Free Course: Introduction to Psychology (Yale University)

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/introduction-to-psychology/id897495476?enlh=2.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1

What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. 

We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

Free Course – Earth: Science in Action

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by California Academy of Sciences California Academy of Sciences

"Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff. "Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/earth-science-in-action/id416250394?enlh=3.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1

edcamputah – Registration now open!

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UCET is pleased to announce our support of Edcamp Utah.  Registration opens this Friday Aug. 15th at 8:00 am.  To register go to www.ucet.org.  This is a FREE conference, but registration is limited to the first 200 teachers who sign up.  Please share the word!

Edcamp Utah
October 11, 2014
Neil Armstrong Academy

What is Edcamp Utah?

Edcamp Utah is a type of “unconference” designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

Edcamp Utah is designed to provide participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators. This is a free participant-driven conference with a primary focus on education and technology.

Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp Utah strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp Utah can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.

Edcamp Utah will be:

  1. free

  2. non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence

  3. hosted by UCET in partnership with local school districts

  4. made up of sessions that are determined on the day of the event

  5. an event where anyone who attends can be a presenter – reliant on the “law of two feet” that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs.  


Registration opens August 15.  Info at www.UCET.org.  Limited to 200 registrants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Curriculum Directors] Help Wanted- Standard Setting

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The Assessment Section at USOE is in need of help to set Standards for the year-end assessments.  This is incredibly important work and is a valuable learning experience for educators.  Please see the invitation below and do what you can to make sure we have quality reviewers at these meetings.
 
 
Memo: To Assessment and Curriculum Directors,
 
USOE is still in need of experienced educators to be a part of our standard setting process taking place next week, August 11-15 (8:30-4:30) at the Salt Lake Sheraton.
  
We understand it is a difficult week to ask educators to assist us, but we appreciate any help you can give. 
We are in need of Secondary Math II, Secondary Math III, English Language Arts 7-8 and Secondary Science teachers. 
 
Please contact Tori Jensen by email: tori.jensen@schools.utah.gov or call her at 801.538.7836 at the USOE if you have an educator/s that can assist us.  
 
Thank You Very Much.
 
Jo Ellen Shaeffer, Ed.D
Director Assessment & Accountability  |  Utah State Office of Education  
250 E 500 S | PO Box 144200  | Salt Lake City, 84114-4200 | (: 801.538.7811 |