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Friday, March 19
 

9:00am MDT

Vendor Ignite
Vendor Ignite (speed-date) session

Speakers
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable. He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders. He truly loves teaching an learning. And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


Friday March 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Session (Room) 1
  Panel, Advanced

7:00pm MDT

UCET Pre-Conference Mixers
If you are curious about Hopin, want to meet up with other conference attendees, or as a presenter have questions, need some help or support - join us here!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist and UCET Preside, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday March 19, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Networking
 
Saturday, March 20
 

7:00am MDT

Goosechase Activity
Earn points and prizes at UCET by completing missions in GooseChase, an interactive conference scavenger hunt! Missions include photo and video challenges, puzzles, riddles, check-ins, flash challenges, and races against the clock.

Join the game! Download the GooseChase iPhone or Android app, create a login, and join the UCET game. Once you’re in, complete missions, track opponents, and achieve glory! Visit https://ucet.org/conference/activities/ to view a GooseChase video tutorial.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Hanosek

Charles Hanosek

Vendor Liaison, UCET
Digital Coach, Educator, Teacher, Elementary, Father, Superman Dad, @DeckToys Maven, @UCET board member


Saturday March 20, 2021 7:00am - 8:00am MDT
Networking

7:00am MDT

UCET is Open!
Conference is OPEN! Take a look at the Expo Hall, join the conference chat and say hello, get oriented and any tech help you need.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist and UCET Preside, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 7:00am - 8:00am MDT
Reception

7:00am MDT

UCET Main Stage
Let the Hopin Main Stage be your home base throughout the UCET conference! Visit the Main Stage any time all day to view live content hosted by Justin Andersen and Katie Blunt. Trying to decide which session to attend next? Taking a quick break? Join the Main Stage for helpful information, conference recommendations, previews of upcoming sessions, interviews with UCET board members, and streaming videos.
Conference prize winners will also be announced on the Main Stage during the breaks between sessions and after the final keynote! Want a chance to win? Post what you’re learning at UCET on social media using #UCET21 and join the UCET Goosechase scavenger hunt. Visit https://ucet.org/conference/activities/ for more details.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Specialist, Canyons School District
avatar for Katie Blunt

Katie Blunt

Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Blunt is the UEN product manager over eMedia and the UEN Film Festival. She enjoys helping educators develop digital teaching, learning, and leadership skills. Previously, Katie worked as an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District and taught sixth grade... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 7:00am - 8:00am MDT
Main Stage

8:00am MDT

Keynote: What Matters? The Future, It’s Me!
View Liv's Keynote Chat archive

Liv’s work as a “book activist” has gone global and inspired her to understand her place in the world through technology creation and connected learning opportunities. In this keynote, Liv shares 5 idea keys that matter for connected learners—hear how these ideas have helped Liv #SparkChange. Learn more about Liv and her work here.

Speakers
CL

Chris Larsen

Board Member, UCET
OV

Olivia Van Ledtje

Change Agent, The LivBits
Liv’s work as a “book activist” has gone global and inspired her to understand her place in the world through technology creation and connected learning opportunities. In this keynote, Liv shares 5 idea keys that matter for connected learners—hear how these ideas have helped... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am MDT
Main Stage

8:00am MDT

Conference Credit
Procedure for Obtaining: University Credit, USBE Credit, or Licensure Points

NOTE: There will be online-only options for all of these choices. The SUU and USBE options must be completed through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous participation. The Learning Artifact must contain a total 15 reflections.

Please choose only one of the following:

University Credit (SUU EDUC 5455-303)One (1) Credit Hour
One hour of university credit will be available from SUU – Southern Utah University for $21. To receive SUU credit (EDUC 5455-303) you must do the following:
  • Synchronous & Asynchronous
  • Anytime before July 31, 2021
    • Request the DocuSign forms via http://bit.ly/ucetSubmitCredit
    • Complete the SUU Credit form via DocuSign.
    • Complete the Learning Artifact via Docusign. 
    • Choose a payment option.
      • Option 1
      • Option 2
        • Complete a personal check or money order payable to UCET for $21
        • Mail the payment to: UCET, 98 North Main Street #176, Clearfield, UT 84089
You will not receive notice that you have received SUU credit.  You are responsible for requesting a copy of your SUU transcript with the credit recorded.  You may contact the SUU registrar at 435-586-7715 to request a copy of your transcript. Please be aware that credit will not be posted until after the end of next semester.

USBE Inservice CreditOne (1) Credit Hour
One hour of lane change credit is available from USBE. To receive a USBE credit you must do the following:
  • Synchronous & Asynchronous
  • Anytime before July 31, 2021
You will not receive notice that you have received a USBE credit. Credit will be available through the Midas Education system in your Cactus report.

Licensure Points
For those NOT interested in SUU or USBE credit, you may receive licensure points at the end of the conference for the hours attended. The “Licensure Points” Certificate will be emailed to you by request. The deadline is July 31, 2021, via http://bit.ly/ucetSubmitCreditYou may receive up to 7 points maximum for attending the UCET Conference.

Speakers
TJ

Tricia Jackson

Treasurer, Utah Coalition for Educational Tech
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable. He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders. He truly loves teaching an learning. And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Networking

8:45am MDT

UCET Main Stage
Let the Hopin Main Stage be your home base throughout the UCET conference! Visit the Main Stage any time all day to view live content hosted by Justin Andersen and Katie Blunt. Trying to decide which session to attend next? Taking a quick break? Join the Main Stage for helpful information, conference recommendations, previews of upcoming sessions, interviews with UCET board members, and streaming videos.Conference prize winners will also be announced on the Main Stage during the breaks between sessions and after the final keynote! Want a chance to win? Post what you’re learning at UCET on social media using #UCET21 and join the UCET Goosechase scavenger hunt. Visit https://ucet.org/conference/activities/ for more details.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Specialist, Canyons School District
avatar for Katie Blunt

Katie Blunt

Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Blunt is the UEN product manager over eMedia and the UEN Film Festival. She enjoys helping educators develop digital teaching, learning, and leadership skills. Previously, Katie worked as an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District and taught sixth grade... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 8:45am - 3:00pm MDT
Main Stage

9:00am MDT

Contact-less Hall Passes with Social Distancing
e-hallpass is a cloud-based contact-less hall pass system that includes social distancing tools and has features that help limit all manor of hall abuse--truly The Hall Pass For The Future:

🙌 Contact-less Hall Passes
↔͍↔ New Social Distancing Tools
🏫 Limit Passes Building-Wide
👤 Limit Passes For Any Student (Or Group)
🚽 Limit Passes To Any (bath)Room
✈ "Frequent Flyer" Detector
👥 Prevent Student Meet-ups
🚭 Anti-Vaping Features
✅ Increase Accountability
👮 Enhance School Security
⏰ Tardy Management Features
⟳ Time Saver for Teachers and Admins
🆓 Free Pilot

Runs on all platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hammond

Nathan Hammond

Executive Director, e-hallpass / FlexTime Manager
Adios Paper Passes!Live chat with e-hallpass What is e-hallpass - 2 min videoe-hallpass, the #1 New School Saftey App provides:🙌 Contactless Hall Passes🚦 Social Distancing🛂 Unlimited Customizable Pass Limits🚽 Limit Passes by Locations (ie Bathrooms)👥 Prevent Meetups🛡 Security Booster✅ and so much more🆓 Free Pilotwww.e-hallpass.com... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Nathan Hammond

Nathan Hammond

Executive Director, e-hallpass / FlexTime Manager
Adios Paper Passes!Live chat with e-hallpass What is e-hallpass - 2 min videoe-hallpass, the #1 New School Saftey App provides:🙌 Contactless Hall Passes🚦 Social Distancing🛂 Unlimited Customizable Pass Limits🚽 Limit Passes by Locations (ie Bathrooms)👥 Prevent Meetups🛡 Security Booster✅ and so much more🆓 Free Pilotwww.e-hallpass.com... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am MDT
Session (Room) 13

9:00am MDT

Mac Tips 101: Preview & QuickTime
Preview & QuickTime are two Mac based apps that are more versatile than they first appear. Learn how to annotate and edit photos with preview. Then edit movies and screen cast from your device with QuickTime. As a teacher and Innovative Learning Coach these have become some of my best go-to quick solutions to provide information.

Speakers
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

Innovative Learning Coach, 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 →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am MDT
Session (Room) 10

9:00am MDT

What can Canvas do for You?
By now you may have the Canvas basics down, but what more is there that Canvas can do? Come discover what other tips and tricks you can use to make your course more engaging!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Mentor, SEDC
Chris works at SEDC, a Regional Service Center that provides support and professional development to six rural school districts. In her position at SEDC, she provides media and technology support to close to 100 schools. You can often find her teaching students how to use the regional... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am MDT
Session (Room) 9

9:00am MDT

Take Your Canvas Course Design to the Next Level
Would you like to design more engaging and accessible Canvas courses without requiring any html or css skills? Join us to learn how DesignPLUS - a set of tools integrated with Canvas - make it easy for Canvas course designers to build higher quality courses in much less time. We'll demonstrate the tools in action so you can see for yourself why course designers everywhere say that DesignPLUS is a game-changer.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Larsen

Kenneth Larsen

Inventor and Lead Developer, Cidi Labs

Sponsors
avatar for Kenneth Larsen

Kenneth Larsen

Inventor and Lead Developer, Cidi Labs


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:25am MDT
Session (Room) 21

9:00am MDT

Adobe's Liquid Mode and Readability
Manifesting the future of PDF, Liquid Mode delivers a breakthrough reading experience that enables a much easier way to read documents on mobile. Consuming content on mobile has long been a painful experience — especially if a document is long and wordy. In fact, new Adobe research shows that 65 percent of Americans find it frustrating; 45 percent stopped reading or didn’t even try; and 72 percent say they would work on their mobile device more if it were easier to read documents.

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 22

9:00am MDT

Assess Assess Yourself! Are YOU Smarter than a 5th Grader?
The best part of conferences is learning from our peers. Join us for an interactive session on assessment best practices to share your experiences and learn from teachers across the state. You’ll also get a sneak peek at the latest innovation in adaptive digital assessments - measuring growth in 10 minutes per week - and try it out for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Davis

Rhonda Davis

Regional Sales and Support Manager, Mathspace, Inc.
I am a customer support and sales manager with a passion for helping students and teachers embrace technology in math education. My journey began as a Computer Specialist at an elementary school where I saw students of all ages struggle with understanding Mathematics. Seeing this... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Rhonda Davis

Rhonda Davis

Regional Sales and Support Manager, Mathspace, Inc.
I am a customer support and sales manager with a passion for helping students and teachers embrace technology in math education. My journey began as a Computer Specialist at an elementary school where I saw students of all ages struggle with understanding Mathematics. Seeing this... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 18

9:00am MDT

Assessments Using Technology Grades 7-12 (Part 1)
Pre-service teachers from University of Maine Farmington will share their research, ideas, and prototypes of how technology can support learning in middle/secondary English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. They have designed a unit in their content area using the Understanding by Design model. The performance task of the unit gives the learners an opportunity to demonstrate their understandings in a real-world context utilizing technology in a transformative way. These future teachers will share an overview of their unit as well as prototypes of their unit performance task and two other technology-based assessments. This is an opportunity to see a variety of web-based technologies and how they can be used for summative and formative assessment. We have two presentation time slots; half the students will present at this one, the other half at the other time slot, so content is different at each. There is no sequence to the two presentations; participants at either presentation will have access to the documentation for all of the students’ units in both presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Overall

Theresa Overall

Associate Professor, University of Maine Farmington
Theresa Overall came to University of Maine at Farmington in January 2007 as a visiting professor for one semester, fell in love with Maine and UMF, and was fortunate enough to be able to stay. Prior to earning degrees in the field of educational technology, Theresa was teaching with... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 15

9:00am MDT

Bringing Microbits into your virtual classroom with Microbit Classroom
It has been a challenge to shift to virtual activities this past year. For those of you who love coding in your classroom, and specifically programming robotics, there's a fun and easy virtual option for you! Microbit Classroom gives you a teacher/student platform where you can assign activities and students can interact with a virtual version of a Microbit, using either blockly or python. You can see their code and give them feedback in real-time. This can be great for totally online classrooms, and it can also be an amazing tool for teachers who have their students in-person! Come check out this amazing, fun, and FREE resource!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Ririe

Shannon Ririe

Sr. Instructional Trainer, Utah Education Network
Shannon has been a trainer at UEN for three years now, and previously worked as a technology specialist and 5th grade teacher. She loves her family, doing almost anything outdoors, and technology in the classroom, most definitely in that order.


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 5

9:00am MDT

Canvas + Video = Online Superstar! Or, Recording & Embedding Quality Instructional Content
Access the session recording by clicking the yellow Video Stream button. This link will open the session chat for any links and ideas shared.

Maybe you are not looking to become an online superstar, but you DO want to record video in Canvas for your students where they can actually SEE and HEAR the fantastic lesson you are delivering. Join me to review several different workflows and options to capture your teaching and instructions in Canvas, with the best balance of quality and ease possible.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist and UCET Preside, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 7

9:00am MDT

Canvas Tips & Tricks for Course Design and Student Engagement
This Session will cover some of the best practices for driving student engagement in your Canvas Course. Highlighting Communication Tools, LTI's, Accessibility Checker, Speedgrader and much much more. This is for your Beginning/Intermediate level Canvas User.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Penovich

Jacob Penovich

Customer Success Manager, Instructure
Jacob Penovich is a Customer Success Manager from Instructure who has spent his years working with Canvas Administrators in the K-12 environment. Jacob comes from the world of technology and is a Canvas advocate through and through.

Sponsors
avatar for Jacob Penovich

Jacob Penovich

Customer Success Manager, Instructure
Jacob Penovich is a Customer Success Manager from Instructure who has spent his years working with Canvas Administrators in the K-12 environment. Jacob comes from the world of technology and is a Canvas advocate through and through.


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 12

9:00am MDT

Going beyond Presentations: Using Google Slides to do More
Google Slides are a great resource for collaborative presentations. There are so many other things that can be done with them! This session will cover several different ways to use Google Slides for both teachers and students, like digital breakout rooms, interactive images, embedding interactive elements like Peardeck/Nearpod, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Kiera Beddes

Kiera Beddes

Secondary ELA Teacher, Utah Teacher Fellows
I am secondary ELA teacher in UT. I love edtech, social science, and reading. Let's connect!


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 6
  Lecture, Intermediate

9:00am MDT

Interpreting RISE Results For Online and InPerson Learners During COVID19
What should we consider as we look at end-of-year RISE results in 2021? How similar were the learning experiences for In-Person and Online students? How many students were placed on quarantine or moved to remote learning for a significant period time? To what extent has the stress, isolation and health concerns of COVID-19 impacted student learning? How can we balance out all these factors as we look at the RISE test results for our classes or school? This presentation will explore these factors as we prepare to understand end-of-year RISE results. The goal of the session will be to develop a general process to understand results. Participants will be encouraged to offer thoughts and ideas throughout the session.

Speakers
avatar for Hal Sanderson

Hal Sanderson

Director of Research & Assessment, Canyons School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 16

9:00am MDT

Online Learning: Long-term Success not a Short-term Fix!
During this presentation, you will learn how VLN Partners can integrate seamlessly into your school’s infrastructure using your curriculum to create QUALITY, EFFECTIVE, and LONG-TERM educational experiences for students in grades K-12. VLN Partners' online solutions and platform use some of the same principles as higher education for successful online courses: 1) Aligning to Textbooks, 2) Discussion Boards, and 3) Authentic Assessment to name a few.

