January 2021 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 2021 and hope you stay connected with us all year long.
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
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: UEN has lesson plans and resources to help students learn about the Holocaust. After Auscwitz will air Jan. 27 at 9:00pm on UEN-TV.
January 19
Opening Day of the 2021 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

UEN PD Spring Registration
UEN PD registration opens Feb. 1. Classes fill quickly, so register early.

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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 Feb. 1

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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 2021 Highlights
  • Let's Learn: A new daily show aimed at children ages 3-8 begins on Jan. 4. Weekdays at noon.
  • Decoding the Driftless: An exploration of the Driftless region -- an area of the Midwest that was not covered in glaciers during the Ice Age. Jan.18 at 8 p.m.

NHK World-Japan 9.4

Coronavirus: Battle on the Brink
Various dates and times
This is a series of documentaries that features in-depth examinations of political, economic, and social challenges facing Japan and the world.