Microcredentials

LTC Remote Learning Microcredentials

LTC Microcredentials are aligned with standards for education knowledge and skills outline by the International Society for Technology In Education (ISTE). Each Microcredential experience includes a minimum of 3 hours of synchronous (face-to-face or Virtual) learning along with a minimum of 3 hours of asynchronous learning or project creation. Microcredentials may be pursued individually. Completing all Microcrednetials in order is a great way to develop a comprehensive knowledge of how to conduct Remote Learning in Illinois classrooms.

Each micro-credential includes:

  • A minimum of 3 hours of synchronous in-person or virtual meetings that will support content delivery and/or discussion.
  • A minimum of 3 hours of asynchronous work on the part of each participant for the purposes of knowledge acquisition, exploration, application of knowledge and skills, and creation of job-embedded artifacts demonstrating skills supporting students during remote learning.
  • A rubric that clearly defines a strong command of necessary knowledge and skills supporting remote teaching and learning.
  • Opportunities for reflection on both group activities and the individual’s professional practice.
  • Coaching-style feedback and multiple opportunities to submit, refine, and resubmit (if needed) artifacts demonstrating participants’ knowledge and skills.
1

Description: Students need the skills to stay safe and use technology responsibly during times of remote learning. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to support the safe and appropriate use of technology when students are unable to attend in-person classroom activities.  

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator teaches and models positive digital citizenship and media literacy skills to foster a safe, ethical, and supportive culture for learning using digital tools and resources in a Remote Learning environment. (ISTE-E: 3a, 3b, 3c) 

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Explanation of ISBE guidance and laws surrounding Remote Learning and eLearning 
  • Demonstration of various models of technology-enabled remote learning models
  • Adaptation of traditional learning experiences to Remote or eLearning delivery
Designing

Description: Online learning activities do not have to be simply a recording of teaching activities that would normally be conducted in person. Educators participating in this micro-credential will learn a variety of ways to construct and deliver remote learning activities. Participants will demonstrate their ability to deliver remote learning activities through written and video evidence.   

ISTE Standards Addressed: 

  • The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)  
  • The educator develops authentic and meaningful learner-centered activities that encourage student exploration, collaboration, critical thinking, and/or creative expression of knowledge in a Remote Learning environment.  (ISTE-E: 5a, 5b, 5c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this micro-credential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Exploration of and evaluation of effective research-based teaching strategies 
  • Application of effective learning activities to 
  • Delivery of effective, research-based remote learning experiences, including both synchronous and asynchronous activities
Special Needs

Description: Remote learning can sometimes make students feel isolated and alone. Social and emotional learning activities can help students become an active part of their learning community when they cannot be present for in-person instruction. Additionally, educators can also feel stressed and distanced from their students and colleagues. Participants who successfully complete this micro=credential will demonstrate the skills and understandings to support positive student social and emotional health, as well as appropriate educator self-care strategies.

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator teaches and models positive digital citizenship and media literacy skills to foster a safe, ethical, and supportive culture for learning using digital tools and resources in a Remote Learning environment. (ISTE-E: 3a, 3b, 3c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills:

  • Application of the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Learning Standards to various classroom scenarios
  • Evaluation of available S.E.L. resources from a variety of sources
  • Integration of S.E.L. activities into a variety of remote and eLearning scenarios
Managing

Description: Effective classroom management during in-person learning can be a challenge for even the most experienced educator some days. When students are learning from home, it is common to find that even the best in-person classroom management techniques and plans can be ineffective. The microcredential course will help educators look critically at this topic and develop new tools and skills to help support students during remote learning.   

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)    

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Development of an effective classroom management plan for remote learning activities 
  • Evaluation of online tools supporting effective synchronous  and asynchronous remote and eLearning classroom management 
  • Implementation of online tools supporting effective synchronous  and asynchronous remote and eLearning classroom management 
3

Description: Remote learning can pose specific challenges to students with special needs. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to apply Universal Design for Learning principles using technology to create meaningful and appropriately challenging learning activities when students are unable to attend school in-person.  

ISTE Standards Addressed:

  • The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)  
  • The educator develops authentic and meaningful learner-centered activities that encourage student exploration, collaboration, critical thinking, and/or creative expression of knowledge in a Remote Learning environment.  (ISTE-E: 5a, 5b, 5c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Thorough exploration of Universal Design For Learning for students with special needs and limited internet connectivity
  • Application of Universal Design for Learning to existing synchronous learning activities for students with special needs and limited internet connectivity, both in-person and remote
  •  Application of Universal Design for Learning to existing asynchronous learning activities for students with special needs and limited internet connectivity, both in-person and remote
Feedback Assessment

Description: Remote learning can sometimes make students feel lost and alone during the learning process. Collecting data and using it to providing clear formative and summative feedback is essential to maintaining or improving student achievement. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to support student self-improvement by providing formative and summative feedback using technology tools during times of remote learning.  

ISTE Standards Addressed: 

  • The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)  

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Explanation of ways to use digital tools for Formative Assessment and feedback
  • Explanation of ways to use digital tools for Summative Assessment and feedback 
  • Demonstration of using both Formative and Summative Assessment during a remote learning experience
2

Description: Students need the skills to stay safe and use technology responsibly during times of remote learning. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to support the safe and appropriate use of technology when students are unable to attend in-person classroom activities.

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator teaches and models positive digital citizenship and media literacy skills to foster a safe, ethical, and supportive culture for learning using digital tools and resources in a Remote Learning environment. (ISTE-E: 3a, 3b, 3c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills:

  • Explanation of ISBE guidance and laws surrounding Remote Learning and eLearning
  • Demonstration of various models of technology-enabled remote learning models
  • Adaptation of traditional learning experiences to Remote or eLearning delivery

LTC Remote Learning Microcredentials

LTC Microcredentials are aligned with standards for education knowledge and skills outline by the International Society for Technology In Education (ISTE). Each Microcredential experience includes a minimum of 3 hours of synchronous (face-to-face or Virtual) learning along with a minimum of 3 hours of asynchronous learning or project creation. Microcredentials may be pursued individually. Completing all Microcrednetials in order is a great way to develop a comprehensive knowledge of how to conduct Remote Learning in Illinois classrooms.

Each micro-credential includes:

  • A minimum of 3 hours of synchronous in-person or virtual meetings that will support content delivery and/or discussion.
  • A minimum of 3 hours of asynchronous work on the part of each participant for the purposes of knowledge acquisition, exploration, application of knowledge and skills, and creation of job-embedded artifacts demonstrating skills supporting students during remote learning.
  • A rubric that clearly defines a strong command of necessary knowledge and skills supporting remote teaching and learning.
  • Opportunities for reflection on both group activities and the individual’s professional practice.
  • Coaching-style feedback and multiple opportunities to submit, refine, and resubmit (if needed) artifacts demonstrating participants’ knowledge and skills.
1

Description: Students need the skills to stay safe and use technology responsibly during times of remote learning. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to support the safe and appropriate use of technology when students are unable to attend in-person classroom activities.  

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator teaches and models positive digital citizenship and media literacy skills to foster a safe, ethical, and supportive culture for learning using digital tools and resources in a Remote Learning environment. (ISTE-E: 3a, 3b, 3c) 

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Explanation of ISBE guidance and laws surrounding Remote Learning and eLearning 
  • Demonstration of various models of technology-enabled remote learning models
  • Adaptation of traditional learning experiences to Remote or eLearning delivery
Designing

Description: Online learning activities do not have to be simply a recording of teaching activities that would normally be conducted in person. Educators participating in this micro-credential will learn a variety of ways to construct and deliver remote learning activities. Participants will demonstrate their ability to deliver remote learning activities through written and video evidence.   

