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March 15

 

All Day

Activities - UCET Lounge
Katie Blunt and Justin Andersen are at it again! Join us on the third floor mezzanine any time during the conference -- in person or virtually -- for conference tips, session suggestions, prize giveaways, interviews, and a variety of pre-recorded programming. Join us during your breaks, just in passing, or for a whole session!

Katie Blunt
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: Virtual B and Spotlight Central on Level 3

 

10:15 am - 10:35 am

Basic Canvas Setup
Canvas is a great tool that has played a huge role in transforming education over the last couple years. Come learn some of my favorite Canvas course setup features that take a canvas class from good to great! I’ll show you things from basic setup to course design ideas and time savers that will help you as you continually strive to improve the design of your Canvas courses!

Val Anderson
Education Staff Assistant

Room: Virtual A

 

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Scrible for Student Research
Scrible is a research and writing platform that is available to all K-12 students in Utah. With Scrible students can curate research, annotate and cite all within the same platform. In this sessions participants will learn how to effectively use Scrible in their classroom to make research easier and more organized.

Dani Sloan
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 2 Ballroom C (462)

How to IGNITE our students learning using Microsoft Tools
This ignite session is all about how Microsoft tools get students fired up about learning, creating, collaborating, and innovating. Microsoft tools are not just a substitute for pencil and paper. Students are able to leverage Microsoft tools to give them more choice and voice. Our students are now becoming Junior Microsoft Experts. Students are able to express themselves in new innovative ways. Get ready to see how Microsoft can IGNITE student learning!

Kayla Towner
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 3 Cascade B (45)

 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Microsoft Tools Panel
In the last two years we have seen a big transformation in education and the use of technology has been a key component in this transformation, helping students around the world to be ready for today's and tomorrow's world.

Would you like to know the power of Microsoft Tools? They have helped thousands of educators around the world to change their practice! Would you like to learn how our four experts have used Microsoft Tools to make an impact on their students? Are you interested in learning about the power of technology to teach future-ready skills?

Join us for this awesome panel where we will be discussing the power of the Microsoft Tools and how teachers in Utah have used it to make a difference in their classes and prepare their students for the future.

Kayla Towner
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 3 Cascade B (45)

Mobile Matters: Information Literacy
Today’s complex information landscape requires learners of all ages to take a second look at the news and media we consume. In this session, we will talk about how consuming information on a mobile device is different from a laptop (or television or newspaper) and everyday strategies to help students (and teachers) analyze and evaluate information.

Dani Sloan
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 2 Ballroom C (462)

What's New in Nearpod
No fluff, just awesomeness! I’ll show you all of the newest Nearpod features, programs and what’s coming in 2022. Come join the fun!!

Jami Gardner
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 3 Cascade C (100)

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How to Build a Filmmaking Lesson Plan & Grading Rubric (Part 2)
Want to know how to get started on setting up a filmmaking lesson plan with clear guidelines, steps, assignments, and a grading rubric? Utah Film Center is here to help! We will outline step-by-step a lesson plan model that ensures the students make thoughtful choices and necessary planning in pre-production, organize their filming during production, and have a clear roadmap during post-production editing. We will also provide you with easy-to-use worksheets, and grading rubrics to ensure your teaching success.

Matt Winters
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 3 Cascade D (100)

PBS StoryMaker - Build the Next Generation of Media Creators
PBS NewsHour and the Utah Education Network team up for this presentation about the PBS Student Reporting Labs project and StoryMaker platform. Together PBS and UEN provide free projects, lesson plans, storytelling resources, tutorials, support, and mentoring just for you to help you build the next generation of media creators.

Katie Blunt
Senior Technology Trainer
Katie Garrett
IT Associate Director Media Services
Room: UVCC Level 2 Ballroom C (462)

 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Adobe Creative Tools in the Classroom: Beyond Adobe Spark
The Adobe Creative Suite of tools (available to all Utah public school educators) includes several powerful and practical educational tools. Most teachers, though, primarly use Adobe Spark. In this session we'll go beyond Spark and learn how Character Animator, Aero, and Rush can help infuse more creativity and wonder into your classroom.

Rob Bentley
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 2 Ballroom C (462)

 

Canvas for Today's Learner
From 2019 to 2021 we saw an increase of nearly 200,000 K-12 students using Canvas in the state of Utah. Most of this increase was due to the pandemic, however we still see nearly the same number of students using Canvas today in a blended learning environment. In this session we will learn Canvas best practices moving forward in this new environment, including, pages, rubrics, modules, and assignments.

Justin Brooksby
Associate Director Professional Development

Room: UVCC Level 3 Cascade E (100)

March 16

 

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Elevate Student Voice
When students are given the opportunity to express themselves, they need creative options and a variety of formats available to meet their needs. See how Sway and Stream support the student content through the design and publishing process in tools like Sway and Stream to allow students to share professionally designed work without wasting time and energy on tedious tasks.

Kayla Towner
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 3 Cascade B (45)

Teachers, Test Drive a Chromebook

Matt Winters
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: Marriott Level Main Canyon (230)

 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

eMedia: Explore, Create, Collaborate
eMedia is a digital library of free educational resources created specifically for Utah educators. eMedia allows you to explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the state to improve curriculum. In this session, learn the basics of exploring eMedia resources using search functions, filters, curated collections, and hubs. Learn how to create and share your own resources using the Open Author tool and UEN's lesson plan template. And learn how to use eMedia's collaboration and feedback tools to build your online professional learning network.

Katie Blunt
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 2 Ballroom C (462)

Nearpod + Google (Intermediate/Advanced)
If you're a power user of Nearpod and Google, join this session to learn some new ways to collaborate and extend learning using them together. We'll explore bringing in Google Slides, Docs, Forms and Jamboards. This is not a session on creating a Nearpod using Google Slides.

Jami Gardner
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 3 Cascade C (100)

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Using Utah's Online Library with Canvas
Come learn how the Utah's Online Library tools, Gale Reference Collection and eMedia, can be used to get incredible content into your Canvas course!

Shannon Ririe
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 2 Ballroom C (462)

 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Computer Science in Your Classroom
We have adopted CS standards in UT! But how in the world do you fit one more thing into your classroom? We'll be taking a look at those standards, what you might already be doing in your course, and what an integrated CS lesson can look like for you with computers, robotics, and unplugged!

Jami Gardner
Senior Technology Trainer
Shannon Ririe
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 3 Battle Creek (40)

Get in the Game: Customizable Educational Games
Come learn about some of the newer and more exciting educational games that you can customize and use with your students. Game-based learning can be an effective and engaging way to help students study the curriculum, but it can be next to impossible to find educational games that perfectly match what you teach. Online educational games like Blooket, Gimkit, Baamboozle, and Educandy, can be customized to exactly match the material you want your students to review.

Rob Bentley
Senior Technology Trainer

Room: UVCC Level 2 Ballroom C (462)