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Monday, July 25
 

10:00am MDT

*Pre-Conference Webinar* | Peek-a-BOO! How to Not Be Afraid or Surprised by Hidden Compliance Goblins.
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Look at and learn about the “hidden” regulations that apply to MCRs, bootcamps and other similar programs offered by colleges and universities. What are we, as recognized providers of higher education, required to provide or tell our students who enroll in these programs? Are there other expectations that come with providing a certification with our institution’s name on it that we need to be aware of? What about for less formal, noncredit, activities? This session will also look at the regulatory “perfect storm” that appears to be forming on the horizon. 

Speakers
avatar for Erika Swain

Erika Swain

Assistant Director for Compliance and Authorization, University of Colorado Boulder
avatar for Richard LaFosse

Richard LaFosse

Compliance and Policy Lead, Academic Innovation, University of Michigan
Ricky provides compliance guidance and supports policymaking efforts related to distance education. His responsibilities include developing compliance resources and procedures for online and hybrid programs, open learning experiences, and extended reality initiatives. Ricky also represents... Read More →



Monday July 25, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
 
Monday, August 1
 

TBA

**Getting Here + Free Parking Details**
Registration and opening session are in the University Memorial Center (UMC) on the second floor. The Registration table for name badge pickup opens at 1pm, and the opening plenary begins at 2pm.

There will be sidewalk chalk, signage and volunteers stationed to help make sure you find your way! Unless you are driving, the address to enter into your mapping or ride share app for the University Memorial Center (UMC) is: 1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80309

Getting here by public transportation
Several busses will get you to the conference. You will get off at the Broadway & Euclid Ave. stop. There will be sidewalk chalk to help you find your way from the bus stop.

Directions if you are driving
We have arranged for FREE parking in the garage below the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) building on campus. The address is 1725 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO. Once your vehicle is parked, you will need to "purchase" parking at the automated kiosk in the parking garage by following the directions below (also pictured). The code for complimentary parking is E10702041.

Step 1: Press the 4th yellow button directly under the word CODE.
Step 2: Using the keypad, enter the parking code provided above. Then press the green √ button.
Step 3: After the code is confirmed, enter your vehicle license plate number. Be sure to enter the plate information using appropriate zero or alpha letters. After your plate information has been entered press the green √ button.
Step 4: Once the code and license plate number are confirmed press the green √button again for your receipt. You do not need to display the receipt.


Monday August 1, 2022 TBA

1:00pm MDT

Registration Open
Monday August 1, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
UMC Main Floor Lobby

2:00pm MDT

Opening Plenary: Closing Equity Gaps for Minoritized and Underserved Learners with Credentials Pathways

While 59.1% of White adults (age 25 to 64) in Colorado completed a degree or other credential, this number is a lot lower for minority adults in the state. In 2021, the Community College System (CCCS) received a grant from the Lumina Foundation to address this gap. The main goal of this grant is to increase credential attainment for enrolled Black, Hispanic, and Native American adults at CCCS colleges by 2% by 2023.

In the CU system, the graduation rate is between 43-68% for our undergraduate students. This number is much lower for minoritized students. There are various contributing factors: 1) gateway courses; 2) opportunity gaps; and 3) first and last mile challenges (sense of belonging and missing credit hours). We are exploring opportunities for bridging this gap including converting experiences into credentials to address graduation challenges and preparing students for the future of work.

Moderators
avatar for Alison Griffin

Alison Griffin

Senior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors
Alison Griffin’s experience on the implementation side of higher education and workforce development, and as a grantmaker, is reflected in her practical understanding of how policy shapes practice. Her career in postsecondary education policy includes two terms as a policy advisor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geeta Verma

Geeta Verma

Professor, STEM education and Founder, LivedX, University of Colorado Denver
Geeta Verma is a professor of science education at the University of Colorado Denver. She has founded an online platform, LivedX, that accredits students’ lived and learned experiences into essential life skills credentials. This enables youth to succeed in educational and workforce... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ayelet Zur-Nayberg

Dr. Ayelet Zur-Nayberg

Director of Adult Student Success, Colorado Community College System


Monday August 1, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
GM Ballroom Center (UMC)

3:00pm MDT

Badgesplaining - Micro-Credentials: An asset in the Economic, DEI & Employer Landscape
This introductory session will focus on how micro-credential programs represent an important tool as we look to navigate economic recovery, labour market challenges and equitable access to education, inclusive community building, and the growth and development of employers. Key highlights will include findings from Deloitte’s global research on the future of learning and work, innovative education models, DEI, and employer perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Shinde

Anita Shinde

Partner & Inclusion Leader, Deloitte


Monday August 1, 2022 3:00pm - 3:10pm MDT
GM Ballroom Center (UMC)

3:10pm MDT

Badgesplaining - Moving Beyond Skills: Considering How Open Badges Can Create Community
Early use cases for open badges often focused on recognizing learners’ skills, activities, or performances. However, learners crave connection and community. If we are not careful, badges could damage learners’ sense of community by commoditizing learning. But we can purposefully consider how to use badges to build, enable, and strengthen learning communities by developing identity, reciprocation, vision, and shared activity. I ask us to consider how badges can build these important communities.

Speakers
avatar for Richard West

Richard West

Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology Department, Brigham Young University
Dr. Richard E. West (@richardewest on twitter) is a professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He teaches courses in instructional technology, academic research and writing, creativity and innovation, design psychology, and product/program evaluation... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2022 3:10pm - 3:20pm MDT
GM Ballroom Center (UMC)

3:20pm MDT

Badgesplaining - App-Based Social Skills Micro-Credentialing
This talk discusses technology-based interactive social skills training, and particularly the largely unexplored terrain of earning badges entirely through apps. It features a highly innovative app that coaches users through conflict conversations in real time and trains negotiation skills, including a 6-hour syllabus for a badge in basic conflict resolution. Both benefits (reducing skills transfer gaps and increasing retention) and challenges (supervision and quality control) will be addressed.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Harty

Martha Harty

Founder & Professor, Martris, LLC & Carnegie Mellon University
Martha Harty is a mediator, trainer and learning scientist, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, and co-founder of Martris, a tech startup. She creates training modules for student teams covering collaboration, diversity and conflict skills, and studies their effectiveness. Recent work... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2022 3:20pm - 3:30pm MDT
GM Ballroom Center (UMC)

3:30pm MDT

Badgesplaining - Micro-credential Program Architect
Since its inception, I've worked in the micro-credentialing space and employed this exciting technology as an educator, project manager, director, and VP. Like any great Shakespearian play, I will leverage my experience to demystify the world of micro-credentials in five short acts. Each act will include actionable questions, considerations, and examples designed to guide the audience through the design process I pioneered while working with Digital Promise, the NEA, Nat Geo, Facebook, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bajor

Robert Bajor

Founder, Micro-credential Multiverse
Hi, I'm Robert Bajor - the founder of Micro-credential Multiverse. We are a strategic advising and consulting firm that specializes in uniting learning experiences with career opportunities. With over a decade of experience in the micro-credentialing space, we've developed scalable... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2022 3:30pm - 3:40pm MDT
GM Ballroom Center (UMC)

3:50pm MDT

Break
Monday August 1, 2022 3:50pm - 4:00pm MDT

4:00pm MDT

Cutting Through the Chaos
The world of digital badging is undergoing rapid growth and interest, which is excellent, but with it comes many voices on how to run a program. This session will give you the knowledge to understand what digital badging is and how it can support your learners. We will also provide an overview of the key players and influencers in this space and their roles. We will provide a structure for individuals to identify who impacts their programs and iterate on this throughout the session.

Speakers
avatar for Meena Naik

Meena Naik

Associate Director - Skills-Based Learning, Jobs for the Future
Meena Naik is an associate director at JFF. Specializing in skills-based learning initiatives, she focuses on partnering with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-based learning as a bridge between postsecondary education... Read More →
KH

Kelly Hoyland

Higher Education Program Manager, 1EdTech
avatar for Sherri Braxton

Sherri Braxton

Senior Director for Digital Innovation, Bowdoin College


Monday August 1, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
UMC 235

4:00pm MDT

Wikis for Community-Defined Skills Frameworks
The Open Recognition working group of the Open Skills Network (OSN) is identifying cases in which worker-learners acquire skills from nontraditional job settings and learning experiences to recognize their legitimacy.

As part of our work, we've identified needs for:
  1. Openly licensed skills frameworks
  2. Accessible tools for authoring skills definitions. 
Wikis are mature, easily-accessible tools for collaborative authoring and openly licensed content, with established conventions/rules for social collaboration. In addition, skills defined in a wiki are easily converted to machine-readable formats, e.g., Rich Skill Descriptors (RSDs).

