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Wednesday, June 7
 

8:15am

Improbable to Unstoppable-Sponsored by Talent Ready Utah

Fredi Lajvardi shares with audiences nationwide a first-hand account of the story that brought renewed national focus to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and inspired the critically acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams, as well as the major motion picture, Spare Parts, starring comedic legend George Lopez.

 With humor and passion, Lajvardi reveals the simple secrets to his national champion robotics team's unprecedented success, and imparts to audiences the same wisdom, spirit of inventiveness, and determination that transformed an improbable group of disadvantaged Hispanic teenagers into an unstoppable national powerhouse.  His heartfelt presentation captures the imagination, maximizes potential, and sparks the creativity in all of us.


Speakers
FL

Fredi Lajvardi

Fredi Lajvardi kindles your innate sense of ingenuity with his remarkable firsthand account of how he transformed a group of high school students into a national champion robotics team.   | | Fredi captivated the country when he led his team of disadvantaged teenagers in a university-level underwater robotics competition, where they defeated leading schools, including top-ranked MIT. Their story inspired the acclaimed documentary... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 8:15am - 9:45am
Auditorium

9:45am

Break
Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

10:05am

Apprenticeship Opportunities
Limited Capacity filling up

Discuss how many students might be better suited for an apprenticeship as opposed to College.


Speakers
BH

Brent Hugie

Brent Hugie - The VP of Operations for Hunt Electric and Licensed Journeyman Electrician. He has worked with students, parents, CTE Directors and counselors to discuss employment opportunities post High School.
JW

Jim Woodard

Jim Woodard - The Service Sales manager for CCI Mechanical. He has worked with students, parents, CTE Directors and counselors to discuss employment opportunities post High School.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
206

10:05am

Apprenticeship Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

An excellent way to train for a career in Utah is through an apprenticeship program. There are apprenticeships for many different types of careers. An apprenticeship allows individuals to train by receiving training on the job. This allows individuals to receive an income while training. They will also receive other required training at no cost to them.

Speakers
DC

Dale Cox

As a 40 year labor leader, Dale Cox began his career working in the field as a union welder mechanic, before joining the Operating Engineer's staff as a Business Agent, Assistant District Representative, District Representative, and Legislative Coordinator for the State of Utah... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
608

10:05am

Bright Outlook: Identifying Utah's High-Wage Skilled Occupations
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In early 2017, the Governor's announced a goal to fill 40,000 high-skill, high-paying jobs through the Talent Ready Utah program. This session will look at occupations that fit this classification and will provide participants with an overview of labor market information tools available on-line through the Department of Workforce Services.


Speakers
avatar for Cory Stahle

Cory Stahle

Regional Economist, Department of Workforce Services
Cory Stahle is an economist for the Department of Workforce Services. As a labor economist, he is primarily focused on business and workforce analyses of Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Juab, Wasatch and Summit counties. Mr. Stahle attended Weber State University and the University of U... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
607

10:05am

Building for the Future: Careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering—ACE Mentor Program of Utah
Limited Capacity seats available

ACE Mentor Program of Utah matches professionals in the Architecture, Construction & Engineering industry with high school students to expose them to careers in design and construction. Through team projects, lecture, office and project tours, students learn about this in-demand industry. Students have the opportunity for scholarships and make industry connections.


Speakers
TW

Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson is a founding member of the ACE Mentor Program of Utah and a three-time ACE mentor. He’s also the Marketing Manager for Sandy-based Layton Construction Company.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
306

10:05am

Building Programs for an XACT Fit!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn one company and one higher education institution collaborated to develop an industry recognized program to provide skill and education to get students to work in technology positions that have high skill, high demand and high pay.


Speakers
LB

Lisa Birch

Mountainland Applied Technology College, Mountainland Applied Technology College
Lisa Birch has worked in Education for the past 12 years. Mostly recently as a Director for Mountainland Applied Technology College. Lisa is an experienced and award winning Administrator in Higher Education. Professional in problem solving, project management, critical thinking... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
216

10:05am

Building Workable Stackable Credentials That Meet Industry Needs
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will discuss stackable credentials with high school, college, university, and industry partners.  Credentials include certificates that are portable for students, meet industry needs, and provide employment opportunities at multiple exit points.  Students in these credential programs can be employed in better-paying positions while continuing with advanced degrees.  

Speakers
AD

Allyson D. Saunders

Dr. Allyson Saunders is currently the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Weber State University. She is also a Professor in the School of Computing. Allyson received her Ph.D. from Utah State University (USU) with her research in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
522

10:05am

Changing the Narrative on Work-Based Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As educational opportunities evolve for Utah students, how do we discuss these possibilities with students, parents, community members, and other stakeholders in a meaningful way.


Speakers
KP

Karen Peterson

Karen Peterson currently works as the Education Policy Specialist in the Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert. In this capacity, she works with education stakeholders across the state and in the administration of Governor Herbert’s education related initiatives. She received her... Read More →
avatar for Tami Pyfer

Tami Pyfer

Education Adviser to Utah's Governor Herbert, Governor's Office
Tami Pyfer is the Education Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, advising the Governor on education policy and other public and higher education issues. She also assists the Governor as he leads his Education Excellence Commission. Previous to her appointment as Education Advisor... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
508

10:05am

Code to Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Will introduce Code to Success, which is a free 9-week coding boot camp offered to high school students in 10 school districts in Utah. It begins June 12, 2017 through August 15, 2017. We hope to have around 600 students participate this year. In the course students will have the opportunity to use Pluralsight training modules to learn core languages of HTML, Java Script, and CSS.


Speakers
RF

Rick Folkerson

Richard L. Folkerson has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Utah and a Dealership Management Degree from the General Motors Dealer Academy. Rick is the President of the Success in Education Foundation. Rick was involved in developing and launching the Keys to Su... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
517

10:05am

Hands & Minds: Economically Smart Degree Choices for Students Who Want Both
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

BS and AAS degrees in Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Technology (ET) are often misunderstood and underrated, but for those in the know, ET degrees lead to interesting, high paying careers in a wide array of industries. ET coursework focuses on hands-on labs, has relevant math requirements, excellent internships, and valuable Capstone and Sr. Projects.


Speakers
DD

Dana Dellinger

Dana Dellinger is the Director of the Center for Technology Outreach for Weber State's College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology. She serves as the Utah Partner for FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League, Jr. with over 3500 K-12 participants stat... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
215

10:05am

Industry Can Teach Coding Too
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about how InsideSales.com and other companies teach coding to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.


Speakers
AJ

Angela Jones

Cirruculum Director, InsideSales.com
Angela Jones is the curriculum director for the Do Good Foundation. Using her experience, Master's degree in Computer Science, and bouncing ideas off her 3 daughters, Angela creates innovative ways to train our volunteers to teach coding to elementary students.
TL

Tema Laussen

Tema Laussen is the executive director of the Do Good Foundation for InsideSales.com. Prior to that, she was an associate director of major gifts at LDS Philanthropies for nearly 11 years. She earned a master's degree in business from BYU and loves the real estate investment game... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
513

10:05am

Internships: "Everything you need to know"
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

These sessions will illustrate a successful "Internship Program" and all it entails. From Business Partners, to student recruitment and the "little things" that will set your program apart.  It's all here.


Speakers
JM

Jeff Meyer

Jeff Meyer has 30 plus years in Education, teacher, coach, high school principal. Now 9 years as a Work-Based Learning Coordinator. He oversees the largest High School Internship Program in America.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
521

10:05am

K-16 Technology Talent Pipeline
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Private sector demand for technology talent is increasing across Utah and the United States. Attendees will learn about some of the innovative programs and activities happening in K16 to meet the tech talent needs of industry. Hands-on technology experiences will also be part of the experience.


Speakers
EP

Eric Pedersen

CodeChangers
Dr. Eric Pedersen, Dean of Science and Technology and Professor of Web Development at Dixie State University as well as being an active tech entrepreneur. He currently serves on the Board of InfoWest, BusyBusy, CodeChangers, and PurePickleball among others. He has been involved w... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
509

10:05am

Linking CTE Pathways with Concurrent Enrollment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many opportunities are available to students to earn college credit in high school while pursing pathways that lead to college and careers. This session will provide participants with current tools that students and counselors can use to identify pathways that prepare students for promising careers and that provide a jump-start to post-secondary programs.


Speakers
avatar for Blair Carruth

Blair Carruth

Utah System of Higher Education, UTSYSHE
Blair Carruth is Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs at USHE. Blair works with Utah’s higher education institutions to support career and technical education throughout the state.
CG

Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
210

10:05am

Make Manufacturing Your Future: Millennials as Part of Utah’s Manufacturing Workforce
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how the Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA), representing over 1,000 Utah manufacturing-related companies, led efforts to establish a collaborative public/private partnership to make today’s millennials aware of manufacturing as a career pathway and immediately increase enrollment in manufacturing-related programs at Utah’s post-secondary education institutions.


Speakers
TB

Todd Bingham

Todd Bingham is President and CEO of Utah Manufacturers Association. A 112-year-old trade Association representing the interests of manufacturing in the state of Utah. He represents more than 1000 manufacturing companies on issues related to policy and regulatory climate. Prior t... Read More →
KG

Karen Gunn

Karen has over 35 years of professional experience as an educator, corporate manager, and business owner. As Associate Provost for Economic Development and Business Partnerships for Salt Lake Community College, she oversaw non-credit workforce development programs as well as part... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
212

10:05am

Maximizing Student, Teacher, and Industry Engagement – You have the tools!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We have amazing tools, structure, and support to increase educational outcomes across the board. This session focuses on maximizing our valuable tools by: 1) more effectively and deeply engaging students and teachers in their education; 2) strengthening the relationship between learning and resumes; and, 3) engaging industry partners in a very easy, sustainable, and practical way.


Speakers
EB

Edson Barton

Precision Exams
Edson Barton’s career has focused in education, emphasizing in CTE examinations and standards development. Prior to founding Precision Exams, Mr. Barton was CEO and co-owner of ProCert Labs, a standards alignment and validation organization. Mr. Barton worked as a senior direct... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
514

10:05am

Medical Innovations Pathways - First Steps Toward a Career in Life Sciences
Limited Capacity filling up

Utah’s life sciences industry is growing, with increasing demand for skilled professionals. The Medical Innovations Pathways program provides high school students with the skills required to open the door to incredible career opportunities with many of Utah’s life sciences companies.


Speakers
TB

Trent Bingham

Trent D. Bingham is the Director for Human Resources at Edwards Lifesciences, a medical device company that specializes in prosthetic heart values. He leads the HR organization for Edwards Utah, a manufacturing site in Draper with over 1,000 employees. Trent has a BA in Accountin... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
515

10:05am

SheTech - State-wide Initiative to Activate High School Girls in STEM careers
Limited Capacity seats available

SheTech Explorer Days engage 9th -12th grade girls in hands-on STEM exploration and careers. SheTech involves hundreds of industry mentors who provide workshops, hands-on TechZone booths, and mentor in TechChallenge. In 2016, SheTech expanded to northern and southern Utah, supporting Talent Ready Utah.  By the end of 2017, over 10,000 high school girls will participate.


Speakers
SJ

Sara Jones

Sara Jones is COO of Women Tech Council, founded in 2007. Professionally, she is a tech entrepreneur, strategy and talent consultant, and has been CEO of a tech company. She started her career as a patent attorney, becoming partner at a patent law firm. She has a chemical enginee... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
457

10:05am

Stackable Credentials – AM STEM Robotics - A Shared Partnership with Local High Schools, Bridgerland Applied Technology College and Utah State University
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a partnership with Cache County School District, Box Elder School District, Rich School District and Bridgerland Technical College, we have been able to accomplish the AM STEM Robotics Academy. A 900+ hour certificate that can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science General Technology degree through Utah State University.


Speakers
avatar for John Davidson

John Davidson

John Davidson is the Vice President for Instruction at Bridgerland Technical College.
ML

Mike Liechty

Mike Liechty is the Deputy Superintendent for the Cache School District.
BM

Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller is the Department Head for the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education at Utah State University.
TN

Trina Nye

Trina Nye is the Program Director for the Stackable Programs at Utah State University.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
219

10:05am

Student Experiences with Careers in Healthcare
Limited Capacity filling up

There are many ways fro your students to have informative experiences in healthcare and learn about the many career paths available. From volunterring, to healthcare career days, to working in entry level positions available while still in school, students' opportunities are wide. Come learn about them and spread the word!

Speakers
BV

Brenda Voisard

UCR Hospitals Career Development Manager, LDS Hospital Human Resources
Brenda Voisard, Ph. D., has been at IHC serving the Salt Lake Valley's hospital employees as their career development manager for 15 years. She also oversees student experiences and diversity activities, and has created programs that help employees overcome barriers to career gro... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
214

10:05am

Student Panel: The Technical Education Advantage for Educational and Career Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Earning a technical or community college certificate during or shortly after high school gives a student huge college & career advantages: direct career entry, better jobs during college, valuable related work experience, etc. Learn from experiences of three applied technology college Students- of-the-Year some ways counselors can help guide students to the best opportunities for success.


Speakers
JH

Jared Haines

Utah College of Applied Technology, Utah College of Applied Technology
Jared Haines (facilitator): Associate Commissioner for Utah College of Applied Technology; 23 years in the technical college system since starting at Mountainland ATC; Master of Organizational Behavior (BYU).


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
211

10:05am

Talent Ready Utah
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Talent Ready Utah is Governor Hebert's new initiative bringing education and industry together to develop workforce solutions statewide. Resources are available for students, business leaders and educators on TalentReadyUtah.com. Come to learn how to best utilize these resources and build your own career pathway.


Speakers
avatar for Kimberlee Carlile

Kimberlee Carlile

Director of Industry and Talent Initiatives, Governor\'s Office of Economic Development
Kimberlee Carlile is director of industry and talent initiatives for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). In this capacity, she has helped implement pathway programs in three different Utah industries: aerospace manufacturing, diesel technology and medical... Read More →
MS

Melisa Stark

Melisa Stark has been with the Utah Department of Workforce Services for over 20 years. In that time she has held numerous positions. Most recently, she has managed the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership Grant, STEMLink In-School Grant, National Emergency Grant for ATK and the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
609

10:05am

The Future is Technology: How to Prepare Your Students for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist Today
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Technology advancement is all around us. We continue to use and rely on technology in our lives every day. These advances require a skilled workforce, both Engineering and Technicians, to maintain the advanced equipment. There are 3.9B Internet users or 49.2% of the world’s population which will continue to grow. There is currently ~1.3 Zettabytes of traffic / data that needs to be stored. Come learn how IM Flash contributes to the world of memory storage and how, together, we can prepare students for future high paying jobs. It is time to prepare students now.


Speakers
BV

Brian Verwer

Brian is a 30-year veteran of Intel Corporation and IM Flash Technologies LLC., a joint venture formed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc. to manufacture world-class memory products. He is currently the Director of Public Affairs and has held numerous management positions in Manu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
208

10:05am

Utah Aerospace Pathways Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah Aerospace Pathways - Great example of Industry, Education, and Government working together to provide real training that leads directly to real jobs in the aerospace industry.


Speakers
DD

Duane Davis

Duane Davis - Supervisor of Technical Training for the Aerospace Division of Orbital ATK. Mr. Davis coordinates the training requirements and activities for 1300 people. He began his aerospace career working as a manufacturing worker and spent 25 years supporting NASA's Space Shu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
516

10:05am

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah is leading the way in bringing business and government together to increase opportunities and education in this high tech field. This presentation will explain how Utah is doing this and why its important to your students and their families.

Speakers
JB

Jeremy Bach

I have enjoyed being a part of Utah's Heavy Highway and Construction Materials Manufacturing Industries for 13 years. During that time I have played a part in building a team that includes 120 great technicians spread over 5 states managing 3500 pieces of equipment.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
520

10:05am

Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies: A 21st Century Model for Providing Hands-on Learning Opportunities
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on 21st century skills that students should obtain to be competitive in today's evolving labor market. The Wasatch CAPS program is a dynamic program focused on giving students real-world experiences by working with industry partners and projects. The program helps students understand how to collaborate, communicate, and problem solve while working with others.


Speakers
RS

Ryan Starks

Ryan Starks is the Wasatch CAPS program director.
JW

Jason Watt

Jason Watt is the GTE/Student Services Director for the Wasatch County School District. Jason previously worked as a school counselor and has been instrumental in designing the Wasatch CAPS program. Jason earned a bachelor and master's degree from Brigham Young University. He als... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
213

10:05am

Work-Based Learning - Competitive Internship Program
Limited Capacity filling up

The Washington County School District has partnered with The Department of Workforce Services. Together, we have connected with the employers to develop a high quality Work-Based Learning program. Instead of individual schools running separate programs, we have pooled the entire school district, workforce services and employers to run one big competitive program.

Speakers
JB

Jon Butler

Counseling Coordinator, Washington County School District
Jon Butler- Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of Utah. Prior to working in the district office, he served as the head counselor at Dixie High School.
MH

Michael Hassler

Michael Hassler- Bachelor's degree in Organization & Leadership from Dixie State University. 4+ years of quality case management and community partner relations.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
519

10:05am

Work-based Learning Continuum – What Is It and Where Do My Students Fit In?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore the various ways your students can engage with industry and employers, both in the classroom and on the worksite. Learn about some of the exciting education-industry partnerships active in Utah that address career awareness, exploration, preparation and training.


Speakers
MK

Megan Kubarych

Project Manager - Academic and Student Affairs, Utah System of Higher Education
Megan Kubarych works for the Office of the Commissioner at the Utah System of Higher Education as the Project Manager for Academic and Student Affairs. Megan manages a variety of projects connecting public higher education, public K-12 education, and workforce development initia... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Purdin

Lynn Purdin

STEM Specialist, Department of Workforce Services/STEM Action Center
Lynn Purdin serves in a dual position as the STEM Workforce Development Liaison for the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the STEM Action Center. Lynn partners with industry, education, economic development and community stakeholders to identify and impact statewide workf... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Wills

Meghan Wills

Program Director, Workforce, National Governors Association
Meghan Wills serves as program director for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ Economic Opportunity Division, where she supports governors’ staff and state policymakers in strengthening their workforce development and human services systems. Her are... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 10:35am
218

10:05am

Student Services Directors Meeting (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for LEA student services directors. This is a working session with the student services directors and the student services association.

Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:05am - 11:55am
459

10:45am

Apprenticeship Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss how many students might be better suited for an apprenticeship as opposed to College.


Speakers
BH

Brent Hugie

Brent Hugie - The VP of Operations for Hunt Electric and Licensed Journeyman Electrician. He has worked with students, parents, CTE Directors and counselors to discuss employment opportunities post High School.
JW

Jim Woodard

Jim Woodard - The Service Sales manager for CCI Mechanical. He has worked with students, parents, CTE Directors and counselors to discuss employment opportunities post High School.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
206

10:45am

Apprenticeship Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

An excellent way to train for a career in Utah is through an apprenticeship program. There are apprenticeships for many different types of careers. An apprenticeship allows individuals to train by receiving training on the job. This allows individuals to receive an income while training. They will also receive other required training at no cost to them.

Speakers
DC

Dale Cox

As a 40 year labor leader, Dale Cox began his career working in the field as a union welder mechanic, before joining the Operating Engineer's staff as a Business Agent, Assistant District Representative, District Representative, and Legislative Coordinator for the State of Utah... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
608

10:45am

Bright Outlook: Identifying Utah's High-Wage Skilled Occupations
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In early 2017, the Governor's announced a goal to fill 40,000 high-skill, high-paying jobs through the Talent Ready Utah program. This session will look at occupations that fit this classification and will provide participants with an overview of labor market information tools available on-line through the Department of Workforce Services.


Speakers
avatar for Cory Stahle

Cory Stahle

Regional Economist, Department of Workforce Services
Cory Stahle is an economist for the Department of Workforce Services. As a labor economist, he is primarily focused on business and workforce analyses of Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Juab, Wasatch and Summit counties. Mr. Stahle attended Weber State University and the University of U... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
607

10:45am

Building for the Future: Careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering—ACE Mentor Program of Utah
Limited Capacity seats available

ACE Mentor Program of Utah matches professionals in the Architecture, Construction & Engineering industry with high school students to expose them to careers in design and construction. Through team projects, lecture, office and project tours, students learn about this in-demand industry. Students have the opportunity for scholarships and make industry connections.


