Micro-credential Program

New Teacher Starter Kit

A competency-based learning program for new teachers to develop foundational skills in teaching and classroom management


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About This Learning Program

Effective teaching is the number one factor that influences student achievement after accounting for student characteristics. Often, new teachers enter their classrooms without the necessary skills and support to maximize student growth and achievement. To address these challenges, more and more schools, districts, and states are implementing induction programs to provide the necessary support and feedback to assist new teachers at the beginning of their careers.

This learning program is a collection of micro-credentials that will assist schools, districts, and states in developing and supporting their induction programs.

Micro-credentials In This Program

Developing a Strategy Toolkit – Teach Like a Champion

Using the strategies included in Teach Like a Champion, the educator will select and utilize strategies to address specific objectives for student behavior.

Developing Classroom Routines and Rituals

Educators design and implement routines/rituals in their classroom to minimize transition time, maximize instructional minutes, and develop co-ownership of the classroom processes with students.

Connecting with Students

Educator builds interpersonal relationships by engaging in daily one-on-one interactions with students.

Connecting with Parents and Guardians

Educator establishes partnerships with students’ parents or guardians.

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Why Choose the New Teacher Starter Kit Micro-credential Program?

The New Teacher Starter Kit 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 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.

Program Components



Create individualized learning pathways



Access curated content collections



Engage in growth-oriented dialogue with peers



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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Let us know you’re interested in bringing the New Teacher Starter Kit micro-credential program to your school or district by filling out this form:

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