What’s New at SEDC?


  • George Washington Academy Named Charter School of the Year

    George Washington Academy Named Charter School of the Year

    Congratulations to all of the great educators at George Washington Academy! GWA was recognized for their excellence in education by the Utah Association of Charter Schools in the annual Circle of Excellence award ceremony. Out of 111 charter schools in the State of Utah, only 1 is recognized with this exclusive award. Learn more here (links to PDF)

    photo of teachers and adminstrators from George Washington Academy accepting the 2021 Charter School of the Year award at the Utah Charter Schools Conference

  • Full Time or Contract Licensed Therapist at SEDC

    Full Time or Contract Licensed Therapist at SEDC

    Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) is hiring a Licensed Therapist, full time with full benefits to work with public school students in the Southwest Region of Utah. The position will perform a variety of professional and technical duties providing services to adolescents with mental health needs. Candidates wishing to work part-time as a contractor will also be considered.

    The therapist will provide individual, group and educational services to clients according to their needs and will work closely with other school and community partners to coordinate services. Applicants must have effective interviewing skills and evaluation techniques, knowledge of different modes of psychotherapy, including crisis intervention skills.

    Applicants must have a master’s degree and licensed as a LCSW, CMHC or LMFT in the State of Utah and 3-5 years experience working with mental health issues.  It is preferred the therapist has experience with Trauma Informed therapy modalities. The ability to act independently, respond professionally and calmly in crisis situations, communicate effectively verbally and in writing and apply general principles to specific conditions is a must. Experience in keeping documentation current and a current driver’s license with a good driving record is also a must.  Familiarity and experience in working with adolescents and their families as well as coordinating with other providers is preferred.  

    Benefits include health insurance, enrollment in Utah Retirement System (URS), paid holidays, sick leave and more. The salary range will be dependent on Clinical License and related experience. 

    To apply, go to the SEDC Employment page for an application, complete, attach a resume and deliver to SEDC office via email or USPS. SEDC is an equal employment opportunity employer.

    Closing date: Open until filled. Contract may begin as early as July 1, 2021 with majority of work starting August 2021.

    Job Type: Full-time or Contracted Part-time

    Salary: $65,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

    Work Location:  Various locations in Southwest Utah (daily travel required)

    Benefits:

    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Vision insurance
    • Retirement plan
    • Paid time off

    Schedule: Monday to Friday
    Education: Master’s (Required)
    License/Certification: Utah license as a LCSW, CMHC, LMFT, or Psychologist (Required)
    Work Location: On the road
    Work Remotely: No

    This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

    • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people, especially adolescents
    • Dependable —  reliable and prompt for appointments
    • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
    • Innovative — prefers working on tasks that require creativity
    • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

    For more information contact:

    Joe B. Wright- Executive Director
    Southwest Educational Development Center
    joeb@sedck12.org
    520 W. 800 S. Cedar City, Utah 84720
    P: 435-586-2865 F: 435-586-2868

  • Introducing SEDC’s Instructional Coaching Endorsement – Beginning Fall 2021

    Introducing SEDC’s Instructional Coaching Endorsement

    Registration is now OPEN for the first course in our new Instructional Coaching Endorsement. Our Fall 2021 class is Adult Learning Theory. This is a new cohort for a new endorsement with SEDC. This endorsement program is designed for licensed educators that are or aspire to be coaches and instructional leaders. 

    This class will be held on Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 2021.  Synchronous meetings will be held via Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month and will conclude on December 7, 2021.  Synchronous meetings are required and will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  There will be approximately 8 hours of competency-based assignments between each class meeting.

    Zoom and Canvas will be used to offer this class.  No travel or in-person attendance is required.

    There are two flyers to download and share. One is a general overview of the Instructional Coaching Endorsement. The other is a flyer specific to the Adult Learning Theory course for Fall 2021. Please distribute this information to anyone interested.

    Cost:

    There is a charge of $300.00 per endorsement class taken through SEDC.  This fee will also pay for the SUU credit.

     

    Course Registration:

    Here is SEDC’s Registration Form for the class and to distribute to others. 

