What’s New at SEDC?

  • Fall 2019 SEDC EdTech Endorsement Courses

    Learn With SEDC This Fall

    Our Fall 2019 courses are now open for registration. We have a great assortment of professional learning opportunities available to educators in southwest Utah. 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! The only fees incurred is the SUU transcription cost per credit for processing upon successful completion. If you’d rather earn USBE credit, that it completely fee too!

    Here’s what’s coming up:

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


    Looking for something else? You are also welcome to join in the online EdTech Endorsement courses facilitated by CUES , our sister service center.

    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, Chris or Joe B. 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 fall!

    EdTech Endorsement course flyer for Fall 2019

  • Math Endorsement – EDUC 5520 Algebraic Reasoning for K-8 Practitioners – Registration Open

    Math Endorsement – Next Course Registration Open

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    Math Endorsement Flyer Sept 2019


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  • Gifted & Talented Endorsement – EDUC 5610 Social & Emotional Needs of the Gifted

    Gifted & Talented Endorsement – Next Course Registration Open

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    Gifted Endorsement Flyer Fall 2019 EDUC 5610


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  • Inaugural goIT Program a Success in Utah

    Inaugural goIT Program a Success in Utah

    Iron County middle school student group from the inaugural goIT Camp at SUU

    by Marguerite Pinheiro
    For Iron County Today

    During a two-day goIT program on May 15 – 16, 2019, roughly 115 middle school students from three schools in Iron County School District (ICSD) gathered at Southern Utah University (SUU) to learn about design thinking and app design.

    Through our partners at Southwest Education Development Center (SEDC), TCS was introduced to three local middle schools in ICSD (Cedar MS, Canyon View MS, and Parowan MS) to pilot the inaugural goIT in the entire state of Utah. Because of lack of space in the schools themselves since classes are still in session, SUU graciously hosted goIT on their campus, which added an additional element of excitement for students. The program’s success in largely due in part to SEDC, SUU, ICSD’s partnership, support, and enthusiasm for the program.

    Over the course of the two days, students learned about what it means to be a computer scientist and a design thinker. After foundational learning, students ideated mobile app ideas that would solve self-identified problems in their community. In groups, students would perform market research, prototype their app on paper and the computer using MIT App Inventor, and finally wrapped up their experience with an entrepreneurial pitch to a panel of judges.

    Continue reading on ironcountytoday.com

  • Elizabeth Julian Receives 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

    Elizabeth Julian Receives 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

    Elizabeth Julian, Head Teacher at Boulder Elementary School, and her students. Photo from www.insiderutah.com

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Julian at Boulder Elementary in Garfield for earning the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Utah Education Association! Read more about the award and the amazing work Elizabeth does in her school and community. We are so proud to know and work with her and her students. This award is well deserved!


  • Maben Larsen – SEDC Teacher of the Year 2019

    Maben Larsen – SEDC Teacher of the Year 2019

  • Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions

    Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions

    Chrome extensions allow you to unlock the full power of Google Chrome and student Chromebooks, but how do you find exactly what you or your students need? This amazing Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions, created by Denise Henry-Orndorff (@dhorndorff) of Shenandoah County Public Schools in Virginia, highlights a vast array of extensions for your classroom, organized by their main uses. 

    A few of our favorites from the list include:

    • OneTab – Collapse all of your browser tabs into a single window of links. When you need them, open up each tab again, or open them all up back into the window where they were!
    • Bit.ly – Shorten those too-long-to-type URL’s to share with students and colleagues. 
    • Screencastify – Quick screen recording tool that will also allow you to record video from the web cam, or record both and annotate the screen at the same time. 

    Take a few minutes to explore the many many tools included to use when you are back with your students in the fall!

    Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions

  • Impero Software Partners with the Southwest Educational Development Center in Utah

    Impero Software Partners with the Southwest Educational Development Center in Utah

    Center will offer Impero Education Pro to schools throughout southwest Utah

    Austin, TX, Dec. 18, 2018 – The Southwest Educational Development Center in Utah has partnered with Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, to bring Impero’s flagship product, Impero Education Pro, to schools throughout Southwest Utah.

    SEDC is a cooperative of six school districts and eight charter schools serving approximately 45,000 students in southwest Utah. To support its schools, many of which have 1:1 technology programs, SEDC issued an RFP for classroom management solutions and selected Impero Education Pro…

    Read the full article (opens in a new window) from DistrictAdministration.com

  • 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

  • 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