#edbadges #digital badges Tech teacher’s new book offers a fresh approach to motivation, assessment, teaching, and learning for the 21st Century student
Panama City, Panama -- June 1, 2016 School may be out, but dedicated teachers never stop looking for new ways to engage their students. Teachers seeking an educational title to add to their summer reading list will have an innovative new option starting June 24, 2016, with the release of Brad Flickinger’s book Reward Learning with Badges: Spark Student Achievement. Flickinger’s revolutionary approach, developed in his elementary technology classroom, emphasizes real-world skills and rewards mastery with leveled badges. Instead of lesson plans, letter grades, lectures, and quizzes, the badge system empowers students to take charge of their education by exercising choice and overcoming challenges.
Flickinger’s system incorporates elements of several current educational movements, including gamification, flipped classroom, project based learning, and growth mindset. If the results he has seen in his classroom are any indication of the program’s potential, teachers everywhere should take notice. Flickinger and others who have pioneered the badge system report unprecedented student buy-in and achievement, as well as a revitalized teaching experience. Initially developed for teaching technology, this adaptable framework can be applied to almost all grade levels and subject areas.
As a seasoned teacher, technology director, and self-proclaimed geek, Brad Flickinger has learned much, and continues to learn, through hands-on trial, error, and success. He shares his insights as an international educational speaker, award-winning blogger, and, as of June 24, published author. For more information about Brad and his work, or to pre-order Reward Learning with Badges, visit Brad’s website at: http://www.fromboredtobadges.com.
Reward Learning with Badges is published by the International Society for Technology in Education, a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of effective technology education in the digital age. Their standards for technology education have influenced educators around the world as they strive to effectively prepare students to meet the technology demands in today’s workforce and society. Flickinger’s system incorporates these standards.
The above is press release 1 for my book.