We’re excited to announce the Granite Elementary Libraries Best Books Challenge for the 2020-2021 school year![Read more…] about Introducing the Best Books Challenge for 2020-2021
Granite Educational Technology Department
After many years of having separate social media accounts for the Educational Technology Department and Granite Media, today we’re updating and integrating our accounts! New content and library highlights from Granite Media will now be shared via the main Educational Technology social media accounts, and Granite Media social accounts on Facebook and Twitter will be retired.
Our GSD Ed Tech Tuesdays professional development sessions for teachers have already started up for the 2019-2020 school year, but we still have one session to go in September. Join us at the TLC on September 17, 2019 to learn the basics (and a few more advanced tips and tricks) of using Google Classroom and G-suite to enhance collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking with your students.
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 2019-2021 cohorts will open on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00 A.M. Follow the links in the infographic above to register and find more information, or visit our dedicated page for the Educational Technology Endorsement Program. If you have any questions about the program please contact Pam Moeai or Jenny Peirce in the Educational Technology department. [Read more…] about Registering Soon: Educational Technology Endorsement Program, 2019-2021
Earlier this month the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) and the Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) held their annual conferences. Many teachers, school technology specialists, and library media educational technology specialists from Granite presented at these conferences, and we collected links to their presentations in the table below. [Read more…] about Granite Presentations at UCET 2019 & UELMA 2019
Coming in September 2018, all teachers in Granite School District will receive an updated and expanded set of Technology Integration Progress (TIP) Cards!
You can download a digital preview of the card sets here:
- 2018-2019 TIP Cards (Full Teacher Version – Requires staff login to download)
- 2018-2019 TIP Cards (Public Version)
These cards provide teachers with a handy collection of quick help guides for a range of classroom technology tools and digital resources, as well as tips and ideas for new ways of using these tools and resources with students. Short URLs on the cards link teachers to a full menu of tutorials and other resources. TIP Cards comprise just one aspect of the Technology Integration Progress framework, an initiative of Granite’s Educational Technology Department. Read on to learn more about the TIP program. [Read more…] about TIP Cards Revised and Expanded for 2018-2019
Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology, and Jenny Peirce, Educational Technology Specialist Team Leader, recently presented at the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference held in Chicago, sharing our department’s Technology Integration Progress initiative.
Click here to view the slideshow from their presentation or read below for details about the initiative and links to additional resources. [Read more…] about Presentation: Technology Integration Progress Initiative
The following infographic posters share insights into the work and organization of our department, and feature a few of our current and future initiatives. These images come from a presentation given by Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology, to the Granite Board of Education in May 2018. Click here to view or download the complete board presentation, or scroll through this post for more information and links to our initiatives and projects. [Read more…] about Granite Educational Technology 2018 Infographic Presentation
This summer we say goodbye to several members of our team, while also looking forward to welcoming new additions to our technology specialist roster for the 2018-2019 school year.
Warren Child, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist at Cyprus High School, who leaves us for retirement.
Colleen Hughes, Administrative Secretary in the Educational Technology office, who leaves us to pursue a new opportunity in another industry.
Tiffany Peoples, School Technology Specialist at Mill Creek Elementary and Sandburg Elementary, who has accepted a classroom teaching opportunity at Fox Hills Elementary.
Jayanne Unander, School Technology Specialist at Pleasant Green Elementary and one of our ETEP Trainers/Developers, who leaves us for retirement.
We wish each of you the best in your new endeavors and will miss your friendship and expertise.
Tricia Fenton, our School Technology Specialist at Vista Elementary and Western Hills Elementary, will be moving into the Library Media Educational Technology Specialist position at Cyprus High School in the 2018-2019 year. Congratulations!
We welcome three new elementary school technology specialists to our roster in the coming year:
Kailie Nelson, coming to us from a 4th Grade classroom at Fox Hills Elementary.
Rebecca Vala, coming to us from a 4th Grade classroom at Spring Lane Elementary.
Margaret Yau, coming to us from a 4th Grade classroom at the Montlieu Academy of Technology in High Point, North Carolina.
You can find more information about our staff and their school assignments for the coming year on our directory pages:
- Educational Technology District Office Staff
- Elementary School Technology Specialists
- Secondary Library Media Educational Technology Specialists