The education news portal Chalkbeat Colorado recently featured the new Digital Badge program in Aurora Public Schools:
TURN IN YOUR BADGE
Digital merit badges — think of a cross between a report card and a Girl Scout badge — are coming to Aurora Public Schools.
The district is planning to introduce the online credentialing system to 19 APS schools this fall and to all schools by 2016. The badges, which students earn by demonstrating skills in the areas of collaboration, critical thinking, information literacy, invention and self-direction, are displayed online through student profiles. The idea is that colleges and employers could then access the profiles to see students’ skills when making hiring and admissions decisions.