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Wednesday, August 15
 

8:00am

Keynote | Auditorium
Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

8:00am

Keynote | Auditorium
Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

8:00am

Keynote | Auditorium
Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

8:00am

Keynote | Auditorium
Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

"Blending" Reading and Writing for Young Learners | ROOM 231
I will discuss how to use Wonder’s Sound Spelling cards and phonics to increase writing and creativity for young learners. I will target 2-3 reading and writing core curriculum standards and show case how they can blend together to increase reading and writing proficiency. We will look at specific examples of how young learners accomplish this goal.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Academic Parent Teacher Teams: Increasing Student Learning Through Parental Involvement | ROOM 604
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) is a research-based program that supports parents in supporting their students academically. Many parents do not effectively know how to best help their child with their homework or general academic tasks. APTT helps parents do just this by providing data and training in a team-focused environment to help parents and teachers best support student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Accessing Students' Popular Culture to Make Your Instruction Relevant: Relevance = Engagement | ROOM 306
You’re not relevant anymore… It’s OK. Really.
It would be concerning if you did share the same interests as an 11 year old.
What’s not OK is telling preteens that Math, Science, History is important just because you say so. Or, even worse, telling them it’s relevant because they’ll need a job one day. Yea, that 12 year old struggling to figure out unit rate is really stressing over that fact that one day he’ll have to feed his family…
NOT… (BTW, saying NOT is no longer part of popular culture…)
With a basic understanding of your Utah Common Core Standards and some tips that I’ll provide for accessing your student’s Pop Culture you can create Problem Based Learning activities that are relevant and engaging for your students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM 219
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Arts Integration in Education from the 3rd-6th Classroom Teachers | ROOM 109
Teachers will learn how to create arts integrated lesson plans and develop skills to reinforce student learning across the curriculum. They will develop skills to transform student thinking into meaningful learning.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

BASIC Virtual & Augmented Reality in the Classroom - Please bring a smartphone | ROOM 128
We will explore augmented and virtual reality technologies that can be incorporated into the classroom to augment student learning. This is another tool you can add to your toolkit to bring learning to life, particularly in the sciences and social sciences. This is an introductory level course. It will not cover creating content, but will cover ways to find and use content that is available, either with Chromebooks or with more immersive VR viewers such as Google Cardboard. Wouldn’t it be amazing to take students on guided field trips to Florence, Italy, the World War I trenches, or along for the Hajj? Well, with 360 images, videos and immersive technology, you can.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM 307

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Building Effective Interactive Notebooks | ROOM 216
This presentation will identify what an effective interactive notebook is, the research behind using them, the benefits, how to organize them, integrated engagement strategies, and the impact on student achievement. Interactive notebooks can help English language learners (and all students) strengthen their language skills regardless of the content area. This presentation will focus on science interactive notebooks but the ideas work in any content area.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Classroom Teams and How to Build Them | ROOM 115
In the medical field it is imperative that those involved in providing care work together like a team. So on the second day of class I organize the students into interactive teams. Each student has a leadership role to fill to assist the team in in achieving the highest possible success for each team member. This presentation will cover how to choose teams, job descriptions for each team member, team names, activities, unit reviews, and awards. Even though my class is medical any classroom may benefit by the team approach.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Digital Tools for 21st Century Learner | ROOM 124
Power up your classroom with the best digital tools! In this session, we’ll cover Flipgrid, Bamboozle, Padlet and Book Creator. You’ll start 2018-19 with a toolbox that will help strengthen student creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills. Participants should bring a device and be prepared to flip, bam, pad and create!


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

E-Cigarettes and Youth: An Alarming Trend | ROOM 131
In December of 2016, the Surgeon General recognized e-cigarette use (vaping) among youth as a public health threat. “It is important to prevent harm to youth and young adults from e-cigarettes. We know enough to take action now to protect the health of our nation’s young people. Everyone has a role, including parents, health care providers, teachers, and others who work with and care about young people.”
E-cigarette use (also known as vaping) among Utah youth has increased by 573% since 2011 and e-cigarettes are the most common illegal substance used by Utah youth. These products provide an incredibly powerful pathway to a life riddled with addiction. These devices are also used to vape other harmful substances such as marijuana. This past December, the Utah Poison Control Center sent out a release regarding numerous calls of people becoming ill after vaping certain products laced with a dangerous and illegal substance known as “spice.” Poison Control confirmed that 25% of these calls were for youth under the age of 18 and five of these youth required medical treatment. Several of these students were from the Granite School District and were taken from school to a hospital in an ambulance.
Because many adults have been given false information and don’t fully understand what vaping devices are, it is important that clear language be used in warning youth about these products. This will better equip teachers and parents to discuss this issue with their children. Most youth we serve know what these products are, but they do not put two and two together when it comes to applying the smoking prevention messaging they receive to these products. This may occur for several reasons, including:
• Today’s youth are the greatest generation when it comes to avoiding cigarette use, thanks in large part to smoking prevention efforts. However, youth don’t see vaping as tobacco use; they don’t even call these products e-cigarettes—they call them mods, drippers, e-hookahs, vape sticks, 18650s (the battery size), Juuling, etc.
• E-cigarettes don’t smell like regular cigarettes; they come in adolescently-appealing flavors like Fruity Pebbles and Cap’n Crunch—a recent focus group in Utah found that these fun flavors are the primary reason youth try and continue to use these products.
• The vaping/e-cigarette industry has done a great job of spreading lies about these products such as “it’s just water vapor” and “it’s completely safe.” Middle school and high school children are the most vulnerable to addiction (due to the physiology of brain development, peer pressure, and stress), and, therefore, they are the primary targets of the vaping industry.
• Many people don’t realize vaping and using an e-cigarette are the same things; they mistakenly think only e-cigarettes contain nicotine.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training | ROOM 308
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Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Google Drive | ROOM 119
How to organize, collaborate, and teach using Google Drive which will sync information between peers in real time. This workshop is meant for novice users who would like to know more about google slides (similar to PowerPoint), google Docs (similar to Microsoft Word), google sheets (similar to Microsoft Excel), and google forms. This is a hands on workshop where attendees will be able to participate for further learning. Please bring a laptop! If time permits I will also show you how to embed a google slideshow into CANVAS.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Google Slides - Make and Take | ROOM 509
Stop wasting paper and start creating! Teachers will utilize Google Slides to ramp up engagement and enhance their content delivery. We’ll focus on how to create quick and easy slide decks related to grade level curriculum. This session is designed as a “Make and Take” so they’ll be able to create their own and utilize ones created by their colleagues.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM 218
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

How CTE Teachers can help Boost your School Grade | ROOM 111
How school grades are being calculated will be changing in the Fall of 2019. High school students who take CTE classes and complete a pathway or earn a concentrator certificate will be included as part of the school grade. The new system also allows calculations for growth for the students who are learning English and lower performing students. The new system allows schools to be given a letter grade based on individual merit, not on how they compare with other schools in the state. CTE Teachers can help more students to graduate with completer certificates in a CTE Pathway, and then immediately begin working full or part-time for companies who will offer tuition reimbursement or attend a college to further their education. CTE can help reach the goal of 66% of adults having a technical certification or college degree by 2020.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

How to Improve Essay Writing Instruction using Utah Compose | ROOM 102
Writing instruction in the elementary classroom can be a challenge not only for students but also for teachers. Essay writing is an essential skill that will benefit students for the rest of their lives, so it’s crucial that teachers know how to implement it. In this presentation, I will show teachers how I introduce and practice writing in the classroom using Utah Compose.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Imagine Language & Literacy: Strategic, Research-Based Instruction for All Students | ROOM 236
Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all instruction—and hello to a strategic, research-based curriculum that meets students at their own level. With Imagine Language & Literacy, every child receives explicit, targeted instruction within an individualized learning path that continually adjusts to their needs. Over 4,100 engaging activities teach critical language and literacy concepts such as reading & listening comprehension, basic vocabulary, academic language, grammar, phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency. Imagine Language & Literacy also provides strategic first-language support in 15 languages to facilitate and enhance English language learning. As students become more proficient in English, this language support gradually fades. Come explore everything Imagine Language & Literacy has to offer! We’ll take a tour of the program, discuss best practices, and let you know how you can take advantage of this resource that is available for all English Learners in the district, and how you can gain access for your early and struggling readers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Implementation of Proficiency Based Grading | ROOM 129
Proficiency-based grading is an exciting way to help students, parents, and teachers focus on the CORE and on exactly where students are in their learning. Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading takes time: time to study and unpack the CORE, time to either develop or study the Proficiency Scales, time to choose the standards that are the most essential to reach proficiency in each quarter, time to prepare the Learning Targets and Success Criteria, and time to plan the Common Formative Assessments or assessments in multiple modalities so that students can show what they know, and time to plan effective and rigorous lessons that will help as many students as possible reach proficiency with good Tier I instruction. This will be a great time to come as an elementary grade level to work as a team. Please come with your units of study. You may also bring your own electronic devices. We will have a few laptops that can be used to access curriculum maps, proficiency scales, etc.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Improving Reading Instruction for Grades 2-6: Focus on Fluency | ROOM 237
Want to do something other than “round robin” reading? Then this session is for you!
Fluent readers are able to read orally with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. Fluency is one of several critical factors necessary for reading comprehension.
This presentation will provide teachers with ways to increase their students’ reading rates through a variety of fluency strategies that will work for individual, small group, and whole class instruction. Strategies include dyad reading, timed repeated reading, phrase-cued reading, and more.
Teachers will be able to assign appropriate reading levels of text, as well as help students set individualized goals that they can track as they work toward becoming proficient readers.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Increasing Creativity in the Classroom using Google Apps | ROOM 123
Teaching is about inspiring, creating geniuses, reaching goals and engaging students to go higher. There are so many amazing apps for Chromebooks in the universe of the internet that help you to achieve this. I will go over several apps such as Canva, Lucidchart, Clarisketch, Storybird, Google Keep, and WeVideo.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

It’s Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM 110
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards.In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Low Floor, High Ceiling: Making Math Accessible for All | ROOM 103
Many students enter our math classes deficient in prior knowledge and skills. This can be due to transiency, disability, culture, language, trauma, illness, etc. Building lessons that allow for severely deficient students to gain access to grade-level knowledge is difficult and challenging. Come learn about some tools and strategies that can help any student learn new content.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Moving Towards Standard Based Grading with Proficiency Scales and Student Reflection | ROOM 105
Have you ever wondered how to take steps towards standard based grading? Proficiency scales are a great way to move in that direction. Proficiency scales allow you as the teacher to stay focused on the standards, identify those learners who need extra help reaching the standard and provides a way to give students the quick feedback that they need to progress. Proficiency scales allow students the opportunity to assess their own learning by giving them the chance to learn from their mistakes before it counts against them, teaches them to set learning goals and to reflect on which learning strategies best helped them achieve those goals.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Newcomers - Tumaini and Beyond | ROOM 215
Help educators better help newcomers to be successful students as they transition to a new culture and school system. Help educators develop an awareness of the cultural background of refugee and immigrant students and their families. Present resources available for educators to better help students be successful, and comfortable in the classroom and school environment.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Open Educational Resources for the English Classroom | ROOM 127
Open Educational Resources (OER) have become more and more important to classroom teachers in the last few years. This presentation will focus on OERs for English Language Arts with an emphasis on CommonLit. CommonLit is 100% free, researched-based, aligned to the common core, and created by teachers for teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM 314
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Planning for Assessment & Reassessment Made Easy | ROOM 213
In this session, educators will learn how to locate and use proficiency scales, aligned CFAs, and proficiency based grading to guide their practice. Educators will learn how to utilize these tools as well as learn an effective way to schedule and manage common formative assessments with a spiraled scheduled to include reteaching and reassessing throughout the school year with the end goal that all students will have demonstrated proficiency on all key standards by the end of the year. Educators will have at least three pieces of evidence that students are proficient on each key standard. Educators will learn how to locate the district created proficiency scales and utilize them to develop common formative assessments that are based on proficiency and how that aligns with the principles of proficiency based grading practices.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Quizzizz and Kahoot: Engaging and Entertaining Your Class | ROOM 235
Do you want your students to use their cellphones, chromebooks, and computer labs to learn more than what is on social media?! Come learn about Quizzizz and Kahoot to help teach students in an engaging way through interactive software! Both are simple to use, engaging, and FREE!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Recognizing the Importance of Social Emotional Learning in School | ROOM 602
Explanation of what SEL is. Why SEL is important to student learning. Ideas on how to incorporate SEL into classroom learning that will not take away from but add to your ability to teach core curriculum.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Remember When Teaching Was Fun? Actionable Steps to Rediscover the Joy of Teaching | ROOM 221
We all know that we have the hardest job. Unfortunately, not many others seem to know this. We spend 60+ hours a week and still often feel like we are unsuccessful in our jobs. Social media, news stories, lawmakers, and stakeholders often portray education as broken and the fault of the teacher. We lack stress and coping mechanisms to continue working in a demoralizing climate. How do we find the reason we became educators with the constant mandates and judgment from within and without education?
Over the past several years I have made significant changes to my own (dare I say it?) mindset and discovered a few actionable practices that have allowed me to rediscover the joy and value of teaching. I thought for sure my test scores would suffer if my focus wasn’t on academic achievement and mastery of the core. What I found was the opposite. The more I enjoyed teaching STUDENTS through content, the more growth my students showed. And I only worked 45 hours per week!
Prioritize, minimize, encourage, let go, and move on. The primary focus of the session will be spent on prioritizing and learning to rewrite our own personal story to avoid burnout and change negative feedback into positive feed-forward to fuel the actions we make.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Tech Modules for New Teachers | Room Media Center
Technology Modules for New Teachers

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Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

The Big 8 Meets ClassDojo | ROOM 104
Positive and effective classroom management practice is the foundation to student learning. It is not only important to student learning but the well-being of the students and teacher. As such, I have discovered a gemstone classroom management system that has had remarkable results. This system is used worldwide and is free to teachers. It is called ClassDojo and it will make a very positive impact on your classroom management.
I will show you how you can use ClassDojo and the Big 8 to build a thriving management system. Dojo will assist you to implement the Big 8, collect important student data, give real-time feedback to students and parents, and increase positive relationships with parents and students. Even if you’re using ClassDojo already, come review the Big 8, set up your ClassDojo experience, and collaborate with other educators on how they are successfully implementing this management tool.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Trauma: Our Responses Make a Difference | ROOM 114
Student learning cannot occur until basic student needs are addressed. The needs of safety and security are pertinent to student learning. School staff need information regarding trauma so that they can adequately meet student needs, both emotional and learning. This course will address school culture and climate, which will address the various needs of each student. There will be take home resources for teachers to utilize in their classrooms in order to increase student learning.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Troubleshooting Behavior Interventions: Quick Fixes for Common Interventions | ROOM 230
This presentation will help special educators, classroom teachers, and support professionals improve their behavior interventions, while at the same time making them easier and more manageable! This will not only help individual, tier 3 behavior students access the curriculum, but it will decrease stress on schools overall, helping all students thrive in a positive learning environment. We will briefly identify common tier 2 and 3 behaviors, and the frequent interventions corresponding to them. The bulk of the presentation will troubleshoot those interventions, looking at what frequently goes wrong and needs fine tuning in their implementation. Specifically, the presentation will provide tools to ease data collection and analysis; facilitate collaboration, input, buy-in from all staff, especially general education teachers; make interventions work with limited staff resources; and adjust interventions to a variety of typical classroom settings. Ultimately, the tools participants gain will help all staff implement quality behavior interventions and provide a positive learning environment for all students.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Using Gradebook for Proficiency-Based Grading | ROOM Auditorium
This focus will provide the training teachers need to utilize the Granite District Gradebook for proficiency-based grading. Teachers interested in utilizing the Gradebook for proficiency-based grading must be trained on the Gradebook before proficiency-based grading can be activated on their Gradebook account.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Yoga | ROOM 403
I am a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher. I believe that exposing students to Yoga can help build their confidence, release stress, allow them to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally, and create a positive classroom/school wide culture. I have been teaching Yoga at Cottonwood for years in an aerobics class, and we are now offering it as a class on its own. I have been personal witness to the success students are finding in this class and I believe that success is carried on throughout their day. With Yoga we can teach students patience, acceptance, self realization, meditation, and boost confidence; all of which are important for them to be successful students and strong healthy human beings. I can offer a 90 minute Yoga session for teachers and give them tools on how they can utilize it in their own classrooms. The class would include Yoga practice, mediation, Yoga philosophy, and informative handouts.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

"LanSchool BY Dummies" FOR Smart People. | ROOM 205
Learn how to effectively manage your classroom with LanSchool. Tricks and tips to keep you and your kids productive. This class will target the Beginner or new user to LanSchool.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

A Whole New World: Student Engagement in the Classroom 2.0 | ROOM 119
Back again with new engagement strategies and thoughts to get EVERY SINGLE student engaged in your class. New ideas on how to reach your students and keep them engaged, even when they are working on their own. Through a variety of strategies and new perspectives, learn how you can bring a new wave of student engagement into your classroom. That dream can become a reality for all of your students, from your highest scorers to your lowest scorers. This workshop will demonstrate how to create engaging lessons, how to add color and vibrancy to teaching, and provide strategies for effectively executing these new classroom tactics. Walk away with concrete ideas and a renewed perspective on student’s engagement and how you can accomplish that long sought after dream.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM 108
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

BE THE ONE | ROOM 227
There are few of us who entered the education profession with the idea that we would focus only on our content area and very little on our students. Generally speaking, we are on this crazy ride to influence our students in some way. As a profession, we have the incredible ability to impact the lives of the upcoming generation, one person can be the difference in a child’s life. Students need someone-THEY NEED YOU-to help them navigate not only their academic world but also their outside world. They need you to BE THE ONE…the one to stand up for them, cheer for them, care for them, laugh with them, cry with them, and guide them through the life lessons that will help them long after they leave our schools. In this session we will focus on creating a climate where not only our students, but also we as educators, can find joy and growth from the experiences we create within our space. Through several different models we will explore the generational needs of our students and how we can better meet those needs. Using several different resources, along with my own personal spin, you will leave feeling rejuvenated and motivated to BE THE ONE for your students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Be Wise - Subitize!! | ROOM 244
Subitizing means to instantly recognize a quantity without counting. This is a foundational skill that is essential for mastery of basic facts as well as composing and decomposing numbers. Students who can readily subitize have an easier time understanding core math concepts. Subitizing is not a new concept, but we find that many teachers are not familiar with it or not comfortable enough to implement it in their classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM 239

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS INTRODUCTION| ROOM 245
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Canvas: Creating Pages for Students and Teachers | ROOM 242
I have been creating PAGES for every day in my class by using the “Pages” tab on Canvas. Each individual page goes over every single day that the student is in my class. Essentially, each page is my lesson plan, but written in a way that the students will understand. One reason that I began doing this was because I noticed that teachers were placing a series of folders in the back of the room where students could get missing work. I did this for about a week, and then began putting this information online. I also began having students login to Canvas so they can go through the lesson with me. The students can see everything we are doing for the day. A latent effect of this is, if a student misses a day, or even better, if a student wants to review material, they have the information at their fingertips. I want to show teachers how to organize a page, which includes Objectives, “I Can” statements, Essential Questions, etc. Teachers will learn how to put links in their page to pertinent information for their content area.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Cardboard Sleds-Teaching Scientific and Mathematical Phenomenon | ROOM 214
This hands on workshop will provide tools and ideas on how to develop an investigation which provides evidence that a change in an object’s motion will depend on the mass and the sum of the forces acting on it (SEED 7.1.1). Participants will examine a concept of building a model such as a cardboard sled using simple materials (cardboard, string, duct tape and practical cutting tools) to move various objects ranging from bowling balls to the human body. Participants will learn how to integrate both scientific concepts and mathematical concepts such like investigating a real-world proportional relationship (7.RP).


