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Wednesday, July 10
 

1:45pm

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 Haught is the Technology/Media Mentor for the SEDC office.She can help with all your media needs and supports close to one hundred librarians in the region to manage their libraries.Chris is also part of the Technology Training team, assisting in Website Development, Data, Koha... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 245, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

URSA Conference Playground

Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM inspired tech toys such as Sphero, Ozobot, Lego Mindstorm, Bee-Bots, Hummingbird, micro:bit, Vernier Probes, VR, app building and more! Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, and the STEM Action Center about STEM, coding, and makerspace activities.

Speakers
avatar for SESC

SESC

Southeast Education Service Center
The Southeast Educational Service Center (SESC) is one of Utah’s four Regional Service Centers (SEDC, CUES and NUES) established to assist school districts in providing equitable and cost effective services and programs for students in rural Utah. SESC is a not-for-profit service... Read More →
avatar for SEDC

SEDC

Southwest Educational Development Center, or SEDC, provides services requested by our member schools in order to better serve the students in southwest Utah.  
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 →

Education Partner
avatar for UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... 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

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

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
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Six Strategies for Shifting School Culture with Canvas

The Canvas LMS is an effective tool for blending instruction in your school, but how do you get that shift started? In this session we will look at six ways administrators can use Canvas with staff to get teachers moving towards using Canvas in their classrooms.  Running parallel to the presentation will be a Canvas Course in the UEN Instance with examples.  Join the course at bit.ly/6strats4shift

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

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


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 124, Reeves 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

Adobe Spark + Utah's Online Library = Great Student Projects

Come learn how to use the great Adobe Spark tools along with Utah's Online Library to get your students creating exciting student projects. The Adobe Spark suite makes it simple and easy to create narrated slideshows, beautiful webpages, and web graphics and memes. Utah's Online Library has several research databases and other educational resources that will provide your students with the information they need for their projects.  Slides and resources for this session available here: https://sites.google.com/pd.uen.org/adobespark/home


Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
Learn how Adobe creative tools like Spark, Character Animator, and Rush can empower you and your students to create inspiring and engaging digital content. You'll see how to begin creating narrated slideshows, webpages, digital movies, and animated characters. In addition, you'll... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Considering Careers? Consider UtahFutures.org

UtahFutures is Utah's one-stop-shop for college and career planning. The resources saw major improvements and additions over the past couple years. This session will update educators about important changes to this website. Attendees should bring a tablet or laptop if possible.

Speakers
avatar for Max Gonzales

Max Gonzales

Project Coordinator, Utah Education Network
Max Gonzales received his Masters degree in information systems in 2016 and currently works for Utah Education Network as a project coordinator.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Cybersecurity Basics: Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Learn about current cyber threats & trends, miscreant tactics, and how best to protect yourself against them.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Anderson

Gavin Anderson

Data Security, CUES
Gavin was brought into the CUES team about two years ago to help out with various security related projects as well as train teachers. Since then, he's worked daily to increase the security footprint and mindset of each district in the CUES region.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 225, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

URSA Conference Playground

Come join us in the conference playground and experience hands-on activities using STEM inspired tech toys such as Sphero, Ozobot, Lego Mindstorm, Bee-Bots, Hummingbird, micro:bit, Vernier Probes, VR, app building and more! Visit with the technology trainers from Utah’s Regional Service Centers, UEN, and the STEM Action Center about STEM, coding, and makerspace activities.

Speakers
avatar for SESC

SESC

Southeast Education Service Center
The Southeast Educational Service Center (SESC) is one of Utah’s four Regional Service Centers (SEDC, CUES and NUES) established to assist school districts in providing equitable and cost effective services and programs for students in rural Utah. SESC is a not-for-profit service... Read More →
avatar for SEDC

SEDC

Southwest Educational Development Center, or SEDC, provides services requested by our member schools in order to better serve the students in southwest Utah.  
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 →

Education Partner
avatar for UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

UETN - We Network for Education and Healthcare in Utah!

