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Wednesday, August 16
 

8:00am

Creating Your Own EdCamp
EdCamp is a Free, organic, participant-driven, un-conference that empowers educators to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks. In this session learn how EdCamp Utah was created and how you might create your own EdCamp for your district or school. We’ll be doing a Mini-EdCamp

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 213
  • Host Organization UEN

8:00am

Office 365: The What, Why, and How of the FREE Tools
Did you know that Office 365 is a one stop solution for educators and students to manage learning and increase productivity?  Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how Office 365’s tools for organizing, presenting, and collaborating can help everyone achieve more.   

Featured Tools:
Office 365, Office Online, OneNote Class Notebook, Sway, Forms, Skype for Business, Teams


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 215

8:00am

Deep Thinking and Creating in the Elementary Classroom with Wixie
Learn to use standards as inspiration for exciting and high-level technology projects that promote deep learning. From trading cards to book trailers, learn how the production of images and digital media can help elementary students understand content better, present their learning, and uncover powerful ideas.

Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 214

8:00am

Nearpod Bootcamp
The Nearpod Boot Camp shares Nearpod tips and tricks, gives every person in attendance time to begin creating an engaging Nearpod lesson ready to use with his/her students, and start the process toward Nearpod Certification. Bring an existing presentation or instructional materials and leave with a Nearpod lesson ready for back to school! 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 218

8:00am

Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions That Engage All Students in K-2
Well-orchestrated mathematical discussions are where the “rubber hits the road” in teaching in a way that honors the different ways students think. They enable you to use the thinking of individual students to move the thinking of the entire class toward the accomplishment of essential mathematical understandings. This presentation will share fundamental principles you can use in any math lesson and will illustrate those principles via video clips that show kindergarten children actively engaged.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 212
  • Host Organization BYU

8:00am

Organizing Your Content In Canvas
In this session learn the best ways to organize your Canvas course for student access. We will spend time learning how to give your course a simple and intuitive navigation system using Modules and model some best practices for saving and sharing files between courses.

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 Edu... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 211
  • Host Organization UEN

8:00am

Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Your Class
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Learn about Genius Hour and the great free resources that are available to get started and be successful implementing Genius Hour with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson, combines innovation and practical application to help educators effectively integrate technology in the classroom. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Science from the University of Utah and has eight years’ experience teaching at-risk students and seven as a Geogra... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 209
  • Host Organization UEN

8:00am

Mapping Our World with Google
Because there are mapping connections to most every content area, you are invited to come along and map your world! Participants will learn the basics of Google maps and Google Earth and how to use each of these apps effectively in the classroom. Interdisciplinary examples will include Google Literature Trips, the Smarty Pins game, Latitude and Longitude Scavenger Hunt, Earth Picker, Distance and Area in Math Class, Google Earth 3D Tours, and more.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 508

8:00am

QR Coding in the Classroom
Have you ever wondered what those little black and white squares are that are popping up everywhere—on billboards, in catalogs, even on ketchup bottles! Quick Response or QR codes are ways to connect people with information easily. In this workshop, participants will learn to create classroom activities with QR Codes. Activities will include downloading a QR code reader to a mobile device and creating our own QR codes for the classroom. Explorations of QR Code Treasure Hunts, Plickers, Video Periodic Table with QR Codes, Interactive Labs, and Interactive Resumes, and self-checking activities will be our focus.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Room 210

8:00am

Building Strong Content Knowledge through Close Reading for Elementary Teachers
This session focuses on understanding close reading as a continuum of many different experiences ranging in complexity. This may be a new approach for teachers who view close reading as one activity that follows the same structure each time it is used. In this session, participants will read an article and watch classroom footage to deepen their understanding of close reading, evaluate examples of close reading and place them on a continuum from least to most complex, and apply learning by creating a set of text-dependent questions to be used for closely reading a text.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 10:50am
Room 208

8:00am

What Does Research Tell Us About Reading Success?
Human beings were never born to read. We were born to see, move, speak and think. writes cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new.” Reading trajectories are established early and have a lifelong impact! Reading is the fundamental skill upon which all formal education depends. Children who do not learn to read early and well will not easily master other skills and knowledge. How can we increase the odds that no child is left behind? This session will begin to tackle the challenges of learning to read and how these research findings and theoretical models can inform practices in our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kuhn

Lynn Kuhn

Primary Consultant, Language Literacy Links
Lynn is an educational language-literacy consultant who works in Colorado and across the country. She has Master Degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Communication Disorders and K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Lynn has 23 years’ experience... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 10:50am
Room 308/Lecture Hall

8:00am

Inaugural Statewide ASPEN PLC!
Come visit, hang, and get nerdy about the four questions of managing aggressive behavior with teams from across the state of Utah! 1). What do we expect our faculty and staff to learn in ASPEN? 2). How do we know they are learning ASPEN? 3). How should we respond when they don’t learn? 4). How will respond if they already know ASPEN?
For the first time ever, state ASPEN trainers can visit, dish, and support one another about improving ASPEN trainings and keeping kids safe!


Speakers
avatar for Ben Springer

Ben Springer

Director of Special Education, WCSD
Ben Springer is an award-winning school psychologist with expert and specialist training in the fields of mental health and special education. Dr. Springer has presented nationally and the state level. Come and learn from one of the state's leading authorities on effective classr... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 10:50am
Room 459

8:00am

KAGAN Structures Level I-Requires Principal Approval $$
Create full student engagement with Kagan Structures—simple yet powerful cooperative learning instructional strategies. Supported by a large body of scientific research, and proven effective in countless classrooms, schools, and districts, this revolutionary way to teach is transforming teaching and learning. Come experience the power of Kagan Structures. See how easy it is use teamwork and pairs to create a greater level of engagement than you imagined possible, even for your reluctant learners. We're not talking about group work. We're talking the real deal, and knowing the difference is the difference between engaging some and engaging all students. When we engage all students, they all learn more. They have fewer discipline problems. And because the structures are so cooperative and interactive, they work wonders for students' social skill development. Come learn easy ways to use Kagan Structures as a part of every lesson, creating greater engagement, deeper understanding of the content, improved retention, and greater liking for class and content. Kagan will give you the Seven Keys to unlock the door to successful cooperative learning. If you want more fun in teaching, highly engaged students who love your classroom, and elevated test scores, this workshop is for you!  This workshop requires registration and a fee.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Room 120

10:00am

The Connected Educator
This session helps teachers tap the educational potential of social media tools for their classroom. Participants will learn how tools like Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and more can be incorporated into your classroom. Along the way, participants will explore strategies for using social media tools to challenge and engage students, as well as improve parent-student-teacher communication.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 213
  • Host Organization UEN

10:00am

A Teacher's or Administrator's Day Made Easier with OneNote Class and Staff Notebook
Join our Microsoft Expert Educators as they take you from the staffroom to the classroom; exploring how digital tools and blended learning can positivity impact teaching and learning outcomes.  

Featured Tools:
Office 365, OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks, Office Online, Office 365


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 215

10:00am

Powerful Primary Projects with Wixie
Learn creative and effective ways to assess understanding and build thinking skills in your classroom. Explore tools and strategies for using Wixie to engage primary students in projects like visual math explorations, social studies applications for culture, language arts proficiencies for first person narratives, and more.

Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 214

10:00am

Advanced Tips and Tricks in Canvas
In this advance Canvas session we will cover topics from mastery based grading, mastery paths, gamification strategies like badges to easter eggs, analytics, and more. This session will be for those who are already familiar with the LMS and are looking to further extend their knowledge.

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 Edu... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 405
  • Host Organization UEN

10:00am

Introduction to the Canvas LMS
What is Canvas? And why are we using it? In this session we cover all the benefits of using an LMS to complement and extend teaching that is already happening in the face to face environment, and how to harness the power of Canvas to make the use of instructional technology easier and more effective.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson, combines innovation and practical application to help educators effectively integrate technology in the classroom. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Science from the University of Utah and has eight years’ experience teaching at-risk students and seven as a Geogra... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 209
  • Host Organization UEN

10:00am

Nearpod Bootcamp
The Nearpod Boot Camp shares Nearpod tips and tricks, gives every person in attendance time to begin creating an engaging Nearpod lesson ready to use with his/her students, and start the process toward Nearpod Certification. Bring an existing presentation or instructional materials and leave with a Nearpod lesson ready for back to school! 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 218

10:00am

Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions That Engage All Students in Middle and High School
Well-orchestrated mathematical discussions are where the “rubber hits the road” in teaching in a way that honors the different ways students think. They enable you to use the thinking of individual students to move the thinking of the entire class toward the accomplishment of essential mathematical understandings. This presentation will share fundamental principles you can use in any math lesson in any secondary course and will illustrate those principles via video clips that show secondary students actively engaged.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 212
  • Host Organization BYU

10:00am

Power in Progressions: Why are Math Progressions So Important? (K-6)
Have you ever wondered why some math concepts seem more difficult for students to grasp than others, or perhaps why students seem to have a great depth of background knowledge with some topics and not so much with others? The Utah Core Standards in mathematics were developed from documents describing the progressions of topics across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. Come learn how to use the progressions of elementary math content standards to intentionally activate background knowledge, focus on the essence intended in core standards, and prepare students with the foundation they need to access the next grade level’s content. You will learn why some topics have such a major focus in particular grade levels and how some standards have subtle details intended to build a foundation for future learning. You will acquire resources to find the answers to essential planning questions such as: What background knowledge should students come in with from the previous grade level? What emphasis should be placed on given topics within my grade level? How do I prepare students for where they are going next in their journey of mathematical learning?

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ference

Shannon Ference

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
I oversee Elementary Mathematics Standards for the state of Utah. Come talk to me about progressions, core guides, content coaching, the Elementary Mathematics and STEM Endorsements, and all things elementary mathematics!


Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 218
  • Host Organization USBE

10:00am

Become an Apple Teacher: Fuel Your Passion for Learning
Build new skills. Inspire your students. Unlock the power of iPad, Mac, and Apple apps in your classrooms with Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program. Explore the Apple Teacher Starter Guides and the Apple Teacher Learning Center where you can earn badges and track your learning journey.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 217
  • Host Organization Apple

10:00am

Mapping Our World with Google
Because there are mapping connections to most every content area, you are invited to come along and map your world! Participants will learn the basics of Google maps and Google Earth and how to use each of these apps effectively in the classroom. Interdisciplinary examples will include Google Literature Trips, the Smarty Pins game, Latitude and Longitude Scavenger Hunt, Earth Picker, Distance and Area in Math Class, Google Earth 3D Tours, and more. 

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 508

11:00am

Building Strong Content Knowledge through Close Reading for Secondary Teachers
This session focuses on understanding close reading as a continuum of many different experiences ranging in complexity. This may be a new approach for teachers who view close reading as one activity that follows the same structure each time it is used. In this session, participants will read an article and watch classroom footage to deepen their understanding of close reading, evaluate examples of close reading and place them on a continuum from least to most complex, and apply learning by creating a set of text-dependent questions to be used for closely reading a text.    


Wednesday August 16, 2017 11:00am - 2:50pm
Room 208

11:00am

What Does Research Tell Us About Reading Success?
Human beings were never born to read. We were born to see, move, speak and think. writes cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new.” Reading trajectories are established early and have a lifelong impact! Reading is the fundamental skill upon which all formal education depends. Children who do not learn to read early and well will not easily master other skills and knowledge. How can we increase the odds that no child is left behind? This session will begin to tackle the challenges of learning to read and how these research findings and theoretical models can inform practices in our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kuhn

Lynn Kuhn

Primary Consultant, Language Literacy Links
Lynn is an educational language-literacy consultant who works in Colorado and across the country. She has Master Degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Communication Disorders and K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Lynn has 23 years’ experience... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 11:00am - 2:50pm
Room 308/Lecture Hall

12:00pm

Totem PD: Locally Brewed Professional Development in Behavior, Mental Health, and Special Education
Ben Springer created Totem PD with is long-time pals and colleagues as a way to help school districts build capacity within their own schools to respond to issues related to behavior, mental health, and special education. Totem PD is your school district’s resource for affordable, fun, and research-based training in the areas of:

Managing Aggressive Behavior: The ASPEN Training Modules

Bullying Prevention & Intervention: Bully-ology

Classroom Behavior Management Basics: Happy Class

Peaceful IEP Meeting Management: IEP Zen

Coping & Social Skills Instruction: Chillax

Come and visit with Dr. Springer and get an overview of these training programs and see if any are a good fit for your school district. www.totempd.com


Speakers
avatar for Ben Springer

Ben Springer

Director of Special Education, WCSD
Ben Springer is an award-winning school psychologist with expert and specialist training in the fields of mental health and special education. Dr. Springer has presented nationally and the state level. Come and learn from one of the state's leading authorities on effective classr... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 455 / Little Theater
  • Host Organization TOTEM

1:00pm

Building the Collaborative Classrooms with Microsoft Teams
Are you looking for a customized experience where you can manage everything from class assignments to professional learning communities and students post questions, collaborate in groups, and access all class materials needed—all in one place? Look no further! Come discover the new Microsoft Teams, the “glue” of Office 365 Education

Featured Tools:
Microsoft Teams


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 215

1:00pm

Design your own activities in Wixie
Come learn how to make the most of Wixie (it’s like Pixie in the cloud). Participants will log into their teacher accounts and learn how to use the student authoring tools, view work their students have completed, and find, customize, create, and assign curriculum-specific templates to a class, small group, or individual students. Participants will leave the session with knowledge about program features so they feel comfortable getting students on board, as well as powerful curriculum ideas for the 5th grade classroom.

Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 214

1:00pm

Everyone Can Code
Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork, and inspires creativity. Join Apple to learn how you can engage students in the world of coding on iPad and Mac with visual-based apps, Swift Playgrounds, Xcode and Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 217
  • Host Organization Apple

1:00pm

An Overview of NCTM's Principles to Actions Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices (K-12)
Engage in a mathematical task to explore the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in NCTM's book Principles to Actions: Ensuring mathematical success for all. We will experience and discuss the purposes and implementation of establishing mathematics goals to focus learning, using and connecting mathematical representations, facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse, posing purposeful questions, supporting productive struggle in learning mathematics, and eliciting and using evidence of student thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ference

Shannon Ference

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
I oversee Elementary Mathematics Standards for the state of Utah. Come talk to me about progressions, core guides, content coaching, the Elementary Mathematics and STEM Endorsements, and all things elementary mathematics!


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 218
  • Host Organization USBE

1:00pm

Easy and Practical Writing Ideas (K-5)
Learn the basics of teaching writing and how to integrate it into an already-packed school day. Make and take activity included!

Speakers

Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Media Center

1:00pm

Nearpod Bootcamp
The Nearpod Boot Camp shares Nearpod tips and tricks, gives every person in attendance time to begin creating an engaging Nearpod lesson ready to use with his/her students, and start the process toward Nearpod Certification. Bring an existing presentation or instructional materials and leave with a Nearpod lesson ready for back to school! 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 218

1:00pm

MTSS Tier 3 – Academic and Behavioral Intervention
Training and discussion surrounding the move from a Tier 2 level of support to Tier 3 for both academics and behavior. We will cover the who, what, and how of Tier 3; process and procedure; effective and efficient data collection to determine appropriate growth; and then, what happens when Tier 3 doesn’t seem to be working.

Speakers
BB

Bridgett Bakula

School Psychologist, Wasatch County School District


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 312

1:00pm

QR Coding in the Classroom
Have you ever wondered what those little black and white squares are that are popping up everywhere—on billboards, in catalogs, even on ketchup bottles! Quick Response or QR codes are ways to connect people with information easily. In this workshop, participants will learn to create classroom activities with QR Codes. Activities will include downloading a QR code reader to a mobile device and creating our own QR codes for the classroom. Explorations of QR Code Treasure Hunts, Plickers, Video Periodic Table with QR Codes, Interactive Labs, and Interactive Resumes, and self-checking activities will be our focus.


Wednesday August 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 210
 
Thursday, August 17
 

8:00am

Welcome Back Wasatch School District

Thursday August 17, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
WHS Auditorium

9:00am

Opening Session and Keynote
Opening Session with Mike Meechin as the Keynote speaker.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Meechin

Michael Meechin

Principal, Poinciana High School
Michael Meechin is a high school principal, educational consultant, speaker and writer. Michael speaks and writes on topics that include educational reform, high-impact instructional strategies, grading & assessment, and instructional technology. | | Meechin is a proud produ... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
WHS Auditorium

10:00am

Virtual Reality Tour of the Heart

The heart is a powerful muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Conduct a virtual tour of the heart. Explore all aspects of the heart on a virtual simulation tool.  It is interactive virtual simulation that promote student discourse and engagement. 


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 410

10:00am

Skills/Standards Based Reporting
Speakers
NM

Nathaniel Mitchell

Assessment Specialist, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 516

10:00am

Edivate 101
Edivate is a multi-facilitated online platform designed to help you personalize your professional learning. Come explore with us the various ways Edivate and Edivate Review can facilitate efficient collaboration, feedback and promote meaningful self-reflection.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 508

10:00am

Micro-Credentials: Micro-learning. Macro-results
Are you tired of the same old sit and get PD? Come experience the future of Professional Learning that is personalized, highly interactive and self-directed. You will learn how a digital learning tool can be engaging, motivating and fun! Micro-credentials are job-embedded and tied to classroom practice that provides a scaffold approach to building useful classroom skills. They are competency-based as they measure an educator’s demonstrated ability to apply specific skills in the classroom context. They are researched-based, designed around skills that have been thoroughly researched and have a demonstrated impact on classroom practice.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 510

10:00am

Navigating MIDAS: Utah's new Professional Development Management System
Learn the ins and outs of the Utah State Board of Education’s new professional development management system—MIDAS. MIDAS will manage the search, registration, and progress monitoring of all professional development offerings in the state. In addition, educators will use MIDAS to retrieve their professional learning transcripts and ensure they are up-to-date in all requirements for their licensure.

In this session, learn how to interact with MIDAS’s simple, intuitive user interface. Find, register for, and calendar professional development opportunities. Also, learn how the state and districts will be able to select PD offerings that educators have rated as most engaging and impactful.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Harney

Megan Harney

Founder/CEO, MIDAS Education
Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English and computer science from Harvard University. The genesis behind MIDAS was to find a way to give access to content, curriculum, individualized data, assessments and analytics to ALL stakeholders in a secure ecosystem. Since nothing like that existed, Megan took it upon herself to create it. In doing so, she taught herself to write code and design workflows and infrastructure to make her vision a reality. Megan has previously managed developers at Microsoft, taught students and teachers, consulted with district administrators to solve business problems, and conducted neurodegenerative research. She co-chairs the Harvard Club of... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 513

10:00am

Skype is too cool for school (except it's not and you should definitely use it)
Remember how you had that great idea to use Skype in the classroom? Then remember how you actually never did? Yeah, me too. The whole concept of using technology to bring real-world experts, experiences, and discussions into the classroom is (of course) in our students' best interest, but ain't nobody got time for that. Except we do, and we must. Come learn how I finally for reals this time implemented Skype into my classroom in the most simple, easy way possible to give my students their very favorite and most meaningful experience of the year. You won't regret it, and if you do, I'll buy you a soda

Speakers
avatar for Kasie Payne

Kasie Payne

ELA teacher, National Honor Society Adviser, Wasatch High School
Kasie Payne is a flat out mess, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s always had a Thing for stories. Real ones. Not dragons and fairies, but first kisses and last smiles. So, she went in search of her story with about zero idea what that would be. She spent her 20s a... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 515

10:00am

Kindergarten Idea Share
Speakers
avatar for Amy Mahoney

Amy Mahoney

Kindergarten DI Teacher, Daniels Canyon Elementary


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 457

10:00am

Build Literacy through Digital Storytelling

Build Literacy through Digital Storytelling

Learn how to use digital storytelling to involve students in essential literacy skills, help them make deep connections to classroom content, and provide a relevant platform for them to showcase their learning.

 Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.


Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 214

10:00am

Clean Up the Clutter with Class Notebook
Are you tired of students’ desks crammed with papers they forgot to turn in? Would you like to see a fun way to provide feedback quickly to your students? Are you interested in providing differentiated assignments quickly to your class? OneNote/Class Notebook is a one-stop teaching superstore of possibilities. Come and get a few ideas to take back and use in your elementary classroom.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 517

10:00am

Google Suite
This session will go over the basics of the G-Suite for education covering Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Classroom. If you are looking to go paperless in the classroom or you are going to be using

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 519

10:00am

Office 365: Calendar Essentials
Microsoft Outlook contains a calendar feature that offers organizational tools that are easy for the novice to use, yet powerful enough for a busy educator. This workshop will teach participants how to get the most out of Outlook Calendar. It will cover various topics, including how to make appointments in, how to color-code your calendar, changing preferences and views, sharing calendars with others, making meeting requests, and more.

Speakers
AH

Adam Hagan

Administrator, Wasatch High School


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 518

10:00am

We're going on a treasure hunt!
Come and learn how to manage your files so that you locate them. We'll look at some possible cloud storage solutions that will allow you to keep track of everything that you have. No more wondering where you put the master, or which filing cabinet drawer it belongs in.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I am the regional technology trainer for 9 school districts and 1 charter school. I work along the Wasatch Back and in the Unitah Basin. I taught elementary school for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, looking for great vacation deals, pretending to play golf, and fi... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 512
  • Host Organization NUES

10:00am

Getting Started with Canvas
Welcome to the LMS! In this session you’ll learn how to sign-in to your Canvas account, access courses, and get started with creating content like pages, discussions and assignments. This session is for districts using Canvas LMS.

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 Edu... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 405
  • Host Organization UEN

10:00am

Breakout EDU – Do You Have What It Takes?
Breakout EDU games transfer the ownership of learning from the instructor to the student, making it easy to observe how learners approach problem solving and apply their knowledge. In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, all Breakout EDU games require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. A Breakout EDU game provides learners with many opportunities to fail forward. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces the player to try again.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Westrop

Heidi Westrop

Digital Instructional Coach, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 520

10:00am

Office 365: 10 Things You Can Do with Office Online That You Never Knew

Are you familiar with Office Online but ready to take the next step in utilizing the suite to its fullest capability?  Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how Office Online can help you and your students work smarter with the best tools available for collaborating, analyzing and creating. 

Featured Tools:
Word Online, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online, OneNote Online


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 216

10:00am

Beyond the Digital Stream
When it comes to integrating digital media into your classroom, the possibilities are endless. In this session, you will learn powerful ways to integrate all of the resources available in Discovery Education streaming into your instruction. Go beyond the video stream and learn how to blend great integration strategies with the use of audio clips, animations, images, and much more.


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 509

10:00am

Building Strong Content Knowledge through Close Reading for Secondary Teachers
This session focuses on understanding close reading as a continuum of many different experiences ranging in complexity. This may be a new approach for teachers who view close reading as one activity that follows the same structure each time it is used. In this session, participants will read an article and watch classroom footage to deepen their understanding of close reading, evaluate examples of close reading and place them on a continuum from least to most complex, and apply learning by creating a set of text-dependent questions to be used for closely reading a text.


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 208

10:00am

Classroom Audio: Learning Begins with Hearing
You may be surprised to find that in today’s visual world, it’s auditory technology that can have the biggest impact on learning. Studies have shown that 75% of learning is auditory. If students can’t hear the lesson, they don’t understand what is being taught, which affects learning and processing.

Using Audio Enhancement’s Classroom Audio System reduces the need to repeat instruction. Teachers utilize a wearable microphone to evenly distribute their voice across the classroom, helping students hear the lesson from anywhere in the room. Research demonstrates that adding a sound amplification system to classrooms can impact learning and improve test scores by 7-10%.


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 206

10:00am

Classroom Camera: Have You Wondered what Cameras in the Classroom Can do for You?
Classroom cameras break down the barriers of a traditional classroom. From security, to professional development, to anywhere, anytime learning  - cameras can increase understanding in the classroom.  With Audio Enhancement’s EduCam360, school personnel can receive a visual and audible understanding of the classroom. This unique camera offers multiple views that a teacher can select from, to provide the best understanding of certain areas of the classroom. Through the recording platform, teachers can record, store and share their lessons with students, administration, coaches and their peers to help grow in their profession. Come see how districts around the country have utilized this technology to increase the two most important topics in education, student achievement and school safety.


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 209

10:00am

CTE Idea Share
CTE teachers come collaborate with others in your area to find ideas to support your classroom on topics such as:  Best Student Engagement Strategies, RTI/Direct Intervention/ How do you get kids caught up and increase understanding, best resource you have found and utilized in the past year, identify the toughest teaching standard in your curriculum and collaborate on how do you teach it.  

