Hive Network Badge Group
DML 2015 Conference Presentation
A deep dive into the process (complex), results (mixed), lessons learned (lots) and next steps (exciting) of the creation and pilot testing of the Community STEM Badging Ecosystem (introduced in the 2014 Ignite talk, “And you will know us by the trail of badges”). This session shares the results of this work from inception (2013) through pilot-testing and national expansion from institutional, educator, and youth perspectives. Concrete examples and evaluation data from four case studies will illustrate implementation with different audiences, programmatic structures, and content domains. #dmlbadges
DML 2014 Ignite Talk (#6 Krystal Meisel)
This engaging presentation shares our experience developing and implementing a community STEM digital-badging ecosystem for non-formal learning environments in Chicago, centered on the process of gathering consensus around the adoption of Project Exploration’s Youth Science Matrix © as a foundation for standard implementation and assessment among six diverse STEM programming institutions (Adler Planetarium, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, After School Matters, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Chicago Botanic Gardens) and two badging platforms (ForAll Badges and Youtopia).