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Hi I'm Kayla Bullard
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Laurel Ballard, Wyoming Department of Education
Gay Stewart, CodeWV, West Virginia, How to make it all fit together
Tonya Davis, Microsoft TEALS, TX, I want to learn what credentials are supported by Perkins and for those that are not, how do they fit in?
Hallie Mason, Mason Consulting, WV, would like to become more familiar with micro credentials.
Dan Stormont, Arizona Regional Manager for the Microsoft TEALS Program, Just curious!
Aleata Hubbard Cheuoua
Aleata Hubbard Cheuoua - WestEd - CA - just curious to see what will be presented
Hello, everyone! Karen Leonard, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Director of Education Technology and Computer Science
Jenn Michalek, CSDE, Connecticut, how have other states incorporated micro-credentials into their certification requirements
Aloha everyone! Peter Leong from University of Hawaii-Manoa
Hello! Ashley Scheideman from FlagshipKansas.Tech.
Hello, I am Erin Bell from OPSRC in Oklahoma.
Jeanine Nakakura from Hawaii State Department of Education. Hope to get a refresher on Micro-credentials.
Cheryl Bobo Alaska Staff Development Network- who is using them presently?
Dan Blier, Plano ISD, CS4TX and CSTA.
Leigh Ann DeLyser
Hi everyone! Leigh Ann DeLyser from CSforALL here. Excited to be a part of the conversation.
Sarah Sleasman | Arizona Department of Education | I want to know more about successes of using a MC.
Gertie Monat, Keystone Area Education Agency, Iowa
Deb Romanek Nebraska Dept of Ed Hearing what other states are doing
Hello, everyone! Amy Roberts, Code.org
Sheri McGuffin, STEM Coordinator for AdvanceKentucky
Monique M. Rice, AdvanceKentucky, very curious!
Emily Gochis; MiSTEM Network; Michigan
Good afternoon! Ceri Dean, Dean Education Consulting. I'm interested in CS teacher endorsement through micro-credentials
Juan, College Board, l want to learn everything
Luis De Mendoza
Luis De Mendoza, North Florida Regional Manager for Microsoft TEALS, very curious as well.
Hi! I’m Corey Mize. Executive Director of Base Camp Coding Academy in MS. I’m really interested in learning more about these Micro-credentials so that we can focus our students on these certs/skills.
Anayo Ordu - Code HS (Customer Success Manager) - Dallas, TX - Learn more about how teachers can keep growing their skillset
Cindi Chang, Nevada Department of Education
Alison Mohr, NewBoCo, Iowa - interested in micro credentials to help with CS endorsement pathway
Joe Kolosky, Director of the Office of School Approval and Opportunity, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Lea Sloan, CodeHS, Illinois
Alicia Wilson, Wyoming DOE, ALL things MC
Lori Goldade, PD specialist, CodeHS
Dan Blier, Plano ISD, CS4TX and CSTA.]
Wyoming is in the middle of developing CS micro-credentials. I'm interested in lessons learned.
Hello, my name is Alba C Gutierrez, I am an Educational Outreach Manager at CEISMC GA Tech.
Dianne O’C Maryland want to learn how to collaborate with others interested in this too so we can benefit from a crowdsourced body of work with high quality CS
Hi all, Tom Bijesse from Mouse in New York
Elissa Hozore from Maryland State Dept of Education. I would like to learn more about using and managing micro-credentials for PD for our teachers.
Erdogan Kaya. George Mason University
Here is the link to the report
Leslie Brommer, Curriculum Developer, UTeach CS
Julie Erickson, Learning Specialist and Code.org Regional Partner Coordinator, Technology and Innovation in Education, South Dakota
Hi Everyone! Dave Frye, The Friday Institute, NC. Hoping to learn new ideas and what others are making happen with MCs
You can also download state handouts at our website
Sorry! Was having zoom issues! phew! :)
Here is the link to view those videos: https://advocacy.code.org/state-policy-forum
Hello Ceri Dean - What a fun blast from our past - It was a nice surprise to see your name -Deb Romanek from NDE
Hi. Paula Moore, Dept Of Ed focusing on CS. Massachusetts
HI Hannah - did those links just go to panelists to all attendees as well?
