ISTE Certification Training for Educators

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Graduate Credits: 


ISTE Certification for Educators is the only vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential for educators who have demonstrated mastery of the ISTE Standards for Educators. ISTE Certification focuses on pedagogy, not on tools or devices, and is designed to change your educational practice.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore technology integration models to maximize the impact of instruction;
  • Explore strategies to personalize learning that fosters independence and accommodates learner needs;
  • Explore digital learning environments such as online or blended learning models and identify best practices within each model;
  • Learn how to develop and provide alternative assessments;
  • Design learning activities that empower learners with digital citizenship skills;
  • Understand the skills necessary to advocate for equitable access and create personalized and authentic learning experiences for all students;
  • Reflect on current practice and brainstorm new strategies to deepen application of the ISTE Standards in practice.

CES is a Certification Authorized Provider of the ISTE Certification Course. By taking this course with CES, you will have access to dedicated support from your ISTE Instructors, including weekly office hours all the way through your portfolio phase (and beyond). Your instructors are vetted and trained by ISTE, are experts in their field and demonstrate a deep understanding of the ISTE Standards in practice. In addition, you can join the CES online community of learners for ongoing conversations around the ISTE Standards and their impact on your professional practice.


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


Upon completion of the online course:

  • Participants may choose to receive 2 graduate credits for an additional cost of $130. 
  • Educators in Massachusetts are eligible to receive 45 PDPs at no additional cost.

Upon successful completion of the Portfolio:

  • Participants may choose to receive 2 graduate credits for an additional cost of $130.

Dates and Locations

This fully online course will include five virtual sessions (2 hours each) as well as 14 weeks of online course work.

October 2022

  • Online course work: Oct 18, 2022 through Jan 2, 2023
  • Virtual sessions: Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 14, and Dec 28, 2022 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Register by Oct 11

December 2022

  • Online course work: Dec 28, 2022 through March 22, 2023
  • Virtual sessions: Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, and March 8, 2023 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Register by Dec 21

Cost and Registration

The cost of this training is $825 for non-member districts, and $775 for member districts. 

Contact Angela Burke for group pricing or to bring the ISTE Certification to your school or district.

Click here for policies regarding dropping/transferring ISTE registration.


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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. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.