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What Is Micro-Credentialing?
  • During the 2018-2019 school year, Los Angeles Unified launched a first-of-its-kind research- and competency-based Micro-Credentialing Program in order to provide educators from across the District with sustained, collaborative, coherent, and targeted professional learning aligned to District needs.

    Educators who successfully complete the learning of each Micro-Credential Program are awarded a Los Angeles Unified Micro-Credential in the form of an open digital badge that they may choose to share with others as validation and recognition of their accomplishment and expertise.

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    For more information about Open Badges, please visit: https://openbadges.org/

     Leveraging a Hybrid Model

    Over the span of one school year, educators seeking a Los Angeles Unified Micro-Credential engage as a community of practice in 105 hours of coursework that is blended and personalized. The 105 hours of coursework consists of three courses of two modules each. All courses are offered in a hybrid format as follows:

    • 30 hours of face-to-face, instructor-led training;
    • 45 hours of self-paced, high-quality eLearning content training online; and
    • 30 hours of homework and fieldwork which requires participants to produce five Evidence of Learning Artifacts (EOLAs) to demonstrate mastery and application of their learning in their setting.
    • Additionally, educators complete a Capstone project that requires them to document the enactment of one EOLA in their setting, reflect on their work, and identify next steps and resources for future growth.

     

    The 105 hours of blended, personalized professional learning of each Micro-Credential consists of courses that include:

    •  “Foundations and Access”
      • 12 hours face-to-face,
      • 18 hours online,
      • 10 hours homework and fieldwork
    • “Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment”
      • 12 hours face-to-face,
      • 18 hours online,
      • 10 hours homework and fieldwork
    • “Leadership and Capstone”
      • 6 hours face-to-face,
      • 9 hours online,
      • 10 hours homework and fieldwork
    Empowering Teachers
 
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    STEAM Assessment Face-to-Face Session Highlight Video

    (Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Kenneth Wesson) 

 
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    STEAM Access and Equity Face-to-Face Session Highlight Video

 
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    STEAM Foundations Face-to-Face Session Highlight Video

 
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    STEAM Micro-Credentialing 2018-2019 Cohort Yearbook

     

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