ISTE Certification is Now Fully Online!
Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we now face, with closures and social distancing, ISTE and Eduscape will provide ISTE Certification fully online until September 30, 2020. Traditionally, our certification was in a blended format with two days of face-to-face (F2F) training and nine weeks of online asynchronous learning. Learners were given six months to create and submit a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators.
In place of the required F2F learning, Phase 1: Initial Learning, will take place online over a 10-day period. Learners will attend four 90-minute virtual sessions via Zoom. Participants are expected to spend approximately 1.5 – 3.0 hours between each synchronous session completing asynchronous activities. Some activities are individual and some require working with one or two partners. This alternative format allows educators to continue professional learning and acquire skills to support their new roles in virtual instruction.
During Phase 2: Continuing Learning, learners are required to complete five modules over the course of 9 weeks. The first 4 modules are two weeks long and the final module is one week. Learners work independently to complete assignments and will receive feedback from their peers and guidance from the Eduscape facilitator. During this phase, there are four required 60-minute check-in sessions. These sessions will take place every other week.
Please view ISTE’s FAQ document for more information about the program.