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Apple Teacher iPad Badge
IELP 5514-365
Apple Teacher is a free professional development course designed by Apple in order to help teachers integrate the use of Apple products in the classroom. This course focuses on using the iPad in the classroom. In this course students will find the necessary links to get started with the Apple Teacher program, a thoughtful series of tutorials and resources, links for taking the Apple Teacher Quizzes to earn badges, and a place to submit a final iPad inspired lesson plan. This class will run in parallel to participation in the Apple Teacher Program. Although some supplemental material is linked from the Canvas Course, the majority of the content and all of the Badge earning quizzes are contained in the Apple Teacher program itself.

Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Create an Apple Teacher account and access the badge program
  • Navigate the Apple iOS Operating System to access applications, files, and resources
  • Demonstrate how to use Apple Pages to enhance student creativity
  • Create educational resources in Apple Keynote
  • Use Apple Numbers to organize student data and information
  • Create an educational resource using Apple iMovie
  • Create a GarageBand music compilation and demonstrate how to create applicable lesson plans in their classroom.
  • Use several iPad tools together in order to support student productivity and efficiency
  • Use several iPad tools together in order to support student creativity
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
These courses are open entry/exit with no enrollment cap. All coursework and assignments can be completed at the participants own pace. There is very limited instructor interaction. This course section will be open until July 31, 2018.  All coursework in this MOOC must be completed by August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites
  • Basic computer skills
  • Access to a Mac OS Computer
  • Apple ID or iTunes Account
Things Needed by Participants
  • iPad with the following programs installed:
  • iWork - Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  • iLife - iMovie, GarageBand
Final Assessment
Students will create a lesson to demonstrate what they have learned from the Apple Teacher program, and in the process:
  • Download a lesson plan template from Apple Pages
  • Create a lesson that requires students to create a product with Apple iPad apps that also meets at least one Utah Core Standard in the subject area they teach
  • Submit the lesson plan in PDF format to Canvas
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Dates Dates: 9/6/2018 - 8/31/2019
Credits Credits: 1 SUU Credit and 1 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 498 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 500 seats
Apple Teacher Mac Badge
IELP 5026-365
In this course students will find the necessary links to get started with the Apple Teacher program, a thoughtful series of tutorials and resources, links for taking the Apple Teacher Quizzes to earn badges, and a place to submit a final Mac inspired lesson plan. Each module of this course has a Mac program specific badge to earn and a reflection to complete. Students will submit both pieces in order to advance from one module to the next. In this MOOC format (Massive Open Online Course) students can complete the course over whatever time period best fits their schedule and at a pace they determine dependent on their comfort and experience with Mac OS programs.

Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Create an Apple Teacher account and access the badge program
  • Navigate the Mac Operating System to access applications, files and resources
  • Demonstrate how to use Apple Pages to enhance student creativity
  • Create educational resources in Apple Keynote
  • Use Apple Numbers to organize student data and information
  • Create an educational resource using Apple iMovie
  • Create a GarageBand music compilation and demonstrate how to create applicable lesson plans in their classroom.
  • Use several Mac tools together in order to support student productivity and efficiency
  • Use several Mac tools together in order to support student creativity
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
These courses are open entry/exit with no enrollment cap. All coursework and assignments can be completed at the participants own pace. There is very limited instructor interaction. This course section will be open until July. 31, 2019.  All coursework in this MOOC must be completed by August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites
  • Basic computer skills
  • Access to a Mac OS Computer
  • Apple ID or iTunes Account
Things Needed by Participants
  • MacOS Computer with the following programs installed:
  • iWork - Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  • iLife - iMovie, GarageBand
Final Assessment
Students will create a lesson to demonstrate what they have learned from the Apple Teacher program, and in the process:
  • Download a lesson plan template from Apple Pages
  • Create a lesson that requires students to create a product with MacOS tools that also meets at least one Utah Core Standard in the subject area they teach
  • Submit the lesson plan in PDF format to Canvas
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Dates Dates: 9/6/2018 - 8/31/2019
Credits Credits: 1 SUU Credit and 1 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 496 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 500 seats
Blended Learning Methods
IELP 5355-370
Participants will learn about the different blended learning models and frameworks and how best to use digital tools in order to successfully integrate technology in the classroom. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of blended teaching and learning in order to convert past and new lessons to blended learning unit and lesson plans. Participants will learn about digital tools and how best to integrate them with their curriculum and the blended learning models and frameworks.

Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Define blended learning
  • Create a lesson plan using a blended learning models and framework
  • Convert a pre-existing lesson plan to a blended learning model
  • Explain different blended learning frameworks and how to use them
  • Determine which digital tools to add to enhance lesson plans
  • Evaluate how to infuse blended learning into current teaching methods
Final Assessment
Participants will create a unit/lesson plan using the blended learning model and framework of their choice.  These lesson plans will be shared and other participants will give feedback to help them develop an optimal blended learning lesson plan.

