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  • Writer's pictureHeather Clayton Staker

Why micro-credentials for teachers?

Micro-credentials are emerging as a new "currency" for educator professional advancement. They help educators show what they've achieved — and get paid for it!

In the past 18 months, 14 states have started state-level micro-credential licensure initiatives.

Micro-credentialing is the most important innovation of this decade for competency-based teacher certification and recognition.


For today's Tuesday Share, I'm posting a webinar that explains why micro-credentials are revolutionary, what they are, and how they work. It's a recording, not live, so feel free to listen at your convenience. You'll see BloomBoard's logo on it because they set up the recording.

I'm partnering with BloomBoard to convert Ready to Blend's professional development programs into a competency-based alternative. We're also gamifying them because learning should be social and fun, when possible! We're calling this initiative "ProGames"—to speak to both the "Pro" of professional learning, and "Games" of learner-driven, gamified learning. I'll tell you more about these soon!

What do you like about the traditional teacher credentialing system? What do you think should change? How should teachers and leaders be rewarded as they master new skills? Leave your comments—I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a great week,


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