Host: Park City School District
RSVP: Google Form
Organizer: Tricia Jackson,
Location: Ecker Hill Middle School, 2465 W Kilby Road, Park City, UT 84098

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08:30 a.m. - Breakfast (Auditorium)
09:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
09:30 a.m. - GenYes Kids - Summer Marshall -
10:00 a.m. - Socrative, Kahoot, Quizizz - Quizziz is self-paced. - GenYes Kids
10:30 a.m. - Move to Library
10:45 a.m. - Canvas for PD - Danny Fisher
11:15 a.m. - Content
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m. - AfterSchool/Grade 1 Coding Program - Grant Smith
13:00 p.m. - Trello for PLCs - Kim Quapp
13:15 p.m. - Project Management & Communication Tools & Discussion
14:00 p.m. - Updates: UEN, USOE, UCET, UELMA
14:30 p.m. - Dismiss


09:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions -
Announcements -
  • *Youth Ted Talk Mt. Jordan Middle School - 11/4/15.
  • Review of Techtoberfest - QR Badge tracks what sessions people attended - They had about 600 people - They usually lose people in Tooele but this time they did not. They had a Disneyland Trip to give away. They had a good correlation between what people signed up for and what they attended. They had the schedule 2 weeks before they had Techtoberfest.
  • Granite District has a conference coming up. Larry from Granite.

09:30 a.m. - GenYes Kids - Summer Marshall -
  • GenYes - Generation Yes = Youth & Educators Succeeding
Technology Instructional Leader - GenYes kids work with and make suggestions and tutorials for the teachers. Ecker Hill Middle School is a one to one Mac school. The GenYes kids are tutors as well. GenYes works at Treasure Mountain Middle School as well. There are 9 GenYes students (7th grade). Sam Thompson opened a class for the 8th grade level this year. 2014-2015 was the first GenYes year. Park City has 5 Technology Instructional Coaches. They are all certified teachers.
Some TAPS projects include ;
  • Red Ribbon Week activities
  • Math
  • LanSchool
  • Edit Camera footage.Slide show announcements
  • Introduction of GenYes Kids to student body
  • Step by Step instructional signs for how to get tech help.
  • Student used her own math journal to film a tutorial about how a good math journal looks.
  • Hope for the Homeless - Did a film

10:00 a.m. - Socrative, Kahoot, Quizizz - Ben Hale, Ben Peter, Rory Buchanan
  • Favorite things about SueCon
  • Tricia's favorite thing about SueCon was the unexpected (for her) numbers of people who came to her sessions. See her blog post.
  • Katie did Flipped Faculty Meetings and was pleased with how many admin showed up.
  • Jared sees a level of participation increase and opportunities for Technology training.
  • Dani thought there was a lot of different options and the vendor hall was very well done.
  • Rob attended and enjoyed a Gamification session by Katherine Wood. Class Craft.
  • Jared Fawson - He noticed a lot of teachers are not aware of resources that are out there such as eMedia.
  • EdHack - Set Up - SueCon had sufficient time between sessions, hallways were color-coded, special administrator strands. He enjoyed presenting with other people.
  • Tricia's Time Management class was great! Pam presented on Google and Chromebooks. She is Google Certified. She also presented on Playing Nice on thePlayground with Apple and Google.
  • Doug - He presented on Aurasma and Social Media in the Classroom and Developing a PLN.
  • Rick G. - appreciated the practical items, the gathering of a like-minded community. Rick presented on the Tech Plan that is going through legislature. He also presented on Open Resource on Pioneer Library.

10:45 a.m. - Canvas for PD - Danny Fisher - Park City School District - - Slideshow
  • They feature teachers and their awesome high school instruction
  • Weekly PDs every Monday - they get out early. 80 high school teachers. Their accountability for that is a simple exit ticket.
  • 35 PLCs in High School. They have guiding questions
  • Google Drive Folder System - Each department has a folder within which are the PLC folders
  • He has a front office page - including photos of admin and staff -goal is to make it more interactive and paperless - including financing - he will either export the course or add us as an observer if we would like.
  • 30 teachers in the EYE Program -
  • They had a Quizzlet for Acronyms - Ha Ha but effective PGPs, SLOs, PNTs, their staff was only able to identify about 50% of the anacronyms.
  • First year that Park City has done SLOs. Everything on their resource for SLOs page has been covered in a PD in Faculty meeting or other.
  • PDs on Monday - Danny and team review the exit tickets from the day before. They record the PD meetings and host them in Canvas.
  • The Google calendar for their events are embedded in Canvas. (Sports, meetings, transportation requests, fund raising applications, field trip apps. One stop shopping.)
  • He likes using the graphic-based pages with icons to help make information clear to teachers.
  • They use Google Drive extensively. They found that teachers were previously not very familiar with Google Drive. They have added videos of 5 minutes or less that explain how to use Google Drive.
  • They also found that they needed help tutorial videos for using Canvas. He found many on Canvas.Hacks -
  • He differentiates his classroom by allowing students to select from multiple projects. Each project has different links.
  • Lots of synergies between Google Drive and Canvas including their SLO folder system. Real time - they can have a teacher and an educator working together on the SLO. They use the comment feature within Google Drive. They can also view all the historical iterations of the documents. The admin can double check that changes he asked for have been made.
  • Canvas alone did not allow them to do all the collaboration they wanted. They have found that Google Drive has filled that gap. They are a Google School.
  • Anything they create from within Google does not count against their storage. 2,000 Terrabytes for Google App Schools. (So create a PP and upload - counts in storage. Create a Google Presentation - no matter how big or what videos are embedded within, does not count in Google.)
  • Advice = Buy In, Collaboration, Timing, Feedback, Design, Accountability, Organization, Version X.O. - (They don't have a grade link)
  • Park City is a Google School, Canvas School, and Apple. You can't clone a classroom in Google Schools but you can in Canvas. (discussion - Canvas = Ferari, Google is Pinto. According to EdHack, Google is "More of an Accord.")

