ISTE Certification for Educators
NEW in 2018-19
ISTE Certification is a new competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.
Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.
ISTE 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 a teacher’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in using technology to transform learning.
For School & District Leaders
ISTE Certification provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district’s educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.
Certification Process - Onsite PD + 8 Week Online Course + ePortfolio of Artifacts
Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in two onsite training days, and an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, you will have six months to apply your learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.
The blended learning course content will be taught in the following four modules:
* Designing For Diversity;
* Personalized Learning & Alternative Assessments;
* Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking & Computational Thinking;
* and The New Digital Citizenship:
in order to prepare you for the creation of the ePortfolio of artifacts. (Passing score of 20/25 or 80%)
I. Preparation & Onsite (approximately 12-14 hours)
Pre-Assessment required before attending. To be sent to registered attendees one-two weeks prior.
Prior Learning / Flipped PD (1-2 hours)
Two Days at METC Headquarters (EducationPlus Offices, St. Louis, MO) or YOUR location (11-12 hours)
II. Online Coursework (approximately 14-22 hours)
Week One & Two - Module 1 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Three & Four - Module 2 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Four - Virtual Check-In via Zoom / Collaborative Share (1 hour)
Week Five & Six - Module 3 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Seven & Eight - Module 4 Online (3-5 hours)
Module 5 - open throughout the eight weeks
Online Virtual Celebration via Zoom / Post Evaluation (1 hour)
*Note: Attendees may move along course at a slower or faster pace by one-two weeks.
III. Portfolio of Artifacts (up to six months)
Once the eight week blended learning course is completed, you have up to 6 months to complete your e-portfolio of 9-14 artifacts to be submitted to ISTE for review. Access to a certification portal is provided where you can get feedback from all cohorts as you prepare your 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. (Passing score of 20/25 or 80%)
METC is one of five ISTE Affiliates designated as a Certification Authorized Provider
All METC Trainers are official ISTE Certified Educators!
For questions about ISTE Certification, or if you’re an education leader interested in exploring onsite teacher certification training, contact Director of Educational Innovation & METC, Stephanie Madlinger. We are happy to bring the ISTE Certification to a location near you.
|Travel Information for St. Louis Cohorts
If traveling from out of state, you may want to fly into our St. Louis Lambert International Airport or you may want to check the Megabus or Amtrak Train for travel choices. Our METC Headquarters is located about 15 minutes from the St. Louis Lambert Airport at 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. There are several hotels close to our location, two of which are Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Creve Coeur and the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel.
We have adjusted the schedule for the two onsite days to accommodate travel and budgets by starting at 10am on Day One and ending at 12:30pm on Day Two, so please make travel arrangements accordingly.
More Dates TBD @ your location or ours
* EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road St. Louis, MO 63146
Customized PD - Your Location or Ours
METC provides customized professional learning at your location or ours. We can also connect with you virtually to provide a completely online or blended learning experience. Current popular topics include Digital Citizenship, including Social Media, Cyberbullying & Wellness; Google Apps & Gsuite; SAMR; BreakoutEDU; and STEM / Coding. We can develop a flexible, customized day or long-term learning academy to meet your needs. If you are interested in other EdTech PD, please contact Stephanie Madlinger, Director of Educational Innovation & METC. METCpd Onsite Request Form