What Motivates Teachers to Earn PD ‘Micro-Credentials’? New Report Offers Insights

Fri, 21 Oct 2016: A new trend in teacher professional learning forgoes general credit hour requirements in favor of “micro-credentials”—or digital badges that focus on the mastery of a singular competency. But completing these micro-credentials can be a rigorous, time-consuming process, says a new report by Teaching Matters, a nonprofit dedicated to developing and retaining effective teachers, partly through issuing micro-credentials.