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)


Utah High Leverage Practices Course

February 16, 2021 - December 31, 2021
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) Education

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

February 16, 2021 - December 31, 2021
MOOC Course
Credit: 1 USBE Credit
Audience: Any Utah Educators
Course Type: Online, Asynchronous

Course Enrollment
MIDAS Education

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


  • 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 

What is a microcredential?

A microcredential is a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific skill or set of skills. Three key assumptions of a microcredential include 1) educator knowledge is assumed in demonstrating competency of a skill, 2) knowledge is insufficient to change student outcomes but that comes through applying knowledge in practice, and 3) microcredentials provide evidence to demonstrate an educator’s already acquired knowledge and skills.

For a quick overview, please review What is Microcredential?

What are the benefits of earning a microcredential?

  • It is a great way for educators to engage in self-directed professional learning and earn UBSE credit.
  • Microcredentials are designed around competency demonstration of specific topics and standards and provide the flexibility to demonstrate these skills through job-embedded experiences.

To learn more, please visit Utah Microcredentials on the UEN website.

Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS)

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