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TrustEd Apps Certified Leader (TACL) Program

 

Professional Certification Designed for Leaders Like You

 

1EdTech designed the TrustEd AppsTM Certified Leader (TACL) professional certification for education and technology leaders who want to develop a high-level understanding of the effective implementation of 1EdTech open standards and how they impact instruction. 

TACL will build your knowledge and skills while empowering you to: 

  • Advocate for open, trusted, and effective edtech solutions
  • Design a scalable and responsive digital learning ecosystem that reduces friction while protecting data privacy
  • Collaborate and lead while broadening your professional network among the edtech community
  • Power learner potential by innovating with new and existing technologies to improve opportunities for teaching and learning

The program is divided into five learning modules. Each module covers a specific set of 1EdTech standards, interoperability content, and edtech skills.

You can take the modules (listed below) in any order. You'll earn a badge for each successfully completed learning module, and when you complete all five, you'll receive your TACL certification and be able to share your new expertise as a TrustEd Apps Certified Leader.

 

 

TACL Modules At-a-Glance

 

[TACL] has helped ensure I maintain a holistic view when considering the development and evolution of our digital learning ecosystem.

Completing the TACL program immediately affected our roadmap since it opened my eyes to certain possibilities I was unaware of or hadn't considered before.

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Lorne Rodriguez
Manager of Ecosystem Design
Chicago Public Schools

 

To earn a badge in each module, you will learn, demonstrate, and measure knowledge in the following components:

You start each module by participating in an in-person or remote workshop to learn new information and collaborate with peers.

Approximate time to complete is two (2) hours.

Each module has an online learning component with lessons, activities, and resources to augment the content and skills acquired in the synchronous workshop. You’ll get access to the online module before the workshop.

Approximate time to complete is three (3) hours.

Use what you’ve learned in the workshop and online lessons for each module to complete an asynchronous individual project related to your digital ecosystem. You will also complete a remote multiple-choice assessment for each module and need to earn a satisfactory score of 80% or higher.

Approximate time to complete is five (5) hours.

 

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 organization’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 organizations are encouraged to participate.

The TACL program addresses the needs of all education providers and digital learning and curriculum suppliers.

We recommend that participants from both technology and curriculum departments participate in the program together for a comprehensive approach to implementing a responsive, trusted, and scalable digital learning ecosystem built on open standards.

Leaders with a variety of roles have benefitted from the program. While your specific role may not be listed, if you’re engaged in edtech use cases, learning data, digital curriculum tools and strategy, or interoperability, TACL is for you!

Here are some of the roles that have benefitted from participating in TACL:

K-20 Institutions

Superintendent/Asst. Superintendent
Chief Information/Technology Officer
Chief Academic Officer
Chief of Staff
Director of Instructional Technology 
Director of Information Systems 
Director of Media Services/School Technology 
Director of Data Governance/Student Data Management 
Digital Ecosystem Manager
Digital Learning/Online Learning Administrator
Instructional Designer
Educational Technology Training Coach
Continuing Education Leaders
LMS Administrator

Supplier Organizations

CEO
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President, Education Solutions
Vice President, Software Engineering
Vice President, Partnerships/Business Development
Customer Success Manager
Director, Product Experience
Solution Engineer/Architect 
Product Manager
Product Owner/Strategist
Senior Software Developer

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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. Modules can be completed in any order. Pick one from the list below to get started today. You’ll soon want to take all of them!

 

TACL Data Privacy and Accessibility logo

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

 

Data Privacy and Accessibility

1EdTech vets the privacy policies of hundreds of edtech companies, of all types, on a regular basis, using an open standard Data Privacy rubric. Additionally, 1EdTech's Accessibility, Generative AI Data, and Security Practices rubrics are designed and utilized by 1EdTech members to ensure a trusted digital learning ecosystem.

These tools give institutions and suppliers a helping hand to reduce the time and worry spent determining whether a particular edtech tool meets today’s data privacy and accessibility expectations.

1EdTech Standards: Data Privacy and Accessibility Rubrics

Workshop Focus: Determining the data privacy and accessibility posture of edtech suppliers.


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TACL Designing the Digital Learning Ecosystem logo

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 provide a secure and trusted data exchange among learning tools, applications, and programs.

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

1EdTech Standards: OneRoster®, Edu-API, and LTI® Advantage

Workshop Focus: Building a foundation of interoperability within the current design of your digital ecosystem.

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TACL Curriculum Innovation and Strategies logo

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.

1EdTech Standards: Common Cartridge®, Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®), and LTI Resource Search

Workshop Focus: Developing best practices in digital curriculum innovation, stakeholder engagement, and supplier partnerships.

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TACL Data Insights for Learner Success logo

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.

1EdTech Standards: Question and Test Interoperability® (QTI®), Caliper Analytics®, and LTI Advantage Data

Workshop Focus: Identifying use cases and designing dashboards for meaningful insights from student data.

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TACL Learner Achievement and Opportunities logo
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.

1EdTech Standards: Open Badges, CASE, and the Comprehensive Learner Record Standard

Workshop Focus: Defining use cases for digital badges, learning and employment records, and other microcredentials in your ecosystem.

