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Choose from our menu of presentations, workshops and courses to be delivered at a time and location of your choice.  Presentations are one hour in length so they can be easily built into your busy professional development schedule.  Workshops are two to three hours in length and provide hands-on participation and practice. Courses are fifteen hours in length and offer USOE or SUU credit.

Don’t see what you are looking for?  Customized presentations and workshops on additional topics can also be requested to be held at schools, districts and conferences.

We are a state-supported agency; there is NO COST to individual schools or districts for our services. We do request a minimum of 10 educators in attendance in order to make the best use of time and travel resources. (For small schools and rural areas, we may be able to accommodate a smaller group.)

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    Available 1 Hour Presentations:

    Adobe Connect: Introduction
    This presentation will provide educators with an overview of the Adobe Connect conferencing and virtual classroom tool. Learners will get a preview of the software capabilities and techniques for enhancing interactivity from participants.
    eMedia: Effective classroom video
    Educational video has come a long way since the VCR! But, proven strategies are still needed to be sure students get the most out of video and multimedia resources. Learn some of these proven strategies along with discovering the great video and media resources available to Utah educators through eMedia.
    eMedia: Fundamentals
    eMedia is a large collection of video and other educational media free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. eMedia allows you to search for content, preview it and then download the media for on demand use. eMedia includes videos like Magic School Bus, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and many full length programs from PBS. Learn how to take full advantage of this free resource provided by the Utah Education Network.
    Google: Drive
    Learn all about Google's cloud based service for document creation and collaboration including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and forms. This presentation will also include an overview of Gmail and Calendars.
    Google: 9 Ideas for Going Google in the Classroom
    Google has tools that can help students create/collaborate and help teachers manage their classroom and communicate with parents. This presentation will cover 9 ideas that will get teachers started.
    Google: Search
    Learn the latest tools for conducting Google searches that provide results! In this presentation we'll explore Advanced Search, Image Search, Google Search Mobile App, Voice Search, Inside Search, Google Custom Search Engine, Google Chrome and more.
    iPad: Fundamentals
    This presentation will introduce participants to the iPad. Learn setup, settings, gestures, and app management. This presentation will give participants the base level knowledge needed to start using the iPad effectively.
    iPad: Productivity
    Learn how the iPad can be used to help you and your students be more productive and organized. In this presentation we will explore iCloud, email, notes and various productivity apps.
    iPad: Student Produced Projects
    Project-based learning through the iPad is something that will not only create a greater depth of understanding but it will also engage students. In this presentation we will explore a short list of classroom apps that will help students demonstrate their learning through multimedia projects.
    iPad: Teaching and Presenting
    Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your iPad as a presentation tool.  Share your screen, move “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad.
    NoodleTools: Introduction
    NoodleTools, available through UEN’s Pioneer Library, is a web-based tool for collaborative research and writing. Learn how this software can facilitate a systematic research and literacy process for students from upper-elementary through university students. This is only an introduction. A three hour workshop is suggested if you want to start implementing NoodleTools in your school.
    Pioneer Library: Elementary or Secondary
    Explore many of the licensed products available to Utah teachers, students and their parents through Pioneer, Utah's Online Library. With increasing emphasis on non-fiction and reading and writing in all subject areas, there is a greater need now than ever to make the most of the fantastic resources in Pioneer. See maps, web-based interactives, encyclopedias, images, sound and video, lesson plans and more.
    Pioneer Library: What’s New
    Pioneer, Utah's Online Library continues to provide important rich and relevant resources for Utah's educators and students. With over 10 licensed products alone, ranging from World Book Encyclopedia to EBSCO's 30+ professional research databases and links to many other library and research-related resources online, it can be challenging to keep up with everything that's there. In this presentation, see highlights of new or hidden gems among the licensed products, as well as several resources and strategies that tie in beautifully with Utah's core standards for literacy.
    Teaching Channel: Teacher Professional Development
    UEN and the Teaching Channel are teaming up bring you videos that showcase -- on the Internet and TV - innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools. The Teaching Channel video library offers educators a wide range of subjects for grades K-12. The videos also include information on alignment with Utah Core State Standards and ancillary material for teachers to use in their own classrooms.
    UEN Tools and Resources
    Discover the vast selection of tools and resources provided by Utah Education Network. This presentation will introduce participants to my.uen, lesson plan resources, Utah Core Standards, assessment tools, student interactives, Pioneer Library and eMedia.