Speakers
avatar for Julie Marsh

Julie Marsh

North Summit High School, North Summit High School
Coalville, UT


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 205

10:00am

Does Each Part of the Reading Process System Work Together?
This session will illustrate the key ingredients that are necessary for the brain to work in harmony to construct meaning. Researchers have likened the network of literacy strategies as an integration of lots of brain parts working together as a symphony. As educators we understand the overall goal of reading is comprehension, yet to attain this goal, the function of several specific abilities must be coordinated. Marilyn Adams' 1990 book, "Beginning To Read" was a landmark review of the research on how the four-part processing model supports word recognition. Together we will breakdown the subcomponents within each processing system and explore what each processor is responsible for and how each one contributes to proficient reading and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kuhn

Lynn Kuhn

Primary Consultant, Language Literacy Links
Lynn is an educational language-literacy consultant who works in Colorado and across the country. She has Master Degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Communication Disorders and K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Lynn has 23 years’ experience... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 607

10:00am

Explore the Classroom App for iPad
Classroom app turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant. In this hands-on session, you’ll experience new Classroom app features as a student, then as a teacher. You’ll learn how to set up classes on the fly, launch apps on student devices, view student screens, share documents with the class, and more.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 217
  • Host Organization Apple

10:00am

Hattie verses DuFour
Over the course of the last year, I have examined the ways that the practices developed by Rick DuFour and the research of John Hattie impacted the learning of my students. Join me for a conversation about the  strengths and weaknesses of both of these two different approaches to teaching and learning.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 521

10:00am

Investigations Scout App: Tracking Formative Assessment

Bring your ipad, we will be downloading, setting up the app, and learning how to use the app features. 


Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 212

10:00am

Next Generation Thinking: Comprehension Strategies
Learn how to take the next step from how to comprehend to when. In this workshop you will learn strategies to encourage your students to think and express their thoughts about reading independently.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Teacher, Wasatch School District
Teaching 3rd grade


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 522

10:00am

Providing Accommodations and Modification in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Ben Springer

Ben Springer

Director of Special Education, WCSD
Ben Springer is an award-winning school psychologist with expert and specialist training in the fields of mental health and special education. Dr. Springer has presented nationally and the state level. Come and learn from one of the state's leading authorities on effective classr... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 309

10:00am

Rethinking Homework
What are the expected outcomes of assigning homework?  What does homework really accomplish? What about those students who never return homework? Let’s rethink the homework tradition.

Speakers
avatar for Superintendent Doug Jacobs

Superintendent Doug Jacobs

Doug Jacobs is beginning his 5th year as the Superintendent of the Morgan School District. He began his career as a 5th grade teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada, and taught 3rd and 5th grade at Kanab Elementary School in Southern Utah. He also served as the principal of Kanab Elementa... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 220

10:00am

What does Co-Teaching Look Like
Speakers
avatar for Char Dawson

Char Dawson

Teacher, Wasatch County School District
Social Studies Teacher! Woohoo!


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 523

10:00am

Adobe Spark and Utah's Online Library
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 web pages, 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.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, ani... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 211
  • Host Organization UEN

10:00am

Nearpod: Getting Started
This workshop is designed for anyone who’s brand new to Nearpod and wants to get started using Nearpod in their classrooms! Participants will experience how to utilize the Nearpod Content Store, how to launch a lesson and a Nearpod HW, and how to access post session reports.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 218

10:00am

Get on the Damn Bike:
Learn strategies for motivating staff and embrace change using the analogy of learning how to ride a bike.

Speakers
PJ

Principal Justin Kelly

Principal, Rocky Mountain Middle School


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 455 / Little Theater

10:00am

Top Ten Legal Issues Facing Administrators Toda

I'll be discussing the issues we deal most often with as school attorneys and providing best practices and guidelines for administrators to address these issues. 


Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 412

10:00am

When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room…
Find out how one principal uses video clips to motivate and inspire his staff throughout the school year. Learn strategies for finding the most appropriate clips and streamline ways to share with your staff.

Speakers
PD

Principal David McNaughtan

Principal, Timpanogos Middle School


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 409

10:00am

Brain Boosts with Brain Breaks
We're so glad you're here because it means you've survived the fidget spinner craze of the 2017 school year! Come find out about useful alternatives for helping students focus in class, and increasing the amount of movement and engagement during your day. The session will include the research behind brain breaks, lots of fun resources, and even time to prep them for your upcoming school year."

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Probst

Rachel Probst

Teacher, Heber Valley Elementary
Hi! My name's Rachel, and I'm entering my ninth year as an elementary educator. I spent my undergrad at UVU while teaching preschool, and then was hired on at HVE after student teaching 1st grade there. I began in 2nd grade, was asked to teach 4th, and then ended up in 3rd grad... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Vandenbos

Nicole Vandenbos

Teacher, Heber Valley Elementary



Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 406

10:00am

Yoga + Student = Peace, Love, and Improved Test Scores
Yoga: The tool you need to turn on your students' brains, help them focus, improve listening skills, strengthen their mind-body connection, and teach them to calm themselves. Come learn why yoga in any classroom setting is so beneficial, and why practicing yoga yourself can help you cope with the stress of life.

Speakers
CB

Carrie Bala

Teacher, Wasatch High School


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 117/Dance Room

10:00am

He's in my class. Now What?
Special Ed. law requires students to be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment. That means you may have a student with significant cognitive disabilities in your class. How can you help him/her have a meaningful and successful experience? Let's talk about accommodations and modifications for severely handicapped students in general education classes. This session is geared for gen. ed. teachers, but special ed. teachers are always welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Gray

Glenda Gray

Sped Teacher, Wasatch County School District
Glenda is a special educator with 11 years teaching experience. She also has 5 years experience as a paraprofessional. She enjoys working with students with significant disabilities. The tougher the kid the more she loves it!



Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 507

10:00am

OverDrive in the Classroom: We Have It - Lets Use It!
OverDrive Digital Library: Grades 5/6 - 12.  We have it! Many students are use of it. BUT NOW - How to use it in the classroom. Available Resources, History and Notes; Accessibility Options; Support Struggling Readers, and Much More!

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Roberts

Dawn Roberts

Media Specialist, Northeastern Utah Educational Services


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 514
  • Host Organization NUES

10:00am

Genius Hour
Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 213
  • Host Organization UEN

10:00am

50 in 50
50 instructional technologies in 50 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Michael Meechin

Michael Meechin

Principal, Poinciana High School
Michael Meechin is a high school principal, educational consultant, speaker and writer. Michael speaks and writes on topics that include educational reform, high-impact instructional strategies, grading & assessment, and instructional technology. | | Meechin is a proud produ... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
WHS Auditorium

10:00am

Choosing the Right 2.0 Tool

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 210

10:00am

Utah’s Online Library For Elementary Teachers
In this workshop explore many of the licensed products available to Utah teachers, students and their parents through Utah's Online Library. With increasing emphasis on non-fiction and reading and writing in all subject areas, there is a greater need now than ever to make the most of the fantastic resources in Utah's Online Library. See maps, web-based interactives, encyclopedias, images, sound and video, lesson plans and more

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ririe

Shannon Ririe

Technical Trainer, UEN
Shannon is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. She has 5 years experience teaching in elementary schools and 6 years as a technology specialist in elementary schools as well.


Thursday August 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 215
  • Host Organization UEN

11:00am

Counselors Idea Share
Join the discussion around best practices and resources used to address their specific needs for Counselors!

Speakers
WM

Wes Mangum

Wasatch School District, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 507

11:00am

Edivate 201
You are already an Edivate pro, or at least you know your way around. Join us as we dive a little deeper into the Edivate Review tool to explore the ways it can enhance and facilitate your professional growth.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 508

11:00am

First Grade Idea Share
Join the discussion around best practices and resources used to address their specific needs in First Grade!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Iordachescu

Heidi Iordachescu

TSA, J.R. Smith Elementary School


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 457

11:00am

Leading an Effective PLC
PANEL: Have you been asked to lead a team or PLC this year? Come ask your questions and learn from experience team leads.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Probst

Rachel Probst

Teacher, Heber Valley Elementary
Hi! My name's Rachel, and I'm entering my ninth year as an elementary educator. I spent my undergrad at UVU while teaching preschool, and then was hired on at HVE after student teaching 1st grade there. I began in 2nd grade, was asked to teach 4th, and then ended up in 3rd grad... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 313

11:00am

Micro-Credentials: Micro-learning. Macro-results
Are you tired of the same old sit and get PD? Come experience the future of Professional Learning that is personalized, highly interactive and self-directed. You will learn how a digital learning tool can be engaging, motivating and fun! Micro-credentials are job-embedded and tied to classroom practice that provides a scaffold approach to building useful classroom skills. They are competency-based as they measure an educator’s demonstrated ability to apply specific skills in the classroom context. They are researched-based, designed around skills that have been thoroughly researched and have a demonstrated impact on classroom practice.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 510

11:00am

Navigating MIDAS: Utah's new Professional Development Management System
Learn the ins and outs of the Utah State Board of Education’s new professional development management system—MIDAS. MIDAS will manage the search, registration, and progress monitoring of all professional development offerings in the state. In addition, educators will use MIDAS to retrieve their professional learning transcripts and ensure they are up-to-date in all requirements for their licensure.

In this session, learn how to interact with MIDAS’s simple, intuitive user interface. Find, register for, and calendar professional development opportunities. Also, learn how the state and districts will be able to select PD offerings that educators have rated as most engaging and impactful.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Harney

Megan Harney

Founder/CEO, MIDAS Education
Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English and computer science from Harvard University. The genesis behind MIDAS was to find a way to give access to content, curriculum, individualized data, assessments and analytics to ALL stakeholders in a secure ecosystem. Since nothing like that existed, Megan took it upon herself to create it. In doing so, she taught herself to write code and design workflows and infrastructure to make her vision a reality. Megan has previously managed developers at Microsoft, taught students and teachers, consulted with district administrators to solve business problems, and conducted neurodegenerative research. She co-chairs the Harvard Club of... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 513

11:00am

Outlook
Speakers
JL

Jacob Loveland

School District/Technology


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 220

11:00am

Sharing Student Success with an Audience
Speakers
avatar for Megan Hales

Megan Hales

Wasatch County School District
I have been an educator for 20 years and I am an instructional coach at Heber Valley Elementary.



Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 522

11:00am

Excel for Beginners
Speakers
NM

Nathaniel Mitchell

Assessment Specialist, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 516

11:00am

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning
Learn how focusing on ideas that matter, work that matters, and effort that matters, can help you design learning journeys that connect curriculum and student passion and make it matter!

Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.


Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 214

11:00am

Google Suite
This session will go over the basics of the G-Suite for education covering Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Classroom. If you are looking to go paperless in the classroom or you are going to be using

Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 519

11:00am

Coding in the Classroom
What would you say if there was a school system that did not teach the world's most dominant language to its students? Outrageous right? Unfortunately, that is exactly what most of our public schools are doing by not teaching the language of code. Increasingly, the world we live in is run on computer code. How can we expect students to thrive without the knowledge to read and write code? Learn how it is important to implement a new systematic approach to creative coding that enables all students to reach their full potential.

Speakers
SE

Superintendent Ember Conley

Dr. Ember Conley has served Park City School District Superintendent since 2013.  She has devoted her career in education as a middle school math teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, elementary principal, assessment director, deputy superintendent, and... Read More →
AI

Ari Ioannides

Ari Ioannides has more than 30 years experience solving complex computer problems. An alumnus of Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, Mr. Ioannides supplemented his formal education by receiving technical certifications from Apple, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Novell, Microsoft, HP, Cisco and 3Com. He accepted his first IT position at Sears in 1978 as the... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 409

11:00am

Gamifying your Classroom
Come learn about the gamification movement in education (and in business). We’ll look at examples of gamification, while also taking a closer look at a few of the best options for gamifying your classroom, such as Kahoot!, Quizizz, Classcraft, and Factile.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, ani... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 211
  • Host Organization UEN

11:00am

Virtual Reality Tour of the Heart
Speakers
JW

Jacquelyn Walton

Program Manager STEM Implementation, Pearson


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 410

11:00am

Office 365: Authentic Assessments with Forms, Sway, and More
Are you looking for ways to make your formative and summative assessments more effective?  Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how to use Office 365 tools, including Forms, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway, to create authentic assessments from the beginning to the end of a unit. 

