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Professional development is the strategy schools and school districts use to ensure that educators continue to strengthen their practice throughout their career. The most effective professional development engages teams of teachers to focus on the needs of their students. They learn and problem solve together in order to ensure all students achieve success. The Department of Student Access can help leaders with a multitude of training on various topics. 


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  • May


LINK:  UTAH EDUCATION NETWORK: Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources


History Makers Month AANHPL May 2022 (Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander) - 40 Inspiring Stories For Our Young History Makers - Utah State Board of Education - 1. Aloha is... by Tammy Paikai, 2. A Different Pond by Bao Phi, 3. A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India by Meera Sriram, 4. A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu, 5. Crane Boy by Diana Cohn, 6. Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine, 7. Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling, 8. Drawn Together by Minh Lê, 9. Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, 10. Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho, 11. Hair Twins by Raakhee Mirchandani, 12. Hina by Gabrielle Ahulii, 13. Honu by Marion Coste, 14. I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne, 15. Ke Kiowai O Honokawailani: Honokawailani Pond by Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Waiau*, 16. Lauka`ie`ie: A Hawaiian Legend Retold by Robin Yoko Racoma*, 17. Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Laurie Wallmark, 18. Milky Way by Mamta Nainy, 19. Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, 20. My First Day by Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien, 21. My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits, 22. My Tree by Hope Lim, 23. P is for Poppadoms!: An Indian Alphabet Book by Hope Lim, 24.Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung, 25. Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma by Joanna Ho, 26. Priya Dreams of Marigolds and Masala by Meenal Patel, 27. Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar, 28. Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki, 29. Ten Little Dumplings by Larissa Fan and Cindy Wume, 30. The Katha Chest by Radhiah Chowdhury, 31. The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, 32. The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang*, 33. The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho, 34. The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad, 35. The Secret of Hawaiian Rainbow by Stacy Kaopuiki*, 36. The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of his Holiness, the Dalai Lama by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 37. The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito, 38. Tutu Makes a Lei by Kuana Torres Kahele, 39. Under my Hijab by Hena Khan, 40. Wishes by Muon Thi Van


  • February


BLACK HISTORY MAKERS MONTH by Utah State Board of Education. List of 40 inspiring stories for our young history makers.

 Amazing African American Pioneers by Analytic Orange        The Civil Rights Movement Timeline by Analytic Orange. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s took place across the US. Peaceful protests, community engagement, and ordinary people worked to make the change happen. What is a boycott? What is a sit in? What is a Freedom Rider? 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education. 1955 Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. 1960 Sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter. 1961 Freedom Riders Luvahn Brown, John Lewis, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Hank Thomas.     

 U.S. Constitutional 13th Amendment by Analytic Orange Fast Facts. 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation. Passed by Congress January 31, 1865, Ratified on December 6, 1865.1619 to 1865: From 1619, when the first kidnapped, enslaved people arrived in Colonial America to 1865, enslaved people survived unbelievable torture and abuse. The 13th Amendment was the beginning of a long road toward equal rights for African Americans.        U.S. Constitutional 14th Amendment by Analytic Orange Fast Facts. Passed by Congress on June 13, 1866, ratified on July 9, 1868. From 1896 until 1954, the 14th Amendment was not followed by many state and local governments. Racial segregation (separating people by the color of their skin) was legal and allowed. Segregation was outlawed in 1954.       U.S. Constitutional15th Amendment By Analytic Orange Fast Facts. Passed by Congress, February 26, 1869, Ratified on February 3, 1870. Intimidation and violence were used to prevent African Americans and others (like American Indians and Latinos) from exercising their right to vote. The 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870, but many African American people were disenfranchised (denied the right to vote) until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed.

 2.8 Black History Month Expository Experience by Analytic Orange        5.6 Black History Month Expository Experience by Analytic Orange       8.1 Black History Month Expository Experience by Analytic Orange 

[Answer Key: Level 2.8 here]           [Answer Key: Level 5.6 here]          [Answer Key: Level 2.8 here]



  • January





  • September-October (Hispanic Heritage Month)




 UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HISPANIC HISTORY MAKERS MONTH 2022. A LIST OF 40 INSPIRING STORIES FOR OUR YOUNG HISTORY MAKERS.         Hispanic Scientific Contributions. Celebrating Hispanic Scientific Excellence. Ynes Mexia 1870-1930. Albert Baez 1912-2007. Mario Molina 1943-2020.         Hispanic Heritage Month Activities created by Analytic Orange.  

 AO Hispanic Heritage Month Activities Answer Key  
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  • November (National Native American Heritage Month)


LINK:   UTAH EDUCATION NETWORK: American Indian Resources


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