The National Education Association will be providing members an opportunity to participate in a virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) to support successful completion of a NEA Micro-credential from start to finish. Educators who participate in a PLC to complete a micro-credential are more likely to earn their badge the first time.
The virtual PLC will be facilitated by a trained micro-credential facilitator and consist of weekly support meetings via Zoom. Members may register for more than one PLC.
PLCs will start during the week of July 13 and end by Aug. 31. PLCs meet anytime from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. HST for 30 to 60 minutes. Facilitators will reach out to participants with exact dates and times.
What is a micro-credential?
A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area. These micro-credentials have been developed by NEA to allow for learning without requiring interaction with students in a classroom setting.
What do I need to sign up?
You must be an HSTA/NEA member to register for this professional learning opportunity. If you do not have one already, you will need to create an account with the NEA's Certification Bank.
What topics can I choose from?
- Exploring Restorative Practices
Educators will explore restorative practices to strengthen relationships and build a community where harm can be addressed and repaired. PLC will meet on Monday afternoon/evenings.
- Technology for Educational Leaders: Curating Content
Educators will use a variety of curation tools to collect meaningful content for their students. PLC will meet on Tuesday afternoon/evenings.
- Technology Integration: Citizen
Educators will inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. PLC will meet on Wednesday afternoon/evenings.
- Teaching the Teacher: The Importance of Continuous Learning
Educators will demonstrate the impact of continuous professional development and its application on their own teaching practice and student success. PLC will meet on Thursday afternoon/evenings.
How much will this cost?
NEA micro-credentials are free for HSTA members. You will receive a certificate of completion, but this does not apply to Hawaii State Department of Education reclassification credit.