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Professional Development Offerings in Jordan School District

The Jordan School District Curriculum and Staff Development Department acknowledges that teaching quality is an important factor in student achievement. Engaging in professional development will ensure that educators continue to strengthen their practice.  The Curriculum and Staff Development Department offers a wide range of professional development opportunities in order for educators to learn and apply new knowledge and skills.

The professional development opportunities addressed at this site can be offered in a variety of formats. Contact information for each content administrator is listed with each section. The content administrator will work with you to customize your school’s professional development needs.


CTE | DLI | ELA - Elementary | ELA - SecondaryELL

Career and Technical Education  |  Contact:   Sonja Burton | 801-256-5959 | Return to TOP

Literacy in CTE.  Two, 2-hour classes, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  This class will tie literacy and CTE together. Focus will be on literacy strategies to use in each CTE class. Teachers will receive many hands-on activities to use in the classroom.
Math in CTE. Two, 2-hour classes, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  This class will focus on how to use math in each CTE curriculum. Math is present in every class, this is a good way to collaborate with math teachers in your building to strengthen both classes.
Science in CTE. Two, 2-hour classes, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12. This class will focus on how to use science in your CTE classroom. Core standards from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Systems will be used, and show how to correspond them to the CTE standards.
Pacing Guides and How to Use Them. Two, 2-hour blocks, plus ongoing changes as new curriculum arises, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  This class will focus on how to build pacing guides, why they are important, and how to use them every day while teaching.
New Tech and Engineering Curriculum and How To Get the Most Out of It.  Ongoing,  Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  This class will show how to use the new Tech and Engineering core standards and how to create activities within each unit.
Study Guides for Your Students.  Two, 2-hour blocks, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Why keep the curriculum a secret?? This will show teachers how to create study guides for their students that tie to the standards, how to use them as starters, and questions that will help students study.
Why Teach Soft SkillsTwo. 2-hour blocks, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Employers want the very best candidates for the job. Students need to know how to be the best candidate. Soft skills are useful for their everyday life as well as their professional life. This class will help you teach soft skills in your class and why to teach them.

Dual Language Immersion  |  Contact:  Michele Daly  | 801-567-8129 | Return to TOP

What is Dual Language Immersion? 1 hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  An overview of the Dual Language Immersion instructional model and program.
Classroom Management in a Dual Language classroom.  1 hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 1-6.  Effective management strategies and skills that will enable teachers to establish and maintain a classroom with rewards and consequences.
Dual Language Immersion: The First Week of School.  1 hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 1-6.  An overview of DLI teacher responsibilities, and what is expected during the first few days of school.
Student Engagement in the DLI classroom.  1 hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 1-6.  Strategies for student engagement and motivation will be shared.
Aligning instruction to the core curriculum in the DLI classroom.  1 hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 1-6.  With the use of curriculum maps, DLI teachers can align their instruction specifically to core standards.
PLC Support.  1 hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 1-6.  PLC teams can create common assessments aligned to core standards. This PD is designed to help teachers use data to improve student learning.
ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Dual Language Immersion Classroom Management and Engagement.  Relicensure Points, Grades 1-6.  This online course is designed to guide elementary Dual Language Immersion teachers' effective management strategies and skills to establish and maintain a classroom in which the amount of time students spent actively engaged in learning is maximized, while disruptions are minimized.

English Language Arts--Elementary  |  Contact:  Becky Gerber | 801-567-8087 | Return to TOP

DIBELS: Amplify Website.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-3.  Teachers will learn how to: navigate the site, print reports, set pathways, create small-groups for instruction and look at tests.
DIBELS: Progress Monitoring.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-3.  Teachers will learn how to: use DIBELS results to determine who needs to be progress monitored, install the assessment app on the iPad, use the laptop or iPad to assess, look at data, and run reports.
DIBELS: Classroom Application.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-3.  Teachers will watch a small-group lesson with a focus on fluency. Multiple classroom application ideas will be shared.
Phonics K-2.  1-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-2.  Teachers will review phonics lessons available through ThinkCentral, look at the Phonics Scope and Sequence, and learn to create a small-group lesson with a phonics focus. Discussion will focus on phonemic awareness, phonological skills, word work, sound/symbol relationships, word families, the alphabetic principle, onset and rime, and spelling strategies. (Also available: Words Their Way)
Phonics 3-6.  1-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-6.  Teachers will look at phonics lessons available through ThinkCentral, look at the Phonics Scope and Sequence, learn to create a small-group lesson with a Phonics focus. (Also available: Words Their Way)
Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments.  1-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn to use the F&P kit to identify an appropriate Guided Reading level for student instruction.
Running Records.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn the purpose of running records and how to administer a running record using standard coding.
Analyzing Running Records.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will identify specific instructional gaps for students by analyzing and using the data gathered from a running record.
Academic Vocabulary.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-6.  Teachers will learn to incorporate Academic Vocabulary into the daily routine.
Growth Mindset.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn that talents and abilities are not set but subject to growth, and how this impacts student progress.
Visible Learning for Teachers.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Understanding strategies that have high impact on student achievement and the underlying principles of those strategies.
Reciprocal Teaching.  1-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn to empower students through clarifying, questioning, predicting, and summarizing roles.
Explicit Comprehension.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn how to model and provide explicit instruction of several comprehension strategies.
Close Reading.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn about the principles of close reading, purpose and timing of its use, and grade appropriate questions to drive classroom discussion.
Fluency.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn what fluency is, the connections to comprehension, and how to explicitly teach and assess fluency.
Writing Instruction and  SAGE.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-6.  Teachers will review materials and ideas to use during daily instruction to prepare students for the SAGE assessment. Teachers will learn to use Journeys Write Smart in the classroom.
Using Journeys.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn how to access and explore Think Central, and to utilize the components of the Journeys curriculum.
Interventions K-2.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-2.  Teachers will learn to use data to identify intervention needs and examine resources for interventions (½ day would include more time dedicated to targeting specific student needs and planning instruction).
Interventions 3-6.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-6.  Teachers will learn to use data to identify intervention needs and examine resources for interventions (½ day would include more time dedicated to targeting specific student needs and planning instruction).
Depth Of Knowledge (DOK).  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  What is DOK? How will it impact my instruction?
Writing Instruction.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6. Teachers will review instructional strategies, using prompts, a variety of structures/formats, and how to scaffold for success.
Interactive and Shared Writing.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-2.  Teachers will learn how to effectively implement shared & interactive writing instruction. Discussion will include how to compose text with students, using informational text, and how to provide ongoing support.
QAR.  2-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K - 6.  Teachers will learn strategies for helping students become successful in using questioning techniques for comprehending a variety of texts.
Text Structures.  2-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6. Teachers will learn strategies for teaching students to use narrative and informational text structures, across the content areas to improve comprehension.
Content Literacy.  2-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn ways to integrate reading and writing across content areas.
Shared Reading.  2-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn to implement shared reading with a focus on before, during, & after activities including the use of comprehension strategies and vocabulary.
Small-group Instruction.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Teachers will learn how to use prompts effectively, select appropriate text, provide explicit skill-based instructional techniques and scaffold learning for students of various reading abilities.
Coaching.  Varies by teacher, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Literacy coaches are able to provide one-on-one coaching support that fits the unique needs of each teacher. Coaching cycle may include model lessons, observations, feedback, planning, etc. Commitment to a complete cycle is required.
ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Comprehensive Balanced Literacy (CBL).   Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Instruction will be given in implementing the Utah State Language Arts Core during the Comprehensive Balanced Literacy (CBL) Block (Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Writing) with content core (Science & Social Studies) integration. You will need access to a class or a group of students (own kids, neighbors, etc.) in order to complete assignments.
DIBELS for Teachers.   Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  This highly-informative course will take you through several modules where you will learn to:  navigate the Amplify site, use DIBELS to progress monitor your students, use reports to create RTI groups, create small-groups for instruction, and set pathways of progress.  Once you are registered on JPLS and choose a section that works for your schedule, you will be sent an invitation to join this Canvas course.   Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skills by implementing DIBELS ideas into your classroom instruction.
Journeys ELA Resources.   Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  This online course, participants will learn about the variety of K-6 HMH Journeys ELA Resources and how they can be used for explicit ELA instruction in the classroom. Teachers will gain an in-depth understanding and will be armed with some good tools to use with regard to the 2017-2018 JSD K-6 curriculum maps.
Reciprocal Teaching.  Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  Reciprocal Teaching is a scaffolded discussion technique that involves four strategies good readers employ when they read: predict, question, clarify, summarize.

English Language Arts -- Secondary  |  Contact:  Mindy Dummer  |  801-567-8152 | Return to TOP

Utah Compose.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Learn how to use the Utah Compose formative writing program as a teaching tool for practice and assessment.
Success with SAGE Tools.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  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.
SAGE Data Analysis.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  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.
Using Collections Textbooks in Jordan District.  2 hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  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.
Book Study: Visible Learning for Literacy.  5 hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Professional Reading Group – Meet several times to discuss one chapter, watch accompanying videos.
Power 30.  2 hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Reading Strategies for low readers across the content areas
Depth of Knowledge (DOK).  8 hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  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.
Assessment Design.  12 hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  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.

ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Extending Learning for Kids Who Get It. Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  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.  Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  A basic look at creating strong SMART Goals. 
A Jedi’s Guide to Pacing Guides, etc. Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  The next step in planning and collaboration.
PLCs and your Department, making the most of your PLCs.  Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  This class is designed for department chairs and other teacher leaders. 

