Digital Badge Activities
Digital Badges are online credentials. Each badge should be 15-20 hours of work for students, equivalent to one college credit. They live on an online platform to verify that students have shown improvement in a certain area or accomplished a concrete task. The idea is that students can link to badges on LinkedIn profiles, in resumes, or on applications, and recruiters can click through to find a record of the students’ achievement.
BTE is using badges from Education Design Lab. These badges are based on “21st Century Skills” and were all developed in conjunction with a university. Students’ badges will be recorded on credly.com and linked at the BTE website.
Each badge is comprised of four “Sub-Competencies,” which students must demonstrate understanding of in order to earn the badge. Below are activities that teach each sub-competency for the noted badges.
Intercultural Fluency 1/4: Show Curiosity
The first activity in a series that students will complete to earn a badge in Intercultural Fluency, this activity will help students define culture and appreciate the importance of curiosity in navigating intercultural work.+ Read More
Intercultural Fluency 2/4: Recognize and Challenge One’s Own Cultural Bias
Students will learn how to identify the biases and assumptions inherent in their cultural perspective. They will learn how to question these in order to work more effectively with people from other cultures. This is the second activity in a four-part s …+ Read More
Intercultural Fluency 3/4: Incorporate Diverse Perspectives
The second of four activities that will earn students an intercultural fluency badge. Students will learn the value of diverse perspectives.+ Read More
Intercultural Fluency 4/4: Demonstrate Self Awareness
The fourth of four activities that will earn students a badge in intercultural fluency, students will learn the concept of self awareness and complete activities that ask them to better understand themselves.+ Read More
Intercultural Fluency Badge Assessment: Final Interview
This is the final assessment piece to be done after students have completed all 4 Intercultural Fluency Badge activities and practiced their sub-competencies for 15-20 hours.+ Read More