CERTIFIED 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS

CERTIFIED 2021 is Going Virtual!

At Certiport, our top priority is the health and safety of our educators, clients, and customers. With that in mind, CERTIFIED 2021 will again be going virtual! CERTIFIED 2021 will be the second virtual CERTIFIED event and we are excited to bring you more live sessions, fun interactive social experiences, and the teacher development you are looking for!

CERTIFIED 2021 Virtual features two registration options. The Enhanced Virtual Registration will include live keynote sessions, live breakout sessions, live Q&A sessions, certification exam through Certiport’s Exams from Home, exhibit booths, product updates, and interactive social sessions including trivia, escape rooms, and yoga! The Enhanced Virtual Registration is only $95. The Free Virtual Registration will include live keynote sessions, recorded breakout sessions, recorded Q&A sessions, exhibit booths, and product updates.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at certifiedconf@certiport.com.


WHAT IS CERTIFIED?

CERTIFIED is the only education conference dedicated to exploring the pure potential and promise of certification in the classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate with a community of educators who share your passion for using certification to improve education and change lives.

ABOUT CERTIFIED

How much can technology certification really impact your classroom, your career, and the lives of your students? Join us at CERTIFIED 2021 to find out. CERTIFIED is the only education conference dedicated exclusively to exploring the full promise of certification in the classroom—by providing administrators, teachers, and industry experts with an engaging, energized forum for professional development, sharing their ideas, and experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate with a community of educators who share your passion for using certification to improve education and change lives.

  • Connect with a growing community that shares your passion for using certification to expand your students’ potential and change their lives.

    Collaborate with administrators, teachers, and industry experts on ways to make certification a more effective educational tool.

    Learn from your colleagues by attending a full schedule of sessions and activities—all led by fellow educators and certification experts.

    Develop your own skills and professional credentials by getting certified onsite for the technology you teach.

    Enjoy plenty of great after-hours activities in a fun, relaxed environment—including an exclusive invitation to the 2021 Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe Certified Associate U.S. National Championship awards ceremony.

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AGENDA

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9:00 AM – 10:30 AMOpening Keynote: Victor Rios | Associate Dean of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
10:30 AM – 3:00 PMExams from Home Testing Sessions Available
10:30 AM – 3:00 PMExhibit Booths Open
10:30 AM – 11:30 AMLive Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLive Breakout Sessions
1:30 PM – 2:30 PMLive Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – 4:00 PMInteractive Social Sessions
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BREAKOUT SESSIONS


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Breakout Session 1: The Power of GMetrix in Microsoft Office Certification Outcomes and Achievement for Lower-Performing Students

Want to help students be successful on certification exams? In this session Business Education and Career Technology Teacher Melissa Cooper will teach you how to use GMetrix to track students’ progress to determine test readiness. With GMetrix, you can create custom tests for assessments, exams, objective reinforcement, and remediation. If you want to learn more about using GMetrix and certification success to engage exceptional student education (ESE) and low-performing students, this session will show how to modify a curriculum to provide opportunities for success and growth and how to use immediate feedback with GMetrix to motivate students.

For: K-12 teachers

Breakout Session 2: Move from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

Are you considering a switch to QuickBooks Online (QBO) from QuickBooks Desktop? In this session Associate Professor of Instruction Jennifer Johnson will teach you the pros and cons of the versions, how QBO software is accessed, what it looks like, how files are managed and how you can successfully use QBO in your classroom.

For: K-12 and postsecondary teachers

Breakout Session 3: Certiport MOS and ACA Student Competitions

Student competitions bring technology certifications to life for your students, provide them with a positive platform to showcase their skills and give them a unique opportunity to earn valuable rewards and recognition. In this session, Brian Nielson, Certiport Competitions Manager, will outline everything you need to know about the annual Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) student competitions. You’ll learn who can participate, how you can encourage your students to get involved, what they’ll experience, and how you can help them make the most of these fun and educational events.

