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  • Reimagine Teaching Videos

    Reimagine Teaching Videos

    Using funds available to the Regional Educational Service Agencies from UETN through Utah’s CARES education funding, we have contracted with great educational thinkers to create multiple series of videos to help all Utah educators with ideas and best practices for instructing students at this challenging time. 

    Index of Videos:

    Matt Miller Video Series

    Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook, Video Series Banner

    Student Engagement

    Student Engagement

    Matt introduces the Student Engagement and Planning Meaningful Lessons video series he has produced for SEDC.


    Video is powerful and creates immersive learning experiences, and Matt gives you some ideas and inspiration to use those great video tools that are everywhere around you.


    Strategies to gamify your teaching to engage your kids.


    Brain-frendly, Instagram-worthy learning.

    Global Connections

    Learning with new friends around the world.

    Battling ‘Overwhelm’

    What to do and where to start when you are overwhelmed with all of the great ideas bombarding you for improving your instruction.

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    Planning Meaningful Lessons

    Matt walks us through his 5 waypoints along the roadmap to deliver solid techie lesson plans.

    Step 1: Learn

    Step 2: Engage

    Step 3: Tech


    Steps 4 & 5: Craft & Enhance



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    Rethinking How Students Demonstrate Learning

    Vision for Your LMS

    Thinking through how best to use your Learning Management System (Canvas, Google Classroom, etc.) for more engaging student work.


    Taking your instructions from good to great.


    Taking attachments from good to great.


    Taking feedback from good to great.

    G Suite and Microsoft

    Making the most out of these tried and true tools.

    External Apps

    Making the most out of the external apps that play well with your LMS.


    How to create a great template for learning activities.

    Offering Help

    How do you offer help to your students without running yourself ragged?

    The App Experience

    You don’t always need the app to create the ‘App Experience’ for your students.


    Finding More Ideas

    Still need some more ideas? Here’s where to turn.


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    Mike Roberts Video Series

    Social & Emotional Health

    Reassessing Assessment

    In this video, veteran teacher Mike Roberts identifies five alternative assessment modes that can be done within any classroom. After presenting each concept, he then explains the good, better, and best elements of each idea.

    Ten Literacy Strategies That Work in Any Classroom

    From starter activities to exit tickets (and everything in between), Mike explains the how and why for each strategy. Plus, he offers up samples of many of the strategies to help you as you implement these ideas into your classroom.

    6 Strategies to Improve School Culture

    In Six Strategies to Improve School Culture, teacher, instructional coach, and author Mike Roberts identifies six simple-yet-effective strategies that educators can do on a daily basis to help shape the culture of their school.

    9 Effective Online Learning Strategies

    Struggling with how to connect with your online students? Veteran teachers and author Mike Roberts is here to help! Each strategy presented comes with both an explanation of how to implement it and the logic behind why you should try each one for yourself.

    14 Reasons Why Teaching Is So Hard!

    From the long days to the extra costs involved, Mike touches on many of the stresses that come hand-in-hand with being a teacher. In the process, however, he also offers up forty-two solutions to help make our jobs just a bit easier.

    FIFTY Self Care Strategies for Teachers

    Broken up into six easy-to-relate-to categories (exercise, mental health, cutting back, splurge, self-improvement, activities), there is something here for everyone regardless of your situation. If you have a serious case of the 2020’s, this video is definitely one worth checking out!


    8 Proactive Classroom Management Strategies

    In this video, Mike identifies eight strategies, followed by three simple-yet-effective techniques to implement each one, that are certain to improve your relationships with students. As an added bonus, some of your favorite teachers from television and the movies will be highlighted.



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  • EdTech Courses for Spring 2021

    EdTech Courses for Spring 2021

    Learn more and get registered for our Spring 2021 online course offerings on our SEDC UEN Course Catalog. The first group of courses begin January 14. 

    flyer for our Spring 2021 EdTech Endorsement course offerings


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Full Time Position Available at SEDC

    Board Certified Behavior Analyst

    Full Time Position Available at SEDC

    Download Job Description (PDF). Position open until filled. To apply, download and complete the SEDC Application for Employment (.docx or PDF), attach a resume and deliver to SEDC office via email, fax, or USPS. SEDC is an equal employment opportunity employer.

