The Naace Computing CPD Project is being run in partnership with Makewaves & DigitalMe; using the Open Badge Academy platform.

Naace fully endorses the philosophy of the Open Badge Movement and is pleased to contribute to this by offering, within the Open Badge Academy, Badges that recognise the experience and competence of school IT Technicians, Network Managers and Computing Teachers. Naace is committed to developing the range of badges available within the Open Badge Academy further and will next be developing badges, together with Makewaves and DigitalMe, that recognise the capabilities of Education Technology Users.

Open Badges, created by the Mozilla Foundation in 2011, are a new form of digital credential. Unlike other digital credentials, Open Badges can be shared via social media and displayed on any websites that use the Open Badges Infrastructure.

We will be launching a new series at Bett 2016 which for the first time provides accreditation for network managers and technicians specifically relating to their work in schools, to our current series of Badges to accredit CPD for the subject of Computing.

Pilot

Naace Computing Micro CPD Badges

The Naace Computing CPD Badges recognise the capability of Computing Teachers and are awarded on the provision of evidence that the Computing Curriculum is well understood and expertly delivered.

 

To register for the Computing Micro CPD Open Badges, go to: 

www.openbadgeacademy.com/computingcpd/memberjoin and complete the signup form.

Your account will be automatically approved and grant you access to the Computing Micro CPD badge library. For further support with this, see the help guide below.

If you were part of the pilot phase of the project and were a Makewav.es Member, you can now find all of the badges on the Open Badge Academy

 

 

Naace Technician Badges

The accreditation of technicians is well understood in the context of vendor qualifications such as the Microsoft Certified Engineer. However, there is very little that gives confidence to a school leader that their technical support is willing to commit itself to deepening their understanding of school, of teaching and of learning. The Naace Technician Open Badge Academy provides the opportunity for technicians to demonstrate this commitment in five areas.

To register for the Technician CPD Open Badges, go to: 

http://www.openbadgeacademy.com/techniciancpd/memberjoin and complete the signup form.

Your account will be automatically approved and grant you access to the Technician CPD badge library. For further support with this, see the help guide below.

There are some key Naace resources, which teachers will find useful to study, as part of their work to achieve the Naace Open badges.

  • The Naace Competency Checklist is a means by which pupils and teachers can track the acquisition of essential skills required to solve problems.  The checklist shows all the skills needed for each strand.  Many schools have found that the best way to use the checklist is to ask the pupils themselves (from about year 4 onwards) to note when they have mastered a competency.

 

EdTech User, Master and Leader Badges

Education Technology is a key tool in the kit bag of the third millennium teacher and an essential component of the learning environment offered by schools. The EdTech User, Master and Leader Badges make it possible for you to know and show how using Ed Tech makes a huge positive difference. They allow you to demonstrate your competence in using digital technologies to advance learning and improve impact outcomes across the curriculum for learners. This is a key moment for you to demonstrate your confidence, record your success and receive the endorsement of your practice as a proud EdTech User.

To register for the Technician CPD Open Badges, go to:

https://www.openbadgeacademy.com/badge/623 and complete the signup form.

 

  • The Naace Standards Library is a moderated collection of pupil work by substrand and age.  It shows the minimum age related expectation.  Find it at http://nnassessment.org.uk
If you would like to talk further about how to use or implement these badges, please contact matt.rogers@digitalme.co.uk