Speakers
MT

Marvin Thompson

Regional Sales Executive, VLN Partners

Sponsors
MT

Marvin Thompson

Regional Sales Executive, VLN Partners


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 14

9:00am MDT

Personalized Learning Student Driven
Session slides and chat archive

This session will focus on how to gradually release the control of the learning to students through personalized learning strategies. Get tips on how to manage your workload and how to help your students relearn autonomy in their own learning pathway.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Nef

Carol Nef

Personalized Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Carol began her career in Davis School District as a classroom teacher and taught grades 5 and 6 for 14 years. As a classroom teacher, Carol served on numerous district committees and taught M3 Modeling Mathematical Methods for Elementary Math. As a supervisor, Carol currently oversees... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 4

9:00am MDT

Teaching CS and STEAM with Robotics in Elementary School
Learn about RoboBlockly, a block-based computing environment for learning coding, robotics, and math. In addition to nearly 3000 ready-to-go coding and robotics activities, teachers and students can create their own activities. Teachers can also manage their classes, add student accounts, assign homework, grade student submitted homework, and provide feedback.

Speakers
JH

Jeff Hescox

Program Manager, UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education
HC

Harry Cheng

UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 8
  Lecture, Beginning

9:00am MDT

Total Unique! WeVideo: Real Time Collaboration!
WeVideo for Schools is more than video editing. It is a secure, managed learning ecosystem that enables students and teachers to collaborate while expressing themselves in multiple creative dimensions using an expansive palette of digital tools. WeVideo empowers every student to find their voice and demonstrate their knowledge in any subject, at any grade level, using any device. Our toolkit includes video creation, screen recording, podcast creation, and a GIO builder.
The newest feature is Real Time Collaboration. There is nothing like it in the video creation world! 20 minutes about WeVideo, the rest of the time for product exploration and questions.
For taking the time to learn more about us, each attendee will receive all campus March-April access at no cost plus discounted year one access if you like what you see.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo
I taught on the college level before moving into educational publishing and product development - probably shocking many of my K-12 teachers. Yes, I was an energetic child! I've worked with WeVideo after many happy years at Apple. I was able to see the impact that iMovie had in the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo
I taught on the college level before moving into educational publishing and product development - probably shocking many of my K-12 teachers. Yes, I was an energetic child! I've worked with WeVideo after many happy years at Apple. I was able to see the impact that iMovie had in the... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 20

9:00am MDT

Ubiquitous Wireless Access Throughout Utah for Students and Teachers “eduroam”
UETN is moving forward providing "eduroam" services for teachers and students. Eduroam is a global wireless network access service, providing K12 and higher education students, and educators 24/7 secure and seamless wireless access at all participating school in the state, nation and worldwide.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Stokes

Cory Stokes

Project Manager, UEN
Cory Stokes has worked in educational technology for the last 26 years. He has worked as a technology coordinator in a district, a technology director at a regional service center and is now managing statewide digital teaching and learning initiatives and projects in Utah. He works... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Molinari

Amanda Molinari

Network Operations Engineer, UETN
avatar for Jeff Egly

Jeff Egly

Associate Director, UETN


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 2

9:00am MDT

Using Canvas with Nearpod
Maximize the integration between Nearpod and Canvas! Learn how to log into your Nearpod account, add assignments and launch Live and Student paced codes all from within your district Canvas account. Students can join lessons while inside Canvas, minimizing the places students need to go for their learning resources. Determine how to utilize Nearpod reports in Canvas Speedgrader to provide feedback and award points to students.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Clark

Jason Clark

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
I'm a District Strategy Consultant with Nearpod. I have 18 years experience in the classroom as a teacher, 3 years as a technology instructional coach and 3 years as a district innovation specialist before joining the Nearpod team.  I am passionate about learning as well as student... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jason Clark

Jason Clark

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
I'm a District Strategy Consultant with Nearpod. I have 18 years experience in the classroom as a teacher, 3 years as a technology instructional coach and 3 years as a district innovation specialist before joining the Nearpod team.  I am passionate about learning as well as student... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 19

9:00am MDT

Wow! That was FUN - Virtual/In person Icebreakers
Get ready for some of FUN! In this session participate in 40-minutes of non stop Icebreakers to use with your virtual or in person class. Watch your attendance and participation increase as you actively engage your students at the start of each class.

Speakers
avatar for Delia Bayna

Delia Bayna

Science Educator, Davis School District - Centerille JH
Delia has been an educator for thirteen years with a passion in science and technology integration. She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM Endorsement from Weber State University. Her primary... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 11

9:00am MDT

Professional Learning and Leadership with the Utah Teacher Fellows
**Access the session recording by clicking the yellow Video Stream button. This link will open the session chat for any links and ideas shared.

Most people who pursue a career in education are lifelong learners. In addition to required professional development, they look for further opportunities to increase their professional capacity. The Hope Street Group Utah Teacher Fellowship is one such opportunity. It is a 2 year fellowship program that empowers teachers to become leaders both inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers become leaders through learning to engage with policymakers and stakeholders at every level, advocating for their profession, and working with other educators across the state.
If you are interested in 1) leadership opportunities for teachers without having to leave the classroom, 2) looking for ways to refresh and rejuvenate your love for teaching 3) and/or you want to find new ways to advocate for your profession, this fellowship might be right for you! Come join this moderated panel discussion with current and former fellows discussing their professional learning pathways and how the Utah Teacher Fellow program helped empower them to become teacher leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Kiera Beddes

Kiera Beddes

Secondary ELA Teacher, Utah Teacher Fellows
I am secondary ELA teacher in UT. I love edtech, social science, and reading. Let's connect!
avatar for Scott Judy

Scott Judy

Teacher, Davis School District
Hi! My name is Scott Judy. I am a 14 year veteran history and government teacher from Viewmont High School. I have coached multiple sports and participated in various programs. I'd love to talk about the Utah Teacher Fellows, podcasting, Nearpod, Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Canvas, sports... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Wright

Rachel Wright

Teacher, Davis School District
Rachel has taught in Davis School District for seven years. In graduate school, Rachel studied the importance of informal science education and the impact of STEM innovations on culture. She then worked for a nonprofit in D.C. planning science fairs for students. After moving to Utah... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 1

9:00am MDT

Special Education Administration Modeling Technology use for Teachers
Special education directors and leaders will practice what they preach by demonstrating how they use the same technology in an administrative capacity as they have asked their teachers to use in the classroom.

Speakers
SH

Shelley Halverson

Director-Special Education, Salt Lake City School District
JK

Jaclyn Knapp

Special Education Director, Park City School District
avatar for Bryce Day

Bryce Day

Special Education Director, Granite School District
JK

Jaimee Kidder

Behavior Specialist, Park City School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 17
  Panel, Beginning

9:25am MDT

Better than Google: Using Utah's Online Library for Student Research
This session will be a quick look into using Utah's Online Library for student research. Participants will learn how to use the Gale Reference Collection research tools to cite, gather, and organize research for learners of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

IT Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is an educational technology trainer and UEN Homeroom Podcast host. She started her career in education as a fourth-grade teacher and is now training teachers across the State of Utah at the Utah Education Network and instructional design students at the University of Utah... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:25am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 10

9:25am MDT

Digital Tools to Support the Science and Engineering Practices
It is overwhelming to consider introducing a new science framework on top of digital instruction, and may seem impossible to engage students in the Science and Engineering Practices online. This presentation demonstrates simple, ready-to-implement tips and tools that will help. In particular, we will focus on:

- Asking questions
- Developing models
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Millar

Maggie Millar

Teacher, Murray City School District
Maggie has taught 5th grade at a Title I school in Murray School District for five years, and exclusively taught science for three of those years. She is passionate about leveraging the NGSS Framework to better serve underprivileged populations.


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:25am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 9

9:25am MDT

SEL, School Culture, Remediation Activities alongside each other with ease
Take a big step toward personalizing every schedule every day with FlexTime Manager (FTM). FTM takes the headache out of scheduling SEL, Genius Time, remediation and enrichment activities while providing students with Voice and Choice. FTM makes all of the following a breeze: scheduling and taking attendance, roster management, scheduling multiple activities during the same period, A/B/C lunch functionality, incorporating additional PD time for departments to meet in teams, and much more.

FTM Scheduling Process is a Breeze:
❶ Teachers put on their Flex Calendar what activities they are offering
❷ Students sign up for the activity they want
❸ FTM Prioritizes Teacher Needs over Student Voice & Choice
❹ Integrates Attendance With Any SIS
❺ Teachers can schedule multiple activities for a single period
❻ Students get Notifications when a change occurs
❼ Student App convenience

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hammond

Nathan Hammond

Executive Director, e-hallpass / FlexTime Manager
Adios Paper Passes!Live chat with e-hallpass What is e-hallpass - 2 min videoe-hallpass, the #1 New School Saftey App provides:🙌 Contactless Hall Passes🚦 Social Distancing🛂 Unlimited Customizable Pass Limits🚽 Limit Passes by Locations (ie Bathrooms)👥 Prevent Meetups🛡 Security Booster✅ and so much more🆓 Free Pilotwww.e-hallpass.com... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Nathan Hammond

Nathan Hammond

Executive Director, e-hallpass / FlexTime Manager
Adios Paper Passes!Live chat with e-hallpass What is e-hallpass - 2 min videoe-hallpass, the #1 New School Saftey App provides:🙌 Contactless Hall Passes🚦 Social Distancing🛂 Unlimited Customizable Pass Limits🚽 Limit Passes by Locations (ie Bathrooms)👥 Prevent Meetups🛡 Security Booster✅ and so much more🆓 Free Pilotwww.e-hallpass.com... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:25am - 9:45am MDT
Session (Room) 13

10:00am MDT

Competency Based Learning and IXL
IXL’s personalized learning platform is the perfect complement for your competency based education model. Our adaptive curriculum and targeted guidance empower
learners to achieve mastery at their own pace, while actionable insights from our
Analytics and Continuous Diagnostic make it simple for teachers to provide timely,
differentiated instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Regan Benson

Regan Benson

Educational Consultant, IXL
As a former Utah teacher and educational consultant for IXL learning, Regan is passionate about helping teachers simplify their day through education technology.

Sponsors
avatar for Regan Benson

Regan Benson

Educational Consultant, IXL
As a former Utah teacher and educational consultant for IXL learning, Regan is passionate about helping teachers simplify their day through education technology.


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am MDT
Session (Room) 22

10:00am MDT

Digital Escape Rooms & Scavenger Hunts
Learn best practices for creating digital escape rooms and scavenger hunts in Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Ward

Shelly Ward

Salt Lake County Library Services, Taylorsville Library


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am MDT
Session (Room) 10

10:00am MDT

High-Frequency Word Fluency: Adaptive Sight Word Worksheets
For early-grade teachers who want to better monitor student progress in high-frequency-word fluency, Sara.ai Worksheets are printable, offline assignments that intelligently probe and document sight word fluency. Unlike static HFW lists and activities, graded Sara.ai Worksheets automatically update student profiles and make progress visible on a teacher dashboard.

Additionally, to provide emergent readers with a regular practice of fluent reading, adaptive-learning algorithms track students’ word fluency and populate individualized worksheets with sentences containing only two of fewer non-fluent words. These sentences are drawn from a growing library of sentences which contain primarily Fry sight words. This library is already over 100,000 words in length, providing endless, non-repetitive, and topically-broad assignments.

Sara.ai Worksheets also allow teachers to get parents involved with simple guidance to help students complete assignments at home, providing parents with the tools to grade assignments as well.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Fugal

Russ Fugal

Founding Editor, Sara.ai Books
I founded Sara.ai Books to publish children’s books, educational tools and children’s voices. I want children’s voices to be heard and supported by a professional editor as children’s voices are typically unheard by publishers. Adults control the plots of nearly all children’s... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Russ Fugal

Russ Fugal

Founding Editor, Sara.ai Books
I founded Sara.ai Books to publish children’s books, educational tools and children’s voices. I want children’s voices to be heard and supported by a professional editor as children’s voices are typically unheard by publishers. Adults control the plots of nearly all children’s... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am MDT
Session (Room) 13
  OTS, Beginning

10:00am MDT

Utah Microcredentials: Recognizing and Rewarding ALL Professional Learning
Educators are self-directed learners, continually developing new skills and finding ways improving their practice. The Utah Microcredentials System recognizes this and provides educators with an opportunity to earn certification and credit for these self-directed efforts.

A microcredential, also known as a badge, is a digital form of certification. It represents an educator’s demonstration of effective and consistent use of the target skill or concept as a part of instructional practice. Any educator in Utah’s public education system can earn microcredentials, including classroom teachers, instructional coaches, counselors, administrators, etc. Earning a microcredential provides the educator with three things: visible recognition of demonstrated competency, leadership opportunities, and USBE credit.

Come learn how to earn microcredentials, how to become a stipended microcredential reviewer, and how to participate in the creation of new microcredentials for other educators to earn!

Speakers
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Daron received an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 20 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →
avatar for Aubree Gardner

Aubree Gardner

Professional Learning Specialist, Davis School District
Aubree received a Ph.D. in Special Education and an M.S. in Reading and Literacy from the University of Utah. She began her educational career as a member of the external evaluation team for Utah’s K-3 Reading First Grant, working with the University of Utah and USBE to support... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am MDT
Session (Room) 9

10:00am MDT

Assessments Using Technology Grades 7-12 (Part 2)
Pre-service teachers from University of Maine Farmington will share their research, ideas, and prototypes of how technology can support learning in middle/secondary English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. They have designed a unit in their content area using the Understanding by Design model. The performance task of the unit gives the learners an opportunity to demonstrate their understandings in a real-world context utilizing technology in a transformative way. These future teachers will share an overview of their unit as well as prototypes of their unit performance task and two other technology-based assessments. This is an opportunity to see a variety of web-based technologies and how they can be used for summative and formative assessment. We have two presentation time slots; half the students will present at this one, the other half at the other time slot, so content is different at each. There is no sequence to the two presentations; participants at either presentation will have access to the documentation for all of the students’ units in both presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Overall

Theresa Overall

Associate Professor, University of Maine Farmington
Theresa Overall came to University of Maine at Farmington in January 2007 as a visiting professor for one semester, fell in love with Maine and UMF, and was fortunate enough to be able to stay. Prior to earning degrees in the field of educational technology, Theresa was teaching with... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 15

10:00am MDT

Can’t we all get along? Interoperability: Ensuring everything works together
With the onslaught of digital learning tools comes the rising need for easy, fast, and equitable access for all, no matter the resource and no matter the device. But how do you ensure seamless access for all when there are dozens, even hundreds of tools being used, and how is this done without sacrificing security and sanity?

Join ClassLink VP Instructional Technology, Nichole Smith and hear how districts have addressed these needs through the use of IDM, secure single sign-on, open tech standards, and by working closely with industry partners. ClassLink solution has both the strategic and tactical tools that every tech leader needs.

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Smith

Nichole Smith

VP, Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Nichole Smith, VP Instructional Technology

Sponsors
avatar for Nichole Smith

Nichole Smith

VP, Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Nichole Smith, VP Instructional Technology


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 21

10:00am MDT

Creating an Effective District-Level Survey Strategy Using Qualtrics
Do you get a survey every time you go anywhere or do anything now a days? Even my dentist sends me a survey now after every appointment asking me “how my experience was?” As a citizen do YOU feel over surveyed?

Survey research is and can be a very useful and necessary tool to understand the values, opinions, and insights of our various stakeholders. However, as the saying goes, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. And too much surveying can not only lead to annoyed participants but low-quality data and feedback.

