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Competency-based Professional Learning

Hello there,

As we enter the new year and take stock of all that has transpired in the world of micro-credentialing to date, it seems clear that 2019 will be another year of significant momentum in the movement. In terms of our own work, we're actively engaged and working closely with fourteen states on their micro-credential initiatives and more are waiting to join the movement.

I highly encourage you to browse below, including the webinar that we are sponsoring next week. This will be an informative panel of state leaders that will provide insight into how their states are using micro-credentials as a practice-based alternative to traditional activities such as licensure and certification. I hope you'll join us!

Sanford Kenyon
CEO, BloomBoard

Featured Webinar

Momentum in Micro-credentials
The New Era of Educator Growth and Advancement

Join us on January 29th to learn how micro-credentials are being strategically incorporated to help recruit, retain, and develop effective educators at the state and regional level. We'll discuss how micro-credentials are being leveraged as building blocks for career advancement, certification, and licensure.

This webinar features leaders from Louisiana Department of Education, Arkansas Departments of Education, Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Minnesota, and will be moderated by Gretchen Weber, managing director at American Institute for Research (AIR).

Register for Webinar »


Featured Podcast

How the Micro-credential Revolution is Transforming Professional Learning

In the Getting Smart Podcast,  Tom Vander Ark talks to BloomBoard co-founder Jason Lange to discuss different ways that states are collaborating with BloomBoard to move professional learning to a more personalized and competency-based approach. Jason also gives advice to those who are interested in micro-credentials but have yet to take the leap.

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Featured Micro-credential Programs

Participants Needed in “Leadership for Equity” Pilot

Principals and assistant principals are encouraged to participate in a free pilot to earn select Leadership for Equity micro-credentials through the Center for the Study of Education Policy (CSEP).

The Leadership for Equity micro-credentials support school, district, and community leaders in eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps and ensuring success for all students by identifying and addressing personal and institutional bias and barriers and providing strategies to ensure all students have equitable access to: effective educators; rigorous instruction and engaging learning opportunities; social, academic, and community supports; and resources to ensure success.

The deadline to apply for pilot participation is January 25th. More information is available at the CSEP website.

Learn About Pilot »