This session will introduce a new category of Badge Wiki for using and editing openly licensed skills frameworks, demonstrating how badge system designers can contribute and collaborate for increased impact.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Belshaw

Doug Belshaw

Co-founder, We Are Open Co-op
Hello! I'm an technologist, leader, and educator advocating for greater openness and transparency in the world. I now work primarily through We Are Open Co-op and am based in Northumberland, the English county of castles and coastlines. As you can see from my CV I've had a varied... Read More →
avatar for Don Presant

Don Presant

President, Learning Agents, CanCred.ca
Don is Canada's leading expert on Open Badges and consults on large scale international projects related to badges, micro-credentials and recognition. He is President of CanCred by Learning Agents, a leading Canadian cloud service for Open Badges.In 2017, Don co-hosted the first... Read More →
JK

Julie Keane

Chief Learning Officer, Participate
avatar for Justin Mason

Justin Mason

Microcredential Guy, Clarkson University


Monday August 1, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
GM Ballroom West (UMC)

4:00pm MDT

Dream Makers' Lounge - Exploring the Inclusive Design of Regional Pathways
How might we design a regional pathway program and how might micro-credentials serve to support learners while learning along diverse pathways in their region? During this session we’ll explore an inclusive design approach to developing a regional pathway program, and ways to center it in the needs of learners experiencing inequitable access to powerful learning. We’ll co-design inclusive design principles and explore how micro-credentials may serve to support learners along diverse pathways. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson

Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson

Director Micro-Credentials, Digital Promise
Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson is the Director of Micro-credentials at Digital Promise. She has worked at the intersection of education and technology to create inclusive and accessible learning environments for learners for the past 20 years. As a first-generation LatinX college graduate... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kelly Page

Dr. Kelly Page

Director, Learning and Employment Innovations, Digital Promise
Dr. Kelly Page is a social design ethnographer, social and digital innovator, and learning entrepreneur committed to developing truly social cultures, people, and organizations with emerging and social technology. Kelly has a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Web (Hypermedia) Knowledge... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
UMC 245

4:00pm MDT

Fireside Chat - Looping In The Oompa Loompas Before You Get Lost floating Down The Chocolate River
Compliance concerns can be terrifying, especially when we wait too long to be concerned. Access to colleagues who specialize in compliance (e.g. state authorization, accreditation, etc.) can help us avoid messes before things get messy. Take advantage of this Fireside Chat for an off-the-record conversation with a concerned expert here to answer your questions and help you anticipate potential, and avoidable, complications.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Swain

Erika Swain

Assistant Director for Compliance and Authorization, University of Colorado Boulder


Monday August 1, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
UMC 247

4:00pm MDT

Digital Credential and the Law of Accelerating Returns
Open badges are a social innovation rooted in good intentions. As credentials become increasingly entwined with digital technologies, those intentions must be designed into the data models and interoperable infrastructures so we can fully realize the equitable promise of future-facing technologies. Join us as we think about the law of accelerating returns and computational power of credentials as they evolve from PDFs to digital credentials to verifiable learner employment records.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Long

Phillip Long

LER Network Facilitator/Senior Scholar, T3 Innovation Network/Georgetown University
Phil is a Senior Scholar at Georgetown University’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, and is the LER Community Manager for the T3 Learning and Employment Record Network of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He has consulted with many organizations & companies... Read More →
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Sheryl Grant

Consultant, New Trust Lab
Tell me something surprising you’re learning about badges or about badging adjacent transformations!


Monday August 1, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Aspen 285/287 (UMC)

5:00pm MDT

Opening Evening Reception
Join us at the conclusion of the first day's sessions for an opening reception featuring live music, light appetizers and complimentary beverages. 

Monday August 1, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
UMC South Terrace tent
 
Tuesday, August 2
 

8:00am MDT

Continental Breakfast and Networking
Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MDT
GM Ballroom Center (UMC)

8:45am MDT

CLR and/or LER - What is the Difference?
CLR and/or LER - What is the Difference? Where do micro-credentials fit in? Where do these new learner attestations fit into a higher educational landscape?  What role do registrars play in shaping the direction of an institutions' alternate credential path?  Are there critical decisions that must be made now?  How do we ensure all learners and institutions have equal access to these credential opportunities?    

Speakers
avatar for Mark McConahay

Mark McConahay

Sr. Consultant and CLR Coordinator, AACRAO


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
GM Ballroom West (UMC)

8:45am MDT

Policy and Purpose to Guide Innovation in Credential and Skills-Focused Initiatives
Join us for an interactive discussion to revisit the promises and perils of new technologies in education and career pathways. As new education and credentialing technologies emerge and begin to scale, we will highlight the need to address some critical questions and issues ensure these new systems and opportunities are truly inclusive and equitable. How do we get to more equitable systems? What are some of the emerging practices that seem to promise meaningful results? 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Winters

Amanda Winters

Program Director, National Governors Association
Amanda Winters serves as Program Director for postsecondary education at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. In this role she oversees a team that supports governors offices and state policy makers on issues that connect postsecondary pathways to economic... Read More →
avatar for Annelies Goger

Annelies Goger

Fellow, Brookings Metro


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
UMC 235

8:45am MDT

Dream Makers' Lounge - Keep Badges Weird: helping people understand the badges landscape
Keep Badges Weird is an emerging Community of Practice exploring the badges landscape and helping people understand that badges are more than just credentials.

In this highly participatory session, we will use an organising metaphor of co-creating pizza toppings to delve into how to design an equitable, emergent badge system that works for Communities of Practice.

Additionally, we will share tips to help practitioners of all kinds advocate for the recognition system that fits their unique needs, whether that is Higher Education, informal education, or anything inbetween!

(oh, and we'll be issuing badges for those who turn up and keep things weird...)

Speakers
avatar for Doug Belshaw

Doug Belshaw

Co-founder, We Are Open Co-op
Hello! I'm an technologist, leader, and educator advocating for greater openness and transparency in the world. I now work primarily through We Are Open Co-op and am based in Northumberland, the English county of castles and coastlines. As you can see from my CV I've had a varied... Read More →
avatar for Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger

Co-Founder, We Are Open Co-op
Laura Hilliger is a writer, educator and technologist. She’s a multimedia designer and developer, a technical liaison, a project manager, a conceptual architect, an open advocate who is happiest in collaborative environments. In 2020, she was awarded the Women in IT Digital Leader... Read More →
JK

Julie Keane

Chief Learning Officer, Participate


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
UMC 245

8:45am MDT

A Conversation Around Guiding Principles for Microcredentials
This interactive session will be a conversation between Olivia Tufo, member services coordinator for the Interstate Passport program at WICHE, and Megan Raymond, senior director of membership and programs at WCET. The conversation will explore Interstate Passport, a unique transfer program that allows students to transfer all or nearly all their lower-division general education coursework as a block between member institutions, and various institutions and initatives that WCET has been engaging with for their blog series around microcredentialing. 

Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences and the approaches that their institutions have used to address topics like equity and quality assurance as they build out their own approach to badging and microcredentialing. 


Speakers
avatar for Megan Raymond

Megan Raymond

Sr. Director, WCET
Association and membership leader connecting higher education leaders across the US, Canada, and beyond Driven to improve access and attaiment in higher education.Motivated by generous and smart people who share their expertise.Fueled by (in no particular order): coffee, tacos, and... Read More →
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Olivia Tufo

Member Services Coordinator, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
I am the member services coordinator for the Interstate Passport program, an initiative from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Interstate Passport® is a national program that enables seamless block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
Aspen 285/287 (UMC)

8:45am MDT

Is it Verified? Gain Accreditation of Digital Badges, Microcredentials, and Credentials through the International Council on Badges and Credentials (ICoBC)!
The accreditation working group of the International Council on Badges and Credentials (ICoBC) will provide an overview of: the international community’s focus on credentials as a means of promoting equity across learner/worker populations, how organizations can benefit from third-party verification of their digital credentialing systems, and the process for seeking guidance and accreditation from ICoBC.  

Speakers
avatar for Rupert Ward

Rupert Ward

Professor of Learning Innovation, University of Huddersfield
Director of Strategic Partnerships, International Council on Badges and Credentials (ICoBC) co-developing the world’s first badging and microcredentialing accreditation standard.Developer of one of the world’s most successful badge platforms (iDEA, idea.org.uk, 20% of all badges... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
GM Ballroom East (UMC)

8:45am MDT

Pathways to Equitable Opportunities: Open Badges and the Journey to Jobs
Open badges play a critical role in empowering people to progress on equitable pathways to career opportunities. In life learning journeys, each of us needs to design, own, combine, curate, and share badges that transparently and verifiably show what we know and can do. In this section, the panelists from across the sector will discuss the systematic biases to equitable opportunities in our systems and structures, showing how uncovering them, creating on-ramps, open standards, and inclusive design are all essential to support human fulfillment to life sustaining careers.

*Following the panel, join us for Table Talk sessions to take a deeper dive, as well as a virtual discussion on August 9th for a continuation of the conversation

Speakers
avatar for Rick Goldgar

Rick Goldgar

Associate Partner, Digital Credentials, IBM
Dr. Rick Goldgar, Ph.D. is the IBM Associate Partner for Digital Credentials in the IBM Talent Transformation Service Line. He was responsible for the original architecture of what is now the IBM Digital Credentials product and currently leads efforts for the Learning and Employment... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson

Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson

Director Micro-Credentials, Digital Promise
Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson is the Director of Micro-credentials at Digital Promise. She has worked at the intersection of education and technology to create inclusive and accessible learning environments for learners for the past 20 years. As a first-generation LatinX college graduate... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kelly Page

Dr. Kelly Page

Director, Learning and Employment Innovations, Digital Promise
Dr. Kelly Page is a social design ethnographer, social and digital innovator, and learning entrepreneur committed to developing truly social cultures, people, and organizations with emerging and social technology. Kelly has a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Web (Hypermedia) Knowledge... Read More →
avatar for Meena Naik

Meena Naik

Associate Director - Skills-Based Learning, Jobs for the Future
Meena Naik is an associate director at JFF. Specializing in skills-based learning initiatives, she focuses on partnering with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-based learning as a bridge between postsecondary education... Read More →
avatar for Brent Capriotti

Brent Capriotti

SLSA, WGU
As a member of WGU's innovative Workforce Intelligence & Credential Integrity (WICI) team, Brent Capriotti pursues his passions about skill/competency-based education, digital credentialing solutions, learning and employment records, practical interoperability of educational and employment... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
CASE E351

