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March 2 • Friday


  7:30am –  9:00am E Friday Breakfast Dining Hall
Speakers: Elizabeth's Catering
Breakfast is served! Assorted fresh and warm Danish, sweet breads, coffee cakes, bagels, muffins and butter croissants, butter, jelly, cream cheese,& fresh fruit. Fruit juice, sodas, water, and coffee.
  7:30am –  4:30pm E Registration Registration Booth Aux Gym
Speakers: UCET Board & Volunteers
Pre-registration and on-site registration. Pick up your conference materials and badge.
  8:30am –  12:00pm E UCET Conference Gear Registration Booth Aux Gym
Speakers: UCET volunteers
Come get a UCET key chain or shirt
  9:00am –  9:30am E Opening Session Auditorium
Speakers: Jared Covilli
Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.
  9:30am –  10:30am E Opening Keynote Auditorium
Speakers: Rushton Hurley
The Sky Ain't Falling – We're Rising! It seems that every time we turn around, there is another report about the abysmal state of American schools, further cuts in already lean funding, and some variation on China having more honor students than we have fast food restaurants. Recognizing that we face major challenges, there are also opportunities today that empower schools, teachers, and students like never before. It's time to explore (and enjoy) the possibilities!
 10:45am –  11:05am O The Portable Studio Gym

With the plethora of mobile devices, it only takes a few extra items to complete a mobile or video studio. Experience the portable studio in action.

 10:45am –  11:45am E UCET Student Showcase All Halls
Speakers: PJ Giles

Check out the Student Showcase in the main commons area.  We have over 20 groups of kids who are anxious to show you what amazing technologies they've been working with at school!

 10:45am –  11:45am S 60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock 1051
Speakers: Clint Stephens
SPOTLIGHT-1st Session-Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 500,000 different apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!
 10:45am –  11:45am S Brainpop.com Kerpoof.com and Edublogs.org I-208
Speakers: Alexandra (Ali) Parrish
Learning can be fun and effective through technology. Brainpop instructional videos and games are not only on the core, but they help students understand the concepts in a clear and simplified way. Kerpoof is a free online tool that enables students to design storyboards and prewrite their stories in an easy to make, animated way, making their writing come to life. Edublogs allow your students to share their writing and collaborate safely online. My students have loved using these tools in their learning this year!
 10:45am –  11:45am S Bringing the New Common Core to the Classroom 1546
Speakers: Amy Bowden
This session will include simple, practical ways to bring the New Common Core into your classroom by integrating subjects. Participants will make items, play with software and other fun games and tools. Lakeshore will provide many of the materials used in the session and each participant will leave full of new tricks and materials.
 10:45am –  11:45am S BYOD: A Blessing or a Curse in Today's K-12 Instructional Environment? F102
Speakers: GT Hill, Jared Griffith
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the new mantra for today's budget-strapped K-12 IT and Instructional officers, however, it comes with a several potential surprises that can overwhelm a school district. Schools must have three key ingredients for a successful BYOD strategy: 1 - Having a solid plan to separate key assets from certain user groups, 2 – Having pedagogy re-training, and 3 - Having very robust and reliable wireless connectivity. Discover why Ruckus' ZoneFlex technology is the Wi-Fi of choice for K-12 technologists and teachers. This session goes far beyond the typical product 'show and tell'.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Cool Tools on the Web for Science 2004
Speakers: Calvin Hales
Free online resources to teach science that you may not have found yet. Some of the best downloads, interactives, video sources, and more. We will also discuss some free presentation tools for your computer. Upper elementary through high school emphasis.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Creating Virtual, Online, and Blended Programs in Your Schools 1538
Speakers: Brett Nielsen, Kristine Lindquist

Virtual Learning, Online Learning, Blended Learning -- What does it all mean? This session will explore how a school can begin the process of offering Virtual, Online, and Blended Solutions in their school and district. What are the considerations when creating these programs? How can these programs benefit schools and students? What are possibilities and what the pitfalls?

 10:45am –  11:45am S Don't know where to start? Effective Lesson Planning with Technology E109
Speakers: Laura Sheehy
Do you have exciting technology in your classroom? Do you struggle with time for planning technology-rich lessons? Go beyond projecting an object with a visual presenter (aka document camera) or using an interactive whiteboard as an overpriced screen to integrating the technology into your lesson planning. Learn how visual presenters can add dimension and how students can actively use interactive whiteboards to learn. This presentation explores best practices for utilizing tools to engage students and accelerate learning. Examine sample lessons and discover how to examine them for effective technology use. A helpful checklist is used to evaluate tasks to make sure they are standards-based, engaging, problem-based and/or using technology to enhance academic achievement. Characteristics from the checklist are seen in lesson plans that successfully integrate technology. Learn steps to follow when planning to help decide when, how and if you will use technology tools. In addition, I will share resources to help you on your journey to a fully integrated classroom. Walk away with tips, strategies & more to help you successfully use your technology tools to accelerate student learning.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Effectively using Flip Cameras in Your Classroom I-210
Speakers: Denise Marshall
How to use Flip Cameras in the classroom. Easy ways to have children practice vocabulary, fluency, spelling, and more. Learn how to conduct performance assessments with Flip Cameras for several subject areas. Students can also film each other for different activities after given a few easy to remember rules. It is easy to use these cameras, so why not know how to let your students extend their learning by filming. It makes learning more exciting!
 10:45am –  11:45am S Garageband as a Language Arts Tool 1541
Speakers: John Truesdell
Few deny the power of music in both learning and inspiration. How many of us learned the alphabet with the power of a song?

This class is meant to instruct teachers how Apple's Garageband software may open up new avenues for learning. Even teachers who can't carry a tune in a bucket may benefit from these musical tools.

Come see how poetry and songwriting can complement your teaching and inspire a few reluctant learners.
 10:45am –  11:45am S How to use TED Talks in your school J218
Speakers: Sandy Harty
How to use TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks in all classrooms, but especially the math, music, science, art, health, and at risk, classrooms; also for teacher professional development. and to learn about TED copyright issues. Learn about and the differences between TED and TEDx conferences/talks.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Innovative Assessment Tools 1048
Speakers: Brandi Gollinger, Shannon Ririe
In this session you will be introduced to several web-based assessment tools that will move you and your students beyond multiple choice tests, written essays and oral reports. Innovative assessment tools such as Glogster, Prezi, VoiceThread and Google Lit Trips will allow your students to express their knowledge, ideas and skills in a whole new way. We will show you real-world examples of how these tools are being used in classrooms today, and you will leave this session armed with ways to immediately implement these ideas into your curriculum. Throw away those bubble sheets and #2 pencils, and join us as we learn to make assessments FUN!
 10:45am –  11:45am S Introducing: SIS2000+, the USOE's free solution for managing students. I-206
Speakers: Paula Huber, Derek Howard
Did you know the the Utah State Office of Education offers a FREE student information system? Introducing SIS2000+. SIS2000+ is the free solution for maintaining and managing student grades, attendance, and courses. Includes such features as: enrollment, academic history,test history, special programs, grade book, transcripts, lunch services, SEOP, behavior, and much, much more. Web access for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Automatically exports daily to UTREx. No cost for application software. No annual maintenance fees.
 10:45am –  11:45am S LanSchool G102
Speakers: Craig Edwards, Andy Misco
LanSchool is very simple to use, keeping your focus on teaching, not managing software.
LanSchool is designed to be completely tamper proof; this provides reassurance to teachers and IT Managers that the software stays reliable.
LanSchool allows the teacher to control what applications and web site the student’s can use therefore keeping the student’s focussed on their work.
LanSchool allows teachers to view thumbnails of all students’ screens from their computer, thus offering a quick snapshot view of all student progress.
LanSchool allows teachers to assist users by connecting remotely to their PCs in times of difficulty. This saves time and removes the need to visit the student computer.
With LanSchool you can prevent cyber-bullying by alerting on banned words.
LanSchool is a complete solution which does not require add-ons in order to block the Internet, Applications, Printing and USB drives.

 10:45am –  11:45am S Mind-Blowing Apps to Enhance the 6 Traits of Writing 1045
Speakers: Chandra Martz
Do you want to use your iPad or Ipod Touch to engage students in your classroom?

During this interactive class, you will learn about some astonishing apps for iPads and other iOS products to increase engagement and motivate students while teaching the 6 Traits of writing. Each participant will be given a list of apps to enhance teaching the 6 Traits through projects and activities, and will be shown how to use many of them with confidence. The apps will provide a variety of activities to engage and motivate every learner and create success in the writing process. Using these apps for writing is a new approach that will provide interest for the students rather than packets and textbooks.

Here is a preview of some of the kinds of apps you will see and use during this presentation:
Total Recall, Teleprompt+ for iPad, Utah Write, English Gr5 Lite, SimpleMind+, PuppetPals HD, and InAWorld Drama.

Whether you are new to the whole technology scene or just want to pick up a few new tricks, this presentation is for you! Hope to see you there.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Online Teaching Tips 1536
Speakers: Victoria Rasmussen
Top do's and a few don't's for those interested in teaching online. If you have been unexpectedly assigned more online responsibilities, or would like to explore online teaching as an option, we will offer some suggestions of what to expect and how to meet the needs of online learners.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Overcoming the iPad Integration Conundrum G103
Speakers: Kyle Hansen, Grant Hansen
Now you have obtained that shiny new iPad to use in your classroom. Then the realization hits . . . how do you integrate? What are some awesome apps for students use? How can your iPad help you stay focused and on task as a teacher? Can I use my iPad to help my students master their basic math facts? Is it possible to improve fluency using an iPad? Some of my students have very poor penmanship, how can my iPad help? How do I turn my iPad into an interactive whiteboard? If you find yourself asking these questions, come find some answers.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Portable Applications - Your Life Close at Hand 2006
Speakers: Brad Butcher
An overview of the PortableApps.com Platform for Windows computers. PortableApps.com has put together an solution for taking your documents and useful programs with you at all times. The latest release is polished, expansive and customizable. Install your life on a USB hard or flash drive and never miss your stuff. We will go over the platform and several essential programs like Firefox, Audacity,
 10:45am –  11:45am S Presenting and Teaching with the iPad 1041
Speakers: Tim Stack
Take the mystery out of presenting from the iPad. Learn all the options for connecting the iPad to a projector. See the best whiteboard, presentation and interactive apps. Even learn how to use the iPad as a remote control for your laptop. Also why you may want to take another look at Apple TV.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Qwest Grants I-207
Speakers: Rick Gaisford
2011 Qwest grant winners will present on their experiences with technology funded by the Qwest grant.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Research, Technology & National History Day J214
Speakers: Ann Riding
Teach research using primary sources and support student project creation with technology. National History Day hosts a fabulous contest, supported by the state of Utah that provides a format to motivate students through the excitement of competition. Students receive recognition for their work and the opportunity to work with and analyze historical documents and other primary source material, and refine student presentation skills in writing, visual projects and performances. This presentation will show you the basics of getting started on a worthwhile collaboration.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Security Trends and Tactics: Personal Security Online J211
Speakers: Kelly Genessy
Personal security online is something everyone should be conscious of whether at school or home. Come and learn about today's latest and greatest information security trends and tactics. This session will explore common miscreant tactics and how to help protect yourself with your information and being aware of what's out there. Join Utah Education Network's security expert for an enlightening and timely discussion.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Smartboard Training Series – Session 1 of 5 A104, Choir Room
Speakers: Tami Kimball
This is the very basics of using a Smart Board and Smart Notebook (Smartboard software). This covers the basics of how to plug it in, turn it on, use the basics of the board including basics of the software, and how to find lessons other teachers have created. This session is part of a 5 part series on Smart Notebook software for Smartboards. Check out all the sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).
 10:45am –  11:45am S SMARTboarding, bridging the gap between teachers and technology. G104
Speakers: María Alvaro, Antonio Yuste
SMARTboarding is a start-up education consulting, and an educational technology resources provider. Our mission is to share news, resources, and information to promote the using of technology to support high quality education.
We have just launched our web site and we would like to take the UCET opportunity to share it with all the education industry.
Our session will include:
- Web site general overview.
- Educational basis and design of our resources.
- Smartboard resource activity example.
We hope you will enjoy it!
Feel free to take a look of our web site here: http://www.smartboarding.es
 10:45am –  11:45am S Smartboards for beginners J220
Speakers: Angela Wilkinson
Got a Smartboard? Wondering how to use it? Learn how to use this useful tool to teach concepts with Language arts, math and computer applications.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Social Media in the Classroom 1023B (Lab A)
Speakers: Dani Kauerz

I will share my real life classroom experience using social media. I have had an excellent experience using social media in my classroom and would love to share with others. I've researched social media as a graduate school project in the IDET program at the University of Utah and would like to share issues, challenges and successes with other teachers to encourage them to be as social networking friendly as possible. I'd like to share the benefits of edmodo, twitter for students (and teachers), titan pad and a few other classroom friendly websites. I would love to be able to help teachers set up with accounts and mobile devices to begin using social networking to enhance their classroom and grow their Professional Learning Network.

 10:45am –  11:45am S Teaching the Common Core with Smartboads and iPads (or similar technology) A102, Band Room
Speakers: Bob Jackman, Ray Sahagun
How to use a technology-enabled classroom that includes interactive white boards together for strategic student learning of the Common Core. This session will include strategies for using different technologies together and to complement each other. We will talk about uses for the different tools and how to get the most out of them. We will discuss app selection strategies for selecting the best apps that will give you the best learning experience for your students. Also some other strategies for using technology to engage students in learning activities that will enhance their learning of the common core.