Featured Tools:
Forms, OneNote and Sway (embedding Forms into OneNote & Sway), PowerPoint - screen recording and record slide show


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 216

11:00am

Beyond the Digital Stream
When it comes to integrating digital media into your classroom, the possibilities are endless. In this session, you will learn powerful ways to integrate all of the resources available in Discovery Education streaming into your instruction. Go beyond the video stream and learn how to blend great integration strategies with the use of audio clips, animations, images, and much more.


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 509

11:00am

Building Strong Content Knowledge through Close Reading for Elementary Teachers
This session focuses on understanding close reading as a continuum of many different experiences ranging in complexity. This may be a new approach for teachers who view close reading as one activity that follows the same structure each time it is used. In this session, participants will read an article and watch classroom footage to deepen their understanding of close reading, evaluate examples of close reading and place them on a continuum from least to most complex, and apply learning by creating a set of text-dependent questions to be used for closely reading a text.


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 208

11:00am

Canvas/Google Integration
In this session learn how Canvas has improved its integration with Google Apps using a new LTI.  This LTI makes it easier for teachers to include collaborations, content sharing, engaging course content, and assignment distribution directly within Canvas. The integration also makes it easy for students to collaborate with instructors and fellow students on individual or group assignments.  This is a feature that must be turned on at the district level in Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson, combines innovation and practical application to help educators effectively integrate technology in the classroom. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Science from the University of Utah and has eight years’ experience teaching at-risk students and seven as a Geogra... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 406
  • Host Organization UEN

11:00am

Classroom Audio: Learning Begins with Hearing
You may be surprised to find that in today’s visual world, it’s auditory technology that can have the biggest impact on learning. Studies have shown that 75% of learning is auditory. If students can’t hear the lesson, they don’t understand what is being taught, which affects learning and processing.

Using Audio Enhancement’s Classroom Audio System reduces the need to repeat instruction. Teachers utilize a wearable microphone to evenly distribute their voice across the classroom, helping students hear the lesson from anywhere in the room. Research demonstrates that adding a sound amplification system to classrooms can impact learning and improve test scores by 7-10%.


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 206

11:00am

Classroom Camera: Have You Wondered what Cameras in the Classroom Can do for You?
Classroom cameras break down the barriers of a traditional classroom. From security, to professional development, to anywhere, anytime learning  - cameras can increase understanding in the classroom.  With Audio Enhancement’s EduCam360, school personnel can receive a visual and audible understanding of the classroom. This unique camera offers multiple views that a teacher can select from, to provide the best understanding of certain areas of the classroom. Through the recording platform, teachers can record, store and share their lessons with students, administration, coaches and their peers to help grow in their profession. Come see how districts around the country have utilized this technology to increase the two most important topics in education, student achievement and school safety.


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 209

11:00am

Create a Nearpod NNP
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to create a Nearpod Lesson/Presentation (also referred to as an NPP). Participants will create a Lesson/Presentation along with the Trainer and learn how to include various interactive features and content materials

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 218

11:00am

Does Each Part of the Reading Process System Work Together?
This session will illustrate the key ingredients that are necessary for the brain to work in harmony to construct meaning. Researchers have likened the network of literacy strategies as an integration of lots of brain parts working together as a symphony. As educators we understand the overall goal of reading is comprehension, yet to attain this goal, the function of several specific abilities must be coordinated. Marilyn Adams' 1990 book, "Beginning To Read" was a landmark review of the research on how the four-part processing model supports word recognition. Together we will breakdown the subcomponents within each processing system and explore what each processor is responsible for and how each one contributes to proficient reading and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kuhn

Lynn Kuhn

Primary Consultant, Language Literacy Links
Lynn is an educational language-literacy consultant who works in Colorado and across the country. She has Master Degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Communication Disorders and K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Lynn has 23 years’ experience... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 607

11:00am

Explore the Classroom App for iPad
Classroom app turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant. In this hands-on session, you’ll experience new Classroom app features as a student, then as a teacher. You’ll learn how to set up classes on the fly, launch apps on student devices, view student screens, share documents with the class, and more.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 217
  • Host Organization Apple

11:00am

Getting Started with Canvas
Welcome to the LMS!  In this session you’ll learn how to sign-in to your Canvas account, access courses, and get started with creating content like pages, discussions and assignments. This session is for districts using Canvas LMS

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 Edu... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 405
  • Host Organization UEN

11:00am

Hattie verses DuFour
Over the course of the last year, I have examined the ways that the practices developed by Rick DuFour and the research of John Hattie impacted the learning of my students. Join me for a conversation about the  strengths and weaknesses of both of these two different approaches to teaching and learning.

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Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 521

11:00am

Investigations Scout App: Tracking Formative Assessment

Bring your ipad, we will be downloading, setting up the app, and learning how to use the app features. 


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Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 212

11:00am

Nearpod
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avatar for Austin Oldham

Austin Oldham

Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 218

11:00am

Science Extravaganza
Provide students interactive experiences with grade level science curriculum to develops skills and attributes of curiosity, investigation, and discovery of the scientific process. Walk away with over 20 ready to go lessons that meet all the different multiple intelligences of student learners.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Menlove

Ross Menlove

Instructional Coach, Midway Elementary School


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 509

11:00am

Sleuthing Your Way Through Text
1….2…3…times a charm, by using close reading skills with your students you can make grade level text accessible for all students. Using close reading skills will teach your students to think deeper, and make connections to what is often the most difficult text to teach, informational text. Come learn how to use close reading in your classroom and take away great ideas and resources to start your school year off right!

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Mair

Brooke Mair

Timpanogos Intermediate School, Wasatch County School District
I am passionate about teaching kids to believe in themselves as learners in the classroom. Through the process I use many strategies, close reading is one strategy that has served me well time and time again.


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 515

11:00am

Teaching in Tandem
Co-teaching is an equal partnership between a special education teacher and a general education teacher. They share a classroom and responsibilities for teaching all students in the class. But what does co-teaching look like? How does it work? Are we doing it right? In this workshop, you'll learn how co-teaching is much more than just mainstreaming, the fundamentals of co-teaching including five different models of co-teaching, and a simple framework for co-planning lessons. Throughout, Jerry and Char will share their experiences as co-teachers and strategies that have been effective for them in the classroom. In addition, some of the obstacles to effective co-teaching will be discussed as well as ways in which to overcome those obstacles.

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avatar for Char Dawson

Char Dawson

Teacher, Wasatch County School District
Social Studies Teacher! Woohoo!


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 523

11:00am

Leading for Change: Building a Culture of No Excuses
Speakers
avatar for Michael Meechin

Michael Meechin

Principal, Poinciana High School
Michael Meechin is a high school principal, educational consultant, speaker and writer. Michael speaks and writes on topics that include educational reform, high-impact instructional strategies, grading & assessment, and instructional technology. | | Meechin is a proud produ... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 412

11:00am

Got Engagement?
Do you ever feel like like your class energy level is like that one scene?"Bueller, Bueller, Bueller....?"  Stop by and we'll give you  a Case full of ideas, and lay it on thicker than a Porterhouse Steak. You'll leave with our favorite ideas for increasing the engagement and energy level of your class.

Speakers
avatar for Ash Porter

Ash Porter

Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 517

11:00am

Success in the Classroom begins with a Strategy
Participate as a student in engaging content specific activities, and step in to the role as a teacher to learn how to implement these strategies into your own classroom.

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avatar for Jeri Martin

Jeri Martin

5th Grade Teacher


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 512

11:00am

The 3 Keys to a Positive Classroom Environment
Sick and tired of your kids being sick and tired of your class? In this session you'll learn 3 simple keys to building a classroom environment where students can't wait to walk through your door.



Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 459

11:00am

Happy Class: Behavior Management to Help You Enjoy Your Job Again
Come and get some free ready-to-use-right-now behavior strategies for your classroom, husband, wife, and dog! Dr. Ben Springer will help you address problem behaviors in the classroom from day one (and beyond) with simple, fun, and practical strategies. Attendees will participate in lively discussion about real-life behavior problems and time to Q & A with Dr. Springer about all things behavioral.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Springer

Ben Springer

Director of Special Education, WCSD
Ben Springer is an award-winning school psychologist with expert and specialist training in the fields of mental health and special education. Dr. Springer has presented nationally and the state level. Come and learn from one of the state's leading authorities on effective classr... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 455 / Little Theater

11:00am

Next Generation Thinking: Comprehension Strategies
Learn how to take the next step from how to comprehend to when. In this workshop you will learn strategies to encourage your students to think and express their thoughts about reading independently.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Teacher, Wasatch School District
Teaching 3rd grade


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 312

11:00am

OverDrive in the Classroom: We Have It - Lets Use It!
OverDrive Digital Library: Grades 5/6 - 12.  We have it! Many students are use of it. BUT NOW - How to use it in the classroom. Available Resources, History and Notes; Accessibility Options; Support Struggling Readers, and Much More!

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avatar for Dawn Roberts

Dawn Roberts

Media Specialist, Northeastern Utah Educational Services


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 514
  • Host Organization NUES

11:00am

Reading Fluency-Ideas for increasing students' phonics and reading fluency for K-5
Description: Be ready to learn and share ideas for increasing students' phonics and reading fluency for K-5. Increase phonemic awareness skills, letter names and sounds, sight words, decoding, oral reading fluency, and get your students to like to read!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Kretschmar

Brian Kretschmar

3rd-5th Resource, Old Mill Elementary
I have been an educator for 21 years. I have taught K-5 Special Education, been a reading specialist, and a district consultant. I have also earned my Level 1 and Level 2 Reading Endorsements along with a Masters in Special Ed. I look forward to sharing what I have used in th... Read More →



Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 616

11:00am

Genius Hour
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Learn about Genius Hour and the great free resources that are available to get started and be successful implementing Genius Hour with your students.

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Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 213
  • Host Organization UEN

11:00am

Avoid the Hullabaloo, Use Symbaloo
Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize the best of the web for your students. You can have all your favorite websites organized and right at your student’s fingertips. Tiles with pictures help students navigate quickly to all the great resources you want to share.

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avatar for Heidi Westrop

Heidi Westrop

Digital Instructional Coach, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 615

11:00am

Language Arts Idea Share
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Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 309

11:00am

Mapping Our World with Google
Because there are mapping connections to most every content area, you are invited to come along and map your world! Participants will learn the basics of Google maps and Google Earth and how to use each of these apps effectively in the classroom. Interdisciplinary examples will include Google Literature Trips, the Smarty Pins game, Latitude and Longitude Scavenger Hunt, Earth Picker, Distance and Area in Math Class, Google Earth 3D Tours, and more.

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Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 210

11:00am

Utah’s Online Library for Secondary Teachers
In this workshop explore many of the licensed products available to Utah teachers, students and their parents through Utah's Online Library. With increasing emphasis on non-fiction and reading and writing in all subject areas, there is a greater need now than ever to make the most of the fantastic resources in Utah's Online Library. See maps, web-based interactives, encyclopedias, images, sound and video, lesson plans and more

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ririe

Shannon Ririe

Technical Trainer, UEN
Shannon is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. She has 5 years experience teaching in elementary schools and 6 years as a technology specialist in elementary schools as well.


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 215
  • Host Organization UEN

1:00pm

Technology and Learning Centers with Seesaw
How I have gone from tree killer to tree hugger by using technology in my reading and math centers. I'll share my structure for centers in both reading and math and take attendees through the programs I use and how I hold students accountable with the Seesaw application. I will share a plethera of free, supporting apps my students use within centers to help me differentiate and meet with small groups of students. We'll discuss how to determine what programs/apps are best for your desired need and outcome.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Green

Melissa Green

Teacher, Nebo School District
Melissa is currently a 5th grade classroom teacher at Brookside Elementary School, Nebo School District. Melissa has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades with experiences in the middle grades as well. Melissa believes that blended classrooms are essential in providing students wit... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 220
  • Host Organization ?

1:00pm

Using Valid Assessment Questions: What Am I Really Asking?
A discussion on the importance of aligning assessments to learning targets at the depth knowledge desired by the teacher.  Principles to consider when creating and analying assessment questions.

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Director Eric Campbell

Elementary Curriculum Director, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 409

1:00pm

Edivate 101
Edivate is a multi-facilitated online platform designed to help you personalize your professional learning.  Come explore with us the various ways Edivate and Edivate Review can facilitate efficient collaboration, feedback and promote meaningful self-reflection.

