Micro-credential Program

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

A competency-based learning program to help administrators, teacher-leaders, and coaches develop and foster a growth mindset in teachers and students

Register Your Leaders


6 Weeks
Starting Early October


Online Facilitated Cross-district Cohort

Micro-credential Issuer

Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education at USD

Instilling a growth-oriented mindset into a school’s culture, across staff, teachers, and students, has powerful effects on motivation, learning, and personal as well as professional growth and achievement.

Learn by Doing

After learning about the advantages and disadvantages of ‘static’ versus ‘dynamic’ world views, participants will learn and apply strategies for developing and fostering a growth mindset, and setting actionable goals for integrating new strategies into coaching practice.

Issued by Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education

The Cultivating a Growth Mindset micro-credential is issued by Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education (IEE) at University of San Diego. IEE is dedicated to advancing innovation and equity in schools and take a comprehensive approach to identify best practices, build capacity and improve student outcomes through research and evaluation, strategic direction and professional learning.

Why Enroll in the Cultivating a Growth Mindset Program?

This cohort provides a unique opportunity for teacher-leaders and administrators looking for personalized professional development with the option to learn with and from colleagues throughout the United States. Participants will:

  • Gain immediately applicable strategies for developing and fostering a growth mindset among staff, teachers, and students
  • Cultivate the capacities of a contemporary teacher leader 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 ends 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 Participants

$ 250

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Up to 5 ParticipantsMost Popular

$ 500

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Up to 10 Participants

$ 1,000

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10+ Participants


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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 administrators and teacher leaders 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 participants 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.

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!

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 Educator

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

Reserve Space for Teacher Leaders in Your District

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BloomBoard Powers Hundreds of School Districts

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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