2015 SIM Conference Participant

Your thoughts on Micro-Credentialing and SIM

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  • Last updated June 18, 2015 at 11:22 AM by kucrl
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Post your answers to the following questions.
  • What are your thoughts about the new SIM micro-credential badge program?  
  • How will you use them in your practice?

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I'm very excited about facilitating the micro-credentialing process for SIM and hopeful that it will improve learning evidence for PDers.

peonya-ku-edu Almost 2 years ago

I think it is great that we can work on getting credentialed at our own pace and on our own instead of having to hunt classes.

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cajamunro Over 3 years ago

Love that Micro-Credentialing has application for adults in the workforce AND students in the classroom!

jillhageman Over 6 years ago

Micro-credentialing is a flexible way for learners to individualize their learning and provide evidence of new skills to others.

Micro-credentialing is a useful and meaningful method of displaying a person's skill and knowledge.  This platform is a wonderful way of meeting the needs of adult learners.  Badging allows individuals to advance and provide evidence of educational growth at their pace.

As a professional developer, I see how badges would be beneficial for participants. As teachers learn a new strategy they could post documents of their learning, implementation, and the impact of strategy instruction. A badge could serve as an artifact in a teaching portfolio, evidence of competence in the use of a strategy for a resume, etc. 
gkoenig Over 6 years ago

The utility of badges is exciting!

When I think about how to increase enrollment in master's level classes, the idea of badges would be an exciting alternative for teachers who want the knowledge but not the cost and time of taking a full 16 week course!
susannejames Over 6 years ago

Interesting concept. I can see how this may be more current in terms of ways to document pd as well as skills

akyorks78 Over 6 years ago

Micro credentialing can become a way of recognition that works both within and outside of our network

mbeech Almost 7 years ago

Micro-credentialing has the potential to digitally display specific skills accumulated over a professional lifetime.

nanette About 7 years ago

I am very excited to have an opportunity to share with teachers and instructional support staff the micro-credentialing.

cougar_12 Over 7 years ago

I think this has great potential. It matches the way teachers are teaching.

I think this has great potential. Badging is already being used in the gaming world. I-pad games for children have a similar method for rewarding students for making gains. The Micro-credential format appears to be easy to complete yet comprehensive. It provides flexibility and adaptability.  
probsts Over 7 years ago

Very excited about it!

peonya Over 7 years ago

We are moving into a new era! There are so many badges and ways to earn them. The support for those less "techy" is great.

holly Over 7 years ago