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2013 UEA Convention & Education Exposition

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UEA Convention LogoThursday, Oct. 17 -
Schedule of Activities

  • Convention Highlights
  • Friday, Oct. 18 Schedule

Time Location Event Presenter(s)
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. North Foyer Registration  
Description: Attendees must register. Non UEA member admission $10. UEA members will be given free tickets to share.
8-9:15 a.m. Room 400 What Teachers Can Do to Take Charge of Their Own Professionalism (1¼ pts.)* Linda Alder, Todd Billings
Description: The discussion will include the Utah Professional Teaching Standards and Educator Evaluation programs and policies and outline ways teachers may support their own professional excellence.
8-9:15 a.m. Room 300 C&D Working with Difficult Students and Supporting Parents (1¼ pts.)*  Dr. Kerrie Naylor
Description: Discuss specific techniques to de-escalate disruptive behavior, keep students focused on learning and help teachers develop positive relationships with parents, especially parents of difficult students. 
8-9:15 a.m. Room 300 A&B Videos, Music and More for Your Classroom (1¼ pts.)*  Rob Bentley
Description: Learn to access educational videos and music free for classroom use, how to use powerful databases, how to use to create your own class website, and tools for professional development. 
8-9:15 a.m. Room 200 C&D Why Bright Kids on the Autism Spectrum are Failing English Language Arts and What We Can Do About It (1¼ pts.)*   Cathy Longstroth
Description:  This presentation will introduce strategies designed to help students on the autism spectrum and other students with similar challenges improve written composition as well as reading comprehension.
8-9:15 a.m. Room 200 A&B Writing Strategies for the Utah Core (1¼ pts.)*   Mary Peterson
Description:  Learn proven strategies as well as practical and motivating lessons for teaching narrative and informative/opinion writing to maximize the writing skills of all students to meet Utah Core Writing Standards. 
9:30-10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Integra Stage Convention Opening Session (1 pt.)* Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh
Dr. Jerry D. Weast
Description:  UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh kicks off the 2013 Convention with Dr. Jerry D. Weast 
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 400 Making the New Utah Effective Teaching Standards Work for You (1¼ pts.)*   Lisa Guzmán 
Description:  Learn how to map the new professional teaching standards throughout a lesson, document standards performance and make the teaching standards work for you.  Learn how NEA Academy professional development can help make the new evaluation system work for you.
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 300 C&D Building Effective District and Association Partnerships (1¼ pts.)*  Dr. Jerry D. Weast and Panel
Description:  Join superintendents, school board members and other education leaders for an interactive discussion with Dr. Weast about building successful collaboration between districts and employee associations.
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 300 A&B STEM Plus: Seven Ways to Use Toys and Objects to Engage Students in Critical and Creative Thinking
(1¼ pts.)* 
Dr. Prent Klag
Description:  Learn seven innovative activities that engage students in understanding key concepts in science, technology, engineering and math using toys and a variety of easy to find objects and materials.
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 200 C&D Standards-Based IEPs: As Easy as A-B-C (1¼ pts.)*  Peggy Childs
Description:  Access an online course to gain an understanding of standards-based IEPs, and learn two easy strategies for writing Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance statements and Measurable Annual Goals that align with the Utah Core Standards.
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 200 A&B Getting to the Core: Helping Readers Understand Complex Text (1¼ pts.)*  Dr. Timothy Morrison
Description:  In this session participants will learn about five before-, during-, and after-reading strategies to involve students with active learning. 
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Vendor Exhibits and Presentation Stages See vendor list (p. 22-23)
Description:  Featuring over 100 vendor booths, hourly education-related workshops, entertainment and activities, pampering station, kids learning area and more.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Pampering Station
•  Sponsored by Francois D. College of Hair, Skin & Nails, Brooks Percified, Tobey Webb and Friends
Description:  Relax and enjoy a massage, haircut or manicure (Free for UEA members with ticket).
Noon-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall KUED Kids Learning Area
• Sponsored by KUED and Partners
Description:  Hands-on learning experiences provided by KUED, The City Library, The County Library System, Discovery Gateway, Eccles Dinosaur Park, Mad Science, Mike Hamilton and The Magic of Learning and Thanksgiving Point.
Noon-12:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Integra Stage
The Magic in Learning (¾ pts.)* Mike Hamilton
Description:  Join educational presenter and professional magician Mike Hamilton as he stretches the realm of your imagination and experience for yourself the Magic in Learning.TM  
Noon-12:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Rebate State Stage
NetSafe Utah: Digital Citizenship for Teachers, Students and Parents (¾ pts.)* Dr. Rick Cline
Description:  Learn about the essential components of digital citizenship at school, home or the community in a world where technology is constantly evolving and discover the best Internet filter in the world.
12:15-1:30 p.m. Room 400 Attractive and Electrifying Science (1¼ pts.)* Maggie Ostler
Description:  Get into sticky situations and explore magnetism and electricity when testing magnets with a variety of objects, and measure the force of attraction between two magnets with a washer and build a circuit.
12:30-2:30 p.m. Room 300 C&D Classroom Realities Teachers Panel
• Sponsored by UEA Political Action Committee and University of Phoenix

