Questions for #utedchat for 12/19 – Fresh Start moderated by Amy Wood

Q1. At the beginning of the year, we talked about our management styles. What has gone well? Is there anything you would like to change or do differently? #UTEdchat

Q2. Round 1 of parent teacher conferences have come and gone. What went well? What changes do you want to make before round 2? #UTEdchat

Q3. While including and involving parents in your classroom this year, what success have you had? How will you continue to involve parents the rest of the year? #UTEdchat

Q4. Let’s talk about curriculum. What new lessons have you tried this year? What did you learn from teaching them? #UTEdchat

Q5. Student learning is at the heart of our job. What have you done this year to measure student growth? What have you learned that will impact your planning? #UTEdchat

Q6. What opportunities for professional development have you participated in this year? Any takeaways that you are implementing right now or that you will use later? #UTEdchat

Q7. Christmas break is around the corner, and you have earned it! Why is rejuvenation important for teachers? What will you do to relax and reset for 2019?  #UTEdchat

Amy Wood works with new teachers and mentors in Jordan District as a Mentor Teacher Specialist. Before that, she taught 1st grade and is at home in the younger grades. She has enjoyed the past year and half working with the Utah Teacher Fellows. She earned her NBCT in 2010 and has been working with UEA to run a NBCT Jumpstart program in Utah to help more educators obtain their certification. Any spare time she has is spent with her husband and her nine month old son.

UCET Award Nominations Open

Nominations for all UCET awards are open and close on Friday, January 18, 2019. All award winners will be announced Tuesday, March 5, at the opening session of the 2019 UCET Conference.

Nominations for the ISTE Award, Making IT Happen Award, closes on Friday, January 18, 2019. UCET must submit the Making IT Happen Award winner’s name and other information to ISTE well in advance to ensure that the Making IT Happen Award winner receives the coveted black (for men) or pink (for ladies) jacket.

Selection criteria for each award can be found at:

The submission form for all awards can be found at:

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