Speakers
TW

Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson is a founding member of the ACE Mentor Program of Utah and a three-time ACE mentor. He’s also the Marketing Manager for Sandy-based Layton Construction Company.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
306

10:45am

Building Programs for an XACT Fit!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn one company and one higher education institution collaborated to develop an industry recognized program to provide skill and education to get students to work in technology positions that have high skill, high demand and high pay.


Speakers
LB

Lisa Birch

Mountainland Applied Technology College, Mountainland Applied Technology College
Lisa Birch has worked in Education for the past 12 years. Mostly recently as a Director for Mountainland Applied Technology College. Lisa is an experienced and award winning Administrator in Higher Education. Professional in problem solving, project management, critical thinking... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
216

10:45am

Building Workable Stackable Credentials That Meet Industry Needs
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will discuss stackable credentials with high school, college, university, and industry partners.  Credentials include certificates that are portable for students, meet industry needs, and provide employment opportunities at multiple exit points.  Students in these credential programs can be employed in better-paying positions while continuing with advanced degrees.  

Speakers
AD

Allyson D. Saunders

Dr. Allyson Saunders is currently the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Weber State University. She is also a Professor in the School of Computing. Allyson received her Ph.D. from Utah State University (USU) with her research in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
522

10:45am

Changing the Narrative on Work-Based Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As educational opportunities evolve for Utah students, how do we discuss these possibilities with students, parents, community members, and other stakeholders in a meaningful way.


Speakers
KP

Karen Peterson

Karen Peterson currently works as the Education Policy Specialist in the Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert. In this capacity, she works with education stakeholders across the state and in the administration of Governor Herbert’s education related initiatives. She received her... Read More →
avatar for Tami Pyfer

Tami Pyfer

Education Adviser to Utah's Governor Herbert, Governor's Office
Tami Pyfer is the Education Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, advising the Governor on education policy and other public and higher education issues. She also assists the Governor as he leads his Education Excellence Commission. Previous to her appointment as Education Advisor... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
508

10:45am

Code to Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Will introduce Code to Success, which is a free 9-week coding boot camp offered to high school students in 10 school districts in Utah. It begins June 12, 2017 through August 15, 2017. We hope to have around 600 students participate this year. In the course students will have the opportunity to use Pluralsight training modules to learn core languages of HTML, Java Script, and CSS.


Speakers
RF

Rick Folkerson

Richard L. Folkerson has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Utah and a Dealership Management Degree from the General Motors Dealer Academy. Rick is the President of the Success in Education Foundation. Rick was involved in developing and launching the Keys to Su... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
517

10:45am

Hands & Minds: Economically Smart Degree Choices for Students Who Want Both
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

BS and AAS degrees in Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Technology (ET) are often misunderstood and underrated, but for those in the know, ET degrees lead to interesting, high paying careers in a wide array of industries. ET coursework focuses on hands-on labs, has relevant math requirements, excellent internships, and valuable Capstone and Sr. Projects.


Speakers
DD

Dana Dellinger

Dana Dellinger is the Director of the Center for Technology Outreach for Weber State's College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology. She serves as the Utah Partner for FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League, Jr. with over 3500 K-12 participants stat... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
215

10:45am

Industry Can Teach Coding Too
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about how InsideSales.com and other companies teach coding to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.


Speakers
AJ

Angela Jones

Cirruculum Director, InsideSales.com
Angela Jones is the curriculum director for the Do Good Foundation. Using her experience, Master's degree in Computer Science, and bouncing ideas off her 3 daughters, Angela creates innovative ways to train our volunteers to teach coding to elementary students.
TL

Tema Laussen

Tema Laussen is the executive director of the Do Good Foundation for InsideSales.com. Prior to that, she was an associate director of major gifts at LDS Philanthropies for nearly 11 years. She earned a master's degree in business from BYU and loves the real estate investment game... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
513

10:45am

Internships: "Everything you need to know"
Limited Capacity filling up

These sessions will illustrate a successful "Internship Program" and all it entails. From Business Partners, to student recruitment and the "little things" that will set your program apart.  It's all here.


Speakers
JM

Jeff Meyer

Jeff Meyer has 30 plus years in Education, teacher, coach, high school principal. Now 9 years as a Work-Based Learning Coordinator. He oversees the largest High School Internship Program in America.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
521

10:45am

K-16 Technology Talent Pipeline
Limited Capacity filling up

Private sector demand for technology talent is increasing across Utah and the United States. Attendees will learn about some of the innovative programs and activities happening in K16 to meet the tech talent needs of industry. Hands-on technology experiences will also be part of the experience.


Speakers
EP

Eric Pedersen

CodeChangers
Dr. Eric Pedersen, Dean of Science and Technology and Professor of Web Development at Dixie State University as well as being an active tech entrepreneur. He currently serves on the Board of InfoWest, BusyBusy, CodeChangers, and PurePickleball among others. He has been involved w... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
509

10:45am

Linking CTE Pathways with Concurrent Enrollment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many opportunities are available to students to earn college credit in high school while pursing pathways that lead to college and careers. This session will provide participants with current tools that students and counselors can use to identify pathways that prepare students for promising careers and that provide a jump-start to post-secondary programs.


Speakers
avatar for Blair Carruth

Blair Carruth

Utah System of Higher Education, UTSYSHE
Blair Carruth is Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs at USHE. Blair works with Utah’s higher education institutions to support career and technical education throughout the state.
CG

Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
210

10:45am

Make Manufacturing Your Future: Millennials as Part of Utah’s Manufacturing Workforce
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how the Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA), representing over 1,000 Utah manufacturing-related companies, led efforts to establish a collaborative public/private partnership to make today’s millennials aware of manufacturing as a career pathway and immediately increase enrollment in manufacturing-related programs at Utah’s post-secondary education institutions.


Speakers
TB

Todd Bingham

Todd Bingham is President and CEO of Utah Manufacturers Association. A 112-year-old trade Association representing the interests of manufacturing in the state of Utah. He represents more than 1000 manufacturing companies on issues related to policy and regulatory climate. Prior t... Read More →
KG

Karen Gunn

Karen has over 35 years of professional experience as an educator, corporate manager, and business owner. As Associate Provost for Economic Development and Business Partnerships for Salt Lake Community College, she oversaw non-credit workforce development programs as well as part... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
212

10:45am

Maximizing Student, Teacher, and Industry Engagement – You have the tools!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We have amazing tools, structure, and support to increase educational outcomes across the board. This session focuses on maximizing our valuable tools by: 1) more effectively and deeply engaging students and teachers in their education; 2) strengthening the relationship between learning and resumes; and, 3) engaging industry partners in a very easy, sustainable, and practical way.


Speakers
EB

Edson Barton

Precision Exams
Edson Barton’s career has focused in education, emphasizing in CTE examinations and standards development. Prior to founding Precision Exams, Mr. Barton was CEO and co-owner of ProCert Labs, a standards alignment and validation organization. Mr. Barton worked as a senior direct... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
514

10:45am

Medical Innovations Pathways - First Steps Toward a Career in Life Sciences
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah’s life sciences industry is growing, with increasing demand for skilled professionals. The Medical Innovations Pathways program provides high school students with the skills required to open the door to incredible career opportunities with many of Utah’s life sciences companies.


Speakers
TB

Trent Bingham

Trent D. Bingham is the Director for Human Resources at Edwards Lifesciences, a medical device company that specializes in prosthetic heart values. He leads the HR organization for Edwards Utah, a manufacturing site in Draper with over 1,000 employees. Trent has a BA in Accountin... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
515

10:45am

SheTech - State-wide Initiative to Activate High School Girls in STEM careers
Limited Capacity seats available

SheTech Explorer Days engage 9th -12th grade girls in hands-on STEM exploration and careers. SheTech involves hundreds of industry mentors who provide workshops, hands-on TechZone booths, and mentor in TechChallenge. In 2016, SheTech expanded to northern and southern Utah, supporting Talent Ready Utah.  By the end of 2017, over 10,000 high school girls will participate.


Speakers
SJ

Sara Jones

Sara Jones is COO of Women Tech Council, founded in 2007. Professionally, she is a tech entrepreneur, strategy and talent consultant, and has been CEO of a tech company. She started her career as a patent attorney, becoming partner at a patent law firm. She has a chemical enginee... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
457

10:45am

Stackable Credentials – AM STEM Robotics - A Shared Partnership with Local High Schools, Bridgerland Applied Technology College and Utah State University
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a partnership with Cache County School District, Box Elder School District, Rich School District and Bridgerland Technical College, we have been able to accomplish the AM STEM Robotics Academy. A 900+ hour certificate that can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science General Technology degree through Utah State University.


Speakers
avatar for John Davidson

John Davidson

John Davidson is the Vice President for Instruction at Bridgerland Technical College.
ML

Mike Liechty

Mike Liechty is the Deputy Superintendent for the Cache School District.
BM

Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller is the Department Head for the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education at Utah State University.
TN

Trina Nye

Trina Nye is the Program Director for the Stackable Programs at Utah State University.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
219

10:45am

Student Experiences with Careers in Healthcare
Limited Capacity filling up

There are many ways fro your students to have informative experiences in healthcare and learn about the many career paths available. From volunterring, to healthcare career days, to working in entry level positions available while still in school, students' opportunities are wide. Come learn about them and spread the word!

Speakers
BV

Brenda Voisard

UCR Hospitals Career Development Manager, LDS Hospital Human Resources
Brenda Voisard, Ph. D., has been at IHC serving the Salt Lake Valley's hospital employees as their career development manager for 15 years. She also oversees student experiences and diversity activities, and has created programs that help employees overcome barriers to career gro... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
214

10:45am

Student Panel: The Technical Education Advantage for Educational and Career Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Earning a technical or community college certificate during or shortly after high school gives a student huge college & career advantages: direct career entry, better jobs during college, valuable related work experience, etc. Learn from experiences of three applied technology college Students- of-the-Year some ways counselors can help guide students to the best opportunities for success.


Speakers
JH

Jared Haines

Utah College of Applied Technology, Utah College of Applied Technology
Jared Haines (facilitator): Associate Commissioner for Utah College of Applied Technology; 23 years in the technical college system since starting at Mountainland ATC; Master of Organizational Behavior (BYU).


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
211

10:45am

Talent Ready Utah
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Talent Ready Utah is Governor Hebert's new initiative bringing education and industry together to develop workforce solutions statewide. Resources are available for students, business leaders and educators on TalentReadyUtah.com. Come to learn how to best utilize these resources and build your own career pathway.


Speakers
avatar for Kimberlee Carlile

Kimberlee Carlile

Director of Industry and Talent Initiatives, Governor\'s Office of Economic Development
Kimberlee Carlile is director of industry and talent initiatives for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). In this capacity, she has helped implement pathway programs in three different Utah industries: aerospace manufacturing, diesel technology and medical... Read More →
MS

Melisa Stark

Melisa Stark has been with the Utah Department of Workforce Services for over 20 years. In that time she has held numerous positions. Most recently, she has managed the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership Grant, STEMLink In-School Grant, National Emergency Grant for ATK and the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
609

10:45am

The Future is Technology: How to Prepare Your Students for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist Today
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Technology advancement is all around us. We continue to use and rely on technology in our lives every day. These advances require a skilled workforce, both Engineering and Technicians, to maintain the advanced equipment. There are 3.9B Internet users or 49.2% of the world’s population which will continue to grow. There is currently ~1.3 Zettabytes of traffic / data that needs to be stored. Come learn how IM Flash contributes to the world of memory storage and how, together, we can prepare students for future high paying jobs. It is time to prepare students now.


Speakers
BV

Brian Verwer

Brian is a 30-year veteran of Intel Corporation and IM Flash Technologies LLC., a joint venture formed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc. to manufacture world-class memory products. He is currently the Director of Public Affairs and has held numerous management positions in Manu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
208

10:45am

Utah Aerospace Pathways Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah Aerospace Pathways - Great example of Industry, Education, and Government working together to provide real training that leads directly to real jobs in the aerospace industry.


Speakers
DD

Duane Davis

Duane Davis - Supervisor of Technical Training for the Aerospace Division of Orbital ATK. Mr. Davis coordinates the training requirements and activities for 1300 people. He began his aerospace career working as a manufacturing worker and spent 25 years supporting NASA's Space Shu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
516

10:45am

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah is leading the way in bringing business and government together to increase opportunities and education in this high tech field. This presentation will explain how Utah is doing this and why its important to your students and their families.

Speakers
JB

Jeremy Bach

I have enjoyed being a part of Utah's Heavy Highway and Construction Materials Manufacturing Industries for 13 years. During that time I have played a part in building a team that includes 120 great technicians spread over 5 states managing 3500 pieces of equipment.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
520

10:45am

Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies: A 21st Century Model for Providing Hands-on Learning Opportunities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will focus on 21st century skills that students should obtain to be competitive in today's evolving labor market. The Wasatch CAPS program is a dynamic program focused on giving students real-world experiences by working with industry partners and projects. The program helps students understand how to collaborate, communicate, and problem solve while working with others.


Speakers
RS

Ryan Starks

Ryan Starks is the Wasatch CAPS program director.
JW

Jason Watt

Jason Watt is the GTE/Student Services Director for the Wasatch County School District. Jason previously worked as a school counselor and has been instrumental in designing the Wasatch CAPS program. Jason earned a bachelor and master's degree from Brigham Young University. He als... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
213

10:45am

Work-Based Learning - Competitive Internship Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The Washington County School District has partnered with The Department of Workforce Services. Together, we have connected with the employers to develop a high quality Work-Based Learning program. Instead of individual schools running separate programs, we have pooled the entire school district, workforce services and employers to run one big competitive program.

Speakers
JB

Jon Butler

Counseling Coordinator, Washington County School District
Jon Butler- Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of Utah. Prior to working in the district office, he served as the head counselor at Dixie High School.
MH

Michael Hassler

Michael Hassler- Bachelor's degree in Organization & Leadership from Dixie State University. 4+ years of quality case management and community partner relations.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
519

10:45am

Work-based Learning Continuum – What Is It and Where Do My Students Fit In?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore the various ways your students can engage with industry and employers, both in the classroom and on the worksite. Learn about some of the exciting education-industry partnerships active in Utah that address career awareness, exploration, preparation and training.


Speakers
MK

Megan Kubarych

Project Manager - Academic and Student Affairs, Utah System of Higher Education
Megan Kubarych works for the Office of the Commissioner at the Utah System of Higher Education as the Project Manager for Academic and Student Affairs. Megan manages a variety of projects connecting public higher education, public K-12 education, and workforce development initia... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Purdin

Lynn Purdin

STEM Specialist, Department of Workforce Services/STEM Action Center
Lynn Purdin serves in a dual position as the STEM Workforce Development Liaison for the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the STEM Action Center. Lynn partners with industry, education, economic development and community stakeholders to identify and impact statewide workf... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Wills

Meghan Wills

Program Director, Workforce, National Governors Association
Meghan Wills serves as program director for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ Economic Opportunity Division, where she supports governors’ staff and state policymakers in strengthening their workforce development and human services systems. Her are... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
218

11:20am

Legal Literacy and Ethical Practice in the Complex World of Education (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The school environment poses competing interests between a student’s need for confidentiality and the legal rights of parents as established by the U.S. Supreme Court to be the guiding voice in their children lives in value-laden issues. School counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists and other educators who work with students will be given the opportunity to develop an ethical decision making framework for analyzing and resolving ethical issues through the application of ethical codes, case and statutory law, school board rules, and community standards. Topics of discussion will include Utah state statutes and community standards in areas such as confidentiality and duty to warn, minors’ rights to privacy, suicidal children and the courts, civil and criminal liability, sexually active minor clients, defamation, child abuse, educational records, malpractice in academic advising, sexual harassment, and personal conduct.

Speakers
CS

Carolyn Stone

Dr. Carolyn Stone has worked in education for 40 years. After working as a teacher for 13 years, she transitioned to student services as a school counselor and school psychologist in several elementary and high schools. She also served as a regional guidance coordinator for the Florida Department of Education and Supervisor of Guidance for Duval County Public Schools in the 1990s. Stone started as an Associate Professor at UNF in 1995 and was later promoted to Assistant Professor and to her current position of Professor of Counselor Education. In 1998, under Stone's leadership, UNF was one of 6 universities out of over 100 applicants to receive the DeWitt... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
455

11:25am

Apprenticeship Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss how many students might be better suited for an apprenticeship as opposed to College.


Speakers
BH

Brent Hugie

Brent Hugie - The VP of Operations for Hunt Electric and Licensed Journeyman Electrician. He has worked with students, parents, CTE Directors and counselors to discuss employment opportunities post High School.
JW

Jim Woodard

Jim Woodard - The Service Sales manager for CCI Mechanical. He has worked with students, parents, CTE Directors and counselors to discuss employment opportunities post High School.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
206

11:25am

Apprenticeship Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

An excellent way to train for a career in Utah is through an apprenticeship program. There are apprenticeships for many different types of careers. An apprenticeship allows individuals to train by receiving training on the job. This allows individuals to receive an income while training. They will also receive other required training at no cost to them.

Speakers
DC

Dale Cox

As a 40 year labor leader, Dale Cox began his career working in the field as a union welder mechanic, before joining the Operating Engineer's staff as a Business Agent, Assistant District Representative, District Representative, and Legislative Coordinator for the State of Utah... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
608

11:25am

Bright Outlook: Identifying Utah's High-Wage Skilled Occupations
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In early 2017, the Governor's announced a goal to fill 40,000 high-skill, high-paying jobs through the Talent Ready Utah program. This session will look at occupations that fit this classification and will provide participants with an overview of labor market information tools available on-line through the Department of Workforce Services.


Speakers
avatar for Cory Stahle

Cory Stahle

Regional Economist, Department of Workforce Services
Cory Stahle is an economist for the Department of Workforce Services. As a labor economist, he is primarily focused on business and workforce analyses of Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Juab, Wasatch and Summit counties. Mr. Stahle attended Weber State University and the University of U... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
607

11:25am

Building for the Future: Careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering—ACE Mentor Program of Utah
Limited Capacity seats available

ACE Mentor Program of Utah matches professionals in the Architecture, Construction & Engineering industry with high school students to expose them to careers in design and construction. Through team projects, lecture, office and project tours, students learn about this in-demand industry. Students have the opportunity for scholarships and make industry connections.


Speakers
TW

Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson is a founding member of the ACE Mentor Program of Utah and a three-time ACE mentor. He’s also the Marketing Manager for Sandy-based Layton Construction Company.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
306

11:25am

Building Programs for an XACT Fit!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn one company and one higher education institution collaborated to develop an industry recognized program to provide skill and education to get students to work in technology positions that have high skill, high demand and high pay.


Speakers
LB

Lisa Birch

Mountainland Applied Technology College, Mountainland Applied Technology College
Lisa Birch has worked in Education for the past 12 years. Mostly recently as a Director for Mountainland Applied Technology College. Lisa is an experienced and award winning Administrator in Higher Education. Professional in problem solving, project management, critical thinking... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
216

11:25am

Building Workable Stackable Credentials That Meet Industry Needs
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will discuss stackable credentials with high school, college, university, and industry partners.  Credentials include certificates that are portable for students, meet industry needs, and provide employment opportunities at multiple exit points.  Students in these credential programs can be employed in better-paying positions while continuing with advanced degrees.  

Speakers
AD

Allyson D. Saunders

Dr. Allyson Saunders is currently the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Weber State University. She is also a Professor in the School of Computing. Allyson received her Ph.D. from Utah State University (USU) with her research in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
522

11:25am

Changing the Narrative on Work-Based Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

As educational opportunities evolve for Utah students, how do we discuss these possibilities with students, parents, community members, and other stakeholders in a meaningful way.


Speakers
KP

Karen Peterson

Karen Peterson currently works as the Education Policy Specialist in the Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert. In this capacity, she works with education stakeholders across the state and in the administration of Governor Herbert’s education related initiatives. She received her... Read More →
avatar for Tami Pyfer

Tami Pyfer

Education Adviser to Utah's Governor Herbert, Governor's Office
Tami Pyfer is the Education Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, advising the Governor on education policy and other public and higher education issues. She also assists the Governor as he leads his Education Excellence Commission. Previous to her appointment as Education Advisor... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
508

11:25am

Code to Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Will introduce Code to Success, which is a free 9-week coding boot camp offered to high school students in 10 school districts in Utah. It begins June 12, 2017 through August 15, 2017. We hope to have around 600 students participate this year. In the course students will have the opportunity to use Pluralsight training modules to learn core languages of HTML, Java Script, and CSS.