Thank you my bad
Hi all, Jen Rosato from National Center for CS Ed and hoping to hear more about how states are using MCs, how PD providers can support them, how teacher prep programs might play a role, ...
Where is the link to the series registration/videos?
Here is the website to download the report: https://advocacy.code.org/stateofcs
Here is the link to view those videos: https://advocacy.code.org/state-policy-forum
Hello Deb - I was excited to see your name as well! I forgot to mention that I'm in CO :) and working with WY on their CS micro-credentials for teachers and with CO ASCD on teacher leadership micro-credentials.
Cat Palmer from the Wyoming Department of Education - I want to hear about the great things happening around micro-credentials
Here is that report: https://advocacy.code.org/micro-credentials.pdf
interesting to have the 2 endorsements with an overlap
You can read about the AZ CS certification model in the 2019 State of CS report as well as the micro-credentials report
You can find previous state of CS reports at our website: https://advocacy.code.org/stateofcs
So many CS teachers are learning new technology on their own. I like the idea that this kind of independent work can be recognized and valued.
please share the documents that Jason mentioned
I get the question from teachers about why would they do MC when it is more work
I also like the idea that it can be used as an equivalency for graduate level credit. Most PD at state universities are not relevant to CS so this is a great alternative that is more valuable to a CS teacher.
So... K-5 is more for technology applications use vs 6-12 is more computer programming
Little sidenote: 86% of public high schools in RI offer CS, 2nd highest rate in the US
Oh boy, get your screen capture ready!
While there is definitely a large group of teachers that shoot for the “easiest” PD options, there are certainly many who are looking for deeper learning PD activities. It seems like there are great opportunities to set those teachers up as leaders/examples with micro-credentials - a small group of teachers that can help to shift the paradigm about what can happen through PD
Our higher ed is cutting funding for ed programs …tough times
@Dave - agreed. I think many teachers go to the initial PD offerings and then are looking for the deeper analysis of their teaching practice that a microcredential might offer
David Frye- agreed
edx.com has made some headway into offering micro credentials that high ed will accept toward degree credit. do you work together?
We are looking at how PD providers can assist teachers with developing the knowledge and skills that would prepare the educators to earn the MC.
It's great to see the growing impetus behind micro-credentials! My organization, UTeach Computer Science, received funding from the US Department of Education to create a series of free micro-credentials for K-12 educators: https://cs.uteach.utexas.edu/micro-credentials
It has to be relevant!
@Sarah that sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Has anyone had experience with the digital promise micro credentials https://digitalpromise.org/initiative/educator-micro-credentials/micro-credential-explorer/
Thanks for the shoutout
From a higher ed perspective - we’ve seen great success in NC with a Competency-Based Lateral Entry program - it gets around tuition issues, is 100% online, and has reached teachers across the state.
BYW, great job @Pay & @Katie. I received my State of CS printed copy!
To really expand the diversity of CS teachers, we will need to provide valuable PD to educate more teachers who do not yet have the content knowledge. I am concerned that micro-credentials alone will continue to perpetuate certain types of teachers who already enjoy "tinkering" with computers.
Rural teachers dont have easy access to universities, and are in need of special areas of expertise.
In a perfect world, wouldn't it be cool if we had a national micro-credential for CS that all states recognize.
That would be a perfect world, @Melissa! It would sure make my job easier.
For both teachers and students
@Melissa - I wonder if aa National Board Certification in CS would be a path to address a “national” micro-credential solution
Definitely seeing executive coaching and engagement coaching surge as ways to increase people’s capacity to connect and listen with empathy to build relationships and increase impact and effectiveness
We have about 5 minutes left, and I don’t want to forget the panelists’ contact info: Jason Lange, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sean Ross, email@example.com
Thank you Pat, Jason, and Sean!
Webinar Series Recordings: advocacy.code.org/state-policy-forum2020 State of CS Education: advocacy.code.org/stateofcs
This was GREAT! Thank you, all!
Yesterday was National Coaching Appreciation Day :)
Fabulous session. Thank you!
Thank you! This was a great session. So much good information!
GREAT! Thank you!
Thanks for the great information.
National Board Cert would be great