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Online Safety - Digital Citizenship Resources

As part of the educational process of Southeast Education Service Center (SESC), we understand how crucial the internet is to the everyday lives of those individuals or groups we serve and recognize the seemingly infinite resources for teaching and learning the internet provides.

We also understand that there are those places on the internet that can be harmful and as a result we know that we must educate all, including K-12 students who use an Internet connection or service provided by the Southeast Education Service Center on the best practices for internet safety and literacy.  UEN Resources

On May 17, 2012 - SESC in a regularly scheduled public board meeting adopted an Internet Safety Policy to be amended to the SESC's existing Acceptable Use Policy for Technology.  This allows SESC to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (also known as CIPA) - click here to learn more about CIPA

SESC Filtering History

The regional technology specialist at SESC is a member of the UETN statewide filtering committee.  This committee meets and discusses all the filtering needs for K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Support Staff.  SESC subscribes to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) WAN, WiFi, Security and Content Filtering Engineering Study & Road Map Observations, Opinions and Recommendations based on SB 222 (Pages 31-42) No filtering solution can be 100% effective, but this committee is making every effort to insure technology safety.

At the Internet Safety Policy adoption date SESC participating in the UETN statewide online filtering contract purchased an on premise in-line filtering appliance located in its established data center.   Also at this time the the staff of SESC was trained and educated on the why and how the web filter is used. The in-line appliance filtered all networkwork traffic located at the SESC Office.

    Appliance: iBoss Model 

This appliance was later traded in for an upgraded more efficient model September 2016. 

    Appliance: iBoss Model 14600 - purchased from Proactive Networks PO 170953, CK#20372 Cost of $665.00

Because mobility allowed for devices to be taken off premise it became necessary to look at improved solutions to stay in compliance in monitoring and filtering these mobile devices.

In September 2020 the ability to incorporate a cloud filtering solution was made available by UETN.  SESC did not have to make a purchase at this time as UETN purchased the licenses for the entire state.  SESC started using a hybrid model of in-line appliance with a cloud solution to help with the mobile devices now being purchased and used.

April 2021 a new UETN filtering RFP was started (Bid #UU150697042 - Internet Content Filtering - Statewide).  The current contract will expire June 30, 2022. In March 2022, three vendors were selected to fulfill the new contract, iBoss, Content Keeper, and Netsweeper.  SESC in April 2022 selected vendor iBoss.  No cost to SESC as UETN will be purchasing the licensing.

Drivers Education AdDRIVER EDUCATION

SESC Driver Education Course meets the Board of Education Law and Policy and the Utah Core Standards for classroom theory requirement for a driver’s license.
 
Students must qualify to enroll, follow the four steps to get registered. This course is classroom only and pass/fail - no school credit will be given. Student must meet all requirements before registration.

 

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

We invite you to look at our Social and Emotional Support Resources
Utah Regional Education Service Agency Directors have collaborated with entities to put together social emotional supports, resources, and videos, with the use of CARES funding-UETN grant to help educators. These videos and resources include the Covid Compendium, Effective Educational Strategies, and Why Try Resilient Boosters. The SESC Team strives to provide resources and tools to help augment educator success throughout our SESC Region. Our Team hopes that you will find benefit in the resources provided.
 

Wild Utah Aware PosterMEDIA CENTER

Our newest teacher toolbox is made possible through the generosity of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and Utah’s Hogle Zoo, together with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and the Utah State University Cooperative Extension, have partnered to develop tools to educate individuals and communities about how to live, work, and recreate safely in wildlife habitats in Utah.              Media Center
 

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

Picture of Nathan and JolynMeet our technology integration specialists Nathan and Jolynn. We assist administrators and teachers in our region with  equitable and cost effective services and programs for students in rural Utah. As technology integration specialists, we collaborate to support best practices in implementing classroom technology and instruct teachers and students in the classroom. We provide integration of technology to enhance existing lesson plans.

   Resource Web Site

 

Online Safety - Digital Citizenship Resources

As part of the educational process of Southeast Education Service Center (SESC), we understand how crucial the internet is to the everyday lives of those individuals or groups we serve and recognize the seemingly infinite resources for teaching and learning the internet provides.
 
We also understand that there are those places on the internet that can be harmful and as a result we know that we must educate all, including K-12 students who use an Internet connection or service provided by the Southeast Education Service Center on the best practices for internet safety and literacy.  UEN Resources
 
On May 17, 2012 - SESC in a regularly scheduled public board meeting adopted an Internet Safety Policy to be amended to the SESC's existing Acceptable Use Policy for Technology.  This allows SESC to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (also known as CIPA) - click here to learn more about CIPA
 

Quiz Bowl IconWe host regional quiz bowl tournaments online and in person. High School & Middle School Divisions. Varsity & JV Teams compete to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more.

Click here for more information and tournament schedules

Spelling Bee ClipartWe are proud to host the regional spelling bee competition where the winner will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee located in Washington D.C.  This years Regional winner is Jocelyne Francom, Monticello, UT.  She likes to play the piano and the trumpet. She is a pescatarian who enjoys baking and is a Marvel fan.  Her favorite book is "Divergent" by Veronica Roth.  

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