Earlier this month the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) and the Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) held their annual conferences. Many teachers, school technology specialists, and library media educational technology specialists from Granite presented at these conferences, and we collected links to their presentations in the table below. [Read more…] about Granite Presentations at UCET 2019 & UELMA 2019
We’ve been pleased to assist in hosting several author visits in our schools this month. We capture a few highlights from these visits in this post. [Read more…] about School Author Visits, March 2018
Last week the Utah Educational Library Media Association held their Spring conference at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. Many of our library media educational technology specialists (LMETS) and media clerks attended the conference, and several presented sessions at the conference themselves. Here is a roster of the sessions shared by our specialists, along with links to resources from the sessions if available.
|Book Repair -- Fixing Inner Hinges||Brad Butcher (LMETS, Evergreen Jr. High)|
|BookTube||Jessica Moody (LMETS, Olympus Jr. High)|
|Destiny Hacks||Josh Whiting (Library Media Specialist, Educational Technology Dept.)|
|Effective Library Web Pages||Keith Smedberg (LMETS, Olympus Sr. High)|
|Engage Your Students through Breakout EDU Games!||Stephanie Hamilton (LMETS, Bennion Jr. High) and Davina Sauthoff (LMETS, Wasatch Jr. High)|
|Genre-fying Your Library Fiction Collection||Lorraine Wyness (LMETS, Taylorsville Sr. High)|
|Hosting an Author||Brad Butcher (LMETS, Evergreen Jr. High)|
|Hosting a Book Club||Warren Child (LMETS, Cyprus Sr. High)|
|I Read. What's Your Superpower?||Michelle Asay (LMETS, Granger Sr. High) and Heidi Williams (LMETS, Skyline Sr. High)|
|Is Your Library Engaging to Culturally Diverse Students?||Toni Blattman (LMETS, Kearns Jr. High), Susan Booth (LMETS, Cottonwood Sr. High), and Marcia Ingram (LMETS, Eisenhower Jr. High)|
|Library Productivity Apps||Angela Christensen (LMETS, Kennedy Jr. High)|
|Picture Books with Secondary Students||Cindy Moyle (Granite District Secondary Libraries Supervisor) and Celia Powell (Granite District Secondary Educational Technology Specialist)|
|Twitter & Google +||Jeff Curran (LMETS, Granite Park Jr. High)|
In addition to the above sessions, Quinn Rollins, Granite’s Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, attended and gave an excellent presentation entitled “Beyond Batman: Graphic Novels as Serious Texts.” Author Emily Wing Smith, a Taylorsville High School alumnus and occasional substitute teacher for Granite, gave the inspiring and relatable morning keynote address on her personal childhood experiences that led her to writing.
We really appreciate all of those from Granite School District who shared their time and expertise in these sessions. We further look forward to next week’s UCET 2017 conference, in which many of our elementary school technology specialists (STS) will present breakout sessions, as well as more of our LMETS.
The latest edition of our department’s monthly newsletter was recently sent to all teachers in Granite School District. If you missed it you can also access it here.
Highlights from our December 2015 Newsletter:
- Join Thousands Around the Globe For an Hour of Code December 7th-13th
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem of the Month
- Teacher Spotlight: Brad Butcher, Evergreen Jr. High
- Paper Does Not Have a Keyword Search by Alice Keeler
- Now Registering For: Google Apps For Beginners
Brad Butcher is the Library Media Educational Technology Specialist (LMETS) at Evergreen Jr. High School in Millcreek, Utah. Mr. Butcher fills his library with reading promotions, author visits, and other activities created for and by his students. He has an active Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB); you will hear from several of them in this video. Bringing in national and local authors for school visits he has catalyzed an exciting reading culture in his school. He is also an educational technology wizard, helping and training teachers and students throughout the school in technology tools and resources. Mr. Butcher is an incredible asset to his school and to the team of library and technology specialists throughout the district.
Spotlight Creator: Cindy Moyle, District Media Supervisor, Granite School District