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Competency-Based Learning for Teachers: Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers: Can micro-credentials reboot professional development? | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
Remember merit badges? The reward for kids who master new skills has been rebooted—for their teachers.

So-called “micro-credentials” work a lot like scouting badges. Teachers complete a specific activity to develop a critical competency for their role, and earn a micro-credential based on showing mastery of the skill. They can collect micro-credentials to document growing expertise and share their accomplishments in the classroom.

This targeted training is in stark contrast to traditional, strikingly ineffective teacher professional development (PD). With its focus on seat time—awarding credit for showing up to workshops, conferences, or classes—formal PD has ignored whether teachers actually learn new skills, apply them, and improve student outcomes. And with its reliance on generalized, off-the-shelf programs, most formal PD does not target the specific skills or expertise an individual teacher may need to improve her practice.

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A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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edilberto quispe's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:13 AM

La importancia de los juegos en la educación

Anna Cole's curator insight, November 20, 2013 6:29 AM

I had to zoom this to read it, but it was well worth it!

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 1, 2014 4:17 PM

La importancia del juego para el aprendizaje: es algo natural

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Big Five Of Innovation - playDUcation

Big Five Of Innovation - playDUcation | learning and reading styles | Scoop.it
exploring: Berlin with a great innovator from Australiaengaging: places and people in Berlin – seen through the eyes of an explorerlearning: how the learning revolution can happen...

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Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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