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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

Using Positive Behavior Supports to Exponentially Extend Students’ Motivations

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

Speakers
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Dr. David Forbush

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


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

1:45pm MDT

Using (In)formative Assessment to Promote Student Learning

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

Speakers
avatar for Kim Rathke - Utah State Board of Education

Kim Rathke - Utah State Board of Education

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



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

1:45pm MDT

Using Engagement and Enjoyment to Increase Equity in College Prep

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

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

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

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





Speakers
avatar for Shmoop-We Speak Student

Shmoop-We Speak Student

Booth 51, Shmoop University, Inc.
Stephanie Weiss is a proud 3-time UCET presenter and serves as the Customer Success Manager for Utah. As a former teacher, Stephanie uses her background to showcase how Shmoop can apply most effectively, and realistically into the classroom environment. She is happy to set up a more... Read More →


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

1:45pm MDT

Disciplinary Literacy

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

Speakers
avatar for Garret Rose

Garret Rose

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 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

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

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

Word Study and the Importance of Teaching the Code

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

Speakers
avatar for Piper Riddle

Piper Riddle

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



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

3:00pm MDT

Why Should I Use Writing in Math?

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

Speakers
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Whitney Barlow

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



Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 
Thursday, July 11
 

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

Classroom Management

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

Access the session slide deck here

Speakers
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Christine Manning

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am 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

Professional Learning Specialist, UEN
I am a technology integration specialist for the Utah Education Network. I am ISTE certified and currently teaching the ISTE certification course.


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

Using Engagement and Enjoyment to Increase Equity in College Prep

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Shmoop-We Speak Student

Shmoop-We Speak Student

Booth 51, Shmoop University, Inc.
Stephanie Weiss is a proud 3-time UCET presenter and serves as the Customer Success Manager for Utah. As a former teacher, Stephanie uses her background to showcase how Shmoop can apply most effectively, and realistically into the classroom environment. She is happy to set up a more... Read More →


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

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

Specialist, 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

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.
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Petra Brittner

Snow College
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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

Mathematics for All Students (Hour 1 of 2)

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

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ference

Shannon Ference

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



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

10:45am MDT

Potential Energy: 3D Learning with Kindergartners

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Cotter

Laura Cotter

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


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

10:45am MDT

Surrendering Control . . . An Experiment in Creating Passionate Readers

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Renee Banasky

Renee Banasky

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

Jenny Gagon

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


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

1:45pm MDT

Changes to Data Gateway: Accessing New Student Achievement Results

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

Speakers
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Lisa McLachlan

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 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

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

Professional Learning Specialist, UEN
I am a technology integration specialist for the Utah Education Network. I am ISTE certified and currently teaching the ISTE certification course.


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Tom Rathke

Tom Rathke

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



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

1:45pm MDT

Engineering Principles – CTE Course Inspiring Future Engineers

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

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

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




Speakers
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Kristen Bushnell

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

Stacy Firth

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


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

1:45pm MDT

Mathematics for All Students (Hour 2 of 2)

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

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ference

Shannon Ference

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


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

1:45pm MDT

Motivating Reluctant Readers

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

Speakers
avatar for Garret Rose

Garret Rose

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


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

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
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Cindy Stagg

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


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

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

DreamBox Learning

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

Sponsors
avatar for Allison Mateus

Allison Mateus

Booth 43, DreamBox Learning
DreamBox supports K-8 math success through adaptive, personalized lessons in a game-like environment while helping inform instruction by providing teachers with valuable up-to-date data on student needs and progress.


