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Attending Your First Professional Conference | UEN PDTV
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In this episode of UEN's PDTV, preservice teachers Aniston and Mallory reflect on their first professional conference at the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) annual event. They’ll share their top ten tips for conference preparation, and through their insights, you’ll learn how to maximize your next professional conference experience.

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Professional Learning
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05/29/2024
The Benefits of Open Educational Resources | UEN PDTV
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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.

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Professional Learning
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03/26/2024
Declaration of Independence
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Since 2005, the "Past and Present" podcast from Colonial Williamsburg has taken you behind the scenes to meet interpreters, chefs, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, and more. We offer two versions of our podcast: one that's audio-only and one that includes a slideshow. In this episode: Hear the Declaration of Independence read in its entirety by renowned Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker.

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Social Science
Social Studies
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Colonial Williamsburg
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09/13/2022
The Declaration of Independence
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The Declaration of Independence states the principles on which our government, and our identity as Americans, are based. Unlike the other founding documents, the Declaration of Independence is not legally binding, but it is powerful. Abraham Lincoln called it "a rebuke and a stumbling-block to tyranny and oppression." It continues to inspire people around the world to fight for freedom and equality.

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Social Science
Social Studies
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National Archives
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09/12/2022
Declaration of Independence
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Most students are familiar with the Declaration of Independence. But have they ever critically examined the text or questioned the motives of its authors? In this lesson plan, students weigh contrasting interpretations by prominent historians to answer the question: Why did the Founders write the Declaration of Independence?

The second part of the lesson encourages students to think through what the Declaration of Independence means and what the grievances meant.

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History
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Stanford History Education Group
Date Added:
03/22/2024
The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"
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This lesson plan looks at the major ideas in the Declaration of Independence, their origins, the Americans' key grievances against the King and Parliament, their assertion of sovereignty, and the Declaration's process of revision.

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History
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Lesson Plan
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National Endowment for the Humanities
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11/06/2019
Discovering a Treasure Trove of Resources with eMedia | UEN PDTV
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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.

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Professional Learning
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05/07/2024
Free to Use and Reuse: Flags & Symbols of the United States
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In recognition of American Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, this selection of rights-free images showcases a variety of national symbols and flags from ancient times to the present day. Representing the rich cultures and diverse landscapes of the United States, all images are from the Prints & Photographs Division unless otherwise noted.

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History
Social Science
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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Library of Congress
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07/10/2024
I Am American!
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Students will learn about the importance of the flag and flag etiquette.

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Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
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10/27/2021
In Their Own Words: Ben, an Enslaved Miller
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Ben, an enslaved miller at Mount Vernon, discusses freedom. In a reenactment of him thinking aloud, he considers what his life might be like if he runs away from Mount Vernon and gains his freedom as compared to his current life as George Washington's miller.

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History
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PBS LearningMedia
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Leading Schools | UEN PDTV
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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.

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Professional Learning
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02/09/2024
A Lesson Plan for Independence Day, the Fourth of July
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Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is a time to remember and appreciate our heritage of a democratic form of government and to reflect on our country's fundamental principles. The following lesson for high school students and youth groups is designed to respond to Jefferson's call to "educate...the whole mass of the people" and Mason's call to refer to fundamental principles. It concludes with an opportunity to add one's signature to those of the Founders of this nation who signed the original documents. We hope you have a pleasant Fourth of July and find this lesson plan useful with your students.

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Social Science
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
09/12/2022
Oh, Say, Can You See What the Star-Spangled Banner Means?
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Using archival material, students will associate Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner with historic events and recognize the sentiments those words inspired. Students will explore the symbolic nature of the American flag.

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History
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Lesson Plan
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National Endowment for the Humanities
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11/06/2019
PDTV: Culture of Learning
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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.

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Professional Learning
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09/11/2023
PDTV: Flexible Learning: Autonomy, Purpose & Mastery
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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.

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Professional Learning
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Date Added:
10/31/2023
PDTV: Online Learning
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Travel to Cedar City with Katie Blunt to see Utah’s EdTech competencies in action at Southern Utah University! Learn how a professor, an instructional designer, and a graphic designer created a high-quality and engaging online learning experience for their students studying  Family Life and Human Development.

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Professional Learning
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02/07/2023
PDTV: The LEARN Platform
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In this episode of PDTV, host Katie Blunt visits Grant Elementary in the Murray School District. First, meet with 5th-grade teacher Kayti Graham, who shows us how she integrates technology software into her classroom to enhance student learning. Then, see how the elementary school director and director of technology for the district, Missy Hamilton, manages the technology evaluation process for her district.

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Professional Learning
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Date Added:
02/22/2023