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.

Instructional Support

UMLA 2013 Handouts

Middle School Videos

High School Videos

JSD Math Blog


Classes for Credit

Mathematical Mindsets Book Study (Teachers)

  • Subject: Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler
  • Grades: K-12
  • Instructors: USBE
  • Class Format: online
  • Description: This will be a book study and discussion of Jo Boaler’s book Mathematical Mindsets.
  • Dates: November 8, December 13, January 10, February 7, March 14
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Credit Type: USBE
  • Fee: none
  • Registration Information: http://pd.spedsis.com/public
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey (801) 538-7794 joleigh.honey@schools.utah.gov
  • Flyer: mathematical-mindsets-teachers

Mathematical Mindsets Book Study (Administrators)

  • Subject: Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler
  • Grades: K-12
  • Instructors: USBE
  • Class Format: online
  • Description: This will be a book study and discussion of Jo Boaler’s book Mathematical Mindsets.
  • Dates: November 8, December 13, January 10, February 7, March 14
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Credit Type: USBE
  • Fee: none
  • Registration Information: http://pd.spedsis.com/public
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey (801) 538-7794 joleigh.honey@schools.utah.gov
  • Flyer: mathematical-mindsets-admin

UCTM Conference

  • Subject: Equity through Practice
  • Grades: K-12
  • Instructors: Keynote: Matthew R. Larson (NCTM President) and various other presenters
  • Class Format: Face to face
  • Description: Sessions in assessment, content, equity, mindset, teaching practices, technology and others are being offered as part of the 2016 Conference program.
  • Dates: November 4th & 5th
  • Time: Friday 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm (dinner included) Saturday 8:30 am to noon (brunch)
  • Credit Type: USBE
  • Fee: $75
  • Registration Information: http://www.utahctm.org/register-now.html
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey (801) 538-7794 joleigh.honey@schools.utah.gov
  • Flyer: uctm-conference

UCTM Leadership Conference

  • Subject: Equity through Practice
  • Grades: K-12 math leaders and coaches
  • Instructors: Keynote: Matthew R. Larson (NCTM President)
  • Class Format: Face to face
  • Description: Principles to Action
  • Dates: November 4th
  • Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Credit Type: USBE
  • Fee: $45
  • Registration Information: http://www.utahctm.org/register-now.html
  • Contact Person: Joleigh Honey (801) 538-7794 joleigh.honey@schools.utah.gov
  • Flyer: uctm-leadership

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

  • Subject: Math Software
  • Grades: 7 through 12
  • Instructors: Wendy Harmon, JoDene Arakelian
  • 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 or JoDene Arakelian
  • Contact Person: Wendy Harmon, JoDene Arakelian

Related Sites and Resources

UEN Professional Development

UEN Online Mathematics Professional Learning Courses

USOE Professional Learning Series: Secondary Mathematics

2016 USOE Spring Professional Learning Series Catalog

Mathematics Vision Project

Engage NY


For Principals

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

  • Coaching

  • PLC Support

  • Data Review

  • Core support