiter, ED. D. Education consultant, author, and nationally recognized educator, Cathy Lassiter is an energetic, passionate speaker who is in great demand. With over thirty years of experience, she supports large and small districts in areas including leadership development... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

1:45pm

VENDOR- Waterford

Waterford is releasing the Waterford Reading Academy designed for kids grades K-6. Will take kids from learning to read all the way to reading to learn. Integrates books, software, assessment, and reporting all on one platform with a parent engagement app.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson

Waterford


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

1:45pm

Booyah! Book Creator is here

Simply create beautiful digital books (or interactive stories, or journals, or reports, or whatever you can imagine) with Book
Creator. This session will serve as an introduction to Book Creator for participants who are not familiar with this great, easy to use, tool.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services
Brandon Harrison is the Innovation Specialist & Technology trainer for CUES where he works directly with 7 Regional School Districts. He taught in the Murray School District for 12 years and worked with the YIC program in the Cache and Logan City School Districts


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Google Demo Slam

The Ultimate Demo Slam: Utah Google Certified Trainer Edition is an action-packed hour of pure G Suite excitement! The Google Certified Trainers in Utah will vie to become the Demo Slam master by presenting one Slam* each. Participants will watch, learn, discuss, and ultimately judge which Demo Slam will be deemed ultimate Google champion for 2019! *A Slam is a two-minute demonstration of the capacities of our favorite tools. All Slams will focus on using the G Suite tools to positively impact productivity, instruction, and student learning.

Find the resources for this and all of my URSA 2019 sessions here

Confirmed Trainers for 2019 are:
Jared Covili
Du Bui
Ian Davey
Jeanie Elder
Ashlie Cashin
Quin Henderson
Maybe more!

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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Rolling code with Sphero robots.

This workshop will focus on introducing teachers to coding with the Sphero robot. The Sphero is a robotic ball gaming device that is controlled with the Sphero EDU app on a smartphone or tablet. We will examine of three modes of coding including the draw mode, block coding, and javascript coding, plus STEM lessons and activities for K-12 students.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

What is your strategy for keeping yourself relevant in Education?

Come join us for a conversation about current trends, augmented living, everyday automation technology partnerships in education. (Also, enter to win one of our great door prizes!)
1. What is better done by Humans? By machines? (Human-Machine Strategy)
2. What can’t we function without? Mobile/wearable technology… (Augmentation Strategy)
3. How can/does technology give you an edge? What can/does technology do for you? (Automation Strategy)

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 →
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David Long

Director, Logan City School District
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Jim Stewart

CTO, UETN
James L. Stewart has 40 years of experience working in the technology profession. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the state-wide Utah Education and TeleHealth Network (UETN) organization and has been working directly the past 18 years supporting technology for... Read More →
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Cory Stokes

Project Manager, UETN
Cory Stokes has been working in educational technology for over 25 years. He has worked as a technology coordinator in a district, a technology director at a regional service center and is now managing state-wide digital teaching and learning initiatives and projects in Utah. He works... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Flip your Faculty Meeting

This session will focus on the benefits of flipped faculty meetings and how administrators can flip their faculty meetings. We will discuss software and tools you can use to start flipping your faculty meetings

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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Hyperdocs

A HyperDoc is a digital document using as a Google Doc/Google slides. Where the components of the learning cycle have been pulled together into one central location. Within a single document, students are provided with hyperlinks to all of the resources they need to complete that learning cycle at their pace of learning. More student direct learning less teacher lecture learning.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Hunter

Christine Hunter

5th-grade Teacher, Iron County School District
I have been teaching in the classroom since 2009. I have always been interested in bringing technology into the classroom, to help students become more engaged in their learning and help me get everything accomplished during my contracted hours.


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

It's Not Cheating

Learn ways to build student fluency using online test tools for formative assessment throughout the school year. Some tools include: Text-To-Speech, Online Dictionary, etc. Using available online resources is not cheating.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration & Data Mentoring, SESC
Technology Integration & Data Mentoring Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center since 2002. SESC serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan School Districts.


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 124, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Telling Their Story: Using Instructional Tech to Teach Writing Across Disciplines

Writing is an essential life skill that crosses every disciplinary area. Come learn how a CTE teacher discovered that using Utah Compose helped his students find relevance between their life experience and what they learn in school.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Rathke

Tom Rathke

CTE Teacher, Stansbury High School
Tom Rathke has been teaching business, financial literacy, computer, and broadcasting classes for seventeen years. He currently teaches business concurrent enrollment classes for SLCC. He previously taught instructional technology for USU.



Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

MakerED In The Middle Grades

Makerspaces and maker-based education, an educational practice in which students build, create, or otherwise engineer ideas, is a mode of learning that can be adapted to any grade or school. Wahlquist Junior High School in Weber County set up their own makerspace in a disused computer lab. This presentation will explore their struggles to implement maker educational techniques within their school. Through understanding the macro-level issues (developing the room, getting buy in, and exploring teaching methodology) and the micro-level issues (lesson planning, gear, grants, etc) this presentation seeks to share a structure for developing a makerspace in any school.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Winters

Matt Winters

Teacher / Edtech Coach, Wahlquist Junior High School
Matthew Winters is a ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School. He also runs his school's literary journal (The Fledgling), their makerspace, and recently brought TEDx to his school.
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Blake Pope

ELA Teacher, Wahlquist Junior High School
Blake Pope is an ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School and a member of their Technology Committee. He is also co-editor of The Fledgling with Matthew Winters.


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Engineering Principles – CTE Course Inspiring Future Engineers

Introducing a course that opens students’ eyes to well-paying careers in the field of engineering that can lead them back to their communities for meaningful work. The Engineering Principles course is project and experience based designed to introduce students to the various fields of engineering. It was created by the University of Utah College of Engineering, in partnership with Granite School District.

The curriculum is free for Utah educators and only requires low-cost, easily accessible equipment and materials.  Students gain an understanding of what engineers do and how their courses in high school are important preparation for entering the field of engineering.

In this presentation, you will hear from one of the creators of the course, as well as a teacher who is successfully implementing the course in a rural school environment.  Come see how an understanding of the field of engineering can benefit your students.




Speakers
KB

Kristen Bushnell

Instructor, Whitehorse High School
As far out as you can get while still being in the state of Utah, Whitehorse High School sits at the edge of the Four Corners and serves students within the Navajo Nation.  There, Kristen teaches a wide range of disciplines specializing in engineering, architecture and interior design... Read More →
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Stacy Firth

High School Engineering Program Coordinator, University of Utah College of Engineering
In cooperation with the University of Utah, Dr. Stacy Firth and Milton Watts developed curriculum for two new courses: Engineering Principles and Engineering Capstone. Please feel free to email me: stacy.firth@utah.edu


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

1:45pm

Mathematics for All Students (Hour 2 of 2)

Re-invigorate your math instruction by learning about evidence-based practices in elementary mathematics. Leave with concrete strategies you can use to enhance your planning, instruction, and assessment to create an equitable learning environment that enables all of your students to succeed in mathematics.

Speakers
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Shannon Ference

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Shannon Ference serves as the Elementary Mathematics Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education where she supports Utah schools in the implementation of state math standards to ensure equitable and quality mathematics education for all Utah students. She has served in various... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Teaching Treasures - Finding Curriculum Gems to Enrich Learning

A journey through the publishing world wilderness to find high quality courseware, both print and digital. The newly recreated Recommended Instructional Materials System database will be explored as well as Open Education Resources being gathered at OER Commons. Attendees will be sure to find valued resources for instruction, both priced and free.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Alan Griffin is the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. He has gathered a collection of collections of OER for the past several years and has organized the annual Utah OER Collective. He is in his 44th year as an educator.


