Embracing a Digital Mindset: Digital Badges for Professional Development
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Monday, June 24, 1:30–2:30 pm
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Community Building Through Media-Making
Amy Bennett Paul Huggins Andrea Lilley
Explore how your district can better engage administrators, educators, and tech leaders in their professional development through the use of digital badges. You’ll learn how to implement digital badges and move from a paper-based demonstration of professional learning to a fully digital system.
|Audience:||Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Professional learning models|
|ISTE Standards:||For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
+ Explore the uses of a digital badging platform (Credly) and explain how it can be used to create, issue, and manage digital badges for professional development purposes.
+ Understand the cost benefits of transitioning from a paper-based professional development model to a fully digital one.
+ Discover a scalable and standardized approach to professional development through digital badges.
+ Connect session topic to ISTE standards of visionary leadership for administrators and learner and leader standards for educators.
+ Engage in an interactive Q&A with presenter.
A. What are digital badges? (3 min)
B. How digital badges were implemented in Beaufort County Schools. (14 min)
a. Courses recognized by badges.
b. Going paperless.
c. Teacher engagement and response.
C. What’s next for digital badges in the northeast region of North Carolina. (8 min)
a. Expansion to 14 counties.
b. Integration with Canvas.
D. Q&A (5 min)
Will, M. (2017, April 25). Teachers Customize Professional Development Through Microcredentials. Education Week. Available at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/04/26/customizing-professional-development-through-microcredentials.html
Diamond, J. & Gonzalez, P.C. (2016, June 30). Digital Badges for Professional Development: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Value of a New Credentialing Currency. Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials. Available at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15425-1_21
Hart, M. (2015, January 14). Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development. Campus Technology. Available at https://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/01/14/badges-a-new-measure-of-professional-development.aspx