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UEN SciFi Friday

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UEN SciFi Friday offers a weekly science fiction feature film from the heyday of SciFi – the 1920’s to 1970’s. Join other Utah science fiction movie fans after the film for an accompanying podcast where Utah scientists discuss topics from the movie. Watch the movie, Fridays at 9pm on UEN-TV. For more information: www.uen.org/tv.
 
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In this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani and Matt speak with authors Darren Hudgins and Jennifer LaGarde about information literacy and evaluating our responses to media. They also discuss many ideas from Darren and Jennifer's book Developing Digital Detectives. Darren Hudgins on Twitter Jennifer LaGarde on Twitter Developing Digital Detectives Order …
 
In this episode, Dani and Matt are joined by Heather Francis and Brenda Beyal from the BYU Arts Partnership's Native American Curriculum Initiative. They talk about the initiative, why it exists, how they built the curriculum and how it will help educators. BYU Arts Partnership Native American Curriculum Initiative Website Moving Towards Culturally…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Matt and Dani get the pleasure of speaking with "This Land" podcast host and activist, Rebecca Nagle about Native American culture and education. Their conversation covers storytelling, uplifting marginalized voices and how educators can learn more about Native American culture. Rebecca Nagle on Twitter This Land Po…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani and Matt are joined by Alfonso Mendoza, an EdTech professional, podcast host and educator. The three of them discuss using EdTech to build community and inclusivity. Alfonso's Twitter My EdTech Life Podcast Teachers on Fire ChecklistBy Dani Sloan, Matt Winters, Alfonso Mendoza
 
On the first episode of the new Homeroom season, Matthew Winters debuts as Dani Sloan's new co-host! The two talk to Dan Ryder, and Mat Dombrowski about encouraging student innovation and maintaining innovation over time. Dan Ryder's Twitter Matt Dombrowski's TwitterBy Matt Dombrowski, Dani Sloan, Dan Ryder, Matt Winters
 
On the final episode of the season, Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt bring Matt Winters and Rory Beals on UEN Homeroom to talk about the power of podcasting. Matt Winters is the host of the UCET podcast and will soon be a co-host on UEN Homeroom. Rory Beals is a graduating senior from West High and the creator of "The Way I 'Z' It" podcast where he talks…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt welcome past Homeroom guest, Dr. Darren Draper. Their conversation focuses on the lessons learned during the pandemic, how educators can implement those lessons moving forward and how this past year might have changed education for the better. Lessons Learned: Post Pandemic Practices that …
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt have an in-depth conversation with Megan Simmons and Joanna Schimizzi from the ISKME team. Megan and Joanna touch on the creation of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons and how it has been a powerful tool for educators during the pandemic. OER Training with Megan and Joanna ISKME …
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Dani and Fernando chat with Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors, Clief Castleton and Milo Maughan. These Utah educators share their STEM teaching experiences that led them to apply to the SETI Institute’s Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program. Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Program Website https://www.seti.org/aaa SOFIA…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Jared and Dani welcome SGEN host Katie Blunt to highlight how higher ed has been impacted this past year. We get to hear her interview with four student body presidents: Sione Siaki from USU Eastern, Penny Mills from Dixie State University, Nouman Kante from Southern Utah University and Matt Griffin from Snow Colleg…
 
On this episode of UEN Homeroom, Jared Fawson joins Jared Covili as Dani's substitute. The two of them welcome Tabitha Pacheco, director of the Utah Teacher Fellows program and National Board certified teacher in exceptional needs. Their motivating and lively discussion focuses on advocating for teachers in Utah and how teachers can advocate for th…
 
Dani and Jared are excited to have Brittney Cummins, Senior Education Adviser to Governor Cox, as a guest on UEN Homeroom this week. Brittney provides us with the State of Education in Utah and she shares her experience in her new role helping education. Topics include: how educators are excelling in Utah, the roll that government plays in providin…
 
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 stude…
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to welcome Jenny Nicholas and Holly Reynolds, Social Studies teachers from West High School, to the podcast. Our discussion centers on the role teachers can play in talking with students about the recent protests and political unrest at the U.S. Capitol. We covered topics such as: how teachers can talk about the do…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to rebroadcast our interview with Dr. Janice Bradley, Assistant Director with the Utah Education Policy Center. During the conversation we cover topics like how to deal with a teacher who's a "downer", what role does a school leader play in changing a toxic culture, and how can a teacher make a difference in a nega…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to rebroadcast the Utah Podcasters Unite panel discussion from the UCET Conference. Jared, Dani, and Fernando were joined by the hosts of three Utah education podcasts to chat about all things audio and education. Jake from the Teaching Literacy Podcast, Quin from Edtrex Rewind, and Tracy from Little Things First a…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to rebroadcast our interview with Rushton Hurley, the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, to the podcast. In our conversation we focus on how teachers can effectively develop opportunities for students to create videos in class. Topics included in the discussion are: How teachers can use stud…
 
UEN Homeroom is excited to have Dr. Ben Springer, Director of Special Education in Wasatch School District, as a guest on the podcast this week. Our conversation focused on how to support parents during COVID 19 by addressing the following issues: what teachers can do to support parents right now, how educators can keep students’ best interests at …
 
Dani and Jared are pleased to welcome Shannon Ririe Lyon, UEN Super Trainer and Computer Programming Guru, to UEN Homeroom this week. During our conversation on the Hour of Code we discuss topics like: why the Hour of Code is such a successful program, how teachers can get started with computer programming beyond Hour of Code, the benefits of havin…
 
