#UTedChat Questions for 05/23 – Best of #UTedChat for the 2017-18 Season

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat

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As we finish up the 2017-18 season of #UTedChat, I want to take a little bit of time to reflect on how the year went with a few of my favorite tweeps, my #UTedChat family. Come join me as we discuss some of the best moments of #UTedChat this 2017-18 school year. I realize you may not have participated in every week of #UTedChat this year, but if you participated at all then you should hopefully have a few highlights of the time learning with us. Please join me (@lars3eb) tonight at 9 pm MDT as I lead the #UTedChat discussion on the topic of the Best of #UTedChat for 2017-18 Season! I’d love to have you join the rest of the amazing #UTedChat community and share your awesome with us because we are truly #BetterTogether. 

If you haven’t already followed me via Twitter (@lars3eb) feel free to do so because it may help you to better follow the chat. And as always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

 

Q1: We’ve learned about lots of great tools this year with #UTedChat. Which has been your favorite tool and why?

Q2: Hopefully you’ve been pushed in your thinking with #UTedChat this year. What has been your best New Idea you’ve gained from our chats?

Q3: We’ve had MANY awesome quotes and gifs shared this year during #UTedChat. Pick your favorite or a couple of favorites and share them.

Q4: Every week we seem to be lucky to have excellent topics that force us to think. Which has been your favorite and why?

Q5: I would list the #UTedChat community up against any other amazing #PLN as one of the best around. Who specifically in #UTedChat has been inspirational for you this year?

Q6 Monday is Memorial Day, so share your plans with the group so we can get some ideas on how to celebrate.


Derek Larson is a former classroom teacher and current EdTech Director at Southwest Educational Development Center, one of the four service centers working with the rural districts here in Utah. He loves working with teachers in the SEDC region, others throughout the state, and making connections all across the globe. He’s a proud Dixie State University and Southern Utah University grad. Starting next school year, Derek will be the Library Media Coordinator and Digital Learning Coach at Tonaquint Intermediate School in Washington County School District

You can follow Derek via Twitter at @lars3eb.

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#UTedChat Questions for 05/16 – Assessment and Data

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat

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This week we have Steve Phelps (@KitledMath_T) a Math teacher at West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah leading the discussion on Innovative Data Practices and Reflections! This should be an excellent and informative topic for educators to start thinking about for the end of this year and ponder over the summer. Please come prepared to share your thoughts on Assessment and Data with the rest of the #UTedChat crew. If you haven’t already followed Steve via Twitter (@KitledMath_T) 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: Using 3 adjectives, how would you describe this school year?

Q2: What data do you use to help guide your professional or instructional reflection?

Q3: How can educators move past the simple percentages to measure a student’s social-emotional skills?

Q4: How do you currently measure student social-emotional skills?

Q5: Share an innovative way you have helped students reflect on their data.

Q6: What other areas of student or teacher performance do you wish we measured more effectively and how would this feedback better inform instruction?

Q7: What support do educators need to implement innovative data practices measuring social-emotional learning?

 


Steve has spent the last 10 years teaching middle and high school mathematics in Utah. His instructional foundations are built on the mantra “Struggling in math is required to learn.” He has served as the D.A.D.S State President for UDSF and advocates for inclusive educational practices. In 2009, Steven was awarded Union Middle School Teacher of the Year. He graduated from UVU in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematics. He innovated the classroom to incorporate movement and cooperative learning, called MathEverywhere. 

You can follow Steve via Twitter at @KitledMath_T.

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#utedchat Questions for 5/2

Written by Jared Covili on . Posted in #utedchat

Topic for #utedchat – Surviving the Last Month of School

Q1 With so many activities and events taking place in May, what are some of your strategies for maintaining some sense of routine? Or is it time to break from the routine? Why or why not? #utedchat

Q2 With your curriculum objectives nearly complete 😉 May is a time to have some fun – what is a fun non-traditional curriuculm project or activity you do with your students? #utedchat

Q3 With testing, final grades, school anxiety, etc. the end of the school year can be stressful for kids and teachers. What are some ways you provide a calm environment in your classroom? #utedchat

Q4 Do-Over: As you reflect upon this school year, what is one thing you plan to do differently for next year? What would this year’s students say was awesome about your class? #utedchat

Q5 As things wind down on this school year it’s never too early to begin thinking about next year. What are some of your strategies for ensuring you get off on the right foot in August? What are some things you can do now to prepare? #utedchat

Q6 Summer Reading List – What book are looking forward to reading this summer? Any suggestions for others? #utedchat

Q7 Time to celebrate – what is one thing you plan to do this summer to relax and enjoy the break? #utedchat

Earth Right Now: Hurricanes in the Classroom

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

Earth Right Now: Hurricanes in the Classroom
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: April 26, 2018, at 6 p.m. EDT
Contact: stephen.p.culivan@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar. As we continue to recover from the 2017 hurricane season and prepare for the 2018 season, discover ways to explore hurricanes, tropical cyclones and other severe storms in the classroom. This webinar will present strategies to integrate NASA hurricane missions and STEM classroom resources and lessons into your instruction. Online registration required.

 

Making Waves With NASA: Optics Resources

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

Making Waves With NASA: Optics Resources
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-12
Event Date: May 3, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: john.f.weis@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar. Participants will get an overview of NASA resources for teaching about waves, lenses and mirrors. The activities discussed in this webinar address the Next Generation Science Standard PS4. Online registration required.

 

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