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January 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


January 1
On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
January 4
Utah entered the Union on Jan. 4, 1896. Visit UEN's Centennial page for info and lesson ideas.
January 15
Deadline for nominating educators for KUED's Teacher Innovation Awards and deadline for Student Magna Carta Video Competition
January 19
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday and National Day of Service calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
January 26
Utah Legislature 2015 General Session Starts. Learn more about UEN's fiscal request and how you can support UEN.
January 28
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will deliver the U of U's MUSE Project Keynote Address on Wed. January 28 at 12:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public, but you must pick up tickets.
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UEN Staff Picks

Utah Legislature
The Utah Legislature begins January 26, 2013. Learn more about UEN's fiscal request, explore the documents we've prepared for legislators, and send some words of praise we can post on our website.

American Graduate
UEN has been awarded a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Utah improve youth graduation outcomes for all students from preschool through career-readiness as part of the national American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service initiative. Visit web site for more info.
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App of the Month

This App allows you to share quick animated messages. Users pick a character, record an audio message or type text and send it to someone else.

Professional Learning

Gale Online webinars
UEN has scheduled five 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.
UEN Professional Development Text Alerts
Sign up now for UEN's text messaging alerts. Be the first to know about Upcoming Courses. Preview this week's Faculty Lounge. Learn from our TechTips.
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Teaching Channel

Using Extroverts
Teaching Strategy: Engage students in constructing and critiquing arguments.

USOE Resource

Magna Carta
The Utah Bar is taking the lead on sponsoring video contests, essay contests, and a traveling exhibit, all as part of the international celebration of the Great Charter, the Magna Carta. Contests deadline Feb. 15.

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eMedia Features

Happy and Healthy New Year
  • Am I Normal? Teens and Emotional Health
  • The Body in Motion
  • Body Systems and Health Series
  • The Brain Fitness Program
  • Maintaining A Healthy Body: Your Health
  • MyPlate, My Health: The Newest Dietary Guidelines

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History. Maps and Documents. "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • American Experience. Citizen King
  • Great Hearts of Courage: Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • In Remembrance of Martin
  • A Ripple of Hope: A True Story of Personal Courage and Responsibility

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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV January 2015 Highlights
Celebrate the New Year with UEN-TV. Featured programs includes Austria's Influence On American Skiing, Scientists You Must Know and Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

MHz Worldview 9.2

World Affairs Today
Saturdays at 11:00 AM and Sundays at 9:00 AM
World Affairs Today is a public information service of the World Affairs Council in Washington D.C. Each week the program focuses on a major global issue and foreign policy topic.

FNX 9.3

Earth Voices
Weekdays at 3:30 PM
This program presents an incredible diverse group of Aboriginal artists. The stories are of inspirational people who have made a difference, in their own lives, to the lives of others and to the art world.
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PBS Utah

Downton Abbey
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
Season 5 of the international hit finds the Crawley family and the staff struggling with responsibilities and choices as they adjust to life in the Roaring Twenties.

Odd Squad Saves The World
Monday, January 19 at 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A special Odd Squad event. The Odd Squad is a high-tech agency run by kids equipped with the world's most advanced and unpredictable gadgetry.