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Wednesday, July 11
 

11:00am

11:00am

Conference Credit
By attending and participating at the URSA conference you are eligible to receive USBE licensure points/hours or SUU college graduate credit.  Only one type of "credit" may be earned.  Credit requests and payments must be received by Tuesday, July 31. Please direct credit-related questions to (435) 654-1921.

For USBE credit: at the conclusion of the conference submit the first form below.  You'll receive 1 hour for each session attended, including the keynotes, for up to 10 hours.  Presenters receive an additional 10 hours. There is no cost for USBE credit.

In order to earn SUU college credit you must attend the whole conference, including one presentation per time slot, and each keynote address.  You will need to complete both forms below, as well as submit the $22 payment via this online payment portal.  Ensure the dropdown is changed to reflect "URSA SUU Credit."  (Preferred method is above, but if necessary a check may also be made payable to NUES, and mailed to 35 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032.)

FORMS:
1. USBE Licensure Points & SUU Credit Form Both credit request types need to submit this form.

2. SUU Course Registration Form To be done only if SUU credit is desired.  Email form to dmossman@nucenter.org.  You will need to save the completed form on your device before it is e-mailed, or it will be blank when it is received.  (If needed, forms may also be mailed with a check to the above address.)

Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Online

12:00pm

Conference Wi-Fi
The conference network:  SUU Conference
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Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:00pm - Friday July 13, 2018 4:00pm
All Venues

12:30pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
Stop by the Hunter Conference Center hallway and visit the booths of, and meet with representatives from, the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 URSA Summer Conference.  A huge "Thank You" goes out to our Gold Sponsors, MasteryConnect and Edgenuity, as well as our silver sponsors Southern Utah University, Utah Education Association, Shmoop, VisionBound and Waterford!

Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hunter Conference Center Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:30pm

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

1:00pm

The Resilience Breakthrough (Keynote)
Christian Moore is an internationally-renowned speaker, author of The Resilience Breakthrough, founder of the WhyTry Program, and the nation’s leading expert on practical, everyday resilience. For over a decade, Christian has combined his life and work experience to create a unique resilience model aimed at changing the lives of participants worldwide. His childhood with severe learning differences in a blended family environment gave him his own raw lessons in resilience, and later a conviction that resilience can be taught.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Moore

Christian Moore

Founder, Why Try
Christian Moore is an internationally-renowned speaker, author of The Resilience Breakthrough, founder of the WhyTry Program, and the nation’s leading expert on practical, everyday resilience. For over a decade, Christian has combined his life and work experience to create a unique... Read More →



Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hunter Conference Center Great Hall

2:15pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
Stop by the Hunter Conference Center hallway and visit the booths of, and meet with representatives from, the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 URSA Summer Conference.  A huge "Thank You" goes out to our Gold Sponsors, MasteryConnect and Edgenuity, as well as our silver sponsors Southern Utah University, Utah Education Association, Shmoop, VisionBound and Waterford!

Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hunter Conference Center Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Digital Portfolios for College and Career Readiness
Help prepare your students for future endeavors in both the academic and professional setting by developing a digital portfolio. Explore resources for college and career research, resume writing, and college entrance essay writing practice. Plus, examine tools to build a digital portfolio to showcase student achievement.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Explore the World with Google Expeditions
This session provides participants with a sampling of emerging virtual reality applications for portable devices. Each participant will learn the benefits of using 3-D enhanced resources to engage students. We’ll explore the Google Expedition program and learn how to use tools like Google Cardboard, Google Street View, and more to help students discover the world.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
@covili


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

HyperDocs
Creating hyperdocs and how to use them in your classroom. Hyperdoc is a Google doc or Google slide that connects all lesson plans in one location, videos, worksheets, shared documents. A hyperdoc can be used by the teacher as a lesson plan or by the student as a blended classroom assignment. http://bit.ly/2yZSDU8

Speakers
avatar for Christine Hunter

Christine Hunter

5th-grade teacher, Iron County School District
I am a wife, a mother, a teacher, and I am me. When I was in elementary school I hated to read; now I don't have enough time in the day to read all that I would like to. I grew up in the Commodore 64 era, and I had a subscription to the 64er and keyed in many games and played them... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 339 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Motivating Reluctant Readers
This presentation will focus on many of the reasons a student may be a reluctant reader (with an emphasis on rural settings). In addition, the presentation will offer possible solutions that teachers can employ immediately as well as long-term solutions to engage and motivate reluctant readers.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Standards Based Grading with the 3D Gradebook
As I approach the end of my second year using standards based grading in my high school English classroom, I want to share my strategies, tools and workflow with others. In this presentation, I will walk you step-by-step through my standards based grading program and discuss the reasoning for each step. I will begin with why I decided to make the switch to standards based grading, how to unpack the core, select and write essential standards, create a master rubric for grading, build assessments for class, and give feedback using a gradebook that I’ve developed. My hope is that by the end of our hour together, you will feel confident jumping into the world of standards based grading to help your students know what is expected of them, how their progress will be measured, and where they currently stand in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Winget

Jeff Winget

English Teacher, Emery High School


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Stay Out of the Headlines! Become Secure Through Data Governance
The types and quantity of data that LEAs collect has changed dramatically since FERPA was first passed in 1974. In addition, the proliferation of the Internet in schools has led to the sharing of data being more decentralized; teachers can now sign students up on websites or use email to share student data around the world without having to get administrative permission. All of this has made maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of student data a greater challenge than ever before. This session is intended for superintendents and other administrative staff so we can discuss the problem at a high level within a rural context and demonstrate how data governance can be used to devise solutions to these challenges and centralize the way data are managed in the LEA.

Speakers
Artists
avatar for Dr. Whitney Phillips

Dr. Whitney Phillips

Director (district-level), Guest
Whitney Phillips is the Chief Privacy Officer for the Utah State Board of Education.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 204 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

The 4 C's of 21st Century Learning
Every teacher, every day, should touch on the 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity in order to help students learn and practice the important skills they will need in every facet of their lives in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Janna Neville

Janna Neville

Secondary ELA Coordinator, Washington County School District
Janna Neville has worked in the WCSD for years as a substitute teacher, an ESL Aide, a Secondary Language Arts teacher, and now as a Coordinator for Secondary English/Language Arts and the EYE Program.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

The Best of Both Worlds
Join us to learn more about Utah Virtual Academy's role as online course provider for the Utah Statewide Online Education Program and Destinations Career Academy CTE Program. Students grades 9-12 attending a local district school, approved charter school, private school, and homeschool can now take up to 8 tuition-free online credits from the K12 curriculum as part of their regular class schedule. Course options include Core, Electives, Honors, and AP courses. Participants are not enrolled with Utah Virtual Academy and continue their regular SEOP.  Course Registration and Open Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is currently available.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Glanton

Paul Glanton

Utah Virtual Academy
Paul L. Glanton, is currently the Utah/New Mexico Local Development Manager with K12 Inc. His background includes over twenty years of experience in educational student services, marketing, program management, and selective college admissions with Westminster College, Sylvan Learning... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 202 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

The Loyalty Factor: How Serving Education Customers the Right Way Improves Everything! (repeats)
The Challenge: Schools today are facing ever increasing competition as parents and students have many choices to turn to. The answer is to create truly loyal customers for your schools, including students, parents and others in the community. This presentation will provide participants with ideas and techniques to create loyal customers in our school settings. The skills shared have been proven to not only improve patron, employee, and student satisfaction, but to also improve overall school success. Participants will receive a sample "Hot Tip" card and a presentation handout to use as they gather information on winning education customer loyalty.

Speakers
avatar for J. Lynn Jones

J. Lynn Jones

Executive Vice-President (Education), VisionBound International
I am a 39 year veteran educator with experience as a teacher, principal, and district level administrator. I was the Director of Special Education/Federal Programs in Nebo School District for 13 years and it was during that time that I developed a passion for appropriately serving... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 215 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

USBE Assessment Updates for 2018-2019
Share what's happening in Assessment and Accountability at USBE

Speakers
avatar for Jared Wright

Jared Wright

Educational Coordinator, USBE
Jared Wright: A former elementary school teacher in Box Elder School District. Fourth grade was my favorite! I have been with the State (USBE) for 4 years in the Assessment & Accountability section and 1 year in my current position.

Artists
avatar for Cydnee Carter

Cydnee Carter

Assessment Development Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

UURC Tier I, II and III Opportunities and Distance Services Overview
This one-hour interactive presentation will consist of an overview with related data of the professional development opportunities available through The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC). Our research-based Tier I models consist of Tier I Text (building fluency and comprehension for immediate and transfer level text), Writing About Text, Advanced Word Study and Morphology. Our Research-based Tier II models are Early Steps, Next Steps and Higher Steps--which consist of assisted reading on instructional level text, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. This presentation will also provide an overview of Tier III professional development opportunities for educators interested in learning how to effectively work with dyslexic students who need a more intensive intervention. Educators interested in the USBE Reading Interventionist Endorsement will enjoy the overview of our Tier III professional development opportunities, as well as our distance services for the Tier II Small Group option. The UURC also offers distance tutoring for students in rural areas. The last fifteen minutes of the presentation will be dedicated to Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Faulkner

Carrie Faulkner

University of Utah Reading Clinic in the College of Education
Carrie Faulkner received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from BYU. She worked for several years at a Title 1 school, in the Jordan School District, before coming to the UURC. Carrie has earned certification in Early Steps, Early Steps Quads, Next Steps, Next... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student (repeats)
Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student (repeats)

Speakers
avatar for Christian Moore

Christian Moore

Founder, Why Try
Christian Moore is an internationally-renowned speaker, author of The Resilience Breakthrough, founder of the WhyTry Program, and the nation’s leading expert on practical, everyday resilience. For over a decade, Christian has combined his life and work experience to create a unique... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

2:25pm

Acting Out Behavior Cycle (2-Hour Session)
Teachers report that classroom management is one of the greatest challenges they face, especially when faced with children who exhibit significant challenging behaviors. This session will explore the Acting Out Cycle of Behavior (Colvin, 2004) and provide practical steps to dealing with high intensity behaviors in the school environment.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:25pm

Recognizing and Remediating Dyslexia (2-Hour Session)
Attendees will learn what dyslexia is, how to spot dyslexia in their students, and what approach to use for remediation. Class members will receive an introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach (the systematic, multi-sensory, cumulative method of teaching dyslexics to read) and go home with tools to use with their own students whether they are in kindergarten or high school. 

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Palmer

Katrina Palmer

Former ASL Instructor North Sanpete & Owner Oak Creek Academy



Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Education Building, Room 205 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:25pm

Break
Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:25pm - 3:40pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

3:25pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
Stop by the Hunter Conference Center hallway and visit the booths of, and meet with representatives from, the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 URSA Summer Conference.  A huge "Thank You" goes out to our Gold Sponsors, MasteryConnect and Edgenuity, as well as our silver sponsors Southern Utah University, Utah Education Association, Shmoop, VisionBound and Waterford!

Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Hunter Conference Center Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Assessment Literacy
Training on when and why various assessment types might be used. How the data can provide various benefits for instruction depending on the assessment type.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Wright

Jared Wright

Educational Coordinator, USBE
Jared Wright: A former elementary school teacher in Box Elder School District. Fourth grade was my favorite! I have been with the State (USBE) for 4 years in the Assessment & Accountability section and 1 year in my current position.

Artists
avatar for Cydnee Carter

Cydnee Carter

Assessment Development Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Being ADHD
As a person with ADHD, I explain from an educator's perspective TO educators, what being a person with ADHD actually means, in every way; cognitively, physically, emotionally and how it impacts us in the classroom and other areas of life.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Green

Shawn Green

Special Education Teacher, Mont Harmon Middle School
I am a special education teacher who has struggled with ADHD, dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities my entire academic career. With the help of the Accessibility Services and the TRIO program at UVU, I was able to finish my college degree, which I never thought I was capable... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Building Student Self-Efficacy - Our Story
As members of their high school Collaborative Leadership Team, Shawn & Brent have critically examined and questioned everything they knew and believed about effective teaching. Their story of growth and change has empowered them as well as their students. Their journey began an an imposed Hattie research based school improvement plan. It resulted in their transformation into teachers focused on using instructional strategies to build self-efficacy in their students. This presentation will provide teachers an opportunity to learn strategies that will assist them in building the confidence and skills to help students exceed their own expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Strate

Brent Strate

Educator, Weber School District
Talk to me about: | Education - 27 years of experience teaching social studies at the both the junior high and high school level. | Athletics - during the majority of my years in education I coached football, basketball, track, and cross country. | Politics - currently in my 7th year... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Shawn Fessler

Shawn Fessler

Weber School District


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 202 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Canvas for K-5 Classrooms
Participants will be introduced to the basics of Canvas and how it can work effectively in a K-5 classroom. Elements of organization, communication, assignments, and grades will be addressed in regards to how this tool can be productively used to blend your classroom and use technology to engage students and increase learning.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Classroom Technology Pitfalls in the Modern Classroom
There has never been so much technology available to teachers and students in the classroom. It's been transformative in the way we teach, learn, and assess. Now that we've had these tools in our classrooms for a number of years we are starting to see how it has impacted the classroom. Although much of it is overwhelmingly positive, there have also been some negative outcomes as well. This presentation will focus on some of those outcomes as we provide examples that will make you rethink how you use technology in your classroom or school. After attending this session you will walk away with a better understanding of when to use technology to better enhance teaching and learning as well as when technology may be a pitfall and how to safeguard against it. One major focus of this presentation will be student data privacy and security.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Data Privacy Trainer, Utah State Board of Education
Greg was a 4th grade teacher in Logan Utah for several years where he incorporated technology and film into his classroom. He currently works at the Utah State Board of Education where he trains teachers and administrators around the state on about student data privacy.

Artists
avatar for Dr. Whitney Phillips

Dr. Whitney Phillips

Director (district-level), Guest
Whitney Phillips is the Chief Privacy Officer for the Utah State Board of Education.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 204 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Driving Tech Adoption with High Quality Instruction
Just because all kinds of interesting technology is being discovered and released, that doesn't change what good instruction looks like. Through a discussion of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards and several technology implementation frameworks (SAMR, TPACK, and Triple E), we will consider how pedagogy and technology need to work together to achieve meaningful and effective results in learning.

Artists
avatar for Todd Call

Todd Call

Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist, USBE
Learning First, Technology Second Presentation: tinyurl.com/UCTMTripleE


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Electricity and Magnetism: Hands-On 3D Activities
Experience several activities developed by Clark Planetarium for the 5th grade Electricity and Magnetism Science Curriculum (Standards 3 and 4). These hands-on activities allow students to experience static electric, current electric, and magnetic phenomena and are aligned with the three dimensions of science understanding. A limited number of resource kits (12 kits valued at $200 each) are available to distribute to teachers that attend this session. (If more than 12 teachers attend, priority will be given to individual schools, districts, or a random drawing.)

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bigelow

Robert Bigelow

Education Program Specialist, Clark Planetarium
Robert has been providing science education programs to Utah students and teachers for over twenty-two years with the Hansen/Clark Planetarium.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 102 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Mystery Skype
Mystery Skype (or Mystery Hangout) is a critical thinking, global guessing game that gets participants engaged in learning about professions or cultures, customs, similarities, etc. as a classroom is connected via Skype to a professional and/or another classroom somewhere around the world. This is a very effective way to bring "others" into your classroom and introduce your students to situations and people they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do so. We will be participating in a Mystery Skype during this session. Come ready to have some fun!

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Slice and Dice Data Like a Ninja: Advanced Google Forms and Sheets
You’ve used Google Forms to quickly collect data. The automatic summaries and charts are great, but what’s next? How can you see beyond simple averages and totals to make better decisions and gain true insights? Join me to learn more about some powerful features in Forms and Sheets like data validation, data filters, and pivot tables. We’ll also take a look at some useful add-ons that will allow you to do some amazing things for any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 339 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

The Loyalty Factor: How Serving Education Customers the Right Way Improves Everything! (repeats)
The Challenge: Schools today are facing ever increasing competition as parents and students have many choices to turn to. The answer is to create truly loyal customers for your schools, including students, parents and others in the community. This presentation will provide participants with ideas and techniques to create loyal customers in our school settings. The skills shared have been proven to not only improve patron, employee, and student satisfaction, but to also improve overall school success. Participants will receive a sample "Hot Tip" card and a presentation handout to use as they gather information on winning education customer loyalty.

Speakers
avatar for J. Lynn Jones

J. Lynn Jones

Executive Vice-President (Education), VisionBound International
I am a 39 year veteran educator with experience as a teacher, principal, and district level administrator. I was the Director of Special Education/Federal Programs in Nebo School District for 13 years and it was during that time that I developed a passion for appropriately serving... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 215 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

The Winds of Change: Restorative Practices and Safe Schools
In your school, you have students at risk for violence, drug use, gang affiliation, depression, anxiety, dropping out, suicide and other behaviors that may take them away from being successful in school and life. This presentation will give hands-on strategies how Restorative Practices can truly reach ALL your students and build critical relationships to allow administrators, teachers and staff to teach academic concepts and critical life skills. We will also be looking at ways that schools can improve school safety and identify at-risk youth. We will share with you how to connect with students who may have a tendency for violent behavior and de-escalate behaviors by building relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Christy W. Hutchinson

Christy W. Hutchinson

School Safety Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Christy Hutchinson is currently serving as the USBE School Safety Specialist, a newly created position within the Student Advocacy Services.  Previously, Christy worked in Davis School District as the Prevention Coordinator for years, working on the Crisis Team, teaching Youth Mental... Read More →
avatar for Lillian Tsosie-Jensen

Lillian Tsosie-Jensen

Educational Coordinator, USBE
Lillian Tsosie-Jensen has served on the Utah State Education Task Force of Native American/Alaska Native Education, the Governor’s Native American Summit, and the Governor’s Task for Women in Education. Lillian’s past experience and service included Board Member of Coalition... Read More →

Artists
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Gayle Threet

Restorative Practice Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Gayle Threet is the Restorative Practices Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. She is a co-author of "Techniques for Tough Times," curriculum for teachers and counselors. She has trained counselors and teachers nationally how to build relationships with students for academic... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Why Can't I Just Google It??
Everything you need to know you can find on Google right? It’s the go to for students for many reasons. How can we help them to understand that not everything you read on the internet is true? Or is yours for the taking? Join us for a discussion on Google vs Databases, Fake News, Authentic Sources and how these skills can help students to build transliteracy skills.
Click here for presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Specialist, SEDC
Chris spent 15 years working in Iron County School District as a bus driver, parapro, skills coach and librarian. During this time she learned that her favorite activity was to introduce students and teachers to new "things", whether it was media or technology related. Her "libratory... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student (repeats)
Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student (repeats)

Speakers
avatar for Christian Moore

Christian Moore

Founder, Why Try
Christian Moore is an internationally-renowned speaker, author of The Resilience Breakthrough, founder of the WhyTry Program, and the nation’s leading expert on practical, everyday resilience. For over a decade, Christian has combined his life and work experience to create a unique... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers
avatar for Josh Kleinke

Josh Kleinke

Systems Specialist, SEDC
@josh_kleinke


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

3:40pm

Acting Out Behavior Cycle (2nd Hour)
Teachers report that classroom management is one of the greatest challenges they face, especially when faced with children who exhibit significant challenging behaviors. This session will explore the Acting Out Cycle of Behavior (Colvin, 2004) and provide practical steps to dealing with high intensity behaviors in the school environment.


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm

Recognizing and Remediating Dyslexia (2nd Hour)
Attendees will learn what dyslexia is, how to spot dyslexia in their students, and what approach to use for remediation. Class members will receive an introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach (the systematic, multi-sensory, cumulative method of teaching dyslexics to read) and go home with tools to use with their own students whether they are in kindergarten or high school.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Palmer

Katrina Palmer

Former ASL Instructor North Sanpete & Owner Oak Creek Academy



Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Education Building, Room 205 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

6:30pm

Family Ice Cream Social
Bring your entire family to this fun and fantastic social.  Ice cream and entertainment for all!  Come and mingle with other conference attendees.

Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Iron School District Office 2077 West Royal Hunte Drive
 
Thursday, July 12
 

8:00am

8:00am

Conference Credit
By attending and participating at the URSA conference you are eligible to receive USBE licensure points/hours or SUU college graduate credit.  Only one type of "credit" may be earned.  Credit requests and payments must be received by Tuesday, July 31. Please direct credit-related questions to (435) 654-1921.

For USBE credit: at the conclusion of the conference submit the first form below.  You'll receive 1 hour for each session attended, including the keynotes, for up to 10 hours.  Presenters receive an additional 10 hours. There is no cost for USBE credit.

In order to earn SUU college credit you must attend the whole conference, including one presentation per time slot, and each keynote address.  You will need to complete both forms below, as well as submit the $22 payment via this online payment portal.  Ensure the dropdown is changed to reflect "URSA SUU Credit."  (Preferred method is above, but if necessary a check may also be made payable to NUES, and mailed to 35 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032.)

FORMS:
1. USBE Licensure Points & SUU Credit Form Both credit request types need to submit this form.

2. SUU Course Registration Form To be done only if SUU credit is desired.  Email form to dmossman@nucenter.org.  You will need to save the completed form on your device before it is e-mailed, or it will be blank when it is received.  (If needed, forms may also be mailed with a check to the above address.)

Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Online

8:00am

Conference Wi-Fi
The conference network:  SUU Conference
Login:  theheatison2018

Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - Friday July 13, 2018 4:00pm
All Venues

8:30am

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

8:30am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
Stop by the Hunter Conference Center hallway and visit the booths of, and meet with representatives from, the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 URSA Summer Conference.  A huge "Thank You" goes out to our Gold Sponsors, MasteryConnect and Edgenuity, as well as our silver sponsors Southern Utah University, Utah Education Association, Shmoop, VisionBound and Waterford!

Thursday July 12, 2018 8:30am - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

6 New School Rules That Will Transform Your District (Keynote)
Anthony Kim - as founder and CEO of Education Elements, he has helped hundreds of schools and districts change the way they think about teaching and learning. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including, “Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences and Recommendations from the Field.” Anthony is a nationally recognized speaker on Personalized Learning and his work has been referenced by the Christensen Institute, INACOL, EdSurge, CompetencyWorks, EdWeek, District Administrator and numerous other research reports.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim

Founder and CEO, Education Elements
Anthony Kim - as founder and CEO of Education Elements, he has helped hundreds of schools and districts change the way they think about teaching and learning. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including, “Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:55am
Hunter Conference Center Great Hall

9:00am

Conference WiFi
The conference network:  SUU Conference
Login:  theheatison2018

Thursday July 12, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
All Venues

10:00am

EdGenuity Professional Development (Full Day)
This is a full day training for EdGenuity, from 9:00 - 4:00.  Learn about who Edgenuity is and what you can do with it.  In this training you will be introduced to Edgenuity courseware and customization.  

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Centrum 229 (American First Events Center)

11:05am

Stop Just Collecting Data - Start Using It!
As an educator, do you consider yourself a data collector or a data user? Many of us fall into the category of data collectors, but how many are actually using data to impact student learning in an immediate and meaningful way? Come see how teachers and administrators collect and use data in MasteryConnect with proven results of student growth. Whether you are a teacher, principal, or district administrator, MasteryConnect is accessible and easy to use and contains both free and premium features.

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:20am
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

3 Text-to-Speech tools and 5 ways your students can use them
In this presentation we will explore five ways students benefit from text to speech tools. Then, we will examine three of the best extensions for this purpose. If teachers use text-to-speech instructionally throughout the school year, all kinds of students at all grade levels are able to benefit. Please bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Educational Technology Specialsit, SESC


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

Engaging Students with Nearpod
Engaging Students with Nearpod
Do you have a set of Chromebooks and struggle to use them effectively? Do you like Kahoot, or clicker type activities? Then you will love Nearpod. Come see how you can use it to engage students on their Cromebooks, and easily track class participation and assesment while walking around the room!
Create interactive lessons in minutes!
Save prep time by easily importing existing lessons (pdfs, jpegs, ppts) and adding interactive features such as Virtual Field Trips, 3D Objects, Quizzes, Polls, Open Ended Questions + more!
Easily download & customize ready-to-teach lessons
Choose from thousands of free or paid lessons from expert educators and our educational partners. Customize any lesson to fit your students’ needs.
Use with VR Goggles, integrate with Canvas and more!
If you are a teacher in Iron, Kane, Garfield, Millard or Beaver, you may have access to the premium features!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Specialist, SEDC
Chris spent 15 years working in Iron County School District as a bus driver, parapro, skills coach and librarian. During this time she learned that her favorite activity was to introduce students and teachers to new "things", whether it was media or technology related. Her "libratory... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Education Building, Room 339 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

Metaphors: Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking (repeats)
The workshop will be organized around the key metaphors or content lessons that schools teach. These metaphors are central to understanding the nature of knowledge. Participants are encouraged to write down and bring with them a sample of the metaphors underlying their subjects or teaching units.

Speakers
SI

Stanley Ivie

Professor Emeritus, TWU
Professor Ivie is a specialist in the history of educational ideas. He has written extensively on the power of metaphors to shape educational thought, which includes critical and creative thinking. The theory and practice of education shares more in common with the creative arts than... Read More →

Artists

Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Hunter Conference Center, Whiting Room 211 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

Shrink Art: Curriculum Connections on a Tiny Scale
In this hands-on workshop we will be using shrink film, thin flexible plastic sheets that can be colored with felt-tip pens and cut into shapes, to create arts integrated lesson plan ideas. When heated with a toaster oven, a conventional oven, or a heat gun, the plastic shrinks by about five-eighths and becomes thicker and more rigid, while retaining the colored design. Kids of all ages love this activity and it can be adapted to a variety of content areas. You’ll leave with your own tiny art project, as well as a handful of ideas of how to implement it in your own school.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Dibble

Anne Dibble

Program Coordinator, University of Utah, Fine Arts-MAT/Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
Prior to joining the University of Utah, Anne spent several years as a visual art specialist with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in Granite School District. She has a genuine passion for the arts and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm in various learning communiti... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Kerri Hopkins

Kerri Hopkins

Professional Development Partner, University of Utah, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
Kerri is part of the U of U's professional development team from the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program. She provides professional development support to visual arts specialists. Kerri also manages the ArtsBridge program, where university students have the opportunity... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

Snow College's Statewide IVC Program
An overview of Snow College's IVC/Concurrent Enrollment program including; classes offered, school's served, concurrent enrollment advising, the onboarding of new schools, general education certificate, Badgertracks scholarship, and more.

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

Using Edgenuity Beyond Credit Recovery
In this interactive session Edgenuity staff members will share examples of programs from around the country and the innovative ways they are using Edgenuity curriculum to support students and teachers and improve student outcomes. This session will include a mix of best practice discussion and hands on system training.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock

Edgenuity
As a company of educators, we know teachers and administrators work tirelessly to meet the needs of all their students. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide schools with the tools and resources they need to leverage technology in ways that improve student outcomes.We’ve... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

The Core Four of Personalized Learning: Essential Elements of a PL Design and Implementation (repeats)
In this session you will learn about Education Elements' Core Four of Personalized Learning, the four elements we have seen school districts across the country use to implement personalized learning successfully. You will also experience a personalized learning simulation through choice of a small group direct station, collaboration station, and independent station. Access session resources at bit.ly/eeatursa1.


Speakers
avatar for Dana Britt

Dana Britt

Design and Implementation Team, Education Elements
Dana Britt works on the Design and Implementation Team at Education Elements, collaborating with district and school leaders to develop and implement personalized learning initiatives. Dana is a former teacher and district-level manager of educational technology in DC Public Schools... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim

Founder and CEO, Education Elements
Anthony Kim - as founder and CEO of Education Elements, he has helped hundreds of schools and districts change the way they think about teaching and learning. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including, “Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I am the regional technology trainer for 9 school districts and 3 charter schools. I work along the Wasatch Back and in the Unitah Basin. I taught elementary school for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, looking for great vacation deals, pretending to play golf, and figuring... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 11:50am
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

11:05am

Preparing Students for the ACT Through Core Instruction (2-Hour Session)
Objectives: • What does and does not work in ACT prep • Alignment between the ACT and Utah Core Standards • Instructional practices in English, math, and science that improve ACT outcomes Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, counselors, testing coordinators Description: The ACT is an assessment that measures the critical thinking abilities of students and predicts the likelihood of student success in entry-level college classes. However, this is not a test that students can “cram” for; success on the ACT is predicted by the level of higher-level thinking preparation in all subject areas that students attain throughout high school. Come learn about what does and does not work in ACT preparation, see how the Utah Core Standards align with ACT-assessed skills, and learn how to incorporate instructional practices that improve ACT outcomes for all students. Attendees will plan where and how to incorporate ACT-skill practice into Core instruction. **Attendees should bring an internet-capable laptop or tablet to this session.**

Speakers
WB

Whitney Barlow

Mathematics Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
avatar for Megan Lopez

Megan Lopez

Secondary ELA and WIDA Assessment Specialist, USBE - Utah State Board of Education
avatar for Rebecca Peterson

Rebecca Peterson

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. Rebecca's prior experience includes working as the interim director and state coach for the Utah Multi-tiered Systems of Support Project, working as a special... Read More →



Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:05am

URSA Board Meeting (2-Hour Session)
Sponsors

Thursday July 12, 2018 11:05am - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:25am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
Stop by the Hunter Conference Center hallway and visit the booths of, and meet with representatives from, the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 URSA Summer Conference.  A huge "Thank You" goes out to our Gold Sponsors, MasteryConnect and Edgenuity, as well as our silver sponsors Southern Utah University, Utah Education Association, Shmoop, VisionBound and Waterford!

Thursday July 12, 2018 11:25am - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:50am

Break
Thursday July 12, 2018 11:50am - 12:00pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

12:00pm

Beyond Google Docs: Using Technology in the Language Arts Classroom (repeats)
Looking for ways to incorporate UCSS SL.5 into your 6-12 Language Arts classroom? Yes? Then, this is the session for you. Participants will learn how to add various apps such as: Tour Builder, EduCreations, Pic Collage, ThingLink, and Piktochart into their courses. An overview of each app will be provided along with student examples, leaving time for participants to practice on one or more apps. Participants wanting to practice will need a Google account before attending.

Google presentation: https://goo.gl/ipwF9T


Speakers
avatar for Catherine Carney

Catherine Carney

English Language Arts Teacher, North Sanpete School District
I just finished my 26th year at North Sanpete High School. I teach ELA to 10-12 graders. I have a Gifted & Talented Endorsement and a Technology Endorsement. In 2016, I became an Apple Teacher. I am working on a Master's degree from USU. I enjoy helping students use technology to... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Building Resiliency by Helping Students Develop Habits of Mind (Repeats)
We know our students need to have good habits of mind, but what are Habits of Mind? They are a set of intellectual attributes that students need in order to be successful.  These include for example:  persisting, thinking flexibly, creating/imagining/innovating, taking responsible risks, and remaining open to continuous learning.  We can teach in ways that can help our students develop these attributes.  Come to this interactive session to learn strategies to help your students cultivate these important “ways of being”.  You will come away with strategies that you can implement into your planning for next year.

Speakers
avatar for Leilani Nautu

Leilani Nautu

Asst. Prof. of Educ./Exec. Dir. K12 Programs


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Get Those Behinds/Backsides/Bottom-ends Out of Those Chairs (repeats)
Movement and play is an essential piece of learning. The human brain cannot sustain long term sitting and listening without a movement break. Our workshop will give you tips, ideas, and strategies to incorporate movement into every lesson, thereby insuring student engagement throughout your lesson.

Speakers
KS

Karen Sampson

Curriculum Specialist, NUES
I am passionate about teaching and learning. I am a life-long educator, and I believe that we as teachers must continue to learn and grow. It is imperative that we continue to keep up with new ideas and research in our selected educational field.

