WDE Offers Support for Teachers to Lead Digital Age Classrooms

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(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

One hundred Wyoming educators will have the opportunity to earn the International Society for Technology in Education Certification for Educators with financial support from the Wyoming Department of Education.

According to the WDE, the certification is the only competency-based certification focused on digital-age teaching practices.

Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said that they hope to empower Wyoming educators to embrace new trends in digital-age learning, and that anytime we can support our educators in professional development and professional growth, it is a win for our students as well.

ISTE Certification for Educators training includes in-person workshops and online learning, followed by teachers applying what they have learned in the classroom. Teachers document their innovative classroom activities and submit the evidence of the activities in a portfolio as the final step to become certified.

The certification process is rigorous, but Wyoming educators will be well-supported by the WDE. The Professional Teaching Standards Board announced that educators who complete the ISTE Certification training are able to receive an Instructional Technology endorsement. Wyoming is leading the way as the second state in the nation to offer the endorsement after ISTE certification.


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