Earn State Certification In Online & Blended InstructION

Online and Blended IMPACT

What is the Online and Blended IMPACT Program?

The Online and Blended IMPACT (Instructors Magnifying Potential and Cultivating Transformation) program is designed for current and pre-service K-14 educators, administrators, TOSA's and trainers. Participants who complete the program will earn 15 quarter units of coursework and become California State Certified as an Online and Blended Instructor.

Program Advantages

  • Low-cost with teacher budgets in mind
  • Short time commitment- finish in under 6 months
  • Develop materials that you can use right now
  • Supportive community of like-minded educators

Spring 2021 Cohort At-A-Glance

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for more details.

  • Start Date: March 1, 2021
  • End Date: June 25, 2021
  • Location: Online (asynchronous, with synchronous meetings)
  • Live Class Meetings: Tuesday evenings, dates TBD
  • Cost: $1125 ($75/unit)
  • Result: CA State Certificate of Achievement


The program provides 15 continuing education units over two Foothill College  quarters and provides answers to some of the most essential questions being asked by teachers right now:

  • How do I communicate with students and families to support my learners?
  • How do I design authentic assessments in an online environment?
  • How do I keep students engaged in a virtual setting?
  • How do I prevent students from falling through the cracks?
  • How do I maintain my own mental health while supporting so many others?
  • How do I keep assignments and resources organized and accessible to students?
  • How do I prioritize equity in online education?
  • How do I make the most out of synchronous learning time with students?
  • How do I establish a sense of presence in my virtual classroom?
  • How do I know which tools and resources to use to meet learning goals?
  • How do I develop a network of supportive peers who can help me on this journey?


Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY Consultants and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. She has been in…

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Kim Randall

Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations including the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of…

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Kas Pereira

Kas is the current Teacher in Residence at the KCI. She is in charge of curriculum development, course management, and instruction. She is also the Director of the KCI’s Makerspace…

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Dr. Catlin Tucker
Blended Learning Expert

"When working w/students online, it can be tough to keep track of where each student is in terms of their progress. It's critical to build mechanisms into digital lessons to collect #formativeassessment data."

Rushton Hurley
Author of Making Your Teaching Something Special

“In the situation that we’re with, having a world turned upside down, having a set of people to connect with, to share experiences with, and to support one another, that’s a big thing…”

Dr. John B. King
Former Secretary of Education under President Obama

"I think what we're going to end up with is a hybrid model with students learning part of the time in the classroom & part of the time online."

Sir Ken Robinson

“We can seize this moment to change how we teach children and think about the world they will inherit."