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September 2015 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks Pioneer Online Library App of the Month Professional Learning
Canvas USOE Resource eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 MHz WorldView 9.2 FNX 9.3 PBS Utah


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September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) "Make Your Mark" bookmark contest for a chance to win a $1,000 UESP savings certificate. Your artwork must be received at the UESP office by September 30, 2015.
September 9 (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Cents & $ensibility: Women and Money
Women of all ages are encouraged to attend this event at UVU. Recordings of the keynote and breakout sessions will be on and UEN-TV.
September 17 - 23
Constitution Week and Citizenship Day
This is a good opportunity to prepare students for American Civics Education Initiative (S.B. 60) - a new graduation requirement for Utah Students.
October 3
American Graduate Day 2015 on UEN-TV is a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. Airing on UEN-TV from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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UEN Staff Picks

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UEN's Teacher Toolbox
Check out UEN's high quality resources and free services available to all Utah public educators. Please spread the word!
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Pioneer Online Library

Gale's Kids InfoBits
The Britannica Elementary Collection has been added to Kids InfoBits. This is a collection of 3,869 Britannica articles written for students in grades 3 to 6. The articles cover a wide variety of subjects, including animals, sports, science, history, key figures, literature, technology, countries, government, and more. Visit Pioneer Online Library to check it out.

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App of the Month

Thinglink gives you the ability to make images and videos interactive. For example, students can add links to deeper information about Brazil on top of a map of the country.

Professional Learning

September Events
  • 9/1: Registration for EdCamp Utah available. The conference will be on October 10. -
  • 9/9: #UTEDCHAT resumes. The topic will be “Getting back into the swing of school" -
  • There is still time to sign up for UEN fall courses. Online courses begin September 10.
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Back to School Help with Canvas
The Canvas parent co-enrollment feature helps parents stay engaged in student learning. View the step-by-step instructions and the video tutorial.

USOE Resource

Saving Pando
Utah students and educators across academic disciplines and organizations are working together to understand the wisdom of Pando Populus, the oldest and largest living organism on the planet. Join the project.
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eMedia Features

Financial Literacy
  • Life Skills: Financial Fitness for Young Adults. Taking Credit For Your Credit.
  • FDIC Money Smart Podcasts
  • Centsible Student
  • Suze Orman for the Young, Fabulous and Broke.
  • Paying for College with the Greenes.
  • Utah's Perfect Storm: Drought, Debt, & The Great Depression
Hispanic Heritage
  • A History of Hispanic Achievement in America
  • U.S. Mexican War. Part 02-The Fate of Nations.
  • Up Heartbreak Hill
  • Conquistadors with Michael Wood. Episode 03-The Search for El Dorado

Back to School
  • Becoming an Organized Student
  • This is ONLY a Test! - Study Tips
  • ModuMath Study Guides
  • Design Time: Learning That Is Transformative
  • How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
  • The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon
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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV September 2015 Highlights
Back to School, Hispanic Heritage Month and New Series on UEN-TV!

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A live debate on the topic of the day, presented by François Picard. Distributed by France 24.

FNX 9.3

On Native Ground: Youth Report
Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.
Field Reporters cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, and Native celebrities and role models for today's youth.
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PBS Utah

September 7-11 at 8 PM
Producer and director Ken Burns’s award-winning film THE CIVIL WAR will rebroadcast over five consecutive nights this month, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its 1990 premiere.

Walt Disney: American Experience
September 14-15 at 8:00 PM
This new two-part, four-hour film offers an unprecedented look at Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy.