Micro-credentials for Professional learning for aims teachers
Micro-credentials are performance-based, specialized professional learning opportunities where educators can immediately apply their new learning directly to their classroom or work environment.
These educational technology focused micro-credentials will allow educators to improve, enhance, or supplement their current skill sets and learn new techniques in an area of professional interest aligned with their students needs, school-wide instructional goals, and/or their school’s specific technology initiatives.
Each micro-credential is a stand-alone opportunity for learning and growth. The order of micro-credentials is a suggested progression for educators to dive more deeply into the content, utilizing knowledge from their teaching and previous professional learning. Micro-credentials may be taken in any order, but the below progression is what is suggested for the greatest learning and classroom impact.
Each micro-credential is fully online and requires an estimated 12-15 hours of work that will span 4-8 weeks. Small classes of 20-25 participants per micro-credential will be facilitated by expert educators supported by Loyola University Maryland. These educators will review all work and assignments, ensuring that achieving a micro-credential certificate represents a meaningful early step on the path to accomplished teaching. At the conclusion of a micro-credential, participants who complete the work at a proficient level will receive a Continuing Education Certificate recognized by Loyola University Maryland for future professional use.