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Catch me while you can! Understanding Gang Involved Youth | ROOM 206
The Gang Prevention/Intervention session will provide current data in GSD communities that demonstrates the need for gang awareness and prevention/intervention programs. It will include Gangs 101, a basic training on gangs and gang identifiers (dress, graffiti, gang signs/symbols, and sounds). The session will conclude with a presentation on how to work with at-risk youth while supporting them in meeting their educational goals, as well as how to collaborate with administrators when students demonstrate gang activity.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Chemistry Demonstrations - To Get the Engagement You Want | ROOM 123
By doing at least one fun activity each day to grab students attention, you can get them interested, engaged, and willing to learn the concepts in chemistry.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Creating a Student Centered Standards-Based Grading Rubric | ROOM 101
The presentation will cover ways to use data for reading class placement, create student accountability and motivation, and focused collaboration. We will show how to utilize standards based grading by creating a student grading standards rubric.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Creating Common Summative Assessments with CANVAS | ROOM 226
Looking for an easy way to creative common assessments without having to grade them? CANVAS Quizzes is your answer! Learn how your team can easily create common summative (and formative) assessments on CANVAS and share the assessment. Easily compare data from the assessment per period and per question with the data that CANVAS provides. By the end of this session, you will be able to create a quiz to share with your team!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Designing and Teaching Online Courses | ROOM 204
How do you develop engaging coursework for online classes as well as face to face students? What tools can you use to engage students? What do you do when you have students who enter and exit a course at a different time. How do can you build relationships with your online students? How can you avoid issues with copyright when building online coursework? This workshop will focus on building strong learning objectives and activities for students in an online course. Even if you are teaching face-to-face, we will learn about tools to enrich your brick and mortar classroom with the virtual classroom. Teachers interested in become online course developers or teachers can learn more about Granite’s online program and how to participate.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Diagnosis Literacy (1-6) | ROOM 112
Do you struggle to know what to teach in small groups? Are you overwhelmed by DIBELS benchmark data? Learn how to follow the GSD Decision Tree to identify your students’ areas of non-proficiency. Then go even deeper by administering the appropriate diagnostic assessment. You will know exactly what skills each of your students need to plan targeted interventions.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Effective Interventions and the Student Support Team | ROOM 223
Those in attendance will learn the difference between effective and non-effective interventions in multiple areas for Elementary. Attendees will leave with a good understanding of what the SST process should look like as well as an effective use of the required forms.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Fidgets for the Distracted Student: Fidgets as Tools - Not Toys | ROOM 138
Fidget spinners! Fidget cubes! Tangles! Are you tired of the battle? Learn how to get your distracted students to use fidgets appropriately to help improve focus and more frequently maintain on task behaviors.
Objective: In this presentation attendees will learn the benefits of having students use fidgets in their classroom. Teachers will learn ways to make inexpensive fidgets, how to train students to use fidgets appropriately and what studies are saying about our fidgety students.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Gangs and Trauma: Q&A with a Former Gang Member | ROOM Media Center
Why do kids join gangs? How do I help my students avoid gangs or get out of a gang? Why do gangs appeal to traumatized youth? This presentation will offer in Q&A format practical tips and solutions to working with students who are gang-involved or at risk of being gang-involved. Attendees will ask questions and have an engaged discussion with a former gang member and a school social worker with 15 years experience in gang prevention.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training Intermediate | Career Center Lab
Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Google Sites for Teachers | ROOM 126
Help teachers create and design a class website using google sites. Teachers will need a Chromebook or personal computer that can access google apps while online. Teachers will also need a current Google account, either their district .SD account or personal Google account (it won’t matter) and their password (that will matter).

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Growth Mindset and Mindfulness | ROOM 202
Have you wondered how to teach a student to want to learn? That is what growth mindset is about. Carol Dweek, a renowned expert says that Growth Mindset is, “”The belief that with practice, perseverance, and effort, people have limitless potential to learn and grow. People operating in the growth mindset tackle challenges with aplomb, unconcerned with making mistakes or being embarrassed, focusing instead on the process of growth.”” Come an learn how to create an environment where students lose their fear of taking risks and learn to be mindful and feel safe making mistakes on their pathway to success.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM 104
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

How to Get and Keep your Students' Attention | ROOM 103
Research shows a significant correlation between high levels of engagement and improved attendance and achievement. I would like to show teachers how to achieve a classroom that hums with positive energy and is full of children who are deeply engaged in their learning. Using a wide variety of engagement strategies, teachers can learn how to create a classroom community of active learners who work well together, stay fully involved in lessons, are curious about learning, ask questions, take initiative and stay enthusiastic.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Improving Reading Instruction for Grades 2-6: Focus on Fluency | ROOM 224
Want to do something other than “round robin” reading? Then this workshop is for you!
Fluent readers are able to read orally with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. Fluency is one of several critical factors necessary for reading comprehension.
This presentation will provide teachers with ways to increase their students’ reading rates through a variety of fluency strategies that will work for individual, small group, and whole class instruction. Strategies include dyad reading, timed repeated reading, phrase-cued reading, and more.
Teachers will be able to assign appropriate reading levels of text, as well as help students set individualized goals that they can track as they work toward becoming proficient readers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Improvisation and The Classroom Environment | ROOM 232
The fundamentals of improvisation are the foundation for more than just good comedy. Improvisational skills encourage an environment of healthy support and collaboration, elements of a high functioning classroom. Through improv, students have a chance to immediately practice teamwork and communication skills that will enable them to function more successfully in every aspect of their education.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Interactive Notebooks: Notebooks that Scaffold Student Success | ROOM 133
We will show teacher how to create interactive notebooks for their students.
We will talk about how using interactive notebooks can increase engagement.
We will show teachers how using interactive notebooks make it easy for students to get their absent work.
We talk about how interactive notebooks help students review concepts through starters.
We will offer tips and tricks for setting up procedures that allow teachers to be successful with interactive notebooks.
We will give teachers some time to create a couple of pages for their interactive notebooks.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

It All Starts with a Smile! | ROOM 134
Begin with a positive attitude and a smile. Build a shared vision among faculty and student leaders then begin shaping new and more positive customs and outcomes in your school. We will discuss specific ways to activate various groups of adults and students to build shared ownership of the process.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

9:45am

It's Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM 125
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

K-1: Getting the Most Out of Your Day! | ROOM 233
Participants will leave with a few new “tools for their toolbox” when it comes to teaching math and ELA! We will use Hattie’s research to help refine and focus our daily practices to ensure that we are getting the most out of our day!


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Kearns Network Elementary and Jr. High Math Vertical Alignment | ROOM 105
Kearns Network Elementary and Jr. High Math Vertical Alignment

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

9:45am

Making Connections | ROOM 230
By focusing on making connections with students in our class, we invite them to connect with us and our subject. We will discuss ways to effectively and appropriately make connections with our students. Then we will discuss how to help our students connect what they read and write with the world around them.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Making the Most of Wonders Vocabulary | ROOM 124
The Wonders reading program has excellent vocabulary words and fun activities that help the students to retain those words. However, it doesn’t ever address parts of speech. Many teachers in the district have attended workshops to learn about and implement Write Up a Storm in their language arts instruction. We have created power points that students and teachers can work through each week that combine the strength of the Wonders vocabulary with parts of speech which allows teachers to continue implementing Write Up a Storm strategies.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Measuring What Matters Most | ROOM 107
In this session, teachers will interact with colleagues, engage with an article by Jay McTighe on measuring what matters most, and employ multiple strategies that will be easily transferred directly to the classroom. Learn how to engage every student, with every prompt, every day as well access student’s higher-order thinking skills. Learn from a combination of hold-up strategies to assess students thinking from the Total Participation Techniques and online strategies to track student learning while you deepen their understanding.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Never Hear “Teacher, I’m Done” Again. | ROOM 222
This session will introduce teachers to a workshop that will have students engaged and wanting to work. This workshop is an easy way to differentiate and manage time in the classroom. It works for every learner. Not only does workshop fulfill critical educational core standards but it also helps fulfill necessary life skills.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM 236
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Reading Motivation | ROOM 129
Many times when we think about reading motivation, we think of extrinsic programs such as rewarding reading minutes or days. I would like to focus instead on how we build intrinsic reading motivation through strategies such as author/genre study, offering choice, creating connections between reading and daily life, and facilitating discussion.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Student Nonverbal Communication- What are they saying? | ROOM 100
As educators, we are always trying to assess whether a student understands a topic or standard. We can ask the right questions, offer the correct engagement strategy, and at the end of the day, the results can be deceiving. The identification of nonverbal characters of students is essential when checking for understanding. 93% of daily communication is nonverbal. Nonverbal communication is defined as all aspects of message exchange without the use of words. When communication occurs in a classroom setting, face-to-face, it will include communication more than just words. All of the physical activities and parameters that involved in communication come into play. The usage of words (tone, rate, intonation), facial expression, micro-expressions, gaze, gestures are all done in a nonverbal manner.
Words have limitations. Many ESL students do not understand words. These same students speak the same universal language of the instructor, through nonverbal means. Without much training, a teacher could ask a student question for understanding, and all they would have to do is look at the nonverbal response for the honest answer. Nonverbal communication is manifested both consciously and unconsciously. If an educator can identify their student’s nonverbal cues, and their unconscious reactions this will illustrate really how a student feels or understands the topic at hand.
Cultural influences have a severe impact on nonverbal communication. With the diversity of the student body within the Granite School District, this will be addressed. (Eye Contact, Body Language, etc.)
Why is nonverbal communication essential in the classroom? Communication between a teacher and student should be interactional and not a one-way street. A teacher that just lectures, without checking for understanding is taking out the “interaction” in interactional communication. Through the art of identifying nonverbal communication in students, the one-way street turns into an interactive two-way street. In class on the fly interventions will flourish. Professor Davis from Cal Berkeley stated, “The nonverbal clues that our students provide return are critically important, real-time feedback that influences our subsequent communication and allows us to alter our course of action if needed, from the observation and interpretation of students’ body language and facial expressions, the preceptive teacher can decide whether there is a need to check for comprehension, provide more or a different kind of instruction, or assign more practice. Thus, faculty can use classroom observations of nonverbal cues to refocus their teaching to help students make their learning more efficient and more effective.”
The good news is nonverbal communication in the classroom usually occurs in clusters, so the teacher needs to identify the masses and not necessarily the single student. I have been teaching nonverbal communication at SLCC and Columbia College since 2007.
In this conference session the attendee will understand these nonverbal characteristics and taxonomies:
• Chronemics – Timing
• Haptics- Contact and touch between individuals
• Kinesics- Body movements and body language
• Oculesics- Eye contact
• Olfactics- The influence of odor.
• Physical Appearance- Clothing, Body, Hairstyle, etc.
• Proxemics- Personal space and arrangement of the classroom
• Silence- The absence of verbal and nonverbal communication
• Symbolism- The Meanings associated with symbols
• Vocalics- Act of speaking, to include tone of voice, timbre, volume, and rate of speech

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Teaching Children Resiliency Skills: Using Positive Psychology Strategies to Help Students Cope, Succeed and Excel | ROOM 106
How do we teach children to enjoy learning and really love school? How do we engage children in the learning process so that they do well in school, graduate high school and be college and career ready? How do we as educators instill good self-esteem in our students? What kind of world would we have if we raised our children to believe in themselves as learners and really like themselves?
The answer to these questions is actually quite simple: we teach our students to be resilient and have a growth mindset. We provide them with kid-friendly strategies for success, proven by decades of research, allowing them to take ownership in their own learning and feel pride in their accomplishments. Excitement about learning turns on the good neurotransmitters in the brain giving pride in learning. Challenging oneself through effort and problem solving after failure increases the neural networks in the brain and makes the children smarter.
Positive psychological principles that create a happy life can be taught to students of any age.There are many well-researched coping skills associated with resilience and life-long satisfaction. Teachers need concrete resources to help their students succeed.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

The Flipped and Self-Paced Classroom | ROOM 209
This presentation will provide information and insight regarding the flipped classroom model. I will also discuss the strategy of letting students be on a self-paced timeline.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

The Sky's the Limit, Not the Bottom Dollar: Grants and Funding for Your Classroom | ROOM 221
Did you find an innovative professional development opportunity that proved too expensive? Did you have an idea for a valuable, high-interest learning activity that required materials beyond your purchasing power? Don’t limit your vision for your classroom to just the materials you see at your disposal, or to the limited legislative funds you receive each fall. There are many organizations that stand ready to support classrooms in need. This presenter will share tips he’s learned from the best for snagging educational grants and funding opportunities for your classroom—as well as how to ensure that these contributions remain relevant and vital to student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Trauma Awareness for School Staff | ROOM 241
"Trauma Sensitive Schools
“”Trauma can affect school performance, increase dropout rates, and lead to more suspensions and expulsions (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2008). Embracing a trauma-informed school culture requires an understanding of how trauma affects the individual and the behaviors related to negative coping skills. Trauma-informed practices promote resiliency.”” ~Utah State Board of Education
In this presentation attendees will gain understanding of what trauma is, how it affects our students and what we, as educators, can do to help recognize and respond effectively to the students that struggle with it.
Video clips from the documentary, “”Paper Tigers”” will be shown. This documentary details a school in Washington State that used trauma sensitive approaches to help their students feel connected and improve their odds of school success.
Simple, but effective, interventions will be taught to add to teacher’s behavioral management skill base. Resources will also be provided to further educator’s knowledge and continued progress."