In 2019, USBE contracted with Qualtrics, the world’s most trusted research software, to provide each Utah district with its sophisticated research and survey capabilities. SO, now what?! Join us for this session to talk about how to take advantage of this amazing tool beyond just using it to administer the required USBE surveys (Educator Engagement and Climate Surveys) and start developing a meaningful and intentional district survey strategy. We’ll talk about must do’s, should do’s, and the mistakes we’ve made along the way to save you the headaches of starting from scratch. Learn several survey best practices and leave with a roadmap of how to successfully implement a quality survey research plan in your district so that you can ask better survey questions and have more confidence in the quality of survey data you collect.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin O'Connor

Caitlin O'Connor

Statistician; Data Analyst; SurveyMonkey, Park City School District
A data nerd before it was cool, Caitlin has always been most passionate about and interested by numbers that represent people – their thoughts, actions, experiences, and intentions. As the principal research and assessment data analyst for the Park City School District for the past... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 16

10:00am MDT

Digital Storytelling: Pathways to an innovative classroom
Transform your classroom into and innovative learning environment. Develop digital, media and information literacy skills and an ability to apply them effectively. Participants will build a toolkit of resources for teaching digital storytelling. Create an innovative learning environment for your students. Including story maps, animation, videography, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

Innovative Learning Coach, 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 →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 3

10:00am MDT

Getting Outside: Helping Our Students to Be Naturalists with Technology
In this session we will look at why it is important to get our students outside and learning more often. We will then look at some resources, ideas, and tips to get them outside and learning in all subject areas and for all grade levels. Included in all of this will be ideas of how we can use technology such as Chromebooks and cell phones to supplement our students learning while they are outside. This session will be taught from the perspective of a teacher who has taught for several years and has experience teaching in the outdoors. This will be an interactive, hands-on virtual session that will be conducted outside, weather permitting (if you are able to be outside). Access to a mobile device with the ability to download apps would be beneficial. We will be using strategies that can be used in most backyards, schoolyards, around the house, and other common locations. We will then workshop other resources, ideas, and tips from the participants in the session and the programs they represent so that we can all learn from each other.

Speakers
avatar for David Joy

David Joy

Science Teacher, Weber School District- Wahlquist Jr. High School
I have been a public school teacher in various roles and locations in order to better understand the way education works at different levels and in different places. This has helped me to become a much better teacher and become more adept at handling a variety of situations and adapting... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 6

10:00am MDT

Google Drawings: The Underdog Tool
Google Drawings is often overlooked, but it’s a versatile tool. We’ll compare Google Drawings and Google Slides. You’ll get a chance to interact with a Google Drawing activity as a student. I’ll demonstrate how to create a template for students and how it can be shared via Google Classroom or via a forced copy link. We’ll explore resources and templates from Eric Curts and Matt Miller. You’ll get time to create or customize your own template/activity and we’ll share our creations on a Padlet. Leave with some ready to use Google Drawings templates and some tips/tricks for using them with students.

Speakers
GS

Geri Smith

Instructional Tech Coach, Murray City School District
I'm in my 3rd year as a tech coach in our district (there are 2 of us serving our 10 schools) and I'm teaching a section of 2nd grade online as well. I taught 2nd grade for 14 years prior to becoming a tech coach. I primarily work with K-6 teachers and students. I am Google Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 7

10:00am MDT

How to gamify SEEd standards (interactive space mission session)
Participate remotely in a collaborative space mission. We will show you how easy it is to turn your in-person or remote classroom into a spaceship, shrinkcraft, or submarine. In this session you will work with other conference attendees to take on a dramatic mission tied to current SEEd standards. If you effectively apply the standard and work well as a team, you will be successful. If you don't quite remember your 5th grade science content, or struggle as a team, you will likely experience a horrific simulated death.

Prizes will be awarded to top scoring participants from each session. Matching grants are also available for the 2021-2022 school year. Details will be provided during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Brooks Heder

Brooks Heder

Presenter, Infini-D Learning
I'm passionate about education and leveling up Utah schools. This is where we are from and these are the schools we want to see leap into the future of education. Infini-D is groundbreaking in its ability to engage, apply, and assess the whole student. Oh did I mention we do it through... Read More →
avatar for Skyler Carr

Skyler Carr

Head of Experience Design, Infini-D Learning
Lead member of Infini-D research and design team, and principal investigator with the National Science Foundation.

Sponsors
avatar for Skyler Carr

Skyler Carr

Head of Experience Design, Infini-D Learning
Lead member of Infini-D research and design team, and principal investigator with the National Science Foundation.


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 14

10:00am MDT

How to use data to inform your classroom practice. Did I mention it’s pre-graded?
Mathspace is the world's first adaptive program allowing students to show every step of their math work. They get feedback at each step, and it’s all auto-graded for you. Bye bye multiple choice or final answer only! To participate in this session, please bring a laptop, tablet, Chromebook or other device to try the award-winning Mathspace, and ask about a free trial!

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Davis

Rhonda Davis

Regional Sales and Support Manager, Mathspace, Inc.
I am a customer support and sales manager with a passion for helping students and teachers embrace technology in math education. My journey began as a Computer Specialist at an elementary school where I saw students of all ages struggle with understanding Mathematics. Seeing this... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Rhonda Davis

Rhonda Davis

Regional Sales and Support Manager, Mathspace, Inc.
I am a customer support and sales manager with a passion for helping students and teachers embrace technology in math education. My journey began as a Computer Specialist at an elementary school where I saw students of all ages struggle with understanding Mathematics. Seeing this... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 18

10:00am MDT

Intro to Python Workshop
Coding is for everyone! The purpose of this session is to engage and connect educators into the world of computer science, regardless of previous experience. In an interactive workshop, audience members will learn the principles of programming, start building code, and see how they can integrate it in the classroom. Using the programming language Python, participants will leave the event with a functional program that solves a relevant task plus examples and ideas in how to integrate CS in various subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Talon Hatch

Talon Hatch

Partnership Manager, Skill Struck
At Skill Struck, we work to make Computer Science equitable and accessible for every school in the state. We work with educators to create a K-12 CS grade alignment and avoid gaps in the process. We provide schools with teacher-focused professional development, standard aligned curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Aimee Alsop

Aimee Alsop

Director of Learning, Skill Struck
Aimee Alsop is the Learning Director at Skill Struck. We work to make coding curriculum useful for classrooms and teachers so that every kid in K-12 can have access to learn programming.

Sponsors
avatar for Talon Hatch

Talon Hatch

Partnership Manager, Skill Struck
At Skill Struck, we work to make Computer Science equitable and accessible for every school in the state. We work with educators to create a K-12 CS grade alignment and avoid gaps in the process. We provide schools with teacher-focused professional development, standard aligned curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Aimee Alsop

Aimee Alsop

Director of Learning, Skill Struck
Aimee Alsop is the Learning Director at Skill Struck. We work to make coding curriculum useful for classrooms and teachers so that every kid in K-12 can have access to learn programming.


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 12

10:00am MDT

Leveraging Technology to support Differentiation
Although this school year has been filled with many uncertainties, what we do know is that our multilingual and/or dually identified learners require our support through leveraging technology more than ever. This engaging Saturday session is for the building administrator, general educator and itinerant educator looking for resources and strategies to support differentiation in a remote or hybrid learning space.

Speakers
avatar for MiaAriela Allen

MiaAriela Allen

Director of Professional Learning; Newcomer Secondary Bilingual Special Educator, 4Ed Consulting; Imagine Learning partner
Newcomer secondary educator. Founder and director of 4Ed Consulting Services.  The organization is focused on improving programmatic structures and creating equitable learning opportunities for Multilingual Language Learners. MiaAriela completed dissertation work focused on English... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for MiaAriela Allen

MiaAriela Allen

Director of Professional Learning; Newcomer Secondary Bilingual Special Educator, 4Ed Consulting; Imagine Learning partner
Newcomer secondary educator. Founder and director of 4Ed Consulting Services.  The organization is focused on improving programmatic structures and creating equitable learning opportunities for Multilingual Language Learners. MiaAriela completed dissertation work focused on English... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 17

10:00am MDT

Share Your Voice through Podcasting
Come learn how to share your voice through podcasting. This session will provide you with essential information on creating your own podcast and sharing it with your audience. We'll share technical tips, provide advice for developing your own style, and answer your questions. Look behind the scenes at UEN Homeroom and learn our secrets.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

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 →
avatar for Fernando Lara

Fernando Lara

Producer, UEN
Fernando Lara is a Producer for KUEN. Fernando has been working with UEN for the past 3 years and is the producer of the weekly show "Art Connection". He also works alongside UEN’s Media team to produce UEN’s PDTV and UEN’s Homeroom podcast. He is also one of the PBS Student... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 5

10:00am MDT

Teaching Math with Robotics in Elementary School
Learn about RoboBlockly, a block-based computing environment for learning math with robotics. In addition to nearly 3000 ready-to-go coding and robotics activities, teachers and students can create their own activities. Teachers can also manage their classes, add student accounts, assign homework, grade student submitted homework, and provide feedback.

Speakers
JH

Jeff Hescox

Program Manager, UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education
HC

Harry Cheng

UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 8
  Lecture, Beginning

10:00am MDT

UETN’s Private LTE Network – Mobile Access for Students and Teachers
UETN is developing a Private LTE Network that is helping provide network access for students and educators for on-line, anywhere and any-time education. Whether it’s students learning at home or on the go, collaborating over video, or accessing cloud-hosted educational tools, education is now 24/7. Using Private LTE across a district is a cost-effective way to connect students, teachers and administrators to each other and the internet. UETN’s Private LTE network is helping ensure equitable internet access for all students. We will present and discuss this new UETN project/service, come be a part of this exciting educational technology resource.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

CTO, UETN
James L. Stewart has 40 years of experience working in the technology profession. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the state-wide Utah Education and TeleHealth Network (UETN) organization and has been working directly the past 21 years supporting technology for... Read More →
avatar for Cory Stokes

Cory Stokes

Project Manager, UEN
Cory Stokes has worked in educational technology for the last 26 years. He has worked as a technology coordinator in a district, a technology director at a regional service center and is now managing statewide digital teaching and learning initiatives and projects in Utah. He works... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Egly

Jeff Egly

Associate Director, UETN


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 2

10:00am MDT

Unlocking Creative Cloud: Best Beginner Practices
Adobe’s Creative Cloud, now available to all Utah teachers & students, can be an intimidating suite for those new to it. Being able to not only navigate the Creative Cloud and its connected programs, but also understanding which programs can help teachers learn the Adobe Suite while still finding value for their classroom. Starting with using Creative Cloud and navigating the suite, teachers will learn which programs are best for beginners, and how to navigate through the basics of Lightroom, Indesign, and Illustrator. Also teachers will learn some basic ideas for creating creative projects with their students or for their classrooms including poster design, photo editing/manipulation, and creating a logo.

Speakers
MW

Matthew Winters

Instructional Technology Coach, Weber School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 4

10:00am MDT

What's New with Nearpod!
Nearpod is always listening to teacher feedback and iterating to create a platform that will best meet your needs! We know it can be hard to keep up with all the newest product launches and enhancements.

In this session, you’ll see our new activity banks, whiteboard and slide annotation tools, and other new updates and features. See some of the newest content that’s been rolled out over the last few months too!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Clark

Jason Clark

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
I'm a District Strategy Consultant with Nearpod. I have 18 years experience in the classroom as a teacher, 3 years as a technology instructional coach and 3 years as a district innovation specialist before joining the Nearpod team.  I am passionate about learning as well as student... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jason Clark

Jason Clark

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
I'm a District Strategy Consultant with Nearpod. I have 18 years experience in the classroom as a teacher, 3 years as a technology instructional coach and 3 years as a district innovation specialist before joining the Nearpod team.  I am passionate about learning as well as student... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 19

10:00am MDT

District Workflow Automation with Script
Join Script in this 20-minute session to learn about the cutting-edge workflow automation solution being implemented in school districts across the US. This customizable solution is built specifically for K12 district administrators and offers OCR technology, ADA compliant digital forms, powerful reporting, and access for staff and parents. See how districts are modernizing paper processes and extracting useful data. District attendees will receive a percentage off their Script subscription!

Speakers
CF

Casey Finestone

District Outreach Specialist, Script
BB

Basinger Brenton

District Outreach Specialist, Script, LLC

Sponsors
CF

Casey Finestone

District Outreach Specialist, Script
BB

Basinger Brenton

District Outreach Specialist, Script, LLC


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 20
  OTS, Beginning

10:00am MDT

COVID-19 and Utah's Digital Divide: Leaders' Response to Equitable Access
This panel discussion provides a look the digital divide in Utah, and educational leaders' response to the need for equitable home technology access. The panelists will share solutions and challenges that some urban, suburban, and rural districts in Utah experienced during the COVID-19 school dismissal, lessons learned, and their recommendations for addressing the digital divide in education.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Call

Todd Call

Digital Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
www.schools.utah.gov/curr/digital
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

IT Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is an educational technology trainer and UEN Homeroom Podcast host. She started her career in education as a fourth-grade teacher and is now training teachers across the State of Utah at the Utah Education Network and instructional design students at the University of Utah... Read More →
avatar for Camille Cole

Camille Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Camille Cole attended the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Camille has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Math and ESL... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is an Educational Technology Coach in Canyons School District. She has been working in Educational Technology since 2012. She is graduating from the University of Utah in May with an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License. She recently defended... Read More →
avatar for Katie Blunt

Katie Blunt

Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Blunt is the UEN product manager over eMedia and the UEN Film Festival. She enjoys helping educators develop digital teaching, learning, and leadership skills. Previously, Katie worked as an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District and taught sixth grade... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 1

10:00am MDT

Creating a Cross-Curricular Learning Environment with Digital Curriculum
Creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking are all highly adaptable skills every student needs, regardless of what career path they choose. Students that are able to acquire and build these skills from an early age have an advantage when pursuing post-secondary education, and in turn professional careers.

The process of helping students build these skills can be overwhelming, especially when we look at everything that we’re required to teach students as separate, unrelated disciplines. The reality is just the opposite; life isn’t about disconnected silos of information. Math, history, science, and literature are all interdependent of one another in the real world. This leads us to the indispensable value of cross-curricular learning.

Join Kids Discover President & CEO Ted Levine, as he discusses the benefits of creating a culture and environment that promotes cross-curricular learning, and see live examples of how Kids Discover is creating digital tools that make creating cross-curricular lessons easy, and more importantly, exciting for students.

Speakers
avatar for Mandi Olson

Mandi Olson

Teacher - Saratoga Shores Elementary School, Alpine School District
avatar for Ted Levine

Ted Levine

President & CEO, Kids Discover
At Kids Discover, we're passionate about creating and delivering memorable learning experiences at the elementary and middle school levels. We believe the future of science and social studies instruction is immersive, and our goal is to raise students' expectations each and every... Read More →
avatar for Katie Kennedy

Katie Kennedy

Community Manager, Kids Discover

Sponsors
avatar for Ted Levine

Ted Levine

President & CEO, Kids Discover
At Kids Discover, we're passionate about creating and delivering memorable learning experiences at the elementary and middle school levels. We believe the future of science and social studies instruction is immersive, and our goal is to raise students' expectations each and every... Read More →
avatar for Katie Kennedy

Katie Kennedy

Community Manager, Kids Discover


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 11
  Panel, Beginning

10:25am MDT

Digital Literacy for the Emergent Bilingual: Supporting English Language Leaners through Technology
What does digital literacy mean for a student who is learning English? What does digital literacy mean for a student who has not yet learned basic computer skills? As classes move to online formats, how can teachers identify weaknesses in digital literacy for students with budding second language abilities?

