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February 2015 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 PBS Utah


All Month
Utah Legislature 2015 General Session. Learn more about UEN's fiscal request and how you can support UEN.
February 16
Presidents' Day
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UEN Staff Picks

Adobe Connect
More and more Utah public educators are using Adobe Connect with their students. Visit the support page to learn more.

Gale Online webinars
UEN has scheduled several webinars in order to help you become more familiar with the Gale Resources in Pioneer Online Library. Each webinar will be recorded and made available on UEN’s website. Visit this link for the dates / times and to attend the webinars. Visit the same link to view recordings of the past webinars.
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App of the Month

Plickers lets you poll your class by giving each student a card (a "paper clicker"), and use your iPhone to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls.

Professional Learning

Meet UEN's Newest Instructors
Three new instructors recently joined the UEN Professional Development team. Join us in welcoming Jared Fawson, Michael Hakkarinen, Dani Sloan.
Follow us on Pinterest
Check out what the UEN Professional Development group has been pinning! We bet you will find it to be pinteresting.
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Teaching Channel

Go With the Flow: Plan and Adjust
When the time is ticking down and you have three minutes left of class, and you realize all you got done was one of the three things that you had hoped to, if you paid attention to your students, and they're learning, then don't panic.

USOE Resource

Educator Effectiveness
Education research is very clear that effective instruction matters and teachers are the single most school-level influence on student achievement. Take a moment to review the Utah Effective Teaching Standards and resources to help you improve your instruction.

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eMedia Features

Black History Month
  • African American Lives
  • Africans in America
  • A History of Black Achievement in America
  • Barack Obama: The Story of Our 44th President
  • Frontline: Dreams of Obama
  • Utah's African American Voices

SciTech Now
  • Exploration & Upkeep
  • Mapping the Future
  • A Precious Resource
  • Space Race
  • Virtual Reality
  • Women and Technology

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MHz Worldview 9.2

Tonight with Vincent Browne
Weekdays at 3:00 PM
Tonight with Vincent Browne is a unique, topical issues panel show presented by one of Ireland’s most respected journalists.

FNX 9.3

Seasoned with Spirit
Feb. 8, 15 and 22 at 3:00 PM
A culinary celebration of America's bounty combining Native American history and culture with delicious, healthy recipes inspired by indigenous foods.
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PBS Utah

Through a Lens Darkly
Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
February 17 at 11:00 p.m.

Writers & Illustrators Contest
Attention K-6th grade students: submit a story by March 31 and receive an invitation to the Super Reader Party on April 11, 2015.