OTIS offers Micro-credentialing, available as a series of online courses. We focus on scaffolded instruction and successful implementation of popular classroom tools. Personalized feedback is provided as participants submit assignments throughout the course, and a final project is submitted with lesson content applicable to the classroom environment.

GOOGLE

The Google Educator Basics micro-credential is encouraged for new users of Google Workspace for Education. This is a 15-part series that covers all the essential Google Workspace for Education apps and how to best use them within an educational setting. Before earning your certificate, you will be tasked with completing an interactive Google Site that can be used in your classroom. This micro-credential will also prepare you for the Google Level 1 Educator Exam. The Google Advanced micro-credential is a 12-part series that covers the Google Workspace for Education tools in depth. Before earning your certificate, you will complete an interactive lesson plan that can be used to engage students in your classroom. This micro-credential will also prepare you for the Google Level 2 Educator Exam.

There are two Google Educator Certifications.

Basic

Advanced

SMART

The SMART Learning Suite micro-credential covers using SMART Notebook and SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO) to create interactive lessons, activities, and assessments to be delivered to students both in and out of the classroom. This micro-credential includes an assignment to create a completely interactive SMART Learning Suite file that can be used to engage students in your classroom.

This is an 8 part series of courses.

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PROMETHEAN

The Promethean micro-credential covers using ActivInspire (the installed desktop component) and Classflow (the online component) to create interactive lesson activities and assessments for the classroom. This micro-credential includes a final assignment to create a completely interactive Flipchart file that can be used to introduce and/or assess students on content taught.

This is an 8 part series of courses.

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MICROSOFT

The Microsoft Office 365 micro-credential covers using various Microsoft programs to create and share lessons, organize your files, schedule and conduct meetings, collect and interpret student data, and much more. At the end of the micro-credential, you will showcase your skills by completing an assignment in which you create a meeting and associated interactive files that can be delivered in person or remotely.

This is a 10 part series of courses.

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NJCU

The Assistive Technology (AT) micro-credential covers everything you need to know about leveraging assistive technology in the classroom. We start with a look at the evolution of AT and the federal laws that relate to its use in the classroom. Then, we’ll cover uses and expressions of AT in the classroom, from the technical to the pedagogical. We wrap up the micro-credential with a look at needs assessment, equity and ethical concerns, and a final assignment that will complete your micro-credential.

This is a 13 part series of courses.

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APPLE

The Apple track will teach you the ins and outs of the many apple applications, as well as how to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. Topics include settings and accessibility features, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, and iMovie. A final assignment at the end of this series will enable you to integrate these apps to create an engaging and cohesive presentation.

There are two Apple Certifications.

macOS

iPadOS

School or District Micro-credentials

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