8:45am MDT

Table Talk - Five Things You Should Know About Badging Students
Digital credentialing for STUDENTS is the buzz in K-12 teaching and learning, but where do you start? START HERE. In this session we will provide five starter steps in getting up to speed in creating a digital credentials program for K-12 students BEFORE you select a technology platform (we'll give you a handout for that too). We'll cover WHY BADGE student learning and the ins-and-outs of determining skills, building competencies, measuring progress, and recognizing ACHIEVEMENT.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Luchte

Heather Luchte

Director of Performance Management, Idaho Division of Career Technical Education
Heather Luchte is the Director of Performance Management at the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education. Heather has worked at the division since 2013. She is responsible for collecting performance data, monitoring student outcomes, and performance improvement. Heather also oversees... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Stump

Taylor Stump

SkillStack® and Performance Management Coordinator, Idaho Division of Career Technical Education
Taylor Stump is the SkillStack® and Performance Management Coordinator at the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education where her passions for education and technology can co-exist seamlessly.Taylor plans, coordinates, and provides ongoing education and technical support for SkillStack... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Umpstead

Bruce Umpstead

Director, Statewide & Regional Engagement, 1EdTech Consortium
Bruce Umpstead is the director of statewide & regional engagement with 1EdTech Consortium, formerly known as IMS Global, where he drives growth in its statewide and ESA membership. He is passionate about scaling educational data interoperability, building equity into digital learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
CASE E250

8:45am MDT

Table Talk - K=> Career Pathways to Prepare for and Access Successful Futures
At Skyepack, we work with universities, associations, and corporations to create innovative micro-credential ecosystems. Using that expertise, we've created this guide to micro-credentialing, in which we'll answer the following questions:


  • What is a micro-credential?
  • What are the benefits of micro-credentialing?
  • How do you create a micro-credential?
After providing an overview of micro-credentials, we'll break down what the course creation process looks like for these unique courses using Skyepack's process as an example.


Let's get started!


Speakers
avatar for Kris Skaff

Kris Skaff

Hosting OER and instructor-authored content in ONE convenient package; web+mobile platform!, Skyepack
Skyepack custom designs, builds, hosts, and promotes microcredentials, courses and community-based ecosystems targeted to your specific learner requirements. Skyepack  seeks to improve accessibility to post-secondary education and the outcomes that follow.  Comment start Skyepack... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
CASE E250

8:45am MDT

Table Talk | Competency-Based Education Using Digital Badges in a High School History Course
In my qualitative research at the University of Pennsylvania, I implemented gamification and digital badges through "Gradecraft," an LMS designed by the University of Michigan to promote self-efficacy, personalized-education and competency-based grading. Using their sophisticated digital badging system, students could choose what standards they could obtain by providing evidence for competency. These credentials represented essential historical thinking skills that could be earned at any time during the course through summative and formative assessments. The acquisition of badges was not an easy task, but when achieved, it was rewarding.



*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.*

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Guevara

Kevin Guevara

Instructor/Instructional Coach, The Loomis Chaffee School/Penn GSE
As a first-generation immigrant from El Salvador, my aspirations for education are to create equitable learning environments for students and empower educators to develop such spaces. My interests revolve around theories for motivation, equitable grading practices, implementation... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
CASE E250

8:45am MDT

Table Talk: Co-development of Micro-credentials in Communities of Practice with School Community Leaders in Multiple States
Join presenters from the panel presentation A Liberatory Design Approach to Collaboratively Design Micro-credentials with School Leaders for a deeper dive Table Talk conversation about their efforts to support leaders of school systems in multiple states with design frameworks within a Community of Practice to collaboratively create micro-credentials, a model that provides avenues to thwart top-down systems and opportunities for self-assertion of competencies.  

Speakers
JK

Julie Keane

Chief Learning Officer, Participate


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
CASE E250

8:45am MDT

Table Talk: CU Skills Center Provides Laboratory Micro-Credentials for Undergraduates
The MCDB SKILLS CENTER provides opportunities for students to gain proficiency and certification in a wide variety of modern laboratory skills with the ability for students to personalize their chosen skill sets to suit their academic/research goals. The center aims to strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce by providing a skills-based pathway to research independence.

Speakers
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Zachary Hazlett

Graduate Student, CU Boulder Dept of MCDB


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
CASE E250

8:45am MDT

Table Talk: Digital Badging for Middle School Educator Technology PD
Deep dive into an ASU program to bring open access professional learning to the K12 community. Curriculum is supported by professional development modules that offer teachers the opportunity to earn digital badges to share with colleagues for collaboration. This system is part of a doctoral research program, and the session will look at its creation process while asking how its continued development and research could answer questions to promote teacher collaboration and equity practices.

*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.*

Speakers
KM

Kelly McNeil

Curriculum Program Manager, Arizona State University
Kelly leads curriculum development on the Youth Entrepreneurship team with the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University. She builds project-based online curriculum and professional development for middle and high school students and educators... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
CASE E250

9:45am MDT

Break
Tuesday August 2, 2022 9:45am - 10:00am MDT

10:00am MDT

Using Digital Badges to Incentivize Professional Development
Professional development is a core value within many institutions.  Keeping employees engaged, motivated, and prepared in this evolving work environment was a challenge, especially with the COVID pandemic beginning its third year.  In this session, we will discuss digital badges, the value of using a badging platform that is certified to the Open Badge standard, and UCF’s Division of Digital use of digital badges to incentivize professional development and training.

Speakers
BN

Beth Nettles

Manager, Learning Content Development, University of Central Florida


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
UMC 247

10:00am MDT

Language Badging to Benefit All
Companies are beginning to recognize just how valuable language skills are for their employees. However, multilingual people don't always know how to illustrate what they are able to do in each language. Whether the language was learned at home, in school, or while living abroad, it is important to properly assess one's language skills and illustrate that proficiency level in a way that is understandable to a broad audience. Avant Assessment provides proficiency-based language assessments that lead to badges which can be shared with institutions of higher education, potential employers, or the general public. And since badges are stackable, the multi-level badges provide an opportunity to create pathways for lifelong language learning. This presentation will illustrate the Avant Proficiency Cycle and how our badges can create opportunities for multilingual students and employees to validate, improve, and celebrate their language skills.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Gossett

Nick Gossett

Higher Ed Specialist, Avant Assessment
My name is Nick Gossett and I am the Higher Ed Specialist at Avant Assessment. Avant Assessment is the world’s leading language assessment company where our focus has always been on improving the world through the magic of language. Avant Assessment has its roots in Higher Ed having... Read More →
avatar for David Bong

David Bong

CEO, Avant Assessment
Avant has been a pioneer in online, adaptive 4-skill language proficiency assessments since 2001 including development of the original ELPA test for the Oregon Department of Education. Our STAMP test is widely used to credential heritage learners of Spanish and 12 additional languages... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Aspen 285/287 (UMC)

10:00am MDT

Dream Makers' Lounge - Communicating the Value Proposition to Stakeholders
Using a design thinking approach, this session allows attendees to create a guiding document on communicating the value proposition of digital badging to learners, institutional leaders, and employers. Attendees will be separated into groups to focus on one of the three topics. We will use guiding questions to develop "elevator pitches" that will appeal to their assigned audience. We will share the groups' work, so attendees get a takeaway they can customize to their needs after leaving.

Speakers
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Sherri Braxton

Senior Director for Digital Innovation, Bowdoin College
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Kelly Hoyland

Higher Education Program Manager, 1EdTech
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Meena Naik

Associate Director - Skills-Based Learning, Jobs for the Future
Meena Naik is an associate director at JFF. Specializing in skills-based learning initiatives, she focuses on partnering with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-based learning as a bridge between postsecondary education... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
UMC 245

10:00am MDT

Micro-Credentialing: The Future of Higher Ed Runs Through CE
This fireside chat will be an informal presentation of recent research conducted by The EvoLLLution and UPCEA on micro-credentialing and the state of continuing education, highlighting challenges and opportunities facing the postsecondary landscape today. Leaders will get inside insights on not just the data—but on the discussions with leaders across the higher ed space that inspired the research in the first place—and perspectives from The EvoLLLution's editor-in-chief on the industry's future.

Speakers
avatar for Amrit Ahluwalia

Amrit Ahluwalia

Editor-in-Chief, The EvoLLLution: A Modern Campus Illumination


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
GM Ballroom East (UMC)

10:00am MDT

Badges, We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges! Engaging Hesitant Faculty in a Grassroots Badge Initiative at a Large Community College District
In 2020, the Alamo Colleges District created the Course+ Badge program to train faculty to embed marketable skills badges into their existing academic coursework. The program has grown to certify 120 faculty as Badge Specialists and host an active, faculty-led community of practice where faculty inform program processes, share best practices, and identify future opportunities for digital badges. In this panel, we will share insights on building grassroots faculty support for digital badges.

Speakers

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
GM Ballroom West (UMC)

10:00am MDT

Web3 to Ed3: Mapping a Path to the Internet of Education
Join a panel of expert educators and visionaries in a real-time reimagining of education in a decentralized world. The emergence of “web3” represents new and exciting possibilities for education, but this digital frontier is still far from defined. We invite you to join us in a shared exploration of web3, ed3, and the Internet of Education (IoE), a global network and vision to connect all humans on earth to quality education and economic opportunity. 

Speakers
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Anabella Laya

founder, acreditta
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Taylor Kendal

President, Learning Economy Foundation
Hey there... I'm a systems thinker, CO native, aspiring digital nomad, novelty junkie, ETHDenver steward, and President of Learning Economy Foundation (LEF) focused on equitable social impact, Web3, DAOs, digital identity/privacy, learning from and traveling through the metaverse... Read More →
avatar for Colin Reynolds

Colin Reynolds

Learning Curator, Learning Economy Foundation / ED3DAO


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
UMC 235

10:00am MDT

Table Talk - 3 Pathways to Equitable Opportunities: Inclusive Design
Continue the learning from the Panel by joining presenters for deep-dive conversations. 

