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.
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.
CALL FOR SESSIONS
Do you run a successful certification program? Are you an innovative teacher who loves to go above and beyond the call of duty? Is your school forging new paths or setting new standards in excellence that you just can't wait to tell others about?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you may be exactly who we are looking for! The Call for Sessions for CERTIFIED 2020 is now open.
(All times shown in Mountain Time)
|9:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Opening Keynote: Victor Rios | Associate Dean of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara|
|10:30 AM – 3:00 PM||Exams from Home Testing Sessions Available|
|10:30 AM – 3:00 PM||Exhibit Booths Open|
|10:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Live Breakout Sessions|
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Live Breakout Sessions|
|1:30 PM – 2:30 PM||Live Breakout Sessions|
|3:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Interactive Social 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.
Dr. Victor Rios
Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
VP of Marketing, Certiport
Harris the III
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.