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September 2012 Highlights

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


September 11, 2012
Patriot Day honors those who perished, and those who survived, the terrorist attacks on this day in 2001
September 17, 2012
Constitution Day to recognize our founding document and living law of the land
September 28-29 , 2012
Utah Council of the International Reading Association annual conference in Ogden
All Month
Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) "Make Your Mark" bookmark contest for a chance to win a $1,000 UESP savings certificate. Your artwork must be received at the UESP office by 5:00 p.m. (MT), Monday, October 1, 2012.
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UEN Staff Picks

Vote Utah
Election education resources, including links to video statements from candidates, lesson plans, activities, and political history videos can be found at - a collaboration of Utah public broadcasters. Learn more at a UEN webinar on September 20 from 3:30-4:00.


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NEW: Core Content Literacy Strategy

Understanding New Concepts (pdf)
Frayer Model is a categorization strategy designed to help students understand new concepts. Using the graphic organizer, students provide a definition, list of characteristics, examples and nonexamples of the concept.

Professional Learning

Ed Tech Workshops
The new UEN Fall semester professional learning schedule is online. Look for old favorites and new courses, including many online courses to make your Ed Tech PD super convenient.
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eMedia Features

  • 2.3: Listening in on the Election Process
  • Election Day: Voter Registration in Wisconsin (Clip 2 of 5)
  • Citizens Rule. How We Elect Our President.
  • Drawing the lines: Parties fight for redistricting power
  • Talking About Contemporary Issues in the Classroom
  • Inside the Voting Booth
  • Otto Runs for President
  • Research and the Internet - Election Research
  • Jeannette Rankin: The Woman Who Voted No.
  • Pato Para Presidente.
  • Duck for President.


Trees and Leaves
  • The Science of Tree Identification
  • Reading Rainbow: Once There Was a Tree
  • Oak Tree Power!
  • American Chestnut Tree
  • Life of a Tree
  • Strong as an Oak Tree!
  • Forests: Temperate deciduous forests
  • The Science of Tree Identification
  • Leaves
  • Matching Game
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UEN-TV 9.1

September 22 is American Graduate Day on UEN-TV
"American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" is a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY USA is an unprecedented full-day broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves. Watch on UEN-TV from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Learn more.

MHz Worldview 9.2

UEN's MHz Worldview shows news from around the world in three blocks each weekday: morning news block 5:30 am-noon; afternoon news block 1-3 pm; evening news block 5-9 pm. Learn more.
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New FRONTLINE for Educators
Frontline DROPOUT NATION airs Wednesday, September 25th at 8:30 p.m. At Houston's Sharpstown High, once a notorious "dropout factory," a high-stakes experiment is underway to rescue students from the edge. FRONTLINE spent a semester immersed in Sharpstown High to produce an unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation. A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school, DROPOUT NATION investigates the causes, challenges, and potential solutions of a national emergency.


Music Classes
Watch Broadway or Bust: America's top high school musical performers vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation's best young rising stars at the national High School Musical Theater Awards Sundays at 7 pm beginning September 9.
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