1.) What each tool is for:
a.) Their independent strengths
b.) The levels of using them together
2.) Management:
a.) Empowering students through learning (not restricting)
b.) Etiquette
3.) Strategies for using both together:
a.) Email
b.) Wikipedia
c.) Small group collaborative work
d.) Google Docs
e.) Clickers, assess as you go, before projects
4.) Collaboration
a.) Teacher
i.) Find other teachers with similar setup to collaborate with
b.) Student
i.) Sharing ideas
ii.) Working to create together
 10:45am –  11:45am S The Adventures of Dr. Dweeb F118
Speakers: Alan Griffin
Using a webcam, You Tube, and Screencast-o-Matic, develop online video lessons and tutorials. Create vignettes for instructional use. This presentation will provide hands-on practice in the use of on-line, digital resources that will enhance instruction and save time and effort for teachers and students. Dr. Dweeb demonstrates the use of these exciting technologies.
 10:45am –  11:45am S The End is Near? Common Core Standards in Your Classroom E104
Speakers: Thom Olsen
2012 may be the end of the world, but it won't be due to implementing the common core in your classroom. Come participate in this informative session and learn how using common core strategies in your classroom can improve student literacy and help you address national standards. We promise the world won't end if you attend!
 10:45am –  11:45am S Understanding student responses to online feedback and digital recommendations J221
Speakers: Lisa Ferrara
What kinds of feedback are most useful to students? How do students respond to feedback presented in a digital environment? As part of a research team designing educational technology interfaces, we conducted a set of user design workshops that explored how students prefer to receive feedback on their work products during drafting and final submissions. The workshop also examined student preferences in receiving feedback in dynamic systems (e.g., online learning systems). Based on the workshops, we designed varying levels of online feedback, including conceptual feedback, feedback on error types, and digital resource recommendations while students worked on an essay writing task. Results inform our understanding of what constitutes adequate feedback during project drafts and final submissions, especially in online environments. In this session, we will present our findings about how students respond to feedback in an online environment and discuss implications for teaching.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Using Cell Phones for Learning (Even When They Are Banned) 1539
Speakers: Willyn Webb, Lisa Nielsen
Stop fighting and start embracing the power of cell phones for learning by becoming aware of and ready to use many FREE cell phone tools such as Wiffiti, Poll Everywhere, Twitter, ChaCha, iPadio, Voki, group texting & more. Cell phones are student-loved devices that can be used to enhance learning.
Participants will:
-Learn a 5-Step progressive plan for using cell phones in education.
-Become aware of the effective uses of cell phones professionally.
-Learn how to strengthen the home-school connection.
-Become aware of how cell phones can be used for homework (even in schools where they are banned).
-Gain experience using the tools during the session.
-Take home a get started guide with links and steps for getting started with each of the free tools.
-Experience examples of effective AUP, permission letters, privacy and boundaries procedures, and successful classroom management plans for when cell phones are used in class.
-Understand how cell phone tools support research-based instructional strategies.
Leveraging technology that staff and students know and love is motivating for all. The five-step plan provides a progression that enables educators to sensibly use cell phones for learning in a way that will make sense for students, their families, and themselves. More and more schools across the country are rewriting policy and providing professional development in order to harness the power of cell phones for teaching, and for learning. The result is increased communication, 21st century skill development, and enhanced lessons.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Using Google Apps to Create A Deeper Learning Experience for Students J219
Speakers: Aaron Dewald, Dr. Kirsten Butcher
Facilitating a deeper learning experience using online interactions can be challenging unless individuals have significant programming skills and technical resources. Fortunately, Google provides some free, online tools that make it possible to create meaningful online materials without programming, using point and click interfaces and standardized web tools. In this session, we will talk about the differences between shallow and deep learning environments and step through an interactive example on how to facilitate deep thinking and meaningful student interactions using Google Sites and Google Docs. Finally, we will discuss how you can integrate this environment into classroom activities. By the end of the session, you should have concrete ideas about how facilitate deep, Web-based learning environments using free online tools.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Using mail / merge in Microsoft Word G101
Speakers: Claudia Empey
See how the Microsoft Word mail / merge tool is used. See how it can be incorporated into your classroom.
 10:45am –  11:45am S Using What You Have or Finding It for Free J222
Speakers: Scott Baggaley
We will explore different technology options that are either free or you may already have to help students with reading or writing to access their curriculum and create and edit their own unique work.
 10:45am –  11:45am S UTIPS Core - Using the new system to support instruction Media Center
Speakers: Nate Ober, Murry Jensen

Have you used UTIPS Core yet? Come and learn how to use the new UTIPS Core system to create instructionally sensitive assessments, share them with your colleages and review student-level and aggregate data. Access items aligned to common core state standards. Provide feedback to the USOE about what features you'd like to see in UTIPS Core and how you'd like to use the system to support your instructional goals.

 10:45am –  11:45am S What's NEW in eMedia 1023D (Lab B)
Speakers: Katie Garrett
Videos can be powerful teaching resources -- come learn how! We will discuss strategies for integrating digital media with core objectives, as well as provide an in-depth tour of the latest in eMedia and help you setup your own eMedia account to save your favorite videos and searches. eMedia allows Utah educators to search, preview and download educational videos, PDF's, music, podcasts (and more!) for FREE! We will give you the tools and training you need to fully utilize this incredible resource!
 10:45am –  11:45am S Writing Assistance Using Desktop and Portable Word Prediction I-209
Speakers: Judy Olson, Janice Bruno
Do your students have difficulty spelling but can choose a desired word from a written list? Would they benefit from having a computer speak word choices and constructed sentences to them? Do your students have challenging fine motor skills that inhibit handwriting or need help increasing productivity with keyboarding? Co:Writer, a word prediction program, may be the solution. This session will demonstrate the steps to using Co:Writer 6, including how to customize vocabulary to meet student needs and classroom curriculum. We will also discuss the Neo, a portable solution to make Co:Writer accessible anywhere.
 10:45am –  1:45pm E Friday Lunch Dining Hall
Speakers: Elizabeth's Catering
Lunch is served!
 10:45am –  5:00pm E Ask Me All Halls
Speakers: UCET Board & Volunteers

Look for UCET volunteers. They will be able to direct you to your session, to the closest restroom, food, and the vendor area. If a volunteer does not know the answer, they will get a UCET board member to help you.

 10:45am –  12:00pm E First Aid Assistance Registration Booth Aux Gym
Speakers: UCET Board & Volunteers
Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.
 11:05am –  11:25am O Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board Gym
Speakers: Robert Gordon

Want a Interactive White board but don't have the money. Don't like the idea of being tied to the fron of the room. Lately I have using the Apple TV and the iPad as an alternative to one of the many types of interactive whiteboards currently available to instructors. This combination is amazingly magical. You will walk away with a different attitude towards the iPad in the classroom. You can find out all you need on my website.

 11:25am –  11:45am O Free Resources to Use in the Classroom Gym
Speakers: Sallie Warnecke, Colleen Bliss

In this session, participants will learn to use free software internet resources that will enhance classroom instruction.

 12:00pm –  12:20pm O Android Powered Projects Gym
Speakers: Mitchell Jorgensen

Useful projects and activities to do with mobile devices. Sometimes it doesn’t matter whether you have a BlackBerry, iOS device or an Android, you can still get the job done even if there isn’t an App for that. This session will explore 3 ways to create projects in the classroom with almost any of the current generation of mobile devices. Projects include Picasa Web Albums, Quick Interview and GPS enabled scavenger hunts.

 12:00pm –  1:00pm S 1-3 Marvelous Math 1546
Speakers: Amy Bowden
Math is fun and exciting, especially when looking at the rigor of the New Common Core. This session invites you to learn and share math techniques that make math fun. Each participant will enjoy software from Lakeshore and will have the opportunity for other participation prizes.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Apps and adaptions for SLP's and OT's 1539
Speakers: Britta Scullion, Tricia Pearson

This presentation will be for SLPs, teachers and OT's. Shown or discussed will be a variety of apps in the area of Speech and Language to include apps for articulation, fluency, semantics, early language development and AAC. In addition, tools for adapting an iPad such as switch access, joystick,and accessibility features will be demonstrated for your students with complex learning needs and motor challenges.

 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Avoiding the 'Sink or Swim' approach to technology use: Identifying and teaching concrete skills for success I-209
Speakers: Robert Woodbury
Too often we assume students will have the necessary skills to use technology for writing, reading, and communication without ever having assessed or taught those skills. This session will highlight the process we have gone through to identify the specific skills students need to use technology effectively in schools and to systematically teach those skills. We will also talk about collecting performance data to see if your student is actually learning those critical skills!
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Bookshare.org J219
Speakers: Judy Roberts, Julie Aegerter
This course will discuss the following aspects of bookshare and it's use in your classroom.
• Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities.
• Bookshare dramatically increases the accessibility of books.
• A searchable online library. Bookshare offers approximately 127,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools.
Come see how you can get accessible books for your students absolutely free.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Bringing Honesty Home J214
Speakers: Ann Smyth
Ann Smyth, retired teacher, author of And, Why Is This Not Cheating, director of the Center for Ethical Conduct and an associate member of Coalition for Character will facilitate a lively discussion following a short presentation and five-minute clip from the movie, The Emperor's Club, starring Kevin Kline. What are the effects when the focus is on achieving higher test scores at any cost? What do educators do when faced with the pressure to have evidence of academic excellence and the threat of job and funding loss if there is not success? We will discuss how shifting the focus from achieving academic excellence to a practical, character-based education can lead to more meaningful and longer lasting results.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Chromebook Adoption?? I-210
Speakers: Charlie Roberts
Experience Chromebooks first hand. This is a hands on presentation where attendees will have the opportunity to handle a Chromebook. However, the gist of this presentation will be on how Washington County has begun using Chromebooks in classrooms, and the pros and cons experienced during the implementation. The Chromebook management system will be covered in this presentation.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Class too big? Get Googled. 1541
Speakers: Janet Fotu
Because I had to teach 2 digital design classes with 40 students each this year, I had to come up with a solution on how to drive the class effectively in which my students could learn from my tutorials at their own pace, find resources, have their parents enjoy their work on blogs, receive emails from me (both parents and students), find resources and take quizzes on line, and still have my one on one interaction in class. The answer was google (google blogger, google gmail, youtube, google calendar, google documents, google picnik, google picasa and more. The platform I work on is Mac and my students are required to learn CS5 software, Final Cut, and all of the software that comes with a Mac. This is for Salt Lake Concurrent Enrollment and high school Art credit. I'm sure this style of teaching could work for any subject.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Cool Classroom Projects using the Technology of a Wiki G101
Speakers: Julie Thorngren
Have you ever used a wiki for a classroom project? Have you ever used a wiki? What is a wiki? Come find out what a wiki is, how to use a wiki, and how to design classroom projects so students have more ownership of their work. In this session you will be able to create a wiki, invite only specific students or a whole class if you desire to use the wiki, and how to set up a wiki in creating awesome classroom projects. Come expand your horizons to new ideas in creating a fun and effective classroom through classroom projects by using the technology of a wiki!
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Create Online Media with Pioneer 1023B (Lab A)
Speakers: Rob Bentley
Pioneer Library is full of wonderful resources and tools for students and teachers. Come learn about Pioneer Library tools such as EBSCO, Soundzabound, and eMedia. Then see how you and your students can use those Pioneer resources and tools to build your own online media on websites like SuperTeacherTools, Zooburst, Voki, and more.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Digital Curriculum and Technology: The 21st Century Backpack E109
Speakers: Laura Sheehy
The new 21st Century backpack for students is lightweight and powerful. What does it look like? Backpack + Kuno Android Student Device = 21st Century learning. With the wealth of resources on the web and textbooks transitioning to a digital format, how do districts disseminate and organize content to meet the needs of students? Come explore how districts are using Curriculum Loft management software to upload and organize teachers’ content to share with colleagues and align with district goals. In addition, see how easy it is for teachers to push this individualized content down to their KUNO student android devices. The student device stores information locally, allowing students to access class resources from anywhere- even when Internet access is not available. Only the student′s individualized course materials (and other teacher-approved apps and resources) can be accessed from his/her KUNO. District IT administrators will love being able to control and manage these KUNO student devices remotely from anywhere.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S DropBox and More G104
Speakers: Tom Redd
DropBox is a great tool for teachers to use so that they always have their files where theyt need them. Prepare lessons when you are at home. Save them instantly to your school computer, or any other computer in the world that you might use regularly. Your files can be saved to many computers, phones, or pads all at the same time. There are ways to have students' work instantly sent to your domuments folder as well. Come and discover how easy it is to have electronic delivery of student assignments all by using the free DropBox tool. Never leave home without all the important files that you may need at some other location.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Engaging At-Risk Students with Multimedia Projects I-208
Speakers: Mindy Hintze
Learn from a teacher experienced with this special population some important do’s and don’ts for multimedia projects in your curriculum and get tips for finding the best materials from Utah Education Network.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Fly into Math...with Smart Skies! F118
Speakers: Brian Hawkins
In this computer based workshop, participants will be introduced to NASA Smart Skies- a set of problem based activities set in the context of air traffic control.You will use a web based simulator to solve realistic air traffic control problems by applying proportional reasoning and distance-time-rate relationships. The Smart Skies activities are aligned to national math and science standards for grades 5-9 and to math standards in all 50 states. All online materials are free and classroom ready including the simulator, introductory videos, print based student workshops and teacher guides.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Geocaching: Mixing Technology and Your Curriculum J221
Speakers: Brian Ailshie
Geocaching is a worldwide recreational activity enjoyed by GPS users. It involves a GPS user hiding a "cache" and posting the exact coordinates so other GPS users can come on a "scavenger hunt" to find it. There are caches of all kinds for all ages and are usually placed in interesting locations in your area that you may not know about.
The concept of the game can be easily adapted as an engaging way to have students discover concepts and information in any curriculum. With a little work you’ve integrated technology, a little exercise, and whatever topic you want to explore, giving multiple ways to learn subject matter.
Use a ‘Multi-Stage Cache’ to test the comprehension of your students from the story your class just read; or perhaps you could have your students cooperatively solve a math puzzle to find the hidden container; or even peruse the ‘EarthCaches’ on Geocaching.com - caches from around the world based on various geology and earth sciences.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Get the Big Picture - PhotoSynth 2006
Speakers: Carl Lyman
Explore how to create photosynths, 3D synths, and panoramas using Microsoft's Photosynth website and Microsoft's Image Composite Editor, while exploring how these can be used by you and your students in projects.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Glogster Web 2.0 Tool 1023D (Lab B)
Speakers: Brian Williams
Introduction of Glogster web 2.0 tool for teachers. How to create a Glog and uses for Glogs in the Classroom. Promote digital literacy.

