I’m back! Virtually, at least! Last March, I helped with social media and micro-credentialing efforts for the CUE 2015 Annual Conference from the comfort of my own home outside Chicago. My role was to keep an eye on social media streams, engage with conference attendees and those following virtually and to encourage attendees to demonstrate participation in CUE’s Badge List Learning groups. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the CUE staff, watching the livestream of some sessions and generally learning from CUE attendees via Twitter. The overall conference vibe was great, and I expect the CUE 2015 Fall Conference will produce much the same. Thus, I’m reprising my role as the CUE official #notatcue social media coordinator!
Once again Badge List has partnered with CUE to provide a new way of recognizing active conference participation. On Badge List, one can build, host, and award Mozilla Open Badges as well as collect and organize learning evidence. To participate in this pilot, please create an account on Badge list and join CUE’s learning group at no cost. Public learning groups for awarding badges are free forever; private groups are also available for a fee.
CUE’s Director of Technology Integration, Danny Silva has designed badges to be awarded at various CUE professional learning events. The following new ones are available for the CUE 2015 Fall Conference:
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Attendee badge
Evidence required: Tell us why you are at #fallCUE and then take a picture of your conference badge and post it to Badge List.
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Conference Photog badge
Evidence required: Share two photos of conference happenings… one to social media and the other to our Badge List learning group.
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Speaker badge
Evidence required: Link to your presentation on the CUE Conference schedule and share a presentation tip with others.
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Tweeter badge
Evidence required: Tweet three times over the course of the conference using the hashtag #fallCUE.
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Volunteer badge
Evidence required: Post evidence of being a #fallCUE volunteer. Take a picture of your volunteer ribbon on your conference badge and tell us what you enjoy the most about the experience.
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Affiliate badge
Evidence required: Tell us about your affiliate and submit a photo of your affiliate meeting at the CUE 2015 Fall Conference. Tag it #fallCUE.
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Hands-On Learner badge
Evidence required: Share your learning with us and provide evidence of a hands-on learning experience. Tell us how you will use what you’ve learned.
CUE 2015 Fall Conference Innovative Learner badge
Evidence required: Link to or tweet a link to a new tool that you discovered at #fallCUE. Describe how this new tool will impact learning in your classroom.
We hope that you will join us in exploring the potential of badging. Badge List has made some improvements since the CUE 2015 Annual Conference, and I’ll be approving badges once evidence is posted and as time allows. I’ll also be available behind the scenes to answer any of your conference related questions. My Twitter handle is @elemenous and CUE’s is @cueinc.
Looking forward to learning with everyone this week. See you all online soon!
Currently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in collaboration which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. Lucy also has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher. For further information and resources, please check out her website at http://lucygrayconsulting.com.