AEA Micro-credential Virtual Professional Learning Community


AEA is offering its members an opportunity to participate in a virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) to support successful completion of a NEA Micro-credential. Educators who participate in a PLC to complete a micro-credential are more likely to earn their badge the first time.


A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area. Micro-credential PLCs are NOT a traditional course. Micro-credentials are self-directed project based professional development. During the micro-credential PLC, you will work to collect evidence of proficiency in specific area by working on a project that is designed to directly help you in your professional practice. Resources are provided to help you learn more about the topic. During this PLC, a facilitator will guide you and a group of fellow educators through the project and the process for submitting by providing multiple opportunities for peer feedback and discussion. These virtual PLCs will be facilitated by a trained micro-credential facilitator and consist of weekly support meetings via zoom.



Free for members 

$250 for non-members


Completers earn one (1) continuing education unit (CEU)


PLCs will start during the week of December 7 and end by February 7.


PLCs will meet on the day indicated below, for 30-60 mins. Facilitators will reach out to participants during the week of November 30.


Registration closes November 23.


For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Fossett at

Information about our Micro-credential PLC:


Explore and Challenge Inequity

December 7, 2020 - February 7, 2021

Thursday evenings - 4:00pm CT


Educator understands and participates in situations challenging inequity and promotes equity, diversity, and cultural competency in education.