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Hello there,

We're excited to share a success story from Harmony Public Schools in Texas. BloomBoard has been working with Harmony to unify their professional development, teacher licensure, incentive-based pay, and educator evaluation systems into one cohesive career pathway system. By creating a first-of-its-kind vision for educator success and development, Harmony is ensuring that all teachers have a pathway for growth, whether they stay in the classroom or move on to a leadership role.

Our work with Harmony along with other districts and states helped inform the development of our latest series of guides, Redefining Educator Career Pathways, that we developed with the American Institutes for Research. Part one talks about the problem with current career pathways in teaching and provides a vision of a new approach.

I hope you'll take a moment to ready Harmony Public Schools' success story and download the first guide in our series on redefining career pathways.


Sanford Kenyon
CEO, BloomBoard


Harmony Public Schools
Micro-credentials for Career and Compensation Advancement

Harmony Public Schools had been exploring ways to provide educators with performance-based compensation and career advancement opportunities to improve teacher effectiveness, retention, and satisfaction. A big focus was to ensure that leaving the classroom was not the only path to moving up the career and compensation ladder. The district wanted to help teachers develop throughout their careers while adding incentives to stay in the classroom. Find out how they took a phased approach to redefining career pathways across the organization.

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Guide to Redefining Educator Career Pathways

With too many teachers leaving the profession each year, developing a variety of cohesive paths to roles inside and outside the classroom will provide educators with more robust careers with opportunities for advancement and growth. Read part one of our series on redefining educator career pathways with micro-credentials, co-written by the American Institutes for Research.

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To Be or Not To Be a Micro-credential

Sometimes the best way to explain what something is by also explaining what it isn't. We find this helpful when talking about micro-credentials and what makes them distinctly different than traditional PD.

Micro-credentials are... Micro-credentials are not...
Competency-based Seat-time Based
Personalized and Self-directed One Size Fits All
Demonstration of Expertise Traditional Online Course or Class
Available On-demand Available Only at Set Times
Job Embedded Separate from Teacher's Classroom Contexts
Learning By Doing Learning by Absorbing Information


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