Micro-credential Program

Setting Accommodations

A competency-based learning program to help an educator identify setting accommodations for a student with a disability based on his or her individual learning strengths and needs

Register Your Teachers

Time

6 Weeks
Starting Early October

Method

Facilitated Cross-district Cohort

Program Developer

The Iris Center

Educators should understand that students with disabilities often encounter barriers when they access the general education curriculum. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) require that educators provide appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities to address these barriers. Careful consideration of a student’s strengths and needs can help guide the identification and selection of instructional and testing accommodations.

Learn by Doing

Participating educators will learn to use a set of guiding questions to identify setting accommodations for students with a disability through curated learning resources. Participants will engage in online facilitated discussions to support learning goals and provide feedback on implementation and demonstration of competence.

Developed by The IRIS Center

The Setting Accommodations micro-credential is developed by The IRIS Center — a national organization dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions. IRIS creates and disseminates resources that cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

Why Enroll in the Setting Accommodations Program?

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:

  • Learn to identify and select accommodations to address the needs of individual students
  • Cultivate the capacities of a contemporary 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.

Packages and Pricing

Registration closes on September 30, 2017.
Reserve space for your district teachers today — you can select and change specific program participants until 10 days prior to the start of the program.

2 Educators

$ 250

Add an Administrator for $100Reserve

Up to 5 Educators

$ 500

Plus 1 Free Administrator Seat*Reserve

Up to 10 Educators"Most Popular"

$ 1,000

Plus 2 Free Administrator Seats*Reserve

10+ Educators

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Plus Free Administrator Seats*Reserve

* 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.

Facilitated Cross-district Cohorts

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.

BloomBoard Competency Based Learning

Program Facilitator

This cohort will be facilitated by a learning strategist to ensure educators are effectively utilizing the BloomBoard platform and successfully complete their micro-credential. The program facilitator will play an instrumental role in fostering collaboration, providing guidance, sharing relevant learning resources, and conducting check-ins with educators to ensure progress.

These micro-credentials are rigorous, adaptable, and allow for the all-important step of reflection that teachers rarely have time to do.

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!

Pre-register Your District

Pre-register Your District

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 the Setting Accommodations micro-credential, teachers will have demonstrated the ability to identify setting accommodations for students with a disability. 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.

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