ISTE Certification

Be a part of the elite group of educators who have earned credentials distinguishing them from the crowd. Have your campus or district model what it means to integrate technology well. Be recognized as a leader to other educators around the world. Do all three by earning your ISTE Certification!

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.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

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.

For leaders

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.

TCEA 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

  • Sign up for a training with TCEA
  • Attend in-person two-day workshop
  • Complete online coursework (9 weeks)
  • Prepare and submit an eportfolio to ISTE for review (6 months) – the educator will be provided access to a certification portal where participants can get 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.

Upcoming Training Dates

Below are the upcoming training dates for educators who are interested in starting their journey for receiving their ISTE Certification. Unless otherwise noted, workshop dates below take place at the TCEA Headquarters in Austin, Texas.

16sep(sep 16)8:30 am17(sep 17)3:30 pmISTE Certification - September

02dec(dec 2)8:30 am03(dec 3)3:30 pmISTE Certification - December

Check back here for future dates.

Customized Training at YOUR Location

Do you have a particular emphasis or focus that you would like for the ISTE Certification two-day training? Current options include STEM, project-based learning, blending learning, and flipped learning. If you would prefer a different focus or would like to find out more information of scheduling ISTE Certification training for your teachers, contact Peggy Reimers at [email protected] or 512 450 5406.

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