PD Events


Speech Language Technician Institute [Download PDF]


This event is for persons who hold a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders and are employed as a Speech Language Technician (SLT) in a Utah public school.

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June 25-29, 2018 


Available Now: Ready To Go PD! [Download PDF]
Utah's schools are dynamic places, requiring quick action. Responding to this need, UPDN is offering free Ready to Go PD! PD that can be requested and delivered quickly.

Ready to Go PD!


Resources for Charter Schools [Download PDF]
CSPED has arranged these trainings for charter schools and small LEAs in mind. The trainings are open to everyone. Specific locations are to be determined.


Confidentiality Webinar [Download PDF]
Participants will achieve basic knowledge of the confidentiality requirements outlined in the USBE Special Education Rules.

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Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses [Download PDF]
Featuring Dr. Edward Schultz
Southern and Northern Utah Sessions


Positive Behavior Supports Webinars [Download PDF]
Functions of Behavior
Treatment Selection

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Behavior Interventions [Download PDF]

Informational Flyers

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Cultivate Student Proficiency in the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice by Using 8 High-Leverage Instructional Practices  [Download PDF]
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Principles to Actions (2014) identifies eight high-leverage, research-informed instructional practices. When considered alongside the Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice in the Utah Core, we have a 360-degree view of an optimal mathematics classroom. The eight instructional practices in Principles to Actions provide a teacher-oriented view, while the Standards for Mathematical Practice focus on students' necessary knowledge, skills, and mindsets for college and career readiness.


10 Steps of Developing Outcome-Based Professional Development  [Download PDF]
The quality of your professional development (PD) is vital. Utah Professional Development Network (UPDN) staff identified a 10-step process for developing outcome-based PD. Collectively, these steps are referred to as “blueprinting” PD. The blueprinting PD process is also organized for use by school and district level PD providers. UPDN provides training and follow-up supports to help providers strengthen PD outcomes. This image illustrates the 10 steps of the blueprinting process.


5 Steps of Evaluating Professional Development  [Download PDF]
UPDN’s five-level “PD evaluation system” couples nicely with effective planning of PD using the “blueprinting” process (see other side). Together, these processes support outcome-based PD. The image on this page illustrates the five levels of evaluation and identifies the primary evaluation questions pursued at each level.


13 Rules That Expire [Download PDF]
Overgeneralizing commonly accepted strategies, using imprecise vocabulary, and relying on tips and tricks that do not promote conceptual mathematical understanding can lead to misunderstanding later in students’ math careers.


Explicit Instruction  [Download PDF]
“Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented – and has been shown to promote achievement for all students.” Anita Archer


The IRIS Center  [Download PDF]
The IRIS Center creates and disseminates resources about evidence-based practices in education.


Implementation Driver [Download PDF]
Implementation Drivers are the engine of change.


4 Types of Coaching [Download PDF]
Coaching in educational environments is not “one size fits all.” Depending on situation and need, teachers may benefit from coaching through one or more of the following formats


Making Implementation Happen with Instructional Coaching Implementation Science [Download PDF]
"Students do not benefit by interventions they do not receive!" -SISEP, 2014


Using PD-RIO [Download PDF]
PD-RIO is Utah’s professional development registration and evaluation portal. This portal handles registration for all professional development and training events for the Utah State Office of Education–Special Education Services(USOE-SES), including those from the Utah Professional Development Network (UPDN) will be completed within PD-RIO.

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