Glogster EDU Premium is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Going Beyond Training and Getting Better Results A102, Band Room
Speakers: Bob Jackman, Ray Sahagun

An overview of creating a long term training and professional development plan. Strategies for designing a plan to get beyond training to curriculum integration. We will discuss how to measure progress and help teachers know the questions to ask for help. We will share with you some of the specific resources we have created for implementing Smartboards and Smart Response in the classroom. We will also show you how to use the same strategies for any other technology. If you are an administrator, tech leader, professional development coordinator, or team lead, this is the course for you!

 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Hands-on SMART Notebook Workshop J220
Speakers: Lorrie Cook, Tara Hammer
You’ll receive enough instruction to get started using your board and guidance to find ready-to-go activities and resources. Previous experience will be helpful bu not necessary. Bring your own laptop so you can save your work.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Ten Ways to Enhance Student Learning using Common Core Standards. E104
Speakers: Heather Wihongi
Okay, I know about the Common Core Standards, now where do I go from here? This session is geared towards helping teachers enhance student learning using common core standards, by adapting their current curriculums to meet the Common Core Standards and incorporating the newer portions of the CCSS standards (including argument writing, informational texts, etc.).
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S iBrain and iBody in Sync 1048
Speakers: Alisa Thacker, Kristen Remington
Do you struggle with behaviors that seem to come out-of-the-blue at home or in the classroom?  Do you have students who just seem to be out of control or on overload? Our body and our brain need to be in sync with one another for maximum learning to take place. Come and learn how to help our bodies and brain sync with one another. We will have fun as we explore the most recent research and "Technology" to help our students.


 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Integrating programming to math and/or science programs 2004
Speakers: Cody Henrichsen
Using Java programming in math and science classes to enhance the curriculum. Working with the Gridworld case study to enhance inheritance and interaction for math or science classes. Application of STEM principles in a new way.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Interactive classroom E110
Speakers: Mike Bollinger
Demonstration of Luidia's Ebeam interactive whiteboard solutions.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S iPad and Nook in the classroom – UCET grant Panel I-207
Speakers: Rick Cline, Stephanie Hamilton, Justin Vance, Kjersten Troxel, Laura Eliason

Participants attending this session will be able to see how Ucet’s 2011 grant winners implemented their grant winning proposals: 1) Our Library Nook – The Future of the Book, 2) If iHad an iPad, 3) Flipping Presentations, and 4) Quest for 21st Century Learning.

 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Middle School -- Failure is not an Option 1538
Speakers: Brett Nielsen, Kristine Lindquist

Catch Them Before They Fall -- Do you know that most student who eventually drop out of school begin thinking about dropping out after they get their first low grade in middle school. This session will explore ways to "Catch Students Before they Fall" including skills remediation in reading and math as well as 6-week remediation programs and full course remediation solutions in all core subject areas. This session will show how schools can provide an environment for middle school students where failure is not an option, so that all students can stay on the path toward a successful high school graduation.

 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Pioneer, Utah's Online Library (and much more!) Media Center
Speakers: Victoria Rasmussen
If you haven't seen Pioneer lately, you haven't seen it! Explore the newest information resources such as Learning Express eBooks and test prep, more web-based activities, multimedia and movies, resources that perfectly support the new CCSS language arts core and more.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Promethean ActivInspire: Taking your Interactive Classroom to the next level E113
Speakers: Tyler Harrison, Dana Magenau
Students today expect the ability to engage interactively with information and technology. Promethean interactive whiteboards engage students with vivid images, video and audio. The ActivBoard interactive whiteboard enables anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected onto an interactive whiteboard – bringing every classroom to life. The next generation Interactive Whiteboard that offers a true collaborative learning experience has arrived, the ActivBoard 500 Pro system.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Shooting For The Stars 1041
Speakers: Marvin Thompson
Come join Renaissance Learning to hear about our all new Star Enterprise Assessments. The new Star Enterprise Assessments provide teachers with the valuable information they need to guide instruction in the classroom. For the first time Star Enterprise helps teachers by identifying the skills students are ready to work on next. With Star Enterprise teachers can quickly group students into small learn groups by skill level. Star Enterprise Assessments also offers mini lessons and follow up questions to help teachers deliver target individualized instruction. Don’t take our word for it check out www.rti4success.org who has rated Star Assessments one of the most highly reliable and valid screening and progress monitoring assessments in the market today. So come see the all Star Enterprise Assessments and how they can help your teachers and students.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Smartboard Training Series – Session 2 of 5 A104, Choir Room
Speakers: Angie Benson, Amy Wilkey
This is more of the basics of Smart Notebook. This also covers basics of the Toolbar, including some of the navigation tools. The Gallery is also covered. Participants will create an interactive activity using the Gallery that they can use in their classroom. This session is part of a 5 part series on Smart Notebook software for Smartboards. Check out all the sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Survey Stumped? G103
Speakers: Kris Fox
What do you think? (We're about to find out!) Come learn the why and the how to creating and using great looking surveys in the classroom. This quick, easy tool also compiles data, making it accessible and valuable. We'll be using Google Docs, so if you have a Google account, bring a laptop and play!
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Take a Look at This!! Videos modeling as an instructional tool J218
Speakers: Meredyth Grover, Starla Blackburn
Research has demonstrated that video modeling is effective in teaching specific social, play, and functional skills to students with autism and other cognitive disabilities. During this hour we will take a look at what video modeling is, highlight some video modeling tools that are currently available, and discuss applications of these tools in various instructional settings.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Technology in Schools Q & A 1051
Speakers: Rushton Hurley
SPOTLIGHT-2nd Session-As a follow up to the opening Keynote, join Rushton in a question and answer panel dicussing issues with emerging technologies in our schools.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Using Prezi and Google Docs for Collaborative Curriculum Development 1536
Speakers: Tyson Grover
The presentation focuses on using Prezi.com as a format for collaborative curriculum mapping between teachers, in conjunction with Google Docs to create a shared database of teacher resources. Both Prezi and Google Docs are free, collaborative, and cloud-based. Using these tools in a synergistic way, educators can work together and share resources in real-time without the need to schedule face-to-face communication. The curriculum map we are developing in Prezi.com outlines a simple to follow visual representation of the Utah State Core. Each of the lesson summaries in the curriculum map have a resources section where shared docs are listed by file name and owner/creator. This allows any teacher that is added to the shared system access to a year-long curriculum flow with available resources to choose from. The strength in the project is the more people collaborate in it, the better it will become.

This is not a training on the "how-to's" of Google Docs or Prezi and assumes the participant is somewhat familiar with these programs.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S What's new with Boardmaker Studio? G102
Speakers: Merrie Smithson, Nadean Lescoe

Boardmaker software from Mayer Johnson has been around for years and has been used faithfully by special educators. A year ago, Mayer Johnson introduced Boardmaker Studio, a new version of the software that allows teachers to quickly print out activities on paper or design interactive activities that can be used on a computer or with an interactive white board. This session will teach you how to create activities using fast and easy templates, design activities from scratch, create pictures for augmentative communication, and access thousands of free activities designed by educators from around the country through Mayer Johnson's Boardmaker Share. This software will help you spend less time preparing materials and more time working with your students!

 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Wiki While You Work 1045
Speakers: Glen Andersen
Using wiki pages in the classroom can help students collaborate and communicate. It also provides a place for students to find information about assignments and to complete homework. Learn about the characteristics of wikis, how to operate and manage them, and a variety of classroom applications including how to create a free wiki site to use with students.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Winning screen capture, screencasting, and screen share programs J222
Speakers: Richard Eissinger

Learn how to improve and save time when teaching your students and colleagues new technologies by using screen capture, screencasting, and screenshare programs. This presentation will review and demonstrate a variety of programs available for the Mac, PC and iPad. Free programs such as Jing, Screencast-0-Matic, Screenr, Sketchcast, QuickScreenShare, Show Me, ScreenChomp, and DuckLink, to name a few, can provide quick and easy solutions for creating and sharing short tutorials or lessons.

http://libguides.suu.edu/UCET2012-Screencasting

 12:00pm –  1:00pm S Wireless School: Confused Yet? F102
Speakers: Rick Edson
Going wireless but confused by industry hype and buzz words? Got questions? Do I need a controller? How many channels do I need? What needs to be physical and what needs to be virtual? Do I need to worry about device types and who owns those devices? Do I need students, faculty, and guests to be treated separately? What are the requirements for implementing a successful BYOD initiative? Don't let confusion dictate your network. Come out of the wiring closet and learn about reliable wireless networking with secure mobility as as complete visibility and automated management for all wireless devices.

Topics to be covered inclue:
* Key decisions and requirements for planning for persuasive wireless in schools
* Setting goals and deliverables around educational initiatives like digital curriculum, online testing, 1:1 programs and BYOD initiatives.
* Performance planning and capacity planning for K-12 implementations.
 12:20pm –  12:40pm O Creating Interactive Online Video Using YouTube Gym
Speakers: John Kelly

YouTube doesn’t have to be a place where viewers passively watch video. Free annotation tools allow content creators to provide interactive opportunities to engage content. The resulting video can be used as part of a flipped classroom model or to time-shift any kind of instruction.

 12:40pm –  1:00pm O The Accessible iPad Gym
Speakers: Craig Boogaard

The iPad comes with a variety of assistive technologies to help those with disabilities. This session will briefly cover VoiceOver, Safari Reader and more

  1:15pm –  1:35pm O simplifying proloquo2go Gym
Speakers: Chad Fletcher

Proloquo@go is a speech output application for the iPad. For some kids this program can be overwhelming and confusing. This class will focus on how to simplify the program and how to individualize it for the students with whom you might be working.

  1:15pm –  2:15pm S 4-6 Marvelous Math 1546
Speakers: Amy Bowden
Math is fun and exciting, especially when looking at the rigor of the New Common Core. This session invites you to learn and share math techniques that make math fun. Each participant will enjoy software from Lakeshore and will have the opportunity for other participation prizes.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S A 'GPS Toolkit' to Guide Your Social Studies Teaching 1541
Speakers: Ruth King
G = Geography P = Primary Sources S = Strategies & T = Technology/Other Tools

Come see how to weave geography throughout your curriculum and how to incorporate proven history and literacy strategies into your upper elementary or Jr. High Social Studies classes, so that your students can “Experience” a bit of history and geography. You will learn where to access Primary Sources and be given ideas on how to include them in your Social Studies class. In addition, you will be introduced to online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, geography, and culture. The presenter will also share professional learning and study opportunities available for teachers that will enhance and enrich both your learning, and that of your students.”
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S A Hands-On Approach for Struggling Readers 1041
Speakers: Heidi Hyte
Students with low reading abilities benefit from explicit instruction in phonemic awareness skills and encoding strategies. But how do we teach those skills in a real world setting? Practical, hands-on classroom activities that equip struggling readers with research-based strategies to improve their spelling, reading fluency, and literacy will be demonstrated.

Research has demonstrated that many struggling readers, including individuals who have dyslexia, have trouble breaking words down into letter-sound segments which, naturally, impedes their reading fluency and comprehension. But research has also revealed that these students “can learn these relationships with intensive phonics training” (Shaywitz, 2003).

Throughout the presentation, the presenter will provide an interactive experience where participants can apply the learned phonetic decoding strategies directly to reading activities and be given immediate feedback. Through these activities, the presenter will equip participants with methodology for their struggling readers that can be applied in the reading classroom.

The target audience of this presentation includes teachers, administrators, and family members who have a need to improve word-attack skills and increase reading fluency for their struggling readers.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S A School Wide One-To-One Program J219
Speakers: Brett Zabel, Karl Buchanan
Timpanogos Intermediate School, in Wasatch School District, has an enrollment of 800 plus students. This year every fifth grader was issued a netbook during the first week of school. Next year, every student in the school will have their own netbook. In this presentation, we will discuss the philosophy behind the choice to use netbook computers, how this program was funded, the annual deployment and recovery of the computers, how they have been used over the last year, the maintenance program for the netbooks, and other fascinating things we have encountered along the way.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Aliens, Androids, iPads and Transformers – Managing the BYOD Invasion F102
Speakers: John Weeks
BYOD has breached the campus and won’t be stopped. Administrators are examining the financial advantage and social values it brings and IT departments are having to adjust. This means re-engineering the network infrastructure to account for client densities and diversity at numbers never previously expected. This session identifies the components required for you to be successful in the face of BYOD learning environments.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Amazing Race: Science & Social Studies Combined J221
Speakers: Stephanie Wood, Dawn Hauser
Learn how to use GPS units (or GPS apps on a device) as the tech tool to combine social studies and science-or any other subject, especially PE. See how Granite District has created a cross-curricular projects using GPS units. Particularly great for 9th grade geography/earth sytems or for 4th grade curriculums.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S App-o-rama G103
Speakers: Nathan Smith, You, Moderator

Come join us for an App-o-rama. We will be sharing our app-find resources, app evaluation ideas, our favorite elementary and secondary apps.

We want you to join us and share your favorite apps, too. We will learn from each other.

