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Wednesday, July 10
 

1:45pm

Playground: AR/VR Technologies
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: Explore some of the cool Virtual and Augmented reality technologies to use in your classroom- or even just for fun! Dissect a human head with zSpace, explore the Taj Mahal using Google Cardboard and Expedition, play with a merge cube, and have dinosaurs battle it out with ibattleAR. 

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services
Brandon Harrison is the Innovation Specialist & Technology trainer for CUES where he works directly with 7 Regional School Districts. He taught in the Murray School District for 12 years and worked with the YIC program in the Cache and Logan City School Districts


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

1:45pm

Playground: Discovery Engineering
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The University of Utah has created a STEM outreach tool called Discover Engineering.  Stop by the playground to interact with this display and talk with the College of Engineering about bringing this hands-on exhibit to your high school.
 
Discover Engineering is a traveling display that introduces high school math and science students to 10 different fields of engineering.  It is made up of six back-to-back kiosks including photos, videos, and interactive elements where students enjoy hands-on exposure to each type of engineering.  (www.coe.utah.edu)

Speakers
avatar for Craig Clifford

Craig Clifford

Academic Program Coordinator, University of Utah College of Engineering
Craig focuses on recruiting endeavors for the University of Utah College of Engineering by engaging with students throughout the state of Utah on the high school level. Through the interactive, traveling exhibit called Discover Engineering, students are exposed to fields of engineering... Read More →


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

1:45pm

Playground: micro:bit
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – endless possibilities! Start with one of the over 200 different free activities and resources, from easy experiments to creative coding challenges. From there you can move to coding it using any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. Come and give micro:bit a go!

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

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


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

1:45pm

Playground: Shrink Art: Curriculum Connections on a Tiny Scale
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Explore the possible connections that can be made between the arts and concepts from core curricula through shrink film projects.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dibble

Anne Dibble

Presenter, University of Utah
Prior to joining the University of Utah, Anne spent several years as a visual art specialist with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in Granite School District. She has a genuine passion for the arts and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm in various learning communiti... Read More →


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

1:45pm

Playground: Sphero, Ozobot, Makey Makey, and Hummingbird
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description:

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... Read More →
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.


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

1:45pm

Playground: STEM Action Center
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

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 →


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

1:45pm

Playground: Utah Digital Badges
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Utah Digital Badges, or U-Badge, is Utah's new microcredential system. U-Badges are a way to earn USBE credit for ALL the professional learning you do, both formal courses and self-directed, independent learning. Come learn how to earn U-Badges and how to create new badges for other educators to earn!

Speakers
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

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


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

1:45pm

Playground: Vernier Probes and Graphical Analysis 4
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Snow

Jason Snow

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


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

3:00pm

Playground: AR/VR Technologies
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: Explore some of the cool Virtual and Augmented reality technologies to use in your classroom- or even just for fun! Dissect a human head with zSpace, explore the Taj Mahal using Google Cardboard and Expedition, play with a merge cube, and have dinosaurs battle it out with ibattleAR. 

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services
Brandon Harrison is the Innovation Specialist & Technology trainer for CUES where he works directly with 7 Regional School Districts. He taught in the Murray School District for 12 years and worked with the YIC program in the Cache and Logan City School Districts


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

3:00pm

Playground: Discovery Engineering
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The University of Utah has created a STEM outreach tool called Discover Engineering.  Stop by the playground to interact with this display and talk with the College of Engineering about bringing this hands-on exhibit to your high school.
 
Discover Engineering is a traveling display that introduces high school math and science students to 10 different fields of engineering.  It is made up of six back-to-back kiosks including photos, videos, and interactive elements where students enjoy hands-on exposure to each type of engineering.  (www.coe.utah.edu)

Speakers
avatar for Craig Clifford

Craig Clifford

Academic Program Coordinator, University of Utah College of Engineering
Craig focuses on recruiting endeavors for the University of Utah College of Engineering by engaging with students throughout the state of Utah on the high school level. Through the interactive, traveling exhibit called Discover Engineering, students are exposed to fields of engineering... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Playground: micro:bit
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: The micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – endless possibilities! Start with one of the over 200 different free activities and resources, from easy experiments to creative coding challenges. From there you can move to coding it using any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. Come and give micro:bit a go!

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

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


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

3:00pm

Playground: Shrink Art: Curriculum Connections on a Tiny Scale
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Explore the possible connections that can be made between the arts and concepts from core curricula through shrink film projects.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dibble

Anne Dibble

Presenter, University of Utah
Prior to joining the University of Utah, Anne spent several years as a visual art specialist with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in Granite School District. She has a genuine passion for the arts and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm in various learning communiti... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Playground: Sphero, Ozobot, Makey Makey, and Hummingbird
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description:

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... Read More →
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.


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

3:00pm

Playground: STEM Action Center
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

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 →


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

3:00pm

Playground: Utah Digital Badges
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Description: Utah Digital Badges, or U-Badge, is Utah's new microcredential system. U-Badges are a way to earn USBE credit for ALL the professional learning you do, both formal courses and self-directed, independent learning. Come learn how to earn U-Badges and how to create new badges for other educators to earn!

Speakers
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

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


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

3:00pm

Playground: Vernier Probes and Graphical Analysis 4
Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM-inspired technology, among other things. The Playground is not a typical session you attend, but rather a time for you to investigate, explore, and play firsthand with different "toys".  Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, UofU, and the STEM Action Center.  Come and go as you'd like, or spend an hour (or two) in the Playground!

Playground Session Description: 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Snow

Jason Snow

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


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


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