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NEIT- Micro-Credential Criteria

Classroom Procedures & Routines BadgeClassroom Procedures & Routines Badge - TCSD Micro-Credential
Skills & Abilities

Introducing Procedures & Routines

  • Understand the importance of reflection in determining the expectations of your classroom.
  • Be able to explain with clarity the significance of procedures and routines in your classroom.
  • Demonstrates the implementation of procedures, routines, and rules defining clear expectations, procedures, and rules.
  • Revise and construct classroom procedures and routines that impact future planning.
  • Explain the difference between procedures and routines and their significance in classroom management.

Implement and Refine Procedures and Routines

  • Teach and implement emergency procedures within a classroom setting.
  • Establish and enact entry and exit routines designed for both safety and efficiency in the school and classroom space.
  • Demonstrate how using teaching procedures throughout the day enhances the lessons and expectations of students.
  • Show knowledge of the use of procedures for gaining students attention by formulating signals that will confirm the behavior desired. 

 CHAMPS - Classroom Management

  • Show knowledge of how to effectively design, manage, and motivate a class with a clear vision of an ideal classroom.  What does it look like, sound like, and feel like. 
  • Understand the importance of CHAMPS, a positive approach to Classroom Management.
  • Demonstrate how cueing of the CHAMPS expectations gives students feedback and reinforces desired behaviors.
  • Develop skills to create CHAMPS activity and transition procedures to implement in teaching.
  • Reflect on an activity and transition that needs more clarity and utilize the CHAMPS model to refine expectations and intended outcomes.
Teachers As Facilitators BadgeTeachers As Facilitators Badge- TCSD Micro-Credential
Skills & Abilities 
Student-Centered Teaching: From Provider to Facilitator
  • Understand the need for teachers to shift their role from primary provider of instructional tasks to facilitator of student-driven learning opportunities
  • Self-assess your personal teaching style to determine if you take more of teacher as provider role or teacher as facilitator role
  • Describe what student learning is and why and how it should be implemented
  • Gain insight on the importance of technology in the classroom and how it can be an asset in the learning process
Practice Being A Facilitator
  • Research different teaching strategies and explore utilizing them in the classroom
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the differences between a provider and a facilitator lesson plan
  • Adapt a lesson plan to include “teacher-as-facilitator”.
  • Video of self, teaching a lesson in which teacher-as-facilitator approaches were used with reflection of video included.
Flexible Pacing BadgeFlexible Pacing Badge - TCSD Micro-Credential
Skills & Abilities
  • Implement different strategies to boost student engagement and performance.
  • Understand the importance of “I do, we do, you do” and applies when planning and presenting lessons.
  • Construct questions to enhance lesson structure and engagement.
  • Develop an understanding of the BIG 8 and use to reinforce expectations in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate how cueing gives students feedback and reinforce desired behaviors.
  • Shows knowledge of Whole Brain Teaching and uses it to enhance the lessons.
  • Develop skills to measure time intentionally, strategically and visibly to enhance pacing.
  • Have the ability to utilize beginning and ending prompts in lessons to further improve the activity.
  • Reflect on lesson plans and be able to designate an amount of time for each activity.


Lesson Planning BadgeLesson Planning Badge - TCSD Micro-Credential
Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of objectives when planning lessons
  • Participate in a discussion on the importance of planning in education
  • Understand the idea of backward planning and be able to explain whether or not backward planning is a valuable skill
  • Identify the importance of the beginning of class and the need to teach students the skill of being self-starters
  • Gain knowledge on how to teach students the skill of working independently through the Gradual Release Model
  • Develop a lesson plan that is viable and ready to be used in a classroom setting
  • Understand that differentiation in the classroom is an important skill for teachers to give pupils the best chance at learning, regardless of their abilities, strengths and weaknesses
  • Explain the roll of assessment in education and how it can impact student learning
  • Demonstrate evidence of planning through media and reflection of teaching