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Scaling the Metaliteracy Badging System for Open SUNY: Collaborative Customization for Teacher Education Programs

Faculty from a 2016 Innovative Instruction and Technology Grant team shared research and practices with local school teachers and administrators for the University at Albany's School of Education Day.

IITG Project Description: http://commons.suny.edu/iitg/view/project-view/entry/466/

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Scaling the Metaliteracy Badging System for Open SUNY: Collaborative Customization for Teacher Education Programs

  1. 1. Scaling the Metaliteracy Badging System for Open SUNY Collaborative Customization for Teacher Education Programs School of Education Day September 9, 2016
  2. 2. Overview of IITG Grant • Collaborative project: University at Albany & Empire State College • Adapts Metaliteracy Badging System to produce a customized badge for teacher education programs • Includes a suite of resources for higher education faculty and K-12 educators interested in metaliteracy and digital badging • Enhances students’ ability to participate successfully and responsibly as digital citizens • Foregrounds exciting disciplinary overlaps between literacy studies and metaliteracy • Will be available to all interested SUNY institutions
  3. 3. Campus and Faculty • University at Albany – Stephanie Affinito, ELTL – Kelsey O’Brien, University Library – Trudi Jacobson, University Library • Empire State College – Donna Mahar – Michele Forte • SUNY Office of Library and Information Services – Karen Gardner-Athey
  4. 4. Learning Objectives Objective 1: Refine Current Metaliteracy Badging Program for Multidisciplinary Use Objective 2: Customize Metaliteracy Badging System to Create Discipline- Specific Badges for Teacher Education Programs Objective 3: Create Educator’s Corner Suite of Resources to Enhance Sharing
  5. 5. Significant Components • Credentialing via digital badges, certifying that new teachers are conversant with topics such as Digital Citizenship and Collaborative Creation, in order to teach their students--enhancing citizenship and employability at both levels • Open resources to help teachers share and adapt their new knowledge, gained from the badging, with their students • Flexibility such that the result can be used throughout the SUNY system • Modeling the potential of integrating metaliteracy badging into various disciplines
  6. 6. What is a Digital Badge? A record of achievement Acknowledgement of an accomplishment Indication of a proven skill or ability Evidence of learning Verification of competency Validation of non-traditional skills or experiences
  7. 7. Image Source: Open Badges Anatomy by Kyle Bowen, CC BY-SA 3.0
  8. 8. Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners (Mackey and Jacobson, 2014). “Metaliteracy expands the scope of traditional information skills (determine, access, locate, understand, produce, and use information) to include the collaborative production and sharing of information in participatory digital environments (collaborate, participate, produce, and share)” (p. 1).
  9. 9. Metaliteracybadges.org Digital Citizen Badge
  10. 10. A Three Stage Plan • Refine: Add features to scale the system for customized use by other disciplines and institutions. • Create: Create discipline-specific Metaliteracy badges for teacher education programs • Share: Create The Educator's Corner and a K-12 conference on digital badging.
  11. 11. Timeline • Summer 2016: – Develop template to refine current Metaliteracy Badging System – Develop goals and objectives for literacy badge • Fall 2016: – Create content in badging system • Spring 2017: – Trial of new content with students at Albany and ESC • Summer 2017: – Launch 'Educator's Corner' and K-12 Educators’ Conference

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