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Welcome to the College and Career Awareness Summer Conference! Please remember that classes below are subject to change. All classes are on a first come first serve basis and selecting a class for your schedule does not guarantee a seat will be reserved for you in that class. 

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Friday, June 16
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday June 16, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
Skyridge High School Auditorium

8:00am

Opening Session
Speakers
avatar for Ashley Higgs

Ashley Higgs

CTE K-8 Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Ashley Higgs has taught a total of 12 years in the classroom at the middle school level. She has taught College and Career Awareness, Keyboarding, and Computer Technology with Microsoft Office Certification. She has now taken the role of K-8 Education Specialist at the Utah State... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 8:00am - 8:15am
Auditorium

8:15am

Career Clusters
Speakers
avatar for Brian Olmstead

Brian Olmstead

Utah State Board of Education, Utah State Board of Education
Brian Olmstead is currently a CTE Coordinator for the Utah State Board of Education working with Pathway development, program approval, concurrent enrollment and educator endorsements. An educator for nearly 23 years, Brian has taught at the high school level, worked with adult l... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 8:15am - 8:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Make It Amazing
With their unique brand of lyrical storytelling, Americana/Country music and three-part harmonies, Joshua Creek has built a strong and loyal fan-base over the last 12 years. One DJ aptly described Joshua Creek as “like listening to a Norman Rockwell painting.

The band has released six studio albums and one live DVD with reviewers often describing Jeff Hinton’s lead vocals as a cross between John Denver and James Taylor. One DJ aptly described Joshua Creek as “like listening to a Norman Rockwell painting.” 

Their songs receive regional and national airplay, including the No. 1 Country-Gospel hits “What Kinda Car?” and the award-winning “Love You Son.” Other achievements include an FCMA Pearl Award for “Songwriter of the Year” and placements of their songs in national television shows and indie movies. 

Hinton and co-writer/bassist Quint Randle were originally signed to regional record label Covenant Communication (owned by Desert Book), but as the duo sought to reproduce their studio sound live, producer/lead guitarist Ron Saltmarsh and percussionist James Hollister joined the band.

The result is a striking combination of songwriting, musicianship and storytelling that has led to regular standing ovations at larger public concerts as well as smaller, unplugged, after-dinner shows for corporate clients. 

Joshua Creek has played a growing list of respected venues and events including: Abravanel Hall, Vivant Arena, Sandy Amphitheater, The Tabernacle at Temple Square, Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, SCERA Theatre, Swiss Days, Merrill Osmond's Utah Pioneer Days, Ogden Amphitheatre, plus a list of city/county concert series and corporate clients too numerous to list. (Individually, band members have more than a century of performing experience, literally playing around the world in thousands of performances.)

Website:  www.joshuacreekmusic.com
Electronic Press Kit:  http://www.joshuacreekmusic.com/epk


Speakers
JC

Joshua Creek

Members of Joshua Creek are Jeff Hinton (lead singer & guitar), Quint Randle (bass & backup vocals), Ron Saltmarsh (lead guitar, backup vocals, & arrangements), and James Hollister (drums & percussion).


Friday June 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Auditorium

9:20am

College and Career Awareness Funding
If you have questions regarding funding with the College and Career Awareness course, come to this session.  Great way to get the basic information you need to run a successful College and Career Awareness class.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Olmstead

Brian Olmstead

Utah State Board of Education, Utah State Board of Education
Brian Olmstead is currently a CTE Coordinator for the Utah State Board of Education working with Pathway development, program approval, concurrent enrollment and educator endorsements. An educator for nearly 23 years, Brian has taught at the high school level, worked with adult l... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
C139

9:20am

Amazing Issues in Agriculture
Join this informative, activity-based exploration of issues in contemporary agriculture including genetically modified organisms, organics, climate change, world hunger, and sustainability. This background knowledge will enhance student discussions related to CCA agriculture lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Stewardson

Denise Stewardson

Director, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
Denise Stewardson is director of Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and a faculty member in USU’s School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education. She is a former middle and high school CTE teacher.



Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
C231

9:20am

Using Virtual Business: Personal Finance in CCA
This program will help your students to learn basic life skills in a way that they will be begging you to let them play it.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Hanney

Phillip Hanney

Utah ACTE, Orem Junior High School
Phil Hanney has taught at Orem Junior High for the past 18 years. He has also worked with Certiport to help create the IC3 and MOS exams.


Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
B110

9:20am

Making the Business Connection through Local Chambers of Commerce
Leveraging effective business relationships and educational / working opportunities through combined efforts and contacts at the Local Chamber of Commerce.

Speakers
SE

Steven Emile

Director of Membership
avatar for David G. Smith

David G. Smith

Business & Marketing Education, Mountain Crest High School
David G. Smith, MBA: Business & Marketing Education at Mountain Crest High School. Economics & Personal Finance concurrent Enrollment @ USU. Current Voting Ambassador Member of the Cache County Chamber. Past business manager at OAG Worldwide over the Department of Defense Travel... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
C141

9:20am

College and Career Readiness with UtahFutures
UtahFutures training provides direct instruction and technical guidance to navigate and utilize the website. Abundant data, practical planning, and outreach opportunities will be explored and taught in order to fully unite students, job seekers, and the community with information to make informed decisions and plans.

Speakers
avatar for Jami Gardner

Jami Gardner

Tech Trainer, UtahFutures/UEN
Jami Gardner is the UtahFutures trainer for the Utah Education Network. She specializes in helping teachers and counselors effectively use UtahFutures.org for college and career planning. Prior to joining UEN she was a Business and Financial Literacy teacher. Jami has a Bachelor... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
C135

9:20am

Robotic Programming with Sphero Course
This class will provide the Information Technology teacher with a different option to the online gaming lesson. Giving students a hands on application to block programming.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jorgensen

Susan Jorgensen

CTE, Weber School District
Been teaching 23 years. A Graduate of Utah State University in Industrial Technology Education, Drafting with endorsements in Keyboarding, Keyboarding application, ESL with a Master’s in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University.



Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
C230

9:20am

Project-based Learning: Making it Real!
Engage students with realistic problems and model how solutions to problems are solved in the “real-world” by using project-based learning. This presentation will share career and technical education project-based learning plans that include multiple options for cross-disciplinary learning. Explore how to integrate project-based learning (not projects) into your curriculum and prepare students with 21st Century skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Debra Spielmaker

Debra Spielmaker

Associate Professor, Utah State University
Debra Spielmaker is a Professor at Utah State University in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education. Dr. Spielmaker is also the Project Director of the USDA-National Agriculture in the Classroom program and the Team Leader of the National Center for Agricultural... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
C227

9:20am

Maximizing Your Tier 1 Benefits (Near-Retirees)
Your state retirement plan is an amazing retirement benefit. If you have 5 or less years until retirement, this educational workshop will explain how your pension works and how to maximize your retirement readiness!

Speakers
MW

Mike Wilson

Retirement Planning Advisor, Utah Retirement Systems
Mike Wilson is part of the Retirement Planning Advisor Team at Utah Retirement Systems. Mike has been in the training and financial services industry for 30 years. He earned his MBA in Finance from Baylor University and is a Certified Financial Planner® and a Retirement Income Certified... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
B118

10:30am

Formative Assessment Using Digital Games, Drawings, and Contests
Formative assessment is a powerful part of the teaching and learning process. Learn how teachers can use the following formative evaluation tools to inject more excitement and fun into your classroom and at the same time gain insight into what your students really know and understand: ClassFlow, Formative, Kahoot!, Socrative, Plickers, Quizizz, and Nearpod.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, ani... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
C133

10:30am

Laying the Foundation: Financial Literacy for Jr. High Students
This session will cover the topic of financial literacy and the growing importance of educating our students to be financially responsible citizens, specifically during the junior high years. Teachers will learn about EverFi's FREE online courses and how to implement them. 

