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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

IC3 Certification | Business&ITCenter21 | Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

By: Mike Cescon
August 23rd, 2022

If you’re a business or computer teacher looking for new curriculum, one of your top priorities is finding materials you can use to prepare your students for valuable professional certifications. 

IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

By: Marcus Esters
September 14th, 2021

Business education and computer teachers often tell us they are interested in adding certification opportunities for their students. And most teachers want to go beyond the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.

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IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

By: Bri Stauffer
August 10th, 2021

If you’re teaching digital literacy in your classroom, it’s likely that you want to implement a certification that showcases your students’ skills and knowledge.

IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

By: Alison Pijar
June 17th, 2021

Are you planning to implement the IC3 Digital Literacy certifications in your program for the upcoming school year?  Did you know the IC3 Digital Literacy program has been restructured with the release of the IC3 GS6 version? Unlike the previous version, the IC3 GS6 exams are organized according to the level of knowledge needed to earn the certificate. With this new structure, you need to evaluate the exams to determine which level is appropriate for your students and how the IC3 Digital Literacy program will fit into your courses. In this article, you’ll learn about the new IC3 GS6 standards and the detailed objectives found on each IC3 GS6 exam.

Business Education | Career Readiness | IC3 Certification | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
May 20th, 2021

In 2021, the Google Apps certification for students was discontinued. As a result, middle school teachers across the US are scrambling to find a replacement certification to offer their business education students.

IC3 Certification

By: Jim Schultz
February 10th, 2021

The IC3 GS5 is a previous version of the IC3 GS6 certification to measure a students’ knowledge of digital literacy concepts and skills.