Training Resources

Session Title Session Description Recording Link
"I Got This!" Empowering Students with Positive Behavior Skills Before students can effectively learn academic content, they must become adept with the how's of learning, beginning with appropriate classroom behavior. The students we teach today are not those of years gone by, but many of our classroom management strategies and behavior intervention tools are. Learn how to empower students with the skills they need to behave in ways that will allow them, and their classmates, to get the most from classroom learning time, without having to resort to threats, rewards, or punishments. Link to Recording
10 Teacher Traits that Superheroes Emulate For years, it’s been said that teachers are real-life superheroes. Look, I get where this concept is coming from, but after 20+ years in the classroom, I think whoever came up with that saying had it backward. Teachers aren’t like superheroes...Superheroes are like teachers! This high-energy presentation will look at ten of your favorite superheroes and explain the teacher-traits that each of them emulates. By the end of this session, you’ll start to realize that many of the traits that you admire about your favorite superheroes also lie within you. Keynote Recording
An Overview of the New Title IX Regulations Now that the US Department of Education has released the new Title IX regulations, districts and schools have many questions regarding expectations under these new laws. In this session, we will go over the basics of the new Title IX regulations and discuss what will be expected of LEAs as we move into the 2020-2021 school year. Link to recording
Basic Principles of Student Misbehavior Gain an understanding of the basic principles student’s misbehavior, and how to avoid the common pitfalls of behavior management that we all make. Learn how to identify what is triggering your student's misbehavior, what the behavior is trying to accomplish, and the importance of effective reinforcement. In many situations, we inadvertently reinforce undesirable behaviors because we do not understand what is motivating that behavior. Learn effective classroom management strategies and how to increase your student’s positive behavior. Recording
Better than Google: Utah's Online Library This session is designed to help K-12 teachers and library media specialists effectively use the wealth of information resources in Utah's Online Library to improve and enhance student research. The session guides participants through using online databases through each step of the research process. Participants will learn how to use research tools to cite, gather, organize, and collaborate with their research. Link
Canvas in the K5 Classroom In this session, elements of organization, communication, assignments, and grades in Canvas will be addressed in regards to how this tool can be productively used to blend your K5 classroom and use technology to engage students and increase learning. Link
Canvas: Intermediate Level Canvas something? Mastery pathways, rubrics, objectives (standards), other intermediate level items. Or are these advanced? I have no clue. Link
Classroom Management & Leadership in the English Classroom This presentation will demonstrate little things that can be done in the English classroom for better management and teaching effective leadership skills from teacher to student. Recording
Flipgrid Fun! Fun and simple ideas to integrate flipgrid into your elementary classroom. Examples of using flipgrid for lessons on Pumpkins, Christmas, Martin Luther King Day and everyday activities. We will also introduce a little app smashing! Flipgrid Fun!
Flipping Your Classroom Effectively In this session we will share some strategies for effective blended learning. Flipping is more than simply putting your content online and we'll explore best practices for engaging students, creating content, and blending in-person with online instruction. Session Recording
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Gettin' Groovy with Google There is no doubt that Google has some fantastic resources to help us with productivity. But are you aware of some of the other awesome groovy googly tools that may or may not tend to suck your time away? In this session, you'll be introduced to some practical google tips and tricks, as well as be introduced to some fun, lesser-known 'resources' from Google such as Google Feud, Geoguesser, Game of the Year, Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego, Autodraw, and Quickdraw. We'll also get some laughs from some Google Easter Eggs, Google April Fools Jokes, as well as explore our faces with famous pieces of art. Session Recording
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Google and Its Possibilities for Those Who Don't Know! I will teach about how to use Google Docs and Slides to create amazingly easy ways to keep things fun and organized, while not redoing everything every year! I will also teach you how to easily upload your items to CANVAS for a carefree year of bliss, happiness and less time on the computer and more time taking walks in the evenings! Recording 
Help Students Build a Digital Toolbox I am sharing 6 of my favorite digital tools, how I use them with course content, and how to turn the finished products in on Canvas. This presentation will provide you with ideas on how you can use these tools to help students become digitally literate. Link
Engage All Students Anywhere with Nearpod Student Paced Lessons Nearpod is a powerful engaging lesson delivery system in the classroom, but how do you use it when you're forced to teach remotely? In this session, we will cover the basics of finding and launching a Nearpod lesson while also covering some easy ways to use it beyond the classroom. link
Engaging eLearning for K-2 Students Remote teaching and learning can be challenging for teachers, parents, and students alike, but the younger the student, the greater challenge of keeping this type of learning both meaningful and engaging. This session will give participants a glimpse into how one kindergarten teacher utilized the state-licensed Canvas platform to connect with her students and support them in progressing with their learning despite the inherent difficulties of distance learning. link
 
 
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We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Utah STEM Action Center to purchase a Digitalis Digitarium portable planetarium system which will be added to our checkout inventory.  Thank you STEM Action Center!  We would also like to thank the community donations from Barney Trucking, Garkane Power, State Bank of Southern Utah, and Zion's Bank.  The generosity of these entities will enable us to literally bring the universe to our regional schools!  Be on the lookout for more information as to when this will be made available.  Reach out to Brandon if you would be interested in attending a two-day training on the use and implementation of the portable planetarium. We will be arranging training with Digitalis Education after we receive the system, hopefully sometime in the early fall. 

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On June 2, 2020, we had over 270 regional educators join us for 4 hours of virtual professional development.  Mike Roberts (@BaldRoberts) started off the morning with his "10 Teacher Traits that Superheroes Emulate" Keynote address.  Following him, attendees were able to choose to 'attend' from 12 different breakout sessions each hour.  We received great feedback about the conference, and it is definitely something we will look at offering to our regional again.
 
The good news, most of the sessions were recorded!  You can access the recording links and session resources on this document, or continue below for any individual links.

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There are so many tools and resources being made available to teachers during this virtual teaching time.  Below are some additional ones I've come across which you may find very beneficial.  As always, let me know if I can be of any help with implementing any of these.  Have fun and good luck!

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