Badges

EDGE OPEN BADGE CPD

Open Badge Initiator

EDGE OB INITIATOR

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Understanding of Open Badges and how they can be used

To earn this badge, the learner will:

Propose a ‘new’ Open Badge to the relevant organisation’s Open Badge team

Evidence:

Proposed badge has been discussed and submitted to an Open Badge Verifier

Open Badge Issuer

edge ob issuer

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Understanding of Open Badges and their applications

Understanding of Open Badge creation

Ability to issue an Open Badge

To earn this badge, the learner will:

Participate in Open Badge training

Create an Open Badge using relevant online EDGE Open Badge form

Issue an Open Badge to another individual

Demonstrate how an Open Badge could be incorporated into a course

Evidence:

Certificate of attendance at Open Badge training

Digital evidence of Open Badge creation

Open Badge Verifier

EDGE OB Verifier

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Understanding of Open Badges and their applications

Understanding of Open Badge design & creation

Ability to issue an Open Badge

Knowledge of Open Badge system and EDGE

Quality Assurance procedures

To earn this badge, the learner will:

Create a Moodle profile

Set a password

Write a personal description

Upload a profile image

Evidence:

Completed profile visible on Moodle site

Moodle User

moodle user

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Knowledge of Moodle

Creating and managing passwords

Entering personal profile data

Choosing correctly from drop lists

Writing a personal description and uploading a profile image

To earn this badge, the learner will:

Participate in Open Badge training

Have experience of creating and issuing Open Badges

Complete verification process for other Open Badge issuers

Understand Open Badge pathways

Evidence:

Certificate of attendance at relevant  CPD

Manager/supervisor assessment through observation or lesson plans

21st Century Tutor

21ST

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Ability to embed the use of digital technology into course delivery

Appreciation of the value of online collaboration of learnersand  the wider use of the internet for guided discovery

To earn this badge, the learner will:

Complete CPD training in the use of digital technology in the classroom

Transfer a number of new digital technology skills/techniques into the classroom

Evidence:

Certificate of attendance at Open badge training

Digital evidence of Open Badges created and issued

Assessment by Partner Verification team

IT SKILLS

Keyboard Skills

Keyboard Skills

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Demonstration of correct use of the keyboard by completing a series of practical tasks

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Type a passage of text (minimum 150 words) containing alphanumeric data and a selection of special characters including  an email address

(2). Complete a keyboard shortcuts online quiz

(3). Identify a selection of function keys(e.g. Home keys, special characters, keyboard shortcuts, log on/log off etc.)

Evidence:

(1). Text produced and saved

(2). Questions answered correctly

(3). Practical demonstration

Verification by teacher/tutor

Online Forms

online forms

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Ability to carry out online form filling

Use of correct punctuation

Knowledge of key features of online forms  (e.g. Mandatory fields, drop-down  lists, check boxes, CAPTCHA etc.)

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Complete a tutorial on online form filling

(2).Complete a sample online form with correct use of punctuation (proof read prior to submission)

Evidence:

(1). Successful completion of online form

Verification by teacher/tutor

Online Presentations

Online Presentations

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Creating, exploring and downloading online presentations

Editing existing presentations

Uploading created and edited presentations

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Create a presentation (minimum three slides). Add a suitable logo, image and text.  Add  three formats to text. Add an effect to the presentation. Save and close

(2). Access an existing slideshow presentation from an online source. Add and edit a minimum of three slides. Delete a slide. Edit effects. Save and upload with a new file name. Close and save presentation

Evidence:

Two online presentations successfully uploaded

Verification by teacher/tutor

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Good Listener

good listener

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Development and display of empathy, patience, active listening, tolerance and respect

To earn this badge, the learner will:

Demonstrate the following skills consistently during a course of study:

  • Listen without interrupting
  • Respond appropriately in a given situation
  • Give consideration to other people’s ideas
  • Accept different opinions

Evidence:

Teacher/tutor and peer observation

Telephone Skills

Customer Friendly Communication

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Professional tone and language used in formal situations

Appropriate notes taken

Ability to use different types of telephones

i.e. analogue and digital

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Complete appropriate telephone skills training

(2). Role-play different telephone scenarios

(3). Complete a telephone skills demonstration devised by the teacher/tutor

Evidence:

Attendance on relevant course

Teacher/Tutor observation and skills demonstration

Constructive Feedback

Constructive Feedback

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Understanding the concept of constructive feedback

Providing and accepting constructive feedback without being rude or disrespectful

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Research and discuss, in a group setting, the concept of constructive feedback.  Provide personal (positive or negative) experiences of formal feedback

(2). Role-play different scenarios and demonstrate giving and receiving constructive feedback

(3). Complete a skills demonstration assessment on giving constructive feedback OR provide constructive feedback to other learners throughout the course

Evidence:

Teacher/Tutor and peer observation

Skills demonstration  assessment

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Awareness of different cultures

Cross-cultural communication

Working in diverse teams

Promoting inclusiveness

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Complete the following online activities to test your cultural awareness:

(http://areyouintercultural.eu/)

(http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/culture-tests.html)

(2). Choose an activity from Salto Toolbox (Training & Youth Work) for Diversity and apply it in class or the workplace (https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toolbox/)

or

(3). Create a strategy for intercultural communication at your college or workplace

Evidence:

Online self-assessment activities

Peer observation

SELF DEVELOPMENT

Resilience

resilience

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Ability to overcome barriers to learning and personal progress by seeking help and learning from mistakes

