Teaching is future-focused work. It is about preparing students to secure their own well-being—and our nation’s—in a dynamic global economy. To do so effectively, teachers must devote significant time, energy, and effort to their own professional growth throughout their careers.
Personalized, professional learning in the form of badges, or micro-credentials as they are sometimes called, are created with the understanding that a teacher's time in the classroom is the most valuable commitment of time that we make in Lake Elsinore Unified School District.
As such, we're supporting a new type of professional learning. One that respects the varied nature of time constraints on a teacher's schedule, with respecting both the formal and informal training they choose to pursue. In addition, LEUSD values the contributions of their teachers, and the shared leadership model that is essential to any organization tasked with such a crucial mission, namely, to help all students master core content knowledge and become adept critical thinkers, collaborators, and communicators to ready them for their college and careers pursuits.
From the MOU:
The Due Dates for submitting completed micro-credentials are:
- December 31, 2021 to be paid on January 2022 pay warrant
- June 16, 2022 to be paid on the June 2022 pay warrant.
Completed individualized Professional Development may be paid twice during a school year, January and June, which is within the same school year and not to exceed a combined total of $500.00. No Unit member will be paid in excess of $500.00 in the 2020/2021 school year. Unit members that complete more than $500.00 worth of micro-credentials within the 2020/2021 school year will be paid for them in subsequent school years should there be any micro credential funds available.