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Leading Edge Certification Announces Professional Learning Leader Certification

February 26, 2014

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Leading Edge Certification for the Professional Learning LeaderWALNUT CREEK, CA (February 26, 2014) – Leading Edge Certification (LEC), a national provider of certification programs in education technology, today announced that Professional Learning Leader, its fourth certification program, will be available in mid-2014. With a focus on those who provide professional development to educators across all curricular areas, Leading Edge Certification for the Professional Learning Leader will officially launch at ISTE 2014.

Leading Edge Certification for the Professional Learning Leader is being developed under the leadership of the Certification Chair, Eileen C. Walters, who also serves as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Contra Costa County Office of Education. 

"We are especially excited about the scope of Professional Learning Leader Certification,” said Walters. “The intersection of lifelong learning, adult learning theory and embedding technology in curriculum – hallmarks of LEC’s Professional Learning Leader Certification – have the potential to provide a lasting impact on teaching, learning and student achievement.”

LEC’s Professional Learning Leader will be comprised of multiple modules – ranging from Professional Learning Environments, Developing Community, and Digital Literacy and Citizenship – and will be a 6-8 week course that is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings. Professional Learning Leader Certification will be offered by both Leading Edge Core and Stakeholder Alliance members.

Mark Hammons, Lead Curriculum Designer with Fresno County Office of Education, is serving as the Lead Curriculum Designer for the Certification. Both Contra Costa County Office of Education (Core Member) and Fresno County Office of Education (Supporter Member) are Alliance members of the Leading Edge Certification for the Professional Learning Leader Certification. To find out more about Leading Edge Certification, or to inquire about becoming an Alliance member of Leading Edge Certification for the Professional Learning Leader, visit www.leadingedgecertification.org.



About Leading Edge Certification

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. LEC for the Online and Blended Teacher, LEC for the Administrator and LEC for the Digital Educator are currently available. Visit www.leadingedgecertification.org to find out more.

Leading Edge Alliance Members, Professional Learning Leader
Core Alliance Members: CUE, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Orange County Department of Education, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL)
Stakeholder Alliance Members: Alameda County Office of Education, Contra Costa County Office of Education, San Diego County Office of Education, WEMTA
Supporter Alliance Members: Common Sense Media, eTech Ohio, Fresno County Office of Education, ISTE, New Media Consortium, Vista Unified School District

Media Contact:
Beth Cherry, B. Cherry Communications 
301-500-9189 or beth@bcherrycommunications.com