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Wednesday, July 10
 

1:45pm MDT

Improving Your ELA Classroom Assessments (Hour 1 of 2)

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

Speakers
avatar for Megan Lopez

Megan Lopez

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

Liz Williams

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


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

1:45pm MDT

Just Google It!


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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Mentor, SEDC
Chris 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 →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Room 245, Reeves Building, USU Eastern

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

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

Improving Your ELA Classroom Assessments (Hour 2 of 2)

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

Speakers
avatar for Megan Lopez

Megan Lopez

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

Liz Williams

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


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

3:00pm MDT

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

Integrating Music in Elementary Classrooms

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

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Green

Heidi Green

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


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

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

3:00pm 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

3:40pm MDT

Take Overdrive for a Drive!

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:40pm - 4:00pm MDT
Theater, Geary Events Center 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA
 
Thursday, July 11
 

10:45am MDT

Master MasteryConnect

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

Speakers
avatar for Christine Hunter

Christine Hunter

5th-Grade Teacher, Enoch Elementary
I teach 5th-grade at a rural school in Enoch, Utah. I enjoy using technology in the classroom. I will have a poster on Wednesday from 10 to 12. My topic is Data and how to use MasteryConnect. However, you can also ask me about Canvas, Utips, HyperDocs, and using videos within... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am MDT
Room 223, Central Instructional 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
LM

Lisa McLachlan

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


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

1:45pm MDT

VENDOR- Waterford

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

Speakers
avatar for Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson

Waterford


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

1:45pm MDT

Hyperdocs

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

Speakers
avatar for Christine Hunter

Christine Hunter

5th-Grade Teacher, Enoch Elementary
I teach 5th-grade at a rural school in Enoch, Utah. I enjoy using technology in the classroom. I will have a poster on Wednesday from 10 to 12. My topic is Data and how to use MasteryConnect. However, you can also ask me about Canvas, Utips, HyperDocs, and using videos within... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Room 223, 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

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

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

Adding Rigor Through Multi-Text Connections

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

Speakers
JG

Joseph G Foster

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 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

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

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

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

Interactive Lessons on Digital Citizenship

Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit. Living in a “copy/paste” culture, students need to reflect on their responsibilities and rights as creators in the online spaces where they consume, create, and share information. From addressing plagiarism to piracy, students can learn about copyright and fair use.
Come see how you can engage students using interactive lessons using Peardeck
Click here for presentation

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Mentor, SEDC
Chris 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 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 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

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

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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