Open badges play a critical role in empowering people to progress on equitable pathways to career opportunities. In life learning journeys, each of us needs to design, own, combine, curate, and share badges that transparently and verifiably show what we know and can do. In this Table Talk, we'll explore what we mean by Inclusive Design, and discuss the systematic biases to equitable opportunities in our systems and structures, showing how uncovering them, creating on-ramps, open standards, and inclusive design are all essential to support human fulfillment to life sustaining careers.

*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kelly Page

Dr. Kelly Page

Director, Learning and Employment Innovations, Digital Promise
Dr. Kelly Page is a social design ethnographer, social and digital innovator, and learning entrepreneur committed to developing truly social cultures, people, and organizations with emerging and social technology. Kelly has a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Web (Hypermedia) Knowledge... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
CASE E250

10:00am MDT

Table Talk - Building Sustainable and Effective Communities of Practice to Support the Development and Use of “Badging” at an R1 Institution
Multiple units from the University of Texas at Austin were simultaneously, yet independently, interested in developing micro credential programs.  Not unlike a game of telephone, word spread and folks invested in the development of micro credential programs started finding one another through a well-known and respected senior level educational technologist.  Under the leadership of a vice provost, interested professional staff and faculty were brought together and over a series of bimonthly meetings, jointly created a plan to organize the roll out of UT branded badges.  We will share our experiences of simultaneously working on the university working group and developing micro credential frameworks to support our own units (School of Business and College of Natural Sciences) from our points of view as professional staff and faculty tasked with developing programs to support the unique needs of our units.  We look forward to both sharing what we have learned and learning from others.

Speakers
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Cynthia LaBrake

Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Austin
I am a professional faculty interested in innovative and evidence based teaching practices.  My current interest is using micro credentials to better align curricular goals with outcomes and assessments to help students be better learners and faculty be better teachers.  Through... Read More →
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Javier Motta-Mena

Educational Technologist, University of Texas at Austin
I've been immersed in the world of badging for about a year now, and I have been part of the grassroots group that has worked on setting up our institution's badging initiative. We are still in the early stages, so we know we have much to learn. What I am most interested in learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
CASE E250

10:00am MDT

Table Talk - Comprehensive Learner Record –Status of the CLR and AACRAO’s Work to Support Student Credentialing
The CLR provides a means of expressing a students’ learning to both the learner and others.   Over the last 7 years considerable work has been done but much remains to be accomplished.  AACRAO is committed to providing learners with tools to support their future plans. In this session, AACRAO work associated with development of the CLR, parallel initiatives, digital standards, adoption trends, work associated with outsides grants and more will be discussed.  

*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.*

Speakers
avatar for Mark McConahay

Mark McConahay

Sr. Consultant and CLR Coordinator, AACRAO


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
CASE E250

10:00am MDT

Table Talk - Pathways to Equitable Opportunities: Open Badges and the Journey to Jobs (Part 2.3)
Open badges and other standards play a critical role in empowering people to progress on equitable pathways to career opportunities. In lifelong learning journeys, each of us needs to own, combine, curate, and share badges that transparently and verifiably show what we know and can do. We wil have an open discussion of supporting standards, their use and value for exposing skills and credentials.

*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.*

Speakers
avatar for Rick Goldgar

Rick Goldgar

Associate Partner, Digital Credentials, IBM
Dr. Rick Goldgar, Ph.D. is the IBM Associate Partner for Digital Credentials in the IBM Talent Transformation Service Line. He was responsible for the original architecture of what is now the IBM Digital Credentials product and currently leads efforts for the Learning and Employment... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
CASE E250

10:00am MDT

Table Talk: Pathways to Equitable Opportunities: Open Badges and the Journey to Jobs (Part2.1)
Continue the learning from Day 1's breakout session by joining presenters for deep-dive conversations. Open badges play a critical role in empowering people to progress on equitable pathways to career opportunities. In lifelong learning journeys, each of us needs to own, combine, curate, and share badges that transparently and verifiably show what we know and can do. This session will follow the journey of Sharon, who is progressing on a pathway with equitable opportunities, showing how on-ramps, open standards, and universal design are all essential to support human success steps.

*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.*

Speakers
avatar for Brent Capriotti

Brent Capriotti

SLSA, WGU
As a member of WGU's innovative Workforce Intelligence & Credential Integrity (WICI) team, Brent Capriotti pursues his passions about skill/competency-based education, digital credentialing solutions, learning and employment records, practical interoperability of educational and employment... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
CASE E250

11:00am MDT

Break
Tuesday August 2, 2022 11:00am - 11:15am MDT

11:15am MDT

Luncheon & Keynote Address with Anabella Laya: The Future of Work and Education in LATAM is Built on Trust
Join us for lunch and the keynote address in the Center Ballroom.  

The 2022 Badge Summit Keynote speaker will be Annabella Laya, founder of Acreditta. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, this platform is already in 14 countries and has already helped users issue over 250,000 badges.

"The future of work and education in LATAM is built on trust. Latin America has the biggest skills gap in the world. Re-skilling and upskiilling are essential for competitive advantages and social and economic mobility. Skills will be the currency that help today's workforce drive the region's economy for the next two decades. In order to achieve that goal, showcasing learning journeys and verifiable credentials in trusted ways is a must."



Tuesday August 2, 2022 11:15am - 12:45pm MDT
GM Ballroom Center (UMC)

1:00pm MDT

(micr)Unconference - What do YOU want?
Borrowing from the unconference model, this informal session creates space for attendees to propose topics, questions, and provocations...and for other attendees to opt into those or propose their own. For thirty minutes, there is no lead presenter, front of the room, or predetermined agenda. This is your time to connect, learn, and share.

Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
UMC 245

1:00pm MDT

Data Ethics Practices for Digital Credential Programs
How can educational organizations use digital credentials to improve the education to employment pathway while maintaining the highest data ethics standards?

This session will be led by the co-founders of one of the original Open Badge platforms: One is a data ethicist, the other is a business infrastructure engineer.

We will explore:
  • The ethical failures of existing algorithmic hiring practices
  • How to address those failures by improving the quality and quantity of data associated with digital credentials
  • How to do this while complying with the highest ethical standards
We will provide a roadmap for educational organizations trying to create ethical pathways from educaiton to employment. We will also touch on the emerging ideas around Self-Sovereign Identity and Verifiable Credentials and how to build a future-ready badge program.

Speakers
avatar for Hank Holiday

Hank Holiday

CEO, Badge List
Co-Founder of Badge List (longest-running independent badge platform) and Knova (data transformation engine for streamlining & automating the digital credential stack). Working on Sovereign Data, Verifiable Credentials, Social-Currency-Based Organization Design, and new forms of capitalism... Read More →
avatar for Ben Roome

Ben Roome

Badge List
Badge List is built around a robust evidence and feedback collection workflow. Each badge is backed by a portfolio of evidence and the endorsements of experts.


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
GM Ballroom East (UMC)

1:00pm MDT

How Digital Credentials Will Reshape the Way People are Discovered for Their Talents, Recruited, and Hired
With the growth of digital credentials, professionals of all kinds are delivered assets that can help them be discovered and recognized for their knowledge, skills and abilities.  Credentials are intended to be a kind of currency that can be used in how people search for work, and how they are discovered by employers.  In order to drive the best outcomes, credentials should be designed with the resume in mind.  In this session we will discuss what SmartResume has learned about the credential space, how organizations can set their learners up for success, and the characteristics of credentials that make incredible resume content.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Davidson

Ian Davidson

Chief Growth Officer, SmartResume - an iDatafy company
Ian is the Chief Growth Officer of SmartResume, a digital credential wallet that helps learners generate a next generation resume with embedded verifiable credentials. Ian works to support successful career outcomes for all learners, and specializes in marketplace design to drive... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
GM Ballroom West (UMC)

1:00pm MDT

Leading the Future of Early Childhood Professional Development: Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education’s Micro-credential Program
The Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College is innovating professional development for Palm Beach County's early childhood professionals. Badging recognizes key skills and knowledge that early childhood professionals acquire. Their education matters! They make the difference in the success of children, and children are the future! The Micro-credential Program is composed of identified education pathways that advances early childhood professionals to achieving proficiency in employability skills deemed essential for being successful.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Slack

Becky Slack

Early Learning Trainer, Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College
avatar for Dr. Marilys Galindo

Dr. Marilys Galindo

Early Learning Micro-Credential Manager, Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College
Dr. Marilys Galindo is the Early Learning Micro-credential Manager at the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College. She has been in the field of education for 18 years. During the past 4 years, she has dedicated her research to digital badging... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Aspen 285/287 (UMC)

1:00pm MDT

Reinvigorate Statewide Professional Learning Certificate Programs with Digital Credentials
The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is reimagining our statewide professional learning programs for California educators. We all know that educators are exhausted and in need of more choice, voice, and ownership of their professional learning pathways. How are certificate programs flexing to meet this need? Let’s take a moment to consider the impact of digital credentials when integrated into statewide professional learning certificate programs as a way to increase engagement, content mastery, and social-emotional health and wellness. We’ll explore the power of bringing instructional design and subject matter expertise together for a fully integrated statewide badging program.