In this presentation, strategies will be provided for teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) to support their digital literacy while also supporting their language acquisition. Concepts to be discussed include: assessing basic technology skills, using technology-specific vocabulary supports, engaging ELLs with online language resources, and modifying online assignments to promote language acquisition. Additionally, a comprehensive list of resources will be provided for teachers to utilize.

Supporting emergent bilinguals can be difficult, especially when differentiating for diverse technological abilities is required; however, the tools and methods proposed through this presentation can ease the burden of teachers with ELLs.

Speakers
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Leah Davis

Teacher and Ph.D. Candidate, Utah State University, Alpine School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:25am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 9

10:25am MDT

Enhancing your Canvas Page using Canva
Every wonder how you get those pinterest ready Canvas pages? Well look no further because with Canva you can have it all! With it's easy interface and various templates to choose from you don't have to dig your brain for some amazing inspiration. Come join me in this session and explore the world of creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Maxine Dee

Maxine Dee

Instructional Coach


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:25am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 10

10:25am MDT

Focus Skills: The Game-Changer for Instructional Planning
With so many skills to teach and so little time, where should you focus your efforts to maximize student growth? Research shows that certain skills lay the foundation for future learning, making them essential and non-negotiable. These are Focus Skills.

Attend this session for new insights on Focus Skills—along with practical strategies for using Focus Skills to boost the power of instruction in your classroom and across your district. You’ll also explore:
• How Focus Skills relate to state standards
• Why Focus Skills are critical for closing achievement gaps and improving student outcomes

Speakers
avatar for David McMullen

David McMullen

Account Executive, Renaissance
I assist educators that need computer-adaptive interim assessments for screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics, along with formative assessments for skill checks. In addition, we offer digital practice products that increase student growth in reading and math.
avatar for Tanna Colwell

Tanna Colwell

Senior National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Renaissance Learning is your partner for Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, and Star Assessments (including Star Spanish!)

Sponsors
avatar for Tanna Colwell

Tanna Colwell

Senior National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Renaissance Learning is your partner for Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, and Star Assessments (including Star Spanish!)


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:25am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 13

10:25am MDT

IXL - Data Reports Utah Teachers Love
Dive into some fan-favorite reports from IXL Analytics that will help you take instructional action in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Regan Benson

Regan Benson

Educational Consultant, IXL
As a former Utah teacher and educational consultant for IXL learning, Regan is passionate about helping teachers simplify their day through education technology.

Sponsors
avatar for Regan Benson

Regan Benson

Educational Consultant, IXL
As a former Utah teacher and educational consultant for IXL learning, Regan is passionate about helping teachers simplify their day through education technology.


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:25am - 10:45am MDT
Session (Room) 22

11:00am MDT

New Nearpod Features
In 20-minutes see the newest features in Nearpod to engage learners and take your Nearpod lessons to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Jami Gardner

Jami Gardner

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Jami Gardner is an Instructional Technology Trainer for the Utah Education Network. She is passionate about helping teachers use the 4Cs in the classroom by implementing digital portfolios and educational escape rooms. Jami also enjoys working with teachers to effectively use Canvas... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
Session (Room) 13

11:00am MDT

Tricks to Get Students Logging in Asynchronously
Small changes in your asynchronous course design will motivate students to log in and get to work without tears or threats! Although I focus on Canvas, you could employ the same techniques across many platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Valarie Anderson

Valarie Anderson

Teacher, Utah Online School
avatar for Stacey King

Stacey King

Teacher, Utah Online School
I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2. I work with Google Tools every single day and love to learn more about cool thing they can do! I presented at UCET last year and had the awesome opportunity to present at ISTE this last year a couple times! I've done multiple... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
Session (Room) 10
  OTS, Beginning

11:00am MDT

You can do THAT in Flipgrid?!
Flipgrid has made some awesome updates. Take a look as I demo some of the new features and share some resources for you to use. Learn how to control who has access to your grid, how to add a guest code so parents and/or guest speakers/visitors can check out the learning. Mics only mode is now available for those who are camera shy or who get distracted adding stickers to videos. Students and teachers can record their screens. The Discovery Library is full of great resources from Wonderopolis, code.org, Lego Education, Adobe, and many more. See how easy it is to share their topics with your class(es). A Flipgrid educator account (free) will be helpful, but not required.

Speakers
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Geri Smith

Instructional Tech Coach, Murray City School District
I'm in my 3rd year as a tech coach in our district (there are 2 of us serving our 10 schools) and I'm teaching a section of 2nd grade online as well. I taught 2nd grade for 14 years prior to becoming a tech coach. I primarily work with K-6 teachers and students. I am Google Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
Session (Room) 9

11:00am MDT

A World Beyond: Envisioning the future with Promethean
For over 20 years, Promethean has been educators’ tool of choice for engaging students in the classroom. COVID forced teachers and IT administrators to adapt at the speed of necessity. Attend this session to learn how Promethean helps educators and administrators teach without boundaries today and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Taylor

Shaun Taylor

Partnership Manager, Promethean
Promethean Partnership Manager based out of Boulder, Colorado.I have 10 years Classroom teaching experience, teaching Physics and Chemistry. I also spent two years as a Promethean Education Consultant delivering personalized professional development using Promethean solutions to teachers... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Shaun Taylor

Shaun Taylor

Partnership Manager, Promethean
Promethean Partnership Manager based out of Boulder, Colorado.I have 10 years Classroom teaching experience, teaching Physics and Chemistry. I also spent two years as a Promethean Education Consultant delivering personalized professional development using Promethean solutions to teachers... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 6

11:00am MDT

Amplifying Thinking Routines Using Technology Tools
Project Zero’s Thinking Routines promote students' thinking by taking what students have read or learned about and have them synthesize their thoughts to make their thinking visible. Haven’t heard of them yet? Come to this session and learn all about them. Discover when and how using technology tools, such as GSuite, Padlet, Pear Deck and Flipgrid can amplify the use of these routines. Empower your learners to new levels as you learn to combine thinking routines and technology tools.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Tannenbaum

Debbie Tannenbaum

Teacher on Special Assignment/Coach, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Debbie Tannenbaum is an Elementary School Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, VA. An educator with over twenty years of experience,Debbie supports both staff and students to integrate technology tools into instruction through both co teaching sessions and weekly technology classes... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 8

11:00am MDT

Assess Yourself! Are YOU Smarter than a 5th Grader?
The best part of conferences is learning from our peers. Join us for an interactive session on assessment best practices to share your experiences and learn from teachers across the country. You’ll also get a sneak peek at the latest innovation in adaptive digital assessments - measuring growth in 10 minutes per week - and try it out for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Davis

Rhonda Davis

Regional Sales and Support Manager, Mathspace, Inc.
I am a customer support and sales manager with a passion for helping students and teachers embrace technology in math education. My journey began as a Computer Specialist at an elementary school where I saw students of all ages struggle with understanding Mathematics. Seeing this... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Rhonda Davis

Rhonda Davis

Regional Sales and Support Manager, Mathspace, Inc.
I am a customer support and sales manager with a passion for helping students and teachers embrace technology in math education. My journey began as a Computer Specialist at an elementary school where I saw students of all ages struggle with understanding Mathematics. Seeing this... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 18

11:00am MDT

Canvas-MasteryConnect Integration: Learn to Use the Tools Seamlessly
You know Canvas as the world’s leading Learning Management System. You know MasteryConnect as the best formative assessment system for PLCs, standards-alignment, and data-driven instruction. But now the two platforms are integrated better than ever before. Learn how seamlessly you can use MasteryConnect’s standards-aligned formative assessment and data-driven tools as part of your Canvas experience. If you don’t know MasteryConnect, this session will provide you with some basic details about the tool. If know MasteryConnect but don’t have it, this session will show the benefits of using MasteryConnect within your Canvas experience. And if you already have MasteryConnect and Canvas, this session will improve your experience as we highlight the latest product integration between the two tools.

Speakers
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James Seaman

Regional Education Specialist, Instructure
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Tiffany Hardinger

Sales, Instructure

Sponsors
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James Seaman

Regional Education Specialist, Instructure
TH

Tiffany Hardinger

Sales, Instructure


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 12

11:00am MDT

Collaboration with Digital Tools
Benefits of collaborative learning include improved self-esteem, higher-level thinking, self-management skills, and improved social interaction. This session will explore some resources and strategies to help students collaborate in the blended classroom. Teachers will engage in an authentic learning experience and explore how they might enhance collaborative learning with their own students.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Lu

Zoe Lu

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Zoe is a Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist with Ogden School District. She is a Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator and a Google Certified Trainer.
avatar for Ryan Edel

Ryan Edel

DTL Specialist, Ogden School District
I am a Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist with the Ogden School District. I am passionate about leveraging the power of technology to provide rigorous and personalized learning opportunities for all learners!


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 7

11:00am MDT

eMedia: Explore. Create. Collaborate.
eMedia is a digital library of educational resources created specifically for Utah educators. It is a collection of state-licensed and open educational resources -- from videos and images, to lesson plans and activities, to textbooks and full courses. In eMedia, you can explore materials cerated by others, create, remix, and share your own resources, and collaborate with educators across the state in the eMedia online community.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Blunt

Katie Blunt

Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Blunt is the UEN product manager over eMedia and the UEN Film Festival. She enjoys helping educators develop digital teaching, learning, and leadership skills. Previously, Katie worked as an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District and taught sixth grade... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 5

11:00am MDT

Exploring Math Formative Assessments with Galileo K-12
Learn how our math formatives can be used between benchmarking! Galileo offers the convenience of pre-built, standards-aligned K–8 ELA and Math formative assessments that help keep educators informed on how students are learning and growing throughout the school year. Students’ standards mastery can be easily monitored, allowing teachers to use this data to inform their instruction and interventions. Galileo’s standards-aligned items include powerful meta data such as DOK and item parameters, that provides teachers’ great insight to students learning. The vast variety of item types, including technology-enhanced items (TEIs), provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in multiple ways.

Speakers
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Kerridan Kawecki

Senior Content & Assessments Manager, Imagine Learning

Sponsors
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Kerridan Kawecki

Senior Content & Assessments Manager, Imagine Learning


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 17

11:00am MDT

FROM START TO FINISH: Utilizing Technology Throughout the Entire Intervention Process
From efficiently collecting and managing data to student engagement, technology can make the RtI process easier to implement and more likely to occur. Follow a teacher’s journey from start to finish for effective intervention that uses technology to leverage formative data and engage students with targeted instruction. Participants will receive a Padlet of resources that support intervention instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Ingram

Karen Ingram

Educational Expert, Istation
Karen Ingram has been a bilingual elementary, secondary, and college level classroom teacher. She has worked as an instructional coach and curriculum writer as well. After 34 years of working closely with teachers and students, she now serves as a product knowledge specialist for... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Karen Ingram

Karen Ingram

Educational Expert, Istation
Karen Ingram has been a bilingual elementary, secondary, and college level classroom teacher. She has worked as an instructional coach and curriculum writer as well. After 34 years of working closely with teachers and students, she now serves as a product knowledge specialist for... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 11
  Lecture, Intermediate

11:00am MDT

Hot Off the Press/What’s New with GoogleEDU?
Presentation and Session Chat

Wondering what changes and updates Google for Education has in store? This session will be led by members of the Google for Education team, and it will go in-depth as to both recent and upcoming product updates, as well as include time for Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Yu

Amy Yu

Regional Manager, Google for Education, Google for Education
Amy is a Regional Manager on the Google for Education team, where she focuses on building thought partnerships across the west region and providing educators with tools and resources so they can focus on what they do best - guiding and inspiring our students to achieve their learning... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Amy Yu

Amy Yu

Regional Manager, Google for Education, Google for Education
Amy is a Regional Manager on the Google for Education team, where she focuses on building thought partnerships across the west region and providing educators with tools and resources so they can focus on what they do best - guiding and inspiring our students to achieve their learning... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 20

11:00am MDT

Leveraging Digital Momentum from COVID Systemwide
This presentation will describe a model for leveraging our distance learning response that was necessitated by COVID-19 to launch a multi-purpose, future-ready teaching and learning initiative. Our model will extend synchronous online opportunities for students K-12 while simultaneously providing a grade-specific repository of technology integrated lessons and resources. Grade level teams comprised of teachers, technology specialists and curriculum specialists will collaborate to design, refine and implement evidence-based instructional practices that can be used online as well as during live instruction. Their designs will be modeled and shared district-wide with all teachers through ongoing virtual professional learning and collaboration opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Wood

Stephanie Wood

Associate Director of Online Learning, Granite School District
I'm a 26 year veteran of education and still get excited about new ways to engage students in authentic learning.  My background includes teaching science and math, a master's in Instructional Design and many years spent learning how to design effective instruction that uses technology... Read More →
avatar for Noelle Converse

Noelle Converse

Director, Curriculum and Instruction, Granite School District
I am the curriculum and instruction director in Granite School District in Salt Lake City where I have led our talented and committed C&I team through the creation of distance learning resources K-12. I hold a master of science degree in special education with a focus on behavior... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 16

11:00am MDT

Nearpod Cafe: Tips & Tricks and Q&A
Want to learn some tips and tricks to take Nearpod to that next level? Join us in Nearpod Cafe! Also, bring any questions that you have as part of this session is designed for Q &A.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Clark

Jason Clark

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
I'm a District Strategy Consultant with Nearpod. I have 18 years experience in the classroom as a teacher, 3 years as a technology instructional coach and 3 years as a district innovation specialist before joining the Nearpod team.  I am passionate about learning as well as student... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jason Clark

Jason Clark

District Strategy Consultant, Nearpod
I'm a District Strategy Consultant with Nearpod. I have 18 years experience in the classroom as a teacher, 3 years as a technology instructional coach and 3 years as a district innovation specialist before joining the Nearpod team.  I am passionate about learning as well as student... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 19

11:00am MDT

Need STEM Enrichment? A Look at STEMscopes Coding and Streaming
This 2-in-1 session will allow teachers to have a “learn-a little, teach-a-little” mindset as they introduce students from every grade level to the world of real JavaScript coding with STEMscopes Coding. Participants will also explore the world of phenomena in a whole new visual way with STEMscopes Streaming; a phenomena library. Great enrichment programs for after-school and summer sessions too!

Speakers
avatar for Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes

Regional STEM Coach, STEMscopes

Sponsors
avatar for Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes

Regional STEM Coach, STEMscopes


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 14

11:00am MDT

Next Level Videoconferencing
As education was forced to go virtual in 2020, many teachers were thrust into the world of videoconferencing for the first time. Now, a year later, you have the basics mastered, so let's take it to the next level. In this presentation we will show you some advanced features of the most popular videoconferencing platforms, how to keep your event secure, classroom strategies, and student engagement tips and tricks. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss individual needs, as well as share successes to help others along the way. Don't miss this chance to up your videoconferencing game!

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis

Distance Learning Specialist, Utah Education Network
Kimberly has spent the last 13 years scheduling, supporting, and helping teachers effectively use video conferencing technology.  After spending six years with USU's Distance Education Dept, she joined UETN's Technical Services team where she continues to enjoy learning and implementing... Read More →
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, Utah Education Network
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for over 28 years, the last 22 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 3

11:00am MDT

Provide Easy Access to Digital Resources and Measure Student Engagement
While juggling in-person and remote instruction models, leaders struggle to address two critical problems:

Ensuring students have access to a variety of digital learning resources.
Measuring student engagement with those resources.

