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.
The students at Bryce Valley Elementary are now Published Authors!
The Research 2 Write Grant enabled us to use the Chromebooks in the classroom and allow the students to work in their books online at their convenience.
With the help of the Teacher, Media Specialist and Reading Specialist the students learned how to use Utah’s Online Library to do research on various topics.
The students spent time revising and editing their stories, learning how to cite their sources and create glossaries.
These books will be added to our Regional EBook Library and students in the six counties of the SEDC Region will be able to check them out.
The books may also be viewed and downloaded as a PDF by clicking here.
Congratulations to the teachers in the region who have earned their Elementary Math Endorsement through classes provided by SEDC and funding support by the districts and charter schools in the region. These classes we offered over IVC (Interactive Video Conferencing) to rural areas of the region starting in January 2014 and ending December 2015. A special thanks to our instructors, Matt Basset, Jeff Harrah, and Jet Warr and the Math Endorsement Committee members who have made this possible.
Teachers completing the Endorsement:
SEDC is tentatively planning to start a new cohort in the Fall of 2016, although it is dependent on interest and funding availability. Let us know if you would be interested.
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/
If you are interested in earning the ETEP endorsement, please complete this registration form. You are not committed to participate by filling out the form. We will reach out to you with more information and details once you express an interest.
Register Here: http://goo.gl/forms/SKnyirI1mm
In order to meet our regional technology strategic plan, SEDC is helping support districts to implement a technology school-level support and training program. If you provide technology support or training on a school level, please take a few minutes to answer the following questions to register for this workshop on June 15, 2016 from 9am to 3pm at the Iron District Office (2077 W. Royal Hunte Dr. Cedar City, Utah 84720).
Each person attending will receive a $100.00 stipend, lunch and travel expenses (if traveling more than 50 miles one way).
Download Agenda (PDF)