Quality Over Quantity: Avoid Overwhelm with Digital Learning
Presenter: Amanda Youngblood
Description: When pivoting to online/blended/hybrid learning, it's common for teachers and students to feel overwhelmed. In this session we'll talk about strategies to keep students (and teachers) from drowning. It's all about quality, not quantity.
Class Website #GlowUp
Presenter: Sela Estelle
Most educators have some kind of online platform or website through which they communicate with parents, post newsletters, or share pictures. But what if we turned that website into a hub of information and resources that could be used in the classroom and at home - for students and parents?! Join me as we give your website a "glow-up" by creating an individual theme on Google Sites, building your pages, and adding unique resources for students. We will also be pulling in unique designs from other sources to make your website pop!
UDL, Google and Student Engagement
Presenter: Anjosia Ellerbe
In this session, participants will learn how to apply Universal Design of Learning principles while utilizing and integrating Google Apps that increase student engagement. Lessons will focus on modifying teachers' current UDL practices through the use of Google Apps such as Google Drawings, Slides, and YouTube.
Creating & Using Choice Boards with Google Slides
Presenter: Amanda Youngblood
Choice is a great motivator for students. In this session, we'll look at some examples of choice boards and learn how to create one that inspires your students to greater learning.
EdTech Top Tips and Tools to Implement Now
Presenter: Stephanie Jacobs
In this session we will explore apps, websites, and resources that will make your integration effective for all learners. With so many wonderful resources available, it can leave your head spinning. From this session, you will be able to develop a successful plan that will make you look like a technology pro. Our focus will be student engagement, management, and your professional growth. What can you expect? Think about bitmojis, podcasting, play in the classroom, and Jamboard (just to name a few).
Amplifying Student Voice & Creativity
Presenter: Jennifer Hall
Looking for ideas to foster learners’ voices and creativity? Seeking tools to increase student engagement? Explore apps and resources for diverse learners easily integrated into all subject areas and grade-bands which foster the 5 C’s (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Choice).
UTC Virtual is a small virtual option for participants who feel uncomfortable gathering in large crowds or prefer learning from the comfort of their own homes or classrooms. UTC Virtual will be hosted via Zoom and will feature 6 sessions designed for K-12 audiences on a variety of topics.
Registration for UTC Virtual will take place concurrently with registration for onsite UTC on May 23, 2022 beginning at 5:30 A.M. From the UTC website, simply select the option you would like to attend and follow the prompts for registration. We expect slots to fill quickly, so set your alarm and register early!
Yes, because we are limiting attendance into UTC Virtual, once you are a registered participant, you are guaranteed a seat in each of the six available sessions.
UTC Virtual sessions will be finalized and published in February 2022, giving you plenty of time to decide before UTC registration on May 23, 2022.
No. Participants must choose to attend UTC either onsite or virtually.
Yes, for example, if you are on the waiting list for the onsite conference but there are still slots for UTC Virtual, you are welcomed to attend virtually instead.
No, since UTC Virtual is significantly smaller than UTC onsite, we will offer one session during each time slot for a total of 6 sessions over the two day conference.
In order to make UTC Virtual available to as many educators who need the option as possible, participants must attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions.
Please email email@example.com to request a change. If space is available, we will allow you to transfer your registration. If space is not available, you will be added to the waitlist and notified should a space open up prior to July 1.
The UTC staff will use Zoom analytics to track and award attendance. For this reason, it is important that all participants register for the conference in Eventbrite with the same email address they will use to log in to Zoom.
No. Downloading or recording the sessions is not permitted.
You are welcomed to join together with colleagues to watch sessions and discuss the tools you are learning, but in order to receive credit, each participant must be logged in to the sessions individually.