February 6, 2015

Host: Provo City School District

Grandview Technology Center
1591 North Jordan Ave.
(Located on Grandview Hill in north Provo).
Please park on the south side of the smaller building to the east. Enter the south doors of that building.

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8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome - Kim
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Kim Broadbent

9:05 a.m. Provo City School District Presentations:

New Yorker Article - How Utah Became The Next Silicon Valley - Thank's Kelly Dumas.

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JP Pontias
The IT department has made a concerted effort to become more "friendly". The IT dept. put out a SURVEY to ask what the teachers what trainings they need, etc. IT department does trainings directly to small groups of teachers, 18 or so, in Excel and other softwares.
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Jonathan Smith
Wireless Connectivity in Schools - Jonathan Smith, PCSD Tech Support - Network Engineer at Provo School District Jonathan Smith -

10:15 a.m. Tooele School District Presentation by -
Brett McKay - Provo Early Learning Initiative

10:45 a.m. Nebo Presentation - Pam Turley and Jared Orton - Nebo District USED to hate Apple TVs but now they are working seamlessly.

USOE - Rick Gaisford -

11:45 a.m. Lunch, Part 1

12:00 Gradecam - Jeremy Stevenson, Timpview High School teacher - jeremys@provo.edu

12:30 p.m. Lunch, Part 2
Provo had a big breech this month. They have started doing security training for employees, administrators, etc. Here are responses to her query about security.
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Security Poll
LMS Poll
Formative Assessment Poll
STEM Devices Poll

12:45 p.m. Nearpod District-Wide - Katie Dewey Hill, Canyons District - Contact Katie for help and support! She is THE NEARPOD Ambassador and loves her job!

1:15 p.m. Updates
Tricia brought up SLOs. - Template - June 2014
SAGE Questions and/or Concerns -

2:00 p.m. STEM (Implementation, Planning and Problem-Solving) - Peter Rich, BYU - Peter Rich is thinking about doing some Robotics Classes over the summer for teachers to help them feel more comfortable with teaching engineering and technology. Peter Rich -
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  1. Function = Input- Output - Process
  2. If you use complementary subjects, it boosts the understanding of other topics. For instance, learning Spanish or Portuguese helps your understanding of English.
  3. We need to quit making assumptions.

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