Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

Teacher Reboot Camp

You are invited to attend the ISTE panel discussion, Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials , which takes place today from 11:45am–12:45pm, in Room 301BC. I will be part of the panel along with digital badging gurus Rich Dixon (@RichEdtech ), Noah Geisel ( @SenorG ), and Cate Tolnai ( @CateTolnai ). We welcome you to post your digital badging questions and also share with us your experiences and resources.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Noah and I sat down at the Friendly Place in San Antonio a few years back and he began to passionately explain and sketch out his digital badging ideas for an entire district. I recently caught up with Noah and asked him to share his passion and expertise about digital badging.

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Digital Badging and Being a Rock Star

CUE

The post Digital Badging and Being a Rock Star appeared first on OnCUE. Innovate badges connected educator Creativity and Imagination CUE Conference CUE Rock Star digital badging gamification Professional Development Rock Star TeacherFor all the time we spend learning and growing as educators, how do we tell our story? Some of us earn credentials, degrees, and certificates that cost us money and cause stress.

Digital Badging Arrives at CUE

CUE

I am excited to be joining the CUE 2015 Conference team from afar! The post Digital Badging Arrives at CUE appeared first on OnCUE Part 3 of 4 in a series of Stephen Davis’ Guest Blog Posts By Lucy Gray, Friend of CUE Hello CUE folks! I am based just outside Chicago, Illinois and will be managing CUE’s micro credentialing efforts for CUE 2015. I will […].

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

I am proud to announce Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School , a digital badge professional learning platform. For some time now, we have been hearing about digital badges and how they can be used to guide, motivate, document and validate formal and informal learning. ?In In recent years, Digital Badges have evolved from what were originally static images, to a tool used for capturing and communicating knowledge.

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

Edsurge

Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents last year for creating, managing and tracking digital credentials, it raised new questions and concerns among a community of innovators who are trying to create an open platform for rethinking credentials. The fact that it got granted is shocking,” said Kerri Lemoie, principal at OpenWorks Group, who has been involved in the Open Badges effort pretty much from the start. When the U.S.

Savvy’s Interviews: Badge Summit, Finland, & #PassTheScopeEDU

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit. Below, watch the live video interviews baby Savvy conducted with Noah Geisel and Derek Larson who talk about why digital badges and #PassTheScopeEDU. He talked about digital badging and the Finnish education system. Noah Geisel: Why Digital Badges? Derek Larson Interviews Eric Rousselle: Digital Badges and Finland.

Savvy’s Interviews: Student Voice, UDL, Makerspaces & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit and at the famous El Mercado shops at Market Square. Barbara Bray ( @BBray27 ) shared her work with Universal Design Learning, digital badges, and makerspaces. Conference Highlights #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE digital badges ISTE makerspaces pivot tables student voice UDL universal designBelow, watch the live video interviews. Baby Savvy was excited to catch up with two of our favorite educators.

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In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

More Verbs

ILearnMaine was announced at the ACTEM Conference (Maine’s education technology conference) on Thursday, October 15. They are working in partnership with Digital Promise , a national non-profit organization working to empower educators to use technology to engage, motivate, and personalize learning for all learners. iLearnMaine Micro-credentials will be a collection within the Digital Promise Educator Micro-credential Program.

Goal: Design a Badge

Teacher Reboot Camp

Goal: Design a badge for your students or another colleague. Accomplish this goal: For the past 4 years, I integrated badges into my courses and trainings to motivate, engage, add some fun to the curriculum, and build a community. Digital badges are having the same impact. When I started giving badges in my online conferences and in my online courses, I noticed teachers and learners posting all over Facebook and on Twitter.

Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive! Highlights of the #BadgeSummit Keynote by @MeenoRami

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have embedded Valerie Lewis’ recording of Meeno Rami’s keynote from the Badge Summit pre-ISTE conference event. Meeno also shared how “Badging helps us move beyond the limits of our language and name things of value to the learner.”

Ignite Yourself! Live Beyond Sitting Behind Your Notes! Ignite Talk by @RandallSampson #BadgeSummit #NotatIste19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have embedded Valerie Lewis’ recording of Dr. Randall Sampson’s Ignite talk from the Badge Summit pre-ISTE conference event. Conference Highlights ISTE #ISTE2019 #NOTATISTE #NOTATISTE19 #PassTheScopeEDU Badge Summit curation digital badges“The goal is to ignite yourself. Live beyond sitting behind your notes.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

If digital leadership is your thing, set up a few tools ( Padlet , TodaysMeet, Tackk ) and allow anonymous comments to be posted. Below are some ideas on how to promote educator choice: Micro-credentials – The use of digital badges, otherwise known as micro-credentials, can afford educators choice over what they want to learn about as well as the specific time that they want to learn a new skill or pedagogical technique.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

While online consider making some time to learn and then apply a new skill while earning a digital badge to acknowledge your informal learning. As great as a PLN is to professional growth, make the time to connect face to face with colleagues at conferences and workshops. Change digital badges Innovation Personal Learning Network professional growth period time management One of the most utilized excuses in education when it comes to change is lack of time.

The 30 Goals Free eConference, July 16-20th!

Teacher Reboot Camp

You’re invited to the first annual 30 Goals Free Online Conference , July 16th to 20th! You can even win a copy of The 30 Goals Challenge book that inspired this free conference. For each session you can receive a Certificate of Participation and badges. Download your first digital badge, Support a Movement , for sharing this post, the poster above , or the program, or for attending. The conference is free as well as the recordings.

Get Inspired Whether You’re at #ISTE2017 or #NotAtISTE

Teacher Reboot Camp

The last week of June I am attending the Badge Summit and ISTE convention in my hometown, San Antonio. Follow us on Twitter, @ShellTerrell , to catch the livestream or to catch up with us during the conference. June 24th, catch us at the Badge Summit. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Events Holidays #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE edtech Education conferences ISTE ISTE 2017

EDENTube

Learning with 'e's

I have hosted more than 2 dozen for EDEN over the last few years at conferences in Spain, Norway, Hungary and Sweden. I was one of the opening keynotes for the annual EDEN conference in Bruges (#eden19), and because most of the keynotes are usually interviewed for the EDENTube channel , I found myself in front of the microphone being interviewed by Krisztina Tatrai, one of the secretariat's full time staff. Normally I'm the one doing the interviews.

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on using digital badging as a way to document professional learning at CUE events. I’m excited to say that I will physically (rather than digitally) be in attendance at this year’s CUE 2017 National Conference and will be helping out wherever needed.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 19th, is day three of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had another great day of sessions and keynotes on Tuesday, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled14.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 16th, is the final day of our the seventh annual Global Education Conference. It's been an amazing conference, hope you can join us for some of the final keynotes or sessions! IMPORTANT NOTES: Simple instructions on joining the conference for newcomers: [link]. We are partnering with Chrome Warrior and using their gamification platform to provide an enhanced professional development experience for Global Education Conference attendees.

2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. IMPORTANT NOTES: We are partnering with Chrome Warrior and using their gamification platform to provide an enhanced professional development experience for Global Education Conference attendees. If you reach a total of 300 points, you will be eligible for a special digital badge and a personalized certificate of participation from the GEC!

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

Teacher Reboot Camp

This week my daughter, Savvy, Kelly Jake Duncan , and I are headed to the ISTE Conference as official ISTE media and to present. If you attend any of my presentations in Chicago or attend virtually by watching any of the live streamed interviews and presentations shared on Twitter( @ShellTerrell ), then you have the opportunity to receive a digital badge and to receive some incredible giveaways!

2016 Global Education Conference - Monday Is Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monday, November 14th, is day two of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. IMPORTANT NOTES: Simple instructions on joining the conference for newcomers: [link]. We are partnering with Chrome Warrior and using their gamification platform to provide an enhanced professional development experience for Global Education Conference attendees. If the conference site should experience any difficulties, a back-up site with session calendars and links is at [link].

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Part of connecting and spreading the word of new posts, online conferences I’ve organized, online courses, Twitter chats, and other news is creating visuals to share online.

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2016 Global Education Conference - 53 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 15th, is day three of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. IMPORTANT NOTES: Simple instructions on joining the conference for newcomers: [link]. We are partnering with Chrome Warrior and using their gamification platform to provide an enhanced professional development experience for Global Education Conference attendees. If the conference site should experience any difficulties, a back-up site with session calendars and links is at [link].

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. In Digital Leadership I emphasized how input from educators is crucial to the success of any professional learning experience, as is time. Digital Leadership Personal Learning Network PLN professional growth period professional learning

Parchment Merges with Credentials Solutions to Take On Transcripts and Certifications

Edsurge

Next for the newly joined company is expanding the network of issuers who receive and send credentials including transcripts, diplomas, certificates and digital badges, says Parchment CEO Matthew Pittinsky, who will lead the new company.

TONS of #ISTE17 Pro Tips, Resources, & Events (including #NOTATISTE)!

EdTechnocation.com

It's one of the biggest international EdTech conferences of the year! From pre-conferences, meetups, workshops, BYODs, Playgrounds, and more, I'll be all over ISTE this year! There is A LOT going on at the ISTE conference! But there's almost as much going on before and outside the conference. Take a photo or use a Scanner app to collect those business cards digitally! Create your own #NOTATISTE digital badge complete with ribbons!

5 Takeaways from my #NotAtISTE14 Experience

EdTechnocation.com

This year, I wasn''t able to make it to the ISTE 2014 Conference. Badges & Ribbons - The most fun part of participating in #NotAtISTE14 was being able to create our own digital badges and collecting digital ribbons! I''m still sorting through all the real ribbons I collected at ISTE 2013, so I was having a blast adding digital ribbons to my badge this time around. Click the link to download your own badge and ribbons!)

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

techlearning

This week my daughter, Savvy, Kelly Jake Duncan , and I are headed to the ISTE Conference as official ISTE media and to present. If you attend any of my presentations in Chicago or attend virtually by watching any of the live streamed interviews and presentations shared on Twitter( @ShellTerrell ), then you have the opportunity to receive a digital badge and to receive some incredible giveaways!

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. I was at a conference, actually with my husband, and he is in the hotel business. There were these bags that we had been given, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be so cool for the kids to earn pins or badges?” I went on the hunt, and I created – just using Google Drawings and Canva – these #MakingGoogleMaster badges. “I have these great digital badges.

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Class Badges to Promote Digital Literacy

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Badge - I Teach Above the Line Class Badges is a free online tool designed to help teachers use digital badges as rewards for accomplishing learning goals. The badges can be a useful tool for teachers to keep track of individual student accomplishments as they help learners focus on making progress. I really like Class Badges because the badges serve as a useful reminder for teachers to work with students on an individual level to set goals and assess progress.

Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

Sample activities include: becoming a connected educator by developing and engaging in a Personal Learning Network (PLN) researching best practices developing innovative learning activities creating interdisciplinary lessons engaging in face-to-face professional development learning to use new technologies earning a digital badge collaborating on projects with colleagues.

Class Badges for 1-1 Goal Setting

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Class Badges is a free online tool designed to help teachers use digital badges as rewards for accomplishing learning goals. The badges can be a useful tool for teachers to keep track of individual student accomplishments as they help learners focus on making progress. Just add your students and choose from the many available badges. If you are in need of a unique badge of your own you can work with the folks at Class Badges to have them create it for you.

As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

The Hechinger Report

The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses. He was also curious about the credential being offered for successfully completing the course: not a conventional degree or a certificate, but a “badge.”. “I So Degro took the course and earned the badge that turned out to be a way to list his new skill in an online resume with a digital graphic that looks like an emoji. A “navigator badge” earned online.