Speakers
RF

Rick Folkerson

Richard L. Folkerson has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Utah and a Dealership Management Degree from the General Motors Dealer Academy. Rick is the President of the Success in Education Foundation. Rick was involved in developing and launching the Keys to Su... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
517

11:25am

Hands & Minds: Economically Smart Degree Choices for Students Who Want Both
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

BS and AAS degrees in Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Technology (ET) are often misunderstood and underrated, but for those in the know, ET degrees lead to interesting, high paying careers in a wide array of industries. ET coursework focuses on hands-on labs, has relevant math requirements, excellent internships, and valuable Capstone and Sr. Projects.


Speakers
DD

Dana Dellinger

Dana Dellinger is the Director of the Center for Technology Outreach for Weber State's College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology. She serves as the Utah Partner for FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League, Jr. with over 3500 K-12 participants stat... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
215

11:25am

Industry Can Teach Coding Too
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about how InsideSales.com and other companies teach coding to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.


Speakers
AJ

Angela Jones

Cirruculum Director, InsideSales.com
Angela Jones is the curriculum director for the Do Good Foundation. Using her experience, Master's degree in Computer Science, and bouncing ideas off her 3 daughters, Angela creates innovative ways to train our volunteers to teach coding to elementary students.
TL

Tema Laussen

Tema Laussen is the executive director of the Do Good Foundation for InsideSales.com. Prior to that, she was an associate director of major gifts at LDS Philanthropies for nearly 11 years. She earned a master's degree in business from BYU and loves the real estate investment game... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
513

11:25am

Internships: "Everything you need to know"
Limited Capacity filling up

These sessions will illustrate a successful "Internship Program" and all it entails. From Business Partners, to student recruitment and the "little things" that will set your program apart.  It's all here.


Speakers
JM

Jeff Meyer

Jeff Meyer has 30 plus years in Education, teacher, coach, high school principal. Now 9 years as a Work-Based Learning Coordinator. He oversees the largest High School Internship Program in America.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
521

11:25am

K-16 Technology Talent Pipeline
Limited Capacity seats available

Private sector demand for technology talent is increasing across Utah and the United States. Attendees will learn about some of the innovative programs and activities happening in K16 to meet the tech talent needs of industry. Hands-on technology experiences will also be part of the experience.


Speakers
EP

Eric Pedersen

CodeChangers
Dr. Eric Pedersen, Dean of Science and Technology and Professor of Web Development at Dixie State University as well as being an active tech entrepreneur. He currently serves on the Board of InfoWest, BusyBusy, CodeChangers, and PurePickleball among others. He has been involved w... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
509

11:25am

Linking CTE Pathways with Concurrent Enrollment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many opportunities are available to students to earn college credit in high school while pursing pathways that lead to college and careers. This session will provide participants with current tools that students and counselors can use to identify pathways that prepare students for promising careers and that provide a jump-start to post-secondary programs.


Speakers
avatar for Blair Carruth

Blair Carruth

Utah System of Higher Education, UTSYSHE
Blair Carruth is Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs at USHE. Blair works with Utah’s higher education institutions to support career and technical education throughout the state.
CG

Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
210

11:25am

Make Manufacturing Your Future: Millennials as Part of Utah’s Manufacturing Workforce
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how the Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA), representing over 1,000 Utah manufacturing-related companies, led efforts to establish a collaborative public/private partnership to make today’s millennials aware of manufacturing as a career pathway and immediately increase enrollment in manufacturing-related programs at Utah’s post-secondary education institutions.


Speakers
TB

Todd Bingham

Todd Bingham is President and CEO of Utah Manufacturers Association. A 112-year-old trade Association representing the interests of manufacturing in the state of Utah. He represents more than 1000 manufacturing companies on issues related to policy and regulatory climate. Prior t... Read More →
KG

Karen Gunn

Karen has over 35 years of professional experience as an educator, corporate manager, and business owner. As Associate Provost for Economic Development and Business Partnerships for Salt Lake Community College, she oversaw non-credit workforce development programs as well as part... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
212

11:25am

Maximizing Student, Teacher, and Industry Engagement – You have the tools!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We have amazing tools, structure, and support to increase educational outcomes across the board. This session focuses on maximizing our valuable tools by: 1) more effectively and deeply engaging students and teachers in their education; 2) strengthening the relationship between learning and resumes; and, 3) engaging industry partners in a very easy, sustainable, and practical way.


Speakers
EB

Edson Barton

Precision Exams
Edson Barton’s career has focused in education, emphasizing in CTE examinations and standards development. Prior to founding Precision Exams, Mr. Barton was CEO and co-owner of ProCert Labs, a standards alignment and validation organization. Mr. Barton worked as a senior direct... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
514

11:25am

Medical Innovations Pathways - First Steps Toward a Career in Life Sciences
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah’s life sciences industry is growing, with increasing demand for skilled professionals. The Medical Innovations Pathways program provides high school students with the skills required to open the door to incredible career opportunities with many of Utah’s life sciences companies.


Speakers
TB

Trent Bingham

Trent D. Bingham is the Director for Human Resources at Edwards Lifesciences, a medical device company that specializes in prosthetic heart values. He leads the HR organization for Edwards Utah, a manufacturing site in Draper with over 1,000 employees. Trent has a BA in Accountin... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
515

11:25am

SheTech - State-wide Initiative to Activate High School Girls in STEM careers
Limited Capacity seats available

SheTech Explorer Days engage 9th -12th grade girls in hands-on STEM exploration and careers. SheTech involves hundreds of industry mentors who provide workshops, hands-on TechZone booths, and mentor in TechChallenge. In 2016, SheTech expanded to northern and southern Utah, supporting Talent Ready Utah.  By the end of 2017, over 10,000 high school girls will participate.


Speakers
SJ

Sara Jones

Sara Jones is COO of Women Tech Council, founded in 2007. Professionally, she is a tech entrepreneur, strategy and talent consultant, and has been CEO of a tech company. She started her career as a patent attorney, becoming partner at a patent law firm. She has a chemical enginee... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
457

11:25am

Stackable Credentials – AM STEM Robotics - A Shared Partnership with Local High Schools, Bridgerland Applied Technology College and Utah State University
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a partnership with Cache County School District, Box Elder School District, Rich School District and Bridgerland Technical College, we have been able to accomplish the AM STEM Robotics Academy. A 900+ hour certificate that can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science General Technology degree through Utah State University.


Speakers
avatar for John Davidson

John Davidson

John Davidson is the Vice President for Instruction at Bridgerland Technical College.
ML

Mike Liechty

Mike Liechty is the Deputy Superintendent for the Cache School District.
BM

Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller is the Department Head for the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education at Utah State University.
TN

Trina Nye

Trina Nye is the Program Director for the Stackable Programs at Utah State University.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
219

11:25am

Student Experiences with Careers in Healthcare
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many ways fro your students to have informative experiences in healthcare and learn about the many career paths available. From volunterring, to healthcare career days, to working in entry level positions available while still in school, students' opportunities are wide. Come learn about them and spread the word!

Speakers
BV

Brenda Voisard

UCR Hospitals Career Development Manager, LDS Hospital Human Resources
Brenda Voisard, Ph. D., has been at IHC serving the Salt Lake Valley's hospital employees as their career development manager for 15 years. She also oversees student experiences and diversity activities, and has created programs that help employees overcome barriers to career gro... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
214

11:25am

Student Panel: The Technical Education Advantage for Educational and Career Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Earning a technical or community college certificate during or shortly after high school gives a student huge college & career advantages: direct career entry, better jobs during college, valuable related work experience, etc. Learn from experiences of three applied technology college Students- of-the-Year some ways counselors can help guide students to the best opportunities for success.


Speakers
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Jared Haines

Utah College of Applied Technology, Utah College of Applied Technology
Jared Haines (facilitator): Associate Commissioner for Utah College of Applied Technology; 23 years in the technical college system since starting at Mountainland ATC; Master of Organizational Behavior (BYU).


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
211

11:25am

Talent Ready Utah
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Talent Ready Utah is Governor Hebert's new initiative bringing education and industry together to develop workforce solutions statewide. Resources are available for students, business leaders and educators on TalentReadyUtah.com. Come to learn how to best utilize these resources and build your own career pathway.


Speakers
avatar for Kimberlee Carlile

Kimberlee Carlile

Director of Industry and Talent Initiatives, Governor\'s Office of Economic Development
Kimberlee Carlile is director of industry and talent initiatives for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). In this capacity, she has helped implement pathway programs in three different Utah industries: aerospace manufacturing, diesel technology and medical... Read More →
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Melisa Stark

Melisa Stark has been with the Utah Department of Workforce Services for over 20 years. In that time she has held numerous positions. Most recently, she has managed the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership Grant, STEMLink In-School Grant, National Emergency Grant for ATK and the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
609

11:25am

The Future is Technology: How to Prepare Your Students for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist Today
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Technology advancement is all around us. We continue to use and rely on technology in our lives every day. These advances require a skilled workforce, both Engineering and Technicians, to maintain the advanced equipment. There are 3.9B Internet users or 49.2% of the world’s population which will continue to grow. There is currently ~1.3 Zettabytes of traffic / data that needs to be stored. Come learn how IM Flash contributes to the world of memory storage and how, together, we can prepare students for future high paying jobs. It is time to prepare students now.


Speakers
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Brian Verwer

Brian is a 30-year veteran of Intel Corporation and IM Flash Technologies LLC., a joint venture formed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc. to manufacture world-class memory products. He is currently the Director of Public Affairs and has held numerous management positions in Manu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
208

11:25am

Utah Aerospace Pathways Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah Aerospace Pathways - Great example of Industry, Education, and Government working together to provide real training that leads directly to real jobs in the aerospace industry.


Speakers
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Duane Davis

Duane Davis - Supervisor of Technical Training for the Aerospace Division of Orbital ATK. Mr. Davis coordinates the training requirements and activities for 1300 people. He began his aerospace career working as a manufacturing worker and spent 25 years supporting NASA's Space Shu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
516

11:25am

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah is leading the way in bringing business and government together to increase opportunities and education in this high tech field. This presentation will explain how Utah is doing this and why its important to your students and their families.

Speakers
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Jeremy Bach

I have enjoyed being a part of Utah's Heavy Highway and Construction Materials Manufacturing Industries for 13 years. During that time I have played a part in building a team that includes 120 great technicians spread over 5 states managing 3500 pieces of equipment.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
520

11:25am

Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies: A 21st Century Model for Providing Hands-on Learning Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on 21st century skills that students should obtain to be competitive in today's evolving labor market. The Wasatch CAPS program is a dynamic program focused on giving students real-world experiences by working with industry partners and projects. The program helps students understand how to collaborate, communicate, and problem solve while working with others.


Speakers
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Ryan Starks

Ryan Starks is the Wasatch CAPS program director.
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Jason Watt

Jason Watt is the GTE/Student Services Director for the Wasatch County School District. Jason previously worked as a school counselor and has been instrumental in designing the Wasatch CAPS program. Jason earned a bachelor and master's degree from Brigham Young University. He als... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
213

11:25am

Work-Based Learning - Competitive Internship Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The Washington County School District has partnered with The Department of Workforce Services. Together, we have connected with the employers to develop a high quality Work-Based Learning program. Instead of individual schools running separate programs, we have pooled the entire school district, workforce services and employers to run one big competitive program.

Speakers
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Jon Butler

Counseling Coordinator, Washington County School District
Jon Butler- Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of Utah. Prior to working in the district office, he served as the head counselor at Dixie High School.
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Michael Hassler

Michael Hassler- Bachelor's degree in Organization & Leadership from Dixie State University. 4+ years of quality case management and community partner relations.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
519

11:25am

Work-based Learning Continuum – What Is It and Where Do My Students Fit In?
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Explore the various ways your students can engage with industry and employers, both in the classroom and on the worksite. Learn about some of the exciting education-industry partnerships active in Utah that address career awareness, exploration, preparation and training.


Speakers
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Megan Kubarych

Project Manager - Academic and Student Affairs, Utah System of Higher Education
Megan Kubarych works for the Office of the Commissioner at the Utah System of Higher Education as the Project Manager for Academic and Student Affairs. Megan manages a variety of projects connecting public higher education, public K-12 education, and workforce development initia... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Purdin

Lynn Purdin

STEM Specialist, Department of Workforce Services/STEM Action Center
Lynn Purdin serves in a dual position as the STEM Workforce Development Liaison for the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the STEM Action Center. Lynn partners with industry, education, economic development and community stakeholders to identify and impact statewide workf... Read More →
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Meghan Wills

Program Director, Workforce, National Governors Association
Meghan Wills serves as program director for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ Economic Opportunity Division, where she supports governors’ staff and state policymakers in strengthening their workforce development and human services systems. Her are... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:25am - 11:55am
218

11:55am

Lunch
Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:55am - 12:55pm
TBA

1:00pm

Promoting Student Success
Self-regulation is the one mental process that overrides obstacles that hinder planning, attention, learning, memory, and the coping skills required for students to achieve immediate goals and obtain long-term success. Without the skill to self-regulate, students will succumb to the whim of every thought, distraction, emotion, and desire. The lack of self-regulation is the root of many of the behavioral and academic issues education faces today. The development of self-control enables students to transcend life’s obstacles and engage in new skills that promote academic success (Inzlicht, Bartholow, & Hirsh, 2015). Therefore, educators need to know how to promote self-regulation in order to maximize student achievement. Come learn the key steps identified by neuroscience to promote self-regulation. The steps identified in the research have been found to help students placed at-risk by life’s circumstances to experience life success.

Speakers
HS

Horacio Sanchez

Horacio Sanchez is the President and CEO of Resiliency Inc., an agency leader in helping schools improve school climate, instruction, and discipline. Horacio is recognized as one of the nation’s prominent experts on promoting student resiliency and applying brain science to imp... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auditorium

2:15pm

An Innovative way to use PowerPoint presentations in the ESL classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Power Point presentations can be used as an effective learning tool in the ESL classroom. I have effectively used them in my ESL classes in combination with other activities to provide a combination of learning styles to aid students in their language learning. The presentation will provide the attendee with information about creating and using Power Point presentations in combination with other resources to help their students language learning. 

Speakers
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Robert Berry

Robert graduated from Brigham Young University. He worked in the New Jersey Court System | then as a bilingual investigator/advocate for the Law Guardian Program representing children in | child abuse cases. He retired and taught Spanish in all grades (from K to college), taugh... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
608

2:15pm

"A" for Aptitude. Understanding the ASVAB-CEP
Limited Capacity seats available

The ASVAB is one of the most researched and respected aptitude assessments in the world. The Program helps students, who often over- or under-represent their abilities, to accurately identify their strengths. CEP results give students a current snapshot of their skill levels so they may improve performance on high stakes standardized tests.


Speakers
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Roland Miller

Roland serves as the principal advisor in the State of Utah for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests, commonly called the ASVAB, which is administered in high school or in official testing centers.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
510

2:15pm

Paying for College - The Essentials
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Navigating the financial path to higher education can be challenging. UHEAA and StepUp Utah help individuals understand how to prepare early for college costs. This session is designed to provide information about savings, scholarships, the FAFSA, and the various forms of Federal Student Aid (Grants, Work Study, and Student Loans).


Speakers
avatar for Jacob Newman

Jacob Newman

Community Outreach Specialist, Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority
Jacob Newman holds an M.A. in TESOL from BYU and previously worked for a nonprofit that provides English courses to Utah's refugees.
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Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers serves as UHEAA Outreach Manager. He has worked in higher education for over 10 years and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Idaho State University.
avatar for Katie Wornek

Katie Wornek

Outreach Officer, Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority
Katie Wornek studied history and political science at the University of Utah and formerly worked with first generation students in East High School's AVID college preparatory program.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
219

2:15pm

Procedural Justice
Limited Capacity filling up

The session is a description of Procedural Justice and its practical application. Procedural Justice is a set of criteria that people use when they evaluate their experiences with authorities (decision- makers). Procedural Justice is an evidence based practice used in Juvenile Justice Services in providing services for youth and families.


Speakers
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Jim Miller

Worked for Juvenile Justice Services for 23 years. Has worked in Home Detention, Diversion, Secure Care, Observation and Assessment and currently the ALTA Transition Unit. Worked for the Granite School District for 10 years in the Youth in Custody Program.
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Siosifa Tafisi

Sifa Tafisi is currently the Assistant Program Director for Salt Lake Early Intervention. He has worked for Juvenile Justice Services for nearly 18 years. He currently oversees three programs.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
514

2:15pm

Encircle: LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center
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Depression and suicide are real issues for the LGBTQ youth in our community in Utah. Research shows that affirming and loving families help combat the isolation and loneliness that can come from being a sexual or gender minority. In our session, we share our journey of creating Encircle: LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center as we strive to bring together the family and community to help LGBTQ youth thrive. Our hope is that better conversations in homes will result in better conversations back in neighborhoods, schools and churches—making Utah more safe and welcoming.


Speakers
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Stephanie Larsen

Stephenie Larsen, the founder and executive director of Encircle, has spent her career working with families and youth. She represented abused and neglected children in inner-city Washington, D.C., worked on Capitol Hill for the Committee for Children, Youth and Families. She has... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
521

2:15pm

Leading the Disney Way: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Influence Positive Change
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In this sneak peek into Disney leadership principles, educators will be able to learn some of the secrets of how Disney keeps their employees in a state of continued improvement and their customers engaged with their product. Not only does this help with leadership in their schools, it also has a great ability to influence continual positive change for all audience members.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Morrell

Mark Morrell

Mark worked for the Disneyland Resort in a leadership capacity for 4 years and completed their prestigious "Emerging Leader" program. Mark’s deep knowledge of Customer Service, Leadership, and Business Strategies has helped impact large businesses like the Walt Disney Company a... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
513

2:15pm

Utah's Always Changing CTE Career Pathway System
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A quick peek into the exciting world of Career Pathways. Learn about the new alignment to Career Clusters and how your region can effectively use pathways to improve high school graduation rates.


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 →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
519

2:15pm

2017 General Session Legislative Review (One Time Only)
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Review 2017 General Session legislation regarding that impacts service providers in school counseling, alternative/adult education, youth in care, and work based learning.


Speakers
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Tiffany Stanley

Tiffany Stanley is a Policy Advisor for the Utah State Board of Education. In her role, Tiffany drafts rules and is involved in legislative affairs. Prior to her role with the Board, Tiffany worked for the Utah State Legislature staffing education committees and drafting educatio... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
206

2:15pm

A Positive Life
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Using the principles of Positive Psychology to add inspiration, motivation, and creativity at work and in life!

Speakers
DK

Dina Kohler

Corner Canyon High
Dina is a current high school counselor, certified Positive Psychologist, USCA & LIA Board Member and partner in 2 Positive Psychs.
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Sally Matsen

Counselor, Corner Canyon High School
Sally is a current high school counselor, certified Positive Psychologist, career math and at-risk teacher and partner in 2 Positive Psychs.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
508

2:15pm

Ensuring Civil Rights in K-12 Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will be a discussion of civil rights in education and protections for English Learners. Participants will learn the law, how it is applied in K-12 schools, and what they can do to protect these rights for students under their charge.


Speakers
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Melissa Flores

Melissa Flores currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer for the Salt Lake Community College. Prior to her work in Higher Education, she served as the Chief Civil Rights Officer for Canyons School District. She is a PhD candidate in the Education, Culture, and Society Dept. at... Read More →
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Analis Ruiz

Analis Carattini-Ruiz currently serves as the Title III Administrator for the Canyons School District. She is a PhD candidate in the Education, Culture, and Society Dept. at the U.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
507

2:15pm

How Electronics Affect the Developing Brain
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The modern world of electronics is doing far more than entertaining the human brain; it is changing it. Each text message, video game, snap chat and Facebook moment is redirecting synaptic responses and changing chemical levels in the brain. These changes have both positive and negative effects on emotional wellbeing.  Dr. Kane’s workshop is a fun an interactive way to learn about the brain and ways to help teenagers and adults understand the electronic effects.


Speakers
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Chris Kane

Dr. Kane is the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for TotumLink and Lluminant. Her clinical career includes Residential, IOP, and OP programing and treatment of adults and teenagers. Dr. Kane is a published author, "Shell Cracking Leaving the Past Behind, and sought-after presenter... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
220

2:15pm

Maximizing Your State Retirement Benefits (One Time Only)
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Your state retirement plan is an incredibly rich benefit. Will it be enough to support you throughout a retirement period of 20-30 years or more? Come to this educational workshop to learn how your state retirement benefits work, and then examine the common retirement plans you can use to save for your own retirement (401k, 457, traditional IRA and Roth IRA).


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 →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
516

2:15pm

Mental Health Education for Everyone!
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Come learn about NAMI's two free education programs, Parents and Teachers as Allies, a teacher in-service that educates on mental health and suicide prevention and Hope for Tomorrow, a curriculum for students that increases their help-seeking behaviors through educating them on the signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicidal ideation and encourages them to reach out.


Speakers
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NAMI

Julie Schwartz is the school-based prevention manager at NAMI Utah. She conducts educational workshops for teachers, parents and teens on mental illness and suicide prevention and manages the Hope for Tomorrow and Parents and Teachers as Allies curriculum.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
209

2:15pm

The Male and Female Brain (One Time Only)
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Unique structural differences between the male and female brain have begun to explain why men and women see, feel, and respond to experiences so differently. These structural differences illustrate that the brains of men and women can experience the same event and yet have very different perceptions and reactions. It is now believed that men and women learn, communicate and even feel in very different ways. The conclusion that neuroscience has reached is that every person needs to possess a working understanding of how the male and female brain process. This improved understanding can help improve discipline, instruction, and relationship building.

Speakers
HS

Horacio Sanchez

Horacio Sanchez is the President and CEO of Resiliency Inc., an agency leader in helping schools improve school climate, instruction, and discipline. Horacio is recognized as one of the nation’s prominent experts on promoting student resiliency and applying brain science to imp... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
455

2:15pm

Collaborative Classroom Instruction: Meeting Individual Needs in Two-Step (anyone can do it!)
Limited Capacity full
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How do you know you are meeting the needs of individual students? Have you struggled with what Collaborative Classroom Instruction components to deliver? Connect the individual PCCR/SEOP to workshops that meet the needs of individual students and watch for amazing results! A simple process to make sure EVERY student is leaving your building with necessary skills and mindsets.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Deamer

Kim Deamer

School Counselor, Fremont High School
Kim has been a professional school counselor for 20 years, working at a high school and a junior high. She teaches courses for the Master’s degree of school counseling at the University of Phoenix and has done so for 8 years. She is always looking for better ways to help stude... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
212

2:15pm

Math Pathways for College-Bound High School Seniors
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how best to advise students about senior year math? The Utah System of Higher Education will discuss its recommendations for demonstrating math competency and college readiness in high school, how to help students meet the newly revised college general education math requirements through concurrent enrollment, and how to select the senior year math pathway best fitted to your students’ college and career plans.


Speakers
CG

Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.
JH

Julie Hartley

Julie Hartley is the Assistant Commissioner for Outreach and Access.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
306

2:15pm

USBE statewide ACT Administration to Juniors
Limited Capacity seats available

USBE Assessment department will share what is happening and resources related to the ACT statewide administration to Juniors in the upcoming school year, 2017-2018.


Speakers
JW

Jared Wright

Educational Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
Jared Wright: I am an Educational Coordinator at the Utah State Board of Education - Assessment department. I have been there for 3 years, working on test administration for SAGE, ACT, and ACCESS 2.0, as well as, elementary math assessment development. Prior to USBE, I was an el... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
517

2:15pm

"American Indian Cultural Perspective in Education"
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will investigate and find understanding of how "American Indian Cultural" can become an asset and how culture can contribute to the learning process for students.  The audience will also observe and recognize how various tribes perceive their culture in society today. This includes the comparison of Native culture and how Native sovereignty is observed in the academic setting.


Speakers
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Chuck Foster

Dr. Chuck Foster presently serves as the American Indian Education Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. He has 40 years of education experience, both as a teacher and an administrator. As an educators he brings a wealth of experiences with his association with student... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
522

2:15pm

How bullying leads to PTSD: Signs, Prevention, & Remedies
Limited Capacity full
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How bullying leads to PTSD workshop offers an in-depth look into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how bullying can contribute to the diagnoses. We will explore the signs and symptoms of children with PTSD, including how the brain develops differently with the stress. We will dive into prevention and ways that everyone can help. Lastly, we will examine immediate remedies and activities increasing skill development for successful coping in children.


Speakers
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Jessie Shepherd

Jessie Shepherd, MA, LCMHC is a Therapist and Owner of Blue Clover Therapy, LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating trauma, eating disorders... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
214

2:15pm

Section 504: Up-to-date Guidance on Students with Disabilities affecting Utah Students and Schools
Limited Capacity full
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Student with disabilities and students with medical needs are increasing with greater focus on schools providing FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) in a timely manner. We will present 2015-2017 case examples in Utah and guidance from Office for Civil Rights.


Speakers
JS

Jennifer Slade

Jennifer Slade currently serves as Park City School District's special education director and previously served as the Equity specialist at USBE.
avatar for Momi Tu'ua

Momi Tu'ua

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Momi Tu'ua currently serves as the equity specialist in Student Advocacy Services at USBE. Her experience has also come from advocating for students as a school counselor and school counseling specialist at USBE.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
523

2:15pm

The Game of Money - An Adventure in Growing Up
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Our children can’t wait to be free and on their own, can they? Well, the words “on your own” and “free” don’t really go together—not when you’re the one paying the bills. Life is expensive! Make no mistake: being an adult is cool, but we want our kids to make it in the big world. To learn about life as an adult, we have to help our kids take a trip to grown-up land, where they can experience their own big adventure! You will learn about practical and creative methods to help them move toward a positive financial path.


Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Boettcher

Kimberly Boettcher

Certified Financial Education Manager, Mountain America Credit Union
Kimberly Boettcher is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and Financial Education Manager for Mountain America Credit Union. She is proud to be part of an award-winning training team, placing four times in Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite, receiving top honor of Go... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
211

2:15pm

What's UP with UF (UtahFutures)?
Here is your chance to get the UPdates on UtahFutures. We'll take a look at the most popular tools and resources on UtahFutures.  If you like something, we'll spend more time getting to know it.  Don't like it, we won't waste your time. We'll also answer those general questions and squash any doubts you may have. This session will be fun, interactive, and a good overall view of UtahFutures.  

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 →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
205

2:15pm

Data-Driven Dropout Prevention: An Early Warning System for Secondary Schools
Limited Capacity full
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Dropout prevention is at the forefront of the work of administrators, counselors, teachers, and all education professionals in secondary schools. Over the past few years, Davis School District has worked in conjunction with partners at REL West and Microsoft Analytics to develop a data-driven system of early warning indicators to identify students who need interventions. This session will summarize the district experience, review key risk indicators identified by research and local risk indicators selected by Davis based on an examination of their own data and provide ideas on reporting/communicating risk factors to key staff, as well as families and students themselves.


Speakers
avatar for Kenwyn Derby

Kenwyn Derby

Senior Research Associate, REL West, WestEd
Kenwyn Derby is part of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL West) team at WestEd.  In that capacity, she has partnered with schools, districts, and the State Board of Education in Utah to use data to identify at-risk students and provi... Read More →
avatar for Logan Toone

Logan Toone

Assessment Director, Davis School District
Dr. Logan Toone is currently working as the assessment department director for Davis School District. His career started in the classroom teaching math at Bountiful High School. He also worked as a district mathematics curriculum supervisor, and served on boards and in leadership... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
515

2:15pm

Maintaining Your Digital School Counseling Program Evidence Files & Creating Your PDF Portfolio for Your Program Review
Limited Capacity full
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This session will focus on strategies to create and maintain your School Counseling Program evidence files. Participants will also learn how to put together the required PDF Portfolio for the review using Adobe Acrobat DC (an update to Acrobat 11 Pro). As a bonus, an articulation guide from the digital evidence box to the counselor performance standards will also be shared out.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vargas

Jamie Vargas

CTE/Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist, JATC
Jamie Vargas is a CTE & Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist for Jordan School District. His previous educational experiences include teaching Math and Spanish and assignments as a school counselor at both the middle and high school levels. Jamie has also served on... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
C30

2:15pm

True Grit
Limited Capacity full
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As many schools are moving towards PBIS and school wide character education program implementation, the research is clear that resiliency in children is key. This presentation will give a basic framework of what the research and data are saying about teaching children this essential skill. The majority of the presentation will be dedicated to providing hands-on skills and resources for teaching resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Aubree Bushman

Aubree Bushman

Aubree Bushman is an Elementary School Counselor for Nebo School District. She also moonlights as a Love & Logic instructor, a UVU adjunct instructor, and a University of Phoenix instructor and Lead Area Faculty Chair. There are probably other notable things she has done in her c... Read More →
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Becky Huff

Becky Huff is an elementary school counselor for SLC School District. While not an expert, she has spent the last 13 years of her life developing trauma informed practices that not only teach the principle of resiliency and grit to her students, but support the development and pr... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
218

2:15pm

College Week Activities for Junior High
Limited Capacity full
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We had a very successful college week this year. Our students were "accepted" into a college and spent the week earning points for their college. There was a daily activity that they did in their English class followed by opportunities to earn points throughout the day such as, lunch time trivia, college bingo or asking good questions to the teachers about his or her college experience. The winning college got a prize and a tour of a college campus.


Speakers
TK

Tawna Kaufman

I have had the opportunity to work in several different settings. I started my career as a junior high school counselor but I have also worked for an online school, in elementary, high school, K-12, and finally landing in a K-8, which I have found is quite perfect for me. I feel... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
213

2:15pm

Healthy Boundaries, Safe Schools: Preventing Sexual Harassment in Middle and Jr. High Schools
Limited Capacity full
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A comprehensive look at the prevalence and academic harm done from sexual harassment in school and how to prevent it. The presentation will use lessons learned by a Utah middle-school who piloted the Healthy Boundaries, Safe Schools curriculum and after six weeks, reported rates of perpetration and victimization decreased by 25%-40%.


Speakers
avatar for Judy Larson

Judy Larson

Now retired, Judy studied child development, special education and was raised in a family of educators. Her passion is preventing sexual violence of youth.
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Kris Taite

Krislyn Taite, M.A. brings her background in anthropology, and surviving childhood sexual assault into helping shape healthier school societies by teaching Healthy Boundaries, Safe Schools.
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DeAnn Tilton

DeAnn Tilton, M.S., founder of Talk to a Survivor, as a survivor of sexual violence, DeAnn began her work supporting survivors, and successfully lobbying for survivor's rights. These days, she's dedicated to preventing first-time sexual violence perpetration and victimization in... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm
520

2:15pm

Fluency - Helping Adult Learners
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What is fluency and why is it important? How will it affect my student's ability to comprehend? Fluency and reading comprehension go hand in hand. Come learn specific fluency and reading comprehension strategies and tactics to help your basic literacy students.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna K. Brown

Shauna K. Brown

Executive Director, Project Read
Shauna K. Brown is the executive director for Project Read, a nonprofit adult literacy program serving Utah County. She has over 16 years of experience in the fields adult literacy, grant writing, nonprofit administration, and training. Shauna has been the literacy trainer and tr... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 4:05pm
607

2:15pm

Catching Yourself in A “what I thought I saw” Moment; Moving Beyond the Initial Glance
Limited Capacity full
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Are you what you're labeled? Fat. Popular. Goth. Jock.  Emo. Gay… What about the person next to you? Stereotyping rules how we perceive each other. Every day we miss out on fascinating stories, people, and experiences. Why? Because we're so confident about what we think we see. Through images and stories, interaction, and current research, we explore the complicated nature of our visual intelligence and become aware of all those "what I thought I saw" moments around us. Ideas will be provided on ways to integrate a theme of honoring and respecting one another into group/school settings.


Speakers
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Peta Owens-Liston

Peta Owens‐Liston is a hopeless story‐junkie and devout believer in the power of stories to connect us to one another. She has been writing locally and nationally for more than 25 years, is a former Time magazine correspondent, and is the co‐author of the “what I thought... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 4:05pm
216

2:15pm

Effective, Positive and Practical Behavior Management Strategies that Create Safe Learning Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating classrooms where all students feel safe and accepted is cruial to maximize the learning process. How do we help our teachers communicate respect and promote dignity to all when setting up their teaching environments, teaching behavioral expectations and following through with positive and corrective consequences? Many effective, positive and practical methods for behavior change will be discussed, that may be adapted to any grade level and that may be implemented immediately in the classroom. These strategies may be used with all students, in both general education and special education settings. 

Speakers
avatar for Melisa Genaux

Melisa Genaux

Melisa Genaux works with school districts across the country in the areas of behavior and classroom management, Autism Spectrum Disorders, social skills training, and special education legal/compliance issues. She presents at conferences and workshops for general education and sp... Read More →
avatar for Allan Whitmore

Allan Whitmore

Teacher Specialist, Canyons School District
Allan Whitmore works for Canyons School District as a teacher specialist focusing on prevention efforts. He is passionate about setting us school-wide PBIS systems and effectively teaching social skills. He is trained as a school counselor and a recreational therapist. Previous p... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:15pm - 4:05pm
459

3:15pm

An Innovative way to use PowerPoint presentations in the ESL classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Power Point presentations can be used as an effective learning tool in the ESL classroom. I have effectively used them in my ESL classes in combination with other activities to provide a combination of learning styles to aid students in their language learning. The presentation will provide the attendee with information about creating and using Power Point presentations in combination with other resources to help their students language learning. 

Speakers
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Robert Berry

Robert graduated from Brigham Young University. He worked in the New Jersey Court System | then as a bilingual investigator/advocate for the Law Guardian Program representing children in | child abuse cases. He retired and taught Spanish in all grades (from K to college), taugh... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
608

3:15pm

"A" for Aptitude. Understanding the ASVAB-CEP
Limited Capacity seats available

The ASVAB is one of the most researched and respected aptitude assessments in the world. The Program helps students, who often over- or under-represent their abilities, to accurately identify their strengths. CEP results give students a current snapshot of their skill levels so they may improve performance on high stakes standardized tests.


Speakers
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Roland Miller

Roland serves as the principal advisor in the State of Utah for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests, commonly called the ASVAB, which is administered in high school or in official testing centers.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
510

3:15pm

Paying for College - The Essentials
Limited Capacity full
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Navigating the financial path to higher education can be challenging. UHEAA and StepUp Utah help individuals understand how to prepare early for college costs. This session is designed to provide information about savings, scholarships, the FAFSA, and the various forms of Federal Student Aid (Grants, Work Study, and Student Loans).


Speakers
avatar for Jacob Newman

Jacob Newman

Community Outreach Specialist, Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority
Jacob Newman holds an M.A. in TESOL from BYU and previously worked for a nonprofit that provides English courses to Utah's refugees.
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Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers serves as UHEAA Outreach Manager. He has worked in higher education for over 10 years and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Idaho State University.
avatar for Katie Wornek

Katie Wornek

Outreach Officer, Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority
Katie Wornek studied history and political science at the University of Utah and formerly worked with first generation students in East High School's AVID college preparatory program.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
219

3:15pm

Procedural Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

The session is a description of Procedural Justice and its practical application. Procedural Justice is a set of criteria that people use when they evaluate their experiences with authorities (decision- makers). Procedural Justice is an evidence based practice used in Juvenile Justice Services in providing services for youth and families.


Speakers
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Jim Miller

Worked for Juvenile Justice Services for 23 years. Has worked in Home Detention, Diversion, Secure Care, Observation and Assessment and currently the ALTA Transition Unit. Worked for the Granite School District for 10 years in the Youth in Custody Program.
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Siosifa Tafisi

Sifa Tafisi is currently the Assistant Program Director for Salt Lake Early Intervention. He has worked for Juvenile Justice Services for nearly 18 years. He currently oversees three programs.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
514

3:15pm

Encircle: LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Depression and suicide are real issues for the LGBTQ youth in our community in Utah. Research shows that affirming and loving families help combat the isolation and loneliness that can come from being a sexual or gender minority. In our session, we share our journey of creating Encircle: LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center as we strive to bring together the family and community to help LGBTQ youth thrive. Our hope is that better conversations in homes will result in better conversations back in neighborhoods, schools and churches—making Utah more safe and welcoming.


Speakers
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Stephanie Larsen

Stephenie Larsen, the founder and executive director of Encircle, has spent her career working with families and youth. She represented abused and neglected children in inner-city Washington, D.C., worked on Capitol Hill for the Committee for Children, Youth and Families. She has... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
521

3:15pm

Leading the Disney Way: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Influence Positive Change
Limited Capacity full
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In this sneak peek into Disney leadership principles, educators will be able to learn some of the secrets of how Disney keeps their employees in a state of continued improvement and their customers engaged with their product. Not only does this help with leadership in their schools, it also has a great ability to influence continual positive change for all audience members.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Morrell

Mark Morrell

Mark worked for the Disneyland Resort in a leadership capacity for 4 years and completed their prestigious "Emerging Leader" program. Mark’s deep knowledge of Customer Service, Leadership, and Business Strategies has helped impact large businesses like the Walt Disney Company a... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
513

3:15pm

Utah's Always Changing CTE Career Pathway System
Limited Capacity full
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A quick peek into the exciting world of Career Pathways. Learn about the new alignment to Career Clusters and how your region can effectively use pathways to improve high school graduation rates.


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 →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
519

3:15pm

A Positive Life
Limited Capacity full
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Using the principles of Positive Psychology to add inspiration, motivation, and creativity at work and in life!

Speakers
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Dina Kohler

Corner Canyon High
Dina is a current high school counselor, certified Positive Psychologist, USCA & LIA Board Member and partner in 2 Positive Psychs.
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Sally Matsen

Counselor, Corner Canyon High School
Sally is a current high school counselor, certified Positive Psychologist, career math and at-risk teacher and partner in 2 Positive Psychs.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
508

3:15pm

Ensuring Civil Rights in K-12 Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will be a discussion of civil rights in education and protections for English Learners. Participants will learn the law, how it is applied in K-12 schools, and what they can do to protect these rights for students under their charge.


Speakers
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Melissa Flores

Melissa Flores currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer for the Salt Lake Community College. Prior to her work in Higher Education, she served as the Chief Civil Rights Officer for Canyons School District. She is a PhD candidate in the Education, Culture, and Society Dept. at... Read More →
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Analis Ruiz

Analis Carattini-Ruiz currently serves as the Title III Administrator for the Canyons School District. She is a PhD candidate in the Education, Culture, and Society Dept. at the U.



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
507

3:15pm

How Electronics Affect the Developing Brain
Limited Capacity full
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The modern world of electronics is doing far more than entertaining the human brain; it is changing it. Each text message, video game, snap chat and Facebook moment is redirecting synaptic responses and changing chemical levels in the brain. These changes have both positive and negative effects on emotional wellbeing.  Dr. Kane’s workshop is a fun an interactive way to learn about the brain and ways to help teenagers and adults understand the electronic effects.


Speakers
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Chris Kane

Dr. Kane is the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for TotumLink and Lluminant. Her clinical career includes Residential, IOP, and OP programing and treatment of adults and teenagers. Dr. Kane is a published author, "Shell Cracking Leaving the Past Behind, and sought-after presenter... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
220

3:15pm

Mental Health Education for Everyone!
Limited Capacity full
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Come learn about NAMI's two free education programs, Parents and Teachers as Allies, a teacher in-service that educates on mental health and suicide prevention and Hope for Tomorrow, a curriculum for students that increases their help-seeking behaviors through educating them on the signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicidal ideation and encourages them to reach out.