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Ukuleles, Spoons, & Rhythm Instruments | ROOM 300
Fun hands on music class. Learn the basics of ukuleles, tablespoons as a folk instrument, and rhythm instruments. This aligns with the Secondary Music First Standard: Perform. Instrument technical performance skills aligned with this Standard will be addressed. Including: how to tune a ukulele to the correct pitches, ukulele chord notation, and TAB reading. Basic music notation will be discussed. We will look at examples of easy fun beginning songs through more advanced songs. Rhythm patterns and exercises will be shared. There will be an exploration of best Internet music instruction, and instrument performances. Teachers will learn about productive rehearsal habits. We will discuss use and care of ukuleles, and care of rhythm instruments. Instruction will be tailored to music, elementary, and preschool classes. Ukuleles, spoons, and rhythm instruments have many fun applications in the classroom. Easy to learn!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Understanding and Using Student Growth Indicators | ROOM 110
The presentation will consider the theory behind and the uses of student growth calculations to help increase academic achievement. Utah State Board of Education growth measures for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science, will be reviewed for their impact on goal-setting for students and for calculating school accountability measures. Granite School District growth measures for Social Sciences will be reviewed for their impact on student achievement. Systems of rewards for teachers based on student growth will be reviewed.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Using Data to Engage, Connect, and Manage Your Classroom | ROOM 228
When teachers know the needs of their students, they are able to manage, engage, and connect with their students. In this session, you will get a broader view of students needs by learning quick and efficient strategies in collecting and analyzing individual student data.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Using DOK to Develop Engaging and Challenging Lessons | ROOM 219
In this workshop, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of DOK and how to create varied DOK activities in their classrooms. We will also go over assessment writing and how to incorporate various DOK levels when writing assessment questions. Teachers will need to have access to their core standards since they will be given the chance to develop assessment questions and lesson plans as part of the workshop.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Using School Cities Personalized Review Assignment (PRA) for Immediate Student Feedback for Students | ROOM 238
School city has a brand new feature that allows the student to review the strands and standards that they just missed on a school city or district test. Feed it some resource for review and students can instantly re-learn the subject matter they missed on the quiz or test. I will also show how to integrate shoolcity into canvas.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Utilizing Your BTS Arts Specialist | ROOM 203
Arts are fading faster than should be allowed at the elementary school level. This presentation will be about how elementary teachers can work hand-in-hand with their BTS arts specialists to not only bring art alive in the lives of their students but use art to help students find interest, joy, and understanding in other core subjects.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

What Works BEST- Visible Learning | ROOM 200
Wonder what types of teaching strategies actually are proven work? Wonder what the best teachers and countries do to get the most out of their teachers and students? We will discover Professor John Hattie’s meta data project. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

21st Century Schools - Reinventing the Classroom From the Ground Up | ROOM 146
Using research, data analytics and economic principles I plan to discuss the ways that we can reinvent education from the 20th century industrial model to a 21st century one. Using research from John Hattie on effect size of what we do in the classroom we will talk about what are the things that we should keep in our classrooms and what we should throw out to maximize the effects that we have on our students.
Then we will talk about how statistics and data analytics can be used to know what to look for in our classrooms to show learning and growth.
Lastly we will being it all together with a discussion of economics and the roll of the student as the consumer of our teaching and we as the firm selling a product.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

3D Printing and Engineering Design in the Classroom | ROOM 137
As we strive to prepare our students for life in the digital age, STEM education and the makerspace movement are at the forefront. This class aims to train educators on how to use a 3D printer and 3D design software in a meaningful, curriculum-related way in their classrooms. If you DON’T HAVE A 3D PRINTER in your classroom or school, you can STILL fully implement 3D printing with your students! A wide range of cross-curricular ideas and activities are available to students of all ages, K–12 and beyond. Attendees should bring a Chromebook, laptop, or tablet to get started learning user-friendly 3D design software.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM 129
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM 117

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS INTRODUCTION | ROOM 201
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Catch me while you can! Understanding Gang Involved Youth | ROOM 104
The Gang Prevention/Intervention session will provide current data in GSD communities that demonstrates the need for gang awareness and prevention/intervention programs. It will include Gangs 101, a basic training on gangs and gang identifiers (dress, graffiti, gang signs/symbols, and sounds). The session will conclude with a presentation on how to work with at-risk youth while supporting them in meeting their educational goals, as well as how to collaborate with administrators when students demonstrate gang activity.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Chromebooks and Google Drive Basics | ROOM 102
This a a beginner chromebook session. We will be covering logging in, keyboard shortcuts, basics in google drive. This is perfect for any grade level any subject that wants to become familiar with the use of a new chromebook cart1.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Chromebooks in K-2: Encouraging Engagement and Enthusiasm in Early Elementary | ROOM 151
Chromebooks can be used to augment, modify, and transform instruction. Chromebooks can be an overwhelming tool, especially for the k-2 graders and for that reason I want to focus on 2-3 Chromebook websites that can engage students in the classroom and improve student learning. I will focus on Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, and Nearpod.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Chromebooks in the K-3 Classroom | ROOM 108
Our youngest learners are adept with using technology to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically with when given the opportunity. This session will cover how Chromebooks and online tools are being used in the K-3 classrooms throughout the district. Google tools and other online resources that can be used across curriculum content will be shared. Strategies for introducing and implementing the devices and web resources will also be covered in this session.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

Classroom Climate: The Heart of Education | ROOM 156
At the heart of every student is…well…a heart. Research shows us that before we can reach a child’s mind, we need to reach their hearts first. Come and participate in a class where we discover the difference between good teachers and great teachers in the eyes of our students as well as what educational research backs. We will focus on creating a classroom culture and starting the year right. This will be a fresh NEW LOOK at published materials mashed with a personal touch.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Coding Across the Curriculum | ROOM 101
Using Spheros, Ozobots, Osmos, and Bloxels participants will learn how to engage their students. Teachers will get to experience how to combine these tools and devices with learning standards.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Current Drug Trends – Know What is Being Used, Recognize the Signs | ROOM 135
Drug trends are constantly evolving and the signs of drug use can be missed unless you know what to look for. “Traditional” drugs are being used in new ways, and the underground drug culture is growing, often in subtle ways. This has a significant impact on the academic success of students who become involved. When these students are identified, schools can intervene and help them access services and minimize school disruption. This class will provide participants with up-to-date information on what drugs are being used, how they are being used, and current usage data from the 2017 SHARP Survey. Participants will also understand terminology, logos, branding, and other identifiers related to the current youth drug culture, as well as concealment techniques often used.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Effective Cooperative Learning in a Secondary Mathematics Classroom | ROOM 138
Let’s face it, dudes – your students want to talk to one another. The question is, what will they talk ABOUT? Thomas Petersen has taught in a cooperative learning format for years on the west side, east side, core classes, honors classes, GT classes, co-taught classes with (usually) great results! Participation in cooperative learning is a great way to increase engagement AND manage behaviors in your classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Engaging Students and Teaching Them Soft Skills | ROOM 113
Students like hands on activities and different ways to learn and practice material. My class will provide you with many activities that you can immediately use in your classrooms that will engage your students. Students will develop soft-skills and be more open to have classroom discussions and try at different activities. These activities can be used as incentives, learning tools, or breaks to not have the students sit so much.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Exploring the Tools and Resources of the Smart Notebook Software | ROOM 161
This presentation will start from beginner level on how to use and create lessons with the Smart Notebook Software. The presenter will show the main tools of this software such as text, images, links, writing, editing, design, interactive and multimedia tools, games. It will also show the SMART Exchange website, where a wide range of interactive lessons and games are available for other teachers. The goal of the session is to learn how to use this software so it can be used on a daily basis and to create a lesson on a topic to be used in the new school year.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training | ROOM 118
Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM 165
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Improving CTE Test Scores | ROOM 121
The purpose of the workshop will be to provide CTE teachers test taking strategies as well as tangible tools to better prepare their students for district as well as state mandated skills tests.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

Infographics as Assessments with Google Drawings | ROOM 163
Infographics can be a fun and engaging way to assess student understanding. Combining graphics and limited text into a single page infographic requires students to process what they have learned and summarize it in a creative way. They work great for individuals, but with the collaborative power of Google Drawings they can also work wonderfully with partners or small groups. Most importantly, using a rubric they can be easily used as assessments to check for student understanding.
They also can turn class presentations into students sharing their understanding with a simple graphic aid and answering other students questions, rather than boring sessions of students with their backs to the class reading their power point slides out loud.
Infographics are a great tool for any subject where the students have access to a Chromebook or computer. They are simple to make and require limited instruction or computer literacy. Best of all, they give the students a chance to show off their style and creativity! Most students love to make and share them.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

It’s Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM 133
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards.In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Laws of Culture & Climate | ROOM 109
I recently took a Law course that really aided me, as an educator, to understand the “do’s” and “don’ts” of Utah law and Utah classrooms. This can fit under culture and climate (really getting into what is appropriate and what isn’t), or strictly under professional development as a teacher. Since the course really aided me I wanted to turn around and offer that learning to teachers in our district. Knowing the law helps us know what attention strategies and topics are appropriate, and what the state expects from us (since they passed a law stating that lessons MUST be engaging to entice attendance). (I also thought it would be a great in-depth look since my undergrad really just scared me in regards to the law and really understanding the law has made me a more confident and competent teacher.)

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Make Them Do the Work: An Inquiry Based Approach to Social Studies | ROOM 145
If your students aren’t working harder than you, then you might be doing it wrong. Join us for new strategies that will engage your students in inquiry based learning.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

Never Hear “Teacher, I’m Done” Again | ROOM 134
This session will introduce teachers to a workshop that will have students engaged and wanting to work. This workshop is an easy way to differentiate and manage time in the classroom. It works for every learner. Not only does workshop fulfill critical educational core standards but it also helps fulfill necessary life skills.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

Noted Success | ROOM 132
This course will describe how using the Cornell note system can help improve student retention and increase assessment performance. We will walk through how to use Cornell notes and how to incorporate guided notes that teachers may already be using in their classes. We will also cover how these notes can be used to differentiate for ELL or special needs students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM 158
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Primed for Proficiency: Writing in the Upper Grades | ROOM 107
Guiding students to grapple with the writing process can be challenging, especially in our instantaneous technological world. However, it doesn’t have to be! In this session, we will explore activities, guides, and techniques to simplify and enliven writing instruction in the upper grades. Thus, priming our students with all the knowledge and tools that they need to write proficiently.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

Real World Math | ROOM 105
Every teacher has had to answer the question, “When will I ever use this math in my life?” This session will focus on ways to take basic core math concepts including decimals, fractions, ratios, probability, and graphing to engage students in meaningful “hand’s on” activities related to the real world. We will look at using decimals as we “play” the Stock Market. Then, who doesn’t love football? Students can pick their favorite football team and look at different types of data as they write fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios. Participants will also be shown many ways to include graphing and probability in these activities. And, if football isn’t your thing, these same activities can be adapted to any sport that tickles your fancy! Who ever said math was boring? Come and learn how to best answer the question that math is used all the time in our lives, and best of all- It’s FUN!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

SchoolCity/Creating Effective Assessments | ROOM 124
Participants will create an Item Bank Assessment, Answer Key Only (AKO) Assessment, and Performance Based (A+) Assessment aligned to core standards and proficiency scales.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Setting up for Success | ROOM 126
During this class teachers will work in collaborative grade level groups to set up GoMath, Gradebook, and Google Classroom. Teachers will also work in grade level teams to set goals (PG&E). Once classes are set up, support and tips will be given for implementing tools in GoMath/Think Central as time permits.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Silence to Success: Evolving Classroom Discussion | ROOM 139
Oral language development is the foundation upon which a teacher may build their academic relationship with students and the other necessary language skills for their students to succeed. The purpose of this presentation will be to highlight and delve into specific discussion formats. We will look at how reflection and feedback improve the quality of discussion and examine practical assessment methods. Moreover, we will look at how to add to, enhance, and build discussion according to what students are ready for and require.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Teacher Travel Opportunities: Learn How to Attend and Use Grants and Fellowships | ROOM 153
Through my education career, I have been blessed with the opportunity to attend several travel grants and fellowships at both the local, national, and international level. Through these experiences, I have been able to take what I have learned to create interactive lessons that help my students. In my presentation, teachers will learn how to find and apply for these opportunities, best practices, and how to use what you’ve learned in class. Teachers will also receive lesson materials.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Teaching Tiny Humans to be Kind | ROOM 112
In this presentation, I will describe about 25 things I do in my classroom on a daily basis to create a kind, positive classroom environment.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Tech Modules for New Teachers | Room Media Center
Technology Modules for New Teachers

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Technology in the Classroom - How to Use It | ROOM 114
Train teacher how to use LanSchool in the classroom with students on Chromebooks, teacher and student voice enhanced front row system, classroom projector, computer/Smartboard, and Skype for business.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

The "Write" Stuff | ROOM 159
This presentation will focus on the fundamental elements of writing in Kindergarten through Second grade and provide some hands on writing experiences that can be implemented in your classroom throughout the year.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

The 14th Amendment and Discrimination | ROOM 148
A history of the 14th Amendment and how it is used today in Courts, including the law and statutes that come from and support it that affect educators. The concept of “discrimination” will also be looked at with the (controversial) proposal that we have an incorrect view and usage of the concept today, including the idea that discrimination is always a bad thing. To the contrary, the idea that discrimination used to have a neutral–if not positive–connotation, as still evidenced in such usage as “the discriminant” in mathematics (quadratic formula) and having “discriminating tastes”. This older–and more correct–view can still be seen operating in Supreme Court jurisprudence in the “Rational Basis/Strict Scrutiny Test” used in deciding 14th Amendment claims.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Trauma Awareness for School Staff | ROOM 110
Participants will learn the definition of trauma and how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact children and their brains. Participants will gain a better understanding of how a child’s brain responds to ACEs by creating a fight, flight or freeze response and how these responses become behaviors they can observe that may indicate a student is experiencing this type of response, which traditionally may appear to be defiance, avoidance or lack of motivation. Participants will learn to ask “what happened to you” rather than “what’s wrong with you” when exploring behavioral issues in the classroom and school setting. By taking a trauma sensitive mindset, participants will develop skills to approach students with positive behavior supports that are sensitive to potential traumatic history, which will decrease disruptive behaviors in the classroom and improve academics.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Using Gradebook for Proficiency-Based Grading | ROOM 147
This session will provide the training teachers need to utilize the Granite District Gradebook for proficiency-based grading. Teachers interested in utilizing the Gradebook for proficiency-based grading must be trained on the Gradebook before proficiency-based grading can be activated in their Gradebook account.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Using Plagiarism-Checking Software | ROOM 140
In an age of instant access to Nobel-winning research and one-click sharing of essays between students, it is more important than ever to value individual work.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Utilizing Canvas Rubrics to Build Student Growth Tracking | ROOM 152
This presentation will provide teachers with a tutorial on how to utilize Canvas for grading with rubrics in order increase student feedback and to encourage students to track their own progress. In the session, teachers will see examples of how to use rubrics in their instruction, while also taking time to learn how to create Canvas rubrics, track student learning measures, and strategies on how to increase students’ self-awareness of their learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Valley Jr. High Laptop Initiative | ROOM 119
Valley Jr. High Laptop Initiative


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

What Do We Do With Students Who Already Know It! | ROOM 122
Extensions for high ability learners who have already mastered the curriculum area or standard. Focus will also be on higher level learning and depth and complexity strategies for all students to go deeper into the curriculum. And Differentiating from the top down.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

9:45am

Wonderworks Engagement Strategies | ROOM 115
Ever feel like Wonderworks does not meet all of your students needs? Come learn how to include all the necessary foundational skills for your students in a fun, interactive way! It just takes a few minutes each day. Learn how to access and utilize district resources and implement Wonderworks in an efficient and engaging way.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM H207
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Assessing for Proficiency | ROOM I103
This presentation will guide teachers through the steps needed to create effective assessments that align to their grade level/subject core standards and proficiency scales. Teachers will be given time to apply these skills in writing assessments that can be used in their classroom.
Teachers will need to bring the following items to this presentation:
• Laptop or Chromebook
• Core Standards (or online access)
• Proficiency Scales (if available)
• Assessment materials (or access to online materials)


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM H201

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS INTRODUCTION | ROOM G201
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Building Positive Relationships with Parents | ROOM H104
Teachers will learn global and local reasons why parent relationships are so important. They will also learn strategies to improve relationships with parents to help drive the success of students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Building Positive Relationships with Young Learners | ROOM L111
How does your brain work and what does that have to do with social interaction and learning? This session will discuss the neuroscience behind social interaction in learning and the importance this plays in creating a positive learning environment. We will discuss building trust, engagement strategies and supports, following student’s lead/interests and consistency in the classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

DeckToys: Where Students Become Heroes in Lesson Adventures | ROOM G116
Many teachers want to give students the opportunity to solve complex problems and think critically, but it can be challenging to incorporate puzzles when there are so many programs and expectations already in place. With DeckToys, teachers can deliver the content that is already part of their classroom instruction in a format that excites and challenges students in new ways.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Discover the Power of Arts Integrated Learning - BTSALP Classroom Teachers | ROOM B106
Discover the Power of Arts Integrated Learning - BTSALP Classroom Teachers


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Engaging 21st Century PARENTS | ROOM H209
A student’s education starts in the home. While they spend a lot of time with us, they spend most of their time at home. We need to tap into the resources available to us to strengthen our student’s success – their parents and community. In addition to helping better reach our students, parents also hold the ultimate power in deciding what happens to our schools. Will our halls be filled with bright young minds, ready to learn, or will they be vacant, and our mailboxes fill of transfer slips as students leave in droves to charter, private, and on-line schools? Come to learn about the evolution of public education and how our role has changed from merely teaching a class of 30-40 to reaching an entire community, and beyond. Find out ways to engage the community of your school without losing hours of planning or personal time doing so.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Escape Room in the Classroom | ROOM H113
This presentation will focus on the benefits of using escape room style lessons in the classroom. Escape rooms have the potential to turn your classroom into an academically focused, problem solving game, where players use teamwork, and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. During the presentation, participants would have the opportunity to participate in an educational escape room, where they will have an up close and personal experience learning about all of the ways escape room style lessons can benefit their students.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Every Classroom as an Inclusive Classroom | ROOM F107
Since the implementation of IDEA in 2004, federal law mandates that a significant effort be made to find an inclusive classroom placement for students with disabilities. This means that general education teachers must work harder than ever to differentiate and accommodate so every student can succeed. This presentation provides a chance for teachers to learn how to effectively use the resources we have, and to build on their own scaffolding skills to create a classroom that truly is the Least Restrictive Environment.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Get the most out of Canvas for College and Career Awareness | ROOM H105
With College and Career Awareness teachers spread across the district, and while these same teachers teach a plethora of different courses, finding time to collaborate during our once a month PLC has become increasingly difficult. This presentation will include instruction on how to collaborate using Canvas. During the workshop, teachers will work together creating Common Formative Assessments and posting them to Canvas. Lesson materials will be aligned with Strands and Standards and posted to Canvas. Work-based learning ideas will be shared and posted to Canvas. Time lines will be discussed so each Strand and Standards are covered in an appropriate manner. Teachers will work together enhancing national pathways. Teachers will come prepared with best practices as we build and expand the value of College and Career Awareness in the junior high and beyond


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training | ROOM H203
Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

Google and You | ROOM H107
I have devices in my room, now what? Google is your best friend. Learn how to use Google to digitize your classroom and save you time in the long run!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM I104
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

How to Create and Maintain Positive Relationships with Students | ROOM G210
The saying goes “Students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” (John C. Maxwell). There is a strong correlation between making a connection with an adult in your school and academic success. There is also a theory that enhancing relationships can impact school culture in a positive way. During this session we will briefly look at data that supports these philosophies and engage in positive practices for school success. Some of the activities you can take with you to your classrooms include creating a positive classroom community, mentoring practices, celebrating individuality, and more.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Human Trafficking 101 & PROTECT Human Trafficking Prevention Education | ROOM L 109
When it comes to prevention education, we ask ourselves on simple question: What if we could prevent a crime before it starts? In 2016, 3 Strands Global Foundation created PROTECT – Prevention Organized To Educate Children on Trafficking.
In this information session, the participant will receive an introduction to Human Trafficking. The participants will learn about the types of sex and labor trafficking in the United States, common recruiting tactics of traffickers, legal aspects of trafficking, how to identify and report situations where someone is at risk of or currently being trafficked, and how PROTECT is designed to reduce the vulnerability of children.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

