Welcome to the “Level Up!” digital badge program!
We encourage you to watch this brief video on our program before your begin working – we have included some tips and tricks to aid you in your journey to Level Up!
PLEASE NOTE: Badges are awarded, or more information is requested, in as timely as a manner as possible while maintaining the integrity of the process. Depending on the volume of applications – and the schedules of those evaluating them – this process may take up to four weeks. Please feel free to contact us to check on the status of your badge after this four week window has passed.
Why Level Up?
The ways we locate, access, and share information have changed drastically in the last several years and as a result learning is no longer a task relegated to synchronous lessons or traditional classrooms. Now, anyone with an internet connection can engage in meaningful learning opportunities anytime, anywhere and at their own pace.
Unlike traditional professional development in which a group of educators gather together in the same room and earn renewal credit based on the length of the workshop or training, digital badging provides educators with an opportunity to harness the power of our information age to pursue professional knowledge through non traditional pathways that are:
- self paced.
- available anywhere
- mastery based
The Level Up! series of professional development challenges invite teachers to demonstrate newly acquired skills, build identity and reputation within our district, and create pathways for continued learning and leadership roles. The challenges are optional and are to be completed individually. Although each challenge requires something different of the learner, they all emphasize applying the knowledge instructionally while also reflecting on the resulting outcomes with students.
To get started, simply click on one of the badges to the right and complete the challenge requirements at your own pace. Once completed, the team will send you a certificate to submit for renewal credit and a digital badge to display on your website or within your email signature.
Want to know more about how we evaluate each Certified Leveled Up! Badge request? Click the rubric below for more information on this process.