Micro-credential Program

Infusing Technology Using the SAMR Model

A competency-based learning program to help educators understand and implement each phase of the SAMR model

 

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SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.

This series of micro-credentials will help educators understand and implement each of the four phases of the SAMR model.

Effective Use of Technology at the “Substitution” Level

The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to substitute instruction

Effective Use of Technology at the “Augmentation” Level

The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to augment instruction.

Effective Use of Technology at the “Modification” Level

The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to modify and support instruction.

Using Technology to “Redefine” Instruction

The educator thoughtfully and appropriately uses technology to redefine instruction.

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Why Enroll in the Infusing Technology Using the SAMR Model Program?

The Infusing Technology Using the SAMR Model micro-credential program provides an opportunity for districts to implement personalized, competency-based professional learning around a core set of teaching skills. BloomBoard programs are designed to engage educators in their own growth via learning by doing, and getting recognition and credit for it. Participants will:

  • Gain immediately applicable classroom teaching techniques and tactics. Participate in growth-oriented dialogue with colleagues.
  • Cultivate the capacities of a modern tech-enabled teacher and professional learner including the skills to self-assess, self-motivate and create individual professional learning paths and networks
  • Demonstrate competence via a micro-credential that will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Optional graduate credit is available.

Issued by The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

The SAMR micro-credential stack is issued by The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, an organization that advances education through innovation in teaching, learning, and leadership. Bringing together educational professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and other community members, the Friday Institute is a center for fostering collaborations to improve education. They conduct research, develop educational resources, provide professional development programs for educators, advocate to improve teaching and learning, and help inform policy-making.

Program Components

Pathways

Pathways

Create individualized learning pathways

Collections

Content

Access curated content collections

Dialogue

Discussions

Engage in growth-oriented dialogue with peers

Portfolios

Portfolios

Create a portfolio of learning achievements

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What Are Micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are modular, competency-based credentials for professional learning that recognize demonstrated mastery of skills and prior knowledge. Micro-credentials are:

  • Competency-based – Educators focus on a discrete skill.
  • Research-backed – Each micro-credential focuses on effective teaching practices that have been validated through published research.
  • On-demand – Educators can earn micro-credentials on their own time.
  • Personalized – Educators can select the micro-credentials they wish to earn based on their needs or instructional goals.
  • Shareable – Educators can display their digital badge on their resume, blog, or LinkedIn.

How Micro-credentials Work

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:

  • Focuses on a single competency
  • Has a key method that is backed by research
  • Requires the submission of evidence
  • Includes a rubric or scoring guide

Incentives for Educators

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:

  • Apply the micro-credential toward relicensure, recertification and continuing education requirements (CEUs)
  • Earn non-degree bearing graduate-level credit
  • Display and share their earned micro-credential badge

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What is BloomBoard

BloomBoard is the professional learning platform that is changing the way educators grow and learn by facilitating a shift toward ‘learning by doing’ using micro-credentials. Our competency-based professional learning programs provide state and district leaders with an effective way to offer educators personalized learning opportunities specific to their growth goals and recognize them (both formally and informally) for the skills they’ve demonstrated in the classroom.

BloomBoard Powers Hundreds of School Districts

Competency-based professional learning is gaining momentum across the United States as states and districts are looking to implement competency-based approaches to learning as opposed to traditional course-based structures.

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