NFLRC Badges

What is a badge? 

A badge is a digital mark indicating a completion of a learning event that leads to the acquisition of a specific skill, quality, or knowledge. In a nutshell, digital badges are small images that contain validated and shareable information about the learning event completed by the badge owner and the acquired skills or knowledge. The badges offered by the National Foreign Language Resource Center are created using Mozilla Open Badges. For more information about badges, please watch this video (2 min. 44 sec.).

 

How can I use a badge?

You can display the earned badges on your personal website, online profile, or in your electronic portfolio. Badges can be used as online credentials to demonstrate your status, represent your learning achievements, and provide a quick information about the skills and knowledge you have attained.

What types of badges does the NFLRC offer?

The National Foreign Language Resource Center offers badges for those who participate in and complete our various professional development events:

Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute Participant badge: This badge certifies that a participant has completed a PBLL Project Blueprint that specifies basic aspects of project design and interacted with colleagues in activities or discussions. Criteria: 20152016, 2017

Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Intensive Summer Institute Designer badge: This badge certifies that a participant has finalized the design of a project and that the project meets the minimum quality standards specified in the Developing column of the Project Design rubric.  Criteria: 20152016

Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Intensive Summer Institute Implementer badge: This badge is granted to a participant who has implemented a project in a language class. Criteria: all years.

Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Intensive Summer Institute Teacher badge: This badge is granted to a participant who has designed and subsequently implemented at least one additional distinct project (over and above the originally implemented project) in a language class. Criteria: all years. 

Online Learning Pedagogy Participant badge: This badge certifies that a participant has taken part in discussions and activities on the course topic(s) and completed a reflective summary report. Criteria: 2015, 2016

Teacher Portfolio & Preparation Series (TiPPS) badge: This badge certifies that a participant has complete the TiPPS workshop series and submitted the 4 components of their mini-portfolio (philosophy of teaching statement, tailored CV, tailored cover letter, and activity write-up). Criteria: all years