Micro-credentials put you in the driver’s seat of your professional learning. By selecting micro-credentials that are aligned to your personal goals, student needs, or school-wide priorities, you can personalize your professional learning, earning recognition for the skills you develop throughout your career. And best of all—you can do it on your time.
Empower your educators by letting them take control of their professional learning. All micro-credentials in Digital Promise’s ecosystem our grounded in sound research that illustrates how that competency supports student learning.
Digital Promise works with schools and districts to implement and build incentive structures for micro-credentials. Micro-credentials can be aligned with school and district priorities to support professional learning structures and to evaluate the impact of professional learning to gain insight into whether state/district goals are being met.
A growing number of states are leveraging micro-credentials as a way for teachers to demonstrate evidence of effectiveness and are allocating incentives for educators who earn micro-credentials.
States can use micro-credentials to strengthen their systems around:
Read our latest policy paper to find out more about state engagement across the nation as well as state challenges micro-credentials can help address.
Digital Promise has expanded its work on competency-based professional learning beyond the field of education to advocate for the use of micro-credentials across workforce development.
As the nature of work continuously shifts in demands, there must be equitable access and opportunity for all employees to learn new skills and to demonstrate critical skills necessary for career advancement.
Workforces such as nursing and employers like Kaiser Permanente are leveraging the power of job-embedded, on-demand learning to create continuous learning opportunities that allow them to expand who enters the workforce and define the skills most important to success within the field.
Digital Promise works with employers to help identify gaps in learning opportunities and skills, design systems to recognize employees for their skills, and develop competency-based career pathways.
Professional development and training providers support individuals in gaining knowledge and understandings about critical skill areas for their jobs. Collecting evidence and data through micro-credentials on the transferral of skills from training, workshops, and programs to job-embedded practices is important in measuring the impact of your work, highlighting the stories of success, and providing insight into common gaps in training and implementation.