Credit / Licensure Points:
Credit is recorded according to the credit type selected during enrollment. 
  • USOE Credit: Credit is recorded in the USBE MIDAS System.
  • SUU Credit: UEN will email the participant the SUU credit form after successful completion of course. Upon receipt of the form, participants should add their payment, complete the form and mail to SUU within 30 days. SUU records the participants credit in a university transcript. SUU charges a $21 per credit transcription fee.
  • Certificate: Certificates are provided to participants at the end of the course either in-person or via email.
For more details on credit types visit the Policies & Procedures page.
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Dates Dates: 10/25/2018 - 12/5/2018
Credits Credits: 1 SUU Credit, 1 USBE Credit , and 15 Certificate Credits
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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Canvas for K-5 Classrooms
IELP 5455-370
In this course, participants will be introduced to the basics of Canvas and how it can work effectively in a K-5 classroom. Elements of organization, communication, assignments, and grades will be addressed in regards to how this tool can be productively used to blend your classroom and use technology to engage students and increase learning.

Flex Course Option:
Experience learning with the best of both worlds, online and in-person. Flex courses allow you to spend one day in the UEN lab and complete the remainder of the course online.

Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Navigate Canvas, add files, add modules, and create a content page
  • Change navigation settings for their students and create a visual homepage
  • Utilize Canvas as a communication tool through inbox, calendar, and announcements, and will understand roles (student, teacher, observer, designer, TA, etc.)
  • Engage students through online discussion and understand the different ways that students can respond; text, video and audio
  • Create an assignment and understand settings and options, attach rubric to assignment and utilize speedgrader
  • Adjust quiz settings, create question bank questions and utilize quizzes for elementary age students
Prerequisites
  • Basic computer skills
Final Assessment
Participants will write a 1-2 page reflection about their current method of teaching, how they'd like to implement Canvas into their teaching, and how they may (or may not) have changed their general teaching philosophies after participating in this six week course.

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Starts Starts: 9/22/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1 SUU Credit and 1 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 17 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Canvas for Online Learning
IELP 5995-350
This course is designed for teachers who are looking to modernize their classrooms with a Learning Management System to support a "Blended Learning" environment or teach an online course. This course will only cover the use of the Canvas LMS.

Flex Course Option:
Experience learning with the best of both worlds, online and in-person. Flex courses allow you to spend one day in the UEN lab and complete the remainder of the course online.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Create a "Visual home Page" or Syllabus landing page.
  • Create two or more modules to contain class content.
  • Create a minimum of one discussion activity to promote asynchronous student dialogue.
  • Create a minimum of two graded assignments with at least one of them collecting student work in Canvas.
  • Create one more quizzes that show an understanding of how to use at least four types of questions.
  • Create a minimum of one "Canvas Outcome" that can also be used in a rubric for one of the graded assignments.
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Starts Starts: 9/29/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1 SUU Credit and 1 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
IELP 5220-365
The Utah State Board of Education, in partnership with UEN, is offering online courses to better meet the needs of those Utah educators who are pursuing their Early Childhood K-3 Licensure or others who want to increase early childhood professional knowledge and skills such as teachers, especially those in rural districts. These courses are developed by Utah teachers to support teaching the Utah Core Standards. The first eight years of children’s lives are their most rapid period of development and provide the foundation for their learning, behavior, and health. 

In this course, participants will learn about child development from birth to eight and how interactions in the classroom support their development. This course is based on the premise that successful early childhood educators know how skills within each of the six domains of development progress from simple to complex. The course seeks to increase participant’s knowledge of how development is both unique and interconnected. Additionally, this course takes a highly-applied approach to build participants’ knowledge, recognition, and use of evidence-based practices within early childhood settings that support children’s development, both within and across domains.

This course is for educators interested in the Early Childhood K-3 Licensure and others who want to increase early childhood professional knowledge and skills. The course’s main focus is to increase participants’ knowledge of how development is both unique and interconnected to learning.

Participation Criteria for Early Childhood K-3 Licensure courses:

The endorsement courses are designed specifically for Utah educators. Acceptance into the courses is based on these prioritized criteria:

· Utah teachers who currently hold a current Utah Education License with an Elementary (1-8) License Area in the State of Utah, and with to be licensed to teach kindergarten.

  • or, other teachers that want to increase early childhood professional knowledge and skills.
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Dates Dates: August 23 - Dec. 15
Credits Credits: 3 SUU Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Cloud Classrooms with Chromebooks
IELP 5620-365
Bring the Cloud to your Classroom! This workshop is designed to help educators effectively integrate Chromebooks and Cloud tools into a project-based educational framework. Participants gain experience using Chromebooks, evaluating applications (apps) for educational use, and exploring strategies for teaching with this technology. 

Chromebooks
Participants may bring their own Chromebook or use a Chromebook provided by UEN in class.

Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Understand how a Chromebook differs from a traditional computer or tablet.
  • Identify and explore student tools for communicating, collaborating, storing and sharing in the cloud.
  • Design classroom activities using a variety of cloud tools for students.
Flex Course Option: 
Experience learning with the best of both worlds, online and in-person. Flex courses allow you to spend one day in the lab and complete the remainder of the course online.

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Starts Starts: 9/14/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1 SUU Credit and 1 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 22 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
College and Career Readiness with UtahFutures
IELP 5030-365
UtahFutures.org is the premier one-stop college and career planning website for Utah students and adults. Explore how you can use UtahFutures.org to enhance college and career planning in your classroom or career center. Learn how to get started with UtahFutures, set goals based on interests, research college and career options, plan for college expenses and find scholarships, prepare students for AP and college entrance exams, make a budget, and more.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
This course is an open entry/exit with no enrollment cap. All coursework and assignments can be completed at the participants own pace. There is very limited instructor interaction. This course section will be open for registration until July
 31, 2019.  All coursework in this MOOC must be completed by August 31, 2019.

Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an effective strategy for incorporating UtahFutures into college and career planning.
  • Participate in a community discussion on best practices for college and career readiness.
  • Create a thoughtful plan, using tools from UtahFutures, that will help prepare students for college and beyond.
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Dates Dates: 9/6/2018 - 8/31/2019
Credits Credits: 1 SUU Credit and 1 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 499 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 500 seats
Part One
This is the registration for Part One. 

In this series, participants will download the free ebook, Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science, from this link: http://www.compassion-training.org/?page=download&lang=en#prettyPhoto 


Each 8 week module is separate, but can be taken in sequence or based on individual interests. You can receive 3.0 USBE credits in the MIDAS for each 8 week module completed. Each week we will use a discussion board in the UEN CANVAS to respond to the reading and its impact on our own practices.

PART ONE: 8 weeks - Experiences with Training Compassion (Sept. 6 - Oct. 31)

PART TWO: 8 Weeks - Concepts of Compassion (Nov. 1 - Dec. 27)

PART THREE: 8 Weeks - Science of Compassion (Jan. 31 - March 28)

PART FOUR: 8 Weeks - Compassion Training Programs (April 1 - May 30)
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Starts Starts: 9/6/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Credits Credits: 3 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 68 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
Part Two
This is registration for Part Two 

In this series, participants will download the free ebook, Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science, from this link: http://www.compassion-training.org/?page=download&lang=en#prettyPhoto 

Each 8 week module is separate, but can be taken in sequence or based on individual interests. You can receive 3.0 USBE credits in the MIDAS system when you register for each 8 week module. Each week we will use a discussion board in the UEN CANVAS to respond to the reading and its impact on our own practices.

PART ONE: 8 weeks - Experiences with Training Compassion (Sept. 6 - Oct. 31)

PART TWO: 8 Weeks - Concepts of Compassion (Nov. 1 - Dec. 27)

PART THREE: 8 Weeks - Science of Compassion (Jan. 31 - March 28)

PART FOUR: 8 Weeks - Compassion Training Programs (April 1 - May 30)
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Starts Starts: 11/1/2018 12:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Credits Credits: 3 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 79 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
Part Three
This is the registration for Part Three.

In this series, participants will download the free ebook, Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science, from this link:http://www.compassion-training.org/?page=download&lang=en#prettyPhoto

Each 8 week module is separate, but can be taken in sequence or based on individual interests. You can receive 3.0 USBE credits in the MIDAS for each 8 week module completed. Each week we will use a discussion board in the UEN CANVAS to respond to the reading and its impact on our own practices.

PART ONE: 8 weeks - Experiences with Training Compassion (Sept. 6 - Oct. 31)

PART TWO: 8 Weeks - Concepts of Compassion (Nov. 1 - Dec. 27)

PART THREE: 8 Weeks - Science of Compassion (Jan. 31 - March 28)

PART FOUR: 8 Weeks - Compassion Training Programs (April 1 - May 30)
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Starts Starts: 1/31/2019 12:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Credits Credits: 3 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 82 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
Part Four
This is the registration for Part Four.

In this series, participants will download the free ebook,Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science,from this link:http://www.compassion-training.org/?page=download&lang=en#prettyPhoto

Each 8 week module is separate, but can be taken in sequence or based on individual interests. You can receive 3.0 USBE credits in the MIDAS for each 8 week module completed. Each week we will use a discussion board in the UEN CANVAS to respond to the reading and its impact on our own practices.

PART ONE: 8 weeks - Experiences with Training Compassion (Sept. 6 - Oct. 31)

PART TWO: 8 Weeks - Concepts of Compassion (Nov. 1 - Dec. 27)

PART THREE: 8 Weeks - Science of Compassion (Jan. 31 - March 28)

PART FOUR: 8 Weeks - Compassion Training Programs (April 1 - May 30)
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Starts Starts: 4/1/2019 12:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Credits Credits: 3 USBE Credit
Location Location:
Status Status: 83 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
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