Ray Timothy
UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. That mission encompasses a variety of services and a substantial infrastructure that serves... 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

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
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501
 
Thursday, July 11
 

10:45am

Blended Rotation Strategies that Work

This session will focus on strategies using the blended learning rotation model in your classroom. Whether you are already using the rotation model, or are ready to get started, there will be tips and tricks for you. We will cover the different types of rotations: individual, flip, lab, and station and how to make them work in your class.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 127, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Getting Started with Game-Based Learning and Gamification

Get on the fast track to using game-based learning and gamification in your classroom. You'll come away with educational games and practical resources you can use in your classroom right away. We'll look at Deck Toys, OOdlu, Factile, Blended Play, ClassCraft, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
Learn how Adobe creative tools like Spark, Character Animator, and Rush can empower you and your students to create inspiring and engaging digital content. You'll see how to begin creating narrated slideshows, webpages, digital movies, and animated characters. In addition, you'll... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Google Jamboard - A Free and Collaborative Interactive Whiteboard for Any Device

Google Jamboard is a new tool in G Suite for Education that you may not be familiar with, but if you've ever wished you could have more than a couple of students working at your Interactive Whiteboard (a.k.a SMARTBoard) at the same time, Jamboard is for you! Draw and sketch ideas, add text with movable "sticky" notes, add any photos and images, even Drive documents - and your students can interact and add their ideas in real time, from just about any device you (or your students) have in your classroom. If you run out of space, you can add as many more frames as needed. And just like any other Google Doc, all edits are saved and can be shared with a few clicks.

This will be a hands-on, interactive session, so it will help if you install the Jamboard app on your iPhone/iPad or Android device!

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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

Intelligence (AI): Where are we now?

Open discussion format, showcasing 5-6 examples of the recent/rapid progress in AI, with ideas/thoughts about how they might effect your classroom/school.

Here is the basic (Slide Deck) that we will be using to spark the discussion topics, and is taken mostly from Brett King's book Agumented, and UEN's CTO Leadership retreat 2018.

Please, come join the conversation.  We would love to hear your opinions on the future of Education.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
This will be an OPEN DISCUSSION format, showcasing 5-6 examples of the recent/rapid progress in AI, with ideas/thoughts about how they might effect your classroom/school. I have a basic (Slide Deck) that we will be using to spark the discussion topics, which is taken from Brett King's... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:45am

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 →


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

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

10:45am

Build and Sustain Snow College Concurrent Enrollment for Rural Schools

You will learn how to implement Snow College's IVC Program to provide your students with Concurrent Enrollment opportunities for any size high school. You will learn how to sustain your current IVC program. This presentation will also include an overview of Snow College IVC Program benefits including a brief history of concurrent enrollment at Rural Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels

Snow College Academic Advisor, Snow College
Snow College is the main provider of Concurrent Enrollment over IVC to Rural Schools across the state of Utah.
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Petra Brittner

Snow College
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Christi Orme

Snow College


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Booyah! Book Creator is here

Simply create beautiful digital books (or interactive stories, or journals, or reports, or whatever you can imagine) with Book
Creator. This session will serve as an introduction to Book Creator for participants who are not familiar with this great, easy to use, tool.

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


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 224, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Google Demo Slam

The Ultimate Demo Slam: Utah Google Certified Trainer Edition is an action-packed hour of pure G Suite excitement! The Google Certified Trainers in Utah will vie to become the Demo Slam master by presenting one Slam* each. Participants will watch, learn, discuss, and ultimately judge which Demo Slam will be deemed ultimate Google champion for 2019! *A Slam is a two-minute demonstration of the capacities of our favorite tools. All Slams will focus on using the G Suite tools to positively impact productivity, instruction, and student learning.

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

Confirmed Trainers for 2019 are:
Jared Covili
Du Bui
Ian Davey
Jeanie Elder
Ashlie Cashin
Quin Henderson
Maybe more!

