How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

Professional Development

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

from D2L

Jul 9, 2018

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

Microcredentials provide an opportunity for educators to pursue focused professional learning at their own pace, and on their own schedules. But they also raise a lot of questions for teachers and schools.

It’s an exciting and daunting topic. This online panel discussion, originally recorded on May 30, 2018, covers what you need to know and how to make the most of microcredentials.

In this webinar, we’ll explore:

  • How can teachers understand the value of microcredentials for their own personal learning?
  • How rigorous of an assessment is involved and is there a common definition or evaluation process?
  • How can teachers make the most of these opportunities?

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Additional Resources

  1. Making Professional Learning Count: This report, by the research firm Grunwald Associates, highlights the importance of effective professional development for educators and summarizes teachers’ attitudes toward competency-based professional learning.
  2. Microcredentials: Spurring Educator Engagement: This report is designed for districts and states beginning their micro-credential journey toward a more comprehensive educator professional development system, highlighting several incentive strategies already in implementation, for educators to earn microcredentials.
  3. Continuing the Educator Microcredential Movement: Written as an update to Micro-credentials: Driving Teacher Learning and Leadership, this report takes a look at the current ecosystem and explores recent case studies of microcredential implementation to identify promising interventions and major challenges.


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