“We Don't Need No Stinking Badges” Wait! What? Certifications & Badges for the Adoption of New Innovations

ID: 47428 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Valeri Paul, PFM Associates, United States
  2. Cynthia Sistek Chandler, National University, United States

Wednesday, October 21 2:45 PM-3:05 PM Location: Alii II View on map

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Abstract: This research examines certifications of educators by corporations, such as Apple™, Google™ and many others. These organized certifications support communities of educators, who are trained in the use of their products and systems. With the support of a built-in community, do these teachers experience improvement in their teaching? This study explores the impact of these certifications through teachers’ collegial interactions and their use of new innovations.

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