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Jordan High School is located at 95 Beetdigger Blvd, Sandy, UT 84070



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Friday, February 2
 

3:00pm

Adobe Tour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Industry tour of the Adobe facility, 3900 Adobe Way, Lehi, UT 84043. Teachers will have to drive to Adobe individually; limited to Fifteen (15) individuals

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Mansouri

Melinda Mansouri

JATC, Jordan District
Melinda Mansouri is creative, innovative, and goal oriented. She enjoys design work, and solving problems. She has been teaching for 23 years total - 12 years in the subject areas of Digital Media and Web Design.


Friday February 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet at Adobe

4:15pm

4:30pm

Registration (dinner provided)
Teriyaki Chicken, Mandarin Orange Salad, Seasoned Green Beans, Rice Pilaf and dessert.


Friday February 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Commons

4:30pm

Buffy Blunck, Candidate
Top Ten Things you should know about Buffy Blunck
10.  Buffy is currently serving as the President Elect on the Utah ACTE Board representing Work-Based Learning Division
9.  She has previously served on the Utah ACTE Board representing the Health Science Division
8.  Currently Buffy teaches at Riverton High School as the Work-Based Learning Specialist and Internship Coordinator for the Riverton High Feeder System
7.  She started teaching 20 years ago at Brighton High School in Biology, Student Government, and Intro to Health Sciences
6.  She then moved to Jordan High School and taught 6 years of Health Science and started their HOSA Club from scratch ending with 200 members
5.  She just recently received the Utah HOSA Lifetime Achievement Award and is blessed to have a lifetime of friends and coworkers that support her
4.  Buffy absolutely loves her career and loves helping students find their “niche” in life, connecting education to real life experiences
3.  She has two amazing kids of her own, Zeb age 6 and Izzy age 10 who are her whole world
2.  She loves to organize things, is a little OCD, loves sushi, flip flops, chocolate and sharks
1.  Buffy is Passionate about LIFE and always likes to have fun!

Speakers
BB

Buffy Blunck

Work-Based Learning, Jordan School District
Work-Based Learning Specialist and Internship Coordinator at Riverton High School.


Friday February 2, 2018 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Commons

4:30pm

Megan Haslam, Candidate
Megan Haslam is a product of Utah Career & Technical Education, having taken courses in every CTE area offered at her high school. She chose to specialize in Agricultural Education and has been teaching now for eight years. She is currently teaching Agricultural Education courses, specializing in Animal Science & Plant Science at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Cache County School District. Megan is also a Co-Advisor of the Mountain Crest FFA chapter. In her spare time, you can find her reading, riding horses, gardening, crafting, and spending time with family & friends. While teaching, Megan has made a point to actively serve in professional organizations including serving as Utah Association of Agricultural Educators (UAAE) Secretary- Elect, Secretary, and is currently serving as President; in addition to serving on the UACTE Board since 2013. She has also participated on the Utah FFA Advisory Board for four years. On the local level, her service includes: eight years on County Jr. Livestock committees, PLC team leader, & high school insurance committee representative Along with attending every Mid-Winter & Summer Conference since she became a teacher, Megan has presented on multiple topics at both conferences. Camaraderie, connecting, and idea sharing are the main reasons she enjoys Mid-winter & Summer conferences and will continue to participate in both. If elected as UACTE President-Elect, Megan’s focus this year would be advocacy by “Telling Your Story” to stakeholders as we all need to actively share in the work of promoting Career & Technology Education.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Commons

4:30pm

Remember to Vote for UACTE President-Elect
Speakers
BB

Buffy Blunck

Work-Based Learning, Jordan School District
Work-Based Learning Specialist and Internship Coordinator at Riverton High School.


Friday February 2, 2018 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Commons

4:30pm

Visit Vendors All Evening
Friday February 2, 2018 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Commons

5:35pm

Ag Teacher New Teacher Induction
New teacher and mentor meeting.

Speakers
DT

Dr. Tyson Sorensen

ASTE - Faculty, Utah State University


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
G-102

5:35pm

10 Multi-Billion Dollar Companies Have Endorsed The CTE Career Skills Certificates – Why?
Companies and industry associations all over Utah are endorsing the Utah Career Skills Certificate program – from multi-billion dollar international companies to regional and local employers. And more are coming every day. Come find out which companies want the skills and knowledge your students are gaining, and learn 1) how to strengthen the relationship between learning and student resumes; and, 2) how to engage local industry partners (big or small) in a very easy, sustainable, and practical way. BONUS: The exam delivery system for the Career Skills Certificate program is changing slightly next year – come get a sneak peek into some of the great new changes.

Speakers
EB

Edson Barton

CEO, Founder, Precision Exams
Edson Barton’s career has focused in education, emphasizing in CTE examinations and standards development. Prior to founding Precision Exams, Mr. Barton was CEO and co-owner of ProCert Labs, a standards alignment and validation organization.Mr. Barton worked as a senior director... Read More →
RR

Robbie Rauzi

Precision Exams
GR

Greg Richens

CTE Specialist, USBE
CTE Skill Certificate Program Specialist. | | Greg holds two degrees from Weber State University, a master’s degree from Utah State University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from The University of Nevada. He has extensive experience in Career and Technical Education... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1030

5:35pm

Burnout in Five Easy Steps! (sponsored by Health Science)
In this engaging and interactive workshop, Dr. Geret Giles will discuss the basic steps that will reduce a perfectly competent teacher into a smoldering heap of apathy and despair! Don't let this happen to you! Come hear what Dr. Giles has to say about preventing burnout.


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1536

5:35pm

CTSOs (sponsored by ExBoard)
Join Mike, Richard and current student state officers to learn about membership, activities, and opportunities for involvement with the Career and Technical Student Organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Smoot

Mike Smoot

TSA State Advisor, Utah TSA
RW

Richard Wittwer

Automotive Instructor, Southwest Technical College


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
F-111

5:35pm

Extra Extra Read All About It! (sponsored by AG)
How do we share the story of what goes on in your programs and CTSOs? Learn how to involve all shareholders through social media, emails, newsletters and more!


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1541

5:35pm

Fall Forward (sponsored by Business/Marketing)
Jody Genessy, the former Utah Jazz beat writer and current sports writer for the Deserent News talks about how to keep moving in forward in life

Speakers
avatar for Jody Genessy

Jody Genessy

Willowcreek Middle School, Willowcreek Middle School
UACTE Business Board President Elect


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
F-115

5:35pm

Filling the Skills Gap (sponsored by Skilled & Technical)
Katherine Bell from Geneva Rock will discuss filling the skills gap.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1546

5:35pm

First Time Attendees (sponsored by ExBoard)
New to Utah ACTE? Welcome Aboard! Come and join us for a lively interactive session to see what is happening at the 2018 Utah ACTE Conference. Learn how to Make Your Mark and to navigate the waters of Sched, the divisions of Utah ACTE and the best ways to maximize your conference experience.   You are invited to set sail and kick off your conference weekend by seeing who else is in your division and learning the lay of the land.  Bring your own device to get connected during this session!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Silcox

Katie Silcox

AgEd Teacher/CTE Director, North Summit High School


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1023 Media Center

5:35pm

GRIP6 Belts. New business and perseverance. (sponsored by Business/Marketing)
A local entreprenuer talks about his success on Kickstarter and Amazon

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1544

5:35pm

Healthy Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles for Healthy, Happy Educators (sponsored by Health Science)
Come learn how healthy nutrition and a healthy lifestyle would benefit you in your stressful jobs! Learn why you are so fatigued, don't sleep well, can't lose weight, struggle with anxiety, and crave sugar all the time! Learn how to incorporate easy, fast and healthy snacks and lunches into your daily routines that will help you have energy and stamina again!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Moffat

Amy Moffat

I'm an adrenaline junkie and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner! Throughout my teens and into my early 20's I experienced a myriad of health issues that made my life uncomfortable. But in college, my health issues got so bad I had to quit track and field at BYU and went on a gut healing... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1041

5:35pm

Hiring and Discovering Talent (sponsored by Work-Based Learning)
Hey Folks!  I consider it an honor to get to spend some time with those who are entrusted with the education of the next generation! 

I interview hundreds of candidates each year for highly sought after professional positions at Adobe.  I'm exceptional at identifying and developing good talent.  I am excited to share with you the top three things that I look for in candidates.  Moreover I will share how to develop these characteristics that matter in yourself, and in your students.  

Speakers
avatar for Steve Eldredge

Steve Eldredge

Business Operations Manager, Adobe Managed Services
Steve finds great join helping people discover and develop their talents. For the last 30 years Steve has spent his time leveraging technology, leading teams, raising a family and building and flying airplanes for fun. Currently his Adobe passion is hiring and training diverse talent... Read More →



Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
E-104

5:35pm

How is Social Media Affecting Mental Health? Part 1 (sponsored by Guidance)
Social Media has become the way for students to communicate and socialize. The use of Instagram, Snapchat and similar apps are no longer "just for fun" but an expectation. This session will explore how the ubiquity of social media is affcting the mental health of students and its correlation with anxiety and depression.

Speakers
TG

Torilyn Gillett

School Counseling Program Specialist, Canyons School District
Tori Gillett has worked for the Canyons School District for 13 years. She spent eight years as a school counselor at Indian Hills Middle School and is in her fifth year as the School Counseling Program Specialist. She has provided professional development and conference sessions on... Read More →



Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1051 Tech Atrium

5:35pm

Including Singletons in PLCs (sponsored by Administration)
Speakers
DM

Dr. Michael C.Johnson

Dr. Michael C. Johnson has been an educator for more than two decades. He taught Spanish courses during his early graduate studies and later taught middle school Spanish for two years in Central Oregon. He also spent over four years in corporate training as an instructional designer... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
E-108

5:35pm

Making the High School Experience Really Count (sponsored by FACS)
Navigating the world of scholarships can be a nightmare. Come learn some tips and information to help students make their high school experience count. Julie has extensive experience with CTE pathways, internships and scholarship opportunities.

Speakers
JS

Julie Shipp

As a CTE Specialist, I love helping students find ways to make their education meaningful. Previous to this, I spent eight years as a Scholarship, College, and Career advisor.


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
E-110

5:35pm

One Little Thing!!! (sponsored by ExBoard)
One never knows what influence or impact they will have on another person. This presentation allows an opportunity to reflect on how we got to where we are and what we might do from now on. It emphasizes that we might not have any idea that what we are doing today may have huge implications on the future.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
A-104 Choir

5:35pm

Renewing Our Sense of Purpose (sponsored by Guidance)
The purpose of this presentation is to use pieces of science from a number of disciplines to renew an educator's sense of purpose and help them pour their best efforts into tasks and projects that they find meaningful. Beyond this renewed sense of purpose, educators will have practical takeaways for how to integrate their own personal passions into a job and system that can sometimes leave us feeling out of touch.

Speakers
avatar for McKinley Withers

McKinley Withers

Health and Wellness Specialist, Jordan School District
I taught social studies for 5 years at the Middle School and High School level. I was teaching AP Psychology and Debate at West Jordan High School before moving to a counseling position at Valley High School, the Alternative High School in Jordan School District. I loved working as... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
E-114

5:35pm

Retirement Planning with VALIC (sponsored by Administration)
Putting It All Together: Social Security, Pension, And Investment Planning To Get There

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
E-113

5:35pm

Social Media 101 (sponsored by ExBoard)
Social Media 101: Have you ever wondered what it means to tweet, linkedin, Instagram or Facebook? Come learn some simple ways to engage in social media. Learn the terms your students are using and stay up on what is happening.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Hancock

Natalie Hancock

FACS teacher at Jordan High in Sandy, Utah


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
A-102 Band

5:35pm

Tackle Classroom Behavior without Fear (sponsored by FACS)
Behavior Specialist from Provo District gives tips to help with classroom discipline and management while helping students learn at high levels.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
E-111

5:35pm

5:35pm

Utah Educational Savings Plan (sponsored by Skilled & Technical)
CCI Mechanical will talk about the benefits of apprenticeship training.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1525

5:35pm

Utah IT Pathway Program (GOED) (sponsored by Information Technology)
An explanation of the Utah IT Pathway Program that Governor Herbert has announced.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlee Carlile

Kimberlee Carlile

Director of Industry and Talent Initiatives, Governor's Office of Economic Development
Kimberlee Carlile is director of industry and talent initiatives for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). In this capacity, she has helped implement pathway programs in three different Utah industries: aerospace manufacturing, diesel technology and medical... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1539

5:35pm

5:35pm

Utah Retirement Systems Tier 2 Information (sponsored by Tech/Engineering)- Employees hired on or after July 1, 2011
Speakers
DD

Dawn Dachenhausen

URS Retirement Planning Advisor, Utah Retirement Systems
Dawn Dachenhausen graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Finance at the University of Utah.


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
F-102

5:35pm

Utah's Cyber Threat Landscape (sponsored by Information Technology)
Sergeant Jeff Plank with the Utah Department of Public Safety, assigned to the Salt Lake City FBI Cyber Task Force, explains the cyber threats that are affecting Utah businesses and individuals.


Friday February 2, 2018 5:35pm - 6:20pm
1048

6:30pm

Opening Session: Keynote and Awards
Dr. David WW Jones grew up on a wheat and barley farm in Washington State. David earned his B.S. & M.S. in Agricultural Education at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. He taught agriculture for eight years at Atascadero High School and then returned to Cal Poly to teach Agricultural Education. He attended the University of Florida and graduated in May, 2006 with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education with an emphasis in leadership development. In 2006, he was hired at North Carolina State University where he developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership and leadership development. He led the development of the Agriculture Science Degree focusing on leadership development which has earned national recognition. Dr. Jones has presented to over 100,000 people and in 2013, received one of two USDA Excellence in Teaching Awards for a New Teacher. He has been recognized as a Fellow by both the National Association for Career and Technical Education and American Association of Agricultural Educators. Dr. Jones is most proud of his 2009 “Most Inspiring NCSU Professor” student nominated award. In July of this year, Dr. Jones left NC State to pursue his own leadership consulting business, Split Second Leadership, and to assist his wife in her business as a literacy consultant for her own company, Hello Literacy Inc. David is married to his college sweetheart, Jennifer and they have two daughters. David enjoys spending time with his family, flying kites and hosting friends.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

8:00pm

Ice Cream Social
Friday February 2, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
1051 Tech Atrium
 
Saturday, February 3
 

7:30am

Breakfast on Your Own
Saturday February 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
TBA

7:30am

Registration
Saturday February 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Commons

7:30am

Remember to Vote for UACTE President-Elect
Speakers
BB

Buffy Blunck

Work-Based Learning, Jordan School District
Work-Based Learning Specialist and Internship Coordinator at Riverton High School.


Saturday February 3, 2018 7:30am - 1:30pm
Commons

7:30am

Visit Vendors
Saturday February 3, 2018 7:30am - 2:30pm
Commons

8:00am

"Retirement Advice: 'You know What I've Learned.....', a Panel Discussion"
Learn from a panel of former CTE administrators, in various stages of retirement what they would do different (or the same) if they could prepare for their retirement again.  Hear what advice they would give to you as they address a wide variety of retirement questions.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1023 Media Center

8:00am

Welcome Session - Our History Leads Us Still Today - National FFA Update Ben Meyer
Wake Up - Come early to get your membership gift take a minute to get to know your fellow ag teachers, learn a little about our history and current state of the FFA & USBE!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Giffing

Monica Giffing

President, UAAE
avatar for Ben Meyer

Ben Meyer

LPS Specialist, National FFA Organization


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
A-104 Choir

8:00am

Business/ Marketing Meeting
Annual Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Randall Kammerman

Randall Kammerman

Herriman HS
SS

Steve Strong

Canyon View Jr High, Canyon View Jr High


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1051 Tech Atrium

8:00am

10 Multi-Billion Dollar Companies Have Endorsed The CTE Career Skills Certificates – Why?
Companies and industry associations all over Utah are endorsing the Utah Career Skills Certificate program – from multi-billion dollar international companies to regional and local employers. And more are coming every day. Come find out which companies want the skills and knowledge your students are gaining, and learn 1) how to strengthen the relationship between learning and student resumes; and, 2) how to engage local industry partners (big or small) in a very easy, sustainable, and practical way. BONUS: The exam delivery system for the Career Skills Certificate program is changing slightly next year – come get a sneak peek into some of the great new changes.

Speakers
EB

Edson Barton

CEO, Founder, Precision Exams
Edson Barton’s career has focused in education, emphasizing in CTE examinations and standards development. Prior to founding Precision Exams, Mr. Barton was CEO and co-owner of ProCert Labs, a standards alignment and validation organization.Mr. Barton worked as a senior director... Read More →
RR

Robbie Rauzi

Precision Exams
GR

Greg Richens

CTE Specialist, USBE
CTE Skill Certificate Program Specialist. | | Greg holds two degrees from Weber State University, a master’s degree from Utah State University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from The University of Nevada. He has extensive experience in Career and Technical Education... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1030

8:00am

Dissertation: Reasons for Teacher Burnout in FACS
The Value of FACS - maintaining, building and retaining successful FACS programs is a concern many FACS teachers have. This presentation will share the results of a research study conducted in Utah about the perceptions of administrators, guidance counselors and parents on the value of FACS in the public school system. This research is being expanded to encompass the entire state of Utah and will be addressed in this session."

Speakers
avatar for Shelli Barnum

Shelli Barnum

Teacher, Desert Hills Middle
Shelli is the FACS teacher at the new Crimson Cliffs Middle School in St. George. She has been teaching for 17 years and she LOVES her job!!


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
E-110

8:00am

Exploring FACS Exploration A
Come explore a new way to teach FACS Exploration A. This class will cover Strands 1-3 (Interior Design, Clothing and Textiles, and free enterprise). Get ideas, worksheets, PowerPoint, Nearpods, and activities for teaching FACS Exploration A.

Speakers
JC

Jentry Carter

FACS Teacher, Morgan
I've been teaching for 4 years at Morgan Middle School. I've taught Model A and B of FACS Explortion as well as 7th grade CCA: FACS.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
E-112

8:00am

Family Support and Treatment Center Supports Teachers, too!
The Family Support & Treatment Center is a nonprofit agency whose focus is the prevention and treatment of abuse and traumatic events. For over a decade, the Family Support & Treatment Center has offered insightful presentations in an effort to educate and empower youth regarding abuse and many surrounding issues. Jenna is the education specialist at the Family Support & Treatment Center in Orem. She discusses topics like stress management, depression and suicide prevention, dynamics of child abuse, dating violence, and positive child guidance with all ages of youth. Pam Raleigh will focus on Trauma Resilience in schools and families. Use this information within your classes (Adult Roles, Teen Living, Child Development) or have them come as a guest speaker!


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
E-114

8:00am

Knife Skills Basics

Learn basic knife cutting skills, such as holding and using a knife properly along with ideas and activities to incorporate in your classroom.


Speakers
avatar for EmmaLee Peay

EmmaLee Peay

Polaris High School
EmmaLee Peay graduated from Johnson & Wales University with her degree in FACS Education and minoring in Culinary Arts, this is her 1st year teaching at Polaris High School.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
D-109 Foods Lab

8:00am

Kyte Learning: The Latest and Greatest in Classroom Technology
Tech guru or total noob (novice), you deserve a professional learning experience that caters to your needs. Kyte Learning provides anytime tech learning for every skill level through bit-sized video content. Kyte can help you learn something brand new or get your edtech wheels turning through a slew of classroom implementation ideas.

This session will be an introduction to the Kyte Learning platform which is a professional learning platform with over 300 online tutorial and implementation based courses on classroom technology like Google, Nearpod, Class Dojo, Brain Pop, Kahoot, Canvas and many more. This will be a hands-on training so please bring your laptops and head phones.  Kyte Learning has a full LTI integration for most of the major Learning Management Systems like Canvas so teachers can easily pull in Kyte content to student courses.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Hinckley

Jake Hinckley

Business, Kyte Learning
Former educator and administrator and current Director of Client Success with Kyte Learning over implementation and training.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
E-113

8:00am

NAEYC Association Opportunities for Teachers and Students
This session will provide a brief overview of NAEYC professional association opportunities and resources for high school teachers and their students entering the career field of Early Childhood Education. What is NAEYC? How does membership work for students and teachers? What instructional resources are available? Accreditation opportunities for Early Chidlhood Lab programs.   
Handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bBzOyZv79vaHwY51Il4fKT5jwGVoqa1o/view?usp=sharing
NAEYC membership video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV9Zt9gpsLc  (some webinar videos are also here)
ECE professionalism short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMph09c6sL0 
Email: sanderson@weber.edu



Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
E-109

8:00am

Preparing A Financially Literate Generation with EVERFI
On the pathway to college and career readiness, it is critically important that students develop the skills necessary to be financially responsible throughout their lives. The EVERFI Platform provides elementary, middle and high school teachers and students with engaging, online resources to prepare students for the financial problems of the real world. Each course is standards aligned and includes assessments for teachers to easily track student knowledge gain. All of EVERFI’s digital and paper-based resources are provided to teachers and schools at no cost.

Speakers
avatar for Allie Kabat

Allie Kabat

Schools Manager, EVERFI
Allie Kabat is an EVERFI Schools Manager based out of Utah. She has a passion for education and technology and was most recently teaching within Chicago Public Schools.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1525

8:00am

Unraveling Knit Issues
Come learn and practice creating different finishing and sewing techniques with knits

Speakers
DB

Dawna Baugh

FACS Professor, Brigham Young University
I have been teaching a variety of clothing classes at BYU for the past 26 years. Before that I worked in the apparel industry. I graduated from BYU and USU in Clothing and Textiles. I am passionate about what I do and I love sharing my knowledge and experiences with the FACS teachers... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1523 Sewing Lab

8:00am

Data Driven Credit Recovery
Four years ago, West Jordan Middle School 9th grade students struggled with credit deficiency. During the 2013-14 school year, 9th graders failed 445 classes.  Due to this concern, WJMS set out to create a system that would reduce this large number. These programs included Lion Lunch, Peer Tutoring, before/after school homework assistance, and Platinum Pride Time (PPT). Over the past 3 years, there has been a decrease in failing grades. During the 2016-17 school year, 9th graders only failed 54 classes. A large portion of success in this area revolves around the PPT program.  Platinum Pride Time is facilitated during school hours where ninth grade students can receive additional academic help in their core classes (Language Arts, Math, Geography, and Science). They may work on missing assignments, projects, and assessments. When students have recovered credit from their core classes, they may also have the opportunity to recover their elective credits. 

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jones

Counselor, West Jordan Middle School
KW

Karen Williams

Counselor, West Jordan Middle School


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
K-204

8:00am

EXCELerate your counseling program: a session for beginners (Cancelled)
This session will introduce you to the EXCEL-lent world of Excel. Learn how to create effective spreadsheets to organize data so you can spend more time meeting with students. We will learn how to create and format a spreadsheet, cut and paste data, insert rows and columns, create tabs, simple functions and more.

Speakers
SW

Stacy Wood

School Counselor, American Heritage School


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1030 Career Center Lab

8:00am

How is Social Media Affecting Mental Health? Part 2
Part 2: (Continued from Friday) Social Media has become the way for students to communicate and socialize. The use of Instagram, Snapchat and similar apps are no longer "just for fun" but an expectation. This session will explore how the ubiquity of social media is affcting the mental health of students and its correlation with anxiety and depression.

Speakers
TG

Torilyn Gillett

School Counseling Program Specialist, Canyons School District
Tori Gillett has worked for the Canyons School District for 13 years. She spent eight years as a school counselor at Indian Hills Middle School and is in her fifth year as the School Counseling Program Specialist. She has provided professional development and conference sessions on... Read More →



Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
K-202

8:00am

Overview of Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)
Come hear a presentation from UESP on how you, and the ones you love, can take advantage of their program to help save money for a college education!

