Micro-credentials might be just the right approach for your district’s professional development program. Think smaller and a more focused format. That’s microcredentials in a nutshell. How does micro-credentialing work? Professionals complete a discrete, competency-based task. The organization offering micro-credentials can then issue badges, continuing education credits, or other verification of completion. Putting it in practice Let’s say a K12 school district typically offers face-to-face courses for teachers’ professional development. Teachers sign on and attend a number of hours of training and are then awarded continuing professional development, or CPD, credit for participating in those workshop trainings. Instead, how about changing the format to something like this. Redesign learning using the micro-credentials and change the components in the following manner. Plan shorter sessions Since educators already have a lot on their plate, why not shorten the units? It’s easier for busy educators to fit a 15- or 30-minute professional development session into their busy schedules. Use a skill-based program The second approach is to modify the learning to be skill-based and related to on-the-job tasks. [...]
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A Pass is excited to announce the addition of our new production department! While the department is new, our experience in production is not. Over the years, we have gained extensive experience developing: Animation Custom art eLearning modules Videos In fact, it is the increasing demand for new, custom development that has led to the need for production to have its own department. Meghan Garfield will be leading this department as the director of production. Meghan has a diverse background in the field of education including teaching various levels of K-12 classes and training new educators. She completed a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology at University of Tampa and then worked on a wide variety of projects as an instructional designer, developer, and project manager. This experience prepared her with a strong background in instructional theory and design principles. Using these skills, Meghan has led many instructional design and educational technology development projects with A Pass in her role as Director of Career and Technical Education. Some of these projects include the design and [...]
A Pass Educational Group, LLC Announces Partnership with eLearning Brothers A Pass Educational Group, LLC (A Pass) is pleased to announce an authorized reseller partnership agreement with eLearning Brothers (eLB). This will allow more people in the K-12 and higher education markets to take advantage of eLB content. eLearning Brothers was founded by two brothers who saw a hole in the market and filled it with content and assets to help others improve their eLearning courses. It has become one of the hottest brands in eLearning because it is such a well-known resource for eLearning templates, custom eLearning design, and training for eLearning professionals worldwide. A Pass will be offering two eLB packages to the K12 and Higher Education markets. Both will include access to eLB’s wide-ranging collection of cutout people, its extensive icon and impressive stock assets libraries, as well as the entire PowerPoint graphics library. Package 1 also includes the PowerPoint templates library, while Package 2 includes the eLearning template library. “We are very pleased to partner with A Pass, a creative company founded [...]