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Educational Technology Endorsement

Canyons School District’s educational technology professional development (PD) has been designed to provide a personalized-learning and competency-based experience for educators. This means that the PD has moved away from required seat time/attendance hours to a format in which educators are able to choose a learning pathway and pace that works best for them. Credit is earned through the submission of assignments that allow educators to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and mastery of specific skills and is no longer based on seat time. This updated format empowers educators to make decisions about their learning experience, such as:

  • how you acquire the necessary skills,
  • when you complete the course and how long it takes,
  • and what you submit to demonstrate mastery.

There are currently three pathways for teachers to take in order to earn their ed tech endorsement: CSD’s Traditional Endorsement,  Competency-Based Endorsement in partnership with UEN, and Microcredentials. Review the information below to determine the pathway that is right for you. 

CSD's Traditional Endorsement

This endorsement pathway is aligned with USBE’s Educational Technology Endorsement application and requirements. Canyons School District teachers use the Ed Tech Endorsement Tracker to identify the courses they need to complete in order to accumulate the 18 credits required to fulfill the ed tech endorsement requirements. This endorsement option will be retiring June 30, 2024. 

With this endorsement, there are three required courses:

  • Foundations of Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Growth and Leadership
  •  Level 2: Educational Technology Certification
Educators are then required to complete technology pedagogy courses that total 6 credits, and hardware and software courses that total 3 credits. Course information and registration details can be found on the DTL Professional Learning Opportunities page, and each course is eligible for USBE credit.  
Once an educator has completed the endorsement requirement, he/she should email with a copy of their completed endorsement tracker. The educator will then receive an email that includes a letter of completion and directions on how to submit their information to receive the endorsement. 

Competency-Based Endorsement in Partnership with UEN

Canyons School District has partnered with UEN to provide a competency-based educational technology endorsement. This means that the courses will be delivered and accessed using UEN’s Canvas instance, and facilitated by the CSD Digital Teaching and Learning team. 

This endorsement is grounded in the Utah Effective Teaching Standards and Utah’s Educational Technology Competencies, and consists of four courses:

  • Foundation of Instructional Design and Pedagogy
  • Digital Citizenship and Information Literacy
  • Supporting and Developing 21st-Century Learners
  • Professional Growth and Leadership

Each course is 3 credits and  eligible for either USBE or SUU credit, and participants can join the endorsement program at any time throughout the year. Courses must be taken in order, and all endorsement requirements must be completed within three years.

 Educators can enroll now to get started and/or learn more information about this endorsement pathway. 


More information coming soon!

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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