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
K-201

8:00am

Concussion Awareness: Technology and Its Impact on Athletes
It's more than just getting your "bell rung" or a "dinger." Join Patty Fahringer as she addresses concussion education: the signs and symptoms of concussions, how they occur, and what steps are need in recovery, and will finish out with an overview of the technology Provo High is using for sensing football impacts. As this is Provo High's first year using this technology, Patty is excited to share not only her knowledge, but also how this technology has improved concussion awareness for athletes, parents, coaches, and medical staff at her school.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1536

8:00am

Cool New Apps for the Health Science Classroom
Learn to use the latest and coolest apps & technology in the Health Science classroom!

Speakers
DY

Doug Young

Woods Cross High, Woods Cross High
Woods Cross, UT


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1538

8:00am

Mitochondrial DNA and Bioinformatics
Preregister, send in a DNA sample, and your mitochondrial DNA will be sequenced before the conference.  At the conference, you will receive your sequence, learn how to analyze it using bioinformatics, and learn how to do this complete lab with your biotechnology students.  DNA sequencing kits are limited and priority will be given to health science biotechnology teachers.

Speakers
avatar for David van Dijk

David van Dijk

Pleasant Grove High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
F-109 Science Lab

8:00am

New and Newer Health Science Mentoring
New and Newer Health ScienceTeacher Mentoring session. Denise Abbott will answer questions and inform new Health Science teachers on a variety of helpful topics

Speakers
avatar for Denise Abbott

Denise Abbott

Timpview HS, Timpview HS


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
F-111

8:00am

AP CSP & why YOU should teach it!
AP Computer Science Principles is taking the nation by storm! Come see how a "scary sounding" course is really accessible to ALL students! Even the "non-techie" ones! We will explore the resources available to teachers who want to offer Computer Science Principles at their school (AP or not) and the reasons why you, YES YOU should teach it! (If you have an Android phone or tablet, please bring it with you.) (Computer Science Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
G-101 PC Lab

8:00am

Certiport Testing
Certification testing (Industry Certifications)

Speakers
SC

Sara Cox

Sara Cox, Deployment Manager, Certiport | Sara joined the Certiport Large Account Deployment Team on September 15, 2014 as a Deployment Manager. Sara has great experience in training customers and brings with her the ability to clearly understand the needs of her clients. | Sara... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1023 Media Center Lab A

8:00am

Code to Success (repeated session)
(repeated session) A short workshop showing the benefits of coding and Code to Success for your students. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced; Web Development)


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
J-218

8:00am

Exploring Computer Science with Robots (session 1 of 2)
2 SESSION WORKSHOP: Computer Science is essential in our digital world. Yet the vast majority of students either choose not to study it or do not continue in the field. In this session, we will explore how robotics can be used to more effectively engage students in discovering and learning computer science concepts. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
2006 PC Lab

8:00am

Intro to C# (Microsoft .NET Framework)
Don’t know C#? Don’t know how to code? No problem. We’ll cover the basics of syntax and convention as we explore variables, mathematic operations & comparisons, logical branching, and even loops! You’ll walk away knowing the basics of writing simple applications. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1556 PC Lab

8:00am

Intro to JavaScript
This beginner-level course will cover several fundamental concepts of programming in the JavaScript language. Participants will code along with the instructor to discover how to modify the content of a personal webpage, load external data from the internet and interact with an HTML5 canvas in order to develop simple web-based applications. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
2004 PC Lab

8:00am

Intro to Networking
Attendees will be introduced to the first 2 layers of the OSI model. Layer 1 will cover networking hardware to include switches, routers, WIFI access points, and firewalls. Copper and fiber network cabling standards will be covered and examples of best practices in the industry will be discussed. Layer 2 will cover MAC Addressing, VLAN’s, Spanning Tree, and LAN vs WAN concepts. (Hardware/Software)


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
J-220 BYOD

8:00am

Introduction to CS using Micro:bits (repeated session)
(sesson repeated) Learn how you can teach coding using the BBC's Microbit in a Creative Coding or a beginning programming class. (General IT) 
You can watch a video ahead of time of Douglas Kiang talking about Microbits at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfmEBbI_lPw 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer, Utah Coding Project
@CarlLyman


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1023 Media Center Lab B

8:00am

Web Development 1 & 2 (New Core Curriculum Best Practices)
Learn about the new Web Development Strands and Standards. Access the Canvas Course with Activities based on the standards. Create or share an activity that you use in your classroom. (Web Development)


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
J-221 BYOD

8:00am

What is UX and Why Should I Care About Another Acronym?
Come learn about what UX (User Experience) is and why you should be teaching your students about it. From websites, to applications, hardware and even furniture design, user experience is defining which companies succeed in today's technology-driven world. (Digital Media)

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
J-219

8:00am

Benizer Method
Learn how to take the photos using the brenizer method and combine those photos in Photoshop.

Speakers
TL

Tyler Lewis

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Spanish Fork, UT


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
G-104 PC Lab

8:00am

Creating Dye Sublimation Socks
Create a dye sublimation sock design in Adobe Illustrator. Session will review the process of transferring the design and provide information on equipment needed to implement the assigment.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1023 Media Center Lab (main room)

8:00am

DaVinci Resolve in the Classroom
An illuminating exploration of the power of light, and its underappreciated contribution to the art of the image. (No longer a highly-anticipated DaVinci Resolve 14 session, but now an even more highly anticipated session on light! Still to be presented by Justus Page)

Speakers
avatar for Justus Page

Justus Page

Cinematographer
A man who helplessly fell in love with the world through the barrel of a lens.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1544

8:00am

Don't Judge a Book By it's Cover: Book Sculpture for Comm Art (MUST SIGN UP FOR ALL 4 Sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be designing and fabricating/sculpting paper sculptures from vintage books and discussing the curricula standards (design principles) that these projects address. Please note you must sign up for all four comm art sessions as the project will take the entirety of the four hours to complete.

Speakers
WF

Wendy Frazier-Snyder

American Fork High School, American Fork High School
Lehi


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1048

8:00am

Leadership that help you to teach and Make your Mark with your student
Management is power over people; leadership is power with people. An effective leader does not put greatness in individuals but elicits it from them—the greatness is inherent in the individual.  As such, leadership is the greatest 'force multiplier' on any battlefield.”


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
A-102 Band

8:00am

Low Voltage
low voltage lighting and home automation

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1546

8:00am

Team Based Learning
Team-Based Learning: Beyond Small Groups   (2 hours)   8:00 - 10:00AM 

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a strategy to transform a classroom of students into high-performance learning teams. Let's face it; career technology students want more hands-on time in their learning. Many students don't like lecture, reading, or delayed feedback. How do we encourage them to come to class with 'first contact with content' so we don't waste valuable class time and can get to the hands-on part they really learn from? TBL answers this question and more!

This will be an interactive session 
as we demonstrate the Readiness Assesment Process! You will leave this class with ideas you can use in your classroom immediately, ideas that I have been using for over 10 years now and will show you how and why they work!
** (This presentation is listed as two seperate hour sessions, but is actually one presentation)
Please read my Bio!   

Speakers
avatar for Tim Dwyer

Tim Dwyer

Educational Specialist, ConsuLab
I am a shameless hunter/gatherer in search of creativity in education! In my quest for student engagement, I stumbled onto Team-Based Learning (TBL Larry Michaelsen) and it changed my classroom forever! I used this strategy in my automotive CTE program and just know that other CTE... Read More →
TR

Todd Richardson

USU Eastern, USU Eastern
Automotive Instructor at Utah State University Eastern, Price, Utah. I teach concurrent enrollment Automotive classes for Carbon High School, Lighthouse High School and Pinnacle High School along with post-secondary instruction. We are a NATEF Master certified program and I have taught... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1558 Auto Shop

8:00am

Woodworking Best Practices/project
Small woodworking project

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
H-102 Woodshop

8:00am

"Nock your Socks off" Introduction to Lean Manufacturing in the Classroom
US Manufacturing is struggling to find a workforce that is trained in Lean Manufacturing principles. Your opportunity is to fill that gap!!!


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
K-206

8:00am

3D Printer Troubleshooting
3D Printer set up and troubleshooting problems.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
K-208

8:00am

Electrical Sound (Build your own Cup Speakers)
Electrical Sound (Build your own Cup Speakers)

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
2524

8:00am

How Much Wood Can a Nut Chuck Chuck?
A nut chuck is easy to make, costs about $2 in materials, and is infinitely versatile. In this session, Kip will demonstrate how to make a nut chuck, and how to use it in turning several projects appropriate for a junior high or high school manufacturing activity.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
1557 Woodshop Classroom

8:00am

Touch Screens can improve instruction
Using the touch screen as a teaching tool in your instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Melvin Robinson

Melvin Robinson

Teacher, Davis County School District
BS from USU in Technology Education, MS from BYU in Technology Education, 11 years of middle school teaching, 8 years at State of Utah - Specialist, 8 years at Viewmont High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
2521

8:00am

WBL Logistics
How to manage growing numbers of WBL students!

Speakers
JJ

Jan Jardine

Timpview High School, Timpview High School
Provo


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
K-203

8:00am

Culinary Management - What's Working, What's Not?
Discuss ideas for what has been done in Culinary Management that have worked for you and get some new ideas from other teachers.

Speakers
AB

Amber Baines

Teacher, Lehi High School
Amber has been teaching Foods and Nutrition for 9 years. She currently teaches at Lehi High School.


Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:05pm
E-108

9:05am

Connecting with Industry Through Capstone Programs
Connecting with industry partners is critical to providing students a competitive advantage in their post-secondary education and professional careers. When educators have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals, we are often asking for a guest speaker, feedback on our curriculum, or ideas that can guide our lessons. Yet there is often little if any actual connection between the industry and our student.

In this session, you will see how many CTE programs throughout our state are implementing a new style of learning through our Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Programs. CAPS offers innovative high school programs connecting students to businesses and mentors all while completing projects for businesses to meet current market needs.
CAPS programs establish and nurture relationships with business partners that are mutually beneficial, sustainable, coordinated and multi-faceted.  Our partners help shape curriculum, provide projects, support professional development, invest in equipment and supplies and provide job shadow opportunities, speakers, mentors, and internships.
Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture. Challenging real-world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school credit. CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill, high demand jobs. 

Link to Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19F4EnS7stgZn6t9J6PgLlGkvcfMKuX2MJoTBZGX1G4I/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
avatar for Danny Fisher

Danny Fisher

CTE & PCCAPS Director, Park City High School
During my career as an educator, I have taught numerous CTE Business and WBL classes, lead an amazing group of FBLA students, provided mentorship and professional development as an Instructional Technology Coach, and currently, I'm fortunate enough to lead a great group of CTE teachers... Read More →



Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1023 Media Center

9:05am

Break-Out of your box- (Will be repeated at 11:25am)
What a fun way to incorporate Critical Thinking into your classroom?? Then this is for you! Come for a fun challenge for you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Frannie Pena

Frannie Pena

Agricultural Educator, Pine View High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
L-202

9:05am

Online Curriculum Options
Josh will discuss how he has implemented with the help of Canvas using AWS online. AWS online offers content for a varaieyt of subjects for welding. Josh will talk aobut the pros and cons of switching it all ove to AWS online and the related benefits.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
L-203

9:05am

SNAPshot - your Chapter's profile matters!
What is your chapter’s story? How does your chapter compare to others in Utah and the nation? Data tells a story. Find out what data you can input in your chapter profile and where you can find it compared to other chapters in the nation. Make informed decisions about how to grow and improve your chapter.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Meyer

Ben Meyer

LPS Specialist, National FFA Organization


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
L-204

9:05am

Step-Up your Assessment Game
Tired of fouling out on assesments? Come to this workshop to practice and learn about student project assesments

Speakers
JH

John Hamilton

Vista Heights Middle School, Vista Heights Middle School
John has a degree in Wildlife Biology and worked as a field biologist for 2 years before become a teacher. He teach Agriculture and Biology at Vista Heights Middle School.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
2024

9:05am

Suture or Stitches: No matter what you call you will be able to do it.
In this workshop you will learn the different types of sutures and materials used and get hands on experience suturing.

