Meaningful Professional Learning for Teachers
Take control of your professional growth and start learning with purpose. Schools and districts that use BloomBoard’s micro-credential platform enable their educators to have a truly personalized learning experience, allowing you to create individualized learning pathways and receive recognition for your learning through job-embedded, portfolio-based micro-credentials.
Micro-credentials Are Different
Unlike a traditional course or workshop, where the learning process is linear and time-based, the micro-credential learning process is a unique online experience whereby you gain an understanding at the outset of your specific goals, and then personalize your learning to achieve the requirements for earning the micro-credential. Successful completion results in a digital micro-certification that you can add to your portfolio and résumé to showcase the skills you develop throughout your career.
For licensed BloomBoard users, this personalized, self-paced learning process is supported by coaching and peer collaboration, resulting in a more authentic and meaningful experience.
Micro-credentials Are Less Like…
A College Course
A PD Workshop
A Test or Traditional Assessment
Micro-credentials Are More Like…
A Driver's License
The Pole Vault
A Single-skill Version of Familiar Educator Certification
How to Earn a Micro-credential
Micro-credentials on BloomBoard follow the ADDIE instructional design framework. Each micro-credential is based on a robust, standardized blueprint, grounded in instructional design best practices and is comprised of three distinct parts:
- A definition of the skill
- Requirements based on the ADDIE model
- A performance rubric for each requirement
Why Do Micro-credentials?
Micro-credentials not only provide teachers with recognition for the skills they develop and showcase throughout their careers, they also provide added incentives for professional growth.
Portfolio of Skills
Micro-credentials earned through BloomBoard can be aggregated into a digital portfolio of skills that educators can take with them throughout their career, distinguishing themselves as accomplished, effective educators who have met the most robust standards in the profession.
Professional Development Credit
BloomBoard works with many districts and states to offer educators the opportunity to receive formal professional development credit for earned micro-credentials, which can be used toward re-licensure, recertification and continuing education requirements (CEUs).
Graduate-level Credit & Salary Advancement
Micro-credentials have established equivalency with graduate-level credit for purposes of salary and/or career advancement for educators. Micro-credentials are recognized as the ‘currency’ of advancement in many districts and states across the country.
BloomBoard’s purpose-based approach provides schools and districts with coherence and alignment around educator career pathways via micro-credentials.