iNACOL Leadership Webinar Features Micro-Credentials: Personalizing Professional Development for Educators

Jan 29, 2016, 08:00 ET from International Association for K-12 Online Learning

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Leadership Webinar on personalizing educator professional development through micro-credentialing.

Educators learn new skills and competencies throughout their careers in both formal and informal contexts. Today, more than ever, educators are looking to personalize their professional learning to ensure it meets their needs and the needs of their students. Micro-credentials offer an opportunity for educators to demonstrate and receive recognition for that learning, no matter where it happens.

In this webinar, Jennifer Kabaker of Digital Promise and Brent Maddin of Relay Graduate School of Education will share Digital Promise's theory of change for micro-credentials and how one issuer, Relay Graduate School of Education, has developed micro-credentials to empower educators to drive their own professional learning. Join this webinar to glean best practices and lessons learned and understand the challenges and opportunities associated with developing high-quality micro-credential content for personalized professional development.

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, "Creating new ways for teachers and leaders to experience personalized professional development can model how new learning models drive education transformation, thus empowering teachers to personalize learning in innovative and meaningful ways in their own classrooms. Micro-credentialing gives teachers the opportunity to gain recognition for knowledge they master throughout their careers—while equipping them with the skills to optimize learning every day for each student."

This webinar is free to attend—participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: Micro-Credentials: Personalizing Professional Development for Educators


About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.  


SOURCE International Association for K-12 Online Learning