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Wednesday, August 5
 

8:00am MDT

Wednesday Keynote
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Ryan James

Ryan James

Technology Trainer, Weber School District
Ryan James has been teaching for over 16 years and is excited about the future of education. He graduated with a BS in Media Arts from BYU. Ryan has worked in the film and television industry and continues to create media. His current assignment is at Tech Services serving as Lead... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:35am MDT
TBA
  Keynote

8:40am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:40am - 9:15am MDT
Google Meet

8:40am MDT

Podcast it!
Podcast it!: Help students develop their speaking and listening skills with podcasting! Let's talk about two ways podcasting can be implemented in your curriculum, and try out creating our own! Please have your chromebook handy, and be ready to test out the podcasting feature in WeVideo.  



Presenters
avatar for Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges

English Teacher, Weber High School
Amber has worked for Weber School District for 11 years. During that time, she has taught 8th grade English, 9th grade English, 9th grade English honors, 11th grade English, mentored first year teachers, and worked as a district Integration Specialist Mentor. Amber is a mom of three... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:40am - 9:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

9:20am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Wednesday August 5, 2020 9:20am - 9:55am MDT
Google Meet

9:20am MDT

Read Anywhere and Everywhere
Click on the yellow VIDEO STREAM button to join us at 9:20 and then walk away with all of the information from the Session Website:  https://sites.google.com/wsd.net/readanytime/home

Read Anywhere and Everywhere: Students love to read and they need to read! Explore reading resources that students can use for independent reading. Students will easily access these online resources with their Chromebooks.You will learn about 3 resources and have access to a Canvas Commons page you can move right in to your Canvas course. This is course will help teachers at all grade levels.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Media Specialist, Roy Junior High
Amy Hall has been teaching in Weber District for the last 21 years. She has been a junior high Language Arts teacher and most recently a librarian. Curriculum development and library advocacy are two of her passions and she loves working with junior high students.


Wednesday August 5, 2020 9:20am - 9:55am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

9:20am MDT

Simple Ways to Integrate Social Emotional Learning
Simple Ways to Integrate Social Emotional Learning: Now more than ever, the need to reach students through Social Emotional Learning is critical. In this course we will explore a variety of simple ways to integrate SEL including daily check ins, class community builders, book ideas, etc. that you can use with students whether teaching face-to-face or virtually.

Session Presentation - Click Here


Presenters
avatar for Cayley Holmes

Cayley Holmes

4th Grade Teacher, West Weber Elementary
Cayley has taught in Weber School District at West Weber Elementary for 14 years. She is married to Colby and they have one miracle adopted son, Miles. Cayley has a passion for teaching and loves learning new tips and tricks to use in her 4th grade classroom.


Wednesday August 5, 2020 9:20am - 9:55am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:00am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:35am MDT
Google Meet

10:00am MDT

Design Layout
Design Layout - Learn the tricks of a graphic design artist to grab your students attention! Layout, balance, color theory, fonts, readability and more. Your Canvas pages will shine! DIscover the tools you need to promote, create, and communicate!

Presenters
avatar for Shawn Potokar

Shawn Potokar

Digital Arts Teacher, Weber High School
Shawn has taught 19 years at Weber High. He started his career teaching business classes and is currently teaching digital arts. Through these years he has seen the many changes in technology. Records to cassettes to cd’s to mp3’s. VCR’s to LaserDiscs to DVD’s to Blu Ray to... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:35am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:00am MDT

I Have to Teach Reading AND Graphic Design? Using Adobe Spark for Formative Assessment
I Have to Teach Reading AND Graphic Design? Using Adobe Spark for Formative Assessment: Turn your students into graphic designers and decorate your walls with student creations all while learning about reading and writing.

Presenters
avatar for Blake Pope

Blake Pope

Technology Integration Specialist/ELA Teacher, Weber County School District
Master of Educational Technology (MET, 2020),K-12 Online Teaching Graduate Certificate (2020)Secondary English Education Bachelor's / Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor (BA, 2016)Brigham Young University-Idaho / Boise State University Alumni Idaho State University... Read More →



Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:35am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:40am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet

10:40am MDT

Building A Class Community and Forming Relationships In Any Learning Environment
Building A Class Community and Forming Relationships In Any Learning Environment Relationships are an important element of education regardless of whether it is taking place online or in-person. Get quick and easy ideas for building relationships this year and creating a strong class community regardless of location.

