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Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson has worked for Park City School District since 2005. In July 2013 she moved from Education Technology Specialist to Online Learning Administrator. She has been a member of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) Board since 2008; becoming Past President in 2015. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Spanish at Utah State University. Lesley University awarded her a Master of Technology in Education in the spring of 2011. Over the last few years, Tricia worked on the Awards, Grants, Program, Conference Credit, and Registration committees for UCET. This work includes: streamlining communication methods, implementing folder structures and naming conventions, using Add-ons in Google Spreadsheets to review and process member submissions to reduce paperwork, continuing refinement of the program creation process via Sched, creating participant and vendor registration forms via BlackPlum, and updating various ucet.org webpages. She was also instrumental in bringing Jay McFarland and Vicki Davis to UCET 2015 as Keynote Speakers. Tricia enjoyed presenting on time management at SUECON 2015 (http://www.ucet.org/back-to-suecon-2015-thoughts/).

A Recipe for Positive Learning

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17

In this life, there are some things that never stop. A prime example is learning. Even if you don't notice it, your brain is constantly taking in new information. But, how do we know if we are getting the most out of what we learn? Julia Henry and Josie Chesley are students and Leaders at Treasure Mountain Junior High. They want to teach people to look at their learning environment and decide how to bend it so that they can learn in an effective, comfortable way that makes everyone happy. – Julia Henry, Josie Chesley

Technology in Dual Immersion Classroom

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17

Dual Immersion classroom is an amazing environment for students to learn the second language. It is not easy for teacher to deliver all the content in the target language. With the help of technology, teachers could deliver their lecturing and help students to understand better. In this session, you will learn the language and class management tools to help your dual immersion classroom work smoother. – Peiru Chen

Learning to Fly: Lessons from the Air

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17, #ucet4success

Embracing Change, Managing Risk and Fear

In today's ever changing world, businesses and individuals are faced with a constant stream of information, choices and change. The traditional pathways to success are also changing, as are perceptions of risk, sustainability and achievement. Steph speaks on the lessons she's learned in the mountains and in the air as a professional climber and wingsuit pilot, and in choosing a highly nontraditional career path. Managing change, embracing failure, understanding risk and fear, cultivating adaptability, preparing for opportunity. Audiences are encouraged to view their own challenges through a new lens, recognizing the power of adversity and evolution, and the value of crafting an uncommon life. – Steph Davis

Just for Fun

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17

On day two of UCET17 we opened with a funny educational video that is quickly interrupted by a "Weekend Update" style news alert reporting on the Comic Con event also happening in SLC the same day. We're sharing it here for a laugh as we start the school year.