Join Us for CERTIFIED Academy: IT

We make your professional development exciting and fun! With CERTIFIED Academy: IT, you can attend online training sessions with fellow educators to collaborate and learn. If you help prepare the next generation of IT professionals, then CERTIFIED Academy: IT is the course for you! You can register here and see all the session details below.

What is CERTIFIED Academy: IT?

CERTIFIED Academy: IT is an immersive online professional development program for Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators, particularly those focusing on coding, cybersecurity, and IT education. This is your chance to learn from your fellow technology educators and industry professionals.

From now until November, we’ll be hosting training sessions to help you learn from education experts and tech industry pros. Discover new ways of teaching and dive into resources for your classroom. Plus, those who register will receive a professional development certificate, allowing you to demonstrate the hours you spent learning and growing through CERTIFIED Academy.

What if I want to get certified?

In addition to our bi-weekly training sessions, we’re offering the CERTIFIED Academy: IT Bootcamp experience. Bootcamp participants will be able to access additional recorded webinars and sample class projects you can use with your students. Plus, you’ll receive a certification exam voucher for one of the following programs:

You can use your voucher during or after the CERTIFIED Academy course, allowing you to experience the exam before offering it to your students. Plus, you can prepare with full access to curriculum and practice tests before your testing day.

CERTIFIED Academy: IT Webinar Lineup

Purdue University’s Data Analytics 4 Good

Calling all higher education professors and educators! Give your students the opportunity to win $25,000 with Purdue University’s Data Analytics 4 Good case competition. At the crossroads of critical thinking, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and communication, this elite case competition is designed to challenge undergraduate and graduate students across the United States.

Join this session, sponsored by the Microsoft Certified Fundamentals certification, to learn how you can get students involved.

Date: September 6, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM ET
View the recording here

Make Coding Come Alive

Get your students excited about the wonderful world of coding. Prepare them to participate in National Coding Week, which starts the third week of September, and show them that coding can be fun! During this session, we’ll discuss resources to help you teach coding, and how you can make coding accessible to even the most hesitant of students.

Date: September 13, 2023
Time: 12 PM ET
View the recording here

Advice from Cybersecurity and Networking Professionals

Let’s kick-off Cybersecurity Awareness Month with advice from real-world professionals. In this session, sponsored by the Cisco Certified Support Technician certification program, we’ll learn from experts in cybersecurity and networking. We’ll talk with these pros about their work experience, the lessons they’ve learned, and how educators can get students excited about these growing fields.

Date: October 4, 2023
Time: 12 PM ET

Diversity in Cybersecurity

A truly diverse workforce is required to protect companies and countries from a growing variety of cyber threats. However, according to a report from (ISC)2, the current cybersecurity industry is predominantly male and white, with only 26% of cybersecurity professionals identifying as ethnic and racial minorities, and only 14% identifying as female.

In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Cisco Certified Support Technician and the IT Specialist certification programs, we will discuss how to attract a diverse student population to your classroom, plus how diversity impacts the cybersecurity workforce.

Date: October 18, 2023
Time: 12 PM ET

Miami Dade College: A Case Study on Preparing Students for the App Economy

Learn how Miami Dade College educators successfully implemented Apple’s Develop in Swift curriculum and App Development with Swift certifications to help students stand out for their knowledge of Swift, resulting in student internships to support their local economy.

Date: November 1, 2023
Time: 12 PM ET

Helping Students Understand Artificial Intelligence

Every day we use and interact with devices that use artificial intelligence (AI), but to most of us the concepts of AI and machine learning are cryptic. In this session, sponsored by the IT Specialist certification program, we’ll learn how AI lessons can be incorporated into your classroom. Example activities and projects will be presented along with a variety of resources and available curriculum.

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 12 PM ET

Scheduling conflicts? Register for any webinar and you’ll get first access to a recorded presentation to view on your own time. We can’t wait to learn with all of you! Reserve your spot and register here.