The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) is an intensive 2-year professional development program provided to a select group of Granite teachers by the Granite Educational Technology department.
Registration for the 2018-2020 cadre opens April 16, 2018, at 7:00 am. [Read more…] about Registration Opens Soon for Educational Technology Endorsement Program, 2018-2020
Granite’s Educational Technology department will soon be accepting applicants for two new cohorts of the Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) for 2017-2019. Registration opens May 16, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. Each cohort will include 24 participants, with one cohort attending classes on Wednesday evenings, and the other on Thursday evenings.
2017-2019 ETEP Quick Links
- 2017-19 ETEP Wednesdays Year 1 Schedule
- 2017-19 ETEP Wednesdays Registration Form
- 2017-19 ETEP Thursdays Year 1 Schedule
- 2017-19 ETEP Thursdays Registration Form
You can find more general information on the ETEP program on our dedicated page at https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/professional-development/etep/. If you have any other questions about the program please contact Kristen Johnson in the Educational Technology department.
The latest edition of our department’s monthly newsletter recently went out via email to teachers in Granite School District. If you missed it you can access it here.
Highlights from our May 2017 Newsletter:
- Registering Soon For Granite’s Educational Technology Endorsement Program 2017-2019
- Upcoming Event: #GSDEdTech Twitter Chat
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem
- Granite District Battle of the Books 2016-2017 Competition Winners
- Tech Tip: Using the Google Translate Extension
Jayanne Unander is the school technology specialist at Pleasant Green Elementary. In this spotlight video we see her introducing Ozobots to students in the school’s coding club. For this activity students use tablet apps such as OzoGroove and OzoDraw to interact with the ozobots, learning fundamentals of computer coding in the process.
In addition to her work with students and teachers at Pleasant Green Elementary, Jayanne is also a developer and trainer in our district’s Educational Technology Endorsement Program.
Spotlight Creator: Kristen Johnson, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
Shelly Prettyman is a 5th Grade Teacher at Arcadia Elementary.
Shelly went through Granite’s Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP), learning many ways to integrate technology into her lessons.
Students in Ms. Prettyman’s class have had opportunities to learn coding and work on digital projects using a variety of web tools.
She also mentors students in a FIRST Lego League team and goes to a district competition with them each year.
Ms. Prettyman has the support of her School Technology Specialist, Ross Pope, as she plans and carries out lessons enhanced with the use of technology.
In this video, Ms. Prettyman’s 5th Grade students were working on their Colonial Projects.
Spotlight Author: Teresa Bruin, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
Adobe Spark video feature was used to capture some of the past ETEP teacher lesson activities. Adobe Spark allows you to login using your Google account, and create a Post, a Page, or a Video. Besides choosing a theme and music, students can also have the option to narrate their pictures. Share with a link or an embed code. It was a fun way to share student learning taking place in some amazing Granite School Education teacher’s classrooms.
Spotlight created by Kristen Johnson, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) is an intensive 2-year professional development program provided to a select group of Granite teachers by the Granite Educational Technology department. It comprises a blend of evening face-to-face sessions and online learning in which teachers explore ways to leverage classroom technology in a constructivist, student-centered approach to increase instructional effectiveness and student achievement. If you have any questions about the ETEP program please contact Kristen Johnson in the Educational Technology department.
Congratulations to the first graduating classes of Granite’s Educational Technology Endorsement Program!
— Pam Moeai (@pammoeai) April 7, 2016
Teachers from one of our cohorts of ETEP — Educational Technology Endorsement Program recently shared updates on the projects and activities they are engaging in with their students. Many great ideas were shared and it was exciting to have a glimpse into the incredible work these teachers are undertaking with their students. Pam Moeai, one of our ETEP trainers, shared snapshots of their portfolio updates on Twitter, and so we gather and share these tweets with you below. [Read more…] about Teacher Spotlight: Highlights of ETEP Teacher Portfolios