Statewide BTSALP Conference



Join all BTSALP stakeholders as we Celebrate, Connect and Create


  • Celebrate the Joy the arts bring to Utah’s elementary classrooms,

  • Connect with BTS arts specialists from across the state

  • Create new resources, teaching strategies and classroom content.


Spike 150, Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad Initiative will be our guide.





Use the book, Locomotive by Brian Floca, as a springboard into arts/history integrated lessons.



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Conference Schedule

September 13, 2018

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Key Note Address, Syd Dickson, State Superintendent
  • 2:15 – 3:30 pm  Hands On Locomotive Lesson, Use the Statewide Initiative of the Transcontinental Railroad to Develop Lesson Plans
  • 3:40 – 4:45 pm Develop a High Quality Activity Checklist & Brainstorm Evaluation Tools
  • 5:00 pm DINNER and ENTERTAINMENT – Join us on the Patio of the Capitol for Music and Fun


September 14, 2018

  • 8:00 – 8:45 am Advocacy at It’s Best, Learn How to Promote the Arts & Build Awareness in Your Community
  • 9:00 –10:30 am Create, Present, Respond, Connect! & Develop a “Bank” of teaching strategies in each Strand.
  • 10:30-12:00 am Lesson Generation/Design Sprint
  • 12:45 pm LUNCH/Video Highlights of the Conference & “Guest” Presentation



Logo Designed by: the “Golden Spike Create and Think Tank”
South Summit Elementary, South Summit School District
BTS Specialist: Kathleen Briley
Jupiter, Camdin Firth
119, Colton Tychsen
Railroad Worker, Jace Rodriguez
Also on the team, Sydnee Maxfield, Austin Frandsen, Adeline Aste