May 2020 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks Partner Highlight
Professional Learning eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 PBS Utah

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Jewish American Heritage Month
Celebrating Jewish Americans who have contributed to American culture
May 1
Law Day 2020
Theme: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society
May 4 - 8
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5
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

Engage Students With Nearpod

Have you heard? Nearpod is now available to all Utah educators! Utah teachers and schools can request access through their districts.

Learn@Home UEN Screencasts:

This new site consolidates resources for teachers, students, and parents and caregivers. For teachers, learn how to adapt and improve instruction in the distance-learning environment. For parents, learn how to address your children's questions about COVID-19 or the stories they see on the TV news.

Partner Highlight

Spy Hop: Art Shop

UEN is partnering with Spy Hop and their Professional Outreach in Public Schools (POPS) program. Spy Hop's artist mentors have created easy-to-follow video tutorials for STEAM-based projects. 

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Professional Learning

UEN Homeroom: Sarah Young - Learn @ Home with the Utah State Board of Education

Jared and Dani are back with another UEN Homeroom. This time we're joined by Sarah Young, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Utah State Board of Education. The conversation touches upon fun topics like what your Zoom background looks like to when is the appropriate time each day to get dressed. Sarah provides information about how USBE is helping districts deal with addressing student technology needs, how the Digital Teaching and Learning program has helped Utah prepare for distance learning, and what schools may look like next year.

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eMedia Features

  • Railroads in Utah; Utah History Encyclopedia. Union Pacific Railroad.
  • A Peoples' History of Utah: The Coming of the Railroad. Tieing of the trascontinental rails.
  • Mother's Day: Mother Bruce
  • Reading Rainbow: A Chair for My Mother
  • Genetics in Our Lives: Mother and Child
Jewish American History 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

UEN-TV May 2020 Highlights
  • Asian Pacific Islander Month
  • Memorial Day, May 25 Vietnam: An Inner View

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PBS Utah

This is Utah

This Is Utah, a weekly series from PBS Utah, celebrates the diverse people who call this state home. Host Liz Adeola guides viewers through stories about the arts, culture, places, and events, as told through the voices of the people and communities that make Utah unique.

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