Micro-credentials support competency-based, research-backed professional learning by offering digital badges for demonstrated proficiency in specific knowledge and skills. In partnership with NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Hill has developed six micro-credential stacks that are relevant to anyone seeking to develop and demonstrate proficiency in teaching core foundational reading skills: Foundations of Reading, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Text Comprehension.
To get started, you will select the badge you want to earn. The Foundations of Reading horizontal stack develops competencies in the five core components of reading. The vertical stacks offer a deeper dive into Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, or Text Comprehension. You will complete the micro-credentials in each stack by building understanding, implementing an instructional strategy, and submitting your evidence for review and feedback. Once you've completed all of the micro-credentials in a stack, you'll be ready to share your earned digital badge.
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Competency-based professional learning in the science of reading.
Foundations of Reading
The National Reading Panel Report researched and identified five key areas for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary,…
Phonological awareness is the understanding that speech is made up of individual speech elements (words, syllables, phonemes) and the ability…
I like that I can do it on my own time, and still receive feedback from an expert.
Hill's Foundations of Reading micro-credential has helped our teachers build instructional skills needed to strengthen daily core instruction.
We found the micro-credentials training from the Hill Center to be beneficial as it took teachers through the components of reading and also showed how they build upon one another.