A competency-based learning program to help teachers use growth-oriented feedback and language to reinforce a focus on student growthRegister Your Teachers
Online Facilitated Cross-district Cohort
A growth-oriented mindset, the understanding that intelligence and abilities are qualities everyone can develop through effort, has been shown to have powerful effects on student motivation, learning, and academic success. Providing regular growth mindset oriented feedback on student effort can support and sustain this powerfully positive and motivating perspective on learning.
After learning about how the brain is like a muscle that improves with effort, teachers and students use appropriate growth mindset-oriented language focused on recognizing and encouraging effort rather than on general personal praise when giving feedback on a student’s performance; this sustains a positive, growth-oriented, motivating learning environment.
The educator will incorporate growth mindset oriented language into lessons and conversations and encourages students to do the same. This can be done individually, in small groups, or in whole-group instruction, and it can happen as part of a stand-alone activity or be integrated into a content lesson.
The Growth Mindset micro-credential is issued by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in education to bring new competency-based learning opportunities to K-12 educators, schools, and districts.
This cohort provides a unique opportunity for educators looking for personalized professional development with the option to learn with and from colleagues throughout the United States. Participants will:
* As a bonus, an administrator from your district will be eligible to enroll in our separate administrator-focused micro-credential program, Cultivating a Growth Mindset, free of charge when a district signs up for the Up To 5 Educators package — sign up for the Up To 10 Educators package and you can enroll two administrators into this program.
Learning together in a group promotes collaboration and accountability. To enable this, learning programs offered through BloomBoard are structured into cohorts and typically include educators of all experience levels who are focused on achieving a specific learning goal. BloomBoard supports learning cohorts of all sizes and will provide pacing guidelines to ensure all educators meet their learning goal by the target completion date.
Allison Powell is a Senior Learning Strategist at BloomBoard and has helped thousands of educators earn their micro-credentials. She will ensure educators are effectively utilizing the BloomBoard platform and successfully complete their micro-credential. She will play an instrumental role in fostering collaboration, providing guidance and relevant learning resources, and conducting individual check-ins with each educator to ensure progress.
Allison has been a teacher, school administrator, district administrator and coordinator in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV. Most of her career was spent in online and blended schools and helping them get started. For 10 years she was the Vice President of iNACOL which helped schools, districts, states, and countries get started with online, blended, and competency-based learning.
I can't begin to convey my excitement with how teaching growth mindset to my students has transformed my classes.
The links, additional resources and shared information from the other participants was the most valuable part of the whole experience. It is a true professional learning community.
I've learned so much and will continue to use what I've learned and share with colleagues. Thank you for this opportunity!
Micro-credentials are modular, competency-based credentials for professional learning that recognize demonstrated mastery of skills and prior knowledge. Micro-credentials are:
Each micro-credential goes through an approval process with Digital Promise, the thought leaders in competency-based education. To guide the development of micro-credentials, Digital Promise has designed a framework to ensure that each micro-credential:
After earning this Growth Mindset micro-credential, teachers will have demonstrated competency in using growth-oriented feedback and language to reinforce a focus on student growth. Additionally they can: