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Competency-based Professional Learning


Hello there,

Making the move from traditional teacher development to a competency-based approach using micro-credentials is not a simple leap of faith — rather it's a process of changing the status quo. It's a shift from hours to outcomes — from simply showing up to learning by doing.

At the School District of South Milwaukee, their director of instruction, Ann Nelson, calls it a journey down the pathway to success. Below you can learn more about their journey and how they aligned the right incentives to make it a success.


Sanford Kenyon
CEO, BloomBoard

Featured Blog

Getting Ready to Engage, Embark, and Embrace the Journey with Competency-based Professional Development

Arriving in the land of competency-based professional development does not happen by accident. Educators intrigued by this path of interest-based professional learning are prepared to show their passports for adventures in efficacy and fulfillment. The question, though, is how does a district know if they are culturally ready for the journey? The answer lies in the question - if you are wondering, you are ready to take the first step!

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Success Story

School District of South Milwaukee: Aligning Incentives to Personalized, Competency-based Learning

In Wisconsin, due to new licensing language, many districts have moved away from automatic step increases for educators based on educational credits and advanced degrees. Learn how the School District of South Milwaukee piloted a new process leveraging micro-credentials to help teachers advance on the salary schedule while honing high-quality educational practices.

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Featured Micro-credential Program

Formative Assessment Through Effective Questioning & Discussion

Schools and districts can enable their teachers to incorporate effective, robust questioning in the classroom. Teachers will learn how to assess and guide instruction immediately via formative assessments, provide feedback, check for understanding and generate classroom discussions. This program is developed by JP Associates and include the following micro-credentials:

  • Creating Rigorous Questions: Effective Differentiation Strategies
  • Differentiating Text-dependent Questioning
  • CFU: Creating Formative Assessments
  • Providing Effective Corrective Feedback
  • Collaborative Discussions: Effective Strategies for Differentiation
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Quick Question

Do you think your district should formally support and implement professional learning via micro-credentials?

We already do!