Speakers
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NAMI

Julie Schwartz is the school-based prevention manager at NAMI Utah. She conducts educational workshops for teachers, parents and teens on mental illness and suicide prevention and manages the Hope for Tomorrow and Parents and Teachers as Allies curriculum.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
209

3:15pm

Collaborative Classroom Instruction: Meeting Individual Needs in Two-Step (anyone can do it!)
Limited Capacity full
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How do you know you are meeting the needs of individual students? Have you struggled with what Collaborative Classroom Instruction components to deliver? Connect the individual PCCR/SEOP to workshops that meet the needs of individual students and watch for amazing results! A simple process to make sure EVERY student is leaving your building with necessary skills and mindsets.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Deamer

Kim Deamer

School Counselor, Fremont High School
Kim has been a professional school counselor for 20 years, working at a high school and a junior high. She teaches courses for the Master’s degree of school counseling at the University of Phoenix and has done so for 8 years. She is always looking for better ways to help stude... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
212

3:15pm

Math Pathways for College-Bound High School Seniors
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how best to advise students about senior year math? The Utah System of Higher Education will discuss its recommendations for demonstrating math competency and college readiness in high school, how to help students meet the newly revised college general education math requirements through concurrent enrollment, and how to select the senior year math pathway best fitted to your students’ college and career plans.


Speakers
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Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.
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Julie Hartley

Julie Hartley is the Assistant Commissioner for Outreach and Access.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
306

3:15pm

USBE statewide ACT Administration to Juniors
Limited Capacity seats available

USBE Assessment department will share what is happening and resources related to the ACT statewide administration to Juniors in the upcoming school year, 2017-2018.


Speakers
JW

Jared Wright

Educational Coordinator, Utah State Board of Education
Jared Wright: I am an Educational Coordinator at the Utah State Board of Education - Assessment department. I have been there for 3 years, working on test administration for SAGE, ACT, and ACCESS 2.0, as well as, elementary math assessment development. Prior to USBE, I was an el... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
517

3:15pm

"American Indian Cultural Perspective in Education"
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will investigate and find understanding of how "American Indian Cultural" can become an asset and how culture can contribute to the learning process for students.  The audience will also observe and recognize how various tribes perceive their culture in society today. This includes the comparison of Native culture and how Native sovereignty is observed in the academic setting.


Speakers
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Chuck Foster

Dr. Chuck Foster presently serves as the American Indian Education Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. He has 40 years of education experience, both as a teacher and an administrator. As an educators he brings a wealth of experiences with his association with student... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
522

3:15pm

How bullying leads to PTSD: Signs, Prevention, & Remedies
Limited Capacity full
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How bullying leads to PTSD workshop offers an in-depth look into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how bullying can contribute to the diagnoses. We will explore the signs and symptoms of children with PTSD, including how the brain develops differently with the stress. We will dive into prevention and ways that everyone can help. Lastly, we will examine immediate remedies and activities increasing skill development for successful coping in children.


Speakers
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Jessie Shepherd

Jessie Shepherd, MA, LCMHC is a Therapist and Owner of Blue Clover Therapy, LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating trauma, eating disorders... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
214

3:15pm

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Utah law provides protections for students in military families who are uprooted due to military orders. This session will provide an overview of the compact and the protections afforded to military students.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rasmussen

Ben Rasmussen

Ben Rasmussen is the Director of Law and Professional Practices for the Utah State Board of Education. Ben has been practicing law in private practice and for government agencies for 15 years. Ben was appointed in 2016 by Governor Herbert to act as Commissioner for the Interstate... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
206

3:15pm

Section 504: Up-to-date Guidance on Students with Disabilities affecting Utah Students and Schools
Limited Capacity full
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Student with disabilities and students with medical needs are increasing with greater focus on schools providing FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) in a timely manner. We will present 2015-2017 case examples in Utah and guidance from Office for Civil Rights.


Speakers
JS

Jennifer Slade

Jennifer Slade currently serves as Park City School District's special education director and previously served as the Equity specialist at USBE.
avatar for Momi Tu'ua

Momi Tu'ua

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Momi Tu'ua currently serves as the equity specialist in Student Advocacy Services at USBE. Her experience has also come from advocating for students as a school counselor and school counseling specialist at USBE.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
523

3:15pm

The Game of Money - An Adventure in Growing Up
Limited Capacity full
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Our children can’t wait to be free and on their own, can they? Well, the words “on your own” and “free” don’t really go together—not when you’re the one paying the bills. Life is expensive! Make no mistake: being an adult is cool, but we want our kids to make it in the big world. To learn about life as an adult, we have to help our kids take a trip to grown-up land, where they can experience their own big adventure! You will learn about practical and creative methods to help them move toward a positive financial path.


Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Boettcher

Kimberly Boettcher

Certified Financial Education Manager, Mountain America Credit Union
Kimberly Boettcher is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and Financial Education Manager for Mountain America Credit Union. She is proud to be part of an award-winning training team, placing four times in Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite, receiving top honor of Go... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
211

3:15pm

What's UP with UF (UtahFutures)?
Here is your chance to get the UPdates on UtahFutures. We'll take a look at the most popular tools and resources on UtahFutures.  If you like something, we'll spend more time getting to know it.  Don't like it, we won't waste your time. We'll also answer those general questions and squash any doubts you may have. This session will be fun, interactive, and a good overall view of UtahFutures.  

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 →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
205

3:15pm

Data-Driven Dropout Prevention: An Early Warning System for Secondary Schools
Limited Capacity full
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Dropout prevention is at the forefront of the work of administrators, counselors, teachers, and all education professionals in secondary schools.  Over the past few years, Davis School District has worked in conjunction with partners at REL West and Microsoft Analytics to develop a data driven system of early warning indicators to identify students who need interventions.  This session will summarize the district experience, review key risk indicators identified by research and local risk indicators selected by Davis based on an examination of their own data, and provide ideas on reporting/communicating risk factors to key staff, as well as families and students themselves.


Speakers
avatar for Kenwyn Derby

Kenwyn Derby

Senior Research Associate, REL West, WestEd
Kenwyn Derby is part of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL West) team at WestEd.  In that capacity, she has partnered with schools, districts, and the State Board of Education in Utah to use data to identify at-risk students and provi... Read More →
avatar for Logan Toone

Logan Toone

Assessment Director, Davis School District
Dr. Logan Toone is currently working as the assessment department director for Davis School District. His career started in the classroom teaching math at Bountiful High School. He also worked as a district mathematics curriculum supervisor, and served on boards and in leadership... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
515

3:15pm

Maintaining Your Digital School Counseling Program Evidence Files & Creating Your PDF Portfolio for Your Program Review
Limited Capacity full
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This session will focus on strategies to create and maintain your School Counseling Program evidence files. Participants will also learn how to put together the required PDF Portfolio for the review using Adobe Acrobat DC (an update to Acrobat 11 Pro). As a bonus, an articulation guide from the digital evidence box to the counselor performance standards will also be shared out.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vargas

Jamie Vargas

CTE/Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist, JATC
Jamie Vargas is a CTE & Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist for Jordan School District. His previous educational experiences include teaching Math and Spanish and assignments as a school counselor at both the middle and high school levels. Jamie has also served on... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
C30

3:15pm

True Grit
Limited Capacity full
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As many schools are moving towards PBIS and school wide character education program implementation, the research is clear that resiliency in children is key. This presentation will give a basic framework of what the research and data are saying about teaching children this essential skill. The majority of the presentation will be dedicated to providing hands-on skills and resources for teaching resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Aubree Bushman

Aubree Bushman

Aubree Bushman is an Elementary School Counselor for Nebo School District. She also moonlights as a Love & Logic instructor, a UVU adjunct instructor, and a University of Phoenix instructor and Lead Area Faculty Chair. There are probably other notable things she has done in her c... Read More →
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Becky Huff

Becky Huff is an elementary school counselor for SLC School District. While not an expert, she has spent the last 13 years of her life developing trauma informed practices that not only teach the principle of resiliency and grit to her students, but support the development and pr... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
218

3:15pm

College Week Activities for Junior High
Limited Capacity full
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We had a very successful college week this year. Our students were "accepted" into a college and spent the week earning points for their college. There was a daily activity that they did in their English class followed by opportunities to earn points throughout the day such as, lunch time trivia, college bingo or asking good questions to the teachers about his or her college experience. The winning college got a prize and a tour of a college campus.


Speakers
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Tawna Kaufman

I have had the opportunity to work in several different settings. I started my career as a junior high school counselor but I have also worked for an online school, in elementary, high school, K-12, and finally landing in a K-8, which I have found is quite perfect for me. I feel... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
213

3:15pm

CTE Updates for Digital Literacy and Digital Studies (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity full
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Discuss updates about College and Career Awareness and CDAs.


Speakers
avatar for Laura deShazo

Laura deShazo

USOE, USOE
Laura deShazo is the Utah State Office of Education's Business and Marketing Education Specialist. Laura came to the state office from many years in the classroom as a teacher at Murray High School. She graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Business and Marketing Education from Au... Read More →
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 →
BJ

Brandon Jacobson

IT Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Hello! | I love reading posts by many people but I'm frustrated when 140 characters are insufficient. Anyway, here is my favorite quote, "A cr.........." | | | | | | Hello again!2nd part of quote, "...eative person is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
215

3:15pm

Healthy Boundaries, Safe Schools: Preventing Sexual Harassment in Middle and Jr. High Schools
Limited Capacity full
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A comprehensive look at the prevalence and academic harm done from sexual harassment in school and how to prevent it. The presentation will use lessons learned by a Utah middle-school who piloted the Healthy Boundaries, Safe Schools curriculum and after six weeks, reported rates of perpetration and victimization decreased by 25%-40%.


Speakers
avatar for Judy Larson

Judy Larson

Now retired, Judy studied child development, special education and was raised in a family of educators. Her passion is preventing sexual violence of youth.
KT

Kris Taite

Krislyn Taite, M.A. brings her background in anthropology, and surviving childhood sexual assault into helping shape healthier school societies by teaching Healthy Boundaries, Safe Schools.
DT

DeAnn Tilton

DeAnn Tilton, M.S., founder of Talk to a Survivor, as a survivor of sexual violence, DeAnn began her work supporting survivors, and successfully lobbying for survivor's rights. These days, she's dedicated to preventing first-time sexual violence perpetration and victimization in... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:05pm
520

3:15pm

Resilience Screening (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

The documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. During this extended session participants will be able to view the James Redford sequel to Paper Tigers and hear from a panel regarding the importance of developing protective factors.

Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:35pm
455
 
Thursday, June 8
 

8:15am

Bridges Out of Poverty
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how your own mental models of poverty and the middle class mindset that under-girds our systems can make success difficult for those coming from poverty.


Speakers
AM

Angie McCourt

Angie has worked for the Juvenile Justice Services for approximately 17 years in a number of capacities. She is currently the Director of Castle Country Youth Center in Price, Utah.
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Paul Putnam

Paul has worked for the Juvenile Justice Services for approximately 17 years in a number of capacities. He is a trainer in the JJS Training Bureau.


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
218

8:15am

Creating Supports for Adult Online Learners to Increase Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

In many Adult Ed programs, online learning platforms are the primary source of instruction. Blended learning presents an option for programs to integrate online learning with face-to-face instruction in order to produce improved student outcomes. In this session, participants will learn how to create supports for adult online learners and incorporate blended learning into classes.


Speakers
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Stephanie Patton

Adult and Corrections Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Stephanie graduated from BYU in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. She later earned a Master's degree in Professional School Counseling from USU. Her career has focused on working with at-risk populations. These experiences include teaching math and credit recovery... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
608

8:15am

Teaching Social Studies and Science in the GED Classroom (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

GED Testing Service’s use of state/national student outcome data drives the decisions for research and program development to better serve the adult learner.  Participants will see how the dots connects from a review of state/national data to the momentum of the College Ready Initiative to the innovations and outcomes to connect students to teachers in GEDPrepConnect and GEDWorks. 

Speakers
avatar for Debi K. Faucette

Debi K. Faucette

Senior Director, GED Testing Service
Debi K. Faucette joined GED Testing Service in 2011 following an extensive and robust career as State Director of Adult Education and GED Testing at both the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. As a Senior Director for GED... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
606

8:15am

“What do you want to do now that you’ve grown up? What does school counseling look like in adult education?”
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout will include a panel discussion with counselors with experience in both K12 and adult education settings.  The panel will discuss strategies for effective orientations, career exploration, and transitions when working with adult students.  Panelists include Robert Patrick from South Summit Adult Education, Shannon Hase from Park City Adult Education, Duane Rawlinson from Millard Adult Education, and Elaine Peterson from South Park Academy at the Utah State Prison.


Speakers
avatar for Danielle Pedersen

Danielle Pedersen

Adult Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Danielle Pedersen is currently an Adult Education Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. Prior roles include Academic Director at Clearfield Job Corps and Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Centers of Ogden and Layton. Mrs. Pedersen is passionate about working wit... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
609

8:15am

Early Psychosis Among Young People: What it is and What to do about it
Limited Capacity full
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The session will discuss interventions for young people experiencing early psychosis, with an emphasis on the onset of symptoms, risk factors, how it impacts youth, and some community resources available for youth. A youth and family member will discuss their experience before and after receiving necessary services with time for questions from the audience.


Speakers
JK

Jayne Kashiwaeda

Lead Clinician, Weber Human Services
In December 2014, Weber Human Services was chosen as the pilot site for an early-psychosis intervention program funded through a federal grant to focus on early intervention for those experiencing psychosis-type symptoms. Davis Behavioral Health and Wasatch Mental Health are als... Read More →
ET

Eric Tadehara

Eric works for the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health as the Program Manager for Children, Youth and Family services with over 9 years in the behavioral health field.



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
519

8:15am

The Challenge to Recognize Suicide Risk Among Teenage Males
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The prevalence of suicide increases markedly during the teenage years, and a marked disparity in prevalence rates quickly develops. Many more teenage boys than girls die by suicide.  This talk will address one of our key suicide prevention challenges--recognizing risk among teenage males.


Speakers
CD

Cathy Davis

Suicide Prevention Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Cathy Davis taught ecology, biology, and health sciences (anatomy and physiology) for over eighteen years; for seven of those years Cathy taught school success to at-risk students. She is a small business owner and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
215

8:15am

Barriers on the Road to Success: LGBT Youth and Their Families
Limited Capacity filling up

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at significant risk for bullying, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse disorders, and suicide. Beyond the youth themselves, these matters profoundly impact our families, schools, communities, and nation. This session will provide an overview of causes, correlates, and consequences of these issues.


Speakers
CH

Charles Hoy-Ellis

Assistant Professor, College of Social Work
Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, PhD, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Utah, College of Social Work. His research explores the roles of sexual orientation and gender identity at numerous local, state, regional, national, and international conferences and published ex... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
517

8:15am

Create your own Educational Escape Room
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Breakout EDU is Education's spin on the Escape Room. In this FUN, interactive, engaging session you'll experience a Breakout EDU immersive game and then learn the basics to create your own. Breakout EDU can be used with any curriculum area, any age group, and is always a crowd pleaser.

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 →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
205

8:15am

Empathy, Self-Control, Integrity, Embracing Diversity, Grit: The Formative Five
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We all know that students need to be proficient in subjects such as reading and math, however, what about intrinsic skills?  This session will discuss the imperative skills students need to build success:  empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit. 


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
213

8:15am

Learning How to "Excel" (Basic)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With the emphasis on using data for program improvement and to ensure academic learning, a knowledge of Excel is vital. This course teaches the basics of Excel. The course will cover a variety of topics, starting with navigating and manipulating data and moving to basic Excel formulas.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Little

Adam Little

IT Analyst, Utah State Board of Education
Adam Little is a data nerd who has been with the Utah State Board of Education for almost three years.



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
406

8:15am

Reporting and Responding to a Title IX Complaint (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, I will discuss with the counselors the importance of training students, identifying potential Title IX issues, and further reporting Title IX issues to law enforcement and school personnel. I will review the Investigation process, the role of the Title IX Coordinator, and discuss interim measures with attendees.


Speakers
WB

Whitney Banks

Whitney Banks received her bachelor's degree and J.D. from the University of Utah. After law school, Whitney worked at the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division ("UALD") investigating charges of discrimination in Utah. Whitney later worked as an Investigator at the Universit... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
510

8:15am

SafeUT the Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear about the SafeUT app - what it can do for you and for your students.


Speakers
TY

Tori Yeates

Tori Yeates LCSW, MBA is the current Supervisor of the SafeUT App. Tori has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and crisis.


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
513

8:15am

The Benefits of Group Rhythm
Limited Capacity seats available

Drum circles are a great way to open up conversation, create community, and reinforce group cohesion. It’s an atmosphere that fosters creativity, self-esteem, and an excellent way to express one’s self without words. Come join DrumBus Utah for a hands-on drum circle that is interwoven with conversation about the many benefits of group rhythm. It’s also just a great way to take a break and rejuvenate during information rich conferences.


Speakers
NA

Nels Anderson

Owner, DrumBus Utah
Nels Anderson has been facilitating rhythm events for the past seven years. He had just received a degree in biology when this chance job opportunity came along. The feelings and joy that group rhythm brings about completely redirected his life’s path. After working for the Rhy... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
459

8:15am

Math Pathways for College-Bound High School Seniors
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how best to advise students about senior year math? The Utah System of Higher Education will discuss its recommendations for demonstrating math competency and college readiness in high school, how to help students meet the newly revised college general education math requirements through concurrent enrollment, and how to select the senior year math pathway best fitted to your students’ college and career plans.


Speakers
CG

Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.
JH

Julie Hartley

Julie Hartley is the Assistant Commissioner for Outreach and Access.


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
306

8:15am

Advocacy in Action for New Americans: Helping Youth From Refugee Backgrounds
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will detail the path refugee youth experience between first fleeing their homes and finally being resettled in America. In addition, presenters will share the resources available in Utah to help youth with refugee backgrounds - both those who are newly resettled and children born in the U.S. to refugee parents.


Speakers
AA

Alessandra Amato

Originally from Italy, Alessandro Amato moved to the United States in 2007. Alessandra received a B.S. degree in Sociology from Westminster College of Salt Lake City with an emphasis on human displacement and trafficking in persons. Over the past two years, Alessandra has worked... Read More →
PF

Peter Frost

Youth and Family Services Supervisor, Refugee and Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah
As the Youth & Family Services Supervisor, Peter works to help refugee and immigrant youth and their families. Peter is certified in case management, is a CSW, and also works as a clinician with Community Wellness. Peter holds an AS in Science from Utah Valley University, a BS in... Read More →
AG

Alexx Goeller

Refugee Youth Services Coordinator, Department of Workforce Services | Refugee Services Office
Alexx Goeller has worked with youth from multicultural backgrounds for the past five years, both in West Africa and in Utah. Alexx’s role at the Utah Refugee Services Office is to build up the skill sets and resources of community partners enabling them to better serve refugee... Read More →
JK

Jessica Kallin

Refugee Youth Coordinator, Catholic Community Services
Jessica coordinates youth services for all incoming refugee youth ages 0-15 who are resettled through Catholic Community Services. She has been working with refugee youth in Salt Lake City for over seven years, starting as a mentor and becoming the Youth Coordinator. Jessica has... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
508

8:15am

Afterschool Programs: Giving Counselors a Lighter Workload
Limited Capacity seats available

Afterschool programs can be an asset to the school and lighten the workload of a school counselor. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with an afterschool program to connect with parents, students, and teachers while providing resources such as college and career readiness, prevention, and support with social and emotional needs.


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Maag

Kathleen Maag

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Kathleen Maag has worked in youth development field for over 10 years in multiple capacities. She has worked in the classroom, juvenile justice system, and out-of-school time programs. Through working in out-of-school time programs, she saw the value programs added to children, f... Read More →
avatar for Ben Trentelman

Ben Trentelman

Director of Operations, Utah Afterschool Network
Ben Trentelman has had a vested interest in Afterschool Programs since he was a participant in Ogden’s Youth Impact program and Spy Hop Productions as a teenager. Through these programs he found a creative path to leadership and an appreciation for all that the community can to... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
214

8:15am

Becoming a Transformed School Counselor
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Do you want to become a more effective, data-driven counselor? Do you need help understanding how to use evidence-based accountability to improve your counseling program? Come learn about simple data analysis tools and strategies to help you move from a traditional counselor to a transformed school counselor.

Speakers
avatar for Kalee Crandall

Kalee Crandall

Kalee Crandall, MEd., currently works as a trainer for USBE. She earned a master's degree from Utah State University in school counseling and continues to take courses to learn more about data analysis and statistics. She loves integrating technology into education and creating a... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
216

8:15am

Change The Brain, Free the Mind: A Pathway to Student Self-Regulation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This interactive session will focus on HOW specific strategies support student self-regulation when toxic stress and conditions of risk impact student learning and life readiness. Through learning tasks, each participant will experience how the systems of the brain can impact behavior and what practices make the most difference for children and youth in a range of contexts.


