UEN Homeroom

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The Power of Place with Nicole Walker
The Power of Place: In this episode of Summer Reading with UENLitFlix, Matt and Jenn are joined by author and professor Nicole Walker. Listen as she shares a fascinating perspective on the importance of place in writing and learn how paying attention to the details surrounding place can help us create engaging writing that reflects the world around us.

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About UEN Homeroom

The UEN Homeroom Podcast is our chance to tell the stories of educators in Utah and talk about the issues impacting education in this state and beyond. We plan to feature educators and leaders from across the state of Utah in a fun and informative bi-monthly podcast. Our hosts, Dani and Matt have a wide range of interests from innovation and computer science to the latest gadgets and personalized learning.

Whether you’re an EdTech who wants to listen to the latest in digital coaching or a classroom teacher ready to expand the ideas that you are offering to your students, this podcast is your gateway to all things education related.

If you’d like to be on the podcast, know someone who should, or would like to suggest a topic… hit Dani or Matt up: dani@uen.org or mwinters@uen.org

Your Hosts
Dani Sloan is an IT Product Manager, Instructor, and Podcast Host with the UEN. She has a bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Technology, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy all from the University of Utah. Dani enjoys teaching about information literacy, digital citizenship, and helping educators to grow their capacity for leadership. Outside of work, Dani loves reading, napping, watching terrible reality television, hiking, and laughing with friends and family.

Favorite Podcasts:
, Cold, This Land, This American Life, and The Daily

Matthew Winters is an Educational Technology Specialist with Utah Education Network. He has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature, a master’s degree in English Language and Literature, and a master’s degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction. He has traveled the world as a teacher ending up in Turkey, Ireland, and Japan to name a few. He is an avid record collector and will show you his vinyl collection at the drop of a hat.

Favorite Podcasts:
Song Exploder
, Punk Rock Classrooms, UCET Podcast, Lore


Recent Podcasts
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July 7, 2022
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June 16, 2022
How to Watch Classic Films with Julie Gale
June 2, 2022
Teacher Retention with Kami Dupree and Heidi Matthews
May 19, 2022
Oleander Initiative with Ray Matsumiya & Iman Al-Omari
May 5, 2022

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