Many districts are turning to single sign-on solutions that provide students with easy and secure access to digital learning. This session will illustrate how districts can use SSO with Analytics to understand student engagement at home and in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Smith

Nichole Smith

VP, Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Nichole Smith, VP Instructional Technology

Sponsors
avatar for Nichole Smith

Nichole Smith

VP, Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Nichole Smith, VP Instructional Technology


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 21

11:00am MDT

Social-Emotional Learning: Building Better Connections with Microsoft
Are you worried about student wellbeing? Would you like to be able to support the development of social and emotional skills of your students more effectively? Do you know how student wellbeing affects learning and which areas of wellbeing are the most crucial? Do you know how data can be used to improve your school climate?

Join us for our session on enhancing social and emotional learning with Microsoft technologies. In this session we will discuss our tools for teaching SEL in Minecraft: Education Edition, practicing SEL in FlipGrid and Teams for Education, and assessing for SEL and student well-being with Teams insights.

Speakers
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Emma Metos

Education Customer Success Manager, Microsoft
I am the Education Expert at the Microsoft Store in City Creek. I have consulted with Utah Humanities to find them technology solutions. I regularly present technology options in to my classmates in my M Ed courses.

Sponsors
EM

Emma Metos

Education Customer Success Manager, Microsoft
I am the Education Expert at the Microsoft Store in City Creek. I have consulted with Utah Humanities to find them technology solutions. I regularly present technology options in to my classmates in my M Ed courses.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 15

11:00am MDT

Utah's Online Library: Virtual Research for All Classrooms
This session is designed to help K-12 teachers and library media specialists effectively use the wealth of information resources in Utah's Online Library to improve and enhance student research. The session guides participants through using online databases through each step of the research process. Participants will learn how to use research tools to cite, gather, and organize their research.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

IT Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is an educational technology trainer and UEN Homeroom Podcast host. She started her career in education as a fourth-grade teacher and is now training teachers across the State of Utah at the Utah Education Network and instructional design students at the University of Utah... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 4

11:00am MDT

What Leaders at Great Schools Do Better: Tech and Inspiration
NOTE: This recording is in two parts.  Part A can be assessed here or via the "Video Stream" button above.  Part B can be assessed via this link.

Great leaders foster inspiring experiences, build dedicated professionals, and engage in regular storytelling, and tech can strengthen all these efforts.

Many teachers are much, much closer to creating powerfully memorable learning activities for their students than they think. Strong leaders foster not just this excellence in the classroom, but a collaborative professional environment that encourages inspiring stories of learning. In this session, we will look at various ways leaders can use technology to build a better team, to be more effective with their time, and to share the stories of their school with their communities.

Participants will learn to identify small and large successes and convey them to the community, and learn to plan experiences that encourage closer professional collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, teacher trainer, and inspirational speaker. He founded and directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational videos... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 2

11:00am MDT

UCET Podcast Live
Join the UCET Podcast for a rousing session about the importance of technology in our classrooms. During this session we will record two podcasts live with a variety of special guests.

Speakers
MW

Matthew Winters

Instructional Technology Coach, Weber School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 1

11:25am MDT

Collaborative Activities in an Asynchronous Learning Environment
Just because students are working remotely doesn't mean that they have to do it all on their own. There are many ways to build collaborative activities into Canvas to keep students working with and learning from each other even if they aren't working in real time or in a classroom. From projects to essays, I will show you how I get students talking and working together.

Speakers
avatar for Valarie Anderson

Valarie Anderson

Teacher, Utah Online School
avatar for Stacey King

Stacey King

Teacher, Utah Online School
I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2. I work with Google Tools every single day and love to learn more about cool thing they can do! I presented at UCET last year and had the awesome opportunity to present at ISTE this last year a couple times! I've done multiple... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:25am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 10
  OTS, Intermediate

11:25am MDT

Integrating Coding in Elementary
Many teachers want pre-made integrated coding lessons for other subject areas. What's better is teaching techniques and strategies to help teachers integrate more easily.

Speakers
avatar for McKay Perkins

McKay Perkins

CSTA Utah Board Member, CSTA Utah


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:25am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 13
  OTS, Advanced

11:25am MDT

Need Data? There’s a Google Form for That.
Teachers, coaches, and admin have a lot of data they need to collect. Enter Google Forms/Sheets for an easy way to collect and share data. Track assessment data, intervention data, observation data, log your anecdotal notes, behavior data, and more. See how to create a Form and a branching Form, receive links to many example Forms, and see what the data looks like in a Google Sheet (where you can easily share with your teaching team, your admin, and support personnel (coach, special ed, etc.)). Leave with examples and the ability to customize them for your needs.

Speakers
GS

Geri Smith

Instructional Tech Coach, Murray City School District
I'm in my 3rd year as a tech coach in our district (there are 2 of us serving our 10 schools) and I'm teaching a section of 2nd grade online as well. I taught 2nd grade for 14 years prior to becoming a tech coach. I primarily work with K-6 teachers and students. I am Google Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:25am - 11:45am MDT
Session (Room) 9

12:00pm MDT

A Beginners Guide to 3d Design
Learn to solve real world problems with 3d design and 3d printing. In this presentation we'll learn the basics of a free program called Tinkercad to create 3d models and objects.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Mortensen

Jeff Mortensen

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 13
  OTS, Beginning

12:00pm MDT

Lucidspark--How to Kickstart a Discussion
Lucidspark is the newest member of the Lucid family. With this tool, you can lead your class/team/faculty in a brainstorming session about any topic under the sun. Join us for a quick tutorial that includes how to log in, how to engage users, and how to organize ideas.

Speakers
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Katie Jones

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District
Katie Jones is an Innovative Learning Coach in Alpine School District and has presented at many local conferences. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, and is personable and dang funny (and probably shouldn't write her own descriptions in the future). Britney Davis... Read More →
avatar for Lauralee Ward

Lauralee Ward

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District
I am an innovative learning coach for Alpine District. I love exploring ways that technology can deepen learning, enhance engagement, and help create personalized pathways for elementary school students. In this 2021 UCET Conference, I am excited to present on a collaborative tool... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 9

12:00pm MDT

Tech Tips for New Teachers
Are you a new teacher interested in learning about different engaging technology tools? Then this is the place to be! We will be diving into different tech tools that we have used and come to love. These tools will be easy to implement your first day back!

Speakers
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Jessica Mitchell

5th Grade Teacher, Bell View Elementary
avatar for Ashley Templeton

Ashley Templeton

Teacher, Canyons School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 10
  OTS, Intermediate

12:00pm MDT

Ignite
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.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Van Dam

Christina Van Dam

TPACK 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.  
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

Innovative Learning Coach, 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 →
avatar for Jared Covili

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 →
avatar for Brooke Anderson

Brooke Anderson

Specialist in Evaluation, Research & Accountability, Jordan School District
@anderbrooke
avatar for Cory Henwood

Cory Henwood

Innovation Coordinator, Iron County School District
Cory is the Innovation Coordinator 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 
avatar for Ashtin Johnson

Ashtin Johnson

5th Grade Elementary Teacher, Davis School District
avatar for Ryan Cain

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
Session (Room) 1

12:00pm MDT

Beyond Learning: Imagine Language & Literacy
Enhance your learning community with Imagine Learning! Learn how to use our literacy program in remote and hybrid learning environments. Imagine Learning can be used in many creative ways and integrates with tools already being used in remote environments. Join us to learn more!

Speakers
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Randy Tingey

Education Success Manager - Utah, Imagine Learning
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Kendrick Larsen

Imagine Learning, Imagine Learning

Sponsors
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Randy Tingey

Education Success Manager - Utah, Imagine Learning
KL

Kendrick Larsen

Imagine Learning, Imagine Learning


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 17

12:00pm MDT

Bring CS to Life with the Finch Robot - Even Remotely!
In this session we will introduce the brand new Finch Robot 2.0 and feature the robots in a highly-interactive playground where participants can live program them in real-time, using Remote Robot technology.

Remote Robots are real robots that can be programmed via the internet by anyone from anywhere. They offer a novel, equitable way to engage students in block-based coding and robotics, even when students are remote. They can also be used to demonstrate Internet of Things concepts, and to facilitate collaborative programming activities between different schools.

Explore programming robots in our playground in a virtual, but still highly interactive way, while learning how you can bring Computer Science to life with physical computing.

Agenda:
15 minutes: Introduction to the Finch robot and to remote robots.
40 minutes: Use remote robots technology to program six robots in the BirdBrain Technologies livestream learning studio. We will work through several programming activities, including robot dance, drawing shapes, and avoiding obstacles.
5 minutes: Wrap-up & final questions.

Participants will:
(1) Learn the technical details of how remote robots work and gain an understanding of how to set up remote Finch Robots in their home or classroom.
(2) Learn how to use remote robots in both synchronous and asynchronous online learning to engage students in coding and robotics.

Program a real robot today, and join us for a virtual conference workshop that is firmly planted in the physical world.

Speakers
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Tom Lauwers

Founder and CEO, BirdBrain Technologies LLC
I'm the founder and CEO of BirdBrain Technologies, which makes the Finch Robot and Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Talk to me about computer science, engineering, robotics, physical computing, computational thinking, STEAM, and how to adapt any of these to hybrid or remote learning.
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Aparna Brown

Director of Operations, BirdBrain Technologies

Sponsors
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Tom Lauwers

Founder and CEO, BirdBrain Technologies LLC
I'm the founder and CEO of BirdBrain Technologies, which makes the Finch Robot and Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Talk to me about computer science, engineering, robotics, physical computing, computational thinking, STEAM, and how to adapt any of these to hybrid or remote learning.
AB

Aparna Brown

Director of Operations, BirdBrain Technologies


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 18

12:00pm MDT

Deep Dive into Google Drive
Increase your productivity by using Google Drive effectively! We will explore the new features of Drive, such as Priority Workspaces and Shortcuts, as well as pass on some useful tips and tricks.

Speakers
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Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
@pamturley55


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 5

12:00pm MDT

Empower Every Learner with Genially
You haven't heard about Genially yet? Join us to learn about Genially, a tool where the limit is your creativity. Genially will change the way you engage students and will help you to create meaningful activities to empower every learner.

In this session, you will learn how to use this tool and you will enjoy a great collection of best practices that the presenters have collected from teachers around the world.

Speakers
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Mario Herraez

6th Teacher, Davis School District
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Alberto Herraez

5th Grade Teacher, Davis School District
CA

Courtney Atkin

Elementary Teacher, Davis School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 3

12:00pm MDT

Empowering Student Voice with Technology Tools
What opportunities do you provide for your students to share their voices? Are you communicating that their voices matter? How do you create learning experiences that empower learners? In this session, you will learn easy ways using technology tools such as Wixie, Flipgrid, Pear Deck and Padlet to give your students opportunities to share their voices in interactive ways.

Speakers
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Debbie Tannenbaum

Teacher on Special Assignment/Coach, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Debbie Tannenbaum is an Elementary School Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, VA. An educator with over twenty years of experience,Debbie supports both staff and students to integrate technology tools into instruction through both co teaching sessions and weekly technology classes... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 8

12:00pm MDT

Escape Boredom with Digital Breakouts
Breakout EDU is an immersive learning experience that brings an escape room into the classroom. In this session, learn how to bring the power of Breakout EDU into the digital environment with digital escape rooms. After playing a digital escape room game with other educators, I'll share resources on how to create your own curriculum-aligned game or access pre-made games on the Breakout EDU website. Digital escape rooms are great for all ages.

Speakers
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Jami Gardner

Instructional Technology Trainer, UEN
Jami Gardner is an Instructional Technology Trainer for the Utah Education Network. She is passionate about helping teachers use the 4Cs in the classroom by implementing digital portfolios and educational escape rooms. Jami also enjoys working with teachers to effectively use Canvas... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 14

12:00pm MDT

Holy Sheets! 2021
This is an exciting intro to Google Sheets training that will give you the skills and knowledge to start taking advantage of Sheets as a beginner! We will be talking about the power of the online environment, tips for ease of use, and more, all with the focus of analyzing and interpreting student and teacher data. Beyond basic spreadsheet vocabulary we will dive into some function like SUM, AVERAGE, IF, COUNT, SPARKLINE, and more! If you attended in past years, there will be some similar content and some new tricks.

You will need to be able to use a full browser for the activities. A mobile browser will be less than desirable.

Speakers
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Ian Davey

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is a Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist in Ogden School District. He has classroom experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own instructional practices. Ian also has experience designing district-wide professional development... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 7

12:00pm MDT

How to gamify SEEd standards (interactive space mission session)
Participate remotely in a collaborative space mission. We will show you how easy it is to turn your in-person or remote classroom into a spaceship, shrinkcraft, or submarine. In this session you will work with other conference attendees to take on a dramatic mission tied to current SEEd standards. If you effectively apply the standard and work well as a team, you will be successful. If you don't quite remember your 5th grade science content, or struggle as a team, you will likely experience a horrific simulated death.

Prizes will be awarded to top scoring participants from each session. Matching grants are also available for the 2021-2022 school year. Details will be provided during the session.

Speakers
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Brooks Heder

Presenter, Infini-D Learning
I'm passionate about education and leveling up Utah schools. This is where we are from and these are the schools we want to see leap into the future of education. Infini-D is groundbreaking in its ability to engage, apply, and assess the whole student. Oh did I mention we do it through... Read More →
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Skyler Carr

Head of Experience Design, Infini-D Learning
Lead member of Infini-D research and design team, and principal investigator with the National Science Foundation.

Sponsors
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Skyler Carr

Head of Experience Design, Infini-D Learning
Lead member of Infini-D research and design team, and principal investigator with the National Science Foundation.


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 22

12:00pm MDT

It’s Just a Copy/Paste World, Right?
Are you tired of your students taking the first page results from Google and doing a copy/paste and calling it done when researching? Would you like to show them a way to collect, curate and cite the information they find anywhere online? Then come check out Scrible, the most advanced research and writing platform ever built to tackle the massive research and writing skills crisis undermining American students’ college and career readiness.

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has secured a statewide contract to provide Scrible Edu Pro for all Utah K-12 educators and students.

Speakers
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Chris Haught

Media Mentor, SEDC
Chris works at SEDC, a Regional Service Center that provides support and professional development to six rural school districts. In her position at SEDC, she provides media and technology support to close to 100 schools. You can often find her teaching students how to use the regional... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 21

12:00pm MDT

Less Teaching, More Feedback
Providing students with specific and timely feedback is an important part of ensuring student success. In a remote learning situation, feedback becomes absolutely essential. Grant Wiggins goes beyond asking teachers to provide feedback. He implores teachers to spend less time teaching and more time providing effective feedback. He also provides evidence that less teaching and more feedback yields better results.

This session will highlight the need to spend more time providing feedback in order to help students achieve desired learning outcomes. We will consider the remote teaching and learning environment and examine how teachers can capitalize on this environment to provide effective feedback that will ultimately produce greater learning. We will consider what effective feedback "looks like" and how teachers can build a remote learning environment that focuses more on feedback and less on teaching.

Speakers
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Marci Houseman

State Success Manager, Utah, Lexia Learning
Marci has over 20 years of experience in education. Having taught at both the elementary and middle school levels, she consistently worked to bring technology into the classroom in innovative ways that increased student collaboration and engagement. As a Principal, she led the implementation... Read More →

Sponsors
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Marci Houseman

State Success Manager, Utah, Lexia Learning
Marci has over 20 years of experience in education. Having taught at both the elementary and middle school levels, she consistently worked to bring technology into the classroom in innovative ways that increased student collaboration and engagement. As a Principal, she led the implementation... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 11

12:00pm MDT

Not everything in 2020 was bad
This session will focus on new features in Canvas: specifically how to access and customize the Canvas Templates, bulk due date edits, direct content share, and the new rich content editor.

