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UEN @ UCET 2015
April 2nd & 3rd
Herriman High School

 

Rob Bentley
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Thursday, April 2

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
FREE Student Response Systems: Overview & Best Practices
Clicker systems are popular, but expensive, tools for encouraging all students to engage with classroom content. Recently several excellent AND FREE clicker alternatives have been developed and made available online. In this session we’ll take a look at the best of the available student response systems and discuss best practices for integrating them in your classroom.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
World Language Resources from UEN and More
UEN provides several resources and tools that are perfect for the world language classroom and for bilingual families. Resources like CultureGrams, eMedia, Preschool Pioneer in Spanish, EBSCO, Adobe Connect, and the Gale Reference Collection bring powerful resources within reach. In this session we’ll review those resources as well as other excellent world language resources.

Friday, April 3

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
iPad Apps for Storytelling
The iPad has transitioned from being considered mostly a device for consuming media to now becoming an ideal device for creating media. Come learn to use several free iPad apps that make educational storytelling easy and joyful. Apps like Adobe Voice, TeleStory, PuppetPals, and Toontastic empower students and teachers to easily create exciting educational videos.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What’s New in Pioneer Library: Powerful New EBSCO Tools
UEN recently added several powerful new resources in Pioneer Library, which is free for Utah teachers and students. Very few educators are aware of these new resources because they are buried deep inside the Pioneer website, and they were added with little fanfare. Come learn about these wonderful educational resources, including NoveList, Biography / History / Science / Literary References Centers, and much more.

Justin Brooksby
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Friday, April 3

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elevated Learning with Adobe Connect Breakout Rooms
Adobe Connect is a web-based conferencing application that is available through my.uen to all Utah Public K-12 educators. In this session learn about Adobe Connect and how to use it in your blended classroom. We will also discuss pods, layouts, recordings, breakouts and video.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elevate Professional Learning with Teaching Channel
Video promotes teacher learning by expanding one’s images of teaching and gives teachers the ability to analyze one’s practice. In this session we will focus on the theory of professional learning and how video can improve teaching practice.

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Lisa Cohne
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Thursday, April 2

10:15 am - 11:15 am
See & Play! Preschool to 2nd grade/Preescolar a segundo grado . Ver y Escuchar!
Preschool Pioneer grows every year - just like it's audience. Come see some of the new and exciting developments UEN has made to the Preschool Pioneer Library. Dive deep into the many resources available to teachers, students, and families. Bilingual Ed, Spanish teachers, parents, administrators, Preschool & K-2 educators, will enjoy learning how to create high quality and engaging classroom ideas for the early learners including “flipped” early ed. Wait! There's more - we'll also explore Escuela Preescolar Pioneer Biblioteca en linea de Utah!

Jared Covili
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Thursday, April 2

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Planning an Edcamp
#Edcamp phenomena is sweeping the nation and Utah has not been left behind. This past October Utah had it's first ever #edcamput. Come see what it took to plan. Come and learn from us, about our successes, and what we would change.

Friday, April 3

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
Faculty Lounge (Over the Shoulder)
Relax and kick with your feet up with UEN’s Faculty Lounge. Come learn about UEN’s just-in-time solution to your training needs. We’ll show you how to learn from hundreds on online webinars, covering topics across the educational technology landscape.

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm
Noodle Tools (Over the Shoulder)
In this session, educators will learn strategies for teaching students how to use technology to plan, develop, and cite content for research projects using Noodle Tools. Participants will also gain familiarity with Pioneer Library for information literacy, research projects, strategies for finding and citing online information. Join us and come use your Noodle!

1:55 pm - 2:15 pm
Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats (Over the Shoulder)
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

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Jared Fawson
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Thursday, April 2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Secondary
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in the secondary setting.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Elementary
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in the elementary setting.

