VASCD has developed a set of micro-credentials to advance teaching skills that promote deeper learning among students and align with the Profile of a Virginia Classroom. We currently have 17 micro-credentials which we plan to make available in increments over the course of the next year.
Our first set of micro-credentials includes these skills related to learning-oriented classroom communities:
Enrollment in these micro-credentials is open through March 10!
Micro-credentials are performance assessments of specific skills that are demonstrated through teachers’ professional practice. They can be valuable professional development experiences:
** for individual teachers, particularly those who consistently demonstrate proficiency on the standard teacher evaluation measure and desire documentation of advanced skills;
** at the school level, to support a school improvement goal or team/department initiative; or
** at the division level, to build teacher capacity in targeted skills aligned with deeper learning for students.
To earn a micro-credential, teachers complete a performance task and submit evidence of proficiency that meets the criteria specified on a rubric. Optional resources and feedback are provided to help teachers prepare to complete the performance task.
See the links below for more information.
To enroll as an individual, use this form.
To enroll a group from your school or division (i.e. a “bundle” of micro-credentials), contact Beverly Winter (434.466.7466 or email@example.com