Speakers
CE

Christelle Estrada

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Dr. Christelle Estrada, Ph.D. is the Education Specialist in Student Advocacy Services at the Utah State Board of Education, focusing on Immigrant and Refugee students and English Learners. She is a Certified Teacher for the Cultivating Compassion Training at the Center for Altru... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
211

8:15am

Resiliency Factors for Diverse Populations (Panel)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A panel of participants will share resiliency traits that have helped them overcome obstacles in the school setting while also provide recommendations to educators to better support diverse populations.


Speakers
avatar for Momi Tu'ua

Momi Tu'ua

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Momi Tu'ua currently serves as the equity specialist in Student Advocacy Services at USBE. Her experience has also come from advocating for students as a school counselor and school counseling specialist at USBE.


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
300

8:15am

Student Data Privacy, What you need to know.
Limited Capacity filling up

Summary of the Do's and Don't's of Student Data Privacy. This session will outline common misconceptions of Student Data Privacy. The session will provide clear guidance on what to do in a variety of situations pertinent to both teachers and administrators.


Speakers
WP

Whitney Phillips

Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
Dr. Whitney Phillips is the Chief Privacy Officer for the Utah State Board of Education. Her responsibilities include a) serving and the primary point of contract for state student data protection, | b) providing training and support to USBE, c) developing and implementing a Data... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
206

8:15am

Understanding Gang Involved Youth
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The focus of this session is to explore the underlying causes of gang membership. It covers risk factors that lead to membership, why kids join, why they stay, family influences on membership, how gang culture is different than juvenile delinquency and how to best serve this population.


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
210

8:15am

Facilitating Student Access to Online Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Given that, in an increasingly digital world many of tomorrow's opportunities will rely on digital skills learned today, Counselors should understand Utah's course access program, where schools benefit from access to cost-effective alternatives easing scheduling and staffing burdens, and secondary students benefit from access to advanced coursework and expanded curriculum online.


Speakers
avatar for Cory Kanth

Cory Kanth

Statewide Online Education Specialist, USBE
Dr. Cory Kanth manages the Statewide Online Education Program at USOE. Her focus is K-12 funding and K-16 online education.
avatar for Jennifer Swan

Jennifer Swan

Manager of School Counseling, Utah Connections Academy


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
209

8:15am

Implementing an Evidence-based Youth Suicide Prevention Program: The SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will explore the incorporation of an evidence-based, behavioral health curriculum in schools. Attendees will learn common risk factors/warning signs for depression/suicide in students. The presentation will review the SOS Program implementation and its three critical best-practice components: adult education, peer-to-peer support, and universal risk assessment.


Speakers
CB

Chelsea Biggs

Chelsea Biggs, MPA, training program manager at SMH, supports a growing suicide prevention training program. She has worked with the SOS Program for the past four years, growing the national training program as a means of expanding the reach of the SOS Program. Chelsea provides t... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
520

8:15am

Maintaining Your Digital School Counseling Program Evidence Files & Creating Your PDF Portfolio for Your Program Review
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will focus on strategies to create and maintain your School Counseling Program evidence files. Participants will also learn how to put together the required PDF Portfolio for the review using Adobe Acrobat DC (an update to Acrobat 11 Pro). As a bonus, an articulation guide from the digital evidence box to the counselor performance standards will also be shared out.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vargas

Jamie Vargas

CTE/Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist, JATC
Jamie Vargas is a CTE & Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist for Jordan School District. His previous educational experiences include teaching Math and Spanish and assignments as a school counselor at both the middle and high school levels. Jamie has also served on... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
C30

8:15am

Using the WHOLE TEAM to Empower Our Students
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session you will learn the power of teamwork - using parents, teachers, faculty, and students to help you (the elementary school counselor) in building a solid foundation and empowering ALL STUDENTS. I will teach the strategies behind using the WHOLE TEAM approach to accomplish the greatest game plan in your school.


Speakers
avatar for Jeana James

Jeana James

Counselor, Horizon Elementary School - WCSD
Jeana James is an elementary school counselor at Horizon Elementary in Washington County. Her first experiences in school counseling were at the secondary level, which she enjoyed, but soon found that her heart was definitely in prevention at the elementary level. Being part of s... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am
522

8:15am

Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As students strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, they are increasingly expected to master employability skills in addition to traditional academic skills. This session will assist adult educators in building their knowledge and capacity to integrate and prioritize employability skills. The module introduces the Employability Skills Framework and explains why it is important for all students; connects employability skills with other education initiatives; and provides tools and strategies to prioritize employability skills at the state, employer, district, and individual teacher levels.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Angelone

Jody Angelone

Facilitator/Trainer, LINCS
Jody Angelone is a trainer for LINCS and World Education, as well as a program specialist for the Ohio Professional Development Network at the Ohio State University. For over 24 years, she has worked in adult education as a reading specialist, instructor, coordinator, and program... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 10:15am
607

8:15am

How childhood sexual trauma impacts the brain and body - 5 key strategies for healing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Drawing on the research of and in consultation with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. and author of “The Body Keeps the Score,” Gordon will explain how the introduction to deliberate body strategies such as yoga, Muay Thai (martial arts), and mindful physical exercise have helped survivors re-engage with their bodies and increase their personal power.


Speakers
GB

Gordon Bruin

Gordon S. Bruin, MA, LCMHC, is the clinical director of The Younique Foundation and founder of Innergold Online. He has worked in the mental health field for the past 25 years. Before his current position with The Younique Foundation, he was a Program Services Director for Utah C... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 10:15am
516

8:15am

Restorative Dialogue Using Circles Process
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Circles are used as a restorative process, aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students. Circles can be used to help resolve conflicts between individuals or to address academic issues that focus on restoration in lieu of punishment and their goal is to repair harm. Circles build trusting relationships and promote peer leadership in the school.

Speakers
JB

Joshua Bell

Joshua has worked as a school administrator for ten years. With experience from elementary to adult education, Joshua has spent the majority of his career in education serving at-risk youth. | Joshua earned his Master’s Degree in Administration and Educational Leadership from t... Read More →
AG

Airen Goodman

Airen is the Youth Program Coordinator with Utah Dispute Resolution. In UDR's partnership with Horizonte, she provides instruction on conflict resolution and mediation skills. Airen oversees the peer leadership & peer mediation panel at the school. Airen trains and assists studen... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 10:15am
518

8:15am

Getting an Education: The American Indian Perspective (Item 1b in Level One of the Al/AN Training)
Limited Capacity seats available

There are two parts to this training: the first part will focus on the history of Indian Education and   the social structure to identify why people feel that American Indians are different in their behavior. The second part will focus on the learning process of Al/AN students and review and discuss research on Al learning process addressing  current issues affecting education of Al/AN students.

Speakers
JG

Jeanie Groves

Jeanie Groves is a member of the Hopi Tribe of northeastern Arizona. The pursuit of a social work degree reflects her desire to work in the service areas of the community, particularly with underrepresented populations and their unique social circumstances and challenges. Jeanie... Read More →
MP

Mario Platero

Mario Platero, M. Ed, earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education Degrees from the University of Utah. A longtime resident of Salt Lake City, Mr. Platero is a secondary school counselor at West Lake STEM Jr. High and a Title VI Indian Education mentor at Granger High. Mr... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 10:15am
457

8:15am

Understanding Mental Health and Behavior Issues Through a Glimpse into the Nervous System
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Mental health and behavior issues in students are common and can overwhelm school staff. This presentation will help attendees to better understand the core issues that result in mental health and behavior issues from the perspective of better understanding the nervous system. This presentation will also go over specific interventions to effectively help these students.


Speakers
AP

Anastasia Pollock

Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC, a psychotherapist with 13 years of experience in the field of mental health, specializes in treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. She is known for her dynamic, engaging and interactive style of presentat... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 10:15am
515

9:05am

Break
Thursday June 8, 2017 9:05am - 9:20am
TBA

9:25am

"What do you want to do now that you've grown up? What does school counseling look like in adult education?"
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Breakout will include a panel discussion with counselors with experience in both K12 and adult education settings.  The panel will discuss strategies for effective orientations, career exploration, and transitions when working with adult students.  Panelists include Robert Patrick from South Summit Adult Education, Shannon Hase from Park City Adult Education, Duane Rawlinson from Millard Adult Education, and Elaine Peterson from South Park Academy at the Utah State Prison.


Speakers
avatar for Danielle Pedersen

Danielle Pedersen

Adult Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Danielle Pedersen is currently an Adult Education Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. Prior roles include Academic Director at Clearfield Job Corps and Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Centers of Ogden and Layton. Mrs. Pedersen is passionate about working wit... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
609

9:25am

Bridges Out of Poverty
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how your own mental models of poverty and the middle class mindset that under-girds our systems can make success difficult for those coming from poverty.


Speakers
AM

Angie McCourt

Angie has worked for the Juvenile Justice Services for approximately 17 years in a number of capacities. She is currently the Director of Castle Country Youth Center in Price, Utah.
PP

Paul Putnam

Paul has worked for the Juvenile Justice Services for approximately 17 years in a number of capacities. He is a trainer in the JJS Training Bureau.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
218

9:25am

Connecting the Dots: Successfully. Bringing Students and Teachers Together (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

GED Testing Service’s use of state/national student outcome data drives the decisions for research and program development to better serve the adult learner. Participants will see how the dots connects from a review of state/national data to the momentum of the College Ready Initiative to the innovations and outcomes to connect students to teachers in GEDPrepConnect and GEDWorks.


Speakers
avatar for Debi K. Faucette

Debi K. Faucette

Senior Director, GED Testing Service
Debi K. Faucette joined GED Testing Service in 2011 following an extensive and robust career as State Director of Adult Education and GED Testing at both the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. As a Senior Director for GED... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
606

9:25am

Creating Supports for Adult Online Learners to Increase Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

In many Adult Ed programs, online learning platforms are the primary source of instruction. Blended learning presents an option for programs to integrate online learning with face-to-face instruction in order to produce improved student outcomes. In this session, participants will learn how to create supports for adult online learners and incorporate blended learning into classes.


Speakers
SP

Stephanie Patton

Adult and Corrections Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Stephanie graduated from BYU in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. She later earned a Master's degree in Professional School Counseling from USU. Her career has focused on working with at-risk populations. These experiences include teaching math and credit recovery... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
608

9:25am

Early Psychosis Among Young People: What it is and What to do about it
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The session will discuss interventions for young people experiencing early psychosis, with an emphasis on the onset of symptoms, risk factors, how it impacts youth, and some community resources available for youth. A youth and family member will discuss their experience before and after receiving necessary services with time for questions from the audience.


Speakers
JK

Jayne Kashiwaeda

Lead Clinician, Weber Human Services
In December 2014, Weber Human Services was chosen as the pilot site for an early-psychosis intervention program funded through a federal grant to focus on early intervention for those experiencing psychosis-type symptoms. Davis Behavioral Health and Wasatch Mental Health are als... Read More →
ET

Eric Tadehara

Eric works for the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health as the Program Manager for Children, Youth and Family services with over 9 years in the behavioral health field.



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
519

9:25am

The Challenge to Recognize Suicide Risk Among Teenage Males
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The prevalence of suicide increases markedly during the teenage years, and a marked disparity in prevalence rates quickly develops. Many more teenage boys than girls die by suicide.  This talk will address one of our key suicide prevention challenges--recognizing risk among teenage males.


Speakers
CD

Cathy Davis

Suicide Prevention Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Cathy Davis taught ecology, biology, and health sciences (anatomy and physiology) for over eighteen years; for seven of those years Cathy taught school success to at-risk students. She is a small business owner and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
215

9:25am

Barriers on the Road to Success: LGBT Youth and Their Families
Limited Capacity filling up

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at significant risk for bullying, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse disorders, and suicide. Beyond the youth themselves, these matters profoundly impact our families, schools, communities, and nation. This session will provide an overview of causes, correlates, and consequences of these issues.


Speakers
CH

Charles Hoy-Ellis

Assistant Professor, College of Social Work
Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, PhD, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Utah, College of Social Work. His research explores the roles of sexual orientation and gender identity at numerous local, state, regional, national, and international conferences and published ex... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
517

9:25am

Create your own Educational Escape Room
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Breakout EDU is Education's spin on the Escape Room. In this FUN, interactive, engaging session you'll experience a Breakout EDU immersive game and then learn the basics to create your own. Breakout EDU can be used with any curriculum area, any age group, and is always a crowd pleaser.

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 →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
205

9:25am

Empathy, Self-Control, Integrity, Embracing Diversity, Grit: The Formative Five
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We all know that students need to be proficient in subjects such as reading and math, however, what about intrinsic skills?  This session will discuss the imperative skills students need to build success:  empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit. 


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
213

9:25am

Learning How to "Excel" (Basic)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With the emphasis on using data for program improvement and to ensure academic learning, a knowledge of Excel is vital. This course teaches the basics of Excel. The course will cover a variety of topics, starting with navigating and manipulating data and moving to basic Excel formulas.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Little

Adam Little

IT Analyst, Utah State Board of Education
Adam Little is a data nerd who has been with the Utah State Board of Education for almost three years.



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
406

9:25am

REDUCE Your Stressors and Risks; UP Your Confidence and Capacities (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Overwhelmed?  Puzzled?  Ever wonder how to reduce barriers and to aid marginalized students -- especially with their access, attainment & achievement?  What key factors make positive differences for them?  See what Utah-based research says.  See what tools & processes will HELP YOU in that noble and essential quest.  IT'S NOT AS HARD AS YOU MAY THINK.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
510

9:25am

SafeUT the Basics
Limited Capacity filling up

Come hear about the SafeUT app - what it can do for you and for your students.


Speakers
TY

Tori Yeates

Tori Yeates LCSW, MBA is the current Supervisor of the SafeUT App. Tori has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and crisis.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
513

9:25am

The Benefits of Group Rhythm
Limited Capacity seats available

Drum circles are a great way to open up conversation, create community, and reinforce group cohesion. It’s an atmosphere that fosters creativity, self-esteem, and an excellent way to express one’s self without words. Come join DrumBus Utah for a hands-on drum circle that is interwoven with conversation about the many benefits of group rhythm. It’s also just a great way to take a break and rejuvenate during information rich conferences.


Speakers
NA

Nels Anderson

Owner, DrumBus Utah
Nels Anderson has been facilitating rhythm events for the past seven years. He had just received a degree in biology when this chance job opportunity came along. The feelings and joy that group rhythm brings about completely redirected his life’s path. After working for the Rhy... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
459

9:25am

Utah's Children's Justice Centers: How They Produce Better Outcomes for Child Abuse Cases and Kids, and Why You Should Know About Them (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Every adult in Utah is obligated to report suspected child abuse. But what happens after a case is opened? Representatives of the Utah Children's Justice Center Program will explain the multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and the role of Utah's 22 centers in coordinating cases, supporting victims/families, and serving as a community resource to schools and other partners.


Speakers
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Deondra Brown

Administrative Assistant, Utah Children's Justice Center Program
Deondra Brown performs as a member of the piano chamber group, The 5 Browns. She received her training at The Juilliard School, has released six albums, and tours the world performing with her siblings. Deondra formed the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse (FSA) to help create a f... Read More →
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Tracey Tabet

CJC Program Administrator, Utah Attorney General's Office
Tracey Tabet has been with the Utah Attorney General’s Office since 1994, where she oversees Utah’s 22 Children’s Justice Centers and leads the Utah Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). She is a recipient of NCA’s Outstanding State Chapter Leader Award and... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
507

9:25am

Math Pathways for College-Bound High School Seniors
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how best to advise students about senior year math? The Utah System of Higher Education will discuss its recommendations for demonstrating math competency and college readiness in high school, how to help students meet the newly revised college general education math requirements through concurrent enrollment, and how to select the senior year math pathway best fitted to your students’ college and career plans.


Speakers
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Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.
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Julie Hartley

Julie Hartley is the Assistant Commissioner for Outreach and Access.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
306

9:25am

Advocacy in Action for New Americans: Helping Youth From Refugee Backgrounds
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will detail the path refugee youth experience between first fleeing their homes and finally being resettled in America. In addition, presenters will share the resources available in Utah to help youth with refugee backgrounds - both those who are newly resettled and children born in the U.S. to refugee parents.


Speakers
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Alessandra Amato

Originally from Italy, Alessandro Amato moved to the United States in 2007. Alessandra received a B.S. degree in Sociology from Westminster College of Salt Lake City with an emphasis on human displacement and trafficking in persons. Over the past two years, Alessandra has worked... Read More →
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Peter Frost

Youth and Family Services Supervisor, Refugee and Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah
As the Youth & Family Services Supervisor, Peter works to help refugee and immigrant youth and their families. Peter is certified in case management, is a CSW, and also works as a clinician with Community Wellness. Peter holds an AS in Science from Utah Valley University, a BS in... Read More →
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Alexx Goeller

Refugee Youth Services Coordinator, Department of Workforce Services | Refugee Services Office
Alexx Goeller has worked with youth from multicultural backgrounds for the past five years, both in West Africa and in Utah. Alexx’s role at the Utah Refugee Services Office is to build up the skill sets and resources of community partners enabling them to better serve refugee... Read More →
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Jessica Kallin

Refugee Youth Coordinator, Catholic Community Services
Jessica coordinates youth services for all incoming refugee youth ages 0-15 who are resettled through Catholic Community Services. She has been working with refugee youth in Salt Lake City for over seven years, starting as a mentor and becoming the Youth Coordinator. Jessica has... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
508

9:25am

Afterschool Programs: Giving Counselors a Lighter Workload
Limited Capacity seats available

Afterschool programs can be an asset to the school and lighten the workload of a school counselor. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with an afterschool program to connect with parents, students, and teachers while providing resources such as college and career readiness, prevention, and support with social and emotional needs.


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Maag

Kathleen Maag

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Kathleen Maag has worked in youth development field for over 10 years in multiple capacities. She has worked in the classroom, juvenile justice system, and out-of-school time programs. Through working in out-of-school time programs, she saw the value programs added to children, f... Read More →
avatar for Ben Trentelman

Ben Trentelman

Director of Operations, Utah Afterschool Network
Ben Trentelman has had a vested interest in Afterschool Programs since he was a participant in Ogden’s Youth Impact program and Spy Hop Productions as a teenager. Through these programs he found a creative path to leadership and an appreciation for all that the community can to... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
214

9:25am

Becoming a Transformed School Counselor
Limited Capacity full
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Do you want to become a more effective, data-driven counselor? Do you need help understanding how to use evidence-based accountability to improve your counseling program? Come learn about simple data analysis tools and strategies to help you move from a traditional counselor to a transformed school counselor.

Speakers
avatar for Kalee Crandall

Kalee Crandall

Kalee Crandall, MEd., currently works as a trainer for USBE. She earned a master's degree from Utah State University in school counseling and continues to take courses to learn more about data analysis and statistics. She loves integrating technology into education and creating a... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
216

9:25am

Change The Brain, Free the Mind: A Pathway to Student Self-Regulation
Limited Capacity full
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This interactive session will focus on HOW specific strategies support student self-regulation when toxic stress and conditions of risk impact student learning and life readiness. Through learning tasks, each participant will experience how the systems of the brain can impact behavior and what practices make the most difference for children and youth in a range of contexts.


Speakers
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Christelle Estrada

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Dr. Christelle Estrada, Ph.D. is the Education Specialist in Student Advocacy Services at the Utah State Board of Education, focusing on Immigrant and Refugee students and English Learners. She is a Certified Teacher for the Cultivating Compassion Training at the Center for Altru... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
211

9:25am

Resiliency Factors for Diverse Populations (Panel)
Limited Capacity full
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A panel of participants will share resiliency traits that have helped them overcome obstacles in the school setting while also provide recommendations to educators to better support diverse populations.


Speakers
avatar for Momi Tu'ua

Momi Tu'ua

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Momi Tu'ua currently serves as the equity specialist in Student Advocacy Services at USBE. Her experience has also come from advocating for students as a school counselor and school counseling specialist at USBE.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
300

9:25am

Student Data Privacy, What you need to know.
Limited Capacity filling up

Summary of the Do's and Don't's of Student Data Privacy. This session will outline common misconceptions of Student Data Privacy. The session will provide clear guidance on what to do in a variety of situations pertinent to both teachers and administrators.


