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Micro-credentials

Supports to assist educators’ participation in Micro-credentials

Micro-credentials are professional learning opportunities that are personalized, job-embedded, learner-driven, competency-based, and on-demand. Educators earn micro-credentials by submitting evidence of implementation that are reviewed by trained evaluators.

The Delaware Early Literacy Micro-credentials are part of the Delaware Literacy Plan and are aligned to the science of reading.

To engage in this professional learning opportunity, click on the micro-credential for a description and PDMS registration information. The link to access the micro-credential online will be in the PDMS section information.

Meeting the Literacy Instructional Needs of Every Learner
Screening, Diagnostic, and Progress Monitoring Assessment

Educators will demonstrate their understanding of the purpose and use of screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments and data to plan and make instructional decisions for teaching reading to a diverse group of students in whole group instruction.

Facilitating Effective Tier 1 Reading Instruction

Educators will demonstrate their ability to plan and facilitate an effective reading lesson plan implementing the key components of effective Tier 1 instruction.

Providing Explicit Instruction

Educators will deliver explicit and systematic instruction utilizing the gradual release model to ensure students’ understanding of new skill(s) and concepts.

Supporting Families in Student Literacy Development

Educators will demonstrate their understanding and utilization of effective strategies to support families in their child(ren)’s literacy development.

Universal Design for Learning
UDL: Variability

Educators will demonstrate their understanding of the concept of learner variability and its effect on learning in the classroom.

UDL: Goals and Assessments

Educators will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of developing clear and flexible goals and assessments aligned to that goal.

UDL: Multiple Means of Engagement

Educators will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of developing expert learners who are purposeful and motivated, by offering options for recruiting students’ interest, helping them to sustain effort and persistence, and providing options for their self-regulation.

UDL: Multiple Means of Representation

Educators will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of developing expert learners who are resourceful and knowledgeable by offering options for perception, language and symbols, and comprehension.

UDL: Multiple Means of Action & Expression

Educators will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of developing expert learners who are strategic and goal-directed by offering options for physical action, expression and communication, and executive functions.

Foundational Skills
Developing Print Concepts

Educators will demonstrate a strong understanding of planning and instruction of print concepts. Educators effectively provide print awareness instruction to diverse learners, so they understand the concepts of print.

Phonological Awareness

Educators demonstrate a strong understanding of planning and instruction of phonological awareness. Educators effectively provide phonological awareness instruction to diverse learners, so they understand the relationship of sounds within the spoken language.

Phonemic Awareness

Educators demonstrate a strong understanding of planning and instruction of phonemic awareness. Educators effectively provide phonemic awareness instruction to diverse learners, so they understand the relationship of sounds within the spoken language.

Decoding and Word Recognition
Letter-Sound Relationships

Educators effectively provide alphabetic principle of letter–sound correspondence instruction to diverse learners so they understand the relationship of sounds to written words.

Synthetic Phonics

Educators effectively provide synthetic phonics instruction to diverse learners so they understand the relationship of sounds to written words.

Analytic Phonics

Educators effectively provide analytic phonics instruction to diverse learners so they understand the relationship of sounds to written words.

Teaching High Frequency Words

Educators demonstrate the effective implementation of using graphophonemic knowledge to teach high-frequency words in groups of words with similar patterns.

Fluency for Foundational Skills

Educators effectively provide fluency instruction to diverse learners so they understand the relationship between fluency and comprehension.