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February 2019

Get ready for the winter conference!

If you haven't registered for the winter conference on February 8th, it's not too late! You won't want to miss out on our keynote speaker, Derek Muller, or 15 topic strands. There's something for everyone! Click here to register.

SEEd Standards Review is Open!

UtSTA is very excited to support the new SEEd standards put forth by the Utah State Board of Education. We encourage all of our members to attend a public forum near you or one of the three online public sessions (times and locations on the USBE website), as well as submit an online review here. If you haven't had a chance to look at the new K-5 and 9-12 SEEd standards, you may do so here.

View the letter of support from UtSTA President John Taylor.

Governor's Office of Energy Award

Congratulations to Jared Eliason from Manti High School in South Sanpete District for receiving the new Governor's Office of Energy Award!

STEM Action Center Grants

Classroom and Competition grants will only be opened once next year NOT 3 times. This will be open around mid-August to end of September, so get your ideas solidified and submitted! 

The Professional Learning Grant will be open February 11th until March 26th. This can be used to provide money to attend the NSTA Regional Conference in October including covering registration and subs

Job Opening at NHMU

The Natural History Museum of Utah has received an NSF grant and is looking for a creative person with strong curriculum development and writing skills to help as they grow Research Quest. Click here to view the job description and apply.

Film Spark Workshops

Utah Film Center instructors will provide training on how to integrate documentary film screenings into the classroom. Workshop includes watching a Film Spark film, and learning best practices for using the accompanying curriculum. Upon completion, each teacher team will receive a Film Spark Volume 2, which includes 12 STEM-related documentaries and standards-linked study guides.

Workshops are open to educators grades 6-12, and will be held statewide. Go here for more information.

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