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Saturday, March 20 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm

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Making Infographics with Canva - Katarina Pantic & Steven Uribe
When teaching disciplinary literacy, secondary education teachers often need to make their own visuals or visual representations of long texts. Such visuals not have the potential to increase student interest in the subject matter, but by teaching students how to make them, one can teach students the valuable skill of synthesizing complex information in a fun way. In this presentation, we will share resources on how to make infographics with a free software called Canva and share some projects of college (pre-service teachers) and high school students to inspire you to use infographics in your own classroom.

Scientific Modeling with Collaborative Drawing Tools and Screencast Video - Ryan Cain
"As the Utah Science and Engineering Education (SEEd) standards require students to engage in the practice of scientific modeling, collaborative drawing tools provide easy to use platforms to support making scientific reasoning visible. Gone are the days of asking students to copy a poster of the water cycle. Now, science teaching should provide opportunities for children to make sense of relatable scientific phenomena. Instead of teaching a generalized model of the water cycle, students in Ogden might draw a model that includes Pineview Reservoir and Mount Ogden. Collaborative drawing tools like Google Jamboard and Google Drawing provide a common workspace for drawing models that promote discussion and revision.

Empowering Education by Design - Cory Henwood
We have learned a lot this past year about what is most meaningful in education. How will we move forward, what will we adopt and what will we leave behind? Will we seek to only develop skills for success on standardized tests or choose to build skills for success that are transferable no matter where life takes them? Will we seek to solely engage students in our curriculum or empower their passions to solve real problems they see in the world around us? I bet you value face-to-face relationships more than ever. How might you make personalized mentoring, feedback, and collaboration central to your classroom? It's ALL a matter of design. Retool how you do school with an upgraded set of values for education as we move from BC to AD (Before Coronavirus to After Disease). Leave UCET with an itch to employ these same empowering principles of design with your students so they can make their learning both more meaningful and memorable.

Ready to Go: Google Applied Digital Skills - Merinda Davis
Google Education has developed Applied Digital Skills ready to use resources and lessons. Learn how to access and explore how to apply these resources in your classroom. You and your students will learn tips and tricks for using Google Apps while applying it to projects and activities.

Real World Ready - Ashtin Johnson
Are you lacking in engaging and relevant content? Are you wanting to take your students learning and your teaching practices to the next Level. Then this presentation is for you. I have created a content, interest student drive program. Students can take classes and courses that best fit their personal interests. Courses are designed to be self paced, which means students choose how quickly they move through course material. Hear students who are highly motivated in developing College and Career readiness skills such as critical thinking, self regulation, skilled communication and real world problem solving can take their education to the next level.

A Year in Utah Teacher Twitter - Brooke Anderson
A quick overview of Utah Teacher Twitter in 2020. What were our main shared resources? Topics? Most common follows? Come and see the ways your fellow teachers used Twitter to extend their professional learning in 2020.

All Things TPACK - Christina Van Dam
TPACK! What is it? What’s a TPACK Coach? How do I use it in blended learning? Come learn all about it.

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Christina Van Dam

Instructional Coach, Canyons School District
I am excited to teach on All Things TPACK.  I got to present on this topic at this years UCET and it was a great experience.  I am completing my third year as a coach, two as an Ed Tech Coach and one as a TPACK Coach.
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Merinda Davis

District Specialist, Alpine School District
Merinda Davis is an Innovative Learning Coach for Alpine School District. She taught at BYU as a Clinical Faculty Associate and before that taught social studies at Lakeridge Jr. High School in Orem, Utah. As an active educator; Department Chair and District Leadership Committee... Read More →
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Jared Covili

IT Product Manager, UEN
Jared Covili specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google tools, geospatial learning, social media, and digital devices. Jared's background is in secondary education where he was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. Jared received... Read More →
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Brooke Anderson

Teacher Specialist, Jordan School District
Brooke began her education career as a middle school English/Language Arts teacher in Nebo District. During her time in the classroom, Brooke earned endorsements in reading and educational technology. After seeing the increasing role of data and assessment in schools, Brooke switched... Read More →
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Cory Henwood

Innovation Director, Iron County School District
Cory is the Innovation Director for the Iron County School District and the Founder of Launch High School. His mission is to transform learning to become more empowering, personal, and relevant to students' future success. Connect with him on Twitter @coryhenwood
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Ashtin Johnson

Educator, Davis County School District
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Ryan Cain

Assistant Professor, Weber State University
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Steven Uribe

Student, Weber State University
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Katarina Pantic

Assistant Professor, Weber State University
I teach Media Integration at Weber State University in the Department of Teacher Education.

Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
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