Professional learning is a collaborative experience, and we recognize that educators may choose to work with their peers to develop the competencies required to earn a micro-credential. But to earn a micro-credential, every submission must be unique and reflect the efforts of the individual educator who is submitting it.
Here are some quick guidelines to follow when collaborating with other educators on a micro-credential:
- Each individual's submission must be unique. Assessors will deny submissions that are identical.
- Certain pieces of evidence (such as data analysis) may be shared among submissions. This should be based on and relevant to the micro-credential's requirements and the educators' teaching contexts.
- Evidence such as reflections, classroom overviews, and annotations should reflect the thoughts and effort of an individual educator and must be unique.
- In the first requirement (Usually Analyze) of the submitted evidence, educators must include a note to the assessor explaining that collaboration with other educators occurred. When collaborating, always include a brief rationale explaining why a collaborative approach was used for that particular micro-credential. (Note: educators should keep their identity and the identities of those with whom they collaborated anonymous.)