Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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During the edWebinar “ Digital Badge Credentials: Preparing Students with Special Needs for Employment,” the presenters discussed how and why digital badges can help students validate their training and verify their credentials with prospective employers.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

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Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! FallCUE Social Media Mastery — Connecting and learning IRL (ed.

New Merger Wants to Create ‘WeWork for Education’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses

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We think this will be the first real opportunity to build out fully robust pathways for young people into college and career, where the pathways begin with badges [from LRNG] and end with college credit [from SNHU],” predicts Connie Yowell, CEO of LRNG. LRNG is a nonprofit that lets students earn badges through partnerships with businesses and community organizations. Birmingham will be ground zero for their learning and workforce model. Today, badges don’t count as credit.

DIY Professional Learning

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Are you waiting for the perfect professional learning opportunity? Now you can stop waiting and design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates. blog Professional Development TL Advisor Blog Leadership Coding

The Growing Potential of Micro-Credentials

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk these days about micro-credentials and digital badging as a means to acknowledge professional learning of educators. Micro-credentials can be used to guide, motivate, and validate informal learning.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

At one point or another, we have all used the time excuse when it comes to our professional work. First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

Digital Credentials Summit: Call for Participation

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DIY Professional Learning ] K12 educators and other interested parties are invited to share exemplary work on innovative uses of digital badges and learner records leveraging open standards for formal, informal, and employer-based learning at the IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit.

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Increasing access with a focus on learning. We are partnering with Digital Promise.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe.

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Tips for Teacher Motivation, Goal-Setting, and PLNs!

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Today, the first live event of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning ( #EduGoalsMOOC ) free open online course took place. You can still join the free course and receive badges backed by the Ministry of Education in Spain and INTEF for activities you complete.

Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

I remember a few years back during a meeting with teacher leaders, a tipping point that would ultimately change the direction of professional growth at my school. Best of all, at least in my mind, was the newfound ability to learn anytime, from anywhere, with anyone in the world for free.

Four Signs It’s Time for Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Studies suggest American schools invest $18 billion in teachers’ professional learning annually. But considerable evidence indicates that formal professional development often misses the mark. And while teachers are also learning in informal ways, existing systems don’t track or make the most of that growth. . In short, the current approach to American teachers’ professional development is falling short. 2 – The rise of digital badging.

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

Brent Maddin is the Provost at the Relay Graduate School of Education, Director of TeacherSquared, and a member of the Digital Promise Micro-credential Advisory Board. Or consider an academic dean observing two teachers at his school with markedly different performance, and consequently very different professional development needs. How can this dean more effectively personalize professional development to meet each teacher where they are and help them get to where they need to be?

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

Using available micro-credentials from Digital Promise, each educator can create a personalized professional development plan that builds on the expertise they feel they most need in the classroom and in our schools. Learn more about our work.

It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone

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Across America, students are learning in new ways many of us could only imagine, tinkering, creating and experimenting in makerspaces and fab labs to solve real-world challenges. Education Technology Maker and DIY Movement

Designing a System to Support Continuous Learning

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In the previous post, we discussed building authentic cultures of professional learning. Today, we explore one of the design principles at the heart of micro-credentials – embracing learning as continuous process. Can I learn from someone else?"

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills

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In addition to their daily task of educating students, teachers must also continue to learn. In efforts to make time-mandated and compliance-based professional learning efficient, technology offers microcredentialing as a vehicle for educators to pursue personal growth. Also known as digital badges, these tools are increasingly used to improve student focus as well as provide a means to incentivize teachers to complete new disciplines.

3 Ways Districts Can Rethink Teacher Professional Development

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According to a recent study conducted by the Gates Foundation, $18 billion is spent annually on teacher professional development. The average teacher spends anywhere from 68-89 hours in professional learning a year. Tip #2: Encourage professional learning through technology.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

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The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. If you are not already a member of the Shake Up Learning community, click here to join. (Be

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. Create a Class for Learning Challenges. Badging Systems. Shake Up Learning 2017.

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

Brent Maddin is the Provost at the Relay Graduate School of Education, Director of TeacherSquared, and a member of the Digital Promise Micro-credential Advisory Board. Through this design work, we’re learning a few lessons: We need to support anywhere, anytime learning.

Want to be a stronger digital leader?

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How can we best harness the positive aspects of technology to improve student learning and the schools we work in? The 7 pillars of digital leadership. Pillar 1: Student engagement, learning, and achievement: Enhancing essential skill sets that society demands.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. .

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

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The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

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Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership.

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

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Learning science says people learn best when they apply new information to their own contexts. But these elements are rarely applied to professional development. They also have to reflect on what they learned through those experiences. Digital Promise ).

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Design creative ways to advocate and implement global learning initiatives. This professional learning event includes thought-provoking practitioner and expert panelists, student speakers, and an interactive design thinking challenge on "How can schools cultivate a culture of changemaking?"

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. Learn more at geo-education.org.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” ” Try learning styles, maybe.

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