Speakers

Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
UMC 247

1:00pm MDT

The Why, Who, and What (before the How) of Micro-Credential Development
There is no one particular way to go about micro-credential development. Dive into some essential questions that must be addressed as you plan to develop or strengthen your micro-credential initiative. Many people, new to micro-credential development, begin with the question “How?” How do you build a micro-credential initiative? Hear about the importance of answering the Why, Who, and What questions as you start or scale. Examples of different responses and approaches will be shared. 

Speakers
avatar for Claire Sullivan

Claire Sullivan

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation in Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials, University of Maine System
I have experience developing digital badges and micro-credential initiatives in Maine. I developed a unified framework that is being used by the University of Maine System (UMS), the Maine Community College System, and the Maine Department of Education-Adult Education to aid in state... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Room 235 (UMC)

1:30pm MDT

Break
Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:30pm - 1:45pm MDT

1:45pm MDT

(micr)Unconference - What do YOU want?
Borrowing from the unconference model, this informal session creates space for attendees to propose topics, questions, and provocations...and for other attendees to opt into those or propose their own. For thirty minutes, there is no lead presenter, front of the room, or predetermined agenda. This is your time to connect, learn, and share.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Umpstead

Bruce Umpstead

Director, Statewide & Regional Engagement, 1EdTech Consortium
Bruce Umpstead is the director of statewide & regional engagement with 1EdTech Consortium, formerly known as IMS Global, where he drives growth in its statewide and ESA membership. He is passionate about scaling educational data interoperability, building equity into digital learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
UMC 245

1:45pm MDT

Digital Badging and Pathways Convergence Within Higher Education and Primary Education
Using badges and pathways to encourage selection and completion of educational goals. 

Everyone who attends will get a copy of the rules and procedures for running a badging system.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Fletcher

Keith Fletcher

Executive Director, SCC Grant, TCSG / Savannah Technical College
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Elizabeth Miller

Regional Director, Canvas Credentials, Instructure
Elizabeth is a former teacher with over 20 years experience in educational technology serving K12, Higher Ed, Trade and Professional Associations, and Corporations of all sizes. As a program manager, trainer, author, and team leader, Elizabeth has guided hundreds of prospects to delightful... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Room 235 (UMC)

1:45pm MDT

A Liberatory Design Approach to Collaboratively Design Micro-credentials with School Leaders
Panelists will discuss the co-development of Micro-credentials in communities of practice with school community leaders in several educational systems in New York, New Mexico and Title 1 schools. The panel including school administrators, researchers, and instructional designers will explore: Using design thinking to unpack relevant frameworks to identify skills and dispositions. Engaging participants in co-designing MCs applying the design process to uncover learning pathways.


Speakers
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Julie Keane

Chief Learning Officer, Participate


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
GM Ballroom East (UMC)

1:45pm MDT

Credentialing Specialized Language Skills Through Badging
Demand is growing for educational pathways that enable learners to combine and document disciplinary expertise and technical training with specialized language skills. The field of language education and higher education, in general, have largely failed to provide opportunities to meet this need. This presentation will discuss some promising examples of educational pathways combining disciplinary study with language education and provide a rationale for how MeTabi, Inc., a new language learning platform, plans to implement badging to help learners document and communicate their specialized language knowledge to future employers.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Payne

Scott Payne

President & COO, MeTabi, Inc.


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
UMC 247

1:45pm MDT

Outcomes Standards for Advancing Equitable Economic Opportunities
There is no go-to source of information on the quality of any of these credentials, programs, or providers—whether public, private, in-person, online, nonprofit, or for-profit. The lack of credible data creates widespread confusion for consumers and perpetuates inequities that severely limit who has access to economic opportunity in the United States.

At EQOS at JFF, we are filling this critical gap. Our vision is to be the most useful and user-friendly source of trusted information on the quality of short-term education and training programs and credentials in the United States.

This session will focus on JFF’s work with Education Quality Outcomes Standards, which helps learners and workers, education institutions and postsecondary training providers, state agencies, and other stakeholders identify high-quality opportunities that lead to equitable economic advancement. We will discuss EQOS’ methodologies for evaluating programs along a continuum of quality, JFF’s platform for coordinated action and impact, and new tools we’re developing for identifying and navigating education and career opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Meena Naik

Meena Naik

Associate Director - Skills-Based Learning, Jobs for the Future
Meena Naik is an associate director at JFF. Specializing in skills-based learning initiatives, she focuses on partnering with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-based learning as a bridge between postsecondary education... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Yadzinski

Stephen Yadzinski

Senior Innovation Officer, Jobs for the Future
Stephen Yadzinski is the senior innovation officer for JFF. In this role, Steve works with JFF leaders and teams to identify new opportunities, establish new partnerships, and transform JFF programs and service lines to meet an evolving and dynamic education and workforce ecosystem... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Aspen 285/287 (UMC)

1:45pm MDT

**CANCELLED** Trusted Learner Network - Reports from the Field
The Trusted Learner Network, powered by Arizona State University, is designing a digital credential ecosystem that empowers learners and earners with agency over their own credentials while simultaneously honoring the value of education  and embracing the power of community. Join TLN leaders for a report out on the state of the digital credential ecosystem and key topics at play, as explored in the third annual TLN Unconference.

Speakers
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Kate Giovacchini

Managing Director, TLN, Arizona State University
Kate Giovacchini is a higher education technology leader with a passion for the power of education to change lives and change the world. She has nearly a decade of experience working at Arizona State University where she has spent her time working in the areas of online education... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT

1:45pm MDT

Jump-starting productive conversations: Our badging pilot and Quick-Start Guide
As UNC-Chapel Hill expands its digital and lifelong learning programming, we embarked on a Digital Badging Pilot for several of our noncredit offerings, to better highlight the marketable skills gained by graduates and improve career outcomes, and to create a foundation for future growth in the alternative credentials space. We translated our lessons learned and best practices surfaced into a Quick Start Guide for programs across campus, to help guide conversations. We'll walk you through it.

Speakers

Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
GM Ballroom West (UMC)

2:15pm MDT

Break
Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:15pm - 2:30pm MDT

2:30pm MDT

Failure Lab Open Mic: Making Our Private Lessons Public
As much as sharing what works can be instructive and help surface Best Practices that should be adopted, being public about our lessons learned can offer valuable insights so that others may avoid repeating our missteps. This informal sessions invites attendees beginning the journey to share their wonderings about predictable traps, and those with lessons already learned to tell the stories behind their bumps, bruises and scars. 

Speakers
avatar for Don Presant

Don Presant

President, Learning Agents, CanCred.ca
Don is Canada's leading expert on Open Badges and consults on large scale international projects related to badges, micro-credentials and recognition. He is President of CanCred by Learning Agents, a leading Canadian cloud service for Open Badges.In 2017, Don co-hosted the first... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
UMC 245

2:30pm MDT

What Next? Lingering Questions for Higher Ed Professionals
After hearing about the different aspects and various benefits of micro-credential programs over the past day and a half, what additional ideas or questions remain about launching or expanding a micro-credential initiative?? This facilitated roundtable session is geared toward professionals in higher education who will take lessons learned back to their campuses to contribute to these discussions and efforts. Participants will share thoughts, brainstorm ideas, and ask questions about the many nuances of building a successful micro-credential and badging program.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Wold-McCormick

Kristi Wold-McCormick

Assistant Vice Provost and University Registrar, University of Colorado Boulder


Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
GM Ballroom West (UMC)

2:30pm MDT

Designing The Transcripts of the Future
How can we combine digital credentials with new innovations in data technology to generate signals of learning that are more valuable than traditional transcripts?

This lively panel discussion will bring together the perpectives of three experts in the areas of instructional design, academic pedagogy and data technology. 

We will explore questions such as:
  • How can educational organizations produce rich data narratives for all students that go beyond the traditional summary of courses and grades?
  • What role does a data-centric digital transcript have to play in helping higher education maintain relevance in a rapidly changing employment landscape?
  • What are the ethical requirements associated with building scalable systems for sharing student data?
  • How can educational organizations create greater success on the education to employment pathway by generating better data about student skill acquisition?
  • How can digital transcripts empower and inspire students?
There will be space for questions and participation from session attendees as well.

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Director, Strategy & Marketing, Krause Center for Innovation
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Director of Marketing & Strategy at the Krause Center for Innovation. She's dedicated to amplifying the programs, partnerships, and passions of the KCI community throughout the region and state as well as growing the impact of KCI in both... Read More →
avatar for Ben Roome

Ben Roome

Badge List
Badge List is built around a robust evidence and feedback collection workflow. Each badge is backed by a portfolio of evidence and the endorsements of experts.
avatar for Hank Holiday

Hank Holiday

CEO, Badge List
Co-Founder of Badge List (longest-running independent badge platform) and Knova (data transformation engine for streamlining & automating the digital credential stack). Working on Sovereign Data, Verifiable Credentials, Social-Currency-Based Organization Design, and new forms of capitalism... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Room 235 (UMC)

2:30pm MDT

**CANCELLED** Workforce Skill Proficiency Level Descriptions
Workforce skill descriptions are often without levels because it’s easier. Yet there’s a great level of difference in knowledge between a just-starting- out python developer and experienced full stack python engineer. This presentation will demonstrate advances in AI that can help make skill level descriptions up to date with open data sources and thus more equatable for both universities, employers and job seekers. 

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Dorman

Brandon Dorman

Lead Content Curator and Director of PD, OpenEd
Business Owner of OpenSALT for ACT inc. Interested in competencies, assessment to instruction and open educational resources.


Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT

2:30pm MDT

Teachers as Champions of Equity & Cultural Diversity
CO ASCD, a professional education organization in Colorado, offers teacher micro-credentials as evidence of leadership skills and knowledge. Learn how this work can propel teacher understanding of equity and diversity while building their leadership skills and in so doing, transform the culture in their schools. 

