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.
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CONNECT WITH CERTIFIED
CERTIFIED is your community! Together we are dedicated to exploring the pure potential and promise of certification in the classroom. You can listen, learn, and collaborate with a community of educators who share your passion for using certification to improve education and change lives.
CERTIFIED Educator Conference:
CERTIFIED is the only education conference dedicated exclusively to exploring the full promise of certification in the classroom. Administrators, teachers, and industry experts come together to learn, train, and collaborate.
CERTIFIED Educator Community:
Join the CERTIFIED Educator Community to get advice from fellow educators, discover new tools, and learn best practices for classroom success. Be the first to know about new Certiport blog posts and upcoming Certiport Academy courses.
CERTIFIED Educator Podcast:
This podcast will crack open the world of education, certification, and technology. Discover new ways to teach, connect with fellow technology educators, and get inspired.
Listen to the latest CERTIFIED Educator Podcast episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.
How much can technology certification really impact your classroom, your career, and the lives of your students? Join us at CERTIFIED 2023 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. All attendees will earn 18 Professional Development Hours.
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 Certiport's 2023 Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship awards ceremony.
(All times shown in Eastern Standard Time)
|7:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Registration Open|
|8:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Certification Lab|
|8:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Learning and Practice Lab|
|7:00 AM – 9:00 AM||Coffee + Small breakfast|
|9:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Workshops|
|10:30 AM – 11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Breakout Sessions|
|12:00 PM – 1:30 PM||Lunch / Sponsor Exhibits|
|1:30 PM – 3:00 PM||Workshops|
|3:30 PM – 5:00 PM||Opening General Session|
|6:30 PM – 9:00 PM||CERTIFIED Opening Party|
SESSIONS AT CERTIFIED
GET TO KNOW THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Kim Strobel is an internationally-known motivational speaker and travels the globe sharing the impact of happiness on well-being and reaching for more fulfillment in our lives. Kim is a powerhouse, influencer, consultant, and happiness coach, whose work shapes the way schools, businesses, and organizations reclaim their happiness, ignite their passion, and lead with purpose. She focuses on helping them create what she calls work~life flow which means we achieve high levels of fulfillment in ALL areas of our lives.
Motivational Speaker, Leadership Consultant, and Happiness Coach
Craig serves as General Manager for Certiport, a Pearson VUE business. In this role, Craig is responsible for the overall segment of academic business for Pearson VUE, driving industry-recognized certifications and assessments for students in K12, higher education, and workforce development. Craig works closely with IT solution providers such as Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Intuit, Apple, and others to deliver their certification programs via the Certiport channel in more than 150 countries via a network of partners and 15,000 testing centers.
General Manager, Certiport
Prior to his retirement in 2020, Dr. Michael Armbruster spent 33 years with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), Florida, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and finally as the Associate Superintendent for Career and Technical Education with the eighth largest district in the nation with over 208,000 students in K-12.
Dr. Michael Armbruster
Deputy Superintendent for Orange County Public Schools
The life of visionary Spencer West has been marked by both obstacles and triumph. After losing both legs from the pelvis down at age five, he entered a world that might have easily defeated him. Instead, he tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate in a world set against those with disabilities. His many accomplishments and lessons learned along the way led him to discover the techniques business leaders, professionals, educators, and young people can use to redefine possible in their own lives and careers.
Global keynote speaker, content creator, and activist.
REGISTRATION AND PRICING
Groups of 5 or more will receive an additional 10% discount.
U.S. National Championship
- Teachers who have student(s) qualify for the U.S. National Championship will receive free admission for CERTIFIED. To learn more about Certiport's Adobe Certified Professional and Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship, visit: Certiport.com/competitions
What does the conference fee include?
Conference fees include access to exclusive keynote speakers, breakout sessions, catered meals, networking events, and teacher parties. Conference fees do not include hotel or travel. Attendees can expect an exclusive rate starting at $165 per night for CERTIFIED at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista.
Submitting a request to attend CERTIFIED to administration? Download the 2023 CERTIFIED Justification letter here »
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR CERTIFIED ATTENDEES
Learn, Practice, Certify, Advance
Your best pathway to certification success involved four steps: LEARN - PRACTICE - CERTIFY - ADVANCE
To show you exactly how this process works - and why it's so successful we're offering in-person CERTIFIED 2023 attendees a bundle that includes:
- LEARN: One month subscription to both LearnKey and CCI training materials
- PRACTICE: One GMetrix Practice Test Voucher
- CERTIFY: One certification exam voucher to be used at CERTIFIED 2023 in the Certification Lab
- ADVANCE: The opportunity to showcase your skills with a certification that can advance your career!
This bundle is worth up to $326, so don't miss this chance to make it a part of your CERTIFIED 2023 experience!
* Bundle will be sent approximately one month prior to CERTIFIED 2023
5 MORE 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 2022 will be held at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas so prepare to have lots of fun, collaborate with other educators, and 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.
Listen. Learn. Share.
The CERTIFIED Educator Conference is a chance to listen, learn, and collaborate with fellow teachers. Certiport's CERTIFIED Ambassadors are your guides to help you connect with your community throughout the year.
The CERTIFIED Ambassadors are involved in all aspects of the CERTIFIED community: social media, podcasts, and our annual CERTIFIED Educator Conference. Get to know the CERTIFIED Ambassadors by connecting with them on LinkedIn today!
If you are interested in becoming a CERTIFIED Ambassador, applications will be open in 2023.
Higher Ed, Louisiana
K12 & Higher Ed, Washington D.C.
K12, North Carolina
K12, New York
Higher Ed, Ohio
The Adobe Certified Professional US National Championship, Presented by Certiport and the Microsoft Office Specialist US National Championship
Experience the power of the certification at the Adobe Certified Professional and Microsoft Office Specialist US National Championship.
As a CERTIFIED 2023 attendee, you'll have the opportunity to experience the excitement and competition of both the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship—a nationwide competition that tests top students on their Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills, and the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship—a national competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. This includes attending the exclusive awards ceremony and watching each states’ champions compete for gold and a chance to represent the U.S. at the 2023 World Championship in Orlando, Florida.
CERTIFIED’S EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Certiport is honored to present the 2022 CERTIFIED Educator of the Year award to Carol York, CTE Teacher, at Cary High School in North Carolina.
If you know of an educator who has made an impact with certification in their students, school, classroom, or community please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CERTIFIED 2023 will take place at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida.
Address: 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: +1 407-827-2727
Special Rate for Attendees: Starting at $165 per night*
*Registration for CERTIFIED 2023 does not guarantee room availability at the Lake Buena Vista. Once the room block for the conference is full, you may have to find lodging at another hotel nearby.
We look forward to seeing you at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace for the 2023 CERTIFIED - Certiport Educator Conference.
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