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NEA Micro-Credentials Virtual Professional Learning Communities Registration

VIRTUAL
Weeks of February 7 to March 18, 2021
Details 

Registration Deadline: 
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Cost:

Free for MNEA members, but you must register. 
Kansas NEA should register at www.kneaweb.org
Not a member? Join now at www.mnea.org/JOIN.

Optional Graduate Credit: 
After completion of PLCs, participants have the option of one hour of graduate credit through Baker University for $70 per micro-credential. Please check with you school district to be sure they accept these graduate credits toward advancement on your district salary schedule. 

After you receive your digital badge, enroll in Baker University to receive your graduate credit.    



A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area.
Missouri NEA in partnership with Kansas NEA and Nebraska State Education Association plan to support personalized professional growth in a virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC). Participants complete a NEA Micro-credential from start to finish. Micro-credentials are self-directed project based professional development designed to directly help you in your professional practice.

Time commitment: A micro-credential generally takes up to 15 hours of work to complete. Weekly PLC Zoom meeting lasts 30 to 60 minutes. Facilitators will email participants the exact dates and times by Feb. 5. Please review a micro-credential’s rubric in its entirety—link in description below- BEFORE you register.

If you have questions, email  Laurie.Bernskoetter@mnea.org or call her at (573) 644-9623.


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PLC Descriptions and Selection


Time commitment: A micro-credential generally takes up to 15 hours of work to complete. Weekly PLC Zoom meeting lasts 30 to 60 minutes. Facilitators will email participants the exact dates and times by Feb. 5. Please review a micro-credential’s rubric in its entirety—link in description below- BEFORE you register.
  • Classroom Expectations & Routines, (Classroom Management stack)  
    Monday at 7 p.m.  
    Facilitator: Sandy Humbyrd, NBCT
    After self-analysis of current classroom rules, expectations and procedures, teachers create a goal and action plan to decrease loss of instructional time during in-person teaching.    Before registering, review components and evaluation criteria.  
  • Cultivating Socially Just Environments (Teacher Leadership: Diversity, Equity and Cultural Competence Pathway stack)   
    Sunday, 4 p.m.      
    Facilitator: Kimberly Gilman
    Diversity, equity and cultural competence need to be understood and recognized as integral to being a skilled teacher leader.  After identifying needs, educators design and implement an activity or action to address a need.   Before registering, review components and evaluation criteria.
  • Virtual Engagement Strategies for Synchronous Learning (Technology for Educational Leaders stack)    
    Monday evening, time TBD   

    Facilitator: Lara Stephens
    People learn socially, even in an online setting. Effective online learning requires facilitation that allows participants to interact with content, apply skills, and discuss their learning and questions with others.  Educators explore and apply facilitation techniques and provide evidence of collaboration during live virtual sessions with either students or adults, depending on your role. Before registering, review components and evaluation criteria.
  • Virtual Engagement Strategies for Asynchronous Learning (Technology for Educational Leaders stack)    
    Monday evening, time TBD   
    Facilitator Kristy Oborny, NBCT
    Educators apply tips and strategies to motivate and engage learners when instruction is not delivered in person or in real time. Educators create and implement an asynchronous virtual learning group where students or adults (depending on your role) engage in content and with each other in a safe environment. Before registering, review components and evaluation criteria.

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