Today’s classrooms use a variety of learning approaches, some formal like lectures and some informal like watching videos. As a teacher, your learning is no different and your continuing professional development (PD) should provide you with credit for both informal and formal learning. You should get credit for online chats, reading articles, and watching videos because each of these experiences provides you with the knowledge to build your teaching practice.

So, what if I told you that you could show this informal learning to your administration, colleagues, and parents? Well, you can with a digital badge. Think of...

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  • About the Author:

    Mark Otter is chief operating officer at Participate, where he provides strategic direction and concept-to-implementation engineering for the organization’s global education programs that develop globally competent teachers, students, and school leaders.