I Have a SMART Board in My Classroom! Now What? | ROOM H110
Wondering what to do with that SMART Board in your classroom? This session is for yo!. We will delve into the basic tools of the SMART Notebook software and the SMART Ink add on that let’s you write on web pages and document camera projections. We will learn how to create simple SMART Notebook lessons using free resources from the SMART Notebook Gallery Tab, and finally we will learn how to download and edit ready made lessons from the SMART Exchange website.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Imagine Language & Literacy: Strategic, Research-Based Instruction for All Students | ROOM A103
Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all instruction—and hello to a strategic, research-based curriculum that meets students at their own level. With Imagine Language & Literacy, every child receives explicit, targeted instruction within an individualized learning path that continually adjusts to their needs. Over 4,100 engaging activities teach critical language and literacy concepts such as reading & listening comprehension, basic vocabulary, academic language, grammar, phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency. Imagine Language & Literacy also provides strategic first-language support in 15 languages to facilitate and enhance English language learning. As students become more proficient in English, this language support gradually fades. Come explore everything Imagine Language & Literacy has to offer! We’ll take a tour of the program, discuss best practices, and let you know how you can take advantage of this resource that is available for all English Learners in the district, and how you can gain access for your early and struggling readers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Interactive Enhanced Literacy Smart Board Presentations: Differentiation, Assessment, EEs, and BCPs meet Fun! | ROOM I 202
Before jumping into the fun, a review of aligning EEs over multiple grades will be done. For our students to learn with our planning we must be picky, so many adaptations to juggle implementation can be tricky. So just how do we get the most bang for our buck? Well, come and I’ll share what brings me the most luck. Through stories, and music and acting we’ll play, while learning how augmentative differentiation, assessment, and SmartBroard preparation can save our day.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Intro to SPANISH for Those Who Know Nothing | ROOM G208
This class is designed for those who wish they knew enough Spanish to connect in a very basic way with their Spanish speaking students. We will learn and practice basic greetings, numbers, pronunciation, and key survival phrases!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

It’s Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM H205
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards.In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

Kahoot! - A Tool for Engagement and Formative Assessment | ROOM J107
Kahoot! is a great way to get students involved in classroom discussions. It’s also a great way to assess what students know–without them even knowing we’re doing it! It provides a fun, low-stress environment that gives students the opportunity to shine. And sometimes, the kids you least expect are the ones who do the best. Kahoot! presentations are easy to put together and use, and they provide data that can help you plan for remediation or ongoing instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Lessons From the Mouse - Creating Classrooms That Are the Happiest Places on Earth | ROOM H106
This presentation will give educators the tools and thought process necessary to create classrooms that students genuinely want to be in. Lessons From the Mouse takes Disney’s business model and applies it directly to the classroom. Attendees will learn why having a positive classroom environment, customer service, engagement, and authentic experiences is necessary and “profitable” to the student and the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Mindfullness for Teens | ROOM I212
Mindfullness for Teens


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Models, Problem Solving and Reasoning in Upper Elementary | ROOM H111
In this class I will share how I use the Go Math lessons to create a launch/backwards lesson to challenge and engage all students. I will walk through how I plan and prepare these lesson, share examples and explain the benefits. I will also allow time for teachers to look through their own math curriculum and set up these lessons so they can be implemented in the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

Never Hear “Teacher, I’m Done” Again. | ROOM H112
This session will introduce teachers to a workshop that will have students engaged and wanting to work. This workshop is an easy way to differentiate and manage time in the classroom. It works for every learner. Not only does workshop fulfill critical educational core standards but it also helps fulfill necessary life skills.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

Not all your ELLs are the Same! | ROOM L110
When talking about equity in the classroom, there is a nonnegotiable premise: Knowing your students! This presentation will deepen teachers’ understanding of the wide breadth of differences between ELLs, a somewhat pragmatic, yet effective approach to assessing ELLs language and literacy strengths, an example of a differentiated English-ESL class (levels 1 & 2), and an open discussion on the equity and effects of our current grading practices. Participants will be presented with examples of student work, pictures, and video clips that will help them understand how students’ seaming oral fluency can easily create a false sense of literacy competence.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Online Tools for a Dual Immersion Class | ROOM G206
In this session you will find online tools that help you get the most out of your students in a Dual Immersion class. I am going to focus on online tools that provide data and resources in real time to detect learning problems or reinforce those areas in which our Dual Immersion students have difficulties.
My central idea when incorporating technology to the class is based on a modification or redefinition of our lessons, overcoming the phases in which technology is only a substitute for the traditional method of learning.
Being a session in which we will work with online resources, bring a device is highly recommended to design your first lessons or online assessments.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM G202
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Proficiency-Based Engagement | ROOM I205
In this presentation, I will use my two years as a proficiency-based grading teacher to share strategies for the following:
-Student ownership of grades and learning
-Teacher development of grading scales and work examples
– Making progress visible
-Explaining grades and grading scales to students and parents
-Proficiency-Based goal-setting

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

Putting Principles of Productive Assessment into Action | ROOM G204
NCTM’s Principles to Actions publication identifies 6 productive beliefs about mathematics assessment. We will look at what these beliefs are and how we can implement them into our classrooms to create a productive learning environment where formative assessment helps drive instruction and student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Safe Spaces with Us: Inclusive Language and Practices in the Classroom | ROOM F207
As teachers we make or break our classroom climate and culture. This particularly extends to the language and practices we use to ensure all of our students are valued and included in everything we do and feel safe to express themselves in our classrooms. This presentation will share a number of hands-on strategies to improve inclusive language and practices in the classroom to include students with diverse and marginalized backgrounds, with a focus on LGBT students and students of varying gender identities and expressions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Science and Film: Integrating Documentary Film and Filmmaking into Science and STEM Classrooms | ROOM I208
Science and Film: Integrating Documentary Film and Filmmaking into Science and STEM Classrooms

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Shared and Interactive Writing in the Elementary Classroom | ROOM I106
Interactive writing supports the learning-to-write process for students in grades K-2. Through the use of explicit instruction, modeling, and guided practice, students can learn to write. In this session teachers will learn the purpose for interactive writing, as well as the process students go through to become a writer. Teachers will be provided with techniques and strategies to use when doing interactive writing with their students.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

9:45am

Start Using Google Through Googleclassroom to Help Engage Students | ROOM A101
This presentation will show elementary teachers different ways through Google Classroom to use Google docs, sheets, forms and drawings in their classroom to help engage their students. I will show them quickly how to use these, some tricks and how I use these in my classroom with different subjects. Then I will give them time at the end to try to build some of their own docs, forms, sheets and slides for the start of the school year.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Teaching with Purpose | ROOM I112
This presentation is designed to help teachers to focus on the process of planning, teaching, reflecting, and adjusting. Teaching with a purpose goes beyond simply looking at the core or using the district tools, but is a change of perspective.
At the risk of oversimplifying this presentation, it can be seen as a follow up to last year’s message of finding the “”why”” in your teaching and expanding outward from there.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Tech Modules for New Teachers | Room Media Center
Technology Modules for New Teachers

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

The Aesthetic Experience: Cultivating Passionate Teaching to Enhance Student Engagement | ROOM F209
Teachers are most effective when their students are actively engaged in the learning process. When teachers harness their love and their passion, their students have an aesthetic experience and will want to become active participants in their educations. One way to measure passionate teaching is through student engagement. There are various ways to engage students, to keep them interested in the curriculum, including technologies, as well as more traditional methods. This presentation will explore how to harness teacher passion, how to generate an aesthetic experience in students, and techniques demonstrating how to engage them in the learning process.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

The Digital Approach to Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness | ROOM H108
In the 21st Century, teaching foundational health concepts in a meaningful way is essential for students’ overall success. EVERFI provides free, digital programs that can help teach those important health concepts in an engaging way. This session will highlight EVERFI’s FREE digital resources surrounding topics like: prescription drug safety, alcohol education, and healthy relationships. Teachers will learn how technology can assist in learning these concepts, how to set-up free teacher accounts, and how these programs fit within their scope and sequence.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

The Digital Classroom: An Introduction to the Structures and Strategies of Blended Learning | ROOM G114
Blended learning strategies allow teachers to make effective use of the technology available to create a more personalized learning environment for students. In this hands-on presentation, we will take a look at what Blended Learning is, the strategies and structures used to implement Blended Learning in the classroom, and the digital tools available to help support this innovative instructional model. With this overview, you’ll be well on your way to blending online and face-to-face learning in your classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

The Mindful Teacher: Practice in Presence | ROOM H206
Often, in my case at least, I press through the day holding tightly to the expectation of some relief soon to come–the next weekend, the next break, the next summer–and in so doing narrow my view, as tension is like to do, and lose sight of the beauty, the rest, the abundance that is right here. I mean, look around. Right now. Go ahead. It is bountiful this life–a life to be loved, enjoyed, celebrated–and this goes for Monday mornings, too!
This practice, mindfulness, increases and enriches the time we have to live this life. The more present we become to it, the more abundant it becomes. This presentation, above all, is a pointing at this fact, this life, this teaching life,
My intention is to share this practice with my fellow educators by giving you a introductory understanding of the science, the technique, and the applications of mindfulness. My hope is that you will walk away not only with a solid understanding of what mindfulness is but also options and support that will allow you to grow your own practice in order to experience the benefits that are possible as an educator.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Using Google Sites to Engage Students | ROOM i203
Educators will learn how to help students create websites through Google Sites to help demonstrate proficiency

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

9:45am

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS INTRODUCTION | ROOM 212
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

9:45am

Classroom Friendly ELA Interventions You Can Take to SST | ROOM 304
The objective of this breakout session is for teachers to feel comfortable with all the elements that go into the intervention process so they can start the year knowing they have the materials and background knowledge necessary to begin supporting students from day 1. This session will show teachers how to use the Core Phonics Survey, DIBELS benchmark & progress monitoring data to determine the type of intervention for all at risk students in their class. Each 4-6 week intervention corresponds with a specific section of the core phonics survey so pre and post assessments are consistent and will clearly show growth or the need to modify instruction and/or content. Teachers will be able to recognize the difference between providing an intervention as a support plan vs interventions with the end goal being SpEd. If students need to be brought to SST, teachers will have a solid first intervention completed with the appropriate data in place making the process more efficient & timely.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:15pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

3 Week Unit of Study Challenge. Just Do It! | ROOM 239
Members of the PLC will determine a shared vision and collaboratively talk about student learning encompassed in a basic unit of study. Administrators will learn how to guide teachers to implement a “win quick” PLC cycle. They will also learn to help teachers to catch learning errors early to increase summative scores. Teachers will learn how to sketch out a unit of study planned in a 15-day period. This will uncover the importance of the PLC Cycle and how it supports student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

9:45am

Optimizing and Streamlining Preparation and Instructional Time Jr. High FACS Teachers | ROOM 313
This workshop will include instruction and interaction on how to bring their ‘A game’ to the FACS students. Teachers will receive instruction on ways to streamline preparation and delivery of content in all areas. Everything from proper use of P-cards, student recruitment ideas, shopping tricks, project preparation, classroom instruction, and using test results to direct instruction. A check list will be included in the workshop description so teachers will submit to me, or bring their best practices (not best lesson plans) to help every teacher become the best teacher in the district.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Peer Coaching Cycle - Educators Supporting Educators | ROOM 510
Inviting all mentors, new teachers, and experienced teachers that want to know more about conducting and participating in peer coaching cycles. Peer coaching provides the opportunity for educators to take charge of their own professional development, improve practice, and increase student learning. Peer coaching is a purposeful form of professional development where colleagues work together to reflect on current practices to expand, refine, and build new skills.
During this session, we will discuss how to use the coaching cycle to build capacity and empower teachers to take risks, try out new instructional strategies, and reflect with a trusted colleague. We will go through the three components of a peer coaching cycle which includes a pre-conference plan, observation/data collection, and a post-conference reflective conversation all focused on evidence of student learning. Peer coaching encourages educators to explore beliefs and practices in order to improve student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

9:45am

Using Hands-on Vernier Lab Activities to Increase Student Performance on Physics with Technology Skill Tests | ROOM 217
The focus of this workshop is to help CTE Physics Teachers develop, use and incorporate hands-on laboratory activities to engage students and increase proficiency scores on Skill Tests. A portion of the session will focus on using wireless Vernier equipment to develop engaging, educational and fun activities to help students master the skills that are measured by the CTE Skills Tests and Precision Exam. In this session, teachers will become familiar with and comfortable using the equipment and will leave with ideas for incorporating this and other equipment into engaging, hands-on activities to increase student achievement.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Strand 8.4 Interactions with Natural Systems and Resources | ROOM 116
Strand 8.4 Interactions with Natural Systems and Resources [for Eighth Grade Science Teachers]
Strike it rich! Make a “gold rush” to this class to experience a wealth of practical knowledge that has “panned out” at TJJH! Prospect with the idea of using interactive notebooks with your students this year. Catch gold fever to enhance your lesson planning on this Strand! You will hit pay dirt after attending this class! Stake a claim on TJJH resources Google.docs to have a “base camp” of PowerPoints, documents, lesson plans, etc. The gold nuggets you cash in will make you feel as though you have hit the mother lode! Eureka!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Project Based Learning (PBL) with Field-Trips | ROOM 103
Prepare now for an exciting fall, winter or spring field-trip by planning a PBL unit of study. Engage students with higher levels of questions, utilize community speakers, and decide on a final project to share with the community. These projects ignite students’ creativity and integrate the core subject areas into real life learning. Bring your field-trip idea to the workshop and plan to organize a 3-4 week unit that your students will remember for a lifetime. These projects are what makes teaching exciting, educational and gets students engaged in real life experiences.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: How to Handle Aprosodic Speech | ROOM H102
This presentation will give a brief introduction to Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). What is CAS? How can it be identified? Based on the theoretical level of breakdown, what is a logical approach to intervention. Following this brief introduction, the presentation will focus more specifically on the aprosodic speech patterns that are noted with CAS even after the kids are able to produce all of the correct sounds.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

9:45am

Great Ideas with Google Apps | ROOM H211
In this session, teachers will learn about the main functionalities of Google Apps such as Docs, Slides, Forms, the Drive platform and Google Classroom. Teachers will get to create their own Google Classroom platform to experience hands on what the possibilities of the environment are. The main points presented will be:
– Creating and sharing both individual and collaborative documents,
– Using multimedia paperless tasks,
– Assigning homework or class projects through Google Classroom, and
– Showing useful features such as citation and revision history.
There will also be a space for project-based learning and how Google Apps can help educators design them.
This session is designed for educators that are already familiar with Chromebooks but feel like they are not yet taking full advantage of their possibilities. Teachers must bring a Chrome book to the training.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Elem

9:45am

The Positive Ripple Effect of Change | ROOM H204
Have you wanted to change something in your life and didn’t know where to start? What about in your classroom? The starting place is the same. Working with Maslow’s Hierarchy as a base for understanding we will make connections on how to make positive changes to improve culture and climate in your classroom. Come and participate in an interactive, discussion led presentation around how to create change through thoughts, words, and actions. Come cast your stone in the change pond and see how it ripples around you.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

9:45am

Board Game Design/Creative Problem Solving | ROOM 605
This workshop will explain how to engage students in group problem solving activities through a Board Game Design Project. Teachers will experience this activity first-hand while they work in a small group to design their own unique game. Resources, materials, supplies, and ideas will be shared. Benefits of this engaging project will be discussed and experienced first hand.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

9:45am

Spanish for Educators 101 | ROOM 136
Have you been wanting to learn Spanish to better serve your students? Do you want to learn some ways to make your teaching more comprehensible for your ELL students? Dedicate part or the whole day learning Spanish with Señor Kerby. This class will create a fun and interactive immersion environment aimed to help you build basic communicative skills. No Spanish experience is required or preferred. Watch as Señor Kerby personalizes this class for teachers and their daily struggles and joys of teaching. Laugh and smile and enjoy the natural process of acquiring Spanish through interesting and engaging process.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Transition to Teaching for ARL Teachers | ROOM 128
This course reviews state and district professional roles and responsibilities of a teacher, rules and expectations, computer and website training, basic lesson design and management techniques/strategies, an overview of the ARL program, and an introduction to the five core competencies teachers are expected to master in a school setting.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Using Data from Reading Assessments for Improvement (2 day session) | ROOM 208
Using data from reading assessments focused on critical skills is essential for improvement in the elementary classroom. This 2 day class will focus on key indicators in literacy to assess what is important, predict future reading outcomes for students, and to inform instruction. This information will help focus instruction on what research tell us is important to teach.
Over the course of 2 days, participants will learn about six key measures that function as indicators of essential skills every student must master to become a proficient reader. Participants will learn how to administer these brief assessments and how to use them to regularly monitor instruction.
It is essential that all participants bring an iPad (preferred), laptop, or Chromebook.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

9:45am

Introduction to Python Programming (Day 2; grades 6-12) | ROOM F203
Participants will be introduced to computer programming with Python 3 through hands-on, interactive activities with related resources shared for implementation within individual learning environments.
NOTE: This is the second workshop for day 2 for teachers (grades 6-12) although any teachers are welcome.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:45am - 3:30pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

