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Welcome to our UCET Newsletter! If you have teachers in your world that deserve to be highlighted, please email us or message us on Twitter @UCET.
We are so excited to announce some of the featured speakers at UCET 2023 Conference! We have some great edtech leaders scheduled to present at UCET. 

Eric Curts: Tech Integrationist, Writer, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, Table-top Gamer, Geek, blog at Eric is an Authorized Google for Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator, and has had the privilege of providing thousands of hours of training and consulting for schools and organizations all around the country for more than twenty years.
Micah Shippee: The CEO of Ready Learner One, Dr. Micah Shippee is an innovative "ideas" person who thinks outside the box. Micah is motivated and energetic, taking a creative approach towards achieving goals. He has written two books: WanderlustEDU: An Educator’s Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure and co-author of Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality
Dee Lanier: Dee is the Lead Learning Experience Designer at Lanier Learning, LLC and is dedicated to co-designing equitable learning experiences for school leaders, staff, and students. Dee is the author of Demarginalizing Design and also the creator of the design thinking educational activities called, Solve in Time!® and Maker Kitchen™️ and co-host of the Liberated Educator podcast.
The 2023 UCET Conference will be held on March 14 & 15 at the Utah Valley Convention Center. This conference provides many hands-on breakout sessions on ways to utilize technology in teaching and learning, and is perfect for educators of every grade level or subject area who are interested in technology integration.

Last year over 1,800 educators attended the conference to participate, present, and lead activities. Register by Jan 31st to secure early-bird pricing and we will see you #togetheratUCET at #ucet2023.
January can be one of the most challenging months of the school year. The excitement from the holidays is over, and the snow and cold weather still remain.Try creating a free GoNoodle account to entertain your students on those many inside recess days. GoNoodle uses a class avatar that can be upgraded as your students complete class challenges together.

GoNoodle features core curriculum, holiday themed activities, SEL and mindfulness resources, motor skills and more with zero prep time to help fight the winter blues.
January is a time to focus on goals and the future. With this in mind, teaching mental and physical health to our students is critical for their future success. The UEN website has links to the complete Prevention Dimensions curriculum, which is a free resource available to every teacher in the state of Utah.

Lessons include making smart choices, time management, dealing with peer pressure, substance abuse prevention and more. There are also songs, videos, and training documents available.
This month's UCET coalition partner and someone-to-follow feature is UELMA. The mission of  the Utah Educational Library Media Association, or UELMA, is to "provide professional support, leadership, and enrichment for school library media personnel and those who support library programs." (source)

UELMA and UCET are frequent partners. Librarians are often at the forefront of emerging technologies and an essential source of informational literacy skills. UELMA president Michele Edgley is going to be featured on January's episode of the UCET podcast and the UELMA conference will be upcoming on March 10th, 2023. You can find all the ways to follow UELMA in the buttons below.
  • EdcampUT - Jan 7th (Thanks to all our sponsors and all the educators who came out and participated! It was a great event.)
  • Edcamp St. George - Feb 4th - Register here.
  • Early Bird registration for the UCET conference ends Jan 31st. Register here.
  • Check out the most recent episode of the UCET podcast here.
  • Join us for #utedchat at 8 pm Wednesdays (see this month's topics below)
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