November 8, 2013 - Provo


Host: Provo School District
Location: Grandview Technology Center
1591 North Jordan Ave.
(Located on Grandview Hill, where an elementary school used to be). Please park on the south side of the smaller building and enter the south doors of that same building.

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8:30-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast and Snacks

9:00-9:30 am: Welcome - Chad Duncan, Provo School District's Technology Director
Good Things Happening in Provo City School District
  • Every employee can contact the Help Desk and create work orders
  • Google Fiber is coming to Provo
    • It will help homes and families become connected
    • 10 Gigabit to all schools in the next few years
  • Raspberry Pi Intention: Promote basic programming with students
    • Pulls calendar info and puts it on a screen
    • Web page stories projected to wall screen
    • Track-a-Tech
    • Monitors temperature is server rooms, fridges, and freezer
    • Intermapper tracks network devices
    • Controls sprinkler system - turns off sprinklers when it rains
    • Cameras for surveillance
    • Casper - mobile device management
    • BYOD is coming but more preparation is needed

9:30-10:00 am: Good Things Happening in Alpine School District - Rachel Thompson
  • Training with principals to change the learning culture and develop a vision
    • Vision in Action Information
    • Six word summary, combined all into Wordle
    • Transformation of pedagogical knowledge
    • Three-pronged approach
      • PLCs (Professional Learning Communities)
      • PLNs (Professional Learning Networks)
      • Communities of inquiry and practice
    • Powerful Learning Practice
    • Simple K12 - Teacher Learning Community (free events are available)
    • Focus on Digital Citizenship

10:00-10:30 am: Good Things Happening in Nebo School District - Jared Orton and Pam Turley
Nebo's Adoption of Google Apps for Education
  • Special Needs and Science Classes are using iPads because of the quality apps/content
    • Teachers can individualize what is on devices, by student or by class
  • Everyone else is using Chromebooks through Active Directory ($240 ea.)
    • Chromebooks come pre-congifured
    • Students log in through Google Apps for Education
    • Teachers cannot individualize devices - a change changes all Chromebooks on the same domain/organizational unit
    • Must purchase devices with most current software
    • Chrome management makes it so you don't have to touch each device when a change needs to be made
    • Users can change their own username and passwords via the web
    • Administrative buy-in was critical
    • Downsides -
      • Pictures from presentations blocked
      • Lightspeed does not work well with Google
      • Huge training issue for elementary students to remember their username and password
    • Upsides -
      • Chromebooks already tied in to Google Apps for Education
      • Cost
      • Supports multi-user sign-in
    • District and school sites managed with Drupal
  • Teachers use Google Sites, can be collaborative
  • Questions - what about when teachers/students leave the district? How do they keep their work? How do shared documents not get lost?
    • Have to make a copy of a doc if you want to share ownership outside of a domain
    • Google Takeout
  • Shared Folders in Google Drive
    • gClassFolders script - teacher is the owner
    • Doctopus
    • Student-created folders shared with teachers (require naming conventions)

10:30 am: Break

10:40-11:15 am: The SAMR Model - Kim Broadbent
  • Substitution
  • Augmentation
  • Modification
  • Redifinition

Some SAMR Resources:

11:15-12:00 pm: Teaching Channel and C-Forum - Justin Brooksby
  • The Teaching Channel is another PLC
  • Cannot download videos from the site
  • Way to see/observe what other teachers are doing successfully in their classrooms
  • UEN shows Teaching Channel Videos on UEN-TV (Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.)
  • Teaching Channel Teams
    • 600 Utah educators
    • Collaboration
    • Video creation
    • Groups (public and private)
    • Resources
  • C-Forum
    • Best practices in teaching teachers
    • Spotlight teachers using technology
    • Network
    • What's new in Tech
    • Share resources
    • Teaching and Learning Research
  • Google Docs in the Classroom video example
  • Teachers should sign up with their school email address
  • Make notes or comment on videos
  • UEN want members of c-forum to join teaching channel. email to become part of the 600 to take part in the c-forum group.

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00: Updates
  • UTIPS Core to SAGE Update - Julie Quinn
    • Regional Trainings for LEAs have been occurring throughout the state
    • Process for Teacher, School, or District-created items moving to SAGE
      • They must be aligned to Common Core
      • And no one knows what else . . .
    • Timeline - not set
      • February release - teachers may be able to create their own items, common assessments
      • Import would be after that
        • No idea whether or not items will be imported individually or in tests
    • Get teachers to align their current UTIPS Core questions with the core objectives
    • Math, Science and Language Arts teachers should begin using the formative tool now
    • Every assessment director can create accounts to view the formative assessment tool
    • SAGE Portal

  • UEN Updates - Justin Brooksby
    • GettyReady - Can you say the Gettysburg address from memory?
    • Noodle Tools software - for writing research papers, access through Pioneer Online Library
    • MyOn Books trial, access through Pioneer Online Library - be sure to share with your schools
      • No limit to the number of students who can be accessing books at the same time (no checking out)
      • Ideal for iPads/mobile devices
      • Reads in Spanish and English

  • USOE Updates - Rick Gaisford
    • CyberCorps Refresh - tie it in with STEM
    • Looking for videos highlighting best practice in educational technology - email Rick with names
    • CenturyLink Technology Grant Applications available - they must be submitted via Google Docs by January 10, 2014
      • Readers are needed on February 5, 2014 - contact Rick if you are able to help
    • SpeakUP 2013 is now available
    • LucidCharts (example) and LucidPress is available for free to all Utah schools - training at next month's C-Forum

  • UCET Updates - Mitchell Jorgensen
    • The theme this year will be Spotlight on Education
    • April 3-4, 2014 at Murray High School (Thursday and Friday)
    • has been updated. Let us know if there are errors or improvements we can make.