METC ISTE Certification: Blended

Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate with a cohort in two onsite training days and an eight week online learning course based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. This first part of the ISTE Certification journey is in preparation for the creation of the ePortfolio of artifacts. (Passing score of 20/25 or 80%) (sample cohort schedule)


After completing the online course, participating educators will have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts with 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;
* The New Digital Citizenship

ISTE Certification brochure  and Why Become ISTE Certified

PHASE ONE
Preparation & Two Days Onsite 
(approximately 12-14 hours)
(sample cohort schedule)

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)

PHASE TWO
Online Coursework Eight Weeks 
(approximately 14-22 hours)

Week One & Two - Module 1 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Three & Four - Module 2 Online (3-5 hours)
Week Four - Optional 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
Optional Virtual Celebration via Zoom / Post Evaluation (1 hour) 

*Note: Attendees may move along course at a slower or faster pace by one-two weeks.

PHASE THREE
Portfolio of Artifacts - Two to Six Months 
(up to six months)

Once the eight week online 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%)

ISTE Certification Process