The Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS) is extremely excited to partner with the Merrimack College O’Brien Center for Career Development and Credly to issue digital badges to our educator audience.
Each badge has its own unique description, skill set, and earning criteria. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them. Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and can be easily verified in real-time. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Technology Strategies Badge
LinkedIn Learning Pathway (23 hours of content, 16 items): The Winston School of Education and Social Policy is excited to offer this learning pathway to emerging and experienced educators looking to strengthen the use of technology in their classroom and learn about new trends, strategies, and platforms for student learning and engagement. Participants must complete 8 hours of content to earn the Educational Technology badge. Pacing guide included in section descriptions.
Participants who earn this badge are emerging and experienced educators that have completed eight hours of LinkedIn Learning content dedicated to educational technology and online learning. These pieces of training give teachers of all levels the tools and strategies needed for student learning, engagement, and assessment in an online environment.
LinkedIn Learning Pathway (10 hours of content, 14 items): The Winston School of Education and Social Policy is excited to offer this learning pathway designed for emerging educators and those exploring education as a career. The variety of content offered will help emerging educators develop skills in the fundamentals of student learning, engagement, and assessment. Participants must complete 6 hours of content to earn the Classroom Essentials badge. Pacing guide included in section descriptions.
Participants who earn this badge are emerging educators that have successfully completed six hours of content related to the foundational skills, knowledge, and strategies needed to begin their careers in education. Participants develop skills in the fundamentals of student learning, engagement, and assessment.
MINTS Civic and Community Engagement
Earners of this MINTS Civic and Community Engagement badge have asynchronously completed at least five Civic Engagement modules (the introduction module and four elective modules) through the Google Classroom platform created by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS). Each module includes videos, activities, assessments, and resource materials for participants. Earners of this badge will demonstrate growth in their careers as civic-minded educators as they reflect on their own learning experiences and create lessons that bring civic engagement into their own classrooms.
Previous Badge Offerings
Earners of this badge have successfully completed three or more diversity awareness workshop hours hosted by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS). Through collaboration and interactive discussions, participants gain knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion concepts to further a career in K-12 education. Participants connect with fellow educators in different school districts to gain diverse perspectives and tools to implement in their classrooms.