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Welcome to the 2019 Upstate Technology Conference!

A link to the online UTC 2019 Session Catalog will be sent to all registered attendees.  Registering for a Sched account or selecting classes is for participant convenience only and DOES NOT grant admittance into the conference or individual sessions. All participants must be registered for the conference through Eventbrite and sessions are first-come, first-serve at the conference.

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Tuesday, July 9
 

9:45am

Make Learning Epic: The Power of Story in the Classroom
Is there any point in learning something if you’re just going to forget it? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? Trevor shares how educators can shape their classrooms using the power of storytelling and brain science to achieve real student engagement, and in return, learning that is permanent and memorable. Any teacher, in any subject area, and in any grade level can use these practical and proven practices to transform their classrooms into settings where students are engaged, challenged, and transformed.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Media Center

11:00am

Using Technology to Make Your Curriculum Authentic
Technology for the sake of having technology is pointless and a waste of time and resources. However, when ed technology is used to make learning authentic, it has an essential purpose in the classroom. This session is about how certain technologies can be used to enhance authenticity in the classroom, assist students in meaningful work, and teach them skills they will need throughout life.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

1:45pm

Epic Project Based Learning
Epic Project Based Learning is when students engage in learning that is authentic and meaningful. Students in a PBL environment can use different technologies to solve problems and challenges that matter to them, and as a result are deeply engaged in the learning process. This means deeper learning of the content, as well as acquiring and developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and other success skills that come from doing authentic work. This session will cover all of the basics to planning effective standards-based, epic projects.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center

3:00pm

Stop Calling Them Soft Skills!
Entrepeneur.com published an article that says the top reasons people get fired is that they lack soft skills, aka: communication, collaboration, time management, adaptability, critical thinking, etc. Not having these skills is getting a lot of people fired, and there is nothing soft about getting fired! Instead, let's call them essential skills. This workshop is about how to emphasize these essential skills in the classroom, from designing daily collaborative activities to teaching students how to adapt to new technologies, all to prepare students to enter the modern workforce ready to survive and thrive.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Media Center
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

8:30am

Make Learning Epic: The Power of Story in the Classroom
Is there any point in learning something if you’re just going to forget it? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? And this raises a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning? Trevor shares how educators can shape their classrooms using the power of storytelling and brain science to achieve real student engagement, and in return, learning that is permanent and memorable. Any teacher, in any subject area, and in any grade level can use these practical and proven practices to transform their classrooms into settings where students are engaged, challenged, and transformed.

Speakers

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Media Center

9:45am

12:30pm

1:45pm