11:15am

Lunch | Various Locations Throughout the Building

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

11:15am

Lunch | Various Locations Throughout the Building

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

11:15am

Lunch | Various Locations Throughout the Building

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

11:15am

Lunch | Various Locations Throughout the Building

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Academic Parent Teacher Teams: Increasing Student Learning Through Parental Involvement | ROOM 604
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) is a research-based program that supports parents in supporting their students academically. Many parents do not effectively know how to best help their child with their homework or general academic tasks. APTT helps parents do just this by providing data and training in a team-focused environment to help parents and teachers best support student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Accessing Students' Popular Culture to Make Your Instruction Relevant: Relevance = Engagement | ROOM 306
You’re not relevant anymore… It’s OK. Really.
It would be concerning if you did share the same interests as an 11 year old.
What’s not OK is telling preteens that Math, Science, History is important just because you say so. Or, even worse, telling them it’s relevant because they’ll need a job one day. Yea, that 12 year old struggling to figure out unit rate is really stressing over that fact that one day he’ll have to feed his family…
NOT… (BTW, saying NOT is no longer part of popular culture…)
With a basic understanding of your Utah Common Core Standards and some tips that I’ll provide for accessing your student’s Pop Culture you can create Problem Based Learning activities that are relevant and engaging for your students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM 219
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Arts Integration in Education from the 3rd-6th Classroom Teachers | ROOM 109
Teachers will learn how to create arts integrated lesson plans and develop skills to reinforce student learning across the curriculum. They will develop skills to transform student thinking into meaningful learning.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

BASIC Virtual & Augmented Reality in the Classroom - Please bring a smartphone | ROOM 128
We will explore augmented and virtual reality technologies that can be incorporated into the classroom to augment student learning. This is another tool you can add to your toolkit to bring learning to life, particularly in the sciences and social sciences. This is an introductory level course. It will not cover creating content, but will cover ways to find and use content that is available, either with Chromebooks or with more immersive VR viewers such as Google Cardboard. Wouldn’t it be amazing to take students on guided field trips to Florence, Italy, the World War I trenches, or along for the Hajj? Well, with 360 images, videos and immersive technology, you can.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS in the Classroom | ROOM 212
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Building Effective Interactive Notebooks | ROOM 216
This presentation will identify what an effective interactive notebook is, the research behind using them, the benefits, how to organize them, integrated engagement strategies, and the impact on student achievement. Interactive notebooks can help English language learners (and all students) strengthen their language skills regardless of the content area. This presentation will focus on science interactive notebooks but the ideas work in any content area.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Classroom Teams and How to Build Them | ROOM 115
In the medical field it is imperative that those involved in providing care work together like a team. So on the second day of class I organize the students into interactive teams. Each student has a leadership role to fill to assist the team in in achieving the highest possible success for each team member. This presentation will cover how to choose teams, job descriptions for each team member, team names, activities, unit reviews, and awards. Even though my class is medical any classroom may benefit by the team approach.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Digital Tools for 21st Century Learner | ROOM 124
Power up your classroom with the best digital tools! In this session, we’ll cover Flipgrid, Bamboozle, Padlet and Book Creator. You’ll start 2018-19 with a toolbox that will help strengthen student creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills. Participants should bring a device and be prepared to flip, bam, pad and create!


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

E-Cigarettes and Youth: An Alarming Trend | ROOM 131
In December of 2016, the Surgeon General recognized e-cigarette use (vaping) among youth as a public health threat. “It is important to prevent harm to youth and young adults from e-cigarettes. We know enough to take action now to protect the health of our nation’s young people. Everyone has a role, including parents, health care providers, teachers, and others who work with and care about young people.”
E-cigarette use (also known as vaping) among Utah youth has increased by 573% since 2011 and e-cigarettes are the most common illegal substance used by Utah youth. These products provide an incredibly powerful pathway to a life riddled with addiction. These devices are also used to vape other harmful substances such as marijuana. This past December, the Utah Poison Control Center sent out a release regarding numerous calls of people becoming ill after vaping certain products laced with a dangerous and illegal substance known as “spice.” Poison Control confirmed that 25% of these calls were for youth under the age of 18 and five of these youth required medical treatment. Several of these students were from the Granite School District and were taken from school to a hospital in an ambulance.
Because many adults have been given false information and don’t fully understand what vaping devices are, it is important that clear language be used in warning youth about these products. This will better equip teachers and parents to discuss this issue with their children. Most youth we serve know what these products are, but they do not put two and two together when it comes to applying the smoking prevention messaging they receive to these products. This may occur for several reasons, including:
• Today’s youth are the greatest generation when it comes to avoiding cigarette use, thanks in large part to smoking prevention efforts. However, youth don’t see vaping as tobacco use; they don’t even call these products e-cigarettes—they call them mods, drippers, e-hookahs, vape sticks, 18650s (the battery size), Juuling, etc.
• E-cigarettes don’t smell like regular cigarettes; they come in adolescently-appealing flavors like Fruity Pebbles and Cap’n Crunch—a recent focus group in Utah found that these fun flavors are the primary reason youth try and continue to use these products.
• The vaping/e-cigarette industry has done a great job of spreading lies about these products such as “it’s just water vapor” and “it’s completely safe.” Middle school and high school children are the most vulnerable to addiction (due to the physiology of brain development, peer pressure, and stress), and, therefore, they are the primary targets of the vaping industry.
• Many people don’t realize vaping and using an e-cigarette are the same things; they mistakenly think only e-cigarettes contain nicotine.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Google Slides - Make and Take | ROOM 509
Stop wasting paper and start creating! Teachers will utilize Google Slides to ramp up engagement and enhance their content delivery. We’ll focus on how to create quick and easy slide decks related to grade level curriculum. This session is designed as a “Make and Take” so they’ll be able to create their own and utilize ones created by their colleagues.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM 218
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

How CTE Teachers can help Boost your School Grade | ROOM 111
How school grades are being calculated will be changing in the Fall of 2019. High school students who take CTE classes and complete a pathway or earn a concentrator certificate will be included as part of the school grade. The new system also allows calculations for growth for the students who are learning English and lower performing students. The new system allows schools to be given a letter grade based on individual merit, not on how they compare with other schools in the state. CTE Teachers can help more students to graduate with completer certificates in a CTE Pathway, and then immediately begin working full or part-time for companies who will offer tuition reimbursement or attend a college to further their education. CTE can help reach the goal of 66% of adults having a technical certification or college degree by 2020.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

How to Improve Essay Writing Instruction using Utah Compose | ROOM 102
Writing instruction in the elementary classroom can be a challenge not only for students but also for teachers. Essay writing is an essential skill that will benefit students for the rest of their lives, so it’s crucial that teachers know how to implement it. In this presentation, I will show teachers how I introduce and practice writing in the classroom using Utah Compose.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Imagine Language & Literacy: Strategic, Research-Based Instruction for All Students | ROOM 236
Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all instruction—and hello to a strategic, research-based curriculum that meets students at their own level. With Imagine Language & Literacy, every child receives explicit, targeted instruction within an individualized learning path that continually adjusts to their needs. Over 4,100 engaging activities teach critical language and literacy concepts such as reading & listening comprehension, basic vocabulary, academic language, grammar, phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency. Imagine Language & Literacy also provides strategic first-language support in 15 languages to facilitate and enhance English language learning. As students become more proficient in English, this language support gradually fades. Come explore everything Imagine Language & Literacy has to offer! We’ll take a tour of the program, discuss best practices, and let you know how you can take advantage of this resource that is available for all English Learners in the district, and how you can gain access for your early and struggling readers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Implementation of Proficiency Based Grading | ROOM 129
Proficiency-based grading is an exciting way to help students, parents, and teachers focus on the CORE and on exactly where students are in their learning. Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading takes time: time to study and unpack the CORE, time to either develop or study the Proficiency Scales, time to choose the standards that are the most essential to reach proficiency in each quarter, time to prepare the Learning Targets and Success Criteria, and time to plan the Common Formative Assessments or assessments in multiple modalities so that students can show what they know, and time to plan effective and rigorous lessons that will help as many students as possible reach proficiency with good Tier I instruction. This will be a great time to come as an elementary grade level to work as a team. Please come with your units of study. You may also bring your own electronic devices. We will have a few laptops that can be used to access curriculum maps, proficiency scales, etc.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Improving Reading Instruction for Grades 2-6: Focus on Fluency | ROOM 237
Want to do something other than “round robin” reading? Then this session is for you!
Fluent readers are able to read orally with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. Fluency is one of several critical factors necessary for reading comprehension.
This presentation will provide teachers with ways to increase their students’ reading rates through a variety of fluency strategies that will work for individual, small group, and whole class instruction. Strategies include dyad reading, timed repeated reading, phrase-cued reading, and more.
Teachers will be able to assign appropriate reading levels of text, as well as help students set individualized goals that they can track as they work toward becoming proficient readers.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Increasing Creativity in the Classroom using Google Apps | ROOM 123
Teaching is about inspiring, creating geniuses, reaching goals and engaging students to go higher. There are so many amazing apps for Chromebooks in the universe of the internet that help you to achieve this. I will go over several apps such as Canva, Lucidchart, Clarisketch, Storybird, Google Keep, and WeVideo.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

It’s Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM 110
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards.In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Low Floor, High Ceiling: Making Math Accessible for All | ROOM 103
Many students enter our math classes deficient in prior knowledge and skills. This can be due to transiency, disability, culture, language, trauma, illness, etc. Building lessons that allow for severely deficient students to gain access to grade-level knowledge is difficult and challenging. Come learn about some tools and strategies that can help any student learn new content.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Moving Towards Standard Based Grading with Proficiency Scales and Student Reflection | ROOM 105
Have you ever wondered how to take steps towards standard based grading? Proficiency scales are a great way to move in that direction. Proficiency scales allow you as the teacher to stay focused on the standards, identify those learners who need extra help reaching the standard and provides a way to give students the quick feedback that they need to progress. Proficiency scales allow students the opportunity to assess their own learning by giving them the chance to learn from their mistakes before it counts against them, teaches them to set learning goals and to reflect on which learning strategies best helped them achieve those goals.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Newcomers - Tumaini and Beyond | ROOM 215
Help educators better help newcomers to be successful students as they transition to a new culture and school system. Help educators develop an awareness of the cultural background of refugee and immigrant students and their families. Present resources available for educators to better help students be successful, and comfortable in the classroom and school environment.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Open Educational Resources for the English Classroom | ROOM 127
Open Educational Resources (OER) have become more and more important to classroom teachers in the last few years. This presentation will focus on OERs for English Language Arts with an emphasis on CommonLit. CommonLit is 100% free, researched-based, aligned to the common core, and created by teachers for teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM 314
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Planning for Assessment & Reassessment Made Easy | ROOM 213
In this session, educators will learn how to locate and use proficiency scales, aligned CFAs, and proficiency based grading to guide their practice. Educators will learn how to utilize these tools as well as learn an effective way to schedule and manage common formative assessments with a spiraled scheduled to include reteaching and reassessing throughout the school year with the end goal that all students will have demonstrated proficiency on all key standards by the end of the year. Educators will have at least three pieces of evidence that students are proficient on each key standard. Educators will learn how to locate the district created proficiency scales and utilize them to develop common formative assessments that are based on proficiency and how that aligns with the principles of proficiency based grading practices.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Quizzizz and Kahoot: Engaging and Entertaining Your Class | ROOM 235
Do you want your students to use their cellphones, chromebooks, and computer labs to learn more than what is on social media?! Come learn about Quizzizz and Kahoot to help teach students in an engaging way through interactive software! Both are simple to use, engaging, and FREE!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Recognizing the Importance of Social Emotional Learning in School | ROOM 602
Explanation of what SEL is. Why SEL is important to student learning. Ideas on how to incorporate SEL into classroom learning that will not take away from but add to your ability to teach core curriculum.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Remember When Teaching Was Fun? Actionable Steps to Rediscover the Joy of Teaching | ROOM 221
We all know that we have the hardest job. Unfortunately, not many others seem to know this. We spend 60+ hours a week and still often feel like we are unsuccessful in our jobs. Social media, news stories, lawmakers, and stakeholders often portray education as broken and the fault of the teacher. We lack stress and coping mechanisms to continue working in a demoralizing climate. How do we find the reason we became educators with the constant mandates and judgment from within and without education?
Over the past several years I have made significant changes to my own (dare I say it?) mindset and discovered a few actionable practices that have allowed me to rediscover the joy and value of teaching. I thought for sure my test scores would suffer if my focus wasn’t on academic achievement and mastery of the core. What I found was the opposite. The more I enjoyed teaching STUDENTS through content, the more growth my students showed. And I only worked 45 hours per week!
Prioritize, minimize, encourage, let go, and move on. The primary focus of the session will be spent on prioritizing and learning to rewrite our own personal story to avoid burnout and change negative feedback into positive feed-forward to fuel the actions we make.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Tech Modules for New Teachers | Room Media Center
Technology Modules for New Teachers

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Technology to Engage Learners | ROOM 121
This presentation will help teachers think about new ways to engage students in their classes using technology.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

The Big 8 Meets ClassDojo | ROOM 104
Positive and effective classroom management practice is the foundation to student learning. It is not only important to student learning but the well-being of the students and teacher. As such, I have discovered a gemstone classroom management system that has had remarkable results. This system is used worldwide and is free to teachers. It is called ClassDojo and it will make a very positive impact on your classroom management.
I will show you how you can use ClassDojo and the Big 8 to build a thriving management system. Dojo will assist you to implement the Big 8, collect important student data, give real-time feedback to students and parents, and increase positive relationships with parents and students. Even if you’re using ClassDojo already, come review the Big 8, set up your ClassDojo experience, and collaborate with other educators on how they are successfully implementing this management tool.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Trauma: Our Responses Make a Difference | ROOM 114
Student learning cannot occur until basic student needs are addressed. The needs of safety and security are pertinent to student learning. School staff need information regarding trauma so that they can adequately meet student needs, both emotional and learning. This course will address school culture and climate, which will address the various needs of each student. There will be take home resources for teachers to utilize in their classrooms in order to increase student learning.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Troubleshooting Behavior Interventions: Quick Fixes for Common Interventions | ROOM 230
This presentation will help special educators, classroom teachers, and support professionals improve their behavior interventions, while at the same time making them easier and more manageable! This will not only help individual, tier 3 behavior students access the curriculum, but it will decrease stress on schools overall, helping all students thrive in a positive learning environment. We will briefly identify common tier 2 and 3 behaviors, and the frequent interventions corresponding to them. The bulk of the presentation will troubleshoot those interventions, looking at what frequently goes wrong and needs fine tuning in their implementation. Specifically, the presentation will provide tools to ease data collection and analysis; facilitate collaboration, input, buy-in from all staff, especially general education teachers; make interventions work with limited staff resources; and adjust interventions to a variety of typical classroom settings. Ultimately, the tools participants gain will help all staff implement quality behavior interventions and provide a positive learning environment for all students.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Using Gradebook for Proficiency-Based Grading | ROOM Auditorium
This focus will provide the training teachers need to utilize the Granite District Gradebook for proficiency-based grading. Teachers interested in utilizing the Gradebook for proficiency-based grading must be trained on the Gradebook before proficiency-based grading can be activated on their Gradebook account.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Yoga | ROOM 403
I am a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher. I believe that exposing students to Yoga can help build their confidence, release stress, allow them to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally, and create a positive classroom/school wide culture. I have been teaching Yoga at Cottonwood for years in an aerobics class, and we are now offering it as a class on its own. I have been personal witness to the success students are finding in this class and I believe that success is carried on throughout their day. With Yoga we can teach students patience, acceptance, self realization, meditation, and boost confidence; all of which are important for them to be successful students and strong healthy human beings. I can offer a 90 minute Yoga session for teachers and give them tools on how they can utilize it in their own classrooms. The class would include Yoga practice, mediation, Yoga philosophy, and informative handouts.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

"LanSchool BY Dummies" FOR Smart People. | ROOM 205
Learn how to effectively manage your classroom with LanSchool. Tricks and tips to keep you and your kids productive. This class will target the Beginner or new user to LanSchool.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

A Whole New World: Student Engagement in the Classroom 2.0 | ROOM 119
Back again with new engagement strategies and thoughts to get EVERY SINGLE student engaged in your class. New ideas on how to reach your students and keep them engaged, even when they are working on their own. Through a variety of strategies and new perspectives, learn how you can bring a new wave of student engagement into your classroom. That dream can become a reality for all of your students, from your highest scorers to your lowest scorers. This workshop will demonstrate how to create engaging lessons, how to add color and vibrancy to teaching, and provide strategies for effectively executing these new classroom tactics. Walk away with concrete ideas and a renewed perspective on student’s engagement and how you can accomplish that long sought after dream.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM 108
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

BE THE ONE | ROOM 227
There are few of us who entered the education profession with the idea that we would focus only on our content area and very little on our students. Generally speaking, we are on this crazy ride to influence our students in some way. As a profession, we have the incredible ability to impact the lives of the upcoming generation, one person can be the difference in a child’s life. Students need someone-THEY NEED YOU-to help them navigate not only their academic world but also their outside world. They need you to BE THE ONE…the one to stand up for them, cheer for them, care for them, laugh with them, cry with them, and guide them through the life lessons that will help them long after they leave our schools. In this session we will focus on creating a climate where not only our students, but also we as educators, can find joy and growth from the experiences we create within our space. Through several different models we will explore the generational needs of our students and how we can better meet those needs. Using several different resources, along with my own personal spin, you will leave feeling rejuvenated and motivated to BE THE ONE for your students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Be Wise - Subitize!! | ROOM 244
Subitizing means to instantly recognize a quantity without counting. This is a foundational skill that is essential for mastery of basic facts as well as composing and decomposing numbers. Students who can readily subitize have an easier time understanding core math concepts. Subitizing is not a new concept, but we find that many teachers are not familiar with it or not comfortable enough to implement it in their classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS in the Classroom | ROOM 245
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Canvas: Creating Pages for Students and Teachers | ROOM 242
I have been creating PAGES for every day in my class by using the “Pages” tab on Canvas. Each individual page goes over every single day that the student is in my class. Essentially, each page is my lesson plan, but written in a way that the students will understand. One reason that I began doing this was because I noticed that teachers were placing a series of folders in the back of the room where students could get missing work. I did this for about a week, and then began putting this information online. I also began having students login to Canvas so they can go through the lesson with me. The students can see everything we are doing for the day. A latent effect of this is, if a student misses a day, or even better, if a student wants to review material, they have the information at their fingertips. I want to show teachers how to organize a page, which includes Objectives, “I Can” statements, Essential Questions, etc. Teachers will learn how to put links in their page to pertinent information for their content area.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Cardboard Sleds-Teaching Scientific and Mathematical Phenomenon | ROOM 214
This hands on workshop will provide tools and ideas on how to develop an investigation which provides evidence that a change in an object’s motion will depend on the mass and the sum of the forces acting on it (SEED 7.1.1). Participants will examine a concept of building a model such as a cardboard sled using simple materials (cardboard, string, duct tape and practical cutting tools) to move various objects ranging from bowling balls to the human body. Participants will learn how to integrate both scientific concepts and mathematical concepts such like investigating a real-world proportional relationship (7.RP).


