[Curriculum Directors] Wednesday Weekly

Johnson, Caren Caren.Johnson at schools.utah.gov
Wed Jul 10 08:44:31 MDT 2019

Wednesday Weekly Edition #9

July 10, 2019

Utah Educational Leadership Standards

As most of you are aware, the Utah State Board of Education adopted a set of revised Utah Educational Leadership Standards (UELS) on May 3, 2018. Those standards go into effect on August 1, 2019. I have attached a copy of the adopted standards.  You can also find them on the USBE website by clicking here.<https://schools.utah.gov/file/b9dc81f1-75ba-4a30-87e1-a0e23008b644> McKell Withers, ULEAD Director, is working with our research partners to provide toolkits aligned with each standard in the UELS. They are in draft stage now but will be published on the ULEAD website<https://schools.utah.gov/ulead> as they are completed

We are currently in the latter stages of creating a model evaluation tool for principals aligned to the new standards. I anticipate publishing the tool by the first of September, 2019. Hopefully that will be soon enough for you to use the tool to set goals with your principals.

As always, you are free to use the model tool in principal evaluation or to purchase or create your own tool. Board rule R277-531-3(2), however, requires that any evaluation tools align to the adopted standards. We are working with vendors who currently provide evaluation services to Utah school districts to ensure their systems are aligned to the new standards.

Please contact me with questions or concerns. I apologize for duplicate mailings. Some of you are on more than one list we maintain.

David A. Smith
Educational Leadership Specialist
Utah State Board of Education
David.smith at schools.utah.gov<mailto:David.smith at schools.utah.gov>
Website: Educator Effectiveness<https://schools.utah.gov/curr/educatoreffectiveness>
Twitter: @MathDavidUtah #utedleaders

Botvin LST Training


Hope you are all enjoying your summer. I have some dates for training for Botvin LifeSkills Training in August. If you have attended this training before you DO NOT need to attend. This is for NEW teachers or those that have not attended and will be teaching next year. District or charter leaders please help your teachers that you know need the training become aware of these dates.

Remember if you have questions about Botvin LST your contact is Rhett Larsen. I just help him get information out to you all.

Thank you, and as always please let me know how I can continue to support you.

Jodi Parker

Health and Physical Education Specialist

250 E 500 S | Salt Lake City, UT 84114

P: 801-538-7734| jodi.parker at schools.utah.gov<mailto:jodi.parker at schools.utah.gov>

Fine Arts Update
To better serve Local Education Agencies, the Fine Arts Team at USBE has some changes we want to bring to your awareness:

Cathy Jensen

BTSALP Director

Fine Arts Specialist Standards areas: Music and Theatre

cathy.jensen at schools.utah.gov<mailto:cathy.jensen at schools.utah.gov>                Phone: (801) 538-7793

                Tamara Burnside

Fine Arts Specialist Standards areas: Visual Art, Dance, and Media Arts

tamara.burnside at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Tamara.burnside at schools.utah.gov>       Phone: (801) 538-7646

Karen Tolley

BTSALP Program Specialist
karen.tolley at schools.utah.gov<mailto:karen.tolley at schools.utah.gov> Phone: (801) 538-7503

SEEd Standards Update
As many of you know, the new K-5 and high school SEEd standards were adopted on June 6th by the Utah State Board of Education. These standards are now formatted and available on the USBE Science Website - https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/science

The standards include a single document for all grades K-12. There are also four other documents for each grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Please also notice that recent adoption changed the document slightly for grades 6-8 including a new introduction and adding the Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) codes for each standard (read the new introduction for more details and explanation).

Finally, it is expected that all schools and districts use these standards starting the 2020-21 school year. If a school or district chooses to use them next school year (2019-20) they are welcomed to do so. The end of year assessments for the new SEEd standards will not be available until the 2020-21 school year.

More information and details about implementation and supports for these standards will be sent in the coming weeks and months.

Contact Person: Ricky Scott
Email: Richard.scott at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Richard.scott at schools.utah.gov>

UPSTART for Preschool Aged Students

Registration for Waterford's UPSTART program for preschool aged students is open.  For more information, see attachment #1.

Contact Person: Matthew Sabin

Email: Matthewsabin at waterford.org<mailto:Matthewsabin at waterford.org>

Surplus Materials

Murray School District (see attachment #2 for details)

Contact Person: Angie Wright

Email: awright at murrayschools.org<mailto:awright at murrayschools.org>

American Leadership Academy (see attachment #3 for details)

Contact Person: randerson at americanleadership.net<mailto:randerson at americanleadership.net>

Jennifer Throndsen, PhD
Director of Teaching and Learning
Utah State Board of Education

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