Welcome to the 2014 USTA Conference!!!

Utah Valley Convention Center - Provo, UT

We have worked hard to make sure that there is something for every science teacher at every hour of the conference.  Please make sure that after a breakout session you take the time to fill out a survey.  Every survey you fill out is an entry into our raffle for some great prizes to use in the classroom and on your free time.

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Friday, February 7


Using Science to Teach Science
Take a quick moment to think about your most pressing need within your classroom? Does the thought that comes to your mind somehow involve making sure that every student experiences academic growth and achievement? Come to the Using Science to Teach Science presentation to see how this science team uses data to identify and respond to the learning needs of each student, assess the progress of each student, and provide RE-TEACH/RE-LEARN and ENRICHMENT opportunities DURING the SCHOOL DAY.


Eric Bingham

Mt Logan Middle School

Thane Hutchinson

Logan City - Mount Logan Middle School

Marvin Lowe

Mount Logan Middle School

Scott Wright

8th Grade Science Teacher, Mount Logan Middl e School
Passions include, family, teaching science, athletics, and food. I enjoy martial arts, climbing, and crossfitting.

Friday February 7, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
3rd Level - Silver Creek


Building Effective Science Journals
Do you use science journals effectively in your classroom? This presentation will demonstrate how to create student-centered science journals for any grade level.

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Cara Baldree

Lincoln Elementary, Salt Lake School District

Friday February 7, 2014 12:40pm - 1:30pm
3rd Level - Silver Creek


Utah SAGE assessments
Information on the SAGE assessments being implemented Spring 2014. An update of current progress. A demonstration of items types. Information about the Summative, Formative, and Interim components of SAGE.

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Brad Talbert

Assessment Specialist, USOE

Friday February 7, 2014 1:40pm - 2:30pm
3rd Level - Board Room


Field Trip Proposals Administrators Cannot Turn Down
Field trips are the ultimate hands on science experience. Half day to four day trips, learn how to craft field trip proposals that administrators do not turn down.


Teresa Hislop

Ogden Preparatory Academy

Friday February 7, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
3rd Level - Battle Creek