English Language Learner -- SIOP and REACH  |  Contact:  Nancy Ward  |  801-567-8235

Customized School-based Professional Development -- Training can be customized based on school needs and the desires of the administrators. Training format can include: Face-to-Face (F2F) Traditional, Online, Combination of F2F and Online, New PD-On-Demand Modules, Book Club.  Training content can include: Culturally Responsive Teaching, WIDA/Differentiation, Academic Language, SIOP, English Learner Basics, Engagement, Interventions versus Accommodations, or other topics as needed.

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NEW – Professional Development on Demand:  PD Bites: A Buffet of Learning Anytime / Anywhere -- This is a new delivery model, based on current research that ongoing job-embedded professional development has more lasting effect in the classroom.  This model will involve a menu of several 30-minute modules that teachers can complete anytime, anywhere. Teachers can randomly select modules or choose to follow a learning path on a single topic. Teachers wishing to earn credit will complete 7 hours (14 modules) for .5 credit or 14 hours (28 modules) for one credit along with guided job-embedded assignments to meet the state requirement for credit. Modules can be completed by individuals, by PLCs working together toward a common goal, or under the direction of the administration in faculty meetings.  Topics include: Planning for ELs (WIDA, SIOP), Culturally Responsible Teaching, Differentiation, Academic Conversations. Other topics will be addressed as the need arises.

Evaluation, Research, and Accountability  |  Contact:  Ben Jameson  |  801-567-8243

Ethical Testing Procedures.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  This course reviews required procedures for administering all state-mandated and district-mandated assessments.
SAGE Summative Assessment Training.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  This course reviews USBE procedural details required to successfully administer SAGE Summative assessments.
SAGE Summative Assessment Training (Coordinator).  4 Hours, Relicensure points, Grades 3-12.  This course reviews USBE procedural details for how to manage SAGE Summative assessments at the school level.
SAGE Benchmark Training.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  This course reviews USBE procedures for administering SAGE Benchmark assessments.
SAGE Benchmark Training.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  This course reviews how to successfully administer SAGE Interim assessments at the classroom level.
DIBELS test administration on the iPad.  3-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  This course trains DIBELS test administrators how to correctly use the mCLASS system on an iPad to administer DIBELS. Prior knowledge of DIBELS is recommended.
Assessment Design Workshop.  12 Hours (2 Days), Relicensure Points, Grades PK-12.  This course trains teachers on basic assessment design concepts. Teachers produce or review an assessment during the workshop that adheres to best practices.
Assessment Design Mini-Workshop. 1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades PK-12.  This presentation is a brief overview of the five steps to assessment design.
SAGE Data Review.  3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  This course facilitates a review of SAGE data with school teacher teams. Teachers will explore ORS and use protocols to ask questions and find trends in their data.
Data Dump (Cross-listed with Curriculum).  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  An assessment specialist teams with a content administrator to present this training. For each SAGE content area, school teams will review the SAGE blueprint for the relevant tested area, Utah state comparison data, historical comparison data and school comparison data. Then, school-level teams will be guided through an analysis of school-level data.
ACT Test Administration.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 10-12.  This training is designed for testing coordinators for the ACT test. Training for ACT test administration is provided by ACT and the state starting in November, but it is recommended that any new ACT test coordinator receive this 1-hour overview of responsibilities early in the school year.
AAPPL test administration.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-9.  This course trains teachers or other test administrators how to successfully administer AAPPL tests on the LTI platform.
UT Compose Introduction.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades 3-12.  This training introduces teachers to UT Compose, an online writing and scoring platform. The training covers teacher and student account administration, and how to use UT Compose to bolster writing instruction.
US Civics Test Administration.  30 Minutes, Relicensure Points, Grades 8-12.  This training reviews how to administer the US Civics test online using UTIPS. Teachers will be able to log in as a demo student and try the test.

Fine Arts  |  Contact:  Norman Emerson  |  801-567-8364
Visual Arts  |  Contact:  Mindy Dummer  |  801-567-8152

Opera by Children Teacher Achievement (Available for individual schools by making arrangements through USBE/Utah Festival Opera).  30 Hours. Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Teachers and their classes create their own opera, complete with libretto, music, art, and staging.
Opera by Children Art Workshop (Available for individual schools by making arrangements through USBE/Utah Festival Opera).  4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Come learn the art of creating masterful scenery, using simple techniques that require a minimal amount of time.
Opera by Children Teacher Training Workshop (Available for individual schools by making arrangements through USBE/Utah Festival Opera).  8 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  A required workshop for any new teacher requesting to be part of "Opera by Children." A great opportunity for teachers that have already written operas to learn and refine their techniques.
"Drum Well."   6 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Participants learn to use movements that inspire children and prompt them to create movement and rhythms of their own.
"Drum Better."  8 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Basic drumming skills are introduced.
"Drum Best."  16 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Participants learn how to make "Drums Alive," a cross-curricular program, and to increase comprehension of math and science.
"Music, Words, Opera!" (Available for individual schools by making arrangements through USBE/Utah Festival Opera).  20 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  During this week-long course, teachers will work side-by-side with students in a summer music camp. Together, students and teachers will learn about opera traditions and history, create a libretto and compose music together for an original opera they will perform.
Opera by Children Teacher Achievement (Available for individual schools by making arrangements through USBE/Utah Festival Opera).  30 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Teachers and their classes create their own opera, complete with libretto, music, art, and staging.
USBE Class #64222 Evening for Educators presented by the State-wide Art Partnership.  15 Hours in 8 Sessions, Relicensure Points.  All The State-wide Art Partnership's Evening for Educators series is designed to help educators incorporate the arts into their classroom curriculum.

