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Competency-based Professional Learning


Hello there,

Summer is here! A break is well deserved, but back-to-school will be here again before you know it. If you want to hit the ground running, you'll want to know the secrets of success with implementing micro-credentials — the BloomBoard VIPS. These are principles we've identified, refined, and developed after working with hundreds of districts over the last few years.

Also, watch this webinar we did with our friends at Google on how districts can support teachers in developing key competencies to engage students using G Suite.

Enjoy your summer,

Sanford Kenyon
CEO, BloomBoard

Featured Blog

Managing the Change Towards Competency-based Professional Development

Through our work with hundreds of organizations to help them transition to a competency-based model of professional development, BloomBoard has discovered four themes throughout all of these very different implementations, which we call the BloomBoard VIPS - Vision, Incentives, Phases, and Supports. When these principles are executed throughout the implementation,  organizations are more likely to find that educators buy into the idea of competency-based professional learning and follow through with building a portfolio of evidence to show their individual learning.

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On-Demand Webinar

Driving Educator Growth with Google for Education

Educators around the country are using Google for Education tools to change their teaching practices and improve student outcomes. See how one district successfully implemented Google for Education tools as part of their districtwide transformation. You'll also learn how your district can leverage the power of micro-credentials to help teachers become proficient — technically and pedagogically — in integrating Google into their classrooms to improve instruction.

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Featured Micro-credential Program

The Engaged, Technology-Enabled Classroom

Every teacher wishes that they had more time to support their students. Technology can make that possible, and in doing so, open up a wealth of new opportunities and strategies for engaging students. This focused set of five micro-credentials from iLearn Collaborative will give you the practical experience and tools you need to begin utilizing these practices immediately in your classroom. This program is designed to inspire your creativity, pushing your thinking on what teaching can be and connecting you with a community of other like-minded educators.

For a limited time, districts can enroll groups of educators into a learning cohort focused on earning the Gamification cohort starting in September.

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Quick Question

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



What intrinsic rewards motivate you most when it comes to professional development?