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Wednesday, July 10
 

12:30pm MDT

Welcome and Conference Information
Prior to his time at USU Eastern, Associate Vice President Greg Dart served as vice president for Student Services at Zane State College and in several director roles and as an adjunct faculty member at other institutions. Dart has split his time primarily between Utah and Anchorage, Alaska, and before coming to higher education he served in various advertising and public relations positions and worked as a writer, photographer and editor and has been published in many newspapers and magazines. 

Speakers
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Greg Dart

Associate Vice President, USU Eastern
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Scott Crane

Executive Director, SESC
As Executive Director of the Southeast Service Center it is my responsibility to lead and manage its employees, resources, and programs. I accomplish this opportunity through collaboration and correlation with the SESC Board of Directors, my fellow Service Center Directors, the Utah... Read More →
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Duke Mossman

Exec Director, NUES
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Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)

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

Cyber Security / Digital Citizenship

This presentation is about Cyber Security awareness and how to secure yourself in this digital world. The presentation is a board overview but directed at K12 and everyday use of the internet.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Harpster

Scott Harpster

System Engineer, Southwest Educational Development Center
System Engineer at SEDC and have been with SEDC for 10 years. Recently obtained my Masters in Cyber Security.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

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

Elementary Literacy

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

Speakers
avatar for Tia Lund

Tia Lund

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

Teacher Clarity

With an 0.75 effect size, Teacher Clarity has one of the most powerful impacts on student learning. But that is only part of the reason it is vital to your classroom. The reason Teacher Clarity is so essential is that it is the catalyst for success with many other powerful strategies that top Hattie’s list.

Teacher Clarity is a foundation piece for Teacher Estimates of Student Achievement (1.62), Collective Teacher Efficacy (1.57), Self Reported Grades (1.33), Response to Intervention (1.29), Self Efficacy (0.92), Teacher Credibility (0.90), Micro-Teaching (0.88), Evaluation & Reflection (0.75), Elaboration and Organization (0.75), Feedback (0.70), and many more.

This session will break down Teacher Clarity into is fundamental principles and allow each participant to incorporate those principles into their classroom this fall.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Young

Jason Young

District Curriculum & Assessment Director, Duchesne County School District
Jason Young and the district administration of Duchesne County School District have led their schools in a series of professional development opportunities around the topic of Teacher Clarity. Their successful implementation will be shared with all participants. Jason Young has... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

Painless Password Management

In this session I will start you down the road to login and password nirvana by introducing you to a few tools that will help you create, track and remember your passwords for you! These tools will create complex passwords and save them so that you will only need to remember ONE more password for the rest of your life. Bring your logins and passwords that have been jotted down on the note pads in your desk and sticky notes from under your keyboard so that we can get them secure!

Speakers
avatar for McKay Thompson

McKay Thompson

System Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
McKay Thompson, the System’s Specialist, provides professional technical help and support to district and charter school technology directors and other support staff. McKay provides expert support for Windows, Mac, Linux, firewalls,


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 
Thursday, July 11
 

9:15am MDT

Introduction to keynote
Speakers
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Mark Huntsman

Board Member, Utah State Board of Education


Thursday July 11, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am MDT
Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center (BDAC)

10:30am MDT

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


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

10:45am MDT

Utah Digital Badges: Recognizing All Professional Learning

Utah Digital Badges, or U-Badge, is Utah's new micro credential system. U-Badges are a way to earn USBE credit for ALL the professional learning you do, both formal courses and self-directed, independent learning. Come learn how to earn U-Badges and how to create new badges for other educators to earn! Session resources can be found at https://www.uen.org/utahdigitalbadges/

Speakers
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

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


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

10:45am MDT

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

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


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

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

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

1:45pm MDT

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


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

3:00pm MDT

Why We Need Youth Leaders NOW

I am on a mission to empower our students with important leadership skills. Why? Our children do not feel safe. We live in a world of untethered social media, where bullying runs wild, unrealistic images create unhealthy comparisons, and school shootings have come to be expected, no matter how big or small the school. With suicide rates on the rise and anxiety disorders and depression being diagnosed in unprecedented numbers, our kids are in crisis. I'm arming them with the tools to help them cope with these issues. I call them the Three C's of Leadership: Commitment, Courage, and Compassion. I'm teaching them to stand up, reach out, and lead - to be the one who can make a difference in somebody else's life.

Speakers
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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

Tips for Selling On TPT: Making Money on the Side

Have you ever wondered how to sell your own creations on Teachers Pay Teachers, other educational websites, or even in your own virtual store? This workshop will help you get started creating and selling your own resources right away.

If you are looking for a way to gain additional income as a teacher while making a difference for a larger, worldwide audience of teachers and students, then learning how to make products, market, and sell in the virtual world, might be just the workshop for you. Come learn how to be a teacherprener!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Crane

Kathy Crane

Reading Specialist, Pinnacle Canyon Academy
Kathy has been teaching young children for nearly three decades. She currently she works as  a Reading Specialist and owns the digital business Kindergarten Kiosk.Kathy holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, and a M.Ed. in Reading Instruction. Kathy is the co-author of eleven... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

3:00pm MDT

Understand Your Retirement Benefits

Do you understand your URS retirement benefits? This presentation will discuss steps in how you can elevate your understanding and enhance your financial security in retirement.

