What’s New at SEDC?


  • UEN’s Digital Locker for Educators

    decorative image for UEN Digital Locker - shows purple lockers with text tips on the various resources teachers will find on this site

    UEN’s Digital Locker for Educators

    UEN has announced a new resource for Utah educators. It’s designed to be a perfect “Go To” for some just-in-time training or help. It is extremely easy to navigate, and can quickly get you to the perfect UEN resource right when you need it. 

    Check it out at uen.org/locker

     

  • Fall 2021 Gifted and Talented Endorsement Courses – Registration Open

    Fall 2021 Gifted Endorsement Courses

    EDUC 5600: Learning Development and Individual Learning Differences in Gifted Education and EDUC 520R: Questioning & Critical Thinking

    Registration Form

    We are ready to start registration for the Fall 2021 Gifted and Talented Endorsement Classes: EDUC 5600 – Learning Development and Individual Learning Differences in Gifted Education (Required Course) and EDUC 520R – Questioning & Critical Thinking (fulfills the elective course requirement for the endorsement).  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 August 19, 2021 and ends on December 9, 2021. Classes will be held from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm each Thursday. 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. EDUC 5600 is a 3-hour course ($45.00) and EDUC 520 R is a 2-hour course ($30.00). 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

  • Deveny Pace – 2021 SEDC Teacher of the Year

    Deveny Pace – 2021 SEDC Teacher of the Year

  • NEW Elementary Math Specialist Endorsement Course for Fall 2021: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment from SEDC

    Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment – NEW Math Specialist Endorsement through SEDC

    Download flyer in PDF, or click here to register for the course in MIDAS.

    Math Specialist CIA Flyer Fall 2021

    Download flyer in PDF

  • Next Elementary Math Endorsement Course for Fall 2021: Algebraic Reasoning for Practitioners from SEDC

    Algebraic Reasoning for Practitioners, EDUC 5520, from SEDC for the Fall ’21 Semester

    Download flyer in PDF to share, and you can register here on MIDAS

    EDUC 5520 Fall 2021 Flyer

    Download flyer in PDF

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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):

  • 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