Educator Micro-Credentials: Better for My Learning and Better for Students

This blog post is one of a series that highlights different experiences with the multilingual learner (MLL) micro-credential program developed by UCLA’s ExcEL Leadership Academy and highlighted in the Aurora Institute report: ExcEL Leadership Academy Micro-Credential Pathway Adoption in Rhode Island.

As I worked through the micro-credential process within the ExcEL program, I felt empowered knowing I was earning my English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) certification and improving my craft. The more of the program I completed, the more I saw myself improving as an educator. I could see my students making more connections and engaging more in my classroom. My lessons were becoming more culturally diverse and meeting the needs of all my students. I could see how the work I was doing with this program and incorporating into my classroom in real time was helping my students feel comfortable learning in my classroom.

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