May 2017 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks Utah's Online Library App of the Month
Professional Learning UtahFutures eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 PBS Utah


All Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Celebrating Jewish Americans who have contributed to American culture
May 1
Law Day 2017
The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy
May 8-12
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9
National Teacher Day
Use the #ThankATeacher hashtag in support for our teachers.
May 16
The One that Got Away
Airing May 16 @ 9:00 pm on UEN-TV.
May 29
Memorial Day
Remember those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
May 29
529 Day
A good time to reflect on college savings goals.
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UEN Staff Picks

Research Quest
Developed by the Natural History Museum of Utah, this program engages middle school students in SEEd standards aligned online investigations that use real museum objects and scientific research to support deeper learning. The first 200 teachers who have or plan to use at least one of the investigations this school year can receive an Amazon gift card after completing a feedback survey.

Utah's Online Library

New Home Access Login
On August 1, 2017 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

The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line app provides 24/7 access to crisis counseling or tip reporting for youth in the state of Utah. After installing the app you can connect directly to the UNI CrisisLine or report a confidential tip on bullying, school threats of violence or concern about someone in crisis.

Professional Learning

UEN's 9 Ideas
Explore UEN's "9 Ideas For..." to learn about a wide variety of tech topics such as Taking Better Photoswith your iPhone and Makerspaces in Your Classroom.
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UtahFutures Widget
Would you like to feature UtahFutures on your website or blog? We have a widget for that!

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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
  • Wasatch Academy
  • Garfield County
  • Scandinavian Days

Jewish American Heritage Month
  • A History of Jewish American Achievement
  • Art Connection: Human Bond
  • Discovery Road: Paradise on the Prairie
  • Frontline: A Jew Among the Germans
  • Soundzabound Music Library: Hava Nagila
  • The Triumph of Memory
  • The Hidden Child
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UEN-TV 9.1

The One that Got Away
May 16 @ 9:00 pm
A one-hour documentary that thoughtfully explores issues surrounding youth at risk of leaving school without a diploma.

UEN-TV May 2017 Highlights

PBS Utah

KUED Local Productions: Search & Rescue
May 9, 10, 21 & 22
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Utah’s first-responder Search and Rescue volunteers, and see how life and death experiences have shaped their lives.