Thursday July 11, 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

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

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

FOSStering the 3 Dimensions: Getting You from Here to There

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

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Ostler

Maggie Ostler

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


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

3:00pm MDT

Giving Your Students the Best of Both Worlds

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

Speakers
avatar for Utah Virtual Academy

Utah Virtual Academy

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


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

4:15pm MDT

Implementing Restorative Practices in a Rural Setting

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

Speakers
avatar for Education Lifeskills

Education Lifeskills

President, Education Lifeskills
We equip administrators and staff with evidence-based programs that help students overcome self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. Talk to us about our restorative practices training for staff. We invite you to learn more about our 45 year track record in using cognitive-behavioral... Read More →
avatar for Richard Long

Richard Long

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


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

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm 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, USBE
I have been in education for 26 years. I have taught high school mathematics and science. I taught at the University of Utah in the College of Education, leading secondary cohorts and teaching both undergraduate and graduate education courses. I taught mathematics at Santa Barbara... Read More →


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

4:15pm MDT

Utah Aspire Plus: Assessing Students' College Readiness

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

Speakers
LM

Lisa McLachlan

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

Rebecca Peterson

College and Career Readiness Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. In addition to expertise in factors that predict postsecondary readiness, Rebecca brings experience as a special educator, high school AP and IB biology teacher... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Room 186, 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

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

Gong! Gong! The 3 Dimensions are Calling!

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

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Ostler

Maggie Ostler

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Room 245, Reeves Building, USU Eastern
 
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

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

Equity for All Accelerated Students

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

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Auck

Nathan Auck

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


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Room 186, Reeves 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
TR

Trina Robbins

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


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am 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

Canvas Quizzes Next

(Jason will provide later)

Speakers
avatar for Jason Snow

Jason Snow

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


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

10:30am MDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Durfee

Melanie Durfee

DTL Specialist, USBE
I work on all sorts of digital education Project at USBE
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

USBE, USBE
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable. He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders. He truly loves teaching an learning. And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


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

10:30am MDT

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

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


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Emily Jorgenson

Emily Jorgenson

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



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

11:45am MDT

Utah's Portrait of a Graduate: Personalized Learning and Next Steps

What is our goal for K-12 education in Utah? Is it really credits and time in a seat, or do we have a larger vision for outcomes for students? This presentation will highlight Utah State Board of Education Portrait of a Graduate to look at how the state is re-visioning outcomes for our students. The presentation will not only share the state vision, but highlight resources for leaders to create their own Portrait of a Graduate for their community. Full presentation slides: http://bit.ly/URSAPOG

Come and see the future of personalized learning! More information available at: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/competencybased

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Executive Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
Sarah Young is an Executive Coordinator with the Utah State Board of Education. She works with other leaders in the office to "kick start" new legislation and programming. She has previously worked on Digital Teaching and Learning, STEM Schools, and Competency-Based Education. (Twitter... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

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

Google Forms Ninja

(Jason will provide later)

Speakers
avatar for Jason Snow

Jason Snow

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


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

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


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

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

Reading is not hard-wired in the human brain, yet with recent advances in neuroscience, we understand, better than ever, the science of how humans learn to read. When educators understand this science, they can become more effective reading teachers. This session will briefly review how humans process and store information when learning to read and how this translates to best practices in the classroom. In addition, participants will leave with a collection of effective strategies for teaching phonics, "sight" words, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Jorgenson

Emily Jorgenson

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



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

Creature Features

Join the Ogden Nature Center as we demonstrate our free state-wide program for 1st grade classrooms. We will demonstrate this 1-hour program focuses on making observations, using the scientific method, investigating differences and similarities between groups and classifying animals. Using live animals, pelts, mounts and other animal bio-facts, Ogden Nature Center staff will go over similarities and differences between mammals, reptiles and birds as students are introduced to how scientists classify living things. Find out when we will be visiting your district and how to get on the schedule.

Speakers
SL

Sarah Lambson

Outreach Coordinator, Ogden Nature Center
The Ogden Nature Center is a 501 c3 nonprofit program located in Ogden Utah. Our mission is to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment. Our education team travels to first grade classrooms throughout Utah providing a free 60 minute hands-on... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 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
Former teacher (2nd, 4th, & 5th grades), Former Principal (10 years), Former HR Director (2 years) and Current Superintendent (2 years) - PhD in Teacher Education and Leadership.



Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm 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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