Speakers
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Shannon Ririe

Sr. Instructional Trainer, Utah Education Network
Shannon has been a trainer at UEN for three years now, and previously worked as a technology specialist and 5th grade teacher. She loves her family, doing almost anything outdoors, and technology in the classroom, most definitely in that order.
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Jared Fawson

Sr. Technical Trainer / Product Manager, UEN
Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly into the classroom are Jared's focus as he develops courses and presentations... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 6

12:00pm MDT

Teaching Math in Canvas with Derivita
Created by the cofounder of Canvas, Devlin Daley, Derivita is a first of its kind math platform with a proprietary computer algebra system. Built for educators, Derivita provides an immense library of questions from Algebra to Calculus. Student submissions are entirely auto-graded and students are provided with immediate, meaningful feedback. Derivita can be used with any textbook and can be accessed on all types of devices - laptops, tablets, and even smartphones.

Derivita’s seamless integration in Canvas is user-friendly and setup only takes minutes. Grades and due dates are automatically synced to the Canvas gradebook and calendar. There is no separate account required and students are able to complete all of their homework, quizzes, and exams without ever leaving their Canvas course.

During hybrid and remote learning, 80% of our instructors told us that student engagement is their highest priority challenge and that they are often unable to assess how students are doing in class. That’s where SpotCheck comes in. With a single click of your mouse, you can use SpotCheck to encourage participation and quickly determine knowledge gaps.

In this presentation, Devlin Daley will demonstrate how Derivita seamlessly integrates with Canvas. We will show you how to easily create math homework, quizzes, and exams all from within your Canvas course. You will also get a sneak peek at SpotCheck and explore ways to increase participation and assess your students in real-time even over Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Visit us at www.derivita.com to learn more!

Speakers
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Devlin Daley

CEO and Founder, Derivita
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Mallory Dyer

Director of School Partnerships, Mallory Dyer

Sponsors
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Devlin Daley

CEO and Founder, Derivita
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Mallory Dyer

Director of School Partnerships, Mallory Dyer


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 12

12:00pm MDT

Teaching Robotics in Distance Learning
Join this session to learn how to close the achievement gap by introducing computing and robotics to your classroom through distance learning. Even teachers with no prior experience can bring the latest 21st century coding and robotics into your existing curriculum. Explore new ways to engage students by teaching through hands-on engaging computing and robotics.

Speakers
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Binsen Qian

Technology Officer, UC Davis C-STEM Center
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Jeff Hescox

Program Manager, UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 4
  Lecture, Beginning

12:00pm MDT

Tools for remote learning and classroom engagement
We will explore engaging JAMF tools and other tools for both remote and in-classroom learning. This engaging presentation will help you discover what is truly possible to replicate both in your classroom and at home.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

AEX, Jamf
Brian Frye - Systems engineer jamfBrad Caldwell - Strategic Education Consultant, University of San Diego
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Brian Frye

Systems Engineer, JAMF

Sponsors
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Brad Caldwell

AEX, Jamf
Brian Frye - Systems engineer jamfBrad Caldwell - Strategic Education Consultant, University of San Diego
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Brian Frye

Systems Engineer, JAMF


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 15

12:00pm MDT

What’s New for iPad and Mac in Education
Experience the powerful new capabilities and intuitive features of iPadOS (14.3) that take iPad to a whole new level for education. Hear about the latest eighth generation iPad, featuring a stunning 10.2 inch Retina display and the lates innovations. Learn about the latest new features of macOS Big Sur (11.1). Learn about the new M1 Mac!

Speakers
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Paulo Braganholo

Leadership Executive, Apple, Inc.
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Casey Veatch

Leadership Executive, Apple, Inc.

Sponsors
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Paulo Braganholo

Leadership Executive, Apple, Inc.
CV

Casey Veatch

Leadership Executive, Apple, Inc.


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 19

12:00pm MDT

Will Your School be Relevant, Post-COVID?
While 2020 was wrenching, teachers arguably made more progress, more quickly, than ever before. As the pandemic winds down, is your school ready to take advantage of what is now possible?

Schools looking to return to "normal" may find that they have been passed by the ones now bringing new opportunities to their communities. In this session, we'll look at what makes a school magical going forward, giving students and professionals new ways to find satisfaction and excellence.

Speakers
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Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, teacher trainer, and inspirational speaker. He founded and directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational videos... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 2

12:00pm MDT

Bad Meetings Have to End: Re-thinking Staff Gatherings & Meetings in a Virtual Setting
Has the COVID-19 Pandemic caused you to “re-think” group activities such as meetings, professional development opportunities, and culture building events with staff? In a year where we have had to be certain to mitigate the risk of exposure “getting together” for any purpose has been challenging. Although the technology for virtual meetings has been available for years, education has not heavily utilized that technology until NOW. Ironically, the promise of virtual meetings is increased efficiency, collaboration, and reduced costs, yet for many of us, that hasn’t happened! We haven’t found the keys to effective virtual meetings. In this presentation, I will share with you tips and ideas that will help you unlock the potential of virtual meetings. These tips will help you increase engagement and participation, build better culture and teams for virtual connections, complete collaborative work, make decisions virtually, and finally get the results you are keep chasing. You will leave with some “try it tomorrow” ideas that will help you model the kinds of virtual interactions that we hope for our teachers with their students.

Speakers
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Amy Hunt

Chief Academic Officer, Park City School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 16
  OTS, Intermediate

12:00pm MDT

Powering K12 with Google Cloud: Learning from Anywhere
Learning can happen anywhere. Hear from the Google for Education and partner teams on how K12 districts rose to the numerous challenges presented by 2020, and what’s on the horizon for 2021.

Speakers
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Kyle Azua

K12 GCP Program Manager, Google for Education
I work on the Google for Education team, focused specifically on GCP Solutions within K12. My goal is to make it as easy as possible to adopt the cloud in a way that helps address some of the biggest concerns in K12 today, such as Cybersecurity and protecting against Ransomware.

Sponsors
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Kyle Azua

K12 GCP Program Manager, Google for Education
I work on the Google for Education team, focused specifically on GCP Solutions within K12. My goal is to make it as easy as possible to adopt the cloud in a way that helps address some of the biggest concerns in K12 today, such as Cybersecurity and protecting against Ransomware.


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 20

12:25pm MDT

CommonLit: An UnCommonly Good Resource
This OTS session will focus on using the resource CommonLit, a web-based free reading library of hundreds of standards-based texts. During this session, we will explore the library, the assessment options, look at the data dashboard, and discuss ways to use it to enrich your classroom. This resource is accessible for both elementary and secondary teachers.

Speakers
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Kiera Beddes

Secondary ELA Teacher, Utah Teacher Fellows
I am secondary ELA teacher in UT. I love edtech, social science, and reading. Let's connect!


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:25pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 10

12:25pm MDT

Introduction to Digital Designing with Canva
Who says you have to be a pro designer to design like one? With hundreds of premade templates, you can be a designer too! This session is for the untrained designer with great ideas - we will walk through the basics of Canva and explore all the different files you can create with it, from worksheets to newsletters to the coolest looking graphic organizers you've ever seen.

Speakers
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Zoe Lu

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Zoe is a Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist with Ogden School District. She is a Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator and a Google Certified Trainer.


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:25pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 9

12:25pm MDT

Revolutionizing Keyboarding Education
The Learning Lights Keyboard is the BIGGEST advancement in keyboarding education in over a decade! Come see our new show/hide computer keyboard designed by teachers, made for student touch type mastery and learn some new ideas for teaching keyboarding in the classroom.

KeyMaster's Learning Lights Keyboard is a fun and innovative way to encourage students to key by touch. The press of a button "hides" key lettering, taking away the temptation to look at one's fingers while typing. Restore full key visibility for everyday activities. Students will master their keyboarding technique faster and better with a KeyMaster keyboard!

Keyboarding skills are more important than ever with 77% of all careers requiring some level of computer proficiency. In today's tech driven world, advanced computer skills are essential in preparing students for the careers of tomorrow. Proficient touch typing frees up cognitive working memory, allowing learners to focus on advanced tasks such as coding, programming, and composing rather than the process of typing.

We hope that you find great success in educating young learners and that our products can enhance and accelerate your keyboarding programs.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Seale

Kelly Seale

Nebo District Business/Marketing CTE Specialist, KeyMaster Electronics
Business/Marketing Specialist for Nebo School District, founder of KeyMaster Electronics, home of the Learning Lights Keyboard.Sometimes you have to think like a teacher to solve a classroom problem! We have an awesome new tool for teaching keyboarding education that I promise you'll... Read More →
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Shauna Whittekiend

Business Teacher, KeyMaster Electronics
Business/Marketing Teacher Spanish Fork High School, Education Specialist of KeyMaster Electronics, home of the Learning Lights Keyboard.


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:25pm - 12:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 13

12:45pm MDT

UCET Elections
Please place your vote for our new President and Board Members.

Speakers
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Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist and UCET Preside, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:00pm MDT
Networking

1:00pm MDT

Are Your Students Engaged?
Today’s blended and hybrid learning environments require a different approach to measuring student engagement. Utilizing data analytics as a tool to see how and when students are using their online resources allows districts to identify “best practice” application usage across classes, as well as monitor student-level daily engagements to identify at-risk needs for connectivity and instruction. Join our session to see how districts are putting analytics into action.

Speakers
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Leo Brehm

Senior Product Manager, CatchOn
Leo Brehm is an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, Board Member, and Thought Leader with more than 22 years of success in the education and e-learning industries. At present, he serves as the a Product Manager for CatchOn Inc., where he is actively involved in the design and... Read More →
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Caitlyn Brown

ASM, CatchOn
As a customer success manager, Caitlyn Brown works with school districts to ensure they leverage the full value of CatchOn following implementation. She has supported K–12 learning through her work as a member of ENA’s Customer Engagement team as well as at the Discovery Center... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Leo Brehm

Leo Brehm

Senior Product Manager, CatchOn
Leo Brehm is an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, Board Member, and Thought Leader with more than 22 years of success in the education and e-learning industries. At present, he serves as the a Product Manager for CatchOn Inc., where he is actively involved in the design and... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 13

1:00pm MDT

Kami App: Interactive Student Annotations
Kami App is a wonderful tool for students to annotation pdfs in a variety of tools. This OTS session will focus on how to use the Kami app in an ELA or social studies classroom specifically, but any content area teacher will find uses for Kami. We will also discuss how to integrate with LMS like Canvas or Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kiera Beddes

Kiera Beddes

Secondary ELA Teacher, Utah Teacher Fellows
I am secondary ELA teacher in UT. I love edtech, social science, and reading. Let's connect!


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 10

1:00pm MDT

Put your accessibility glasses on with tota11y!
Do you design with accessibility in mind? Tota11y is an accessibility visualization toolkit created by Khan Academy that can help you do just that! Join us in exploring how to use this tool to visualize how your site performs with assistive technologies, and learn about best practices along the way!

Speakers
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Sarah Eastman

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 9

1:00pm MDT

Accessibility Tools: Meeting the Needs of Our Diverse Learners
Microsoft's mission is to empower all people and all organizations to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications like Office, together with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use for everyone – giving teachers the opportunity to provide personalized learning, and students an improved experience and equal opportunity in the classroom.

Speakers
EM

Emma Metos

Education Customer Success Manager, Microsoft
I am the Education Expert at the Microsoft Store in City Creek. I have consulted with Utah Humanities to find them technology solutions. I regularly present technology options in to my classmates in my M Ed courses.

Sponsors
EM

Emma Metos

Education Customer Success Manager, Microsoft
I am the Education Expert at the Microsoft Store in City Creek. I have consulted with Utah Humanities to find them technology solutions. I regularly present technology options in to my classmates in my M Ed courses.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 17

1:00pm MDT

Adobe's Liquid Mode and Readability
Manifesting the future of PDF, Liquid Mode delivers a breakthrough reading experience that enables a much easier way to read documents on mobile. Consuming content on mobile has long been a painful experience — especially if a document is long and wordy. In fact, new Adobe research shows that 65 percent of Americans find it frustrating; 45 percent stopped reading or didn’t even try; and 72 percent say they would work on their mobile device more if it were easier to read documents.

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 21

1:00pm MDT

Canvas Home Page and Beyond - What I Wish I Knew my First Year Teaching
This school year has had its challenges with technology for any teacher but especially for a first year teacher. First year teachers are faced with trials navigating the ends and outs of the classroom on top of the technology curve of being online. Canvas should not be one of those daily challenges, instead it should be a strong foundation for any class. Starting with creating stress free Canvas with templates and graphic designs, teachers will learn how to organize Canvas files, assignments, quizzes, etc. Teachers will also dive into Canva to design digital content and create a path from the home page and beyond. Lastly, teachers will learn some new tips and tricks on how to use different graphic designs to organize a user friendly Canvas for teachers, students, and parents!

Speakers
avatar for Frances Shoaf

Frances Shoaf

Science Teacher - 8th Grade, Wahlquist Jr. High


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 5
  Lecture, Beginning

1:00pm MDT

Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Forms
Google Forms are a great tool for many things. In this session, we'll dive a little deeper into Google Forms and learn how you can differentiate based on student responses. This can be used in a fun Choose Your Own Adventure game, to create an adaptive assessment, to sort students based on certain criteria, etc.

Speakers
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Valarie Anderson

Teacher, Utah Online School
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Stacey King

Teacher, Utah Online School
I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2. I work with Google Tools every single day and love to learn more about cool thing they can do! I presented at UCET last year and had the awesome opportunity to present at ISTE this last year a couple times! I've done multiple... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 15

1:00pm MDT

Coaching during Covid: Evolving with the Times!
Being an educator in 2020 has been like nothing we’ve ever known! What have we learned about great coaching as we’ve gone through this unique experience. How has it made us grow as educators? Where do we go from here?

Speakers
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Michelle Jensen

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District
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RaeAnn Hurst

Elementary-Innovative Learning Coach, ASD
5 collective years of experience as Innovative Learning Coaches in ASD. Presented together on an Ed Tech coaching panel in 2019.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 2

1:00pm MDT

Digital Tools for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Why reinvent the wheel for teaching and learning in 2021? A Best of 2020 at ISTE20 Live, Discovery Education Experience is a flexible K-12 learning platform that connects educators to high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. It is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows and can be easily integrated into existing IT architecture. Combining over 200,00+ dynamic curriculum resources, grab-and-go lessons, lesson starters, "Learn at Home" instructional strategies, and more, Discovery Education supports learning everywhere and for everyone —whether students are in the classroom, their living room, or their backyard!

Speakers
avatar for Duane Waber

Duane Waber

Utah Partnerships Manager, Discovery Education
With 26 years in education, Duane Waber has found his passion in curriculum and instruction. He has a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education – Broadfield Science from the University of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Duane Waber

Duane Waber

Utah Partnerships Manager, Discovery Education
With 26 years in education, Duane Waber has found his passion in curriculum and instruction. He has a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education – Broadfield Science from the University of... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 19

1:00pm MDT

Enhancing Social Emotional Learning with Technology
Are you ready to learn how technology can humanize students?

Social Emotional Learning is more important now than ever before in our classes. In this session, you will learn how to use different Microsoft EDU tools to enhance this approach in both a virtual and a face to face environment. Also, presenters will share best practices and examples from teachers from all over the world.

Speakers
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Mario Herraez

6th Teacher, Davis School District
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Alberto Herraez

5th Grade Teacher, Davis School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 3

1:00pm MDT

Hands-on Arduino for Physical Computing
Join this hands-on session to learn about the endless exciting possibilities of physical computing and how to incorporate making into your classroom. Physical Computing with Linkbot and Arduino can be integrated into Math, Computer Science, Engineering, and Robotics courses, including afterschool programs and summer camps.

