ISTE Certification is a new competency-based, vendor-agnostic educator certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.
ISTE CERTIFICATION IS NOW FULLY ONLINE!
Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we now face, with closures and social distancing, ISTE and IDEA will provide ISTE Certification fully online until September 30, 2020. Traditionally, our certification was in a blended format with two days of face to face, up to nine weeks of online asynchronous learning and six months to create and submit a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators.
In place of the required F2F learning, learners will attend 10 virtual sessions via Zoom with asynchronous activities to participate in between. This alternative format allows educators to continue professional learning and acquire skills to support their new roles in virtual instruction.
Please view ISTE’s FAQ document for more information about the program.
The ISTE Certification is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.
For classroom educators, coaches and library media specialists
ISTE Certification helps build an educator’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and recognize his or her application of the ISTE Standards, which define what it means to be a 21st century educator using technology for learning.
ISTE Certification allows administrators to recognize educators leading the way with digital age teaching practices. ISTE Certification demonstrates to leaders those who have the initiative, drive and skills needed to transform, personalize and empower learning in the classroom and school. It also offers them a way to recognize and support educators focused on growth in this area.
(2 weeks of Synchronous/Asynchronous Learning followed by 9 weeks of online modules and upon successful completion, you enter the portfolio stage)
*Pre-Assessment - to be sent to registered attendees one-two weeks prior (required)
June 8, 2020 - June 19, 2020: Synchronous & Asynchronous
June 21 - August 23: Online Modules
August 30, 2020: Begin Portfolio / February 28, 2021: Portfolio Due
COHORT 2:July 13, 2020 thru July 24, 2020: Synchronous & Asynchronous
July 26 - September 27: Online Modules
October 4, 2020: Begin Portfolio / April 4, 2021: Portfolio Due
August 10, 2020 thru August 21, 2020: Synchronous & Asynchronous
August 23 - October 25: Online Modules
November 01, 2020: Begin Portfolio / May 01, 2021: Portfolio Due
Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in 30 hours of dynamic in-person and online professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio which will be evaluated by ISTE, the only organization that awards the certification.
Proposed Schedule (approximately 30 hours)
Prior Learning / Flipped PD (1-2 hours) Two Days at In-Person Training Session (12 hours)
Illinois Digital Educators Alliance has been selected by ISTE to be an authorized provider of the ISTE Certification for Educators because of their commitment to high quality edtech professional learning and the ISTE Standards as a guide for transforming teaching and learning.
Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator:
For additional questions about ISTE Certification training sessions with Illinois Digital Educators Alliance, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
upcoming ISTE Certification sessions: