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Helping Teachers Develop Skills to Support Learning Recovery

Educators are facing unprecedented challenges addressing the adverse effects of the pandemic. According to McKinsey and Co., unfinished learning in classrooms may range from 3 to 14 months, and in a recent EducationWeek survey, 75% of school social workers reported that a majority of their students need serious mental health supports.

To support teachers with the skills they need to meet students where they are and move them forward, BloomBoard has created the following micro-credential-based pathways:

Illinois Covid Recovery
Attending to Student Well-being
Classroom Culture Microendorsement
Blended Learning

Learn how teachers can earn Graduate Credit for these micro-credentials!

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Program Benefits

Learn by Doing
Teachers are able to grow their skills in their day-to-day instructional practice, all while having access to on-demand expert coaching and PLC communities.

Supportive of Educator Growth
Educators have a pathway that builds their instructional practice while also working towards career growth and salary advancement.

Effective Investment of American Rescue Plan Funding
Districts can make an efficient investment of federal relief funding through a targeted program that improves preparedness, addresses learning loss, and supports student mental health.

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Program Structure & Supports

BloomBoard is the leading platform for educator advancement via micro-credentials.  Our platform enables educators to earn micro-credentials by demonstrating competence in one specific skill at a time using a portfolio of evidence. Micro-credentials are grouped together into micro-endorsements to offer educators tailored routes to improve their instructional practice, and qualify for compensation advancement.

Micro-credentials are job-embedded, meaning the learning is integrated into classroom practice and there are no traditional university-like classes or exams. Micro-credentials are also self-paced learning experiences, which allows flexibility for you to progress as your schedule allows. 

BloomBoard will provide regularly scheduled collaborative learning community sessions for each micro-credential, led by a certified facilitator.  

Orientation

Once you’ve completed enrollment, you’ll be invited to a kickoff orientation with your program facilitator/coach and other educators in your cohort.

Success Academy

Following the orientation, attend the BloomBoard Success Academy to help support the first micro-credential submission.

Office Hours

Your assigned coach will host a weekly office hour should you need additional 1:1 support during the program.

Asynchronous Discussions

Throughout the program, you can communicate with your coach and other educators in your cohort through the BloomBoard platform.

BELLWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT 88, IL

Learn how one district began using micro-credentials to help teachers build the essential skills needed to be successful during COVID, and how positive teacher feedback led them to expand the program.

Why Educators Love Learning with BloomBoard

“Micro-credentials have been beneficial for getting teachers up to speed quickly for skills like social-emotional learning, and for giving teachers a career ladder and leadership opportunity within a school.”
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– Ryan Walters, Oklahoma Secretary of Education

“The partnership with BloomBoard has been a game changer for us! The BloomBoard Team helped me to realize my vision of personalizing professional learning. Teachers are now equipped with a new set of pedagogical skills, rooted in research and best practices.”

 

– Dr. Victoria Hansen, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Bellwood School District, Illinois

Learn More

To learn more about how your district or school can partner with BloomBoard to support teachers with critical COVID-recovery skills, complete the form below to talk with a BloomBoard representative.
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About BloomBoard

BloomBoard offers micro-credential based advancement pathways for educators to meaningfully improve their instructional practice and access both compensation and career acceleration. Our learn-by-doing process allows teachers to demonstrate their growth through submission of a portfolio of artifacts derived from their actual classroom practice. We partner with states, universities, districts and schools to create planned roadmaps for advancing educators based on a system’s uniquely identified needs and gaps. This transparent structure for advancement improves the ability to recruit, develop, and retain effective educators. It also builds capabilities for educators to better serve students. We also offer programs directly to teachers including the National Board Pre-Candidacy Program.