Competency-based credentials, known as micro-credentials, are a key part of the professional development offered by Global Education Exchange Opportunities in partnership with Digital Promise.

What are the competency-based credentials?

Competency-based credentials are digital certifications that evidence mastery of specific competencies, achievements or knowledge acquired through an evidence-based assessment system. Educators will have the opportunity to continue their professional improvement by acquiring micro-credentials.


Micro-credentials articulate a discrete skill to support educator practice and the specific evidence educators must submit to demonstrate competence in that skill.

Backed by research

Each micro-credential is based on solid research that illustrates how that competence supports learning.


Educators select micro-credentials from a catalog that is aligned with their personal goals, the needs of students, or school-wide educational priorities.

At your pace

Educators can begin and continue their micro-credentialing pathway at their own pace and in their own way.



The educator reflects on how technology supports his or her own professional learning by creating a professional learning plan.
The educator is able to infer how technology supports education and adds value to learning, either through experience or as a result of research.
The educator creates a behavior management plan that includes clear rules, expectations, and interventions for students regarding the use of technology.
The educator plans and implements short classes to model and teach the safe, legal and ethical use of digital information and technology.
The educator creates a tool or system to search, evaluate and manage digital resources.
The educator plans and implements classes and/or activities to help students develop essential digital literacy skills, including connecting with resources, people and solutions.
The educator develops a set of strategies and decides when and how to use each of them to engage students' attention.
The educator organizes the furniture and spaces so that students can easily move from working in collaborative groups to receiving direct instruction or to working individually using technological tools.
Transformative collaboration
The educator helps develop a plan of action regarding the educational approach and problem solving in his or her school.
The educator creates a plan for communication and parent/guardian outreach using a one-way or two-way technology tool and determines the effectiveness of its implementation through an anonymous online survey.



The digital learning coach models effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies that foster technology-rich learning environments.
The e-learning coach participates in continuous learning opportunities that help build the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to perform their role.

Promoting digital citizenship

The digital learning coach promotes equitable access to technology and facilitates ethical and secure computing and global communication.
The digital learning coach evaluates, offers and recommends digital tools and resources that improve teaching and learning.

Reflection on the practice

The digital learning coach regularly uses protocols to reflect on practice.
The digital learning coach supports teachers in implementing assessment technologies in their classrooms through modeling, co-planning and/or co-teaching techniques.
The e-learning coach facilitates data discussions with teachers who analyze student learning from a technology assessment and identify next educational steps.
The digital learning coach supports teachers in differentiating education by selecting and implementing appropriate technology tools that are aligned with the curriculum and learning goals to meet the diverse needs of all students.
The digital learning coach works in collaboration with other leaders to visualize and plan school change initiatives for technology that focus on teacher and student outcomes.

Technology-enabled professional learning

The digital learning coach designs and implements technology-rich professional learning in the effective use of technology for your school or district.
The digital learning coach co-plans, models or co-teaches, and discusses technology-enabled strategies with a teacher.

Technology for rigorous, relevant and engaging learning II

The digital learning coach observes and provides feedback to a teacher while making technological changes in teaching practice.

Create or Login to the micro-credentialing platform

  • Access the Digital Promise micro-credentialing platform at
  • Sign In or Sign Up
  • Confirm your account by email
  • Check that you have logged in correctly.
  • Complete yourprofile and save the changes.

Browse available micro-credentials

Send micro-credential application

  • Access the digital version of the micro-credit.
  • Read the micro-credit and identify the requirements.
  • Access the micro-credential platform and start filling in the application. If you do not finish the micro-credential, you can save it and continue later.
  • Send the application.
  • You will receive an email indicating that the application was received.

Micro Credential Evaluation

  • Once the MC is evaluated you will receive an email informing you if it was approved or denied.
  • MC approved: you will receive an email in case the micro-credit is granted. You will be able to share your badge in various ways.
  • MC denied: you will receive an e-mail with an invitation to file a new application.
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