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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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An exciting new adventure! Lots of buzz on various ways to use the badges. I think people may be hesitant at first but will be supported.

cmac About 7 years ago

After first being skeptical, I now see how the micro-credentials can inspire people.

When I read about micro-credentials for SIM, I wasn't sure what to expect. I figured that it might entice some people to actually attend a session or two and maybe even implement the LS or CER. But, I really didn't think that I would be interested. After reading the Stratenotes and then looking at the levels of credentials, it suddenly dawned on me that I wasn't at the highest level of credentials; that is not acceptable! I realized at that moment that these micro-credentials might actually attract a broader range of people than I had originally thought. 
jbasler About 7 years ago

Micro-Thoughts on Micro-Credentialing

It is amazing...from the purple mimeographs to online credentialing!  

This may be perfect way to expand without compromising the integrity of SIM.  I am looking forward to seeing this process unfold.
rarvin About 7 years ago

Intruigued

I am intrigued by this approach to credentialing.  To paraphrase Culatta, "been there" doesn't necessarily mean "done that."  So, delineating specific activities or accomplishments within a discipline informs the learner of his actual participation, which should lead to more meaningful goal-setting.  As a Jawbone/Fitbit wearer, I appreciate tracking my actual progress; I am encouraged to do improve performance.  I can see how an adult learner could be motivated by seeing his progress in SIM. Now if only I could resurrect my Girl Scout badges-!

urbanhiker About 7 years ago

I think it might be a good way to manage and communicate. People could see cohesion across badges. Not sure about the fee structure.

lhickey About 7 years ago

Motivating

I think that this will motivate some of our more reluctant teachers into implementing with fidelity.  I also think that it will help sustainability efforts in districts!
medicic About 7 years ago

I like the idea but I get lost going back and forth between so many screens

susanwestberry About 7 years ago

The microcredential system is an effective way to promote and track CE/LS through SIM and our district.

One of our goals in yakima is to develop CE leaders in each school building district wide. The credentialing system will help us do this in a budget friendly way. 
I do want to find out more about what my role will be as a PEr to facilitate this.
cquesnell About 7 years ago

Credentialing symbols

The  is an opportunity to be part of an old concept - people want  recognition and other people want proof- being presented in a new format. It's another example of our society's obsession with out with the old and in with the new.. or as Harry Chapin wrote in his song- all my life's a circle...With the advances in technology, symbols may be short  lived.
betsy About 7 years ago

Allows for participants to show evidence of mastery in subject matter. Brilliant way to go paperless, be organized and others to see.

laurahall About 7 years ago

SIM Micro-Credentials

The micro-credentialing process is an important step forward for the PD network since it will provide official documentation by KUCRL of what a person knows and is able to do not only for other PDers but for the educational and business world at large.  It will be an effective marketing tool for the SIM Network and its members.  Over time, the important element will be the recognition and respect of the educational community for the rigor needed to earn the SIM credentials.
pegraving About 7 years ago

SIM Micro-Credntials

The micro-credentialing process is an important step forward for the PD network since it will provide official documentation by KUCRL of what a person knows and is able to do not only for other PDers but for the educational and business world at large.  It will be an effective marketing tool for the SIM Network and its members.  Over time, the important element will be the recognition and respect of the educational community for the rigor needed to earn the SIM credentials.
pegraving About 7 years ago