General Courses

Depth of Knowledge (DOK).  Up to 8 hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  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.
Backward Design.  2 1-Hour Sessions, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  “Backward Design” is a framework for designing units and lessons. In this beginning course, participants will work together to create a “staff development” lesson plan following the backward design format. Content consultants will then be available to work with departments or teams to create classroom lessons or units.
ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Tier 1 Instruction: Hattie Series: Classroom Discussions.  Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Research shows engaging classroom discussions are an effective way to increase learning.  This online course will offer information and techniques for quality classroom discussions that will increase your repertoire of teaching strategies.  The class will be self-paced and a certificate for relicensure points will be issued upon completion.  This online course is through Canvas, and you will receive an invitation to the course through Canvas.
Tier 1 Instruction: Hattie Series: Formative Assessment.  Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  “Formative Assessment is something that takes place during the process of instruction and is immediately used to inform subsequent instruction.” This course addresses the importance of formative assessment and provides classroom examples and models.
Tier 1 Instruction: Hattie Series: Teacher Expectations.  Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  How do teacher expectations help students establish appropriate learning goals?  This course combines two important topics:  Student Self-Reported Grades and Teachers Expectations.  Students who are actively reporting their progress and predicting future success are guided by teacher expectations.  Find out how your expectations as a teacher may be helping or hindering student growth.
Tier 1 Instruction: Hattie Series: Feedback.  Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  This course addresses the four different levels of feedback: feedback questions, and various types of feedback. After completion of the course, participants will have designed a lesson which incorporates the principles of Feedback, according to Hattie.
Tier 1 Instruction: Hattie Series: Teacher Clarity.  Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  This course is designed to help teachers focus on the quality of "Teacher Clarity".  One of John Hattie's top impact strategies, the teacher's ability to give explicit and clear directions and classroom instruction will help students be engaged and successful.
Tier 1 Instruction: Hattie Series: Reciprocal Teaching.  Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Reciprocal Teaching is a scaffolded discussion technique that involves four strategies good readers employ when they read: predict, question, clarify, and summarize.

Gifted and Talented  |  Contact:  Rebecca Smith  |  801-567-8368

Depth of Knowledge (DOK).  1 Hour Intro, 3 - 6 hours total, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  This hands-on workshop illustrates all levels of DOK and provides suggestions for implementing DOK levels in all curriculum areas.
The Art of Questioning.  1 - 3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Learning often begins with a question. This workshop will help teachers develop instructional strategies based on questioning that can be used across the curriculum.
GT Overview.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  This presentation will provide an overview of the field of Gifted and Talented education, including levels of giftedness, instructional strategies, and social and emotional aspects.
Math Enrichment.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  This workshop provides resources and suggestions on how to provide enrichment for high-ability math students in the elementary classroom.
Reading/Language Arts Enrichment.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  This workshop provides resources and suggestions on how to provide enrichment for high-ability ELA students in the elementary classroom.
GT Special Programs Overview.  1-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  This workshop provides an overview of district-sponsored special programs. Hands-on workshops for individual programs are also available.
Independent Projects.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6.  This workshop provides suggested models for independent projects that can be used for differentiation for all students.
IELE 5400.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 Credit SUU, Grades K-12.  GT Endorsement Core Class.  Education for the Gifted and Talented – An introduction to gifted and talented education.
IELE 5410.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 Credit SUU, Grades K-12.  GT Endorsement Core Class:  Improvement of the Curriculum Instruction in the Content Area – Models and systems in gifted education.
IELE 5420.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 Credit SUU, Grades K-12.  GT Endorsement Core Class: Identification and Evaluation in Gifted Education – Identification practices and program evaluation in gifted education.
IELE 5430.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 Credit SUU, Grades K-12.  GT Endorsement Core Class: Curriculum and Materials in Gifted Education – A focus on resources and programs that foster gifted and talented education.
IELE 5440.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 Credit SUU, Grades K-12.  GT Endorsement Core Class: Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted – A focus on the unique social and emotional needs of high-ability students.

