Open Badges Session

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“Open Badges” – an online digital approach that helps schools and colleges to give value to the wider curriculum beyond those subjects and themes which are formally assessed and examined.

On Friday 3rd May at 2.00pm, Rushey Mead School will be hosting a briefing event on Open Badges for school staff. 

We are pleased to be able to extend an invitation to Leicester BSF Secondary School staff to attend this briefing. We are particularly delighted that Doug Belshaw from the Mozilla Foundation is able to join us. Doug has been a key figure in the development of “Open Badges”

What are digital Open Badges?

A digital badge is an online representation of a skill that has been evidenced.Open Badges allow young people to verify their skills, interests and achievements through a credible organization. And because the system is based on open standards, they can combine multiple badges from different issuers to tell the complete story of their achievements — both online and off. They can then display their badges wherever they want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.

Programme for the briefing session on Friday 3rd May at 2.00pm at Rushey Mead

2.00pm         Welcome and Introductions –Tim Farthing, Paul Conneally

                        Why we think “Open Badges” will be of interest to Leicester City schools and colleges

2.10pm         Introduction to “Open Badges” – Doug Belshaw from the Mozilla Foundation

2.40pm         Questions

2.50pm         Preliminary thoughts and ideas about introducing an Open Badges pilot[s] in Leicester City

3.15pm         Next steps

3.30pm         Close

Confirming your attendance

If you would like to attend this briefing event all you need to do is confirm your attendance by emailing anna.coombes@vesa.org.uk  by no later than Friday 26th April

If you would like to find out more about “Open Badges” – the following links will be helpful:

https://lccdigilit.our.dmu.ac.uk/2012/11/26/get-recogonised-learners-on-open-badges/  – this has been written by young Interns working with BSF in Leicester City

http://openbadges.org/

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