Speakers
WP

Whitney Phillips

Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
Dr. Whitney Phillips is the Chief Privacy Officer for the Utah State Board of Education. Her responsibilities include a) serving and the primary point of contract for state student data protection, | b) providing training and support to USBE, c) developing and implementing a Data... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
206

9:25am

Understanding Gang Involved Youth
Limited Capacity full
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The focus of this session is to explore the underlying causes of gang membership. It covers risk factors that lead to membership, why kids join, why they stay, family influences on membership, how gang culture is different than juvenile delinquency and how to best serve this population.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
210

9:25am

Facilitating Student Access to Online Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Given that, in an increasingly digital world many of tomorrow's opportunities will rely on digital skills learned today, Counselors should understand Utah's course access program, where schools benefit from access to cost-effective alternatives easing scheduling and staffing burdens, and secondary students benefit from access to advanced coursework and expanded curriculum online.


Speakers
avatar for Cory Kanth

Cory Kanth

Statewide Online Education Specialist, USBE
Dr. Cory Kanth manages the Statewide Online Education Program at USOE. Her focus is K-12 funding and K-16 online education.
avatar for Jennifer Swan

Jennifer Swan

Manager of School Counseling, Utah Connections Academy


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
209

9:25am

How TRIO Programs work in Utah's School System (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

TRIO Professionals will present information on programs for low-income and/or first generation students and their unique circumstances in preparing for and attending post-secondary education. Information on how TRIO and school districts can support the first-generation initiative will also be discussed. 

Speakers
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Tami Shugart

Tami Shugart   is   an educator   with   a   passion   for   TRIO students.   She   spent   the   first twelve years of   her   career   as an academic advisor in the Talent Search Program at Southern Utah University, developing her advising skills and focusing on fun, experiential college prep curriculum for her... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
512

9:25am

Implementing an Evidence-based Youth Suicide Prevention Program: The SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program
Limited Capacity full
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This session will explore the incorporation of an evidence-based, behavioral health curriculum in schools. Attendees will learn common risk factors/warning signs for depression/suicide in students. The presentation will review the SOS Program implementation and its three critical best-practice components: adult education, peer-to-peer support, and universal risk assessment.


Speakers
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Chelsea Biggs

Chelsea Biggs, MPA, training program manager at SMH, supports a growing suicide prevention training program. She has worked with the SOS Program for the past four years, growing the national training program as a means of expanding the reach of the SOS Program. Chelsea provides t... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
520

9:25am

Maintaining Your Digital School Counseling Program Evidence Files & Creating Your PDF Portfolio for Your Program Review
Limited Capacity full
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This session will focus on strategies to create and maintain your School Counseling Program evidence files. Participants will also learn how to put together the required PDF Portfolio for the review using Adobe Acrobat DC (an update to Acrobat 11 Pro). As a bonus, an articulation guide from the digital evidence box to the counselor performance standards will also be shared out.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vargas

Jamie Vargas

CTE/Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist, JATC
Jamie Vargas is a CTE & Comprehensive School Counseling Program Specialist for Jordan School District. His previous educational experiences include teaching Math and Spanish and assignments as a school counselor at both the middle and high school levels. Jamie has also served on... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
C30

9:25am

Using the WHOLE TEAM to Empower Our Students
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session you will learn the power of teamwork - using parents, teachers, faculty, and students to help you (the elementary school counselor) in building a solid foundation and empowering ALL STUDENTS. I will teach the strategies behind using the WHOLE TEAM approach to accomplish the greatest game plan in your school.


Speakers
avatar for Jeana James

Jeana James

Counselor, Horizon Elementary School - WCSD
Jeana James is an elementary school counselor at Horizon Elementary in Washington County. Her first experiences in school counseling were at the secondary level, which she enjoyed, but soon found that her heart was definitely in prevention at the elementary level. Being part of s... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:25am - 10:15am
522

10:30am

3 R’s of Trauma Informed Schools
This keynote will provide an overview of the core elements that help school personnel more effectively engage and work with students who have experienced trauma. The 3 R’s refers to relating (how to engage students), regulating (how to understand and work with trauma triggers while building self-regulation skills), and reasoning (how to strengthen thinking skills).      

Speakers
VK

Vicky Kelly

Dr. Vicky Kelly is the former Director of the Delaware Division of Family Services, where she led a system reform effort called "Outcomes Matter". Prior to that, she served as Deputy Director of Child Mental Health Services, where she implemented trauma-informed services. Prior t... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:15pm
Auditorium

12:15pm

Lunch
Thursday June 8, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

SafeUT the Basics (Users' Group)
Limited Capacity filling up

For schools and personnel who currently are using SafeUT. Come discuss what is working well and any concerns you may have.

Speakers
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Tori Yeates

Tori Yeates LCSW, MBA is the current Supervisor of the SafeUT App. Tori has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and crisis.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
513

1:30pm

Finally! Financial Literacy Instruction for Low-Level English Language Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many instructors struggle to find appropriate Financial Literacy curricula for Low-Level English Language Learners (ELLs). Often the concepts or the level of the language is too advanced for the people who need the knowledge most. The curriculum to be showcased covers basic numeracy; concepts of money; banking; prevention of identity theft and budgeting. It is culturally and linguistically, appropriate, with ready-to-use lesson plans. This curriculum may also be used across English speaking populations including those who are developmentally delayed or have low literacy levels.


Speakers
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Shauna La Beau

Shauna La Beau holds an MS in Instructional Technology and Design from Utah State University and has worked as a financial counselor and educator for 10 years. She is currently employed at the International Rescue Committee to research, write, develop, and teach financial educati... Read More →
avatar for Liesl Seborg

Liesl Seborg

Senior Librarian - Lifelong Learning, Salt Lake County Library Services
Liesl holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the iSchool of the University of Washington and an MA in English from the University of Utah. She has worked in libraries for the past 15 years and has been the Senior Librarian for Lifelong Learning for Salt Lake C... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
606

1:30pm

Trauma - Informed Care for Students Suffering from Addiction
Limited Capacity full
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In this class educators will learn through psychoeducation and case examples what addiction is and is not, how addiction affects the brain, underlying emotions that perpetuate addiction/increase risk, and tools for recovery from addiction. Understanding what addiction is will give educators better tools for dealing with individuals suffering from addiction.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Schauers

Heather Schauers

Therapist, Successful Therapy
Heather Schauers is a Certified Social Worker in the state of Utah. She earned her Masters of Social Work degree at BYU in 2011 and has been working as a psychotherapist for children, adolescents, and adults at Successful Therapy in Lindon for 6 years. Heather has a passion for h... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
518

1:30pm

UtahFutures and Adult Education
Limited Capacity full
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Come see what UtahFutures can offer your Adult Education program. On Utah's college and career planning website, students and adults can take interest and career assessments, search for jobs, create rsumes, find resources and test prep for the GED and other college and career entrance exams, and have access to budgeting, college financial aid tools and more.

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 →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
205

1:30pm

Assisting Youth in Transitioning to Employment: Services offered by USOR and DWS
Limited Capacity filling up

The presentation will include information about the services and activities offered through each program, who may be eligible for the programs, and how the agencies collaborate with other agencies and community partners to ensure youth are provided the resources necessary to be successful in employment and education. We will also discuss how youth can apply for services.


Speakers
avatar for Kimber Burks

Kimber Burks

State Youth Program Specialist, Department of Workforce Services
Kimber Burks works for the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) as the WIOA Youth Program Specialist. She has been working for DWS for 12 years and has a Bachelor's in Child and Family Studies and a Master's in Family and Human Development. She is also nationally certified thro... Read More →
avatar for Emily Stirling

Emily Stirling

Policy Coordinator, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
Emily has been working with people with disabilities for the last 20 years in educational, medical, and governmental settings. She spent the last ten years working in various capacities for the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation where she currently serves as policy director for... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
514

1:30pm

Safe Zone Training to support LGBTQIA+ Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Safe Zone training is about fostering an environment of inclusion for members of the LGBTQIA* community. The training raises visibility and promotes ally building through: 1) understanding concepts of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and related identities; 2) creating visibility for allies and those supportive of the LGBTQIA* community.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Deysher

Karen Deysher

Program Director of LGBT Student Services, Utah Valley University
Karen holds a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Her experience as a generalist social work practitioner has included the provision of services to individuals, groups, families, and communities in the fields of ment... Read More →
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Barney Nye

Barney Nye has a Ph.D (ABD) in Educational Leadership and Policy and serves as Director of Multicultural and LGBT Student Services at UVU.



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
517

1:30pm

Care for the Caregiver
Limited Capacity seats available

School counselors supporting students during crisis are re-exposed to their own trauma. This workshop will address what school counselors can do to aid themselves during support times.


Speakers
ED

Elizabeth Dalton

Elizabeth Dalton, J.D. is the founder of Rise Strong After Divorce. She is a family law attorney and family mediator who promotes the healing of families. She is a Master Mediator on the Utah Court mediator roster. She is a certified facilitator of The Daring Way™ and Rising St... Read More →
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Cathy Davis

Suicide Prevention Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Cathy Davis taught ecology, biology, and health sciences (anatomy and physiology) for over eighteen years; for seven of those years Cathy taught school success to at-risk students. She is a small business owner and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
215

1:30pm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Philosophy and Applications
Limited Capacity full
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Student and parent challenges including emotional disregulation, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, interpersonal conflict, and unhealthy coping skills are a major problem in our state and schools.DBT is a method of therapy that has been empirically proven to support those with said difficulties, and its philosophy and skills can be applied successfully in the school setting.


Speakers
DB

Dan Braun

Dan has been a clinician and administrator in residential, day, outpatient, and foster care settings focusing on finding joy in life and recovery from life’s challenges. He has developed teen and family Dialectical Behavior Therapy programs at multiple locations, and stresses b... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
211

1:30pm

Exploring Sexual and Gender Diversity
Limited Capacity full
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This session will provide a general overview of significant factors in working with sexual and/or gender diverse youth. Attention will be focused on a brief historical overview about this topic, current contextual realities and emerging trends for youth who are dealing with identity diversity, and basic strategies for engagement within a conservative ideological and religious environment.


Speakers
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Jim Struve

Jim Struve, LCSW has been a practicing Clinical Social Worker since 1976. His areas of clinical expertise include sexual and gender diversity, sexual trauma, conflict resolution, and adversarial collaboration. Jim is a founding member and has been Coordinator since 2004 for theLG... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
508

1:30pm

Undocumented Students and their Pursuit of Higher Education in Utah (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity full
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Given our current political climate, it is increasingly important that both counselors and undocumented students know their rights, as well as the opportunities they have in regard to attending college. Come learn about current local and national policies impacting this population.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez

College Access Grant Manager, Utah System of Higher Education
Maria Martinez is the current College Access Grant Manager for the Utah System of Higher Education, which includes managing the state's College Access Network and College Application Week program. Martinez is passionate about college access, particularly for underrepresented popu... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
509

1:30pm

"Excel" with Data (Advanced)
Limited Capacity full
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With the emphasis on using data for program improvement and to ensure academic learning, a knowledge of Excel is vital. This course will help users develop advanced skills in Excel. The course will cover a variety of topics, everything from more advanced formulas to pivot table and charts.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Little

Adam Little

IT Analyst, Utah State Board of Education
Adam Little is a data nerd who has been with the Utah State Board of Education for almost three years.



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
406

1:30pm

5 Pillars of Red Shoes Living
Limited Capacity full
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Ready to better your life professionally and personally? You will leave this session with a simple framework that you can use to immediately change your life and the lives of the students you serve. Regardless of whether you are dealing with bullying, suicidal ideation or the "noise" of the world, Red Shoes Living is a straightforward concept about standing out in everything you do like a pair of red shoes. Create a positive impact in an increasingly busy and negative world through the five pillars of Red Shoes Living - Awareness, Gratitude, Kindness, Everyone Has a Story and Putting Yourself Out There.  The Red Shoes Living Philosophy will help any individual or school achieve success by giving its people a purpose and a reason to show up every day.

 


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
209

1:30pm

A Multicultural Presentation on Understanding How ELL students Learn and Behave While Mastering the English Language
Limited Capacity filling up

The purpose of this presentation is to draw attention on how ELL students learn and behave while mastering the English Language. How to advocate for first year ELL students through an organized peer mentoring program.


Speakers
CK

Claudia Kassner

Claudia M. Kassner, M.ed., is a trilingual English-Portuguese-Spanish school counselor at Horizonte High School in the Salt Lake School District.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
521

1:30pm

Culture Based Leadership: Validating Student Stories for Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Cultural Envoys Leadership Program works with students to develop, understand and refine facets of culture, identity and lived experience to facilitate their development as scholars, leaders, and stewards of a globally interdependent community.


Speakers
VN

Victor Narsimulu

Victor Narsimulu is the Program Director for the Cultural Envoys Leadership Program. Victor will be presenting with his student leaders, an engaged workshop on understanding how to negotiate educational, community and social spaces for undeserved students.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
212

1:30pm

From A Place of Hozho
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share our life stories and knowledge about choosing to live a healthy lifestyle that gives honor to our language, heritage and culture. Looking and living this life from a place of Hozho has and continues to impact our lives in positive ways.  We do this for our grandchildren.


Speakers
DD

Delbert Dickson

Health Maintenance Coordinator, Utah Navajo Health Systems Inc
Delbert Dickson has worked for Utah Navajo Health Systems for 5 years. His current job title is Health Maintenance Coordinator. Two of the 5 years, he has worked with the Behavioral Health Department's Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Intervention program at MVHS.
LJ

Lorissa Jackson

Teacher, Monument Valley High School
Lorissa Jackson has taught Business for 27 years in San Juan School District and just recently has begun teaching Navajo Language.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
523

1:30pm

Impacts of Intergenerational Poverty on Student Achievement
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will provide an overview of Utah's initiative to reduce intergenerational poverty. It will include an overview of comprehensive data the state is analyzing in four areas of child well-being: early childhood development, education, family economic stability and health (behavioral and physical). Particular emphasis will be placed on the indicators related to education and behavioral health. The presentation will also include discussion of the strategies to address intergenerational poverty for Utah's children.


Speakers
TG

Tracy Gruber

Tracy Gruber is the current Director of the Office of Child Care and Senior Advisor for the Intergenerational Poverty Initiative. Tracy’s professional career has been focused on achieving positive results for vulnerable families. Prior to joining DWS, Tracy worked at Voices for... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
520

1:30pm

Preventing Child Abuse: Educating School Personnel, Students, Parents and Community
Limited Capacity seats available

The objective of this presentation will be to provide an update on the abuse education required by HB 286 and the prevention education that PCAU has been providing. In addition, this presentation is designed to educate, engage and empower you in your specific roles to recognize and report abuse as well as to provide support to children and their families, enabling them to heal from the trauma of abuse.

Speakers
avatar for Gwen Knight

Gwen Knight

School and Community Outreach Administrator, Prevent Child Abuse Utah
Gwen is the School and Community Outreach Administrator for Prevent Child Abuse Utah. Prior to joining PCAU, she worked for the Utah State Courts in Juvenile Court and as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Program Coordinator. She received a Bachelor's degree i... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
219

1:30pm

Protective Factors Training (The Antidote to ACES)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers". James Redford, Director of Resilience. The session will include a screening of the cutting edge documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. Directly following the 50 min film, training on Five Protective Factors which is an evidence informed framework that includes concrete actions for strong families.


Speakers

Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
208

1:30pm

Students involved with DCFS: What can you know and how to help
Limited Capacity full
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Educators often have many questions when students are involved with Utah's Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). This presentation is designed to give a general overview of the services DCFS provides to families and students and inform educators about critical issues that these students cope.  The class will have a particular focus towards students in foster care.


Speakers
TA

Tanya Albornoz

Tanya received a degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University, and started her career as a front line caseworker for Utah’s Child and Family Services (DCFS). After 4 years of casework, she moved to the Utah Office of Child Protection Ombudsman, where she worked for anoth... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
507

1:30pm

Taking the 3 R’s from theory to practice (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will use case examples to help school personnel apply the core principles in developing practical plans to support students. A combination of lecture, group problem-solving, and collaborative plan development will be utilized.

Speakers
VK

Vicky Kelly

Dr. Vicky Kelly is the former Director of the Delaware Division of Family Services, where she led a system reform effort called "Outcomes Matter". Prior to that, she served as Deputy Director of Child Mental Health Services, where she implemented trauma-informed services. Prior t... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
455

1:30pm

Math Pathways for College-Bound High School Seniors
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how best to advise students about senior year math? The Utah System of Higher Education will discuss its recommendations for demonstrating math competency and college readiness in high school, how to help students meet the newly revised college general education math requirements through concurrent enrollment, and how to select the senior year math pathway best fitted to your students’ college and career plans.


Speakers
CG

Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.
JH

Julie Hartley

Julie Hartley is the Assistant Commissioner for Outreach and Access.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
306

1:30pm

Providing Equitable Access and Accommodations in Competitive, Accelerated, and Extra-Curricular Programs for Students with Disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent years, the Courts and Office for Civil Rights have received an increasing amount of complaints about students with disabilities not receiving accommodations in atypical programs, including sports, clubs, advanced classes, performing arts, and language immersion. Come learn practical strategies on how to provide equitable access to all students and avoid these problems!


Speakers
AK

Adam King

SPED/504 Coordinator, Davis School District
Adam King has been the 504/SPED Coordinator in Davis School District for the past 8 years. Prior to that, he worked as a secondary resource teacher for 6 years teaching math and applied skills. He has a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in transition and an... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
519

1:30pm

Student Data Privacy, What you need to know.
Limited Capacity filling up

Summary of the Do's and Don't's of Student Data Privacy. This session will outline common misconceptions of Student Data Privacy. The session will provide clear guidance on what to do in a variety of situations pertinent to both teachers and administrators.


Speakers
WP

Whitney Phillips

Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
Dr. Whitney Phillips is the Chief Privacy Officer for the Utah State Board of Education. Her responsibilities include a) serving and the primary point of contract for state student data protection, | b) providing training and support to USBE, c) developing and implementing a Data... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
206

1:30pm

Unleashing the Power of Prevention to enhance the education environment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Every day across Utah, behavioral health problems in childhood and adolescence, from anxiety to violence, take a heavy toll on thousands of lives. These issues affect a students ability to learn and succeed. We have over 30 years of science that tells us how to prevent these issues, and it's easier than you might think.

Speakers
VL

Verne Larsen

Verne recently left the Utah State Board of Education after 25  years as the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator. He is now employed by the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse Mental Health as a Regional Director over Prevention Services. He is a graduate of Utah State Univ... Read More →
CP

Craig PoVey

Craig has nearly 30 years experience in the behavioral health and prevention field. He's the Prevention Administrator at the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Chair of Utah Prevention Advisory Committee, a member of the Society for Prevention Research, and a mem... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
220

1:30pm

Using Disability Rights Laws to Keep Children in School and Out of Trouble
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover how disability rights laws can be strategically used to help students of all ages. It covers content from the recent publication by A. Kalvesmaki & J.B. Tulman, J.D. "A systems theory analysis for ending the school-to-prison pipeline: Using disability rights laws to keep children in schools and out of courts, jails, and prisons."


Speakers
AK

Andrea Kalvesmaki Graduate Assistant

Utah Education Policy Center, Utah Education Policy Center
Andrea Kalvesmaki's research addresses the role of policy in shaping outcomes for students. This presentation is based on her recent published chapter on using disability rights laws to prevent the unnecessary removal of students from schools. She is a research scholar with a BA... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
510

1:30pm

The Systemic Party: Are you invited?
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about the role of data in a school, gain an understanding of "systemic" and see a working example of a systemic focused counseling program, discuss the importance of aligning with the school's mission, and how to identify and promote the impact of the counseling department on student success and achievement.


