Micro-Credentials

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What is a micro-credential?

A micro-credential indicates that an educator has mastered a new skill or reached a specific level of expertise. Educators earn different micro-credentials to help document what they have accomplished over their career. A micro-credential provides educators with the recognition and credit they deserve for learning new things over time, regardless of where or how it happened. Educators can select which micro-credentials to earn based on personal goals, student needs, or school-wide instructional priorities. Educators can also earn micro-credentials on their own time and at their own pace.

What kind of micro-credentials are offered by Argument-Driven Inquiry?

We offer 10 different micro-credentials that represent different levels of expertise within Argument-Driven Inquiry.

  • Teaching: Educators can earn four different micro-credentials based on their expertise with using ADI in grades 3-12 classrooms.
  • Coaching: Educators can earn three micro-credentials based on their expertise as an instructional coach for other educators learning to use ADI.
  • Training: Educators can earn three micro-credentials based on their expertise as a facilitator of professional learning opportunities about ADI.

Teaching Micro-Credentials

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Certified Member

Requirements

  • Complete an Argument-Driven Inquiry introductory workshop or online course

Evidence

  • Submit email at the completion of workshop or online course

Reward

  • Digital Certified Member badge
  • Certified Member...
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Certified Practitioner

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Member micro-credential
  • Teach 6 different ADI lab investigations
  • Join and participate in ADI online community or join a PLC about ADI
  • Receive feedback about teaching ADI from a...
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Certified Leader

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Practitioner micro-credential
  • Teach 6 additional ADI lab investigations (total of 12 over last 2 academic years)
  • Share your experience with ADI at a district event or educational conference
  • Given feedback about teaching...
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Certified Innovator

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Leader micro-credential
  • Create your own ADI investigation
  • Create a tool or routine to help support students or push their thinking in new ways
  • Create a tool or routine to help support other...
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Coaching Micro-Credentials (Coming Soon)

Certified Level 1 Coach (Coming Soon)

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Practitioner micro-credential
  • Complete an ADI coaching workshop or serve as the facilitator for ADI PLC in Box program at your school or district (Coming Soon)

Evidence

  • Upload evidence of completion or ADI PLC in a...
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Certified Level 2 Coach (Coming Soon)

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Level 1 Coach micro-credential
  • Serve as a coach for 5 teachers learning how to use ADI
  • Hold five meeting with a group of teachers to discuss how to promote and support student learning during ADI
  • Complete 10 observations...
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Certified Level 3 Coach (Coming Soon)

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Level 2 Coach micro-credential
  • Serve as a coach for 10 teachers learning how to use ADI
  • Hold 10 meeting with a group of teachers to discuss how to promote and support student learning during ADI
  • Complete 20 observations of...
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Trainer Micro-Credentials

Certified Introductory Trainer

Requirements

  • Complete the ADI 501 Train-the-Trainer Institute

Evidence

  • Upload evidence of 501 completion

Reward

  • Digital Certified Introductory Trainer badge
  • Certified Introductory Trainer sticker

Price: Free

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Certified Distinguished Trainer

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Introductory Trainer micro-credential
  • Join and participate in ADI social media
  • Facilitated five ADI introductory workshops
  • Complete the ADI 502 Train-the-Trainer Institute
  • Complete the ADI 503 Train-the-Trainer Institute

Evidence

  • Upload participant names and emails from 5 different ADI introductory workshops
  • Upload a sample of...
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Certified Expert Trainer

Requirements

  • Have a Certified Distinguished Trainer micro-credential
  • Facilitated 10 ADI introductory workshops
  • Facilitated 1 ADI curriculum mapping or instructional material development workshop
  • Facilitated 1 ADI instructional coaching workshop

Evidence

  • Upload participant names and emails from 10 different ADI introductory workshops
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What do I have to do to earn an ADI micro-credential?

Each micro-credential includes a list of requirements and the evidence that an educator must submit to demonstrate that he or she has meet each requirement. All you have to do is collect the required evidence that you need to demonstrate that you have fulfilled the requirements of the micro-credential. You can then submit your evidence to be reviewed and approved by Argument-Driven Inquiry.

Do I have to earn the ADI micro-credentials in a specific order?

Yes. You can think of our micro-credentials as different levels of expertise with Argument-Driven Inquiry. Educators earn more ADI micro-credentials the more they use and teach others about Argument-Driven Inquiry, much like a player who ‘levels-up’ in a video game as he or she gets better at the game over time. The graphic below shows the ADI micro-credential pathway for educators who work with students in grades 3-12 or serve as an instructional coach for a school or district.

Educators can also develop expertise in facilitating professional learning opportunities about Argument-Driven Inquiry for other educators over time. The graphic below shows the ADI micro-credential pathway for educators who plan to help other teachers learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry.

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How do I earn a micro-credential from Argument-Driven Inquiry?

We use Accredible to issue our ADI micro-credentials. Accredible will send you a different digital badge for each ADI micro-credential that you earn. Information is encoded into each digital badge that provides details about what the micro-credential means and when you earned it. You can download, email, post it on websites or share your badge through social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

How do I get started?

You will earn the ADI Certified Member micro-credential once you complete one of our introductory workshops or online courses. Accredible will send you a personalized Certified Member digital badge to the email address that you give us. You will also receive information about how to create an account with Accredible so you can earn other ADI micro-credentials. Once you have created an Accredible account, you will be able to earn other ADI micro-credentials by following these steps: