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ISTE Certification for Educators

  • ISA 45 Sportlaan Amstelveen, NH, 1185 TB Netherlands (map)

Why come?

The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification aimed at ambitious educators and coaches who are ready to step up to the challenge of taking their professional practice around the use of education technology to the next level. This is the first qualification of its kind and has been developed to be of great value, irrespective of the curriculum model used in a school.

This unique certification is based on the ISTE Standards for Educators and is designed to support practitioners in moving systems from vision to practice. It does this by preparing participants to rethink and redesign learning activities with technology so as to engage students in real-world authentic and active learning. The vendor- and device-neutral ISTE Certification for Educators training/professional development program focuses on content and learning activities on all seven ISTE educator standards, with a special emphasis on the instructional indicators within the standards.


  • USD$1150 (inclusive of two-day workshop with lunch, five weeks online instruction and portfolio review)

  • $50 Discount for 3 or more

  • $100 Discount for 5 or more

  • Excluding 4% registration fee

Workshop details

Who is it for?

  • All educators.

Workshop description

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the technology to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

ISTE Certification helps build an educator’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in the application of the ISTE Standards, which define what it means to be a 21st-century educator using technology to transform learning.

ISTE Certification provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district’s educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices and 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 a way to recognize and support educators who are focused on growth. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.

Learning outcomes

Goal setting and goal stretching

  • Mindsets for stretching your teaching practice

  • Setting intentions: Where is your practice and where do you want it to be?

Transforming learning with technology

  • The ISTE Standards for Students and other technology implementation frameworks

Visioneering/Reimagining learning

  • ISTE Standards for Educators

  • Interconnections with digital citizenship

  • Using Socratic Seminar to deepen the ISTE Standards

  • The Power of crowdsourcing

  • Curation and professional learning networks

  • Using networking to find and curate resources

  • Research and educational practice

  • The learning sciences

  • Neuromyths

  • Applying research to classroom practice

  • Instructional design for transformation

  • Backward design principles

  • Lesson study

  • Backwards design challenge

  • Putting learning into practice with a lesson plan design challenge

  • From goal setting to goal stretching

  • How has your practice stretched and how do you want to keep growing?

  • Choosing your online learning modules

For more information visit the ISTE Certification Website.


Workshops start at 08:30. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served from 08:00. Workshops will finish by 16:00. Lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the day are provided.

The full schedule will be sent out to registered participants two weeks prior to the workshop.

Session leader


Dr. Kelly Grogan

Implementation of sustainable practices

Kelly fosters cultures of engagement through training, system implementation, and community social responsibility. She is a researcher leading instructional change with data-informed practices as Head of Innovation and Staff Learning at a dual-language school in Hong Kong.

Kelly holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership and is an adjunct professor in Lamar University’s Digital Learning and Leading graduate program. Kelly’s doctoral research was a qualitative and quantitative content analysis designed to draw from the research the dominant pedagogies, student achievement reporting methods, and research methodologies retained to evaluate learning in a tablet-led environment. Her current research focuses on student interest in STEM content and careers and parent perceptions of STEM Education.

Kelly is committed to balancing learning innovation through the implementation of sustainable practices. This important work has led to further collaborations on STEM related projects and community partnerships, most recently with Hong Kong’s Catalyst Education Lab (CEL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As Director of Connected Learning at CEL, Kelly facilitates learning opportunities for teachers in local Hong Kong schools. As Program Director for the MIT STEAM Camp @CIS collaboration, she brings together 250 students across 35 Hong Kong schools and community stakeholders to empower students to solve real- world challenges inspired by the UN Sustainable Goals.

Kelly has developed a personal learning network of educators on a global level through her Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board position as well as assisting with the UNESCO Teacher Task Force Policy Dialogue Forum in Cambodia. Kelly’s passion is to create a world of wonder and exploration for students and teachers.

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