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Motivating Reluctant Readers

What do you do with the kids who simply won't read? Why are they so reluctant? What steps can I take to facilitate a stronger desire to read? If you have ever asked any of these questions, this workshop will help! During this session, insights will be shared about what are some causes of reluctant readers and what you can do to help them become committed ones. These insights will include steps you can take tomorrow, as well as planning in the future to prevent stumbling blocks that create reluctant readers.

Speakers
avatar for Garret Rose

Garret Rose

Secondary ELA specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Garret Rose is the secondary English/Language Arts Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. He taught for five years in the Uintah School District as a Reading, English, and AP literature teacher before a brief tenure as an administrator. Currently, he is working on his PhD... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 5:00pm
Outside JLSC East doors

2:45pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
avatar for UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
avatar for Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
avatar for BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
avatar for Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
avatar for Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
avatar for Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
avatar for Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
avatar for Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
avatar for NWEA-Every Student Matters

NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
avatar for Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
avatar for Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
avatar for Shmoop-We Speak Student

Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
avatar for Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
avatar for The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
avatar for UEA-We Educate Utah

UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
avatar for USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
avatar for Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
avatar for VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
avatar for Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 2:45pm - 5:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

3:00pm

Why We Need Youth Leaders NOW

I am on a mission to empower our students with important leadership skills. Why? Our children do not feel safe. We live in a world of untethered social media, where bullying runs wild, unrealistic images create unhealthy comparisons, and school shootings have come to be expected, no matter how big or small the school. With suicide rates on the rise and anxiety disorders and depression being diagnosed in unprecedented numbers, our kids are in crisis. I'm arming them with the tools to help them cope with these issues. I call them the Three C's of Leadership: Commitment, Courage, and Compassion. I'm teaching them to stand up, reach out, and lead - to be the one who can make a difference in somebody else's life.

Speakers
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Cindy Stagg

Founder, Stagg Youth Leadership
I'm a mom, wife, educator, author, and speaker. In my twenty plus years as an educator, I've seen changes... My oldest daughter was born just three weeks after the Columbine shooting in 1999. Since that time, I have watched as my own children and students have grown up in a public... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

VENDOR- NWEA
Speakers
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Andy Smith

Account Executive, NWEA
I am the Account Executive for NWEA in Utah and a former teacher, principal, and superintendent in Arizona.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:00pm

PLC work session/Q&A with Cathy
Join Cathy for this PLC work session where you'll be able to implement the learning you have taken part in today.  You will be able to work directly with Cathy, ask questions, and walk away with additional skills and techniques.

Speakers
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Cathy Lassiter

Cathy Lassiter, ED. D. Education consultant, author, and nationally recognized educator, Cathy Lassiter is an energetic, passionate speaker who is in great demand. With over thirty years of experience, she supports large and small districts in areas including leadership development... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

3:00pm

Diversity vs. Disability

How can you tell if your EL student has a disability or is simply adjusting to a new culture and language? This session will explore the areas of language proficiency, achievement, behavior and adaptation to determine whether or not a student is progressing appropriately. Attendees will leave with information about "red flags" that might indicate the need for further information as well as a list of best practices for supporting EL students in the general education classroom.

Speakers
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Emily Jorgenson

Literacy Coach, Wasatch County School District
Emily Jorgenson has been teaching struggling readers for over 20 years. She has Bachelor of Science in Mild/Moderate Special Education and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. She is certified in the Wilson Language Program and an Acadience mentor. She has been trained... Read More →
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Kristin Hellmann

Special Education Teacher, Wasatch County School District
I have taught various special education classes in various districts for a total of 20 years, spending the last 10 here at Wasatch as a resource teacher.
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Megan Hales

Instructional/Tech Coach, Wasatch County School District
Megan Hales has been an educator for 21 years. She was a classroom teacher for 15 years and has been an instructional coach for 6 years. Megan has a degree in elementary education from Utah State University and a master's degree in from Southern Utah University. She has a math endorsement... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

DreamBox Learning

DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously and automatically adapts to each student in real time, allowing all learners, whether at grade level, struggling, or advanced, to progress at a pace that best benefits them through the lessons they are ready for. By dynamically adapting and differentiating to support all students at their right level, DreamBox is a powerful partner in every classroom, school, and district.

Sponsors
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Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Tips for Selling On TPT: Making Money on the Side

Have you ever wondered how to sell your own creations on Teachers Pay Teachers, other educational websites, or even in your own virtual store? This workshop will help you get started creating and selling your own resources right away.

If you are looking for a way to gain additional income as a teacher while making a difference for a larger, worldwide audience of teachers and students, then learning how to make products, market, and sell in the virtual world, might be just the workshop for you. Come learn how to be a teacherprener!

Speakers
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Kathy Crane

Reading Specialist, Pinnacle Canyon Academy
Kathy has been teaching young children for nearly three decades. She currently she works as  a Reading Specialist and owns the digital business Kindergarten Kiosk.Kathy holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, and a M.Ed. in Reading Instruction. Kathy is the co-author of eleven... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:00pm

Understand Your Retirement Benefits

Do you understand your URS retirement benefits? This presentation will discuss steps in how you can elevate your understanding and enhance your financial security in retirement.

Speakers
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Kory Cox

Stakeholder Liaison, Utah Retirement Systems
Kory is a native of Utah, where he enjoys spending time with his family and serving his community. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and earned two Master’s degrees - one in Central and Eastern European Studies from LaSalle... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

WTF-What's the Function?

Behavior is communication, it happens for a reason and it has a function (WHY the behavior is happening and WHAT is the child receiving from it). We will use real-life scenarios and collaborate as a group to learn how to identify the function of problem behaviors. We will discuss how to match appropriate evidence-based interventions to the function to increase desired behaviors.

Access the session slide deck here

Speakers
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Christine Manning

Education and Behavior Specialist, Christine Manning, USBE
Christine completed her bachelor’s degree from Weber State, a master’s degree in Special Education and her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). She has a passion for helping teachers, parents, and caregivers deal effectively with the challenging behaviors of the people they... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Learn engaging STEAM activities using the Ozobot Evo.

Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds while teaching kids programming. This workshop will demonstrate how students train Ozobot robots to move by drawing pre-programed color codes or sending block-codes via Chromebook or iPad. Participants will also explore Ozobot STEAM lessons and activities aligned for K-8 students.

Speakers
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Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Protecting Students in the Digital Age

Today's classroom is gathering more data about our students and ourselves than ever before through the use of online apps and websites. This session will focus on how teachers and administrators can protect students from digital harm by showing them how to safeguard their privacy. We will discuss how technology has changed the landscape of student data and how that may affect their privacy and security. We will also focus on Federal laws and what teachers need to know to stay out of the headlines.

Speakers
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Greg Cox

Student Data Privacy Trainer, Utah State Board of Education
Greg was a 4th grade teacher in Logan Utah for several years where he incorporated technology and film into his classroom. He currently works at the Utah State Board of Education where he trains teachers and administrators around the state about student data privacy.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Robotics in the Classroom (Hour 1 of 2)

In this presentation, instructors will be introducing LEGO, Ozobot, and Bee-Bot robots with tips and tricks on how to use each and best-practice methods on how to integrate these technologies into the classroom .