Friday, April 3

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Using online resources in your classes, tips on using the Gale Reference Collection
The Gale Reference Collection is new to the UEN website. It contains a lot of great material and resources for teachers in many different subject areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. The collection spans all ages K-12 and allows students access to easily research and learn more about topics ranging from opposing viewpoints, global issues, biographies, current events, and many more. Don't let the title keep you away, this a great resource for you and your students.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Creating a positive digital footprint: Netsafe Best Practices
Teaching students to be productive and positive digital citizens is an important aspect of educational technology. Netsafe is a resource at UEN that allows administrators, teachers, parents, students to learn how to properly and safely navigate the world wide web. In this session we will discuss how to create a positive digital footprint using the resources available at Netsafe and UEN.

Rich Finlinson
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Thursday, April 2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Communication Planning: Using Technology in Research, Implementation and Evaluation
Is communication planning something you have to do or get to do? This session will present real world examples of technology-aided research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Participants will explore how the process can strengthen relationships, reduce stress and increase job satisfaction. You’ll leave the session with a stress-busting template to guide you in tackling any project from a one-off event to a district-wide initiative. Interactive activities will include a self-assessment quiz and an animated puzzle. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone to fully participate.

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Katie Garrett
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Thursday, April 2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Five Unique Uses for eMedia
Videos can be powerful teaching resources -- come learn how! We will learn five unique uses for video using the resources available in eMedia. UEN’s eMedia allows Utah educators to search, preview and download educational videos, PDF's, music, podcasts (and more!) for FREE! We will give you the tools and training you need to fully utilize this incredible resource!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Introducing EdReady Utah: Get ready for college and career!
Did you know that half of recent high school graduates are not ready for college math? EdReady Utah allows students assess their readiness for college math, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. Students can use EdReady to study for the ACT or AccuPlacer and refresh their math skills prior to starting college. Teachers can guide personalize a learning path for their students and receive real-time reports of how their student is performing. Come learn how to get started with this FREE resource.

Michael Hakkarinen
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Thursday, April 2

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Keep Your Canvas Clean
Files, pictures, links, and many more digital resources can be uploaded and shared through Canvas - but how do you keep it all organized? In this session you will learn how to make your Canvas content pages visually attractive, create modules to give your course easy navigation, and also learn to organize your files for easy access by both you and your students.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Google Classroom - What's Worked for Us
Google Classroom is here and has changed the game. It's an amazing tool that simple and powerful. Chromebooks are more productive classroom tools, thanks to Google Classroom. Learn how to share document templates with a class, offer feedback for students and groups of students, hold online discussions, and grade assignments.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Understanding and Teaching Climate Science
Climate change is one of the most important science issues of our time, and many teachers are afraid to teach it? In this session you'll learn about the UEN science resources specific to climate science available for free to Utah teachers. We will explore the websites, lesson plans, and core standards that are all linked to this one easy to use website. By the end of the session you will feel confident and comfortable teaching our students about our changing earth.

Friday, April 3

10:35 am - 10:55 am
Symbaloo & You (Over the Shoulder)
Symbaloo is a free, visually appealing social bookmarking tool that makes it easy for you to share websites, links, and RSS feeds with the world. Make Symbaloo your homepage for an easy start to web browsing, share your sites with the world, or embed it on to a homepage for students to easily access all that you have them do online.
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Dani Sloan
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Thursday, April 2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Secondary
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in the secondary setting.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Elementary
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in the elementary setting.

Friday, April 3

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Emergency Sub Plans, Centers, and Blogging, oh my! New Uses for UEN Tools
Learn how to use existing UEN tools for new things to make your classroom life easier and more productive. Using UEN’s Lesson Plan tool to create emergency (or not so emergent) sub plans. UEN Interactives for center activities to support in class learning. My.UEN’s blogging portlet for student blogging and teacher reflection.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Maximizing on the Podcasting Renaissance (w/Sam Spangler)
The podcast world is exploding in popularity, and now is the time to maximize this golden age of podcasting in the classroom! Come explore innovative ideas on how to use podcasts in your classroom with students, parents, and even teachers. Learn the best methods to implement it, apps to use, guidelines to follow, and gain ideas, ideas, and ideas! We will practice creating podcasts using simple-to-use-apps such as Fotobabble, Garage Band, AudioBoom, and more! Come gain some more tools to add to your education belt to increase student engagement in your classroom!

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