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Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 508

1:00pm

Fourth Grade Idea Share
Join the discussion around best practices and resources used to address their specific needs in Fourth Grade!

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Kim Foy

Fourth grade educator, Daniels Canyon Elementary
"Children are the only future we have, teach them well" | This quote is on my wall as a reminder that an educator helps to shape the future citizens of our community. I love teaching and love learning! This session will be a cooperative learn and share among those who attend... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 457

1:00pm

Micro-Credentials: Micro-learning. Macro-results
Are you tired of the same old sit and get PD? Come experience the future of Professional Learning that is personalized, highly interactive and self-directed. You will learn how a digital learning tool can be engaging, motivating and fun! Micro-credentials are job-embedded and tied to classroom practice that provides a scaffold approach to building useful classroom skills. They are competency-based as they measure an educator’s demonstrated ability to apply specific skills in the classroom context. They are researched-based, designed around skills that have been thoroughly researched and have a demonstrated impact on classroom practice.

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Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 510

1:00pm

Navigating MIDAS: Utah's new Professional Development Management System
Learn the ins and outs of the Utah State Board of Education’s new professional development management system—MIDAS. MIDAS will manage the search, registration, and progress monitoring of all professional development offerings in the state. In addition, educators will use MIDAS to retrieve their professional learning transcripts and ensure they are up-to-date in all requirements for their licensure.

In this session, learn how to interact with MIDAS’s simple, intuitive user interface. Find, register for, and calendar professional development opportunities. Also, learn how the state and districts will be able to select PD offerings that educators have rated as most engaging and impactful.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Harney

Megan Harney

Founder/CEO, MIDAS Education
Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English and computer science from Harvard University. The genesis behind MIDAS was to find a way to give access to content, curriculum, individualized data, assessments and analytics to ALL stakeholders in a secure ecosystem. Since nothing like that existed, Megan took it upon herself to create it. In doing so, she taught herself to write code and design workflows and infrastructure to make her vision a reality. Megan has previously managed developers at Microsoft, taught students and teachers, consulted with district administrators to solve business problems, and conducted neurodegenerative research. She co-chairs the Harvard Club of... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 513

1:00pm

Second Grade Idea Share
Join the discussion around best practices and resources used to address their specific needs in Second Grade!

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Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 459

1:00pm

Advanced Excel
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Nathaniel Mitchell

Assessment Specialist, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 516

1:00pm

Office 365 Forms
Office 365 Forms are a quick and easy way for you to conduct surveys. Whether you would like to collect data from your students in class or send a survey home to your parents, Forms is a handy tool that can transform the way you collect and use data.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Sproul

Matt Sproul

WHS Teacher, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 520

1:00pm

Design your own activities in Wixie
Come learn how to make the most of Wixie (it’s like Pixie in the cloud). Participants will log into their teacher accounts and learn how to use the student authoring tools, view work their students have completed, and find, customize, create, and assign curriculum-specific templates to a class, small group, or individual students.

Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 214

1:00pm

Creating Critical Thinkers through Coding
Using the beginning coding language of blockly and simple robotics, we will discuss and experiment with how teaching coding in your classroom can help your students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ririe

Shannon Ririe

Technical Trainer, UEN
Shannon is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. She has 5 years experience teaching in elementary schools and 6 years as a technology specialist in elementary schools as well.


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 215
  • Host Organization UEN

1:00pm

Gamifying your Classroom
Come learn about the gamification movement in education (and in business). We’ll look at examples of gamification, while also taking a closer look at a few of the best options for gamifying your classroom, such as Kahoot!, Quizizz, ClassDojo, and Factile.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, ani... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 211
  • Host Organization UEN

1:00pm

Let's escape!
We will be participating in a BreakoutEDU during this session. You will be introduced to the concept of a BreakoutEDU and you'll be able to participate in a session. We will discuss where you can locate puzzles, and how to have them integrate with what you're already teaching

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I am the regional technology trainer for 9 school districts and 1 charter school. I work along the Wasatch Back and in the Unitah Basin. I taught elementary school for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, looking for great vacation deals, pretending to play golf, and fi... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 512
  • Host Organization NUES

1:00pm

Office 365: 6 Steps for Building Collaborative Classroom with Microsoft Teams
Are you looking for a customized experience where you can manage everything from class assignments to professional learning communities and students post questions, collaborate in groups, and access all class materials needed—all in one place? Look no further! Come discover the new Microsoft Teams, the “glue” of Office 365 Education

Featured Tools:
Microsoft Teams


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 216

1:00pm

Beyond the Digital Stream
When it comes to integrating digital media into your classroom, the possibilities are endless. In this session, you will learn powerful ways to integrate all of the resources available in Discovery Education streaming into your instruction. Go beyond the video stream and learn how to blend great integration strategies with the use of audio clips, animations, images, and much more.


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 509

1:00pm

Building Strong Content Knowledge through Close Reading for Secondary Teachers
This session focuses on understanding close reading as a continuum of many different experiences ranging in complexity. This may be a new approach for teachers who view close reading as one activity that follows the same structure each time it is used. In this session, participants will read an article and watch classroom footage to deepen their understanding of close reading, evaluate examples of close reading and place them on a continuum from least to most complex, and apply learning by creating a set of text-dependent questions to be used for closely reading a text.


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 208

1:00pm

Classroom Audio: Learning Begins with Hearing
You may be surprised to find that in today’s visual world, it’s auditory technology that can have the biggest impact on learning. Studies have shown that 75% of learning is auditory. If students can’t hear the lesson, they don’t understand what is being taught, which affects learning and processing.

Using Audio Enhancement’s Classroom Audio System reduces the need to repeat instruction. Teachers utilize a wearable microphone to evenly distribute their voice across the classroom, helping students hear the lesson from anywhere in the room. Research demonstrates that adding a sound amplification system to classrooms can impact learning and improve test scores by 7-10%.


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 206

1:00pm

Classroom Camera: Have You Wondered what Cameras in the Classroom Can do for You?
Classroom cameras break down the barriers of a traditional classroom. From security, to professional development, to anywhere, anytime learning  - cameras can increase understanding in the classroom.  With Audio Enhancement’s EduCam360, school personnel can receive a visual and audible understanding of the classroom. This unique camera offers multiple views that a teacher can select from, to provide the best understanding of certain areas of the classroom. Through the recording platform, teachers can record, store and share their lessons with students, administration, coaches and their peers to help grow in their profession. Come see how districts around the country have utilized this technology to increase the two most important topics in education, student achievement and school safety.


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 209

1:00pm

Does Each Part of the Reading Process System Work Together?
This session will illustrate the key ingredients that are necessary for the brain to work in harmony to construct meaning. Researchers have likened the network of literacy strategies as an integration of lots of brain parts working together as a symphony. As educators we understand the overall goal of reading is comprehension, yet to attain this goal, the function of several specific abilities must be coordinated. Marilyn Adams' 1990 book, "Beginning To Read" was a landmark review of the research on how the four-part processing model supports word recognition. Together we will breakdown the subcomponents within each processing system and explore what each processor is responsible for and how each one contributes to proficient reading and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kuhn

Lynn Kuhn

Primary Consultant, Language Literacy Links
Lynn is an educational language-literacy consultant who works in Colorado and across the country. She has Master Degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Communication Disorders and K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Lynn has 23 years’ experience... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 607

1:00pm

Eat This, Not That -- Prioritizing High Yielding Instructional Strategies in the Classroom
As educators, we have hundreds of options each day as to how we deliver instruction.  Gratefully, evidence-based research has identified which instructional strategies are of most benefit to our students.  "Eat This, Not That" is a practical presentation about the instructional strategies that have the highest effect size and will provide models of and information about those high-yielding strategies. This information will increase your effectiveness in the classroom by increasing the likelihood that your students will LEARN when these strategies are implemented.  All of that for zero calories!

Speakers
avatar for Piper Riddle

Piper Riddle

Instructional Leader; Admin, HEBER VALLEY ELEMENTARY
A passionate learner and optimistic educator, my belief centers on the idea that all students can learn and achieve at high levels, and that public education is the great equalizer and hope for future generations. I value evidence-based practices and student-centered decision-making. I strive to create school environments that are joyful, impactful, rigorous, and centered on creativity... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 455 / Little Theater

1:00pm

Nearpod: Advanced Techniques
This workshop is designed for advanced users of Nearpod who want to discover additional techniques for teaching Nearpod lessons. Participants will uncover ideas for differentiation, combining interactive activities, and integrating favorite edtech tools with Nearpod.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 218

1:00pm

New Science Standards
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avatar for Jennifer Brimley

Jennifer Brimley

Science Teacher, Wasatch School District
avatar for Tami Root

Tami Root

Middle School Science Teacher, Wasatch School district
I am in my 9th year of teaching science. I received an unexpected award last year as the 7th grade science teacher of the year for the state of Utah. My masters degree is in science curriculum development with an emphasis on differentiated instruction. I love, love hands-on s... Read More →



Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 521

1:00pm

Now I have learned to Read, how do I Read to Learn?  (Comprehension Strategies)
Using a comprehensive toolkit we will practice and discuss lots of different strategies that can be used and taught to students grade 2-8.  We will discuss ways to help students connect with the text and help them create or access background knowledge to improve the comprehension of the things they are reading. These strategies will guide students and provided them with tips that will help them gather information, decode and better understand the text they are working with.  Fill your students tool belts with supplies so that they can build and learn from any text that is presented to them.

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Sydney Mellen

Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 523

1:00pm

Science Extravaganza
: Provide students interactive experiences with grade level science curriculum to develops skills and attributes of curiosity, investigation, and discovery of the scientific process. Walk away with over 20 ready to go lessons that meet all the different multiple intelligences of student learners.


Speakers
avatar for Ross Menlove

Ross Menlove

Instructional Coach, Midway Elementary School


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 518

1:00pm

Take Canvas Full Circle with Office365 & More
Learn how to assign, grade, and review Office documents in Canvas.  We will also cover some of the tricks you can use with the Edge Browser and OneNote to make the most of your Canvas courses in a Windows environment. Districts that support Microsoft Office and Canvas are: Rich, Morgan, Daggett and Wasatch.

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 Edu... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 405
  • Host Organization UEN

1:00pm

The Highly Engaged Math Classroom
Set up the physical space and develop routines for high engagement.  We will address thinking strategies, depth of knowledge questioning, and cooperative learning strategies that will take your math classroom into the 21st century. 

Speakers
avatar for Misty Rocha

Misty Rocha

Elementary Math Coach, Wasatch County School District



Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 212

1:00pm

Leading for Change: Building a Culture of No Excuses (Part 2)
Speakers
avatar for Michael Meechin

Michael Meechin

Principal, Poinciana High School
Michael Meechin is a high school principal, educational consultant, speaker and writer. Michael speaks and writes on topics that include educational reform, high-impact instructional strategies, grading & assessment, and instructional technology. | | Meechin is a proud produ... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 412

1:00pm

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Teaching with Technology
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avatar for Chelsea Herring

Chelsea Herring

5th Grade Teacher, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 314

1:00pm

What makes a ClassDojo classroom amazing?
ClassDojo helps teachers positively encourage students in class, easily communicate with parents, and empower students with student-led portfolios. Come learn about the new and creative ways to use Classdojo in any classroom.

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Steve Coburn

teacher, wasatch school district
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Laurel Coburn

Teacher, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 308/Lecture Hall

1:00pm

Why Did You Hire That Milkshake-What Kids Want From Their Teacher
We all know that everybody has a different idea of what students should get out of school, but do we ever think about what the students wants from their experience in school? In this session, we will attempt to crack into the mind of a student and provide teachers with some new strategies to motivate and build relationships with students.

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avatar for Director James Judd

Director James Judd

Secondary Curriculum Director, Wasatch School District
Jim Judd is a former Science teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Currently, he is the Director of Secondary Education for Wasatch School District. He spends most of his free time managing his eight chickens. He is considered by many in his field as having the best BBQ ch... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 410

1:00pm

“Get Out of Your Rut” Engagement Activities With Cooperative Learning
Are you in a “rut” with your teaching practices? Do you need some fresh ideas to keep your instruction interesting and engaging? In this session we will explore often forgotten Cooperative Learning Strategies that will help bring some magic back into your teaching.

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Karen Sampson

Curriculum Specialist, NUES
I am passionate about teaching and learning. I am a life-long educator, and I believe that we as teachers must continue to learn and grow. It is imperative that we continue to keep up with new ideas and research in our selected educational field.


