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Nearpod Partners With Utah Education and Telehealth Network to Expand Schools’ Access to Its Student Engagement Platform Statewide


Nearpod, the most comprehensive Student Engagement Platform for K-12 teachers, today announces its first-of-its-kind partnership with Utah Education and Telehealth Network, which connects all Utah school districts and higher education institutions to custom pricing for quality educational resources for 21st-century educational content for 650,000 K-12 students and teachers statewide.

Teachers across all of Utah’s 41 school districts and more than 100 charter schools will now have access to special pricing for Nearpod’s library of 7,000+ ready-to-run, standards-aligned lessons. Many districts including Davis, Alpine and Canyons have already seen great success while implementing Nearpod in their classrooms last year. Based on these findings, the state is enabling access for all schools and districts in the state to purchase Nearpod and Flocabulary at preferred pricing. 

Now when a school or district purchases Nearpod, the new statewide partnership allows more than 35,000 educators to gain access to the platform’s Digital Citizenship and Literacy program to help students thrive in an increasingly digital world. It also opens access to the platform’s College and Career Exploration program to help prepare students for the next phase of education. Utah will also receive access to purchase Flocabulary at a special price, the leading video and student creativity platform, which Nearpod recently acquired. Not only do both platforms offer specific programs for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), but the company also places importance on incorporating SEL into every lesson to help students develop transferable skills across the curriculum.

“Our goal for this partnership is to transform the way teachers and students are interacting with the technology and each other in Utah classrooms,” said Laura Hunter, Chief Operating Officer of the Utah Education and TelehealthNetwork. “In support of the statewide Utah Digital Teaching and Learning initiatives, our work with Nearpod will empower districts, schools, administrators and teachers to augment learning for every student in powerful and authentic ways.” 

Nearpod creates opportunities for teachers to elevate students’ voices and help them build ownership of their education. By fully engaging their class in a lesson with tools like virtual reality field trips, gamified activities like Time to Climb and educational rap songs, teachers can unlock new ways to develop meaningful connections with students. 

“Since implementing Nearpod in our classrooms, we have seen increased excitement in the classroom and a marked increase in engagement,” said Belinda Kuck, District Admin at Davis School District. “We are thrilled to see the technology that empowers our teachers and delights our students be expanded so it can advance the learning of students statewide.”

The innovative nature of Nearpod’s content, along with its ability to deliver to any web-enabled device from tablets and phones to Chromebooks and desktops, ensures that teachers can help deliver high-quality educational experiences that meet all their students’ needs. 

To utilize this deal in your Utah school go to for more information. 

To explore these special pricing opportunities for your state, contact:

About Nearpod
Nearpod, recently named EdTech Digest’s Company of the Year, is the most comprehensive Student Engagement Platform. Nearpod works with any classroom technology from tablets and smartphones to laptops and Chromebooks to help engage students with activities such as Virtual Reality, PhET and Desmos, and with more than 7,000 ready-to-run lessons created in partnership with leading brands like Common Sense Education and the Pulitzer Center. Nearpod recently acquired Flocabulary, a learning platform that helps students thrive by bringing the K-12 curriculum to life through hip-hop. Beyond classroom instruction, the company revitalizes teacher development through Teacher Professional Learning content that cultivates classroom-changing strategies for educators. To learn more, visit:

About Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN)
The Utah Education and Telehealth Network provides broadband connectivity and resources to public education, higher education, and healthcare locations. It serves more 880,000 students and more than 73,000 educators and staff in Utah with high quality content and applications. To learn more, visit the award-winning website:  


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