The topic of teacher professional development has dominated discussions about teacher quality and retention for years. While some progress has been made, there is still no standardized means for teachers to develop a portfolio of credentials aligned with the always-evolving set of skills and strategies they bring to their classrooms.

Digital badging has arrived on the scene as a leading contender to close this gap and help provide teachers with a clear path to professional growth, and the micro-credentials to prove it. This is an important breakthrough for a profession in which a lack of career mobility too often leads to...

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About the Author:

John Jennings is the managing editor of Advancing K12 EdTech, an online publication covering educational topics at the intersection of culture, leadership, and technology. He is also the digital and social media manager at Skyward.

Ben Roome, PhD, is the Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder of Badge List. He is also an expert in digital credentialing and web-based instruction and assessment.