Speakers
avatar for Allie Kabat

Allie Kabat

Schools Manager, EverFi
Allie Kabat is an EverFi Schools Manager based out of Utah. She has a passion for education and technology and was most recently teaching within Chicago Public Schools.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
C233

10:30am

Amazing Issues in Agriculture
Join this informative, activity-based exploration of issues in contemporary agriculture including genetically modified organisms, organics, climate change, world hunger, and sustainability. This background knowledge will enhance student discussions related to CCA agriculture lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Stewardson

Denise Stewardson

Director, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
Denise Stewardson is director of Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and a faculty member in USU’s School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education. She is a former middle and high school CTE teacher.



Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
C231

10:30am

Best Practices in Utah Staycations
We will demonstrate how we teach Utah Staycations. Student projects are a written article, a short video and a website. We will provide access to our materials and templates. If you have great ideas for teaching Utah Staycations, bring them along and share.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hinton

Jeff Hinton

Alpine School District, Mountain Ridge Junior High
Jeff Hinton is an IT teacher at Mountain Ridge Jr. High School in Alpine School District and has been teaching for over 25 years. He teaches College & Career Awareness, Exploring Computer Science and is the lead singer for the local band Joshua Creek.
avatar for Mike Wood

Mike Wood

Timberline Middle, Timberline Middle School
Mike Wood is an IT teacher at Timberline Middle School in Alpine School District and has been teaching for 19 years. He teaches College & Career Awareness, Exploring Computer Science and is the adviser for the yearbook and track coach.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
C139

10:30am

Maximizing Your Tier 2 State Retirement Benefits
If you were hired after July 2011, this educational workshop will explain how your amazing state retirement plan will benefit you, along with how you can better prepare yourself for a wonderful retirement!

Speakers
MW

Mike Wilson

Retirement Planning Advisor, Utah Retirement Systems
Mike Wilson is part of the Retirement Planning Advisor Team at Utah Retirement Systems. Mike has been in the training and financial services industry for 30 years. He earned his MBA in Finance from Baylor University and is a Certified Financial Planner® and a Retirement Income Certified... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
B118

10:30am

Bully Proofing You: Improving Confidence and Personal Value from the Inside Out
Bullying is a big problem with a solution. We can no longer pay for the trauma caused by bullies with the lives of our loved ones. Learn a proven step by step method for dealing with bullies. 

Speakers
JC

Jeanie Cisco-Meth

As a high school educator for more than 17 years, a parent of four, and a bullying survivor; Jeanie knows what she is talking about to help you stop bullies in their tracks.



Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
C141

10:30am

Using Code.org in the CCA Classroom
Help your students to learn the basics of computer programming including: algorithms, programs, programming, coding, bugs, debugging, loops, nested loops, and events.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Hanney

Phillip Hanney

Utah ACTE, Orem Junior High School
Phil Hanney has taught at Orem Junior High for the past 18 years. He has also worked with Certiport to help create the IC3 and MOS exams.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
B110

10:30am

Project-based Learning: Making it Real!
Engage students with realistic problems and model how solutions to problems are solved in the “real-world” by using project-based learning. This presentation will share career and technical education project-based learning plans that include multiple options for cross-disciplinary learning. Explore how to integrate project-based learning (not projects) into your curriculum and prepare students with 21st Century skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Debra Spielmaker

Debra Spielmaker

Associate Professor, Utah State University
Debra Spielmaker is a Professor at Utah State University in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education. Dr. Spielmaker is also the Project Director of the USDA-National Agriculture in the Classroom program and the Team Leader of the National Center for Agricultural... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
C227

10:30am

College and Career Awareness T&E Updates
Speakers
avatar for Doug LIvingston

Doug LIvingston

CTE Specialist, USBE
CTE Specialist for Technology & Engineering Education


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
C135

10:30am

Everyone Can Code (2 hour session)
Everyone Can Code is a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll explore Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad, and the accompanying teacher guides.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm
C237

11:20am

Maximizing Your Tier 1 State Retirement Benefits
Your state retirement plan is an amazing retirement benefit. If you have 6 or more years until retirement, this educational workshop will explain how your pension works and how to maximize your retirement readiness!

