This article describes an approach to professional development that can be more relevant and practical than the tradition approach of taking courses. Micro-credentialing is a focused way for teachers to acquire specific knowledge or skills that have on impact on their classrooms.Source:
Stephen Sawchuk, Education Week, March 30, 2016Description:
Welcome to the brave new world of teacher “micro-credentialing,” an effort to make professional development more personalized, engaging, and relevant to teachers…. micro-credentials offer an opportunity to shift away from the credit-hour and continuing-education requirements that dominate the PD apparatus in most states, toward a system based on evidence of progress in specific instructional skills….There is no formal, agreed-upon definition for a micro-credential. Indeed, the term itself irritates some because of its vagueness and because it implies an independent, accredited stamp of approval from some kind of government body.Read the full article here!