Rob Bentley demonstrates how teachers and students can create digital content such as narrated slideshows, webpages and animated characters using Adobe Creative Tools. Creations can then be shared through Canvas or Google Classroom.
Dani Sloan guide a session for K-12 teachers and library media specialists in how to enhance student research through effective use of the wealth of resources in Utah's Online Library. Participants will explore online databases through each step of the research process, learning how the research tools can help them cite, gather, organize and collaborate on their research.
Shannon Ririe guides educators through tips and tricks for adding content from Utah's Online Library to a learning management system (LMS) such as Canvas or Google Classroom.
This session covers researched best practices for online discussions. Led by Jared Fawson, participants will learn how to help students engage with content and dialogue productively with peers. Sample discussions are included.
Maggie Millar demonstrates simple, ready-to-implement tips and tools for introducing a new science framework along with digital instruction. Topics include asking questions, developing models, planning and carrying out investigations and analyzing and interpreting data.
Kim Schaefer shares highlights from Whitehorse High School's work to provide equitable access to curriculum during the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 school year. Numerous learners had very little, or no, reliable Internet access. Schaefer reports on how educators sought to meet student need by providing both hard copy learning packets and digital access to culturally relevant resources.
Teachers know that student success is often built on procedures and routines in the traditional classroom. Students in our online courses rely on procedures and routines even more. Valerie Anderson guides teachers in developing procedures and routines in an online environment to increase the capability and success of their students.
While difficult circumstances are seen by many as limiting, they also have the potential to be opportunities that may have never been imagined as possible otherwise. Join Jeremy Smith for ideas and models to help educators embrace constraints and use uninvited challenges as opportunities to model real growth and learning for students and families.
Sara Welch leads a session on how to personalize learning for ESL and dual immersion learners using games including Pear Deck, Kahoot and Flipgrid. Games can provide teachers with the flexibility and support needed to guide student to mastery of the highest standards possible.
Sidney Miller presents on how to create high quality online assignments using Google Slide with UtahÕs Online Library. The session includes ready-made ideas teachers Grades 3-6 can using for online and in-person instruction.
Katie Hill presents on how administrators can maintain instructional leadership practices even when the school community can't be together in person. Participants will explore how they can engage with school faculty, support staff, students and community stakeholders to keep the collaborative wheels turning. Topics include ways administrators can support teachers with tools, practices and professional learning that ensures that student progress continues despite reduced face-to-face access to their classroom community.
Jared Covili describes the benefits of installing Google Assignments LTI, a free tool developed by Google that helps instructors grade more efficiently and give students richer feedback on their assignments. He notes Google Assignments includes all the features of the Canvas Google Apps LTI tool, except for Canvas Collaborations, and offers additional functionality.
Kaer Neumann introduces participants to several Google apps and shares examples of using these tools for group projects and student collaboration. Topics include Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Calendar, My Maps and Google Earth as well as ways to integrate them with Canvas and apps such as Audacity, Pear Deck or Nearpod.
Murice Miller shows educators how to reduce stress and support physical, mental and social well-being in the time of COVID-19. With habits to cultivate a sense of peace and well-being, participants can become empowered to support and inspire students and colleagues.
Students need specific, timely feedbackÑespecially in a remote learning situation. Marci Houseman leads a session to help teachers provide effective feedback that helps students achieve desired learning outcomes. Topics include what effective feedback looks like and its use in remote learning environments.
In this hands-on session Jamie Gardner introduces participants to Nearpod. After a short demo of a simple lesson demonstrating the differences between running a ÒLive LessonÓ in Nearpod and running a ÒStudent PacedÓ version, teachers practice signing into the Nearpod.com website, looking through the Nearpod Lesson Library, and adding lessons to use with students.
Randy Booth demonstrates how to engage students with collaborative scientific exploration in the field of physics via an online platform.
Rob Bentley discusses important principles of effective feedback and feedback tools available in Canvas and Google Classroom.
Jared Fawson presents tips for communicating with students and parents. Topics include how to best use the communication features available in Canvas.
Promote studentsÕ ability to manage their time and avoid burnout by providing a preview of the week to come. Kayla Towner shows how to keep things fun and interesting (and keep students motivated) by creating weekly playlists that are adapted to various learners.