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.
Rev Your Engines!
This year's SEDC regional Southern Utah Media Specialists Conference (SUMS) will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm at the new Southwest Applied Technology College (SWATC) campus in Cedar City. To get an idea of what the conference will offer, take a look at the sessions from the 2015 Conference.
SEDC will again offer the UVU - EDEL 5500-5550 Math Endorsement series to the Southwest Region. We are ready to start registration for the Winter 2017 Math Endorsement Class.
The first course for Elementary (K-8th Grade) Mathematics Teachers will be EDEL 5500: Numbers and Operations for Practitioners. This class will begin Monday, January 9 and will conclude Monday, May 8. Teachers will interact with each other and the instructor through the state Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) system. The class will meet each Monday from 3:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Information for UVU Admittance and UVU Registration will be emailed to you when you register with SEDC.
Please let your teachers know about this new endorsement opportunity!
Learn more about our Math Endorsement series, including the future dates of our upcoming courses.
SEDC is working in cooperation with the Utah Education Network (UEN), the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and Southern Utah University (SUU) to provide a professional development opportunity 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 educators can complete it in 1-1.5 years with optional, additional courses offered through UEN. 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.
The first course will be EDUC 5031: Foundations of Instructional Design for Educators (3 credits). It will start September 12, and will run for 12 weeks. SEDC will be facilitating all of the courses for the teachers in our region.
You can learn more about the entire endorsement program requirements here: http://www.uen.org/development/etep/