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December 2014 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks App of the Month Professional Learning
Teaching Channel USOE Resource eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 MHz WorldView 9.2 FNX 9.3 KUED-7


December 1
New UEN Professional Development catalog for Winter / Spring.
December 7
The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II.
December 8-14
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students.
December 12
Please join UEN, KUER and KUED in our Annual Food and Clothing Drive on Friday, December 12 at 101 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City.
December 21
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter. On this day the Northern Hemisphere is as far away from the sun as it could be
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UEN Staff Picks

The Perfect Holiday GiftFinancial Literacy
The Finance in the Classroom web site provides high-quality personal finance materials for K-12 educators, students and parents.

New Pioneer Online Library Resource
World Book Discover
Reference resources for students reading below grade level, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.

The 5 World Book Resources now available:

  • World Book Student
  • World Book Kids
  • World Book Timelines
  • World Book Discover
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Sign up for the new Pioneer Updates mailing list to receive news on K-12 Pioneer products, training, and announcements.

Impress your guests with Cheese Science
Why does Swiss cheese have holes? Why does Squeaky Cheese squeak? Learn the answers to these questions and much more on UEN's Cheese Science web site. And watch Cheese Slices Monday @ 8:00 on UEN-TV.
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App of the Month

This highly rated App will help you learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English with colorful pictures, sounds, and text.

Professional Learning

New Course Schedule
Visit our Professional Development Catalog after December 1st to register for in person and online classes that will help build your teaching skills.
#utedchat on Twitter
Every Wednesday night from 9 - 10 pm. More information at
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Teaching Channel

Strengthening Lessons with a Student Work Protocol
An overview of how educators can strengthen lessons through the Student Work Protocol

USOE Resource

Literacy Resources
USOE Specialists gathered these literacy resources to help District Literacy Coordinators and Instructional Coaches with their professional development activities.

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eMedia Features

Pearl Harbor Day
  • America Goes To War Series
  • Between The Wars. Episode 16 - War Comes to Pearl Harbor
  • Ken Burns: The War Part 01
  • The Perilous Fight. Episode 1 - Infamy: 1919 - 1942
  • Utah World War II Stories. Part 1: The Struggle.

Film Clips for Character Education
These videos are clips from Hollywood feature films and teach a character education principle (e.g. honesty, team work, communication.)

The clips help students ask the right questions, and discover their answers through mutual respect, creative thinking, reasoning, judging, and understanding.

Available in English and Spanish and includes teacher guides.

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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV December 2014 Highlights
Celebrate the Holidays with UEN-TV. Featured programs include Christmas with Chef Hubert Keller, Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers and A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert.

MHz Worldview 9.2

Wednesdays at 9:00 PM
Quirky exploits of a family-run detective agency in Paris. (In French with English subtitles.)

FNX 9.3

Creative Native
Weekdays at 4:00 PM
An informative progran dedicated to celebrating the diverse artistic excellence of the Native American world.
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Wednesday, Dec. 17 - 2:00 pm
A new one-hour special including “The Hanukkah Problem” and “The Christmas Problem.”

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Sunday, Dec. 24 - 8:00 pm
Featuring Soprano Deborah Voigt, John Rhys-Davies and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform holiday favorites.
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