We are proud to announce a new cohort for the VoiceThread Certified Educator online course! We invite you to join the dozens of VoiceThreaders who successfully completed the course in 2015. Unlike other edtech certifications, this course is not a rubber stamp for work you’ve already completed. Our course is designed to give you a genuine learning experience through creating, experimenting, and most of all, fun.
Whether you are a novice or an advanced user, this course will help you become an expert VoiceThreader through personal guidance from the facilitator, group discussions, and hands-on activities.
Pre-course info session: April 7th, 3pm ET
Week 1: April 11-17
Week 2: April 18-25
We will be offering more cohorts in May, June, July, and August. If cohort 5 is filled, please add your contact information to the waitlist.
About the Course
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is \$199.
* If you do not already have a VoiceThread License, we will upgrade you to a Single Educator License (\$79 value) for free once you register!
How do I get certified?
After completing the 2-week online course, you will begin working on your capstone project. This will be a real-world project that you create with your students. Once your capstone project has been reviewed and approved by the VoiceThread Team, you will become certified! You will receive a digital badge to display on your website or e-portfolio along with public recognition on our VoiceThread Certified Educator page.
How many hours will it take to complete?
It depends on how familiar you are with VoiceThread, but for novice users, expect to spend 6-8 hours each week reviewing tutorials, participating in discussions, and completing short exercises. Note that certification is dependent on completing the post-course capstone project. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and submitting a real-world project for your VCE credential.
How is the course structured?
The course will include a live pre-course info session with Q&A, two weeks of hands-on activities, and a capstone project. The course will be hosted on Blackboard and will include a series of tutorials, hands-on exercises, and discussions about lesson design, assessment, safety and security, and more.
What are the learning outcomes?
By the end of this course, you will have experience using every feature available to license holders, and you will be empowered to create dynamic, engaging lessons and assessments using VoiceThread.
Is there an enrollment cap for the course?
We are capping the course enrollment at 30 participants per cohort so that we can give each educator personal feedback, guidance, and support throughout the course.
Who is the instructor?
Our instructional designer, George Haines, will facilitate the course. George is a former K-12 teacher and higher ed instructional designer who has taught a variety of online courses.
When does it run?
We will be offering cohorts throughout the year, but space is limited!
If you have any additional questions, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer them.
We look forward to working with you on your journey to becoming a VoiceThread Certified Educator!