Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida
Shorecrest’s Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning has partnered with ISTE Certification Authorized Partners, Arizona Technology in Education Association (AZTEA) and Edvolve Learning, to offer ISTE Certified Educator training.
This is the only offering of this training available to independent schools in the South.
Transform learning in your classroom and improve student outcomes.
ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. It recognizes educators who use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.
This training is great for:
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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.
How it Works
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.
Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator:
Complete a two-day face-to-face training conducted by an ISTE Certification Authorized Provider (as described above.)
Complete a five - eight week online course (approximately 30 hours).
Assemble your e-portfolio and submit it to the ISTE certification review panel. Aspiring ISTE Certified Educators will have six months to apply their learning and submit their e-portfolios.
Experience working in an LMS (learning management system) is necessary to be successful. It also helps if you’ve had a few online courses under your belt. The online component involves 30 hours of instruction, and it moves quickly.
Knowledge of the ISTE Standards. A basic understanding of the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators is a prerequisite for this course.
Commitment. ISTE Certification is designed to bring transformative change to your classroom or school. The program is not your average PD course. It’s intensive, ongoing training and requires documentation.
Benefits of becoming an ISTE Certified Educator
Opportunity to earn two graduate level credits
Become part of the ISTE Certified Educator community
Join ISTE Certified Educator meetups at ISTE Conferences
Identify yourself with the ISTE Certified Educator email signature and digital badges