Speakers
CW

Chad Warnick

Agricultural Education Teacher, Delta Tech Center


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
L-201

9:05am

Certiport Testing
Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1023 Media Center Lab A

9:05am

Changes in K-8: CCA, Digital Literacy, and Keyboarding
Speakers
avatar for Ashley Higgs

Ashley Higgs

CTE K-8 Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Ashley Higgs has taught a total of 12 years in the classroom at the middle school level. She has taught College and Career Awareness, Keyboarding, and Computer Technology with Microsoft Office Certification. She has now taken the role of K-8 Education Specialist at the Utah State... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
I-204

9:05am

Digital Marketing Curriculum
What we should teach, including beyond the state curriculum.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
I-205

9:05am

Ditch the Google Search Process & Find Personal Finance Resources Faster
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit, curates the best FREE resources on the web and has quickly become the “one-stop shop” for thousands of educators in all 50 states. In this session, you will learn how to harness NGPF’s comprehensive library so you will spend less time searching and more time crafting lessons customized to your strengths and your students' needs. Be sure to bring your laptop or tablet


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
I-207

9:05am

Six Sigma
Six Sigma is at the forefront of business, technology, and manufacturing strategies, today. It's the driving force for Intel, IBM, HP, Motorola, Apple, Adobe, AT&T, Google, etc

Speakers
avatar for Rob Willardson

Rob Willardson

Teacher, Copper Hills High School
Rob spent 36 years in his first career in the dairy products industry. He and his three partners built a $5 billion multinational dairy products company based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with 7,500 employees, 36 manufacturing plants, and 6 distribution centers, in 12 countries. Since... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
I-201

9:05am

UEN / Adobe Connect
How to use Adobe Connect

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
I-206

9:05am

UEN / Google Apps for Educators
Best Google Apps to use for Educators

Speakers
SR

Shannon Ririe

Catherine Bates is a teacher librarian with expertise in teaching research using online databases. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from BYU-Idaho and a Master’s in Instructional Technology with a School Library Media emphasis from Utah State University. She is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
I-208

9:05am

Breakout Games in FACS
"Break Out" Google form games: Come learn a new way to engage students in a puzzle hunt using a Google form. Similar to the popular "Get Out" games.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Wright

Paige Wright

Alpine School District, Pleasant Grove High School
Paige Wright has been teaching at Alpine School District for 4 years. She is also an FCCLA adviser and District Foods/ProStart Collaboration leader.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-108

9:05am

FACS Exploration (Model B) in a Nutshell
We are back again but we've updated some things!! Come see what our students do in our FACS Exploration Model B classes! In this class, you will receive access to a google drive full of lesson plans and ideas as well as recipes and activities we use in class. It’s a great way to pick and choose things you want to tweak and use for your own classroom!

Speakers
AO

Ashley Oney

Ashley Oney, has been teaching 7-9th grade at American Fork Jr. High for 5 years. She loves her students and has a passion for Family and Consumer Sciences!
KS

Kaylee Sandstrom

Alpine School District, Orem Junior High


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-110

9:05am

FACS Exploration: Hands on Projects Only
Ideas for each Strand of FACS Exploration where students are fully engaged in project based learning and activities.

Speakers
KB

Kelli Bringhurst

Teacher, Hurricane Middle School
Kelli Bringhurst teaches in the Washington County School district and is passionate about teaching FACS. Fashion Design Studio is one of her favorite classes to teach. Kelli taught this class at the Middle and High School levels and is excited to share her project based approach and... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-112

9:05am

Hands on Activities for Child Development
Hands on activities to teach Peformance objectives 4,5, and 6. Evaluating age appropriate actives for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-114

9:05am

Intro to DHHS's Annual Gallery Walk
Incorporating Fashion Studio Design, Interior Design and ProStart into a night of Successes, Celebrations and community involvement and appreciation. Come learn how you can start a Gallery Walk at your school!

Speakers
avatar for Tierra Davis

Tierra Davis

Teacher, Desert Hills High School
Tierra Davis has taught Family & Consumer Sciences at Desert Hills High School for the past 4 years. Her passion for Fashion Design has been a motivator for her travels and has taken her to Italy, France, England, Brazil & New York in the past 2 years.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-113

9:05am

Middle School FCCLA Chapters: It is worth it!
A step-by-step on creating or running a middle school FCCLA Chapter from the ground up.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-111

9:05am

Navigating Canvas for Beginners
Need a very basic course to help you understand the Canvas platform? This session will help you understand the basic interface of Canvas and how to navigates its tools. Learn about the different features that will help you to customize your class and class instruction all in one place.

****Please bring a laptop to the session so you can work with me & I can help you to work with your Canvas.
If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account. Be sure to have your username and login before you come to this class. If you don’t remember your login credentials, contact your technology administrator for assistance. If you do not have a current Canvas account, you can acquire a Free-for-Teacher account that is always free, as well as you can get a two-week trial demo account that will allow you access to all the tools available (Note: A Free-for-Teacher account does not contain all the tools available for a paid account). To sign up, visit https://www.canvaslms.com/try-canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Marsh

Julie Marsh

North Summit School District


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-109

9:05am

Tech Out Adult Roles and Financial Literacy
Sick of your usual lessons? Want to find different, fun ideas to beef up what you teach? Come listen to different ideas that teachers have used to make Adult Roles and Financial Literacy a more fun and hands-on classes. Don't worry, you don't need to learn how to use a new form of technology. These additions are a simple add on!

Speakers
avatar for Allissa Huffaker

Allissa Huffaker

Teacher, Springville High School
I am Allissa Huffaker. I currently teach at Springville High School. I teach Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Adult Roles and Financial Literacy.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1525

9:05am

Tips for FCCLA Advisers by State Officers and Students
Wondering what your officers are really thinking?


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1539

9:05am

Trends--What's New in Interior Design?
Industry Professional Cody Beal will discuss current Interior Design topics and trends in this workshop. He will have plenty of samples to show attendees and give them ideas for creative classroom experiences.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
F-115

9:05am

US Army--More than just recruitment
Help teachers and students see what the Army has to offer in the way of education, careers, resources and guest speakers.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
E-104

9:05am

Data Driven Credit Recovery
Four years ago, West Jordan Middle School 9th grade students struggled with credit deficiency. During the 2013-14 school year, 9th graders failed 445 classes.  Due to this concern, WJMS set out to create a system that would reduce this large number. These programs included Lion Lunch, Peer Tutoring, before/after school homework assistance, and Platinum Pride Time (PPT). Over the past 3 years, there has been a decrease in failing grades. During the 2016-17 school year, 9th graders only failed 54 classes. A large portion of success in this area revolves around the PPT program.  Platinum Pride Time is facilitated during school hours where ninth grade students can receive additional academic help in their core classes (Language Arts, Math, Geography, and Science). They may work on missing assignments, projects, and assessments. When students have recovered credit from their core classes, they may also have the opportunity to recover their elective credits. 

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jones

Counselor, West Jordan Middle School
KW

Karen Williams

Counselor, West Jordan Middle School


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
K-204

9:05am

EXCELerate your counseling program: a session for beginners
This session will introduce you to the EXCEL-lent world of Excel. Learn how to create effective spreadsheets to organize data so you can spend more time meeting with students. We will learn how to create and format a spreadsheet, cut and paste data, insert rows and columns, create tabs, simple functions and more.

Speakers
SW

Stacy Wood

School Counselor, American Heritage School


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1556 PC Lab

9:05am

How is Social Media Affecting Mental Health? Part 2
Part 2: (Continued from Friday) Social Media has become the way for students to communicate and socialize. The use of Instagram, Snapchat and similar apps are no longer "just for fun" but an expectation. This session will explore how the ubiquity of social media is affcting the mental health of students and its correlation with anxiety and depression.

Speakers
TG

Torilyn Gillett

School Counseling Program Specialist, Canyons School District
Tori Gillett has worked for the Canyons School District for 13 years. She spent eight years as a school counselor at Indian Hills Middle School and is in her fifth year as the School Counseling Program Specialist. She has provided professional development and conference sessions on... Read More →



Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
K-202

9:05am

Overview of Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)
Come hear a presentation from UESP on how you, and the ones you love, can take advantage of their program to help save money for a college education!

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
K-201

9:05am

Activities in a Pinch!
Denise and Robbie share some of their best activities and labs for a variety of Health Science courses!

Speakers
avatar for Denise Abbott

Denise Abbott

Timpview HS, Timpview HS


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
A-104 Choir

9:05am

Hands-on Activity- 3 Phases of Injury Healing
Come learn a fun lab activity on the 3 phases of injury healing for you to use in your classroom tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Janice Bentley

Janice Bentley

Teacher/Athletic Trainer, Lehi High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1536

9:05am

Mitochondrial DNA and Bioinformatics
Preregister, send in a DNA sample, and your mitochondrial DNA will be sequenced before the conference.  At the conference, you will receive your sequence, learn how to analyze it using bioinformatics, and learn how to do this complete lab with your biotechnology students.  DNA sequencing kits are limited and priority will be given to health science biotechnology teachers.

Speakers
avatar for David van Dijk

David van Dijk

Pleasant Grove High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
F-109 Science Lab

9:05am

Visible Body Technology in the Health Science classroom!
Visible Body: 3D Anatomy and Physiology Animation Virtual Anatomy Apps, plus FREE resources you can use now Easily create virtual learning experiences that empower your students to see inside the human body and engage the natural curiosity of your class. Put aside the textbook, the lab specimens in a jar, and plastic 3D models, and jump into this immersive 3D experience with your students. Visible Body apps use 3D models, illustrations, and 3D animations to introduce each human body system. Anatomy lab activities from the app are trusted by healthcare professionals and loved by students.  Plan on learning about FREE resources you can use in your teaching now, and an introduction to the best 3D, virtual learning tools that are SIMPLE to incorporate into what you are already doing.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ness

Mary Ness

K12 Channel Director, Visible Body
In addition to her role as K12 Channel Director at Visible Body, Mary Ness is also a licensed practicing massage therapist in Utah. She is passionate about anatomy & physiology in all aspects of her work and play, including on the ski slopes and yoga mat. She has worked in educational... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
G-103 PC Lab

9:05am

Code to Success (repeated session)
(repeated session) A short workshop showing the benefits of coding and Code to Success for your students. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced; Web Development)


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
J-218

9:05am

Exploring Computer Science with Robots (session 2 of 2)
2 SESSION WORKSHOP: Computer Science is essential in our digital world. Yet the vast majority of students either choose not to study it or do not continue in the field. In this session, we will explore how robotics can be used to more effectively engage students in discovering and learning computer science concepts. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
2006 PC Lab

9:05am

How to Grow Your I.T. Program with TestOut
TestOut offers a wide array of online course modules that will prepare your students for industry certifications from both TestOut and CompTIA. Come see how Alpine School District is utilizing TestOut to grow our I.T. program and offer a wider array of classes. Live demos of multiple courses/products & Q/A with a TestOut representative and a teacher who has been actively using TestOut. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
2004 PC Lab

9:05am

Integrating Cybersecurity Across the Curriculum (repeated session)
(repeated session) This workshop will offer guidance for educators who want to incorporate cybersecurity principles into existing computing curricula. We will share methods and resources to facilitate this. (General IT)

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
J-221 BYOD

9:05am

Intermediate Networking
Attendees will gain experience with layers 3 and 4 of the OSI model. Layer 3 will cover basic IPv4 addressing and subnetting, static and dynamic routing, and discussions on industry best practices for small to medium size business network design. Layer 4 will introduce the TCP and UDP protocols, how they work, and their impact on local networks and the internet. This session will end with a brief discussion on net neutrality and it’s impact on the internet as we know it. (Hardware/Networking)


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
J-220 BYOD

9:05am

Intro to Mobile Application Development in iOS
Let’s dive into Apple’s new programming language Swift, it’s easy to learn and is the primary programming language used to develop applications for the Apple ecosystem (macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS). Once you get a mighty grip on Swift, you’re ready to enter the world of xCode to learn just how powerful Apple’s integrated development environment (IDE) really is. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

VP of Academic Operations, Neumont University
Tim Clark has over 15 years of IT/CS experience, from network technician to software architect to chief technology officer. Tim has spent the last four years as a computer science instructor and chair of the web design and development degree at Neumont University and is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1545 Mac Lab

9:05am

Intro to Python
This beginner-level course will cover several fundamental concepts of programming in the Python language. Participants will code along with the instructor while discovering the power of Python. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
G-101 PC Lab

9:05am

Introduction to CS using Micro:bits (repeated session)
(repeated session) Learn how you can teach coding using the BBC's Microbit in a Creative Coding or a beginning programming class. (General IT)

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer, Utah Coding Project
@CarlLyman


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1023 Media Center Lab B

9:05am

Photoshop Tips and Tricks (Cancelled)
New to Photoshop? Or maybe you have been using it for a while but mostly faking it? Come learn some new tools and concepts in Photoshop and maybe pick up some project ideas while you are at it. (Digital Media)


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1556 PC Lab

9:05am

Teaching Cyber Security in our Schools (repeated session)
(repeated session) Explore different resources currently available to help implement an effective Cyber Security curriculum in your class. (General IT)


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
J-223 BYOD

9:05am

Creating a Photo Collage
Create a student photo collage in Adobe Photoshop. Session will cover Photoshop tools and selections. Please bring or have access to 10 personal photos.

