What’s New at SEDC?


  • 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

  • Learn with SEDC This Summer

    Learn With SEDC This Summer

    Our Summer 2019 courses are now open for registration. We have a great assortment of professional learning opportunities available to educators in southwest Utah, both in person and online! 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! You can earn free USBE Credit or if you would like 5000-level SUU Credit, there is a $21 fee per credit for processing upon successful completion. 

    Here’s what’s coming up:

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

    bit.ly/SEDCcatalog

    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 or Chris 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 summer!

    Registration is now open for all SEDC Summer Online Courses - learn more at sedck12.org/summer19

  • 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

  • Academic Pathway to Teacher (APT/ARL) Licensure Program for Service Centers