Micro-credentials: Competence-Based Recognition for Educators Infographic
Educators earn credentials at the beginning of their careers, but they learn new skills every day. Through their educator micro-credentials initiative, Digital Promise is building a coalition of educators and partners to develop a micro-credential system that provides teachers with the opportunity to gain recognition for skills they master throughout their careers.
A new study commissioned by Digital Promise and conducted by research firm Grunwald Associates, “Making Learning Count,” explores the attitudes of a nationally representative sample of K-12 teachers toward professional development and competency-based micro-credentials. The results provide critical insights into teachers' thoughts about expanding their skills through formal and informal learning.
As an emerging professional development strategy, educator micro-credentials can enable our public education system to continuously identify, capture, recognize, and share the best practices of America’s educators so all teachers can hone their existing skills and learn new ones. The Micro-credentials: Competence-Based Recognition for Educators Infographic explores how micro-credentials can play a role in shaping an educator's professional learning journey.
Digital Promise has partnered with BloomBoard to power a platform to support the educator micro-credential ecosystem. Through this platform, educators can explore, submit evidence for, and earn micro-credentials on a diverse range of competencies. Start exploring the micro-credentials today.