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Professional Learning

Cooperating Teacher - Micro-credentials

This stack of seven micro-credentials is designed to help cooperating teachers develop the necessary skills to successfully support student teachers or early career educators.

At a Glance

Educators will learn how to successfully support a student teacher and develop effective classroom practices.

Topics

  • Adult Learning
  • Peer Mentoring & Collaboration

Outcomes

  • Hone your communication skills and develop strategies for working with adult learners.
  • Learn about observations and effective ways to provide feedback to your student teacher.
  • Explore ways to build positive professional relationships and manage difficult conversations.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: 07/24/2020

Details

Audience Role

  • Affiliate
  • Aspiring Educator
  • Teacher

Grade

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format

Blended

In this stack you will hone your communication skills and develop strategies for working with adult learners. You will learn about observations and effective ways to provide feedback to your student teacher. You may also explore ways to build positive professional relationships and manage difficult conversations. 

Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Andragogy Adult Learning
  • Equity Literacy
  • Listening and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Positive Professional Relationships
  • Post-Observation Feedback
  • Teaching About Teaching

NEA Micro-credentials are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-NEA members will be charged a $125.00 scoring fee per micro-credential at the time of submission. The full list of available NEA micro-credentials can be found at:  https://nea.certificationbank.com/

 

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