Speakers
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Becca Robison

Program Coordinator, STEM Action Center
The STEM Bus program is dedicated to connecting educators to STEM resources. The Bus and its team travels the state, visiting schools and providing full-day STEM curriculum in K - 8 classrooms. The Bus Team is currently focused on connecting schools across the state to high-quality... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Board Room, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Video Shoot to Showtime with Adobe Rush (Hour 1 of 2)

Adobe Rush makes it easy to go straight from shooting video to publishing on the web. This easy to use app works across multiple platforms. Powerful tools like graphic overlays and editing resources are simple to access. Publishing is also a snap with direct uploads to YouTube, Facebook, and more.

Speakers
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Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen is an experienced Educational Technology Specialist and a member of the UEN PD Team since 2014. Michael enjoys sharing his experience with using Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and iOS devices, Interactive Whiteboards, and many other online tools for... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Oh Sheets! (Hour 1 of 2)

Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets can be useful. Bring your own device and learn the basics, compare Excel vs Google Sheets, and leave with resources to continue learning about spreadsheets.

Speakers
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Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration & Data Mentoring, SESC
Technology Integration & Data Mentoring Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center since 2002. SESC serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan School Districts.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Electricity and Magnetism: Hands-on 3D Activities and Resource Kits (Hour 1 of 2)

Experience several activities developed by Clark Planetarium for the 5th grade Electricity and Magnetism Science Curriculum (Standards 3 and 4). These hands-on activities allow students to experience static electric, current electric, and magnetic phenomena and are aligned with the three dimensions of science understanding. Resource kits valued at $200 each are available to distribute to up to 10 teachers that attend this session. (If more teachers attend than the number of available kits, priority will be given to individual schools, districts, or a random drawing.)

Speakers
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Robert Bigelow

Education Program Specialist, Clark Planetarium
Robert Bigelow has been providing science education programs to Utah students and teachers for over twenty-three years with the Hansen/Clark Planetarium. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and is a NASA Solar System Ambassador.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

FOSStering the 3 Dimensions: Getting You from Here to There

Come see how to get from the outgoing science standards to the new SEEd Standards. Participants tackle an engineering design challenge in incremental steps. They first design a cart that can roll "from here to there" and identify the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) being utilized. They then continue with an investigation involving gravity and explore how start position on a ramp affects the distance the cart travels. Before the participants go on to the next part, they determine which Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) are being addressed. The final challenge incorporates the participants' knowledge of magnetism into their cart design to meet new challenges. This investigation develops understanding of engineering design concepts and provides opportunities for students to engage in engineering practices. The Cross Cutting Concepts are determined to show how the parts are interrelated.

Speakers
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Maggie Ostler

Regional Sales Manager, Delta Education- School Specialty
Full Option Science System® (FOSS®) is Delta Education's flagship K–8 curriculum program. It was developed under a National Science Foundation grant at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley. FOSS is now the most widely used elementary school hands-on... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 124, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Giving Your Students the Best of Both Worlds

Join us to learn about Utah Virtual Academy's role as primary online course provider for the Utah Statewide Online Education Program. Students grades 7-12 attending a local district school, approved charter school, private school, and homeschool can now take up to 8 tuition-free online credits from the K12 curriculum as part of their regular class schedule. Course options include Core, Electives, Honors, and AP courses. Our new Destinations Career Academy CTE Program includes pathways in Health Sciences and Information Technology. UTVA Open Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year is available beginning on February 1, 2019.

Speakers
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Utah Virtual Academy

K12 / Utah Virtual Academy Local Development Manager, Utah Virtual Academy
Paul Glanton is currently the K12 Local Development Manager for Utah and New Mexico. His background includes over twenty five years of experience in student educational services, selective college admissions, and program management with Brown University, Philadelphia Job Corps, Management... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

What Do You Do When They Already Know It?

This high-energy presentation provides teachers and school leaders with a variety of simple-yet-innovative teaching strategies that will enhance the learning within any classroom. Topics to be addressed include differentiated methods for increasing content-specific vocabulary, how to build rapport with students and parents through writing, and engaging ways for students to summarize their learning. Each strategy presented will be modeled, and participants will leave with a clear understanding of what the strategy is as well as how to implement it. Additionally, many of the techniques shared will center on the role that movement plays in learning, the value that comes from self-assessment, and the increasing importance that personalized learning plays in today's classrooms. Regardless of the technique, each of the methods described can be easily adapted to fit within any curriculum, regardless of grade or subject matter.

Speakers
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Mike Roberts

English Teacher, Rowland Hall Middle School
Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. Mike's most recent book, Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Outside JLSC East doors

4:00pm

Break/Snacks
Pepsi will be supplying soda throughout the conference.  Bring your new UETN water bottle and stop by the JLSC cafeteria to fillup!  The snacks are provided by USU Eastern.

Sponsors
avatar for Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

4:00pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
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Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
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BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
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Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
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Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
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Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
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Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
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Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
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NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
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Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
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Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
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The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
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Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

4:15pm

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
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STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Outside JLSC East doors

4:15pm

Implementing Restorative Practices in a Rural Setting

Implementing Restorative Discipline Practices in a rural setting can present a multitude of barriers and difficulties for school personnel. However, there are scalable solutions and best practices that can be enacted to overcome these barriers. Come join us as we identify these barriers and discuss solutions that are great for students and viable for administrators and staff.

Speakers
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Trevor lloyd

President, Education Lifeskills
I am passionate about the art and science of an effective intervention for today's at-risk students. As the president of ACCI Lifeskills, I have been fortunate to work with a wide range of professionals from both the education and criminal justice systems all across the country and... Read More →
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Richard Long

Partnership Manager, ACCI Lifeskills
I have been an educator for 12 years working in both therapeutic boarding schools and public high schools. I am passionate about helping every student succeed, overcome difficult circumstances, and become the best version of themselves. I specialize in tiered interventions, student... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Principals, Educators and the School LAND Trust Program

What are the responsibilities of principals and educators with the School Community Council and the School LAND Trust program? How can we work with our council toward measurable academic improvement? Includes any changes made by the Utah Legislature in the 2019 General Session.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Gordon

Natalie Gordon

School Trust Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Natalie Gordon works with the Utah State Board of Education as a School Trust Specialist, where she assists in implementation of the School LAND Trust Program, and works closely with policy makers to strengthen the program and ensure trust management and distribution meet the needs... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

The National Assessment of Educational Progress in Utah

How NAEP data helps inform the public, educational leaders, and politics

Speakers
avatar for Angela Battaglia

Angela Battaglia

NAEP State Coordinator, USBE
I have been in education for 26 years. I have taught high school mathematics and science. I taught at the University of Utah in the College of Education, leading secondary cohorts and teaching both undergraduate and graduate education courses. I taught mathematics at Santa Barbara... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 125, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Utah Aspire Plus: Assessing Students' College Readiness

The Utah Aspire Plus is a first-of-its-kind custom assessment measuring student knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in reading, English, math and science. The assessment consists of both ACT Aspire and Utah teacher-written questions and is administered to 9th and 10th grade students. The Utah Aspire Plus provides parents, students, and educators with information about student academic proficiency, academic growth, and college and career readiness. This presentation will review the purpose of the assessment, the content areas and Utah Core Standards assessed, and information on how ‘college readiness’ is measured and reported on Utah Aspire Plus reports. We will also discuss ways educators can analyze and interpret data from Utah Aspire Plus and how the ACT assessment standards align with the Utah Core Standards. Suggestions on how classroom teachers can use Utah Aspire Plus assessment results to inform instructional practices will be shared.

