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UEN @ UCET 2017

March 16 & 17
University of Utah

 

Rob Bentley
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Thursday, March 16

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Easy Coding with Ready Maker, Fusion, and TinyTap
Are your students ready to do more with coding than what code.org allows? Do they want to code actual games and activities that can be published and played by others online? Come learn about three FREE programs that give them that ability: Ready Maker, Clickteam Fusion, and TinyTap.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Effective Formative Assessment with Digital Games and Contests
Formative assessment is a powerful part of the teaching and learning process. Come learn how you can use the following formative evaluation tools to inject more excitement and fun into your classroom and at the same time gain insight into what your students really know and understand: Kahoot!, Socrative, Quizizz, and Nearpod. If time permits we'll also discuss: Plickers, Formative, and Classflow. Come ready to compete for prizes!

Friday, March 17

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Adobe Spark + Utah's Online Library = Great Student Projects
Come learn how to use the great Adobe Spark tools along with Utah's Online Library to get your students creating exciting student projects. The Adobe Spark suite makes it simple and easy to create narrated slideshows, beautiful webpages, and web graphics and memes. Utah's Online Library has several research databases and other educational resources that will provide your students with the information they need for their projects.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Classroom Technology Hacks with UEN
Come learn several classroom tech hacks you can use to make your #EdTech life easier. You'll learn about creative ways to use tools such as PLEX (including how to set up your own streaming eMedia library), IFTTT, Padlet, and GoNoodle, as well as how to create your own fast Chromebooks out of old, unusable laptops.

Susan Cohen
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Friday, March 17

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Simple Storytelling techniques
Sure, we still want to teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. But why not let your students use their creativity while they learn the critical skills. Susan Cohen will offer ideas to help you introduce video storytelling exercises into your teaching toolbox. You don't need fancy equipment to record video and audio most cellphones have high-definition cameras now. And there are free programs to allow your students to create cartoons, or edit their audio and video. Your students will have a blast and they will learn in the process.

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Jared Covili
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Thursday, March 16

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Going Google: Take Learning to the Next Level
Google is more than a search engine - it offers many tools that give people the opportunity to work virtually from anywhere, with anyone, at any time they choose. And these tools are available to teachers and students for free. This sessions explores the latest new features of Google tools and shows how to use them in education to foster digital learning and improve overall productivity.

Jared Fawson
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Thursday, March 16

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Better than Google: Research Tools to Transform Your Class
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, organize, and collaborate their research.

Friday, March 17

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Sparking Curiosity and Creativity using Genius Hour
This session is designed to help K-12 teachers understand the Genius Hour method and effectively use the wealth of information resources in Utah's Online Library to enrich their teaching and students' learning. The session guides participants through getting started with Genius Hour, how to teach research skills and strategies, and prepare to use Genius Hour in their own class.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Breakout EDU - Create Your Own Educational Escape Room
If you're looking for a way to step up student engagement and tackle the Four Cs of education (creative thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication), then join us for Breakout EDU. In this 2-hour workshop you'll participate in a 45 minute Breakout EDU immersive learning game, then spend time learning the tools and resources needed to develop your own game.

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Jami Gardner
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Friday, March 17

10:15 am - 10:35 am
College and Career Readiness with UtahFutures
See the most popular college and career planning features on UtahFutures.org including the Occupation Search, Interest Assessments, School/College Search, and Scholarship Search. Tons of data in one easy to use site!

10:35 am - 10:55 am
Give your future a Reality Check
Ready to find out how amazing your future can be? With UtahFutures Reality Check, you can! Using the Reality Check app, determine how much money you will need to cover your expenses, then explore occupations that will support your lifestyle. It's fun and easy to use.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Breakout EDU - Create Your Own Educational Escape Room
If you're looking for a way to step up student engagement and tackle the Four Cs of education (creative thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication), then join us for Breakout EDU. In this 2-hour workshop you'll participate in a 45 minute Breakout EDU immersive learning game, then spend time learning the tools and resources needed to develop your own game.

Michael Hakkarinen
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Thursday, March 16

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Interior Decorating For Your Canvas Course
Learn how to decorate your Canvas Course with interactive features, tabs, menus, multimedia and more. In this session you'll learn how to engage your learners and simplify navigation within your Canvas course.

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Shannon Ririe
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Thursday, March 16

10:10 am - 11:15 am
Creating Critical Thinkers Through Coding
Using the beginning coding language of blockly and simple robotics, we will discuss and experiment with how teaching coding in your classroom can help your students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Friday, March 17

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Google Chrome- Make it Work For You Through Extensions
We all know about the almost limitless amount of information that can be found on the internet once we open up a browser. What we don't all realize is that there are free tools called "extensions" that can be installed right in your Chrome browser to make it a tool for you and your student's productivity and learning potential. We will talk about how to find and install these extensions, highlight a few excellent teacher extensions, student extensions, and give you a little time to search.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Preparing You and Your Students for the Digital World
Teens spend 9 hours each day consuming media. 70% of teachers assign homework that requires internet access. Just as it is important that students become contributing members of society, they also need to become both safe consumers and contributors in their digital world. It is becoming essential that we as educators understand how we can help our students stay safe, be responsible, and learn to navigate the internet as a tool that aids their learning and expands their horizons.

Dani Sloan
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Friday, March 17

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speed Innovation Tournament
Come participate in a Speed Innovation Tournament! Not only will you leave with the instructions to have your students participate in an Innovation Tournament (Think: Shark Tank meets PBL), but you’ll get to be a player in one, as well! Come ready to innovate, collaborate, laugh and learn.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Ignite! Teacher Spin
Teacher Spin Teachers have the power to spin their story and become their own PR agents. By using social media tools like instagram, snapchat, pinterest and becoming an awesome example of digital citizenship, teachers can take control of how their community views their classroom and how the world regards teachers.

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Michelle Zey
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Thursday, March 16

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Engaging Audiences with Lucidpress
Tired of boring student PowerPoints and poster projects? Need a better way to get newsletters out to parents? Interested in creating more engaging ways to communicate information? Lucidpress could be your answer- for free! Join us to learn the basics of Lucidpress, get ideas for classroom uses, see how the UtahFutures Newsletter is created and start creating for yourself in this interactive lecture session.

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