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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Rolling code with Sphero robots.

This workshop will focus on introducing teachers to coding with the Sphero robot. The Sphero is a robotic ball gaming device that is controlled with the Sphero EDU app on a smartphone or tablet. We will examine of three modes of coding including the draw mode, block coding, and javascript coding, plus STEM lessons and activities for K-12 students.

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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

What is your strategy for keeping yourself relevant in Education?

Come join us for a conversation about current trends, augmented living, everyday automation technology partnerships in education. (Also, enter to win one of our great door prizes!)
1. What is better done by Humans? By machines? (Human-Machine Strategy)
2. What can’t we function without? Mobile/wearable technology… (Augmentation Strategy)
3. How can/does technology give you an edge? What can/does technology do for you? (Automation Strategy)

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
This will be an OPEN DISCUSSION format, showcasing 5-6 examples of the recent/rapid progress in AI, with ideas/thoughts about how they might effect your classroom/school. I have a basic (Slide Deck) that we will be using to spark the discussion topics, which is taken from Brett King's... Read More →
avatar for David Long

David Long

Director, Logan City School District
avatar for Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

CTO, Utah Education and Telehealth Network
James L. Stewart has 40 years of experience working in the technology profession. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the state-wide Utah Education and TeleHealth Network (UETN) organization and has been working directly the past 18 years supporting technology for... Read More →
avatar for Cory Stokes

Cory Stokes

Project Manager, Utah Education and Telehealth Network
Cory Stokes has been working in educational technology for over 25 years. He has worked as a technology coordinator in a district, a technology director at a regional service center and is now managing state-wide digital teaching and learning initiatives and projects in Utah. He works... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

Flip your Faculty Meeting

This session will focus on the benefits of flipped faculty meetings and how administrators can flip their faculty meetings. We will discuss software and tools you can use to start flipping your faculty meetings

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 122, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

1:45pm

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, 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 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 223, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 451 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

1:45pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Tom Rathke

Tom Rathke

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



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

1:45pm

MakerED In The Middle Grades

Makerspaces and maker-based education, an educational practice in which students build, create, or otherwise engineer ideas, is a mode of learning that can be adapted to any grade or school. Wahlquist Junior High School in Weber County set up their own makerspace in a disused computer lab. This presentation will explore their struggles to implement maker educational techniques within their school. Through understanding the macro-level issues (developing the room, getting buy in, and exploring teaching methodology) and the micro-level issues (lesson planning, gear, grants, etc) this presentation seeks to share a structure for developing a makerspace in any school.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Winters

Matt Winters

Teacher / Edtech Coach, Wahlquist Junior High School
Matthew Winters is a ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School. He also runs his school's literary journal (The Fledgling), their makerspace, and recently brought TEDx to his school.
avatar for Blake Pope

Blake Pope

ELA Teacher, Wahlquist Junior High School
Blake Pope is an ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School and a member of their Technology Committee. He is also co-editor of The Fledgling with Matthew Winters.


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Learn engaging STEAM activities using the Ozobot Evo.

Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds while teaching kids programming. This workshop will demonstrate how students train Ozobot robots to move by drawing pre-programed color codes or sending block-codes via Chromebook or iPad. Participants will also explore Ozobot STEAM lessons and activities aligned for K-8 students.

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 →


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 186, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Protecting Students in the Digital Age

Today's classroom is gathering more data about our students and ourselves than ever before through the use of online apps and websites. This session will focus on how teachers and administrators can protect students from digital harm by showing them how to safeguard their privacy. We will discuss how technology has changed the landscape of student data and how that may affect their privacy and security. We will also focus on Federal laws and what teachers need to know to stay out of the headlines.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Student Data Privacy Trainer, Utah State Board of Education
Greg was a 4th grade teacher in Logan Utah for several years where he incorporated technology and film into his classroom. He currently works at the Utah State Board of Education where he trains teachers and administrators around the state about student data privacy.


