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This badge awards Educator Innovators who’ve collected all 8 Level 1 & Level 2 badges, thereby demonstrating connected learning practices.

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Educator Innovator Badges

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Link to Open Backpack

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Badge Overview

This is a commemorative link to 9 badges earned from the Educator Innovator website, a subsidiary of the National Writing Project. Full information can be found at  https://educatorinnovator.org/badges/.

EDUCATOR INNOVATOR BADGE DESCRIPTION: This badge is awarded to Educator Innovators who’ve collected all 8 badges from Level 1 and Level 2, thereby demonstrating connected learning practices that support the work and the mission of the Educator Innovator Initiative. The Educator Innovator badge will automatically be pushed to your Badges Backpack once you collect the 8 badges. You do not need to collect the 8 in any kind of order.


Level 1


MEMBER DESCRIPTION: This participation badge was awarded to educators who became members by subscribing to the Educator Innovator blog or newsletter.

EXPLORER DESCRIPTION: This participation badge was awarded to educators who participated in an Educator Innovator learning opportunity offered at the Educator Innovator website, at partner websites, or face-to-face.

NETWORKER DESCRIPTION: This evidence-based badge was awarded to educators who collaborated with others through the Educator Innovator network.

NETWORKER CRITERIA: To receive this badge, you should have shown and/or explained how you collaborated with another Educator Innovator. Below are possible ways to do this, but you should have used your own creativity and imagination to meet the criteria. You might have documented how you: Attended a learning opportunity together; Created a digital or analog artifact together; Created curriculum together; Worked together to solve a problem. Included a URL, if applicable, to artifact(s) that demonstrated you met the criteria.

PROMOTER DESCRIPTION: This evidence-based badge is awarded to educators who spread the word about the Educator Innovator Network.

PROMOTER CRITERIA: To receive this badge, you should show and/or explain how you promoted Educator Innovator, its partners and collaborators, and its learning opportunities. Below are possible ways to do this, but you should use your own creativity and imagination to meet the criteria. You might document your promotion through the use of: Social Media; An Email Blast; Word of Mouth; Blogs or other Writing. Include a URL, if applicable, to artifact(s) that demonstrate you’ve met the criteria.

Level 2


DESIGNER DESCRIPTION: This badge was awarded to educators who implemented a learning opportunity for youth in their educational setting, in their community, and/or in online spaces that were designed with Connected Learning principles in mind.

DESIGNER CRITERIA: To receive this badge, you should have shown and/or explained the learning opportunity you designed and implemented and how it leveraged Connected Learning principles. Below are possible ways to do this, but you should have used your own creativity and imagination to meet the criteria. You might have included: Documentation of the learning opportunity; The Connected Learning principles most relevant to the design; Description of the opportunity: its design, the learners involved, goals, etc.; What you thought your learners gained from the opportunity. Included a URL, if applicable, to artifact(s) that demonstrated you met the criteria.

FACILITATOR DESCRIPTION: This evidence-based badge was awarded to educators who facilitated a learning experience for others that demonstrated Connected Learning principles.

FACILITATOR CRITERIA: To receive this badge, you should have shown and/or explained the learning experience you facilitated. Below are possible ways to do this, but you should have used your own creativity and imagination to meet the criteria. You might have included: Documentation of the event; Description of the event and its connection to; Connected Learning; Links to artifacts made by participants. Included a URL, if applicable, to artifact(s) that demonstrated you met the criteria.

MAKER DESCRIPTION: This badge was awarded to educators who produced connected learning-based resources, events, curriculum and/or created artifacts that demonstrated Connected Learning principles in action or in theory.

MAKER CRITERIA: To receive this badge, you should have shown and/or explained what you created and how your creation related to connected learning. Below are possible ways to do this, but you should have used your own creativity and imagination to meet the criteria. You might have included: Documentation of your creation; The Connected Learning principles most relevant to your work; Plans for how you used or will use what you’ve created. Included a URL, if applicable, to artifact(s) that demonstrated you met the criteria.

ADVOCATE DESCRIPTION: This badge was awarded to educators who advocated for Connected Learning in their educational context, in their community, and/or in online spaces.

ADVOCATE CRITERIA: To receive this badge, you should have shown and/or explained what you advocated for, to whom, and why. Below are possible ways to do this, but you should have used your own creativity and imagination to meet the criteria. You might have included: Documentation of your advocacy; Description of the advocacy event, if applicable. Included a URL, if applicable, to artifact(s) that demonstrated you met the criteria.

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