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October/November 2021

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I M P R O V E Y O U R P R A C T I C E as an educator and cre- ate better outcomes for your students. CTA Instruction and Professional Development is offering CTA/NEA micro-certifications free to members on a variety of high-interest topics. Micro-certifications are a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a spe- cific skill or set of skills. They're short, job-embedded professional learning opportunities designed by educa- tors for educators, which can be completed individually at your own pace or as part of a learning community. CTA/NEA micro-certifications are: • Personalized: You can create your own learning journey, based on your interests and career goals, gaps in your skills, and the specific needs of your students, school and district. • Flexible: You can study when it's convenient for you, alone or with your peers. Grounded in research, micro‑certifications offer accessible learning — for you Polish Your Skills • Performance-based: Unlike "sit-and-get" certifica- tions, our micro-certifications are awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, not just for showing up. C TA / N E A c u r r e n t l y f e a t u r e s n i n e m i c r o - c e r - t i f i c a t i o n s t a c k s (c u r a t e d c o l l e c t i o n s o f re l a t e d micro-certifications): • Assessment literacy • Teacher leadership: diversity, equity and cultural competence pathway • English learners • Arts integration • Classroom management • Five core propositions (related to National Board Certification) • Exceptional learner • Supporting LGBTQ+ students • Technology integration C H E C K I T O U T : Go to‑nea‑micro‑certifications for details, including specific micro-certifications, con- tinuing education credits available, a recent training, and other important information. Then create an account, browse the offerings, enroll, and you're on your way! 40 Teaching & Learning

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