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January 2012 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks   Professional Learning
eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 MHz WorldView 9.2 KUED-7


January 1, 2012
New Year's Day - the first day on the Gregorian calendar. I time for parades, parties, sports, resolutions, reflection and renewal, and fireworks. Happy New Year from your friends at UEN.
January 16, 2012
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday and National Day of Service calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
January 18, 2012
Winnie the Pooh Day honors the birth of author A. A. Milne in 1882.
January 23, 2012
Utah Legislature 2012 General Session Starts.
January 26, 2012
Australia Day is a national holiday commemorating the arrival of First Fleet to Australia in 1788. Even though the Aussie Rules Football season on our TV channel MHz Worldview has ended, we send cheers to our southern hemisphere mates.
January 23, 2012
Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon begins this day and is one of the oldest and most widely observed holidays in the world.
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UEN Staff Picks

School Milestone
Depending on your local schedule, it's nearing the 100th Day of the school year. To commemorate, elementary students would enjoy Emily's First 100 Days of School in eMedia. All of us at UEN wish you a productive and happy remaining 80 days of the school year.

Professional Learning

Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a highly engaging (addicting) website with mini-docs highlighting the best teachers and teaching around. Watch 1 minute tips to 30 minute stories of highly successful teachers doing their thing. All the programs are free and searchable online- plus you can tune in for a weekly "best of" program on UEN-TV each Thursday at 8 pm and Saturday at 8 am.

PD Text Alerts
Be the first to know about Upcoming Courses,TechTips, Faculty Lounge, and other great opportunities. Sign up for text alerts from UEN - simply text UEN to 91011.

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eMedia Features

Chinese New Year
  • Being Chinese
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 1 - The Chinese Find a New Homeland
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 2 - Exclusion and Acceptance
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 3 - ChineseAmericans Spread Their Wings
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 4 - A New ChineseAmerican Identity Emerges
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 5 - ChineseAmericans Enter Mainstream Culture
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 6 - The ChineseAmerican Super Achievers
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 7 - America Embraces Chinese Culture
  • A History of Chinese American Achievement: 8 - The ModernChinese American
  • Young and Restless in China
  • Reading Rainbow: Liang and the Magic Paintbrush
  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America?. Part 01-The Epic Voyages.
  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America?. Part 02-The New Theories.
  • Frontline. China in the Red.
  • The World Heritage. Mt. Huangshan.
  • Nova: Secrets of Lost Empires II. China Bridge.
  • Beyond Our Borders. China.


New Year 2012
  • Soundzabound Music Library. Volume 2. Disc 1. New Year's. Auld Lang Syne - Full.
  • Poetry Everywhere. Selected Haiku.
Australia Day
  • Beyond our Borders. Australia.
  • The World Heritage. The Great Barrier Reef.
  • Journey of Man.
Snow and Winter
  • Draw Me a Story. The Snowman.
  • The Snow Wolves.
  • Weather Smart. Winter and Snow.
  • The Life of Birds: Birds in Snow
  • Western Soundscapes: Snow Geese 1
  • Reading Rainbow: Snowy Day: Stories and Poems
  • Weather on the Move: Cold front
  • Classic Animal Tracks. Polar Bear.
  • Glaciers and Ice Caps. The Melting.
  • Poetry Everywhere. Lines for Winter.
  • Shakespeare Animated Tales. The Winter's Tale.
  • American Experience. The Donner Party.
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UEN-TV 9.1

Important Skills On TV
TV 411 uses humor to engage young adults and teach life skills such as comparing prices, writing resumes, budgets and money management. Watch every weeknight at 6 pm (teachers…consider as an extra credit assignment).

Life Enhancing - Emmy Award Winning
My Generation is a smart, sophisticated half hour filled with just the right mix of celebrities, experts and everyday people looking to get the most out of life. From staying healthy and saving money to pursuing your passion and making a difference, My Generation reflects the focus of today's 50+ population. Nationally known celebrities and experts share information and stories with voices from across the country. Watch at 9 pm on Tuesdays and repeats at 7:30 pm on Saturdays.


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MHz Worldview 9.2

International Mysteries Every Night
Solve brain bending crimes with the world's best detectives. New in January 2012 - International Mysteries every night in primetime at 9 pm and repeating at midnight. From Swedish psychological thrillers to Italian intrigue, these program are either in English or subtitled to be English accessible.


Downton Abbey Returns
If you're jonesing for a snarky British drama this winter, then PBS Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey has you covered. You can catch last season on KUED Sundays at 8 pm, then watch the new season on KUED Sundays at 8 pm (repeats Thursdays at 11 pm) throughout January and follow with other fans via Twitter #DowntonPBS
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