edcamputah – Registration now open!

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UCET is pleased to announce our support of Edcamp Utah.  Registration opens this Friday Aug. 15th at 8:00 am.  To register go to www.ucet.org.  This is a FREE conference, but registration is limited to the first 200 teachers who sign up.  Please share the word!

Edcamp Utah
October 11, 2014
Neil Armstrong Academy

What is Edcamp Utah?

Edcamp Utah is a type of “unconference” designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

Edcamp Utah is designed to provide participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators. This is a free participant-driven conference with a primary focus on education and technology.

Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp Utah strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp Utah can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.

Edcamp Utah will be:

  1. free

  2. non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence

  3. hosted by UCET in partnership with local school districts

  4. made up of sessions that are determined on the day of the event

  5. an event where anyone who attends can be a presenter – reliant on the “law of two feet” that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs.  


Registration opens August 15.  Info at www.UCET.org.  Limited to 200 registrants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State