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 217
  • Host Organization NUES

1:00pm

OverDrive: Creating Reading Happiness for Every Student
Learn ways to make your OverDrive platform meet readers at their level. Engage everyone from your most reluctant students to those who can't get enough, by creating individualized reading solutions using your digital content.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Roberts

Dawn Roberts

Media Specialist, Northeastern Utah Educational Services


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 514
  • Host Organization NUES

1:00pm

Accommodations & Modifications for Students in High School: The 5 Anchors
Come learn the 5 areas where you can easily accommodate for struggling students in your regular education classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Baird

Tyler Baird

Special Education, Wasatch High School


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 309

1:00pm

SPED Tools for the General Education Classroom
This session will cover tools that are helpful to use in the classroom for tier 2 and tier 3 secondary students. This session will also clarify the role of special educators in a secondary setting.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Special Education Teacher, Wasatch County School District
I am a special education teacher with a passion for accessibility and assitive technology that can easily be used in any classroom with any student.


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 310

1:00pm

Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement and Oral Language – Best Practices / Assessment Refreshment
Feeling rusty or wanting more information about WJ-IV best practices? This is your class. We will cover assessment procedure, scoring protocols, and an overall overview of the WJ-IV tests.

Speakers
BB

Bridgett Bakula

School Psychologist, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 313

1:00pm

Chrome It Up
In this session we will go over how to install and use extensions and apps as well as cover different chrome extensions and apps that can help you and your students be more productive. Participants will also have the chance to share what chrome apps and extensions they use.

Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 519

1:00pm

Going Google: Taking Learning to the Next Level
Google is more than a search engine - it offers many tools that give people the opportunity to work virtually from anywhere, with anyone, at any time they choose. And these tools are available to teachers and students for free. This sessions explores the latest new features of Google tools and shows how to use them in education to foster digital learning and improve overall productivity.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 406
  • Host Organization UEN

1:00pm

History Idea Share
Join the discussion around best practices and resources used to address their specific needs for history!

Speakers
avatar for Char Dawson

Char Dawson

Teacher, Wasatch County School District
Social Studies Teacher! Woohoo!


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 507

1:00pm

Mapping Our World with Google
Because there are mapping connections to most every content area, you are invited to come along and map your world! Participants will learn the basics of Google maps and Google Earth and how to use each of these apps effectively in the classroom. Interdisciplinary examples will include Google Literature Trips, the Smarty Pins game, Latitude and Longitude Scavenger Hunt, Earth Picker, Distance and Area in Math Class, Google Earth 3D Tours, and more.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 210

1:00pm

Spark Up your Presentation
Adobe Spark as three amazing tools to help teachers and students jazz up their presentations. We’ll create an easy to make, awesome webpage for you to share information or students to use in place of a report. Then, we’ll make a quick Spark video and explore the options available. Finally, we’ll learn how to create engaging posts for any time of social media or when you can’t find just the right image. Adobe Spark is sure to be a new fan favorite in your classroom!

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 213
  • Host Organization UEN

2:00pm

Technology and Learning Centers with Seesaw
How I have gone from tree killer to tree hugger by using technology in my reading and math centers. I'll share my structure for centers in both reading and math and take attendees through the programs I use and how I hold students accountable with the Seesaw application. I will share a plethera of free, supporting apps my students use within centers to help me differentiate and meet with small groups of students.  We'll discuss how to determine what programs/apps are best for your desired need and outcome.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Green

Melissa Green

Teacher, Nebo School District
Melissa is currently a 5th grade classroom teacher at Brookside Elementary School, Nebo School District. Melissa has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades with experiences in the middle grades as well. Melissa believes that blended classrooms are essential in providing students wit... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 220

2:00pm

Using Valid Assessment Questions: What Am I Really Asking?
A discussion on the importance of aligning assessments to learning targets at the depth knowledge desired by the teacher.  Principles to consider when creating and analying assessment questions.

Speakers
DE

Director Eric Campbell

Elementary Curriculum Director, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 219

2:00pm

Student Portfolios and Student Led Conferences: Developing Ownership, Motivation, and Growth Mind Set
“This (assignment/exercise, etc.) will help me in my life because” Students should be able to answer this clearly and directly. There shouldn’t be any guessing about it. So the point of why we reflect on these learning experiences should also be clear and understandable…or else the time spent processing could be an enormous waste. In this session we will examine the PLC process questions at the student level. Our hope will be that you will consider your next steps for building student self-efficacy in your classroom and hopefully, your grade level team.
We will address the following questions in this interactive session:
• What are the key components of a highly motivated and engaged classroom?
• What products do teams create to improve student learning and self-efficacy?
• How can teachers use these products effectively to help students own their learning?

Speakers
PS

Principal Stephanie Discher

Principal, Old Mill Elementary


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 217

2:00pm

Ditch the Paper: Digital Portfolios!
Let’s take OneNote to another level! Come learn how to utilize OneNote to track student progress effectively. We’ll cover how to insert student work, set goals, and track progress. Keeping all this in one place digitally will save you time and effort. Additionally, walk away with activities to teach students how to use OneNote.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 523

2:00pm

Edivate 201
You are already an Edivate pro, or at least you know your way around. Join us as we dive a little deeper into the Edivate Review tool to explore the ways it can enhance and facilitate your professional growth.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 508

2:00pm

For Associates Alumni Eyes Only
Are you a graduate of Wasatch Associates? Do you miss the awesomeness of Associates? This session is tailored to those who loved their experience in Associates and would like a renewing experience on the commitments you learned in Associates.

Speakers
avatar for Director James Judd

Director James Judd

Secondary Curriculum Director, Wasatch School District
Jim Judd is a former Science teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Currently, he is the Director of Secondary Education for Wasatch School District. He spends most of his free time managing his eight chickens. He is considered by many in his field as having the best BBQ ch... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 410

2:00pm

Math Idea Share
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Long-Partei

Tyler Long-Partei

Sixth Grade Teacher, Rocky Mountain Middle School


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 457

2:00pm

Micro-Credentials: Micro-learning. Macro-results
Are you tired of the same old sit and get PD? Come experience the future of Professional Learning that is personalized, highly interactive and self-directed. You will learn how a digital learning tool can be engaging, motivating and fun! Micro-credentials are job-embedded and tied to classroom practice that provides a scaffold approach to building useful classroom skills. They are competency-based as they measure an educator’s demonstrated ability to apply specific skills in the classroom context. They are researched-based, designed around skills that have been thoroughly researched and have a demonstrated impact on classroom practice.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 510

2:00pm

Navigating MIDAS: Utah's new Professional Development Management System
Learn the ins and outs of the Utah State Board of Education’s new professional development management system—MIDAS. MIDAS will manage the search, registration, and progress monitoring of all professional development offerings in the state. In addition, educators will use MIDAS to retrieve their professional learning transcripts and ensure they are up-to-date in all requirements for their licensure.

In this session, learn how to interact with MIDAS’s simple, intuitive user interface. Find, register for, and calendar professional development opportunities. Also, learn how the state and districts will be able to select PD offerings that educators have rated as most engaging and impactful.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Harney

Megan Harney

Founder/CEO, MIDAS Education
Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English and computer science from Harvard University. The genesis behind MIDAS was to find a way to give access to content, curriculum, individualized data, assessments and analytics to ALL stakeholders in a secure ecosystem. Since nothing like that existed, Megan took it upon herself to create it. In doing so, she taught herself to write code and design workflows and infrastructure to make her vision a reality. Megan has previously managed developers at Microsoft, taught students and teachers, consulted with district administrators to solve business problems, and conducted neurodegenerative research. She co-chairs the Harvard Club of... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 513

2:00pm

Get Making in Math
Come learn how to build number sense and problem-solving with virtual manipulatives, art, and creative project work in Wixie, while developing mathematical thinkers who display perseverance and love to “play” with math.

Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 214

2:00pm

Chrome It Up
In this session we will go over how to install and use extensions and apps as well as cover different chrome extensions and apps that can help you and your students be more productive. Participants will also have the chance to share what chrome apps and extensions they use.

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 519

2:00pm

Strategies to Differentiate the Language Demand
Participants will learn to implement instructional strategies for scaffolding the language demand of input and output activities in language classrooms for a range of proficiency levels using digital tools. Specific verbal scaffolding strategies including paraphrasing and modeling will be presented with video examples from classroom teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Gallagher

Ellie Gallagher

District Dual Language Immersion Specialist, WCSD
Working in the field of education for over 20 years, Ellie has been a Spanish, ESL, English, and theater teacher, an instructional coach, a consultant/trainer on Differentiation and SIOP, one of the Utah State Spanish DLI Coordinator and currently coordinates and supports the E... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 311

2:00pm

Everyday Digital Citizenship
Participants will learn what digital citizenship is, how to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and how to talk with students openly about cyberbullying and other potential pitfalls of social media. Participants will learn how to model digital citizenship and develop tools and lessons to use with students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Jami Gardner

Jami Gardner

Tech Trainer, UtahFutures/UEN
Jami Gardner is the UtahFutures trainer for the Utah Education Network. She specializes in helping teachers and counselors effectively use UtahFutures.org for college and career planning. Prior to joining UEN she was a Business and Financial Literacy teacher. Jami has a Bachelor... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 616
  • Host Organization UEN

2:00pm

Let's escape!
We will be participating in a BreakoutEDU during this session. You will be introduced to the concept of a BreakoutEDU and you'll be able to participate in a session. We will discuss where you can locate puzzles, and how to have them integrate with what you're already teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I am the regional technology trainer for 9 school districts and 1 charter school. I work along the Wasatch Back and in the Unitah Basin. I taught elementary school for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, looking for great vacation deals, pretending to play golf, and fi... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 512
  • Host Organization NUES

2:00pm

Blended Learning: Harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) [Windows 10 and Digital Inking]
Leveraging every aspect of your device can lead to increased efficiency, productivity, and a higher comfort level. Discover tools that energize and engage teachers and students by exploring the artificial intelligence of Cortana, an improved web experience with Edge, and other features such as touch, gestures, apps and inking.  Join us as we demonstrate how Windows 10 can unleash 21st century teaching and learning, empowering you and your students to do more. 

Featured Tools:
Windows 10 and Digital Inking


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simmons

Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 216

2:00pm

Beyond the Digital Stream
When it comes to integrating digital media into your classroom, the possibilities are endless. In this session, you will learn powerful ways to integrate all of the resources available in Discovery Education streaming into your instruction. Go beyond the video stream and learn how to blend great integration strategies with the use of audio clips, animations, images, and much more.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 509

2:00pm

Canvas/Google Integration
In this session learn how Canvas has improved its integration with Google Apps using a new LTI.  This LTI makes it easier for teachers to include collaborations, content sharing, engaging course content, and assignment distribution directly within Canvas. The integration also makes it easy for students to collaborate with instructors and fellow students on individual or group assignments.  This is a feature that must be turned on at the district level in Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson, combines innovation and practical application to help educators effectively integrate technology in the classroom. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Science from the University of Utah and has eight years’ experience teaching at-risk students and seven as a Geogra... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 409
  • Host Organization UEN

2:00pm

Classroom Audio: Learning Begins with Hearing
You may be surprised to find that in today’s visual world, it’s auditory technology that can have the biggest impact on learning. Studies have shown that 75% of learning is auditory. If students can’t hear the lesson, they don’t understand what is being taught, which affects learning and processing.

