Badges Goals

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One of the main goals of my badge program is to create empowered learners. I want to see students in the driver’s seat of their education, making choices and taking ownership of what they learn. But this empowerment shouldn’t stop at the classroom door. Students’ education should empower them to make changes in the real world. As I designed my badge program, I intentionally built in opportunities for students to use technology as a tool to change the world. The artifacts and culminating projects can—and I would argue, should—be designed to make a real impact on a local or global level. Some examples might include fundraising, raising awareness for a cause, event planning, or other charitable activities. This empowerment can be life-changing for students, both as learners and as citizens of the world.