12:30 p.m. - AfterSchool/Grade 1 Coding Program - Grant Smith - We teach our students computer programing because it teaches them to think and problem-solve.
  • Where do we find Elementary teachers who can teach programming
  • Time is a challenge _(Why would we spend time on computer science? It's not tested. See Gallop/Google Computer Science Survey More info.
  • Focus on computational thinking. Parallelism, sequence, collaboration, algorithms, etc.
  • 45 minutes 1 X per week of computer coding in the elementary schools. At this time they can't take the time to train all the teachers. Currently about 400 mostly 1st graders some second, are getting 45 minutes per week in computer coding classes.
  • How do we assess? How do kids reflect? How do we take this as a serious academic subject.
  • The downfall of is that the kids don't really know what they are learning. It is just a game. They need to have explicit discussion and journal reflection to see what kids are actually clicking.
  • They are using for the instruction in 1st grade - they want to make their own curriculum or have a clear path rather than 4th grade using Scratch and 6 grade using Kahn Academy, etc.
  • K-6 student coding in San Francisco Kahn Academy Coding in the Bay Area -
  • More Resources - Grant Smith's blog -

13:00 p.m. - Trello for PLCs - Kim Quapp - Trello - A list of lists filled with cards, used by you and your team. Slideshow

13:15 p.m. - Project Management & Communication Tools & Discussion -
  • Katie Blunt presented on Base Camp. - BC has more views and seems more linear.
  • Michael Hakkarinen - Slack - You all have to have the same suffix in your email. Great way to communicate outside of text messaging and emails. Outside your data plan.
  • Tricia - presented on GroupMe messaging - use GroupMe with peers, Remind with students. Kenny says that Uintah uses GroupMe for emergency situations like power outages.
  • Tricia on Voxer - Voice and Text abilities.

14:00 p.m. - Updates: UEN, USOE,
  • Canvas group for UEN -
  • Utah Futures Training -
  • EdReady - Math prep -
  • * Teacher Training - Statewide partnership
  • Kim Broadbent - Provo District - encourages all to get our teachers and schools signed up for Hour of Code. Currently there are 5 Affiliates in our state. Kim Broadbent, Carl Lyman
  • Pam Turley - NEBO had a training like this and invited their Network engineers. The engineers loved it.
  • Please follow @UELMA_Utah UELMA is hoping to increase their Social Media Traffic. Like their FB Page.
  • UELMA is hoping to arrange with UCET for credit for attending 1 day of UCET (Thursday, 17th) and one day of UELMA (Friday, 18th)
  • Little Free Library - UELMA's charitable project is to give away 5 or 6 Little Free Libraries to book desserts. If you know of somewhere that needs one, watch their Twitter Feed and Facebook for an application. If you know where one is, please take a pic and post it on Twitter. #LittleFreeLibrary @uelma_utah
  • UELMA Conference - Plotting Your Course In A World Of Change - At the Larry H. Miller Megaplex At Jordan Commons 9400 South State Street, Sandy, UT 84070Registration opens January 4, 2016.Late Registration begins March 1, 2016.
  • Presenter application begins today.
  • Two new activities - Ignite Session and Playground - Learn more on the BLOG - -
  • 14:30 p.m. - Dismiss
*TedX Youth Event - Mt. Jordan Middle School. Tomorrow 9:00 am for tickets.

USOE - Rick Gaisford
  • Rick does all the OnTrack Stuff - approving classes, etc
  • Teachers in Technology Century Link Grant $55,000.00 still dedicated to Utah Grant closes on January 12 and disperse the grants in April. Individual grants up to $5,000.00
  • Speak Up survey is coming up
  • Technology plan is moving forward to Executive Appropriations this week. We are asking for 100 Million. 50 million one time 50 million ongoing.

Next CForum meeting December 4, in Duchesne.