Speakers
EL

Edie Leavenworth

Edie Leavenworth Attended UVU and earned an AA. Studied at USU earning a BFA with a Graphic Design Emphasis. Completed a M.Ed in Learning and Technology from WGU. Has taught CTE Graphic Communications for 20 years in the Granite School District.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1023 Media Center Lab (main room)

9:05am

Don't Judge a Book By it's Cover: Book Sculpture for Comm Art (MUST SIGN UP FOR ALL 4 Sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be designing and fabricating/sculpting paper sculptures from vintage books and discussing the curricula standards (design principles) that these projects address. Please note you must sign up for all four comm art sessions as the project will take the entirety of the four hours to complete.

Speakers
WF

Wendy Frazier-Snyder

American Fork High School, American Fork High School
Lehi


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1048

9:05am

Low Voltage
low voltage lighting and home automation

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1546

9:05am

Make your Mark with engaging lessons
You will get up and move. As we experience together new ways to teach and take home ready to use class ideas. Why to help your students become active learners.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
A-102 Band

9:05am

Spy Hop: Youth Media Maters
Representatives from Spy Hop will explain some of the opportunities they provide for young media students in Utah.

Speakers
JD

Jana Davis

Spy Hop


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1544

9:05am

Studio Lighting for Photography
Learn about studio lighting techniques and setups.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
G-104 PC Lab

9:05am

Team Based Learning
Team-Based Learning: Beyond Small Groups   (2 hours)   8:00 - 10:00AM 

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a strategy to transform a classroom of students into high-performance learning teams. Let's face it; career technology students want more hands-on time in their learning. Many students don't like lecture, reading, or delayed feedback. How do we encourage them to come to class with 'first contact with content' so we don't waste valuable class time and can get to the hands-on part they really learn from? TBL answers this question and more!

This will be an interactive session
as we demonstrate the Readiness Assesment Process! You will leave this class with ideas you can use in your classroom immediately, ideas that I have been using for over 10 years now and will show you how and why they work!
** (This presentation is listed as two seperate hour sessions, but is actually one presentation)
Please read my Bio!   

Speakers
avatar for Tim Dwyer

Tim Dwyer

Educational Specialist, ConsuLab
I am a shameless hunter/gatherer in search of creativity in education! In my quest for student engagement, I stumbled onto Team-Based Learning (TBL Larry Michaelsen) and it changed my classroom forever! I used this strategy in my automotive CTE program and just know that other CTE... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1558 Auto Shop

9:05am

Woodworking Best Practices/project
Small woodworking project

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
H-102 Woodshop

9:05am

3D Printer Troubleshooting
3D Printer set up and troubleshooting problems.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
K-208

9:05am

CCA E-Racer
E-Racer for College and Career Awareness. This meets the Transportation standard and also gives the students another opportunity to go through the design process.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Aiman

Bob Aiman

Teacher, Alpine School District


ERacer dxf

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
2521

9:05am

Competing in VEX IQ Robotics Competitions
If you are interested in possibly competing in VEX IQ Robotics Competitions. This session is for you!!

Speakers
DL

Dane Leifson

Teacher, Davis School District
Dane vis the VEX Robotics State Director for VEX IQ. He has annually ran multiple competitions for both VRC and VEX IQ teams. He has had success on many different VEX Levels and is more than happy to share what he has learned. He can be reached at dleifson@dsdmail.net


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
2524

9:05am

Lean Bronze Level Certificate Pre (Note: Pre-requisite already attended the 5 Day Certificate Training)
This session is intended for those Participants from the 2017 Lean Certification Training who want to pursue SME Lean Bronze (Body of Knowlede) Certification


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
K-206

9:05am

Manufacturing and Free Enterprise Unit
Come and see a real-world manufacturing activity where students design, mass produce, and market a product. This presentation is based on a unit taught at BYU in a manufacturing class and includes a summary by one or two students sharing their experience as part of a class manufacturing company.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
1557 Woodshop Classroom

9:05am

Lean Leadership
How to lead in a lean environment.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:05am - 10:05am
K-203

10:20am

Problem Based Learning vs. Project Based Learning
In the struggle to define STEM Education and the critical components of student learning, industry has, for some time, shared with us their concerns over deficiencies they have observed in students’ knowledge and skill sets. Often educators focus primarily on course content, rather than engaging in discussions of how specific soft skills, 21st Century Skills, people skills, etc. are critical to success beyond the classroom. When discussions do happen about 21st Century Skills, they may never get to the practical integration of collaboration, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication with content. This session seeks to help educators use an industry-generated philosophy in their lesson development to focus instruction on integrating both content and 21st Century Skills. This integration philosophy marks the primary difference between project focused and problem-focused teaching.

Speakers
JF

Jared Ferguson

Provo School District, Provo School District
Scipio


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1023 Media Center

10:20am

10:20am

Best practices (classroom) Best practices (papers)
Want to get a load of great tips for your welding class? Denise has some really great ideas for you, ranging from your SLO idea to classroom papers and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Hevner

Denise Hevner

Highland High/CTC


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
L-202

10:20am

Making FFA an Integral Part of Your Program (Proficiency Awards for Every Student)
Join us to discuss the possibility of every student competing with their SAE in a Proficiency Award category. Every Student, Every Class, Every Day!!

Speakers
avatar for Jarvis Pace

Jarvis Pace

CTE, Weber School District
avatar for Dave Shaffer

Dave Shaffer

Weber High, Weber High
Pleasant View, UT


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
L-203

10:20am

Oh the places you should go…..
Not sure what direction to take your classes? At this work session you will be guided and work along side other agricultural teachers and build scope and sequences for a variety of courses. That make sense to you and your program.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
L-204

10:20am

Revolutionize Grading in Your Classroom
What if there was a way to REDUCE the AMOUNT of grading and TIME grading each item?  Learn how to save time by cutting your grading in half and simultaneously IMPROVING the quality of student work.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
L-201

10:20am

Certiport Testing
Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1023 Media Center Lab A

10:20am

Digital Literacy

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
I-209

10:20am

Ditch the Google Search Process & Find Personal Finance Resources Faster
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit, curates the best FREE resources on the web and has quickly become the “one-stop shop” for thousands of educators in all 50 states. In this session, you will learn how to harness NGPF’s comprehensive library so you will spend less time searching and more time crafting lessons customized to your strengths and your students' needs. Be sure to bring your laptop or tablet


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
I-207

10:20am

10:20am

Sports and Entertainment Marketing from an Expert
Bill will talk about his sports marketing career highlights working in pro baseball, at BYU and UVU. Learn how your students can apply sports marketing principles now and connect with the sports marketing community in the State of Utah.

Speakers
BH

Bill Hoops

Assistant Athletic Director, Utah Valley University


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
I-204

10:20am

UEN / Adobe Connect
How to use Adobe Connect

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
I-206

10:20am

UEN / Google Apps for Educators
Best Google Apps to use for Educators

Speakers
SR

Shannon Ririe

Catherine Bates is a teacher librarian with expertise in teaching research using online databases. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from BYU-Idaho and a Master’s in Instructional Technology with a School Library Media emphasis from Utah State University. She is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
I-208

10:20am

10 Multi-Billion Dollar Companies Have Endorsed The CTE Career Skills Certificates – Why?
Companies and industry associations all over Utah are endorsing the Utah Career Skills Certificate program – from multi-billion dollar international companies to regional and local employers. And more are coming every day. Come find out which companies want the skills and knowledge your students are gaining, and learn 1) how to strengthen the relationship between learning and student resumes; and, 2) how to engage local industry partners (big or small) in a very easy, sustainable, and practical way. BONUS: The exam delivery system for the Career Skills Certificate program is changing slightly next year – come get a sneak peek into some of the great new changes.

Speakers
EB

Edson Barton

CEO, Founder, Precision Exams
Edson Barton’s career has focused in education, emphasizing in CTE examinations and standards development. Prior to founding Precision Exams, Mr. Barton was CEO and co-owner of ProCert Labs, a standards alignment and validation organization.Mr. Barton worked as a senior director... Read More →
RR

Robbie Rauzi

Precision Exams
GR

Greg Richens

CTE Specialist, USBE
CTE Skill Certificate Program Specialist. | | Greg holds two degrees from Weber State University, a master’s degree from Utah State University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from The University of Nevada. He has extensive experience in Career and Technical Education... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1030

10:20am

Bright Horizons and your ECE Students

Come find out information about Bright Horizons and how it can benefit your ECE students and help them earn their CDA and ECE college credit

Speakers
KS

Kenneth Shackelord

Business, Bright Horizons
Masters degree in early childhood education and a Ed.S in Educational Leadership with 16 years experience in the field. Has served in several capacities as a teacher, director, executive director and currently regional manager.


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-104

10:20am

Engaging Technology
There are so many tech tools out there these days that it can be overwhelming to know where to even start. The secret is, you just have to start somewhere! I will show some of my favorite tech tools that engage students and how I use them in my classes.

Speakers
SK

Stacey King

Teacher, Utah Online School
I have been teaching online for 5 years and I've learned A LOT about fun ways to use technology in education. I have my Educational Technology endorsement and just earned my M.Ed in Learning and Technology. I have a passion for technology and teaching and love to constantly find new... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-108

10:20am

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Vs. #adulting
Millennials have adopted #adulting to describe self-efficacy skills which older generations identify as the regular 'ins and outs' of life. This presentation will address updated research surrounding the generational shift and attainment of these self-efficiency skills, while providing educators with strategies to incorporate into the Adult Roles and Financial Literacy curriculum. It is time we bring students understanding of self-efficacy back to being an expectation of adulthood, and away from a trendy hashtag.

Speakers
avatar for Lacee Boschetto

Lacee Boschetto

Instructor, Utah State University
Lacee has 12 years experience teaching Family and Consumer Sciences. She is currently teaching a Dress & Humanity course at USU, while also supervising FCS student teachers throughout northern Utah.


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-110

10:20am

Fashion Design Studio Ideas
Lets create a Fashion Design Portfolio that guides each learner through Strands and standards. Deepen learning in your Fashion class with hands on activities to allow students to use creativity, new knowledge and skills to reinforce Strands and standards. Most projects can be modified for every grade and even those classrooms with limited technology.

