If you're an educator who knows how to use Google tools in the classroom, getting a Google certification will prove your proficiency and you will earn a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, and Trainer badge.
Through our professional development courses that will be offered this fall, Jordan District teachers can work toward various Google Educator certifications.
If you want to do this on your own, you can do online training, get practice, and get certified at the Google for Education Online Training Center.
What are JSD Ed Tech Badges?
Ed Tech Badges are a program designed for educators to monitor and celebrate professional learning. Once a staff member learns a new skill or strategy they submit an artifact demonstrating how they will impact students with this new knowledge. For their efforts they will earn badges that represent they possess skill sets that make them a dynamic asset in the classroom. These badges can then be displayed for the WORLD to see!
What is a digital badge?
Digital badges are "Micro-credentials" that certify the holder is proficient in a specific skill or set of skills. Each badge is equivalent to two hours of relicensure points.
The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) is an intensive 1-2-year professional development program provided to teachers by the Jordan 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.
An informational meeting will be held September 19, 2017, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the ASB Auditorium. Registration for the 2018 cadre begins October 1, 2017. If you have any questions about the ETEP program please contact Raimee Jensen 801-567-8158 in the Educational Technology department.
Are you retiring, transferring or resigning?
As you know, when leaving your school, you leave your iPad and laptop at the school. There are a few housekeeping issues you need to take care of on both the iPad and Mac Laptop before turning them back to your principal.
iPad, Apple TV, VGA ro HDMI Converter (aka iPad Kit)
These items teachers are part of the iPad kit that will need to be turned in.
1. iPad, power adapter, USB cable, cover
2. Apple TV, power cord, remote
3. VGA to HDMI converter, HDMI cable
iPad: Reset to factory settings*
*If you wish recover your iPad data in the future, you need to have an iCloud or iTunes up-to-date backup. If you do not wish to recover your iPad data in the future, you may simply erase all content and settings before turning in your iPad.