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November 2014 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks App of the Month Professional Learning
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National American Indian Heritage Month established by Presidential proclamation to recognize the history, culture, and contributions of American Indian people.
All Month
American Indian Film Festival: UEN is partnering with colleges and universities across the state for a month-long festival of independent films produced by and about American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
November 4
Election Day
Check out UEN's Elections web page for classroom ideas and visit VoteUtah to learn about local candidates.

November 11
Veteran's Day
In recognition of our Veterans participate in the University of Utah Veteran's Day Commemoration or listen to recordings of the Veteran's Speaker Series.

November 19
Gettysburg Address Anniversary
In honor of the 151st Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address visit and learn about this important speech.

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UEN Staff Picks

Preschool Pioneer in Spanish
Preschoolers and their parents and caregivers can now access all of their favorite early childhood online activities in Espanol.
FNX (First Nations Experience) on 9.3
UEN has launched a new TV channel that carries Native American programming to virtually all areas of the state 24/7.

New Pioneer Online Library Resources
  • NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus
  • Points of View
  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
  • Science, Biography and History Reference Center
Sign up for the new Pioneer Updates mailing list to receive news on K-12 Pioneer products, training, and announcements.
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App of the Month

Awesome Eats
Sort, stack, pack and plate a rainbow of fresh-from-the-garden foods! And now recycle items after lunch!

Professional Learning

Utah Teaching Channel
UEN and USOE have partnered with Teaching Channel so you can collaborate on best practices no matter where you are, and with your colleagues across the state.
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Teaching Channel

Engaging Students with "Productive Struggle"
Six new videos showing how educators are using Math Design Collaborative (MDC) to teach students how to persevere while problem-solving.

USOE Resource

Utah Compose
This online formative assessment writing program employs the industry's leading automated essay scoring engine. Utah educators will find writing prompts, graphic organizers, interactive lessons and more.

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eMedia Features

National Native American Heritage Month
  • A Peoples' History of Utah: The First Utahns, Utah's Indians in the 1800s, Utah's Indians and the Spaniards
  • KUED's We Shall Remain: Goshutes, Navajos, Northwestern Shoshones, Paiutes, Utes
  • Surviving Columbus
  • The Long Walk
  • Walking in Two Worlds

Veteran's Day
  • Ken Burns: The War
  • Korean War Stories
  • The World War II Memorial: A Testament to Freedom
  • Utah World War II Stories


  • Otto Runs for President
  • Who Counts? Election Reform in America

SciTech Now - New Program
Capturing the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. Sample episodes:
  • Innovation Through Play
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Mapping the Future
  • Wi-Fi City
  • Women and Technology
Episodes in eMedia and airing Mondays at 8:30 PM on UEN-TV.
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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV November 2014 Highlights
New education shows include Beyond Geek, Bringing the Fallen Home, and iQ: smartparent.

MHz Worldview 9.2

World Affairs Today
Watch each week to better understand the most challenging issues facing the U.S. and the world. Sundays at 9:00 AM
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Navy Seals - Their Untold Story
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:00 PM
This documentary recounts the ticking-clock missions of the "Commandoes of the Deep" through firsthand accounts, never-before-seen footage and personal recollections.

Odd Squad - New Math Show
Premieres: November 26 - Airs: Monday - Friday 4:40 PM
This live-action series follows two young government agents, Olive and Otto, who use math skills and collaboration to investigate weird and unusual phenomena. Kids ages 5-8 will have fun learning math.
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