Weekly Notification

Administration Edition - February 7, 2022

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LETRS Unit 3 Registration

For: Elementary Teachers

Unit 3 training is scheduled for our next PD day on February 22. Sections are open on MIDAS for registration. Use course code 60075 to register. Please register by February 18. If you were unable to attend Unit 2 on Jan. 18, please use code 60077 to find a make-up section.

For general LETRS information including registration, Bridge to Practice assignments, and UVU Unit 3 and 4 registration, please refer to the LETRS Bulletin.

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USBE Sponsored Virtual Professional Learning

For: Secondary Teachers

USBE sponsored virtual professional learning with Cornelius Minor for secondary ELA and social studies teachers.

SCRIBLE Training by UEN for ELA

For: Secondary Teachers

The state has put together a Webinar training on SCRIBLE. All teachers currently have a SCRIBLE account. This program allows students to annotate, cite sources, and much more. Find handouts for the Webinar on the SCRIBLE site here.

iDesign Grant Program

For: PreK-3rd Teachers

iDesign has an available grant opportunity for teachers in grades Pre K- 3rd. You can apply to receive a Vex 123 robot classroom kit and training.

Child Nutrition Pan Sale

For: All

Commercial quality cookware at discount prices. March 18th, 1:30-4:30pm, PDC 280 West 940 North. Questions call Leann at 801-874-4076.

Camp Big Springs Teachers Needed

For: All Teachers

You have two more days to apply! After a two-year absence due Covid, Camp Big Springs, Provo City School District’s fifth grade camp, is returning this year and is looking for teachers.

Camp Big Springs is a week long (Monday – Friday) experience for fifth graders who are entering sixth grade. Camp takes place over four sessions in June and is located in South Fork Canyon (20 minutes from Provo). Teachers at camp spend the week in the great outdoors with an awesome group of kids, going on hikes, teaching outdoor skills, crafts, and STEM classes. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for teachers and students that they won’t ever forget.

Apply now to join this close knit family of teachers and become the next generation of Camp Big Springs. We especially need teachers for the girls’ tents.

ESP of the Year Award

For: All

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!

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Innovative Learning Bite-sized PD: YouTube Tip

For: All Employees

Today’s tip is a super-simple one, but it’s also really powerful. It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to share a video with students, families, colleagues, or employees since you can’t always anticipate what the ad or “watch next” content might be! So here’s your bite-sized PD for the week: Did you know that by adding a dash after the “T” in YouTube in a video link, you can eliminate ads and suggested videos that might not be appropriate? Then you can share that link in Canvas, via email, on your website, etc. That’s it! A simple tip to give you some peace of mind.

Give Yourself a Little Love

For: All Employees

There is a value in patting yourself on the back. Positive affirmations are statements that can help brighten your outlook. When you say them to yourself regularly or write down in a journal, they can increase your self-esteem and improve your mindset. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

February 2022 Benefits Buzz

For: All Employees

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

For: All Teachers

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.

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