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Participate Awarded ISTE's Seal of Alignment for Proficiency, Demonstrating a Commitment to Improving Global Education through the Use of Technology


(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

For more information on Participate, visit
Information about the ISTE Standards for Educators can be found at

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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