Our department offers some professional development during the year:
The primary goal of quality mentoring for the Entry Years Enchancement (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 course covers the USOE Competencies of a Quality Eye Mentor. Each class needs at least 5 registered to carry.
This class will review the content of the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test to help Level 1 teachers prepare to pass the test and complete the USOE EYE requirement for a Level 2 license. This is an 8 hour class that is split between two nights. The $25 fee is for credit for lane change.
Online Praxis PLT:
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 USOE EYE requirement for a Level 2 license. There are 6 hours of online work and 2 hours of class instruction. For lane change credit you will need to pay $25 fee.
Other departments also offer trainings during the year:
UETS-based JPAS Training:
The UETS-based JPAS is the evaluation tool used in the district to evaluate educators. All provisional educators new to the district are evaluated annually. This class is designed to help you understand the effective practices measured by the UETS-based JPAS and to prepare you for your evaluation. You will receive a stipend for attending this one-session class.
Effective Teacher Training
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. There is a $30 registration fee due to Jordan School District.
Suicide Prevention Training Seminar
This one-hour seminar will provide suicide prevention training for educators as part of the requirement for relicensure. The seminar will address prevalence rates, possible warning signs, and what to do if an educator becomes aware of a student’s suicidal ideation.
To sign up for a class, please visit the JPLS website: JPLS