Micro-Credentials

MICRO-CREDENTIALS

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

What is a Micro-credential?

  • A Micro-credential is not a course. It is an online, on-demand way to earn a badge that demonstrates your competency. The process includes submitting artifacts to be evaluated by an assessor in order to earn a sharable badge that you can use in your resumé, email signature as well as social networks.
  • A Micro-credential is a career-building opportunity. Micro-credentials evidence your career skills and growth in a tangible, highly-visible way. Completing a micro-credential could potentially lead to salary advancement or help you stand out in a pool of job candidates. You can also earn professional development credit toward your licensure requirements.
  • Micro-credentials are scalable learning opportunities. You can continue to add more credentials to your resume over time to demonstrate new skills and increase your marketability!

What Makes Micro-credentials Unique?

  • On-Demand – Micro-credentials do not require attendance at an in-person or online seminar on any specific date. You can complete them on your schedule and still earn professional development clock hours.
  • Skill-Based – Micro-credentials require you to evidence your mastery of a specific skill, such as the tax levy. An assessor will evaluate your competency in order for you to earn the credential.
  • Shareable – The digital badge you receive upon completion can be added to your paper resume or online profiles and link to a page that describes what that micro-credential entails.

How the Micro-credential Process Works

  • Select a Micro-credential – Earn a micro-credential for something you already know, or use the credential process as a chance to grow your skillset.
  • Demonstrate Your Competency – Review the micro-credential document to find the learning outcomes and what evidences you will need to submit. When you are ready, submit your required artifacts for assessment.
  • Share Your Skill – Upon successful completion and evaluation by an assessor, earn a digital badge that you can add to your physical portfolio, email signature or social networks.
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If you think you might be interested in signing up for a micro-credential, please view some additional information about micro-credentials
by clicking the link below:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/489415306

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The PA Principals Association has multiple Micro-credential courses available which can be completed at your own pace, can be started and completed at any time, and can be taken without leaving your home or office.

Coaching
Communications
Culture
Curriculum
Data Driven
Instruction
Relationships
Safety
Vision Mission

Click here for a description of each micro-credential.

You may register for these courses by clicking on the links below:

Micro-Credential and Registration Link:

Assessing Threats                                                 
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4195987

Building External Relationships                          
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168919

Building Internal Relationships                            
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168920

Building Personal Relationships
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168922

Collaborative Leadership Coaching
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3476460

Communication Advocacy
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3635946

Communication Standards
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3635947

Communication Structures                                     
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3635951

Creating a Learning Focused Curriculum
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4186034

Creating a Results Oriented Learning Culture
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4186041

Directive Leadership Coaching
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3635944

Driving a Culture of Service
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168926

Driving Vision and Mission
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4186032

Ensuring Curriculum Alignment                                
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4186035

Ensuring Instructional Alignment                             
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168904

Implementing Data-Driven Decision Making
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4186040

Leading a Culture of Safety                                        
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4195989

Leading and Promoting Tolerance
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168929

Leading Vision and Mission                                        
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4186033

Managing Crises and Emergency Planning              
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4195988

Meeting All Academic Needs
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4186039

Personal Communication Skills
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3635956

Promoting Collaborative Instruction                          
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168915

Providing Effective Instruction                                    
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168916

Reflective Leadership Coaching
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-3635925

Valuing and Celebrating Traditions
https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/event-4168924

Earn 30 PIL Hours Per Course!

Registration is ongoing. 

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Paul Healey at healey@paprincipals.org  

Member Notice

Welcome to the new PA Principals Association website! Since you were already a member of the old site, this transition should be easy for you.

Existing membership accounts have been transferred to the new membership management platform Wild Apricot. You will now use your email address and a password of your choosing to log in. Your email will be the one you have associated with your membership record which will either be your business email or your personal email. If you cannot get in with your email, you would need to call the office so we can let you know which email you currently have on file.

To set your password, visit this link and enter the email address associated with your account:

https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest

This will have the system send you an email containing a link to reset your password. The email may take a few minutes to arrive. Once you have clicked the link and reset your password, you can login to your account at paprincipals.org and access additional materials that are only available to members, as well as manage your own account through the “My Account” tab.

To set your initial password:

  • Visit https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest
  • Enter your email address
  • Wait to receive the password reset email
  • Once received, click the link in that email to set your password
  • Now, come back here to click the “Member Login” button and enter your email & password to access your member account