UAS EdTech Badges

Description and criteria for badges in the UAS Ed Tech Program

Connected Educator Badge

Connected Educator Badges indicate competency in ISTE NETS Standards for Coaches at varying levels of awareness and achievement.

Element 3.g. Communication and Collaboration

Candidates use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and  globally with students, parents, peers, and the larger community.

Element 5.2. Safe, Healthy, Legal and Ethical Use 

Candidates model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.

Element 5.3. Diversity, Cultural Understanding, and Global Awareness

Candidates model and promote diversity, cultural understanding, and global awareness by using digital-age communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally with students, peers, parents, and the larger community.

Connected Educator Badge Level 1

I have connected with others through a variety of forms of social media. I have interacted professionally with colleagues and other members of my PLN through these media. This connectedness has the potential to influence my practice and the practice of others.

Connected Educator Badge Level 2

I have connected with others through a variety of forms of social media. (Level 1 criteria)
Other people have connected with me by replying, liking or retweeting my ideas through a variety of forms of social media. Through two-way conversation, I am creating interactions with the potential to positively influence my classroom and the classrooms of others.

Connected Educator Badge Level 3

I have connected with others through a variety of forms of social media. (Level 1 criteria)

Other people have connected with me by replying, liking or Retweeting my ideas through a variety of forms of social media. (Level 2 criteria)

I have initiated and led  synchronous and open interaction and connections using social media e.g. Google Hangouts, Individual twitter chats, and others. I served as a model for facilitating academic and pedagogical discussion online. My facilitation of this activity demonstrated a high level of ethical behavior, respect for diverse others, and leadership in social media settings.

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