Utah - Educator Professional Growth and Development: Professional Development

Professional Development
Policy Type: 

The Utah State Legislature approved 8 standards of professional learning.


(2) A school district or charter school shall implement high quality professional learning that meets the following standards:
(a) professional learning occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, individual and collective responsibility, and goal alignment;
(b) professional learning requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems, for professional learning;
(c) professional learning requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning;
(d) professional learning uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning;
(e) professional learning integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes;
(f) professional learning applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long-term change;
(g) professional learning aligns its outcomes
(h) professional learning: incorporates the use of technology in the design, implementation, and evaluation of high quality professional learning practices

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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