Southwest Educational Development Center, or SEDC, provides services requested by our member schools in order to better serve the students in southwest Utah. Our specific services are described throughout this Web site.
The Mission of the Southwest Educational Development Center is to meet the needs of students and teachers, promote achievement, and provide for economy and efficiency in the cooperative delivery of educational services that are identified and requested by member schools.
The SEDC region is larger in area than West Virginia. With over 100 schools, nearly 3,000 educators and 50,000 students in the region, we work to provide economies of scale to benefit all of our rural partners. We have strong partnerships statewide as well.
Explore the areas on the right to learn more about what SEDC is and what we provide for our members.
Our goal at SEDC is to help educators identify their needs and to assist in providing the avenues to meet those needs. Our team continually seeks out new knowledge, implementing best practices to deliver exceptional services and learning opportunities. The...
Following the recommendations of Governor Herbert, the Utah Health Department, the Utah System of Higher Education Leaders and the Utah State Board of Education, the Southwest Educational Development Center and Dixie State University have made the decision to postpone the annual Southwest Regional Sterling Scholar competition that had been scheduled to occur at DSU on April 2, 2020.
The typical events of the Sterling Scholar competition will not be able to occur this year. However, we understand the great amount of work that has already been done and the importance of awarding the scholarships to these deserving students. We are currently making plans to hold the interview portion of the competition virtually on April 2nd. Students and judges will meet via video conference on that day without requiring any travel or groups in close physical proximity. The annual banquet will not be held and has been cancelled for this year. The announcement of winners will be done on a date later to be determined. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of all of the Sterling Scholar stakeholders. The safety and health of our students and community are our top priorities in making these decisions.
We’ve recommended Edpuzzle as an indispensable tool for Flipped & Blended instruction for a long time now, and now it is even better! Edpuzzle allows educators to create interactive quizzes with YouTube videos, allowing for self-paced learning with interactive video lessons. It’s easy to add your own voice narration and questions as well! Take a look at this quick video to see what the new Edpuzzle can do.
Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions and school dismissals currently scheduled for May 21, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Southern Utah Autism Conference. Refunds will be issued, check your email for confirmation if had already paid.
We are working with the presenters to provide families with some videos, lessons and other ideas to help our families during this time. We will send out information to those that registered as soon as we are able to gather the resources, and you can check back here for updates.
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CEC is opening its doors to the special education community in need of resources. Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free basic membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code CECED60 This will give you access to all of our journal articles, member discounts on publications and events, and our online membership community where you can ask questions and receive support
BYU Independent Study Courses Available for Utah Teachers using Canvas
Usage Information About Blended Content from the BYU IS Courses in Canvas
The BYU High School Suite blended courses were designed for teachers as a digital resource that supports face-to-face classroom instruction for original credit. The blended set of courses is unique in its offering and value for Utah schools. These blended courses are authored, designed, and published by a Utah-based university and designed by Utah Certified Secondary education teachers and BYU Independent Study Instructional Designers to meet Utah’s Common Core curriculum standards. These courses are natively delivered in Canvas giving teachers a full course or modules that contain content, videos, assignments, quizzes, exams that are fully aligned to Utah State standards. Most courses are self-contained, not requiring an external textbook or other resources, so these courses become a complete solution.
Every course is editable, so a teacher can adapt it to include their favorite assignments and activities without needing to create the content or assessment base for the course. The blended course offers teachers great flexibility on how they decide to use the course material. For example, teachers can assign students to study the course content and take the self-check quizzes in preparation for the classroom lesson, use the class time to work on the assignments or the teachers’ custom activities or projects, use the unit quizzes as formative assessments, and the midterm and final exams as summative assessments.
There are currently about 100 courses available through Canvas Commons. An additional 100 courses will be ready around February of 2019. We currently have a 5 year agreement with BYU to uses this material. If this material is well received we will look to work with BYU to extend this beyond. A list of current courses can be found in the attached PDF. These courses will NOT be available in any other LMS besides Canvas.
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Use of this course and course material is limited to blended teacher-facilitated original credit courses in Utah only. The purpose of these resources is to support face-to-face classroom instruction for original credit for a cohort of students who begin, progress through and end a course together during an established academic time period. Reselling, re-distributing, sub-licensing, reverse engineering, as well as the removal of this notice, is expressly prohibited. Use of this course for credit recovery or non-facilitated online instruction is also prohibited, but may be available through a separate license. To request such a license, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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!