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TrustEd Apps Certified Leader (TACL) Program

 

Professional Certification Designed for Leaders Like You

 

The professional certification offered by the 1EdTech TrustEd Apps Certified Leader (TACL) Program is designed for educational leaders so you can develop a high-level understanding of the effective implementation of 1EdTech open standards and how they impact instruction.

This knowledge assists you with the following: advocacy in your institutions, development of your digital ecosystems, sharing and leadership among the edtech community, and innovation with new technologies to improve opportunities for teaching and learning.

The program is divided into five learning modules, each taking approximately 10 hours to complete. You'll earn a badge for each successfully completed learning module. When you complete all five learning modules, you'll receive your TACL certification and be able to share your new expertise as a TrustEd Apps Certified Leader.

 

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  • Data Privacy and Accessibility

  • Curriculum Innovation and Strategies

  • Designing the Digital Learning Ecosystem

  • Data Insights for Learner Success

  • Learner Achievement and Opportunities

 

 

 

The TrustEd Apps Certified Leader (TACL) Program in Three Steps

 

1EdTech is a community that comes together to try to improve the digital ecosystem, so we are all in the best position to have technology that meets the unique needs of each and every student.

That is exceptionally hard to do without standards, so this is a place and space where those conversations happen.

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Debbie Durrence, Ed.D.
Chief Data Officer
Gwinnett County Public Schools

 

To earn a badge in each learning module selected, you will learn, demonstrate, and measure knowledge in the following steps.

Participants engage in an in-person or remote synchronous session to learn new information and collaborate with their peers. You'll receive pre-session activities and resources providing the background knowledge necessary to participate effectively in the session.

Participants utilize what they have learned in the previous session to complete an asynchronous, individual project related to their digital ecosystem. This project is evaluated by 1EdTech staff members and peer reviewers.

Participants complete a remote multiple choice assessment for each module and earn a satisfactory score of 80% or higher.

 

Completing each learning module equips you with the knowledge and skills to solve procurement and implementation challenges using 1EdTech open standards.

Completing all learning modules and earning your 1EdTech TACL certification provides the holistic preparation necessary for addressing your institution's and your student's ever-changing digital learning needs.

 

 

 

Effective Implementation of 1EdTech Open Standards 

As a 1EdTech community, we know you want to empower better learning from better learning technology. That's why we created the TrustEd Apps Certified Leader Program—to ensure the wide variety of edtech applications and tools you choose can be used seamlessly, meaningfully, and safely from day one.
 


 

Who Should Attend? 

Individuals from 1EdTech Contributing and Affiliate Member institutions are encouraged to participate. The TACL program addresses the needs of all K-12 district and statewide educational leaders, higher education leaders, and organizational leaders.

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Choose All Five Expert Guided Learning Modules

The five learning modules in the TrustEd Apps Certified Leader Program allow leaders like you to learn and apply new knowledge and skills to design an open, safe, and reliable digital learning environment. Pick a learning module from the list below to get started today. You’ll soon want to take all of them!

 

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In this module, you will learn to guide institutions and edtech suppliers toward secure data use, collection, and sharing, as well as meeting accessibility requirements.

 

Data Privacy and Accessibility

Through its Data Privacy and Accessibility activities, 1EdTech vets the policies of hundreds of edtech companies of all types annually, using open standard privacy and accessibility rubrics designed and utilized by 1EdTech members.

This process gives institutions and suppliers the helping hand they need to reduce the time and worry spent determining whether a particular edtech tool meets today’s data privacy and accessibility expectations.


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In this module, you will learn to deploy a wider set of best-in-class digital resources for more engaged learning.

 

Curriculum Innovation and Strategies

As educational technologies advance, so does our ability to meet students where they are and adjust lessons and curriculum to fit their needs without placing additional burdens on educators.

The 1EdTech community works together seamlessly to ensure the digital curriculum products and tools your students need work together seamlessly, creating better educational experiences for all.

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In this module, you will learn to achieve an innovative, agile, and scalable edtech ecosystem for teaching and learning excellence.

 

Designing the Digital Learning Ecosystem

Designing a high quality educational experience for educators and learners includes seamless integrations that also provide a secure and trusted exchange of data among learning tools, applications, and programs.

This blueprint in action lightens the load for educators working to determine what learners know, as well as giving them more time to innovate. A cohesive architecture of interoperability reduces repetitive integrations, lowers barriers to entry, and focuses investment on innovation.
 

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In this module, you will learn to deliver on redesigning equitable assessment to improve progress and personalization.

 

Data Insights for Learner Success

As the world of assessment evolves rapidly into the future, there are high expectations that technology will provide a wide range of formative and summative options that all work together to help students succeed.

Administrators can leverage the knowledge of the 1EdTech community, connect their digital ecosystems, and enable themselves and their educators to achieve the most benefit from technology.

This approach gives students access to assessments that are appropriate to them, shows educators real-time data to measure progress, and makes reaching broader opportunities possible.
 

