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ISTE Certification

 
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ISTE Certification is a new competency-based educator certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators, the framework for innovation in education. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use educational technology for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.
 
ISTE Certification helps build an educator’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and recognize application of the ISTE Standards, which define what it means to be a 21st-century educator using technology for learning.
 
Through the ISTE Certification Process, educators participate in 30 hours of dynamic in-person and online professional learning. 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.
 
 
"The Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recognizes and supports Butler County ESC's recognition as one of only 10 ISTE certified trainers in the nation. We strongly encourage all educational service centers and school districts to take advantage of these training opportunities through Butler County ESC." - Craig Burford, OESCA executive director
 

 

Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards:

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 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

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.
 
 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

  • Sign up for a training with BCESC.ISTE Certified Educator badge
  • Attend in-person workshop (2 days).
  • Complete online coursework (5 weeks).
  • Prepare and submit an ePortfolio to ISTE for review (6 months) - the educator will be provided access to a certification portal where participants receive feedback from their cohort while preparing their portfolio of artifacts and reflections.
  • Once submitted, ISTE Certification Evaluators will review the artifacts. Those who successfully meet the certification will become ISTE Certified Educators.
 
 

Payments, Policies and Procedures

Register here for October ISTE Cohort Registration
 
 
For scheduling and pricing information, contact:
 
Director of Curriculum