  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Assess, Address, Success! Leveraging Data and Assessment in the Digital Age to Inform Instruction E112
Speakers: Heather Pillman
Are you challenged with managing your assessment data over time from multiple sources? Whether it’s at the district, school, or in the classroom, one the biggest challenges educators face is effectively managing and analyzing a wide variety of data to improve student performance.

Join this session to explore strategies that best leverage a variety of data to inform assessment and instruction using an online, integrated data and assessment management system. Learn how to easily view, disaggregate, and analyze data, enabling you to focus your resources right where you need them most and make data driven decisions to positively impact student learning.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Budget Cut Your Field Trips? J211
Speakers: Charice Black
Involving students in Video Field Trips via Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC) is a great way to bring the world to your classroom, but how do you get started? What kinds of opportunities are available? Where do you get the equipment and how do you pay for it? This session will answer all the questions about IVC Video Field Trips and provide information on grant opportunities. Come armed with your questions to ask the experts!
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Do Your APPs Fit? APPsolutely I-209
Speakers: Melanie Bowen, Marci Mitchell
With an increase in the availability of free and low cost apps for mobile devices, many educators and families are making use of these less expensive tools to accommodate learners with special needs. However, many apps are chosen without regard to specific user abilities. This session will be a sharing of resources to help educators and parents sort through and evaluate potential apps for their students in order to make the APPsolute fit for individual users.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Free Web Tools for Elementary Classrooms J222
Speakers: Rebecca Reeder
Free Web-Based Tools to Use in Your Elementary Classroom Learn how web-based tools can be used by both teacher and student to share content and present information.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S I Have an iPad…Now What? 1045
Speakers: Clint Stephens
This session will focus on helping you get the most out of your iPad or other iOS devices for classroom instruction. We’ll discuss some of the myths vs. facts of what these devices can do, introduce you to some incredible apps for productivity, and spend some time directing you to some amazing resources to discover the best apps for YOUR classroom.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S iBrain and iBody in Sync 1048
Speakers: Alisa Thacker, Kristen Remington

Do you struggle with behaviors that seem to come out-of-the-blue at home or in the classroom?  Do you have students who just seem to be out of control or on overload? Our body and our brain need to be in sync with one another for maximum learning to take place. Come and learn how to help our bodies and brain sync with one another. We will have fun as we explore ways to help our students.

  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Instructional Strategies for a Mobile Learning Environment 1539
Speakers: Lorrie Cook

Pedagogy for teaching in a mobile learning environment incorporating Project Based Instruction, Problem Based Instruction, Classroom Instruction That Works, and other resources.

  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Integrating technology in curiculum. G101
Speakers: Kate Hall
I will discuss integration of technology in various aspects of the curriculum from the viewpoint of a teacher in a 1:1 situation and for teachers without that access.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Making the Common Core Uncommonly Exciting E104
Speakers: Jamie Hagan
From self-portraits to animated book trailers, learn to incorporate multimedia elements into classroom projects to engage learners and build essential communication skills.

The purpose of this session is to inspire participants to use the new Common Core standards as inspiration for exciting and high-level technology projects. While the standards are able to provide a clear understanding of what students need to learn, they do not tell you HOW the students should learn these standards. While each student is different, the desire to be engaged and to use creative outlets are common amongst them all. Pixie3 is the creative tool that we will use to engage learners and collaborate our way through the new standards.

Goals for participant’s session experience:

1. explore examples of student projects that blend Common Core Standards, critical thinking skills, and 21st century communication.
2. learn how technology can engage learners in work that reaches the common core standards
3. leave with specific ideas and strategies to use when they return to their classrooms.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Manage Your Digital Curriculum from One Simple Solution E113
Speakers: Tyler Harrison, Dana Magenau
SAFARI Montage’s Effective Digital Classroom will help schools manage their classroom technology, build digital curricula, integrate with district-wide software applications, moderate and share user-content and broadcast instruction directly into homes and all forms of mobile devices. This K-12 Effective Digital Classroom showcases interactive 3-D content, virtual interactive student response systems integrated with iPads for formative assessment, interactive projectors, audio enhancement, live digital resources, wireless solutions and much more.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Math FastTrack 2006
Speakers: Kristy Aycock
Using UTIPS to create quick formative assessments that can be used daily, weekly, or any way you choose.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S New Improved Starfall J218
Speakers: Terry Robinson
Learning about the new things available on the More Starfall.com
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Presenting with Prezi 1536
Speakers: Rob Bentley
Prezi is a great online alternative to PowerPoint, and the recent update has made it even better. Create dynamic presentations that break away from the rigid mold of slide-based presenting. Come learn how to use Prezi to build presentations that zoom! You can even feature your Prezis on your my.uen page. Prezi offers free education licenses that offer bonus features. Come watch a demonstration of what Prezi can do, or sign up for a Prezi Education account before the session, bring your laptop, and build your first Prezi during the session: http://prezi.com/profile/signup/edu/
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Preventing and closing the Gap in Elementary 1538
Speakers: Kristine Lindquist, Brett Nielson
Using specially designed software to both prevent the learning gap for young students and close the gap that already exists in older elementary students.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Publishing a Classroom Website with my.uen Media Center
Speakers: Tim Stack
Learn how you have direct access to Utah Education Network Tools and Services to create a customized web page. Design your own classroom website during this session.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Publishing Your Own Textbook is Easy I-206
Speakers: David Rockwood, Brian Blake, Linda Walter
Imagine you and your students actually becoming published authors! With Lulu.com you or your students can publish paperbacks, hardbacks, textbooks, presentations, brochures, comic books, books of artwork or photography, calendars, yearbooks, portfolios, posters, and more, in both black-and-white and color. You can also publish digital media like ebooks, images, music, CDs, videos, fonts, and more. It is great for publishing your own book or for a student or class project. The publication can be publicly sold online for a profit (set your own royalty) or for no profit (only the printing cost). Or you can keep it private and get only a single copy for yourself or your class. The three presenters from Payson High School have taken different approaches. David Rockwood privately self-published a sport psychology book that is being used all across the nation. Brian Blake took an open source biology textbook, edited and customized it to fit his own class’ needs, and published it; It is being used by the Nebo School District. Linda Walter co-wrote a chemistry textbook to be used by her own classes, which is also being used by the Nebo School District.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S QR Codes - Connecting the Material World to the Digital World I-208
Speakers: Stephanie Hamilton
QR codes or quick response codes are popping up all over. Just look in a magazine, your junk mail or a poster at a store. Advertisers have jumped on the bandwagon, but how can they be used in education. Well these little codes connect the material world with the digital world through the use of smartphones. Put one on a math worksheet that takes students to a YouTube video on how to solve the problems. Create a scavenger hunt with learning tasks. Put them on the backs of books directing students to the authors website or a book trailer. Your only limitation is your imaginatioin.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Smart Response Training Series – Session 1 of 2 A104, Choir Room
Speakers: Nicole Cecil
This is gets into the basics of Smart Response. You will learn the basics as well as how to insert a question, insert a title page, use instant questions, use existing paper test with Smart Response, deliver your questions with Smart Response, and briefly look at the results. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Stop Motion Animation Part 1 of 2 I-207
Speakers: Bruce Luck, Kristen Johnson
Stop motion animation is a video made with a series of still photographs strung together. Participants in this session will create a short video with this technique, which involves creating a storyline, taking multiple still photographs, then importing them into a movie-making program.

Participants should plan to attend both sessions, part 1 and part 2. Cameras and tripods will be provided, but participants need to bring their own laptop with either Windows Movie Maker (PCs) or iMovie (Macs) software installed.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Take a Byte out of the new Math Core! 1023D (Lab B)
Speakers: Pam Turley
Come explore many free online resources that integrate technology with the Elementary Common Core Math Standards. Featured websites include Yummy Math, Math Snacks, Math Playground, Arcademic Skill Builders, IXL Math, Decimal Squares, and more!
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Take Off into Math with NASA Smart Skies F118
Speakers: Brian Hawkins
This session will train participants to use the award wining "Smart Skies" program with their students. Using computer based resources, this on line program enables mathematics students to explore and apply decision-making and proportional reasoning skills to resolve distance-rate-time problems in realistic air traffic control situations. To solve problems, students use a web-based interactive Air Traffic Control (ATC) Simulator that represents an air traffic controller's screen. Accompanying teacher and student materials and workbooks provide the underlying mathematics and strategies to enable students to optimize their solutions.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Technology to Increase Vocabulary Complexity in Writing G102
Speakers: Mary Beth Farrer
Teaching students to use Microsoft Word Spell Check, Dictionary.com, My Access Word Bank, and other online resources to increase the complexity of the vocabulary words used in their writing.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S the 'Science' of iPads I-210
Speakers: Robert Thomas, Phil Singleton
As a recipient of one of the Utah State Superintendent's innovative grant, we have implemented a one to one with iPads. This Session will examine the use of the iPad use in secondary science. Mr Thomas is an energetic teacher who has incorporated the iPad into his daily routine.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S The Dummies Guide to Designing and Teaching Hybrid Teaching Courses J214
Speakers: Burke Sorenson
Hybrid courses couple technology with innovative teaching practices to increase flexibility and engagement. Hybrids transform one or more face-to-face sessions into online experiences, reducing physical seat time without diminishing educational outcomes.

Because hybrid courses require significant re-thinking of teaching practices and understanding of new technology, this workshop will help you design your next hybrid course.

In Hybrid courses, the pedagogical focus shifts more responsibility to students, who do work online, either in self-paced activities (e.g., use of courseware for announcements, quizzes, asynchronous discussion boards) or small groups (e.g., discussions, chats/forums, projects/assignments).
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Troubleshooting Your Technology-Enabled Classroom WHEN Challenges Arise A102, Band Room
Speakers: Ray Sahagun
Basic information to share among teachers and tech leads on how to create resolutions to challenges that arise. We will discuss basic troubleshooting steps, Support structures, where to go for more help, and how training helps ease problems in the classroom.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Updating Your Teaching Style 1051
Speakers: Alicia Richmond
SPOTLIGHT-3rd Session-Tired of looking at the same old things in your closet? Want to update your look and add style and flair without breaking the bank? In this fun, hands-on class, you will learn how to see what's really hanging in your closet, combine existing articles of clothing for a new look, wear accessories in imaginative ways, and dress to emphasize the positives in your body. We'll also look at wardrobe essentials and discuss what to keep, what to toss, and what to buy to round out your wardrobe.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Using digital classroom tools to instruct the i-generation 2004
Speakers: Paul Richins, Glenn Gordon
This will be hands on serssion learning how to utilize digital tools to maximize classroom instruction in math, reading, and science for elementary students. Teachers will aslo learn how to manage i-instruction within curriculum, digital assessment, reports, and assigned classwok and homework. Teachers will leave the session empowered with an array of digital tools to implement in the classroom the next day. Any elementary teacher will gain from this session.

There will be a drawing for copies of Dr. Larry Rosen's latest books on i-instruction to the i-generation, in the session.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S Using Smartboards to improve student participation and retention. J220
Speakers: Hadley Christensen
This session will discuss ways teachers can use notebook software to plan rigorous, interactive, effective lessons. We will look at ways to use the smartboard as lesson planning tool. We will incorporate elements of the lesson activity tool kit, linked video clips, sound, the flick capabilities of notebook to create affective lessons and reviews. Attendees will see unique ideas on how to use the tools in notebook, as well as gain access to prebuilt lessons and review templates.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm S UTIPS Core Training G104
Speakers: Paula Wells
Learn the ins and outs of the new UTIPS Core Program. Move your old UTIPS assessments to the new system. Leave the conference ready to use the program in your classroom. NOTE: You must either have a new account set up in the new system or contact your district’s UTIPS administrator to get an “enrollment code”. Your old account login will NOT work to get into the new system.
  1:35pm –  1:55pm O iPhoneography Gym
Speakers: Kelly Dumont

The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. This session will present favorite iPhone photography apps and tips.

  1:55pm –  2:15pm O Comic Life in the Classroom Gym
Speakers: PJ Giles

Comic Life is a terrific application for all levels and all subjects. See student samples and how to get started with Comic Life

  2:30pm –  2:50pm O Garageband as a Language Arts Tool Gym
Speakers: John Truesdell

Few deny the power of music in both learning and inspiration. How many of us learned the alphabet with the power of a song? This class is meant to instruct teachers how Apple's Garageband software may open up new avenues for learning. Even teachers who can't carry a tune in a bucket may benefit from these musical tools. Come see how poetry and songwriting can complement your teaching and inspire a few reluctant learners.

  2:30pm –  3:30pm S App Creation - Nuts and Bolts I-208
Speakers: Rachel Murphy
This session is an beginning look at mobile application creation. We will use an iPad App, Codea, to create a mobile application and examine many, many resources that exist for you to teach yourself how to create your own basic apps.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Collaborative Writing and Research Using Google Docs 1023B (Lab A)
Speakers: Charles Hanosek
Do you want students to work together on a project or just share ideas in real-time? Can you provide a way for multiple students to create, revise, and edit content all at the same time? Ever have trouble where a student takes a writing assignment home and never brings it back? Or can you picture the student that you don't trust to take the assignment home in the first place?

Google Docs offers a free solution that engages all students to collaborate together to share ideas and create content together. All you need is a Gmail account to get started.

Reviewing the new Common Core, I noticed that students in elementary grades are now required to create content online. This last summer I started to create and post some content myself and found it to be quite exciting. I tried to bring this excitement into my classroom by using Google Docs and also Wikispaces. We found that Wikispaces is a great place to publish the work and that Google Docs is better for the prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and overall collaborative approach.

