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

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Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

Courses

Course Catalog
Utah Education Network (UEN)

June 1- December 31, 2020
Online, Asynchronous Course
USBE Credits: 2.0

Utah High Leverage Practices Course
USBE 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.

Utah Microcredentials 

Utah Microcredentials is a partnership between the Utah State Board of Education (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.