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
As you are exquisitely aware if you are a student, teacher, or parent in our community, today is the last day of school for the 2014-15 year. We would like to thank you for following us this school year and wish you a wonderful break.
We’d encourage you to continue following this blog and our social media channels during the summer. We will be slowing down the posting schedule, but we intend to continue sharing quality resources throughout the next months. In addition, we suggest that you get involved in other social media channels to find ideas and inspiration for the coming school year. You could explore some of the educational hashtags on twitter and follow or join in the conversations happening there. You can stay connected with your Granite Educational Technology colleagues and other Granite Educator colleagues who have presences on twitter. You can search, browse, and pin thousands of educational resources on Pinterest; our humble boards barely scratch the surface of what you can find there once you start looking. You could check out our sister site, Granitemedia.org, to find some great summer reading. Come back in August and share with us what you found (or share it with us immediately in the summer in any of these places.)
Looking forward, in 2015-16 we will be getting Digital Conversion under way with secondary English Language Arts teachers, starting another cohort in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program, and otherwise continuing to provide professional development, library services, and technology support throughout the district. On this site we will begin curating an interactive list of top apps and websites for teaching and learning. We will also be providing more online and blended professional learning opportunities and resources, and we have some exciting social media activities planned. More details on all of this to come with the new school year.
Thanks for following us and sharing with us! Have a great summer!
Jody Lynn Tolley teaches American Sign Language at Skyline High School, and is a member of the first cohort in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program. In this spotlight Ms. Tolley describes how having Chromebooks in her classroom has opened many new ways for her students to learn about ASL and Deaf culture. She also speaks to the value of the Canvas learning management system in keeping students up to speed when they miss her class, as well as giving them valuable skills that enable them to succeed in navigating future college classes.
Spotlight Author: Celia Powell, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
The Educational Technology Department will be accepting applicants for the 2015-2017 Educational Technology Endorsement Program starting Monday, May 11th at 7:00 A.M. It is a two-year, 18 total credit hour program that will include a teacher Chromebook, but not a set of classroom devices. It is open to all teachers and administrators. Space is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. The application form will be open from May 11th at 7:00 A.M. until May 22nd at 5:00 P.M., or when the class limit has been met.
The application form is available at this link: https://goo.gl/mSkVYd, but will not open until Monday May 11th at 7:00 AM.
Director, Educational Technology
Granite School District