Created in partnership with the Florida Department of Education and the Division of Early Learning, the UF Lastinger Center for Learning’s Flamingo Literacy Micro-Credentials are available at no cost to Florida instructional personnel in an effort to create accessible and on-demand reading professional development. They give instructional personnel an opportunity to work at their own pace while implementing new instructional strategies in real-time and receiving individualized feedback and one-on-one support from an assessor.
Impacting every level of the education system
This professional development equips birth to twelfth-grade instructional personnel to:
- Identify literacy difficulties and determine appropriate interventions
- Apply evidence-based practices
- Effectively use progress monitoring and intervention materials
Through this comprehensive coaching and professional development system, the profession will be supported and elevated, allowing instructional personnel to make even greater impacts on student literacy outcomes.
How does it work?
The Flamingo Literacy Micro-Credentials are a hybrid model of online modules, instructor-supported online courses and job-embedded practicum:
Birth through Prekindergarten
- Birth through PreK instructional personnel
(public or private)
- A completion stipend is available for VPK and early learning instructional personnel
- Supports CDA professional portfolio
The Emergent Literacy Micro-Credential can be completed in less than six months.
Prekindergarten through Fifth Grade
PreK (public or private) and kindergarten through fifth grade (public) instructional personnel
Allows instructional personnel to teach intensive reading intervention*
Satisfies Competency 1 of the Reading Endorsement
The Elementary Literacy Micro-Credential can be completed in four months.
Sixth through Twelfth Grade
- Sixth- through twelfth-grade instructional personnel
- Allows instructional personnel to teach intensive reading intervention*
- Satisfies Competency 1 of the Reading Endorsement
The Secondary Literacy Micro-Credential can be completed in four months.
Delivery and Duration
Each micro-credential is delivered in a hybrid model of asynchronous, on-demand modules, and instructor-supported online courses and practicum.
About Flamingo Learning
The Flamingo Literacy Micro-Credentials are part of the UF Lastinger Center for Learning’s Flamingo Learning system. This comprehensive suite of professional development products offers courses, coaching, communities of practice, and instructional leadership development for early learning, K-12 and literacy professionals.