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Certiport Announces Ron Clark as Final Keynote Speaker at 2015 CERTIFIED Educator Conference

SALT LAKE CITY– May 12, 2015 - Certiport (, a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced nationally renowned educator Ron Clark will be the final keynote speaker at the 2015 CERTIFIED Educator Conference, the first of its kind dedicated to helping educators bring the full power and potential of technology certification to the classroom. Ron Clark has received countless accolades for his innovative teaching style, is a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, and has been featured on national television segments including Oprah and The Today Show.


"Ron Clark was selected as the closing keynote speaker at CERTIFIED because his methods align well with Certiport's mantra to help students write their own stories and prepare them for future careers and advanced learning," said Aaron Osmond, vice president of the global Certiport offering for Pearson VUE. "His unique methods for impacting the lives of low-income and under-privileged children will touch those who hear him speak."


Educators are invited to attend CERTIFIED from June 18-20, 2015 in Orlando, Florida at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa. To register please visit


In his CERTIFIED keynote, Ron Clark will share his personal experiences teaching in North Carolina, Harlem, and at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta to illustrate his methods for insuring success for every child, which include:



  • Educators must use vibrant, innovative techniques to keep the attention of students and make the curriculum come alive for them.

  • It is important to insist on civility in the classroom to create an environment that is conducive to learning.

  • Educators must provide opportunities where students learn that the world is bigger than their own backyard and create a global awareness.


In addition to Ron Clark, CERTIFIED will feature three days of insightful keynotes, deep dive breakout sessions, and face-to-face discussions and activities designed to help educators serve their students, improve their teaching, and enhance their career. Content will focus on Certiport’s portfolio of leading certification programs including Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, Adobe® Certified Associate, HP Accredited Technical Associate, Autodesk Certified User, Intuit QuickBooks Certified User, and IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Attendees will also get the chance to participate in the drama and excitement of the Certiport 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship by attending the final awards ceremony.


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About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 13,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at


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