Education Week: Students Earn Digital Credentials for Adding New Skills

Story excerpt: "At the 40,000-student Aurora district, the digital badging program arose from within its college- and career-success department as a way to make students aware of skills—like collaboration and information literacy—that businesses want from employees, while staying rooted in … Read More

Vista PEAK Prep Student First in APS to Earn Every Summit Badge!

Vista PEAK Preparatory senior Christopher Ediger made Aurora Public Schools history as the first student in the district to earn all five Summit Badges! These badges exemplify Ediger’s advocacy, attitude, leadership, lifelong learner and self-direction skills. The badges also provide … Read More

Girls Tech Camp Inspires Future STEM Leaders

Aurora Public Schools recently hosted the seventh annual Girls Technology Camp! This day-long event linked sixth-grade female students from across the district with one another to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experiences. In addition to sessions on … Read More

Digital Badges in APS: What types of badges can students earn?

Students in APS have the opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of 21st century skills acquired not only in traditional academic settings, but also in their communities and job experiences. Earning these credentials is an important part of Goal 3 of … Read More

Vancouver Superintendent Highlights Digital Badge Success in APS

Chris Kennedy, an instruction-minded superintendent in West Vancouver, British Columbia, draws attention to the recent coverage of Digital Badging in School Administrator that highlights the great work being done in APS. In his blog, Kennedy writes about how his thought is … Read More

Kenton Teacher’s ‘Genius’ Idea Helps Students Shape Successful Futures

Aurora Public Schools teachers are bringing the APS 2020: Shaping the Future strategic plan to life for every student, every day. Our dedicated educators are enhancing their lesson plans to ensure students create plans for the future, gain skills to … Read More
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