GeoGebra Certification Criteria

GeoGebra User

GeoGebra Users have the skills to successfully use GeoGebra materials with students
in their classrooms.
GeoGebra Users should demonstrate the following skills to be certified by a
GeoGebra Institute.

Operation of GeoGebra

• Familiarity with available GeoGebra Views, geometric tools, as well as the use
of basic commands.
• Ability to change the properties of objects in order to create appealing
instructional materials.
• Use of GeoGebra to create ggb files, export static images and insert them into
a word processing document, as well as to create interactive web pages, i.e.,
Dynamic Worksheets.
• Knowledge about the use of the GeoGebra Help document in order to find
out about information about unfamiliar tools, commands, and features of the
software.

 

GeoGebra for Teaching and Learning

• Knowledge of the dynamic capabilities of GeoGebra, in particular of the
potential of interconnected multiple and dynamic representations for
mathematics teaching and learning.
• Use of GeoGebra as a demonstration and presentation tool with existing and
self‐made instructional materials (e.g. ggb‐files, Dynamic Worksheets).
• Selection and use of existing GeoGebra materials (e.g. ggb‐files, Dynamic
Worksheets) from the GeoGebraWiki or other sources.
• Showing enough confidence with the use of GeoGebra to let students work
with prepared GeoGebra materials (e.g. ggb‐files, Dynamic Worksheets).
Role in the GeoGebra User Community
• Ability to post questions on the GeoGebra User forum to extend one’s
knowledge about the use of the software.

 

GeoGebra Expert

GeoGebra Experts have the skills to create and share GeoGebra teaching materials,
as well as support other educators in their schools or regions.
GeoGebra Experts should demonstrate the following skills in addition to those of
GeoGebra Users to be certified by a GeoGebra Institute.

Operation of GeoGebra

• Familiarity with the use of algebraic expressions and commands in the Input
Bar.
• Familiarity with the use of advanced features like animations, sequences,
dynamic text, and conditional visibility.
• Using the Construction Protocol and other strategies to find out how an
existing GeoGebra construction was created.
• Ability to create User Defined Tools and ability to customize the user
interface of GeoGebra (e.g. Tool Bar).
• Familiarity with advanced options of Dynamic Worksheets (e.g. Advanced tab
of the Dynamic Worksheet as Webpage export window).
GeoGebra for Teaching and Learning
• Using GeoGebra as a tool for teaching and learning by creating constructions
from scratch during classes.
• Ability to adapt existing ggb‐files and Dynamic Worksheets to the local
curriculum and specific needs of students.
• Showing confidence in introducing students to GeoGebra and guiding them
towards an independent use of GeoGebra while supporting discovery
learning and mathematical experiments.
Role in the GeoGebra User Community
• Ability to answer questions on the GeoGebra User Forum and to provide
guidance and support to colleagues.
• Ability to create and share innovative instructional materials with the
GeoGebra community by using available means and websites (e.g. on the
GeoGebraWiki).
• Actively seeking contact with other educators in order to collaborate and
exchange knowledge and experiences about the use of GeoGebra.
• Ability to give workshops for GeoGebra novices in order to introduce them to
the basic use of GeoGebra and familiarize them with methods of using the
software to enhance teaching and learning with technology.
Guidelines for Certification by the International GeoGebra Institute

 

GeoGebra Trainer

GeoGebra Trainers have the skills to give workshops and presentations at
conferences. They may offer GeoGebra workshops that allow participants to apply
for certification as GeoGebra Users and GeoGebra Experts at their local GeoGebra
Institutes.
GeoGebra Trainers should demonstrate the following skills in addition to those of
GeoGebra Users and Experts to be certified by a GeoGebra Institute.

Operation of GeoGebra

• Familiarity with most features of GeoGebra and long time experience with
the software.
• Knowledge about where to get additional information about the use of
unfamiliar and new features of the software.
• Knowledge about the different ways of installing GeoGebra on a computer as
well as the differences between these methods.
• Familiarity with very advanced features of GeoGebra and Dynamic
Worksheets (e.g. using JavaScript to create interactive exercises, integration
into learning management systems and/or wikis).
GeoGebra for Teaching and Learning
• Experience with using GeoGebra in a variety of teaching situations over at
least one year.
• Ability to use and adapt prepared workshop materials to the needs of a
certain group of workshop participants (e.g. primary or secondary school
teachers, novice or advanced users, mixed audiences).
Role in the GeoGebra User Community
• Collaboration with the local GeoGebra Institute by sharing materials and
organizing workshops.
• Ability to give workshops for GeoGebra novices and advanced users that are
suitable for allowing participants to apply for GeoGebra User and GeoGebra
Expert certificates at their local GeoGebra Institute.
• Ability to make contributions to the GeoGebraWiki and other online
platforms that foster collaboration among members of the GeoGebra
community.
• Ability to do practitioner research, to publish articles in practitioner journals,
and to share experiences with the GeoGebra community.
• Ability to give GeoGebra workshops and presentations at teacher
conventions and conferences.

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