What’s the best way to power awesome learning in your school?
Become a Hāpara Champion!
The Hapara Champion certification program has been awarded an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment against the ISTE Standards for Educators.
By addressing the ISTE Standards and earning a Seal of Alignment, the Hapara Champion certification program is shown to consciously, purposefully and meaningfully support best practices for digital age teaching and learning.
ISTE considers alignment to the ISTE Standards only after an extensive review conducted by trained ISTE Seal of Alignment reviewers.
What is the Hāpara Champion certification program?The Hāpara Champion certification program is the best way to learn how to get the most out of the Hāpara Instructional Suite AND support a positive, student-centered, 21st century classroom.
Who can become a Hāpara Champion?The Hāpara Champion certification program is designed for educators and school leaders that are current Hāpara customers and it’s free to participate in. There are some exceptions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
It helped me gain confidence in the tools and how to use them to teach students.
High School Teacher, Ottawa Catholic School Board
How does it work?There are three course levels that must be completed in order:
The courses are asynchronous but must be completed within six weeks of the start date. You will receive feedback and expert advice from one of our expert Hāpara Champion facilitators.
What will I learn?
Hāpara Champion Educator
- Basic proficiency in the Hāpara Instructional Suite: Teacher Dashboard, Highlights and Workspace.
- How to implement it for student-centered instructional use.
Hāpara Champion Scholar
- Deeper instructional use of the Hāpara Instructional Suite.
- Reflect on teaching with technology.
- How to build a standards-based Workspace.
- How to be a consistent and positive model of Hāpara’s commitment to transformative instructional practice.
Hāpara Champion Trainer
- Trainer-level expertise of Hāpara tools.
- How to teach adult learners about Hāpara.
- How to create an exemplar Workspace for adult learners.
I am very glad that I chose to apply to and participate in the Hāpara Champion professional development series. While many applications provide training or certification in some form so that those desiring to comprehensively master all of the tools and features in the application and the underlying philosophies behind them can do so, the Hāpara Champion series was, without a doubt, the singular program that most equipped me to support administrators, teachers and students in the use of its corresponding application.
Wes Dunnavant, Hāpara Champion Trainer
Instructional Applications Specialist, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
Earn graduate credit with Ashland University
Hāpara has partnered with Ashland University to offer graduate credit for completing Hāpara’s Champion Program courses.
What is required?
Enrollees will take all three Hāpara Champion levels (Educator, Scholar & Trainer) plus additional classroom reflection activities to earn three graduate credits. For those who have already graduated from Hāpara Champion Trainer, you do not need to retake the three levels. You only need to complete the extra reflection portion of the Ashland course.
Time: The recommended time to finish all three sections of the Hāpara Champion courses is approximately 20 weeks. The total hours to complete all work is around 40 hours. Coursework must be completed by August 31, 2023.
Cost: The cost of the program is $555 USD for three graduate credits. International enrollees are welcome to apply.
Who can do it?
Anyone who is a member of the Hāpara Community.