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What is the PRC?

ISTA’s Professional Resource Center (PRC) is the learning and networking program that provides our members with professional development and learning opportunities. The PRC fosters innovation, collaboration, collegiality and scholarship through a range of programs, services and resources.

Certifications

National Board Certification

It is a mission of ISTA to increase the number of National Board Certified Teachers in Indiana. ISTA offers a variety of financial support and online and in-person resources to help you achieve National Board Certification.

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NEA Micro-credentials 

An NEA micro-credential is a competency-based recognition that is issued for professional learning experiences. They are designed to support educators in both the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. NEA micro-credentials are created and assessed by teachers and are focused on classroom practices that support student success. 

NEA micro-credentials are free, regardless of membership status with NEA. Each micro-credential submission is equivalent to 15 PGP points. Certificates will be issued when submission reports are received. Explore the job-embedded micro-credentials and start your personalized learning today. 

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PRC Events

ISTA’s PRC hosts a number of high-quality, statewide and local conferences and events.

Members can earn Professional Growth Points (PGP), connect with colleagues from across the state and collaborate with educators looking to advance the profession.

ISTA PRC events are offered at little or no-cost to our members to support their continued learning and growth as an educator. If you’re not a member, conference rates may vary for each event. Consider a membership in ISTA for significant savings on professional development and learning!

GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE

The two-day conference, designed by teachers, for teachers, supports excellent teaching and learning practices.

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Rising EDUCATOR CONFERENCE

This conference supports the classroom preparedness and professional development needs of college students planning to enter the education field and new educators within the first five years of their career. 

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Indiana Educators Rising Conference 

The Educators Rising Conference is hosted by ISTA for high school students interested in pursuing a career in education. Students will compete in teacher competencies, attend sessions, connect with peers and elect state officers.

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TEACHING CAFES

ISTA strives to serve our members in every corner of the state. If a local is seeking personalized, focused professional development, explore the topics available for a Teaching Café hosted at your local. Contact PRC Coordinator Angela Miller to schedule a Teaching Cafe today.