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Jared Covili

Jared Covili has been a regular UCET presenter and attendee since 2003 - when the UCET bug first bit him. Jared has been on the UCET board since 2008 and served as UCET President in 2011-2012. He is currently serving as ISTE Affiliate Rep. Jared works at UEN (tech training), the U of U (adjunct teaching), and Corwin Press (book writing and speaking).

Questions for #utedchat – Asking Great Questions

Written by Jared Covili on . Posted in #utedchat

Q1 – Self-reflection time:  Why do you typically ask questions to students in class?  What is your purpose?  

 

Q2 – What are your frustrations with student responses to your questions?  How do you deal with the situation? 

 

Q3 – Essential questions are at the heart of education.  How do you help your students ask essential questions in their learning?

 

Q4 – What are your strategies to get more students involved in class discussion?  What role can technology play? 

 

Q5 – A key part of students responding to questions is trust with the teacher.  How do you build trust with your students? 

 

Q6 – How do you encourage students to self-reflect?  What are some ways to have students ask themselves great questions?

 

Q7 –  Share your best/worst strategy for asking questions to the whole class.  What works or doesn’t work for you?  

CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Program

Written by Jared Covili on . Posted in Grants & Contests

Teachers and Technology Program

The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grants are designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Teachers in public or private PreK-12 schools in CenturyLink's residential service areas are eligible to apply for a Teachers and Technology grant for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Key Dates

Applications will be accepted October 1, 2015 – Noon Central on January 12, 2016. 

Grants will be announced and presented after April 1, 2016. 

Eligibility

Teachers in public or private PreK-12 schools located in CenturyLink's residential service areas may apply for a Teachers and Technology Grant. 

Applicants do not have to be CenturyLink customers in order to apply for this grant. 

Apply:

Online applications may be submitted online between October 1, 2015 and Noon Central, January 12, 2016.

Questions:

If you have questions about the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program, please contact CenturyLink Community Relations.

 

To submit an application, please visit:

http://www.centurylink.com/aboutus/community/foundation/teachers.html

Questions for #utedchat for 11/18. Do They Get It with @deweykatie

Written by Jared Covili on . Posted in #utedchat

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How are teachers supposed to know when students understand the material being taught? Is there an easier way to do that without having to give long tests? Join us tonight, Wednesday, November 18th, from 9:00-10:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time) as we will be talking aboutAssessment in Real Time.  Join us on Twitter by using the hashtag #UTedChat.  The following questions will be presented every 5-10 minutes.

Q1 – What does assessment mean to you?

Q2 – What subject area do you feel you are the most effective assessing? Why?

Q3 – What's a healthy amount of assessing? Why?

Q4 – What tech tools do you find most helpful in assessment?

Q5 – What are some "best practice" tips for using your favorite tools?

Come join #UTedChat tonight and share your favorite tips on assessment and go away with a few news ones as well!


Tonight's #UTedChat will be moderated by Katie Dewey Hill (@deweykatie).

Katie is currently in her 4th year as an Ed tech with Canyons School District, prior to that she taught 5th grade, 3rd grade, and 7th grade. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma first with a BS in El Ed and in 2008 with a M.Ed. in curriculum with a social studies focus. Katie loves technology and teaching how effectively used technology enhances the classroom for all involved.

If you aren't already following Katie on Twitter, be sure to do so before the chat so you can better keep up and because she's amazing!

See you at 9 pm!

GIS Day 2015

Written by Jared Covili on . Posted in New Technologies, STEM and STEAM

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Last week a few UCET board members had the chance to participate in GIS Day at the Larry H. Miller SLCC Campus.  What is GIS Day you might be asking yourself?  GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems – in a nutshell, GIS is all about maps and the data used to create them.  GIS Day is an annual event to introduce people to the amazing world of digital mapping.  The event was sponsored by the Utah Geographic Information Council and organized by a committee of GIS professionals from across Utah.  Almost 700 students from 6 different elementaries were able to come to the event and they paricipated in 4 workshops to learn about digital mapping.  Here is a break down of the day:

Workshop 1 :  What is GIS?  Students learned how a map helps us learn about the real world.

Workshop 2:  Using Lydar to Make Mapping Easier.  Students used lydar to help them determine the height of box towers they created in teams.

Worskhop 3:  ArcGIS Online.  Students help identify the spreading zombie contagion using ArcGIS online.

Workshop 4:  Putting it all Together.  Using skills and data from other workhsops students created a final project.

Overall, GIS Day was awesome!  I loved watching the kids get excited about using information in new ways.  If you are interested in learning more about GIS and ArcGIS Online please contact Jared Covili – jared@uen.org

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