I had two good school visits on Friday at West Hills and Herriman Elementary. I enjoy meeting with members, hearing concerns, and learning more about what each of you do and how your schools run.
This morning was Council of Local Presidents. We heard from the State Office about the Common Core. There was good information with some handouts. I am going to try to find those resources online so all of you can have access.
We also heard from Sara Jones, UEA Director of Educational Excellence and Community Outreach, about the new standards for effective teaching and effective leadership. She has been serving on a USOE committee to develop these standards on which district evaluation systems are to be based. See Utah Effective Teaching Standards and Utah Educational Leadership Standards for more information.