Level Up Learning

Hancock Place School District

Digital Badges in Professional Learning

What is Hancock’s Level Up Learning?

Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and move our students forward to prepare them for success in school and beyond. In general, the Common Core calls for the seamless integration of technology into the curriculum.

Level Up Learning provides a framework which allows our teachers to earn digital badges through learning about technology tools and applications and applying their learnings to their instruction to improve learning outcomes.  This platform has been designed so that its resources prepare our educators to fully leverage the potential for mastering digital age skills embodied in the ISTE NETs standards for Teachers.

 As technology integration continues to increase in our society, it is paramount that teachers possess the skills and behaviors of digital age professionals. Educators must be comfortable teaching, working and learning in an increasingly connected global and digital society.

How Does it Work?

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After registering, teachers can earn badges by learning about a tool and demonstrating how they have successfully integrated it into their instruction.  They can then showcase their knowledge by displaying their digital learning badges through Credly, the free web service for issuing, earning and sharing badges.  From there, their badges can be embedded into their sites or blogs and pushed out to their social networks.

Credit:

The original Worlds of Learning was created by school library media specialist, Laura Fleming.

The Nevada’s World of Learning was created and designed by technology integrationist, Carrie Hillman.

Hancock Place School District’s Level Up Learning was created and designed by technology director, Michelle Dirksen.

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