Jared and Dani welcome Quinn Rollins to UEN Homeroom this week. Quinn is a Social Studies teacher at Cyprus High School in the Granite School District and he is also the author of Play Like a Pirate in which he shares the importance of bringing play into your curriculum. During our discussion we cover topics such as: the importance of sharing your …
 
Dani and Jared welcome the eTwinz, Mario and Alberto Herraez- 5th and 6th Grade Spanish Immersion teachers from Davis School District, to UEN Homeroom this week. Our discussion centered around the role that language has in expanding student perspectives and opening them to diverse cultures. Topics this week include: the benefits of dual language pr…
 
UEN Homeroom wants to help you get burned in with education. This week we welcome Amber Harper, the Burned In Teacher, to talk about teacher burnout and how to re-energize educators. Our topics include: the reasons that teachers suffer from burnout, the three types of burnout and their characteristics, how to overcome anxiety and frustration as a t…
 
This week Dani and Jared welcome Valentina Arismendi Chirinos to UEN Homeroom. Valentina is a student at the University of North Carolina who recently presented at the Adobe Max conference on the topic of Digital Literacy. Our conversation focused on topics such as: how young people define digital literacy, the role that digital literacy plays in d…
 
This week in UEN Homeroom we're pleased to welcome Amanda Del Balso, Manager of the Google Certified Coaching Program, and Chris Leighty, an Instructional Coach from Oklahoma. Our conversation centered around the new Google Certified Coaching Program and how it can help improve classroom instruction. As part of the conversation, we discussed how co…
 
Dani and Jared are excited to welcome Victor Karkar to UEN Homeroom this week. Victor is the CEO and cofounder of Scrible, an educational software that seeks to tackle the massive research and writing skills crisis among America’s students. During our conversation, we address such topics as: why it is vital that students are able to research effect…
 
This week Jared and Dani connect with Justin Anderson, an educational technology team lead from the Canyons School District. As part of the episode they explore what digital citizenship looks like for today's students. We discussion issues such as: What it means to be a good digital citizen. Beyond cyberbullying, what else does digital citizenship …
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to welcome Rushton Hurley, the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, to the podcast. In our conversation we focus on how teachers can effectively develop opportunities for students to create videos in class. Topics included in the discussion are: How teachers can use student video projects to e…
 
In honor of International Podcast Day, Jared and Dani kick off season three of UEN Homeroom with a discussion on innovation during COVID. They discuss topics such as: the innovative ways in which Utah teachers are instructing students, what innovation looks like in our current classrooms, and how to help struggling teachers to adapt the "new now" t…
 
As we move into our 3rd season of UEN Homeroom, the two Jareds (Covili and Fawson) catch up with the guys from Skill Struck. Our conversation focuses on the importance of providing students with real world opportunities to show what they know. We also discuss how student internships can provide opportunities for schools to connect with their local …
 
In the last of our Back to School episodes, Jared and Dani talk with Nicole Johnson, UEN Admin Assistant extraordinaire, about her experiences as a student during COVID. As part of the conversation we cover topics such as: what COVID required of students, how schools and educators fared providing instruction during distance learning, and what schoo…
 
UEN Homeroom continues along with our Back to School series as Utah prepares for the return of teachers and students to our buildings. This week we connect with Moe Hickey, CEO of Voices for Utah Children. Our conversation focuses on the fiver key areas of healthy development for kids: health, school readiness, safety, economic stability, and diver…
 
In the next installment of our Back to School series, Jared and Dani talk with Katie Dewey Hill, an educator development specialist from the Utah State Board of Education. To help teachers get ready for a new school year, we discuss the impact the instructional coaching can have on improving teaching. Our conversation also addresses the relationshi…
 
Jared and Dani are continuing the Back to School series this week by talking with Rachel Fletcher, a school counselor at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education. As we discussed the need for schools to address the social and emotional needs of student and staff, we also covered the following topics: how we can help students, teachers, and parent…
 
In our Back to School series, UEN Homeroom visits with Shanna Bingham, a Kindergarten teacher from the Granite School District. During our conversation we talk about the issues surrounding returning to school and look back at remote learning from last year. Topics in the podcast include: how to build relationships with students and parents, the nee…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is rebroadcasting our conversation with Holly Todd, the Project Aware Coordinator for Jordan School District. This episode shares ideas on social and emotional learning in schools. We also discuss the need to help students understand their emotions, how to provide self-care for teachers, and the need to teach kids "soft skill…
 
This week UEN Homeroom is pleased to welcome Todd Call, Educational Coordinator for the Digital Teaching and Learning Grant at the Utah State Board of Education. Our conversation focuses on the impact of the DTL grant and how Utah schools are using the program to improve education throughout the state. While once considered a technology hardware gr…
 
This week Dani and Jared interview Payden Littlefield, a Science/Robotics teacher at Syracuse Jr. High in Davis School District. As part of their conversation they look at the role robotics can play in helping students develop critical thinking skills. In addition, they cover topics such as: the biggest impacts for teachers who implement robotics i…
 
Dani and Jared are pleased to welcome Bri DeLeon and Richard Thomas, from Latinos in Action, into the Homeroom this week. During this powerful episode we discuss topics such as: How do we talk to students about racism? What does systemic racism look like in the education system? How do we encourage schools to celebrate diversity? How do we include …
 
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 …
 
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 ne…
 
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