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Professional Development Opportunities — English Language Arts, Secondary

Mindy Dummer | 801-567-8152 | mindy.dummer@jordandistrict.org

Current PD | Online PD | Customizable PD


Current Professional Development Opportunities

For additional details and to register, see Jordan's Professional Learning System (JPLS)

The following classes are during the school day and require a substitute.

Depth of Knowledge: Depth of Knowledge (DOK) assures that your instruction has rigor -­- and that your students gain lasting understanding. This course teaches the basics of Depth of Knowledge and gives the tools to make curriculum more rigorous.  Participants must bring an assignment or they would like to improve. It is beneficial to attend with a PLC colleague.  Sign up for any of the following dates: September 7, 2017; December 7, 2017; March 8, 2018 from 8AM to 4PM

Assessment Design: This is a two-day, twelve-hour workshop intended to provide teachers with the basic tools of assessment design including:
·        matching assessments to standards
·        defining constructs (skills and attributes)
·        determining scope of the assessment
·        item design (including item roots and responses)
·        test equating
By the end of the workshop, teachers will have created an assessment that could viably be used as a summative or formative assessment for their own classroom or a pre- and post-test. Sign up for any of the following dates:  September 13 & 14, 2017; January 17 & 18, 2018; April 11 & 12, 2018 from 8AM to 4PM

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Online Professional Development Opportunities

Register for online courses in JPLS

Extending Learning for Kids Who Get It.  Lots of ideas for enriching and extending learning for students who have achieved mastery in a standard, content or skill.  Enjoyable ideas for any classroom. Online course – work at your own pace.

May the Force Be With Your SMART Goals. A basic look at creating strong SMART Goals. (1 relicensure credit – online Canvas course, work at your own pace)

A Jedi’s Guide to Pacing Guides, etc. The next step in planning and collaboration. (2 relicensure credits – online Canvas course; work at your own pace)

PLCs and your Department, making the most of your PLCs. This class is designed for department chairs and other teacher leaders.  (7 relicensure credits – online Canvas Course; work at your own pace).

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Customizable Professional Development Opportunities

To arrange PD, contact Mindy Dummer | 801-567-8152 | mindy.dummer@jordandistrict.org
For additional content-area customizable PD, visit the Customizable PD Index

Utah Compose. Learn how to use the Utah Compose formative writing program as a teaching tool for practice and assessment.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 2 Hours

Success with SAGE Tools. Look at and learn how to use SAGE benchmarks, Interim SAGE, and other SAGE tools to help prepare your students and involve them in their academic progress.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 2 Hours

SAGE Data Analysis. Using the Online Reporting System and Data Gateway, look at SAGE scores from a variety of perspectives: district, school, grade level, and individual teacher. This workshop includes students from the previous and current year's students. Very helpful for reviewing past data and setting goals for the current year.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 2 Hours

Using Collections Textbooks in Jordan District. Applying the course support materials and suggestions for using the variety of texts in this comprehensive Language Arts materials set. This will include a visit from the sales representative at Houghton Mifflin.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 2 Hours

Book Study: Visible Learning for Literacy. Professional Reading Group – Meet several times to discuss one chapter, watch accompanying videos.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 5 Hours

Power 30. Reading Strategies for low readers across the content areas.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 2 Hours

Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Depth of Knowledge (DOK) assures that your instruction has rigor -­- and that your students gain lasting understanding. This course teaches the basics of Depth of Knowledge and gives the tools to make curriculum more rigorous.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 2 Hours

Assessment Design. This is a two-day, twelve-hour workshop intended to provide teachers with the basic tools of assessment design including:

  • matching assessments to standards
  • defining constructs (skills and attributes)
  • determining scope of the assessment
  • item design (including item roots and responses)
  • test equating

By the end of the workshop, teachers will have created an assessment that could viably be used as a summative or formative assessment for their own classroom or a pre- and post-test.
Recommended Grade Level: 7-12 Recommended Time: 12 Hours

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