ASHP Advances in Digital Media and Learning Competition
We’re happy to share that American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning is a Stage 1 winner in the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Teacher Mastery badge competition (whew, that was a mouthful). Our proposal seeks to develop a badge system for an online professional development community where teachers can develop their skills as history educators, instructional designers, and peer collaborators. Now it’s on to Stage 2, where we’re working with game developers and education researchers to submit a proposal that describes in greater detail how teachers can earn badges, what the badges will look like, and how the system will work technically. And, if all goes very well, we’ll be heading to San Francisco at the end of February to pitch the project in front of a live panel of judges. Whatever happens, we are learning the ins and outs of badging as a way to motivate and recognize lifelong professional learning.