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

Catch me while you can! Understanding Gang Involved Youth | ROOM 206
The Gang Prevention/Intervention session will provide current data in GSD communities that demonstrates the need for gang awareness and prevention/intervention programs. It will include Gangs 101, a basic training on gangs and gang identifiers (dress, graffiti, gang signs/symbols, and sounds). The session will conclude with a presentation on how to work with at-risk youth while supporting them in meeting their educational goals, as well as how to collaborate with administrators when students demonstrate gang activity.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Chemistry Demonstrations - To Get the Engagement You Want | ROOM 123
By doing at least one fun activity each day to grab students attention, you can get them interested, engaged, and willing to learn the concepts in chemistry.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Creating a Student Centered Standards-Based Grading Rubric | ROOM 101
The presentation will cover ways to use data for reading class placement, create student accountability and motivation, and focused collaboration. We will show how to utilize standards based grading by creating a student grading standards rubric.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Creating Common Summative Assessments with CANVAS | ROOM 226
Looking for an easy way to creative common assessments without having to grade them? CANVAS Quizzes is your answer! Learn how your team can easily create common summative (and formative) assessments on CANVAS and share the assessment. Easily compare data from the assessment per period and per question with the data that CANVAS provides. By the end of this session, you will be able to create a quiz to share with your team!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Designing and Teaching Online Courses | ROOM 204
How do you develop engaging coursework for online classes as well as face to face students? What tools can you use to engage students? What do you do when you have students who enter and exit a course at a different time. How do can you build relationships with your online students? How can you avoid issues with copyright when building online coursework? This workshop will focus on building strong learning objectives and activities for students in an online course. Even if you are teaching face-to-face, we will learn about tools to enrich your brick and mortar classroom with the virtual classroom. Teachers interested in become online course developers or teachers can learn more about Granite’s online program and how to participate.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Diagnosis Literacy (1-6) | ROOM 112
Do you struggle to know what to teach in small groups? Are you overwhelmed by DIBELS benchmark data? Learn how to follow the GSD Decision Tree to identify your students’ areas of non-proficiency. Then go even deeper by administering the appropriate diagnostic assessment. You will know exactly what skills each of your students need to plan targeted interventions.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Effective Interventions and the Student Support Team | ROOM 223
Those in attendance will learn the difference between effective and non-effective interventions in multiple areas for Elementary. Attendees will leave with a good understanding of what the SST process should look like as well as an effective use of the required forms.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Fidgets for the Distracted Student: Fidgets as Tools - Not Toys | ROOM 138
Fidget spinners! Fidget cubes! Tangles! Are you tired of the battle? Learn how to get your distracted students to use fidgets appropriately to help improve focus and more frequently maintain on task behaviors.
Objective: In this presentation attendees will learn the benefits of having students use fidgets in their classroom. Teachers will learn ways to make inexpensive fidgets, how to train students to use fidgets appropriately and what studies are saying about our fidgety students.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

Gangs and Trauma: Q&A with a Former Gang Member | ROOM Media Center
Why do kids join gangs? How do I help my students avoid gangs or get out of a gang? Why do gangs appeal to traumatized youth? This presentation will offer in Q&A format practical tips and solutions to working with students who are gang-involved or at risk of being gang-involved. Attendees will ask questions and have an engaged discussion with a former gang member and a school social worker with 15 years experience in gang prevention.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Google Sites for Teachers | ROOM 126
Help teachers create and design a class website using google sites. Teachers will need a Chromebook or personal computer that can access google apps while online. Teachers will also need a current Google account, either their district .SD account or personal Google account (it won’t matter) and their password (that will matter).

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Growth Mindset and Mindfulness | ROOM 202
Have you wondered how to teach a student to want to learn? That is what growth mindset is about. Carol Dweek, a renowned expert says that Growth Mindset is, “”The belief that with practice, perseverance, and effort, people have limitless potential to learn and grow. People operating in the growth mindset tackle challenges with aplomb, unconcerned with making mistakes or being embarrassed, focusing instead on the process of growth.”” Come an learn how to create an environment where students lose their fear of taking risks and learn to be mindful and feel safe making mistakes on their pathway to success.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Growth Mindset, Beyond "Positive Thinking" | ROOM 201
Growth mindset is about more than just teaching our students how to think positively. The idea is that we continually challenge our students and give them opportunity to achieve success through possible failure. We want to foster growth and an environment where students feel comfortable to explore new ideas and take positive risks. Engaging our students is part of the educational process and by using growth mindset we can create strong cultures of success and a willingness to try new things.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM 104
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

How to Get and Keep your Students' Attention | ROOM 103
Research shows a significant correlation between high levels of engagement and improved attendance and achievement. I would like to show teachers how to achieve a classroom that hums with positive energy and is full of children who are deeply engaged in their learning. Using a wide variety of engagement strategies, teachers can learn how to create a classroom community of active learners who work well together, stay fully involved in lessons, are curious about learning, ask questions, take initiative and stay enthusiastic.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Improving Reading Instruction for Grades 2-6: Focus on Fluency | ROOM 224
Want to do something other than “round robin” reading? Then this workshop is for you!
Fluent readers are able to read orally with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. Fluency is one of several critical factors necessary for reading comprehension.
This presentation will provide teachers with ways to increase their students’ reading rates through a variety of fluency strategies that will work for individual, small group, and whole class instruction. Strategies include dyad reading, timed repeated reading, phrase-cued reading, and more.
Teachers will be able to assign appropriate reading levels of text, as well as help students set individualized goals that they can track as they work toward becoming proficient readers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

Improvisation and The Classroom Environment | ROOM 232
The fundamentals of improvisation are the foundation for more than just good comedy. Improvisational skills encourage an environment of healthy support and collaboration, elements of a high functioning classroom. Through improv, students have a chance to immediately practice teamwork and communication skills that will enable them to function more successfully in every aspect of their education.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

It All Starts with a Smile! | ROOM 134
Begin with a positive attitude and a smile. Build a shared vision among faculty and student leaders then begin shaping new and more positive customs and outcomes in your school. We will discuss specific ways to activate various groups of adults and students to build shared ownership of the process.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

12:15pm

It's Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM 125
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

K-1: Getting the Most Out of Your Day! | ROOM 233
Participants will leave with a few new “tools for their toolbox” when it comes to teaching math and ELA! We will use Hattie’s research to help refine and focus our daily practices to ensure that we are getting the most out of our day!


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

Kearns Network Elementary and Jr. High Math Vertical Alignment | ROOM 105
Kearns Network Elementary and Jr. High Math Vertical Alignment

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Making Connections | ROOM 230
By focusing on making connections with students in our class, we invite them to connect with us and our subject. We will discuss ways to effectively and appropriately make connections with our students. Then we will discuss how to help our students connect what they read and write with the world around them.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Making the Most of Wonders Vocabulary | ROOM 124
The Wonders reading program has excellent vocabulary words and fun activities that help the students to retain those words. However, it doesn’t ever address parts of speech. Many teachers in the district have attended workshops to learn about and implement Write Up a Storm in their language arts instruction. We have created power points that students and teachers can work through each week that combine the strength of the Wonders vocabulary with parts of speech which allows teachers to continue implementing Write Up a Storm strategies.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Measuring What Matters Most | ROOM 107
In this session, teachers will interact with colleagues, engage with an article by Jay McTighe on measuring what matters most, and employ multiple strategies that will be easily transferred directly to the classroom. Learn how to engage every student, with every prompt, every day as well access student’s higher-order thinking skills. Learn from a combination of hold-up strategies to assess students thinking from the Total Participation Techniques and online strategies to track student learning while you deepen their understanding.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Never Hear “Teacher, I’m Done” Again. | ROOM 222
This session will introduce teachers to a workshop that will have students engaged and wanting to work. This workshop is an easy way to differentiate and manage time in the classroom. It works for every learner. Not only does workshop fulfill critical educational core standards but it also helps fulfill necessary life skills.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM 236
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Reading Motivation | ROOM 129
Many times when we think about reading motivation, we think of extrinsic programs such as rewarding reading minutes or days. I would like to focus instead on how we build intrinsic reading motivation through strategies such as author/genre study, offering choice, creating connections between reading and daily life, and facilitating discussion.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Seeing Past the Paperwork: Serving McKinney-Vento Students | ROOM 210
Granite School District has approximately 1,400 students who are experiencing homelessness. These students are living in shelters, the homes of family members and friends, they are living in cars, in hotels, in tents, and some of them are even responsible for paying their own rent. Many of these students may fly under the radar while at school. They are good students who do their homework and get good grades. Many of them are also special education students receiving educational supports to be successful in school. These students and their families are among the most vulnerable and as such, educators require additional training in order to better understand how to best serve these students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Student Nonverbal Communication- What are they saying? | ROOM 100
As educators, we are always trying to assess whether a student understands a topic or standard. We can ask the right questions, offer the correct engagement strategy, and at the end of the day, the results can be deceiving. The identification of nonverbal characters of students is essential when checking for understanding. 93% of daily communication is nonverbal. Nonverbal communication is defined as all aspects of message exchange without the use of words. When communication occurs in a classroom setting, face-to-face, it will include communication more than just words. All of the physical activities and parameters that involved in communication come into play. The usage of words (tone, rate, intonation), facial expression, micro-expressions, gaze, gestures are all done in a nonverbal manner.
Words have limitations. Many ESL students do not understand words. These same students speak the same universal language of the instructor, through nonverbal means. Without much training, a teacher could ask a student question for understanding, and all they would have to do is look at the nonverbal response for the honest answer. Nonverbal communication is manifested both consciously and unconsciously. If an educator can identify their student’s nonverbal cues, and their unconscious reactions this will illustrate really how a student feels or understands the topic at hand.
Cultural influences have a severe impact on nonverbal communication. With the diversity of the student body within the Granite School District, this will be addressed. (Eye Contact, Body Language, etc.)
Why is nonverbal communication essential in the classroom? Communication between a teacher and student should be interactional and not a one-way street. A teacher that just lectures, without checking for understanding is taking out the “interaction” in interactional communication. Through the art of identifying nonverbal communication in students, the one-way street turns into an interactive two-way street. In class on the fly interventions will flourish. Professor Davis from Cal Berkeley stated, “The nonverbal clues that our students provide return are critically important, real-time feedback that influences our subsequent communication and allows us to alter our course of action if needed, from the observation and interpretation of students’ body language and facial expressions, the preceptive teacher can decide whether there is a need to check for comprehension, provide more or a different kind of instruction, or assign more practice. Thus, faculty can use classroom observations of nonverbal cues to refocus their teaching to help students make their learning more efficient and more effective.”
The good news is nonverbal communication in the classroom usually occurs in clusters, so the teacher needs to identify the masses and not necessarily the single student. I have been teaching nonverbal communication at SLCC and Columbia College since 2007.
In this conference session the attendee will understand these nonverbal characteristics and taxonomies:
• Chronemics – Timing
• Haptics- Contact and touch between individuals
• Kinesics- Body movements and body language
• Oculesics- Eye contact
• Olfactics- The influence of odor.
• Physical Appearance- Clothing, Body, Hairstyle, etc.
• Proxemics- Personal space and arrangement of the classroom
• Silence- The absence of verbal and nonverbal communication
• Symbolism- The Meanings associated with symbols
• Vocalics- Act of speaking, to include tone of voice, timbre, volume, and rate of speech

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Teaching Children Resiliency Skills: Using Positive Psychology Strategies to Help Students Cope, Succeed and Excel | ROOM 106
How do we teach children to enjoy learning and really love school? How do we engage children in the learning process so that they do well in school, graduate high school and be college and career ready? How do we as educators instill good self-esteem in our students? What kind of world would we have if we raised our children to believe in themselves as learners and really like themselves?
The answer to these questions is actually quite simple: we teach our students to be resilient and have a growth mindset. We provide them with kid-friendly strategies for success, proven by decades of research, allowing them to take ownership in their own learning and feel pride in their accomplishments. Excitement about learning turns on the good neurotransmitters in the brain giving pride in learning. Challenging oneself through effort and problem solving after failure increases the neural networks in the brain and makes the children smarter.
Positive psychological principles that create a happy life can be taught to students of any age.There are many well-researched coping skills associated with resilience and life-long satisfaction. Teachers need concrete resources to help their students succeed.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

The Flipped and Self-Paced Classroom | ROOM 209
This presentation will provide information and insight regarding the flipped classroom model. I will also discuss the strategy of letting students be on a self-paced timeline.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

The Sky's the Limit, Not the Bottom Dollar: Grants and Funding for Your Classroom | ROOM 221
Did you find an innovative professional development opportunity that proved too expensive? Did you have an idea for a valuable, high-interest learning activity that required materials beyond your purchasing power? Don’t limit your vision for your classroom to just the materials you see at your disposal, or to the limited legislative funds you receive each fall. There are many organizations that stand ready to support classrooms in need. This presenter will share tips he’s learned from the best for snagging educational grants and funding opportunities for your classroom—as well as how to ensure that these contributions remain relevant and vital to student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Trauma Awareness for School Staff | ROOM 241
"Trauma Sensitive Schools
“”Trauma can affect school performance, increase dropout rates, and lead to more suspensions and expulsions (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2008). Embracing a trauma-informed school culture requires an understanding of how trauma affects the individual and the behaviors related to negative coping skills. Trauma-informed practices promote resiliency.”” ~Utah State Board of Education
In this presentation attendees will gain understanding of what trauma is, how it affects our students and what we, as educators, can do to help recognize and respond effectively to the students that struggle with it.
Video clips from the documentary, “”Paper Tigers”” will be shown. This documentary details a school in Washington State that used trauma sensitive approaches to help their students feel connected and improve their odds of school success.
Simple, but effective, interventions will be taught to add to teacher’s behavioral management skill base. Resources will also be provided to further educator’s knowledge and continued progress."

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Ukuleles, Spoons, & Rhythm Instruments | ROOM 300
Fun hands on music class. Learn the basics of ukuleles, tablespoons as a folk instrument, and rhythm instruments. This aligns with the Secondary Music First Standard: Perform. Instrument technical performance skills aligned with this Standard will be addressed. Including: how to tune a ukulele to the correct pitches, ukulele chord notation, and TAB reading. Basic music notation will be discussed. We will look at examples of easy fun beginning songs through more advanced songs. Rhythm patterns and exercises will be shared. There will be an exploration of best Internet music instruction, and instrument performances. Teachers will learn about productive rehearsal habits. We will discuss use and care of ukuleles, and care of rhythm instruments. Instruction will be tailored to music, elementary, and preschool classes. Ukuleles, spoons, and rhythm instruments have many fun applications in the classroom. Easy to learn!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Understanding and Using Student Growth Indicators | ROOM 110
The presentation will consider the theory behind and the uses of student growth calculations to help increase academic achievement. Utah State Board of Education growth measures for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science, will be reviewed for their impact on goal-setting for students and for calculating school accountability measures. Granite School District growth measures for Social Sciences will be reviewed for their impact on student achievement. Systems of rewards for teachers based on student growth will be reviewed.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Using Data to Engage, Connect, and Manage Your Classroom | ROOM 228
When teachers know the needs of their students, they are able to manage, engage, and connect with their students. In this session, you will get a broader view of students needs by learning quick and efficient strategies in collecting and analyzing individual student data.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Using DOK to Develop Engaging and Challenging Lessons | ROOM 219
In this workshop, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of DOK and how to create varied DOK activities in their classrooms. We will also go over assessment writing and how to incorporate various DOK levels when writing assessment questions. Teachers will need to have access to their core standards since they will be given the chance to develop assessment questions and lesson plans as part of the workshop.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Using School Cities Personalized Review Assignment (PRA) for Immediate Student Feedback for Students | ROOM 238
School city has a brand new feature that allows the student to review the strands and standards that they just missed on a school city or district test. Feed it some resource for review and students can instantly re-learn the subject matter they missed on the quiz or test. I will also show how to integrate shoolcity into canvas.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

What Works BEST- Visible Learning | ROOM 200
Wonder what types of teaching strategies actually are proven work? Wonder what the best teachers and countries do to get the most out of their teachers and students? We will discover Professor John Hattie’s meta data project. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

21st Century Schools - Reinventing the Classroom From the Ground Up | ROOM 146
Using research, data analytics and economic principles I plan to discuss the ways that we can reinvent education from the 20th century industrial model to a 21st century one. Using research from John Hattie on effect size of what we do in the classroom we will talk about what are the things that we should keep in our classrooms and what we should throw out to maximize the effects that we have on our students.
Then we will talk about how statistics and data analytics can be used to know what to look for in our classrooms to show learning and growth.
Lastly we will being it all together with a discussion of economics and the roll of the student as the consumer of our teaching and we as the firm selling a product.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