Mathematics -- Elementary and Secondary  |  Contact:  Wendy Harmon  |  801-567-8377

Benchmark Bootcamp Classes.  4.5 hours, 1.5 hours for each course, Relicensure Points, Grades K−6.  These grade-level specific classes will cover intervention resources for the most recent benchmark and preview content for the next benchmark. There are three classes (Benchmark 1 Post/Benchmark 2 Pre; Benchmark 2 Post/Benchmark 3 Pre; and Benchmark 3 Post/SLO) that are 1.5 hours each.
K−6 Word Problems.  7 Hours, Relicensure Points, 0.5 USBE Credit, Grades K−6.  This course will explore problems solving strategies and problem types for all operations.
K−6 Geometry and Measurement. 7 Hours, Relicensure Points, 0.5 USBE Credit, Grades K−6.  This course explores the highlights of Kindergarten−6th grade geometry and measurement relationships and progressions. Instruction will focus on developing conceptual, representational, and procedural understanding.
K−2 Addition and Subtraction.  7 Hours, Relicensure Points, 0.5 USBE Credit, Grades K−2.  This course will cover K−2nd grade Addition & Subtraction progressions. Instruction will focus on developing conceptual, representational, and procedural understanding. Activities and resources for classroom use will be explored and developed. An excellent opportunity for team collaboration, PLCs, and RTI.
3rd−6th Multiplication and Division.  7 Hours, Relicensure Points, 0.5 USBE Credit,  Grades 3−6.  This course will cover 3rd−6th grade multiplication and division progressions. Instruction will focus on developing conceptual, representational, and procedural understanding. Activities and resources for classroom use will be explored and developed. An excellent opportunity for team collaboration, PLCs, and RTI.
3rd−6th Fractions Progressions.  7 hours, Relicensure Points, 0.5 USBE Credits, Grades 3−6.  This course will cover 3rd−6th grade fraction progressions. Instruction will focus on developing conceptual, representational, and procedural understanding. Activities and resources for classroom use will be explored and developed. An excellent opportunity for team collaboration, PLCs, and RTI.
Online Tier 1 Instruction Hattie: Formative Assessment.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Module 1: What is Formative Assessment? Module 2: Why is Formative Assessment Important? Module 3: What is the Formative Assessment Process? Module 4: What Activities Can be Used for Formative Assessment? Module 5: What are the Challenges of Formative Assessment? Module 6: What Does Formative Assessment Look Like From a Student's Perspective?
Secondary Math SAGE Training.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  This course will provide teachers with tools and information to help their students prepare to take the SAGE exam.
Book Study: Principles to Actions-Ensuring Mathematics Success for All.  4-8 Hours of Study, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  “NCTM's landmark publication Principles to Actions connects research with practice. Specific, research-based teaching practices that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for each and every student are combined with core principles to build a successful mathematics program at all levels.” Principles to Actions offers guidance to teachers, mathematics coaches, administrators, parents, and policymakers.”
Book Study: Mathematical Mindsets.  4-8 Hours of Study, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  “Mathematical Mindsets is an important guide to the information, techniques, and activities that can be put in place to make math more enjoyable and achievable for all students. Mathematical Mindsets shows how the entire approach to math teaching and learning…needs to be changed to help students realize the joys of learning and understanding math.”
Using Rich Mathematical Tasks.  4-8 Hours of Study, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Rich mathematical tasks that have multiple entry points are crucial to successful math learning. Model tasks can be done for any subject from 7th grade math up to Secondary Math III.
Using Math Software (Handy Graph, Math Illustrations, Geogebra).  1-2 Hours of Study, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  This can be tailored to meet the needs of you and your teachers in helping them get started in using math software to create math graphics for tests and assignments. Geogebra can also be used with students to help them explore geometric concepts.
ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Online: Getting the Most out of Mastery Connect.  1-2 Hours of Study, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Learn how to create and use shared curriculum maps and common assessments. Learn about the different reports that are available to help analyze student mastery and how to use the information to inform instruction.
Online: Ideas for Teaching Math from The Teaching Channel.  1-10 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  The Teaching Channel is an online resource of “best practices” videos. Teachers may complete as many as ten modules to earn re-licensure points.

