Educators Rising offers a series of freemicrocredentials for participating high school and college students in preparation for future teaching careers. These asynchronouscourses, offered through an online platform, require participants to learn about and then try research-based practices in their own interactions with students. Participants then submit evidence of their work, get feedback from reviewers, reflect on what they’ve learned, and ultimately demonstrate competency in the set of skills to earn the credential. The courses take between five and 15 hours to complete and include topics that Educators Rising considers crucial for future teachers to be successful: antibias instruction, classroom culture, collaboration, formative assessment, and learner engagement.
Each month we publish several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are the resources from our newsletters that educators turned to the most in the month of June.
The consumerization of learning is the personalization of learning on computing screens using the capabilities of software to make it intuitive and highly adaptive for individual learners. The result is that educators are in uncharted waters of digital learning.
The days of sitting in one-size-fits-all
professional meetings are dwindling. Whole day, large group professional
development sessions are being replaced with technology-infused collaboration
ripe for lifelong learning. For me, the best part of this shift in professional
learning is the ability to focus on the topics that interest me the most.