Education Briefs: 11/18 to 11/20 |

Education Briefs: 11/18 to 11/20

Trailside Elementary Assemblies

Trailside Elementary School is hosting its first "Trailblazers Lead the Way" assembly on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 8:30 a.m. Andrea Solum, a teacher at Trailside, will speak to the school about the three weeks she recently spent in Africa. She and several students will be recognized for their leadership.

On Monday, Nov. 25, a mountain man will be at Trailside Elementary to speak to students about Utah history at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, there will be a celebration with bartering and dancing. For more information, contact Trailside Elementary Principal Kathleen Einhorn at 435-645-5680.

Education Support Professionals Day

Governor Gary R. Herbert has designated Nov. 20 as Education Support Professionals (ESPs) Day. According to a press release, hundreds of ESPs are employed by the Park City School District, and they are bus drivers, custodians, food service workers, support aides, technology specialists, secretaries and maintenance workers.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, it is the second annual "Take a Board Member to Work Day." PCSD Superintendent Ember Conley and school board members will spend the day working with ESPs at every school. For more information, contact Ali Gallagher at 435-513-2963.

Mb>Teacher Innovation Award Nominations

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According to a press release, KUED is currently accepting nominations for the KUED Teacher Innovation Awards, which will recognize five Utah educators who use media and technology in innovative ways to improve students’ learning.

Educators from grades PreK-12 who use iPads, Kindles, computers, cameras, smartphone and online materials can be nominated by students, parents, colleagues, administrators or themselves. Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 31, and submission forms are online at