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Office of Lifelong and Lifewide Learning

Micro-credentials are a form of professional development that break down a scholarly topic or general skill into its discrete parts. Micro-credentials require a demonstration of competency in each discrete segment of that general skill via a portfolio or performance assessment. Once competency has been demonstrated an micro-credential in that discrete segment of the general skill or scholarly topic is awarded. Individual micro-credentials are then “stacked” to collectively represent a proven body of knowledge on a particular scholarly topic or general skill. Micro-credentials elevate the outcomes of their earners; as they not only learn about discrete embedded skills within a scholarly topic but they also must apply the skill in their practice and demonstrate their pedagogical growth as a result.

Current Micro-credentials

Read, New England

Read, New England in partnership with Drexel University’s School of Education present the following micro-credentials. Click on each icon for individual MC details and registration information. Participants have two options for engagement. Option 1 requires the submission of a portfolio that meets the rubric for demonstration of competency earning the participant that individual micro-credential. Option 2 allows participants to audit this unit of study and does not require a portfolio submission nor does it award a micro-credential.

Brain Science and Reading: Participants will engage in dynamic activities supported with curated primary resources intended to both challenge and grow their knowledge of reading acquisition and the science of reading (SoR).