Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Microcredentials
Location: Room 301BC
[Listen and learn : Panel]
Tuesday, June 27, 11:45 am–12:45 pm
Location: Room 301BC
Rich Dixon Noah Geisel Shelly Terrell Cate Tolnai
Explore how digital badges and microcredentials play an effective role in building high-quality PD. You'll learn how to create an exemplary digital badge and microcredential system for today’s educators and find out how professional learning can highlight personalization while also meeting the needs of the school or district.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Having a QR code reader will make accessing resources easier.|
|Topic:||Professional learning models|
|ISTE Standards:||Coaches : Teaching, learning and assessments
Coaches : Professional development and program evaluation
Teachers : Engage in professional growth and leadership
-Understand the opportunities & challenges within traditional K12 educator PD models by answering the question “Why use digital badges/micro-credentials and a competency-based learning model with educators?”
-Identify what digital badges and micro-credentials are within the education community and how they can create personalized learning opportunities for educators through using a replicable and scalable model.
-Apply this model to create educator ownership of professional development including choice of topics and learning resources, and how new knowledge, skills, and experience are applied within their instructional environment.
-Use open source tools, including free digital badge hosting platforms & free digital badge creation resources, that allow participants to create and manage their own digital badges / micro-credentials. All resources shared will be freely available on the session’s Padlet and the badgechatk12.com website.
-Discover best practices for developing, sustaining, and producing this model
-Employ best practice for using badges to promote “micro-learning” opportunities that are competency-based, provide both traditional and non-traditional incentives
-Interact with panelists and collaborate with each other via live Q&A and a Twitter backchannel around the session topic; join /develop a personal learning network that will exist beyond this session in order to provide ongoing support.
-Connect all session content to specific ISTE Standards•C & T and Essential Conditions which will be embedded on every slide and explicitly addressed throughout.
-Evidence of success: Using a template provided, participants will develop a plan to craft their own vision, identify resources, and establish next steps for creating a professional development model that uses digital badges and micro-credentials.
*ISTE Standards•C 2 & 6 + ISTE Standards•T 5 (embedded with each slide in each presentation & explicitly referenced)
I. Digital Badging Overview (Intro) (15 minutes) with backchannel interaction
A. What is it? Why use it?
B. Vision (Build a context)
C. Examples of effective planning and implementation
II. Getting Started (Logistics) (25 minutes) with peer-to-peer interaction & online planning template
A. Designing the PD process & personalized learning pathways
B. Designing badges & accompanying metadata
III. Next Steps (Planning) (10 minutes) with panel interaction
A. Informing stakeholders
B. Creating buy-in
IV. Measuring and Communicating Outcomes (10 minutes) with panel interaction
A. Impact on student learning
1. U.S. Department of Education. Office of Educational Technology. Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education. Jan. 2016. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.
2. "ISTE Standards - Teachers." ISTE Standards. ISTE, 2008. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.
3. Moroder, Krista. "Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners." Edutopia. 7 Apr. 2014. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.
4. Finkelstein, Jonathan, Erin Knight, and Susan Manning. The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners. Literacy Information and Communication System, 2013. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.
5. Catalano, Frank. “Digital ‘Badges’ Emerge as Part of Credentialing’s Future” ICE Digest. Spring, 2014. Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.
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