What’s New at SEDC?

  • Upcoming Endorsement Courses for Summer 2023

    Upcoming Endorsement Courses for Summer 2023

    It’s time to get going with sign-ups for our Summer 2023 endorsement courses. We offer courses in many areas, so if any of them could help your teaching practice, sign up and give them a try! The links below will take you to all of the information that you’ll need, plus our registration links. Reach out to Joe B. or Clint with any questions!

    Elementary Math K-8 EDUC 5510 – Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning: Information & Registration Instructions. Course begins June 12 and will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 1 pm each day. Course ends on June 23. You are welcome to join this course even if you didn’t take the prior course in this series.

    Elementary Math Specialist TBD: Registration & Information

    Instructional Coaching Instructional Design & Assessment: Registration and Information. Course is asynchronous via Canvas with one required synchronous meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, May 16th from 4-6 pm. There will be approximately 40 hours of competency-based assignments to be completed independently. Assignments will have due dates throughout the summer.

    Gifted & Talented: TBD: Registration & Information

    Educational Technology (ETEP) Follow the links below to learn more about each course and to register through UEN. 

    Do you have questions about the transition to the new Competency-Based EdTech Endorsement? To learn more about the change specific to the 5000 Core course series, please review this video and FAQ document from UEN. 5020 will not be offered this summer (see Professional Growth and Leadership above). Also, take a look at a couple of handy trackers – one to complete the traditional ETEP approach and one for the new Competency-Based approach. Please reach out to Clint if you still have questions or concerns. 

  • 5th Annual SEDC Regional Spelling Bee

    Photo of of Joe B. Wright, Executive Director of SEDC presenting a trophy to Vince Moline, the first place finisher in the 5th Annual 2023 SEDC Regional Spelling Bee.5th Annual SEDC Regional Spelling Bee

    SEDC’s 5th Annual Regional Spelling Bee was held on March 27, 2023 at 11 am at the Iron County School District Office. The competition was fierce this year, and many of the 12 spellers from Millard, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties remained deep into the competition. Our champion speller for the SEDC region this year, Vince Moline from Washington School District, correctly spelled “governance” to claim the title of Champion Speller for the Year! Here is our top 3, and their final word of the competition:

    Region Results




    Final Word

    First Place Vince Moline Three Falls Elementary Washington governance
    Second Place Adelyn Reid Riverside Elementary Washington porpoise
    Third Place Hayes Holyoak Delta Middle School Millard pithily

    Our top 3 spellers in the 2023 5th Annual SEDC Regional Spelling Bee. From left to right: Hayes Holyoak, Delta Middle School, 3rd Place; Vince Moline, Three Falls Elementary, 1st place; Adelyn Reid, Riverside Elementary, 2nd place

    View the video here or below. Also, please like and subscribe to our SEDC YouTube Channel

    Spellers from across the SEDC Region, including students from Millard, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties, show their rewards and trophies after the 5th Annual SEDC Regional Spelling Bee for 2023.

  • Next Gifted & Talented Endorsement Course for Spring ’23 – Learning Environments for Gifted Students, EDUC 5610

    Learning Environments for Gifted Students

    Next Gifted & Talented Endorsement Course for Spring ’23 – EDUC 5610

    Register with SEDC

    We are ready to start registration for the Spring 2023 Gifted and Talented Endorsement Classes: EDUC 5610- Learning Environments for Gifted Students. Interested teachers may take this class to continue their required coursework toward the Gifted and Talented Endorsement.

    This class will be held by virtual meetings via Google Meet. The class begins on January 5, 2023 and ends on March 9, 2023. Classes will be held from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm each Thursday. Canvas assignments will be completed each week outside of the class meeting times.  Teachers can access this class from their homes and will not need to travel. 

    Please direct others who may be interested to: https://sedck12.org/category/professional-development/endorsements/gifted/ for more information.

    Required Text:

    When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers- 2nd Edition by Delisle & Galbraith  ISBN: 1459694678


    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)If you are paying for the course yourself, please send a check to SEDC 520 West 800 South Cedar City, UT 84720

    Utah Valley University: UVU charges $15.00 per credit hour. EDUC 5610 is a 3-hour course ($45.00). There is a one-time admission fee of $35.00 if you have never taken a class from UVU). 

    SEDC Registration:

    Here is SEDC’s LINK to register for the class and to distribute to others. (This link will only register you with SEDC you will also need to complete UVU registration for college credit). 

    UVU Registration Information can be found here

  • Free Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Trainings from Digital Respons-Ability Available to Utah Schools

    Free Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Trainings from Digital Respons-Ability Available to Utah Schools

    WHAT: The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is forwarding a letter from the Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology Commission informing local education agencies (LEAs) of free internet safety and digital citizenship trainings from Digital Respons-Ability available to Utah schools. Digital classes are also available for parents and resources are available in both English and Spanish.

    WHO:  District Superintendents and Charter School Directors. Separate communication was sent to LEA information technology contacts.

    WHEN: Trainings are available now for the 2022-23 school year.

    ACTION: Determine if these trainings meet the needs of your LEA and make use of them appropriately.


  • Merilee Terry – SEDC Teacher of the Year for 2022

    Merilee Terry – SEDC Teacher of the Year for 2022

    View on YouTube or below. Be sure to like the video and subscribe to the SEDC YouTube channel.

  • UEN’s Digital Locker for Educators

    decorative image for UEN Digital Locker - shows purple lockers with text tips on the various resources teachers will find on this site

    UEN’s Digital Locker for Educators

    UEN has announced a new resource for Utah educators. It’s designed to be a perfect “Go To” for some just-in-time training or help. It is extremely easy to navigate, and can quickly get you to the perfect UEN resource right when you need it. 

    Check it out at uen.org/locker


  • 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:


  • 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