How does OSD prepare teachers for Digital Elevation?
Training for Teachers
As schools enter the Digital Elevation program, teachers and principals receive specific training and support on teaching and learning with technology. A few of those programs are listed below.
Google for Education Certification Programs
Ogden School District has three Google for Education certification tracks: 1) summer boot camp, 2) semester-long online/blended track, and 3) embedded face-to-face training at our schools implementing Digital Elevation.
Our Google certification tracks support all teachers enhance their instruction through the use of Google’s powerful suite of tools and preparing to pass the Level 1 or Level 2 Google Certified Educator Exams.
Learn more about the Google for Education certifications here.
Blended Learning With Canvas
Teachers in the Digital Elevation program receive specific training and support in using the Canvas learning management system (LMS).
Teachers use Canvas to help your child interact with their schoolwork, manage their assignments, submit homework, and keep track of due dates. With Canvas, students and parents can see the details behind your student’s digital assignments.
Learn more about Canvas here.
Educational Technology Endorsement
We are continuing to offer the Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) in the Ogden School District through our partnership with Southern Utah University. This endorsement strengthens educators’ technology integration skills and ability to create technology-enhanced learning environments for their students. This directly aligns with our work with the Digital Elevation program.
Learn more about the ETEP program here.
Classroom Management With Technology
Helping students learn and collaborate with technology requires teachers to employ specific strategies to help students learn. We work with teachers to best support students follow and thrive under the Student Acceptable Use Policy.
This training also helps teachers build digital citizenship among our students that empowers kids to grow into successful adults.
BootUp Professional Development
Through professional development, BootUp trains teachers to empower their students as they become creators, collaborators, communicators, logical thinkers, and real-world problem-solvers.
BootUp empowers all elementary students by immersing them in practical and imaginative curricula that extends beyond coding. BootUp professional development initiatives give students access to important 21st-century skills – particularly girls and underrepresented minority students. With BootUp Professional Development, now, coding is elementary.
Learn more about BootUp here.
Leadership in Personalized & Digital Learning Series
The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program is our planned professional development to support principals with the roll-out of personal devices in their schools. Throughout the program principals will be working on planning and implementing changes in their schools to support the shift to personalized learning. As they plan, principals will draw on current practices and data in their schools and develop a plan to support their teachers and students with personal devices and personalized learning
Learn more about the LPDL series here.
Educational Technology Standards
There are also international and local educational technology standards that help guide teachers as they use technology with students.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards are a framework for innovation in education. These standards help educators and education leaders worldwide prepare learners to thrive in work and life.
Learn more about the ISTE Standards here.
Utah Computer Science Standards
The Utah Computer Science Education Master Plan aims to "give every student access to robust computer science education by 2022."
This starts in elementary school with a focus on keyboarding, appropriate and responsible use of technology, and basic coding principles and then leads to advanced computer science courses in secondary schools.
Learn more about the Utah Computer Science Standards here.