January 2020 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks UtahFutures App of the Month
Professional Learning eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 NHK World-Japan 9.4


January 1
New Year's Day
UEN wishes you a fantastic 2020 and hope you stay connected with us all year long.
January 2
Attention Salt Lake County 7th -12th graders and teachers
Salt Lake County Health Department is hosting the Kick Ash Film Festival to bring attention to the dangers of vaping/e-cigarette use. Cash prizes for winning entries.
January 4
Statehood for Utah
In 1896, after a half-century of struggle, statehood arrived for Utah.
January 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Check out UEN's Themepark page on Civil Rights and download the "American Experience: Citizen King" video in UEN's eMedia. MLK Day is also National Day of Service.
January 27
Opening Day of the 2020 Utah Legislature
Visit le.utah.gov often to stay on top of proposed bills and legislation. This is a great civics opportunity for students.
National Blood Donor Month
Review the donating blood Q & A from MedlinePlus, part of the National Medical Library available on Utah's Online Library.

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UEN Staff Picks

The Presidential Primary Sources Project
January thru March 2020
The Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) is a free, interactive classroom videoconferencing program for grades 6-12. View schedule and register today or participate via the Live Stream.


Tool of the Month
UtahFutures offers a free state-of-the-art career assessment through a company called Sokanu. Along with these assessments, users can view a career database with salary information. Check it out here: explorecareers.utahfutures.org

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Apps4Edu App of the Month

PDTV: Adobe Rush
On this episode Jami and Michael take us through the essentials of Adobe Rush, a video editing app. All Utah teachers have access to Adobe products and grades 7-12 have them in their schools. Learn more with UEN Professional Development!

Professional Development Professional Learning

New Podcast: UEN's Homeroom
In this episode of Homeroom, Jared and Dani are joined by Liz Arias, a Senior Customer Success Manager for Adobe Education. During the episode we discuss Adobe's statewide partnership with Utah schools to bring Creative Cloud to teachers and students.
New Spring Schedule
The UEN Spring course registration is available now

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eMediaeMedia Features

Healthy New Year
  • Art Connection: Dance for Health
  • Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Sleep?
  • EarthSky Podcasts: Benjamin Levine's study supports rowing for astronaut fitness
  • NASA Connect: Better Health from Space to Earth
  • Utah Women and Education: Mental Health Benefits of Higher Education
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 20
  • 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
  • Frontline: A Class Divided
  • In Remembrance of Martin
  • Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

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UEN-TV January 2020 Highlights
  • Comedy Bootcamp: The Documentary
    January 2 at 9:00pm
    Comedy Bootcamp: The Documentary shines a light on today's returning service members, shadowing a new class of former military veterans as they embark on a journey to share their stories and connect with others - through comedy.
  • American Road to Victory: The Americans in the Bulge
    January 4 at 8:00 p.m.
    Learn how the gallant actions of the US forces surprised the NAZI plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies. Witness vignettes of individual gallantry, illustrated though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects. Visit the actual frozen foxholes and fog shrouded hills where we hear soldiers describe the unimaginable conditions of winter war.
  • Eva: A-7063: The incredible true story of an Auschwitz survivor's journey to forgiveness and healing
    January 25 at 8:00 p.m.
    At the age of 10, Eva Mozes Kor fought to stay alive inside the concentration camp where she and her sister Miriam were being experimented on as one of "Mengele's twins." After decades of torment and pain following her liberation, she came to the epiphany that she needed to forgive the Nazis to move forward with her life. She emerged as arguably the best-known and most-active Holocaust survivor in the world. Saturday.
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert with the Cleveland Orchestra
    January 19 at 8:00 p.m.
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, the performance includes classical selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Verdi as well as hymns and spirituals including "Down by the Riverside," "Precious Lord," and "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Hosted by actor James Pickens, Jr.

NHK World-Japan 9.4

Crew 191
January 18 at 4:10 p.m.
Our traveler embarks on a walking journey along an ancient highway, which starts in Kyoto and wends into the mountains of Hyogo Prefecture, discovering deep traditions and a little about herself.