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 Educational Technology Director coordinates and oversees research-based best practices regarding classroom instructional technology. The director will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the Southwest Educational Development Center. The Educational Technology Director must model good instructional practice and work well with other individuals to be effective in facilitating change. They must also assume a leadership role as coach/mentor for all stakeholders.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. While this job description attempts to outline all essential duties of the position, the description is not a contract and the job functions are subject to change at the organization’s discretion. Other duties may be assigned.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use fingers and hands; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee may be required to pull cables, install technology, move servers and other lifting, climbing, loading vehicles, etc. as need to install, repair or maintain technological equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is moderate.
This position is open until filled. The application form is available at www.sedc.k12.ut.us. A resume and two letters of recommendation are also required. It is anticipated that this position will start at $65,000 for an 11 month contract. The first review of applications will be June 15, 2016. If the position is not filled then all additional applications will be reviewed as they are submitted for consideration until the position is filled. Please direct all questions to Edna LaMarca, (435) 590-7846.
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).
9:00-9:15 am: Welcome, Introductions, and Prize Drawing-Troy/Edna
9:15-9:45 am: Overview on the Train-The-Trainer and Support Project/Process (present research on why we are doing this)- Chris/Cory
9:45-10:30 am: Share Best Practices with School Level Support (each school shares what they are doing well)-Group
10:30-11:00 am: Training Using QuickTicket (whole group instruction)-Scott
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Group discussion on how to run a Technology Support Program for your School-Jim Stewart, Clint and Cory
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:30 pm: Breakout Sessions (small groups technology classes, see below for the list of options)
2:30-3:00 pm: Reimbursement Forms, Schedule Follow-up, Create List Serve (communication process) and Prize Drawing-Clint/Cory
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