Speakers
KB

Kelli Bringhurst

Teacher, Hurricane Middle School
Kelli Bringhurst teaches in the Washington County School district and is passionate about teaching FACS. Fashion Design Studio is one of her favorite classes to teach. Kelli taught this class at the Middle and High School levels and is excited to share her project based approach and... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-112

10:20am

Interior Design Materials Are Fun!
Cody Beal is an industry professional with over 20 years of experience. He knows what interior design products stand the test of time and those that will fail. Sometimes teaching about interior design materials like flooring, wall coverings, paint, and fabric can be tedious to teach and a little boring for students, but it is an essential part of selling your designs to clients. Cody will show you lots of product samples and will give you some creative ways to teach about them.

Speakers
CB

Cody Beal

Owner, Dunker Beal Interior Design
Cody Beal, Dunker Beal Interior Design: Cody Beal has a passion for creating spaces with exquisite detail for his clients. With over 20years of design experience he has become known throughout the intermountain community for his ability to be a resourceful design visionary. Cody is... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
F-115

10:20am

Making the Grade for the First Year
Calling all first year FACS teachers: Come learn some helpful ideas to finish out the year strong. Topics to be discussed will be: scheduling for the next year, using up the surplus budget, state testing, and closing a classroom for summer storage. Bring your questions that will help you keep the excitement for the rest of the year.


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1525

10:20am

Moving away from Mom's refrigerator? . . . . . how to pay for your college education
Last year more than 1 million students did not fill out or complete the FAFSA form and high school graduates lost out on as much as $2.7 billion in financial aid. Let's explore ways we can help our graduating students be money smart when it comes to paying for the schooling they choose after graduation. How can we teach students to best anticipate expenses and pay for those expenses so college becomes more than a dream? We'll cover designing a student budget, living cheap, instilling a sense of hope, and avoiding debt.


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-114

10:20am

Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma; the differences and how to deal with them.
Stress is a normal part of life that we negotiate for survival, and in appropriate levels can produce growth and learning. But what if stress is chronic? What if your emotional brain is limited in its ability to handle normal stressors? Anxiety becomes the result. Chronic anxiety can tax the brain and spark the trauma responses. Learn more about these central nervous system processes, what to do about anxiety or trauma, and what to do to keep yourself or to help those around you in the normal stress range.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Schauers

Heather Schauers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Successful Therapy
Heather Schauers is a therapist working at Successful Therapy in Lindon and LDS Family Services in Provo. She graduated from BYU with her Masters of Social Work degree in 2011, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the State of Utah.


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-113

10:20am

Textiles 20% Project
Implementing Google's famous 20% time policy in a FACS Exploration A Setting.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-111

10:20am

Tips and Tricks for Foods 1
Come and learn some tips and tricks for teaching Foods 1 including organization, assignment ideas, using the PLC system (Professional Learning Community) to help your kids succeed, and other information to help students be successful in Foods 1.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Rock

Pam Rock

Alpine School District, Lakeridge Jr. High
I have taught junior high for 27 years. Pam enjoys presenting because it makes me follow through with my goals and get needed curriculum done!


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
D-109 Foods Lab

10:20am

Vintage to Virtual
Teaching is an ever-changing career, but we shouldn't throw the baby out with the bathwater! Come learn how engage your students in a wide variety of teaching techniques to keep you and your students interested in your courses, while building upon time-proven strategies.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
E-109

10:20am

Careers Begin Here
Do you have students who may not graduate from school or do not have plans after graduation? Do you have students who do better in a self-paced environment? Do you have students that are interested in technical training as a career? Have you ever wondered about the Job Corps Program? Come learn about the Job Corps program and how we can help those students get the education they need at no cost to them or their families.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
K-204

10:20am

Evidence based Happiness
Learn evidence-based happiness activities that you can use with students and in your own life. Based on the book The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky.  


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
K-202

10:20am

EXCELerate your counseling program: a session for intermediate users (Cancelled)
So, you already know about the EXCEL-lent world of Excel. This session is tailored to those who already know how to make a basic spreadsheet. We will focus on learning how to sort and filter data, separate text to columns and a few advanced functions like VLOOKUP.

Speakers
SW

Stacy Wood

School Counselor, American Heritage School


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1030 Career Center Lab

10:20am

Using google for your evidence box
How to use Google to keep your Evidence Box orderly, organized and updated.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vargas

Jamie Vargas

CTE/Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist, JATC
Jamie Vargas is a CTE & Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist for Jordan School District. His previous educational experiences include teaching Math and Spanish and assignments as a school counselor at both the middle and high school levels. Jamie has also served on many... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
K-201

10:20am

Neuroworx
Neuroworx -This phenomenal group has worked miracles in working with patients with paralysis and spinal cord injuries. Come listen to an exceptional presentation on their amazing evidence-based, creative, and innovative neurorehabilitation techniques, and their incredible exoskeleton.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
A-104 Choir

10:20am

Visible Body Technology small group session. Please pre-register for this session. Limited to 15.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Mary Ness will work with teachers interested in more hands-on application of Visible Body. Limited to 15, please pre-register.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ness

Mary Ness

K12 Channel Director, Visible Body
In addition to her role as K12 Channel Director at Visible Body, Mary Ness is also a licensed practicing massage therapist in Utah. She is passionate about anatomy & physiology in all aspects of her work and play, including on the ski slopes and yoga mat. She has worked in educational... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
G-103 PC Lab

10:20am

Canvas - round table discussion
Making Canvas interactive, user friendly, and enjoyable (General IT)

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1023 Media Center Lab B

10:20am

Certiport Testing
Certification testing (Industry Certifications)

Speakers
SC

Sara Cox

Sara Cox, Deployment Manager, Certiport | Sara joined the Certiport Large Account Deployment Team on September 15, 2014 as a Deployment Manager. Sara has great experience in training customers and brings with her the ability to clearly understand the needs of her clients. | Sara... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1023 Media Center Lab A

10:20am

Code to Success (repeated session)
(repeated session) A short workshop showing the benefits of coding and Code to Success for your students. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced; Web Development)


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
J-218

10:20am

Integrating Cybersecurity Across the Curriculum (repeated session)
(repeated session) This workshop will offer guidance for educators who want to incorporate cybersecurity principles into existing computing curricula. We will share methods and resources to facilitate this. (General IT)

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
J-221 BYOD

10:20am

Intermediate Mobile Application Development in iOS with Data and JSON API Integration
With swift and basic xCode under your belt, it’s time to plunge into mobile application development by building and testing a real mobile application. (Computer Science Experienced)

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

VP of Academic Operations, Neumont University
Tim Clark has over 15 years of IT/CS experience, from network technician to software architect to chief technology officer. Tim has spent the last four years as a computer science instructor and chair of the web design and development degree at Neumont University and is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1545 Mac Lab

10:20am

Intermediate OOP with C# (Microsoft .NET Framework)
Building on material taught in Intro to C#, we’ll dive deeper into object-oriented principles. We’ll explore abstraction and encapsulation, properties, static vs instance members, using arrays and lists, and custom class creation. With this knowledge, you’ll be empowered to create rudimentary applications using architecture that makes sense. (Computer Science Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1556 PC Lab

10:20am

Intermediate Python for Data Processing
Unravel the secrets of big data using the easy to learn Python programming language. Participants will code along with the instructor while discovering the data mining power of Python. (Computer Science Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
G-101 PC Lab

10:20am

Teaching Cyber Security in our Schools (repeated session)
(repeated session) Explore different resources currently available to help implement an effective Cyber Security curriculum in your class. (General IT)


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
J-223 BYOD

10:20am

TestOut - Making a Difference in MOS Certification and Training
Come learn how TestOut's Desktop Pro Plus' interactive courseware will help teach your students the concepts needed to work through the office applications. Our self-grading simulations and teaching methodology will enhance your students confidence as they start to apply these concepts to the real world. Our materials will also help prepare for MOS exams. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
2004 PC Lab

10:20am

2015 Code Changes
2015 IRC, NEC code changes

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1546

10:20am

Dayco Belts and Hoses updates
Dayco Belts and Hoses. Updates on products

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1558 Auto Shop

10:20am

Don't Judge a Book By it's Cover: Book Sculpture for Comm Art (MUST SIGN UP FOR ALL 4 Sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be designing and fabricating/sculpting paper sculptures from vintage books and discussing the curricula standards (design principles) that these projects address. Please note you must sign up for all four comm art sessions as the project will take the entirety of the four hours to complete.

Speakers
WF

Wendy Frazier-Snyder

American Fork High School, American Fork High School
Lehi


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1048

10:20am

Finishing Techniques/Products
Newest in finishing products and techniques.


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1041

10:20am

KSL: The Current Needs and State of Broadcasting
A presentation on the needs and current state of the professional broadcasting world.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1544

10:20am

Make your Mark with engaging lessons
You will get up and move. As we experience together new ways to teach and take home ready to use class ideas. Why to help your students become active learners.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
A-102 Band

10:20am

Mirrorless Cameras
Learn about and use mirrorless cameras.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
G-104 PC Lab

10:20am

Preparing Art for Screen Printing
Overiew of steps required to coverting a raster image into a spot color vector image using Adobe Illustrator

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
1023 Media Center Lab (main room)

10:20am

CCA E-Racer
E-Racer for College and Career Awareness. This meets the Transportation standard and also gives the students another opportunity to go through the design process.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Aiman

Bob Aiman

Teacher, Alpine School District


ERacer dxf

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
2521

10:20am

Fast Track Game
Students will re-engineer and build a wooden fast track game. Two students compete to shoot a small wooden puck through a low bridge opening.

Speakers
TM

Tom Meeks

Teacher, Alpine School District
Tom has been teaching Technology and Manufacturing classes for 26 years in Alpine School District at Lakeridge Junior High. He enjoys teaching and is always looking for current and interesting approaches to assist his students. He enjoys sharing what he learns with fellow teachers... Read More →
avatar for Dave Myers

Dave Myers

Alpine School District
Dave has been teaching CTE/Wood Shop/Engineering for 25 years and is a Past-President of UTEE.  He has a BS and MS from BYU.  Retired Air Force National Guard and an avid target shooter, firearm collector, and motorcyclist.  His spring break was spent on an off road dirt bike ride... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
H-102 Woodshop

10:20am

Paper composites
Using low odor epoxy to create paper composite material for manufacturing projects.  This session will include a demonstration of the process and have some examples of projects that can be made or have been made using this process.  This is similar to a presentation that was given in the past.  Examples will be; handles, pen blanks, rings, bracelets.

Speakers
JP

Joe Porter

Teacher, Frontier Middle School



Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
2525

10:20am

Participating in VEX Robotics Competitions
If you are interested in possibly competing in VEX  Robotics Competitions. This session is for you!!

Speakers
DL

Dane Leifson

Teacher, Davis School District
Dane vis the VEX Robotics State Director for VEX IQ. He has annually ran multiple competitions for both VRC and VEX IQ teams. He has had success on many different VEX Levels and is more than happy to share what he has learned. He can be reached at dleifson@dsdmail.net


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
2524

10:20am

What every CTE Teacher Should Know about Advisory Boards
What every CTE Teacher Should Know about Advisory Boards

Speakers


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
K-206

10:20am

Making your Mark on Your Community
Leaving a lasting impact on your community


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
K-203

11:25am

Administration Division Business Meeting
Speakers
JF

Jared Ferguson

Provo School District, Provo School District
Scipio


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
E104

11:25am

Break-OUT of your box
Want a fun way to incorporate Critical Thinking Skills into your classroom?? Then this is for you! Come for a fun challege for you and your students!

Speakers
avatar for Frannie Pena

Frannie Pena

Agricultural Educator, Pine View High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
L-202

11:25am

Making FFA an Integral Part of Your Program (Proficiency Awards for Every Student)
Join us to discuss the possibility of every student competing with their SAE in a Proficiency Award category. Every Student, Every Class, Every Day!!

Speakers
avatar for Jarvis Pace

Jarvis Pace

CTE, Weber School District


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
L-203

11:25am

Senior certifications (weld tests)
Plans for your own weld tester...YES PLEASE! Build it yourself and save hundreds. Also discussion about testing your Advanced students on weld tests and setting them up for success in the field.

