In response to increased demand for teacher professional learning to use technology effectively the in the classroom, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is doubling the capacity of its training network for the ISTE Certification for Educators. Announced earlier this year, this certification is the first educator certification based on the ISTE Standards and focused on digital age pedagogy.
ISTE has selected several new Certification Authorized Providers (CAPs) to deliver the training for participants, expanding the network of providers to reach more educators across the country. New providers include: ISTE affiliate Illinois Computing Educators (ICE), The Cooperative Educational Service Agency 2 (CESA) in Wisconsin,Butler County Educational Service Center in Ohio, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 in Pennsylvania and Collaborative for Educational Services in Massachusetts, and Eduscape. With the addition of these organizations and the providers announced earlier this year, educators have access to training in all 50 states.
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The vendor-neutral certification program focuses on applying the seven ISTE Standards for Educators: Learner, Leader, Citizen, Collaborator, Designer, Facilitator and Analyst. Educators who successfully complete the certification can earn graduate-level credits through ISTE’s partnership with Dominican University of California.
Educators and leaders interested in learning more about ISTE Certification for Educators can visit iste.org/certification.