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ers receive additional compensation for
earning competency-based microcredentials. The financial incentive pays off for
the rest of their careers, Superintendent
Patricia Deklotz says.
"It's an increase to the teacher's base
pay, so it's in effect over the tenure that
they are employed," Deklotz says.
The Kettle Moraine district pays its
teachers-nearly 90 percent of whom
participate-an additional $2,000 per
year for earning a microcredential on
topics such as collaborative classroom
teaching and personalized learning.
A microcredential in close reading
was offered because the district had prioritized increasing literacy in special education students.
"We have been able to close the
achievement gap by over 20 percent over
the past three years," Deklotz says. "The
close reading microcredential was part of
our tiered strategy."
Teachers, who can work together on
PD, must submit evidence-such as
samples of student work and written reflections-that they've brought their new
skills to the classroom.
Working collaboratively helps teachers "see themselves as learners and experts
in their profession, rather than waiting
for someone from the outside to be the
one that leads them in their learning,"
Deklotz says.
Teachers can also develop their own
microcredentials by submitting a proposal for review by colleagues. For example,
a high school art teacher who is an expert
in ceramics developed a microcredential
in open-hearth firing techniques.
"It really allows teachers to look
at where they feel they need to grow,"
Deklotz says.
Teachers in the Cumberland County
School District in North Carolina also
create competency-based PD modules,
such as Teaching Social Studies in the
21st Century, Positive Conversations in
Math, Creating Non-Fiction Texts in the
Science Classroom, and K-5 Balanced
Literacy Framework. Teachers spent up
to six months developing the courses.
This PD system allows the district's
3,300 teachers to assess how their new
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skills have improved instruction and
gives them a sense of agency in their own
professional goals, says Theresa Perry,
director of professional development for
Cumberland County Schools.
"We wanted to see evidence of impact
on practice, as well as evidence of impact
on student performance," Perry says.
"Most of the time with professional development and face-to-face opportunities
you don't have the follow-up to see it actually translate into practice for the teacher
or for performance for the student."
Moving from novice to master
Competency-based PD in the AlamanceBurlington School System in North Carolina has a unique, personalized component: peer coaching.
This is one of the most effective ways
to transfer new skills to teachers, says
Robin Finberg, executive director of the
district's curriculum and professional development department.
"The coaching aspect is where we can
personalize the support for our teachers

and ensure implementation in the classroom," Finberg says.
District curriculum specialists, who
serve as the coaches, visit classrooms
throughout the year. They observe and
provide feedback on specific skills and
practices during and after instruction,
she adds.
"It really puts the teacher in the
driver's seat, and the teacher really determines to what degree they need the
coaching support," Finberg says. "The
format builds upon previous skills and
competencies to gradually support teachers moving along the continuum from
novice to experienced to master."
Competency-based PD allows teachers to improve their practice throughout
their careers, she adds.
"It doesn't just happen when we're in
our undergraduate programs or when
we're in our first couple of years as a beginning teacher." DA
Elaina Loveland is a writer in northern
Virginia.

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