Mentoring  |  Contact:  Rebecca Smith  |  801-567-8368

What to Teach and How to Teach it.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Developing and teaching your content area by planning and organizing your instruction
Establishing and Maintaining the Mentor/Provisional Teacher Relationship.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Facilitating a working and trusting relationship between the mentor and provisional teacher to meet the needs of the new teacher
Adult Learning and Communication: Skills, Observation and Feedback.  1 -2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Understanding and appreciating differences in adult-learning styles and ways to provide constructive feedback.
Utah’s EYE Program for New Teachers: PRAXIS Tests and Portfolio Information.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Grasping the specifics of USBE’s Entry Years Enhancement (EYE) components for induction:  Mentoring, Praxis, Evaluations, Portfolio
Lifelong Growth and Learning.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Exploring mindsets and mind-frames and effective teaching standards
Developing A Repertoire of Mentor Tools.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Comprehending and practicing mentoring language, effective questioning and quality conversations.  Applying the three roles of mentoring: Consulting, Collaborating, and Coaching
Reflective Practice.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Developing reflective practice as a vehicle for collaboration and professional growth
Instructional Strategies.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Targeting classroom strategies that impact student learning
Tap into Educator Resources.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  What’s in your tool box? An overview of the JSD Mentor Website and other effective resources
Mentor Training.  7 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  This class is required to certify as a mentor and receive mentor stipend pay. It contains elements of the classes listed above.
Pass the Praxis. 7 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12. This class reviews pertinent information in regard to the Praxis test needed to obtain a Level 2 teaching license.
ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Online - New Mentor Teacher Training.  6 hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12. The primary goal of quality mentoring for the Entry Years Enhancement (EYE) program is to support beginning teachers in the development of their skills and expertise so that they can become successful practitioners of effective instruction as required in the Utah Effective Teaching Standards.  This six-hour online course covers the USBE Competencies of a Quality Eye Mentor.
HYBRID -- Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching.  6 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  This class will review the content of the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test to help Level I teachers prepare to pass the test and complete the USBE EYE requirement for a Level 2 license. This is a HYBRID course consisting of 6 hours of online work and 2 hours of face-to-face class instruction.

Science -- Elementary and Secondary  |  Contact:  Jane Harward  |  801-567-8088

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade 3-D Science:  Teaching the New Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards.  3 Full Days, Relicensure Points, Other Credit Available, Grades 6-8.  This course is a series of four full days of instruction. Activities and instruction will provide teachers with tools and information needed to understand and implement the new SEEd Standards and the 3-D pedagogy of teaching science. Credits available and substitutes paid.
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade 3-D Science:  Teaching the New Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards Focus Groups.  Four, 2-hour sessions and individual modules (1-2 hours each), Relicensure Points, Other Credit Available, Grades 6-8.  These focus groups are held in conjunction with the four full days of 3-D Science course. Teachers participating in the focus groups will elaborate on strategies learned in the full-day courses while collaborating to create and adapt learning activities that incorporate the new three dimensional approach to teaching science. Lessons and activities will be shared with others in the district and throughout the state via the district science website.
Book Study: “A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning.”  4-8 Hours of Study, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  “A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning” is an educator’s guide to understanding and implementing the new Science with Engineering Education Standards. Current science education is translated from theory into classroom instruction and establishes the fundamentals for learning science in a simple, straightforward approach that teachers can successfully implement.
Setting Up Your STEM Fair.  4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Workshop will provide information on implementation of STEM Fairs in secondary schools.
Science Literacy.  2-4 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Workshop will provide strategies to aid in comprehension of difficult text. Specific activities will help teachers learn what obstacles students face and how to overcome them as effective informational text is used in the classroom.
Individual Teacher Mentoring.  As Needed / Ongoing, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Observations, consultations, and coaching of teachers on an individual basis
Online Tier 1 Instruction Hattie: Formative Assessment.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Module 1: What is Formative Assessment? Module 2: Why is Formative Assessment Important? Module 3: What is the Formative Assessment Process? Module 4: What Activities Can be Used for Formative Assessment? Module 5: What are the Challenges of Formative Assessment? Module 6: What Does Formative Assessment Look Like From a Student's Perspective?
Getting the Most out of Mastery Connect.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Learn how to create and use shared curriculum maps and common assessments. Learn about the different reports that are available to help analyze student mastery and how to use the information to inform instruction.
Teacher Focus Groups.  2 Hours / Ongoing as Needed, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Teachers meet together and share lesson ideas, sharing implementation strategies. Lesson plans are formatted and uploaded to the district website for all teacher reference and use.

Social Studies  -- Elementary and Secondary  |  Contact:  Pam Su’a  |  801-567-8320

Teaching Strategies in the Content Area.  1-7 Hours, (Tailored to Need), Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Hands-on, collaborative, student-centered instruction strategies to engage students in the study of foreign language or social studies.
Classroom Management in the Content Area.  1-7 Hours, (Tailored to Need). Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Thoughtful procedures, routines, and classroom rules will help teachers manage their class so that learning can take place.
Aligning Instruction to Core Curriculum.  1-7 Hours, (Tailored to Need), Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  PLC teams using curriculum maps can align their instruction specifically to core standards.
PLC Support.  1-7 Hours, (Tailored to Need), Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  PLC teams can create common assessments aligned to core standards. This course can also help teachers use data from their common assessments to improve student learning.
Enrichment and/or Remediation Strategies for Social Studies or World Languages.  1-7 Hours, (Tailored to Need), Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Social studies or foreign language teams can use enrichment or remediation strategies to meet student need.