Artists
CT

Courtney Thomas

South Summit School District


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Starlight 208

12:00pm

Makerspaces: Innovation in Education
Based upon ideas from the Maker Movement, participants will explore a variety of activities that provide creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. We’ll explore “low-tech” activities that encourage cooperation and problem-solving, as well as investigating some “high-tech” challenges which will get us using the latest tools for coding and creating.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
@covili


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Escalante C & D 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Metaphors: Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking (repeats)
The workshop will be organized around the key metaphors or content lessons that schools teach. These metaphors are central to understanding the nature of knowledge. Participants are encouraged to write down and bring with them a sample of the metaphors underlying their subjects or teaching units.

Speakers
SI

Stanley Ivie

Professor Emeritus, TWU
Professor Ivie is a specialist in the history of educational ideas. He has written extensively on the power of metaphors to shape educational thought, which includes critical and creative thinking. The theory and practice of education shares more in common with the creative arts than... Read More →

Artists

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Whiting Room 211 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Mission Driven: EdTech Leadership in Utah Schools
Technology amplifies learning when it addresses real challenges with practical solutions. In this interactive playground session, hear how Utah school leaders are improving instructional decisions for their students using data-driven insights. Discover tools to manage, measure, and improve impact in your LEA. Leave empowered with a starter plan to meet your LEA's mission! 
Link to slides:  http://bit.ly/LearnURSA
Link to edtech assessment:  http://bit.ly/URSATech


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cadran

Amanda Cadran

Lea(R)n
Thanks for checking out my profile! I'm a part of the implementation team at Lea(R)n, working with K-12 schools, districts, and networks of schools. Data-driven, peer-reviewed legitimacy is at the heart of the LearnPlatform, and is a cornerstone of our organization. Built by, with... Read More →

Artists

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Phenomenon-based Learning Using Museum Objects
Natural History Museum of Utah educators will introduce participants to Research Quest - a free suite of online investigations - to demonstrate how middle school teachers can engage their students in some of the most intriguing mysteries of our time, robust debate about current research, and developing explanations and arguments to explain their ideas - all while using 3D technology to access many of the museum's rich fossil resources. Participants will learn how to use Research Quest to support collaborative student work to gather empirical data by making quantitative and qualitative observations of real fossils with modeling and guidance from one of the museum's award winning scientists. We'll also discuss strategies for making student thinking visible as students move from using intuitive to increasingly complex critical thinking skills. These strategies provide important supports to guide students as they weigh the quality and strength of their evidence and use that evidence to develop their explanations and construct arguments. Participants will receive supporting materials designed for the classroom teacher and their students - including learning assessment tools for both.

Speakers
avatar for Madlyn Runburg

Madlyn Runburg

Director of Education Initiatives, Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah
Madlyn Runburg is the Director of Education Initiatives at NHMU. Runburg has a M.A. in Education from Northern Arizona University and more than two decades of experience working on innovative programs and approaches to using informal/museum resources to support K-12 teachers and students... Read More →

Artists
ML

McKenna Lane

Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Education Building, Room 339 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Practicing Mindfulness in Your School
Mindfulness interventions have been shown to reduce teacher burnout, increase professional quality of life, and increase academic achievement in the students of teachers that practice mindfulness. My presentation delves in to the intersections of mindfulness practices, neurobiology, and education to introduce teachers and staff to practical and accessible forms of interventions and behavior supports.

Speakers
EA

Emily Argyle

Denver Public School


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Pre-Employment Transition Services
USOR and USBE will provide an overview of Pre-Employment Transition Services and how services may benefit students with disabilities in Utah.

Speakers
AL

Aimee Langone

USBE and USOR

Artists

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Utah's New Educational Leadership Standards - An Introduction
The Utah State School Board adopted the revised Utah Educational Leadership Standards in May, 2018. These new standards are much more student-centric than the old standards and have received solid support from superintendents, school leaders, district administrators, parents, and teachers. This session will be an interactive introduction to the revised standards. We will use real educational cases from Utah schools to explore what the standards are and how they might be used.

Speakers
avatar for David Smith

David Smith

Educational Leadership Specialist



Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Education Building, Room 202 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

OTS: Competency Based Administrative Internships
R-277 -505 Is the administrative code in the State of Utah for administrative internships. Outlined in this code are the hour requirements that an administrative intern must complete to qualify for an administrative license. This presentation explores how competency-based internships might be a better approach in preparing Utah’s next generation of school principals and superintendents.

Speakers
avatar for Bart Reynolds

Bart Reynolds

SUU
Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 140 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs across six academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Cedar Breaks 141 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

OTS: Flippin' Sweet Dude
Come and Flip out with ways to provide students voice in the classroom! See what Flipgrid can offer your students!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I am the regional technology trainer for 9 school districts and 3 charter schools. I work along the Wasatch Back and in the Unitah Basin. I taught elementary school for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, looking for great vacation deals, pretending to play golf, and figuring... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Cedar Breaks 141 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

OTS: The Data Gateway: How to Access and Use the Data Gateway
What information is available to teachers on the Data Gateway and how to use it to improve learning.

Speakers


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Cedar Breaks 141 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Aligning your PL Vision to Your Work: How to Make the Pieces Fit Together (repeats)
In this session we will dive deeper into topics from Anthony Kim's keynote and The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools. We will explore the tension between planning, preparation and purpose and engage with frameworks to help you develop plans that have flexibility to allow for learning and iteration. Access session resources at bit.ly/eeatursa2.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Britt

Dana Britt

Design and Implementation Team, Education Elements
Dana Britt works on the Design and Implementation Team at Education Elements, collaborating with district and school leaders to develop and implement personalized learning initiatives. Dana is a former teacher and district-level manager of educational technology in DC Public Schools... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim

Founder and CEO, Education Elements
Anthony Kim - as founder and CEO of Education Elements, he has helped hundreds of schools and districts change the way they think about teaching and learning. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including, “Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Playground: Ask UEN
Ask UEN about any of their free tools, tips, and tricks. We have many free tools for teachers including, Utah's Online Library, Canvas LMS, eMedia, Lesson Plan Tool, Utah Core, Adobe Connect and Professional Development Opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Lounge 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Playground: LocoXtreme Robots & micro:bit
Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Playground: Makeymakey, Ozobot & Sphero
Come join us in the URSA Playground and experience hands-on activities using Makey Makey, Ozobots, and Sphero robots. Visit with the technology trainers from SESC about STEM, coding, and makerspace activities using these engaging tech-toys.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 16 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 6 years with SESC. I received my Bachelors degree in... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Educational Technology Specialsit, SESC


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Lounge 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Playground: Shrink Art
In this hands-on workshop we will be using shrink film, thin flexible plastic sheets that can be colored with felt-tip pens and cut into shapes, to create arts integrated lesson plan ideas. When heated with a toaster oven, a conventional oven, or a heat gun, the plastic shrinks by about five-eighths and becomes thicker and more rigid, while retaining the colored design. Kids of all ages love this activity and it can be adapted to a variety of content areas. You’ll leave with your own tiny art project, as well as a handful of ideas of how to implement it in your own school.

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Playground: Teacher Toolboxes
Excite and educate your students about the natural sciences with NHMU's Teaching Toolboxes. Each of these teaching resource kits—complete with touchable specimens, reproducible materials, and related literature—will engage your classroom and spark curiosity in the natural world. 
Designed by the staff of NHMU for K–12 students and community groups, our toolboxes explore a variety of subjects.
Teaching Toolboxes are available to check out for free and can be reserved for a two-week period to educators . 
To reserve a box in:
Northern Utah (NHMU)
Southern Utah (SEDC)
Southeast Utah (SESC)
Central Utah (CUES)

More information here

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Specialist, SEDC
Chris spent 15 years working in Iron County School District as a bus driver, parapro, skills coach and librarian. During this time she learned that her favorite activity was to introduce students and teachers to new "things", whether it was media or technology related. Her "libratory... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Playground: zSpace
Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

12:00pm

Preparing Students for the ACT Through Core Instruction (2nd Hour)
Objectives: • What does and does not work in ACT prep • Alignment between the ACT and Utah Core Standards • Instructional practices in English, math, and science that improve ACT outcomes Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, counselors, testing coordinators Description: The ACT is an assessment that measures the critical thinking abilities of students and predicts the likelihood of student success in entry-level college classes. However, this is not a test that students can “cram” for; success on the ACT is predicted by the level of higher-level thinking preparation in all subject areas that students attain throughout high school. Come learn about what does and does not work in ACT preparation, see how the Utah Core Standards align with ACT-assessed skills, and learn how to incorporate instructional practices that improve ACT outcomes for all students. Attendees will plan where and how to incorporate ACT-skill practice into Core instruction. **Attendees should bring an internet-capable laptop or tablet to this session.**

Speakers
WB

Whitney Barlow

Mathematics Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
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Megan Lopez

Secondary ELA and WIDA Assessment Specialist, USBE - Utah State Board of Education
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Rebecca Peterson

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. Rebecca's prior experience includes working as the interim director and state coach for the Utah Multi-tiered Systems of Support Project, working as a special... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:00pm

URSA Board Meeting (2nd Hour)
Can we please have a room on Thursday, July 12, 2018 for an URSA Board Meeting that will accommodate approximately 20-25 people. The meeting will be about 2 hours and the directors would like the room from 10:40-12:20. Last year we used the Great Basin room in the Sharwan Smith Building

Sponsors

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:45pm

Lunch
Your name badge will be scanned upon entering the ballroom. Ensure that you have it with you.

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:45pm - 1:50pm
Sharwan Smith Ballroom

1:50pm

2017 NAEP Results
A closer look at the 2017 NAEP results. An overview of the NAEP Data Explorer and digging deeper into gaps, state comparisons, and growth over time.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Battaglia

Angela Battaglia

NAEP-TIMSS-PIRLS-PISA Coordinator, USBE
I have taught high school for 6 years, at the University of Utah in the College of Education for 6 years, Santa Barbara Business College for one year and have since been the NAEP coordinator for Utah for the past 7 years. I have been able to watch the long term trend of Utah students... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 102 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Early Childhood Matters Most, Especially in Rural Settings!
Early childhood matters most because it is the most impact you can possibly have on a child’s academic future and success in life. Utah is leading the way in supporting children during these critical years. This is especially true in the programs being offered in rural settings such as the UPSTART program and the Early Intervention Software Program (EISP). These programs ensuring that every child, especially those in rural settings, have every advantage to be school ready, literate and able to engage in the opportunities our schools offer to them. Every $1 spent on a child in early education yields a $17 annual “return on investment.” It is time for a national Call to Action to ensure that ALL students can excel in our education system.

Speakers
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Anne Brown

Vice President of Education, Waterford
As the Vice President of the Education Group at the Waterford Research Institute I have oversight of Curriculum, Marketing, Professional Services, Business Development and launch of Curriculet. I have spent my career engaged in advancing the design and implementation of digital personalized... Read More →

Artists

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 203 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

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 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: Formative, Quizizz, Nearpod, EdPuzzle and others if time permits. Come ready to compete for prizes!