Speakers
BQ

Binsen Qian

Technology Officer, UC Davis C-STEM Center
JH

Jeff Hescox

Program Manager, UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 4
  Lecture, Beginning

1:00pm MDT

How long did that take? 100 hours; 5 minutes at a time
Come learn strategies for creating useful and reusable materials and keeping your sanity. How long does it take to create a robust and amazing website + Canvas resources? About 100 hours but ... you do it 5 minutes at a time. See how to use Google Tools (Slides, Sheets, Docs) to develop materials for both a password free website for parents and have them readily and easily available in Canvas. While the presentation will focus on Google Tools the strategies can be adapted for other tools as well especially Microsoft's online suite of Tools (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Science Teacher, Alpine School District
I learn, I teach.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 6

1:00pm MDT

It's Elementary My Dear
Canvas courses can be designed in ways that make sense to even our littlest learners. See how I intentionally built a Canvas course to use with my 4th graders every day before remote learning was our reality last school year. My students logged into and used Canvas on a daily basis, and helped them transition from a brick and mortar learning experience to a virtual one. Learn how I planned on making changes to how I used Canvas to navigate our new normal.

Speakers
avatar for Becca Esplin

Becca Esplin

EdTechCoach, Iron County School District
Current EdTech Coach for ICSD, former 1st and 4th grade teacher.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 1

1:00pm MDT

Modeling Good Communication Practices: Building Clout, Credibility, and Competence
A breakdown in communications is a leading cause of systemic failure within organizations. In short, words matter. This session will share the tips, tools, and techniques of good communication practices. Done correctly, communications will build awareness, engagement, and influence with your most critical audiences. You will learn: (1) Foundations of good communication practices, (2) Tips for building organizational clout, credibility, and competence, (3) What's inside every good communicator's tool box

Speakers
avatar for Doug Perry

Doug Perry

Communications/Public Information, Murray City School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 16
  Lecture, Beginning

1:00pm MDT

Sheet$ Creek
Do spreadsheets make you feel like the rug’s been pulled out from under your feet? Do functions take you out of your comfort zone? Then this is the intermediate/advanced Google Sheets training for you! We will be talking about how to use various functions to create dashboards, reports, filters, and more! All this with the focus of analyzing and interpreting student and teacher data. We will focus on functions such as COUNTIF, SUMIF, FILTER, SORT, IMPORTRANGE, ARRAYFORMULA, VLOOKUP, and more! We’ll also take a look at some quick uses of pivot tables.

You will need to be able to use a full browser for the activities. A mobile browser will be less than desirable.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Davey

Ian Davey

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is a Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist in Ogden School District. He has classroom experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own instructional practices. Ian also has experience designing district-wide professional development... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 7

1:00pm MDT

Simplify Your Day With IXL
Whether you're new to blended learning or a seasoned veteran, IXL will help you get the most out of your teaching.

Join any IXL interactive session hosted by a former Utah teacher to take student learning to the next level!

Speakers
avatar for Regan Benson

Regan Benson

Educational Consultant, IXL
As a former Utah teacher and educational consultant for IXL learning, Regan is passionate about helping teachers simplify their day through education technology.

Sponsors
avatar for Regan Benson

Regan Benson

Educational Consultant, IXL
As a former Utah teacher and educational consultant for IXL learning, Regan is passionate about helping teachers simplify their day through education technology.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 11

1:00pm MDT

UTAH-NDPA: Meet Utah's New National Data Privacy Agreement
Utah law requires certain privacy protections be included when entering agreements with third parties. The keywords here are “entering agreements”. This includes when you're clicking “I agree” to terms of service or a privacy policy, not just when you are procuring or contracting with a vendor. The next thing that triggers the requirement of including these privacy provisions is when you are sharing PII or Personally Identifiable Information. 

USBE has developed an LEA level Data Privacy Agreement (DPA) in collaboration with LEAs, their attorneys, and our Assistant AG, that meets all FERPA and Utah state privacy laws. LEAs are encouraged to use this agreement as the de facto privacy agreement for public education in Utah. Vendors may additionally choose to sign the General Offer of Privacy Terms, Exhibit E, making the Utah NDPA essentially a piggy-backable or umbrella agreement, requiring only the signature of the additional LEA to make it binding and eliminating any further privacy negotiations for that particular resource. This is not a replacement for your regular negotiation, and other legal process within your district. Exhibit E can help with streamlining the RFP/bid processes.

Speakers
avatar for John Lyman

John Lyman

Records Manager, Utah State Board of Education
20 years as a multidisciplinary educator, leader, mentor, facilitator, designer, partner and community advocate. My objective is to create cutting edge, immersive educational technology experiences and learning tools. I look forward to joining you in a brainstorm.  


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 8

1:00pm MDT

Digital Skills Development For Everyone!
Digital Skills are among the most important tools young students can acquire as they progress through their educational journey and prepare as digitally literate citizens of the future. With advancements in Educational Technology including online-delivery, gamification and AI-based learner progression designed by the team at RoboGarden, teachers at any level of digital comfort and experience can provide the benefits of digital skills acquisition in their classroom from K-12. Created in partnership with Digital Industry experts, RoboGarden ensures student remain engaged while building skills that will allow them to succeed as the world continues to require a continuously growing pool of digitally skilled talent. In parallel, while advancing through RoboGarden’s online adventures and developing new skills, students are growing the computational thinking mindset that improves performance across subject matter, with the teacher required solely to direct students to the RoboGarden program and assign login credentials.
RoboGarden ensures teachers can track student progress and assign the best learning journeys for each student in the class with a simple, informative dashboard-based Learning Management System. RoboGarden’s international roster of user-schools consistently demonstrate student enthusiasm and focus, while teachers consistently report achieved learning outcomes and ease of delivery. Often teachers wish to develop their own digital skills and RoboGarden is glad to help with teacher-focused training and workshop programs.
RoboGarden is a leading solution for digital skills development in any K-12 classroom, we look forward to assisting Utah teachers in offering their students the best chance to succeed in the digital world!

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed ElHabiby

Mohamed ElHabiby

President/PhD Professor, RoboGarden Inc.
Dr. Elhabiby is goal-driven business professional with strong R&D industrial experience, continually recognized for impressive contributions to strategy definition and execution, process improvements, and special assignments in terms of jump-starting new businesses and building best-in-class... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mohamed ElHabiby

Mohamed ElHabiby

President/PhD Professor, RoboGarden Inc.
Dr. Elhabiby is goal-driven business professional with strong R&D industrial experience, continually recognized for impressive contributions to strategy definition and execution, process improvements, and special assignments in terms of jump-starting new businesses and building best-in-class... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 20

1:00pm MDT

Filter Bubbles: Update - Where We Are Now
This session is intended to be a place where participants can share of examples of Filter Bubbles they have encountered in the last year, and an opportunity for a conversation about what we can do to help our students understand how their behavior outside of school is effecting their ability to succeed in school.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
BEST Pedagogical Practice you have seen during COVID 2020-21 school year and why you think Teachers/Schools SHOULD KEEP Doing it AFTER the pandemic.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 14

1:00pm MDT

Preparing Students for Mathematics Success through Online Diagnostic Assessments/Upgrading
Numeracy skills are critical to reach one's full potential, personally and professionally. The Ontario College Math Test (OCMT) offers technology based math diagnostic and upgrading resources to serve the needs of students and educators at high schools, and post-secondary institutions. The OCMT improves student confidence and ability to prepare them for success in their math courses and beyond. In this session, learn about the development, implementation, stakeholder collaboration, psychometric analysis and technological evolution which have brought this innovative, assessment-for-learning experience to the hands of our students. As instruction has pivoted to remote learning in many places around the globe, these technology based resources support students' learning wherever, and whenever they can.

Speakers
avatar for James Howell

James Howell

Manager of Academic Partnerships, Vretta Inc
Our Vision is a World where everyone enjoyed Mathematics. From Primary, Secondary up to Post-Secondary and Graduate Studies, Vretta has been reshaping mathematics education.My attendance at UCET is as a supporting representative of the non-profit organization called the OCMT which... Read More →
avatar for Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Professor of Mathematics, Sheridan College
Emily Brown is currently a full-time professor in the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College, where she teaches mathematics in both the diploma and degree business programs. She provides an active voice for mathematics education on a variety of college-system wide committees... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for James Howell

James Howell

Manager of Academic Partnerships, Vretta Inc
Our Vision is a World where everyone enjoyed Mathematics. From Primary, Secondary up to Post-Secondary and Graduate Studies, Vretta has been reshaping mathematics education.My attendance at UCET is as a supporting representative of the non-profit organization called the OCMT which... Read More →
avatar for Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Professor of Mathematics, Sheridan College
Emily Brown is currently a full-time professor in the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College, where she teaches mathematics in both the diploma and degree business programs. She provides an active voice for mathematics education on a variety of college-system wide committees... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 18

1:00pm MDT

Understanding the Effectiveness of Your Edtech: An LEA Cohort Approach
We know that capacity-building services are continuously needed to support LEA efforts as they implement safe, equitable, and effective edtech systems. Beginning in October 2020, several Utah LEAs have participated in a grant-funded nationwide professional learning and certification opportunity designed to build school and district administrator capacity for evidence-based decision making related to edtech effectiveness. This program, IMPACT Fellows, teaches participating administrators the concepts, methods, and tools of rapid-cycle edtech evaluation and how to put them to practical use. Join us to hear from the UT LEA participants - their perspectives and stories from the field.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cadran

Amanda Cadran

Manager, Services, LearnPlatform
Hello!Please see below for links to our sessions. Please use this link to access materials for the 1pm session on Rapid Cycle Evaluation: http://bit.ly/UCET21IRCE Please use this link to access materials for the 2 pm session on serving LEAs during the Remote Learning era... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Hedgecock

Robyn Hedgecock

Assessment Systems Manager, Cache County School District

Sponsors
avatar for Amanda Cadran

Amanda Cadran

Manager, Services, LearnPlatform
Hello!Please see below for links to our sessions. Please use this link to access materials for the 1pm session on Rapid Cycle Evaluation: http://bit.ly/UCET21IRCE Please use this link to access materials for the 2 pm session on serving LEAs during the Remote Learning era... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 12

1:25pm MDT

Create unique learning experiences with ThingLink
With ThingLink, you can create unique learning experiences with interactive images, videos, and 360° media for students of any age! Join this session for a quick demonstration on how you can start using ThingLink to elevate your digital instruction today!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Eastman

Sarah Eastman

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:25pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 9

1:25pm MDT

Get Hyped with HyperDocs
Have you wondered how you can take engagement and learning to the next level in your classroom? Then you are ready to get hyped about HyperDocs! HyperDocs are digital learning experiences, designed by teachers to provide choice and depth of learning for students. Come to this 20-minute Over the Shoulder to not only see the possibilities, but quick tips for getting started with using HyperDocs in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Emma Moss

Emma Moss

Teacher, Canyons School District
Emma Moss is a Digital Literacy teacher in Canyons School District and loves to bring technology into her classroom to use tech as a force for good. Emma is a Nearpod Certified Educator, Kahoot! Certified Educator with advanced Kahoot certifications, Flipgrid Certified Educator, and... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:25pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 10

1:25pm MDT

Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World
In this session you will learn about Girls Who Code's free programs including afterschool Clubs, a high school Summer Immersion Program, and our Code at Home series. You will learn an overview of the programs and ready-to-go tools to bring back to your community.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Souza

Amanda Souza

Manager of Community Partnerships, Girls Who Code
Amanda Souza is a dedicated advocate for educational equity. She has served students in several capacities and now works with Girls Who Code to increase computer science skills for female students.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:25pm - 1:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 13

2:00pm MDT

Build Meaningful VR STEM Content: Let's Create on Inspirit!
Attendees will design their own VR STEM experience on Inspirit (www.inspirit.academy). We will start by asking them to identify a gap in their STEM curriculum. They will then brainstorm ideas for how VR will solve that problem. We will end the session by having each attendee build their own VR experience and presenting their experiences to each other.

We will incorporate our research at the Stanford VHIL Lab ([vhil.stanford.edu](http://vhil.stanford.edu/)) and at the Stanford Graduate School of Education on developing technologies that support universal access to immersive learning content in this session. We focus on studying the educational and learning affordances of high-fidelity immersive VR, and very often in our field experiments, we see VR being used a few times in the classroom. We will teach participants how to align with existing curricula and systems, and existing beliefs about the technology, to support more meaningful and long-term integration. We will also cover what it takes to bridge the best practices of academic research in VR with practical considerations for making this technology work in a real-world setting (both virtual and in-person).

Speakers
avatar for Amrutha Vasan

Amrutha Vasan

Sales, InspiritVR
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Aditya Vishwanath

CEO/Co-Founder, Inspirit (Inspirit Learning, Inc.)


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 19

2:00pm MDT

Empowering Emergent Bilinguals to Thrive
As the number of emergent bilingual students, or English language learners, continues to increase in your school each year, you need culturally responsive solutions designed to support not only language learning, but also academic achievement.
Rosetta Stone® English for grades K–6 is an adaptive blended learning program that supports students’ English language development through academic conversations. The program integrates speaking, listening, and grammar in the subjects of math, science, social studies, general knowledge, and biographies.

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Osborn

Nikki Osborn

Account Executive, Lexia Learning

Sponsors
avatar for Nikki Osborn

Nikki Osborn

Account Executive, Lexia Learning


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 10

2:00pm MDT

LOOM: Using video to teach in an unknown World!
If you are a teacher or leader that has been quarantined or know students that have been quarantined due to COVID-19, the thought of "how am I going to teach" has probably crossed your mind. Well, Loom is your answer. Using this fantastic App, teachers and leaders can easily guide a classroom using video recording. Loom has the ability to record the presenter, screen or both. It also has the ability to embed to online platforms like Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Kesha Prince

Kesha Prince

Instructional Coach, Canyons School District
Education Technology Coach, Canyons School District!


