55 episodes

This podcast is UEN’s chance to tell the stories and talk about the issues impacting Utah’s amazing teachers. We plan to feature educators and leaders from across the state of Utah in a fun and informative bi-monthly podcast.

UEN Homeroom Utah Education Network

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This podcast is UEN’s chance to tell the stories and talk about the issues impacting Utah’s amazing teachers. We plan to feature educators and leaders from across the state of Utah in a fun and informative bi-monthly podcast.

    Dr. Allison Martin and Kody Colvin - Providing Support for LGTBQ+ Students and Faculty

    Dr. Allison Martin and Kody Colvin - Providing Support for LGTBQ+ Students and Faculty

    In this episode of UEN Homeroom we're talking with Dr. Allison Martin and Kody Colvin, both educators/administrators in the Salt Lake School District and members of FAM (Friends, Allies, and Mentors of the LGTBQ+ Community. During our conversation we focus on topics like: the key issues schools need to address when it comes to addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ students,
    improving our school culture to be more inclusive, ways teachers can help LGTBQ+ students feel safe at school, and more.

    • 52 min
    Robert Proffit - The Power of Coaching in Education

    Robert Proffit - The Power of Coaching in Education

    Jared and Dani are talking coaching the week with Robert Proffit, Professional Learning Coordinator from Washington County School District. As we look into coaching we discuss the following topics: What are the biggest impacts for teachers who participate in a coaching program? How do you encourage teachers who are reluctant to coaching to try a new approach? What is the research surrounding coaching and its effects?

    • 42 min
    Tim Eernisse - Public Media and Education

    Tim Eernisse - Public Media and Education

    In this episode of UEN Homeroom, Jared and Dani are pleased to welcome Tim Eernisse, Vice President of the National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA). As part of our conversation we tackle such topics as: the role that public media can play in helping people of all ages learn, how local public media stations make a difference in their educational communities, the future of public media, how public media and education partner with one another to benefit classrooms, and what was the original color of Oscar the Grouch.

    • 44 min
    Chris Larsen - Future of UCET (Lost Episode)

    Chris Larsen - Future of UCET (Lost Episode)

    In another of our Lost Episodes, Jared and Dani meet with Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology for Granite School District and UCET President Elect, to discuss the impact that UCET has on classrooms throughout Utah. We talk about the different activities that UCET provides educators, the need for professional learning in education, and the future of UCET moving forward.

    • 19 min
    Amanda Souza - Girls Who Code (Lost Episode)

    Amanda Souza - Girls Who Code (Lost Episode)

    In one of our Lost Episodes, Jared and Dani connect with Amanda Souza, Manager of Community Partnerships for the Southwest with Girls Who Code. During our conversation we cover topics including: the role that Girls Who Code plays in Utah, the need for gender equity in computer programming, the skills that students develop in Girls Who Code, and the need for teachers and schools to get involved in teaching computer programming to students.

    • 30 min
    Dr. Sydnee Dickson - Learn @ Home with the State Superintendent

    Dr. Sydnee Dickson - Learn @ Home with the State Superintendent

    UEN Homeroom is excited to welcome the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Syndee Dickson, to be the final guest in our Learn @ Home series. As part of her role in guiding K-12 schools we talk with Dr. Dickson about the decisions leading up to the soft close of schools and the eventual decision to close in-person instruction for the rest of the school year. We also cover topics like preparing the state for distance learning for the past several years through the DTL program, how to help families and communities through services provided at the schools, and how to help schools return, recover, and reimagine education for the future.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

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Great local podcast

Every educator needs to give this one a try. They have great ideas for incorporating technology in the classroom in effective ways.

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Great PD resource for Utah Teachers

Jared and Dani interview great educators about relevant topics for Utah teachers and I love it.

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