We are excited to announce that with the release of the Formative Community Center, we are rolling out an official certification program
What does it mean to be Formative certified?
Being Formative certified means that you are an expert with Formative and all the latest features. It also means that you are an effective collaborator in our community. Collaboration is a big part of becoming Formative certified because we believe that in order to most effectively use Formative, one must actively collaborate with other teachers who use Formative. We have thousands of teachers around the world who are finding new ways to drive student growth with Formative and that you can learn from!
How do I become Formative certified?
We currently offer two tiers of certification.
Tier 1: Formative Certified Educator
To become a Formative Certified Educator, you must earn all Level 1 and Level 2 achievement badges in our Community Center. Level 1 badges focus on learning about our community and learning from our growing knowledge base within it. You will earn the title of “Informed Member” after earning all Level 1 badges. Level 2 badges challenge you to start collaborating with other teachers in our community center.
As a Formative Certified Educator, you’ll receive the opportunity to engage with other educators on a deeper level within a private category of the Community Center. Here’s a few of the activities you can look forward to…
- help design features that you want to see
- weekly polls on which features we should work on next
- collaborate with other Certified Educators around topics you are interested in (ex: differentiation)
Once you earn all Level 1 and Level 2 badges, you can apply to be a Formative Certified Educator here. We initiate a new cohort of Formative Certified Educators every two months and will follow up with you when we form a new cohort. Your certification will last for the duration of those two months and you can renew it after that.
Please note: The application deadline for being part of our next cohort of Certified Educators has been extended to June 26th, 2018
Tier 2: Formative Certified Lead Educator
The second tier of certification is the Formative Certified Lead Educator tier. To become a Lead Educator, you must earn all Level 3 core badges. The Level 3 core badges center on consistently collaborating with others in the Community Center and taking advantage of all the benefits you unlock as part of becoming a Formative Certified Educator. You must also earn all badges aligned with one of the three focus areas of your choice (social, general use, or specialized application).
As a Formative Certified Lead Educator, you will join a small team of elite educators in our community and will have the opportunity to help lead our entire user base based on what you are passionate about. Your certification will be valid for three months and you can request to serve again after that.
How do I get started if I am new to the community?
You can get started by simply learning about our community center and earning the Level 1 badges. A great topic to read first is the community overview! As you earn achievement badges you will receive notifications in the top right of your account notifying you of what you’ve earned and you can see all the badges you’ve earned via the Achievement Badges page!
Good luck and may the Formative be with you!