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In this module, you will learn to inform decisions with data and powerful insights across your digital ecosystem.

 

Learner Achievement and Opportunities

Given the challenges educators and employers have worldwide in finding the right fit between opportunities and quality candidates, the old approaches to credentialing are no longer good enough.

A connected ecosystem means more opportunities for prior learning, dual enrollment, internships, technical skills development, and educational experiences highly valued by multiple industries.

Digital credentials allow learners to make the most of their experiences while reducing administrative costs and headaches for organizations.
 

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Working Together to Ensure an Open and Trusted Edtech Ecosystem

 

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One of 1EdTech’s strengths is they are always looking for what is next in education technology, and what will benefit all stakeholders.

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Michael Evans
Chief Technology and Information Officer
Forsyth County Schools

 

A TrustEd Apps Certified Leader Is Ready for What's Ahead

At the end of each learning module, you'll be a pro at the effective implementation of 1EdTech open standards. You'll achieve critical skills based on timely examples, relevant activities, and real-world use cases with greater confidence to take on whatever digital learning needs come your way. 

 

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Develop an interoperable digital ecosystem to support opportunities for teaching and learning.

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Best Practice

Understand why and when each 1EdTech standard is important to consider for an implementation.

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Knowledge

Discern when to use a particular 1EdTech standard or a combination based on use cases.

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Resources

Procure platforms, applications, and resources that are certified to 1EdTech standards.

 

Have Questions? We Have Answers.

We had you in mind when we created the TrustEd Apps Certified Leader Program. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're always happy to help. Contact us here.

 

Our members have requested that 1EdTech develop a training program so that they can further their knowledge about the effective implementation of 1EdTech open standards. This understanding will assist them with the following: advocacy in their institutions, the development of their digital ecosystems, sharing and leadership among the edtech community, and innovation with new technologies to improve opportunities for teaching and learning.

For the initial certification, any individual from an institutional Contributing or Affiliate Member organization of 1EdTech is encouraged to participate and potentially get certified. Institutional members include K-12 district and statewide educational leaders, higher education leaders, and organizational leaders. Participating individuals do not have to be part of a Contributing Member organization for re-certification.

The program is intended to address the needs of all educational leaders, as the 1EdTech open standards involve multiple aspects related to teaching and learning. The modules are designed for academic leaders and also apply to technology leaders.

Certification expires three years from the date of issue. To remain certified, one must complete the re-certification module and assessment to be current on the changes in educational technology and 1EdTech’s open standards.

Each module is intended to take approximately 10 hours to complete and is divided into the following three parts:

Part I: Synchronous Learning - An in-person or remote synchronous session to learn new information and collaborate with your peers. Some pre-session activities and resources will be provided to equip you with the background knowledge necessary to participate effectively in the session.

Part II: Individual Project - Participants utilize what they have learned in the previous session to complete an asynchronous, individual project related to their digital ecosystem. This project will be evaluated by 1EdTech staff members and by peer reviewers. 

Part III: Individualized Assessment - The participant must complete a remote multiple choice assessment related to the module's objectives and receive a satisfactory 80% or higher score.

One of the Imperatives of 1EdTech is to facilitate Personalized Learner Journeys, to give learners and faculty a foundation of choice and personalization. By providing multiple learning experiences, we are better able to help all of the participants in our certification program to experience success and to relate what they have learned to their specific situations.

The modules are based on the Collaboration Initiatives of 1EdTech, which apply to both K-12 and HED learning environments. During each module, participants will discuss and review use cases of implementations, and they may choose between K-12 and HED examples. Likewise, participants can design their individual projects based on their relevant experiences.

If you received the TrustEd Apps Seal for successfully participating in the training in 2022, you would receive credit for the Data Privacy and Accessibility module. To earn the new TrustEd Apps Certification credential, you must complete the other four modules before the end of 2023.

Yes, participants receive a badge for successfully completing each individual module, but to receive the TACL certification, you must successfully complete all five modules.

Upon the successful completion of each module, leaders will be able to do the following:

  • Make informed procurement decisions for digital products
  • Implement their digital resources and tools more effectively
  • Use their digital ecosystem to better meet their institutional learning strategies and users’ needs
  • Communicate which standards resolve particular instructional or access problems
  • Provide educational reasons for each interoperability standard

At the end of each module, participants will be able to do the following based on examples, non-examples, activities, and use cases:

  • Develop an interoperable digital ecosystem to support opportunities for teaching and learning.
  • Describe each 1EdTech standard and its function in the digital ecosystem. 
  • Understand why and when each 1EdTech standard is essential to consider for implementation.
  • Discern when using a particular 1EdTech standard or a combination of standards is beneficial based on use cases.
  • Communicate about the use and implementation of 1EdTech standards with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Procure platforms, applications, and resources that are certified to 1EdTech standards.

 

 

 

 

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