Friday June 16, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
B118

11:25am

Enhancing College and Career Lessons
Ideas to engage students in College and Career Awareness. Several ideas that go beyond the worksheet and help students learn and understand through activity.

Speakers
BB

Bryant Baird

Teacher, Salt Lake City School District
Bryant Baird has been teaching for 24 years and has been a FACS/CCA teacher for four years. He teaches at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City School District.


Friday June 16, 2017 11:25am - 12:15pm
C141

11:25am

Helping Students Learn without Scores/Grades
For several years I have helped my students to start learning without having to worry about scores or grades. Find out how you can start.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Hanney

Phillip Hanney

Utah ACTE, Orem Junior High School
Phil Hanney has taught at Orem Junior High for the past 18 years. He has also worked with Certiport to help create the IC3 and MOS exams.



Friday June 16, 2017 11:25am - 12:15pm
C231

11:25am

Roadtrip Nation in the Classroom
This workshop will assist educators in integrating Roadtrip Nation’s latest curriculum and online database into an established curriculum in the secondary educational setting. The presenter will discuss how she uses Roadtrip Nation to reinforce grit, self-regulatory skills, career research, personal discovery, and the value of a university education. In addition, she will discuss extended learning opportunities that will assist students in transferring the skills learned in Roadtrip Nation curriculum to their personal and academic lives.

Speakers
EC

Erin Chase

AVID Coordinator, Garden Grove School District
Erin Chase is the AVID Coordinator at Los Amigos High School in Garden Grove Unified School District. Throughout her fifteen years as an educator, she has embraced the philosophy of educational equity for all. She aims to develop, within her students, a sense of self-awareness, e... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:25am - 12:15pm
C239

11:25am

Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Your Class
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Learn about Genius Hour and the great free resources that are available to get started and be successful implementing Genius Hour with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructo... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:25am - 12:15pm
C135

11:25am

Project-based Learning: Making it Real!
Engage students with realistic problems and model how solutions to problems are solved in the “real-world” by using project-based learning. This presentation will share career and technical education project-based learning plans that include multiple options for cross-disciplinary learning. Explore how to integrate project-based learning (not projects) into your curriculum and prepare students with 21st Century skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Debra Spielmaker

Debra Spielmaker

Associate Professor, Utah State University
Debra Spielmaker is a Professor at Utah State University in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education. Dr. Spielmaker is also the Project Director of the USDA-National Agriculture in the Classroom program and the Team Leader of the National Center for Agricultural... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:25am - 12:15pm
C227

11:25am

Magic Electromagnets
Learn how electromagnets affect our lives everyday. Create a simple speaker with wire, a small magnet, plastic cups, and a jack adapter. 

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Twining

Kurt Twining

Presenter, Granite School District
Kurt Twining has been teaching for 12 years now, both in Colorado and Utah. He teaches in Granite School District at Evergreen Junior High. While his strength lie in computers and Communications technologies, he loves to have his students working with their hands using woodworkin... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 11:25am - 12:15pm
C230

1:10pm

Apple Genetics
Explore Biotechnology by examining characteristics of apple varieties. Teach your students how heredity and genetics are used to discover new varieties of apples through cross-breading techniques. 

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Davies

Cathryn Davies

Logan City School District
Cathryn Davies teaches at Mt. Logan Middle School



Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
C235

1:10pm

Best Practices of Technology & Engineering
We will discuss different strategies and ideas to make Technology and Engineering better.

Speakers
CB

Casey Boyer

Salem Jr High, Salem Jr High
Casey Boyer is the CTE Technology teacher at Salem Junior High in Nebo School District. He has been teaching for 5 years.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
C239

1:10pm

Best Practices of Work-Based Learning
Come to share and learn from others ideas of work based learning activities with your students. Resources will be collected and shared throughout the day.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Twining

Kurt Twining

Presenter, Granite School District
Kurt Twining has been teaching for 12 years now, both in Colorado and Utah. He teaches in Granite School District at Evergreen Junior High. While his strength lie in computers and Communications technologies, he loves to have his students working with their hands using woodworkin... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
B108

1:10pm

Tier 1 Retirement Q&A
Are you in Tier 1? If you have questions you need answer, come to this mini-breakout session to get them answered.

