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Written by Dr. Bruce Ellis

Make the most of your summer by earning one of TCEA’s certifications. Each one is online and self-paced, designed for busy educators like you!

Can you believe that summer is almost here? As a teacher, I remember thinking about this time that I was much more ready for summer than the kids were. And, before I knew it, summer was soon to be over. But before you get too distracted with summer plans of travel, sleeping late, or bingeing on Netflix shows you haven’t been able to watch over the last few months, make plans to get your Chromebook (Level 1) certification or iPad (Level 1) certification. These two certifications are offered by TCEA and are both online and self-paced, which makes them easy to fit in your busy schedule…even during the summer. You can go through the courses while you are traveling, after sleeping late, and even in between your Netflix favorites. Below is a short description of each certification.

Chromebook (Level 1) Certification

chromebook certification imageThe purpose of this certification is to help educators build foundational skills in using their Chromebook as an effective learning tool in the classroom. As you go through the course, you will also be introduced to several of the Google Suite of tools to promote collaboration and critical thinking, and you will be provided opportunities to apply it to your content area or grade level. The capstone project for this certification is a lesson plan implementing some of the learned skills and tools within the grade level and content area of your choice.

iPad (Level 1) Certification

ipad certification imageThe purpose of this certification is to help educators build foundational skills in using the iPad as an effective learning tool in the classroom. As you go through this course, you’ll learn how best to use the features of the iPad to differentiate and support student learning. The capstone project for this certification is a lesson plan implementing some of the learned skills, features, and apps within a grade level and content area of your choice.

Besides gaining the skills and confidence of using your device more effectively with students, you’ll also receive 18 hours of professional development credit along with your certificate. If you are not a current TCEA member, each certification course is just $149; TCEA members can enjoy a reduced price of only $99. Why wait any longer? Go to http://ly.tcea.org/certifications and begin your certifications today! If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact me at 512-450-5396.

 

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Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development at TCEA
Bruce specializes in leadership development and working with districts to tailor onsite professional development workshops.
Bruce earned his Ed.D. Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision in Secondary and Higher Education and his M.S. in Learning Technology/Information Systems at Texas A&M University-Commerce and his B.S. in Elementary Education
at Dallas Baptist University.

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