Speakers
avatar for Utah Retirement Systems

Utah Retirement Systems

Stakeholder Liaison, Utah Retirement Systems
Kory is a native of Utah, where he enjoys spending time with his family and serving his community. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and earned two Master’s degrees - one in Central and Eastern European Studies from LaSalle... Read More →


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

3:00pm MDT

Video Shoot to Showtime with Adobe Rush (Hour 1 of 2)

Adobe Rush makes it easy to go straight from shooting video to publishing on the web. This easy to use app works across multiple platforms. Powerful tools like graphic overlays and editing resources are simple to access. Publishing is also a snap with direct uploads to YouTube, Facebook, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education... Read More →


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

3:00pm MDT

What Do You Do When They Already Know It?

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

Speakers
avatar for Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 187, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm MDT

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


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

4:15pm MDT

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


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

4:15pm MDT

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

Relational Leadership: The Foundation for a High-Performing Culture

Culture is either random or intentional. We believe that ignored behavior becomes accepted behavior. It is imperative that leaders be intentional with how they define and model what a high performing positive culture looks like so that students are motivated to learn and relationships thrive. We will share some research-based processes to equip educators with tools to build relationships and high-performing, self-managing teams. Hear how this leads to achieving remarkable results, including increases in attendance, student achievement and decreases in discipline referrals and drop-out rates.
In this breakout session, we will focus on the conference theme by answering three main questions: How can schools intentionally develop high performing cultures? Do organizational and individual behaviors influence school and student outcomes? What leadership skills are needed to create connectedness?

Join us for this exciting presentation and see first-hand how intentional relational leadership can make all the difference in the lives of teachers and kids’.

Speakers
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Chris Layton

Flippen Group


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Room 120, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501, USA

4:15pm MDT

Threat Assessment Strategies

In this session we will be discussing best practices for identifying and assessing threats to school safety. This includes threats of harm to self or others, intervening appropriately and mitigating harm. Prevention is the key! This session will discuss evidence-based programs in which there is a formalized process to determine the level of threat, an action plan is created, and disciplinary actions can be restorative.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Walker

Christy Walker

Safe & Healthy Schools Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
Christy is a counselor at the core. After spending 10 years as a junior high school counselor, her journey continued into an administrative degree and a position as the Davis School District Prevention Coordinator for four years. Currently she is serving as the Utah State Board of... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm MDT

VENDOR- Edgenuity
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bullock

Michael Bullock

Booth 48, Edgenuity
As a company of educators, we know teachers and administrators work tirelessly to meet the needs of all their students. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide schools with the tools and resources they need to leverage technology in ways that improve student outcomes.We’ve... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
  Other

4:15pm MDT

Video Shoot to Showtime with Adobe Rush (Hour 2 of 2)

Adobe Rush makes it easy to go straight from shooting video to publishing on the web. This easy to use app works across multiple platforms. Powerful tools like graphic overlays and editing resources are simple to access. Publishing is also a snap with direct uploads to YouTube, Facebook, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education... Read More →


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

4:15pm MDT

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
 

9:00am MDT

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

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

Speakers
KC

Kevin Corbridge

Husband, SEDC
Great smells & samples


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Eagles Nest, Outside North of Library and Learning Commons, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

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
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Trina Robbins

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


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning can give students the opportunity to be full partners in their learning and allow them to focus that learning on specific ideas and subjects. In this session Neal Peacock will show how he has taken American History and changed it into a project based learning class. Could this be a strategy that in whole or part could be useful in your classroom? Come and see.

Speakers
avatar for Neal Peacock

Neal Peacock

Teacher, Emery High School
Neal Peacock has been a teacher for 36 years in social studies, debate, and theatre. He is a certified cooperative learning trainer and is now branching out into Project Based Learning. He lives and teaches in Castle Dale where he also served as the mayor for 12 years.


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Room 125, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

URSA Board Meeting

URSA Board Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Johnna Boyack

Johnna Boyack

Office Manager, SESC
Board recording secretary


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Board Room, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am MDT

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:45pm MDT
Outside JLSC East doors
  Other

11:45am MDT

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

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

Speakers
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Kevin Corbridge

Husband, SEDC
Great smells & samples


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Eagles Nest, Outside North of Library and Learning Commons, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am MDT

Utah STEM Bus
Stop by and explore the coolness of the STEM Bus! If you are unaware, the Utah STEM Bus travels to schools and other organizations across the state to provide hands-on, real-world, project-based learning to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM competitive workforce in Utah.  Find out more about the Utah STEM Bus by going to its website.

Speakers
avatar for STEM Action Center

STEM Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Outside JLSC East doors
  Other

11:45am MDT

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
 


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