    Please direct any questions regarding this course or SEDC’s Instructional Coaching Endorsement to Joe B. Wright – Executive Director of SEDC, joeb@sedck12.org, 435-586-2865

  • SEDC Snapshot Newsletter – Spring 2021

    SEDC Snapshot Newsletter – Spring 2021

    SEDC Snapshot Spring 2021 FINAL

    Download Snapshot Newsletter (PDF)

  • Summer 2021 Gifted Endorsement Class: EDUC 5640 – Curriculum & Instructional Planning in Gifted Education

    Summer 2021 Gifted Endorsement Class: EDUC 5640 – Curriculum & Instructional Planning in Gifted Education

    We are ready to start registration for the Summer 2021 Gifted and Talented Endorsement Class: EDUC 5640- Curriculum & Instructional Planning in Gifted Education. Interested teachers may take this class to begin or 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 June 7, 2021 and ends on June 18, 2021. Class will be held from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm each day, Monday through Friday. Teachers can access this class from their homes and will not need to travel.

    Please print and/or share this flyer with others who may be interested.

    Cost:

    • 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). 

    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:

    Please refer to the documents below 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, 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 NOW since you have only 3 weeks from the start of class to complete the registration process.

    John Allan is the UVU Endorsement Program Coordinator. If you have concerns and/or questions related to UVU admission or registration, 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

  • Summer 2021 Math Endorsement Class: K-8 EDUC 5510 Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning

    Summer 2021 Math Endorsement Class: K-8 EDUC 5510 Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning

    We are ready to start registration for the Summer 2021 Math Endorsement Class: K-8 EDUC 5510 Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning. This is the second course in a new cohort. Even if you did not take the first course, you are welcome to register and take this course.

    This class will be held on Monday through Thursday starting June 14 through June 31, from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm each day.

    Zoom and Canvas will be used to offer this class.

    Please print and/or share this flyer with others who may be interested.

    Please direct any questions regarding this course or the SEDC Elementary Math Endorsement to Joe B. Wright- Executive Director of SEDC, joeb@sedck12.org, 435-586-2865

    Cost:

    • SEDC: There is a charge of $210.00 per endorsement class taken through SEDC (This course fee will be waived for each teacher and will be paid by the USBE STEM Endorsement Incentive Grant).
    • 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). This fee will be paid by the teacher and may be reimbursed by the USBE STEM Endorsement Incentive Grant upon completion of the course.

    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:

    Please refer to the documents below 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 Elementary Math 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, 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 NOW since you have only 3 weeks from the start of class to complete the registration process.

    John Allan is the UVU Endorsement Program Coordinator. If you have concerns and/or questions related to UVU admission or registration, 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

  • 2021 SEDC Regional Spelling Bee Competition and Results

    2021 SEDC Regional Spelling Bee Competition and Results

    The top 3 spellers from Millard, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties competed on April 13, 2021 to crown the top three spellers in the SEDC Region. For reference, our region is the geographical size of West Virginia and includes over 50 thousand students in over 100 schools. Even just being a part of this competition is a big honor!

    View the 3rd SEDC Regional Spelling Bee below or here on our YouTube Channel.

    Results:

    • 1st Place: Derek Allen from Iron Springs Elementary in Iron County. Championship Word: flambeau
    • 2nd Place: Ryeesa Rose from Fiddlers Elementary in Iron County. Out on ‘diffidence’ in Round 16
    • 3rd Place: Stetson Christensen from Three Peaks Elementary in Iron County. Out on ‘espionage’ in Round 11

    Congratulations to our top three as well as ALL of the qualifying spellers this year!

    Competitors from other counties:

    • Beaver County:
      • Landon Blackner, Minersville School
      • Kailee Coombs, Minersville School
      • Brylie Hollingshead, Minersville School
    • Millard County:
      • Halle Topham, Delta North Elementary
      • Wyatt Wilcox, Fillmore Elementary
      • Jaren Dekker, Delta North Elementary
    • Washington County:
      • William Jeffs, Diamond Valley
      • Dylan McCook, Dixie Middle School (qualified, but did not compete)
      • Maddison Mercer, LaVerkin Elementary
  • Online EdTech Courses for Summer 2021

    Online EdTech Courses for Summer 2021

    Learn more and get registered for our Summer 2021 online course offerings on our SEDC UEN Course Catalog. The 3rd of 3 core courses, Leadership in Educational Technology and Instructional Design will begin May 6. However, to give you a little summer breather, the other 1-credit courses are starting later in the summer on July 1.

    We will also be offering CMaP, which is a 5-day, 3-credit IN PERSON course that counts for the Digital Teaching and Learning requirement, and is a great way to take care of those elective credits! CMaP will be held at Dixie Middle School in St. George June 7-11. Contact Clint if you have questions about CMaP or any of our Summer ’21 courses.

    Learn more and register here!

    course names and descriptions for the SEDC Summer 2021 online ETEP course offerings

  • 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:

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  • 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