Register for the Choices Conference

Secondary Health teachers are faced with some of the most difficult curricula taught to our teenage students. The Health Core contains some of the most difficult content that directly affects life decisions teenagers are facing. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 22, 2105

In today’s ENR: Rep. Jon Cox floats a bill that would make the state superintendent an elected position and the state board a gubernatorial appointment. BYU and USOE team up to train technology and engineering teachers. Logan elementary students get some programming practice. The U releases a study of student discipline involving American Indian students in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 22. . . . → Read More

Science Opportunities for May 11-15

Here is some new (and continuing) Utah Science information and opportunities. . . . → Read More

Saturday Studio Seminars

Christelle Estrada, Secondary Language Arts Specialist

For five years Saturday Studio Seminars have been a collaborative and creative space where educators from across the state come together for three Saturdays in the fall to learn with each other and then re-design instruction to use immediately in the classroom. . . . → Read More

New Course for Secondary Math Teachers

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The 2015 Summer PD course TLC-Stats! is now open for registration. Do you need a little TLC? Are you interested in learning about secondary mathematics changes in the Utah core for statistics? Join us in a course about Teaching and Learning the Core for Statistics. . . . → Read More

Science Community Opportunities

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New Utah Science information and opportunities. Please note: These are opportunities that have been requested to be shared with the Utah science teacher community. The Utah State Office of Education has not specifically vetted or endorsed the programs shared. Any concerns or questions should be directed at the organizations associated specifically with the event. . . . → Read More

Social Studies Online Courses

On-Line Courses for Social Studies Professional Development: Registration Opens Dec. 1 for 2013 Courses. . . . → Read More

Funding Education in Utah: Other Complications

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

In recent blog posts I have described the plight of education funding in Utah: bottom of the heap and declining effort. In this email I wish to round out several issues that make the funding picture even more bleak. . . . → Read More

Learning Forward Selects Utah as Critical Friend State for Common Core Implementation

Learning Forward Logo_"Utah Selected by Learning Forward as ‘Critical Friend State’ to Review and Contribute to Creation of System to Support Teachers Implementing Common Core State Standards"

Utah has been selected as a Critical Friend in a new initiative led by Learning Forward – a national membership and advocacy organization focused on professional development – to create a statewide, comprehensive system to support educators as they implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new student assessments. . . . → Read More