Author: Cody Plumhof

Cody is the web developer, Communications Coordinator and media production center director for the Washington County School District. He has served on the UCET Board since 2012 as the WCSD representative and web developer for the organization.

#UTedChat Questions for 06/06 – Teacher Well-Being

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As many of us are either already finished with 2017-18 school for the year, or almost finished, it’s important that take some time to recharge. Teaching and education is challenging and can be very stressful and difficult to get through. This week we will have Kyle Hoopes (@KyleLHoopes), Principal at Grovecrest Elementary School in Alpine School District, leading the discussion on Teacher Well-being.

Please join us tonight at 9 pm MDT as Kyle (@KyleLHoopes) leads the #UTedChat discussion on the topic of the Teacher Well-being! We’d love to have you join the rest of the amazing #UTedChat community and share your great ideas with us because we are truly #BetterTogether. 

If you haven’t already followed Kyle via Twitter (@KyleLHoopes) 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.

Topic: Teacher Well-being

Q1. What do you do when you feel stressed, unhappy, burned out, and/or anxious?

Q2. What do you wish your administrator/boss would know about you that would help you with your personal well-being?

Q3. What has your administrator/school done to help reduce stress and burnout at your workplace?

Q4. How much does culture play in your well-being?

Q5. What do you do to take care of yourself so you can be the best you?

Q6. How does your well-being as a teacher play into student success?


 Kyle Hoopes is a Principal at Grovecrest Elementary School in Alpine School District. He has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels and is currently a doctoral student at BYU with a research focus on administrator and teacher well-being. Well-being would include characteristics of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment.  

You can contact Kyle on Twitter (@KyleLHoopes), Instagram (@wileysnorse), Voxer (khoope856), Facebook, and email (kylehoopes@alpinedistrict.org).

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

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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

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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 04/25 – Podcasts as a Learning Tool #PodcastPD

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This week we have Matthew Winters (@TeacherWinters) an ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School in Ogden, Utah leading the discussion on Podcasts as a Learning Tool! This is a fun and informative topic for educators to start thinking about utilizing in their classrooms as well as in their own personal learning. This should be a great chat so please come prepared to share your thoughts on Podcasts as Learning Tools with the rest of the #UTedChat crew. If you haven’t already followed Matthew via Twitter (@TeacherWinters) 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: Which podcasts have you used in your life to engage with a larger community?

Q2: How do podcasts create larger experiences for listeners? Conversely, how do podcasts create singular, personal experiences?

Q3: Are podcasts educational in nature?

Q4: How can podcasts be applied across curricula and content areas?

Q5: What would an assignment with a podcast component look like in your school?

Q6 What are the barriers to adding podcasts to your curriculum?


Matthew Winters is an ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School in Ogden, Utah.  He also is the host of the Edtrex Rewind Podcast with Quin Henderson. Before teaching K-12, he taught at multiple universities.  He loves edtech, writing, and music.

You can follow Matthew via Twitter at @TeacherWinters.

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#UTedChat Questions for 04/04 – Data Privacy

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This week we have Greg Cox (@tusz11) a trainer with the Utah State Board of Education in the Student Data Privacy department leading the discussion on Data Privacy! This is a VERY important topic for educators to start thinking about and should be a great chat so please come prepared to share your thoughts on keeping data secure while learning from the rest of the #UTedChat crew. If you haven’t already followed Greg via Twitter (@tusz11) 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 many different apps or websites do you and your students use each year? What value does it add to your teaching and/or their learning?

Q2: What are some of the consequences, good or bad, you must make in order to use more technology products and software in the classroom?

Q3: Have you ever read an app or website’s privacy policy to understand what student data they are collecting and what they are doing with the data? Why is this important?

Q4: What is your school or district doing in terms of training to inform faculty about protecting and securing student data?

Q5: What security practices do you and/or your school have in place in order to keep student personally identifiable information (PII) secure?

Q6: Any funny/embarrassing/scary personal stories about being hacked or scammed that you want to share?

 


Greg taught 4th grade for 6 years at Ellis Elementary in Logan, Utah. He currently holds a Master’s in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences as well as endorsements in ESL, EdTech, and STEM. He works for Kyte Learning, which is a video-based EdTech training platform and is a trainer at the Utah State Board of Education in the Student Data Privacy department. Greg is a former UCET Board member who was a valuable asset to the organization. He is passionate about integrating video into his teaching and training as a way to instruct and entertain.

You can follow Greg via Twitter at @tusz11.

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