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 9

2:00pm MDT

More Learning, Less Netflix
Are students logged into a Zoom class but watching NetFlix in a different tab? Are they using the educational apps and programs that your school or district has purchased? Join our session to learn how educators are using NetRef to keep students engaged and on task and also see usage data to determine ROI, student engagement, PD needs and facilitate discussions around best teaching practices.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Drake Chappell

Thomas Drake Chappell

Educational Technology Director, Millard School District
avatar for Joe Warden

Joe Warden

Education Partnerships Manager, NetRef

Sponsors
avatar for Joe Warden

Joe Warden

Education Partnerships Manager, NetRef


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Session (Room) 13

2:00pm MDT

100 Hours 5 Minutes at a time: Building Sustainable Digital Resources
Building online resources has always been a challenge, now more than ever we need them. How do you build a fantastic online presence and an amazing digital classroom, just invest 100 hours, but if you do it 5 minutes at a time it is amazing how easy it is. Learn ideas and principles that will help you build sustainable digital resources that you can keep re-using. Emphasis will be placed on Google Sites, and the Google Suite of Tools but many of the ideas can be done using other tools.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Science Teacher, Alpine School District
I learn, I teach.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 1

2:00pm MDT

Cancelled: Moving Beyond Kahoot! Other Formative Assessment Tools
Are you bored using the same formative assessment over and over? There are so many tools out there, how can you know which is the best option? What device requirements do they have? Which can be used easily with distance learning? Find the best solution for your formative assessment needs that will keep your students engaged and excited.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Manwaring

Nicole Manwaring

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Jordan High School/Canyons School District
Teaches at Jordan High School in Canyons District. She teaches Child Development, FHS 2600/Early Childhood Education, FHS 2400/Marriage and Family Relationships, FHS 1500/Human Development, and Foods and Nutrition 1.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 6

2:00pm MDT

Focus, Form, Fix: Frameworks for Fantastic Feedback
While quality feedback is viewed as essential, in reality, it isn't always easy for educators to put into practice. With challenges like limited time, overflowing classrooms, or countless standards to teach, it can feel impossible. Even when given with the best of intentions, students often perceive feedback to be less valuable than the teachers offering it - for various reasons. In this session, we will explore several friendly feedback frameworks that will help you reassess your current practices, increase your effectiveness, and gain powerful insights guaranteed to increase the level and quality of your feedback so that learning can improve in any setting.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Teacher, Cache County School District
Jeremy has presented at many state, regional, and national conferences including UCET, NSTA, NCTM, and ASCD on a range of topics focused on student and teacher learning and growth.  His goal is to assist educators' efforts to find sustainable and effective solutions as they pursue... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 17

2:00pm MDT

Get Your Game On!
Adding gaming elements to classroom activities can motivate and engage learners. Gamification of learning often piques student interest, which can lead to curiosity and motivation for learning. Gamification may be developed by learners as well to enhance creation-level thinking, thus providing a foundation for the critical thinking skills that students need in an ever-changing technological world. This interactive session will introduce you to gamification of learning. We will show you how to use a few simple digital tools to transform your lessons and content into a more authentic and engaging learning experience!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Eastman

Sarah Eastman

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
avatar for Ryan Edel

Ryan Edel

DTL Specialist, Ogden School District
I am a Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist with the Ogden School District. I am passionate about leveraging the power of technology to provide rigorous and personalized learning opportunities for all learners!


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 7

2:00pm MDT

Inspire Wonder with Adobe Creative Tools
Come learn about some lesser-known Adobe tools that can help you add a sense of wonder to your lessons. Adobe Aero empowers you to create augmented reality experiences. With Adobe Character Animator you can create (almost) instant animations. You'll also learn how you can become an official Adobe Creative Educator.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 4

2:00pm MDT

Personalize Your Online Teaching with Pro-Quality Video
With the ongoing need for more online learning, you’ve probably needed to create more of your own instructional videos. In this session, the pros from UEN’s media team will teach you how to create high-quality video content for your students right from your classroom or home. By adding personalized media to your instruction, you’ll be able to build better connections and provide specific feedback for your students. We’ll focus on simple tools, tips and tricks, and low/no-budget equipment that will help you make the most of your video content.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Manager, Digital Media Services, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett manages the Digital Media Services at the Utah Education Network. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism and a M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Education Technology. Katie is responsible for various... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Lara

Fernando Lara

Producer, UEN
Fernando Lara is a Producer for KUEN. Fernando has been working with UEN for the past 3 years and is the producer of the weekly show "Art Connection". He also works alongside UEN’s Media team to produce UEN’s PDTV and UEN’s Homeroom podcast. He is also one of the PBS Student... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Reynolds

Nicole Reynolds

Producer, Utah Education Network
Nicole Reynolds is a Producer for KUEN. Nicole has been working with UEN for the past 8 years producing multiple programs and segments. She also works alongside UEN’s Media team to produce UEN’s PDTV, The Canvas Report and many motion graphics. Nicole earned her bachelor's degree... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 8

2:00pm MDT

Playlist based learning: Individualized learning in a 21st century environment
In this session, you will learn how to create a playlist based learning approach in your class. Individualizing your teaching to reach every student, meeting their needs.
The presenters will share what a playlist based approach is, how to start with this approach, real examples, and best practices and tools for individualization.

Speakers
MH

Mario Herraez

6th Teacher, Davis School District
AH

Alberto Herraez

5th Grade Teacher, Davis School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 3

2:00pm MDT

Pump Up the Volume! 8 Ways to Build Personalized PL Playlists to Rock Your Teachers' World
Personalizing professional learning by incorporating playlists and choice will create enthusiasm and engagement as your teachers learn and grow in their profession. Join us as we share 8 ways to build personalized professional learning playlists and get resources you can use to start building your own!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Summers

Danielle Summers

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Danielle has been an educator for 8 years. She has worked as a paraprofessional, taught 6th grade, and is now a Professional Learning Supervisor. She is passionate about people and learning! She loves learning and helping others learn. She believes growth comes from putting yourself... Read More →
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Daron received an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 20 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →
avatar for Patti Brown

Patti Brown

Director of Professional Learning & Quality Staffi, Davis School District


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 16
  Lecture, Beginning

2:00pm MDT

Retain the Gains! Long-Term Retention for Math Students
The current math educational model of "cram and flush" is not working. Math students arrive at the end of a school year without much long-term mastery. How can we use technology to help make it stick? In this session, Josh Britton will share his proven model for driving long-term retention through use of Get More Math software. GMM provides cumulative mixed review sessions, automatically differentiated for each student, so that every day students can spend time spiraling back over old content and retain their gains.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Britton

Josh Britton

Founder and CEO, Get More Math
I love finding ways to increase long-term retention of math concepts and skills. I created the Get More Math system to work towards all students making meaningful gains year on year. I'd love to chat about it!

Sponsors
avatar for Ned

Ned

VP, Get More Math!
Get More Math® provides cumulative practice sessions uniquely tailored to each student’s needs, supporting mastery of new skills and long-term retention. GMM is a hyper-intelligent teacher’s aid that creates daily personalized assignments as an individual retention path.GMM builds... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 15

2:00pm MDT

Teaching CS and STEAM with Robotics in Secondary School
Learn about RoboBlockly, a block-based computing environment for learning coding, robotics, and math. In addition to nearly 3000 ready-to-go coding and robotics activities, teachers and students can create their own activities. Teachers can also manage their classes, add student accounts, assign homework, grade student submitted homework, and provide feedback.

Speakers
JH

Jeff Hescox

Program Manager, UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education
HC

Harry Cheng

UC Davis C-STEM Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 14
  Lecture, Beginning

2:00pm MDT

Total Unique! WeVideo: Real Time Collaboration!
WeVideo for Schools is more than video editing. It is a secure, managed learning ecosystem that enables students and teachers to collaborate while expressing themselves in multiple creative dimensions using an expansive palette of digital tools. WeVideo empowers every student to find their voice and demonstrate their knowledge in any subject, at any grade level, using any device. Our toolkit includes video creation, screen recording, podcast creation, and a GIO builder.
The newest feature is Real Time Collaboration. There is nothing like it in the video creation world! 20 minutes about WeVideo, the rest of the time for product exploration and questions.
For taking the time to learn more about us, each attendee will receive all campus March-April access at no cost plus discounted year one access if you like what you see.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo
I taught on the college level before moving into educational publishing and product development - probably shocking many of my K-12 teachers. Yes, I was an energetic child! I've worked with WeVideo after many happy years at Apple. I was able to see the impact that iMovie had in the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo
I taught on the college level before moving into educational publishing and product development - probably shocking many of my K-12 teachers. Yes, I was an energetic child! I've worked with WeVideo after many happy years at Apple. I was able to see the impact that iMovie had in the... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 18

2:00pm MDT

Turning video content into conversations with Canvas Studio
Lean how Canvas Studio provides teachers with the tools and insights to turn their video content into conversations with their students. We will cover analytics, accessibility, and effectively using video in the classroom

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Zeigler

Isaac Zeigler

Senior Account Executive, Instructure
I'm the account executive assigned to Canyons School District. I'm excited to come and see how you're using Canvas and meet each of you.

Sponsors
avatar for Isaac Zeigler

Isaac Zeigler

Senior Account Executive, Instructure
I'm the account executive assigned to Canyons School District. I'm excited to come and see how you're using Canvas and meet each of you.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 11

2:00pm MDT

Writing Effective Selected Response Questions
Selected response items (multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank) are the default items in many educational applications because they are straightforward to present and score. A selected-response format is not necessarily a barrier to writing engaging questions that will prompt students to think deeply. This presentation shows tips and examples for making the most of these question types.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Anderson

Brooke Anderson

Specialist in Evaluation, Research & Accountability, Jordan School District
@anderbrooke


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 5

2:00pm MDT

NASA for Your Classroom
SPACE NERD TEACHERS UNITE! Crewed mission to the Moon are right around the corner, Percy (Perseverance) the rover on Mars, the largest and most powerful rocket ever built shipped out of Utah headed for Kennedy Space Center, and NASA is igniting young minds like never before. Teachers will learn how to get free resources from NASA for use in the classroom (both digital and physical). Lesson plans, stickers, posters, STEM activities, contests. You will even learn how to borrow LUNAR SAMPLES your students can view up close. Win a free STEM assembly for your school (virtual or in-person as rules permit). Learn how your student's projects can be displayed on an international web site to be viewed by students around the world. Attendees will also have first priority for future PD presented by a NASA representative coming to Northern Utah this spring. ALL SUBJECT AREAS (K-12) invited!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

NASA Solar System Ambassador/Space Foundation Liaison, Quest Academy Charter School
NASA Solar System Ambassador, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Officer and Computer Science Teacher at Quest Academy Charter School.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 20

2:00pm MDT

Getting Started with Adobe Character Animator
Create a character in seconds.

Turn any art into an animated character with your webcam, powered by Adobe Sensei AI. Import art from Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, or start with built-in character templates.

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 21

2:00pm MDT

Supporting LEAs During the Remote Learning Era: The Value of Edtech Management
Supporting LEAs during the remote learning era has been a primary focus for LearnPlatform, whose team works with education leaders across the state. This participatory panel session will highlight three Utah LEAs perspectives on how they have navigated the past year by communicating edtech tools to teachers, families, and students and how their understanding of in-person and remote learner edtech usage has helped to facilitate continued understanding and dialogue. Participants at the LEA and state levels will share their experiences throughout the last 12 months and provide practical lessons for LEAs that are applicable now and into the future.

Speakers
avatar for Becca Esplin

Becca Esplin

EdTechCoach, Iron County School District
Current EdTech Coach for ICSD, former 1st and 4th grade teacher.
avatar for Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell

Digital Learning Team Coordinator, Washington County School District
I currently work for WCSD as the Digital Learning Coordinator. I began this journey in 2004. It has been amazing! The best part of my job is the opportunity to work with the amazing teachers in our district. They give so much to our students. Helping them connect technology, pedagogy... Read More →
avatar for Todd Call

Todd Call

Digital Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
www.schools.utah.gov/curr/digital


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 12

2:25pm MDT

A Powerful Ally to Demonstrate and Enhance Learning
In this presentation we will show you how to create a digital portfolio of your students that enables teachers to save time, get data and use it during your Parent Teacher Conferences. You will have the opportunity to learn how to use essential Seesaw tools, see examples of students’ work and be ready to start using this engaging resource in your classroom. It’ll be really meaningful for those who are seeking to create a consistent organization and flow to support students' navigation, autonomy and learning, especially when you are teaching a second language in a dual immersion classroom and need to contemplate the learning of academic content and language skills.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bell’Aver

Jessica Bell’Aver

DLI Portuguese teacher, Jordan School District
Technology; Dual Language Immersion; Teaching Strategies; Portuguese; English.
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Leine Moratelli

DLI Portuguese Teacher, Majestic Fields Elementary School


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:25pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 9
  OTS, Beginning

2:25pm MDT

Are Your Students Engaged?
Today’s blended and hybrid learning environments require a different approach to measuring student engagement. Utilizing data analytics as a tool to see how and when students are using their online resources allows districts to identify “best practice” application usage across classes, as well as monitor student-level daily engagements to identify at-risk needs for connectivity and instruction. Join our session to see how districts are putting analytics into action.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Brehm

Leo Brehm

Senior Product Manager, CatchOn
Leo Brehm is an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, Board Member, and Thought Leader with more than 22 years of success in the education and e-learning industries. At present, he serves as the a Product Manager for CatchOn Inc., where he is actively involved in the design and... Read More →
avatar for Caitlyn Brown

Caitlyn Brown

ASM, CatchOn
As a customer success manager, Caitlyn Brown works with school districts to ensure they leverage the full value of CatchOn following implementation. She has supported K–12 learning through her work as a member of ENA’s Customer Engagement team as well as at the Discovery Center... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Leo Brehm

Leo Brehm

Senior Product Manager, CatchOn
Leo Brehm is an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, Board Member, and Thought Leader with more than 22 years of success in the education and e-learning industries. At present, he serves as the a Product Manager for CatchOn Inc., where he is actively involved in the design and... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:25pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 10

2:25pm MDT

ARTrageous Online: Short Film & Arts Integration Curriculum
Session starts at 17:48 in the recording

Introducing a new tool that allows teachers to bring inspiring, diverse, local thought leaders into the classroom via short video presentations. Full 7-12 grade standards-linked lesson plans and arts-integrated activities are included in each module to enhance student engagement, comprehension, and social & emotional learning in English, science, and social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Suzi Montgomery

Suzi Montgomery

Founder/ Executive Director, Montgomery Media Arts Institute
Suzi Montgomery is the Founder of the Montgomery Media Arts Institute dedicated to advancing media literacy education through media arts, tapping into the dynamic nature of podcast and film as an instructional resource for social good. She has done extensive work with organizations... Read More →
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Susan Klinker

Education Program Manager, West Valley Arts / Utah Cultural Celebration Center


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:25pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 19

2:25pm MDT

Quicker College Acceptance and Less Paperwork with Parchment
Join us to learn how Parchment is already partnering with numerous districts in Utah. We’re connecting and empowering learners to seek limitless opportunities, while easing the stress of managing and processing requests at schools. Parchment’s platform is the most widely adopted digital credential service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in a simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities exchange more than 100 million transcripts and other credentials globally.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Gasparino

Daniel Gasparino

Regional Sales Manager, Parchment, Inc.

Sponsors
avatar for Daniel Gasparino

Daniel Gasparino

Regional Sales Manager, Parchment, Inc.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:25pm - 2:45pm MDT
Session (Room) 13

3:00pm MDT

Keynote: Gitanjali Rao
NOTE: Gitanjali's main Keynote address can be accessed here or via the "Video Stream" button above. The Q&A portion of her keynote can be accessed through this link.

Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device “Tethys”—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and “Kindly”—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and “Kid of the Year” for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over thirty-eight thousand students in the last two years across four continents. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

Speakers
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Chris Larsen

Board Member, UCET
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Gitanjali Rao

Inventor
Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device “Tethys”—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
Main Stage

3:45pm MDT

UCET Main Stage
If you are not already in the Stage for the closing Keynote, make sure to come back for the final prize drawings!

Let the Hopin Main Stage be your home base throughout the UCET conference! Visit the Main Stage any time all day to view live content hosted by Justin Andersen and Katie Blunt. Trying to decide which session to attend next? Taking a quick break? Join the Main Stage for helpful information, conference recommendations, previews of upcoming sessions, interviews with UCET board members, and streaming videos.
Conference prize winners will also be announced on the Main Stage during the breaks between sessions and after the final keynote! Want a chance to win? Post what you’re learning at UCET on social media using #UCET21 and join the UCET Goosechase scavenger hunt. Visit https://ucet.org/conference/activities/ for more details.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Specialist, Canyons School District
avatar for Katie Blunt

Katie Blunt

Product Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Blunt is the UEN product manager over eMedia and the UEN Film Festival. She enjoys helping educators develop digital teaching, learning, and leadership skills. Previously, Katie worked as an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District and taught sixth grade... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 3:45pm - 4:15pm MDT
Main Stage
 
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