My intent is to show teachers how to create and share documents in Google Docs as well as how students can go do research together or go through the writing process. Teachers will see the power of multiple students accessing the same document at home or at school to complete a project. Of course, this power extends beyond writing and the elementary grades.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Come See the New SMART Stuff for 2012 A102, Band Room
Speakers: Ray Sahagun
Come and see what is new! See all the features that have been added recently, and get a sneak peak at the upcoming Smart Notebook 11! See some new features of Smartboard, Smart Response, Mixed Reality with the Smart Document camera. If you have a Smartboard you won’t want to miss this session!
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Creating Movies using Windows Movie Maker 2006
Speakers: Kristy Aycock
Instruction on how to use Movie Maker to create movies using songs that help teach curriculum.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Creating Virtual, Online, and Blended Programs in Your Schools 1538
Speakers: Brett Nielsen, Kristine Lindquist

Virtual Learning, Online Learning, Blended Learning -- What does it all mean? This session will explore how a school can begin the process of offering Virtual, Online, and Blended Solutions in their school and district. What are the considerations when creating these programs? How can these programs benefit schools and students? What are possibilities and what the pitfalls?

  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Deep Dive into Math - Take the Technology Plunge! J214
Speakers: Crystal VanAusdal, Annie Swinton, Jill Sestero
Learn to launch terrific tech tools (VoiceThread, Smart Notebook, GeoGebra, Screenr, SlideRocket, Adobe Connect, Khan Academy, Glogster, Google Docs,and Oneeko) to assess a deeper level of understanding from your students. Glide past multiple choice tests and dive into tech and project-based evaluations that will make deeper connections with students. Assessments anchored to the common core help students conceptualize and apply the material as well as make connections via technology. Walk away with practical projects you can present to your own students immediately!
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Discover best practices of a BYOD program! F102
Speakers: Terrisa Metzler
From school board buy-in to CIPA to policy updates to the technology infrastructure, discover the challenges, benefits, and best practices of a Bring Your Own Device Program! Anyone considering a BYOD or mobile learning initiative will benefit from technical and curricular information, best practices, and real-world examples. In addition to a presentation, attendees can expect a collaborative discussion and question and answer period around this hot topic!
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Easy Response To Intervention? easyCBM! E112
Speakers: Ana Poulos
Do you need help making the transition to RtI? easyCBM offers a complete solution at every tier of the RtI process.

Join this session to see how easyCBM can help you identify students at risk, monitor the effectiveness of interventions, progress monitor students or groups of students, and monitor the movement of students across instructional tiers.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Education World 2004
Speakers: Kristin Meanea
An introduction to the website, Education World. A vast, free collection of resources for teacher, adminstrators and students.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S eMedia Activities 1023D (Lab B)
Speakers: Mitchell Jorgensen

Utah Education Network and the Utah Instructional Media Consortium provide a wide variety of really amazing resources for use in the classroom. Come learn how to download, sync and stream eMedia onto iOS, Android and other handheld devices. Also participate in a hands-on strategy for getting more out of the resources in eMedia. BYOD if you have one.

  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Excel: Full Color Data Management G104
Speakers: Victoria Rasmussen
Learn to use sort, filter, conditional formatting, charts and a couple basic functions that will make managing your data more colorful and fun. Get tips for working with dates and flagging problems or highlighting highs to draw attention to the places you need it focused in a big sheet of raw information.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Fillable Forms with Microsoft Office 2010 G101
Speakers: Paul Waite
Learn to create fillable forms where students can enter information without being able to change the form. These are then sent back to the teacher, making it a paperless experience.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Foreign Language Resources from Utah Education Network 1536
Speakers: Rob Bentley
Come see some of the best world language resources available on the Internet. We'll look at great Utah Education Network services like eMedia and CultureGrams, as well as other tools including Quizlet digital flashcards, Voki digital avatars, and more. You'll also see a sneak preview of Duolingo, an exciting new project that will make language learning fun and free. You'll walk away from this session with practical tools that you and your students can use immediately.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Free Resources to Use in the Classroom F118
Speakers: PJ Giles, Sallie Warnecke, Colleen Bliss
In this session, participants will learn to use free software internet resources that will enhance classroom instruction.

Many of the tools used in this workshop will be used to encourage collaboration between students as well as professional colleagues.

  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Increasing Student Engagement with Online Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum 1041
Speakers: Melanie L. Mol M.A.

Maximize learning with online courses! Whether your model is blended, hybrid, completely online, or in a classroom, the ability to employ technology in a facilitated learning environment enables teachers and students to engage in a supportive learning environment.

Recognized by the United States Distance Learning Association with a 2011 Distance Learning Award, Education2020’s online learning system offers opportunities for students in grades 6-12 at both ends of the learning spectrum. Advanced students can take courses beyond their grade level or study subjects not offered. For students who are struggling, e2020 provides crucial supplemental and remedial support.

Students are engaged in the learning process through a completely multi-media online environment including animations, simulations, video-based presentations, vocabulary development, and exploration activities that support each lesson presented by a highly-qualified virtual teacher via recorded video. Online homework, evaluations, and other engaging activities reinforce student understanding ensuring content mastery.
• Core content
• Dropout prevention
• Targeted interventions
• Overage programs
• Credit recovery
• Credit advancement and AP courses
• Career education electives
• STEM courses

The USchool DistrictLA Awards acknowledge major accomplishments with demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery technologies.

“As a premier organization for the distance learning profession, we honor e2020, Inc., as an industry leader,” said Dr. John G. Flores, executive director of USchool DistrictLA. “e2020, Inc., has raised the bar of excellence and we are truly honored by its contributions to the distance learning industry.”

Come hear what others are talking about!

  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Integrating Technology and the 1:1 Classroom I-206
Speakers: Carol Nef
Learn about many tools for integrating technology into your lessons and curriculum. See how to ready yourself for a 1:1 environment in your classroom (one device for each student). Learn how four schools, two elementary and two junior highs, have implemented 1:1 technology.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Internet Content Filtering and Reporting J211
Speakers: Wes Furgason

This session would cover in detail what Utah Education Network currently provides to education to help them filter internet content, mitigate AUP violations, and in general be CIPA compliant.

  2:30pm –  3:30pm S iPads and Low Vision:Accessing the Curriculum the I-209
Speakers: Robert Woodbury, Debra Manning
We would present practical ideas on how to access the curriculum for low vision students K-12 on the iPad1 and iPad 2's, in the following areas:
1. scanning and accessing textbooks and other books
2. note taking
3. worksheets
4. student to student share sessions
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S iTunesU – How My Content Can Be Made Available to the World J219
Speakers: Brett Zabel, Karl Buchanan
In this presentation learn how Wasatch School District has leveraged iTunesU to enhance the experience of the substitute teacher and celebrate student work. Substitute teachers facilitate learning at Wasatch High School because of iTunesU. iTunesU has also worked well as a tool to motivate students in utilizing their planning, writing, critical thinking, and creativity in implementing what they are learning in the classroom. We will give you a short peek at the start to finish process of setting up your own iTunesU presence. iTunesU, a tool for any public classroom, not just the universities.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Kindles in the Secondary Library Media Center J221
Speakers: Marianne Bates, Joanne Christensen, Laurel Harris
The Kindle e-book reader is a device that can be utilized effectively in the secondary library media center. This workshop will include hands-on experience with Kindles as well as information about how the device operates. Library cataloging of the Kindle, management information (permission and other forms) , utilizing free e-books from the public domain, and library promotion of the Kindle will also be addressed.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Language Arts Resources from Utah Education Network 1539
Speakers: Mindy Hintze
Learn about the resources available from Utah Education Network that can enrich your classroom! See where to find videos, interactives, content units and lesson plans to support your curriculum!
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Magnificent Math K-3 1546
Speakers: Amy Bowden
Magnificent Math will combine engaging strategies, manipulatives and games for exciting Common Core Math learning. Lakeshore will provide software to each participant along with the opportunity to recieve other learning products.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Making the iPad work for you and your students in the classroom. I-210
Speakers: Royce Shelley
A collaborative discussion on using the iPad to deliver instruction in the classroom. The goal is to share some ideas on effectively using IPad in the classroom setting. Included will be mistakes to avoid, management of the lab (settings on the iPad to use and to avoid), websites that work well with the iPad, free apps, good apps, and apps worth buying. (I teach math, but if you have found a good app for your curriculum, please bring the name so we can all share what we know.)
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Photo Story 3 for Windows G102
Speakers: Steve Madsen, Jeff Curran
Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Personalize with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Reboot your Teaching: Using Technology with Common Core Standards E104
Speakers: John Meisner
Using numerous online tools and strategies, teachers can meet the Common Core writing requirements, increase student writing, improve students' reading comprehension WITHOUT increasing teacher work load.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S simplifying proloquo2go 1048
Speakers: Chad Fletcher
Proloquo@go is a speech output application for the iPad. For some kids this program can be overwhelming and confusing. This class will focus on how to simplify the program and how to individualize it for the students with whom you might be working.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S SMART Camera & Other Tools J220
Speakers: Ronald Fisher
The SMART Document Camera™ offers a convenient way to display and explore images of objects anytime without losing the momentum of a lesson. The document camera works with SMART Notebook and allows the teacher to capture images and instantly add them to a SMART Notebook page. The SMART Document Camera works with SMART's education-specific mixed reality content. Incorporating mixed reality (3D, animated and audio-enriched content) into your lessons will be easy and seamless. This will be a beginners course on how to immerse the students in a rich 3D world by virtually connecting physical objects with 3D content in SMART Notebook.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Smart Response Training Series – Session 2 of 2 A104, Choir Room
Speakers: Robert Bradley
This is gets into more depth in Smart Response. You will learn to create your class list as well as look at the results in Smart Response a bit deeper, including running reports to analyze formative data. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Smartpens: Computerized Audio Pens. . . definitely NOT your grandma’s ballpoint! J218
Speakers: Caroline Bass, Mona Oversteg
It’s a digital audio device, a computer that digitizes your notes, it’s a calculator, a piano, and an audio-visual teacher. . . it’s AMAZING! This session will highlight the array of educational applications for the
Livescribe Smartpen, including: assistive technology for note taking and lecture review; possibilities for use in language arts, math and science curriculums; creating talking tests; oral worksheet answers; creating audio labels; use as an augmentative communication tool; and use for articulation and pronunciation practice; as well as an introduction to pencasts. The possibilities are endless.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Speaking Web 2.0 1045
Speakers: Clint Stephens
Do you have troubles easily keeping in touch with your students and their parents? Do you know what a 'tweet' is? Want to learn about some great FREE tools available to you online that will help you enter the 21st century of collaborative communication? Then this is the session for you!

We'll look at some very effective ways to utilize the technology that your students are providing to you for no cost and are dying to use in class - their mobile phones - to poll your class to instantly check for understanding on their part, and provide feedback to them as well. We'll also take a look at unequivocally the easiest way to maintain a web page to catalog your class happenings. I'll also show you how to simultaneously communicate this information to parents and students automatically where they already are - Facebook and Twitter, as well as give you a Facebook-like option classroom community builder that is not blocked in your schools.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Stop Motion Animation Part 2 of 2 I-207
Speakers: Bruce Luck, Kristen Johnson, John Smith
Stop motion animation is a video made with a series of still photographs strung together. Participants in this session will create a short video with this technique, which involves creating a storyline, taking multiple still photographs, then importing them into a movie-making program.

Participants should plan to attend both sessions, part 1 and part 2. Cameras and tripods will be provided, but participants need to bring their own laptop with either Windows Movie Maker (PCs) or iMovie (Macs) software installed.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Symbaloo-Your Online Life on One Page 1541
Speakers: Jackie Loertscher, Kurt Loertscher
We will demonstrate how we have used Symbaloo to organize bookmarks and make internet use easier and safer with Early Elementary,ELL, and Special Needs students. Attendees will set up a free Symbaloo account, create a web mix, search for pre-made web mixes, and learn how to create their own tiles. Ideas would be applicable to all age ranges.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Using iPads with Severely Involved Students G103
Speakers: Denise Warren
This session will address ways to use iPads with students who are severely disabled. Apps that support Cause/Effect, communication, and emerging concepts will be presented. Learn how to use switches with iPads, mount and position iPads on wheelchairs, and discover what kinds of cases and keyguards are available.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Using Technology to Teach/Revise/Edit Writing J222
Speakers: Peggy Scripter
Teach writing using technology. You have the tools you need to free yourself from squinting to edit chicken scratch on newsprint. If your students have access to a computer lab or better, you can have students type all drafts and save them on the computer. As teachers, we have access to these files in order to communicate with students ideas for revisions, then editing, before publishing. A color-coded guide explaining your suggestions, plus an electronic sign-up sheet, will free you from confusion over who next needs your critical eye. Use the technology you already have.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S UTIPS Core is Ready Media Center
Speakers: Nate Ober, Murry Jensen
Learn about the new version of UTIPS, how to merge your current UTIPS account into your UTIPS Core account, how to create new assessments, add equations, websites, and media, how to administer assessments to your students, and how assessments can be easily shared by you and your colleagues. UTIPS Core includes items aligned to the Common Core for math – come see how to access those!
  2:30pm –  3:30pm S Why this Tech Stuff Matters 1051
Speakers: Rushton Hurley
SPOTLIGHT-4th Session-Our professional experiences as teachers are shaped by so many things each day - the words of colleagues, the attitudes of parents, the directives of administrators, and even the facial expressions of our students. How has technology made the experiences of teachers and students better or worse, and what do these changes remind us about who we are and what we do? Come join Rushton for an exploration of values and possibilities, and bring your humor and your heart - they're required.
  2:50pm –  3:10pm O Wiki While You Work Gym
Speakers: Glen Andersen

Using wiki pages in the classroom can help students collaborate and communicate. It also provides a place for students to find information about assignments and to complete homework. Learn about the characteristics of wikis, how to operate and manage them, and a variety of classroom applications including how to create a free wiki site to use with students.

  3:10pm –  3:30pm O The UCET News Guru Gym
Speakers: Nathan Smith

Besides the conference the most powerful benefit is the monthly newsletter and frequent blog posts put together by our Newletter Editor, Nathan Smith. In this session Nathan will explain how he gathers the news and puts it out to UCET members and others.

