Earn professional development hours with the instructional design badges. Here’s how:
Brush Up On Your Skills
Every instructional design badge begins with a tutorial focused on designing curriculum to address specific disciplinary literacy skills. Tailored specifically for history educators, the tutorials use concrete examples to help teachers consider how instructional design choices can support student mastery of key historical thinking and literacy concepts.
We give educators the opportunity to create and revise their own classroom materials with expert guidance. Whether it’s designing a lesson from scratch, or revising a unit to suit the needs of all students, we’ve placed creating, revising, using, and reflecting on high quality, practical materials at the core of our professional learning process.
Earn a Badge
Online badges afford educators the ability to showcase their professional learning with detailed credentials. Each earned badge contains a description of specific skills mastered, a comprehensive list of the tasks accomplished with supporting evidence, and individualized commentary from our history educators. And don’t worry: PD hours are listed as well.
Become a Master History Teacher
Become a Master History Teacher by demonstrating:
- expertise in key disciplinary literacy skills––thinking historically, using evidence, building context, and reading and writing for arguments
- effective instructional design through content knowledge, reflection, analysis of student work, and revision
- active membership in a professional community where you share knowledge and resources