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Wednesday, July 10
 

1:45pm MDT

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 MDT
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm MDT

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 MDT
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm MDT

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

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation 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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
  Playground

1:45pm MDT

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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm MDT

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, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
  Playground

1:45pm MDT

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
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District, Professional Learning Department
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 20 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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm MDT

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
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Mentor, 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 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Room 245, Reeves Building, USU Eastern

1:45pm MDT

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
avatar for SESC

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 →
avatar for SEDC

SEDC

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

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 →


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

1:45pm MDT

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
avatar for Cory Henwood

Cory Henwood

Innovation Coordinator, Iron County School District
Cory is the Innovation Coordinator for the Iron County School District and the Founder of Launch High School. His mission is to transform learning to become more empowering, personal, and relevant to students' future success. Connect with him on Twitter @coryhenwood 


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

1:45pm MDT

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
avatar for Scott Harpster

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 MDT
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm MDT

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

1:45pm MDT

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

retired, retired Pro-social Learning Advocate
Kristie Fink is a recognized leader and advocate in the field of character education and prosocial learning and is the former executive director of the Utah Coalition for Civic, Character and Servive Learning and for Community of Caring in Washington, D.C., where she worked for Eunice... Read More →


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

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Lisa Young

Lisa Young

Effective Teaching Specialist, USBE
BioLisa Young is the Educational Leadership Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. She has worked as a teacher, instructional coach, and principal. Her primary responsibility at USBE is to help develop and implement a cohesive system of supports and professional learning... Read More →
avatar for David Smith

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 MDT
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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

3:00pm MDT

Challenging the Myths of ADHD to Support Students

Challenging the Myths of ADHD to Support Students

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Green

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 MDT
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Jason Young

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 MDT
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation 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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
  Playground

3:00pm MDT

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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
  Playground

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District, Professional Learning Department
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 20 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 MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


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

3:00pm MDT

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 MDT
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for SESC

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 →
avatar for SEDC

SEDC

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

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 →


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

3:00pm MDT

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 MDT
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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

retired, retired Pro-social Learning Advocate
Kristie Fink is a recognized leader and advocate in the field of character education and prosocial learning and is the former executive director of the Utah Coalition for Civic, Character and Servive Learning and for Community of Caring in Washington, D.C., where she worked for Eunice... Read More →


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

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!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

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
 
Thursday, July 11
 

9:30am MDT

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 MDT
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)

10:30am MDT

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 →


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

10:45am MDT

"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 MDT
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am MDT

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

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 10:45am - 11:45am MDT
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)

10:45am MDT

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
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District, Professional Learning Department
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 20 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 MDT
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

10:45am MDT

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
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 →


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

10:45am MDT

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
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Sr. Technical Trainer / Product Manager, UEN
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 into the classroom are Jared's focus as he develops courses and presentations... Read More →


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

10:45am MDT

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
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


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

10:45am MDT

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
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
BEST Pedagogical Practice you have seen during COVID 2020-21 school year and why you think Teachers/Schools SHOULD KEEP Doing it AFTER the pandemic.


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

10:45am MDT

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
avatar for David Sallay

David Sallay

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


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

10:45am MDT

Free For Me! - Open Education Resources

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

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
I have organized the OER Collective for the past 3 years


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

10:45am MDT

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 →


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

12:00pm MDT

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 MDT
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)

1:45pm MDT

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 MDT
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)

1:45pm MDT

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

Trainer, Central Utah Educational Services
I taught junior high in the Murray City School district for 12 years before taking on the gig of Innovation/Educational Technology Specialist at the CUES Regional Service Center in Richfield- which gives me the opportunity to work with seven fantastic school districts. Prior to Murray... Read More →


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

1:45pm MDT

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

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation 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 MDT
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm MDT

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, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →


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

1:45pm MDT

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
BEST Pedagogical Practice you have seen during COVID 2020-21 school year and why you think Teachers/Schools SHOULD KEEP Doing it AFTER the pandemic.
avatar for David Long

David Long

Director, Logan City School District
avatar for Jim Stewart

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 21 years supporting technology for... Read More →
avatar for Cory Stokes

