KVEC’s Robert Brown and Jennifer Carroll were recently on the NREA – The Rural Voice (National Rural Education Association Official Podcast). This podcast highlights the use of Competency-Based and Micro-Credentialing as a method for furthering the professional development of teachers. For many teachers, there are limited options for furthering their professional training to stay current and meet yearly state standards.
In this episode, Allen Pratt and Jared Bigham interview Robert Brown and Jennifer Carroll, leading the charge of Micro-credentialing through the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). They discuss the various ways micro-credentials can benefit teachers and increase the educational outcomes of teachers and, by extension, their students.
The National Rural Education Association (NREA) was originally founded as the Department of Rural Education in 1907. It is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years, it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.