Speakers
MW

Mike Wilson

Retirement Planning Advisor, Utah Retirement Systems


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
C227

1:10pm

Edutainment Game or Toy Design
Students learn the history of what makes good toys or games. Then using the problem solving method to create a product as a company and present it to their fellow class members. (Taught in a regular classroom.)

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jorgensen

Susan Jorgensen

CTE, Weber School District
Been teaching 23 years. A Graduate of Utah State University in Industrial Technology Education, Drafting with endorsements in Keyboarding, Keyboarding application, ESL with a Master’s in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University.



Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
C233

1:10pm

Using UtahFutures to do a Field Study
Using Utah Futures and Google Slides (or PowerPoint) your students can perform a Field Study of one or more careers.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Hanney

Phillip Hanney

Utah ACTE, Orem Junior High School
Phil Hanney has taught at Orem Junior High for the past 18 years. He has also worked with Certiport to help create the IC3 and MOS exams.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:30pm
C237

1:10pm

Make it Agriculture!
Engage in hands-on activities using each of the resource kits designed specifically for the College & Career Awareness agriculture lessons. Additional companion resources that supplement these lessons will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Stewardson

Denise Stewardson

Director, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
Denise Stewardson is director of Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and a faculty member in USU’s School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education. She is a former middle and high school CTE teacher.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
C230

1:10pm

Using Technology to Engage the iGeneration
This session will focus on a variety of programs that I use in the classroom to make learning fun and effective: Nearpod and Canva will be the emphasis, but I will also do an overview on Quizizz, Socrative, Kahoots, and Formative. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woffinden

Heather Woffinden

Computer Technology Teacher, Joel P Jensen Middle School
Heather Woffinden is a CTE Business teacher at Joel P Jensen middle school. She excels at effective classroom management by making her classroom a fun and inviting learning environment.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
B110

1:10pm

Counselor CDA Presentations
How to effectively teach the counselor based lessons if you aren't a counselor. 

Speakers
HN

Heatherlee Norman

Counselor in Granite School District at Matheson Jr. High School.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
B118

1:10pm

CANCELLED: Sewing with Circuits
21st century sewing projects. Combine LED's with basic sewing skills.

Speakers
JT

John Teuscher

Technology teacher for 11+ years and Makerspace Coordinator at Thanksgiving Point.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
C139

1:10pm

Innovation Career Exploration with Roadtrip Nation
Since 2001, Road Trip Nation has been inspiring young people from across the country to "define their own road in life." Various resources have been developed for students to discover their interests and to connect what they're learning in school today to a career pathway that they can get excited about for their future. Our Interview Archive has over 500 leader interview videos and over 1,000 more profiles from our Share Your Road community for students to explore. Students enrolled in our project-based curriculum will interview adults in their own community to find out how they got to where they are today. Whether you've got just ten minutes today or an extra hour each week, there's a resource that can help you inspire your students to discover a career pathway aligned to their individual interests. 

Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
C141

1:10pm

Using Makerspace to Promote Discovery Learning
This workshop is designed to get teachers and students "hands-on" with their learning. Based upon ideas from the Maker Movement, participants will explore a variety of activities that provide creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering, and tinkering. We currently have available Ollie and Sphero app controlled driving robots, arduino kits, Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robots, littleBits, Makey Makey and Google Cardboard.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructo... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
C135

1:10pm

Sparking Curiosity: A Hands-On Approach to Career Exploration
Career education helps students learn about their interests, aptitudes, and skills. Thanksgiving Point educators will share their efforts to provide hands-on methods that use students' curiosity to explore various careers. 

Speakers
BC

Brianna Cencak

Brianna Cencak is a School Programs Coordinator at Thanksgiving Point. She has helped develop Career Exploration Experiences, along with Thanksgiving Point's 8th grade science outreach program, Curiosity in the Classroom.