Speakers
JM

Jared Massic

Welding Teacher, Maple Mountain High School
Maple Mountain High School, Welding Teacher


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
L-201

11:25am

Stuck in the mud?
Is your greenhouse class stuck in the mud or are you lost when it comes to curriculum application? Come learn how to manage the classroom/curriculum while trying to manage the greenhouse!

Speakers
avatar for Kody Clyde

Kody Clyde

Wasatch, Wasatch School District
Heber City, Utah
avatar for Monica Giffing

Monica Giffing

President, UAAE


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
L-204

11:25am

Tech Savvy Much? 
 Learn the ins and outs of current technology and how you can apply it to your classroom. Make your life easier by welcoming the latest educational tools!

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
2024

11:25am

Certiport Testing
Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
1023 Media Center Lab A

11:25am

College and Career Awarness
If you are like me, you have quickly figured out that not all the CDA lessons are equal. Some of them are great and some of them...not so much. I have been asked to spruce them up, but before doing so, I want to get YOUR opinion! Come to this sharing session and discuss what YOU have done to improve the CDA lessons. This input can then be used to officially change the lessons to be more engaging and filled with fun activities. 

Speakers
avatar for Megan Rees

Megan Rees

Business Teacher, Elk Ridge Middle
Megan Rees just completed her 13th year of teaching; all of them in Jordan School District. She has a passion for writing lesson plans and making learning fun! See more of her plans at meganreescurriculum.weebly.com.


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
I-201

11:25am

Hyperdocs and Padlets
Have you ever wanted to have your Google Doc assignment be all in one document, yet include videos, PowerPoints, etc?  Then come learn about Hyperdocs and how you can embed those into your Google Classroom or Google Sites.  This is a great tool for K-12.  We will also discuss Padlets and how you can display work online for parents to see – it also makes it much easier to grade!

Speakers
avatar for Patti McConnel

Patti McConnel

I have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master's Degree in Technology in Education. I have endorsements in Business Education, ECS, Middle School, etc.


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
I-205

11:25am

Teaching Finance Through Interactives
Are you looking for ways to incorporate more technology into your lessons? Interested in locating high-quality interactive resources to engage your students? Join NGPF as we present a range of entertaining, thought-provoking interactive resources.


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
I-207

11:25am

The ACTE Nashville Experience and the Brand Building Presentation We Gave
Two business teachers share their experience of making the trip to ACTE and what they learned.

Speakers
avatar for Randall Kammerman

Randall Kammerman

Herriman HS
JW

Julianna Wing

Herriman HS, Herriman HS


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
I-204

11:25am

UEN / College and Career Readiness
Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
I-206

11:25am

UEN / Make iPad Games and Interactive
Making iPad Games Fun and Interactive

Speakers
SR

Shannon Ririe

Catherine Bates is a teacher librarian with expertise in teaching research using online databases. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from BYU-Idaho and a Master’s in Instructional Technology with a School Library Media emphasis from Utah State University. She is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
I-208

11:25am

10 Multi-Billion Dollar Companies Have Endorsed The CTE Career Skills Certificates – Why?
Companies and industry associations all over Utah are endorsing the Utah Career Skills Certificate program – from multi-billion dollar international companies to regional and local employers. And more are coming every day. Come find out which companies want the skills and knowledge your students are gaining, and learn 1) how to strengthen the relationship between learning and student resumes; and, 2) how to engage local industry partners (big or small) in a very easy, sustainable, and practical way. BONUS: The exam delivery system for the Career Skills Certificate program is changing slightly next year – come get a sneak peek into some of the great new changes.

Speakers
EB

Edson Barton

CEO, Founder, Precision Exams
Edson Barton’s career has focused in education, emphasizing in CTE examinations and standards development. Prior to founding Precision Exams, Mr. Barton was CEO and co-owner of ProCert Labs, a standards alignment and validation organization.Mr. Barton worked as a senior director... Read More →
RR

Robbie Rauzi

Precision Exams
GR

Greg Richens

CTE Specialist, USBE
CTE Skill Certificate Program Specialist. | | Greg holds two degrees from Weber State University, a master’s degree from Utah State University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from The University of Nevada. He has extensive experience in Career and Technical Education... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
1030

11:25am

FACS Business Meeting
UATFACS Board will update you on what's happening in our organization and have a little fun with you, too. Members, we have an extra special prize for you when you attend. Come find out what it is!

Speakers
HW

Heidi Weight

FACS, Oak Canyon Jr. High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-102 Band

11:25am

Careers Begin Here
Do you have students who may not graduate from school or do not have plans after graduation? Do you have students who do better in a self-paced environment? Do you have students that are interested in technical training as a career? Have you ever wondered about the Job Corps Program? Come learn about the Job Corps program and how we can help those students get the education they need at no cost to them or their families.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
K-204

11:25am

Evidence based Happiness
Learn evidence-based happiness activities that you can use with students and in your own life. Based on the book The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky.  


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
K-202

11:25am

EXCELerate your counseling program: a session for intermediate users
So, you already know about the EXCEL-lent world of Excel. This session is tailored to those who already know how to make a basic spreadsheet. We will focus on learning how to sort and filter data, separate text to columns and a few advanced functions like VLOOKUP.

Speakers
SW

Stacy Wood

School Counselor, American Heritage School


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
1556 PC Lab

11:25am

Using google for your evidence box
How to use Google to keep your Evidence Box orderly, organized and updated.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vargas

Jamie Vargas

CTE/Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist, JATC
Jamie Vargas is a CTE & Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist for Jordan School District. His previous educational experiences include teaching Math and Spanish and assignments as a school counselor at both the middle and high school levels. Jamie has also served on many... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
K-201

11:25am

Health Science Business Meeting
Health Science Business Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Lorien Francis

Lorien Francis

Provo High School, Provo High School
Provo, UT
DG

Diane Gardner

Timpanogos, Timpanogos
Orem
avatar for Ray Miller

Ray Miller

Saint George


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
1023 Media Center

11:25am

Certiport Testing
Certification testing (Industry Certifications)

Speakers
SC

Sara Cox

Sara Cox, Deployment Manager, Certiport | Sara joined the Certiport Large Account Deployment Team on September 15, 2014 as a Deployment Manager. Sara has great experience in training customers and brings with her the ability to clearly understand the needs of her clients. | Sara... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
1023 Media Center Lab A

11:25am

IT Division Meeting
UACTE IT Division Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Ed Mondragon

Ed Mondragon

Presenter, Granite School District
I am a CTE Coordinator (curriculum specialist) over the IT/STEM program areas; I have taught business and computer science courses, including Computer Programming 1, Computer Programming 2, IB Computer Science, and Exploring Computer Science. Currently I am working to build an IT... Read More →
avatar for Audra Yocom

Audra Yocom

Pleasant Grove High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
1051 Tech Atrium

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting
Skilled and Technical Sciences Division Business Meeting

Speakers
QD

quinn Drury

MURRAY HIGH, MURRAY HIGH
Murray


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A-104 Choir

11:25am

Fast Track Game
Students will re-engineer and build a wooden fast track game. Two students compete to shoot a small wooden puck through a low bridge opening.

Speakers
TM

Tom Meeks

Teacher, Alpine School District
Tom has been teaching Technology and Manufacturing classes for 26 years in Alpine School District at Lakeridge Junior High. He enjoys teaching and is always looking for current and interesting approaches to assist his students. He enjoys sharing what he learns with fellow teachers... Read More →
avatar for Dave Myers

Dave Myers

Alpine School District
Dave has been teaching CTE/Wood Shop/Engineering for 25 years and is a Past-President of UTEE.  He has a BS and MS from BYU.  Retired Air Force National Guard and an avid target shooter, firearm collector, and motorcyclist.  His spring break was spent on an off road dirt bike ride... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
H-102 Woodshop

11:25am

Flip this class
FLIP This Class. Using this blended learning strategy has given my students more time in the classroom for working in teams and on projects. We will discuss the benefits of this strategy and how to avoid the pitfalls.

Speakers
avatar for Allan Erichsen

Allan Erichsen

Teacher, TCSD
Before teaching at Blue Peak High School, served 5 years in the Navy and 20 years as an engineer in the Nuclear Remediation Field. Now teaching Engineering, Robotics, and Physics to the next generation engineers and scientists.


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
K-206

11:25am

Physics with Tech - Skill Test Preperation
A look at the results from last years new online written test portion of skills testing for Physics with Technology. Topics we can work on, Sample questions, methods to prepare students. Come and contribute, bring your own test results, collaborate & strengthen our program.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Edmondson

Peter Edmondson

Teacher- Physics with Tech, Geology, Astronomy, Alpine District, Lehi High
Peter Edmondson has taught science at Lehi High for 28 years.  He has taught Physics with Technology (Physics: Principles of Technology) since 1995.  The hands-on equipment oriented approach with application to his own work experiences has made it an especially enjoyable class to... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
2525

11:25am

Touch Screens can improve instruction
Using the touch screen as a teaching tool in your instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Melvin Robinson

Melvin Robinson

Teacher, Davis County School District
BS from USU in Technology Education, MS from BYU in Technology Education, 11 years of middle school teaching, 8 years at State of Utah - Specialist, 8 years at Viewmont High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
K-208

11:25am

TSA New Advisors Workshop
TSA New Advisors Workshop

Speakers
avatar for Mike Smoot

Mike Smoot

TSA State Advisor, Utah TSA


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
2524

11:25am

Motivational Soft Skills
Some awesome motivating activities to get your classes off to a great start!

Speakers
BB

Buffy Blunck

Work-Based Learning, Jordan School District
Work-Based Learning Specialist and Internship Coordinator at Riverton High School.


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
K-203

12:30pm

Lunch
Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunchroom

1:30pm

Principals are the Key to CTE Success in Schools
Join me as I host a discussion on how to involve principals in CTE success.  I recently presented at the UASSP Winter conference and shared principals ideas on how to leverage the success of CTE when working with community stakeholders.  I will share insights from 13 years in high school administration as we discuss how CTE can make an administrators job easier while building CTE programs.

Speakers
avatar for Alan

Alan

CTE Coordinator, Nebo School District
Alan was raised in Provo attending Provo schools and taking CTE courses starting in Jr. High. He attended Utah Valley State College and then Weber State University earning a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Alan has been in education since 1994. He began his career... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E104

1:30pm

Closing Keynote Speaker & Business Session
“Growing Where You are Planted: A Century of Agricultural Education and Beyond”

Speakers
DB

Dr. Brian Warnick

Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Utah State University


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A-104 Choir

1:30pm

5 New Critical Digital Marketing Principles and Tactics
Speakers
avatar for Racheal Routt

Racheal Routt

Business & Marketing Educator, Alpine School District


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
I-205

1:30pm

Certiport Testing
Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1023 Media Center Lab A

1:30pm

DECA
DECA Board President offers training and tips.

Speakers
avatar for Marci Porter

Marci Porter

Business + Marketing Teacher, Davis High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
I-201

1:30pm

Rio Tinto Business Tour - Limited to 30. Meet at main entrance
Limited Capacity filling up

Limited to the first 30.  Please meet at main entrance of Jordan High School.

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Entrance

1:30pm

Teaching Finance Through Case Studies
Develop your students' analytical and decision-making skills through case studies. Join NGPF as we take an in-depth look at effective ways to use case studies in your class.


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
I-207

1:30pm

UEN / College and Career Readiness
Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
I-206

1:30pm

UEN / Make iPad Games and Interactive
Making iPad Games Fun and Interactive

Speakers
SR

Shannon Ririe

Catherine Bates is a teacher librarian with expertise in teaching research using online databases. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from BYU-Idaho and a Master’s in Instructional Technology with a School Library Media emphasis from Utah State University. She is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
I-208

1:30pm

Adding "Spice" to College and Career Awareness Classes
Is teaching about careers getting a little tedious for you? Discussing what works and what doesn't and how to bring joy to chaos in our labs. Fun stuff, too. For example, learn how to download videos and edit them on YouTube to get just the right video clip.

