For too long our professional development systems have focused on the quality of the professional development “inputs” provided to teachers to improve their professional practice, with unfortunately little evidence of improvement or linkage to any “outputs” of a change in instructional practice. What would a shift from focusing on PD inputs to PD outputs entail and how will a competency-based approach using micro-credentials help education leaders implement these changes in their local environments?

In this on-demand webinar, Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise and former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, leads a conversation with leaders from the Florida, Tennessee, and Delaware departments of education to discuss:

  • Each state's work on competency-based professional development using micro-credentials
  • What changes they believe states and districts will look to make in the future
  • What the impact on teacher quality and retention will be

Featured Experts

Kathleen Airhart, Tennessee DOEKathleen Airhart
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Education

Brian Dassler, Florida DOEBrian Dassler
Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality
Florida Department of Education

Michael Watson, Delaware DOEMichael S. Watson
Chief Academic Officer and Associate Secretary of Education
Delaware Department of Education

Karen Cator, Digital PromiseKaren Cator
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Promise



This webinar was originally presented on Education Week, sponsored by BloomBoard.

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