Language educators are often required to earn a certain number of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits that prove that they have participated in professional development events. These symposia, conferences, workshops, and webinars all help instructors increase their knowledge, acquire new skills, and advance their career. But what happens with those CPE certificates that instructors earn? Once the credits are recorded in some fashion, at best, the instructors do not receive any other recognition of their time and effort. Using badges, educators can display and share their achievements with potential and current employers, other badge earners, and even educational institution.
1. Visit Mozilla Open Badges to take the “Badges 101” quiz and earn a badge in the process!
2. Set up your Mozilla Backpack to start managing and sharing your badges across the web.
3. Find badge opportunities from organizations and institutions providing professional development for language educators: