TEACHER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TEACHER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Teacher essay: Seeing the big picture in Finland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188051-78/teacher-students-doing-finland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188051-78/teacher-students-doing-finland.html.csp">Teacher essay: Seeing the big picture in Finland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tara Black </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T10:41:21.176-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 10:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Tara Black, who teachers second grade at Indian Hills Elementary in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — I am constantly reevaluating what I’m doing with my current students to make sure I am teaching them in a way that they will comprehend and retain. I try to be the teacher that I hope my own family will have. I like to think I am back...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188051@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:41:21 MDT What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58166744-78/teachers-finland-students-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58166744-78/teachers-finland-students-utah.html.csp">What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T21:57:35.245-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a country that shies away from high-stakes school testing. It’s a place where teachers are required to have master’s degrees, students spend less time in school than in the U.S. and early childhood education programs are available to all kids. To some Utahns, the school system in Finland might sound like a dream, and, to others, a backward approach. But there’s no arguing with the results: Finland’s students rank far higher than those in the U.S. on international PISA tests. At a time when ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166744@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:57:35 MDT Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp">Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Linda Davis</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T13:13:01.71-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Linda Davis, a special education teacher at Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — As a middle school teacher of special education for the past 29 years, I was impressed in Finland by the way raising and teaching children are truly communal activities, where everyone is treated as equally as possible. For example,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198450@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:13:01 MDT Teacher essay: Training great teachers the Finnish way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198388-78/teachers-finland-teacher-doctors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198388-78/teachers-finland-teacher-doctors.html.csp">Teacher essay: Training great teachers the Finnish way</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Laura Nelson </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:51:59.159-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Laura Nelson, a French teacher at East High School in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — In Finland, most young people who choose to enter the teaching profession make that decision before they even leave high school. Potential teachers go through a rigorous application process. They have to have high scores on the matriculation exam, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198388@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:51:59 MDT Teacher essay: Having the time to show students you care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58161674-78/students-teacher-teachers-art.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58161674-78/students-teacher-teachers-art.html.csp">Teacher essay: Having the time to show students you care</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Russ McKell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T11:39:42.21-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Russ McKell, a social studies teacher at Summit High School in Orem, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — In general, Finnish teachers are happy. They are professional. They are focused on students. And their classroom sizes are half the size of ours. In the small community of Siuntio, we toured an art classroom where art teacher Mari Sarviaho proudly s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161674@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:39:42 MDT Teacher essay: Can we turn Finnish education values into Utah realities? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165930-78/education-teachers-finnish-finns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165930-78/education-teachers-finnish-finns.html.csp">Teacher essay: Can we turn Finnish education values into Utah realities?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Denise Jamsa </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Salt Lake Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T14:08:15.787-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Music teacher Denise Jamsa was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — Finnish children start school at the age of seven, attend for only a few hours each day in the early grades, access very few gifted and talented programs, and take no standardized tests until they are at the end of 9th grade. Yet when they do finally take the international PISA test, they...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165930@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:08:15 MDT Utah teacher charged with inappropriately touching students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58192567-78/teacher-williams-carter-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58192567-78/teacher-williams-carter-class.html.csp">Utah teacher charged with inappropriately touching students</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T22:52:01.421-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four fifth-grade girls in Salt Lake City have accused their teacher of touching them inappropriately. James Rolland Carter, 62, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with two second-degree felony counts of sexual abuse of a child and two class A misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child. Carter’s school is not identified in the charges, but the address of the allegations matches Lincoln Elementary School. The Salt Lake City School District would not confirm any details of a case ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58192567@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:52:01 MDT Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196155-68/prison-teacher-claim-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196155-68/prison-teacher-claim-sex.html.csp">Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB CHRISTIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T18:46:02.668-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • An Arizona teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender filed a $4 million claim on Thursday against the state Department of Corrections. The claim comes nearly six months after the attack at the Eyman prison and a week after the state’s worker safety agency launched a full review of the state prison system’s worker safety practices. The teacher was alone in a classroom with no guard nearby on Jan. 30 when a convicted rapist assaulted her. Detai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581961552014-07-17T18:46:02.668-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T18:46:02.668-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196155@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:46:02 MDT Op-ed: Despite claim, Utah teachers don’t get jobs for life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170849-82/utah-teachers-law-dismissal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170849-82/utah-teachers-law-dismissal.html.csp">Op-ed: Despite claim, Utah teachers don’t get jobs for life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:20:02.185-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah public school teachers and administrators face an uphill climb as they prepare for evaluations being implemented in response to a law passed by the Utah Legislature in 2012 (Senate Bill 64). The legislation, crafted in collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, the state superintendent, the Utah School Boards Association and the Utah Education Association, had nearly unanimous support from the legislative body. Given the substantive way this law changes how Utah teachers are eva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170849@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:02 MDT Op-ed: Thank Utah teachers, and then get them better pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103873-82/teachers-education-teacher-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103873-82/teachers-education-teacher-funding.html.csp">Op-ed: Thank Utah teachers, and then get them better pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheryl ALlen</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:50:02.56-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Jon Cox, a tenured teacher, has presented a good argument for ending tenure (“This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure,” June 22). The topic merits discussion by the Legislature and boards of education. However, there should be no debate about his statement that legislators should prioritize increasing teacher pay to reward our best instructors. Both he and I would choose a great teacher over state-of-the art technology. Our schools are hurting. It is not because we have less sk...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103873@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:50:02 MDT Letter: Tenure protects teachers’ speech rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123194-82/tenure-teacher-faculty-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123194-82/tenure-teacher-faculty-rights.html.csp">Letter: Tenure protects teachers’ speech rights</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:47:01.99-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his article in Sunday’s opinion page (“This teacher/legislator says its time to end tenure,” June 22), Jon Cox proposes that tenure for the teaching profession be eliminated. His proposal is well reasoned, but the basic assumption made in the piece is questionable, as is therefore the proposal. The assumption made that a primary function of tenure is to protect lousy teachers, which is incorrect. The purpose of tenure is to guarantee freedom of speech and due process for the faculty member, r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123194@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:01 MDT Letter: Legislator doesn’t know teachers’ issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103521-82/tenure-teacher-teachers-cox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103521-82/tenure-teacher-teachers-cox.html.csp">Letter: Legislator doesn’t know teachers’ issues</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T17:20:31.758-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lip-syncing the talking points of national anti-public teacher groups, Utah’s Rep. Jon Cox (“This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure,” June 22) attacked the idea of tenure, dismissing any benefits through the single argument that there are less than ideal teachers on the job. While claiming credibility as a teacher himself, Mr. Cox doesn’t seem to understand that Utah doesn’t grant tenure. As close as we get here is that a “contract employee,” meaning no longer provisional and with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103521@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:20:31 MDT Op-ed: This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085935-82/tenure-teacher-benefit-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085935-82/tenure-teacher-benefit-education.html.csp">Op-ed: This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jon Cox</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T16:56:02.506-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After a costly legal fight, a California court recently struck down tenure in the contracts of 300,000 teachers. Opponents are set to appeal, and undoubtedly the battle will spread to other states. In the end, more and more money will be spent in the courtroom instead of where it belongs, in the classroom. As the only member of the Utah Legislature who currently works as a tenure-track teacher, I feel it would be appropriate to add my voice to the discussion. Tenure is part of the overall benef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:56:02 MDT Left alone with a sex offender, a teacher is raped http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58091576-68/prison-assault-harvey-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58091576-68/prison-assault-harvey-teacher.html.csp">Left alone with a sex offender, a teacher is raped</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB CHRISTIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T19:28:01.725-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 07:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • A teacher at an Arizona prison was alone in a room full of sex offenders before being stabbed and sexually assaulted by a convicted rapist, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press about an attack that highlighted major security lapses at the facility. The attack occurred Jan. 