Speakers
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Lisa McLachlan

Assessment & Reporting Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Lisa McLachlan is a Utah native and has worked for 13 years in Utah public schools as a teacher, administrator, instructional coach, professional development coordinator, and researcher. She has spent the last year working for the Utah State Board of Education as the Assessment and... Read More →
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Rebecca Peterson

College and Career Readiness Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. Rebecca's prior experience includes working as the interim director and state coach for the Utah Multi-tiered Systems of Support Project, working as a special... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Relational Leadership: The Foundation for a High-Performing Culture

Culture is either random or intentional. We believe that ignored behavior becomes accepted behavior. It is imperative that leaders be intentional with how they define and model what a high performing positive culture looks like so that students are motivated to learn and relationships thrive. We will share some research-based processes to equip educators with tools to build relationships and high-performing, self-managing teams. Hear how this leads to achieving remarkable results, including increases in attendance, student achievement and decreases in discipline referrals and drop-out rates.
In this breakout session, we will focus on the conference theme by answering three main questions: How can schools intentionally develop high performing cultures? Do organizational and individual behaviors influence school and student outcomes? What leadership skills are needed to create connectedness?

Join us for this exciting presentation and see first-hand how intentional relational leadership can make all the difference in the lives of teachers and kids’.

Speakers
CL

Chris Layton

Flippen Group


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

4:15pm

Threat Assessment Strategies

In this session we will be discussing best practices for identifying and assessing threats to school safety. This includes threats of harm to self or others, intervening appropriately and mitigating harm. Prevention is the key! This session will discuss evidence-based programs in which there is a formalized process to determine the level of threat, an action plan is created, and disciplinary actions can be restorative.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Walker

Christy Walker

Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
Christy is a counselor at the core. After spending 10 years as a junior high school counselor, her journey continued into an administrative degree and a position as the Davis School District Prevention Coordinator for four years. Currently she is serving as the Utah State Board of... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

VENDOR- Edgenuity
Speakers
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Michael Bullock

Account Executive, Edgenuity
As a company of educators, we know teachers and administrators work tirelessly to meet the needs of all their students. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide schools with the tools and resources they need to leverage technology in ways that improve student outcomes.We’ve... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Making your Mac Work For You

(coming soon)

Speakers
CL

Casey Liljenquist

District Office, Box Elder School District
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Robert Gordon

Director of Technology, Box Elder School District
For the past 25 years Robert Gordon has been working with students, teachers, and technology. From the classroom he became a specialist for the districts in the Northeastern part of the state of Utah, working for NUES. Next he became the Educational Technology Team Lead at Canyons... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Movie Making in the Classroom: iMovie for Beginners

Ever want to create tutorial videos for your students or have students create movies to show their learning and understanding? Using iMovie is an easy way to accomplish that and then some. By the end of this session you will be confident in your ability to use iMovie for the iPad. You will learn how to film, edit, and share movies using the iPad and be able to show students in order for them to use it in class. This is meant to be for beginners who have never used iMovie on the iPad before or who want to learn how to use it better. Participants should come prepared with their own iPad and with iMovie installed and updated.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Student Data Privacy Trainer, Utah State Board of Education
Greg was a 4th grade teacher in Logan Utah for several years where he incorporated technology and film into his classroom. He currently works at the Utah State Board of Education where he trains teachers and administrators around the state about student data privacy.


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Robotics in the Classroom (Hour 2 of 2)

In this presentation, instructors will be introducing LEGO, Ozobot, and Bee-Bot robots with tips and tricks on how to use each and best-practice methods on how to integrate these technologies into the classroom .

Speakers
BR

Becca Robison

Program Coordinator, STEM Action Center
The STEM Bus program is dedicated to connecting educators to STEM resources. The Bus and its team travels the state, visiting schools and providing full-day STEM curriculum in K - 8 classrooms. The Bus Team is currently focused on connecting schools across the state to high-quality... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Board Room, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Video Shoot to Showtime with Adobe Rush (Hour 2 of 2)

Adobe Rush makes it easy to go straight from shooting video to publishing on the web. This easy to use app works across multiple platforms. Powerful tools like graphic overlays and editing resources are simple to access. Publishing is also a snap with direct uploads to YouTube, Facebook, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen is an experienced Educational Technology Specialist and a member of the UEN PD Team since 2014. Michael enjoys sharing his experience with using Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and iOS devices, Interactive Whiteboards, and many other online tools for... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Oh Sheets! (Hour 2 of 2)

Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets can be useful. Bring your own device and learn the basics, compare Excel vs Google Sheets, and leave with resources to continue learning about spreadsheets.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration & Data Mentoring, SESC
Technology Integration & Data Mentoring Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center since 2002. SESC serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan School Districts.


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Adding Rigor Through Multi-Text Connections

The focus for this presentation will be on integration of knowledge and ideas (ELA standards 7-9) through analyzing multiple texts.

Speakers
JG

Joseph G Foster

ELA 11 teacher, Richfield High School
I am an ELA teacher at Richfield High School. I enjoy learning languages, traveling the world, and eating bizarre food.


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Electricity and Magnetism: Hands-on 3D Activities and Resource Kits (Hour 2 of 2)

Experience several activities developed by Clark Planetarium for the 5th grade Electricity and Magnetism Science Curriculum (Standards 3 and 4). These hands-on activities allow students to experience static electric, current electric, and magnetic phenomena and are aligned with the three dimensions of science understanding. Resource kits valued at $200 each are available to distribute to up to 10 teachers that attend this session. (If more teachers attend than the number of available kits, priority will be given to individual schools, districts, or a random drawing.)

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bigelow

Robert Bigelow

Education Program Specialist, Clark Planetarium
Robert Bigelow has been providing science education programs to Utah students and teachers for over twenty-three years with the Hansen/Clark Planetarium. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and is a NASA Solar System Ambassador.


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Gong! Gong! The 3 Dimensions are Calling!

Participants use a spoon-gong system to review their understanding of how to produce sound and to develop a simple model of how sound travels. Then, they apply their knowledge of how sounds travel to make a device to send whisper messages over a distance. They modify two spoon-gong systems to make a device to send a message from one end of a string to the other. They improve on the device to make a better string telephone.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Ostler

Maggie Ostler

Regional Sales Manager, Delta Education- School Specialty
Full Option Science System® (FOSS®) is Delta Education's flagship K–8 curriculum program. It was developed under a National Science Foundation grant at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley. FOSS is now the most widely used elementary school hands-on... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 245, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

13.1 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Half Marathon

Whenever I tell people that I run half marathons or I mention to them that I'm a middle school teacher, their answers are usually the same -

Ugh. Why would you want to do that?

And that response is the premise of 13.1 Ways That Teaching Middle School is Like Running a Half Marathon. This high-energy session is about all the challenges that we teachers face on a daily basis. Like our classes, some of the topics addressed are very serious (the importance of planning, not wasting time, persevering through difficult times), while others are a bit more light-hearted (learning to eat in 15 minutes, wanting to change careers mid-lesson, ultimate bladder control). Regardless of if you're a runner or not, these are all topics that teachers will understand all-to-well.

After providing an overview of each challenge, three ""next-day"" strategies will be provided to help teachers become better at their craft. That means you'll leave with close to 40 strategies that will easily fit into any content area or grade level!

Don't miss out!


Speakers
avatar for Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

English Teacher, Rowland Hall Middle School
Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. Mike's most recent book, Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 
Friday, July 12
 

8:30am

Registration
Friday July 12, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

8:30am

Breakfast
Breakfast provided by USU Eastern. Your name badge will be scanned upon entering. 

Friday July 12, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

8:30am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
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UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
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Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
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BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
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Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
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Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
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Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
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Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
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Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
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NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
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Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
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Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
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Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
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Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
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The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
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Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

8:30am

Conference Credit
By attending and participating at the URSA conference you are eligible to receive USBE licensure points/hours or SUU college graduate credit.  Only one type of "credit" may be earned.  Credit requests and payments must be received by Wednesday, July 31. Please, direct credit-related questions to (435) 654-1921.