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Empowering with EdTech (repeats)
Teachers are powerful people. How will you use that power? We will discuss how great leaders and teachers use their power to empower others and how technology enhances this effort. We will discuss 5 key ways that teachers can empower students and the technology tools they can use to unleash student potential. Will you value student's voice or belittle it in favor your own? Will you grant access to technology that unlocks infinite resources, tools, and communication or will you banish or restrict it in favor of "control"? Let's allow sparks to fly with self-directed, engaging learning, and change our kids' uninspired one-word answer to the question, "What did you learn today?"

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Hunter Conference Center, Whiting Room 211 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Eureka Moments: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Student Thinking, Insight and Ideas
This presentation will explore how promoting and providing eureka moments for students, at all educational levels, can enhance thinking processes, generate new understandings in learning, and encourage idea development. Examples will be provided of famous “Eureka Moments” in history and the steps and processes that led up to moments of insight. Research findings on generating eureka moments, as well as, the components that make up memorable learning, will also be shared. Through a hands-on, interactive approach, participants will engage in seven strategies that can enhance the development of eureka moments. All participants will receive a packet of information.

Speakers
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Prent Klag

Professor of Education, Southern Utah University
I have served in a variety of roles during my educational career. I have been an elementary teacher, school principal, lab school director, curriculum developer, department chair, dean, and a member and officer in several state and national organizations. I have many areas of interest... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 202 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Get Those Behinds/Backsides/Bottom-ends Out of Those Chairs (repeats)
Movement and play is an essential piece of learning. The human brain cannot sustain long term sitting and listening without a movement break. Our workshop will give you tips, ideas, and strategies to incorporate movement into every lesson, thereby insuring student engagement throughout your lesson.

Speakers
KS

Karen Sampson

Curriculum Specialist, NUES
I am passionate about teaching and learning. I am a life-long educator, and I believe that we as teachers must continue to learn and grow. It is imperative that we continue to keep up with new ideas and research in our selected educational field.

Artists
CT

Courtney Thomas

South Summit School District


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Starlight 208

1:50pm

Guaranteed Curriculum Guides to Give Students Direction
How to use Guaranteed Curriculum Guides to give teachers and students a direction and let them know what mastery looks like at all levels.

Speakers
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Randy Madsen

Principal, Sevier


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 215 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Incredible OER Materials!
A survey of amazing, free resources for a wide variety of subject areas. Several engaging websites and materials will be demonstrated for classroom use.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Instructional Materials specialist, technology support, Open Education Resources at USBE


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Informal Science Enhancement
HawkWatch, as part of the iSEE partnership, can present in science classrooms and enhance curriculum with our outreach programs that use actual data from the field, and a live education bird. (Grades 9-12 for free, other grade levels have a fee) We will demonstrate to educators a hands-on activity using data collected on Sharp-shinned hawks at HawkWatch International raptor migration research sites. This specific activity allows middle school science and statistics teachers to help students learn how to evaluate categorical data. Teachers will leave with instructions and supplies to perform the activity with their students in the classroom.

Speakers
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Nikki Wayment

HawkWatch International

Artists
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Nikki Wayment

Education and Outreach Director, HawkWatch International
Salt Lake City, UT



Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Just a Bunch of Cool Teaching Ideas
This session will provide seventeen simple yet effective teaching ideas that your students will love! Strategies discussed include authentic (and unique) writing opportunities, differentiated discussion techniques, and meaningful starter and exit activities. Examples of each idea will be (quickly) modeled, and a detailed handout for all the ideas will be provided. Regardless of the subject you teach, you are certain to find something useful in this session! Plus, I will be giving away more than 25 young-adult novels at the end of the session! Don't miss out on this one!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

8th grade English teacher, Rowland Hall Middle School
Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for nearly twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. | | Mike's most recent book, Hacking Classroom Management - 10 Ideas to Help You... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Pi Day Workshop
Everyone has heard about the most famous number in the world, Pi. Come learn why Pi is so important, how it got its name, and how we determine what Pi equals. This session will be instructive to mathematics teachers of all grades as well anyone else who would like to learn more about this mysterious number.

Speakers
JW

Josh White

Emery County School District


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Poetry Across the Curriculum
What do you do on that power outage day? Something fun on the day before holidays. Post-SAGE change of pace.

Students all ages can write science and math,
history and culture, down poetry’s path.
Collections of words, beautifully strong,
explore types of poetry, short and long.
Ideas, organization, and voice will emerge.
Word choice, fluency, and conventions will surge.
Wrap it all up. Present with care.
Poetry, poetry, is everywhere.

Whether or not you're a poet, you'll walk away from this workshop with practical ideas to add fun and deep thinking by including poetry in your class.

Speakers
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Mark Carling

Science Teacher, West Desert High School
I have taught science and math for over 30 years in rural and urban Colorado and Utah, on Navajo and Zuni Indian reservations, in South Korea, and for the Department of Defense in Guam. Currently, I teach a rotating science curriculum for students in grades 7-12, art, digital literacy... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 204 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

The Future of Utah Writing
We will cover all changes to ELA assessments in K-12, with a focus on writing changes and implications. 

Speakers
HG

Heather Gross

USBE - Utah State Board of Education
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Megan Lopez

Secondary ELA and WIDA Assessment Specialist, USBE - Utah State Board of Education



Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 339 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

The School LAND Trust Program for Districts and Local Boards
Utah schools will receive over $74 million in earnings from the school trust in 2018-19. What is the role of the school board and school district in the School LAND Trust program? How can we help our schools identify their most critical academic needs and find resource based solutions? This will be a great opportunity to network, solve problems and get questions answered.

Speakers
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Natalie Gordon

School Childrens Trust Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Natalie is an expert in public policy and program implementation with experience in government relations, leadership development, training, advocacy, non profit management and finance. She is a School Children's Trust Specialist with the Utah Board of Education.


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building, Room 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

What's Going On at the STEM Action Center?
This presentation will detail programs available for Utah schools, including computing(including robotics), the Utah STEM Bus, and several grants programs teachers and schools can apply for.

Speakers
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Kellie Yates

Program Specialist, STEM AC
Kellie Yates was formerly a secondary Technology and Engineering classroom teacher, who has now transitioned to sharing STEM across the state on behalf of the STEM Action Center.


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

OTS: Developing and Engaging Soft-Leadership Competencies
Beyond a solid grounding in the fundamentals of academic, leadership, and management performance, schools are seeking teacher and administrative leaders who can pilot a school or district along a steady path while making nimble course adjustments in response to the uncertainty and rapid pace of change. In addition to traditional competencies that revolve around technical skills, demand is high for teacher and administrative leaders who are visionary yet adaptable, accountable, and performance-oriented; and able to support key decision-making processes. In other words, schools and districts are seeking teacher and administrative leaders with soft leadership competencies. Come explore with Tony how to develop these skills and engage with our constituencies to put these into practice in your day-to-day activities in educational settings.

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Cedar Breaks 141 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

OTS: Iron County School District Leadership Team
The district leadership team at Iron County School District will hold a panel discussion for district leaders, administrators, counselors and school leadership teams regarding their process in implementing Trauma Informed Care, PBIS structures, restorative practices, and wellness rooms within the structure of PLCs and multi-tiered systems of support. You'll be inspired by our journey, learn from our challenges, and be able to ask questions about the processes we are implementing. 

Speakers
avatar for Janette Stubbs

Janette Stubbs

Professional Development Coordinator, Iron County School District
I am passionate about inspiring a love of learning in everyone I meet. My job is to help all educators and schools become incubators of programs , evaluators of impact, and experts at interpreting the effects of teachers and teaching on all students.



Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Cedar Breaks 141 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

OTS: Teacher Leadership/Educational Administration: Capitalizing on Common Principals and Foundations
In every good school, there are teachers whose vision extends beyond their own classrooms—even beyond their own teams or departments. Such teachers recognize that students' school experiences depend not only on interaction with individual teachers, but also on the complex systems in place throughout the school and district. This awareness prompts these teachers to want to influence change. They experience professional association with occupational leaders in the school and district. Sometimes on their own initiative and sometimes within a more formal structure, these professionals find a variety of ways to exercise teacher leadership. Come explore with Tony as SUU's Graduate Studies in Education office explores a vision of integration of Teacher Leadership principles with those traditionally associated with Educational Administration.

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Cedar Breaks 141 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

The Core Four of Personalized Learning: Essential Elements of a PL Design and Implementation (repeats)
In this session you will learn about Education Elements' Core Four of Personalized Learning, the four elements we have seen school districts across the country use to implement personalized learning successfully. You will also experience a personalized learning simulation through choice of a small group direct station, collaboration station, and independent station. Access session resources at bit.ly/eeatursa1.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Britt

Dana Britt

Design and Implementation Team, Education Elements
Dana Britt works on the Design and Implementation Team at Education Elements, collaborating with district and school leaders to develop and implement personalized learning initiatives. Dana is a former teacher and district-level manager of educational technology in DC Public Schools... Read More →
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Anthony Kim

Founder and CEO, Education Elements
Anthony Kim - as founder and CEO of Education Elements, he has helped hundreds of schools and districts change the way they think about teaching and learning. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including, “Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Makerspaces: Innovation in Education
Based upon ideas from the Maker Movement, participants will explore a variety of activities that provide creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. We’ll explore “low-tech” activities that encourage cooperation and problem-solving, as well as investigating some “high-tech” challenges which will get us using the latest tools for coding and creating.

Speakers
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Jared Covili

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
@covili


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Escalante C & D 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Playground: Ask UEN
Ask UEN about any of their free tools, tips, and tricks. We have many free tools for teachers including, Utah's Online Library, Canvas LMS, eMedia, Lesson Plan Tool, Utah Core, Adobe Connect and Professional Development Opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Lounge 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Playground: LocoXtreme Robots & micro:bit
Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Playground: Makeymakey, Ozobot & Sphero
Come join us in the URSA Playground and experience hands-on activities using Makey Makey, Ozobots, and Sphero robots. Visit with the technology trainers from SESC about STEM, coding, and makerspace activities using these engaging tech-toys.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 16 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 6 years with SESC. I received my Bachelors degree in... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Theresa Wilson

Theresa Wilson

Educational Technology Specialsit, SESC


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Lounge 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Playground: Shrink Art
In this hands-on workshop we will be using shrink film, thin flexible plastic sheets that can be colored with felt-tip pens and cut into shapes, to create arts integrated lesson plan ideas. When heated with a toaster oven, a conventional oven, or a heat gun, the plastic shrinks by about five-eighths and becomes thicker and more rigid, while retaining the colored design. Kids of all ages love this activity and it can be adapted to a variety of content areas. You’ll leave with your own tiny art project, as well as a handful of ideas of how to implement it in your own school.

