OpenLiteracy's Teaching Elementary Literacy microcredential program is an exciting opportunity to build capacity for teaching beginning reading in your school, district, or state.

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are a digital certification indicating that a person has demonstrated competency in a specific skill. Rather than learning by watching, reading, or listening alone, micro-credentials promote learning by doing. In order to earn a micro-credential, educators must apply and document their learning, submit evidence to be evaluated, and receive feedback on their instructional practice. Educators earn microcredentials after successfully demonstrating competency in the targeted skill.

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Why choose OpenLiteracy's Micro-credentials?

OpenLiteracy has partnered with BloomBoard, a state of the art micro-credential learning platform. Together OpenLiteracy and BloomBoard are changing the way educators grow and learn by facilitating a shift toward ‘learning by doing’ using micro-credentials. Improving literacy outcomes depends on improved literacy teaching. OpenLiteracy’s Elementary Literacy Teaching micro-credential program combines collections of curated learning resources with online collaboration tools, and the opportunity to earn micro-credentials by demonstrating competency in the classroom. Program implementation and follow-through is supported by a literacy expert, with the goal of providing high-quality professional learning experiences that improve student outcomes.


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