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State Office Recommended Professional Development

The State of Utah is offering opportunities to extend professional learning.  The learning series will be primarily offered in an online interface using Utah Education Network (UEN).  Interactive webinars, self-guided modules, and teacher facilitated courses are available.

USBE Professional Learning Series: Elementary Mathematics

USBE 2019-2020 Courses (this is a link to the UEN professional development website)

Registration has moved from UEN to MIDAS and courses will now be offered through USBE Canvas rather than UEN Canvas. Please use the links below to register.

Course Dates: September 11- December 4, 2019

Registration Ends: September 4, 2019

All courses offered for 1 USBE credit

Working with Numbers in the Early Grades:Click here to register 

Course Code: 54357

A solid understanding of numbers is crucial for success in mathematics.  This course is specifically designed to help teachers of preschool, kindergarten, first and second grade children navigate the nuance of number sense.  In this course we will explore researched-based pedagogy, counting principles, and the composing and decomposing of number which leads to strong understandings of addition and subtraction.  All course work is intended to enable teachers to support and challenge the young mathematicians in their classroom.

Progressions in Place Value for Teachers Grades K–2: Click here to register 

Course Code: 39405

 Place value is an essential foundation in mathematics. Young mathematicians build understanding through counting, familiarity with the base-ten system, and applying their understanding to the operations of addition and subtraction. This course, specifically designed for the kindergarten, first, and second grade teachers offers this essential place value content in addition to research-based pedagogy, and a compilation of valuable resources.

Progressions in Multiplication and Division for Teachers Grades 3-5: Click here to register 

Course Code: 54390

This course highlights the progression of multiplication and division standards in grades 3-5. Participants will build from a foundation of how a student develops from the operations of addition and subtraction in K-2 to multiplication and division in 3-5. The course will focus on building a strong conceptual and representational understanding in grades 3-5. Through engaging in reading research, mathematical tasks, discussion posts, and viewing videos of teaching practice, participants will revisit their current operational understanding of multiplication and division and solidify their understanding of strategies and models within these operations. Participants will deepen their passion for math, mathematical pedagogy, and develop ways to promote a growth mindset with students.

Progressions in Fractions for Teachers Grades 3-5: Click here to register 

 Course Code: 46959

This course highlights the progression of fraction standards in grades 3-5. Participants will build from a foundation of how a student's development of fractional thinking in grades K-2 leads the way to building a strong conceptual and representational understanding in grades 3-5. Through engaging in reading research, mathematical tasks, discussion posts, and viewing videos of teaching practice, participants will link operation sense within whole numbers to fractions and solidify their understanding of visual fraction models. Participants will deepen their passion for math and develop ways to promote a growth mindset with students.