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Welcome to Jordan District.

Curriculum Technology topics reviewed at New Teacher Induction (NTI):

Mastery Connect


G-Suite (Formerly Google Apps for Education)


Formative Assessment Tools


 

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 kit
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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*

backup and reset iPad
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*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.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap General
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Reset
  4. Tap on Erase All Content and Settings
  5. Tap on Erase iPad
  6. Confirm
  7. Enter your Passcode

sign out of itunes and icloud
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Mac Laptop: Sign out of iTunes

  1. Open iTunes
  2. From the menu, Account->SignOut.

Mac Laptop: Sign out of iCloud

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click on iCloud->SignOut.

 

Jordan District Curriculum Technology is pleased to announce the first annual UEN Summer Super Blitz.  UEN instructors will be bringing out 4 great courses to Jordan District including:

  • The Innovative Educator: Makerspaces
  • Google For Educators
  • Create Online Educational Media
  • Effective Teaching with Visual Media
 Courses are eligible for SUU, USBE, and licensure credit.  Each course runs two days from 8:30am-4:00 pm in the Jordan District ASB. For course descriptions and registration please click the following link or from this page go to Ed Tech Endorsement Program > Summer Courses 2017.
These courses will be open to the public so register early to ensure your spot.

 "Intervene in the moments that matter most"
There is nothing wrong with your computer screen. Do not attempt to adjust the resolution.  What you are about to see is real.  You will soon experience the awe of 'formative everything'.  We repeat, there is nothing wrong with your computer screen.  Prepare to be dazzled:

This website is Dazzle Level 5:  https://goformative.com



 

The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) is an intensive 1-2-year professional development program provided to a group of Jordan 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.

Objectives for this project include:

  • Enhance teacher instructional practices by using technology seamlessly in classrooms
  • Emphasize project-based learning, constructivist approaches, and student-centered classrooms
  • Enrich instructional effectiveness
  • Increase student academic achievement

This program is intensive, with participation in a 3 credit hour course required every semester. Each course includes 5-6 face-to-face sessions as well as an online component. At the successful completion of the program, participants will have received 18 credit hours (USOE or UVU) and also receive their Educational Technology Endorsement.

The district provides the following for each participant:

  • 18 hours of college or lane change credit.
  •  Participant must pay for UVU credit. USBE credit is free.
  • Educational Technology Endorsement on teaching certificate. (Participant must submit paperwork and pay fee to USBE.)

An informational meeting will be held November 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the ASB Auditorium. Registration for the 2017 cadre begins NOW.  If you have any questions about the ETEP program please contact Raimee Jensen  801-567-8158 in the Educational Technology department.

The following courses are taught in conjunction with UEN and are available for the following types of credit: 1 SUU Credit = 18 relicensure points (SUU will charge $21 per credit transcription fee.) 1 USOE Credit - 15 relicensure points Certificate = 15 relicensure points

Chromebooks in the Cloud Classroom

Bring the Cloud to your Classroom! This Professional Development is designed to help educators effectively integrate Chromebooks and Cloud tools into a project-based educational framework. Participants gain experience using Chromebooks, evaluating online tools for educational use, and exploring strategies for teaching with this technology. This hybrid course has two in person sessions and weekly online discussions and assignments 

 The in person sessions of this course will be taught using Chromebooks. We have a limited number available for you to use. If you have access to a Chromebook you are welcome to use it in class.

Classes will be held ASB Computer Lab

Dates: October 4, October 12, October 18, October 26 Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Multimedia Projects with iPads

The iPad’s powerful collection of multimedia tools provide new and innovative ways for students to demonstrate learning through creative and motivating projects. This professional development is designed to help educators effectively integrate this technology into a project-based educational framework. Participants will learn to utilize the iPad to plan, teach, manage and evaluate a variety of student created multimedia projects tied to the core curriculum.

Classes will be held in the ASB Computer Lab

Dates: November 9 , November 15, November 30, December 6 Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Google Tools (Google Apps for Education)

This courses introduces teachers to Google Apps for Education which is available for students in grades 3-12. Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a suite of secure web-based and collaborative applications that includes Documents, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Classroom. It allows students and teachers to work and learn together anytime, anywhere, and on any device. GAFE is hosted by Google, and is managed by Jordan School District. When students log into their school google account, they are seamlessly connected to the GAFE suite of productivity and collaboration tools. The first class session will be taught in person in the ASB to introduce you to Jordan District's Canvas online learning system, and Google Tools. The reminder of the course work wiill be completed online.

Classes will be held in the ASB Computer Lab

Dates: A Track - October 14 B Track - December 7 C Track - November 28 D Track - November 2 Time: 8:00 am - 4:-00 pm