NEA Micro-credential Virtual Professional Learning Communities

Looking for ways to continue your professional growth while working from home? Consider earning a micro-credential!

NEA is providing members an opportunity to participate in a virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) to support successful completion of a NEA Micro-credential. Educators who participate in a PLC to complete a micro-credential are more likely to earn their badge the first time.

A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a area.  Micro-credential PLCs are NOT a traditional course.  Micro-credentials are self-directed project based professional development.  During the micro-credential PLC, you will work to collect evidence of proficiency in specific area by working on a project that is designed to directly help you in your professional practice.  Resources are provided to help you learn more about the topic. During this PLC, a facilitator will guide you and a group of fellow educators through the project and the process for submitting by providing multiple opportunities for peer feedback and discussion.

These virtual PLCs will be facilitated by a trained micro-credential facilitator and consist of weekly support meetings via zoom.   PLCs will start during the week of September 7 and end by October 31. PLCs will meet on the day indicated below, during the evening for 30-60 mins. Facilitators will reach out to participants with exact dates and times. Members may register for more than 1 PLC.

Choose one of the following PLCs and register by August 23:

Classroom Expectations and Routines 

In this NEA Micro-credential PLC, an educator demonstrates an understanding of successful use of classroom expectations and routines to promote an environment that is conducive to learning.

PLC will meet once a week on Monday evenings (from September 7-October 31).

Virtual Engagement Strategies for Asynchronous Learning

In this NEA Micro-credential PLC, an educator will use a variety of strategies and digital tools to engage learners in asynchronous learning.

PLC will meet once a week on Tuesday evenings (from September 7-October 31).

Teaching Global Competence

In this NEA Micro-credential PLC, an educator facilitates learners’ ability to develop diverse social and cultural perspectives that expand their understanding of local and global issues.

PLC will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings (from September 7-October 31).

Fostering a Growth Mindset

In this NEA Micro-credential PLC, an educator explores growth mindset with students to support student understanding of various modes of learning to understand new concepts and acquire new knowledge and skills.

PLC will meet once a week on Thursday evenings (from September 7-October 31).

Register for a Micro-credential PLC by August 23 here.

Learn more about NEA Micro-credentials here.

View all micro-credentials on NEA Certification Bank here.

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