Speakers
TG

Tori Gillett

CSD, CSD
Tori is the Comprehensive Counseling Coordinator for the Canyons School District. She has worked as a counselor for 10 years and loves learning new things.
BK

Brad Knight

Brad works as a school counselor in Jordan School District. His background stems from the mental health field, working with troubled youth.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
213

1:30pm

Play with a Purpose: Leveraging Recess to Maximize Academic and Social Emotional Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will present positive behavior support strategies and tools that can be immediately implemented on your playground to end the chaos of recess and promote positive student behaviors that can impact your overall school climate. We will discuss the importance of making the playground physically and emotionally safe for students.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Cromwell

Ben Cromwell

Program Director, Playworks
I'm a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who is passionate about play and what it can do for our students.
avatar for Allan Whitmore

Allan Whitmore

Teacher Specialist, Canyons School District
Allan Whitmore works for Canyons School District as a teacher specialist focusing on prevention efforts. He is passionate about setting us school-wide PBIS systems and effectively teaching social skills. He is trained as a school counselor and a recreational therapist. Previous p... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
216

1:30pm

The Best Kind of Praise--Let's Get the Message Right!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We are all taught to be responsive to the needs and actions of our students, to comment on their performance as a way of connecting with them and providing timely feedback. For decades, the world of education has focused on the idea of praise as one of the most influential, rewarding responses that teachers can provide. However, research is changing how we provide that feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Wisham

Lisa Wisham

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Lisa Wisham is an Education Specialist in the Student Advocacy Services section of the Utah State Board of Education. She currently works with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, Intergenerational Poverty Interventions grant, Partnerships for Student Success grant... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
210

1:30pm

What You Don’t Know May Hurt Your Students! How to Effectively Prevent Child Abuse, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Digital Dangers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many students are suffering from experiences that impact their physical, social, emotional, and academic well-being. Discover how polyvictimization research is setting a new standard in trauma-informed care, and learn how to incorporate prevention in your school to better protect students and increase academic achievement.


Speakers
avatar for Stacy Pendarvis

Stacy Pendarvis

Program Director, Monique Burr Foundation
Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA, is the Program Director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF). She has twenty years’ experience developing and presenting child safety curricula and resources, leading community and agency projects, and educating adults and children with c... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
515

1:30pm

Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As students strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, they are increasingly expected to master employability skills in addition to traditional academic skills. This session will assist adult educators in building their knowledge and capacity to integrate and prioritize employability skills. The module introduces the Employability Skills Framework and explains why it is important for all students; connects employability skills with other education initiatives; and provides tools and strategies to prioritize employability skills at the state, employer, district, and individual teacher levels.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Angelone

Jody Angelone

Facilitator/Trainer, LINCS
Jody Angelone is a trainer for LINCS and World Education, as well as a program specialist for the Ohio Professional Development Network at the Ohio State University. For over 24 years, she has worked in adult education as a reading specialist, instructor, coordinator, and program... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 3:20pm
607

1:30pm

Inclusion: A journey, or a destination?
Limited Capacity seats available

Diversity. Inclusion. Privilege. Bullying. Cultural Competency. What do they really mean, are they connected, and how do we navigate them to genuinely impact others, while also retaining our own identity? Our 1.5 interactive block session will explore knowledge, language and conversations needed to navigate today's climate.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Terry

Spencer Terry

Executive Director, Inclusion Center for Community and Justice
Spencer is the former Executive Director of the Inclusion Center for Community and Justice (ICCJ), a Utah non profit that builds bridges of diversity, inclusion and understanding. ICCJ's nationally acclaimed programming has roots dating back nearly 100 years nationally, and 50 ye... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:30pm - 3:20pm
512

2:30pm

SafeUT the Basics (Users' Group)
Limited Capacity seats available

For schools and personnel who currently are using SafeUT. Come discuss what is working well and any concerns you may have.

Speakers
TY

Tori Yeates

Tori Yeates LCSW, MBA is the current Supervisor of the SafeUT App. Tori has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and crisis.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
513

2:30pm

Finally! Financial Literacy Instruction for Low-Level English Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Many instructors struggle to find appropriate Financial Literacy curricula for Low-Level English Language Learners (ELLs). Often the concepts or the level of the language is too advanced for the people who need the knowledge most. The curriculum to be showcased covers basic numeracy; concepts of money; banking; prevention of identity theft and budgeting. It is culturally and linguistically, appropriate, with ready-to-use lesson plans. This curriculum may also be used across English speaking populations including those who are developmentally delayed or have low literacy levels.


Speakers
SL

Shauna La Beau

Shauna La Beau holds an MS in Instructional Technology and Design from Utah State University and has worked as a financial counselor and educator for 10 years. She is currently employed at the International Rescue Committee to research, write, develop, and teach financial educati... Read More →
avatar for Liesl Seborg

Liesl Seborg

Senior Librarian - Lifelong Learning, Salt Lake County Library Services
Liesl holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the iSchool of the University of Washington and an MA in English from the University of Utah. She has worked in libraries for the past 15 years and has been the Senior Librarian for Lifelong Learning for Salt Lake C... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
606

2:30pm

Trauma - Informed Care for Students Suffering from Addiction
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this class educators will learn through psychoeducation and case examples what addiction is and is not, how addiction affects the brain, underlying emotions that perpetuate addiction/increase risk, and tools for recovery from addiction. Understanding what addiction is will give educators better tools for dealing with individuals suffering from addiction.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Schauers

Heather Schauers

Therapist, Successful Therapy
Heather Schauers is a Certified Social Worker in the state of Utah. She earned her Masters of Social Work degree at BYU in 2011 and has been working as a psychotherapist for children, adolescents, and adults at Successful Therapy in Lindon for 6 years. Heather has a passion for h... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
518

2:30pm

UtahFutures and Adult Education
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come see what UtahFutures can offer your Adult Education program. On Utah's college and career planning website, students and adults can take interest and career assessments, search for jobs, create rsumes, find resources and test prep for the GED and other college and career entrance exams, and have access to budgeting, college financial aid tools and more.

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 →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
205

2:30pm

Assisting Youth in Transitioning to Employment: Services offered by USOR and DWS
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will include information about the services and activities offered through each program, who may be eligible for the programs, and how the agencies collaborate with other agencies and community partners to ensure youth are provided the resources necessary to be successful in employment and education. We will also discuss how youth can apply for services.


Speakers
avatar for Kimber Burks

Kimber Burks

State Youth Program Specialist, Department of Workforce Services
Kimber Burks works for the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) as the WIOA Youth Program Specialist. She has been working for DWS for 12 years and has a Bachelor's in Child and Family Studies and a Master's in Family and Human Development. She is also nationally certified thro... Read More →
avatar for Emily Stirling

Emily Stirling

Policy Coordinator, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
Emily has been working with people with disabilities for the last 20 years in educational, medical, and governmental settings. She spent the last ten years working in various capacities for the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation where she currently serves as policy director for... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
514

2:30pm

Safe Zone Training to support LGBTQIA+ Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Safe Zone training is about fostering an environment of inclusion for members of the LGBTQIA* community. The training raises visibility and promotes ally building through: 1) understanding concepts of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and related identities; 2) creating visibility for allies and those supportive of the LGBTQIA* community.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Deysher

Karen Deysher

Program Director of LGBT Student Services, Utah Valley University
Karen holds a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Her experience as a generalist social work practitioner has included the provision of services to individuals, groups, families, and communities in the fields of ment... Read More →
BN

Barney Nye

Barney Nye has a Ph.D (ABD) in Educational Leadership and Policy and serves as Director of Multicultural and LGBT Student Services at UVU.



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
517

2:30pm

Care for the Caregiver
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

School counselors supporting students during crisis are re-exposed to their own trauma. This workshop will address what school counselors can do to aid themselves during support times.


Speakers
ED

Elizabeth Dalton

Elizabeth Dalton, J.D. is the founder of Rise Strong After Divorce. She is a family law attorney and family mediator who promotes the healing of families. She is a Master Mediator on the Utah Court mediator roster. She is a certified facilitator of The Daring Way™ and Rising St... Read More →
CD

Cathy Davis

Suicide Prevention Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Cathy Davis taught ecology, biology, and health sciences (anatomy and physiology) for over eighteen years; for seven of those years Cathy taught school success to at-risk students. She is a small business owner and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
215

2:30pm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Philosophy and Applications
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Student and parent challenges including emotional disregulation, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, interpersonal conflict, and unhealthy coping skills are a major problem in our state and schools.DBT is a method of therapy that has been empirically proven to support those with said difficulties, and its philosophy and skills can be applied successfully in the school setting.


Speakers
DB

Dan Braun

Dan has been a clinician and administrator in residential, day, outpatient, and foster care settings focusing on finding joy in life and recovery from life’s challenges. He has developed teen and family Dialectical Behavior Therapy programs at multiple locations, and stresses b... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
211

2:30pm

Exploring Sexual and Gender Diversity
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide a general overview of significant factors in working with sexual and/or gender diverse youth. Attention will be focused on a brief historical overview about this topic, current contextual realities and emerging trends for youth who are dealing with identity diversity, and basic strategies for engagement within a conservative ideological and religious environment.


Speakers
JS

Jim Struve

Jim Struve, LCSW has been a practicing Clinical Social Worker since 1976. His areas of clinical expertise include sexual and gender diversity, sexual trauma, conflict resolution, and adversarial collaboration. Jim is a founding member and has been Coordinator since 2004 for theLG... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
508

2:30pm

"Excel" with Data (Advanced)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With the emphasis on using data for program improvement and to ensure academic learning, a knowledge of Excel is vital. This course will help users develop advanced skills in Excel. The course will cover a variety of topics, everything from more advanced formulas to pivot table and charts.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Little

Adam Little

IT Analyst, Utah State Board of Education
Adam Little is a data nerd who has been with the Utah State Board of Education for almost three years.



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
406

2:30pm

5 Pillars of Red Shoes Living
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ready to better your life professionally and personally? You will leave this session with a simple framework that you can use to immediately change your life and the lives of the students you serve. Regardless of whether you are dealing with bullying, suicidal ideation or the "noise" of the world, Red Shoes Living is a straightforward concept about standing out in everything you do like a pair of red shoes. Create a positive impact in an increasingly busy and negative world through the five pillars of Red Shoes Living - Awareness, Gratitude, Kindness, Everyone Has a Story and Putting Yourself Out There.  The Red Shoes Living Philosophy will help any individual or school achieve success by giving its people a purpose and a reason to show up every day.

 


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
209

2:30pm

A Multicultural Presentation on Understanding How ELL students Learn and Behave While Mastering the English Language
Limited Capacity filling up

The purpose of this presentation is to draw attention on how ELL students learn and behave while mastering the English Language. How to advocate for first year ELL students through an organized peer mentoring program.


Speakers
CK

Claudia Kassner

Claudia M. Kassner, M.ed., is a trilingual English-Portuguese-Spanish school counselor at Horizonte High School in the Salt Lake School District.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
521

2:30pm

Culture Based Leadership: Validating Student Stories for Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Cultural Envoys Leadership Program works with students to develop, understand and refine facets of culture, identity and lived experience to facilitate their development as scholars, leaders, and stewards of a globally interdependent community.


Speakers
VN

Victor Narsimulu

Victor Narsimulu is the Program Director for the Cultural Envoys Leadership Program. Victor will be presenting with his student leaders, an engaged workshop on understanding how to negotiate educational, community and social spaces for undeserved students.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
212

2:30pm

From A Place of Hozho
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share our life stories and knowledge about choosing to live a healthy lifestyle that gives honor to our language, heritage and culture. Looking and living this life from a place of Hozho has and continues to impact our lives in positive ways.  We do this for our grandchildren.


Speakers
DD

Delbert Dickson

Health Maintenance Coordinator, Utah Navajo Health Systems Inc
Delbert Dickson has worked for Utah Navajo Health Systems for 5 years. His current job title is Health Maintenance Coordinator. Two of the 5 years, he has worked with the Behavioral Health Department's Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Intervention program at MVHS.
LJ

Lorissa Jackson

Teacher, Monument Valley High School
Lorissa Jackson has taught Business for 27 years in San Juan School District and just recently has begun teaching Navajo Language.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
523

2:30pm

Impacts of Intergenerational Poverty on Student Achievement
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will provide an overview of Utah's initiative to reduce intergenerational poverty. It will include an overview of comprehensive data the state is analyzing in four areas of child well-being: early childhood development, education, family economic stability and health (behavioral and physical). Particular emphasis will be placed on the indicators related to education and behavioral health. The presentation will also include discussion of the strategies to address intergenerational poverty for Utah's children.


Speakers
TG

Tracy Gruber

Tracy Gruber is the current Director of the Office of Child Care and Senior Advisor for the Intergenerational Poverty Initiative. Tracy’s professional career has been focused on achieving positive results for vulnerable families. Prior to joining DWS, Tracy worked at Voices for... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
520

2:30pm

Preventing Child Abuse: Educating School Personnel, Students, Parents and Community
Limited Capacity seats available

The objective of this presentation will be to provide an update on the abuse education required by HB 286 and the prevention education that PCAU has been providing. In addition, this presentation is designed to educate, engage and empower you in your specific roles to recognize and report abuse as well as to provide support to children and their families, enabling them to heal from the trauma of abuse.

Speakers
avatar for Gwen Knight

Gwen Knight

School and Community Outreach Administrator, Prevent Child Abuse Utah
Gwen is the School and Community Outreach Administrator for Prevent Child Abuse Utah. Prior to joining PCAU, she worked for the Utah State Courts in Juvenile Court and as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Program Coordinator. She received a Bachelor's degree i... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
219

2:30pm

Protective Factors Training (The Antidote to ACES)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers". James Redford, Director of Resilience. The session will include a screening of the cutting edge documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. Directly following the 50 min film, training on Five Protective Factors which is an evidence informed framework that includes concrete actions for strong families.


Speakers

Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
208

2:30pm

Students involved with DCFS: What can you know and how to help
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Educators often have many questions when students are involved with Utah's Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). This presentation is designed to give a general overview of the services DCFS provides to families and students and inform educators about critical issues that these students cope.  The class will have a particular focus towards students in foster care.


Speakers
TA

Tanya Albornoz

Tanya received a degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University, and started her career as a front line caseworker for Utah’s Child and Family Services (DCFS). After 4 years of casework, she moved to the Utah Office of Child Protection Ombudsman, where she worked for anoth... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
507

2:30pm

Math Pathways for College-Bound High School Seniors
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how best to advise students about senior year math? The Utah System of Higher Education will discuss its recommendations for demonstrating math competency and college readiness in high school, how to help students meet the newly revised college general education math requirements through concurrent enrollment, and how to select the senior year math pathway best fitted to your students’ college and career plans.


Speakers
CG

Cyd Grua

Cyd Grua is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah System of Higher Education.
JH

Julie Hartley

Julie Hartley is the Assistant Commissioner for Outreach and Access.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
306

2:30pm

Utah College Application Week (UCAW) (One Time Only)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Is your school a UCAW partner? Last year a record 117 high schools partnered with the Utah System of Higher Education to host their own UCAW events, which resulted in over 25,000 college application submitted throughout the month of November. Whether a new counselor or a seasoned one wanting to partner, come learn more about Utah College Application Week!



Speakers
avatar for Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez

College Access Grant Manager, Utah System of Higher Education
Maria Martinez is the current College Access Grant Manager for the Utah System of Higher Education, which includes managing the state's College Access Network and College Application Week program. Martinez is passionate about college access, particularly for underrepresented popu... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
509

2:30pm

Providing Equitable Access and Accommodations in Competitive, Accelerated, and Extra-Curricular Programs for Students with Disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent years, the Courts and Office for Civil Rights have received an increasing amount of complaints about students with disabilities not receiving accommodations in atypical programs, including sports, clubs, advanced classes, performing arts, and language immersion. Come learn practical strategies on how to provide equitable access to all students and avoid these problems!


Speakers
AK

Adam King

SPED/504 Coordinator, Davis School District
Adam King has been the 504/SPED Coordinator in Davis School District for the past 8 years. Prior to that, he worked as a secondary resource teacher for 6 years teaching math and applied skills. He has a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in transition and an... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
519

2:30pm

Student Data Privacy, What you need to know.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Summary of the Do's and Don't's of Student Data Privacy. This session will outline common misconceptions of Student Data Privacy. The session will provide clear guidance on what to do in a variety of situations pertinent to both teachers and administrators.


Speakers
WP

Whitney Phillips

Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
Dr. Whitney Phillips is the Chief Privacy Officer for the Utah State Board of Education. Her responsibilities include a) serving and the primary point of contract for state student data protection, | b) providing training and support to USBE, c) developing and implementing a Data... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
206

2:30pm

Unleashing the Power of Prevention to enhance the education environment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Every day across Utah, behavioral health problems in childhood and adolescence, from anxiety to violence, take a heavy toll on thousands of lives. These issues affect a students ability to learn and succeed. We have over 30 years of science that tells us how to prevent these issues, and it's easier than you might think.

Speakers
VL

Verne Larsen

Verne recently left the Utah State Board of Education after 25  years as the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator. He is now employed by the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse Mental Health as a Regional Director over Prevention Services. He is a graduate of Utah State Univ... Read More →
CP

Craig PoVey

Craig has nearly 30 years experience in the behavioral health and prevention field. He's the Prevention Administrator at the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Chair of Utah Prevention Advisory Committee, a member of the Society for Prevention Research, and a mem... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
220

2:30pm

Using Disability Rights Laws to Keep Children in School and Out of Trouble
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover how disability rights laws can be strategically used to help students of all ages. It covers content from the recent publication by A. Kalvesmaki & J.B. Tulman, J.D. "A systems theory analysis for ending the school-to-prison pipeline: Using disability rights laws to keep children in schools and out of courts, jails, and prisons."


Speakers
AK

Andrea Kalvesmaki Graduate Assistant

Utah Education Policy Center, Utah Education Policy Center
Andrea Kalvesmaki's research addresses the role of policy in shaping outcomes for students. This presentation is based on her recent published chapter on using disability rights laws to prevent the unnecessary removal of students from schools. She is a research scholar with a BA... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
510

2:30pm

The Systemic Party: Are you invited?
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about the role of data in a school, gain an understanding of "systemic" and see a working example of a systemic focused counseling program, discuss the importance of aligning with the school's mission, and how to identify and promote the impact of the counseling department on student success and achievement.


Speakers
TG

Tori Gillett

CSD, CSD
Tori is the Comprehensive Counseling Coordinator for the Canyons School District. She has worked as a counselor for 10 years and loves learning new things.
BK

Brad Knight

Brad works as a school counselor in Jordan School District. His background stems from the mental health field, working with troubled youth.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
213

2:30pm

Play with a Purpose: Leveraging Recess to Maximize Academic and Social Emotional Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will present positive behavior support strategies and tools that can be immediately implemented on your playground to end the chaos of recess and promote positive student behaviors that can impact your overall school climate. We will discuss the importance of making the playground physically and emotionally safe for students.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Cromwell

Ben Cromwell

Program Director, Playworks
I'm a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who is passionate about play and what it can do for our students.
avatar for Allan Whitmore

Allan Whitmore

Teacher Specialist, Canyons School District
Allan Whitmore works for Canyons School District as a teacher specialist focusing on prevention efforts. He is passionate about setting us school-wide PBIS systems and effectively teaching social skills. He is trained as a school counselor and a recreational therapist. Previous p... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
216

2:30pm

The Best Kind of Praise--Let's Get the Message Right!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We are all taught to be responsive to the needs and actions of our students, to comment on their performance as a way of connecting with them and providing timely feedback. For decades, the world of education has focused on the idea of praise as one of the most influential, rewarding responses that teachers can provide. However, research is changing how we provide that feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Wisham

Lisa Wisham

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Lisa Wisham is an Education Specialist in the Student Advocacy Services section of the Utah State Board of Education. She currently works with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, Intergenerational Poverty Interventions grant, Partnerships for Student Success grant... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
210

2:30pm

What You Don’t Know May Hurt Your Students! How to Effectively Prevent Child Abuse, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Digital Dangers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many students are suffering from experiences that impact their physical, social, emotional, and academic well-being. Discover how polyvictimization research is setting a new standard in trauma-informed care, and learn how to incorporate prevention in your school to better protect students and increase academic achievement.


Speakers
avatar for Stacy Pendarvis

Stacy Pendarvis

Program Director, Monique Burr Foundation
Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA, is the Program Director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF). She has twenty years’ experience developing and presenting child safety curricula and resources, leading community and agency projects, and educating adults and children with c... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
515