Friday June 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
C231

1:35pm

Apple Genetics
Explore Biotechnology by examining characteristics of apple varieties. Teach your students how heredity and genetics are used to discover new varieties of apples through cross-breading techniques. 

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Davies

Cathryn Davies

Logan City School District
Cathryn Davies teaches at Mt. Logan Middle School



Friday June 16, 2017 1:35pm - 1:55pm
C235

1:35pm

Best Practices of Technology & Engineering
We will discuss different strategies and ideas to make Technology and Engineering better.

Speakers
CB

Casey Boyer

Salem Jr High, Salem Jr High
Casey Boyer is the CTE Technology teacher at Salem Junior High in Nebo School District. He has been teaching for 5 years.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:35pm - 1:55pm
C239

1:35pm

Best Practices of Work-Based Learning
Come to share and learn from others ideas of work based learning activities with your students. Resources will be collected and shared throughout the day.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Twining

Kurt Twining

Presenter, Granite School District
Kurt Twining has been teaching for 12 years now, both in Colorado and Utah. He teaches in Granite School District at Evergreen Junior High. While his strength lie in computers and Communications technologies, he loves to have his students working with their hands using woodworkin... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 1:35pm - 1:55pm
B108

1:35pm

Tier 1 Retirement Q&A
Are you in Tier 1? If you have questions you need answer, come to this mini-breakout session to get them answered.

Speakers
MW

Mike Wilson

Retirement Planning Advisor, Utah Retirement Systems


Friday June 16, 2017 1:35pm - 1:55pm
C227

1:35pm

Edutainment Game or Toy Design
Students learn the history of what makes good toys or games. Then using the problem solving method to create a product as a company and present it to their fellow class members. (Taught in a regular classroom.)

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jorgensen

Susan Jorgensen

CTE, Weber School District
Been teaching 23 years. A Graduate of Utah State University in Industrial Technology Education, Drafting with endorsements in Keyboarding, Keyboarding application, ESL with a Master’s in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University.



Friday June 16, 2017 1:35pm - 1:55pm
C233

1:35pm

Using UtahFutures to do a Field Study
Using Utah Futures and Google Slides (or PowerPoint) your students can perform a Field Study of one or more careers.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Hanney

Phillip Hanney

Utah ACTE, Orem Junior High School
Phil Hanney has taught at Orem Junior High for the past 18 years. He has also worked with Certiport to help create the IC3 and MOS exams.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:35pm - 1:55pm
C237

2:00pm

Roadtrip Nation

In the summer of 2001 three college grads hit the road in a old green RV with the intention to interview people from all walks of life to find out how they got to where they are today. From street performers and fishermen to CEO and top scientists, Mike, Nate and Brian wanted to hear the stories and struggles from a variety of people who'd found a way to create a life around doing what they loved as their career. After documenting 80 conversations, they knew they had to share this wealth of knowledge with others working to answer the age-old question, "So what do you want to do with your life?"

Sixteen years later, Roadtrip Nation continues to send young people on the road to hear stories from leaders in a variety of career fields with the intent to share these stories online, on public television, and most importantly, in the classroom. With career exploration becoming more and more imperative at an earlier age, career resources that younger students can connect to and get excited about are equally as important.


Speakers
MM

Mike Marriner

Roadtrip Nation
Mike Marriner is Co-founder of Roadtrip Nation, and leads Roadtrip Nation’s program management and strategic partnership efforts with organizations including KQED, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the College Board, The California Department of Education, AVID, Naviance, and other national and statewide organizations that help bring the Roadtrip Nation Experience to millions of people. He is a co-author of all three Roadtrip Nation books, has been featured on national outlets such as... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Auditorium

3:00pm

FACS Best Practices in CCA
Learn from the best! Come see how your peers have tweaked the lessons and found ways to make CCA FACS simply amazing in their classroom. Some new lesson options will also be introduced. 

