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In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes ISTE Certification Trainer Rick Ballew on to the podcast to discuss the ISTE Certification program.
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This week’s question is:
Question Topic: How do you become ISTE Certified?
The ISTE Certified Educator program.
- What is the program?
- How do you become ISTE Certified?
- Cost / Time Commitment
- The three phases of the ISTE Certification Program
- The ISTE Certification Portfolio
- Building your PLN through ISTE
- What can you learn through the ISTE Certification program?
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About our Guest: Rick Ballew
Frederick (goes by Rick) is an ISTE Certified Educator and Trainer, Google for Education Certified Innovator (#NYC19 cohort), Trainer, Coach, the founder and leader of GEG Minnesota Metro Area, a GEG Mentor for US – Midwest, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert from 2020-2023, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, and an Adobe Education Leader that is passionate about leveraging technology to make the daily work of educators more efficient, their teaching more engaging, and their lives more fulfilling. He earned his BA in music education from the University of Minnesota at Morris with majors in trombone and voice, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction focused on Arts Integration from Lesley University, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Technology from Mankato State University including Graduate Certificates for Digital Educator, Technologist, Educational Technology in the Classroom and Computer, Keyboard, and Related Technology. Rick has been an educator in ISD #271, Bloomington Public Schools since 1998.
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