For: K-12 and post-secondary teachers and administrators

Breakout Session 4: A Day in the Hybrid Classroom — Ensuring Certification Is Still a Priority for Students and Schools

Motivation and flexibility within a hybrid classroom are keys for success. This session will provide a hands-on, outside-the-box approach to successfully building relationships with students and parents to motivate them to certify in hybrid environments. In this interactive session with Computer Education Teacher Nichole Ross, you’ll learn how to ensure all students are continuing to get a quality education, whether online or in person. We’ll also discuss the benefits of adding additional certifications to a curriculum to receive funding and points, while encouraging teachers to not give up during challenging times. Additionally, this session includes insights from interviews with students about what helps them most with motivation and learning, especially those affected by a quick transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For: K-12 teachers and administrators

Breakout Session 5: Preparing Students for the Career Pathway of Their Choice Through Certification Exams

In this session participants will learn how Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offer a wide variety of certification exams for students to get a head start in whatever career pathway they choose. Business and IT Program Manger Stephanie Holt will discuss how FCPS students can successfully take certifications such as Adobe, AutoCAD, MTA, MOS and/or QuickBooks based on the CTE course they are enrolled in. Additionally, this session will help participants develop an understanding of how exams and exam alignments are determined and funded.

For: K-12 teachers and administrators

REGISTRATION AND PRICING


Register today to begin your CERTIFIED 2021 experience:

Free Virtual Registration

  • CERTIFIED 2021 Virtual will offer a free conference pass that provides access to recorded breakout sessions, exhibit booths, product updates, and live keynotes!

Enhanced Virtual Registration

  • The enhanced registration will include live breakout sessions, a certification exam through Certiport’s Exams from Home, exhibit booths, product updates, live keynotes, and interactive social sessions.

What does the conference fee include?

  • Please refer to the table on the right for conference fee inclusions.

FREE

  • Live and Recorded Keynote Sessions
  • Exhibit Booths
  • Recorded Breakout Sessions
  • Recorded Q&A Sessions
  • MOS & ACA US National Awards Ceremony
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SPECIAL OFFERS FOR CERTIFIED ATTENDEES

Learn, Practice, Certify, Advance

  • Your best pathway to certification success involves four steps: LEARN - PRACTICE - CERTIFY - ADVANCE

    To show you exactly how this process works—and why it’s so successful—we’re offering paid CERTIFIED 2021 attendees a bundle that includes:

    • LEARN: One subscription to both LearnKey and CCI training materials
    • PRACTICE: One GMetrix Practice Test voucher
    • CERTIFY: One certification exam voucher to be used at CERTIFIED 2021 Virtual through Certiport’s Exams from Home
  • This bundle is worth up to $326, so don’t miss this chance to make it a part of your CERTIFIED 2021 Virtual experience!
    * Bundle will be sent a month prior to the event

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Dr. Victor Rios

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Dr. Victor Rios

Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Craig Bushman

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Craig Bushman

VP of Marketing, Certiport

Charisse Childers Ph.D

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Storyteller, Illusionist


5 REASONS TO ATTEND CERTIFIED


 
  • Improve Your Skills.

    Enhance your teaching skills and professional credentials by taking a test and becoming certified while you attend the conference.

  • Expand Your Potential.

    Gain the practical knowledge and deep insights you need to make a positive difference with certification, plan for the future, and become a stronger certification advocate for your school.

  • Live their Stories.

    Explore the impact certification is having on real students’ and teachers’ lives by hearing their stories and exploring their experiences first-hand.

  • Listen, Learn, Relax.

    CERTIFIED 2021 Virtual will be held in your home, so kick-back, relax, and collaborate with educators just like you to listen, learn, and grow together.

  • Connect and Collaborate.

    Form close, meaningful connections with hundreds of fellow educators and certification experts as you share ideas, compare strategies, and learn from each other’s successes in keynotes, breakout sessions, and one-on-one conversations.

 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please see the Registration and Pricing section to view the details of each conference fee.

CONTACT


If you have any questions, please contact the event team at certifiedconf@certiport.com.