Press Release updated: Oct 10, 2018 14:00 EDT

MONTVALE, N.J., October 10, 2018 – Eduscape has been selected by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as the National Certified Authorized Provider for the ISTE Certification for Educators, a new competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

“We are excited and honored to be selected by ISTE to bring this opportunity to educators,” said Alex Urrea Eduscape’s Managing Partner. “This certification program is a breakthrough opportunity for education leaders to provide their teachers, instructional technology coaches and library media specialists with a purpose-driven approach to Edtech that focuses on pedagogy, not tools.” The ISTE Certification for Educators walks participants through meaningful and practical applications of technology to support student-centered learning. The program’s blended delivery model also helps shift mindsets by having participants experience learning in ways that will benefit their own students.”

“Eduscape was selected based on their expertise in providing technology-focused professional learning to educators across the country,” says ISTE CEO, Richard Culatta. “We have been overwhelmed by the response to this new certification and are excited to be working with the Eduscape to prepare more educators to be ISTE Certified.”

Eduscape was selected based on their expertise in providing technology-focused professional learning to educators across the country. We have been overwhelmed by the response to this new certification and are excited to be working with the Eduscape to prepare more educators to be ISTE Certified.

Richard Culatta

CEO of ISTE

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in 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 to earn ISTE Certification. Eduscape will be collaborating with several ISTE affiliates to offer the program to their local membership.

ISTE is a global education organization with a bold vision that technology can transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education. Eduscape’s mission is to innovate learning by designing solutions that inspire inquiry, creativity, and collaboration. The organization has delivered professional learning to over 600,000 educators.

About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspires innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.

ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the world’s most influential edtech events.

About Eduscape

Headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, Eduscape is one of the leading professional learning organizations in the country. Its team of experienced educators has developed and delivered professional development to over 600,000 educators and school leaders. The organization's expertise ranges from interactive technologies, classroom productivity applications to STEM Education. Eduscape is a Google for Education National Training Partner, a leading Microsoft Global Training Partner and the only privately-held certified provider of the ISTE Educator Certification. It has been selected by over 20 award-winning STEM product companies to develop their training academies. The company is also the professional learning partner for Common Sense Media, and it's highly regarded Digital Citizenship curriculum and programs. This November, Eduscape Global will launch at the China Education and Innovation Exposition to introduce Eduscape’s STEM Made Simple program to over 100,000 educators.

Source: Eduscape

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