ISTE Certification Training for Educators

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ISTE Certification Training for Educators

ISTE Certification is Now Fully Online!

Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we now face, with closures and social distancing, ISTE and the Collaborative for Educational Services will provide ISTE Certification fully online until further notice. Traditionally, our certification was in a blended format with two days of face-to-face, up to nine weeks of online asynchronous learning, and six months to create and submit a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. 

In place of the required F2F learning, learners will engage in 4 weeks of online work including 4 synchronous sessions via Zoom with asynchronous activities to complete in between. Participants can anticipate committing approximately 5 hours per week throughout the course. This alternative format allows educators to continue professional learning and acquire skills to support their new roles in virtual instruction.

Please view ISTE’s FAQ document for more information about the program. 

To support your online learning experience, CES offers the following supports:

  • Weekly Online Office Hours
  • Quarterly Online Portfolio Work Sessions
  • Email, Telephone, and Videoconference Support

Click here for upcoming online cohort dates.

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 educational technology for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

CES has been selected by ISTE to be an authorized provider of the ISTE Certification for Educators because of our commitment to high quality edtech professional learning and the ISTE Standards as a guide for transforming teaching and learning.

If you are a district or school and would like to bring the ISTE Certification Course to you, please contact Angela Burke, Director of Professional Development,, or complete the form at the bottom of this page to let us know you are interested. 

Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

The ISTE Certification is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It focuses on what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

  • Classroom Educators, Coaches and Library Media Specialists: ISTE Certification helps to build an educator’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and recognize their application of the ISTE Standards, which define what it means to be a 21st century educator using technology for learning.
  • 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.

CES Now Offers ISTE Training Courses!

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in 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.


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