For USBE credit: at the conclusion of the conference submit the first form below.  You'll receive 1 hour for each session attended, including the keynotes, for up to 11 hours.  Presenters receive an additional 10 hours. There is no cost for USBE credit.

In order to earn SUU college credit, you must attend the whole conference, including one presentation per time slot, and each keynote address.  You will need to complete both forms below, as well as submit the $22 payment via this online payment portal.  Ensure the dropdown is changed to reflect "URSA SUU Credit."  (Preferred method is above, but if necessary a check may also be made payable to NUES, and mailed to 35 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032.)

FORMS:
1. USBE Licensure Points & SUU Credit Form: Both credit request types need to submit this form.

2. SUU Course Registration Form: To be done only if SUU credit is desired.  Email form to dmossman@nucenter.org.  You will need to save the completed form on your device before it is e-mailed, or it will be blank when it is received.  (If needed, forms may also be mailed with a check to the above address.)

Friday July 12, 2019 8:30am - 1:00pm
All Venues

8:30am

Conference Wi-Fi
Utah State Eastern campus uses the bluezone for all wifi connections

  1. After connecting your wireless device to the bluezone open up a browser and enter: bluezone.usu.edu
  2. Next click on Sponsored access
  3. Enter your name:
  4. Enter the Sponsor Code:   lapuyogo 
  5. Last step is to disconnect wifi and turn wifi back on, reconnect to bluezone - you are now set for the day




Friday July 12, 2019 8:30am - 1:00pm
All Venues

8:30am

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Student Center, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the USU Eastern Help Desk- just in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example.

Friday July 12, 2019 8:30am - 1:00pm
Central Instruction Building (Main Floor)

9:00am

9:00am

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!
Are you tired of using the same old websites, programs, and apps with your teachers and students? Take a journey with Janet and Joan as they travel down the Ed Tech Memory Lane and end the trip by sharing some of the best new tech tools for engaging students and delivering the curriculum.

Here is the link to J2's resource page.

Speakers
avatar for J2 Training with Janet & Joan

J2 Training with Janet & Joan

Consultants, J2 Training


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC) Price, UT 84501, USA

10:15am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
A huge "Thank You!" goes out to all of our sponsors: Utah State Board of EducationUETN, Castleview HospitalPeczuh PrintingEmery Telcom, and Pepsi of Price. 

Stop by the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center hallway and visit the booths and meet with representatives from the fabulous Vendors of the 2019 URSA Summer Conference. EdgenuityEducation Lifeskills,  ShmoopVitalSmartsWaterfordSnow College, Utah Virtual AcademyNWEAUEABYU Independent StudyDreamBox LearningBi-TappCorwin and The Flippen Group.  

Thank You to USU-Eastern for hosting this year's conference and the local businesses of Carbon and Emery counties for all their wonderful support!!

Education Partner
avatar for UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

District Partner Manager, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning is the only K–8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. By tracking each student interaction and evaluating the strategies used to solve problems, DreamBox continuously... Read More →
avatar for Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Bi-Tapp-Tap your way to a better you

Cindy Jones
Bi-Tapp is a product that incorporates an understanding of how our brain works in moments of heightened stress and anxiety. Bluetooth tappers are placed on each side of your body and within a short amount of time, you begin to feel calmer as the tappers tap back and forth between... Read More →
avatar for BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

BYU Independent Study-Come learn with us!

Devin Wihongi
We're here to support you on your educational journey. For more than 96 years, we've been offering innovative course options for students of all backgrounds. No matter where you’re at across the globe, our world-class technology gives you access to the help and instruction you need... Read More →
avatar for Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Castleview Hospital-Making Communities Healthier

Misti Birch
Castleview Hospital serves the communities in the Carbon and Emery Counties. Set in a rural area, surrounded by the Manti Lasal Mountain range, makes for a beautiful setting year round. Many opportunities for outdoor activities present themselves. Come visit our little piece of wonder... Read More →
avatar for Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

Corwin-Your Partner in Professional Learning

At Corwin, we have one objective and one objective only: to help educators like you make the greatest impact on teaching and learning.We offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: from books... Read More →
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Edgenuity-All Learners Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Michael Bullock
Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →
avatar for Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Education Lifeskills-We Help Students Think Successfully in the Classroom and in Life

Trevor Lloyd
Before Education Lifeskills was formally created, our parent company ACCI Lifeskills (American Community Corrections Institute) received an increasing amount of requests from schools, school districts and parents to develop a catalog of courses expressly for junior high and high school... Read More →
avatar for Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Emery Telcom-Making the Most of Life

Taren Powell
Emery Telcom offers internet service within the state of Utah. Fiber-optic internet from Emery Telcom is available to an estimated 29,000 people.In addition to fiber broadband, Emery Telcom also offers cable and DSL internet service. Its cable service is available to approximately 42,000 people, making it the 81st largest provider of cable broadband in the U.S... Read More →
avatar for NWEA-Every Student Matters

NWEA-Every Student Matters

Andy Smith
We are mission-driven, student-centricNWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years... Read More →
avatar for Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Peczuh Printing-Nothing Inspires Like Print.

Frank Peczuh
We have four production facilities, the most advanced printing equipment on the market and digital file to delivery truck service. But most importantly, we have a passion for print: its ability to communicate, move, and live a good long life. Print inspires. We respect that and mind... Read More →
avatar for Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

Pepsi-“For the Love of It”

ALL YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS. ALL RIGHT HERE.Pepsi. Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Zero Sugar. The gang’s all here.Go to our website and compare flavors, get nutritional facts and check out ingredients for all our Pepsi products.
avatar for Shmoop-We Speak Student

Shmoop-We Speak Student

Stephanie Weiss
Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process... Read More →
avatar for Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Snow College-It's Snowing Opportunities ...

Mike Daniels
Snow College was founded in 1888 as the Sanpete Stake Academy by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1900 it was renamed Snow Academy in honorof Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his cousin Erastus, who was instrumental... Read More →
avatar for The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

The Flippen Group-We build relationships and processes that bring out the best in people.

Chris Layton
Founded in 1990 by psychotherapist, and New York Times® best-selling author, Flip Flippen, our research-based tools and processes combined with expert coaching and training have brought transformation to many of the most respected school districts, Fortune 500 companies, governments... Read More →
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UEA-We Educate Utah

Michelle Dansie
For more than a century, the Utah Education Association has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing Utah public education. The UEA represents about 18,000 active classroom teachers, retired educators, administrators, licensed educational support personnel and students in education... Read More →
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USU Eastern-Transform Your Life for Good.

Greg Dart
Welcome to Utah State University EasternA great stride has been made to advance the educational opportunities of students and community members in Eastern Utah. Utah State University and College of Eastern Utah have joined forces creating Utah State University Eastern.USU Eastern... Read More →
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Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education
Our Vision: Upon completion all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.
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Utah Virtual Academy-Powered by K12

Paul Glanton
The Utah Virtual Academy uses the K12 online curriculum to offer Utah students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Utah Virtual Academy and K12 provide the tools kids need to succeed - in school and beyond.Here's why Utah families have chosen the Utah Virtual Academy for their... Read More →
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VitalSmarts-We Develop World Class Training

J Lynn Jones
We change the world by changing behavior.      Our mission: Help people achieve greatness by turning proven behavioral science principles into learnable, repeatable skills delivered through exceptional learning experiences.We achieve our mission by teaching others how to:Dialogue... Read More →
avatar for Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Waterford-How can you change a child's future?