Thursday July 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

3:00pm

Robotics in the Classroom (Hour 1 of 2)

In this presentation, instructors will be introducing LEGO, Ozobot, and Bee-Bot robots with tips and tricks on how to use each and best-practice methods on how to integrate these technologies into the classroom .

Speakers
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Becca Robison

Program Coordinator, STEM Action Center
The STEM Bus program is dedicated to connecting educators to STEM resources. The Bus and its team travels the state, visiting schools and providing full-day STEM curriculum in K - 8 classrooms. The Bus Team is currently focused on connecting schools across the state to high-quality... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, iPads, Google Apps for Educators, and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Education at Mount Saint Mary’s... Read More →


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

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

Making your Mac Work For You

(coming soon)

Speakers
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Casey Liljenquist

District Office, Box Elder School District
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Robert Gordon

Director of Technology, Box Elder School District
For the past 25 years Robert Gordon has been working with students, teachers, and technology. From the classroom he became a specialist for the districts in the Northeastern part of the state of Utah, working for NUES. Next he became the Educational Technology Team Lead at Canyons... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Multi Purpose C Room 123, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Movie Making in the Classroom: iMovie for Beginners

Ever want to create tutorial videos for your students or have students create movies to show their learning and understanding? Using iMovie is an easy way to accomplish that and then some. By the end of this session you will be confident in your ability to use iMovie for the iPad. You will learn how to film, edit, and share movies using the iPad and be able to show students in order for them to use it in class. This is meant to be for beginners who have never used iMovie on the iPad before or who want to learn how to use it better. Participants should come prepared with their own iPad and with iMovie installed and updated.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Student Data Privacy Trainer, Utah State Board of Education
Greg was a 4th grade teacher in Logan Utah for several years where he incorporated technology and film into his classroom. He currently works at the Utah State Board of Education where he trains teachers and administrators around the state about student data privacy.


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

4:15pm

Robotics in the Classroom (Hour 2 of 2)

In this presentation, instructors will be introducing LEGO, Ozobot, and Bee-Bot robots with tips and tricks on how to use each and best-practice methods on how to integrate these technologies into the classroom .

Speakers
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Becca Robison

Program Coordinator, STEM Action Center
The STEM Bus program is dedicated to connecting educators to STEM resources. The Bus and its team travels the state, visiting schools and providing full-day STEM curriculum in K - 8 classrooms. The Bus Team is currently focused on connecting schools across the state to high-quality... Read More →


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

4:15pm

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, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, iPads, Google Apps for Educators, and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Education at Mount Saint Mary’s... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 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
 

10:30am

Canvas Quizzes Next

(Jason will provide later)

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 →


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

10:30am

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

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Melanie Durfee

Digital Teaching & Learning, Utah State Board of Education
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Rick Gaisford

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


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

10:30am

Schoolyard Scientists: Exploring Life Sciences using iNaturalist (Hour 1 of 2)

iNaturalist is an app developed by the California Academy of Sciences to connect people with exploring nature in their local environment while documenting ecological data and creating awareness of biodiversity worldwide. If you are interested in learning about this great tool to supplement Life Science programming join us as we explore iNaturalist’s potential for increasing science literacy for your students. This session will include a thorough introduction to iNaturalist and a hands-on demo of its functionality as it applies to getting students involved in scientific practices of making observations, questioning through inquiry, analyzing data, and contributing to the broader Community Science movement.

We will begin this workshop by going over utilizing iNaturalist as a tool for students and teachers. We will then have a hands-on training using iNaturalist on a device (phone/tablets) before we dive into exploring the many functions of the iNaturalist webpage. Then we will demo how to create your own projects, places, and guides within the website for general classroom use. At the end we will share educator resources (curriculum and activities) developed in conjunction with City Nature Challenge.

This workshop will showcase using the iNaturalist website and app which can be found for free on android and apple devices. If you have a device and would like to download the app see the links above. Tablets will be provided with the app pre-loaded for those who do not have a device.

