Professional Learning Resources

Professional Learning Standards

The Professional Learning Standards for Utah are required to be woven into all Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Credit Professional Learning. This is described in the Utah State Legislature Title 53G-11-303: Professional Learning Standards.

In order to provide supports for the implementation of these research-based effective professional learning standards, USBE has created a Utah Professional Learning Standards Toolkit. Please take a look at this toolkit to ensure that professional learning is designed around these important standards.

Each Standard Explained

  1. Learning Communities
  2. Skillful Leaders
  3. Resources
  4. Data
  5. Learning Design
  6. Implementation
  7. Outcomes
  8. Technology

Professional Learning Opportunities

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources
Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

Courses

Utah High Leverage Practices Course

June 1 - December 31, 2020
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Course
Credit: 2 USBE Credits
Audience: Ideal for Active Utah Educators working in classrooms with students
Course Type: Online, Asynchronous

Course Enrollment
Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS)

Course Description:

  • This course is designed to help educators in Utah to understand and implement specific, research-based high-leverage classroom practices that will impact student learning and increase the effectiveness of instruction for all students. Each module in this course focuses on a specific practice and how it has been effectively implemented in real classrooms. Participants in this course are not only challenged to understand these practices, but to also find connections to their own students and how they can implement these practices with intention in the context of any subject area or grade level.
  • High-Leverage Practices: An Introduction
Principles for Remote Learning

July 31 - December 31, 2020
MOOC Course
Credit: 1 USBE Credit
Audience: Any Utah Educators
Course Type: Online, Asynchronous

Course Enrollment
MIDAS

Course Description:

  • This course is intended to provide Utah educators with the tools and practices for instruction to meet the needs of students in remote learning circumstances. The focus areas include - designing for asynchronous and synchronous instruction, effective communication with students and families, creating and delivering active engagement in learning opportunities aligned to standards, providing equity, choice and flexibility in the learning, designing effective ways to provide and receive positive and constructive feedback with students, and connecting with the social and emotional needs for students.
Additional Course Offerings

Utah Education Network (UEN) Catalog

Description:

  • This catalog includes a variety of synchronous, asynchronous, and blended courses and workshops that support building best practices with technology in teaching and learning. This catalog includes courses for credit that are available to any Utah educator.

Utah Microcredentials 

Utah Microcredentials is a partnership between USBE, in collaboration with UEN:

  • It is a great way for teachers to engage in self-directed professional learning and earn credit.
  • Courses are designed around competency demonstration of specific topics and standards and provide the flexibility to learn these skills through application, job-embedded experiences.
  • Microcredentials are stackable and each is worth 0.5 USBE credits.

If your District or Charter School would like to develop and submit a microcredential to be available for Utah teachers or to learn about the process, please visit Develop Microcredentials.

Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS)

Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS)
Utah State Board of Education Teaching and Learning