Using Audio Enhancement’s Classroom Audio System reduces the need to repeat instruction. Teachers utilize a wearable microphone to evenly distribute their voice across the classroom, helping students hear the lesson from anywhere in the room. Research demonstrates that adding a sound amplification system to classrooms can impact learning and improve test scores by 7-10%.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 206

2:00pm

Classroom Camera: Have You Wondered what Cameras in the Classroom Can do for You?
Classroom cameras break down the barriers of a traditional classroom. From security, to professional development, to anywhere, anytime learning  - cameras can increase understanding in the classroom.  With Audio Enhancement’s EduCam360, school personnel can receive a visual and audible understanding of the classroom. This unique camera offers multiple views that a teacher can select from, to provide the best understanding of certain areas of the classroom. Through the recording platform, teachers can record, store and share their lessons with students, administration, coaches and their peers to help grow in their profession. Come see how districts around the country have utilized this technology to increase the two most important topics in education, student achievement and school safety.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 209

2:00pm

Creating Writing Super Stars
Teach students how to write 5 to 6 paragraph (explanatory/informative, persuasive/argumentative and narrative) papers, including quotes, using only a fraction of your instruction time. This class will cover: Rules of the paragraph. Creating outline templates (in less than a minute) Incorporating quotes (with citations)

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 522

2:00pm

Does Each Part of the Reading Process System Work Together?
This session will illustrate the key ingredients that are necessary for the brain to work in harmony to construct meaning. Researchers have likened the network of literacy strategies as an integration of lots of brain parts working together as a symphony. As educators we understand the overall goal of reading is comprehension, yet to attain this goal, the function of several specific abilities must be coordinated. Marilyn Adams' 1990 book, "Beginning To Read" was a landmark review of the research on how the four-part processing model supports word recognition. Together we will breakdown the subcomponents within each processing system and explore what each processor is responsible for and how each one contributes to proficient reading and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kuhn

Lynn Kuhn

Primary Consultant, Language Literacy Links
Lynn is an educational language-literacy consultant who works in Colorado and across the country. She has Master Degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Communication Disorders and K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Lynn has 23 years’ experience... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 607

2:00pm

Get Up! Move! Participate!
Engage even your most reluctant students in meaningful learning experiences that will activate and invigorate their math brains.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Flack

Julie Flack

Teacher, Timpanogos Middle School
CM

Cheri Mitchell

5th grade teacher, Timpanogos Intermediate School
NW

Nicolle Winger

Math Teacher, Timpanogos Middle School
KZ

Karina Zachary

Timpanogos Middle School


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 520

2:00pm

Investigations with Realize: Enhance Digital Learning
Come learn the digital side of Investigations. We will focus on how students can interact with the content digitally and how teachers can evaluate and give feedback online.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 212

2:00pm

Nearpod VR in the Classroom Webinar
Based on Dr. John Hattie's meta-analysis and book, "Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement".

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 218

2:00pm

Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing- and Language Too!
Come explore the relationships that speaking, listening, and language have with reading and writing. We'll review the core standards in these areas as well as demonstrate activities to strengthen your students' skills in these essential components of literacy.


Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 518

2:00pm

Take Canvas Full Circle with Office 365 & More
Learn how to assign, grade, and review Office documents in Canvas.  We will also cover some of the tricks you can use with the Edge Browser and OneNote to make the most of your Canvas courses in a Windows environment. Districts that support Microsoft Office and Canvas are: Rich, Morgan, Daggett and Wasatch.

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 Edu... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 405
  • Host Organization UEN

2:00pm

Hyped on Skype
Skype was so 2012-hence it is appropriate in dinosaur education. Using Skype as the daily lesson can be good. However, using Skype to guide a whole unit is better. We will discuss creating whole units based off a Skype session.

Speakers
avatar for Ash Porter

Ash Porter

Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 515

2:00pm

Tried and True Literacy Strategies that WORK
Top-down, Bottom-up, Interactive, and everything in between, Literacy can change lives. Come and learn strategies that will help reach every reader in your classroom.

Speakers
JW

Julie Ward

Facilitator/ Intern Coach, Wasatch County School District



Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 314

2:00pm

Adobe Spark and Utah's Online Library
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 web pages, and web graphics and memes. Utah's Online Library has several educational resources that will provide your students with the information they need for their projects.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, ani... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 211
  • Host Organization UEN

2:00pm

Lesson Planning with Technology Integration
Speakers
avatar for Ana Payan

Ana Payan

4th Grade DLI, HVE
I will be providing some ideas to Spanish Teachers on using Technology when preparing a lesson plan. A list of some websites that I use will be provided.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 516

2:00pm

Science Idea Share
Join the discussion around best practices and resources used to address their specific needs in the Science Classroom!

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 310

2:00pm

Boring Meeting No More
Do you find your faculty meetings are being dominated by one person? Does the same guy fall asleep in the back each time you meet? Can you tell that one teacher has ideas, but is too shy to speak up? Incorporate cooperative meetings to get your staff actively participating, building trusting relationships, and making collaborative decisions.

Speakers
KC

Katie Cummings

Assistant Principal, Rocky Mountain Middle School
JM

Jennie Mecham

Assistant Principal, Timpanogos Middle School


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 412

2:00pm

Lessons Learned from the Back End of a Horse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Just when you thought 2+2=4, you're about to learn the truth...it doesn't.

Speakers
avatar for Principal Ryan Brown

Principal Ryan Brown

Principal, J.R. Smith Elementary
Come take a wagon ride through the similarities of people and horses. 16 years experience as an educator combines with 15 years wrangling for Rocky Mountain Outfitters to create a unique perspective on leadership.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Round About at Front of WHS

2:00pm

Everyone Wants to be a Winner
This session will be based on making decisions that make people feel wanted and part of a team. Culture is an essential part of the success of any school. In this session you will learn about ideas and strategies to help build great culture with staff, students and parents.

Speakers
DS

Director Shawn Kelly

Human Resources Director, Wasatch School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 455 / Little Theater

2:00pm

Bullyology Overview
We owe it to our students and parents to go beyond the hallway poster campaigns. When it comes to bullying prevention, there is so much more than “No Bully Zones” and “Walking Away to Tell an Adult.” Too much research exists to ignore the fact that in order to address bullying behavior in school settings, we need to 1). Create a centralized reporting systems, 2). Provide parent/community outreach, and 3). Teach coping and resiliency skills to students. Bullyology accomplishes all of the above. Come and learn about how to implement Bpllyology in your school/district today!

Speakers
avatar for Ben Springer

Ben Springer

Director of Special Education, WCSD
Ben Springer is an award-winning school psychologist with expert and specialist training in the fields of mental health and special education. Dr. Springer has presented nationally and the state level. Come and learn from one of the state's leading authorities on effective classr... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 521

2:00pm

Getting your classroom to manage itself. (5th-HS)
Start the year out right! Learn practical and easy ideas to help your classroom run smoothly.

Speakers
avatar for Kasie Payne

Kasie Payne

ELA teacher, National Honor Society Adviser, Wasatch High School
Kasie Payne is a flat out mess, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s always had a Thing for stories. Real ones. Not dragons and fairies, but first kisses and last smiles. So, she went in search of her story with about zero idea what that would be. She spent her 20s a... Read More →
avatar for Tami Root

Tami Root

Middle School Science Teacher, Wasatch School district
I am in my 9th year of teaching science. I received an unexpected award last year as the 7th grade science teacher of the year for the state of Utah. My masters degree is in science curriculum development with an emphasis on differentiated instruction. I love, love hands-on s... Read More →



Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 308/Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement and Oral Language – Best Practices / Assessment Refreshment
Feeling rusty or wanting more information about WJ-IV best practices? This is your class. We will cover assessment procedure, scoring protocols, and an overall overview of the WJ-IV tests.

Speakers
BB

Bridgett Bakula

School Psychologist, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 313

2:00pm

Filtering: Why the @!#* is this Blocked
Speakers
avatar for Tom Ackerson

Tom Ackerson

Network Administrator, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 615

2:00pm

Get Your Google On
This will be an introduction to the basics of using Google Classroom and Google Drive. I suggest bringing your technology devices, as we will be setting up your Google Classroom and going over basic functions. This will include: adding students, creating assignments, and giving students feedback.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 309

2:00pm

Going Google: Taking Learning to the Next Level
Google is more than a search engine - it offers many tools that give people the opportunity to work virtually from anywhere, with anyone, at any time they choose. And these tools are available to teachers and students for free. This sessions explores the latest new features of Google tools and shows how to use them in education to foster digital learning and improve overall productivity.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 406
  • Host Organization UEN

2:00pm

How to create a Screen Recording
In this session we will discuss how to create your own screen recordings using Screencastomatic and other programs. We will also discuss why and how you would use these screen recordings in the classroom.

Speakers
WB

Weston Broadbent

Wasatch County School District, Wasatch County School District
Heber, UT



Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 213

2:00pm

QR Coding in the Classroom
Have you ever wondered what those little black and white squares are that are popping up everywhere—on billboards, in catalogs, even on ketchup bottles! Quick Response or QR codes are ways to connect people with information easily. In this workshop, participants will learn to create classroom activities with QR Codes. Activities will include downloading a QR code reader to a mobile device and creating our own QR codes for the classroom. Explorations of QR Code Treasure Hunts, Plickers, Video Periodic Table with QR Codes, Interactive Labs, and Interactive Resumes, and self-checking activities will be our focus.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 210

2:00pm

Sway in the Classroom
Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 609

2:00pm

Taking the Next Step to Better Stakeholder Communication
Speakers
avatar for Duke Distefano

Duke Distefano

Chief Communications Officer, Wasatch County School District
Duke Di Stefano is the Chief Communications Officer for Wasatch County School District. He is passionate about education and communication. Working with teachers and administrators to improve communication is the highlight of his job.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 514

2:00pm

Utah's Online Library
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ririe

Shannon Ririe

Technical Trainer, UEN
Shannon is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. She has 5 years experience teaching in elementary schools and 6 years as a technology specialist in elementary schools as well.


Thursday August 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 215
  • Host Organization UEN

3:00pm

DATA DIVE: The product of a well-functioning PLC
Dive into your data and witness for yourself how collecting data “by student, by standard” is not only possible but essential to transforming your PLC to focus on student learning and achievement. Feel the power of using this data to target effective interventions for your struggling students. Gain tools to help students track their learning and take ownership of mastering the essential skills in your curriculum.

Speakers

Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 507

3:00pm

Edivate 201
You are already an Edivate pro, or at least you know your way around. Join us as we dive a little deeper into the Edivate Review tool to explore the ways it can enhance and facilitate your professional growth.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 508

3:00pm

3:00pm

Micro-Credentials: Micro-learning. Macro-results
Are you tired of the same old sit and get PD? Come experience the future of Professional Learning that is personalized, highly interactive and self-directed. You will learn how a digital learning tool can be engaging, motivating and fun! Micro-credentials are job-embedded and tied to classroom practice that provides a scaffold approach to building useful classroom skills. They are competency-based as they measure an educator’s demonstrated ability to apply specific skills in the classroom context. They are researched-based, designed around skills that have been thoroughly researched and have a demonstrated impact on classroom practice.

Speakers
E

Edivate

Edivate Trainer, Frontline, Edivate


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 510

3:00pm

Navigating MIDAS: Utah's new Professional Development Management System
Learn the ins and outs of the Utah State Board of Education’s new professional development management system—MIDAS. MIDAS will manage the search, registration, and progress monitoring of all professional development offerings in the state. In addition, educators will use MIDAS to retrieve their professional learning transcripts and ensure they are up-to-date in all requirements for their licensure.

In this session, learn how to interact with MIDAS’s simple, intuitive user interface. Find, register for, and calendar professional development opportunities. Also, learn how the state and districts will be able to select PD offerings that educators have rated as most engaging and impactful.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Harney

Megan Harney

Founder/CEO, MIDAS Education
Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English and computer science from Harvard University. The genesis behind MIDAS was to find a way to give access to content, curriculum, individualized data, assessments and analytics to ALL stakeholders in a secure ecosystem. Since nothing like that existed, Megan took it upon herself to create it. In doing so, she taught herself to write code and design workflows and infrastructure to make her vision a reality. Megan has previously managed developers at Microsoft, taught students and teachers, consulted with district administrators to solve business problems, and conducted neurodegenerative research. She co-chairs the Harvard Club of... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 513

3:00pm

Taking the Next Step to Better Stakeholder Communication
Have you ever wondered what tools exist that can help you have a stronger web presence and better communication with your classroom stakeholders? In this workshop we plan to explore tools like, classroom websites, Remind101, Instagram, Facebook, Apps and other tools to help you strengthen your web presence.

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Duke Distefano

Chief Communications Officer, Wasatch County School District
Duke Di Stefano is the Chief Communications Officer for Wasatch County School District. He is passionate about education and communication. Working with teachers and administrators to improve communication is the highlight of his job.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 517

3:00pm

Apple Desktop
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Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 522

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Sharing Student Success with an Audience
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Megan Hales

Wasatch County School District
I have been an educator for 20 years and I am an instructional coach at Heber Valley Elementary.



Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 521

3:00pm

We're going on a treasure hunt!
Come and learn how to manage your files so that you locate them. We'll look at some possible cloud storage solutions that will allow you to keep track of everything that you have.  No more wondering where you put the master, or which filing cabinet drawer it belongs in.

