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Wednesday, July 10
 

1:45pm

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

1:45pm

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

Kim Rathke

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

1:45pm

Empowering 21st Century Learning: The Teaching, Tools, and Transformations

Let's allow sparks to fly with self-directed, empowering learning, and change our kids' uninspired one-word answer to the question, "What did you learn at school today?" Let's unleash authentic learning experiences that include the essential 21st-Century skills critical to our children's future success. Let's lift them up and be more aware and attentive to the wellbeing of our students. Teachers indeed have superpowers, but how will you use yours? Will you grant access to technology that unlocks infinite resources or banish it in favor of "control"? Will you champion student autonomy or belittle it in favor of your own voice? Join us to find answers to these questions and more, and come away a little more empowered yourself as you experience this approach to education, and take away practical ideas to implement in your classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Henwood

Cory Henwood

Digitial Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Iron County School District
Cory Henwood is a District Digital Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Iron County School District where he leads innovation in all future ready educational reforms. He is a former Principal, Consultant for publishers and EdTech companies, District Math Coach and Math Department... Read More →


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

1:45pm

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

Customer Success Manager, Shmoop University, Inc.
Stephanie Weiss serves as Shmoop's West Coast Account Manager and as a direct contact for schools in Utah. As a former teacher, Stephanie uses her classroom experience to inform her training structure and understanding of teacher need. She is happy to set up a more personalized training... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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

3:00pm

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
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 
Thursday, July 11
 

10:45am

Don't Panic: Mythbusting Student Data Privacy Requirements in Your Classroom

Utah law requires districts and schools to follow reasonable steps to protect the privacy and security of student education records. Due to overreacting or simple misinformation, some of the policies that have been adopted by schools have placed an unnecessary amount of burden on teachers, even though the law does not specifically require those policies. In this session, we will go over exactly what the law says schools can and cannot do (spoiler alert: be reasonable, not overbearing) so that we can find the balance between keeping students safe online and providing them with an innovative, high-quality education.

Speakers
avatar for David Sallay

David Sallay

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


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

10:45am

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, Iron County School District
I have been teaching in the classroom since 2009. I have always been interested in bringing technology into the classroom, to help students become more engaged in their learning and help me get everything accomplished during my contracted hours.


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

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
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

It's Not Cheating

Learn ways to build student fluency using online test tools for formative assessment throughout the school year. Some tools include: Text-To-Speech, Online Dictionary, etc. Using available online resources is not cheating.

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

3:00pm

VENDOR- NWEA
Speakers
avatar for Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Account Executive, NWEA
I am the Account Executive for NWEA in Utah and a former teacher, principal, and superintendent in Arizona.


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

3:00pm

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

4:15pm

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

4:15pm

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
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

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
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 
Friday, July 12
 

11:45am

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
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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
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

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


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