Website: https://inaturalist.org

Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android&hl=en_US

Apple users: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8

Teacher Resources: http://citynaturechallenge.org/education-toolkit/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Whisman

Paul Whisman

Education Program Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah
Paul Whisman currently works as an education program specialist with the Natural History Museum of Utah. He has experience with education outreach throughout Utah, including multiple formal/informal school settings, and has served as a park guide across the west at numerous state... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

Nearpod 101

Come and learn how to use Nearpod to deliver dynamic whole group and differentiated small group instruction in a collaborative learning environment. Explore all of the things that come with this online tool and learn about how to integrate Nearpod’s ready-to-teach lessons into your content plans. Additionally, learn how Nearpod’s interactive and multimedia features can enhance your existing materials by converting PowerPoints, Google Slideshows, and PDF files into Nearpod lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

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


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

10:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

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


Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 239, Reeves Building, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Google Forms Ninja

(Jason will provide later)

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 →


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

11:45am

Watch your makerspace fly with a Hummingbird!

The Hummingbird Duo may be the first electronics kit that is fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, or an adult maker. In this workshop participants will get hands-on experience creating a simple robot using the Hummingbird robotics kit. The Hummingbird is is an Arduino-based computer board that operates as a tethered input/output control panel. Students write programs which control motors, servos, LEDs, and sensors. The robots are simple construction using craft materials or anything you have laying around.

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 →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Multi Purpose B Room 124, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

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 Haught is the Technology/Media Mentor for the SEDC office.She can help with all your media needs and supports close to one hundred librarians in the region to manage their libraries.Chris is also part of the Technology Training team, assisting in Website Development, Data, Koha... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Multi Purpose A, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 452 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Schoolyard Scientists: Exploring Life Sciences using iNaturalist (Hour 2 of 2)

iNaturalist is an app developed by the California Academy of Sciences to connect people with exploring nature in their local environment while documenting ecological data and creating awareness of biodiversity worldwide. If you are interested in learning about this great tool to supplement Life Science programming join us as we explore iNaturalist’s potential for increasing science literacy for your students. This session will include a thorough introduction to iNaturalist and a hands-on demo of its functionality as it applies to getting students involved in scientific practices of making observations, questioning through inquiry, analyzing data, and contributing to the broader Community Science movement.

We will begin this workshop by going over utilizing iNaturalist as a tool for students and teachers. We will then have a hands-on training using iNaturalist on a device (phone/tablets) before we dive into exploring the many functions of the iNaturalist webpage. Then we will demo how to create your own projects, places, and guides within the website for general classroom use. At the end we will share educator resources (curriculum and activities) developed in conjunction with City Nature Challenge.

This workshop will showcase using the iNaturalist website and app which can be found for free on android and apple devices. If you have a device and would like to download the app see the links above. Tablets will be provided with the app pre-loaded for those who do not have a device.

Website: https://inaturalist.org

Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android&hl=en_US

Apple users: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8

Teacher Resources: http://citynaturechallenge.org/education-toolkit/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Whisman

Paul Whisman

Education Program Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah
Paul Whisman currently works as an education program specialist with the Natural History Museum of Utah. He has experience with education outreach throughout Utah, including multiple formal/informal school settings, and has served as a park guide across the west at numerous state... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Alumni Room 128, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, USU Eastern 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

Six Strategies for Shifting School Culture with Canvas

The Canvas LMS is an effective tool for blending instruction in your school, but how do you get that shift started? In this session we will look at six ways administrators can use Canvas with staff to get teachers moving towards using Canvas in their classrooms.  Running parallel to the presentation will be a Canvas Course in the UEN Instance with examples.  Join the course at bit.ly/6strats4shift

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

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


Friday July 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 126, Central Instructional Building, USU Eastern 443 East 400 North, Price, Utah 84501

11:45am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

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


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


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