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

Written by Cody Plumhof on . Posted in #utedchat

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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.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet.

 

#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 09/05 – Homecoming

Written by Cody Plumhof on . Posted in #utedchat

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Tonight’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Jared Covili (@covili). Jared is one an instructor and trainer with UEN Professional Development and has been an invaluable member of the Educational Technology world, especially here in Utah, for many years. He will be leading the first official #UTedChat of the 2018-19 school year with an excellent topic of Homecoming, and yes, plan for sharing some of your awesome homecoming pics from high school and possibly even college. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight. 

If you haven’t already followed Jared via Twitter (@covili) 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 Traditions:  Homecoming is a time to honor the traditions of the past while trying to make new memories with today’s students.  Share a tradition from the beginning of the school year from your classroom or school. What makes it successful?

Q2 Alumni: What are some ways you try to involve former students or community partners in your classroom/school? 

Q3 The “Game”:   Whether or not you’re into sports,  they are a huge way to build community in our schools.  What are some ways you use sports or games to build community with your students and parents? 

Q4 Royalty:  While not everyone can be homecoming king or queen, what are some of the ways you try to make every student in your classroom or school feel valued?  Why is this so important? 

Q5 School Song:  Music is a powerful tool that can take us back to our school days. How do/can you use music in your classroom to help create learning moments?

Extra Credit Q6 – What song was most popular at your homecoming dance?  Which song would best represent your school year so far?


Jared Covili, CETL, is an instructor and trainer for UEN Professional Development. He has worked with educators all over the beautiful state of Utah and loves what he does. He is a past president for UCET and is currently serving on the UCET Board as the ISTE Representative. Jared is a loyal University of Utah fan and loves to support the U!

You can follow Jared via Twitter at @covili.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet.

 

#UTedChat Questions for 08/22 – Start the Year Strong

Written by Cody Plumhof on . Posted in #utedchat

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This week’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Amy Wood, NBCT (@ajmerritt). She’s a mentor teacher specialist in Jordan School District working with new teachers and mentors to help support them through their provisional years. Amy is also a Utah Teacher Fellow and enjoys working to help advance the education profession here in the state. The beginning of the school year is so important and so is making sure you get off to a successful start.  Join Amy tonight (Wednesday, August 22nd) at 9 pm MDT on Twitter to chat about Starting the Year Strong!

If you haven’t already followed Amy via Twitter (@ajmerritt) 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. As you begin the year, what student seating arrangement best supports your student learning in your classroom? Why?

Q2. How do you support your students’ learning at home?

Q3. Rules help to set expectations for our students and support success. What are your basic classroom rules? Have these changed during your career?  Do students help develop them? Why or why not?

Q4. How do you prevent behavior issues at the start of the year? What are some examples of positive reinforcers you use in your classroom?  

Q5. Every year I make a goal to eat healthy. What are some things you do to start strong with your eating habits at school? Do you pack a lunch? Eat school lunch? What is your favorite lunch to bring to work?

Q6. Planning is an essential part of being successful. How do you plan for your student success? Share your recommendations.

Q7.  What do you wish you had known as a brand new teacher that you know now?


Amy Wood, NBCT, is a mentor teacher specialist in Jordan School District. She works with new teachers and mentors and helps to support them through their provisional years. Before this, she taught first grade at Foothills Elementary in Herriman, UT. During this time, she also completed her NBCT. She loves teaching and is often found now teaching her five-month-old son, Tai. Amy is also excited to be a Utah Teacher Fellow.

You can follow Amy via Twitter at @ajmerritt.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet after the chat.