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Utah's NBCTs are Recognized by the Utah Legislature
Utah's class of 2012 NBCTs included seven new NBCTs and four NBCTs who renewed their certification. On Februrary 22, 2013 the Utah Legislature recognized them, in both the House and Senate, during our annual Hill Day event. Here they are shown with Senator Pat Jones, who presented them to the Senate. The evening before, these NBCTs celebrated their accomplishments at a Celebration Dinner at the University Park Hotel, where they were presented with their NBCT pin and Utah State Level III license. We congratulate them, once again, for their accomplishments. Many thanks go out to NBCTs, Amy Merritt and Mandy Braby, and UEA for coordinating the Hill Day event, and to Susie Gaily for coordinating the Celebration Dinner.
U.S. Department of Education Bus Tour
During the US Department of Education bus tour that passed through Salt Lake City in September, a group of NBCTs participated in the event, "Accelerating Learning Innovation: Personalizing the Learning Environment" forum on Thursday, September 13, 2013 at the Karen Gail Miller Conference Center. During this event, NBCTs had the opportunity to inform technology leaders, designers, developers, and other stakeholders about how technology could better serve the needs of students. Karen Chatterton spoke eloquently to the audience about the Five Core Propositions and how it reflects personlized learning. Following the event, NBCTs met with NBPTS Director of Educator Engagement, Patrick Ledesma, ED Teaching Fellows, Dan Brown and Cheryl Redfield, to discuss what's happening with NBPTS and to see how NBPTS can support our work as a coalition. We had wondeful discussions and came away with some great ideas. It was an informational, inspiring, and exciting day, and another great example of how NBCTs continue to lead from the classroom. NBCTs who participated during this exciting day were Karen Chatterton, Pamela Johnson, Mary Alsop, Becky Hatch, and Dessie Olson.