Success Stories with Micro-credentials

Schools, districts, and states are successfully implementing micro-credentials across their organization. These success stories are a small sample of how they approached implementing micro-credentials and the positive impact they are having across a myriad of areas.

Harmony Public Schools

Micro-credentials for Career and Compensation Advancement

Harmony Public Schools had been exploring ways to provide educators with performance-based compensation and career advancement opportunities to improve teacher effectiveness, retention, and satisfaction. A big focus was to ensure that leaving the classroom was not the only path to moving up the career and compensation ladder. The district wanted to help teachers develop throughout their careers while adding incentives to stay in the classroom. Read their story to find out how they took a phased approach to redefining career pathways across the organization.

Dysart Unified School District, Arizona

Creating a Shared Vision for Personalized, Competency-based Learning

Dysart Unified School District provides a number of professional learning opportunities ranging from essential training to peer mentoring and full day learning summits. To further complement these offerings, the district set out to provide educators with more personalized learning experiences that would allow them to explore their passions while providing opportunities to move up the salary schedule, thus increasing teacher satisfaction and retention.

School District of South Milwaukee

Aligning Educator Incentives to Micro-credentials

In Wisconsin, due to new licensing language, many districts have moved away from automatic step increases for educators based on educational credits and advanced degrees. Learn how the School District of South Milwaukee piloted a new process leveraging micro-credentials to help teachers advance on the salary schedule while honing high-quality educational practices.