EdTech Programs

Stand-Alone EdTech Professional Development Opportunities

What is it?

What are stand-alone PD opportunities?

Want to get some specific training surrounding a skill or task you can use in your classroom?

If so, our stand-alone PD opportunities are for you! Each session focuses on a skill or task that you are probably already using in you classroom. We will do a deep dive into this skill or task and talk about how you might use tech to support your efforts. Each opportunity is one hour and run by a member of our larger EdTech Teacher Leader team. We encourage all licensed and classified staff to attend!

***If you are working toward your EdTech Endorsement, you can collect at least eight trainings and count them as one USBE credit. This credit can count as one of your electives for the endorsement.

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Available PD

Current EdTech PD Opportunities

Below are our current EdTech PD opportunities. Click on each title to see the details.

How do I sign up?

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in joining us for any one of our stand-alone trainings, please fill out this Form. As we approach each training, we will reach out with further details and add you to the calendar invite. Click below to sign up!

PD Archive

Were can I find materials from past trainings?

As we complete PD, we want to take every effort to provide you with past resources. Check the links below for some of the materials we have used in past PD. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to our Digital Learning Specialists.

Certified Educator Pathways

What is it?

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Want to become a Google Certified Educator? Are you looking to further your professional practice? Want to learn more about best practices for integrating technology into your instruction? Would you like to know more about the G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education)?

If so, the Certified Educator Pathways program is for YOU!

The EdTech team in the Ogden School District wants to help you become a Google Certified Educator. In that endeavor, we have developed the CEP program to help you through Google's training modules and give you credit for your efforts.

What is the Ogden School District EdTech Team adding to the experience?

For Level 1 and Level 2 we have taken the Google training units and focused on the three main modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning. After each module, you will also complete an interactive, culminating assignment. This will tie together your new learning and relate it back to our goals as a school district. This assignment can be done online independently or face-to-face in a small group of like-minded peers.

If you are pursuing the Trainer certification, we will work with you in a one-on-one mentor relationship to coach you through the process.

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Certifications

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Level 1 Google Certified Educator

The Level 1 certification follows the Fundamentals Training which consists of 13 units broken into three modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning.

Level 2 Google Certified Educator

The Level 2 certification follows the Advanced Training which consists of 9 units broken into three advanced modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning.

Google Certified Trainer

If you are already a Level 2 educator, the Trainer certification follows the Trainer Course which consists of 7 units broken into two modules: Create and Deliver Inspiring and Effective Training Plans and Help Educators Use Transformative Google Technologies. (Space limited)

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How do I sign up?

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While the Google training is available 24/7 online, we begin a new cohort for the CEP program in the Fall and Spring. If you choose to complete the Level 1 or Level 2 track, you will have about three and a half months to complete the unit learning through the Google Training Center, the online/face-to-face culminating activities, and the certification exam. We will also have a scheduled lab session to accommodate you when you take the certification exam.

If you are already a Level 2 GCE and would like to complete the Trainer track, we will coach you throughout this process. The Trainer track timeline varies depending on your individual goals for the program. We begin new cohorts of the Trainer track each Fall.

Where do I sign up?

To sign up, please see our Certified Educator Pathways site where you can find our application form.

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More Information

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For more details, please see our Certified Educator Pathways site where you can find more information, educator standards alignment, FAQ, and our application form.

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EdTech Endorsement

What is it?

What is the OSD EdTech Endorsement Program?

The Educational Technology Endorsement Program, also known as the "EdTech Endorsement" is an endorsement that is recognized by Utah State Board of Education. Similar to an English as a Second Language Endorsement, the EdTech endorsement will also show on your teaching license.

What will participants learn while in the Endorsement Program?

Participants in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program will learn frameworks of instructional design in a fully immersive interactive environment and hone strategies for day-to-day technology integration in the classroom. Moreover, the capstone course will focus on developing them as a leader in instructional design and educational technology.

Additionally, they will discover how to redefine their practice to meet the needs of 21st century learners, ultimately transforming educational opportunities for the next generation of leaders. This endorsement will benefit those seeking to improve instruction, enhance their resumes, and earn 18 graduate-level credits (12 of which can be applied to a graduate degree).

Requirements

What are the course requirements for the program?

There are nine core credits (three courses): Foundations of Instructional Design and Educational Technology, Educational Technology in the Classroom, and Educational Technology Leadership.

Beyond the core classes participants will need to take nine additional elective credits as well. These credits can be earned from taking online courses through UEN and several opportunities within the Ogden School District.

When can I start?

When can I start?

The application window for the OSD EdTech Endorsement opens every Spring. For those who are accepted, the program officially starts in the Fall. Participants will take one core course in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. The elective credits will be taken intermittently during this time as well.

How do I apply?

The best time to apply is in the Spring. You can do so by visiting the link listed below. It's important to carefully and thoughtfully answer the application questions, as the questions will help us determine whether you are a good fit for the program.

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Where can I learn more?

For more details, please see the OSD EdTech Endorsement overview document where you can find snap shot view of the whole program and find more information about core and elective requirements.

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