  3:30pm –  4:00pm E Cookies & Drinks Dining Hall
Speakers: Elizabeth's Catering

Refreshments are served! A variety of cookies and drinks are available in the dining hall and student commons the half hour before our closing Keynote. Have a treat then come on into the auditorium for the closing Keynote.

  4:00pm –  5:00pm E Closing Keynote Auditorium
Speakers: Rulon Gardner
7 Points to Success – Rulon shares personal experiences to illustrate how persistence leads to success:
1.Go Back To The Basics
2. Turn The Negatives Into Positives
3. Aim High When You're Feeling Low
4. Enlist Others
5. Train Hard
6. Take Care Of Business
7. Don't Rest On Your Laurels
  8:00pm –  10:00pm E App O Rama Maple Room (Best Western Cotton Tree Inn)
Speakers: Jared Covili, Mindy Hintze, Nancy Lagerberg

Join us for the UCET App-O-Rama

  • Bring your device with your favorite apps and be prepared to battle it out with your friends.
  • Enjoy spending time with colleagues and make some new friends.
  • Desserts provided by Lakeshore Learning.

 

March 3 • Saturday

  7:00am –  8:30am E Saturday Breakfast Dining Hall
Speakers: Elizabeth's Catering
Breakfast is served! Assorted fresh and warm Danish, sweet breads, coffee cakes, bagels, muffins and butter croissants, butter, jelly, cream cheese,& fresh fruit. Fruit juice, sodas, water, and coffee.
  8:00am –  8:20am O iBooks Author Gym
Speakers: Kelly Dumont

iBooks Author is Apple's new tool for creating interactive multimedia books for iOS devices. This will be a brief demonstration of its capabilities.

  8:00am –  9:00am S Active Learning in the 21st Century Classroom E109
Speakers: Laura Sheehy
Interactive whiteboards, student response systems, wireless tablets, document cameras & projectors are the latest innovations in classroom technology. Learn how classroom teachers can effectively use these technologies in the classroom to support curriculum objectives. Create an active learning environment for students that will engage, excite and educate them in the Troxell "21st Century Classroom”. This student-centered approach to education empowers teachers through effective and practical technology, supported by a comprehensive professional development model.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Common Core Connections in Language Arts 1546
Speakers: Amy Bowden
This session will focus on increasing the connections, rigor and relevance needed in the new Common Core with strategies and activities already being used in the classroom. Lakeshore will provide a software title and all participants will be entered into drawings for more fabulous products.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Cool Tools on the Web for Social Studies Teachers J218
Speakers: Calvin Hales
Learn about great online resources and tools that can be used as lesson starters to engage students, including Gapminder, Poodwaddle, Admondo, Mission US, iCivics, A Thin Line, History by Decades, Knowledge Web, 270 to Win, Worldmapper, If It Were My Home.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Creating an International Learning Environment Using Technology J220
Speakers: Shelly D Gooden, Alen Delic, Govinda Panthy
Educators for all age groups can safely create international learning environment using free tools available online. Skype for Educators will be featured. Educators from around the globe are looking for opportunities to collaborate with others. Learn more about the tools available to help increase global awareness and enrich curriculum for any age group. This session is bring your own device, laptop, tablet, iPad, or cell.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Creating eBooks or Textboos with ePubBud.com 2006
Speakers: Carl Lyman
Explore how ePubBud can be used to create eBooks and textbooks by students or teachers that can be used on iPad, iPod Touch, or Nook.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Creative APP-titude: IPad Multimedia Tools for Creativity 1048
Speakers: John Kelly
Come see some MUST-HAVE creative apps that will put you and your students in the information production driver’s seat!
  8:00am –  9:00am S Google Contacts and Calendars G103
Speakers: Charlie Roberts
In this session the presenter will address two of the most commonly used Google Applications; Contacts and Calendars. Many users have not taken the time to learn how to take full advantage of these two directly accessible desktop applications. Spend an hour exploring the settings and most common uses. Bring your own laptop (BYOL). The focus is on teacher and administrator use and time will not permit working with mobile interface. It is imperative to have a Google Mail account to take full advantage of this session.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Hands-on Promethean ActivInspire Workshop 1536
Speakers: Lorrie Cook
You'll receive enough instruction to get you started and guidance to find ready-to-go activities and resources. Work with teachers in similar grade level or content area or create and share lessons. Previous experience is needed to have the full experience. Bring your own laptop so you can save your work.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Implementing Common Core State Math Standards with Open-Online Resources E104
Speakers: Camille Baker
In Jordan District’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards in math, online resources have replaced math textbooks. Teachers across Utah are accessing this freely available, openly licensed learning content via a WordPress blog. Join us to consider the collaboration and content development, the advantages of a blog format, teachers’ acceptance and progress, the results and effects of our implementation so far, and how we are adjusting for the future.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Increasing Student Achievement with Assessment Technologies 1041
Speakers: Marion Johnson

In this session participants will explore using both physical and virtual Student Response System options to meet the challenges of implementing data driven instruction.  Participants will gain familiarity with various tools within the TurningPoint software to help streamline collecting and analyzing student achievement data.  We will also discuss various learning theories and teaching strategies that can be used to support student engagement and achievement.  

  8:00am –  9:00am S Lessons in Online Learning J222
Speakers: Patrick Colclough, Trisha Syversen, Mike Kisow
Utah Students Connect is a consortium of seven districts (Granite, Davis, Tooele, Park City, Jordan, Murray and Nebo) that have come together to offer online classes for original credit to students in our districts. We would like to share the steps taken to create the online consortium as well as lessons learned and some of the pitfalls of online learning. While most of the districts had already offered or were developing online courses, SB 65 which became law on July 1, 2011, propelled us to collaborate in an innovative, collaborative way to offer online options for students. We currently offer the core academic classes in addition to art courses with more elective offerings on the docket for summer 2012. We would like to share what we have learned about creating and running an online program with our colleagues around the state, including course development and revision, teacher hiring, professional development and helping schools with the shifting paradigms in education as regards online learning. We intend to have students in the program available via webinar to dialogue with session participants.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Managing iPads and Androids Implemented in your School J223
Speakers: Jacob Bradshaw

With an influx of mobile devices flooding the market and educational institutions it is imperative that students and educators alike learn how to properly utilize these devices within the classroom and out. This presentation will discuss how to capitalize on the features that these mobile devices offer to be used for beneficial and interactive education, with some extra focus spent on securing and managing district owned devices.

  8:00am –  9:00am S NASA Design Challenge: Can You Deliver? (Safely to Mars) J221
Speakers: Brian Hawkins, Tony Leavitt
NASA education specialist, working with an on-site specialist, will SKYPE into this session to present a fun engaging activity. Your students are presented with an engineering design challenge.... Deliver a given cargo safely to the surface of another planet - Mars! NASA and PBS's Design Squad program have collaborated on a new educator guide which presents 6 engineering challenges. This activity introduces students to the engineering design process, from brainstorming to summary report. Given a particular set of materials, student teams design, build and test prototypes. Cell phones and digital imagery are used to document the tests and analyze results. Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics... this lesson has it all.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Preschool Pioneer Library: Utah Education Network's fantastic resource for Kids, Parents and K-2 Teachers 1023B (Lab A)
Speakers: Lisa Cohne
Where can you find: Activity Calendars, Local Events, Parent Resources, Professional Development Resources, Letter Interactives, Number Interactives, Science, Tech, Engineering and Math Interactives, Spanish Resources, Downloadable Media for Preschoolers, AND Utah State Library’s new Literacy site with even more great resources at the click of a button? On Utah Education Network's Preschool Pioneer Library - come find out all about this great site where kids go to click, learn and grow!
  8:00am –  9:00am S Safe Web 2.0 in Education: Blogging, Messaging, Sharing, and Collaborating F102
Speakers: Terrisa Metzler
The benefits of collaborative, engaging, dynamic education are touted again and again. But the task for IT is to figure out how to open up those learning opportunities while still ensuring safety, security, and CIPA compliance. See how you can extend the traditional classroom into a safe online learning environment that gives teachers and students access to Web 2.0 tools and resources they need for more engaging and active learning--but also provides IT with safety, monitoring, and reporting.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Smartboard Training Series – Session 3 of 5 A104, Choir Room
Speakers: Nicole Cecil
This is gets a bit beyond the basics of Smart Notebook software. This will include tools such as cloning, digital ink, the line and shape tools and the magic pen. Participants will create an interactive activity for their classroom using these tools. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).
  8:00am –  9:00am S Technolgy in Lesson Plans and Data Collection J206
Speakers: Heather Weiler

Setting up a data collection system to chart student progress that is easy. This presentation will review the stages of learning as it directly relates to intervals for data collection and methods to document the learning itself through pictures, sound and video. In addition I can show how to incorporate technology for lesson plan components to make the content relevant to to classroom and students with very little effort using apps such as KSL weather. I also have started using a Go Pro camera system for science and communication to teach perspective.
I will let the attendees have a chance to practice a little with each device and if time is available to create a simple lesson that would use the device to either provide information or data collection

  8:00am –  9:00am S Technology in Teaching: Creating Active Learners with Technology Based Lessons I-209
Speakers: Deanne Troff, Molly Campbell
Learn to utilize the technology students love: interactive boards, cell phones, interactive web-based sites, YouTube, iPods, and so much more. Create a classroom environment in which every student wants to be an active participant.
  8:00am –  9:00am S The end is near? Common Core Standards in Your Classroom 1051
Speakers: Julie Lindsay
SPOTLIGHT-5th Session-2012 may be the end of the world, but it won't be due to implementing the common core in your classroom. Come participate in this informative session and learn how using common core strategies in your classroom can improve student literacy and help you address national standards. We promise the world won't end if you attend!
  8:00am –  9:00am S Using Authentic NASA Data in the Classroom I-207
Speakers: David V. Black
One of the best things about NASA is that YOU own the data. As a federal agency, all NASA sponsored scientific data is made publicly available on the Internet. The trick is knowing where to find it and how to use it. In this session, we will look at some of the NASA online data nodes, the types and formats of data available, where to find free software that can read the data, and how to use this data to meet national science, math, and technology standards in your classroom. You'll also learn about NASA programs that allow you and your students to become actual scientists to collect and analyze your own data.
  8:00am –  9:00am S USOE Data Display/ PSchool District Gateway G104
Speakers: Nate Ober, Murry Jensen
Learn how to access information on school performance using the USOE Data Display/ PSchool District Gateway, review school profiles, compare student proficiency rates, analyze detailed assessment data by core curriculum area, create reports, and export data to spreadsheets. The USOE Data Display/PSchool District Gateway session will provide users with the hands-on training needed in order to navigate these on-line systems.
  8:00am –  9:00am S Welcome to Mobile Learning Part 1 1538
Speakers: Kimberly Plummer, Glenn Gordon
Welcome to PEARSON The Next Generation!
Come and see what the future holds for digital instruction. Join Pearson for a exclusive technology symposium for K-12 technology directors, administrators and educators. Experience the newest educational technologies, dashboards and instructional tools. See how Pearson is reinventing teacher support for the 21st century classroom.
  8:00am –  9:00am S What's New with Polycom A102, Band Room
Speakers: Elaine Shuck
Distance Learning and more with Polycom. Elaine Shuck has earned a global reputation for melding unified communications to support educational achievement. Elaine knows the hard constraints facing today’s educators while recognizing the high expectations of digitally connected students. She has designed and implemented programs that not only stretch scarce dollars but also inspire students as they collaborate with renowned thought-leaders. Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the US Distance Learning Association (USchool DistrictLA). An authority on social media, collaborative learning, and the use of best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with a host of educational groups and serves on the Board of USchool DistrictLA.
  8:00am –  11:30am W 'Touching' Your Curriculum I-206
Speakers: Heidi Meenen, Shauna Jensen
What are the possibilities of using an iPod Touch in the classroom? There are thousands of educational apps that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your curriculum. In this session we will highlight how to integrate the iPod Touch in elementary classrooms.
  8:00am –  11:30am W (Room Change) iMovie Projects (Location Change) 1541
Speakers: Tim Stack

iMovie a fun, easy and powerful movie making and multimedia tool. Learn three "do-able” projects for students and teachers.
In this session we will create a movie trailer, music video, and a narrated slide show. In addition see how all the new features can help best tell your story.

  8:00am –  11:30am W Beginning Photoshop for All Content Areas 1023D (Lab B)
Speakers: Trent Jensen
Through this hands-on workshop, you will develop a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS5. This class is designed for teachers of all content areas with little to no previous knowledge of Photoshop, and will teach skills applicable to any classroom curriculum. Techniques include Content-Aware Fill, compositing, using Layers, adding text to images, preparing images for the web and more. Learn the tools necessary to create fliers, handouts, and images for websites, tests and assignments. Written tutorials will also be provided.
  8:00am –  11:30am W Engage Your Students with GPS! G101
Speakers: Clint Stephens
In Utah, 39% of students in 2011 were not proficient Geometry, scoring poorly on the concepts of calculation of area, perimeter, and slope. There is a need to present these concepts to many of our students in a new way.

Global Positioning System Receivers (GPSr’s) can be an effective and engaging technology tool to help your students understand these concepts and enable your students to experience math in their world in a new way. We will cover how to use a GPSr to find the area and perimeter of a location, calculate the slope of a hill (& the distance up that hill!), and even how to figure out the volume of water fall on your school campus during a rainstorm!

