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