In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

The iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program was announced Thursday, Oct. 15, by ACTEM and the Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team.

What if schools and teachers had support for professional learning that met their needs and was on their own terms? This is the kind of support iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program is designed to provide.

ILearnMaine was announced at the ACTEM Conference (Maine’s education technology conference) on Thursday, October 15. ACTEM and the Maine Department of Education’s Learning Through Technology Team are collaborating on the creation of micro-credentials.

They are working in partnership with Digital Promise, a national non-profit organization working to empower educators to use technology to engage, motivate, and personalize learning for all learners. iLearnMaine Micro-credentials will be a collection within the Digital Promise Educator Micro-credential Program.  The iLearnMaine collection will focus on the educator skills that have been shown to lead to a high-impact, learning-focused technology program.

According to Digital Promise’s Jennifer Kabaker, “Micro-credentials, a system that provides educators with competency-based recognition for their skills and competencies, could help shift professional learning structures to focus on competency rather than seat time, and give educators a chance to get recognized for that professional learning journey, regardless of where or how they learn.”

iLearnMaine represents the first state initiative to use micro-credentials as a systemic approach to supporting educators.

This is also the first formal partnership between a state and Digital Promise.

The Announcement

iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials

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