A Think Twice Review of:
Review of Harnessing Micro-Credentials for Teacher Growth: A National Review of Early Best Practices
Think Twice - Apr 08, 2021
Publisher/Think Tank - New America
Author(s) - Melissa Tooley and Joseph Hood
New America recently published a report, Harnessing Micro-Credentials for Teacher Growth: A National Review of Early Best Practices, that champions ways that micro-credentials have been used to allow teachers to move up the career ladder, receive higher pay, or renew their licenses. The report, along with an accompanying implementation guide, offers recommendations for how to implement and integrate micro-credentials into states’ human resources systems.
Reviewer(s) - Elena Aydarova, Auburn University
Elena Aydarova of Auburn University reviewed the report and found scarce evidence to support its ambitious claims of how micro-credentials could remedy the shortfalls of traditional professional development for teachers.