#UTedChat Questions for 09/19 – Teacher Advocacy and Involvement

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat, Advocacy

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Tonight’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Dave Horan (@downrightdave). Dave is an Innovative Learning Coach in Alpine School District and a former 4th-grade teacher. He is also a member of the UCET Board and a Hope Street Groups Utah Teacher Fellow and loves being involved with both groups and helping teachers in Utah. Dave will be leading tonight’s #UTedChat with an awesome topic of Teacher Advocacy and Involvement. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight. 

If you haven’t already followed Dave via Twitter (@downrightdave) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1- Who do you think the most influential decision-makers are in education? Explain.

Q2- What do you know about how decisions about education are made at a state, district, and school level? What would you like to know?

Q3 – What experiences have you had with your state/local school board members? If you haven’t had experiences, why would these relationships be important?

Q4 – How do the state and local school boards affect your life as an educator?

Q5 – Do you believe it’s important for teachers to be involved in local politics? Explain.

Q6 – How do teachers influence decisions made about education on a school, district, or state level?

Q7 – How can you help non-educators understand education issues on the ballot?


Dave Horan is the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year as well as the 2018 Freedom Elementary Teacher of the Year. He spent 10 years in the classroom as a 4th-grade teacher and is currently an Innovative Learning Coach in Alpine School District. Dave is a Hope Street Group Utah Fellow as well as an elected UCET board member. He is the Inspiration of #DaveWeek and can often be found on Twitter talking education and LOTS of Utah Jazz and BYU sports.

You can follow Dave via Twitter at @downrightdave.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet after the chat.

 

#UTedChat Questions for 09/12 – Utah Grads

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat

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Tonight’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Diana Suddreth (@disudds). Diana is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Utah State Board of Education and has spent 35 years in education as a secondary Mathematics teacher in California, Nevada, and here in Utah. She will be leading tonight’s #UTedChat with an excellent topic of Identifying the Ideal Characteristics of a Utah Graduate after going through the K-12 system. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight. 

If you haven’t already followed Diana via Twitter (@disudds) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1 – What is the most important thing you learned in high school?

Q2 – What will our high school graduates need in the future?

Q3 – What are our hopes, dreams and aspirations for our students? 

Q4 – Someone new is joining your family. What qualities and characteristics do you hope they bring to the table?

Q5 – When an employer is hiring, what do you think they are looking for in an ideal employee?

Q6 – How would you measure success when a/your child graduates from high school?

Q7 – What themes did you see come out of our discussion tonight?


Diana Suddreth is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Utah State Board of Education where she currently leads the Utah Teacher Effectiveness Team, the Standards Implementation Teams, The Digital Teaching & Learning Team, and Educator Licensing. She has served education for over 35 years, beginning her career as a mathematics teacher in middle and high schools in Nevada, California, and Utah. Diana was the 2000 Presidential Awardee in Secondary Mathematics in Utah and earned her National Board Teaching Certificate in 2002. Diana joined the Utah State Board of Education in 2006 as Secondary Mathematics Specialist and was also the STEM Coordinator for five years before becoming the director. She is currently working with the Board to define the Portrait of a Utah Graduate that can be used as we design systems that support student success in Utah.

You can follow Diana via Twitter at @disudds.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet after the chat.