Professional Digital LEarning

Digital Learning Badges Coming!

Why: To provide learning opportunities that will give LEISD staff control over the time, place, path, and pace of their Professional Digital Learning.

How: Implementing a competency-based and customizable learning experience that will be accessible 24/7 to all LEISD staff.

What: The Digital Learning Badge Plan

Digital Learning Badges

"As technology convergence and integration continues to increase generally in our society, it is paramount that teachers possess the skills and behaviors of digital-age professionals." Eric Sheninger

We are excited to share with you that we are currently developing a plan for awarding badges for Digital Professional Learning. This comprehensive plan will be competency-based, flexible, and relevant because teachers will choose what they learn, how they learn, and when they learn. Teachers will have "voice and choice" as they select the topic they want to learn about, then decide if they want to learn independently online, complete one of our online modules, or learn in a traditional face-to-face workshop model.

We are currently developing modules for content such as Google Apps, Digital Formative Assessment Tools, and Twitter. We plan to launch a pilot this spring with our InTAcT team to get feedback before the full roll-out in August. We know their input will be invaluable in preparing us for the district-wide roll out.

We are sharing this information with you now to keep you informed about how we plan to support your teachers and meet their individual digital learning needs in the very near future. We believe this plan allows us to reach all teachers at all levels so they are equipped to make the most effective instructional use of new technologies for teaching and learning. So, when you see "badge plates" outside the doors of your InTAcT members, know they are preparing to lead and support digital learning on your campus!

Thank you,

Digital Learning Facilitators