Cory Stokes

Project Manager, UETN
Cory Stokes has worked in educational technology for the last 27 years. He has worked as a technology coordinator in a district, a technology director at a regional service center and is now managing statewide digital teaching and learning initiatives and projects in Utah. He works... Read More →


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

1:45pm MDT

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

Sr. Technical Trainer / Product Manager, UEN
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 into the classroom are Jared's focus as he develops courses and presentations... Read More →


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

1:45pm MDT

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 Matthew Winters

Matthew Winters

Instructional Technology Coach, UCET
Matthew Winter is a junior high school ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School. He travels, he reads, he loves helping teachers, and he nerds out a lot with whoever is around.
avatar for Blake Pope

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 MDT
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm MDT

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
I have organized the OER Collective for the past 3 years


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

1:45pm MDT

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 →


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

3:00pm MDT

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
CS

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 MDT
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

VENDOR- NWEA
Speakers
avatar for Andy Smith

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 MDT
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:00pm MDT

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
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 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)

3:00pm MDT

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
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 →
KH

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.
avatar for Megan Hales

Megan Hales

Tech Coach, Heber Valley Elementary
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 MDT
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Kathy Crane

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 MDT
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Utah Retirement Systems

Utah Retirement Systems

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 MDT
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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
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 →


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

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Education Specialist, UBSE
We have been presenting on this topic for the last 2 years around the state as well as nationally. We have presented at ISTE, UCET, and other regional and national conferences. We have been presenting at conferences for the last 10 years on other educational technology topics as... Read More →


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

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

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 →


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

3:00pm MDT

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
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
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 MDT
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

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 →


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

4:15pm MDT

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 →


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

4:15pm MDT

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 - School Children's Trust section
Natalie works with a team of professionals to implement the School LAND Trust program in over 1,000 schools statewide. This includes regular training of local school boards, principals and other School Community Council members, preparing the annual distribution and overseeing the... Read More →


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

4:15pm MDT

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 for Utah, USBE
I have had 11 years of experience as the Utah NAEP State coordinator, 7 years teaching mathematics and science at the secondary level, 7 years teaching teachers at the University of Utah, and 3 years teaching math at a business college. I have presented annually to teachers and professors... Read More →


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

4:15pm MDT

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 & 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 MDT
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm MDT

VENDOR- Edgenuity
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bullock

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 MDT
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
  Other

4:15pm MDT

Making your Mac Work For You

(coming soon)

Speakers
CL

Casey Liljenquist

District Office, Box Elder School District
avatar for Robert Gordon

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 MDT
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm MDT

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

Education Specialist, UBSE
We have been presenting on this topic for the last 2 years around the state as well as nationally. We have presented at ISTE, UCET, and other regional and national conferences. We have been presenting at conferences for the last 10 years on other educational technology topics as... Read More →


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

4:15pm MDT

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, 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 →


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

4:15pm MDT

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 Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
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 MDT
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm MDT

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 the past twenty-one years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including being named the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year and NCTE's Outstanding Middle Level Educator in 2009.Mike's most... Read More →


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

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

10:30am MDT

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

PD 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 MDT
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

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
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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 MDT
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
Room 125, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

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, 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 →


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

10:30am MDT

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 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 →


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

10:30am MDT

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 Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

District Library Specialist, UELMA
I have been teaching in public education for 25 years. Ten of these years were spent as a middle school Certified Teacher Librarian. I am currently in my 4th year as the District Library Specialist for Canyons School District. I am a member of UELMA, ULMS, ALA, AASL and ULA. I am... Read More →
DH

Diana Hanke

Teacher Librarian, Roosevelt Junior High School
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 MDT
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
Outside JLSC East doors
  Other

11:45am MDT

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 MDT
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

11:45am MDT

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

PD 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 MDT
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

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 MDT
Outside JLSC East doors
  Other

11:45am MDT

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 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 →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

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 MDT
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

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, 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 →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

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.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Hatch

Lance Hatch

Superintendent, Carbon School District
Taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. Elementary school principal for 10 years. District administrator for 3 years. Superintendent for 4 years. All experience in rural Utah. PhD in Teacher Education and Leadership. Husband and father of 4 with one new grandchild.



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

11:45am MDT

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.

Speakers
KA

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 MDT
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 


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