Leading Edge Certifications




OCDE Leading Edge Certifications
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OCDE is proud to offer Leading Edge Certifications in four areas of education. Leading Edge Certification (LEC) is a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation. Created by an Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies, LEC is the ​first national certification program of its kind, and is platform and vendor neutral. 

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Leading Edge Certification for the Online and Blended Teacher $475.00 / 8 Weeks

“This course was well-organized and meaningful, with each activity I was able to visualize how it would be modified to use it in my online course!” ~ Current Online Teacher

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Leading Edge Certification for the Professional Learning Leader $475.00 / 8 Weeks

“This course has been a transformative learning experience for me.” 
 Full-Time Professional Developer

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Leading Edge Certification for the Administrator $750.00 / 8 Weeks

“[LEC] was totally relevant to my current work and provided a forum for me to really think about my vision and plan and then create a thoughtful plan to carry out.” ~ Assistant Superintendent

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Leading Edge Certification for the Digital Educator $475.00 / 8 Weeks

At the end of this course...I am inspired to lead my school and my district by creating student-centered learning opportunities, demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, and aiding in the development of technology skills of my peers.” ~ Math & French Classroom Teacher 

Please note the courses consist of: • a face-to-face orientation/workshop at OCDE • a one hour online web-conference for mid session overview • 8 weeks online learning, 6-15 hours/week (depending on learning style & tech expertise) For additional information, please contact Lainie Rowell at lrowell@ocde.us​




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Leading Edge Certification for Online and Blended Teacher (LECOBT)

$475.00 / 8 Weeks


“This course was well-organized and meaningful, with each activity I was able to visualize how it would be modified to use it in my online course!” ~ Current Online Teacher

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Description

If you have an interest in teaching online, or you are already teaching online and want to enhance your skills, then earning the Leading Edge Certification Online and Blended Teacher is ideal for you. The Leading Edge Alliance–a group of nonprofit organizations, universities, and governmental bodies–has developed a certification program for K-12 teachers. The certification is a national program to prepare instructional leaders for online and blended learning. Content includes building community, moderating discussions, supporting diverse learners, and implementing frequent formative assessments. Time to complete the curriculum is estimated at 45-65 hours, including portfolio work, but will vary based on participants' experience with the tools used and online learning style. This estimation is based on an individual with intermediate Internet computer skills.


Learning Objectives:

  • pedagogy in the online environment
  • building community
  • online accessibility
  • assessment and evaluation
  • policies and preparation

Audience: Teachers, EdTech, Administrators​


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Leading Edge Certification for the Administrator (LECFTA)

$750.00 / 8 Weeks

“[LEC] was totally relevant to my current work and provided a forum for me to really think about my vision and plan and then create a thoughtful plan to carry out” ~ Assistant Superintendent

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Description

Leading instructional staff in effective use of technology is a necessary skill in today’s K-12 institutions. If you have a sound foundation in the use of technology and are ready to lead others in researched based connections between content, pedagogy, and technology then the Leading Edge Certification for the Administrator is right for you.  The Leading Edge Alliance–a group of nonprofit organizations, universities, and governmental bodies–has developed a certification program for K-12 administrators. The certification is a national program to prepare instructional leaders for leadership in educational technology. This certification focuses on site, district, and regional administrators and how to effectively utilize technology tools, resources, and implement innovative solutions to advance student achievement. Learn how to foster educator productivity and extend learning opportunities for all.


Learning Objectives:

  • leading the learning
  • millennial learning environments
  • infusing innovation
  • data-driven systematic improvement
  • digital citizenship
  • online learning
  • mobile learning

Audience: Teachers, ​EdTech, Administrators

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Leading Edge Certification Digital Educator (LECDE)

$475.00 / 8 Weeks

“At the end of this course...I am inspired to lead my school and my district by creating student-centered learning opportunities, demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, and aiding in the development of technology skills of my peers.” ~ Math & French Classroom Teacher

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Description
Digital education is part of every classroom today. If you are looking to advance your technology in education skills and understanding of effective technology integration, then this course can help. The Leading Edge Alliance—a group of nonprofit organizations, universities, and governmental bodies— has developed a certification program for K-12 teachers. The certification is a national program to prepare teachers and instructional leaders for digital education. Leading Edge Digital Educator Certification curriculum is based upon the National Education Technology Plan, Common Core State Standards, and the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). Completion of the program will result in a portfolio of technology-enhanced projects demonstrating learning activities that encourage students to think critically, communicate, collaborate, and create.

Learning Objectives:
  • pedagogy and technology connections
  • digital literacy and citizenship
  • data literacy
  • curation and creation
  • communication and collaboration
  • learning environments
Audience: Teachers, EdTech, Administrators


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Leading Edge Certification Professional Learning Leader

$475.00 / 8 Weeks

“This course has been a transformative learning experience for me.”  
~ Full-Time Professional Developer

Description
Launched in 2014, Professional Learning Leader certification focuses on those who provide professional development to educators across all curricular areas. The curriculum includes ISTE Standards for Coaches. Participants will integrate contemporary technology into leadership and professional learning practices using web-based software and resources that serve adult learning objectives and educational goals. This class includes both theoretical and experiential components; participants will explore and research examples of effective practices in 21st century learning environments, but will also spend a substantial portion of course time developing educationally meaningful and personally relevant products to support your role as a leader. 
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Professional Learning
  • models of Professional Learning 
  • developing Community
  • digital Literacy and Citizenship
  • developing and Implementing a Vision
  • professional Learning Environments
Audience: Teachers, EdTech, Administrators


 

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