APS to Host 2016 Digital Badge Summit on June 24

Aurora Public Schools invites global badge leaders, educational and industry pioneers, and curious learners to the 2016 Digital Badge Summit in Aurora, CO!

Friday, June 24, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning & Conference Center
Aurora, CO 80011

Announcing the 2016 Badge Summit on June 24th in Aurora, Colorado. This one day event will bring together some of the brightest and most inspiring Digital Badge thought leaders on the planet for highly interactive learning and sharing. Attendance is limited to 300 attendees. In addition to providing breakfast and lunch, the Badge Summit will offer attendees a facilitated Dream Makers' Lounge for expert help in Badge system design, electronic poster sessions, two keynotes and concurrent sessions and panels along four curated strands:

  • K-12 Implementation
  • Higher Ed and Teacher Professional Development Badging
  • Hot Topics in Badges and Micro-credentials
  • Industry Badging and Micro-credentials

***EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $99 (ends May 1), Regular Registration $149***

Learn more and register at http://badge.aurorak12.org/badgesummit

A short list thought leaders who will be attending and sharing at the Digital Badge Summit:

  • Doug Belshaw (keynote): Digital Literacies expert in the UK, Mozilla Foundation, Cities & Guilds
  • Dr. Nichole Pinkard (keynote): Professor, DePaul University, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant recipient, founder of Digital Youth Network
  • Nate Otto: Executive Director, Badge Alliance
  • Eric Rousselle: Open Badge Passport & Open Badge Factory in Finland
  • Serge Ravet: Researcher, author and trainer in France. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant recipient
  • Jessica Garcia-Kohl: Vice President of City Development, LRNG (formerly Cities of Learning)
  • Don Presant: President of Learning Agents in Canada, an eLearning company with focus on credentials and pathways
  • Don Rawitsch: SemanticPress, Co-creator of popular learning game Oregon Trail
  • Terry Z. Martin: Architect of internal training and badging platform at Google
  • Lisa Tenorio: Director of Business Development at Salesforce, co-creator of Trailhead platform that has issued over 500,000 Badges in its first year
  • Shelly Terrell: Author, ELL and Gamification consultant, over 85,000 followers on Twitter and awarded Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone's National Association of Professional Women
  • Dustin Stiver: Program Officer at The Sprout Fund
  • Lloyd Curtis: Online Program Director at University of the Pacific