Special Education  |  Contact: Lisa Robinson  |  801-567-8374

Assistive Technology for Struggling Learners.  45 min-1 hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed. Training on programs and tools teachers can use to help students access the CORE using supplemental technology.
Differentiation and Inclusion: Instructional Delivery Ideas for Students of all Abilities.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6, 7-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed. Meaningfully engage students with disabilities during instructional time by using a variety of highly-effective engagement and instructional strategies that also support the learning of every student in your class.
Accommodations vs. Modifications.  1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed. Identifying appropriate accommodations and modifications based on students’ needs who are on an IEP or 504. How it looks differently based on settings, frequency and who is responsible for those A/M and what are the legal requirements.
Differentiation in Classroom.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed. Strategies that increase student engagement for all student levels.
Data Collection and Progress Monitoring Tools.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed.  Collecting academic, behavior using progress monitoring based on teacher created CBM's, tracking tools etc
Essential Elements for Behavior Management for Classroom Assistants.  3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6, Gen Ed.  Elementary support for PLC coverage time. Basic behavior management and strategies that can be used in all types of school settings for assistants that are mobile. Setting up rules for small group, routines, and procedures.
High-functioning Autism: Characteristics, Resulting Classroom Issues, Strategies.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12, Gen Ed.  Provide training on understanding the characteristics of High-functioning Autism and how they affect learning and behavior; strategies for improving classroom success across academics, communication, social interaction, motor skills, and executive function.
High-functioning Autism: Increasing Social and Self-Regulation Skills and Decreasing Classroom Disruption.  2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12, Gen Ed.  Provide training on specific self-regulation and social skills strategies for addressing (1) arguing: (2) topic perseveration; (3) meltdowns over changes in routine; (4) work refusal; (5) rules-policing; (6) teaching social skills as replacement behaviors.
Effective Teacher Training.  14 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades PreK-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed.  This class provides teachers with research-based interventions and strategies designed to help change their students’ classroom behaviors in a positive way. Teachers will be shown how to design effective classroom management programs, interventions for individual students who display high rates of misbehavior, and strategies for working with students that have specific disabilities.
SLD/RTI Support for Individual Schools. Minimum 2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-6, Gen Ed, Spec Ed.  Special Education teacher specialists will work with your team to infuse the basics of Response to Intervention and determining specific learning disability eligibility. This course is best presented collaboratively with teachers in your building.
Co-Teaching.  4-8 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed. This course requires both general education and special education teachers teaching the same content to discuss research-based considerations and strategies when implementing co-teaching using effective models to increase student achievement.
LRBI Principles for Success.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades PreK-12, Gen Ed, Spec Ed. This professional development gives a basic review of the Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions (LRBI) Technical Assistance Manual provided by the USBE. Objectives include helping teachers to use this resource effectively, identify appropriate interventions at each level, identify procedures for helping students that display problem behaviors, and guidelines for responding to students that display extreme behaviors at school.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  30 min to 1 Hour, Relicensure Points, Grades PreK-12, Gen. Ed, Spec Ed.  Training is available for school teams working with individuals who have had a TBI, to provide information and support on expectations and accommodations for each individual student. If professional development is needed for a larger school population, general information about TBI, common school impact, and general expectations can be presented.
Secondary Transition Resources.  1-2 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades 7-12.  Training for special education teams and comprehensive guidance counselors on new and existing transition support for students 14+. New USBE rules will be covered for middle schools as well as new tools and resources for all levels.
Essential Behavior Principles for Classroom Success.  1-3 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades PreK-12.  This training includes principles for positively influencing student behavior, antecedents for influencing behavior, Tier 1 class-wide behavioral interventions, Tier 2 and 3 intervention systems for students with elevated levels of behavior, and getting students that display difficult behaviors academically engaged.
A.S.P.E.N.  4-8 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades PreK-12.  A.S.P.E.N. is a positive, preventative, and proactive approach to managing aggressive student behavior. This training has a proven track record and was developed in Utah. A.S.P.E.N. provides similar training to the Mandt System, but is less time consuming.
Implementing Effective Instructional Practices.  4-8 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12. Training is available to help special education teachers understand effective instructional practices including recapturing instructional and engaged time, utilizing effective instructional strategies, implementing effective classroom management procedures, participating in effective PLCs to use data to inform instruction, and engaging in self-reflection to improve student achievement.