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Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I am the regional technology trainer for 9 school districts and 1 charter school. I work along the Wasatch Back and in the Unitah Basin. I taught elementary school for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, looking for great vacation deals, pretending to play golf, and fi... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 512
  • Host Organization NUES

3:00pm

Strategies to Differentiate the Language Demand
Participants will learn to implement instructional strategies for scaffolding the language demand of input and output activities in language classrooms for a range of proficiency levels using digital tools. Specific verbal scaffolding strategies including paraphrasing and modeling will be presented with video examples from classroom teachers.

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Ellie Gallagher

District Dual Language Immersion Specialist, WCSD
Working in the field of education for over 20 years, Ellie has been a Spanish, ESL, English, and theater teacher, an instructional coach, a consultant/trainer on Differentiation and SIOP, one of the Utah State Spanish DLI Coordinator and currently coordinates and supports the E... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 311

3:00pm

Exploring Digital Citizenship
This workshop brings the nation’s leading digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Education and combines the interactive activities, assessments and real-time feedback from Nearpod. During this session, you will be provided an overview of each platform and how they have partnered together to create engaging lessons to empower students to behave responsibly with technology.  (This curriculum also aligns with the CCSS ELA and ISTE National Education Tech Standards and helps schools qualify for e-rate funding.

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avatar for Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey

Customer Success Manager, Nearpod
Ben Ivey is a former Middle School and High Social Studies teacher from Florida. Ben also has a background as an award winning photojournalist in broadcast news. Working at Nearpod, allows Ben to incorporate both backgrounds to support teachers in an ever change 21st century clas... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 218

3:00pm

Getting Started: Free Microsoft Tools That Make Learning Fun
Who doesn’t love cool tools? Come join us as we take a look at some of Microsoft's top tools for empowering teachers and students and making leaning fun. Learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to increase productivity and student engagement. 

Featured Tools:
MineCraft, Creative Coding Through Games and Apps


Spots may fill up! Guarantee your spot for this workshop by registering here.

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Lisa Simmons

Coordinator of Professional Development, Northwest Council for Computer Education
Lisa has 19 years of experience in education and instructional technology. She is passionate about education and has a wide range of experience from fine arts, special education, administration, and the classroom. In her previous district, she trained and worked with administrato... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 216

3:00pm

Beyond the Digital Stream
When it comes to integrating digital media into your classroom, the possibilities are endless. In this session, you will learn powerful ways to integrate all of the resources available in Discovery Education streaming into your instruction. Go beyond the video stream and learn how to blend great integration strategies with the use of audio clips, animations, images, and much more.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 509

3:00pm

CANVAS & Technology in the History Classroom
Looking for ways to use technology in your History classes?  In this session we will go into depth on team level collaboration, classroom discussions, modules, assignments, quizzes, and tests on Canvas.  We will also go through various tools to supplement classroom learning/evaluation with Kahoot, Quizlet Live, and other online resources.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 219

3:00pm

Canvas/Google Integration
In this session learn how Canvas has improved its integration with Google Apps using a new LTI.  This LTI makes it easier for teachers to include collaborations, content sharing, engaging course content, and assignment distribution directly within Canvas. The integration also makes it easy for students to collaborate with instructors and fellow students on individual or group assignments.  This is a feature that must be turned on at the district level in Canvas.

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avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson, combines innovation and practical application to help educators effectively integrate technology in the classroom. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Science from the University of Utah and has eight years’ experience teaching at-risk students and seven as a Geogra... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 409
  • Host Organization UEN

3:00pm

Classroom Audio: Learning Begins with Hearing
You may be surprised to find that in today’s visual world, it’s auditory technology that can have the biggest impact on learning. Studies have shown that 75% of learning is auditory. If students can’t hear the lesson, they don’t understand what is being taught, which affects learning and processing.

Using Audio Enhancement’s Classroom Audio System reduces the need to repeat instruction. Teachers utilize a wearable microphone to evenly distribute their voice across the classroom, helping students hear the lesson from anywhere in the room. Research demonstrates that adding a sound amplification system to classrooms can impact learning and improve test scores by 7-10%.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 206

3:00pm

Classroom Camera: Have You Wondered what Cameras in the Classroom Can do for You?
Classroom cameras break down the barriers of a traditional classroom. From security, to professional development, to anywhere, anytime learning  - cameras can increase understanding in the classroom.  With Audio Enhancement’s EduCam360, school personnel can receive a visual and audible understanding of the classroom. This unique camera offers multiple views that a teacher can select from, to provide the best understanding of certain areas of the classroom. Through the recording platform, teachers can record, store and share their lessons with students, administration, coaches and their peers to help grow in their profession. Come see how districts around the country have utilized this technology to increase the two most important topics in education, student achievement and school safety.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 209

3:00pm

Does Each Part of the Reading Process System Work Together?
This session will illustrate the key ingredients that are necessary for the brain to work in harmony to construct meaning. Researchers have likened the network of literacy strategies as an integration of lots of brain parts working together as a symphony. As educators we understand the overall goal of reading is comprehension, yet to attain this goal, the function of several specific abilities must be coordinated. Marilyn Adams' 1990 book, "Beginning To Read" was a landmark review of the research on how the four-part processing model supports word recognition. Together we will breakdown the subcomponents within each processing system and explore what each processor is responsible for and how each one contributes to proficient reading and writing.

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avatar for Lynn Kuhn

Lynn Kuhn

Primary Consultant, Language Literacy Links
Lynn is an educational language-literacy consultant who works in Colorado and across the country. She has Master Degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Communication Disorders and K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Lynn has 23 years’ experience... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 607

3:00pm

Investigations with Realize: Enhance Digital Learning
Come learn the digital side of Investigations. We will focus on how students can interact with the content digitally and how teachers can evaluate and give feedback online.

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Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 212

3:00pm

Mastering The Learning Mastery Gradebook In Canvas
Outcomes, Rubrics, and Standards - oh my! In this session we will walk step-by-step through the process of creating learning outcomes in Canvas that can then be used to quickly grade student work in Speed Grader with easy to build rubrics that will then populate the Canvas Learning Mastery Gradebook. This session is for districts using Canvas LMS.

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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 Edu... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 405
  • Host Organization UEN

3:00pm

New Science Standards
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Jennifer Brimley

Science Teacher, Wasatch School District
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Tami Root

Middle School Science Teacher, Wasatch School district
I am in my 9th year of teaching science. I received an unexpected award last year as the 7th grade science teacher of the year for the state of Utah. My masters degree is in science curriculum development with an emphasis on differentiated instruction. I love, love hands-on s... Read More →



Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 217

3:00pm

Re “KINDLE” your love of Classroom Technology
Explore the use of hand held technology in a K-3 classroom. This workshop will give you an overview how students can use devices to help review content and learn new things.

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Lindsey Johnson

Teacher, Mountain Green Elementary


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 220

3:00pm

Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing- and Language Too!
Come explore the relationships that speaking, listening, and language have with reading and writing. We'll review the core standards in these areas as well as demonstrate activities to strengthen your students' skills in these essential components of literacy.


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Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 518

3:00pm

WCSD New Teacher Orientation
This session is for new teachers to Wasatch County School District only.

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Director James Judd

Secondary Curriculum Director, Wasatch School District
Jim Judd is a former Science teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Currently, he is the Director of Secondary Education for Wasatch School District. He spends most of his free time managing his eight chickens. He is considered by many in his field as having the best BBQ ch... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 410

3:00pm

“Get Out of Your Rut” Engagement Activities With Cooperative Learning
Are you in a “rut” with your teaching practices? Do you need some fresh ideas to keep your instruction interesting and engaging? In this session we will explore often forgotten Cooperative Learning Strategies that will help bring some magic back into your teaching.

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Karen Sampson

Curriculum Specialist, NUES
I am passionate about teaching and learning. I am a life-long educator, and I believe that we as teachers must continue to learn and grow. It is imperative that we continue to keep up with new ideas and research in our selected educational field.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 516
  • Host Organization NUES

3:00pm

Nearpod! The program that will change your teaching across the board, no matter what grade you teach!
Have you ever thought there has to be a better way to get all students engaged? Do you have the ADD kids that doesn't know you are even talking, the ADHD kid who is under his desk playing? Nearpod has changed my life! It gives you IMMEDIATE feedback to who knows the information, and who needs more review. It is so engaging, you students will cheer when you say Nearpod. If you practice CMI math....this is heaven sent. It crosses all subjects. I have used it in Math, Reading, Language, Vocabulary, Science, Social Studies, and Special Holidays. I am NOT a tech person. I have taught 32 years and this one thing has changed my teaching! Give it a chance!

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Mike Mawhinney

J.R. Smith Elementary School


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 312

3:00pm

Mathematical Mindsets
Come explore the ideas of growth mindset in mathematics.  We will discuss the work of Jo Boaler and Carol Dweck and how mindsets connect to teaching and learning mathematics in your classroom.

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Misty Rocha

Elementary Math Coach, Wasatch County School District


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 515

3:00pm

Tried and True Literacy Strategies that WORK
Top-down, Bottom-up, Interactive, and everything in between, Literacy can change lives. Come and learn strategies that will help reach every reader in your classroom.

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Julie Ward

Facilitator/ Intern Coach, Wasatch County School District



Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 314

3:00pm

Transformational Leadership
Today's professionals are driven to do their best by a strong organizational vision rather than policies, procedures, and practices.  Come join a discussion with Superintendent Sweat that will focus on motivating the people that we work with through inspiration as opposed to fear.  


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 455 / Little Theater

3:00pm

Brain Boosts with Brain Breaks
We're so glad you're here because it means you've survived the fidget spinner craze of the 2017 school year! Come find out about useful alternatives for helping students focus in class, and increasing the amount of movement and engagement during your day. The session will include the research behind brain breaks, lots of fun resources, and even time to prep them for your upcoming school year.

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Rachel Probst

Teacher, Heber Valley Elementary
Hi! My name's Rachel, and I'm entering my ninth year as an elementary educator. I spent my undergrad at UVU while teaching preschool, and then was hired on at HVE after student teaching 1st grade there. I began in 2nd grade, was asked to teach 4th, and then ended up in 3rd grad... Read More →
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Nicole Vandenbos

Teacher, Heber Valley Elementary



Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 308/Lecture Hall

3:00pm

Classroom Meetings
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Jena Horrocks

3rd grade teacher, Midway Elementary


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 310

3:00pm

Making classroom management your super power. (K-4)
Come join us as we share ideas that will improve your classroom management. From Chatty Kathy to Lonely Larry and Wendy Whiner-- we have ideas that may help! Make and take activity included.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 309

3:00pm

The Power of Teacher Student Relationships
What kind of relationship should a teacher and student have in the classroom?  Come participate in a session that will give you the resources to create an environment in your classroom that will lead to a successful school year.

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Principal Brian Thorne

Principal, Midway Elementary School


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 412

3:00pm

To Infinity and Beyond

Do you frequently find yourself scrambling to challenge the advanced learners and fast finishers in your class? Come join our discussion! We'll share ideas of how to set up your classroom at the beginning of the year and implement strategies so you're not continually facing these issues.


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Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 406

3:00pm

Get Making in Language Arts
To be prepared for life in today’s digital world, students need to be creators as well as consumers. Come learn how to get students making in Wixie to demonstrate understanding while practicing literacy skills through writing (text), reading (audio), and illustration (picture walks and visualization).

Wixie licenses have been purchased for Wasatch Elementary Schools.

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avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Southwest Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Before joining TechLearning in 2000, Carolyn Daly was a former bilingual educator and reading specialist in Central America and San Diego County. Over the last 15 years, she has authored several articles and tutorials for Tech4Learning's Creative Educator magazine and website and... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 214

3:00pm

Spark it Up
Adobe Spark as three amazing tools to help teachers and students jazz up their presentations. We’ll create an easy to make, awesome webpage for you to share information or students to use in place of a report. Then, we’ll make a quick Spark video and explore the options available. Finally, we’ll learn how to create engaging posts for any time of social media or when you can’t find just the right image. Adobe Spark is sure to be a new fan favorite in your classroom!

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Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 213
  • Host Organization UEN

3:00pm

Utah's Online Library
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avatar for Shannon Ririe

Shannon Ririe

Technical Trainer, UEN
Shannon is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. She has 5 years experience teaching in elementary schools and 6 years as a technology specialist in elementary schools as well.


Thursday August 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 215
  • Host Organization UEN