Keynotes

Jared Covili

Sunday, April 19 @ 6:45 PM

Jared Covili  

Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 10 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Tools, geospatial learning, web page design, and digital devices.

 

Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.

 

Jared is also an adjunct faculty member of the College of Education at the University of Utah, where he teaches technology integration classes to undergraduate students. He served as the president of Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) for 2011-2012 and currently serves on the UCET board.

In 2012, Cowrin Press published his first book, Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning. His second book, Classroom in the Cloud, is set for release in early 2015.


Ramsey Musallam

Monday, April 20 @ 8:15 AM

Ramsey Musallam  

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor and Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco. He also runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area.

 

Ramsey hosts the Infinite Thinking Machine, an internet TV show dedicated to sharing innovative ideas for teachers and students. Ramsey’s TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning” is widely popular with classroom teachers and was the lead talk on TED's first ever PBS TV premiere, “TED Talks Education.”

 

Upon graduating from the University of California Davis with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ramsey went on to obtain a MA and Ed.D in Education from the University of San Francisco. Ramsey’s research interests have since shifted from using Multimedia to manage student Cognitive Load, to a focus on harnessing Multimedia as a tool in cultivating student curiosity, inquiry and motivation.


Featured Speaker: Joshua Schmidt

from McCook Central School District

Tuesday, April 21 @ 8:15 AM

Joshua Schmidt  

Over the last five years, I have been working to try and customize my Middle School Math classroom. My goal has been to create a curriculum that is not only appropriated leveled for each student but also one that allowed students to progress at their own pace.

 

During this presentation, I will share my progress in achieving those goals as well as the challenges I've come across in the process. I look forward to answering questions from anyone interested in trying to customize their own classroom or school.

 


TIE Tech Slam

Tuesday, April 21 @ 12:25 - 1:30 pm

TIE Tech Slam  

It's back! The third-annual TIE tech slam promises to be another action-packed event as several TIE staff members are given short amounts of time to share their best resources for using technology in and out of today's classrooms. It's what you need to know, just when you need it -- right now!

 

We'll wrap it up with several prize drawings. Must be present to win!