#UTedChat Questions for 10/10 – Learning Environments

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Tonight’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Machelle Rogers (@rogers_machelle). Machelle is an elementary teacher in Jordan District and also a 2017-18 Utah Teacher Fellow. Michelle will be joined by Meredith Bortz (@MeredithBortz) from Sevenzo. They will be leading tonight’s #UTedChat with an important topic of Learning Environments. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight. 

If you haven’t already followed Machelle and Meredith via Twitter (@rogers_machelle and @MeredithBortz) 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 does a caring, inclusive learning environment look like? What does it feel like?

Q2 What do you do/try to do in your classroom to enhance a feeling of caring and inclusion?

Q3 So many expectations are felt by educators. Where might meeting the needs of each student fit into a caring, inclusive learning environment?

Q4 How does equity play a role in a caring and inclusive environment? (Equity in education means that personal or social circumstances such as gender, ethnic origin or family background, are not obstacles to achieving educational potential.)

Q5 If training was available for a caring, inclusive classroom, what would it look like? What would make it effective?

Q6 What resources have you found to be helpful in your efforts to create a caring, inclusive environment?

Q7 What connection is there between having a caring, inclusive classroom and the school environment?

Q8 How does having a caring, inclusive learning environment benefit our won emotional intelligence or peace of mind?

Q9 How do we move forward from here? What will you try next to create or add to your caring, inclusive classroom?


Machelle Rogers is a 2017-18 Utah Teacher Fellow in her 23rd year of teaching with Jordan District as an elementary teacher. Machelle loves her students and works to support and foster student growth and learning in a caring, responsive, and inclusive environment. Shout out to Hope Street Group and each of the amazing Teacher Fellow friends and the incredible organizations that support educators.

Meredith Bortz leads operations for Sevenzo, a non-profit that connects a national community of educators and helps them try evidence-based practices, all with a focus on fostering student belonging and creating more caring, inclusive, and impactful learning environments. Sevenzo facilitates opportunities for educators to connect and learn, inspire one another, try impactful practices, and share what works.

Meredith comes to Sevenzo with experience driving change in partnership with state and local leaders, educators, and other stakeholders—always with the goal of eliminating inequities so that all children have the opportunities they deserve. Having worked previously in education policy and advocacy, what Meredith loves most about Sevenzo are the myriad opportunities to deeply connect with teachers and help them share their unique talents and expertise.

You can follow Machelle (@rogers_machelle) and Meredith (@MeredithBortz) via Twitter.

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#UTedChat Questions for 10/03 – Education and the Workforce #AmGrad

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Tonight’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Jenn Gibbs (@JennGibbs). Jenn is the project manager of UEN’s UtahFutures American Graduate Project. She will be leading tonight’s #UTedChat with an awesome topic of Education and the Workforce Skills Gap. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight. 

If you haven’t already followed Jenn via Twitter (@JennGibbs) 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 Gap: Utah has more job openings in certain skilled trades than people qualified for them. How might this impact your students and/or community?

Q2 College: With many grads from 4-year universities struggling to pay off student loans and find jobs with decent wages, what messages about university education should we be giving students?

Q3 Challenges: What challenges do teachers face in helping students choose classes that prepare them for future success?

Q4 Exposure: Students tend to focus on only careers they already know about. What can we as educators do to open students’ minds to a broader range of career options?

Q5 Advice: What advice would you give someone who needs help planning education-to-career pathways?

Q6 BONUS: What’s your favorite hands-on skill to practice? Extra points for photos. (Mine is baking with my favorite pastry chef of all time!)


Jenn Gibbs is the project manager of UEN’s UtahFutures American Graduate Project, part of American Graduate: Getting to Work, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

You can follow Jenn via Twitter at @JennGibbs.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet after the chat.

 

#UTedChat Questions for 09/26 – Advice for New Teachers #IntroToEd

Written by Cody Plumhof on . Posted in #utedchat, Education

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Tonight’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Krystle Bassett (@KrystleBassett). Krystle is an Innovation Specialist in Juab School District. She is currently teaching an Introduction to Teaching course at Juab High School and all of tonight’s questions were written with her high school students in that class. Krystle will be leading tonight’s #UTedChat with an awesome topic of Advice for New Teachers. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight. 

If you haven’t already followed Krystle via Twitter (@KrystleBassett) 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: I hear a lot about teachers leaving the profession. Why did you choose to be an educator? Why do you stay? via @AKeithAllred1

Q2: Everyone says that relationships matter most. What is one thing you do to connect with your students? Why does it work? via @Makayla46612690

Q3: A lot of teachers seem tired all the time. How do you get ‘it’ (grading, planning, etc) all done? via @erdmann_jamie

Q4: Would you tell your own child to become a teacher? Why/Why not? #UTedChat

Q5: I want my students to listen and learn, but I’ve heard they won’t learn from teachers they don’t like. How do you gain respect as a teacher? via @meganr0013

Q6: What makes a ‘good day’ at school for you and your students? What do you do to get more of them? via @gracie26880510


Krystle Bassett, Innovation Specialist at Juab School District (Follow them on Twitter at @juabsd), is a mom of four and an avid #sketchnote creator. She is currently teaching an #IntrotoEd course at Juab High School and she loves it! All questions tonight come from her current students.

You can follow Krystle via Twitter at @KrystleBassett.

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

Written by Cody Plumhof 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.

 

#UTedChat Questions for 09/12 – Utah Grads

Written by Cody Plumhof 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.

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