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.
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Follow the course links below to learn more and to get registered! All of the classes listed below are required (*unless otherwise noted) to stay on track to finish your endorsement by Summer 2018.
Courses starting May 11:
Courses starting June 29:
Good news! If you were interested in CMAP, the Community Mapping Workshop (or eager to earn 3 credits in one week!), I'll be leading two CMAP workshops this summer:
The best part? YOU could take the picture above during our field work for CMAP in St. George! *The CMAP courses are not required, but would fill your ISTE Standard 2 credit requirement AND your two electives, meaning you could skip ALL of the courses starting in June.
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 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. 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 courses have begun already, but if you are interested you can join in at anytime. The courses offered during the 2016-2017 school year begin about every 2 months and run for 6 weeks. We will begin the 12-week core courses will begin in early September 2017. Take a look at the upcoming courses we will offer!
You can learn more about the entire endorsement program requirements here: http://www.uen.org/development/etep/