Author: Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson has worked for Park City School District since 2005. In July 2013 she moved from Education Technology Specialist to Online Learning Administrator. She has been a member of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) Board since 2008; becoming Past President in 2015. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Spanish at Utah State University. Lesley University awarded her a Master of Technology in Education in the spring of 2011. Over the last few years, Tricia worked on the Awards, Grants, Program, Conference Credit, and Registration committees for UCET. This work includes: streamlining communication methods, implementing folder structures and naming conventions, using Add-ons in Google Spreadsheets to review and process member submissions to reduce paperwork, continuing refinement of the program creation process via Sched, creating participant and vendor registration forms via BlackPlum, and updating various ucet.org webpages. She was also instrumental in bringing Jay McFarland and Vicki Davis to UCET 2015 as Keynote Speakers. Tricia enjoyed presenting on time management at SUECON 2015 (http://ucet.org/back-to-suecon-2015-thoughts/).

Motivating Upper Elementary

A brief presentation of ways in which upper elementary educators can utilize current pop culture to illicit motivation and creativity in their students. It will also showcase other popular educators that provide pre-made activities already tied to standards that can act as a skeleton for other educators to differentiate for their own students needs. – http://reidfordstraining.weebly.com – Keith Reidford

2017 Digital Citizenship Summit

NOTE: The following information is taken from the Digital Citizenship Summit webpage. It has been posted below to help spread the word about the summit. Please consider attending and inviting parents, students and school community councils.

Event URL – https://digcitsummit2017.com/  Organization URL – http://www.digcitsummit.com/

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, UT * November 2-3, 2017

Join hundreds of influencers at the third annual Digital Citizenship Summit (DigCitSummit) hosted by EPIK Deliberate Digital in Provo, UT. The theme this year is EXPAND.

EXPAND the conversation around kids and technology.

EXPAND your network.

EXPAND our shared impact toward a more Positive DigCit culture.

This flagship DigCitSummit event will be different than most conferences. We won't be having a one-way lecture/panel model, but rather will be engaging together in roundtable sharing and discussion. Every voice will matter, including the voices of youth who attend the meetings. #NotAboutThemWithoutThem

See our FAQ for more details about age and other requirements for youth attendance. For travel and lodging information, please see the DigCitSummit travel & lodging microsite created by our service partner, the Utah Valley Visitor's Bureau.

The DigCitSummit is really about creating a movement of people making an impact — ripples — in their own spheres to change the way we as adults and kids alike talk about, teach, and engage the powerful and ever-expanding digital landscape of our day.

From At-Risk to In Charge

Imagine being told that you will be teaching a class for the 19 most at-risk youth in your school. Now imagine delivering that class in quite possibly the lowest-tech classroom in America. How would you engage and motivate these students? In this Ignite! session, learn about one teacher’s experience using second-hand computers in a low-tech classroom to help at-risk students find their voices and develop 21st century skills. – Suzy Cox

Submit Your Fabulous Proposal Now!

The UCET 2018 Conference will be held at University of Utah on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, 2018. Call for presentations is now open and will close December 22. This is a bit earlier than tradition. We hope to get the presentations selected and scheduled by mid-February. Please review the UCET Call for Presenters Guide found here http://lsurl.me/14PSK before submitting your presentation proposal for the UCET conference here.

Short URL to Form – https://goo.gl/GgQLki

EdSurge Tech Leaders Circle: Salt Lake City, UT

NOTE: The information below has been pulled directly from the EdSurge Eventbrite posting. It has been reposted here in an effort to spread the word among tech leaders in Utah. Please consider attending.

EdSurge, in collaboration with the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, is traveling around the country to learn the best practices from education leaders currently working in K-12 schools and district offices.

This inaugural event will focus on personalized learning. What is personalized learning? Is it just another buzzword? How are you thinking about PL? Does technology play a role? It will be a night of collaboration, where the focus will be on learning from each other. You should walk away with new connections and a wealth of new ideas.

EdSurge is hosting this event to learn from you, report on your stories around personalized learning, and look for potential writers for the EdSurge network.

Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.

Come connect with folks from all over the Salt Lake City area, engage in great conversation, and learn from other awesome educators!

DATE AND TIME
Tue, October 17, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

LOCATION
Access Salt Lake
175 West 200 South
Garden Level
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Use the following link to register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edsurge-tech-leaders-circle-salt-lake-city-ut-tickets-37107208660

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