    Available 2-3 Hour Workshops:

    Adobe Connect: Conferencing and Virtual Classrooms
    This workshop introduces educators to the Adobe Connect web conferencing and virtual classroom tool. Participants learn the fundamentals of setting up a Connect room and customizing the layout for specific needs while exploring best practices for classroom and school use. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to host their own Adobe Connect session.
    Canvas: Flipping Your Classroom
    In a flipped class, teachers “flip” what the students usually do in class with what they typically do as homework. While there is no single best way to flip your class, there are many tips and tricks we can share with you to make things a little easier at first. In this workshop, learn how to use Canvas to support your flipped classroom. This workshop is designed for schools who have licensed Canvas.
    Canvas: Fundamentals
    Canvas is a learning management system that extends the walls of your classroom into the virtual world.  Learn how to quickly set up your own online class to deliver instruction in a hybrid, blended or fully online situation. This workshop is designed for schools who have licensed Canvas.
    Canvas: Intermediate - Assessment Based
    Now that you are already using Canvas, learn how to maximize the assessment and data collection tools built into the system. Create outcomes, rubrics, and quizzes in Canvas. Learn how to run and analyze reports to help you make data driven decisions regarding teaching and learning activities. This workshop is designed for schools who have licensed Canvas.
    Canvas: Intermediate - Content Based
    Now that you are already using Canvas, it’s time to find and add multimedia content to your course. In this workshop, you will explore all the great multimedia content UEN has to offer, and also learn how to create your own multimedia educational content to include in your hybrid or online course. This workshop is designed for schools who have licensed Canvas
    eMedia: Master the Art of Video
    Become the master of video. Learn how to download media, transfer to mobile devices, and link into Canvas courses. This workshop will also explore proven strategies to be sure students get the most out of video and multimedia resources. Learn some of these proven strategies along with discovering the great video and media resources available to Utah educators through eMedia.
    Google: Drive Workshop
    This is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn all about Google's cloud based service for document creation and collaboration including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and forms. This workshop will also include Gmail and Calendars.
    Google: For Educators
    Google has tools that can help students create/collaborate and help teachers manage their classroom and communicate with parents. This workshop will cover in detail 9 ideas for using Google in the classroom.
    iPad: Student Produced Projects, Audio Recording Projects
    Learn how students can record, edit and publish audio recordings to demonstrate their learning, from creating a simple audio recording all the way to full radio programs delivered as podcasts. Possible student projects: Reports, reviews, responses to questions, interviews, tutorials, opinions, school news, etc.
    iPad: Student Produced Projects: Creating and Sharing Images
    In this workshop participants will explore tools for taking photos, editing images and creating projects that use still images. Skills learned in this unit will be utilized throughout most multimedia creation projects. Possible student projects: Comic strip style reports, collages, annotated photos and shared photo albums from field trips or assignments.
    iPad: Student Produced Projects, Images & Audio
    Explore tools for combining audio and images to create narrated slideshow style projects. Student projects could range from one image with a recorded description to whole reports done with images and audio.
    iPad: Student Produced Projects, Screencasts
    Learn to record your voice and screen to create everything from math tutorials to student digital stories. Screencasting can be used in almost any subject for students to demonstrate their learning or for teachers to share instruction.
    iPad: Student Produced Projects, Quick Edit Video
    Quick edit videos are short digital videos that are created on a mobile device and may include full-motion video, still images, audio, stop motion and are published online. In this workshop learn how to create and manage student projects using the iPad.
    iPad: Teacher Tools
    In this workshop learn how the iPad can be a useful tool within the classroom for instruction, student management and productivity. Participants will learn about best practices and be introduced to various apps for classroom management, student interaction and assessment.
    NoodleTools: In-Depth
    NoodleTools, available through UEN’s Pioneer Library, is a web-based tool for collaborative research and writing. In this workshop participants will create accounts and learn how to create citations, virtual notecards, outlines, collaboration and teacher feedback on student projects. A three hour workshop is suggested if you want to start implementing NoodleTools in your school.
    Pioneer Library: Elementary or Secondary
    In this workshop explore many of the licensed products available to Utah teachers, students and their parents through Pioneer, Utah's Online Library. With increasing emphasis on non-fiction and reading and writing in all subject areas, there is a greater need now than ever to make the most of the fantastic resources in Pioneer. See maps, web-based interactives, encyclopedias, images, sound and video, lesson plans and more.
    UEN Tools and Resources
    Discover the vast selection of tools and resources provided by Utah Education Network. This workshop will explore my.uen, lesson plan resources, Utah Core Standards, assessment tools, student interactives, Pioneer Library and eMedia.

    Available 2 Day Courses:

