Personalizing professional learning

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Teachers prefer to choose from individualized learning options that are as unique as themselves, their schools, and their students.

K-12 public school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development. But only 29% of teachers report high levels of satisfaction with those offerings. That isn’t delivering progress for teachers or students.

CTQ’s approach provides a simple, learner-centered system for educators to align their unique professional learning needs with those of their schools, districts, and states. Educator micro-credentials, which provide educators with competency-based recognition of mastered skills, demonstrate how professional learning impacts student learning.

Looking for clarity about what micro-credentials are (and are not)? Click the video below for an explanation. 

How do you start? CTQ’s Micro-credential Strategy Framework is a free online resource for district- and state-level teams eager to build or improve a personalized, competency-based professional learning system. The framework’s big questions and important tasks help you make the most of your initiative and guide you in the development of a micro-credential strategy that works for you.

What does that look like in action? 

Check out the work they did in Nazareth to personalize professional learning.

Ready to move to the next level and start planning?

Get the recording and materials from the Micro-credentials 201: Building your plan webinar.

Designed for school and district leaders in many roles, this webinar offered an opportunity to get expert advice on framing your planning effort, address the challenge of integrating micro-credentials into your system, and hear how one district did it. Presentations from CTQ content experts and district partners focused on:

  • Why identifying and enhancing teacher and educator leadership capacity is a crucial early step to define a successful micro-credential strategy;
  • How an effective process for developing a micro-credential strategy and pilot works;
  • What that looks like on the ground, including a discussion with district and school leaders who have accomplished their own planning work;
  • What resources your school or district needs to get started; and
  • How to turn a customized checklist of what your school or system must do into an effective implementation plan.

Register here and we will get everything sent out to you.

Have questions or want to learn more? Get in touch.