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Micro-credentials: The Pathway to Professional Learning Freedom

Now available through The Teaching and Learning Center!

What is a Micro-Credential?


A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area while earning college credit. Micro-credentialing allows you to create your own learning journey based on your interests, career goals, skills, as well as the specific needs of your students, school, and district. You can study when it’s convenient for you, alone or with your peers, and unlike “sit-and-get” certifications, micro-credentials are awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, not just for showing up.

The Teaching and Learning Center currently offers the following micro-credential stacks:


English Language Learners
•    Advocating for ELL students and their families at the school level
•    Advocating for ELL Friendly Local, State, and Federal Policies
•    Understanding Academic Language
•    Using Formative Assessments to Support ELL Learning
•    Analyzing Assessments to Support ELL Learning              
•    Understanding Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Stages
•    Using ELL Strategies in the Classroom         
•    Using Standards to Plan for ELL Students


Classroom Management 
•    Trauma-Informed Pedagogy     
•    Addressing Challenging Behaviors                  
•    Aspects of an Engaged Classroom              
•    Classroom Expectations and Routines
•    Creating A Classroom Community
•    Organizing the Physical Layout of the Classroom


Bully Free
•    Cyberbullying/Cyber Safety    
•    Education Support Professionals: First Responders              
•    Empowering Students to Find Their Voices                  
•    Federal, State, and Local Policy Related to Bully              
•    Intervention Strategies for Educators                  
•    School Connectedness
•    Structured Spaces


Mentor Teacher
•    Equity Literacy    
•    Andragogy Adult Learning              
•    Listening and Non-Verbal Communication              
•    Managing Difficult Conversations              
•    Positive Professional Relationships              
•    Post-Observation Feedback              
•    Teaching About Teaching


Classroom Practice (InTasc): Learner and Learning
•    Fostering A Growth Mindset
•    Linking Families and Communities to Schools for Student Success
•    Classroom Practice (InTasc): Understanding ContentCollaboration between Colleagues
•    Evaluating Digital Sources
•    Interdisciplinary Themes
•    Promote Ownership of Learning
•    Teaching Global Competence


Classroom Practice (InTasc): Instructional Practice
•    Cooperative Learning
•    Engaging Classroom Discourse
•    Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
•    Teaching Note-Taking and Summarizing Skills
•    Using an Inquiry Based Learning Cycle
•    Using Student Evaluations to Improve Instruction and Student Learning


Classroom Practice (InTasc): Professional Responsibility
•    Communicating with Stakeholders
•    Teaching the Teacher: The Importance of Continuous Learning
•    Reflective Practice to Improve Personal Effectiveness in the Classroom
•    Technology Integration 101


Supporting LBGTQ Students
•    Advocating for LGBTQ – Inclusive Policy
•    Advocating for LGBTQ – Inclusive Workplaces
•    Creating Safe Spaces Inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and 
•    Developing LGBTQ Anti-Bias Curriculum
•    Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
•    Utilizing Proper Terminology to Talk about LGBTQ Topics


Teacher Leadership: Diversity Equity and Cultural Competence Pathway
•    Challenging Inequity
•    Cultivate Social Just Environments
•    Purposeful Collaboration


Teacher Leadership: Instructional Pathway
•    Coaching and Mentoring
•    Community Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy
•    Facilitating Collaborative Relationships

Contact Dr. Suzanne Harris with The Teaching and Learning Center to learn more about your options.

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