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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.

SEDC is located in Cedar City, Utah

Southwest Educational Development Center
520 West 800 South
Cedar City, UT 84720
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Our regular hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday and closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays. Our specialists are available for questions or help anytime.

Telephone - (435) 586-2865
Fax - (435) 586-2868

All Staff can be reached at the main SEDC phone number above, or contact them directly here.

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SW Educational Development Center expands access to reading by pooling resources

50,000 students in 100+ K-12 schools spread across six rural districts. Very few certified librarians, with part-timers with very little training and support managing most libraries. Almost nonexistent library budgets at many schools.

These were just some of the challenges facing the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in providing recreational reading resources to students in its expansive service area in southwest Utah.

“Many of our schools are in very rural areas with no access to public libraries or a school library that could meet the needs of students,” Media Mentor Chris Haught said.

A few libraries in SEDC schools had experimented with loaning out devices loaded with eBooks, but this proved unsuccessful for several reasons. There was the time spent physically managing the devices; the inability to provide students choice in what they wanted to read; and the fact that once all the titles on a device had been read, there wasn’t funding to load it with fresh content, so they often went unused.

“We knew that type of model wasn’t going to work,” Haught said. “We needed to find something that would allow us to pool resources together on a regional level.”

Continue reading the full story here from Overdrive.


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SEDC Event Calendar

Tech Team Meeting
  Mon 9th Jul/2018
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

  Mon 9th Jul/2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

URSA Conference at SUU
  Wed 11th - Sat 14th Jul/2018
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

  Mon 13th Aug/2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scott's Birthday
  Wed 22nd - Thu 23rd Aug/2018
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

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