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Professional Learning

Using your Voice to Advocate for Student Success - Micro-credentials

This stack of 9 micro-credentials was created to support educators in raising their voices to protect public schools and to support every student.

At a Glance

Through leadership and organizing strategies educators will learn how to take responsibility and use their voice to advocate for student learning. This requires educators to learn organizing skills that will support communicating and collaborating with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members.


  • Family & Community Engagement
  • Professional Leadership


  • Create an organizing plan.
  • Activate your stakeholders.
  • Utilize technology for communication and collaboration.
  • Create a communication plan.
  • Engage members in advocating for student success.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: November 26, 2020


Audience Role

  • Aspiring Educator
  • College & University Faculty
  • Education Support Professional
  • Retired Educator
  • Specialized Instruction Support Personnel
  • Teacher


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format


Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Activating Community Resources to Support Student Learning
  • Advocating for School Funding
  • Aligning Your School Mission
  • Creating Professional Learning to Support Educators Advocating for Student Success
  • Engaging Your Community to Advocate for Public Schools
  • Establishing, Maintaining, and Supporting Relationships with Parents and Community
  • Organizing Your Work Site/Local
  • Using Technology to Engage Stakeholders
  • Using the Power of Educator Voice

NEA Micro-credentials are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-NEA members will be charged a $75.00 scoring fee per micro-credential at the time of submission. The full list of available NEA micro-credentials can be found at:

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