ISTE Standards Addressed: 

  • The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)  
  • The educator develops authentic and meaningful learner-centered activities that encourage student exploration, collaboration, critical thinking, and/or creative expression of knowledge in a Remote Learning environment.  (ISTE-E: 5a, 5b, 5c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this micro-credential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Exploration of and evaluation of effective research-based teaching strategies 
  • Application of effective learning activities to 
  • Delivery of effective, research-based remote learning experiences, including both synchronous and asynchronous activities
Special Needs

Description: Remote learning can sometimes make students feel isolated and alone. Social and emotional learning activities can help students become an active part of their learning community when they cannot be present for in-person instruction. Additionally, educators can also feel stressed and distanced from their students and colleagues. Participants who successfully complete this micro=credential will demonstrate the skills and understandings to support positive student social and emotional health, as well as appropriate educator self-care strategies.

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator teaches and models positive digital citizenship and media literacy skills to foster a safe, ethical, and supportive culture for learning using digital tools and resources in a Remote Learning environment. (ISTE-E: 3a, 3b, 3c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills:

  • Application of the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Learning Standards to various classroom scenarios
  • Evaluation of available S.E.L. resources from a variety of sources
  • Integration of S.E.L. activities into a variety of remote and eLearning scenarios
Managing

Description: Effective classroom management during in-person learning can be a challenge for even the most experienced educator some days. When students are learning from home, it is common to find that even the best in-person classroom management techniques and plans can be ineffective. The microcredential course will help educators look critically at this topic and develop new tools and skills to help support students during remote learning.   

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)    

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Development of an effective classroom management plan for remote learning activities 
  • Evaluation of online tools supporting effective synchronous  and asynchronous remote and eLearning classroom management 
  • Implementation of online tools supporting effective synchronous  and asynchronous remote and eLearning classroom management 
3

Description: Remote learning can pose specific challenges to students with special needs. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to apply Universal Design for Learning principles using technology to create meaningful and appropriately challenging learning activities when students are unable to attend school in-person.  

ISTE Standards Addressed:

  • The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)  
  • The educator develops authentic and meaningful learner-centered activities that encourage student exploration, collaboration, critical thinking, and/or creative expression of knowledge in a Remote Learning environment.  (ISTE-E: 5a, 5b, 5c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Thorough exploration of Universal Design For Learning for students with special needs and limited internet connectivity
  • Application of Universal Design for Learning to existing synchronous learning activities for students with special needs and limited internet connectivity, both in-person and remote
  •  Application of Universal Design for Learning to existing asynchronous learning activities for students with special needs and limited internet connectivity, both in-person and remote
Feedback Assessment

Description: Remote learning can sometimes make students feel lost and alone during the learning process. Collecting data and using it to providing clear formative and summative feedback is essential to maintaining or improving student achievement. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to support student self-improvement by providing formative and summative feedback using technology tools during times of remote learning.  

ISTE Standards Addressed: 

  • The educator uses a variety of digital tools to create and deliver authentic, personalized learning experiences for students, communicate positively with stakeholders, and provide supportive feedback to encourage deep learning in a Remote Learning Environment. (ISTE-E: 4a, 4c, 4d)  

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills: 

  • Explanation of ways to use digital tools for Formative Assessment and feedback
  • Explanation of ways to use digital tools for Summative Assessment and feedback 
  • Demonstration of using both Formative and Summative Assessment during a remote learning experience
2

Description: Students need the skills to stay safe and use technology responsibly during times of remote learning. Educators participating in this micro-credential will demonstrate their ability to support the safe and appropriate use of technology when students are unable to attend in-person classroom activities.

ISTE Standards Addressed: The educator teaches and models positive digital citizenship and media literacy skills to foster a safe, ethical, and supportive culture for learning using digital tools and resources in a Remote Learning environment. (ISTE-E: 3a, 3b, 3c)

Skills Demonstrated: Participants who have successfully completed this microcredential will have demonstrated the following skills:

  • Explanation of ISBE guidance and laws surrounding Remote Learning and eLearning
  • Demonstration of various models of technology-enabled remote learning models
  • Adaptation of traditional learning experiences to Remote or eLearning delivery