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Discovering a Treasure Trove of Resources with eMedia
Premiered: May 9, 2024

In this episode of UEN's PDTV, we explore strategies to discover high-quality digital resources aligned with Utah Core Standards beyond basic Google searches and expensive educational websites. Join host Katie Blunt as she chats with Lindsey Henderson, a Mathematics Specialist with the Utah State Board of Education, and Jennifer Burt, a Mathematics teacher at Syracuse Jr. High, to learn effective strategies for finding, organizing and curating the perfect digital resources for your students using UEN’s eMedia platform.

Project-Based Science with Bluetooth Technology
Premiered: April 18, 2024

Travel with us to Uintah River High School on the Ute Indian Tribe's Uintah and Ouray reservation to learn how science teacher Mike Sanderson uses real-world projects and Bluetooth probes to engage students in critical thinking and computational thinking. See how Mr. Sanderson collaborates with his regional educational service center to design these projects, which connect directly to the Ute Indian Tribe's tradition of stewarding the land, plants, animals and water of their 4.5 million-acre reservation.

The Benefits of Open Educational Resources
Premiered: March 28, 2024

Explore the innovative use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education on this episode of UEN's PDTV. Visit Utah State University and Weber State University, where a professor and librarian utilize Pressbooks to develop open textbooks, curating OER materials to provide greater and more equitable access to content for their students.

Teacher Toolkit

Apply the EdTech competencies taught in this video using the resources linked below!

The Power of Teacher Leaders
Premiered: March 7, 2024

Join us on this episode of UEN’s PDTV as we visit Viewmont High School in Bountiful to spotlight Carly Maloney - Utah's 2024 Teacher of the Year. In this episode, discover Carly's approach to balancing her teaching responsibilities in English and Social Studies, while also serving as a teacher leader in her school. Learn about her journey to becoming a teacher leader and hear first-hand how she uses technology to coach teachers, lead school initiatives and create an engaging learning environment for her students.

Teacher Toolkit

Apply the EdTech competencies taught in this video using the resources linked below!

Leading Schools
Premiered: February 15, 2024

For the first time on UEN’s PDTV, we’re shining the spotlight on school leadership! Host Katie Blunt travels to Orangeville, Utah to visit principal John Hughes of Cottonwood Elementary to discuss how his experiences at the UEN Leading Schools Conference have provided him with ideas to support his staff, allowing teachers to continuously improve their skills and provide the best education to their students.

From Consumers to Creators: DLI and the 4 C's
Premiered: January 11, 2024

In this episode of UEN's PDTV, we travel to Middle Canyon Elementary in Tooele to meet Abish Jimenez, a 3rd-grade Spanish Dual Language Immersion teacher who is transforming Chromebooks in her classroom into tools for collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Watch to see how her students thrive in a technology-rich learning environment.

Canvas for Elementary: A Flexible Learning Tool
Premiered: November 16, 2023

Learn how Mary Wade, a 5th-grade teacher at Provost Elementary, uses Canvas for Elementary (C4E) to create a flexible learning environment that supports all students. Mary shares her effective design and integration strategies for this tool and discusses how it supports student learning and communication. Watch the video to learn more about using C4E in your classroom.

Flexible Learning: Autonomy, Purpose & Mastery
Premiered: November 2, 2023

In this episode of UEN's PDTV, host Katie Blunt travels to Provo, Utah, to meet 5th-grade teacher Mary Wade at Provost Elementary. Mary is a dedicated educator who has spent years researching best educational practices and has developed a flexible learning model in her classroom that focuses on building classroom culture and using personalized learning strategies.

Personalized Learning through Canvas Mastery Paths
Premiered: October 12, 2023

In this episode of UEN's PDTV, we travel to Bingham High School in South Jordan to learn from high school English Language Arts teacher Braxton Thornley. Mr. Thornely shares how he uses Canvas Mastery Paths and various other tools and strategies to personalize learning for his students. Whether you're new to personalized learning or looking for new ideas, this video is for you! Learn from Mr. Thornley's experience, and get inspired to create a personalized learning environment for your own students.

Culture of Learning
Premiered: September 21, 2023

Join us as we kick off a new season of UEN's PDTV! Host Katie Blunt travels to Midvale to meet Maxwell Eddington, an 8th-grade math teacher and Canyons School District's Teacher of the Year. Explore effective classroom management through Mr. Eddington's approach, centered on creating a supportive classroom culture for student success.