Deeper Learning Micro-credentials – Digital Promise

Deeper Learning Micro-credentials

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Deeper Learning” is an umbrella term for the skills, understandings, and mindsets students must possess to succeed in today’s jobs and civic life. Digital Promise embarked upon a mission to determine how teachers can demonstrate and be recognized for their ability to engage students in Deeper Learning. The result of this effort is a set of 40 micro-credentials, which can be mapped to specific Deeper Learning competencies. They are organized into categories to align with the Deeper Learning strategies that are essential for students to achieve at high levels.

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How to Earn a Micro-credential


recognize educators for the skills and competencies they learn throughout their careers. To earn a micro-credential, educators submit evidence of their competence (e.g. context for a lesson, examples of student work, student and teacher reflections). That evidence is then assessed by experts or peers based on a set of evaluation criteria.

To start earning these Deeper Learning micro-credentials, click on the stack or micro-credential name. All micro-credentials can be found at

Areas of Deeper Learning

Critical Thinking | Creative Thinking & Innovating | Communicating | Collaborating | Learning to Learn | Digital Fluency | Social & Cross-Cultural Interactions | Understandings | Personal Mindsets | Social Mindsets | Managing Projects | Learning Practices

Critical Thinking

Illustration of Collaborative Problem Solving Micro-credential Illustration of Productive Researching Solving Micro-credential Illustration of Effective Reasoning Micro-credential

Collaborative Problem Solving

Productive Researching

Effective Reasoning

Illustration of systems thinking Micro-credential Illustration of sound decision making Micro-credential Illustration of kind critiquing Micro-credential

Systems Thinking

Sound Decision-Making

Kind Critiquing

Creative Thinking & Innovating

Illustration of idea generating Micro-credential Illustration of design thinking & doing Micro-credential Illustration of creative Problem Solving Micro-credential

Idea Generating

Design Thinking & Doing

Creative Problem Solving


Illustration of active listening Micro-credential Illustration of clear thinking and writing Micro-credential Illustration of persuasive presenting Micro-credential

Active Listening

Clear Thinking & Writing

Persuasive Presenting


Illustration of productive teamwork Micro-credential Illustration of effective leadership Micro-credential Illustration of resolving conflicts Micro-credential

Productive Teamwork

Effective Leadership

Resolving Conflicts

Learning to Learn

Illustration of practicing reflection Micro-credential Illustration of choosing learning strategies Micro-credential

Practicing Reflection

Choosing Learning Strategies

Digital Fluency

Illustration of analyzing media impacts Micro-credential Illustration of choosing technology tools Micro-credential Illustration of evaluating online info Micro-credential

Analyzing Media Impacts

Choosing Technology Tools

Evaluating Online Info

Social & Cross-Cultural Interactions

Illustration of global culture competence Micro-credential Illustration of practicing open mindedness Micro-credential

Global Cultural Competence

Practicing Open Mindedness


Illustration of mapping concepts Micro-credential Illustration of mapping facts Micro-credential Illustration of mapping processes Micro-credential

Mapping Concepts

Mapping Facts

Mapping Processes

Personal Mindsets

Illustration of growth mindset Micro-credential Illustration of personal purpose Micro-credential Illustration of mindfulness Micro-credential

Growth Mindset

Personal Purpose


Performance Mindsets

Illustration of grit & resilience Micro-credential Illustration of self-reliance & autonomy Micro-credential

Grit & Resilience

Self-Reliance & Autonomy

Social Mindsets

Illustration of getting help & support Micro-credential Illustration of ethical behavior Micro-credential Illustration of belonging & caring Micro-credential

Getting Help & Support

Ethical Behavior

Belonging & Caring

Managing Projects

Illustration of making projects real Micro-credential Illustration of managing project cycles Micro-credential

Making Projects Real

Managing Project Cycles

Learning Practices

Illustration of crafting driving questions Micro-credential Illustration of evidence-backed positions Micro-credential Illustration of designing effective solutions Micro-credential

Crafting Driving Questions

Evidence-Backed Positions

Designing Effective Solutions

Illustration of expressing personal perspectives Micro-credential Illustration of seeking well-being Micro-credential

Expressing Personal Perspectives

Seeking Well-Being

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