Presenters: Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, Utah Master Teachers
Description:  Hear the compelling stories of Utah master teachers as they share insights into how laws and policies impact their classrooms. The discussion will be of particular interest to legislators, superintendents, school board members, educators and parents.
1-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall  Health Screenings
• Sponsored by EMI Health
Description:  Five health screening exams: cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage.
1-1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Integra Stage
Scarves, Feathers, Dance and Movement (¾ pts.)* Bruce Brinkman
Description:  This fun, active, hands-on session will cover several areas of the P.E. core curriculum – juggling, tinkling and balancing. 
1-1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Rebate State Stage
A Hands-On Approach for Struggling Readers (¾ pts.)* Heidi Hyte
Description:  Learn a practical approach to teaching reading, spelling and phonemic awareness-building skills to struggling readers. 
1:45-3 p.m. Room 400 Teach by Magic: Use Wonder to Engage Students (1¼ pts.)*  Brian Daniel South
Description:  A quick, simple magic trick can be a great way to engage students. Learn eight easy-to-do magic tricks, brain teasers, and other amazing object lessons that you can start using in your classroom immediately. 
2 p.m. Exhibit Hall Book-A-Basket Tip Off Utah Jazz Bear & UEA Staff
Description:  The Utah Jazz Bear will tip off this event.
2-3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Book-A-Basket
• Sponsored by the Utah Jazz, Horace Mann, Utah Idaho Supply & Map World, KUED and Barnes & Noble
Utah Jazz Bear & UEA Staff
Description:  Shoot and make a hoop – win a book!  
2-2:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Rebate State Stage
Spectacular Books to Make and Take (¾ pts.)* Mary Peterson
Description:  Create unique, simple and motivating book publishing projects to increase writing skills at any grade level and in any subject. (Make and take materials provided.)
2:15-2:45 Exhibit Hall
Integra Stage
Scales & Tails Teaser Reptile Show  Scales & Tails of Utah
Description:  Come make friends with some amazing creatures that you might have been afraid of before today!
3-3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Integra Stage
Up, Up and Away Mad Science of Greater Salt Lake
Description:  This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air.
3-3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Rebate State Stage
Linking the Learning: Dominoes for Upper Grades
(¾ pts.)*
Allison Riddle
Description:  Domino games encourage engagment and communicate thinking with other players as well as analyzing choices and inductive reasoning. Alignment to Utah Core Standards and game boards will be shared.
3:15-5 p.m. Room 400 UEA-Retired Members Annual Meeting (1¾   pts.)*  David Van Langeveld, President
Description:  Join the UEA-R for their annual business meeting and informative presentations.  
4-4:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Integra Stage
Seeing + Hearing + Doing = Learning! Amazing Action Alphabet  (¾ pts.)* Esther Kehl
Description: The workshop provides an approach to letters and sounds through multi-sensory, hands on experience, which leads to retention. 
4-4:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Rebate State Stage
Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World  
(¾ pts.)*
Norma Jean Remington
Description:  Modeling Utah Core Standards and engaging instructional practices; learn how to collaborate with geography teachers and GIS professionals walking away with resources, geography friends and lesson ideas.
5:30-8 p.m.  200 Rooms UEA Superstars in Education Awards Celebration and Banquet
• Sponsored by Key Bank and the Children at Risk Foundation
Former Governor Olene Walker
Description:  Ten educators will receive UEA Excellence in Teaching Awards. The UEA will also present the UEA Honor Roll Award and the Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award.
*One hour of professional development activities is equal to one re-licensure point. More than seven re-licensure points available on Thursday.