Speakers
avatar for Nancy White

Nancy White

Executive Director, CO ASCD
CO ASCD is a professional education organization for educators in Colorado.  We have a small and hard-working board of directors who partner with like-minded organizations and individuals to further our mission and vision ultimately to benefit each Colorado learner – whether they... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
GM Ballroom East (UMC)

2:30pm MDT

Turning A “Vision of a Graduate” Into Reality with Digital Badges
How can students demonstrate mastery – while showing who they are as individual learners? In this session, we will walk through the stages of using digital badges to help each of your students fulfill a “Vision of a Graduate.” We’ll focus on three components: 1) defining the vision; 2) linking student projects and assignments to earn badges; and 3) helping students express their individual strengths and personal growth. We will discuss practical strategies that you can apply to your setting.

Speakers
avatar for David Niguidula

David Niguidula

Founder, Ideas Consulting / Richer Picture
K-12 assessment; use of badges for Individual Learning Plans; badges and digital portfolios


Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
UMC 247

2:30pm MDT

Igniting Workforce Readiness with SkillStack
SkillStack® is a microcertification platform that allows Idaho’s educators to validate career-ready skills, leading to industry-relevant digital badges and college credit. These credentials confirm skill mastery recognized by industry. This year, Idaho students reached a milestone of 50,000 badges! Explore Idaho’s journey and challenges and discover how SkillStack is transforming career and technical education in rural America and providing work-readiness for the entire state.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Luchte

Heather Luchte

Director of Performance Management, Idaho Division of Career Technical Education
Heather Luchte is the Director of Performance Management at the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education. Heather has worked at the division since 2013. She is responsible for collecting performance data, monitoring student outcomes, and performance improvement. Heather also oversees... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Stump

Taylor Stump

SkillStack® and Performance Management Coordinator, Idaho Division of Career Technical Education
Taylor Stump is the SkillStack® and Performance Management Coordinator at the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education where her passions for education and technology can co-exist seamlessly.Taylor plans, coordinates, and provides ongoing education and technical support for SkillStack... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Umpstead

Bruce Umpstead

Director, Statewide & Regional Engagement, 1EdTech Consortium
Bruce Umpstead is the director of statewide & regional engagement with 1EdTech Consortium, formerly known as IMS Global, where he drives growth in its statewide and ESA membership. He is passionate about scaling educational data interoperability, building equity into digital learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Aspen 285/287 (UMC)

3:00pm MDT

3:45pm MDT

Closing Plenary - Digital Wallets: Policy, Technology, and the Possibilities
Experts from the NGA, ASU University, and MIT are coming together to talk shop over a cup of coffee. They will be discussing the past, present, and future state of digital wallets, what could be possible, and what needs to be true to provide everyone the ability to curate, manage, and leverage their skills data in order to maximize their career potential.  

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Winters

Amanda Winters

Program Director, National Governors Association
Amanda Winters serves as Program Director for postsecondary education at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. In this role she oversees a team that supports governors offices and state policy makers on issues that connect postsecondary pathways to economic... Read More →

Speakers
TS

Timothy Summers

Executive Director, Arizona State University
Timothy C. Summers, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Digital Trust Initiatives at Arizona State University's University Technology Office. In this role, Timothy leads Pocket, a digital wallet and portfolio that provides a portable, secure and verified place for learners to capture... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2022 3:45pm - 4:30pm MDT
CASE Auditorium (4th floor)
 
Tuesday, August 9
 

TBA

[RECORDING] Keynote Address with Anabella Laya: The Future of Work and Education in LATAM is Built on Trust
Join us for lunch and the keynote address in the Center Ballroom.  

The 2022 Badge Summit Keynote speaker will be Annabella Laya, founder of Acreditta. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, this platform is already in 14 countries and has already helped users issue over 250,000 badges.

"The future of work and education in LATAM is built on trust. Latin America has the biggest skills gap in the world. Re-skilling and upskiilling are essential for competitive advantages and social and economic mobility. Skills will be the currency that help today's workforce drive the region's economy for the next two decades. In order to achieve that goal, showcasing learning journeys and verifiable credentials in trusted ways is a must."



Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

[RECORDING] Opening Plenary: Closing Equity Gaps for Minoritized and Underserved Learners with Credentials Pathways

While 59.1% of White adults (age 25 to 64) in Colorado completed a degree or other credential, this number is a lot lower for minority adults in the state. In 2021, the Community College System (CCCS) received a grant from the Lumina Foundation to address this gap. The main goal of this grant is to increase credential attainment for enrolled Black, Hispanic, and Native American adults at CCCS colleges by 2% by 2023.

In the CU system, the graduation rate is between 43-68% for our undergraduate students. This number is much lower for minoritized students. There are various contributing factors: 1) gateway courses; 2) opportunity gaps; and 3) first and last mile challenges (sense of belonging and missing credit hours). We are exploring opportunities for bridging this gap including converting experiences into credentials to address graduation challenges and preparing students for the future of work.

Moderators
avatar for Alison Griffin

Alison Griffin

Senior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors
Alison Griffin’s experience on the implementation side of higher education and workforce development, and as a grantmaker, is reflected in her practical understanding of how policy shapes practice. Her career in postsecondary education policy includes two terms as a policy advisor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geeta Verma

Geeta Verma

Professor, STEM education and Founder, LivedX, University of Colorado Denver
Geeta Verma is a professor of science education at the University of Colorado Denver. She has founded an online platform, LivedX, that accredits students’ lived and learned experiences into essential life skills credentials. This enables youth to succeed in educational and workforce... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ayelet Zur-Nayberg

Dr. Ayelet Zur-Nayberg

Director of Adult Student Success, Colorado Community College System


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Badgesplaining - NFT Badges That Pay For Student Loans
NFTs (non-Fungible Tokens) are making ownership of digital images clear and transferable across systems.  The younger generation will soon expect certificates, badges, and other credentials to all be NFTs.  As a case example, the GetSmart Badge System developed by the speaker pioneers this technology for use with digital badges.

Speakers

Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Badgesplaining - Why Degrees Need to Go
This presentation will explain to conference attendees why the degree system cannot be maintained in any form. We need full alternative credentialing to assess and verify skills and knowledge for use in hiring. I also will lay out what the ideal system of alternative credentialing should look like: colleges should not be the issuers, it should be handled by third parties (not schools or employers), it should be a centralized system, the receiver of the credential should not have to pay, etc. 

Speakers
avatar for Keil Dumsch

Keil Dumsch

Education Reformer, Education Reborn


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

[RECORDING] Language Badging to Benefit All
Companies are beginning to recognize just how valuable language skills are for their employees. However, multilingual people don't always know how to illustrate what they are able to do in each language. Whether the language was learned at home, in school, or while living abroad, it is important to properly assess one's language skills and illustrate that proficiency level in a way that is understandable to a broad audience. Avant Assessment provides proficiency-based language assessments that lead to badges which can be shared with institutions of higher education, potential employers, or the general public. And since badges are stackable, the multi-level badges provide an opportunity to create pathways for lifelong language learning. This presentation will illustrate the Avant Proficiency Cycle and how our badges can create opportunities for multilingual students and employees to validate, improve, and celebrate their language skills.

Speakers
avatar for David Bong

David Bong

CEO, Avant Assessment
Avant has been a pioneer in online, adaptive 4-skill language proficiency assessments since 2001 including development of the original ELPA test for the Oregon Department of Education. Our STAMP test is widely used to credential heritage learners of Spanish and 12 additional languages... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gossett

Nick Gossett

Higher Ed Specialist, Avant Assessment
My name is Nick Gossett and I am the Higher Ed Specialist at Avant Assessment. Avant Assessment is the world’s leading language assessment company where our focus has always been on improving the world through the magic of language. Avant Assessment has its roots in Higher Ed having... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | A case Study: How Badges are Being Used to Credential Language Skills
Companies are beginning to recognize just how valuable language skills are for their employees. However, multilingual people don't always know how to illustrate what they are able to do in each language. Whether the language was learned at home, in school, or while living abroad, it is important to properly assess one's language skills and illustrate that proficiency level in a way that is understandable to a broad audience. Avant Assessment provides proficiency-based language assessments that lead to badges which can be shared with institutions of higher education, potential employers, or the general public. And since badges are stackable, the multi-level badges provide an opportunity to create pathways for lifelong language learning. This presentation will illustrate the Avant Proficiency Cycle and how our badges can create opportunities for multilingual students and employees to validate, improve, and celebrate their language skills.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Egnatz

Linda Egnatz

Executive Director, Global Seal of Biliteracy
Linda Egnatz is the Executive Director of the Global Seal of Biliteracy, a free international language credential program designed to fill the opportunity gap for bilinguals of any age who want to celebrate and certify their language skills. In 2013, she was awarded the Golden Apple... Read More →
avatar for David Bong

David Bong

CEO, Avant Assessment
Avant has been a pioneer in online, adaptive 4-skill language proficiency assessments since 2001 including development of the original ELPA test for the Oregon Department of Education. Our STAMP test is widely used to credential heritage learners of Spanish and 12 additional languages... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gossett

Nick Gossett

Higher Ed Specialist, Avant Assessment
My name is Nick Gossett and I am the Higher Ed Specialist at Avant Assessment. Avant Assessment is the world’s leading language assessment company where our focus has always been on improving the world through the magic of language. Avant Assessment has its roots in Higher Ed having... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Badgesplaining - 4 Main Stage Talks from August 1st Badge Summit
Watch these four inspiring and fast-paced Badgesplaining talks from the Opening Plenary session. Links to each talk's session pages with descriptions:

Speakers
avatar for Richard West

Richard West

Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology Department, Brigham Young University
Dr. Richard E. West (@richardewest on twitter) is a professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He teaches courses in instructional technology, academic research and writing, creativity and innovation, design psychology, and product/program evaluation... Read More →
avatar for Martha Harty

Martha Harty

Founder & Professor, Martris, LLC & Carnegie Mellon University
Martha Harty is a mediator, trainer and learning scientist, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, and co-founder of Martris, a tech startup. She creates training modules for student teams covering collaboration, diversity and conflict skills, and studies their effectiveness. Recent work... Read More →
avatar for Robert Bajor

Robert Bajor

Founder, Micro-credential Multiverse
Hi, I'm Robert Bajor - the founder of Micro-credential Multiverse. We are a strategic advising and consulting firm that specializes in uniting learning experiences with career opportunities. With over a decade of experience in the micro-credentialing space, we've developed scalable... Read More →
avatar for Anita Shinde

Anita Shinde

Partner & Inclusion Leader, Deloitte


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Badgesplaining: Teacher Perceptions of Gamification in K-8 Classrooms (pre-recorded)
This research study studied the perceptions of K-8 educators about the 24 gamification elements. In the gamified learning environments studied what are teacher perceptions of how the specific element of badges impact student engagement? What does badge implementation look like? How do students respond? What tools are teachers using to display, share, and implement badges in K-8 classrooms? Do students have a role in design and implementation, if so what does that look like?