LINK TO PRESENTATION
LINK TO RESOURCES ON MY SITE

Presenters
avatar for Ky Brooks

Ky Brooks

First Grade Teacher, Weber School District
Kylene is starting her 13th year as an elementary teacher in Weber School District. Most of her years have been spent teaching Kindergarten but she has also been a Reading Specialist for 2 years. She is currently teaching first grade at Plain City Elementary. Kylene has a Masters... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:40am MDT

Creating Experiences Students Will Love!
How to create an engaging environment that your students can't get enough of! Create anticipation and those lean forward moments! You can still have those hands-on experiments and lessons, whether you're in person or teaching virtually. (Virtual Lab Experience)

Presenters
avatar for Cathy Wall

Cathy Wall

3rd Grade Teacher, Weber School District
Cathy is entering her 13th year of teaching 3rd grade in Weber School District, currently at West Weber Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology which she uses daily to help strengthen her classroom lessons and help her students increase their learning and engagement... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:40am MDT

You Can't Do It All - Prioritize Educational Tactics
You Can't Do It All - Prioritize Educational Tactics

No prerequisites. This is an interactive two-screen session. We will be using Nearpod as the presentation vehicle, so you will be best able to participate if you have access to your computer and your Chromebook or your Chromebook and your phone.

With all the possibilities provided by our amazing technologies, it is challenging to decide what elements of the educational process deserve our most focused attention. And one of the most essential components frequently (read that as always) gets overlooked: You!

Without a healthy, happy, capable, but not overstressed teacher, the rest of the process suffers. In this interactive session, we will discuss how to ensure that you, your students, and their parents can get the most out of your time together without ending up all swaybacked and broken down in a pasture somewhere . . . or worse, on a farm up north (where my parents claimed they sent all of our old dogs). Join us for what promises to be an enlightening session!

Google Site including this presentation

Presenters
avatar for Alan Rhees

Alan Rhees

Educator, Weber School District
Alan Rhees teaches 6th grade at Lomond View School. He has been there for his entire teaching career. His wife is Stacy, and together they have two children, Jae and Eriq. A new and first grandson joined the family recently; so, welcome to the family, Hayes! Alan likes teaching all... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

11:20am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Wednesday August 5, 2020 11:20am - 11:55am MDT
Google Meet

11:20am MDT

Graphic Design For Newbies
Graphic Design For Newbies - Learn how to use Canva to create awesome, interesting gifs and graphics for your Canvas course.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Winters

Matthew Winters

Teacher / Edtech Coach, Wahlquist Junior High School
Matthew Winter is a junior high school ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School. He travels, he reads, he loves helping teachers, and he nerds out a lot with whoever is around.



Wednesday August 5, 2020 11:20am - 11:55am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

11:20am MDT

Saving Our Sanity
Saving Our Sanity: To be an effective teacher, you have to take care of yourself too. Let's do a self-assessment and discover what your priorities REALLY are, so you can be a happy, healthy, effective educator. This session will be a little different than the rest because instead of focusing on THE TEACHING, we are going to focus on THE TEACHER!

Presentation can be found HERE!

Quiz can be found HERE!

Worksheet and graph can be found HERE!




Presenters
avatar for Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges

English Teacher, Weber High School
Amber has worked for Weber School District for 11 years. During that time, she has taught 8th grade English, 9th grade English, 9th grade English honors, 11th grade English, mentored first year teachers, and worked as a district Integration Specialist Mentor. Amber is a mom of three... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 11:20am - 11:55am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

12:00pm MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:00pm - 12:35pm MDT
Google Meet

12:00pm MDT

Using Kami
Using Kami: Kami can transform any existing document into an interactive learning experience. We will see how Kami can help improve engagement and collaboration and how to integrate it in Canvas.

