#UCET17 Schedule and New App Available

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #UCET17, #ucet4success, 2017 Conference, Computer Apps, Mobile Apps

Our quest to enhance the event experience for our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers is never-ending. We wanted this year to be better than the last, which is why we created a mobile app through CrowdCompass for UCET 2017.
 
Head over the to the app store of your choice (iOS or Android) and download the CrowdCompass Directory by CVENT app. Search within the directory for UCET 2017. The directions for Logging In to the App to build and save your schedule, join the game or post to our social wall, can be found under About this App>About this App>Logging In to the App.
 
We’ll be asking for feedback on the app after the conference is over so keep an eye out for lots more emails. Those with some other brand of smartphone or tablet may use the following two websites for more conference information.

https://event.crowdcompass.com/ucet17
http://www.ucet.org/conference/

Don’t forget to use our conference hashtags #ucet17 #ucet4success before, during and after the conference. See you soon!

Your UCET Board

Derek Larson

Husband, father, teacher, learner, tech addict, musician, and friend. J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades in Southern Utah for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Cedar City, Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis on technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If educators can find ways to effectively harness technology into their teaching, they will be better able to reach their students and help them catch the excitement of learning. This is one of Derek's goals as he works with teachers in rural districts across Southwestern Utah. He was awarded the 2014 UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year, an award presented to an outstanding young educator, in the first ten years of their teaching career, who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. He also received the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) certification from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in October of 2016. Earning the CETL certification helps education technology leaders demonstrate they have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st-century learning environments in their school districts. More recently, Derek earned the Google Certified Educator Levels 1 and 2 along with his Google Certified Administrator certifications, showcasing his ability to effectively use the G-Suite toolset as well as effectively administer the back-end of the G-Suite productivity system. Derek is a moderator for #UTedChat, an education Twitter chat focused on Utah educators which happens every Wednesday @ 9 pm MDT. Come on by and join the conversation, non-Utahns are welcome as well. He is serving his 5th year as a member of the UCET Board where he is the currently working as the Public Relations Director. Derek has three kids and a wonderful wife who help him stay grounded in the things that matter most. He loves spending time with them in the mountains where he is reminded of the need to unplug occasionally to make sure he is the best person he can be.

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