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Build-a-Badge

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Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYODex


Monday, June 25, 2:30–4:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Grant C

Gregg Eilers   Burt Lo   Brandon Schut  
This session is guides teachers through the process of creating microcredentials and badges for their classrooms. During the session, participants will set badge learning objectives, design badges and explore educational badging platforms. Leave with your own digital badges to share with students.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
For Educators:
Designer
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

During this hands-on BYOD session, attendees will create a digital badge. This process includes determining the learning outcomes that will demonstrate mastery of a micro-credential, designing the graphics for a digital badge, and culminate with an exploration of some educational badging platforms.
Participants will experience the possibilities of badging, as a student. Then they will be guided through the process of setting up a digital badge for their own classrooms.
10 mins: Introduction and opening questions from the audience.
10 mins: Demonstration of use of educational badging platforms, such as Alludo and EduBadger.
20 mins: Participants create learning objectives for a micro-credential/digital badge.
15 mins: Participants create the graphics for a digital badge.
25 mins: Participants set up a badging platform and add learning objectives and digital badge for use in their classrooms.
10 mins: Final questions and sharing of online resources.

Outline

Participants will experience the possibilities of badging, as a student. Then they will be guided through the process of setting up a digital badge for their own classrooms.
10 mins: Introduction and opening questions from the audience.
10 mins: Demonstration of use of educational badging platforms, such as Alludo and EduBadger.
20 mins: Participants create learning objectives for a micro-credential/digital badge.
15 mins: Participants create the graphics for a digital badge.
25 mins: Participants set up a badging platform and add learning objectives and digital badge for use in their classrooms.
10 mins: Final questions and sharing of online resources.

Supporting research

"...badges motivate continued engagement, which increases time on task and supports skill acquisition through performance. Learning outcomes signified by badges can also be displayed in an e-portfolio or on web sites and are highly transportable to social media sites. In this role they summarize achievement and signal accomplishment. With these characteristics, digital badges ... provide visible recognition in digital symbols that link directly via metadata to validating evidence of educational achievements in public displays."
Digital Badges in Education - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10639-013-9291-7
Education and business are looking for additional displays of student skills, beyond the traditional school transcript and resume. Micro-credentials provide students with the ability to learn and demonstrate mastery of discrete skills. Badging is becoming a popular method for displaying skill mastery.

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Presenters

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Gregg Eilers, Stanislaus County Office of Education
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Burt Lo, Stanislaus County Office of Education
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Brandon Schut, Stanislaus County Office of Education

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