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March 2016 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks Utah's Online Library USOE App of the Month
Canvas UtahFutures eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 MHz WorldView 9.2 FNX 9.3 KUED-7

Themes/Events

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Red Cross Month

March 8
Total Solar Eclipse - Watch it live from Micronesia

March 11
Chocolate & Cheese Gala - Free event for teachers.

March 14 - 20
Brain Awareness Week

March 17 & 18
UCET Conference - Utah Coalition for Educational Technology

March 18
UELMA Conference - Utah Educational Library Media Association

March 31
Project submission deadline for the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge.
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UEN Staff Picks

Utah Legislature 2016 General Session
Learn more about UEN's fiscal request and how you can support UEN.

Making the Most of Your Social Studies Field Trips
The Utah State Legislature awarded funds to enable schools to visit the Utah State Capitol. These funds will pay for the transportation costs for a field trip. Complete the application and find other field trip ideas.

Research Quest
Critical Thinking. Serious Fun
The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) developed this program engages students in a series of web-based research investigations.

Bad Air Day Game
Take charge with Bad Air Day and make critical decisions about air pollution policies in Utah.
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Utah's Online Library

Utah's Online Library
It's official! The resource formerly known as "Pioneer Online Library" will be renamed "Utah's Online Library" on Feb. 29. (onlinelibrary.uen.org)

USOE

New 6-8 SEEd Courses (Fall 2017)
The Utah Board of Education recently approved new Science with Engineering Education standards for grades 6-8. Although they will not be implemented until Fall 2017, you can check them out today.
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App of the Month

SafeUT
The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line app provides 24/7 access to crisis counseling or tip reporting for youth in the state of Utah. After installing the app you can connect directly to the UNI CrisisLine or report a confidential tip on bullying, school threats of violence or concern about someone in crisis.

Professional Learning

UELMA and UCET Conferences
UEN hopes to see you at
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Canvas

New Online Course: Master Canvas
UEN developed this self-paced course to help educators learn how to use the Canvas Learning Management System.

UtahFutures

Discover Your Path
Wondering what to study in college? Curious about what kinds of majors and programs even exist? UtahFutures Program of Study Search helps you find areas of interest, while connecting you to careers and schools to help you discover your path.
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eMedia Features

Note: UIMC+ is listed with a (+).

Women's History Month
  • A History of Women's Achievement in America series
  • Utah NOW: Makers - Voices of Utah Women Makers series
  • Utah: The Struggle for Statehood – The Right to Vote
  • Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Part 02.
  • American Experience: Fly Girls
  • Liberty's Kids: Episode 34-Deborah Samson
  • American Experience: One Woman, One Vote
  • Gathered in Time
  • Reading Rainbow: Ruth Law Thrills a Nation
  • American Experience: Amelia Earhart

National Nutrition Month
  • Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition - Basic Nutrition (+)
  • Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition - Nutrition for Sports and Exercise (+)
  • Visual Learning: Nutrition Basics
  • MyPlate and You: Learning About Nutrition
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: Nutrition (+)
  • The Amazing Human Body: Essential Nutrition
  • Digital Science Online: Nutrition Basics
Red Cross Month
  • Digital Science Online: Safety in Science
  • Real Life 101: Public Speakers (Red Cross)
  • A History of Women's Achievement in America: 3 - Women Speak Out (foundation of the Red Cross)
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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV March 2016 Highlights
Celebrate Women's History Month by watching great programs such as Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay and Raising Ms. President on UEN-TV.

MHz Worldview 9.2

EuroNews Live
Everyday at 5:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Up-to-the-minute news bulletins with the latest news, business, finance, sport, current affairs, weather, and live breaking news as it happens.

FNX 9.3

Spirit In Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork
Various dates and times in March
This one-hour documentary celebrates the spectacular beadwork of the Northwest Plateau People.
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KUED-7

The Graduates
Tuesdays, March 22 at 11:00 p.m.
This special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. These student profiles offer a first-hand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances.

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