January 12, 2012—The 4th HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition today announced the 16 winners of Stage One of the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badge Competition, held in conjunction with the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition and in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation. For a list of Stage One winners of the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Competition, see below.
Stage One of the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Competition requested proposals describing subject and content matter for a teacher badge system that would recognize, reward, and offer peer feedback to teachers regarding mastery of capacities and skills. Submissions were to include systems for recognizing and rewarding some of the capacities, skills and content needed to effectively teach math, literacy, or digital literacy skills and/or to effectively teach to the Common Core State Standards. For example, giving feedback to students, developing complex skills, or skills needed to teach in an environment that privileges digital or online learning.
Stage One winners from the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Competition may be paired with winning badge design/technology teams from Stage Two for the opportunity to advance to Stage Three, during which selected teams will work collaboratively on developing a badge system. After the final round of judging, winning teams will be announced at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco, California on March 1, 2012.
Stage Two of the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badge Competition is now open. Deadline to submit applications is February 3, 2012 by 5pm PST / 8pm EST.
Stage Two applicants for the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badge Competition are invited to propose badging systems for the teacher learning and feedback content of Stage One winners. Competitive submissions proposing badge systems that track and promote feedback regarding the competencies and skills as well as the programs and subjects over which teachers acquire expertise are a central part of the Stage One and Stage Two processes of the Competition.
Stage Two Badge Design and Tech applications may be submitted for both the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badge Competition (deadline Feb. 3) and the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition (deadline Jan. 17). Click here to view the 60 Stage One winners from the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, and the 16 Stage One winners from the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badges Competition, visit www.dmlcompetition.net.
Stage One: Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badge Content and Programs Winners
Sasha Barab, Center for Impact Games at Arizona State University
Badges for America: Preparing Teachings for the 21st Century
Diane Gal, State University of New York, Empire State College - School for Graduate Studies
Mastery of Open Online Tools for Learning (MOOT4L) Badge Experience
Alex Griswold, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Annenberg Learner Ambassador Badge Program
Richard Ingram, James Madison Partners for Learning
MacArthur Badges for Standards-based ICT Skills for Teachers - United States and Worldwide
Tony Jackson, Asia Society
Pathways to Global Competence: A Badge System for Educators
Cecilia Lenk, The Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity
simSchool BadgeUp: The Digital Badges Approach to Global Teacher Preparation and Accreditation
David Libert, Milwaukee Teacher Education Center
Growing New Pathways to Teacher Certification
Bruce Morrow, Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street Community of Online Practice
MaryFaith Mount-Cors, VIF International Education
Global Gateway: A Global STEM Educator Badging System
Corey Newhouse, Public Profit LLC
California Out-of-School Time Badges Initiative
Leah Potter, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Who Built America? Badges for Teaching Disciplinary Literacy in History
Rebecca Schultz, KQED
Science Media Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badges
Robin Shoop, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy
Computer Science Student Network Teacher Badge System
Andrew Stillman, New Visions for Public Schools
YouPD: Rethinking Professional Development for Teachers
Kris Swanson, Poinciana Elementary STEM Magnet School
Elementary STEM Teacher Certification Project
HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched the Digital Media and Learning initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way people, especially young people, learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to developing educational and other social institutions that can meet the needs of this and future generations.
The Digital Media and Learning initiative is marshaling what is already known about the field and seeding innovation for continued growth.
Grant support has been provided to the Digital Media and Learning Competition and to research projects, design studies, pilot programs, and experiments in learning applications, assessment and institutional design, structure and approach.
HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) is an international network of educators and digital visionaries committed to the creative development and critical understanding of new technologies in life, learning, and society. HASTAC is committed to innovative design, participatory learning, and critical thinking.
Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. It emphasizes principle over profit, and believes that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. Mozilla works with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web. The result is great products built by passionate people and better choices for everyone.