Technology -- Elementary and Secondary  |  Contact:   Mark Sowa  |  801-567-8392

Chromebooks and the Cloud Classroom Elementary.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-6.  Bring the Cloud to your Classroom! This professional development is designed to help educators effectively integrate Chromebooks and Cloud tools into a project-based educational framework. Participants gain experience using Chromebooks, evaluating online tools for educational use, and exploring strategies for teaching with this technology.
Chromebooks and the Cloud Classroom Secondary.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades 7-12.  Bring the Cloud to your Classroom! This professional development is designed to help secondary educators effectively integrate Chromebooks and Cloud tools into a project-based educational framework. Participants gain experience using Chromebooks, evaluating online tools for educational use, and exploring strategies for teaching with this technology.
Multimedia Projects with iPads. 15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  The iPad’s powerful collection of multimedia tools provides new and innovative ways for students to demonstrate learning through creative and motivating projects. This professional development is designed to help educators effectively integrate this technology into a project-based educational framework. Participants will learn to utilize the iPad to plan, teach, manage, and evaluate a variety of student-created multimedia projects tied to the core curriculum.
Google Tools for Elementary. 15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12. This courses introduces elementary teachers to Google Apps for Education, which is available for students in grades 3-6. Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a suite of secure web-based and collaborative applications that include Documents, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Classroom. It allows students and teachers to work and learn together anytime, anywhere, and on any device. GAFE is hosted by Google, and is managed by Jordan School District. When students log into their school google account, they are seamlessly connected to the GAFE suite of productivity and collaboration tools.
Google Tools for Secondary.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12. This course introduces teachers to Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a suite of secure web-based and collaborative applications that include Documents, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Classroom. It allows students and teachers to work and learn together anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
Digital Citizenship Elementary.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  In this course, participants will learn what digital citizenship is, how to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and how to talk with students openly about cyberbullying and other potential pitfalls of social media.
Digital Citizenship Secondary.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  In this course, participants will learn what digital citizenship is, how to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and how to talk with students openly about cyberbullying and other potential pitfalls of social media. Participants will learn how to model digital citizenship and develop tools and lessons to use with students of all ages.
Connected Educator, Developing Your Personal Learning Network.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12. This course helps teachers tap the educational potential of social media tools for your classroom. Participants will learn how tools like Twitter, Pinterest, Teaching Channel, Google +, Facebook, and more can be incorporated into your classroom. Along the way, participants will explore strategies for using social media tools to challenge and engage students, as well as improve parent-student-teacher communication.
Online Tools for Flexible Formative Assessments.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  Effective formative assessment can transform the teaching and learning experience and dramatically improve student-learning outcomes. This course focuses on why formative assessment is important and how to effectively use it in the classroom with the help of several online tools.
Digital Citizenship Online.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  In this course participants will learn what digital citizenship is, how to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and how to talk with students openly about cyberbullying and other potential pitfalls of social media. Participants will learn the how to model digital citizenship and develop tools and lessons to use with students of all ages.
Utah Online Library Preschool & Elementary.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  This 6-week online class is designed to help preschool and elementary teachers and library media specialists effectively use the wealth of information resources in Utah’s Online Library to enrich their teaching and students’ learning. The course guides participants through using the many databases of newspapers, journals and magazines as well as encyclopedias, videos, music collections and more. Each week participants add on to a resource list, as well as explore project-based learning activities and effective research strategies that ensure students benefit from Pioneer resources as well.
Utah Online Library - Research and Reference. 15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  This course guides K–12 teachers and library media specialists through the hundreds of thousands of digital resources licensed for educational use by Utah educators and learners. In addition to gaining familiarity with online databases included in Pioneer Online Library, participants practice applying the Utah library media core curriculum’s six-step process for information problem-solving while sharing ideas for incorporating research and multimedia resources into lessons and projects for students.
MasteryConnect.  8 Hours, Relicensure Points, Grades K-12.  Learn to navigate MasteryConnect and what it can do to help you in your classroom. Create your profile, create a Mastery Tracker, create and add assessments, find assessment aligned to your core in the community, and score assessments in four easy ways. The next step is using MasteryConnect in your classroom. You will create, copy and collaborate on curriculum maps, organize standards, then create a Mastery Tracker from a curriculum map, Identify a benchmark and SLO assessment, find, read and interpret various teacher reports.
EDUC 5820 Designing and Producing Media for Instruction.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 UVU Credit, Grades K-12.  This course is designed for students to learn to produce educational media materials. Participants have the opportunity to collaborate with others to design, produce, test, and revise a unique project for video, multimedia, the web, mobile applications, video games, radio, photography, or other formats. Participants will learn to use a variety of tools and formats. This course explores several analytic frameworks drawn from both instructional design and educational research.
EDUC 5810 Instruction, Curriculum and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 UVU Credit, Grades K-12.  Following an exploration of the history and models of instructional design, students will learn to incorporate appropriate digital media formats to create an online learning environment. Students will be introduced to the integrated nature of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) as frameworks for identifying and applying the knowledge needed to teach and assess student learning with technology. The course will also address issues of leadership, as students may become mentors in the area of educational technology.
EDUC 5830 Digital Models of Instruction.  45 Hours, Relicensure Points, 3.0 UVU Credit, Grades K-12.  The course will examine the best instructional use of online options, including flipped and hybrid course design, and gaming. Students complete an instructional design plan for an instructional unit of the participants’ choice for a learner group of their choice.
Canvas for Online Learning.  15 Hours, Relicensure Points, 1.0 Credit USBE/SUU, Grades K-12.  This is an online course teaching the features found in the LMS Canvas for teachers. Teachers will gain information on how to create course content for a blended learning environment in Canvas.