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ISTE Certification for Educators Program - Cohort 3


Course

Learn, curate, reflect, certify! To earn certification, you’ll complete approximately 30 hours of hybrid or online professional learning and will then have six months to assemble an e-portfolio that includes artifacts and reflections on your learning. Your e-portfolio will be evaluated by the ISTE Certification review team. Pass and you’ll be an ISTE Certified Educator!

 

Register Now: Cohort 3 - June 14 - September 20, 2021


Are you ready to be an ISTE Certified Educator?

ISTE Certification for Educators requires a 30-hour commitment to professional learning that prepares educators to reflect on their use of the ISTE Standards for Educators in practice. Participants can expect to spend 2-3 hours per week participating in online assignments and discussions during the first phase of the Certification. To conclude the process, participants must complete a portfolio showcasing their knowledge. Take note: the work required for the portfolio is designed to be intensive in order to stretch your instruction; most ISTE Certified Educators spend about 30 hours or more curating their portfolio for submission alone. Instructional transformation takes time, but is worth it in the end!

Do you have the skills needed?  Experience working in an LMS is necessary to be successful. It also helps if you have a few online courses under your belt. The online component involves 30 hours of instruction, and it moves fast.

 

Successful candidates are:

  • Self-motivated.
  • Willing to commit two to five hours a week to independent learning.
  • Excited to communicate with like-minded educators.
  • Able to complete assignments on time and work collaboratively with others.

Are you familiar with the ISTE Standards?  A basic understanding of the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators is a prerequisite for this course.

Are you committed?  ISTE Certification is designed to bring transformative change to your classroom or school. The program is rigorous, competency-based and requires documentation. Change in practice takes hard work, but it’s worth it!

Here is the course outline:

Welcome and Introduction

ISTE Pre-Work

During this Pre-Work Session, educators will build a baseline on how to navigate the overall learning experience of the course. Brightspace is the course’s official Learning Management System (LMS) and educators will learn how to engage with some of its key functions. ISTE’s Educator Standards will also be introduced and educators will be able to begin to synthesize and internalize the meaning of the standards.

Session 1

ISTE strives to empower all educators with the skills necessary to advocate for equitable access while creating personalized and authentic learning experiences for all students. In this session, educators will take an active role in applying the ISTE standards by establishing personal and professional learning goals.

Session 2

As technology has changed the landscape for teaching and learning, educators now have an opportunity to leverage technology to close the achievement gap intentionally. During this session, educators will take a hands-on approach to designing learning experiences that meet all learners' needs. Educators will take a closer look at how important it is to help learners develop skills in identifying credible sources online and other critical digital citizenship skills.

Session 3

Technology has given educators an opportunity to design authentic, digital learning environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. In this session, educators will explore digital learning environments such as online or blended learning models and lift up best practices within each model.

Session 4

As technology can be used as a resource in closing the achievement gap, equitable access to digital tools and resources has become a concern. In this session, educators will be provided time to design their advocating for equitable access project.

Session 5

In preparation for your portfolio submission, this session will be dedicated to helping you to better understand the portfolio submission space, identifying and preparing artifacts for submission, and soliciting feedback on a set artifacts.

Portfolio

Participants have six months to apply their learning by preparing artifacts and submitting the portfolio for review after completing the training. During this time, participants have access to the online learning modules; a guide for portfolio submissions with exemplars and artifact expectations; and discussion boards to ask questions and get feedback from peers. After a portfolio is submitted, ISTE Certification Evaluators review the artifacts and provide feedback. Those who successfully meet the criteria at 80% or higher become ISTE Certified Educators.

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