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JCS Teachers recognized at Board of School Commissioners meeting for earning Micro-Credentials
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Monday, November 05, 2018
Cyndi McClancy (PA) and Christa Noe (JMS) with Amy Sharp, JCS Micro-Credential Pilot Coordinator.
Cyndi McClancy (PA) and Christa Noe (JMS) with Amy Sharp, JCS Micro-Credential Pilot Coordinator.

Micro-Credentials are an exciting new way for teachers to demonstrate professional competencies, whether newly acquired or long held. 

The Tennessee Department of Education (TNDOE) is in its third year of a pilot to explore avenues to provide more personalized professional learning opportunities for educators across the state.  

Jefferson County Schools joined the pilot in the 2017-2018 school year and opted to continue participation in 2018-2019, to take advantage of the opportunity to provide teachers with an additional option for professional development.    

Teacher participation in the pilot is 100% voluntary and teachers may opt-out at any time. 

Teacher surveys have indicated an interest in more personalized and job-embedded options for professional development.  Participation in the state pilot provides an opportunity for JCS to afford educators an additional option to meet that request. 

Out of twenty-three participants in the 2017-2018 school year, four teachers completed all requirements to earn a credential within the pilot timeline.  Those teachers are Charlotte Bishop (JCHS/PA), Cynthia McClancy (PA), Christa Noe (JMS), Jennifer Tyrell (TES).