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Attend self-development workshops that focus on building resilience into everyday life

(2). Keep a reflective journal or a record of difficult situations that may arise over the duration of your course and note how you responded in each situation. Reflect on any barriers to progress and consider ways to overcome them

(3). Meet with your teacher/tutor to discuss these barriers and identify practical solutions to enhance resilience

Evidence:

Reflective journal written up

Personal review carried out with teacher/tutor

Course of study successfully completed

Empathy

EMPATHY

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Ability to understand and empathise with the needs of others

Demonstration of compassion and kindness

To earn this badge, the learner will:

Demonstrate an ability to understand and respond to the needs of others during your course

Evidence:

Verification by teacher/tutor,peers, or external agencies

(minimum of three people)

Appreciating Diversity

DIVERSITY

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Appreciation of the benefits of diversity

Tolerance and sensitivity towards difference

Commitment  to equality

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Interview at least two people from different cultures and explore a range of differences (e.g. food, clothing, religion, music, dance, art, family life, customs etc.)

(2). Discuss, in a group setting, the UN Declaration of Human Rights

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html

(3). Make a case for the value of diversity in everyday life

Evidence:

(1). Interview recorded in written, audio or video form

(2). Key points from group discussion written up

Teacher/tutor verification

Time Management

time-management

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Ability to manage time by:

  • Planning tasks according to time required
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Being punctual
  • Achieving goals

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Define the time schedule for various tasks on your course

(2). Meet deadlines for specific tasks

(3). Reflect on any issues that arise regarding successful time management

Evidence:

Action plan set and successfully implemented

Teacher/tutor or manager verification

Using the Enneagram

time-management

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Self- awareness

Increased emotional  intelligence

Ability to apply Enneagram in an educational setting

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1).  Study the Enneagram

http://www.fitzel.ca/enneagram/index.html

(2).  Complete the ‘Get to Know Yourself Better’ quiz:

http://www.quizbox.com/personality/test82.aspx

(3). Complete the following personality test:

http://personality-testing.info/tests/OES.php

Evidence:

Competent in use of Enneagram

Reflective Practice

reflector

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Understanding of reflective thinking

Development of reflective practice by:

  • Reflecting on own experience
  • Learning from experience

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Create a reflective practice record whereby you evaluate your participation on a specific project or task, taking into account any feedback you  have received

(2). Identify a situation where you could have been more effective and explain why

(3). Develop a personal action plan

Evidence:

Reflective practice record available

Strategies for improvement outlined

LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION

Leadership

LEADERSHIP

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Demonstration of leadership skills by:

  • Being an assertive communicator
  • Delegating tasks appropriately
  • Setting clear and achievable goals
  • Motivating team members

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Divide tasks between all  members on a group project

(2). Explain clearly what each member is expected to achieve

(3). Set deadlines and allow for individual autonomy

(4). Provide fair and honest feedback on team progress

(5). Acknowledge  team achievements

Evidence:

Project successfully completed

Leadership skills evaluated by team

Project Management

PROJECT MANAGER

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Development of strategies to implement a specific project by:

  • Setting goals
  • Delegation of responsibilities
  • Deciding on resources
  • Successful implementation
  • Evaluation of outcomes

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Outline the various stages of the project

(2). Organise the necessary resources

(3). Delegate specific tasks to team members

(4). Ensure tasks are executed in an efficient way

(5). Evaluate the results

Evidence:

Project successfully implemented

Evaluation of process by teacher/tutor and peers

Handling Stress in the Workplace

Handling Stress and Avoiding Burn Out in Workplace

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Avoiding burn out

Time Management

Task Sharing

Problem Solving

Mindfulness

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Learn about Stress Management (https://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TCS.htm)

(2). Complete the  Burn Out Self-Test (https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_08.htm)

(3). Learn about techniques to handle stress and give feedback (https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_01.htm)

Evidence:

Completion of online tools

Teacher/Tutor verification

Teamwork

teamwork

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Collaborative skills

Active listening

Conflict management

Reliability

Successful completion of tasks

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Take part in a group project

(2). Plan and divide project workload fairly and effectively

(3). Resolve any problems through listening to other opinions and taking appropriate action

(4). Ensure project is completed successfully

Evidence:

Team project successfully completed

Evaluation by manager/teacher/peers

Volunteering

volunters

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Knowledge of volunteering opportunities

Increased empathy and reliability

Enhanced skills in:

  • Interpersonal relations
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Public relations
  • Empathy
  • Reliability

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Sign up as a volunteer with an organization of your choice

(2). Show commitment to the voluntary work

(3). Write an account of the voluntary work you have undertaken (description of the organization, type of voluntary work, activities, achievements etc.)

Evidence:

Certificate of Attendance & Participation

Written account

Young Mentors of Democracy (World Café)

reflector

This badge recognises and develops the following skills, attributes and behaviours:

Enhanced citizenship

Mentoring

Equality & Intercultural awareness

Knowledge of World Café methodology

To earn this badge, the learner will:

(1). Research democratic principles & values such as EU Democracy Values: (http://europa.eu/scadplus/constitution/objectives_en.htm

(2). Complete one activity with your group, using the World Cafe methodology http://www.theworldcafe.com

(3). Complete the online course on democratic education available on versus platform (only  available in Greek)

(4). Host a world café event (optional)

Evidence:

Peer and teacher/tutor observation

World Café activities completed