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July 2016 Highlights

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


All Summer
Prevent Summer Set-Back and Keep Children Reading All Summer Long
July 4
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1774.
July 12-15
Utah Rural Schools Conference brings together educators from across the state.
July 24
Pioneer Day commemorates the arrival of Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
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UEN Staff Picks

American Graduate Reality Check App
Reality Check is an education and career planning tool to help youth think through the financial side of life after school. It’s especially helpful in a mentoring context with support for finding education and career pathways into the future.

Build Your Classroom Website
my.uen provides educators an easy way to create a customized web page and direct access to UEN Tools and Services.

Utah's Online Library

New Home Access Login
On August 1, 2016 the password for Utah's Online Library Home Access will change. Discover the new password by visiting from a school computer or by calling (800) 866-5852 or contact us. Please share this information with Utah students, but do not post it on a public website.

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App of the Month

American Graduate Reality Check and UtahFutures Reality Check
Living on your own requires you to pay for housing, food, clothes, transportation, and other items. Find out how much money you will need to earn per month to cover your expenses. Then find out which occupations will support this lifestyle.
PBS KIDS ScratchJr
Students ages 5-8 learn core coding concepts as they create their own interactive stories and games using PBS KIDS characters.

Professional Learning

Utah Rural Schools Conference
July 12-15, 2016 - Southern Utah University

Teaching the Holocaust through Literature: Elie Wiesel’s Night
July 21, 2016 - 8:30 - 12:30

Flip'In Utah Conference
August 9-10, 2016 - Mount Jordan Middle School
Presenters and participants will share flipped classroom resources and ideas. Conference attendance is open to all Utah Educators.

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UEN Canvas Video Tutorials
UEN's Technical Trainer, Michael, created a bunch of short videos to help you learn more about the Canvas Learning Management System.


World of Work
Which careers match your personality type? People are more likely to flourish in jobs that are a good fit for them. The UtahFutures World of Work activity can help you understand your personality and connect you to jobs that may be right for you based on your type.
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eMedia Features

Celebrate America
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Reading Rainbow: My America
  • Schoolhouse Rock: America Rock
  • Destination America. The Golden Door
  • Music and the Spoken Word:  America the Beautiful 

Utah History
  • A Peoples' History of Utah
  • Geography of Utah
  • The Mormons
  • Utah: A Portrait
  • Utah: Struggle for Statehood
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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV July 2016 Highlights
Programs of note: Ecosense for Living, River Music, Tossed Out: Food Waste in America and Eating Alaska.

MHz Worldview 9.2

France 24 Live
Daily from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
France 24 offers comprehensive international news updates every 30 minutes mixed with award winning special reports and exclusive magazine programs.

FNX 9.3

Working it Out Together
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
A documentary series that follows Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller on her journey to empower six Mohawk people to reclaim their vitality through health, wellness, and fitness.
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PBS Utah

Kids Happenings in July