USEA PD and Induction Support Offerings

Check out our many offerings for alumni and other members of UTeach Nation. We're always updating this page, so please check back often!

UTeach MTPD

All UTeach Master Teachers are welcome to join this professional development series by Master Teachers for Master Teachers. Last Friday of every month.

Next presentation

Friday, May 20 from 1-2 p.m. CT

“Let’s Talk”: How educators can grow to be more effective communicators inside and outside the classroom.
Pam Kirkland, University of Texas at Dallas, UTeach Dallas

Education revolves around communication, but that doesn’t mean we always communicate effectively. In this session, we’ll address and discuss some of the foundational skills and mental processing experts say are involved in face-to-face conversations, and how we can develop ways to become better at communicating with others.  

Register here

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders within youth in your community.

UTeach and Clover are proud to present this virtual training. Participation includes viewing a 2-hour prerecorded webinar prior to attending a live training led by Sunny Naughton. Access to the webinar and training will be made available upon registration.

This training is FREE*. Spots are limited. More information (PDF).

Register here.

UTeach Career Day

The UTeach Student Leaders Association (USLA) is partnering with the UTeach Alumni Network to host the first annual UTeach Career Day! All UTeach pre-service teachers and alumni are invited to attend this free, virtual event.

Participants can choose between an Induction and Leadership Track with topics including: what it’s like to be a . . . first-year teacher, coach/club sponsor, team lead/curriculum coach, or full-time teacher in graduate school.

We will also be introducing a Mentorship Program that will be open to all UTeach students and alumni. Register here.

American Association of Physics Teachers Virtual Happy Hour

Join other high school physics teachers to talk physics and teaching. Second Thursday of every month.

Upcoming Session

  • May 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. CT

Zoom: https://uh-edu-cougarnet.zoom.us/j/93420390708?pwd=RzIwVkhjNEZoUzVVVXpXR0w0NGMzQT09

Future Sessions

  • June 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. CT

If you have an idea for an PD offering, please let us know!

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Past Offerings: Recordings and Resources

MTPD: Practice Makes Perfect: Using Practice-Based Teaching Methods in UTeach Courses
May 20, 2022

Katie Donaldson and Amin Lalani, University of Texas at Dallas, UTeach Dallas

Session video 
More resources from Practice Makes Perfect

MTPD: Developing Pedagogical and Technological Content Knowledge Through a Step III Course
March 25, 2022

Kenneth Jones, Columbus State University, UTeach Columbus

Session video
Session Powerpoint

MTPD: Redefining Culturally Relevant Praxis Through Wholeness and Community Engagement
February 25, 2022

Yolanda Kirkpatrick, University of Tennessee Knoxville, VolsTeach

Session video

How Not to Take Things Personally, or at Least Try
January 17, 2022

Sassy students, disastrous parent-teacher conferences, flopped lessons, bombed test scores. Struggling with how to not let disappointments in the classroom get to you? You’re not alone. Learn the psychological, cultural, and biological reasons why it is so hard for teachers to not to take things personally, as well as steps you can take to reframe a healthier mindset. All are welcome to attend.

Session video
Presentation (PPT 2.3MB)

UTeach Alumni Mid-Semester Slump Event
UTeach PD - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Schoology and Instructional videos
UTeach PD - August 18, 2020

Zoom meeting recording
Schoology resources
Bitmoji Classroom with resources for Instructional Videos

Implementing Projects Remotely & Remote Learning Assessment
UTeach PD - September 1, 2020

Zoom meeting recording
Resources for Implementing Projects Remotely
Resources for remote and blended learning assessment

UTeach PD held interactive conversations over blended, remote, and hybrid learning. Topics were chosen based upon participant input. 

Virtual Inquiry Lesson – Electric Circuits
Sumudu Lewis of UTeach UMass Lowell, September 16, 2020

Computer Science Professional Development

Free Micro-credentials from UTeach Computer Science

UTeach Computer Science provides free micro-credentials on a variety of research-backed skills. These micro-credentials allow any K-12 educator to personalize their learning and highlight the competency-based skills they've developed. View micro-credentials.

Professional Development for AP Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science A

UTeach Computer Science provides College Board–endorsed professional development for AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A, which may be substituted for an AP Institute. During the engaging online PD, teachers master foundational course content and AP requirements while practicing collaborative, project-based instructional strategies. View upcoming professional development options.

Webinars from UTeach Computer Science

UTeach Computer Science provides free, public webinars on a variety of topics for computer science educators. View upcoming webinars.