As more and more states and districts adopt educator-directed professional development, micro-credentialing and badging allow for educators to pursue individualized, customized professional learning and document their progress and growth.
MIDAS has partnered with the Utah State Board of Education to build a system of professional development and microcredentialing that allows both flexibility and accountability, more about that here:
We believe Microcredentials provide a path to make learning flexible as well as more rigorous and accountable. Here's why:
Teachers to learn how to teach in a virtual/blended/remote manner
Micro-Credentialing is different from “badging” as they are far more rigorous
Can export to Badgr, Credly, or Digital Promise via Badge 2.0 standards
Allows for feedback and revision to show progress towards learning and provide the needed time for mastery to move us away from seat time metric