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Playground: Teacher Toolboxes
Excite and educate your students about the natural sciences with NHMU's Teaching Toolboxes. Each of these teaching resource kits are complete with touchable specimens, reproducible materials, and related literature—will engage your classroom and spark curiosity in the natural world. 
Designed by the staff of NHMU for K–12 students and community groups, our toolboxes explore a variety of subjects. Teaching Toolboxes are available to check out from the Museum for free and can be reserved for a two-week period. 

If you are in the SEDC Region, click here to reserve a toolbox.
If you are outside of SEDC, see below, click here, to see where you can get a toolbox.

To reserve a box in:
Northern Utah (NHMU)
Southern Utah (SEDC)
Southeast Utah (SESC)
Central Utah (CUES)

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Specialist, SEDC
Chris spent 15 years working in Iron County School District as a bus driver, parapro, skills coach and librarian. During this time she learned that her favorite activity was to introduce students and teachers to new "things", whether it was media or technology related. Her "libratory... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Playground: zSpace
Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Brian Head A & B 144 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

1:50pm

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

1:50pm

Leveraging Learning Opportunities by Maximizing the B Variable: Implementing High Effect-Size Practices to Increase Student Outcomes (2-Hour session)
Objectives: • Define “effect size” • Define the components of the “probability equation” and draw conclusions about the effect of the “B” variable. • Identify practices that are likely to enable the largest effect size on student learning. • Use a basic Excel formula to calculate the “effect size” of a classroom practice on student learning. • Examine practices currently employed in your classroom and identify one practice to implement to increase the probability of the desired student outcomes Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, administrators Description: In this application-focused session, attendees will examine practices that they use in their schools and classrooms and compare them to practices that tend to produce large effects on student learning. Attendees will learn about current research on the variables that affect student learning and how to leverage their impact as educators to facilitate growth. Further, educators will learn how to measure the effect size of their practices on student outcomes so that they can, “know thy impact,” as described by researcher John Hattie.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Peterson

Rebecca Peterson

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. Rebecca's prior experience includes working as the interim director and state coach for the Utah Multi-tiered Systems of Support Project, working as a special... Read More →



Thursday July 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:30pm

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
Stop by the Hunter Conference Center hallway and visit the booths of, and meet with representatives from, the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 URSA Summer Conference.  A huge "Thank You" goes out to our Gold Sponsors, MasteryConnect and Edgenuity, as well as our silver sponsors Southern Utah University, Utah Education Association, Shmoop, VisionBound and Waterford!

Thursday July 12, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:50pm

Break
Thursday July 12, 2018 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

3:00pm

2017 NAEP Results for Utah Standards
Looking at 2017 Utah student results for NAEP in mathematics and reading with a comparison to SAGE results in both 4th and 8th grade, as well as a National comparison.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Battaglia

Angela Battaglia

NAEP-TIMSS-PIRLS-PISA Coordinator, USBE
I have taught high school for 6 years, at the University of Utah in the College of Education for 6 years, Santa Barbara Business College for one year and have since been the NAEP coordinator for Utah for the past 7 years. I have been able to watch the long term trend of Utah students... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 102 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Elementary Canvas "Inception" (repeats)
Canvas in Elementary, Mastery Paths

Speakers
avatar for Sally James

Sally James

Piute School District

Artists
CW

Cassie Walker

Iron County School District


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 203 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Empowering with EdTech (repeats)
Teachers are powerful people. How will you use that power? We will discuss how great leaders and teachers use their power to empower others and how technology enhances this effort. We will discuss 5 key ways that teachers can empower students and the technology tools they can use to unleash student potential. Will you value student's voice or belittle it in favor your own? Will you grant access to technology that unlocks infinite resources, tools, and communication or will you banish or restrict it in favor of "control"? Let's allow sparks to fly with self-directed, engaging learning, and change our kids' uninspired one-word answer to the question, "What did you learn today?"

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, Whiting Room 211 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Getting Started with Blended Teaching and Learning (repeats)
You've probably heard the term blended learning and found that everyone has their own definition. In this session we will introduce blended learning and help you define what blended learning really is. We will investigate different blended models and frameworks as well as digital tools. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of blended teaching and learning and walk away ready to get started in their own class.

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Juvenile Justice Reforms & Amendments
theresa emailed him 6/7

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Making Mathematical Tasks Work in Your Classroom
This session will provide an overview of the MTSS for Mathematics Framework. We will learn how task based learning supports high-quality instruction. Participants will engage in a task and discuss strategies around task implementation and how it leads to high-quality instruction. Come see how and why tasks provide students with a deeper understanding of standards. 

Speakers
WB

Whitney Barlow

Mathematics Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education

Artists
avatar for Shannon Ference

Shannon Ference

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Shannon Ference serves as the Elementary Mathematics Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education where she supports Utah schools in the implementation of state math standards to ensure equitable and quality mathematics education for all Utah students. She has served in various... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Maximize Your Retirement
Do you have money saved up for retirement? Will it be enough to support you throughout a potential retirement period of 20-30 years or more? Please come to this informative, educational workshop so you can understand how you can maximize your retirement benefits and retirement readiness!

Speakers

Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Positive Classroom Management Through Restorative Practices
This hands-on session will help teachers understand how restorative practices can be interwoven into their positive classroom and school based behavior systems and supports. Using Ideas from the book, "Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management," by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, and ideas from successful educators, participants will learn what doesn't work in classroom management and what does work in building strong school climates that value relationships and meaningful instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Janette Stubbs

Janette Stubbs

Professional Development Coordinator, Iron County School District
I am passionate about inspiring a love of learning in everyone I meet. My job is to help all educators and schools become incubators of programs , evaluators of impact, and experts at interpreting the effects of teachers and teaching on all students.



Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Principals and the School LAND Trust Program
In 2018-19, Utah schools will receive over $74 million from school trust earnings. Learn or refresh: How to make sure your school is compliant with the rules and laws governing the School LAND Trust Program; Preparing and amending a plan; Program requirements and deadlines; Requirements for school websites; and the new USBE rule on behavioral interventions and academic improvement with trust land funds. A great opportunity to get new ideas, network and get questions answered.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Gordon

Natalie Gordon

School Childrens Trust Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Natalie is an expert in public policy and program implementation with experience in government relations, leadership development, training, advocacy, non profit management and finance. She is a School Children's Trust Specialist with the Utah Board of Education.


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

SAGE Strand Scores: How to Use for Targeted Intervention
Rod Hinck & Matt Rhees will discuss how North Sevier Middle School uses SAGE strand scores in selecting students for 1 quarter of targeted intervention in both language arts and math. This session will give step-by-step instructions of how students are selected and how they are chosen based on their own individual weaknesses. They will also present results from this last year.

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Rod Hinck

Sevier School District

Artists
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Matthew Rhees

Counselor/Math Teacher, Sevier School District



Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 215 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Screencastify: Making Short Learning Videos
Screencastify will allow you to make short learning videos that can be posted on websites. This program will allow you to share you screen and video important information you wish to share with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Hunter

Christine Hunter

5th-grade teacher, Iron County School District
I am a wife, a mother, a teacher, and I am me. When I was in elementary school I hated to read; now I don't have enough time in the day to read all that I would like to. I grew up in the Commodore 64 era, and I had a subscription to the 64er and keyed in many games and played them... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 204 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Shmoop ACT Prep!
Shmoop is a digital publishing company with a point of view. We provide ACT prep to the entire state of Utah—and we want all Utahans to make the most of the resources available to them. So in this session, we will demonstrate the state-provided ACT prep programs, ACT Curriculum, Crash Course, College/Career materials and more! Attendees will dive into how Shmoop provides a comprehensive blend of assessments, data-driven instruction, and practice tools to ensure that students are prepared for the ACT exam as well as discussing best practices from current users across the state. By understanding the many ways to use Shmoop's test prep—for students, counselors, teachers, and administrators—Utah educators will be able to provide the best possible service to their students. We'll also review how to use Shmoop’s analytical tools to assess student trends and use data for effective re-teaching and assessment strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Weiss

Stephanie Weiss

West Coast Account Manager, Shmoop University Inc.
Stephanie Weiss serves as Shmoop's West Coast Account Manager and as a direct contact for schools in Utah. As a former teacher, Stephanie uses her classroom experience to inform her training structure and understanding of teacher need. She is happy to set up a more personalized training... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 202 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Teambuilding and PE Activities for All!
Laugh, play, and have a good time as you are introduced to some teambuilding, problem-solving, communication activities that you can use to kick off the school year, begin a new project, or anytime you'd like. Come ready to participate!

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Innovation Specialist, Central Utah Educational Services


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, East Outside Patio Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Ten Things Every Teacher Should Be Doing In Their Classes Every Day
If you're looking to get fired up about teaching, then look no more! This session will provide a wide range of simple yet innovative teaching and classroom management strategies that will improve any classroom atmosphere. Ideas to be discussed include how to add more movement to your class, how to build rapport with students and parents, and how to incorporate social media in a way that enhances the learning done in class. The best part - All of the methods will fit easily into any curriculum, regardless of grade or subject matter! Participants can expect to go back to their classrooms armed with a slew of proven teaching and classroom management techniques that are sure to jump-start your students! Plus, for your convenience, a variety of handouts will be provided, and there will be several books (professional and young-adult literature) given away to those in attendance. Trust me...this is one session you don't want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

8th grade English teacher, Rowland Hall Middle School
Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for nearly twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. | | Mike's most recent book, Hacking Classroom Management - 10 Ideas to Help You... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

The Wide World of WIDA
This session will explore the WIDA Screener and ACCESS 2.0 assessments used in Utah for EL Learners. Instruction will be given on how to access and analyze WIDA data to inform future EL instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Lopez

Megan Lopez

Secondary ELA and WIDA Assessment Specialist, USBE - Utah State Board of Education



Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building, Room 339 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Aligning your PL Vision to Your Work: How to Make the Pieces Fit Together (repeats)
In this session we will dive deeper into topics from Anthony Kim's keynote and The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools. We will explore the tension between planning, preparation and purpose and engage with frameworks to help you develop plans that have flexibility to allow for learning and iteration. Access session materials at bit.ly/eeatursa2.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Britt

Dana Britt

Design and Implementation Team, Education Elements
Dana Britt works on the Design and Implementation Team at Education Elements, collaborating with district and school leaders to develop and implement personalized learning initiatives. Dana is a former teacher and district-level manager of educational technology in DC Public Schools... Read More →
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Anthony Kim

Founder and CEO, Education Elements
Anthony Kim - as founder and CEO of Education Elements, he has helped hundreds of schools and districts change the way they think about teaching and learning. He has contributed to many publications on new school models including, “Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

3:00pm

Leveraging Learning Opportunities by Maximizing the B Variable: Implementing High Effect-Size Practices to Increase Student Outcomes (2nd Hour)
Objectives: • Define “effect size” • Define the components of the “probability equation” and draw conclusions about the effect of the “B” variable. • Identify practices that are likely to enable the largest effect size on student learning. • Use a basic Excel formula to calculate the “effect size” of a classroom practice on student learning. • Examine practices currently employed in your classroom and identify one practice to implement to increase the probability of the desired student outcomes Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, administrators Description: In this application-focused session, attendees will examine practices that they use in their schools and classrooms and compare them to practices that tend to produce large effects on student learning. Attendees will learn about current research on the variables that affect student learning and how to leverage their impact as educators to facilitate growth. Further, educators will learn how to measure the effect size of their practices on student outcomes so that they can, “know thy impact,” as described by researcher John Hattie.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Peterson

Rebecca Peterson

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. Rebecca's prior experience includes working as the interim director and state coach for the Utah Multi-tiered Systems of Support Project, working as a special... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Friday, July 13
 

8:00am

8:00am

Conference Credit
By attending and participating at the URSA conference you are eligible to receive USBE licensure points/hours or SUU college graduate credit.  Only one type of "credit" may be earned.  Credit requests and payments must be received by Tuesday, July 31. Please direct credit-related questions to (435) 654-1921.