3D Printing and Engineering Design in the Classroom | ROOM 137
As we strive to prepare our students for life in the digital age, STEM education and the makerspace movement are at the forefront. This class aims to train educators on how to use a 3D printer and 3D design software in a meaningful, curriculum-related way in their classrooms. If you DON’T HAVE A 3D PRINTER in your classroom or school, you can STILL fully implement 3D printing with your students! A wide range of cross-curricular ideas and activities are available to students of all ages, K–12 and beyond. Attendees should bring a Chromebook, laptop, or tablet to get started learning user-friendly 3D design software.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM 129
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS in the Classroom | ROOM 201
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Catch me while you can! Understanding Gang Involved Youth | ROOM 104
The Gang Prevention/Intervention session will provide current data in GSD communities that demonstrates the need for gang awareness and prevention/intervention programs. It will include Gangs 101, a basic training on gangs and gang identifiers (dress, graffiti, gang signs/symbols, and sounds). The session will conclude with a presentation on how to work with at-risk youth while supporting them in meeting their educational goals, as well as how to collaborate with administrators when students demonstrate gang activity.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Chromebooks and Google Drive Basics | ROOM 102
This a a beginner chromebook session. We will be covering logging in, keyboard shortcuts, basics in google drive. This is perfect for any grade level any subject that wants to become familiar with the use of a new chromebook cart1.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Chromebooks in K-2: Encouraging Engagement and Enthusiasm in Early Elementary | ROOM 151
Chromebooks can be used to augment, modify, and transform instruction. Chromebooks can be an overwhelming tool, especially for the k-2 graders and for that reason I want to focus on 2-3 Chromebook websites that can engage students in the classroom and improve student learning. I will focus on Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, and Nearpod.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Chromebooks in the K-3 Classroom | ROOM 108
Our youngest learners are adept with using technology to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically with when given the opportunity. This session will cover how Chromebooks and online tools are being used in the K-3 classrooms throughout the district. Google tools and other online resources that can be used across curriculum content will be shared. Strategies for introducing and implementing the devices and web resources will also be covered in this session.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

Classroom Climate: The Heart of Education | ROOM 156
At the heart of every student is…well…a heart. Research shows us that before we can reach a child’s mind, we need to reach their hearts first. Come and participate in a class where we discover the difference between good teachers and great teachers in the eyes of our students as well as what educational research backs. We will focus on creating a classroom culture and starting the year right. This will be a fresh NEW LOOK at published materials mashed with a personal touch.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Coding Across the Curriculum | ROOM 101
Using Spheros, Ozobots, Osmos, and Bloxels participants will learn how to engage their students. Teachers will get to experience how to combine these tools and devices with learning standards.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Current Drug Trends – Know What is Being Used, Recognize the Signs | ROOM 135
Drug trends are constantly evolving and the signs of drug use can be missed unless you know what to look for. “Traditional” drugs are being used in new ways, and the underground drug culture is growing, often in subtle ways. This has a significant impact on the academic success of students who become involved. When these students are identified, schools can intervene and help them access services and minimize school disruption. This class will provide participants with up-to-date information on what drugs are being used, how they are being used, and current usage data from the 2017 SHARP Survey. Participants will also understand terminology, logos, branding, and other identifiers related to the current youth drug culture, as well as concealment techniques often used.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Effective Cooperative Learning in a Secondary Mathematics Classroom | ROOM 138
Let’s face it, dudes – your students want to talk to one another. The question is, what will they talk ABOUT? Thomas Petersen has taught in a cooperative learning format for years on the west side, east side, core classes, honors classes, GT classes, co-taught classes with (usually) great results! Participation in cooperative learning is a great way to increase engagement AND manage behaviors in your classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Engaging Students and Teaching Them Soft Skills | ROOM 113
Students like hands on activities and different ways to learn and practice material. My class will provide you with many activities that you can immediately use in your classrooms that will engage your students. Students will develop soft-skills and be more open to have classroom discussions and try at different activities. These activities can be used as incentives, learning tools, or breaks to not have the students sit so much.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Exploring the Tools and Resources of the Smart Notebook Software | ROOM 161
This presentation will start from beginner level on how to use and create lessons with the Smart Notebook Software. The presenter will show the main tools of this software such as text, images, links, writing, editing, design, interactive and multimedia tools, games. It will also show the SMART Exchange website, where a wide range of interactive lessons and games are available for other teachers. The goal of the session is to learn how to use this software so it can be used on a daily basis and to create a lesson on a topic to be used in the new school year.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM 165
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Infographics as Assessments with Google Drawings | ROOM 163
Infographics can be a fun and engaging way to assess student understanding. Combining graphics and limited text into a single page infographic requires students to process what they have learned and summarize it in a creative way. They work great for individuals, but with the collaborative power of Google Drawings they can also work wonderfully with partners or small groups. Most importantly, using a rubric they can be easily used as assessments to check for student understanding.
They also can turn class presentations into students sharing their understanding with a simple graphic aid and answering other students questions, rather than boring sessions of students with their backs to the class reading their power point slides out loud.
Infographics are a great tool for any subject where the students have access to a Chromebook or computer. They are simple to make and require limited instruction or computer literacy. Best of all, they give the students a chance to show off their style and creativity! Most students love to make and share them.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

It’s Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM 133
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards.In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Laws of Culture & Climate | ROOM 109
I recently took a Law course that really aided me, as an educator, to understand the “do’s” and “don’ts” of Utah law and Utah classrooms. This can fit under culture and climate (really getting into what is appropriate and what isn’t), or strictly under professional development as a teacher. Since the course really aided me I wanted to turn around and offer that learning to teachers in our district. Knowing the law helps us know what attention strategies and topics are appropriate, and what the state expects from us (since they passed a law stating that lessons MUST be engaging to entice attendance). (I also thought it would be a great in-depth look since my undergrad really just scared me in regards to the law and really understanding the law has made me a more confident and competent teacher.)

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Make Them Do the Work: An Inquiry Based Approach to Social Studies | ROOM 145
If your students aren’t working harder than you, then you might be doing it wrong. Join us for new strategies that will engage your students in inquiry based learning.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

Mindfulness in the Classroom | ROOM 111
A look at how to integrate mindfulness into the classroom and into your life.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Never Hear “Teacher, I’m Done” Again | ROOM 134
This session will introduce teachers to a workshop that will have students engaged and wanting to work. This workshop is an easy way to differentiate and manage time in the classroom. It works for every learner. Not only does workshop fulfill critical educational core standards but it also helps fulfill necessary life skills.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

Noted Success | ROOM 132
This course will describe how using the Cornell note system can help improve student retention and increase assessment performance. We will walk through how to use Cornell notes and how to incorporate guided notes that teachers may already be using in their classes. We will also cover how these notes can be used to differentiate for ELL or special needs students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM 158
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Primed for Proficiency: Writing in the Upper Grades | ROOM 107
Guiding students to grapple with the writing process can be challenging, especially in our instantaneous technological world. However, it doesn’t have to be! In this session, we will explore activities, guides, and techniques to simplify and enliven writing instruction in the upper grades. Thus, priming our students with all the knowledge and tools that they need to write proficiently.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

Real World Math | ROOM 105
Every teacher has had to answer the question, “When will I ever use this math in my life?” This session will focus on ways to take basic core math concepts including decimals, fractions, ratios, probability, and graphing to engage students in meaningful “hand’s on” activities related to the real world. We will look at using decimals as we “play” the Stock Market. Then, who doesn’t love football? Students can pick their favorite football team and look at different types of data as they write fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios. Participants will also be shown many ways to include graphing and probability in these activities. And, if football isn’t your thing, these same activities can be adapted to any sport that tickles your fancy! Who ever said math was boring? Come and learn how to best answer the question that math is used all the time in our lives, and best of all- It’s FUN!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

SchoolCity/Creating Effective Assessments | ROOM 124
Participants will create an Item Bank Assessment, Answer Key Only (AKO) Assessment, and Performance Based (A+) Assessment aligned to core standards and proficiency scales.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Setting up for Success | ROOM 126
During this class teachers will work in collaborative grade level groups to set up GoMath, Gradebook, and Google Classroom. Teachers will also work in grade level teams to set goals (PG&E). Once classes are set up, support and tips will be given for implementing tools in GoMath/Think Central as time permits.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Silence to Success: Evolving Classroom Discussion | ROOM 139
Oral language development is the foundation upon which a teacher may build their academic relationship with students and the other necessary language skills for their students to succeed. The purpose of this presentation will be to highlight and delve into specific discussion formats. We will look at how reflection and feedback improve the quality of discussion and examine practical assessment methods. Moreover, we will look at how to add to, enhance, and build discussion according to what students are ready for and require.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Teacher Travel Opportunities: Learn How to Attend and Use Grants and Fellowships | ROOM 153
Through my education career, I have been blessed with the opportunity to attend several travel grants and fellowships at both the local, national, and international level. Through these experiences, I have been able to take what I have learned to create interactive lessons that help my students. In my presentation, teachers will learn how to find and apply for these opportunities, best practices, and how to use what you’ve learned in class. Teachers will also receive lesson materials.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Teaching Tiny Humans to be Kind | ROOM 112
In this presentation, I will describe about 25 things I do in my classroom on a daily basis to create a kind, positive classroom environment.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Tech Modules for New Teachers | Room Media Center
Technology Modules for New Teachers

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Technology in the Classroom - How to Use It | ROOM 114
Train teacher how to use LanSchool in the classroom with students on Chromebooks, teacher and student voice enhanced front row system, classroom projector, computer/Smartboard, and Skype for business.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

The "Write" Stuff | ROOM 159
This presentation will focus on the fundamental elements of writing in Kindergarten through Second grade and provide some hands on writing experiences that can be implemented in your classroom throughout the year.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

The 14th Amendment and Discrimination | ROOM 148
A history of the 14th Amendment and how it is used today in Courts, including the law and statutes that come from and support it that affect educators. The concept of “discrimination” will also be looked at with the (controversial) proposal that we have an incorrect view and usage of the concept today, including the idea that discrimination is always a bad thing. To the contrary, the idea that discrimination used to have a neutral–if not positive–connotation, as still evidenced in such usage as “the discriminant” in mathematics (quadratic formula) and having “discriminating tastes”. This older–and more correct–view can still be seen operating in Supreme Court jurisprudence in the “Rational Basis/Strict Scrutiny Test” used in deciding 14th Amendment claims.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Trauma Awareness for School Staff | ROOM 110
Participants will learn the definition of trauma and how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact children and their brains. Participants will gain a better understanding of how a child’s brain responds to ACEs by creating a fight, flight or freeze response and how these responses become behaviors they can observe that may indicate a student is experiencing this type of response, which traditionally may appear to be defiance, avoidance or lack of motivation. Participants will learn to ask “what happened to you” rather than “what’s wrong with you” when exploring behavioral issues in the classroom and school setting. By taking a trauma sensitive mindset, participants will develop skills to approach students with positive behavior supports that are sensitive to potential traumatic history, which will decrease disruptive behaviors in the classroom and improve academics.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Using Gradebook for Proficiency-Based Grading | ROOM 147
This session will provide the training teachers need to utilize the Granite District Gradebook for proficiency-based grading. Teachers interested in utilizing the Gradebook for proficiency-based grading must be trained on the Gradebook before proficiency-based grading can be activated in their Gradebook account.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Using Plagiarism-Checking Software | ROOM 140
In an age of instant access to Nobel-winning research and one-click sharing of essays between students, it is more important than ever to value individual work.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Utilizing Canvas Rubrics to Build Student Growth Tracking | ROOM 152
This presentation will provide teachers with a tutorial on how to utilize Canvas for grading with rubrics in order increase student feedback and to encourage students to track their own progress. In the session, teachers will see examples of how to use rubrics in their instruction, while also taking time to learn how to create Canvas rubrics, track student learning measures, and strategies on how to increase students’ self-awareness of their learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

What Do We Do With Students Who Already Know It! | ROOM 122
Extensions for high ability learners who have already mastered the curriculum area or standard. Focus will also be on higher level learning and depth and complexity strategies for all students to go deeper into the curriculum. And Differentiating from the top down.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

Wonderworks Engagement Strategies | ROOM 115
Ever feel like Wonderworks does not meet all of your students needs? Come learn how to include all the necessary foundational skills for your students in a fun, interactive way! It just takes a few minutes each day. Learn how to access and utilize district resources and implement Wonderworks in an efficient and engaging way.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM H207
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Art With a New Growth Mindset and Ways to Assess Art Using Encaustic Mediums | ROOM F208
Art With a New Growth Mindset and Ways to Assess Art Using Encaustic Mediums

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Be Proficient: Our First Year as a PBG Department | ROOM I201
How do we Implement Proficiency-Based Grading at Eisenhower Junior High?
To begin, we will share how we have implemented PBG department-wide in Mathematics. We will share our strategies for aligning assessments to proficiency scales, the district Gradebook set-up, and the core; how we manage assessment and grading; and pitfalls and successes from our first year as a PBG department. We will conclude with a question and answer session for participants to pick our brains about how to make PBG work in their department, school or content area.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Building Positive Relationships with Parents | ROOM H104
Teachers will learn global and local reasons why parent relationships are so important. They will also learn strategies to improve relationships with parents to help drive the success of students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Building Positive Relationships with Young Learners | ROOM L111
How does your brain work and what does that have to do with social interaction and learning? This session will discuss the neuroscience behind social interaction in learning and the importance this plays in creating a positive learning environment. We will discuss building trust, engagement strategies and supports, following student’s lead/interests and consistency in the classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

DeckToys: Where Students Become Heroes in Lesson Adventures | ROOM G116
Many teachers want to give students the opportunity to solve complex problems and think critically, but it can be challenging to incorporate puzzles when there are so many programs and expectations already in place. With DeckToys, teachers can deliver the content that is already part of their classroom instruction in a format that excites and challenges students in new ways.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Engaging 21st Century PARENTS | ROOM H209
A student’s education starts in the home. While they spend a lot of time with us, they spend most of their time at home. We need to tap into the resources available to us to strengthen our student’s success – their parents and community. In addition to helping better reach our students, parents also hold the ultimate power in deciding what happens to our schools. Will our halls be filled with bright young minds, ready to learn, or will they be vacant, and our mailboxes fill of transfer slips as students leave in droves to charter, private, and on-line schools? Come to learn about the evolution of public education and how our role has changed from merely teaching a class of 30-40 to reaching an entire community, and beyond. Find out ways to engage the community of your school without losing hours of planning or personal time doing so.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Every Classroom as an Inclusive Classroom | ROOM F107
Since the implementation of IDEA in 2004, federal law mandates that a significant effort be made to find an inclusive classroom placement for students with disabilities. This means that general education teachers must work harder than ever to differentiate and accommodate so every student can succeed. This presentation provides a chance for teachers to learn how to effectively use the resources we have, and to build on their own scaffolding skills to create a classroom that truly is the Least Restrictive Environment.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Get the most out of Canvas for College and Career Awareness | ROOM H105
With College and Career Awareness teachers spread across the district, and while these same teachers teach a plethora of different courses, finding time to collaborate during our once a month PLC has become increasingly difficult. This presentation will include instruction on how to collaborate using Canvas. During the workshop, teachers will work together creating Common Formative Assessments and posting them to Canvas. Lesson materials will be aligned with Strands and Standards and posted to Canvas. Work-based learning ideas will be shared and posted to Canvas. Time lines will be discussed so each Strand and Standards are covered in an appropriate manner. Teachers will work together enhancing national pathways. Teachers will come prepared with best practices as we build and expand the value of College and Career Awareness in the junior high and beyond


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Google and You | ROOM H107
I have devices in my room, now what? Google is your best friend. Learn how to use Google to digitize your classroom and save you time in the long run!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Helping All Students Achieve: Interventions and Extensions | ROOM I104
“Our goal as educators is to create a classroom where all students can achieve their potential. We need to shift our pedagogical practices to support the diverse learners in our classrooms” (Cory Haley). Come learn principles and strategies to help all of your students achieve, from those who need something extra to those who have already mastered the content. Discover how to determine who needs something different, the principles of differentiation, intervention, and extension, and practical suggestions for classroom implementation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

How to Create and Maintain Positive Relationships with Students | ROOM G210
The saying goes “Students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” (John C. Maxwell). There is a strong correlation between making a connection with an adult in your school and academic success. There is also a theory that enhancing relationships can impact school culture in a positive way. During this session we will briefly look at data that supports these philosophies and engage in positive practices for school success. Some of the activities you can take with you to your classrooms include creating a positive classroom community, mentoring practices, celebrating individuality, and more.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

I Have a SMART Board in My Classroom! Now What? | ROOM H110
Wondering what to do with that SMART Board in your classroom? This session is for yo!. We will delve into the basic tools of the SMART Notebook software and the SMART Ink add on that let’s you write on web pages and document camera projections. We will learn how to create simple SMART Notebook lessons using free resources from the SMART Notebook Gallery Tab, and finally we will learn how to download and edit ready made lessons from the SMART Exchange website.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Imagine Language & Literacy: Strategic, Research-Based Instruction for All Students | ROOM A103
Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all instruction—and hello to a strategic, research-based curriculum that meets students at their own level. With Imagine Language & Literacy, every child receives explicit, targeted instruction within an individualized learning path that continually adjusts to their needs. Over 4,100 engaging activities teach critical language and literacy concepts such as reading & listening comprehension, basic vocabulary, academic language, grammar, phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency. Imagine Language & Literacy also provides strategic first-language support in 15 languages to facilitate and enhance English language learning. As students become more proficient in English, this language support gradually fades. Come explore everything Imagine Language & Literacy has to offer! We’ll take a tour of the program, discuss best practices, and let you know how you can take advantage of this resource that is available for all English Learners in the district, and how you can gain access for your early and struggling readers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Intro to SPANISH for Those Who Know Nothing | ROOM G208
This class is designed for those who wish they knew enough Spanish to connect in a very basic way with their Spanish speaking students. We will learn and practice basic greetings, numbers, pronunciation, and key survival phrases!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

