Badges make your classroom goals visible to students. Badges, or 'micro-credentials,' help motivate students, as students are able to see what they need to do to reach a goal or master a skill. Students want to do well, and they want to be recognized for their accomplishments. Leave this course with a foundational understanding of digital badges- online representations of skills earned- and open badges- verification of student skills, interests and achievements- and how to implement a badge system within your school or classroom. Take your current curriculum, lift up those objectives, skills, understandings and concepts, to represent as badges that show criteria students must meet to earn them. The case study method will be used to illustrate the successful design and implementation of digital badge systems by schools and educators.
Online, with in-person sessions Mon Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23 and Wed Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, 5:30pm-9:00pm