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Workshop Schedule & Fees

Module workshops are offered on a regular basis at 1EdTech events. The event schedule and TACL offerings are listed below but are subject to change. Participants have 18 months to complete all five modules to be TACL Certified.

 

Digital Credentials Summit

(Winter/Spring)

Learning Impact Conference

(Summer)

Member Technical Meeting

(Fall)

Online

(Spring and Fall)

Data Privacy and Accessibility

   

Designing the Digital Learning Ecosystem

   

Curriculum Innovation and Strategies

   

Data Insights for Learner Success

   

Learner Achievement and Opportunities

   
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TACL Workshop Costs

(Effective January 2024)

TACL is a 1EdTech Contributing and Affiliate member-only program.

Each module starts with a required in-person workshop—modules can be taken in any order. The in-person workshops are currently offered at 1EdTech events throughout the year. You can sign up for individual workshops via the online event registration. The discounted bundle option allows you to pay for all five module workshops in advance.

Separate event registration and related travel expenses are the responsibility of the participating member organization.

K-20 Institutions

Contributing Members

Included with membership

K-20 Institutions

Affiliate Members

$150 per module

$500 bundle*

*Bundle discount is valid for 18 months.

Suppliers

Contributing/Affiliate Members

$750 per module

$2,500 bundle*

*Bundle discount is valid for 18 months.

Note: 1EdTech Alliance members and non-members are not eligible to participate in TACL.

 

Working Together to Ensure an Open and Trusted Edtech Ecosystem

 

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[TACL] has given me a better understanding of the technical pieces related to the work my teams are doing. It has helped me feel more informed in my decision-making and helped me clarify our goals and direction.

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Leigh Anne Scherer, Ed.D.
Director of Technology & Information Services
North Clackamas School District

 

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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Create

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.
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Our members requested that 1EdTech develop a training program to further their knowledge about the effective implementation of 1EdTech open standards. This understanding assists members 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.

Anyone from a Contributing or Affiliate member organization of 1EdTech is encouraged to participate and get TACL certified. Institutional members include K-12 district, statewide, and higher education organizational and educational leaders. Edtech and curriculum supplier product and technology leaders may also participate in the program.

Our intention through the TACL program is to address the needs of all educational leaders, as 1EdTech open standards involve multiple aspects related to teaching and learning. The modules are to be approachable for leaders in academics and technology. We encourage member organizations to send leaders from both academic and technology departments who will benefit from a holistic view of your digital ecosystem through the lens of an open, trusted, interoperable framework.

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.

Module workshops are offered regularly at 1EdTech events to provide ample time for participants to complete all five modules. The work for each module is due ten (10) weeks after the corresponding workshop.

Each module takes approximately ten (10) hours to complete; modules are divided into the following three parts:

  • Part I: Synchronous Learning - You start each module by participating in an in-person or remote workshop to learn new information and collaborate with peers. Approximate time to complete is two (2) hours.
  • Part II: Asynchronous Learning - Each module has an online learning component with lessons, activities, and resources to augment the content and skills acquired in the synchronous workshop. You’ll get access to the online module before the workshop. Approximate time to complete is three (3) hours.
  • Part III: Assessments - Use what you’ve learned in the workshop and online lessons for each module to complete an asynchronous individual project related to your digital ecosystem. You will also complete a remote multiple-choice assessment for each module and need to earn a satisfactory score of 80% or higher. Approximate time to complete is five (5) hours.

One of 1EdTech's strategic imperatives is facilitating Personalized Learner Journeys—giving learners and faculty a foundation for choice and personalization. Keeping with this imperative, by providing multiple learning experiences, we can help all participants in our certification program experience success and relate what they have learned to their specific situations.

It depends! While we offer all five modules at the annual Learning Impact event, we do not recommend taking all five at once unless you have the time and capacity to complete the online components (about 10 hours per module) for all five simultaneously. Participants have successfully done so in the past, but based on participant feedback, we suggest taking two modules at a time. We offer TACL workshops throughout the calendar year, so you have the opportunity to complete all five within the 18-month window.

The modules are based on 1EdTech's collaboration initiatives, 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.

Yes, participants receive a badge for successfully completing each individual module, but to receive the TACL certification, you must successfully complete all five modules. The modules can be completed in any order.

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 better to 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.

There are no fees for Contributing Member institutions (districts, states, higher education) to participate in the TACL certification program.

Affiliate-level institutions and suppliers must pay an in-person workshop fee for each module.

See the table above for more details.

There are no refunds or extensions for participants who do not complete the program within the specified 18-month window.

Additionally, all participants are responsible for separate event registration, travel, and expenses related to the event where the TACL workshop takes place. Refunds on TACL workshops at 1EdTech events are subject to the event registration policies. 

 

 

Congratulations!

This fantastic group of TrustEd Apps Certified Leader (TACL) Program participants has successfully earned their well-deserved designee status!

TACL Designees

TACL designees are true experts in implementing 1EdTech open standards; you can be one too.

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