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May 2016 Highlights

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Jewish American Heritage Month
Celebrating Jewish Americans who have contributed to American culture
May 1
Law Day 2016
50th anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona.
May 1-7
Teacher Appreciation Week
Check out this list of ways you can show your appreciation.
May 1-7
Utah Water Week
Tune into UEN-TV's water-themed programming.
May 3
National Teacher Day
Use the #ThankATeacher hashtag in support for our teachers.
May 25
Memorial Day
Remember those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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UEN Staff Picks

Utah Kids Ready to Read Videos
UEN partnered with the Utah State Library Division and the Utah Kids Ready to Read Program to create 12 short videos in which local hosts stress the importance of getting “Kids Ready to Read”. Check them out.

Stay Informed
The Utah Education Network hosts over a hundred mailing lists for specific curriculum areas and professional groups. Sign up to receive UEN's monthly newsletter and check out the other lists here:

Utah's Online Library

Research Tools for Young Learners
Utah's Online Library has several resources designed to help young researchers:
  • CultureGrams Kids Edition
  • EBSCO Kids Search & Searchasaurus
  • Gale Kids InfoBits
  • LearningExpress Library School Center
  • World Book Kids I Student
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App of the Month

Seesaw: The Learning Journal
Seesaw is a digital portfolio that empowers students to document and share what they are learning at school.

Professional Learning

Join the UEN Profession Development Team at these events:
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Canvas Guides
Online documentation that covers a wide variety of topics, such as:
  • Getting Started Guides for Students and Instructors
  • Canvas Catalog
  • Commons
  • Canvas Apps


Celebrate May 29th
May 29th is 529 College Savings Day in honor Utah’s tax-advantaged Educational Savings Plan. UtahFutures can help answer financial questions on our Paying for School page, which provides information and videos on scholarships, grants, and FAFSA.
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eMedia Features

Discovery Road
This is a great series about Utah History for 4th or 7th graders.
  • Blackhawk War
  • Garfield County
  • Native Americans and Sacred Water
  • Don't Let Them Be Forgotten
Disney’s Animal World
Learning about animals is fun when favorite Disney characters lead the way! This series is for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders.
  • Tigers
  • Deer
  • Chimpanzees
  • Wolves
  • Snakes

UIMC+ Highlights
These resources are available to participating UIMC districts and charter schools. Learn more about UIMC.
  • Eric Carle Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book
  • My Changing Life: Changes with School
  • Ancient Grains: A Day In Pixar
  • Duckling Gets a Cookie
  • Anatomy/Physiology Series: Gene Expression - DNA and RNA
  • America's 58 National Parks Mountains: Glacier, Montana
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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV May 2016 Highlights
May is a time to celebrate Utah Water Week (May 1-7), Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month and Jewish American Heritage Month! Be sure to check out the May UEN-TV Health Highlights.

MHz Worldview 9.2

Deutsche Welle Live
Weekdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Deutsche Welle features news headlines from Germany and Europe as well as the latest from business, culture and sports.

FNX 9.3

Samaqan Water Stories
Tuesday & Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. Watch and get a new and refreshing perspective on a most precious resource.
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PBS Utah

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month