Micro-credentials provide educators an opportunity to earn recognition for the specific skills and competencies they learn throughout their careers.
An educator can identify a specific skill for which they want to earn a micro-credential, submit the required evidence of their competence, and have it assessed by a trained reviewer. If the reviewer assesses the evidence favorably, the grantor will award that educator a micro-credential, which can be shared in the form of a digital badge. If the educator does not successfully demonstrate competence, the educator will receive feedback.
Some states and districts offer formal professional development credit for micro-credentials.