    Advanced PowerPoint for Teachers
    Designed for teachers who have mastered the basics of creating PowerPoint slideshows. Teachers will use UEN resources to create learning objects, self-running shows and more while reflecting on the potential of PowerPoint to enhance classroom instruction.
    Class Projects w/Photoshop Elements
    Designed for educators who have taken UEN’s Digital Cameras in the Classroom course. Learn advanced photo editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements and how advanced photo editing can help engage students in the curriculum through project-based learning.
    Classroom Podcasts with UEN Resources
    Explore the instructional potential of audio and video podcasting in the classroom. Learn to plan, produce and publish a podcast. Participants will also learn how to find UEN multimedia resources and reflect on how project-based learning can deepen student engagement and understanding.
    Create Online Educational Media
    Find and create digital learning objects to support student learning using resources from Pioneer Library, eMedia, my.uen and more. Learn to create mashups, virtual pop-up books, educational interactives and more while exploring strategies for integrating digital media in ways that can increase student engagement and positive learning outcomes.
    Digital Photography in the Classroom
    Introduces teachers to the use of digital cameras to enhance student learning. Learn basic skills in taking and editing digital photos while exploring how digital photography can be integrated into project-based lessons that engage students in curricula.
    Digital Video Projects in the Classroom
    The video production process can be a powerful learning tool for students. Learn essential skills for teaching video production to students in a project-based framework while using Adobe Premiere Elements to edit projects developed in class.
    Digital Video with iMovie
    The video production process can be a powerful learning tool for students. Learn essential skills for teaching video production to students in a project-based framework while using iMovie to edit projects developed in class.
    Effective Teaching with Visual Media
    Enhance student learning with educational technology and media. Explore eMedia, Utah ITV, Thinkfinity and other online resources. Create virtual tours and presentations, learn strategies for helping students develop visual literacy and critical thinking skills.
    eMedia and Video in the Classroom
    Learn all you have ever wanted to learn about using video in your teaching. Spend time identifying and locating the very best of educational media from UEN's eMedia. Find resources from premier providers including PBS, Disney and others. Learn strategies and practical tips for using media. Techniques for storing, modifying, and sharing your digital video resources including using them with iTunes, iPads, Windows Media Player and other mobile solutions.
    Excel for Teachers
    Organize and understand data through the use of the popular spreadsheet software Excel. Using UEN’s Pioneer Library resources, participants learn to sort, filter, chart and format information while learning strategies for integrating Excel into learning activities that help students practice critical thinking skills
    Google for Educators
    Increase student communication and critical thinking skills by incorporating Google tools into educational projects. In addition to modeling experiential learning, the course guides participants through Google Advanced Search, Docs, Calendar, Groups, Video, and more.
    iLife Projects
    Use iLife for Mac to create and assign innovative multimedia projects that engage students and inspire learning. Learn how to create podcasts, record and edit interviews, organize and share photos, build narrated slideshows and more. Teachers will learn to integrate these projects into their classroom to make curriculum real, rich and relevant.
    Make the Most of your Mac
    Educators with little or no Mac experience will take advantage of the time-saving potential of their computers, this course covers tips and tricks for improving personal productivity through effective use of a Mac. Topics covered include customizing features, managing files, using Mac widgets, using the iLife suite, productivity tools and more.
    Mapping your World with GPS
    Learn to increase student engagement with cross-curricular project-based lessons that use geospatial learning tools such as GPS devices and Google Earth. In addition to gaining familiarity with several geospatial learning tools, participants engage in a sample lesson, create projects they can use with their own students and consider how project-based learning with educational technology can challenge students to reach higher levels of thinking.
    Multimedia Projects with iPads (BYOD)
    The iPad’s powerful collection of multimedia tools provide new and innovative ways for students to demonstrate their learning through creative and motivating projects. This course is designed to help educators effectively integrate this technology into a project-based educational framework. Participants will learn to plan, teach, manage and evaluate a variety of student created multimedia projects tied to the core curriculum.
    Pioneer Library: Research and Resources
    This course guides K–12 teachers and library media specialists through the many digital resources licensed for educational use. Gain familiarity with online databases in Pioneer Library, and explore the Utah library media core curriculum’s six-step process for information problem-solving while sharing ideas for incorporating research and multimedia resources into lessons and projects for students.
    PowerPoint for Teachers
    Participants create a model slideshow then apply the skills learned to create a multimedia, slideshow-enhanced lesson to engage their students in a specific curricular area. In addition to sharing ideas about how PowerPoint can be an educational tool, participants learn how to use images, video, SmartArt, charts and sounds found in UEN’s eMedia and Pioneer Online Library.
    Teaching and Learning with iPads (BYOD)
    iPads have emerged as a powerful tool for engaging students in curriculum-related tasks. This workshop is designed to help educators effectively integrate this technology into a project-based educational framework. Participants gain experience using iPads, evaluating applications (apps) for educational use and exploring strategies for teaching with this technology.
    Use Technology to Teach
    Designed for teachers with little or no technology experience. Learn to incorporate multimedia presentations and online tools to enrich the learning experience for students. Participants learn how to use a wide array of online educational resources within a project-based. Become familiar with whiteboards, document cameras and iPads. Explore featured UEN resources including Pioneer Library, K–12 Interactives, and the Lesson Plan and Rubric tools.
    Web Publishing with my.uen
    A classroom website can serve as a one-stop location for handouts, links, a class calendar, and more. Designed for teachers who want to take advantage of the Internet to support efficient, effective communication with students and parents, but lack the time or skill to build a site from scratch, this course steps participants through creating websites using my.uen’s web publishing tool for Utah teachers.
    Working with Windows
    This course is designed to help teachers with little or no computer experience gain skills that can save them time, improve communication and give them access to a wealth of resources that can enhance their teaching including Pioneer Online Library. Focus is on Microsoft Windows platform and takes participants from keyboard shortcuts and file management through virus protection and creating online tutorials.

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