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UEN @ UCET 2016
March 17 & 18
University of Utah

 

Rob Bentley
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Thursday, March 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Making iPad Games and Interactives (2 hour Playground)
Come explore a couple of iPad apps that make it easy and fun to create iPad games and other interactive activities: PixelPress Floors and TinyTap.

Friday, March 18

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
The NEW CultureGrams: Learn About the World
Come see the many improvements in the new CultureGrams website, which is a wonderful resource for learning about the world. CultureGrams features accurate and interesting information about the peoples and countries of the world, as well as excellent slideshows, videos, interviews, recipes, lists, and much more.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fantastic Formative Assessment Using Digital Games, Drawings, 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: ClassKick, Formative, Kahoot!, Socrative, Plickers, Quizizz, and Nearpod.

Justin Brooksby
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Thursday, March 17

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mastering Math with EdReady Utah (OTS)
Come learn about this free resource available to Utah teachers. Utah mathematics teachers can use EdReady Utah to help their students in grades 7-12 learn math skills and concepts. Teachers can see real-time reports that show how their students are doing. As students meet or exceed their target scores, teachers can direct them toward additional steps they may take on their journey to academic and personal success.

Friday, March 18

10:30 am - 11:30 am
UEN Professional Development Opportunities (Traditional)
UEN offers free professional development to all educators in the state of Utah. In this session we will share the many different options we offer. We will also discuss the new, 100% online and affordable Educational Technology Endorsement. Learn how to get a head start on a Master's Degree from SUU or University of Utah by taking UEN courses.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Few of My Favorite Things on uen.org (OTS)
Utah Education Network provides a plethora of free tools and resources for Utah educators. In this session I will share with you my top 9 resources that every teacher should be aware of.

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Charice Carrol
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Thursday, March 17

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UCET Advocacy Update
The legislative session has just ended...so what happened? Come see what information is most applicable to Utah's education community. See what activities UCET has been involved with and find out how you can help and share your story of education greatness!

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Video in Your Classroom
Video has become an integral part of our lives in everything from social media to flipped classrooms. More and more teachers are using video to teach classes, share lectures, collaborate with colleagues, “visit” far-away destinations, and communicate ideas with students. In this high-tech presentation, the UEN IVC group will share the latest technologies available for incorporating video into every classroom through Instructional Video Conferencing (IVC), lecture capture, and new video-based collaboration technologies Acano Conferencing and WebEx. Some great new tools and a few cool gadgets will be shared that can open a new and innovative chapter in education.

Susan Cohen
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Friday, March 18

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Stay Calm, It's Only Copyright
This session will be an overview on Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons. Participants will understand the basics so they may apply the new found knowledge to multimedia projects in the classroom. An introduction to royalty free assets on the UEN website will be explained if time warrants.

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Lisa Cohne
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Friday, March 18

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee Fi Fo Flip: Learn about Early Childhood Flipped Classroom Ideas
UEN has Early Childhood resources online and ready to go for every early childhood learning environment. Find out ways to encourage educational screen time at home and in the classroom. A wide range of curriculum topics for young learners will be discussed in addition to finding out more about early childhood professional development opportunities with UEN.

Jared Covili
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Thursday, March 17

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Top Ten Tips for Using the Cloud in your Classroom
Making the most of the digital classroom just got easier. With the Cloud students can connect with teachers, educators can connect with colleagues, and opportunities for meaningful collaboration can grow exponentially. This session will provide practical classroom examples for implementing Cloud-based tools and give teachers 10 tips they can use right away. Come get your head in the Cloud!

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Jared Fawson
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Thursday, March 17

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UEN Presents Genius Hour (Traditional)
Learn about Genius Hour and the great free resources that are available to get started and be successful implementing Genius Hour with your students.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Resources to Improve Student Research
In this session we will be using Utah's Online Library, specifically the Gale Reference Collection. Teachers will be shown the many different parts of the collection and be given the tools to help them begin using this with their students. Gale recently added Google integration which allows students to save articles and their notes in their Google Drive. If you have been looking for the a resource your students can use to research that is academic, vetted, and great for research then this session is for you.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ignite!
My Favorite Student by Jared Fawson - I decided to set a goal for each person in my class to become my favorite student. I came up with an actual plan and followed it as best I could throughout the year. In the end my classroom culture transformed into what I always hoped it would, students achieved more than they ever had before and I became the teacher I always hoped I could be.

Katie Garrett
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Thursday, March 17

10:30 am - 11:30 am
EdReady and NROC Math as Supplementary Materials
The Utah Education Network has teamed up with USOE and the STEM Action Center to bring supplementary math materials to Utah teachers. Students can use EdReady to check math mastery, plan for college and career opportunities. and prepare for the AccuPlacer or ACT. We'll review these high-quality multimedia resources and demonstrate how teachers can customize this platform for use in math labs and individual study.

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Michael Hakkarinen
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Thursday, March 17

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
10 Tech Tools to Challenge Gender Stereotypes
Boys and girls learn differently, but what they learn is the same. With so many tech tools to choose from can the classroom teacher use technology to inspire all students without perpetuating gender stereotypes? In this presentation we will provide an overview of brain research surrounding the myths and stereotypes of how boys and girls learn, and then share a variety of tech tools that address the needs of all students to inspire learning and creativity without perpetuating the same gender stereotypes. Audience members will participate throughout the activity using social media and instructional technology tools.

 

Jennie LaFortune
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Thursday, March 17

10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Ideas for using UtahFutures
UtahFutures is the premier college and career readiness website for Utah students and adults. Nine ideas for using UtahFutures in your classroom will be shared, as well as lesson plans, tutorials and other resources for getting started.
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Dani Sloan
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Thursday, March 17

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UEN Presents Genius Hour (Traditional)
Learn about Genius Hour and the great free resources that are available to get started and be successful implementing Genius Hour with your students.


Friday, March 18

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Uses for UEN Tools (Traditional)
Learn how to use existing UEN tools for new things to make your classroom life easier and more productive. A refresher on Pioneer Library and it's new tools. 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.

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