Required Courses: 26 hours
Final Project: 8 hours
CPE Credit Hours: 27
- Free, one-year TCEA membership for each participant ($49 value)
- TCEA digital badge
- TCEA certificate sent via email upon course completion
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Campus Technology Specialist Certification
The purpose of the TCEA Campus Technology Specialist certification program is to provide a venue for educators who wish to become, or already are, campus-level technology specialists. The emphasis will be on developing skills to help classroom teachers successfully integrate technology into the everyday curriculum. Participants who successfully complete the certification requirements will be fully prepared to serve as a technology specialist on any campus, possessing the knowledge and skills to increase learning through the use of educational technology.
Participants in the program are encouraged to join the Instructional Coaches group in the TCEA Community for additional support, insight, and information in regards to current topics and issues related to the role of Campus Technology Specialist, Instructional Coaches, Digital Learning Specialists, etc.
Why Learn with TCEA?
- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
- We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
- We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.
Self-Paced Online Course
The Campus Technology Specialist Certification is a self-paced online program. In previous years, students were expected to attend scheduled webinars. In this new system, participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
After you enroll, TCEA will send a welcome email outlining the course requirements, including a link to your individual portfolio website. You will receive a separate program invitation email from Canvas, which will let you access your sessions. The sessions are called modules and must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
Participants have 12 months to complete the required course hours. Once your coursework, final project and/or portfolio are completed, your program coordinator will provide you with feedback. Upon successful completion of all requirements, you will receive a framed certificate.
|Module 1||The Future Is Now||In this module, learn from TCEA’s Executive Director Lori Gracey how the future has already arrived. Lori will make a clear connection between how the changing technology landscape has transformed what our children need to know to be future ready and what our educators must do to help them be prepared.|
|Module 2||Effective, Engaging Professional Development||What makes professional development different from just another workshop? Learn the latest research and best practices to ensure that your participants are still learning long after the training is over. Take home all of the latest tips and tricks for ensuring that your message is not only heard, but also acted upon in the classroom.|
|Module 3||ISTE Standards for Educators and Students||ISTE has developed competencies that identify skills that are relevant for both teachers and students in a digital society. We will examine these standards and how you can support the implementation of them.|
|Module 4||Being an Effective Coach||Coaching educators in the area of instructional technology is a challenging yet important role in education today. Understand the importance of this role and get tips on how to further develop your coaching strategies.|
|Module 5||Implications of Research for Your Role as a Leader||Technology works best when it is used with research-proven strategies. This course will share important research findings and their implications for your role in supporting teachers.|
|Module 6||Curriculum Design||This modules series offers an in-depth examination of the difference between curriculum and instruction using the Technology Applications TEKS as a framework. Participants will go through a brief curriculum revision process during the workshop.|
|Module 7||Life's Better When You Blend||Blended learning is an instructional approach that includes a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Explore ways to blend technology with traditional classroom learning in order to improve student learning.|
|Module 8||Planning and Assessing Technology Integration||How can you gauge the success of blending technology into teaching and learning? In this module, participants will explore multiple frameworks for assessing technology integration. Each framework provides a different perspective through which to better understand how to facilitate student growth and impact student achievement.|
|Module 9||Tech Trends for Campus Techs||This module will focus on trends in education that help engage students with content. Relevant and important resources will be shared to help teachers and students use them effectively.|