Building Microcredentials

The Path to Mastery Learning

As more and more states and districts adopt educator-directed professional development, micro-credentialing and badging we need to allow for educators to pursue individualized, customized professional learning and document their progress and growth.

MIDAS has partnered with the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to build a system of PD and Microcredentialing that allows both flexibility and accountability. 

Microcredentials provide a path to Mastery-based learning. Flexible as well as more rigorous and accountable.

  • Micro-Credentialing is different from “badging” as they are far more rigorous and represent mastery demonstrated on the job

  • Export to Badgr, Credly, Digital Promise, as well as any machine readable format using Badge 2.0 standards

  • Feedback and revision show progress towards goal and provide the needed time for mastery to move us away from seat time metric