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.
LEAP at the U of U - Helping Students Achieve More
Jared and Dani welcome Dr. Ann Engar and Dr. Nora Wood, distinguished faculty for the LEAP program at the University of Utah, to UEN Homeroom this week. Our discussion focuses on helping students find a learning community that works for them. Topics include: how the LEAP program benefits diverse student populations, the biggest challenges for students as they enter college, why smaller learning communities are important to students, and the role that peer mentoring plays in helping LEAP students succeed.
Jason Eyre - Bridging the Digital Divide for Families
This week in UEN Homeroom we are pleased to welcome Jason Eyre, Technology Department Coordinator for Murray School District. Our conversation this week includes topics such as: how Murray district has created a wireless LTE network for students to use at home for schoolwork, the impact of the digital divide in rural and urban school districts, the role the district can provide in overcoming the digital divide for students, and providing a model to help other district provide more access to homes.
Charlie Fitzpatrick - Teaching Critical Thinking Using Space and Place
Jared and Dani are back with another episode of UEN Homeroom. This week they welcome Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Education Manager at ESRI, to the podcast to discuss using digital mapping to help students explore the world around them. Their topics include: how educators use digital maps to change the way we teach students about the world around them, the ways GIS provides students with good problem solving skills, free software available to Utah teachers and students from ESRI, and the role ESRI will play in that future of technology in our schools.
Jeff Van Hulten - Navigating the Utah Legislative Session
Dani and Jared welcome Jeff Van Hulten, Director of Public Affairs for the Utah State Board of Education, to UEN Homeroom this week. Our discussion focuses on the 2021 Utah Legislative Session and how teachers can get involved. Some of our topics include: what all educators in Utah should know about the legislative process, the need to communicate with your local law makers, bills specific to education in 2021, and the need for teachers to be advocates for education.
Dr. Ray Timothy - Building Relationships with Community Leaders
Jared and Dani are thrilled to talk with Dr. Ray Timothy, CEO of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network, this week in UEN Homeroom. Our conversation focuses on building relationships with community leaders and we discuss the following topics: how UETN plays a role in procuring funding for education in Utah, the role UETN will play in the future of technology needs in schools, how school or district leaders can build relationships with their local communities, and how UETN makes a difference for students and families in Utah.
Rachael Larkin - Helping Students set Goals
This week Jared and Dani welcome Rachael Larkin, an AVID teacher from Matheson Jr. High, to UEN Homeroom. With a new year upon us, Rachael dropped by to discuss helping our students to set goals for their academic and personal lives. Our topics included: a brief overview of the AVID program, the importance of having students set goals, extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation in goal setting, how parents can play a role in helping students achieve goals, and setting goals for all areas of personal growth.
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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.
Great PD resource for Utah Teachers
Jared and Dani interview great educators about relevant topics for Utah teachers and I love it.