In early January, the 4th HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition announced the 16 winners of Stage One of the Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badge Competition.

Among the chosen few were Robin Shoop and the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy. Fresh off their Stage One win in the Badges for Life Long Learning Competition, Shoop and the Robotics Academy team have also earned recognition for their Computer Science Student Network Teacher Badge System to enhance the abilities of educators to teach Computer Science, Engineering, and other CS-STEM subjects.

Designed to build knowledge, proficiency, and professional development, the Teacher Badge System is a multi-stage learning program that awards Badges to teachers in increments including:

  • Small Badges that provide recognition and motivation to teachers learning new CS-STEM subjects
  • Knowledge Badges to certify teacher’s mastery of new content
  • Teaching Badges to certify their pedagogical proficiency in a new subject
  • Industry Badges to recognize teachers who have attained a professional level of proficiency

 

The Teacher Badge System also includes Recognition Badges awarded those instructors who make a lasting impact on their students. Recognition Badges are awarded to teachers based on the merits of their students’ performance statistics, and by individual students who wish to recognize their teacher’s impact on their learning.

Learn more about the Computer Science Student Network Badge System that has now earned two Stage One wins in the DML Competition. Congratulations to Robin and everyone at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy for their win and good luck!

Stay tuned to hear more on the DML Competition as we near the third annual Digital Media & Learning Conference in San Francisco on March 1-3, 2012.