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2014 UEA Convention & Education Exposition

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Convention LogoFriday, Oct. 17 - Schedule of Activities

Including New Educators' Workshop


Time Location  Event Presenter(s) Description Content for:
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. North Foyer Registration   Attendees must register. Non UEA member admission $10. UEA members will be given free tickets to share. All Attendees
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall, Rooms 400, 300, 200 New Educators' Workshop   Teaching tips for new educators and student teachers. All Grades
8-9:15 a.m. Room 400 Smart Differentiation = Best Tool for Classroom Management  (1¼ pts.)*  Kalina A. Potts Learn why and how to differentiate instruction based on readiness, ability, student profiles and more. Understand the basic definition and structure of differentiation and discover best practices. Handouts will be provided. All Grades/Classroom Management
8-9:15 a.m. Room 300 C&D Making PRAXIS a Picnic: Strategies for Preparing to Pass the PRAXIS (1¼ pts.)* Hilaree Stephens A focus on the new elementary content exam, plus important issues and highlights for middle and high school teachers and their content areas. All Grades/
Educator Resources
8-9:15 a.m. Room 300 A&B Keeping the Magic in Elementary Classroom Management (Repeated)
(1¼ pts.)*
Kris Miller Keep the magic and excitement in your classroom all year with a three-tier management plan that includes engagement strategies, classroom organization and tips & techniques for handling tough behavior. Elementary/
Classroom Management
8-9:15 a.m. Room 200 C&D Multimedia Projects with iPads (1¼ pts.)* Tim Stack Great ideas for using your iPad to support productivity and activities students can do with iPads in class.  All Grades/Technology
8-9:15 a.m. Room 200 A&B I Can Do It: Classroom Management for Secondary Educators (1¼ pts.)* Suzanne Cottrell An overview of communication styles, construct interventions for selected difficult behaviors and more that will help build successful parent/teacher relationships.
Secondary/Classroom Management
9:30-11 a.m. Main Stage Keynote Session:  Get Every Student Engaged In Brain Friendly Learning (1½ pts.)* Dr. Ted Murcray Learn proven brain-based strategies that engage students and generate positive improvement in learning. All Attendees
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Vendor Exhibits and Presentation Stages See vendor list (p.27) Featuring over 100 vendor booths, hourly education-related workshops, entertainment and activities, pampering station, kids learning area and more. All Attendees
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Pampering Station   Relax and enjoy a massage, haircut or manicure (Free for UEA members with ticket).
• Sponsored by Francois D. College of Hair, Skin & Nails; Tobey Webb and Friends
All Attendees
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall KUED Kids Exploration Corner KUED and sponsors Families and educators are invited to join KUED Kids in the Exploration Corner for hands-on experiences, curriculum guides, take home activities and to meet your favorite PBS Kids characters!
• Sponsored by KUED Kids, the City Library, Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, Mad Science of Great Salt Lake, Mike Hamilton's: The Magic in Learning, Ready to Read, Salt Lake County Library Services, Thanksgiving Point and Utah Education Network
All Attendees, Kids
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 400 Smart Differentiation = Best Tool for Classroom Management  Repeated (1¼ pts.)*  Kalina A. Potts Learn why and how to differentiate instruction based on readiness, ability, student profiles and more. Understand the basic definition and structure of differentiation and discover best practices. Handouts will be provided. All Grades/Classroom Management
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 300 C&D Putting Joy Back into Teaching - While Increasing Learning (1¼ pts.)* Dr. Ted Murcray Using research-based strategies, measurably increase student engagement and learning, decrease classroom management issues and create a positive learning environment. Attendees will take away seven powerful “how to’s” for increasing learning while dramatically improving classroom culture and morale. All Grades/
Quality Teaching
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 300 A&B Ethics and Professionalism: How to Demonstrate Both (and stay out of trouble)(1¼ pts.)*
Tracey Watson, Heidi Alder and Dr. Valerie Hale   This session will deal with the 10 most common mistakes teachers make that get them into trouble, how you can avoid these pitfalls and grow your professionalism instead.
All Grades/ Educator Resources
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 200 C&D Smart Tips, Classroom Resources and Lesson Plans (1¼ pts.)*  Dr. Barbara Hopkins, Adrienne Henderson-Cole Learn how to connect with other educators, access thousands of lessons and resources to enhance lesson plans, share ideas and collaborate on professional issues and more. NEA's GPSNetwork.org will get you connected.  All Grades/
Educator Resources
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 200 A&B Special Education Students in the Regular Education Classroom (1¼ pts.)* Mike McDonough,
Becky Carson and Nikki Peterson
Veteran Special Education teachers offer regular education teachers suggestions for navigating the referral process, implementing accommodations and getting help for special needs students – mild to severe and those on the Autism spectrum (including "twice exceptional" students).  In addition, an advocacy specialist will share tips on legal issues and considerations surrounding inclusion in the regular education classroom. All Grades/
Special Education and Inclusion
Noon-12:45 p.m. Main Stage The Importance of Play Thanksgiving Point "Learning in context is real learning, and play is the best teacher." Explore how applying hallmarks of play to your teaching can increase student engagement, ignite inquiry, and support students in developing deep understandings. Come prepared to play, share and learn! All Attendees, Kids
Noon-12:45 p.m. Equity Real Estate Classroom Pass It ON, It's Not a Secret: NEA Member Benefits  Antonio Galindo Want to learn how UEA Member Benefits can keep money in your pockets and help your family? This workshop will share best practices on how to make the most of your Association membership.  All Grades/
Educator Resources
1-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall  Health Screenings EMI Health Five health screening exams: cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage.
• Sponsored by EMI Health
UEA Members
(ticket required)
1-3 p.m. Room 400 UEA-Retired Members Annual Meeting  David Van Langeveld Join the UEA-R for their annual business meeting and informative presentations.   Retired UEA Members
1-3 p.m. Room 300 C&D  Special Event: 
What I Wish I Had Known! Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Your Early Years of Teaching (2 pts.)* 
Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, Brian Baldwin, Sara Brough, David Hausser, Mindy Layton, Elliot Lof and Denise Ulrich In this interactive Q&A discussion, newer elementary and secondary educators will share their best advice and tips for getting your career off to the right start. Education Students and Early Career Teachers

