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Wednesday, July 10
 

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


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

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

Innovative Teaching and Learning 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

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


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

3:00pm MDT

#CSforALL Rural Students: Coding is Elementary

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Krystle Bassett

Krystle Bassett

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



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

3:00pm MDT

Elementary Literacy

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

Speakers
avatar for Tia Lund

Tia Lund

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 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: 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: 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, Professional Learning & Quality Staffing
Daron received an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 19 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →


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

3:00pm MDT

Considering Careers? Consider UtahFutures.org

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

Speakers
avatar for Max Gonzales

Max Gonzales

Project Manager, UEN
College Advising, CTE training,


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 239, 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

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm 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

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


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

10:45am MDT

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am MDT
Multi Purpose B Room 124, 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
WASO Keynote Fall 2019 was similar. URSA Summer 2019 was partially the same slide deck, but before the data on the extent of the Google/Facebook filters was included


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

Build and Sustain Snow College Concurrent Enrollment for Rural Schools

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

Speakers
avatar for Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels

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

Petra Brittner

Snow College
CO

Christi Orme

Snow College


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am MDT
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 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

Google Demo Slam

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, 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
WASO Keynote Fall 2019 was similar. URSA Summer 2019 was partially the same slide deck, but before the data on the extent of the Google/Facebook filters was included
avatar for David Long

David Long

Director, Logan City School District
avatar for Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

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

Cory Stokes

Project Manager, UETN
Cory Stokes has worked in educational technology for the last 26 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

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

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 →
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Kristin Hellmann

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

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


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

3:00pm MDT

What Do You Do When They Already Know It?

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

Speakers
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 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 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

VENDOR- Edgenuity
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bullock

Michael Bullock

Booth 48, 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

I.T. Director, 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

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm 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

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

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

Speakers
KC

Kevin Corbridge

Husband, SEDC
Great smells & samples


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Eagles Nest, Outside North of Library and Learning Commons, 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 works at SEDC, a Regional Service Center that provides support and professional development to six rural school districts. In her position at SEDC, she provides media and technology support to close to 100 schools. You can often find her teaching students how to use the regional... 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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

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


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Room 187, Reeves Building, 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 James Wilson

James Wilson

District Library Specialist, Canyons School District
I have been teaching in public education for 23 years. Ten of these years were spent as a middle school Certified Teacher Librarian. I am currently in my third year as the District Library Specialist for Canyons School District. I am a member of UELMA, ULMS, ALA, AASL and ULA... Read More →
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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

URSA Board Meeting

URSA Board Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Johnna Boyack

Johnna Boyack

Office Manager, SESC
Board recording secretary


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Board Room, 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

Dutch Oven Cooking (Hour 2 of 2)
Tips & Tricks of Dutch Oven Cooking, with a little something good to eat!

Speakers
KC

Kevin Corbridge

Husband, SEDC
Great smells & samples


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Eagles Nest, Outside North of Library and Learning Commons, 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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

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


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 


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