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2015 UEA Convention & Education Exposition

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Convention LogoThursday, Oct. 15 - Schedule of Activities

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
8-9:15 a.m. Room 400 Utah Core Writing Strategies (1¼ pts.)* Mary Peterson Learn a wealth of classroom-proven strategies to help your students meet the rigorous Utah Core State Writing Standards. You will leave with many practical and motivating lessons for teaching narrative, informative and opinion writing to maximize writing skills of ALL students.
Grades K-5/
8-9:15 a.m. Room 300 C&D Understanding Workplace Bullying (1¼ pts.)*  Jessica Dunn  Handout
Participants will identify characteristics of bullying behavior in the workplace and explore ways to recognize and respond to it. Strategies for addressing the problem will be explored including individual action, collective bargaining, internal organizing, worksite actions and legislation.
All Grades/
Educator Resources
8-9:15 a.m. Room 300 A&B Engaging Parents by Hosting a Family Math Night (1¼ pts.)*  Allison Riddle     Handouts   Family Math Night uses basic supplies such as cards, dice, dominoes and dried beans to allow parents to experience dozens of games they can use at home to strengthen math fluency for themselves and their kids! Come learn strategies for planning and hosting a Family Math Night. Game boards and handouts will be provided.
Grades K-5/
8-9:15 a.m. Room 200 C&D Solving the Case of the Mystery Skype Classroom (1¼ pts.)*   J. Derek Larson     Resources Do you want to find ways to help your students learn more about other states or Utah counties? How about connecting with classrooms across the U.S. or world? How can you do all these things with little or no field trip budget? Put on your Sherlock detective hat and learn how Mystery Skype can help you make learning fun again! All Grades/
8-9:15 a.m. Room 200 A&B Specially Designed Instruction (1¼ pts.)*   Kim Fratto and Becky Unker This focuses on identifying effective teaching strategies using specially designed instruction and reflective practice to increase student access to core standards in the least restrictive environment. Participants will be able to better align a specific strategy to address individual student needs. All Grades/
Special Education
9:30-10:30 a.m. Main Stage Convention Opening Session (1 pt.)* Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh and Becky Pringle UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh kicks off the 2015 Convention with NEA Vice President Becky Pringle. All Attendees
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 400 Building Relationships With Difficult Students and Parents of Difficult Students. Part One: Students (1¼ pts.)*   Dr. Kerrie Naylor     Handouts This two-part workshop will help teachers maintain a positive classroom environment. Part One will go through specific techniques to de-escalate disruptive behavior, keep students focused on learning and develop mutual respect.  All Grades/
Classroom Management
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 300 C&D ToyWise: Innovative Ways to Use Toys and Everyday Objects to Engage Students in Remarkable and Memorable Learning (1¼ pts.)*  Dr. Prent Klag This interactive workshop will provide several ways in which toys and everyday objects can be used to engage students in memorable learning activities to motivate, inspire, teach and reinforce key concepts. Participants will receive a packet of materials and resources that can be readily used and implemented in their classrooms.  Elementary/
Quality Teaching
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 300 A&B Being Successful With Math Homework (1¼ pts.)* 
Joleigh Honey
How can teachers make math homework productive, positive and fun? Learn some easy communication strategies you can use to help parents understand what and how you are teaching their children in mathematics and how they can help.

All Grades/Math

10:45 a.m.-noon Room 200 C&D Six Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using (1¼ pts.)* 
J. Derek Larson    Resources This session will explore tools that help increase productivity and perfect computer skills. We will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing, and discuss multiple tools (both free and paid versions) to allow for flexibility regardless of funding. 
All Grades/ Technology
10:45 a.m.-noon Room 200 A&B Time for Change: What You Can Do to Improve Outcomes for Utah’s Students With Disabilities (1¼ pts.)*  Glenna Gallo This workshop reviews Utah data regarding students with disabilities and identifies areas needing improvement. Participants will engage in discussion and learn practical strategies for instruction, IEP meeting participation and discussions with parents, administrators and other educators.
Middle Grades/ Special Education
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bus in front of Expo Hall doors (west parking lot) American Red Cross Blood Drive American Red Cross  Visit the American Red Cross mobile blood donation bus to donate blood.  All Adults
11 a.m.-5 p.m Exhibit Hall Vendor Exhibits and Presentation Stages See vendor list  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:  
Sponsored by Francois D. College of Hair, Skin & Nails and Tobey Webb and Friends

