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Dear partners and innovators, 

We *love* to see you shine in the media ... especially when you use the spotlight to share good advice. As we all know, innovation can be messy. But our network can help other innovators along the journey. We're all learning to be more resilient!

Here are two examples within the last week: 

Inside Higher Ed: Concrete ways to teach students resilience
June 29, 2022

In his op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Brian LaDuca writes: “I teach resilience through the University of Dayton’s Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation. The class reaches capacity each semester, with about 30 students per section and 120 students total. Students earn a resilience microcredential, created in collaboration with Education Design Lab, an education-innovation nonprofit in Washington, D.C. The digital badge awarded to their Credly account is loaded with metadata and helps future employers understand how the student transfers and applies resiliency in their lived and learned experiences.”

BTW, the University of Dayton just passed 1,000 micro-credentials awarded so far! Here’s more about how we got our partnership started
Read the op-ed
eCampus News: How 2 institutions tackle micro-credentials
June 20, 2022

Two Lab partners talked with eCampus News about how they’re helping new majority learners … and they also share some helpful advice.

Claire Sullivan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation in Digital Badges and Microcredentials with University of Maine System emphasizes understanding your “why.” “Why are you setting out to do this? A new revenue stream? To educate the citizens of your state or beyond? What are your goals for it?” 

Ian Roark, Vice President of Workforce Development and Strategic Partnerships at Pima Community College in Arizona, said support from administration and leadership is essential for a micro-pathways program to succeed. 
Read the story
Welcome, Ayanna Conway!
The Lab is excited to introduce Ayanna Conway, who recently joined our team as Social Media + Community Specialist. In this role, Ayanna will help grow + connect the Lab’s “Innovator Network” through social media, email newsletters, and communities of practice. 

Ayanna lives in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was born and raised. She brings eight years of social media marketing experience, and she recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Business Management. When not working, she enjoys teaching dance classes with the hopes of inspiring the next generation to dream beyond their current reality! 
Learn more about Ayanna
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