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


Empowering PowerPoint (Beginner Level)
Learn how to use PowerPoint effectively in your classroom - turn your presentations into something that your students will look forward to and remember. This class is for beginners, advanced users come to the advanced session.


Talley Lucas

South Hills Middle School, Jordan School District

Friday February 7, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
3rd Level - Cascade A


Using IPads for Meaningful Science Instruction
IPads and IPods in the classroom are all the buzz these days. But how do you really use them for meaningful instruction? Whether you have one teacher IPad or IPod, or you have one for every student, this session will propose ideas for apps, activities, and demos that will enhance the way you teach science.

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JoAnne Brown

USTA Past President, Olympus Jr.

Friday February 7, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
3rd Level - Cascade A


Empowering PowerPoint (Advanced Level)
Even if you are an advanced PowerPoint user come and learn some tips and tricks to take your presentations to the next level and to increase student engagement and retention. This presentation is for advanced users, beginners please attend the beginner session.


Talley Lucas

South Hills Middle School, Jordan School District

Friday February 7, 2014 12:40pm - 1:30pm
3rd Level - Cascade A


Science Resources from UEN
In this fast paced session learn about the wide variety of resources from UEN. UEN curates a wide variety of resources. Everything from Utah licensed videos to full coursework, to just in time teacher training. Learn about eMedia, Digital Science Online, the National Repository of Online Courses and strategies for sharing and using them in your classes.

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Mitchell Jorgensen

Teacher, Science Teacher
5 years as a presenter for UEN. 5 year previous presenter at UCET. 3 year presenter at SUECON. Science teacher at Willowcreek Middle School. Engineering Teacher at UVU Prep.

Friday February 7, 2014 1:40pm - 2:30pm
3rd Level - Cascade A


I FLIPPING Love Teaching Science!
Learn how to apply the idea of a flipped classroom to what you teach. Learn some easy technology that will allow you to spend more time working with students, and less time repeating things.

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Amy Pace

Mountain Heights Academy
Amy Pace teaches at Mountain Heights Academy in the Science Department. She has been teaching science for the past 16 years in traditional and online settings. She also serves as the Region IV Rep. on the Utah Science Teachers Association Board, and teaches Zoology through the UEN... Read More →

Friday February 7, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm
3rd Level - Cascade A