CA State Certificate of Achievement as an Online & Blended Teacher PLUS 15 Quarter Units from Foothill College
No tuition for CA residents ($75 Registration fee required upon acceptance)
*Out-of-state applicants will incur a per-unit fee
Online (asynchronous, with synchronous meetings)
Start Date: 09/26/2022
End Date: 03/24/2023
Weekly Time Commitment
- Completed application
- $75 Registration Fee (upon acceptance)
The Online and Blended IMPACT (Instructors Magnifying Potential and Cultivating Transformation) program is designed for current and pre-service K-12 educators and TOSAs. Participants who complete the program will earn 15 quarter units of continuing education over two Foothill College quarters and become California State Certified as an Online and Blended Instructor.
Explore the best practices of online and blended instruction from classroom educators who continually support educators throughout California. Each cohort is designed in response to the ever-changing landscape of education, from online learning to virtual classrooms to blended environments.
- Grant-funded professional learning – We keep educator’s budgets in mind.
- Short timeline – Finish the program in six months.
- Job-Embedded – Develop materials you can use with your learners right now.
- Community – Join a supportive, mentor-based community of like-minded individuals.
Is this program right for you?
- Are you a current educator working at a school, district, or county office?
- Are you comfortable and experienced with common technology platforms (ie. Google Workspace, Office 360)?
- Are you willing to troubleshoot and problem-solve independently?
- Are you interested in pursuing online and blended instructional leadership? (Psst… this is a plus!)
Meeting Dates and Times
Live Virtual (5 – 7:30pm PST)
- October 4th 2022 (Tues)
- November 8th 2022 (Tues)
- December 6th 2022 (Tues)
- January 10th 2023 (Tues)
- February 7th 2023 (Tues)
- March 7th 2023 (Tues)
Give a Lesson a Design Facelift
When we switched to distance learning my team was committed to continuing our Science and Social Studies content. At first, we put the individual activities into Google Classroom. At the time we thought it made sense. As we went along though, we wanted to make something that was easier to understand and quicker to make. Slide 2 was the original format one of my teammates created. From that, I created the slide 3 template that includes all the content elements. The slide format stays the same so the kids know the expectations and how to complete the activities. Sarah Williams Elementary Teacher at Union School District
OBI Final Project all about Implementation
Reading Comprehension has been highlighted as problem among primary students, it has noted to be even harder for students who are learning English as a second language. This is where the importance of vocabulary comes in. The more words students know, the easier it is for students to comprehend what they are reading. [This project targets] students in RSP who are ELL focusing on comprehension and vocabulary from a wide range of ages. Courtney Hunter-Quevedo Resource Specialist at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
Why I <3 KCI
I came for the units and STAYED for the COMMUNITY! The KCI family is supportive, useful, conscientious and truly tuned in to the needs and realities of working teachers. You won’t regret (or dread ) the time you give to these programs!! OBI and MERIT are the best professional development I’ve ever been a part of!
— Kelley McMillan, MERIT Alumnus
I came to know about KCI it because someone accidentally sent the “wrong email” (mine). One of the best mistaken emails -because I ended up doing FAME18. And since then went on to do MERIT20, SPACE and debut OBI courses. I call myself #KCI4Life because I have found their programs so well tailored to the needs of classroom teachers. It is not the “yet another PD or program”, it is designed with specific goals and throughout the program, there is feedback that is reflected upon to steer the program accordingly. I love that the programs embed technology easily, highlights what is new and trending in that area, and the programs always bring in speakers for us to actually ask questions and get deeper. The KCI space is welcoming, the faculty are hand-picked amazing, very personable and connected to one and all in the program. I love the welcome I get and I long to go back….never felt that about most PDs….
— Sandhya Raman, MERIT Alumnus
“The community is great. The friendliness and acceptance is great. The safety is great. It’s everything I want for my own classroom.” Video Testimonial
— Tawiah Burroughs, MERIT Alumnus
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