EVERFI and BloomBoard have teamed up to offer teachers the opportunity to earn a micro-credential by using EVERFI’s digital learning platform to teach real world skills in their classroom. Participants gain a deeper understanding of EVERFI’s critical skills courses, plan for implementation within their classrooms, and become education technology advocates in their school and district.
Now accepting applications for our Spring 2020 Cohort until April 6th, 2020.
What is the EVERFI Certified Teacher Program?
The EVERFI Certified Teacher Program is a self-paced competency-based professional development and micro-credentialing program focused on effectively implementing EVERFI’s online curricula with students. As educators implement, the program provides access to resources and the opportunity to share and collaborate with a community of teachers from across the country. Educators submit evidence of their successful implementation in order to earn a micro-credential. Evidence includes completing an implementation plan, providing educator and student reflections, sharing a best practice with other educators and completing a short survey.
Who is BloomBoard?
Founded in 2010, BloomBoard is the leading professional development platform for empowering continuous, personalized, competency-based learning for K-12 educators. For more information, visit bloomboard.com.
Who can apply?
We believe that all educators play a role in ensuring students are prepared for the future. We will consider educators of all subjects with students in Grades K-12, as long as they are committed and able to integrate EVERFI’s online resources in their classroom.
How much does the certification cost?
There is no cost to use EVERFI’s K-12 learning courses thanks to funding from partnerships secured by EVERFI. BloomBoard requires a $50 fee to cover Certified Teacher Program facilitation and review of your micro-credential submission. You will submit payment to BloomBoard upon acceptance into the cohort.
What do I need to do to earn the micro-credential?
To earn the micro-credential, teachers must watch the training videos, implement one of EVERFI’s courses with students, complete an implementation plan, reflect on their implementation, share a best practice on a social media platform and share EVERFI with a colleague. If you are interested in joining this semester’s cohort, please complete the short application form.
What modifications can be made to the credential during remote learning?
While the credential requires students to complete a few lessons from EVERFI’s digital library, these lessons can be completed during distance learning. If needed, Bloomboard allows participants to begin the credential and re-enroll during a later cohort, as needed.
What are the benefits?
Certified Teachers receive a digital badge for their email signature, resume and website, as well as a certificate identifying them as an official EVERFI Certified Teacher completing 8 hours of professional development.
Additionally, certified teachers are periodically invited to participate in roundtable conversations with EVERFI’s curriculum design team, to give feedback on products and features, and to receive early access to beta versions of new courses.
How long will it take to earn the micro-credential?
The total amount of time will vary by individual, but you should be able to complete all of the program requirements in about six to eight hours.
I have never used EVERFI in my classroom before. Can I still apply?
Yes! We’ve designed the curriculum to be beneficial for teachers new to the critical skills movement, as well as those who have been using EVERFI’s resources for years.
When does the next cohort start?
The Spring cohort runs from April 13 – June 5. The program is self-paced, and participants will have eight weeks to complete the requirements. The application window for the Spring cohort is March 20 – April 6.
Can I earn PD credit for this micro-credential?
Teachers who earn the micro-credential receive a certificate stating that they have completed eight hours of professional development. Each district is different in what they require, but many teachers have received PD credit for completing the program and submitting their certificate.
Can I receive graduate credit for this micro-credential?
Yes, Brandman University provides graduate credit for completion of the EVERFI FinEd Certified Teacher Micro-credential. The cost is $40 for .5 units.
Is this program entirely online?
Yes, the program is completed entirely online. Participants will have access to a virtual kickoff and online “rooms” where they can receive support during the program.
Will you be running additional cohorts in the future?
Yes, we plan to run fall, winter and spring cohorts every year. More information and dates will be available on the website as we get closer to the next cohort.