EVERFI and BloomBoard have teamed up to offer teachers the opportunity to earn a micro-credential in Financial Education or STEM instruction. 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.
Fall 2018 - Financial Education and STEM Cohorts
Application Window: August 13 - September 14
Cohort Dates: October 8 - December 7
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 in either Financial or STEM education. 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 to make sound financial decisions. We will consider U.S. educators of all subjects with students in Grades 3-12, as long as they are committed and able to integrate online financial education resources into their classroom.
What do I need to do to earn the microcredential?
To earn the micro-credential, teachers must watch the training videos, implement one of the 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 below.
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 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 $30 fee to cover Certified Teacher Program facilitation and review of your STEM or FinEd micro-credential submission. You will submit payment to BloomBoard via PayPal upon acceptance into the cohort.
How long will it take to earn the microcredential?
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 application window for the Fall cohorts is August 13 – September 14. The Fall cohorts run from October 8 – December 7. The program is self-paced, and participants will have eight weeks to complete the requirements.
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 of this program every year. More information and dates will be available on the website as we get closer to the next cohort.
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