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In Straight A’s Don’t Tell the Whole Story: In Support of K-12 Microcredentials at http://er.educause.edu/blogs/2017/8/straight-as-dont-tell-the-whole-story-in-support-of-k12-microcredentials

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“In education, we’re no longer built to be a ‘conveyor belt system’ anymore; at the same time, we’re reconnecting with broader concept of learning. There are skills beyond math and writing that make us competitive. Our edge in the United States is not to say we’re better than others in these areas. Rather, it has always been creativity and innovation. We’re a little weird; that’s our advantage. We’re stubborn and want to do things differently. Our strength is our insubordination.”

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What is it and what can it do? Microcredentials are a great new way to approach skill acquisition without earning degrees or certification.  Read more in this publication: Customizing Professional Development Through Microcredentials at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/04/26/customizing-professional-development-through-microcredentials.html