Design Your Personalized Professional Learning With Micro-credentials
Participate and share : Poster
Monday, November 30, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Odelia Younge Dr. Brenda Pearson Kristen Franklin
Learn about the value of competency-based micro-credentials! Participants can uncover tools to create their PD pathway, choosing micro-credentials that are interest-aligned and support district goals. Participants will be guided from signing in to working toward their first (or 50th!) micro-credential.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||An active email account and a working web browser.|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
Micro-credentials are a research-backed, competency-based method of showing skills educators gain throughout their careers. They recognize educators who are meeting the complex, real-time demands of today’s classrooms. Last year, thousands of educators across the country engaged with micro-credentials as a way of personalizing their professional learning and gaining recognition for their skills.
Participants will learn about micro-credentials, their value in their careers, in addition to their school and district. Presenters will offer a walkthrough and personalized coaching to begin the process.
Because these are a competency-based verification system, we've found that supports are helpful in the front-end during submission. We hope that through this session, we can share these scaffolds with educators so they may utilize micro-credentials in their own professional development pathway -- and that of their colleagues -- when they return to their schools and districts.
Research and Educator Micro-credentials, white paper: https://digitalpromise.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/researchandeducatormicrocredentials-v1r2.pdf
CTQ and Digital Promise, "Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: http://digitalpromise.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/mcs-educationpolicy.pdf
Dr. Brenda Pearson, Director of Strategic Policy Initiatives, Clark County Education Association (CCEA) In her role at CCEA, Dr. Pearson creates and implements programs to improve educator retention and attract educators to the profession. Serving 19,000 educators in over 350 schools, Dr. Pearson has developed a microcredential program that spans over 92% of schools and has resulted in grassroots efforts to improve educator practice and increase academic success. She earned her PhD at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Educational Psychology and conducts research in the field of educator motivation, educator attrition and retention, and social networks.
Kristen has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit program management in the education and arts fields. Before her work as Managing Editor at Edutopia.org, she led capacity building, fundraising, and digital redesign efforts at various Bay Area museums, and was an informal learning specialist, digital initiative manager, and art educator at Stanford University’s art museum. She’s always loved teaching and learning, and empowering others to do the same. Kristen has an MA from John F. Kennedy University, and a BA from UC Davis.