DESCRIPTION: Teachers who earn the Active Engagement Micro-Credential engage learners in high cognition and high participation activities within a lesson to build student understanding.
EARNING THE MICRO-CREDENTIAL: To earn the Active Engagement Micro-Credential, teachers demonstrate competencies to engage all learners during lesson presentation with high participation and high cognition activities, positively affecting student learning. Earners write both a lesson plan to incorporate high participation, high cognition activities and a reflection explaining how the chosen methods are both high participation and high cognitive activities, and commenting on their effectiveness. The earner video-records the planned lesson to demonstrate competency to engage all learners actively in a lesson without detracting from the stated learning target.
RESEARCH BASE: Active engagement increases student learning with an effect size between .58 and .66, which corresponds to an increase of 25 percentile points in achievement (Dean, Hubbell, Pitler, & Stone, 2012).
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