BCSC receives grant to train teachers on virtual learning

Clifty Creek Elementary School students gather virtually during eLearning this month. Submitted photo

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. has received almost $100,000 from the Indiana Department of Education to train teachers to better deliver virtual learning.

The Digital Learning Capacity Building Grant is awarded to schools and districts that “develop comprehensive plans to bring blended and digital learning training to their teachers, the department said.

BCSC’s grant proposal was written by BCSC coordinator of instructional technology Brenny Kummer. Kummer said that the grant project will allow BCSC to create a program called Growing Educators through Micro-Credentialing (GEM).

According to IDOE, micro-credentialing is a “non-traditional, competency-based approach to professional development that gives participants the tools necessary to gain targeted skills and demonstrate their learning by successfully implementing their newly developed skills.”

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