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2014 Convention Highlights

  • NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia:
    The former Utah teacher provided the Opening Session keynote address (see more)
  • Education Policy Panel Discussion:
    A panel of distinguished leaders, including Utah Senate President Wayne Neiderhauser and NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia discussed how federal, state and local education policies impact classrooms and student learning (see more).
  • New Educator Panel Discussion:
    Educators new to the profession shared their best advice and tips for getting a new teaching career off to the right start (see more).


2014 UEA Convention Summary

NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia started off the 2014 UEA Convention October 16 and 17 with a message about the importance of teaching and a warning about misuse of test data. “I’m not afraid of tests, I’m not afraid of data. I’m afraid of pretending that this test score means something that it doesn’t mean,” she said. She encouraged teachers to “do what you have to do Monday morning to bring joy back into your school.”

The 2014 UEA Convention & Education Exposition at the South Towne Expo Center delivered much more than just professional development for educators. Parents discovered new ways to engage their children in education. Administrators and policymakers discussed local, state and national education issues. Kids experienced hands-on science and reading activities.

“Education is such a critical issue in our state and across the nation,” said UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh. “At the UEA Convention, we wanted to provide a place where educators can hone their teaching skills, families can explore new learning opportunities, and the entire community can come together to share ideas and celebrate public education in Utah.”

For well over 100 years, Utah educators have gathered at the UEA Convention to share best practices. The 2014 Convention featured professional development for K-12 educators, compelling keynote speakers, a New Educators’ Workshop and hundreds of vendor booths, seminars and workshops for parents, and a hands-on learning area for children...more

Future UEA Convention Dates

  • October 15-16, 2015
  • October 20-21, 2016
  • October 19-20, 2017

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