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Bear and Deer Lesson Plan
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Students will use predicting, questioning, commenting, and connecting to the text as strategies while they read. They will also practice retelling the story to a partner to demonstrate comprehension. This detailed lesson plan is based on the "Bear and Deer" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.  Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Capturing Utah's Symbols and Landmarks
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Students will take digital pictures of Utah symbols and landmarks they find in their neighborhoods or communities. They will email them to their teacher, and the teacher will put them into a slideshow or movie to share with the class. This lesson was created by Traci Rindlisbach. 

Subject:
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/20/2020
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Coyote Loses His Eyes Lesson Plan
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This is the detailed lesson plan. Students will be guided through the strategies included in reciprocal teaching as they read/listen to the Goshute tale "Coyote Loses His Eyes." based on the Goshute story booklet adapted by Kathryn Hurst and Cultural Consultants Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and Frog Race  Lesson Plan
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This is the detailed lesson plan to create a story map based on the "Coyote and Frog Race" Goshute story booklet adapted by LeeAnn Parker and Cultural Consultants Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and Mouse Make Snow Lesson Plan
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The students will write a story to activate their prior knowledge. They will then read a story and identify the characters, problems, and solutions within that story. After reading the story, the students will retell it in comic strip form. Possible extensions tie in with the Science Core. This concept map is based on the "Coyote and Mouse Make Snow" story booklet. According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the wintertime. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and the Rolling Stone: Language Arts and Dance Lesson Plan
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This lesson utilizes the experience-text-relationship method to enhance comprehension of the story "Coyote and the Rolling Stone," a traditional Goshute tale. It includes an experience-eliciting discussion/activity, a discussion about the students' reading of the story, and a discussion relating students' experiences to the content of the story. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center. These stories come with glossaries of traditional language vocabulary and teaching points. The Kennedy Center's ArtsEdge "Elements of Dance" lesson plan (http://bit.ly/2Em9JZN) for teaching dance elements can be tied in with "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" by incorporating the action words used in the story for choreographing a dance movement experience as a class.Lesson Plan Author: LeeAnn Parker

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Dance
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and the Rolling Stone Lesson Plan
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Students will use predicting, questioning, commenting, and connecting to the text as strategies while they read. They will also practice retelling the story to a partner to demonstrate comprehension. This detailed lesson plan is based on the Goshute story "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Digital Photo Book Review
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Utilizing their school-issued iPad or personal phone, students will capture their own images to represent literary elements from their personal reading book. This assignment is designed to blend principles from digital photography, design, and reading literature standards to demonstrate deeper understanding and critical thinking skills.  This lesson plan was created by Andrea Settle. "The Flying Book Collage" by Antonio TwizShiz Edward is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Subject:
Literature
Secondary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
10/28/2021
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Eating Healthy (Food Groups)
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This is a second grade lesson plan about nutrition and building blanaced meals. In this lesson, students will review the five food groups and create a video presentation showing a balanced meal they created with their family. This lesson plan was created by Sydney Blake. It aligns with 2nd Grade Standard 5 Nutrition - Standard 2.N.1: Identify food and beverage choices that contribute to good health. https://www.uen.org/core/core.do?courseNum=7020

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Health Science Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/20/2020
Lesson Plan Template
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This is a lesson plan template created by the Utah Education Network. It is meant to guide educators through creating lesson plans that contain all the necessary components for teacher and student success. Remix this template each time you create a lesson to share in eMedia. When you edit each section of the lesson plan template, delete the template description and add your own content. Add files and links to each section as needed. Remember to replace the preview image with an openly licensed image or screen capture that represents your lesson. After completing each lesson plan section included in this template, you will click "next" at the top of your screen. This is when you will replace this overview with your own brief description of your lesson. You will also be asked to finalize your lesson details (metadata), including connecting it to state curriculum standards. Please do not skip these details. These choices are what align your lesson to state standards and help others search for resources in eMedia. Thank you for contributing to eMedia!

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Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
10/16/2020
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Matter Documentary Lesson Plan
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This lesson plan utilizes filmmaking to solidify student understanding of scientific phenomena related to matter. While the plan is tied to 5th grade SEEd standards, it can be adapted to meet any SEEd standard at any grade level, particularly in upper elementary, middle school, and high school.  (This resource's preview image was created by the author of this lesson plan.)

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
04/30/2021
PDTV: Student Engagement
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On this virtual PDTV, Jared Fawson brings colleague Katie Blunt in to talk about student engagement. While engaging tools and nifty websites are useful, they discuss how creating an engaging course or assignment starts before implementation.

Subject:
Professional Learning
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Author:
Jared Fawson
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Renaissance 'Movers and Shakers'
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In this lesson, students will investigate and identify Renaissance 'movers and shakers' and their contributions. They will conduct research, create multimedia presentations, and design class activities centered around an important Renaissance artist, thinker, and/or scientist. Research resources and student handouts are included in the lesson plan.The lesson is intended to take about 5 class periods of 45 minutes each.The lesson is based on a lesson originally created by Diana Payne and Dirk Sprunt. 

Subject:
Social Studies
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Lesson
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
09/14/2020
Short Story Extravaganza
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In this student-facing activity, students will explore various TED videos as examples of digital short stories. After watching a video, students will complete a questionnaire and participate in a class discussion.  (Public speaking image - free to reuse - from Pixabay.com)  Resource Author: Matthew Winters, adapted by Katie Blunt

Subject:
Secondary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Katie Blunt
Matthew Winters
Date Added:
08/23/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 3 Back to School: Stronger Together
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On the third episode of Some Good Education News, we head into a new school year and are amazed at the incredible work teachers are doing. Thank you, educators! Dani introduces our new host and recent UEN addition, Katie Blunt. After diving into some good education stories, Katie interviews special guest, Tami Pyfer, Education Advisor from the Governor's Office.
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, be kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
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Author:
Dani Sloan
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 4 Finding the Good
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In this episode, we see how schools and educators are innovating throughout this unusual school year. Katie Blunt, continuing her role as host, shares uplifting highlights from the past few months. From tractor parades to students helping communities in need, the highlights prove that there is always some good education news. This episode's in-depth interview is with none other than the 2021 teacher of the year, John Arthur from Meadowlark Elementary School - Salt Lake City. It's not one you'll want to miss!
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, be kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
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Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 5 Making Teachers a Priority
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In the fifth episode of Some Good Education News, we get personal with educators about the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, be kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
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Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 6 Students Lead
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In episode 6 of Some Good Education News, we shift our view to higher education! Host Katie Blunt sits down with four student body presidents to find out what it’s been like to lead during the past year.
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, stay kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
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Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 7 Thank a Librarian
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In episode 7 of Some Good Education News, we finally give both school and local libraries the shout-outs they deserve! Host Katie Blunt gets the inside scoop on how big of an impact the Salt Lake County Library system has had on our local community. Find out how you can use their services and more!

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
04/09/2021
UEN Professional Development Highlights
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This resource includes a pdf file of an infographic. The infographic displays a quick overview of web resources and productions provided by the Utah Education Network (UEN) professional development team. These resources were the focus of UEN's presentations at UCET 2021.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/24/2021