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Davies

Cathryn Davies

Logan City School District
Cathryn Davies teaches at Mt. Logan Middle School



Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
C235

3:00pm

Best Practices of Technology & Engineering
We will discuss different strategies and ideas to make Technology and Engineering better.

Speakers
CB

Casey Boyer

Salem Jr High, Salem Jr High
Casey Boyer is the CTE Technology teacher at Salem Junior High in Nebo School District. He has been teaching for 5 years.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
C239

3:00pm

Best Practices of Work-Based Learning
Come to share and learn from others ideas of work based learning activities with your students. Resources will be collected and shared throughout the day.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Twining

Kurt Twining

Presenter, Granite School District
Kurt Twining has been teaching for 12 years now, both in Colorado and Utah. He teaches in Granite School District at Evergreen Junior High. While his strength lie in computers and Communications technologies, he loves to have his students working with their hands using woodworkin... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
B108

3:00pm

CCA Orientation Using Clusters--A Fun, NEW Activity!
Demonstration of a great activity to do with your 7th graders on Day 1. This activity focuses on teaching clusters rather than pathways, and helps students understand the concept of choosing a cluster as they go forward with their electives in the future.

Speakers
MR

Megan Rees

Megan Rees just completed her 13th year of teaching; all of them in Jordan School District. She has a passion for writing lesson plans and making learning fun! See more of her plans at meganreescurriculum.weebly.com.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
C135

3:00pm

Tier 2 Retirement Q&A
Are you in Tier 2? If you have questions you need answer, come to this mini-breakout session to get them answered.

Speakers
MW

Mike Wilson

Retirement Planning Advisor, Utah Retirement Systems


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
C227

3:00pm

Energy Bite Company
Student using problem based learning to create a energy bite company. Students create a product as well as the marketing items to promote the product they create in this fun engaging lab.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jorgensen

Susan Jorgensen

CTE, Weber School District
Been teaching 23 years. A Graduate of Utah State University in Industrial Technology Education, Drafting with endorsements in Keyboarding, Keyboarding application, ESL with a Master’s in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University.



Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
C233

3:00pm

Using PBL/20Time/20% Time/Makerspaces
Help students to develop creativity, grit, self-discipline, etc. by developing their own projects.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Hanney

Phillip Hanney

Utah ACTE, Orem Junior High School
Phil Hanney has taught at Orem Junior High for the past 18 years. He has also worked with Certiport to help create the IC3 and MOS exams.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
C237

3:00pm

Lip Balm Made Easy
Most people think of edible food when they think Agriculture, but it involves so much more than that! Come and discover how shea butter and a few drops of flavoring can be used to make custom flavors of lip balm.  

Speakers
SG

Steve Gutierrez

Teacher, Granite School District
Steve has been teaching Technology and Engineering in Granite School district for over 15 years. He learned how to create custom lip balm during a summer conference and has been using it with his students ever since.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:55pm
B118

3:00pm

Make it Agriculture!
Engage in hands-on activities using each of the resource kits designed specifically for the College & Career Awareness agriculture lessons. Additional companion resources that supplement these lessons will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Stewardson

Denise Stewardson

Director, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
Denise Stewardson is director of Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and a faculty member in USU’s School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education. She is a former middle and high school CTE teacher.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:55pm
C230

3:00pm

Using Technology to Engage the iGeneration
This session will focus on a variety of programs that I use in the classroom to make learning fun and effective: Nearpod and Canva will be the emphasis, but I will also do an overview on Quizizz, Socrative, Kahoots, and Formative. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Woffinden

Heather Woffinden

Computer Technology Teacher, Joel P Jensen Middle School
Heather Woffinden is a CTE Business teacher at Joel P Jensen middle school. She excels at effective classroom management by making her classroom a fun and inviting learning environment.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:55pm
B110

3:00pm

CANCELLED: Sewing with Circuits
21st century sewing projects. Combine LED's with basic sewing skills.

Speakers
JT

John Teuscher

Technology teacher for 11+ years and Makerspace Coordinator at Thanksgiving Point.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:55pm
C139

3:00pm

Roadtrip Nation Classroom Application Q&A
As a follow up to the Roadtrip Nation Classroom Application workshop, this 25 minute Q&A will allow time to ask teacher Erin Chase and the Roadtrip Nation Education Team any questions you might have about the program or implementation strategies.