Mike Nelson
Our MissionWaterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.Our StoryWaterford.org was founded by Dr. Dustin Heuston... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:15am - 12:00pm
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center (JLSC) 414 N 300 E, Price, UT 84501, USA

10:30am

Antecedent Interventions-Preventing Problem Behavior

We will discuss strategies to prevent and de-escalate problem behaviors by exploring evidence-based antecedent strategies. Ecological conditions and antecedent events set the stage for problem behavior so we want to identify and alter those triggers. We will also discuss teaching replacement behaviors that get the same result as the previous problem behavior.

Access the session slide deck here.

Speakers
CM

Christine Manning

Education and Behavior Specialist, Christine Manning, USBE
Christine completed her bachelor’s degree from Weber State, a master’s degree in Special Education and her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). She has a passion for helping teachers, parents, and caregivers deal effectively with the challenging behaviors of the people they... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Formative Assessment Using Technology

Teachers and students can be provided with ongoing, real-time feedback utilizing many technology tools that are currently available in schools. The immediate results that can be accessed through technology tools assist educators as they strive to improve instructional strategies and student learning in their classroom. Attendees in this session will learn how teachers can utilize technology to easily assess student understanding before they move on to the next topic or lesson.

Speakers
avatar for J2 Training with Janet & Joan

J2 Training with Janet & Joan

Consultants, J2 Training


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

10:30am

Building a Positive Classroom Culture using Restorative Practices (Hour 1 of 2)

Participants will be given an overview of Restorative Practices in the classroom setting, compare traditional practices to restorative practices, and receive ideas for building a positive and restorative classroom culture. Ideas will be given for setting up a restorative cultures from day one, and participants will participate in culture building, informal, and formal restorative circles during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Janette Stubbs

Janette Stubbs

Professional Development Coordinator, Iron County School District
Janette Stubbs is the Professional Development Coordinator for Iron County School District. She has been in the classroom as a teacher for 18 years, served as a literacy coach and now works in the district office supporting teachers through professional development. She has a Masters... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Dutch Oven Cooking (Hour 1 of 2)
Tips & Tricks of Dutch Oven Cooking

Speakers
KC

Kevin Corbridge

Husband, SEDC
Great smells & samples


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Eagles Nest, Outside North of Library and Learning Commons, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Equity for All Accelerated Students

Come join us as we break down the new expectations for Gifted and Talented Programs, IB Programs and AP programs. We'll share some best-practices LEAs from across the state have adopted which have demonstrated positive results and also provide a blueprint for you to pursue these changes in your community.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Auck

Nathan Auck

Early College and STEM Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Nathan Auck, the current Early College and STEM Education Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education has presented at local, regional, state and national conference related to mathematics, equity and STEM Education. He was the 2013 Utah Presidential Awardee for Excellence in... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Professional Development

This one-hour interactive presentation will consist of an overview with related data of the professional development opportunities available both on-site and via distance, through The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC). Our research-based Tier I models consist of Tier I Text (building fluency and comprehension for immediate and transfer level text), Writing About Text, Advanced Word Study and Morphology. Our Research-based Tier II models are Early Steps, Next Steps and Higher Steps--which consist of assisted reading on instructional level text, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. This presentation will also provide an overview of Tier III professional development opportunities for educators interested in learning how to effectively work with dyslexic students who need a more intensive intervention. Educators interested in the USBE Reading Interventionist Endorsement will enjoy the overview of our Tier III professional development opportunities, as well as our distance services for the Tier II Small Group option. The UURC also offers distance tutoring for students in rural areas. The last fifteen minutes of the presentation will be dedicated to Q&A.

Speakers
TR

Trina Robbins

Intervention specialist/UURC Clinic Coordinator, University of Utah Reading Clinic
Trina Robbins comes to the University of Utah Reading Clinic from Jordan School District after having worked in their Title 1 program for 11 years. She has earned certification in several reading intervention models, including Early StepsSM, Next StepsSM, Next StepsSM Triads, Higher... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning can give students the opportunity to be full partners in their learning and allow them to focus that learning on specific ideas and subjects. In this session Neal Peacock will show how he has taken American History and changed it into a project based learning class. Could this be a strategy that in whole or part could be useful in your classroom? Come and see.

Speakers
avatar for Neal Peacock

Neal Peacock

Teacher, Emery High School
Neal Peacock has been a teacher for 36 years in social studies, debate, and theatre. He is a certified cooperative learning trainer and is now branching out into Project Based Learning. He lives and teaches in Castle Dale where he also served as the mayor for 12 years.


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 125, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Canvas Quizzes Next

(Jason will provide later)

Speakers
avatar for Jason Snow

Jason Snow

Technology Trainer, NUES
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Technology – Grand Canyon University- Phoenix, AZ BS Geography – University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah HS Agoura High School, Agoura, CA Teaching Endorsements: Educational Technology, English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented, Physical... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Tech in the Classroom: What’s Working?
This presentation will provide best practices and lessons learned from Utah schools as well as recent national research regarding education and technology. The best practices to be presented are a result of stakeholder feedback from schools who have adopted literacy and math software programs throughout Utah in the past few years. The best practices fall under two phases:  what elements should be in place before implementation and what supports need to be in place during implementation, including teacher practices. The national research presented reviews recent results from studies conducted in classrooms and schools throughout the country. They focus on teacher and school practices that have high effects on student learning in a technology-infused classroom as well as practices that do not contribute to student gains.  Specifically, the presentation examines personalized learning with technology, online learning, and the effects of teacher engagement when students are using technology.

Speakers
MD

Melanie Durfee

Digital Teaching & Learning, Utah State Board of Education
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Technology Specialist, USBE
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 July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Schoolyard Scientists: Exploring Life Sciences using iNaturalist (Hour 1 of 2)

iNaturalist is an app developed by the California Academy of Sciences to connect people with exploring nature in their local environment while documenting ecological data and creating awareness of biodiversity worldwide. If you are interested in learning about this great tool to supplement Life Science programming join us as we explore iNaturalist’s potential for increasing science literacy for your students. This session will include a thorough introduction to iNaturalist and a hands-on demo of its functionality as it applies to getting students involved in scientific practices of making observations, questioning through inquiry, analyzing data, and contributing to the broader Community Science movement.

We will begin this workshop by going over utilizing iNaturalist as a tool for students and teachers. We will then have a hands-on training using iNaturalist on a device (phone/tablets) before we dive into exploring the many functions of the iNaturalist webpage. Then we will demo how to create your own projects, places, and guides within the website for general classroom use. At the end we will share educator resources (curriculum and activities) developed in conjunction with City Nature Challenge.

This workshop will showcase using the iNaturalist website and app which can be found for free on android and apple devices. If you have a device and would like to download the app see the links above. Tablets will be provided with the app pre-loaded for those who do not have a device.