Session Presentation - Click Here

Presenters
avatar for Cayley Holmes

Cayley Holmes

4th Grade Teacher, West Weber Elementary
Cayley has taught in Weber School District at West Weber Elementary for 14 years. She is married to Colby and they have one miracle adopted son, Miles. Cayley has a passion for teaching and loves learning new tips and tricks to use in her 4th grade classroom.


Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:00pm - 12:35pm MDT
Google Meet
  Session
 
Thursday, August 6
 

8:00am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Thursday August 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:35am MDT
Google Meet

8:00am MDT

Be Our Guest
Click on the yellow VIDEO STREAM button to join us at 8:00 and then walk away with all of the information from the Session Website:  https://sites.google.com/wsd.net/guestspeakers/home

Be Our Guest: Find, promote and host a guest speaker or virtual experience with face to face, blended or digital learners.  This course will help you think about guest speakers you could bring into your class virtually to supplement your curriculum.  We will discuss examples of speakers, situations you should think about before the big day and low-stress alternatives to live speakers.  BONUS: This session will have a sample of a fantastic guest speaker.  Award-winning author J. Scott Savage will pop into our session and give us a sample of his virtual presentation.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Media Specialist, Roy Junior High
Amy Hall has been teaching in Weber District for the last 21 years. She has been a junior high Language Arts teacher and most recently a librarian. Curriculum development and library advocacy are two of her passions and she loves working with junior high students.


Thursday August 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:35am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

8:00am MDT

Using Kami
Using Kami: Kami can transform any existing document into an interactive learning experience. We will see how Kami can help improve engagement and collaboration and how to integrate it in Canvas.

Session Presentation - Click Here

Presenters
avatar for Cayley Holmes

Cayley Holmes

4th Grade Teacher, West Weber Elementary
Cayley has taught in Weber School District at West Weber Elementary for 14 years. She is married to Colby and they have one miracle adopted son, Miles. Cayley has a passion for teaching and loves learning new tips and tricks to use in her 4th grade classroom.


Thursday August 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:35am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

8:40am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Thursday August 6, 2020 8:40am - 9:15am MDT
Google Meet

8:40am MDT

Be Our Guest
Click on the yellow VIDEO STREAM button to join us at 8:40 and then walk away with all of the information from the Session Website:  https://sites.google.com/wsd.net/guestspeakers/home

Be Our Guest: Find, promote and host a guest speaker or virtual experience with face to face, blended or digital learners. This course will help you think about guest speakers you could bring into your class virtually to supplement your curriculum. We will discuss examples of speakers, situations you should think about before the big day and low-stress alternatives to live speakers.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Media Specialist, Roy Junior High
Amy Hall has been teaching in Weber District for the last 21 years. She has been a junior high Language Arts teacher and most recently a librarian. Curriculum development and library advocacy are two of her passions and she loves working with junior high students.


Thursday August 6, 2020 8:40am - 9:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

9:20am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Thursday August 6, 2020 9:20am - 9:55am MDT
Google Meet

9:20am MDT

Building A Class Community and Forming Relationships In Any Learning Environment
Building A Class Community and Forming Relationships In Any Learning Environment Relationships are an important element of education regardless of whether it is taking place online or in-person. Get quick and easy ideas for building relationships this year and creating a strong class community regardless of location.

Resources:
Google Slides Presentation
Ky Brook's Learn Conference Site

Presenters
avatar for Ky Brooks

Ky Brooks

First Grade Teacher, Weber School District
Kylene is starting her 13th year as an elementary teacher in Weber School District. Most of her years have been spent teaching Kindergarten but she has also been a Reading Specialist for 2 years. She is currently teaching first grade at Plain City Elementary. Kylene has a Masters... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 9:20am - 9:55am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:00am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:00am - 10:35am MDT
Google Meet

10:00am MDT

Saving Our Sanity
Saving Our Sanity: To be an effective teacher, you have to take care of yourself too. Let's do a self assesment and discover what your priorities REALLY are, so you can be a happy, healthy, effective educator. This session will be a little different than the rest, because instead of focusing on THE TEACHING, we are going to focus on THE TEACHER!

Presentation can be found HERE!

Quiz can be found HERE!

