Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

By Katrina Schwartz
February 15, 2017

This article shares anecdotes and research to support the move towards micro-credentials for educators, a way to personalize professional development. Micro-credentials are seen as a viable shift for teacher assessment and an innovative way to help teachers learn and become proficient in relevant skills. Digital Promise, whose mission is  “accelerating innovation in education,” has been a strong proponent of micro-credentials, describing them as competency-based, on-demand, personalized, and shareable.

This article may be a useful tool for educators, school leaders, and the broader community who wish to better understand how Micro-credentials work, the benefits for teacher evaluation and classroom practice, and the challenges in implementation.

Source Organization: KQed

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