Website: https://inaturalist.org

Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android&hl=en_US

Apple users: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8

Teacher Resources: http://citynaturechallenge.org/education-toolkit/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Whisman

Paul Whisman

Education Program Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah
Paul Whisman currently works as an education program specialist with the Natural History Museum of Utah. He has experience with education outreach throughout Utah, including multiple formal/informal school settings, and has served as a park guide across the west at numerous state... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Nearpod 101

Come and learn how to use Nearpod to deliver dynamic whole group and differentiated small group instruction in a collaborative learning environment. Explore all of the things that come with this online tool and learn about how to integrate Nearpod’s ready-to-teach lessons into your content plans. Additionally, learn how Nearpod’s interactive and multimedia features can enhance your existing materials by converting PowerPoints, Google Slideshows, and PDF files into Nearpod lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen is an experienced Educational Technology Specialist and a member of the UEN PD Team since 2014. Michael enjoys sharing his experience with using Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and iOS devices, Interactive Whiteboards, and many other online tools for... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Using Robotics to Meet the New Science Standards (Hour 1 of 2)

A close read of the new (draft) Science standards reveals that students should be learning engineering principles and creating their own models for each of the major concepts. This can be overwhelming, especially when many of the topics we've taught in the past are switching to different grade levels! On top of this are additional encouragements to incorporate more computer science into our teaching. The only solution is to use an integrated, project-based approach. In this session, we will engage participants in creating and programming robotic models of science concepts. We will also share interdisciplinary projects that we have developed and piloted with elementary students and teachers in the STEM endorsement program.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox has presented at numerous school and district PD days and local, regional, and national conferences. Last year, she presented with two teachers and two K-12 students at the Scratch Conference at MIT on using Hummingbirds for project-based learning. She is an Associate Professor... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

I Broke Out! Now What!?

This session is for those that have participated in a Breakout EDU activity before and have questions like:
  • How do I buy a kit? 
  • Can I just make one? 
  • How do I find games? 
  • How do I manage the locks? 
  • Can students make games?
Join us as we dive deeper into Breakout EDU to see what resources are available!
Click here for presentation.

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 →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Phenomenon-based Learning Using Museum Objects (Hour 1 of 2)

Natural History Museum of Utah educators will introduce participants to Research Quest - a free suite of online investigations - to demonstrate how middle school teachers can engage their students in some of the most intriguing mysteries of our time, robust debate about current research, and developing explanations and arguments to explain their ideas - all while using 3D technology to access many of the museum's rich fossil resources. Participants will learn how to use Research Quest to support collaborative student work to gather empirical data by making quantitative and qualitative observations of real fossils with modeling and guidance from one of the museum's award winning scientists. We'll also explore strategies for making student thinking visible as students move from using intuitive to increasingly complex critical thinking skills. These strategies provide important supports to guide students as they weigh the quality and strength of their evidence and use that evidence to develop their explanations and construct arguments. Participants will receive supporting materials designed for the classroom teacher and their students - including learning assessment tools for both.

Speakers
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah
Along with being a Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist at the Natural History Museum of Utah Merinda is a classroom teacher, a devoted life-long learner, and an innovator. While she has proudly worn the hat of teacher for more than a decade, she has also won numerous fellowships... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Utah Library Media Curriculum Standards

If students are not learning the concepts and skills of the Utah Library Media
Curriculum Standards, what are they missing? What does the research say about how this lack of knowledge affects their school performance, preparation for higher education, and, ultimately, their ability to for future success?

Speakers
avatar for James Wilson

James Wilson

Content Specialist, Canyons School District
James Wilson is completing his 23rd year in education. He has worked as a Certified Library Media Specialist on the school level and now on the district level in Canyons School District. He is a member of UELMA, ALA/AASL, ULA, serves on the School Library PALS Board and is acting... Read More →
DH

Diana Hanke

Duchesne County School District
Diana Hanke grew up in Liberty, Idaho, a very small, very rural area located on the Northwest side of the Bear Lake Valley.  She grew up hiking in the mountains, swimming in Bear Lake, riding horses, dancing, singing, and of course, reading. She grew up on Prince Edward Island with... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

What Every Teacher Needs to Know about the Science of Reading (Hour 1 of 2)

There is a science to teaching reading. When teachers understand this science and utilize strategies the support the science of reading, they will be more effective and their students more successful. This session will outline how the brain learns to read and what it means for those that teach reading. Additionally, strategies and resources will be shared that support how the human brain best learns to read and will include examples of explicit instruction, routines, and more. Participants will leave equipped to make small changes in their teaching which will lead to huge gains in student outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Jorgenson

Emily Jorgenson

Literacy Coach, Wasatch County School District
Emily Jorgenson has been teaching struggling readers for over 20 years. She has Bachelor of Science in Mild/Moderate Special Education and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. She is certified in the Wilson Language Program and an Acadience mentor. She has been trained... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

URSA Board Meeting

URSA Board Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Johnna Boyack

Johnna Boyack

Office Manager, SESC
Board recording secretary


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Board Room, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:45pm
Outside JLSC East doors

11:45am

Utah's Portrait of a Graduate: Personalized Learning and Next Steps

What is our goal for K-12 education in Utah? Is it really credits and time in a seat, or do we have a larger vision for outcomes for students? This presentation will highlight Utah State Board of Education Portrait of a Graduate to look at how the state is re-visioning outcomes for our students. The presentation will not only share the state vision, but highlight resources for leaders to create their own Portrait of a Graduate for their community. Full presentation slides: http://bit.ly/URSAPOG

Come and see the future of personalized learning! More information available at: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/competencybased

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Executive Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
Sarah Young is an Executive Coordinator with the Utah State Board of Education. She works with other leaders in the office to "kick start" new legislation and programming. She has previously worked on Digital Teaching and Learning, STEM Schools, and Competency-Based Education. (Twitter... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Increase Your Super Human Skills with Nearpod

You might not leave this session with x-ray vision or the ability to leap tall buildings, but you will learn super-human Nearpod skills that allow you to combine your existing presentations with real-time interactivity and feedback. Nearpod is a web tool/app that allows teachers to deliver interactive content and assessment activities to students.

Speakers
avatar for J2 Training with Janet & Joan

J2 Training with Janet & Joan

Consultants, J2 Training


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

11:45am

Building a Positive Classroom Culture using Restorative Practices (Hour 2 of 2)

Participants will be given an overview of Restorative Practices in the classroom setting, compare traditional practices to restorative practices, and receive ideas for building a positive and restorative classroom culture. Ideas will be given for setting up a restorative cultures from day one, and participants will participate in culture building, informal, and formal restorative circles during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Janette Stubbs

Janette Stubbs

Professional Development Coordinator, Iron County School District
Janette Stubbs is the Professional Development Coordinator for Iron County School District. She has been in the classroom as a teacher for 18 years, served as a literacy coach and now works in the district office supporting teachers through professional development. She has a Masters... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Dutch Oven Cooking (Hour 2 of 2)
Tips & Tricks of Dutch Oven Cooking, with a little something good to eat!

Speakers
KC

Kevin Corbridge

Husband, SEDC
Great smells & samples


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Eagles Nest, Outside North of Library and Learning Commons, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Outside JLSC East doors

11:45am

Google Forms Ninja

(Jason will provide later)

Speakers
avatar for Jason Snow

Jason Snow

Technology Trainer, NUES
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Technology – Grand Canyon University- Phoenix, AZ BS Geography – University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah HS Agoura High School, Agoura, CA Teaching Endorsements: Educational Technology, English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented, Physical... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Watch your makerspace fly with a Hummingbird!

The Hummingbird Duo may be the first electronics kit that is fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, or an adult maker. In this workshop participants will get hands-on experience creating a simple robot using the Hummingbird robotics kit. The Hummingbird is is an Arduino-based computer board that operates as a tethered input/output control panel. Students write programs which control motors, servos, LEDs, and sensors. The robots are simple construction using craft materials or anything you have laying around.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Interactive Lessons on Digital Citizenship

Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit. Living in a “copy/paste” culture, students need to reflect on their responsibilities and rights as creators in the online spaces where they consume, create, and share information. From addressing plagiarism to piracy, students can learn about copyright and fair use.
Come see how you can engage students using interactive lessons using Peardeck
Click here for presentation

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 →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Schoolyard Scientists: Exploring Life Sciences using iNaturalist (Hour 2 of 2)

iNaturalist is an app developed by the California Academy of Sciences to connect people with exploring nature in their local environment while documenting ecological data and creating awareness of biodiversity worldwide. If you are interested in learning about this great tool to supplement Life Science programming join us as we explore iNaturalist’s potential for increasing science literacy for your students. This session will include a thorough introduction to iNaturalist and a hands-on demo of its functionality as it applies to getting students involved in scientific practices of making observations, questioning through inquiry, analyzing data, and contributing to the broader Community Science movement.