Worksheet and graph can be found HERE!

Presenters
avatar for Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges

English Teacher, Weber High School
Amber has worked for Weber School District for 11 years. During that time, she has taught 8th grade English, 9th grade English, 9th grade English honors, 11th grade English, mentored first year teachers, and worked as a district Integration Specialist Mentor. Amber is a mom of three... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:00am - 10:35am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:40am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet

10:40am MDT

Creating Experiences that Students will Love!
How to create an engaging environment that your students can't get enough of! Create anticipation and those lean forward moments! You can still have those hands-on experiments and lessons, whether you're in person or teaching virtually. (Virtual Lab Experience)

Presenters
avatar for Cathy Wall

Cathy Wall

3rd Grade Teacher, Weber School District
Cathy is entering her 13th year of teaching 3rd grade in Weber School District, currently at West Weber Elementary. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology which she uses daily to help strengthen her classroom lessons and help her students increase their learning and engagement... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:40am MDT

Graphic Design For Newbies
Graphic Design For Newbies - Learn how to use Canva to create awesome, interesting gifs and graphics for your Canvas course.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Winters

Matthew Winters

Teacher / Edtech Coach, Wahlquist Junior High School
Matthew Winter is a junior high school ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School. He travels, he reads, he loves helping teachers, and he nerds out a lot with whoever is around.



Thursday August 6, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:40am MDT

Read Anywhere and Everywhere
Click on the yellow VIDEO STREAM button to join us at 10:40 and then walk away with all of the information from theSession Website:  https://sites.google.com/wsd.net/readanytime/home

Read Anywhere and Everywhere: Students love to read and they need to read! Explore reading resources that students can use for independent reading. Students will easily access these online resources with their Chromebooks.You will learn about 3 resources and have access to a Canvas Commons page you can move right in to your Canvas course. This is course will help teachers at all grade levels.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Media Specialist, Roy Junior High
Amy Hall has been teaching in Weber District for the last 21 years. She has been a junior high Language Arts teacher and most recently a librarian. Curriculum development and library advocacy are two of her passions and she loves working with junior high students.


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

10:40am MDT

Simple Ways to Integrate Social Emotional Learning
Simple Ways to Integrate Social Emotional Learning: Now more than ever, the need to reach students through Social Emotional Learning is critical. In this course we will explore a variety of simple ways to integrate SEL including daily check ins, class community builders, book ideas, etc. that you can use with students whether teaching face-to-face or virtually.

Session Presentation - Click Here

Presenters
avatar for Cayley Holmes

Cayley Holmes

4th Grade Teacher, West Weber Elementary
Cayley has taught in Weber School District at West Weber Elementary for 14 years. She is married to Colby and they have one miracle adopted son, Miles. Cayley has a passion for teaching and loves learning new tips and tricks to use in her 4th grade classroom.


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

11:20am MDT

Help Desk
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Presenters
avatar for Vincent Coates

Vincent Coates

Web Specialist, Tech Services
Vinnie has worked with many teachers helping them navigate through tech over the years.  He is excited to be working the help desk answering any questions that may come up for teachers throughout the LEARN conference. 


Thursday August 6, 2020 11:20am - 11:55am MDT
Google Meet

11:20am MDT

Podcast it!
Podcast it!: Help students develop their speaking and listening skills with podcasting! Let's talk about two ways podcasting can be implemented in your curriculum, and try out creating our own! Please have your chromebook handy, and be ready to test out the podcasting feature in WeVideo.


Presenters
avatar for Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges

English Teacher, Weber High School
Amber has worked for Weber School District for 11 years. During that time, she has taught 8th grade English, 9th grade English, 9th grade English honors, 11th grade English, mentored first year teachers, and worked as a district Integration Specialist Mentor. Amber is a mom of three... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 11:20am - 11:55am MDT
Google Meet
  Session

12:00pm MDT

Thursday Keynote
Have a tech question during the Learn Conference? Join this ongoing tech support Google Meet to get help!

Want to play Pictionary for a prize. Join this Meet.

Thursday August 6, 2020 12:00pm - 12:35pm MDT
TBA
  Keynote