30 at the Eyman prison’s Meadows Unit, which houses about 1,300 rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders. The teacher was administering a high school equivalency test to about a half-dozen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580915762014-06-19T19:28:01.725-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T19:28:01.725-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58091576@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:28:01 MDT Utah online college No. 1 in nation for teacher education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58079382-78/university-utah-students-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58079382-78/university-utah-students-teacher.html.csp">Utah online college No. 1 in nation for teacher education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T21:20:50.018-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The nation’s top-ranked college, when it comes to preparing secondary teachers for the classroom, isn’t some historic institution with ivy climbing its brick walls. Rather, it’s a 17-year-old, Utah-based college that’s all online, according to a Tuesday report. The National Council on Teacher Quality decided Western Governors University has the No. 1 undergraduate preparation program in the country for teachers going into secondary education. The school’s graduate teaching program for teachers ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58079382@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:20:50 MDT California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58056155-68/california-teacher-students-teachers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58056155-68/california-teacher-students-teachers.html.csp">California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDA DEUTSCH and LISA LEFF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T15:21:30.221-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 03:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A first-of-its-kind court ruling that concluded California’s union-backed teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws infringe on students’ rights to an equal public education adds fire to a debate over whether the job protections afforded professional educators are partly to blame for what ails the nation’s schools, experts said. A judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday sided with nine students who sued to overturn the state statutes governing teacher hiring and firing, saying they served ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056155@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:21:30 MDT Judge strikes down California teacher tenure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58050442-68/teachers-students-california-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58050442-68/teachers-students-california-judge.html.csp">Judge strikes down California teacher tenure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDA DEUTSCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T15:32:41.275-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 03:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students — especially poor and minority ones — by saddling them with bad teachers. In a landmark decision that could influence the gathering debate over tenure across the country, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu cited the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education in ruling that students have a fundamental right to equal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580504422014-06-10T15:32:41.275-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-10T15:32:41.275-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58050442@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:32:41 MDT Judge refuses to dismiss rape, sodomy charges against former Utah teacher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58022953-78/altice-court-dismiss-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58022953-78/altice-court-dismiss-teacher.html.csp">Judge refuses to dismiss rape, sodomy charges against former Utah teacher</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T16:36:57.641-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A judge refused to dismiss charges Tuesday against a former Davis High School English teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student. Brianne Land Altice, 34, is charged in 2nd District Court with three counts of first-degree felony rape and one count of first-degree felony forcible sodomy. Her attorney, Edward Brass, had asked for the charges to be dismissed, arguing in court papers that prosecutors did not prove at her preliminary hearing that Altice held a po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58022953@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:36:57 MDT Trying tech to reach middle schoolers with math http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57944954-78/haglund-math-says-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57944954-78/haglund-math-says-teacher.html.csp">Trying tech to reach middle schoolers with math</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-28T18:58:58.736-06:00">Updated May 28, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As eighth-graders at Northwest Middle School reviewed for end-of-year math tests, they had to figure out the length of a ladder using the Pythagorean Theorem. They also had to figure out the volume of corn in a silo that was part cylinder and part cone. &lt;freeform&gt; They used pencils and paper, T1-Nspire hand-held computers and student response “clickers” to let teacher Roger Haglund know their answers. Haglund could tell by glancing at his Smart Board who was and was not getting it — an ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57944954@www.sltrib.com Wed, 28 May 2014 18:58:58 MDT Teaching Utah teens ‘hands-on’ computer science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57944068-78/students-computer-technology-science.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57944068-78/students-computer-technology-science.html.csp">Teaching Utah teens ‘hands-on’ computer science</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T15:44:15.811-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For Nicole Reitz-Larsen, the computer is just the beginning. “We’re exploring science, we’re exploring other people, we’re exploring how to use technology and how to make it connect with math or cultures,” she recently told her class at West High School in Salt Lake City. “It’s not just, ‘Let me teach you what is a computer and how does it work;’ it’s internalizing it for yourself.” As technology becomes an ever-larger part of daily life, experts say schools are having a hard time keeping up....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57944068@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 15:44:15 MDT