We will begin this workshop by going over utilizing iNaturalist as a tool for students and teachers. We will then have a hands-on training using iNaturalist on a device (phone/tablets) before we dive into exploring the many functions of the iNaturalist webpage. Then we will demo how to create your own projects, places, and guides within the website for general classroom use. At the end we will share educator resources (curriculum and activities) developed in conjunction with City Nature Challenge.

This workshop will showcase using the iNaturalist website and app which can be found for free on android and apple devices. If you have a device and would like to download the app see the links above. Tablets will be provided with the app pre-loaded for those who do not have a device.

Website: https://inaturalist.org

Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android&hl=en_US

Apple users: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8

Teacher Resources: http://citynaturechallenge.org/education-toolkit/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Whisman

Paul Whisman

Education Program Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah
Paul Whisman currently works as an education program specialist with the Natural History Museum of Utah. He has experience with education outreach throughout Utah, including multiple formal/informal school settings, and has served as a park guide across the west at numerous state... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Six Strategies for Shifting School Culture with Canvas

The Canvas LMS is an effective tool for blending instruction in your school, but how do you get that shift started? In this session we will look at six ways administrators can use Canvas with staff to get teachers moving towards using Canvas in their classrooms.  Running parallel to the presentation will be a Canvas Course in the UEN Instance with examples.  Join the course at bit.ly/6strats4shift

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen is an experienced Educational Technology Specialist and a member of the UEN PD Team since 2014. Michael enjoys sharing his experience with using Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and iOS devices, Interactive Whiteboards, and many other online tools for... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Using Robotics to Meet the New Science Standards (Hour 2 of 2)

A close read of the new (draft) Science standards reveals that students should be learning engineering principles and creating their own models for each of the major concepts. This can be overwhelming, especially when many of the topics we've taught in the past are switching to different grade levels! On top of this are additional encouragements to incorporate more computer science into our teaching. The only solution is to use an integrated, project-based approach. In this session, we will engage participants in creating and programming robotic models of science concepts. We will also share interdisciplinary projects that we have developed and piloted with elementary students and teachers in the STEM endorsement program.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox has presented at numerous school and district PD days and local, regional, and national conferences. Last year, she presented with two teachers and two K-12 students at the Scratch Conference at MIT on using Hummingbirds for project-based learning. She is an Associate Professor... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Hidden Meaning Boxes

This session will include lecture and workshop on 3D boxes. Bring your students an opportunity to really look at their community and to the things that are happening around them in their world. Through 3-Dimensional cubes that express a hidden meaning. Plus in the workshop you will be creating you own hidden meaning box.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Siebach Syphrett

Holly Siebach Syphrett

Secondary Art Teacher, Richfield High School
Syphrett teaches art at Richfield High School for 9 years. Teaching 3D Design, Foundations, Painting, Drawing, Art History and Ceramics.


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Phenomenon-based Learning Using Museum Objects (Hour 2 of 2)

Natural History Museum of Utah educators will introduce participants to Research Quest - a free suite of online investigations - to demonstrate how middle school teachers can engage their students in some of the most intriguing mysteries of our time, robust debate about current research, and developing explanations and arguments to explain their ideas - all while using 3D technology to access many of the museum's rich fossil resources. Participants will learn how to use Research Quest to support collaborative student work to gather empirical data by making quantitative and qualitative observations of real fossils with modeling and guidance from one of the museum's award winning scientists. We'll also explore strategies for making student thinking visible as students move from using intuitive to increasingly complex critical thinking skills. These strategies provide important supports to guide students as they weigh the quality and strength of their evidence and use that evidence to develop their explanations and construct arguments. Participants will receive supporting materials designed for the classroom teacher and their students - including learning assessment tools for both.

Speakers
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah
Along with being a Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist at the Natural History Museum of Utah Merinda is a classroom teacher, a devoted life-long learner, and an innovator. While she has proudly worn the hat of teacher for more than a decade, she has also won numerous fellowships... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

What Every Teacher Needs to Know about the Science of Reading (Hour 2 of 2)

Reading is not hard-wired in the human brain, yet with recent advances in neuroscience, we understand, better than ever, the science of how humans learn to read. When educators understand this science, they can become more effective reading teachers. This session will briefly review how humans process and store information when learning to read and how this translates to best practices in the classroom. In addition, participants will leave with a collection of effective strategies for teaching phonics, "sight" words, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Jorgenson

Emily Jorgenson

Literacy Coach, Wasatch County School District
Emily Jorgenson has been teaching struggling readers for over 20 years. She has Bachelor of Science in Mild/Moderate Special Education and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. She is certified in the Wilson Language Program and an Acadience mentor. She has been trained... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Creature Features

Join the Ogden Nature Center as we demonstrate our free state-wide program for 1st grade classrooms. We will demonstrate this 1-hour program focuses on making observations, using the scientific method, investigating differences and similarities between groups and classifying animals. Using live animals, pelts, mounts and other animal bio-facts, Ogden Nature Center staff will go over similarities and differences between mammals, reptiles and birds as students are introduced to how scientists classify living things. Find out when we will be visiting your district and how to get on the schedule.

Speakers
SL

Sarah Lambson

Outreach Coordinator, Ogden Nature Center
The Ogden Nature Center is a 501 c3 nonprofit program located in Ogden Utah. Our mission is to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment. Our education team travels to first grade classrooms throughout Utah providing a free 60 minute hands-on... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Patterns of Interactions

Expert teachers approach their lesson planning in similar ways. Unfortunately, even expert teachers find it hard to explain how they get the most out of students year after year. Research shows that most teachers have received training on planning and instruction that is vastly different from the real world of the classroom and very much disconnected from what expert teachers do. This presentation will show how teachers can use Patterns of Interactions to get the most out of students AND not have to live at the school.

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Lance Hatch

Superintendent, Carbon School District
Former teacher (2nd, 4th, & 5th grades), Former Principal (10 years), Former HR Director (2 years) and Current Superintendent (2 years) - PhD in Teacher Education and Leadership.



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

11:45am

Adventures in Reading

We would like to present what we have learned as we implemented a whole new approach to reading in fifth grade. Based on research presented by Dr. Lance Hatch and information from the Conferring with Readers book, we decided to completely restructure our reading instruction, allowing for much more actual reading time at the students' independent reading levels. This has also provided us with time to confer with individual readers on a regular basis, informally assessing student fluency, comprehension, skills, and strategies. We have been able to discuss and monitor progress, growth, and goals with each student. We have seen incredible gains in their proficiency, motivation, and love for reading! We would be delighted to share this experience and what we have learned through this new adventure.

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Kristina Anderson

5th Grade Teacher, Sally Mauro Elementary, Carbon School District
Kristina Anderson has been a teacher for 11 years and Camille Carmack has taught for 12 years. They have been teaching together at Sally Mauro Elementary for 4 years with 3 of those in fifth grade. They work closely together on planning, instruction, PLCs, behavior management, and... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 


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