For USBE credit: at the conclusion of the conference submit the first form below.  You'll receive 1 hour for each session attended, including the keynotes, for up to 10 hours.  Presenters receive an additional 10 hours. There is no cost for USBE credit.

In order to earn SUU college credit you must attend the whole conference, including one presentation per time slot, and each keynote address.  You will need to complete both forms below, as well as submit the $22 payment via this online payment portal.  Ensure the dropdown is changed to reflect "URSA SUU Credit."  (Preferred method is above, but if necessary a check may also be made payable to NUES, and mailed to 35 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032.)

FORMS:
1. USBE Licensure Points & SUU Credit Form Both credit request types need to submit this form.

2. SUU Course Registration Form To be done only if SUU credit is desired.  Email form to dmossman@nucenter.org.  You will need to save the completed form on your device before it is e-mailed, or it will be blank when it is received.  (If needed, forms may also be mailed with a check to the above address.)

Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 7:00pm
Online

8:30am

Sponsor/Vendor Booths
Stop by the Hunter Conference Center hallway and visit the booths of, and meet with representatives from, the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 URSA Summer Conference.  A huge "Thank You" goes out to our Gold Sponsors, MasteryConnect and Edgenuity, as well as our silver sponsors Southern Utah University, Utah Education Association, Shmoop, VisionBound and Waterford!

Friday July 13, 2018 8:30am - 11:00am
Hunter Conference Center Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Beyond Google Docs: Using Technology in the Language Arts Classroom (repeats)
Looking for ways to incorporate UCSS SL.5 into your 6-12 Language Arts classroom? Yes? Then, this is the session for you. Participants will learn how to add various apps such as: Tour Builder, EduCreations, Pic Collage, ThingLink, and Piktochart into their courses. An overview of each app will be provided along with student examples, leaving time for participants to practice on one or more apps. Participants wanting to practice will need a Google account before attending.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Carney

Catherine Carney

English Language Arts Teacher, North Sanpete School District
I just finished my 26th year at North Sanpete High School. I teach ELA to 10-12 graders. I have a Gifted & Talented Endorsement and a Technology Endorsement. In 2016, I became an Apple Teacher. I am working on a Master's degree from USU. I enjoy helping students use technology to... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Building Resiliency by Helping Students Develop Habits of Mind (Repeats)
We know our students need to have good habits of mind, but what are Habits of Mind? They are a set of intellectual attributes that students need in order to be successful.  These include for example:  persisting, thinking flexibly, creating/imagining/innovating, taking responsible risks, and remaining open to continuous learning.  We can teach in ways that can help our students develop these attributes.  Come to this interactive session to learn strategies to help your students cultivate these important “ways of being”.  You will come away with strategies that you can implement into your planning for next year.

Speakers
avatar for Leilani Nautu

Leilani Nautu

Asst. Prof. of Educ./Exec. Dir. K12 Programs


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Education Building, Room 102 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Carbon County Mining Ghost Towns
Carbon County Mining Ghost Towns: A microcosm of early 20th Century immigration in our backyard. This workshop is mainly for social studies teachers however teachers of other disciplines might also enjoy this presentation. This session will introduce educators to the mining towns of Carbon County and their settlement by immigrants. We will discuss the coal mine disasters, racism against immigrants, the role of the Ku Klux Klan, and the changing politics of early 20th Century immigration. This will be particularly relevant considering that next year's URSA Convention will be held in Price, UT.

Speakers
avatar for Neal Peacock

Neal Peacock

Trainer, Emery County School District
I want to motivate teachers to motivate students. Happy teachers make happy students and I want to show teachers how to be happier in their chosen mission - inspiring our youth.

Artists
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Kevin Reynolds

Emery High School, Emery County School District


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Education Building, Room 205 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Create Digitally Engaging Content using Canvas LTIs
An "LTI" (learning tool interoperability) is an online external app that is built to work right inside a Canvas course page. You can use these external apps to add functionality and accessibility to your Canvas Course. In this season we will share some of our favorite LTIs and you will learn how to add them to your course.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Irlen Syndrome
Irlen Syndrome

People with Irlen Syndrome often have highly developed auditory skills and can answer questions orally but do poorly on weekly written tests and run out of time. They spend an extraordinary amount of time on homework and can often appear fidgety or distracted. This is not a visual problem as most of these individuals have 20/20 vision or can be corrected to 20/20 vision with glasses, but still do not perform up to expectations.

They may report that words move or disappear on the page, they may have difficulty copying text from the board to paper. It may also affect math, lining up numbers, miss-reading signs and symbols, making careless mistakes and reading music. Many are misdiagnosed as having dyslexia or ADHD. They can also be very light sensitive, bothered by glare, patterns, stripes, or polka dots. They have difficulty with sustained attention to tasks.

We initially start with a screening to see if overlays and accommodations will help. If you use overlays or workplace accommodations consistently for a few weeks and they really help, then we move on to specially tinted lenses. These can be prescription, or non-prescription. The reason people move on to lenses is because the overlays are cumbersome, and they cannot be written on.

In this presentation, we will cover basic assessment tools that may help you identify students with Irlen Syndrome. This presenetation is 1/3 video, 1/3 PPT, 1/3 pratical application. 


Speakers
avatar for Shanda Badger

Shanda Badger

Irlen Diagnostician, Iron County School District
Shanda Badger is a retired special education teacher. She worked with the optometric community for 23 years before teaching. She has been working with children and adults that have Irlen Syndrome since 2008. She and her family enjoy all of the outdoor activities Cedar City has to... Read More →



Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Mastery Based Grading in SPED
Hi! As a Special Education teacher, I am passionate about the advancements that the world of education is making towards a functional system that encompasses all neurodiverse learners in the classroom. My career focus has been establishing a balance between appropriate accommodations, modification, and progress tracking to show a true reflection for student progress and growth in the general education setting. Come explore a new idea on how to promote visible, tangible, and meaningful growth for all students and empower them throughout their academic careers. I am excited to share with you the balance between Proficiency Based Learning and its involvement with students with IEP’s.

This class will explore ways to introduce accommodations, modifications, and grading/assessments for the general education envionrment and its relation to menaingful assessments and growth.  General education teachers, special education teachers, and  administrators will be exposed to what we've been doing in South Summit and how to adapt it to any district! 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Clark

Special Education Teacher, South Summit Middle School
Hi! As a Special Education teacher, I am passionate about the advancements that the world of education is making towards a functional system that encompasses all neurodiverse learners in the classroom. My career focus has been establishing a balance between appropriate accommodations... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Reach the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning with HyperDocs
We all want our students to be creative, collaborative, communicators and critical thinkers, but are you enabling your students to learn this way? HyperDocs just might help get you there. HyperDocs are to worksheets as what Instagram is to passing notes in class. They are interactive, visually engaging Google Docs that allow students explore and engage in topics in depth, and at their own pace. Join me today to learn more about using and crafting HyperDocs for your students, and make the jump to hyperspace with your instruction!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
General Classroom Building, GC Room 306 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Research 2 Write
Students have traditionally been media “consumers”. As technology explodes in schools, students are now expected to become “creators” of media. They may be Digital Natives, but online gaming and Internet surfing are not the skills that students need to deal with the overwhelming and often unauthoritative amount of information online. This class will give participants the tools needed to have their students become published authors.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haught

Chris Haught

Media Specialist, SEDC
Chris spent 15 years working in Iron County School District as a bus driver, parapro, skills coach and librarian. During this time she learned that her favorite activity was to introduce students and teachers to new "things", whether it was media or technology related. Her "libratory... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

The Penultimate Google Demo Slam
The Penultimate Demo Slam: Utah Google is an action-packed hour of pure G Suite excitement! All of the Google Certified Trainers in Utah will vie to become the Demo Slam master by presenting one Slam* each. Participants will watch, learn, discuss, and ultimately judge which Demo Slam will be deemed ultimate Google champion for 2018! *A Slam is a two-minute demonstration of the capacities of our favorite tools. All Slams will focus on using Google Apps to positively impact productivity, instruction, and student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
@covili


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, Whiting Room 211 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

What is your strategy for keeping yourself relevant in Education?
Come join us for a conversation about current trends, augmented living, everyday automation technology partnerships.  (Also, enter to win one of our great door prizes!)
  1. What is better done by Humans? By machines? (Human-Machine Strategy)
  2. What can’t we function without? Mobile/wearable technology… (Augmentation Strategy)
  3. How can/does technology give you an edge? What can/does technology do for you? (Automation Strategy)
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KRycqjFmzX3p7q9wQaSkrqLVuXnENo8wRwoi7Oh9Yfg/edit?ts=5b340093#slide=id.g3ccb650a28_7_329


Speakers
avatar for Marz Cesarini

Marz Cesarini

Associate Director, Utah Education Telehealth Network
avatar for Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Utah Education and Telehealth Network
James L. Stewart has 40 years of experience working in the technology profession.   He is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the state-wide Utah Education and TeleHealth Network (UETN) organization and has been working directly the past 18 years supporting technology... Read More →
avatar for Cory Stokes

Cory Stokes

IT Project Manager, UETN
Cory Stokes has been working in educational technology for the last 25 years. He as worked as a technology coordinator in a district, a technology director at a regional service center and is now managing state-wide digital teaching and learning initiatives and projects in Utah. He... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Education Building, Room 203 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Where Is My Ink Well?
Come and see how Quill can help with Language Arts in your classroom

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I am the regional technology trainer for 9 school districts and 3 charter schools. I work along the Wasatch Back and in the Unitah Basin. I taught elementary school for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, looking for great vacation deals, pretending to play golf, and figuring... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

So, We Are a Digital District, Now What?

