#UTedChat Questions For 11/01 – Working w/ #FutureReady Librarians

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This week we have Chris Haught (@BerylGirl) a Technology and Media mentor for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) leading the discussion on Working with Future Ready Librarians. If you haven’t already followed Chris via Twitter (@BerylGirl) 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: How can librarians collaborate with Teachers and Admins to help our Students?

Q2: How can librarians help support growth mindset in the LMC?

Q3: What are your “go to” resources when teaching Media literacy?

Q4: How can we Empower students as creators?

Q5: Fixed or Flexible Library scheduling? Is your library a place where students can come and explore anytime or have to come only to “check out 2 Books”?

Q6: What is your favorite class read-aloud and why?


Chris spent 15 years working in Iron County School District as a bus driver, paraprofessional, skills coach, and librarian. During this time she learned that her favorite activity was to introduce students and teachers to new “things”, whether it was media or technology related. Her “libratory” was always active and a place students loved to learn

She currently works at Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) as a Technology and Media mentor where she works with some of the best librarians in the State! She also coordinates and runs the Southern Utah Media Specialists conference each Fall. 

You can follow Chris via Twitter at @BerylGirl.

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Teaching underachieving students with technology

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17

Many community college and university professors are dealing with the underachieving students. How can we provide ways to engage the student who may be underachieving? Using technology can assist students on line and in face to face classes. This presentation will demonstrate how using technology in a college lecture can enhance the students learning experience. – Deidre Tyler

Teachers, Share Your Voice!

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in Advocacy, Communication, Education, Utah

The following is a message from the Utah Teacher Fellows Program. Please consider taking a few minutes either today (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday) to share your semi-anonymous (they need your school district information) thoughts on the topic of Teacher Leaders and Leadership. 

Hello, fellow Utah educators and administrators- 

As you have hopefully heard by now, the first cohort of the Utah Teacher Fellows Program a partnership of Hope Street Group and NNSTOY launched this summer. This teacher voice network works with the Utah State Board of Education, to make sure that classroom teacher voices are included in Utah policy decisions.

We are working to gather teacher perspectives around the topic of Teacher Leaders and Leadership. We want to make sure that opinions of licensed k-12 teachers from all regions of Utah are included in our report.

Our survey will only take a few minutes to complete and the opinions you and your colleagues share are instrumental in informing education policy here in Utah. Your responses are anonymous.

The survey is open until Saturday, October 28th:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3768236/UTFALL17

After you take the survey, can you please share the survey link with your colleagues? If you are an administrator, could you encourage all the teachers at your school to participate? The more teachers who share their voice, the bigger the impact.

Thanks in advance! 

Like us on FB at https://www.facebook.com/utahteacherfellowsprogram/ and follow us on twitter @HSG_UT for all the latest information affecting Utah teachers.

Thanks

The Utah Teacher Fellows.

One Teacher’s Journey to Bridge the Tech Gap

Written by Tricia Jackson on . Posted in #UCET17

The Gap Can Be Bridged. I have seen it. In education we have many different and unique professionals. One problem we face is the rate of change, especially in technology. Programs and devices are common place in our lives. But the gap is increasing between those who embrace technology and those that are hesitant. I have run up against this problem for years with educators that I work with. One teacher's journey. – Suzanne Harris

#UTEdChat Questions for 10/18 – Teacher Leader Roles #TLUtah

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat

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Visit UTedChat.org for more about our weekly #UTedChat discussions.

This week we have Allison Riddle (@UtahTOY2014) an Elementary Mentor Supervisor in Davis School District leading the discussion on Teacher Leader Roles. If you haven’t already followed Allison via Twitter (@UtahTOY2014) 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: Tweet the first 3 words that come to mind when you read “highly effective teacher”. Beyond salary limitations, why do you think we struggle with

Q2: Beyond salary limitations, why do you think we struggle with long-term teacher retention in Utah?

Q3: How would you define Teacher Leadership?

Q4: In what ways do you use your time and expertise as a Teacher Leader?

Q5: In what ways would a recognized Teacher Leadership position benefit student learning?

Q6: How can we increase teacher voice in Utah?


Allison Riddle is a 29-year veteran elementary teacher and is currently the Elementary Mentor Supervisor for Davis District. Allison is Utah’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, and she represents Utah’s teachers as a member of Governor Herbert’s Education Excellence Commission. Allison is a Global Fellow with the NEA Foundation and will study schools in South Africa next summer. Allison is currently researching mentoring and Teacher Leadership with Weber State University.

You can follow Allison via Twitter at @UtahTOY2014.

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