2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

Announcing Certiport's 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship from September 1 2017 to April 30 2018!
In its 16th year, the competition attracted more than 560,000 candidates from 122 countries to demonstrate their superior skills in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. Today culminated the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office and the only one endorsed by Microsoft since its inception in 2002.
To enter the competition, students aged 13 to 22 took a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. Regional competitions were held worldwide and 157 student finalists competed in the final round of competition in Anaheim, California, USA from July 31 – August 2, 2017.
To view the full press release, click here.

2018 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship

Announcing Certiport's 2018 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship from September 1 2017 to April 30 2018! In its 5th year, the competition attracted more than 110,000 candidates from 67 countries to prove their superior digital communications skills. Ana Katarina Charvet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA won the top prize out of 47 finalists who came to the final round of competition at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim, California, USA from July 31 – August 2, 2017. To enter the competition, students aged 13 to 22 took a qualifying Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam to demonstrate their mastery using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. To view the full press release, click here.

Virtual Learning Solutions has its first three teachers passing Microsoft Certified Educator

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March 30, 2016 Nairobi

This week three teachers passed their Microsoft Certified Educator certification at Virtual Learning Solutions (VLS), a Certiport authorized testing centre at Riverside Drive in Nairobi.

VLS specializes in training of teachers and students in digital literacy and Teaching with Technology (TwT) with subsequent certification in these global certifications. VLS has plans  of certifying teachers across the country using the  Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) program  that provides robust tools that help educators drive best-in-class integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into classroom instruction. Mapped to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Educators, MCE program resources include a free self-assessment, free customized eLearning, and the Technology Literacy for Educators (62-193) certification exam. Each of these learning and validation steps aligns to six key aspects of ICT and pedagogy integration: Education Policy, Curriculum & Assessment, Pedagogy, ICT/Technology Tools, Organization & Administration, and Professional Development.

The Technology Literacy for Educators (62-193) exam does not assess proficiency in using specific technology tools but whether an educator or administrator understands how to assimilate ICT tools into the six content domains listed above. This exam is designed to validate these skills in pre-service and in-service educators.

The three teachers were from schools in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kakamega counties. Mr Robert Opondo is a teacher at The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa who enrolled for the teacher training provided by Microsoft and attended workshops culminating in his certification this week.

Ms Celestine Mwinzi of Mihang’o Primary School, Nairobi also successfully completed her MCE program. Her greatest desire was to learn how to integrate ICT in education, and will now be able to integrate ICT in her teaching and create new knowledge to deepen her leaners understanding of ICT.

Finally, Mr Javan Okwendo of Maturu Primary School, Kakamega learnt about the MCE program through the British Council and where he interacted with a number of staff who mentored him. The MCE certificate is a testimony of his new skills that will show his learners that learning is continuous. Javan is confident that by acquiring the MCE certification his learners will want to emulate his efforts.

 

Mr Robert Opondo, The Aga
Khan Academy, Mombasa

Ms Celestine Mwinzi, Mihang’o
Primary School, Nairobi

Mr Javan Okwendo, Maturu
Primary School, Kakamega

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  1. Phil May 11, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Well done guys!!

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