Wonder has the power to change the world. In this presentation, I propose several key questions and new findings about the power of wonder (can we measure it? can we grow it? how does it translate to learning?) and how it can be a renewable resource which gives students the ability to support social-emotional and self-directed learning. I will explore a new tool called the Wonderment that can bring this power into the classroom, helping students cultivate the imaginative and creative world with www.thewonderment.com – Cassia Nielsen
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/).