Schools and districts are facing unprecedented challenges addressing the adverse effects of the pandemic. To support teachers with the skills they need to meet students where they are and move them forward, BloomBoard has created three new foundational micro-endorsements around learning recovery, student well-being, and equity.
The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) and BloomBoard are excited to announce Foundations in Teaching and Learning Education, an innovative new rank advancement option for Kentucky teachers that allows educators to get immediate critical support in implementing effective blended learning instruction.
Educators are unique individuals, each with different strengths and often very practical opportunities for growth in their classroom practice. Yet most professional development today doesn’t address these personalized growth opportunities. Workshops, courses and other traditional PD approaches lump educators into one-size-fits-all, seat-time based learning experiences with limited opportunity for tangible growth or improvement in practice.
Each micro-credential defines a specific goal or purpose; proven growth in practice and competence in each skill, and recognition for that growth via a digital certification for the skill.
BloomBoard has developed a roadmap to guide an educator’s broader career purpose. Administrators can see how this roadmap can be applied to their district by scheduling a free consultation and demo.
What Are Micro-credentials?
All micro-credentials offered on BloomBoard have a clearly defined purpose of achieving verified improvement in instructional practice, and also provide the building blocks for professional growth. Individual micro-credentials also form the basis for a cohesive system of skills that enable educators to grow and advance throughout their careers.
- A definition of the skill or learning goal the educator aims to achieve
- A discrete set of requirements for proving competence in the skill
- A performance rubric for each requirement
In addition to the authentic growth educators will experience, micro-credentials also offer incentives such as linkages to compensation increases, career advancement opportunities, and other incentives.
How to Earn a Micro-credential
Successful completion results in a digital micro-certification that educators can add to their portfolio and resume to showcase the skills they develop throughout their careers.