1-2:15 p.m. Room 300 A&B Turning Me Into We – Cooperative Learning in Action (1¼ pts.)* Neal Peacock Cooperative learning uses small-group learning to empower teachers and their students. The philosophy of cooperative learning, group techniques and hands-on activities will all be part of this fun workshop. All Grades/Quality Teaching
1-2:15 p.m. Room 200 C&D How to Have an Awesome Elementary P.E. Program 1¼ pts.)*  Bruce Brinkman This session will help classroom teachers set up a P.E. program that students will love featuring hands on fun, active and inclusive activities that you can use on Monday morning. There will be introduction games, cooperative games, skills and fun movement activities. Elementary/Physical Education
1-2:15 p.m. Room 200 A&B Let's Get it Write! Strategies for Handwriting Success (1¼ pts.)*  Cindy Brill Methods and activities to teach the foundation skills of handwritten communication that are automatic, fluent and effective for grades K-3. Learn strategies to develop pencil grip, letter/number formations, letter sizing, spacing and sentence skills.  Grades K-3/Writing
1-1:45 p.m. Main Stage Spin, Pop, Boom Mad Science The audience will be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry. All Attendees/Kids
1-1:45 p.m. Equity Real Estate Classroom Double Dare You!  (¾ pts.) Allison Riddle Discover a variety of interactive games using basic six-sided dice that involve basic operations, place value, graphing and logical reasoning.  Grades 4-6/Math
2-3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Book-A-Basket Curious George and Friends Shoot and make a hoop – win a book! 
• Sponsored by the Utah Jazz, Horace Mann, Utah Idaho Supply/Map World, KUED and Barnes & Noble
All Attendees/Kids
2-2:45 p.m. Main Stage Preschool Pioneer Tips & Tricks  Utah Education Network (UEN) Learn some great tips and tricks that will help young children and their caretakers make accessing, using and growing with Preschool Pioneer easy and fun! All Attendees/Kids
2-2:45 p.m. Equity Real Estate Classroom Spectacular Books to Make and Take  (¾ pts.)* Mary Peterson Come ready to cut, fold, glue and color. In this lively session you will create highly motivating book making projects that can be used at any grade level and in any subject. All make and take materials will be provided. Elementary/Writing
3-3:45 p.m. Main Stage The Magic of Reading Mike Hamilton Join educational presenter and professional magician Mike Hamilton as he stretches the realm of your imagination and experience for yourself the Magic of Reading. All Attendees/Kids
3-3:45 p.m. Equity Real Estate Classroom Top 10 Strategies for Student Engagement: How to Make the Most of the Time with Your Students (¾ pts.)* Erica Hammon Discover quick and effective teaching tools to enhance every minute in the classroom!   All students need to know the three L’s of education: Look, Listen and Learn! Apply these strategies and discover how to make the most of your time with your students. All Grades/Classroom Management
*One hour of professional development activities is equal to one re-licensure point. License Renewal Credit Form (PDF)