What’s New at SEDC?

  • CMAP: Community Mapping Workshop, June 3-7

    Download the 2019 CMAP Flyer PDF

    CMAP 2019 Workshop Flyer - converted to image from PDF - download the PDF for the text

  • Learn with SEDC This Summer

    Learn With SEDC This Summer

    Our Summer 2019 courses are now open for registration. We have a great assortment of professional learning opportunities available to educators in southwest Utah, both in person and online! These courses are intended to help complete the Utah Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP), but you don’t have to be working on the endorsement to learn with us. All courses are free to take! You can earn free USBE Credit or if you would like 5000-level SUU Credit, there is a $21 fee per credit for processing upon successful completion. 

    Here’s what’s coming up:

    The registration process has changed, and is much more streamlined now. Everything is now done through Canvas so no more shopping carts and check outs! You can now learn more about all of our courses AND enroll at one place:


    Hopefully enrollment will be a breeze, but there are a few things to know. Please take a minute to review the steps in the screencast below before enrolling for the first time in the new Canvas Catalog:

    As always, please feel free to reach out to Clint or Chris if you have any questions at all about these courses. We love learning with you and hope to see you in a course or two this summer!

    Registration is now open for all SEDC Summer Online Courses - learn more at sedck12.org/summer19

  • SEDC Spring 2019 Snapshot

    Here is the latest SEDC Snapshot Newsletter for Spring 2019 in PDF. Enjoy!

    Snapshot Spring 2019 Page 1


    Snapshot Spring 2019 Page 2

  • New Gifted and Talented Endorsement Series from SEDC

    EDUC 5600- Introduction to Education for the Gifted and Talented.

    SEDC will be cooperating with Washington County School District to begin a Gifted and Talented Endorsement cohort for K-12 teachers in Utah’s rural schools. We are ready to start registration for the First Summer 2019 Gifted and Talented Endorsement Class.

    Another Gifted and Talented class: EDUC 5635 – Methods & Materials in Gifted Education will be offered in June 2019 as well, but a separate registration announcement will be made for that class.  

    This is the first course in a new cohort.  So if you have ever considered earning the Gifted and Talented Endorsement, the time is now.

    This class will be held on Monday through Friday starting June 3 through June 7, from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm each day.

    IVC and Acano will be used to offer this class.

    Register with SEDC for EDUC 5635 here

    Please share the above link with others to register. NOTE: This will only register you with SEDC. You will also need to complete UVU registration for college credit.

    Please view and share this flyer with anyone else who may be interested as well.


    SEDC: There is a charge of $210.00 per endorsement class taken through SEDC (if you are planning on your District/Charter to pay for this charge, please contact them and receive approval prior to registering).
    Utah Valley University: UVU charges $15.00 per credit for class credit. This is a three credit class. So tuition will be $45.00 (there is a one time admission fee of $35.00 if you have never taken a class from UVU).


    Please see the below information to register at UVU for credit .  We are encouraging teachers to complete the admission, registration, and payment of fees processes prior to the beginning of class.

    If you plan on taking this course and receiving the Utah Gifted and Talented Education Endorsement, you must receive college credit, you must register through UVU for the class by carefully following the attached instructions.  If you have previously completed the admission process, then all you need to do is go online, follow the registration instructions on page 2, and then pay the course registration fee.  If this is the first UVU endorsement class that you have taken, then you will need to first complete the admission instructions and then register for the class.  Register prior to the class beginning!

    John Allan is the UVU Endorsement Program Coordinator.  If you have concerns and/or questions related to UVU or the Endorsement Program, he is the person to contact.  His contact information is as follows: John W. Allan, Endorsement Program Coordinator – Utah Valley University, School of Education. Email: JohnA@uvu.edu, Phone: (801) 863-7614



  • 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.



  • 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


  • 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