With all the time, energy and thought that has gone into the development of district plans that effectively utilize available Digital Teaching and Learning funding, what should our next steps be, so we ensure we do what is best for students?

This presentation will take a multifaceted and practical approach to building a grassroots movement within a district that will support a successful digital teaching implementation. 

Link to presentation slide deck

Topics include:
  • grassroots approach,
  • building capacity,
  • the power of (why?, how? and what?),
  • digital resources,
  • key digital models,
  • digital instructional design,
  • maximizing and sharing resources,
  • practical approaches to digital citizenship,
  • building a plan from each school's plan,
  • holistic learning outcomes,
  • meeting stakeholder needs,
  • intentional technology use
  • and more.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell

Digital Learning Coordinator, WCSD
I currently work for WCSD as the Digital Learning Coordinator. I began this journey in 2004. It has been amazing! The best part of my job is the opportunity to work with the amazing teachers in our district. They give so much to our students. Helping them connect technology, pedagogy... Read More →
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James Sparks

Digital Learning Coach, Washington School District



Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 16 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 6 years with SESC. I received my Bachelors degree in... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

9:00am

Dutch Oven Cooking
Cooking a few special dishes and teaching/demonstrating methods of heat control, recipes, and cleanup.

Speakers
Artists
avatar for Selene Corbridge

Selene Corbridge

Office Manager, Iron County School District


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, East Outside Patio Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00am

Smooth Sailing Ð Planning and Preparation for Successful ACT Administration (2-Hour Session)
Come and learn about what is involved in preparing for and administering the ACT to your students in this planning-focused session. We will discuss deadlines, priorities, planning, resources, and tools you can use. Attendees will leave the session with checklists and a basic outline of items for calendaring and planning for successfully administering the ACT. This is a great session for new testing coordinators, assessment directors, and secondary administrators, as well as anyone who would like a refresher.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Peterson

Rebecca Peterson

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. Rebecca's prior experience includes working as the interim director and state coach for the Utah Multi-tiered Systems of Support Project, working as a special... Read More →



Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Differentiating Within an Inclusive Environment
We are co-teachers in the rural Box Elder School District, at Bear River Middle School. My co-teacher and I will be sharing strategies to differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students; those ranging from struggling learners and IEP/504 accommodated to honors. We will demonstrate how to extend learning opportunities for students who have mastered the curriculum while meeting the challenge of those who are struggling. We have spent years perfecting our co-teaching model, which consists of a classroom dynamic: 1/3 struggling learners, 1/3 general education students, and 1/3 honors students; we intend to share data that supports the success of this model and demonstrates how effective this model is for students at all academic levels.

Speakers
avatar for Kelbie Jackson

Kelbie Jackson

Teacher, Box Elder School District

Artists
avatar for Coerina Fife

Coerina Fife

Teacher, Box Elder School District
I have worked as a special education teacher at BRMS for the past 7 years. I received my Bachelors Degree at USU and am currently working toward my Masters in Education at USU. I have co-taught 9th grade language arts and played an integral role in the current design of our co-taught... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Education Building, Room 105 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Elementary Canvas "Inception" (repeats)
Canvas in Elementary, Mastery Paths

Speakers
avatar for Sally James

Sally James

Piute School District

Artists
CW

Cassie Walker

Iron County School District


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Education Building, Room 205 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Getting Started with Blended Teaching and Learning (repeats)
You've probably heard the term blended learning and found that everyone has their own definition. In this session we will introduce blended learning and help you define what blended learning really is. We will investigate different blended models and frameworks as well as digital tools. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of blended teaching and learning and walk away ready to get started in their own class.

Speakers

Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star 111 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Keep It Together With Google Keep
You may not have heard of Google Keep, but you NEED to know about it. Keep is an incredible and easy to use tool for organizing all of the bits of information busy educators tend to collect whenever, wherever, that always seems to get lost. Keep allows you to bring together notes, links, photos, really anything you can grab with your computer, tablet and phone! Beyond gathering and organizing your digital ‘stuff,’ you can share your notes, collaborate with others, set reminders… even drag-n-drop text and photos into your Google Docs! Join me today and make Google Keep an integral part of your daily workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
General Classroom Building, GC Room 306 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Neighborhood Naturalists: Engaging Youth in Citizen Science Using iNaturalist
iNaturalist is an app developed by the California Academy of Sciences to connect people with exploring nature in their local environment while documenting ecological data and creating awareness of biodiversity worldwide. If you are interested in learning about this great tool to supplement science programming and connect youth with their local environment join us as we explore iNaturalist's potential for school programming. This session will include a thorough introduction to iNaturalist and a hands-on demo of its functionality as it applies to getting youth involved in making observations, analyzing data, and contributing to the broader Citizen Science movement.

Speakers

Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, Sage Valley 101 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Password Management - Get Secure!
Come learn about password management, and find out if you made the top 10 worst passwords of 2017!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Kleinke

Josh Kleinke

Systems Specialist, SEDC
@josh_kleinke


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, Vermillion Cliffs 114 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Politics & Elections: Why They Matter to Your Classroom
There is an important connection between your classroom and politics. Learn about telling your story to elected officials and candidates to influence good public policy.

Speakers
CC

Chase Clyde

Utah Education Association


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Education Building, Room 102 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Power in Mathematics Progressions: K-6
Have you ever wondered why some math concepts seem more difficult for students to grasp than others, or perhaps why students seem to have a great depth of background knowledge with some topics and not so much with others? The Utah Core Standards in mathematics were developed from documents describing the progressions of topics across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. Come learn how to use the progressions of elementary math content standards to intentionally activate background knowledge, focus on the essence intended in core standards, and prepare students with the foundation they need to access the next grade level’s content. You will learn why some topics have such a major focus in particular grade levels and how some standards have subtle details intended to build a foundation for future learning. You will acquire resources to find the answers to essential planning questions such as: What background knowledge should students come in with from the previous grade level? What emphasis should be placed on given topics within my grade level? How do I prepare students for where they are going next in their journey of mathematical learning? Emphasis will be on fractions in this section.

Links for Resources on Progressions:
Focus by Grade: http://achievethecore.org/category/774/mathematics-focus-by-grade-level
Coherence Map: http://achievethecore.org/coherence-map/
Progressions Documents: http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions/
Utah Core Guides: https://schools.utah.gov/curr/mathematics

Speakers
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Whitney Barlow

Mathematics Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
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Shannon Ference

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Shannon Ference serves as the Elementary Mathematics Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education where she supports Utah schools in the implementation of state math standards to ensure equitable and quality mathematics education for all Utah students. She has served in various... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, Red Hill 212 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

So I Have a Canvas Account, Now What?!
If you’ve been using Canvas, you’ll love this fast paced hour of secrets, tips, and tricks for making your Canvas course look and work like a polished online learning environment. Learn to use tools like Quizzesnext, organize modules, add multimedia, and more.

Speakers
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Jared Covili

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
@covili


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, Whiting Room 211 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Strengthening Social Studies Curriculum
Brent and Shawn have taught social studies for a combined 46 years. This past school year was their best yet, but they are still working to improve and exceed even their own expectations. Please come prepared to learn as Brent and Shawn share effective and engaging instructional strategies. The focus of this presentation is social studies instructional strategies, but all are welcome!

Speakers
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Brent Strate

Educator, Weber School District
Talk to me about: | Education - 27 years of experience teaching social studies at the both the junior high and high school level. | Athletics - during the majority of my years in education I coached football, basketball, track, and cross country. | Politics - currently in my 7th year... Read More →

Artists
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Shawn Fessler

Weber School District


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Education Building, Room 104 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

What is your strategy for keeping yourself relevant in Education - Part II?
Session 2 - What is your strategy for keeping yourself relevant in Education - Part II? Join our conversation about how Artificial Intelligence (Alexa, Siri, Google) access to data and the ever evolving network of things are changing Education. (Enter again to win one of our great door prizes!)
  1. Where is your data recorded? Being managed? Accessed?  (Data Tracking/Storage Strategy)
  2. How will Artificial Intelligence change your daily routines ? (Alexa, Siri, Google Strategy)
  3. How will you be delivering content?
    • 5G speeds?
    • Flipped classroom? Blended Learning?
    • (One Hour for One Dollar Strategy)
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KRycqjFmzX3p7q9wQaSkrqLVuXnENo8wRwoi7Oh9Yfg/edit?ts=5b340093#slide=id.g3ccb650a28_7_329


Speakers
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Marz Cesarini

Associate Director, Utah Education Telehealth Network
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Jim Stewart

Utah Education and Telehealth Network
James L. Stewart has 40 years of experience working in the technology profession.   He is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the state-wide Utah Education and TeleHealth Network (UETN) organization and has been working directly the past 18 years supporting technology... Read More →
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Cory Stokes

IT Project Manager, UETN
Cory Stokes has been working in educational technology for the last 25 years. He as worked as a technology coordinator in a district, a technology director at a regional service center and is now managing state-wide digital teaching and learning initiatives and projects in Utah. He... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Education Building, Room 203 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Digital Teaching and Learning (DTL) Program: Updates and Best Practices
This session will update participants on The Digital Teaching and Learning Program and highlight best practices and great examples from schools and districts around the state.

Speakers
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Rick Gaisford

Education Technology Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable.  He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders.  He truly loves teaching an learning.  And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter 107 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Tech Support/Help Desk
Need Tech Support?  Visit with us personally in the Education Building, or click here to see how to call or text Support.  The link will also provide information for accessing the internet as well as for contacting the SUU Help Desk- just  in case your room is locked or you can't access the room's podium computer, for example..

Speakers
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Theresa Wilson

Educational Technology Specialsit, SESC


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Education Building Second Floor Lobby

10:10am

Dutch Oven Cooking
Cooking a few special dishes and teaching/demonstrating methods of heat control, recipes, and cleanup.

Speakers
Artists
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Selene Corbridge

Office Manager, Iron County School District


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, East Outside Patio Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

10:10am

Smooth Sailing Ð Planning and Preparation for Successful ACT Administration (2nd Hour)
Come and learn about what is involved in preparing for and administering the ACT to your students in this planning-focused session. We will discuss deadlines, priorities, planning, resources, and tools you can use. Attendees will leave the session with checklists and a basic outline of items for calendaring and planning for successfully administering the ACT. This is a great session for new testing coordinators, assessment directors, and secondary administrators, as well as anyone who would like a refresher.

Speakers
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Rebecca Peterson

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson, M.Ed., is the College and Career Readiness Assessment Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. Rebecca's prior experience includes working as the interim director and state coach for the Utah Multi-tiered Systems of Support Project, working as a special... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:10am - 11:10am
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

11:15am

Lunch, Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
Lunch is served, boxed style.  Grab and go, or sit and stay for awhile eating and enjoig the company of your new (and old) friends.

Friday July 13, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Sharwan Smith Ballroom