Micro-credentials offer a new way for teachers to document their learning using work samples, videos, and other artifacts and have the potential to transform professional development. Read this article to learn more about micro-credentials and how they work.
A new report from Teaching Matters details the promise of competency-based professional development, coupled with "micro-credentials," by examining three recent experiences with this growing way to meet school systems’ needs.
Hosted by Leora Wolf-Prusan, Ed.D. (School Climate & Student Support Specialist at WestEd) and Lara Kain (Senior Director of Transform Schools at Los Angeles Education Partnership), this webinar covers the foundation of what a trauma-informed instructional model means, the competencies that are most critical for all teachers to know, and how school leaders can best support their staff in leveraging this powerful model to improve outcome for all kids.
A potential solution for strengthening professional development is at hand: micro-credentials for educators. In this paper supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Barnett Berry of CTQ and Karen Cator of Digital Promise explore the potential of micro-credentialing to support teacher and leader development.
Kettle Moraine School District in Wisconsin is implementing micro-credentials as part of a personalized, competency-based PD plan with direct impact on teacher compensation. Learn more about their innovative approach and the rise of micro-credential adoption in other states in this informative read from EdWeek.
In this webinar, Karen Cator, chief executive officer of Digital Promise, will lead a panel discussion with assistant state superintendents from the Florida, Tennessee, and Delaware Departments of Education about a shift from focusing on PD inputs to PD outputs.
Learn how Hot Springs Public School District's growth mindset culture powers a successful professional learning planning process and how the BloomBoard platform supports and amplifies those strategies and plans.
Over the past decade, numerous research reports have concluded that current teacher professional development and certification processes are outdated and ineffective. In this webinar, Daniel Weisberg, CEO of TNTP (formerly known as The New Teacher Project), is interviewed by Joanne Weiss, former chief of staff to former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, to discuss the findings of The Mirage report and where the field of educator professional learning is headed.
Competency-based education has disrupted classrooms across the nation, offering flexibility of place and pace for student learning. This movement toward more personalized models goes for teachers as well. In a world where professional development is left to ‘blanket’ methods like conferences, competency-based learning allows teachers to take charge of their own development.
Teachers who receive high-quality professional development witness their students’ achievement results improve by an average of 21 percentile points. In this eBook, we discuss how to create and structure a meaningful and effective support system that will help teachers strengthen their classroom practices.
We conducted research in conjunction with the Council of Chief State School Officers as part of a larger project to understand commonalities and opportunities for collaboration across state lines in key areas of educator effectiveness. Read the blog post to find out what we uncovered — the results may surprise you!
Tom Vander Ark sits down with Jennifer Kabaker, Director of Educator Micro-Credentials at Digital Promise and Jason Lange, Bloomboard CEO, to talk about what micro-credentials look like, how research can be used to support personalization of teacher development, and why this will impact the future of educator development. Listen to the podcast.
Get an introduction to growth mindset, and explore how a growth or fixed mindset at any level of a school will affect the culture of teaching and learning - and what you can do to lead a more positive community. Watch for a refresher or new learning about the importance of modeling, leading, and providing the supports necessary to foster a culture of growth mindset with your staff and students.
Learn how quality goal-setting and targeted coaching affect the culture of teaching and learning at your school - and what you can do to lead a more empowered community of professionals. Watch for a refresher or new learning about the importance of goal setting, measuring progress, and providing the supports necessary to boost performance with your staff.
Learn how support systems for teachers and faculty collaboration affect the culture of teaching and learning - and what you can do to lead a more unified community. Watch for a refresher or new learning about the importance of designing, implementing, and protecting the structures necessary to foster a culture of growth with your staff.
Once staff culture has been established to reinforce a professional growth mindset, school leaders can shift focus to the culture of teaching and learning within classrooms. Watch for a refresher or new learning about how teachers can model and cultivate a culture of growth mindset with students - and how school leaders serve as facilitators in this important undertaking.
You may know about the three small r’s that drive student improvement: rigor, relevance, and relationships. Check out this post to learn about the three Big R’s that drive teacher satisfaction and how you can bring out the best in educators.
Professional development is one of the most important ways to build strong teachers and improve morale. In this blog post, we outline eight ways you can you can help your teachers get the most out of their professional development.
Learn how you can drive more effective professional learning across your school or district by using a framework for instructional improvement focused on data and mastery rather than seat time and credit hours.
Administrators bend over backward to create positive learning environments for students, but they often neglect to do the same for teachers. In this guide, BloomBoard CEO, Jason Lange, outlines seven tips to make staff meetings more efficient and build in professional learning time.
When District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) realized that it was struggling with teacher development, it turned out to be a problem caused not by a lack of resources, but by a lack of organization. Learn how the district used BloomBoard to understand which professional development offerings teachers were interested in, help teachers on those development efforts, and track their participation.
Teachers are constantly striving to improve their skills so they can, in turn, improve their students’ learning. Here are a few key steps for planning teacher-centered PD that inspires growth and helps teachers reach their personal goals.
View CCSSO and BloomBoard survey results from polling state leaders and teachers on opportunities for teacher leadership. There is a large opportunity to provide more targeted professional development to foster great leaders.
Dr. Kevin Aten, Chief Human Resources Officer at Greeley-Evans School District 6, shares an outline of how the district worked to improve educators’ practice over the past three years with the support of BloomBoard. Learn about the district's strategy and plans moving forward.
Students seeking to earn their teaching certification through the Master of Education program at Belmont University faced not only the challenge of a difficult course load, but also issues with the functionality of the program itself. Download our latest case study to learn how Belmont University is using BloomBoard to provide candidates in the teaching certification program with a positive and inspiring process of learning.