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ISTE Certification Course

Dates and Location

Two-Day - Hands-on, in-person training Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with lunch included each day at Mid-Ohio ESC, 890 West Fourth Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44906.

Followed by on-line training for a total of 30 hours of training.

Ashland University credit is also available. 

View this PDF for more information.



Once the 30 hours is completed, there is a 6-month window to complete and submit a competency-based portfolio to ISTE for the ISTE Certification.


$825.00 per person - this includes a two-day, hands-on training including lunch, on-line courses, and support to help you complete the portfolio.

$25.00 discount for Mid-Ohio ESC client districts.

What is ISTE and Why?

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 edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

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

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.




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.