Relax and enjoy a massage, haircut or manicure (Free for UEA members with ticket). All Attendees
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hal KUED Kids Exploration Corner  
Sponsored by KUED Kids and partners
KUED and sponsors Families and educators, join KUED Kids in the Exploration Corner for hands-on educational experiences! Educators grades K-12 will take home curriculum guides and classroom lesson plan ideas from community organizations. Families will explore STEAM and Literacy activities and meet their favorite PBS Kids characters!
Sponsored by KUED Kids, Bountiful Davis Arts Center, Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, Mad Science of Great Salt Lake, Mike Hamilton's: The Magic in Learning, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Library Services, Spy Hop, Utah Education Network and Utah Society of Environmental Education (USEE)
All Attendees/Kids
Noon-12:30 p.m. Main Stage The Magic in Learning™ Mike Hamilton Join educational presenter and professional magician Mike Hamilton as he stretches the realms of your imagination as you experience for yourself his award winning show The Magic in Learning™. All Attendees/Kids
Noon-12:45 p.m Equity Real Estate Classroom National Board Certification: Are You Ready? (¾ pts.)* Dessie Olson The National Board Certification process is often known as the best professional growth experience available to teachers. This session will introduce to you what it is, why it’s important and how you can become a National Board Certified Teacher.
All Grades/
Educator Resources
Noon-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Health Screening 
• Sponsored by EMI Health
12:30-1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Capitol Club Event
• Sponsored by U-PAC
Chase Clyde Join UEA’s political activists for the exclusive annual Hot Topics and Hot Dogs Lunch. Mix and mingle with Utah’s political players over an informal hot dog lunch. Utah Governor Gary Herbert will join the group and give a brief presentation. The event is open to everyone. The lunch is free for UEA Capitol Club members or for a suggested minimum $10 donation to U-PAC. All Attendees
12:30-1:45 p.m. Room 400 Building Relationships With Difficult Students and Parents of Difficult Students. Part Two: Parents (1¼ pts.)* Dr. Kerrie Naylor    Handouts This two-part workshop will help teachers maintain a positive classroom environment.  Part Two will help teachers develop positive relationships with parents, especially parents of difficult students. New and veteran teachers will learn strategies to hone management and communication skills.  
All Grades/
Classroom Management
12:30-1:45 p.m. Room 300 A&B Current Best Comprehension Strategies (1¼ pts.)*
Mary Peterson

Explore the newest close-reading strategies to greatly enhance comprehension skills. You will gain a wealth of ideas to help your students become motivated, independent and strategic readers.
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Room 200 C&D Formative Assessments: Working Smarter Not Harder (1¼ pts.)* Dr. DeeDee Mower and 
Dr. Nadia Wrosch
 Participants will learn how to organize formative assessment data, use formative assessments, help students use their data to set goals and empower their instructional decision-making.  All Grades/
Quality Teaching
12:30-1:45 p.m. Room 200 A&B Using Pencils and Keyboards to Develop Essential Classroom Skills (1¼ pts.)*  Julee Tovias Learn the developmentally appropriate progression of teaching strategies to develop students’ keyboarding and handwriting mastery. Develop engaging lessons that use multisensory activities and digital media to teach pencil grip, letter formation and sentence skills as well as keyboarding strategies, mouse skills, typing and digital citizenship. Grades K-3/ Technology
1:15-1:45 p.m. Main Stage Look Closer! The Cross-Disciplinary Tool of Observation Thanksgiving Point  As you know, kids will look at something for a minute and believe they know everything about it. Come learn about tools and practices that will inspire your students to engage in careful, scientific observation that is transferable to any subject.
All Attendees/Kids
1-1:45 p.m. Equity Real Estate Classroom The Power of Play (¾ pts.)* Christopher Conard Learn how play can be used to support all types of learning in your classroom. Tools and resources for implementing healthy play, physical activity and creating an inclusive and respectful environment will be provided.
Elementary/Quality Teaching
2-3:30 p.m. Room 300 C&D Special Event: Education Policy and Educator Accountability (1½ pts.)*
• Sponsored by Prosperity 2020
Moderator: Pat Jones
Panelists: Jim Dabakis, 
Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, Greg Hughes and Becky Pringle
Accountability is a constant policy topic in the effort to improve Utah’s neighborhood schools. What is working? What are the unintended consequences of reform? Engage in a lively discussion on this important issue with education leaders.
All Attendees
2-3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Book-A-Basket
Utah Jazz Bear Shoot and make a hoop – win a book! The Utah Jazz Bear will tip off this event.
• 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 Fire and Ice  Mad Science of Greater Salt Lake Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists!  Foggy dry-ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter. All Attendees/Kids
2-2:45 p.m. Equity Real Estate Classroom Teacher Leadership Initiative (¾ pts.)* Jenny Graviet and Denise Ulrich  Hear about the Teacher Leadership Initiative from teachers who participated in the program. They will discuss what they learned about leading from the classroom and share how they went from being classroom teachers to classroom teachers and leaders.  All Grades/
Quality Teaching
3-3:45 Main Stage URS Tier 1 Pension & Savings Plan Presentation Matt Brady This presentation will help URS members hired prior to 7/1/2011 fully understand how the Tier 1 Retirement System works and how to gain the most from it. URS savings plans and Target Date Funds will be discussed as well as the Free Retirement Planning Program that is now available.   All Attendees/Kids
3-3:45 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.
4-4:45 p.m. Equity Real Estate Classroom ARL is Not Just for Initial Licensure (¾ pts.)* Dr. Robyn Roberts     Handouts
Are you interested in earning an initial teaching license, adding a license or endorsement area or moving between elementary, secondary and special education? If so, this workshop is for you. USOE licensure specialists will show ways a person can increase their marketability or change their career path through earning a new license or endorsement.
All Grades/ Educator Resources
4-5 p.m. Room 400 Teacher Leadership Initiative Reception Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh 2014-15 Teacher Leadership Initiative participants and association leaders celebrate completion of the program.
By Invitation
*One hour of professional development activities is equal to one re-licensure point. License Renewal Credit Form (PDF)