Speakers
HW

Heidi Weight

FACS, Oak Canyon Jr. High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E-108

1:30pm

Enhancing the FACS B Childcare experience
Learn how students use the Sugar Baby assignment to enhance their learning of child development and child care.

Speakers
avatar for Emalee Brown

Emalee Brown

Teacher, Canyons School District
Emalee Brown is currently in her 4th year of teaching. She has spent all of her teaching years at Albion Middle School in Canyons District.


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E-110

1:30pm

Google Classroom basics
Come learn an easy way to incorporate technology into your classroom. With classroom Google you can quickly and easily assign students work and get electronic homework turned in without the hassle of tons of emails in your inbox. We will show you the basics of how to set it up and get going. Please bring a laptop so you can start working with us. You will need to have access to an educational Google account for classroom to work.

Speakers
LE

Lara Elmer

Provo High School, Provo High School
Lara Elmer, I teach foods and sewing at Provo High School and love incorporating technology into my classroom.
avatar for Camille Williams

Camille Williams

Provo High School, Provo High School
Camille has taught Early Childhood & Child Development at Provo High for 20 years. She loves this class because she can change up the order and make it fit her needs from year to year.


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E-112

1:30pm

Interior Design is Fun!
Interior Design is supposed to be fun for students to take and for teachers to teach. Make sure you attend this class if you need a boost to your curriculum and some new management and project ideas. Find out how this teacher grew her program when many programs are shrinking.

Speakers
SB

Sarah Baldwin Brown

Teacher, Timpanogos High School, Timpanogos High School
Sarah has an AAS in Interior Design and a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently teaching Interior Design 1, 2, and 3 at Timpanogos High School.


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E-114

1:30pm

Setting Up an ECE Lab
Come learn how to set up a childcare lab in your school and give your students a high level career connection experience as well as prepare them for careers in this pathway.

Speakers
SH

Sandy Hopkin

Alpine School District, Timpanogos High School
Orem, UT


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E-113

1:30pm

Shoot for the Stars with FCCLA
Whether you are a new adviser or one that is experienced, come learn how to shoot for the stars with FCCLA. Topics include how to increase your membership and participation in Star Events, simple fundraising ideas, National Program project ideas, and tips how to finish the year strong.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E-111

1:30pm

SLOs, Performance Ojectives, Data and Paperwork--How do we deal with it?
Need help in setting up, documenting and keeping students on task while completing their Performance Objectives? How about help with your SLOs, pre and post testing, setting up assessments for measuring success, and showing your data? Susan has some tried and true ideas for doing just that. She also has helpful ideas for starting up your classes at the beginning of each semester that will eliminate some of the above mentioned headaches at the end of the semester.

Speakers
SW

Susan Wilde

North Summit School District, North Summit
I teach grades 7th - 12th. I am the only FACS teacher at my small 2A school. I teach at both the middle and high school, but it's great because I have a classroom, clothing room, and foods room and students from both schools come to me, I don't have to move to them. In one year, I... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E-109

1:30pm

Strengthening Relationships
Relationships are so important to the well being of individuals and families. Learn about current research and fun ways to teach students


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1525

1:30pm

The Culinary Classroom
Ideas for teaching concepts in Foods 1, Foods 2 and Culinary.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Wright

Paige Wright

Alpine School District, Pleasant Grove High School
Paige Wright has been teaching at Alpine School District for 4 years. She is also an FCCLA adviser and District Foods/ProStart Collaboration leader.


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
D-109 Foods Lab

1:30pm

USU's Outdoor Product Design and Development Major
Come find out how to market your classes to a new type of student. This major at USU is the only one like it in the country. Examples of student projects will be on display with a question and answer period will allow you to better understand how you can better prepare students for this major.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1539

1:30pm

Guidance Division Business Meeting
Come congratulate our award winners and let us celebrate you for your membership!

Speakers
AM

Anya May

Counselor, Kearns High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1023 Media Center

1:30pm

Bio Tech Lab Share
This session will provide Biotechnology teachers an opportunity to share their best classroom ideas, labs and activities.  Please bring ideas to share.

Speakers
avatar for David van Dijk

David van Dijk

Pleasant Grove High School


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1536

1:30pm

Games & Activities to Teach Med Terms and Intro to Health Science
Come learn new games, ideas and activities to use in Med. Terminology & Intro to Health Sciences! I will share ideas, tools, and technologies that make teaching vocabulary and terminology easy and fun for the teacher and the student.
Technologies:
Quizlet and Quizlet live
Kahoot and Kahoot challenge
Google Forms (Quizzes)
Interactive Websites
Games:
Boggle
Scattegories
Charades
Jeopardy
Bingo

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1538

1:30pm

New and Newer HOSA Advisors Mentoring
New and Newer HOSA Advisors, Do you have questions about how to run a HOSA club, State competition, etc? Come ask all your HOSA Questions!

Speakers
avatar for Denise Abbott

Denise Abbott

Timpview HS, Timpview HS


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
F-111

1:30pm

Search & Rescue: Do You Have the Right Stuff?
Chris Reed will share stories, challenges, training and the skills required for SAR teams. He will share his years of experience with actual rescues, approaches and outcomes. Chris has decades of experience dealing with emergency medicine in a wilderness enrivonment as well as running on an ambulance crew.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Reed

Chris Reed

As a Professional Design Engineer, you receive training, skills, a team, and together you work to solve problems. In 1976 I happened to be at the scene of two different automobile accidents where two people were critically injured. I had had the basic Boy Scout medical training but... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
F-115

1:30pm

Become Active in Utah CSTA
Meet the Utah Computer Science Teachers Association leadership team and learn what this association can do for you and your students; it is free to join this professional association. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-218 BYOD

1:30pm

Best Practices in Web Development
Bring your best practices in Web Development and share with the group. This will be a collaborative session where we collaborate on what we do best in this class! (Web Development)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-222 BYOD

1:30pm

Cancelled - Canvas - making it interactive, user friendly, and enjoyable
Making Canvas interactive, user friendly, and enjoyable (General IT)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1023 Media Center Lab B

1:30pm

Certiport Testing
Certification testing (Industry Certifications)

Speakers
SC

Sara Cox

Sara Cox, Deployment Manager, Certiport | Sara joined the Certiport Large Account Deployment Team on September 15, 2014 as a Deployment Manager. Sara has great experience in training customers and brings with her the ability to clearly understand the needs of her clients. | Sara... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1023 Media Center Lab A

1:30pm

Creating Videos and Screencasts to help your students
Participants will learn how to create their own videos and screencasts to help their students. Teacher created videos can be used to flip classrooms or to help those students who are absent. They can also be used to explain those things teachers tend to have to go over more than once. (General IT)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
2006 PC Lab

1:30pm

Enhanced Learning with Finch Robots (repeated session)
(repeated session) We will explore the use of finch robots for all levels of students K-12. For only $90 you can enhance your teaching experience with a robot. These robots have the following features:
Accelerometers; Motors; Buzzers; Full-color beak LED; Light, temperature, and obstacle sensors; Pen mount for drawing capability. Plugs into USB port - no batteries required! (General IT)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
2004 PC Lab

1:30pm

Flipping ECS
How flipping the ECS curriculum and integrating more coding has elevated student learning and engagement. (Computer Science Novice)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-223 BYOD

1:30pm

Fun ways to teach the Design Elements, Principles, and Typography (Cancelled)
Looking for new ways to cover the design requirements in Digital Media? Come try some hands on techniques and games that add a little life to the basics. (Digital Media)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-221 BYOD

1:30pm

Getting used to Arnold
A course for those teaching Maya. Get familiar with rendering in Arnold. Since Arnold is fairly new for most of us, I will teach what I've learned so far, and plan to keep the discussion open so others can share their expertise as well. Maya experience requested. (Digital Media)


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1556 PC Lab

1:30pm

Intro to Source Control with GIT
GIT is a distributed version control system that has been built to be fast and efficient no matter the type of project or the size of project. GIT is extensively used in the software development industry as a source control system and is a must know for everyone in the IT world. In this session, you will learn the basics of GIT: what source control is, who uses it, when it is used, and how to use it yourself to keep documents and software projects safe, secure, and versioned. (Computer Science Novice/Experienced)

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

VP of Academic Operations, Neumont University
Tim Clark has over 15 years of IT/CS experience, from network technician to software architect to chief technology officer. Tim has spent the last four years as a computer science instructor and chair of the web design and development degree at Neumont University and is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1545 Mac Lab

1:30pm

Microsoft Resources for Teachers & Students
Microsoft will demonstrate and share free resources for teachers and students in training with coding, Office, etc. (General IT)

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-219 BYOD

1:30pm

2015 Code Changes
2015 IRC, NEC code changes

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1546

1:30pm

Don't Judge a Book By it's Cover: Book Sculpture for Comm Art (MUST SIGN UP FOR ALL 4 Sessions)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be designing and fabricating/sculpting paper sculptures from vintage books and discussing the curricula standards (design principles) that these projects address. Please note you must sign up for all four comm art sessions as the project will take the entirety of the four hours to complete.

Speakers
WF

Wendy Frazier-Snyder

American Fork High School, American Fork High School
Lehi


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1048

1:30pm

IC-Group Plant Tour - meet in Commons area
Onsite tour of the IC-Group Production Plant. Tour will cover the production flow process used to design, prepare, and produce commerical/digital printing. Meet in commons area.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Macfarland

Dave Macfarland

Teacher, East High School
Todd Slade is a Graphics Instructor at East High teaching Graphics Communications, Screen Printing, & Digital Print Design. He also teaches Art 1200: InDesign Software & Art 1240: Screen Printing as Adjunct Instructor at SLCC.


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
4080 S 500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84123

1:30pm

1:30pm

1:30pm

Teaching without the students realizing they are learning.
Aquire some ideas about two different lab projects that engages the students. Come ready to work.

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Scott Edwards

Automotive Instructor, Utah State University
Automotive instructor at USUE and general car nut.
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Todd Richardson

USU Eastern, USU Eastern
Automotive Instructor at Utah State University Eastern, Price, Utah. I teach concurrent enrollment Automotive classes for Carbon High School, Lighthouse High School and Pinnacle High School along with post-secondary instruction. We are a NATEF Master certified program and I have taught... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1558 Auto Shop

1:30pm

Video Production/Broadcasting Education in Utah
A discussion about what is happening in the world of Broadcast/Video Production education around the state.

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Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1544

1:30pm

Woodworking Best Practices/project
Small woodworking project conclusion.

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Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
H-102 Woodshop

1:30pm

Tech Ed Division Business Meeting
Business Meeting for Tech Ed Teachers


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1051 Tech Atrium

1:30pm

Work-Based Learning Division Business Meeting
Business Meeting

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Brad Northcutt

Nebo School District


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
K-203

2:45pm

Closing Session: Keynote
Nate Ball is an Emmy-winning TV host, author, and mechanical engineer who became insatiably hooked on science and engineering at an early age. His childhood projects, which included a 1,000,000 volt Tesla coil and a kitchen-engulfing rocket fuel experiment gone awry, paved his way to MIT where he earned two degrees in mechanical engineering and two All-American honors in the pole vault. While in graduate school Nate became the youngest winner of the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his inventive work.
Nate is passionate about outreach to kids, as his own childhood enthusiasm for hands-on learning led him to an exciting and multifaceted engineering career. He has hosted the three-time Emmy and Peabody award winning PBS Kids TV series Design Squad and Design Squad Global since 2007, and has made appearances on the History Channel, MythBusters, various news networks and across the TED sphere. Nate’s latest endeavor is his newly launched illustrated science series for 1st through 3rd graders called Let’s Investigate with Nate, published by HarperCollins Children’s.
Nate is also the co-founder and CEO of Atlas Devices, a company that develops advanced access and rescue equipment for the military and first responders worldwide, including the Atlas Powered Ascender: a real-life version of Batman’s grappling hook setup. He is based near Boston where he lives with his amazing wife Cat and their two young sons, whose love of discovery is a constant inspiration.

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Saturday February 3, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium