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Educational Support Professionals Advancement

Welcome to Educational Support Professionals Advancement!

This site is your resource page for a wide range of professional development opportunities for all educational support professionals (ESPs) in Jordan School District.

In partnership with the Teaching and Learning Department,  the Educational Support Professionals Advancement Committee (ESPAC) offers to pay for a wide range of professional development opportunities to encourage educational support professionals to learn and apply new knowledge and skills.

Take a look at the professional development opportunities offered below. It’s easy to apply, and classes are offered to all educational support employees free of charge up to approved limits and with administrator approval.   If there are courses that you would like to suggest for approval, or if you have any questions regarding other professional learning opportunities, please call Christ Westra at 801-567-8657. 

Browse Course Options below or click to view course recommendations by job family. 

    • Ed 2 Go/Salt Lake Community College courses usually run for 6 weeks, 2 sessions per week. After completion of the course, an online test is given, and the employee is given the option of printing a certificate verifying completion of the class.  If interested in these classes, contact Chris Westra, (801-567-8657) for further explanation of the process of registration.                   
    • Courses in customer service, grammar, problem-solving, etc., can be found at Fred Pryor Seminars,  and SkillPath Seminars . Search for courses using the district zip code, 84084, and classes that are available in the Salt Lake City Area will be provided.  Complete the 2020-21 Classified Prof Dev Form and send it to Classified Professional Development at the ASB, and you will be registered for the course.  An email confirmation will be sent to you upon completion of your registration, usually within two or three days.  Note:  Computer classes offered through these two companies are not hands-on classes--only presentations.
    • Computer classes are offered through  Salt Lake Community College continuing education. The employee will need to pay for the class with a personal credit card and submit a receipt/confirmation for reimbursement to Chris Westra, Classified Professional Development, ASB.
    • Online courses offered through JSD. These courses are provided at no cost to employees.

 

Applying for Classes is Easy

 

  • Fill out the 2020-21 Classified Prof Dev Form.
  • If the class is held during your contract work day, you will need to check the box requesting a Professional Development Day.   
  • Sign the form. 
  • Have your supervisor sign the form to approve the class.
  • Return the form by district mail or in person to Chris Westra, Teaching and Learning, at the ASB.

Paying for Classes is Simple

  • Complete a 2020-21 Classified Prof Dev Form and submit the form along with additional class information (i.e., brochure, etc.,) showing the details and cost of the class
  • Many course are paid directly through ESPAC. Occasionally, you may be asked to pay for the course and be reimbursed through ESPAC. 

Professional Development Days

  • You may take approved courses during your contract workday.  A professional development day may be requested on the CPDD Approval Form through your department or school.                              
  • Your administrator must sign the form to approve the request. The form must also be signed by the designated administrator at the district level.

For further questions, please contact Chris Westra in Teaching and Learning at 801-567-8657 or christine.westra@jordandistrict.org.

Example courses from Ed2Go

  • CETG 0525: Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0625: Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • CETG 0780: Intermediate Microsoft Access 2016 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • CETG 0523: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0524 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • CETG 0624: Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0630: Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0723: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 Self-Pace Tutorial
  • CETG 0724: Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0583: Microsoft Excel - Pivot Tables Self-Pace Tutorial
  • CETG 0923: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0924: Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • CETG 0721: Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019 / Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • CETG 0737: Introduction to Windows 10 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0372: Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5 Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0100: Creating Web Pages Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0228: Fundamentals of Technical Writing Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0225: Computer Skills for the Workplace Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0176: Individual Excellence Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0014: Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0171: Achieving Success with Difficult People Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0036: Building Teams That Work Self-Paced Tutorial
  • Keyboarding (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • Using the Internet in the Classroom (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II (Self-Paced Tutorials
  • Ready, Set, Read! (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • CETG 0403: Integrating Technology in the Classroom Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0335: Guided Reading and Writing Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement
  • CETG 0295: Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0183: Understanding Adolescents Self-Paced Tutorial
  • Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work (Self-Paced Tutorial)
  • CETG 0336: Guided Reading Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0316: Interpersonal Communication Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0272: Solving Classroom Discipline Problems Self-Paced Tutorial
  • CETG 0143: Spanish in the Classroom Self-Paced Tutorial