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Bringing Order to ‘Badges’: Nonprofit Works With Colleges on Framework to Measure Soft Skills – EdSurge News

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  • Students today must be able to navigate the online space to successfully access information and opportunities.
  • If those students had never been asked to create an email address, use a search engine, or work online, could they access the information they need to get ahead in an increasingly competitive and digital world?
  • When faced with the prospect of using technology with students, Ive heard several teachers say, What I do works for me.
  • It must also be woven into the fabric of education to help students hone the skills they need to be truly literate in todays society.
  • The answers, usually, provide a strong case for the role of technology in education and the need to develop, not just traditional literacy, but also technology and media literacy.

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Bringing Order to ‘Badges’: Nonprofit Works With Colleges on Framework to Measure Soft Skills – EdSurge News

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  • This was an important question because OSSTF is the first teachers union anywhere in the world to be the lead sponsor of a ResearchED conference.
  • OSSTFs willingness to take on some of the truly fruitless education fads is a refreshing contrast with the passive acceptance or even active promotion of fads by other Canadian teachers unions.
  • As a case in point, the Alberta Teachers Association has been an enthusiastic supporter of the provinces wholesale adoption of the 21st Century Skills fad, which prioritizes so-called generic critical thinking skills and de-emphasizes content knowledge.
  • The best way for teachers unions to remain relevant in the 21st Century and beyond is to advocate for effective teaching methods.
  • Other Canadian teachers unions should follow OSSTFs example and help teachers fight back against the many unproductive education fads that are continually foisted on them.

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Bringing Order to ‘Badges’: Nonprofit Works With Colleges on Framework to Measure Soft Skills – EdSurge News

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  • The tips we have below will help from an infographic called 15 Ways to Write Faster.
  • But if you take a close look at these ways to achieve better writing, they arent just about efficiency.
  • Theyre also about common-sense tactics for making the writing process more enjoyable and focused where it should be, which is on the writing.
  • How could your learners benefit from these ways to achieve better witting skills?
  • Well leave you with Stephen Kings 20 tips on how to achieve better writing, from Open Culture:

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Bringing Order to ‘Badges’: Nonprofit Works With Colleges on Framework to Measure Soft Skills – EdSurge News

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  • The underlying beliefs and norm values that administrators, teachers and students hold about their school creates a culture.
  • Thes best administrators know that a positive school culture is based upon the overall satisfaction and safety of the students, staff, and community membersand they also know that if they dont intentionally lead the shaping of the school culture, others will!
  • The best schools have administrators who not only support and appreciate their staff, they roll up their sleeves and join them in student learning.
  • Try spotlighting the great initiatives that staff and students are leading in your school.
  • Create relationships with students, staff and community members that all share the common vision of excellence in your school, and in return, your school culture will be one of excellence.

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Bringing Order to ‘Badges’: Nonprofit Works With Colleges on Framework to Measure Soft Skills – EdSurge News

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  • Today a nonprofit group called the Education Design Lab released a toolkit to help colleges set up badge-offering efforts, which it created in partnership with a dozen colleges and universities.
  • Interest by colleges in badges and other microcredentials are growing, argues Kathleen deLaski, founder and president of the Education Design Lab.
  • The group recently put out a call to other colleges to participate, and 115 organizations expressed interest, with about half of those saying they are strongly considering creating a badging universities that serve non-elite studentsare really looking for ways to help capture the parts of the liberal-arts degree that translate…
  • Colleges keep doing this thing where they decide that they know better than employers do about what employers want to see from candidates, and then encourage students to use those ideas when applying for jobs… despite the fact that employers dont want that stuff.
  • Officials at the Education Design Lab hope that by encouraging colleges to work in partnership and share information, they can keep badges from becoming a noisy and inconsistent space.

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