Wednesday, July 10

3:00pm MDT

#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.

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Krystle Bassett

Director of Innovation/Instructional Support, Juab School District
Krystle is a passionate promoter of personalized learning, edtech integration, and revitalizing educator professional learning.

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

3:20pm MDT

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!

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Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education... Read More →

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

3:40pm MDT

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.
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Chris Haught

Media Specialist, SEDC
Chris Haught is the Technology/Media Mentor at Southwest Educational Service Center (SEDC), a regional Service Center that serves six district and seven charter ELA’s.Chris works closely with the region’s librarians providing support and training on Utah’s Online Library, the... Read More →

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

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