Not a math teacher, that’s OK! I will show you over 50 ways to integrate GPS into your instruction in any classroom.
  8:00am –  11:30am W Everything You Wanted to Know About Macs and Mac Resources (But were afraid to ask) J219
Speakers: Nathan Smith
We'll have three hours where we share Macintosh and iOS resources, websites, freeware, and answer questions you've been wanting to get answers to. Lots of resources you can take back to school with you - these will be available. Bring your own Macintosh or iOS device. Nathan Smith, Director of Technology of the College of Education & Human Services, will host the session - which will combine presentation and hands on. Last year's session was standing room only!
  8:00am –  11:30am W Get Inspired with ActivInspire 1539
Speakers: Christine Ferrin, Ryan Wells
In this session, you will be introduced to several tricks of the trade in ActivInspire to make your Promethean board more interactive and student-oriented. We will use object hiding, labeling, actions, layering, and more in creating an interactive flipchart for your classroom.

In addition to creating their own flipchart pages, participants will also leave with example pages and instructions. It will be beneficial to have content in mind to build flipcharts around.

Bring your laptop with the latest version of ActivInspire installed. This workshop is for teachers who are already familiar with ActivInspire and want to learn more.

If you don’t bring your laptop or have no experience with ActivInspire – this workshop is not for you.
  8:00am –  11:30am W Getting (Rm Change) More out of (and into) your eReader with Utah Education Network's Pioneer Library (Location Change) F118
Speakers: Mitchell Jorgensen

Are you thinking about getting an eReader. Come learn about the features of some of the most popular new devices. Also learn how to get more out of and put more into the different devices. Public Pioneer provides books through your local library system and K-12 Pioneer has great resources for use on many eReaders. We will also discuss tools for converting PDF's to ePub and how to create ePub books with online and desktop tools. Come get your book on!

  8:00am –  11:30am W Google Tools for Teaching and Learning Media Center
Speakers: Rushton Hurley
They said this many powerful and free Google resources couldn't be packed into a single session. They were wrong! Step inside, buckle your seatbelt, and get ready to get excited about possibilities that won't cost you or your school a dime. We'll cover both the tools and the projects one might do with them, and finish with info about becoming a Google Certified Teacher.
  8:00am –  11:30am W Teaching 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship with The.News and You.Edit G102
Speakers: Celia Powell, Michelle Asay
Help your students be informed about their world using the PBS student authoring tool the.News and the online student authoring tool You.Edit. These two tools allow students access to current event information for teens at home, in the classroom, and in out-of-school time. The.News uses journalism and video to tell topical and relevant stories about subjects of interest. It is a noncommercial, multi-platform tool designed to help teens acquire the knowledge and skills to become better citizens of the 21st century.

The accompanying tool, You.Edit allows students to mash up all the elements of PBS videos with their own original productions, provides teachers with many open ended prompts to encourage project-based constructivist teaching, and allows teachers to have classes and even to invite members.

Using journalism and technology, the.News provides educators with content specific tools while also helping them meet the civic mission of schools. An instructional design informs video and curricular content, targeted to middle and high school students, to support social studies, language arts and science learning objectives, as well as critical thinking and media literacy. Each video story is supported by lesson plans with content-based standards, discussion questions, student activities, vocabulary and primary references. The material is presented as options to fit teachers’ instructional needs and is accompanied by professional development resources.
  8:20am –  8:40am O Making the Common Core Uncommonly Exciting Gym
Speakers: Jamie Hagan

The purpose of this session is to inspire participants to use the new Common Core standards as inspiration for exciting and high-level technology projects. While the standards are able to provide a clear understanding of what students need to learn, they do not tell you HOW the students should learn these standards. While each student is different, the desire to be engaged and to use creative outlets are common amongst them all. Pixie3 is the creative tool that we will use to engage learners and collaborate our way through the new standards.

  8:40am –  9:00am O 5 Things You Didn't Know about Google (and a few you did) Gym
Speakers: Jared Covili
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Learn some new tricks for using Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Search and more. We'll look at classroom management strategies, fun activities, and productivity tools.

  9:15am –  9:35am O How to become a video Ninja Gym
Speakers: Robert Gordon

Do you want to get video off the Internet or more specifically, YouTube? Would you like to be able to use a clip from your favorite commercial video in your classroom? How about having a DVD on your computer HD? We'll be moving fast, but will introduce you to tools that will do all this and more. Check out www.trainerob.com for the list of tools.

  9:15am –  10:15am S 1st-3rd grade Language Arts Made Spectacular 1546
Speakers: Amy Bowden
Engaging ways to teach and review early elementary skills will be shown in this session. Participants will learn ways to teach langaguage arts and writing to very young students while engaging them in multi-sensory learning. Every participant will receive software from Lakshore Learning and be in the running for additional products.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Apps, Apps, Apps I-210
Speakers: Michelle Reed
iPods and iPads can be a great tool in the classroom. But you can spend hours looking for just the right app to use. Save yourself some time and come check out these fun educational apps. These apps will cover all subjects - language arts, math, science, history, etc and most will focus on K - 6 grades. Apps can also get expensive but most of the apps that are presented will be free or low-cost. Bring your own iPad or iPod or borrow one of ours to experience some of the apps on your own.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Backing Up and Managing Your Digital Files 1536
Speakers: John Chinchen
Ask yourself this question: “If my computer went up in a ball of smoke right now, in how many ways would that affect my life?” This session will take an informative look on how we can use free programs to help manage our digital files, as well as discuss strategies to ensure everything we care about is backed up safely. For the purpose of this presentation, we will focus primarily on providing a “how to” guide in using Microsoft SyncToy and Task Scheduler to maintain and backup your files using additional computers, hard drives or other types of media.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Building a Class Website with Weebly G104
Speakers: Jared Ward
Beginner to intermediate tips and tricks for building and maintaining a class website using Weebly. Learn the basics of building a site to more advanced features like embedding documents and media, managing content, custom editing and more. Participants will have a functional website by the end of the session.

Will also share multiple examples of teacher websites and student created sites that have been built using Weebly.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Digital anthologies using ekphrastic writing 2006
Speakers: Lisa Kolstad
This is a great workshop that will show teachers how to create a student anthology of writing and will explore the use of ekphrastic expression in the creative writing or language arts classroom. This project contains examples and assignments that teachers can use immediately and ideas for classroom projects and web quests that they can incorporate into many different areas of study. It can be hands on or presentation.
  9:15am –  10:15am S EEE Pad - Applications for Special Education I-209
Speakers: Craig Boogaard
This session will focus on the Asus EEE Pad and how it can be used in Special Education settings. The session is especially for UAAACT team members who would like to receive an Asus EEE Pad for their team assessment kit. All UAAACT teams that have at least one team member in attendance at this session will receive an EEE Pad during the session. We will then review some practical applications, describing how this device might help middle school and high school students in special education settings.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Electronic Adventure Stories J222
Speakers: Paul Waite
Engage students by having them write stories with alternate endings. The stories can then be made available for others to enjoy on the web. The step-by-step process from first idea to the final posting will be presented.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Finding Scientific Research Opportunities for You and Your Students I-207
Speakers: David V. Black, Carolyn Bushman
Good science teachers know that activities are more meaningful if they are inquiry-based, using real data acquired by the students themselves. The challenge is finding authentic research opportunities and projects. We will share the successes we've had and some of the programs available to teachers and/or students to do real, open-ended research using authentic data from NASA and elsewhere. We'll also talk about alternative research projects, such as podcasts, vodcasts, internships, job shadowing, and research on the history of science.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Formative Assessment Strategies Using a Student Response System A102, Band Room
Speakers: Bob Jackman, Ray Sahagun
A collection of formative assessment strategies to use in your class with your student response system. Identify intervention needs more quickly and accurately to help your students before their misunderstanding becomes a larger problem. The presentation will show the strategies implemented using Smart Response on a Smartboard, but the same strategies will work just as well with any other type of clickers, such as Promethean Activote, Active Expression, iClicker, Quizdom, Examview, Etc.
  9:15am –  10:15am S How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Ten Ways to Enhance Student Learning using Common Core Standards. E104
Speakers: Heather Wihongi
Okay, I know about the Common Core Standards, now where do I go from here? This session is geared towards helping teachers enhance student learning using common core standards, by adapting their current curriculums to meet the Common Core Standards and incorporating the newer portions of the CCSS standards (including argument writing, informational texts, etc.).
  9:15am –  10:15am S How to Effectively Create Google Forms G103
Speakers: Charlie Roberts
With Google Docs, you can quickly create a form or survey, send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet.

Since forms are filled out online, there’s no need to enter in results manually. Responses are collected and displayed immediately in a corresponding Google Docs spreadsheet which allows you to sort, analyze, and visualize the information.

You can send forms to anyone - even those outside of your school Apps domain. Respondants can access the form via email, a published webpage, or embedded on a site.

Forms also generates an automatic summary with charts, graphs, and statistics about your form responses and can notify you when new responses are submitted.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Information Everywhere J214
Speakers: Jessica Moody, Fay Mason
Do you ever feel like there is too much information online? Or, that you just don't know how to find valuable information in the sea of endless clutter? Come to this class to learn valuable searching techniques and online tools you can use everyday as well as with your students. We will explore the world of Boolean operators/searching, advanced searching techniques, and comprehensive websites such as IL2 and other peer reviewed website collections.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Keyboarding Online--Real Skills! NO Hunting & Pecking! F102
Speakers: Barbara Ellsworth
60-DAY FREE TRIAL! Keyboarding Online--Real Skills! will lead participants in group discussions covering common problems and solutions of web-based software--such as cheating, Internet down, bandwidth. See current web-based technology that addresses these concerns and especially solving the #1 problem in teaching keyboarding--breaking/preventing Hunting & Pecking. Other solutions include individualizing for slow/fast learners, automatic grading and recording of scores and grades, a video presentation of correct keyboarding techniques, FREE Formatting lessons (letters, memos tables, job skills, etc.), FREE Microsoft Applications lessons (Windows, Publisher, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), and more. Affordable!!! 60-DAY FREE TRIAL!
  9:15am –  10:15am S Livescribe Smartpen: 50+ uses I-208
Speakers: Erek Engar
Come see how to use the Livescribe pen for creating talking word walls, study guides, tests, worksheets, communication displays, and much more. This session will also demonstrate how to use Pencasts.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Min to win with IT 1051
Speakers: Glen Westbroek
SPOTLIGHT-6th Session-Minute to win with Instructional Technology will demonstrate various online tools and examples of how they can be used in the classroom. We will attempt to cover one tool a minute, can you keep up?
  9:15am –  10:15am S Mobile Device Management Strategies J221
Speakers: Rachel Murphy
You just recieved a lab of mobile devices at your school - what do you do now? This session will focus on many different strategies for managing labs of mobile devices, specifically the iPod Touch and iPads. We will review the ways in which Kearns High School has been managing their 1:1 program through devices restrictions, the iPhone configuration utility, and the mobile device management system called Absolute MDM. In addition, we will also discuss lesson learned, teacher concerns, student issues and the ways in which we have solved many issues over the last year.
  9:15am –  10:15am S NASA CONNECT: MEASUREMENT, RATIOS, AND GRAPHING: 
3, 2, 1…. Crash! J218
Speakers: Brian Hawkins
Using the NASA award winning Mathematics on line program, participants will learn how NASA improves aircraft performance and safety by conducting extreme tests such as crashing planes, skidding tires, and blasting water. Participants will build small “fizz” rocket vehicles using measurement, ratios, and graphing to make predictions and draw conclusions during their extreme tests. Participants conduct simple classroom rocket car experiment to (1) measure and collect data, (2) develop ratios and graphs to analyze their data, (3) compare their results, and (4) predict possible solutions for their real-world problems.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Pixie 3 Creativity and Collaboration for Today's Learner 1023B (Lab A)
Speakers: Matt Keillor
Explore ways you can use Pixie, Tech4Learning's 21st century student creativity tool, to unlock learning and build thinking skills in your classroom curriculum. Learn how collaboration improves student learning and a how a video project, interactive stories, and animations can help motivate students to produce their best work and meet Common Core Standards in a creative way.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Preparing for the rigors of writing under the Common Core Standards. 1041
Speakers: Marvin Thompson
One of the biggest challenges facing schools with the introduction of Common Core Standards is the rigors of writing across the curriculum. Come get hands on with Renaissance Learning’s interactive keyboard the NEO 2, and see how these great devices are helping students across the country improve their writing and keyboarding skills. These interactive keyboards allow students to work in the classroom on writing and keyboarding saving valuable computer lab time. Students can wirelessly transfer their writing to their teacher, and wirelessly receive writing assignment from their teacher. Writing is not all these powerful little keyboards can do, the NEO 2 also has a full classroom response system built in, a Math Facts in a Flash practice software, and works with multiple software programs like: Accelerated Read, Accelerated Math, Google Docs, My Access, Study Island, and many more. So come see the NEO 2 in action and see how it can help your students.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Promethean Expressions - Taking your Interactive Assesment to the Next Level E113
Speakers: Tyler Harrison, Dana Magenau
Students today expect the ability to engage interactively with information and technology. Promethean Active Expressions engage students with a regular QWERTY keyboard that enables students to respond with complete sentences. Tie this to the ActivBoard interactive whiteboard and anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected – bringing the classroom to life. The next generation Interactive Whiteboard that offers a true collaborative learning experience has arrived, the ActivBoard 500 Pro system.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Scratch in the Elementary Grades J220
Speakers: Steve Manning
Recently we introduced fourth- and fifth-grade students to programming with Scratch. Our experiences with these young students, including challenges and rewards, will be described. Some samples of students' work will be displayed.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Smartboard Training Series – Session 4 of 5 A104, Choir Room
Speakers: Angie Benson, Amy Wilkey
This is gets a bit beyond the basics of Smart Notebook software. This will include tools such as Dual Page display, Screen Capture, Document Camera tool, Flip, Picture Transparency, Grouping, Locking, and clearing the screen. Participants will create an interactive activity for their classroom utilizing what they have learned. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).
  9:15am –  10:15am S Using the 'i's every day: iPods, iPads, iTunes 1048
Speakers: April Olsen, Kellie Bagley
We use the iPods, iPads, and iTunes every day in math, fluency, guided reading, writing, and science. In our 4th grade classrooms we have found ways to build mastery, increase engagement, and differentiate our instruction with the "i"s.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Visual multimedia for learning: What, When, and How? J223
Speakers: Kirsten Butcher
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Have you found yourself looking for digital images to augment your lessons and engage your learners? Should you pick a website with detailed pictures or abstract diagrams? In this session, research findings from studies on learning with visual representations will be used to engage teachers in thinking about what types of visuals are most useful for instruction, when they should be used, and how to support students in thinking deeply about visuals presented in the classroom. In this session, we will discuss how to reconcile and implement varied findings from the research literature. For example, research has found that abstract representations support knowledge transfer to new tasks but that novices need concrete representations that can be connected to background knowledge. The first half of this session will be an interactive presentation, in which examples will be used to facilitate discussion. The second half of the presentation will be a demonstration of how to use readily-available digital tools (e.g., PowerPoint and Google images) to create and modify optimal visuals for instruction and learning. Teachers are encouraged to bring a laptop equipped with PowerPoint and wireless access in order to follow along and try out hands-on techniques.
  9:15am –  10:15am S Welcome to Mobile Learning Part 2 1538
Speakers: Kimberly Plummer, Glenn Gordon
Welcome to PEARSON The Next Generation!
Come and see what the future holds for digital instruction. Join Pearson for a exclusive technology symposium for K-12 technology directors, administrators and educators. Experience the newest educational technologies, dashboards and instructional tools. See how Pearson is reinventing teacher support for the 21st century classroom.
  9:35am –  9:55am O Overcoming the iPad Integration Conundrum Gym
Speakers: Kyle Hansen

Now you have obtained that shiny new iPad to use in your classroom. Then the realization hits . . . how do you integrate? What are some awesome apps for students use? How can your iPad help you stay focused and on task as a teacher? Can I use my iPad to help my students master their basic math facts? Is it possible to improve fluency using an iPad? Some of my students have very poor penmanship, how can my iPad help? How do I turn my iPad into an interactive whiteboard? If you find yourself asking these questions, come find some answers.

