What’s New at SEDC?


  • SEDC Snapshot Newsletter – Spring 2021

    SEDC Snapshot Newsletter – Spring 2021

    SEDC Snapshot Spring 2021 FINAL

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  • 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

  • Southern Utah Autism Conference 2021-Virtual

    Southern Utah Autism Conference

    Southern Utah Autism Conference 

    Saturday, March 27, 2021 

     

    Keynote Speaker- Dr. Thomas S. Higbee

    man in suitThomas is a Professor and the Interim Department Head in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University and Executive Director of the Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program, an early intensive behavioral intervention program for children with autism that he founded in 2003. He is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Utah. His research focuses on the development of effective educational and behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities as well as the development of effective training strategies for teaching parents and professionals to implement effective interventions. He is a former associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and the European Journal of Behavior Analysis. Dr. Higbee is committed to the dissemination of effective behavioral interventions and has helped to create intensive behavior analytic preschool and school programs for children with autism and related disorders in Brazil, Russia, Portugal, and throughout his home state of Utah. He is the past president of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA) and has served as a member of the Practice Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the Psychologist Licensing Board of the state of Utah.

     

     

    Link to Conference

  • 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

  • EdTech Endorsement Course & Credit Overview for 2020-2022

    EdTech Endorsement Course & Credit Overview for 2020-2021

    We are excited to begin Round 3 of our Educational Technology Endorsement Course series. Take a moment to review the Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) Requirements  if necessary, but just remember that a total of 18 credit hours are needed, as well as attendance at an EdTech Conference to earn the endorsement. If you miss a course or come into the SEDC ETEP Cohort late, it’s not a problem – you can take other classes from UEN whenever they are offered or catch up on it later on with us.

    View the current SEDC ETEP Endorsement Courses here.

    As course registration becomes available, the course names listed below will link to the UEN Canvas registration page for each. Courses currently open for registration are in bold

    ETEP Courses for Fall ’20 – Summer ’21

     

    *Optional course if you can make the dates and locations work for you.

    **Acceptable Educational Technology Conferences include: Rural Schools (URSA)UCETEdcampUELMAISTE or a district technology conference.

    View the overview of the courses that we offered from Fall 2016 – Summer 2018 or our offerings from Fall 2018 to Summer 2020.

  • Access Quality Online and Blended Teaching Resources

    Quality Online and Blended Teaching Resources

    List of Available Online Learning Resources and Tools:

    (will be frequently updated, open Doc in a new window or enter bit.ly/sedcOnline in your browser anytime):