Speakers
avatar for NiYa Costley, PhD

NiYa Costley, PhD

Dr. NiYa Costley holds a PhD in Education with the specialization of Educational Technology from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her disssertation study was on the perceptions of K-8 educators about gamification use in their classrooms. She also holds a Master of Science... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Helping Educators Communicate Competencies: One Company's Journey Into Badging Professional Learning with K12 Educators
All too frequently, new product adoption involves learning how to use a resource. We have redesigned our professional learning to support pedagogy aligned to the ISTE standards & results in a demonstration of competency. We recently began to use badges to help educators better communicate their new knowledge, skills, & dispositions that include both "how-to" product knowledge related to Hāpara, but more importantly, deepen teaching practices related to deeper learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Dixon

Rich Dixon

Senior Director of Learning Innovation, Hapara
I love discussing OER esources that improve access for teachers and learners. I also love to talk about digital badges, micro-credentials, and project based learning.


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Keynote Address with Anabella Laya: The Future of Work and Education in LATAM is Built on Trust

The 2022 Badge Summit Keynote speaker will be Annabella Laya, founder of Acreditta. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, this platform is already in 14 countries and has already helped users issue over 250,000 badges.

"The future of work and education in LATAM is built on trust. Latin America has the biggest skills gap in the world. Re-skilling and upskiilling are essential for competitive advantages and social and economic mobility. Skills will be the currency that help today's workforce drive the region's economy for the next two decades. In order to achieve that goal, showcasing learning journeys and verifiable credentials in trusted ways is a must."


Speakers
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Anabella Laya

founder, acreditta



Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Let's C.H.A.T. : Change, Hope, Adoption and Technology Strategies for K-12 Badging (2021 ENCORE SCREENING)
Implementing digital badges and micro-credentials in K-12 is difficult, especially when attempting to do so at scale.  The lessons learned are myriad, and those of us who have attempted this work know that it can be perpetually clouded by the risk factor of being labeled yet another flavor of the week.  Panelists in this session have experience with both the celebrations and heartache inherent in these efforts and will share reflections on specific, concrete examples of both their lessons learned and successes.

Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Opening Plenary: Closing Equity Gaps for Minoritized and Underserved Learners with Credentials Pathways

While 59.1% of White adults (age 25 to 64) in Colorado completed a degree or other credential, this number is a lot lower for minority adults in the state. In 2021, the Community College System (CCCS) received a grant from the Lumina Foundation to address this gap. The main goal of this grant is to increase credential attainment for enrolled Black, Hispanic, and Native American adults at CCCS colleges by 2% by 2023.

In the CU system, the graduation rate is between 43-68% for our undergraduate students. This number is much lower for minoritized students. There are various contributing factors: 1) gateway courses; 2) opportunity gaps; and 3) first and last mile challenges (sense of belonging and missing credit hours). We are exploring opportunities for bridging this gap including converting experiences into credentials to address graduation challenges and preparing students for the future of work.

Moderators
avatar for Alison Griffin

Alison Griffin

Senior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors
Alison Griffin’s experience on the implementation side of higher education and workforce development, and as a grantmaker, is reflected in her practical understanding of how policy shapes practice. Her career in postsecondary education policy includes two terms as a policy advisor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geeta Verma

Geeta Verma

Professor, STEM education and Founder, LivedX, University of Colorado Denver
Geeta Verma is a professor of science education at the University of Colorado Denver. She has founded an online platform, LivedX, that accredits students’ lived and learned experiences into essential life skills credentials. This enables youth to succeed in educational and workforce... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ayelet Zur-Nayberg

Dr. Ayelet Zur-Nayberg

Director of Adult Student Success, Colorado Community College System


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Peek-a-BOO! How to Not Be Afraid or Surprised by Hidden Compliance Goblins.

Encore viewing of the hit July 25 Pre-Conference Webinar:

Look at and learn about the “hidden” regulations that apply to MCRs, bootcamps and other similar programs offered by colleges and universities. What are we, as recognized providers of higher education, required to provide or tell our students who enroll in these programs? Are there other expectations that come with providing a certification with our institution’s name on it that we need to be aware of? What about for less formal, noncredit, activities? This session will also look at the regulatory “perfect storm” that appears to be forming on the horizon. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard LaFosse

Richard LaFosse

Compliance and Policy Lead, Academic Innovation, University of Michigan
Ricky provides compliance guidance and supports policymaking efforts related to distance education. His responsibilities include developing compliance resources and procedures for online and hybrid programs, open learning experiences, and extended reality initiatives. Ricky also represents... Read More →
avatar for Erika Swain

Erika Swain

Assistant Director for Compliance and Authorization, University of Colorado Boulder



Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

TBA

RECORDED | Wolverine Pathways for College and Career Readiness
Wolverine Pathways is a year-round college readiness program. Pathways in conjunction with Canvas’ native Badgr integration is leveraged to recognize learning, competencies and experiences via coursework towards student success. This platform offers a path of transparency, giving high-schoolers control in achieving their goals. The display offers directionality of the learner’s journey, contextualizing badges against each-other, portraying real-time representation of the learner’s progress. 

Speakers
avatar for Nargas Oskui

Nargas Oskui

Instructional Learning Specialist Senior, University Of Michigan
Educational TechnologyManagement and LeadershipInstructional Design


Tuesday August 9, 2022 TBA

9:00am MDT

[RECORDING] Virtual Badge Summit Keynote - Making Sense of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: The Magic of Open Badges
Open Badges were invented by Mozilla back in 2011 as a better, *simpler* way to recognize lifewide skills and achievements that could carry lifelong learners into new learning and career opportunities. It was a disruption that sparked a decade of innovation. Fast-forward to 2022 and everything has gotten more complicated: the technology, the players, the hype, the concerns...

This talk will reach back to Mozilla's magical idea in 2011, that "learning happens everywhere, not just in the classroom", then take us forward with suggestions to make that real in 2022.

*Don spoke about the Fail Forward Badge*
Earn yours ==> https://bit.ly/BadgeSummitFF



Speakers
avatar for Don Presant

Don Presant

President, Learning Agents, CanCred.ca
Don is Canada's leading expert on Open Badges and consults on large scale international projects related to badges, micro-credentials and recognition. He is President of CanCred by Learning Agents, a leading Canadian cloud service for Open Badges.In 2017, Don co-hosted the first... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MDT

9:45am MDT

Virtual Networking
We created this space for our virtual attendees to have the time to connect and chat with their colleagues, just as they would when attending an in-person conference. We will have breakout rooms available AND encourage attendees to make this time what it needs to be for YOU. As such, participants are welcome to show up to this session (it will be held in a zoom meeting) prepared to share links in the chat to your own breakout rooms addressing your specific networking needs. As a reminder, you may also utilize the messaging feature within Sched in order to directly reach out to all attendees who opt into making their profiles public. 

Feel free to use this time as a break between sessions as well!

Tuesday August 9, 2022 9:45am - 10:15am MDT

10:15am MDT

Answering Questions Most People Are Not Thinking to Ask **NEW TIME**
Open Bagdes currently are the the most fit recognition technology to support microcredentialing strategies.  Why ?

Microcredentialing frameworks are emerging across the globe (AustraliAsia, Europe, North America) with some guidance around informaiton models.

What metadata to use in describing/credentialing microcredentials.

How might we take this guidance into data models that can be supported by Open Badges? Is it and overkill?









Speakers
avatar for Simone Ravaioli

Simone Ravaioli

Director Global Ecosystem and Innovation, Parchment
Serendipity issuer.Building the digital credentials ecosystem through open standards.Open Badges OG.Paladin of the Internet of Education and Ed3Inhabiting the liminal space in between: Education - Work, Digital Credentials - Open Recognition, Web2 - Web3, Credentials - Reputation... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MDT

10:15am MDT

[RECORDED] Digital Badges and Professional Development for Teachers
Explore how your district can better engage administrators, educators and tech leaders in their professional development through the use of digital badges. You’ll learn how to implement digital badges and move from a paper-based demonstration of professional learning to a fully digital system.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Huggins

Paul Huggins

Director of Digital Media and Innovative Technology, Beaufort County School NC


Tuesday August 9, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MDT

10:15am MDT

[RECORDED] Personalized Professional Development with Digital Badges
In this session, you’ll learn about a two-year study examining a digital badging system to support online, independent teacher PD in science and engineering subjects examining teachers’ choices through written goals and choosing activities from a library of possible options. Key takeaways are how teachers used the badging system and recommendations for learners and system developers. Finally, as an earlier badging projects (starting in 2012), we will reflect on the trajectory of badging work.

