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Professional Development

The Jordan District Math Department offers several professional development opportunities throughout the year.  Teachers may enroll in single day or multi-day classes.  Online classes are also available.

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Classes for Credit

Magnifying 8th Grade Mathematics (Register by January 10, 2019)

  • Subject: 8th Grade Mathematics
  • Grades: 6-9
  • Instructors: Joleigh Honey
  • Class Format: Online
  • Description: Eighth grade is an essential part of students’ middle school mathematical experience. In the course, Magnifying 8th grade Mathematics, we will take a deep look into what makes 8th grade mathematics unique and the essential understandings that every student needs to leave 8th grade knowing to be confident in high school mathematics. We will identify key differences between the 8th grade and 9th grade concepts so that math educators are familiar with the separation between the two grade levels. We will also connect prior learning from 7th grade mathematics and discuss how 8th grade teachers can use this to help their student’s become successful in learning the 8th grade core.
  • Dates: January 10 to April 4, 2019
  • Time:
  • Credit Type: 1.0 SUU Credit, 1.0 USBE Credit
  • Fee: free/cost of credit
  • Registration Information: https://uen.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=3657
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey

Secondary Mathematics for All Students

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Instructors: State Facilitators
  • Class Format: Face to Face
  • Description: Participants will learn to apply the Utah Multi-Tiered System of Support (UMTSS) framework to increase student learning of mathematics and promote high expectations for each and every student. The sessions will focus on practical strategies to implement high quality math tasks in an accessible way, elicit student thinking, and support productive struggle. Discussions and activities will integrate and encompass the critical components of the UMTSS framework: High-quality Instruction, Team-based Problem Solving, and Data-based Decision Making.
  • Dates: Various dates and locations throughout the summer
    • May 28-29, 2019 Nebo School District
    • June 3-4, 2019 Iron County
    • June 3-4, 2019 Davis School District
    • June 10-11, 2019 Washington County
    • June 17-18, 2019 Cache County
    • June 17-18, 2019 San Juan County
    • June 24-25, 2019 Alpine
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Credit Type: 1.0 SUU Credit, 1.0 USBE Credit
  • Fee: $25 (for lunch)
  • Registration Information: Midas Course #52312
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey

What the Tech? Improving the Efficacy of Your Mathematics Classroom

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Instructors: State Facilitators
  • Class Format: Face to Face
  • Description: What the heck is “What the Tech”? In this course, mathematics plays the lead role with technology as the supporting actor. Come learn about what makes a mathematics classroom effective, how to incorporate technology into a mathematics classroom strategically and how to evaluate what’s working and what is not. Novice to expert tech users from grades K-12 will be engaged in the use of digital tools to provide opportunities for students to reason critically, communicate effectively, and model mathematical concepts using multiple representations.
  • Dates: Various dates and locations throughout the summer
    • May 30-31, 2019 Nebo School District
    • June 5-6, 2019 Iron County
    • June 5-6, 2019 Davis School District
    • June 12-13, 2019 Washington County
    • June 19-20, 2019 Cache County
    • June 19-19, 2019 San Juan County
    • June 26-27, 2019 Alpine
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Credit Type: 1.0 SUU Credit, 1.0 USBE Credit
  • Fee: $25 (for lunch)
  • Registration Information: Midas Course #52275
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey

NCTM Regional Conference

  • Subject: K-12 Mathematics Various Topics
  • Grades: K-12
  • Instructors: Various Presenters
  • Class Format: Conference
  • Description: 
  • Dates: October 16-18, 2019
  • Time: All day
  • Credit Type: several options
  • Fee: registration cost
  • Registration Information: nctm.org/regionals
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey

Using Math Software (Handy Graph, Math Illustrations, Desmos, Geogebra)

  • Subject: Math Software
  • Grades: 7 through 12
  • Instructors: Wendy Harmon
  • Class Format: Can be done at your school with a teacher or a group of teachers
  • Description: This can be tailored to meet the needs of you and your teachers in helping them get started in using math software to create math graphics for tests and assignments.
  • Dates: Selected by the school/teacher
  • Time: Selected by the school/teacher
  • Credit Type: relicensure hours
  • Fee: Purchase price of the software
  • Registration Information: arrange with Wendy Harmon
  • Contact Person: Wendy Harmon

Related Sites and Resources

UEN Professional Development

UEN Online Mathematics Professional Learning Courses

USOE Professional Learning Series: Secondary Mathematics

Mathematics Vision Project

Engage NY


For Principals

Specialist and/or consultant are available to help departments with:

  • Coaching

  • PLC Support

  • Data Review

  • Core support