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Friday, March 2
 

1:15pm

4-6 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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1546

1:15pm

A 'GPS Toolkit' to Guide Your Social Studies Teaching
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.”

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1541

1:15pm

A Hands-On Approach for Struggling Readers
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.
http://www.readinghorizons.com

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1041

1:15pm

A School Wide One-To-One Program
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J219

1:15pm

Aliens, Androids, iPads and Transformers – Managing the BYOD Invasion
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
F102

1:15pm

Amazing Race: Science & Social Studies Combined
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J221

1:15pm

App-o-rama

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.


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Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →
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Look in the Mirror!


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G103

1:15pm

Assess, Address, Success! Leveraging Data and Assessment in the Digital Age to Inform Instruction
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E112

1:15pm

Budget Cut Your Field Trips?
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!

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J211

1:15pm

Do Your APPs Fit? APPsolutely
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-209

1:15pm

Free Web Tools for Elementary Classrooms
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J222

1:15pm

I Have an iPad…Now What?
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1045

1:15pm

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 ways to help our students.



Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1048

1:15pm

Instructional Strategies for a Mobile Learning Environment

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


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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1539

1:15pm

Integrating technology in curiculum.
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G101

1:15pm

Making the Common Core Uncommonly Exciting
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E104

1:15pm

Manage Your Digital Curriculum from One Simple Solution
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E113

1:15pm

Math FastTrack
Using UTIPS to create quick formative assessments that can be used daily, weekly, or any way you choose.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
2006

1:15pm

New Improved Starfall
Learning about the new things available on the More Starfall.com

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J218

1:15pm

Presenting with Prezi
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/
http://my.uen.org/myuen/64050

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1536

1:15pm

Preventing and closing the Gap in Elementary
Using specially designed software to both prevent the learning gap for young students and close the gap that already exists in older elementary students.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1538

1:15pm

Publishing a Classroom Website with my.uen
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Media Center

1:15pm

Publishing Your Own Textbook is Easy
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.

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Linda Walter

Teacher, Payson High School
This is the first presentation that I have made on this particular topic. I have taught Chemistry and Physics for 30 years and am teaching Math for the first time in many years at this time. Canvas has been challenging, especially for mathematics and AP Physics. My Open Math has bridged... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-206

1:15pm

QR Codes - Connecting the Material World to the Digital World
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-208

1:15pm

Smart Response Training Series – Session 1 of 2
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).

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A104, Choir Room

1:15pm

Stop Motion Animation Part 1 of 2
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-207

1:15pm

Take a Byte out of the new Math Core!
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!

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1023D (Lab B)

1:15pm

Take Off into Math with NASA Smart Skies
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
F118

1:15pm

Technology to Increase Vocabulary Complexity in Writing
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G102

1:15pm

the 'Science' of iPads
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-210

1:15pm

The Dummies Guide to Designing and Teaching Hybrid Teaching Courses
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).

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J214

1:15pm

Troubleshooting Your Technology-Enabled Classroom WHEN Challenges Arise
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A102, Band Room

1:15pm

Using digital classroom tools to instruct the i-generation
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
2004

1:15pm

Using Smartboards to improve student participation and retention.
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.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J220

1:15pm

UTIPS Core Training
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.

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Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G104