*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.*

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gamrat

Chris Gamrat

Instructional Designer, Penn State University


Tuesday August 9, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MDT

10:15am MDT

[RECORDING] Digital Credentialing as a Viable Professional Learning Option
It’s time to move beyond ‘sit-and-get’ PD! Just as we are integrating tech with our students we should be providing personalized learning opportunities for our educators as well. Come see how one school district has been innovating with digital credentialing for five years and how digital badges can accelerate learning for educators.

*This will be held during a 60 minute session, with the idea that attendees rotate between different table talks for a period of approx. 20 mins.*
Slides link: https://bit.ly/LMGBadgeSummit

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Girolamo

Lynn Girolamo

Instructional Technology Teacher, Greece CSD
Fan of using technology to amplify good instruction, professional learning, and using Tech4Good! Connect with me on Twitter @LMGirolamo


Tuesday August 9, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MDT

11:00am MDT

[RECORDED] Making Big Changes? Support Your Innovation with Digital Badges
Bringing innovation to schools is hard – but digital badges can make it easier. In this session, you’ll learn how looking carefully at student work and awarding badges can help schools successfully bring their initiatives to life. As an example, you’ll see how one urban K-8 charter school uses digital badges to support its implementation of Dual Language Immersion and Problem-Based Learning. You will have the chance to discuss how badges can make your school’s initiatives more engaging.

Speakers
avatar for David Niguidula

David Niguidula

Founder, Ideas Consulting / Richer Picture
K-12 assessment; use of badges for Individual Learning Plans; badges and digital portfolios
avatar for Amanda Seewald

Amanda Seewald

Owner/Author, MARACAS / Learning Kaleidoscope, Scotch Plains, NJ


Tuesday August 9, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am MDT

11:00am MDT

[RECORDED] HPass: Building a digital badging community for the humanitarian sector
The session will describe how HPass is building a digital badging community centred on myHPass, a dedicated passport for humanitarians. It will cover what we have learnt since our launch in 2019, and the methods we have used to generate a myHPass user base across multiple organisations, locations and contexts. The session lead will be joined by representatives of HPass partners World Vision and War Child, who will offer their unique perspectives and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Leonie Meijerink

Leonie Meijerink

Programme Quality and Learning Manager, War Child
I have a passion for promoting learning, learning and development, distance and remote learning, e-learning
avatar for Esther Grieder

Esther Grieder

HPass Lead, Humanitarian Leadership Academy
AI

Ashley Inselman

Technical Director, Humanitarian Capacity Building, World Vision International
I develop and deliver blended learning curriculum to train our humanitarian staff around the world. 


Tuesday August 9, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am MDT

11:00am MDT

[RECORDING] Credential As You Go - Incremental Credentialing
The panel will share insight on the national Credential As You Go initiative and dive into key issues, concepts, and opportunities in implementing incremental credentials, including equity, trust, technology, and research. Examples from the initiative using the Incremental Credentialing Framework will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to join the conversation with the panelists.

Speakers
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Nan Travers

Director of the Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning, SUNY Empire State College


Tuesday August 9, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am MDT

12:00pm MDT

Viewing Time for Pre-Recorded Content
Feel free to take a break, kick your feet up (or put on your shoes and take a walk!) and relax.  

All sessions with "RECORDED" in the title are available to stream at your convenience. Click on the session and (as long as you are logged in!) it will display a yellow "Video Stream" button.

We created this time to allow our virtual attendees the opportunity to view some of our pre-recorded content without having to worry about finding free time you don't have to come back and watch later. We hope you enjoy!

Tuesday August 9, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm MDT

2:00pm MDT

**CANCELLED** Equity Gaps, Skills Gaps: Strengthening the Curriculum with DEI Digital Badging
Jenny woke up feeling very sick today but was still hoping to present anyway. Unfortunately, she is too ill and will look to share her awesomeness at a later date.  

At the University of North Dakota, I concurrently launched curricular badges while creating and facilitating a faculty institute on curricular mapping. In both cases, DEI skills proved to be not only highly needed but also highly desired by students, faculty, and employers. This session will take a deep dive into DEI digital badging and how filling skills gaps can likewise fill equity gaps and curriculum gaps, guiding and asking participants to reflect on the same.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Reichart

Jenny Reichart

Faculty Development Specialist and Academic Coach, University of North Dakota
I specialize in faculty development, online teaching, programming, and scholarship, educational consulting, and academic coaching for faculty. People should feel free to ask me about my obsessions with Disney World, marine life, and my amazing mutt, Phoebe!


Tuesday August 9, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT

2:00pm MDT

[RECORDING] We want this!...Maybe? Understanding and Incorporating Diverse Goals into Micro-Credential Programs in Higher Education
How might we understand and then incorporate the goals of diverse individuals and groups in the design of micro-credentials? Decision makers consider a number of micro-credential attributes before making an implementation decision. Decision makers must commit to a single alternative and reject any other alternative, even though there may be some aspects of the other alternatives that are appealing. Participants will explore best practices for understanding and incorporating multiple viewpoints.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Barrows

Lauren Barrows

University of Lethbridge


Tuesday August 9, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT

2:00pm MDT

[RECORDING] Pathways to Equitable Opportunities: Open Badges and the Journey to Jobs (Part 3)
Open badges play a critical role in empowering people to progress on equitable pathways to career opportunities. In lifelong learning journeys, each of us needs to own, combine, curate, and share badges that transparently and verifiably show what we know and can do. This session will follow the journey of a learner who is progressing on a pathway with equitable opportunities, showing how on-ramps, open standards, and universal design are all essential to support human success steps.

Our presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VTejg7nYDdiZc99Pvm5qMEIAqMLmd3D3-A1xhe74bZQ/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Boyer

Naomi Boyer

Director, Education Design Lab
avatar for Deborah Everhart

Deborah Everhart

Chief Strategy Officer, Credential Engine
Deborah Everhart serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Credential Engine, leading the expansion of credential transparency initiatives that enable more effective connections between education and career opportunities.Previously she has served as a strategic advisor with the American... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT

3:00pm MDT

[RECORDING] Identifying Value Within Communities of Practice
Facilitators will lead an interactive design session where participants will establish a vision for their community of practice. In that vision, participants will identify member needs and desired shifts in practice and perspectives. Participants will walk away with strategies on different types of interactions to engage their community members and indicators of success.

Speakers
avatar for Don LaBonte

Don LaBonte

Director of Customer Success, Participate
Don LaBonte is the Director of Customer Success at Participate. He believes in the power of play and looks to infuse it into the fabric of all learning experiences. Bikes are his preferred mode of transportation and he believes the correct number to own is n+1.


Tuesday August 9, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT

3:00pm MDT

[RECORDING] The Future of Open Badges
Open Badges have come a long way in a decade from an experimental technology to an interoperable credential delivery format used by hundreds of large scale higher-ed and corporate programs as well as a vibrant open recognition community. But the huge opportunities for badges to become a part of lifelong learners' everyday lives are still ahead, and powerful new patterns of use will be unlocked by upcoming changes in the Open Badges 3.0 specification. Join specification lead contributor and credential product architect Nate Otto for a tour of what's coming next and how 3.0 can change how we understand badges in our communities. Topics include Verifiable Credentials and wallets, portable cryptographically signed credentials and presentations, and skills recognition with achievement definitions shared across issuers.

Speakers
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Nate Otto

Founder, Skybridge Skills
Loves open education, #OpenBadges, free culture, Progress of the Useful Arts and Sciences, people-powered politics, and local food. He/him/his


Tuesday August 9, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT

3:00pm MDT

[RECORDING] Trust and Transparency: Does Increased Transparency Around the Personal Evidence of Learning Increase Both the Learner's Confidence in a Hiring Situation and Amplify the Employer's Signal to Hire?
A research project was conducted by Uni of Dayton, Uni of Melbourne, Ed Design Lab and Edalex in 2022 to investigate granularity and visibility of personalised evidence in a hiring situation from both a learner and employer perspective. The research sought to examine if increased transparency around personal evidence of learning increases the confidence of learners in articulating their skills and competencies in a hiring situation and amplify the signal to hire from an employer's perspective?

Overview of research project - aims, practice and results
3 x 15 minute sessions - small groups of 4 or 5 hold a roundtable in virtual breakout rooms prefaced with an exploration of each step of the research project's journey and asking participants to discuss learnings and how they might apply in their own situations. On conclusion of discussion of each steps, participants will reconvene to share table outcomes
Outcomes discussion - overall outcomes from discussions
Q&A



Speakers
avatar for Naomi Boyer

Naomi Boyer

Director, Education Design Lab
avatar for Melinda O'Halloran

Melinda O'Halloran

Project Manager/Business Analyst, Edalex
avatar for Margo Griffith

Margo Griffith

Head Business Development, Edalex
I am uber curious about skills and skills data. I am passionate around enabling social economic and yes even geographic mobility by using skills as the building blocks. To enable this mobility we need to make sure that skills data is both human and machine readable to equip learners... Read More →
avatar for Josephine Lang

Josephine Lang

Academic Director, Educational Innovation, The University of Melbourne
Working at Melbourne School of Continuing and Professional Education (aka MSPACE), I'm currently collaboratively working on gettng University of Melbourne's digital micro-credentials from policy to practice. We've been operationalising the Chancellery's vision for post-professional... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
 
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