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Our department offers some professional development during the year:

Mentor Training:
The primary goal of quality mentoring 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 USBE Competencies of a Quality Mentor. Each class needs at least 5 registered to carry.

Mentor Refresher Course:
This two-hour course is designed for mentors who are on the trained mentor list as a refresher of mentoring skills. The course reviews the USBE Competencies of a Quality Mentor. It is online through Canvas.

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.

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