CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2018--, (formerly VIF International Education) a provider of leading-edge technology, comprehensive K-12 global education programs and support services for educators, announced today that it has been awarded the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Seal of Alignment for Proficiency.

“We are pleased to receive the ISTE’s Seal of Alignment for Proficiency for our professional development programs,” said David B. Young, CEO of Participate. “ISTE and Participate have a shared commitment to helping educators create student-centered global learning environments, aided by the use of meaningful technology, and guided by the standards set forth by ISTE.”

The ISTE Seal of Alignment confirms that Participate’s global education and cultural literacy programs promote critical technology skills, support the use of technology in appropriate ways and contribute to the pedagogically robust use of technology for teaching and learning.

ISTE Standards provide a framework for educators to strengthen their classrooms for digital-age learning and inspire their students to contribute to the digital world. To this end, Participate helps teachers incorporate technology through a wide range of professional development courses, the content of which reflects ISTE’s Standards for Educators and Students. In addition, collaboration is inherent in the application of ISTE’s Standards and in Participate’s programs, as both organizations host online communities where educators can connect, share best practices and offer feedback.

“Participate’s professional development courses and resources are consistently impressive,” said Mindy Frisbee, ISTE Director of Alignment. “The courses are well designed and provide a valuable opportunity for participants to engage in the learning process aligned to the ISTE Standards.”

The ISTE Seal of Alignment is based on the society’s Standards for Educators and is awarded after an extensive review conducted by a trained team. It signifies that a resource, product or solution was created according to ISTE standards and reflects a commitment to consciously supporting best-practices for digital-age teaching and learning.

For more information on Participate, visit www.participate.com. Information about the ISTE Standards for Educators can be found at https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators.

About Participate

Participate empowers educators to further their growth and transform their classrooms through collaborative learning, language acquisition and cultural exchange. Participate has built a leading professional development platform that houses resources and tools to guide teachers through experiential learning, helping students create impact on a global scale. Participate has established a national and international presence, further allowing schools and districts to implement high-quality, modern professional development built by and for educators. With a mission to ensure equitable and inclusive access to quality education around the world, Participate is dedicated to creating, sharing and enabling authentic learning experiences centered on collaboration. Participate is a certified B Corp and ‘Best for the World’ honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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