What’s New at SEDC?

  • Second Annual SEDC Regional Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to All of the 2nd Annual SEDC Regional Spelling Bee Participants

    Cedar City, Utah – Nine students from the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) Region came together to compete for top honors in the Second Annual SEDC Regional Spelling Bee competition on Thursday, March 21st at North Elementary School, which is part of Iron County School District located in Cedar City. The student contenders came from Millard, Iron, and Washington County School Districts and were the top three spellers from their districts.

    After 20 exciting rounds with 119 words, Jack Parson, a student at South Elementary in Iron County won after correctly spelling the word “dramatize.” Mary Aydon, an intermediate school student from Washington County School District placing second and Brittyn Beams, an elementary school student from Millard County School District, rounded out the top three places.

    SEDC is proud of all the students who worked hard studying and learning these spelling patterns in preparation. Thanks to all those that participated, the SEDC staff looks forward to seeing the competition grow to include students from all six of the school districts they work with in the Southwest part of Utah.

    2019 Spelling Bee Champ - Jack Parson
    2019 SEDC Regional Spelling Bee Champion, Jack Parson (right) here with Joe B. Wright, Executive Director of SEDC (left) and Clint Stephens, bee organizer and SEDC Educational Technology Specialist.
    2019 Spelling Bee Top 3
    2019 SEDC Regional Spelling Bee Top 3 (L to R): Brittyn Beams (Second Runner Up from Millard School District), Jack Parson (Regional Champion from Iron School District), and Mary Aydon (First Runner Up from Washington School District).
    2019 Spelling Bee Participants
    2019 Regional Spelling Bee Participants (L to R): Jack Parson, Austin Heaton, Amy Ellis, Mariah Heaton, Teyl Petersen, Evalyn Steck, Nicole Bennett, Brittyn Beams and Mary Aydon.



  • Southern Utah Autism Conference 2019

    Amazing Things Happening!

    March 30,2019

    Cedar High School, Cedar City Utah


    Join us at Cedar High March 30th(please note this is new location).

    We will have sixteen AMAZING presenters who have incredible things to share with attendees to help them learn how to help our special children, young adults and adults!

    There will be vendors available to purchase and learn about items and programs available.

    The Brick House Cafe will be providing muffins, juice and fruit in the morning and box sandwich lunches.

    Child Care is available on a limited basis, please call the Family Support Center at 435-586-0791 by March 22nd.

    Please register by clicking here to reserve your seat.


                                                  AMAZING Presenters!                                          

     Click here to see the presenter’s bios 

     AMAZING Sessions!

    Click here to see the sessions offered

  • Leading Schools Summit – June 5-7, 2019

    Leading Schools Summit – June 5-7, 2019


    June 5-7, 2019
    Canyon Creek Elementary
    755 South 1100 West
    Farmington, UT 84025


    Principals and assistant principals at any level with any amount of experience that are beginning, wanting to, or already making progress on a digital and personalized learning transition in their schools. While UEN serves Utah Educators, we welcome a limited number of participants from outside the state. Because the State of Utah funds our work we charge an increased rate to those living outside the state.


    The Leading Schools Summit is a multi-day event designed to provide principals with the inspiration, support and professional learning opportunities they need to lead personalized digital learning initiatives in their schools. This face to face experience will provide school leaders with the opportunity to connect with other principals and gain the support of mentors and facilitators as they work directly on tackling challenges specific to their own school. Leading Schools is in partnerships with the Friday Institute and OETC.

    • Personalized Problem-Solving: Engage with peers to address key challenges in the transition to digital and personalized learning.
    • Job-Embedded Training: Learn with experienced principal coaches in key areas including: school culture and change management, professional learning, communication and community engagement, and learning spaces.
    • Tangible Examples of Innovation: Explore tested leadership strategies and visit spaces of innovation.
    • Design Thinking Framework: Design solutions for your own problems of practice, and reflect, ideate and experiment with mavens and peer leaders.
    • Continued Network of Support: Collaborate with school leaders with similar challenges during the summit, and with a growing network of innovative leaders after the summit.

    Download Flyer in PDF

    flyer for Leading Schools Summit


  • 2019 Autism Conference – March 30, 2019

    Registration OPEN

    2019 SEDC Autism Conference
    March 30, 2019 at Cedar High School

    flyer for Autism Conference 2019


    Take a look back at what the 2018 Autism Conference had to offer.



  • SEDC Snapshot – Winter 2019 Newsletter

    SEDC Snapshot – Winter 2019 Newsletter

    View or download the newsletter in PDF format.

    SEDC Snapshot Winter 2019 Page 1

    SEDC Snapshot Winter 2019 Page 2

  • 2019 UCET Conference – March 5-6 in Provo, Utah – Registration Open

    UCET Conference logo

    Registration OPEN for 2019 UCET Conference

    The 2019 Utah Coalition for Educational Technology, or UCET Conference , will be held this year in Provo at the Utah Valley Convention Center on Tuesday, March 5 – Wednesday, March 6, 2019. UCET is the largest educational technology conference in Utah, and is an incredible experience to attend and opportunity to learn from the best in our state. Learn more about the Conference Keynote Speakers, new venue and meals

    Register now!

    As soon as presentations are approved, you can check out the amazing conference schedule on Sched: https://ucet2019.sched.com


  • Interested In An Educational Technology Endorsement? Earn It Through SEDC

    Learn more about our online Educational Technology Endorsement Courses at SEDC

    SEDC is working in cooperation with the Utah Education Network (UEN), the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Southern Utah University (SUU) to provide professional learning opportunities to earn an Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) endorsement for teachers in our region. These courses will be held entirely online through the Canvas learning management system.

    The ETEP endorsement consists of 18 credit hours of courses: 3 3-credit core courses (9 credit hours) which are focused on many of the core concepts in educational technology integration. An additional 6 credits of courses focused on technology to support your curriculum, and 3 credits of courses where you use technology to enhance your professional practice are required as electives. These 5000-level credits will be awarded through SUU at a cost to participants of $23 per credit to record.

    Teachers following in-step with the SEDC ETEP plan will complete this endorsement in 2 years, but we plan on offering these courses on a continual rotating basis, so you are free to jump in anytime that you can. Credit earned in the program can also be used for salary lane changes. Coursework can be applied towards a Master’s degree program from either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah.

    Our next round of courses will begin September 6, 2018, but if you are interested you can join in at anytime. The courses offered during the 2018-2019 school year begin about every 2 months and run for 6 weeks. We will begin the 12-week core courses in early September 2019. Take a look at the upcoming courses we will offer!

    Learn more about the entire endorsement program requirements from UEN.

    Download the 2018 ETEP Flyer in PDF format.

    illustration of ETEP 2018 Flyer

  • Academic Pathway to Teacher (APT/ARL) Licensure Program for Service Centers