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Saturday, March 3
 

8:00am

Active Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
E109

8:00am

Common Core Connections in Language Arts
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1546

8:00am

Cool Tools on the Web for Social Studies Teachers
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J218

8:00am

Creating an International Learning Environment Using Technology
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.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J220

8:00am

Creating eBooks or Textboos with ePubBud.com
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
2006

8:00am

Creative APP-titude: IPad Multimedia Tools for Creativity
Come see some MUST-HAVE creative apps that will put you and your students in the information production driver’s seat!

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1048

8:00am

Google Contacts and Calendars
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
G103

8:00am

Hands-on Promethean ActivInspire Workshop
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1536

8:00am

Implementing Common Core State Math Standards with Open-Online Resources
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
E104

8:00am

Increasing Student Achievement with Assessment Technologies

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.  


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MJ

Marion Johnson

Educational Consultant, Turning Technologies
Marion Johnson is the Director of Educational Consultants for Turning Technologies. Marion and her team design and deliver professional development programs and seminars for educational institutions to aid them in using ResponseCards to increase student achievement. She also oversees... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1041

8:00am

Lessons in Online Learning
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.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J222

8:00am

Managing iPads and Androids Implemented in your School

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.


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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J223

8:00am

NASA Design Challenge: Can You Deliver? (Safely to Mars)
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.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J221

8:00am

Preschool Pioneer Library: Utah Education Network's fantastic resource for Kids, Parents and K-2 Teachers
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!

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1023B (Lab A)

8:00am

Safe Web 2.0 in Education: Blogging, Messaging, Sharing, and Collaborating
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
F102

8:00am

Smartboard Training Series – Session 3 of 5
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).

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
A104, Choir Room

8:00am

Technolgy in Lesson Plans and Data Collection

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


Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J206

8:00am

Technology in Teaching: Creating Active Learners with Technology Based Lessons
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.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
I-209

8:00am

Using Authentic NASA Data in the Classroom
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.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
I-207

8:00am

USOE Data Display/ PSchool District Gateway
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.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
G104

8:00am

Welcome to Mobile Learning Part 1
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.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1538

8:00am

What's New with Polycom
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.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
A102, Band Room