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UCET welcomes keynote speakers, Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Jay Mcfarland (@JayMcfarland).
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Merinda Davis

Alpine School District
Innovative Learning Coach
Merinda Davis is an Innovative Learning Coach for Alpine School District. She taught at BYU as a Clinical Faculty Associate and before that taught social studies at Lakeridge Jr. High School in Orem, Utah. As an active educator; Department Chair and District Leadership Committee, Merinda is dedicated to education innovation. After experiencing the world firsthand through international teacher fellowships, partnerships with Adobe Youth Voices, Going Global Projects, and funding from the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation, Merinda brings the world into her classroom. She has established global connections for her students in Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, and Finland. In collaborating with their international peers, students learn that their actions can have a global impact.

She teaches geography through the lens of sustainability and was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow. That same year Merinda was given the privilege as one of twenty-four international educators invited to attend the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. The experience has improved her instruction so that students better understand how their actions, no matter how small, add up to something big.

She engages students in their community through projects and real-world problem-solving. As a National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow, her goal is to empower students to become global citizens, environmental stewards and to have a positive impact on the world.