Online, Self-Paced Professional Development
Teaching can be challenging and finding quality professional development for busy teachers can be difficult. Radford University’s IMPACT K-12 Professional Development program provides online, self-paced, competency-based professional development to help teachers meet the needs of all students in today’s challenging classrooms.
IMPACT K-12 micro-credentials put you in the driver’s seat of your professional learning. By selecting micro-credentials that are aligned to your personal goals, student needs, or school-wide priorities, you can personalize your professional learning, earning the skills you need to be successful. And best of all—you can do it on your time.
We know you are working with a wide range of learning needs. IMPACT K-12 Professional Development has selected the most effective tools and resources from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guides. Our goal is to share best practices to help you teach more effectively, making learning more fun for you and for your students.
Convenient and Targeted
“… micro-credentials are a very targeted way to provide continuing education to our teachers. It is available at their convenience without the cost of going to a university or a conference.”
Dr. Jason Sears
Director of Human Resources
Petersburg City Public Schools
Worthy of My Time
"The format of this program was wonderful. The lessons were composed of a prior-knowledge assessment, videos (as a form of direct instruction), activities that allowed for application of what was learned in the videos and an end-of-lesson assessment to show knowledge gained.
The lessons were easy to follow and worthy of my time. Examples were given for all elementary grade levels and also addressed how different strategies could be used to help students who have learning difficulties."
Teacher, Grade 3
Kanawha County Schools
Why Choose IMPACT-K12 Professional Development?
Online, Anytime, Anywhere
PD courses delivered online and designed so that you can access exactly what you need whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you! Once enrolled, you will have 3 months to complete each micro-credential.
SUPPORT TO HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
From the moment you enroll in IMPACT’s K-12 Education micro-credentials, you are assigned a personal learning coach who is available to support you by email, phone, or video conference. You also have access to technical support and tutorial videos for getting the most out of our PD.
WHERE RESEARCH MEETS REALITY
Built on strategies supported by top educational researchers and vetted by the US Department of Education. More importantly, everything has been tested by real teachers in real classrooms with real students. Learn more about our micro-credentials.
EARN PD HOURS AND GRADUATE CREDIT
Each micro-credential is estimated to take ten hours to complete. As you successfully complete the micro-credential, you will earn the Award of Completion noting 10 PD hours. Complete any five micro-credentials and earn 1 graduate credit.
Competency-Based Education Model
- IMPACT is aligned with the competency-based education (CBE) approach, which focuses on teaching specific job-related skills that are needed to perform a critical task in the workplace.
- The CBE approach uses an online platform to deliver asynchronous, self-paced learning modules aligned with workplace competencies.
- The innovative competency-based education model allows you to demonstrate mastery of competencies based on skills developed by your previous work experience.
- This non-traditional teaching approach decouples learning from time-based models, such as a 14-week semester, and empowers educators in Appalachia with professional development and career-advancing skills.
- Through gamification, IMPACT applies game-design elements to improve learning and comprehension of materials.
- A collaborative online environment encourages networking with experts and other teachers.
*The contents of this program were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant program (Award #: U423A170051). However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
Request More Information about K-12 Professional Development Micro-Credentials
Now is the time to take the next step. Whether you are a school district looking to provide teacher training or an educator who wants to build knowledge and skills, IMPACT’s K-12 professional development program will take you and your colleagues to the next level.
Complete the request for information form and an IMPACT representative will contact you as soon as possible.