Administration Edition - February 22, 2022
URS Tier 2 Presentation
If you are in your first year with the Utah Retirement Service (URS), and would like help with deciding which plan would be best, you won’t want to miss this presentation. A representative from URS will be at the district office doing a presentation for those new hires that are within their 1 year of service credit. Please join us on Tuesday, March 29th at 4:00 p.m. in the executive conference room.
Surplus Textbook Pickup on March 18, 2022
The next surplus textbook pickup will be on March 18, 2022. If you are in need of this service, please use the link below to complete the signup form by March 10, 2022. If you have questions, please contact Kerry Crockett: (801)374-4868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Journey: Almost There
You only have a week left on the Great Escape Challenge – don’t forget to sync your steps. Challenge ends the 28th of February. Last day to upload step is March 1! Remember: If you sync your steps all 4 weeks you will receive an incentive. District wide challenge starts March 5: Keep track of your weekly steps and report them to your wellness manager or Cat Miner.
Free Doug Fisher Leadership Webinar
Dr. Doug Fisher is offering a timely, free webinar on March 10 called, ‘Leading in Tough Times.’
Master the Next Generation Science Standards
Help Your Students Master the Next Generation Science Standards: Practical Strategies and the Best, New Tools (Grades 6-12) One-Day Seminar Presented by Elizabeth Mirra Outstanding Science Educator and National Presenter.
Experience tectonics with Genevieve Atwood, former Utah State Geologist. WHEN: Saturday, March 12th, 2022 TIME: 12-3pm WHERE: Antelope Island Bridger Bay Campground sites 7, and 8. WHY: It will amaze!!
Science Community Opportunities
UEN’s February Science Community opportunities newsletter is ready. Highlights: PD in June for Grades 3, 4, and 5 and much more. Visit the Employee website for more.
2022 Spring NAME Conference
National Association of Multicultural Education 2022 Conference Co-Chair, Ludwig van Broekhuizen and NAME leaders are currently planning a virtual conference for March 10–12, 2022, to bring together educators, community activists and change agents to help re-charge our dedication to multicultural education. Registration is now open!
Nearpod Camp Engage
For: All Teachers
Nearpod is offering a free weekend workshop, Camp Engage, February 25-27. Camp Engage includes a variety of live online trainings and workshops for all Nearpod skill levels. This is a great opportunity to learn about one of our district core technology tools and how you can use it to engage students both in class and on digital learning days. Sessions range from a “Beginner’s Guide to Nearpod” to “Using Nearpod with EL” to differentiation and pro tips.
ESP of the Year Award
It’s that time of year to submit ESP of the Year Nominations. For the next 2 months, we (PESPA) will be collecting nominations for ESP of the year. If you know a secretary, custodian, technology, maintenance, transportation, paraprofessional, or child nutrition worker, that has gone above and beyond and that you think should receive this award, nominate them! Learn more and nominate someone!
Bite-sized PD from Innovative Learning
Have you ever needed to quickly create a new Google Doc, Sheet, Slides presentation, or Form, but then had to go through multiple clicks to open a new tab, open your Google Drive, and create the document? Well, click no more. Instead, simply go to the address/search bar in Google Chrome and type docs.new, sheets.new, slides.new, forms.new…you get the gist. Jump right into creating your document!
February 2022 Benefits Buzz
You can make Benefits changes in Employee Navigator. When you experience a life event, do you know how to report any changes that need to be made? Provo City School District uses Employee Navigator for Open Enrollment and life event changes and then report them to the insurance carriers. If adding a life event, log into Employee Navigator, and click on the Life Events tab.
Suicide Prevention Training for License Renewal
PCSD’s approved Suicide Prevention Course will be the course offered by USBE. We will no longer offer the Face to Face course. Learn more on the Employee Website.