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Friday, March 2
 

12:00pm

1-3 Marvelous Math
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1546

12:00pm

Apps and adaptions for SLP's and OT's

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.



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1539

12:00pm

Avoiding the 'Sink or Swim' approach to technology use: Identifying and teaching concrete skills for success
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!

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
I-209

12:00pm

Bookshare.org
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J219

12:00pm

Bringing Honesty Home
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J214

12:00pm

Chromebook Adoption??
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
I-210

12:00pm

Class too big? Get Googled.
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1541

12:00pm

Cool Classroom Projects using the Technology of a Wiki
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!

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G101

12:00pm

Create Online Media with Pioneer
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.
http://my.uen.org/myuen/64050

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1023B (Lab A)

12:00pm

Digital Curriculum and Technology: The 21st Century Backpack
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E109

12:00pm

DropBox and More
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G104

12:00pm

Engaging At-Risk Students with Multimedia Projects
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
I-208

12:00pm

Fly into Math...with Smart Skies!
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
F118

12:00pm

Geocaching: Mixing Technology and Your Curriculum
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.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ailshie

Brian Ailshie

2nd Grade Teacher, Wasatch County School District
I have taught as a technology teacher for ten years, and then switched to a 2nd grade classroom. This will be my 4th year teaching 2nd grade.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J221

12:00pm

Get the Big Picture - PhotoSynth
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2006

12:00pm

Glogster Web 2.0 Tool
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1023D (Lab B)

12:00pm

Going Beyond Training and Getting Better Results

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!



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A102, Band Room

12:00pm

Hands-on SMART Notebook Workshop
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J220

12:00pm

How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Ten Ways to Enhance Student Learning using Common Core Standards.
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.).

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E104

12:00pm

iBrain and iBody in Sync
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.




Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1048

12:00pm

Integrating programming to math and/or science programs
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2004

12:00pm

Interactive classroom
Demonstration of Luidia's Ebeam interactive whiteboard solutions.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E110

12:00pm

iPad and Nook in the classroom – UCET grant Panel

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.



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
I-207

12:00pm

Middle School -- Failure is not an Option

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.



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1538

12:00pm

Pioneer, Utah's Online Library (and much more!)
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.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Media Center

12:00pm

Promethean ActivInspire: Taking your Interactive Classroom to the next level
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E113

12:00pm

Shooting For The Stars
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.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1041

12:00pm

Smartboard Training Series – Session 2 of 5
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).


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A104, Choir Room

12:00pm

Survey Stumped?
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!

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G103

12:00pm

Take a Look at This!! Videos modeling as an instructional tool
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J218

12:00pm

Using Prezi and Google Docs for Collaborative Curriculum Development
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1536

12:00pm

What's new with Boardmaker Studio?

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!



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G102

12:00pm

Wiki While You Work
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1045

12:00pm

Winning screen capture, screencasting, and screen share programs

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



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J222

12:00pm

Wireless School: Confused Yet?
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.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
F102