    Job Description BCBA


    For more information contact:

    Joe B. Wright- Executive Director
    Southwest Educational Development Center
    520 W. 800 S. Cedar City, Utah 84720
    P: 435-586-2865 F: 435-586-2868

  • Return to Learn and Wear a Mask!

    Let’s all Return to Learn, and Wear a Mask!


  • Reimagine Teaching Program

    Reimagine Teaching UEN logo

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    Reimagine Teaching is a professional learning program built to provide support for and offer recognition to Utah educators as they prepare for the challenge of online and blended teaching in response to COVID-19 conditions. As we all know, today’s teaching environment presents unique opportunities for educators to adapt their teaching to this new kind of instruction. In support and recognition of your efforts, once you fulfill the program requirements, you will be awarded a $200 electronic gift card!

    Have you participated in 4+ hours of professional development from your district, SEDC or UEN since June 1? If so, you have already met the program requirements! If not, there are more than 40 scheduled webinars, workshops, and online training sessions are currently available and more are being added every day.

    • Workshops are designed to be flexible to fit within busy back-to-school and planning schedules. View the upcoming courses offered through SEDC and through UEN >
    • Programs are curated by UEN and include instruction from trusted experts and nationally recognized institutional partners and organizations.
    • Teachers will learn how to adapt their instruction, engage students remotely, and assess how students are learning online.

    Who in K-12 are eligible? All teachers, administrators and other certified instructors (Counselors, Library-Media, Tech Specialists). 

    Learn more about the Reimagine Teaching program, or sign up now!

  • Principles for Remote Teaching and Learning – Self-Paced Course from USBE

    Principles for Remote Teaching and Learning

    Self-Paced Course Open for Registration

    USBE has partnered with UEN to provide Utah educators a self-paced Canvas course to support best practices for remote teaching and learning.

    Principles for Remote Teaching and Learning logo

    This course explores best practices for:

    • designing asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities for students,
    • providing flexibility for student needs and circumstances,
    • facilitating positive and constructive feedback in all areas of learning,
    • techniques for maintaining active engagement in a remote setting,
    • communicating effectively with students and their families, as well as
    • highlighting newly created resources and USBE staff recommendations for essential standards in the content areas for PreK-12. 

    This course may be completed for 1 USBE credit and/or can be explored as a resource to support the efforts to plan for the upcoming school year. Educators may register for “Principles for Remote Learning” now by clicking this link. The course opens this week and is facilitated entirely in Canvas. 

    Please share this opportunity widely with your educators so that they can be prepared for what they are likely to encounter in the 2020-2021 school year.

    Register Here

    Questions? Contact: Katie Dewey-Hill
    Email: katie.hill@schools.utah.gov

  • EdTech Endorsement Course & Credit Overview for 2020-2022

    EdTech Endorsement Course & Credit Overview for 2020-2021

    We are excited to begin Round 3 of our Educational Technology Endorsement Course series. Take a moment to review the Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) Requirements  if necessary, but just remember that a total of 18 credit hours are needed, as well as attendance at an EdTech Conference to earn the endorsement. If you miss a course or come into the SEDC ETEP Cohort late, it’s not a problem – you can take other classes from UEN whenever they are offered or catch up on it later on with us.

    View the current SEDC ETEP Endorsement Courses here.

    As course registration becomes available, the course names listed below will link to the UEN Canvas registration page for each. Courses currently open for registration are in bold

    ETEP Courses for Fall ’20 – Summer ’21


    *Optional course if you can make the dates and locations work for you.

    **Acceptable Educational Technology Conferences include: Rural Schools (URSA)UCETEdcampUELMAISTE or a district technology conference.

    View the overview of the courses that we offered from Fall 2016 – Summer 2018 or our offerings from Fall 2018 to Summer 2020.

  • SEDC Snapshot Newsletter- Spring 2020

    SEDC Snapshot Newsletter- Spring 2020

    SEDC Snapshot Spring 2020- FINAL

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  • Access Quality Online and Blended Teaching Resources

    Quality Online and Blended Teaching Resources

    List of Available Online Learning Resources and Tools:

    (will be frequently updated, open Doc in a new window or enter bit.ly/sedcOnline in your browser anytime):

  • Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving- Summer 2020 Math Endorsement Course

    Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving

    Math Endorsement Course 5 of 6 – K-8 EDUC 5540

    EDUC 5540 Flyer Math Endorsement Summer 2020

    Course Registration Form

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