The Office of Educational Technology in the U.S. Department of Education organized a two-day summit in December of 2016 aimed at improving teacher preparation. The summit was attended by university deans, department chairs, and professors of education, along with other leaders in the field.
My two presentations were on the use of micro-credentials in teacher education. I am a co-designer of a micro-credential system used at Brigham Young University, and I’m currently helping to design a micro-credential system that universities across the nation can choose to adopt. I’ve also co-authored several articles on Open Badges, a type of digital micro-credential.