ISTE Certification Training for Educators

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Graduate Credits: 


Technology integration shouldn’t be about the tool - it should be about the learning. In this competency-based program, you will explore what it means to transform learning and improve student outcomes through the thoughtful and engaging use of technology. During the ISTE Certification process, educators will deeply engage with the ISTE Standards for Educators and pedagogy that transforms learning. We will move beyond tools into an exploration of using technology to empower and inspire students.

In Phase 1, you will come together with other educators for two days in a face-to-face learning environment to deepen your understanding of the standards (ISTE Standards for Students and for Educators) and explore how technology can be used to create lively and engaging learning environments.

In Phase 2, you will continue your learning over the next five or nine weeks online, depending on the course length you've chosen*, engaging with your colleagues from the course and creating artifacts of your learning that you can use immediately in your classroom.

Following the online portion of the program, you will enter Phase 3, the 6-month portfolio phase. In this phase, you will apply your learning to create artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio in order to earn the ISTE Certification.The ISTE Certification recognizes educators who understand how to use technology for learning in meaningful and transformative ways in classrooms and schools.

*We offer two versions of this course. You may be wondering:

Q: Should I choose the shorter or longer version of the course? What makes them different, aside from the length?

A: The shorter (5 week) version of the course provides an ideal environment for independent and self-directed learners. The longer (9 week) version provides additional opportunities for feedback, collaboration and facilitation to more deeply prepare individuals for the portfoilio phase.


Classroom teachers, Librarian/Media Specialists, Technology Educators, Tech Integrationists, Instructional Coaches and Administrators; Grades K - 12 


45 PDPs or 2 graduate credits will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training. If you choose with nine week version of the course, 50 PDPs will be awarded. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost of $130. Graduate credit registration and payment occurs at the first face-to-face meeting, and payment can be made by credit card or check at that time.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


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    Casey is the Digital Learning Manager for the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), where she works with preK-12 teachers, administrators, and edtech leaders across Massachusetts to explore how tech can transform teaching & learning, better connect us as humans, and create more equity and inclusion. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and spends a lot of time engaging educators about makerspaces, personalized learning, and what learning feels like when it happens online.

  • Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse

    Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse is the Director of Licensure & Credentialing at the Collaborative for Educational Services. Suzanne oversees the Teacher Licensure and Administrative Leadership programs and is part of the CES ISTE Certification Team. She also co-leads the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team of the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition and is Site Coordinator for Reading Recovery in Western Massachusetts. Her interests lie in the fields of blended learning, technology integration in K-12 schools, makerspaces and creativity in education, games and gamification, and adult pedagogy. She has facilitated workshops and professional learning communities in history, literacy, K-12 libraries, and technology integration.

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A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

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