Digital Promise has designed a framework to guide the development of each micro-credential. This framework ensures 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

Earning a Micro-credential

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Once educators have selected micro-credentials they wish to earn, they develop the required evidence and submit it through the online platform. Each micro-credential requires evidence such as:

  • A project or lesson plan, including evaluation guides or scoring rubrics
  • Student work samples
  • Text, audio, or video of a classroom interaction
  • Text, audio, or video of a teacher reflecting on the challenges faced and lessons learned while planning and teaching
  • Text, audio, or video of a student reflecting on their learning
  • Classroom observation results

An expert reviewer or educator who has already earned this micro-credential will review the evidence using the rubric and scoring guide in the micro-credential and provide feedback. If the educators have successfully demonstrated their competences, they will be awarded the micro-credential in the form of a digital badge. This badge can be shared with administrators or colleagues. Should the educators’ evidence not demonstrate competence, the educators will receive feedback and be invited to try again.

To power our micro-credential system, Digital Promise has partnered with BloomBoard, a leading professional development platform for empowering educator growth. Educators can begin exploring and applying for micro-credentials on the Bloomboard website.