  9:55am –  10:15am O To Tweet or Not to Tweet Gym
Speakers: Amy Wadsworth

Twitter as an instructional tool? Yes! Tweet props to your students, post the word of the day, hurl Elizabethan insults, the answer to a math problem, play by play historical events and much more. Walk away with simple to implement Twitter tips!

 10:30am –  10:50am O iOS App-o-rama Gym
Speakers: Nancy Lagerberg

Come join us for an App-o-rama. We will be sharing our app-find resources, app evaluation ideas, our favorite elementary and secondary apps.

We want you to join us and share your favorite apps, too. We will learn from each other.

 10:30am –  11:30am S 4-6 Language Arts Made Engaging 1546
Speakers: Amy Bowden
Engaging upper grade students in Language Arts with an emphasis on the new Common Core using writing, games, review techniques and more. Lakeshore will be sponsering this workshop and will give free software to each participant as well as opportunity for other products.
 10:30am –  11:30am S 5 Ways to Maximize School PR with Technology J211
Speakers: Rich Finlinson
This session will reveal how technology-enhanced public relations can support personal, classroom and school goals. It will provide high leverage strategies to achieve maximum communication impact. Participants will learn fundamental aspects of 21st century public relations, explore targeted communication techniques and examine the role of stories and relationships. They will return to their schools with ways to identify priority publics and build collaborative relationships in person and via social media. They will also learn community engagement techniques and sources of personal, social and organizational influence.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Accessing the Common Core State Standards for Math with Technology J221
Speakers: Ron Twitchell, Jodi Mantilla, Sheryl Rushton
Teaching with technology isn't limited to graphing calculators. This session will focus on using free, Web-based tools (e.g., virtual manipulatives, Google docs, and wiki pages) to help students develop mathematical proficiency while exploring the CCSS domain progressions of number and operations—fractions (3–5) and the number system (6–8).
 10:30am –  11:30am S Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) and Clickers 2004
Speakers: Lorrie Cook
Using mobile devices and online resources to create interactive environments without purchasing expensive hardware.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Animation Made Easy 1023B (Lab A)
Speakers: Rosanne Markham
Ever wanted to create an animation to teach a lesson, do a book review, share classroom procedures, or just have fun? Learn how to make your own animation with an easy, free website called Xtranormal. Preview at http://www.xtranormal.com/
 10:30am –  11:30am S Art Studio for iPad G103
Speakers: Austin Lee, Michele Lee
This class deminstrates the capabilities Art Studio has to offer to make Art with tools that are easy to learn and use. It is by far one of the best visually artistic apps for iOS devices on the market and is relatively inexpensive.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Creative Tools on the Web 1051
Speakers: Rob Bentley
SPOTLIGHT-7th Session-With the Web 2.0 revolution, the Web has become the home of hundreds of creative tools that students and teachers can use to build their own exciting projects and media. Learn about tools like Go Animate, which makes it fun and easy to create animated cartoons online, and Creaza, which has a suite of creative tools including a great mind mapping tool. These creative tools, as well as others we'll discuss, empower your students' imagination and learning!
 10:30am –  11:30am S Document Camera Strategies A102, Band Room
Speakers: Bob Jackman, Ray Sahagun
Learn how to maximize the use of your document camera with strategies based on Bob Marzano’s Classroom Strategies that work. Get beyond using your document camera as a glorified overhead projector by engaging your students and utilizing the great resources of your computer. This session will be shown on a Smartboard with a Smart Document Camera, but the strategies shown can be used on any type of document camera (Elmo, Avervision, Avermedia, Samsung, etc.) with any interactive whiteboard (Promethean, Interwrite, Mimeo, Etc.).
 10:30am –  11:30am S Effective Credit Recovery and Summer Programs using Online and Blended Learning 1041
Speakers: Laura Belnap, Lisa Mitchell, Todd Stevenson

Learn how Washington County School District is meeting multiple needs through targeted online programs. To raise drop-out rates, Washington District has implemented a successful online credit recovery program utilizing two models: independent study and a more closely-monitored study hall approach. This program has achieved significant results as 80% of students have successfully completed their credit recovery courses and qualified for graduation. Come see why the unique structure of this program is generating such great results. In addition, the Washington District has also launched a summer school program that offers original and credit recovery over two summer sessions.

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 10:30am –  11:30am S Free Web 2.0 Tools for your Interactive Whiteboard Device 2006
Speakers: Laura Sheehy
The Internet is full of useful sites and tools that teachers can use to engage students and accelerate learning using any interactive whiteboard technology. The challenge is finding the tools that work for you. Come explore how you can integrate technology into all areas of the curriculum using the latest free Web 2.0 tools and sites in this hands-on presentation. Expand your toolkit with interactive sites and learn about using social bookmarking for evaluating sites and directing students. Create or enhance your professional learning network with free online communities. Time will be allowed to challenge the presenter and the group to find a resource for your lesson.
 10:30am –  11:30am S How can we support better student learning in math and science? J220
Speakers: Sarah Davies
In this session, I will use multimedia videos and research findings to lead a discussion about student learning during online problem-solving practice in mathematics and science. We will discuss characteristics that sometimes prevent students from gaining deep, long-lasting understanding of math and science concepts, especially when working with computerized practice tools. I will demonstrate the features of a computer-based Intelligent Tutoring System that has been developed for geometry, and discuss how we’ve used this system to investigate student learning and identify problematic student behaviors and thinking during computer-supported mathematics practice. Finally, I will present practical implications from the research findings, both for geometry as well as other math and science domains. We will discuss how teachers can support deep student learning, with and without computer technologies.
 10:30am –  11:30am S iThings and Saving to the Web I-210
Speakers: Heidi Williams, Keith Smedberg
We will look at a few ways for students (and you) to save items to the web using an iPad. The websites will include Evernote, Dropbox and Google Docs. We will also show you some apps that sync with these Websites and how to access them on an old fashioned computer.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Manage Your Digital Curriculum from One Simple Solution E113
Speakers: Tyler Harrison, Dana Magenau
SAFARI Montage’s Effective Digital Classroom will help schools manage their classroom technology, build digital curricula, integrate with district-wide software applications, moderate and share user-content and broadcast instruction directly into homes and all forms of mobile devices. This K-12 Effective Digital Classroom showcases interactive 3-D content, virtual interactive student response systems integrated with iPads for formative assessment, interactive projectors, audio enhancement, live digital resources, wireless solutions and much more.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Personal Computers: maintaining and troubleshooting your home computer 1536
Speakers: John Chinchen, Ren Shore
This session will take a comprehensive look at your home computer. We will talk about safe computing strategies such as using anti-virus and malware scans, suggestions on things you can do if your computer is slowing down, as well as basic upkeep that you can do at home. As time permits, we will talk about troubleshooting tips (identifying common hardware failures) and a discussion on data protection for that inevitable scenario when something goes wrong. All programs we will introduce may be found FREE on the Internet!
 10:30am –  11:30am S Publishing With PowerPoint J218
Speakers: Kristy Aycock
A complete unit on teaching elementary students how to create PowerPoint presentations that can be used as a way to publish their writing.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Reboot your Teaching: Using Technology with Common Core Standards E104
Speakers: John Meisner
Using numerous online tools and strategies, teachers can meet the Common Core writing requirements, increase student writing, improve students' reading comprehension WITHOUT increasing teacher work load.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Smartboard Training Series – Session 5 of 5 A104, Choir Room
Speakers: Angie Benson, Amy Wilkey
This is gets a bit beyond the basics of Smart Notebook software. This will include tools such as Layering, Fill tool, recognizing languages, and text tool. Participants will create an interactive activity for their classroom utilizing what they have learned.This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).
 10:30am –  11:30am S Teaching With Canvas I-208
Speakers: Mindy Hintze
If your school or district has licensed Canvas, join me to see how this innovative course management tool can be used to deliver online courses, or support a regular face-to-face classroom, with rich content and student interactivity, as well as help students gain skills needed for success with online learning.
 10:30am –  11:30am S The Switch is not the Goal I-209
Speakers: Ralph Baer, Suzanne Anderson
Many children with multiple handicapps have difficulty accessing mechanical switches. At Closing the Gap, I attended a session on electronic switches. This is a case study on the results of implementing electronic switches vs mechanical switches and other types of devices such as eye gaze, head control etc.
 10:30am –  11:30am S The Two Faces of Technology (NetSafe Utah) J222
Speakers: Rick Cline
This session addresses the two faces of Technology: one side displays what is good while the other shows the dark side. This includes social networks, photo sharing, web blogs, and the variety of ways people communicate with friends, family, and sometimes online predators. Come find out how to drive safely on the Internet highway. Walk away with resources that can help you as educators and parents deal more safely with today’s technologies.
 10:30am –  11:30am S To Tweet or Not to Tweet 1048
Speakers: Amy Wadsworth, Laura Hansen
Twitter as an instructional tool? Yes! Tweet props to your students, post the word of the day, hurl Elizabethan insults, the answer to a math problem, play by play historical events and much more. Walk away with simple to implement Twitter tips!
 10:30am –  11:30am S Using Prezi and Google Docs for Collaborative Curriculum Development I-207
Speakers: David Wood
The presentation focuses on using Prezi.com as a format for collaborative curriculum mapping between teachers, in conjunction with Google Docs to create a shared database of teacher resources. Both Prezi and Google Docs are free, collaborative, and cloud-based. Using these tools in a synergistic way, educators can work together and share resources in real-time without the need to schedule face-to-face communication. The curriculum map we are developing in Prezi.com outlines a simple to follow visual representation of the Utah State Core. Each of the lesson summaries in the curriculum map have a resources section where shared docs are listed by file name and owner/creator. This allows any teacher that is added to the shared system access to a year-long curriculum flow with available resources to choose from. The strength in the project is the more people collaborate in it, the better it will become.

This is not a training on the "how-to's" of Google Docs or Prezi and assumes the participant is somewhat familiar with these programs.
 10:30am –  11:30am S Welcome to Mobile Learning Part 3 1538
Speakers: Kimberly Plummer, Glenn Gordon
Welcome to PEARSON The Next Generation!
Come and see what the future holds for digital instruction. Join Pearson for a exclusive technology symposium for K-12 technology directors, administrators and educators. Experience the newest educational technologies, dashboards and instructional tools. See how Pearson is reinventing teacher support for the 21st century classroom.
 10:50am –  11:10am O The New iTunesU K12 Gym
Speakers: Kelly Dumont

Apple has changed the process for creating content and posting on iTunes U. School Districts can now set up their own iTunesU sites. Learn more about this exciting change.

 11:00am –  12:30pm E Conference Credit Registration Booth Aux Gym
Speakers: UCET Board

SUU or recertification credit. Come to the registration booth after the 7th session to pick up your recertification certificate or to fill out your application form or fill it out and print it in advance. 

Application for SUU credit (Fill it it out and print before coming to the conference)

 11:10am –  11:30am O Using Authentic NASA Data in the Classroom Gym
Speakers: David V. Black

One of the best things about NASA is that YOU own the data. As a federal agency, all NASA sponsored scientific data is made publicly available on the Internet. The trick is knowing where to find it and how to use it. In this session, we will look at some of the NASA online data nodes, the types and formats of data available, where to find free software that can read the data, and how to use this data to meet national science, math, and technology standards in your classroom. You'll also learn about NASA programs that allow you and your students to become actual scientists to collect and analyze your own data.

 11:45am –  12:30pm E UCET Prize Giveaway Auditorium
Speakers: Jared Covili, Nancy Lagerberg

Join us for our closing Prize Giveaway!

Enter to win several great prizes including:  Nano iPod+ Watch Band, iTouch, Stylus, Flip Cameras, Roku Boxes, Apple TV, Converter Boxes, and more.

The grand prize is an iPad!

You must be present to win!

See you there!