It’s Phenomenal! Ideas for Engaging Secondary Science Students | ROOM H205
The state is in the process of writing new 9-12 science standards.In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use phenomenon to make science meaningful for your students. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with a better understanding of what a 21st century science classroom looks like.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Kahoot! - A Tool for Engagement and Formative Assessment | ROOM J107
Kahoot! is a great way to get students involved in classroom discussions. It’s also a great way to assess what students know–without them even knowing we’re doing it! It provides a fun, low-stress environment that gives students the opportunity to shine. And sometimes, the kids you least expect are the ones who do the best. Kahoot! presentations are easy to put together and use, and they provide data that can help you plan for remediation or ongoing instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Lessons From the Mouse - Creating Classrooms That Are the Happiest Places on Earth | ROOM H106
This presentation will give educators the tools and thought process necessary to create classrooms that students genuinely want to be in. Lessons From the Mouse takes Disney’s business model and applies it directly to the classroom. Attendees will learn why having a positive classroom environment, customer service, engagement, and authentic experiences is necessary and “profitable” to the student and the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Models, Problem Solving and Reasoning in Upper Elementary | ROOM H111
In this class I will share how I use the Go Math lessons to create a launch/backwards lesson to challenge and engage all students. I will walk through how I plan and prepare these lesson, share examples and explain the benefits. I will also allow time for teachers to look through their own math curriculum and set up these lessons so they can be implemented in the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Never Hear “Teacher, I’m Done” Again. | ROOM H112
This session will introduce teachers to a workshop that will have students engaged and wanting to work. This workshop is an easy way to differentiate and manage time in the classroom. It works for every learner. Not only does workshop fulfill critical educational core standards but it also helps fulfill necessary life skills.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Not all your ELLs are the Same! | ROOM L110
When talking about equity in the classroom, there is a nonnegotiable premise: Knowing your students! This presentation will deepen teachers’ understanding of the wide breadth of differences between ELLs, a somewhat pragmatic, yet effective approach to assessing ELLs language and literacy strengths, an example of a differentiated English-ESL class (levels 1 & 2), and an open discussion on the equity and effects of our current grading practices. Participants will be presented with examples of student work, pictures, and video clips that will help them understand how students’ seaming oral fluency can easily create a false sense of literacy competence.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Online Tools for a Dual Immersion Class | ROOM G206
In this session you will find online tools that help you get the most out of your students in a Dual Immersion class. I am going to focus on online tools that provide data and resources in real time to detect learning problems or reinforce those areas in which our Dual Immersion students have difficulties.
My central idea when incorporating technology to the class is based on a modification or redefinition of our lessons, overcoming the phases in which technology is only a substitute for the traditional method of learning.
Being a session in which we will work with online resources, bring a device is highly recommended to design your first lessons or online assessments.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

PBG: The Nitty Gritty | ROOM I105
You’ve attended the PD, and it all sounds . . . okay, but have you ever just wanted someone to show you how they actually did it? In this session, we will show teachers how we went from the State Core to a proficiency scale, to an assessment, to a proficiency score to a grade. Don’t think you can assess a single standard three times? Participants will get first-hand information about how we have actually done this, and then we will break into groups to work together to brainstorm how to make this happen for any content area or grade level. Teachers will need to bring a hard copy or have electronic access to their state core for this session.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Phenomenal Science Teaching: Engaging K-5 Students as Scientists | ROOM G202
The state is in the process of writing new science standards for K-5. In this session we will explore Utah’s new vision for science education. Come learn how to use every-day phenomenon to build on your students’ natural curiosity. Learn strategies for engaging students as scientists and engineers by focusing on the three-dimensions of science: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Leave with resource ideas and specific strategies for a student-centered science classroom.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Proficiency-Based Engagement | ROOM I205
In this presentation, I will use my two years as a proficiency-based grading teacher to share strategies for the following:
-Student ownership of grades and learning
-Teacher development of grading scales and work examples
– Making progress visible
-Explaining grades and grading scales to students and parents
-Proficiency-Based goal-setting

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Expert | ROOM GYM
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Expert

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Safe Spaces with Us: Inclusive Language and Practices in the Classroom | ROOM F207
As teachers we make or break our classroom climate and culture. This particularly extends to the language and practices we use to ensure all of our students are valued and included in everything we do and feel safe to express themselves in our classrooms. This presentation will share a number of hands-on strategies to improve inclusive language and practices in the classroom to include students with diverse and marginalized backgrounds, with a focus on LGBT students and students of varying gender identities and expressions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Shared and Interactive Writing in the Elementary Classroom | ROOM I106
Interactive writing supports the learning-to-write process for students in grades K-2. Through the use of explicit instruction, modeling, and guided practice, students can learn to write. In this session teachers will learn the purpose for interactive writing, as well as the process students go through to become a writer. Teachers will be provided with techniques and strategies to use when doing interactive writing with their students.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Teaching with Purpose | ROOM I112
This presentation is designed to help teachers to focus on the process of planning, teaching, reflecting, and adjusting. Teaching with a purpose goes beyond simply looking at the core or using the district tools, but is a change of perspective.
At the risk of oversimplifying this presentation, it can be seen as a follow up to last year’s message of finding the “”why”” in your teaching and expanding outward from there.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Tech Modules for New Teachers | Room Media Center
Technology Modules for New Teachers

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

The Aesthetic Experience: Cultivating Passionate Teaching to Enhance Student Engagement | ROOM F209
Teachers are most effective when their students are actively engaged in the learning process. When teachers harness their love and their passion, their students have an aesthetic experience and will want to become active participants in their educations. One way to measure passionate teaching is through student engagement. There are various ways to engage students, to keep them interested in the curriculum, including technologies, as well as more traditional methods. This presentation will explore how to harness teacher passion, how to generate an aesthetic experience in students, and techniques demonstrating how to engage them in the learning process.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

The Digital Approach to Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness | ROOM H108
In the 21st Century, teaching foundational health concepts in a meaningful way is essential for students’ overall success. EVERFI provides free, digital programs that can help teach those important health concepts in an engaging way. This session will highlight EVERFI’s FREE digital resources surrounding topics like: prescription drug safety, alcohol education, and healthy relationships. Teachers will learn how technology can assist in learning these concepts, how to set-up free teacher accounts, and how these programs fit within their scope and sequence.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

The Essentials of Filmmaking, Digital Storytelling and 'Sending' Creativity Into the Classroom | ROOM I208
The Essentials of Filmmaking, Digital Storytelling and ‘Sending’ Creativity Into the Classroom

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

The Mindful Teacher: Practice in Presence | ROOM H206
Often, in my case at least, I press through the day holding tightly to the expectation of some relief soon to come–the next weekend, the next break, the next summer–and in so doing narrow my view, as tension is like to do, and lose sight of the beauty, the rest, the abundance that is right here. I mean, look around. Right now. Go ahead. It is bountiful this life–a life to be loved, enjoyed, celebrated–and this goes for Monday mornings, too!
This practice, mindfulness, increases and enriches the time we have to live this life. The more present we become to it, the more abundant it becomes. This presentation, above all, is a pointing at this fact, this life, this teaching life,
My intention is to share this practice with my fellow educators by giving you a introductory understanding of the science, the technique, and the applications of mindfulness. My hope is that you will walk away not only with a solid understanding of what mindfulness is but also options and support that will allow you to grow your own practice in order to experience the benefits that are possible as an educator.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Theater, Dance, and Music Intergration | ROOM B106
Theater, Dance, and Music Intergration


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Using Google Sites to Engage Students | ROOM i203
Educators will learn how to help students create websites through Google Sites to help demonstrate proficiency

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM 307

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Engaging Students in Research, Reading, and Writing Through National History Day | ROOM 120
Do you want to increase your students’ engagement in language arts? Do you want your students to have a reading, research, writing, and presentation experience they’ll remember—and want to repeat? If you answered yes to these questions, then this session is for you! Learn how to weave the National History Day competition into your language arts and social studies instruction and how to balance multiple, student-led projects with the modeling and management necessary for those projects to be successful. You’ll walk away with a solid understanding of what National History Day is and how to align it to your social studies and language arts standards, strategies for implementing writing cycles in the classroom, a guide for implementing National History Day alongside proficiency based grading, and grant-writing tips for procuring materials and funds for a bus to attend the regional competition in the spring of 2019. Give your students the gift of writing and history! Come join us!


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training | ROOM 308
Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

How to Setup and Use Google Classroom | ROOM 607
This presentation will show elementary teachers how to setup and organize their google classrooms. I will show teachers different types of resources that I have had success with. I will demonstrate how to create documents for learning, investigation, and assessment. I will help them organize their google drives to help them find their resources faster. I will show teachers how to use the grading tool. Then I will have the teachers create at least one resource they can use with their students the first part of the year and help them upload it to their classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Moving & Motivating K-2 Students from Blending Sounds to Reading Text | ROOM 233
Participants will learn how to motivate students to move from reading basic sounds to connected text. Presenters will focus on using Phonemic Awareness and Dictation to move to the next step of targeted phonics instruction. Using the Phonics Lesson Template, participants will leave with an evidence based framework to scaffold any text.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Physics with Tech Proficiency Scales and PBG | ROOM 305
During the first half of the presentation, physics with tech teachers will get an introduction to the tools and philosophy of Proficiency Based Grading (PBG). The presentation will focus on gradebook (as a PBG platform), and the central role proficiency scales play in determining a students mastery of a given standard. The second half of the presentation, Physics with Tech teachers will work together to develop the proficiency scales needed begin PBG in our classrooms.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Sandburg Elementary Collaboration on Proficiency Based Grading | ROOM 613
During this time, teachers will have the opportunity to use the knowledge obtained from the 2017-2018 Granite Way professional development to implement proficiency grading for the 2018-2019 school year.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Toolbox for Teaching Students to Read and Write Informative Text | ROOM 229
This class will focus on using informational text in reading and writing strategies. These strategies will support comprehension and are designed to increase learning in Tier 1 instruction. Participants will engage in opportunities to strengthen their instruction for each text structure and apply it to their classroom practice.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

12:15pm

Performing Arts Kick-Off | ROOM GEC
For all secondary performing arts teachers (music and theatre) to interact, share ideas, learn new techniques and procedures, and plan for the coming year.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
TBA
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM 239

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Elk Run Elementary Collaboration on Proficiency Based Grading | ROOM 115
During this time, teachers will have the opportunity to use the knowledge obtained from the 2017-2018 Granite Way professional development to implement proficiency grading for the 2018-2019 school year focusing on:

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training Beginner | Career Center Lab
Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

Interventions and Extensions with Google Forms | ROOM 109
In this half-day presentation, teachers will learn all about using google forms for assessment and differentiating instruction in the classroom. Starting with the basics, teachers will learn how to create a google form, turn a google form into a quiz / exit ticket, as well as add an answer key and interpret data from a google form. Teachers will also explore advanced features such as response validation (great for creating digital breakout EDU lessons) and learn how to differentiate instruction by adding sections to google forms.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Elem

12:15pm

Moving & Motivating K-2 Students from Blending Sounds to Reading Text | ROOM 114
Participants will learn how to motivate students to move from reading basic sounds to connected text. Presenters will focus on using Phonemic Awareness and Dictation to move to the next step of targeted phonics instruction. Using the Phonics Lesson Template participants will leave with an evidence based framework to scaffold any text.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

SMART Learning Suite -- No SMARTboard Required | ROOM 120
We will explore different types of interactive activities using SMART Lab: how to play, how to find, how to make and how to share resources.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Toolbox for Teaching Students to Read and Write Informational Text, Grades 2-6 | ROOM 243
This class will focus on using informational text in reading and writing strategies. These strategies will support comprehension and are designed to increase learning in Tier 1 instruction. Participants will engage in opportunities to strengthen their instruction for each text structure and apply it to their classroom practice.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Kearns 5573 Cougar Ln, Kearns, UT 84118

12:15pm

3 Week Unit of Study Challenge - Just Do It! | ROOM 116
Members of the PLC will determine a shared vision and collaboratively talk about student learning encompassed in a basic unit of study. Administrators will learn how to guide teachers to implement a “win quick” PLC cycle. They will also learn to help teachers to catch learning errors early to increase summative scores. Teachers will learn how to sketch out a unit of study planned in a 15-day period. This will uncover the importance of the PLC Cycle and how it supports student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM 117

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training | ROOM 118
Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

12:15pm

Making CFAs Easy and Engaging | ROOM 143
Do you struggle with making CFAs? Are they time consuming? Boring? Come learn how to make your CFAs streamlined and engaging for students. I will show you a few tools that will give you a variety of options for creating CFAs that are fun and engaging for you students. For the first 90 minutes we will go through the tools, try each out, and take a look at the data. For the 2nd 90 minutes, we will practice making them- choosing which tool(s) you would like to try out first with my support, asking questions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Skyline 3284 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

12:15pm

Big Ideas Secondary Math 1-3 Textbook Training | ROOM H201

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience Sec

12:15pm

Go Math! Math 7-8 Textbook Training | ROOM B104
Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Mindfulness Techniques to Enhance Classroom Learning | ROOM I102
This session will give educators an in-depth look at mindfulness interventions for teachers and students. Research in the area of mindfulness-based interventions has supported the use of classroom mindfulness practice in order to improve student focus and prosocial skills, reduce disciplinary referrals, and even improve grades. Teachers who practice mindfulness are more effective communicators and are less susceptible to burnout. The first half of the session will address teacher burnout and mindfulness. Practice will be informed by the book “Mindfulness for Teachers” by Patricia A. Jennings. Later in the session, teachers will learn techniques that can be directly applied in the classroom with their students. Handouts will be distributed with lesson plans for classroom use, and teachers will have time to practice the techniques in small groups for hands-on learning. This session is taught by Emily Haygeman, PhD. Emily is a school psychologist in Granite. She has conducted research on the benefits of mindfulness for an adolescent population, and has taught mindfulness groups to parents, teachers, preschool and elementary students, and adolescents.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

12:15pm

Opening the Gate: Making High Standards Accessible | ROOM G204
“”There is no royal road…”” –Euclid to Ptolemy.
Mathematics has some abstract and complex concepts to master. While Math cannot be made easy, or learned without effort, it can be made accessible. We will look at Henri Picciotto’s strategies for helping students gain access to mathematical mastery…
-Themes: mathematics-rich contexts, drawn from real-world or fanciful problems, where math concepts can be introduced, explored, developed, and reviewed. Well-chosen themes can bring algebra to life, uncover connections to other parts of mathematics, and support the claim that math does indeed have applications.
-Tools: objects (and electronic environments) which provide concrete and manipulable models of abstract and complex ideas, thereby making them accessible and interesting. They are the “”objects-to-think-with”” called for by Papert in Mindstorms (1980)
-Problem Solving: symbol manipulation is often the main focus of the math courses. In fact, some teachers mistake good symbol manipulation for rigor. Picciotto (and lots of research since) suggests that symbol manipulation become a tool for problem solving, but that Problem Solving itself be the main operating mode throughout the course.
-Spiral organization: extended exposure to concepts using the multiple representations made possible by the interplay of tools and themes. This approach allows for substantial preview and review, and helps highlight connections between concepts.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 180
  • Audience All

12:45pm

Blending Academics and Behavior to Increase Student Learning: PBIS in the Classroom | ROOM G201
This workshop will include three sessions including an Overview of PBIS, PBIS in the Classroom and Using Data to Identify Student Needs and Interventions for MTSS. Participants will gain a better understanding of how and why creating a positive environment impacts student achievement. Participants will be supported in setting up effective procedures and routines in the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to use behavioral data to drive school-wide systemic Tier 2 interventions.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Taylorsville 5277 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

2:00pm

"Blending" Reading and Writing for Young Learners | ROOM 231
I will discuss how to use Wonder’s Sound Spelling cards and phonics to increase writing and creativity for young learners. I will target 2-3 reading and writing core curriculum standards and show case how they can blend together to increase reading and writing proficiency. We will look at specific examples of how young learners accomplish this goal.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

2:00pm

Academic Parent Teacher Teams: Increasing Student Learning Through Parental Involvement | ROOM 604
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) is a research-based program that supports parents in supporting their students academically. Many parents do not effectively know how to best help their child with their homework or general academic tasks. APTT helps parents do just this by providing data and training in a team-focused environment to help parents and teachers best support student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration 90
  • Audience All

2:00pm

Accessing Students' Popular Culture to Make Your Instruction Relevant: Relevance = Engagement | ROOM 306
You’re not relevant anymore… It’s OK. Really.
It would be concerning if you did share the same interests as an 11 year old.
What’s not OK is telling preteens that Math, Science, History is important just because you say so. Or, even worse, telling them it’s relevant because they’ll need a job one day. Yea, that 12 year old struggling to figure out unit rate is really stressing over that fact that one day he’ll have to feed his family…
NOT… (BTW, saying NOT is no longer part of popular culture…)
With a basic understanding of your Utah Common Core Standards and some tips that I’ll provide for accessing your student’s Pop Culture you can create Problem Based Learning activities that are relevant and engaging for your students.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

2:00pm

Achieving Success and Rigor for English Learners | ROOM 219
This interactive workshop will focus on concrete ways to implement effective, researched-based, English Language Development (ELD) instruction. In addition, participants will learn to apply WIDA language levels that empower students to demonstrate content proficiency through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and discussion. Highlights will include classroom tools and resources that can be used on the first day of school.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cottonwood 5758 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121
  • Session Duration