Speakers
EC

Erin Chase

AVID Coordinator, Garden Grove School District
Erin Chase is the AVID Coordinator at Los Amigos High School in Garden Grove Unified School District. Throughout her fifteen years as an educator, she has embraced the philosophy of educational equity for all. She aims to develop, within her students, a sense of self-awareness, e... Read More →
MG

Molly Gazin

Roadtrip Nation
Molly Gazin is the Education Experience Manager at Roadtrip Nation. A Production Intern, turned Roadie, turned member of our Education Team, Molly is responsible for a network of over 20,000 AVID students and 300 AVID teachers. She has worked extensively as a facilitator of ongoi... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:55pm
C141

3:00pm

Sparking Curiosity: A Hands-On Approach to Career Exploration
Career education helps students learn about their interests, aptitudes, and skills. Thanksgiving Point educators will share their efforts to provide hands-on methods that use students' curiosity to explore various careers. 

Speakers
BC

Brianna Cencak

Brianna Cencak is a School Programs Coordinator at Thanksgiving Point. She has helped develop Career Exploration Experiences, along with Thanksgiving Point's 8th grade science outreach program, Curiosity in the Classroom.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:55pm
C231

3:30pm

FACS Best Practices in CCA
Learn from the best! Come see how your peers have tweaked the lessons and found ways to make CCA FACS simply amazing in their classroom. Some new lesson options will also be introduced. 

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Davies

Cathryn Davies

Logan City School District
Cathryn Davies teaches at Mt. Logan Middle School



Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C235

3:30pm

Best Practices of Technology & Engineering
We will discuss different strategies and ideas to make Technology and Engineering better.

Speakers
CB

Casey Boyer

Salem Jr High, Salem Jr High
Casey Boyer is the CTE Technology teacher at Salem Junior High in Nebo School District. He has been teaching for 5 years.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C239

3:30pm

Best Practices of Work-Based Learning
Come to share and learn from others ideas of work based learning activities with your students. Resources will be collected and shared throughout the day.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Twining

Kurt Twining

Presenter, Granite School District
Kurt Twining has been teaching for 12 years now, both in Colorado and Utah. He teaches in Granite School District at Evergreen Junior High. While his strength lie in computers and Communications technologies, he loves to have his students working with their hands using woodworkin... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
B108

3:30pm

CCA Orientation Using Clusters--A Fun, NEW Activity!
Demonstration of a great activity to do with your 7th graders on Day 1. This activity focuses on teaching clusters rather than pathways, and helps students understand the concept of choosing a cluster as they go forward with their electives in the future.

Speakers
MR

Megan Rees

Megan Rees just completed her 13th year of teaching; all of them in Jordan School District. She has a passion for writing lesson plans and making learning fun! See more of her plans at meganreescurriculum.weebly.com.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C135

3:30pm

Tier 2 Retirement Q&A
Are you in Tier 2? If you have questions you need answer, come to this mini-breakout session to get them answered.

Speakers
MW

Mike Wilson

Retirement Planning Advisor, Utah Retirement Systems


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C227

3:30pm

Energy Bite Company
Student using problem based learning to create a energy bite company. Students create a product as well as the marketing items to promote the product they create in this fun engaging lab.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jorgensen

Susan Jorgensen

CTE, Weber School District
Been teaching 23 years. A Graduate of Utah State University in Industrial Technology Education, Drafting with endorsements in Keyboarding, Keyboarding application, ESL with a Master’s in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University.



Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C233

3:30pm

Using PBL/20Time/20% Time/Makerspaces
Help students to develop creativity, grit, self-discipline, etc. by developing their own projects.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Hanney

Phillip Hanney

Utah ACTE, Orem Junior High School
Phil Hanney has taught at Orem Junior High for the past 18 years. He has also worked with Certiport to help create the IC3 and MOS exams.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C237