Planet Stewards has released more badges, and we would like to share them with you!
The first badge is a teacher achievement badge. Teachers earn this by completing quests that teach them how to use the program and how to incorporate it into their classroom. Our pilot teachers begin their training this week, and will receive this achievement when complete.
The second set of rewards are general achievements. Achievements are small steps along the way, or areas of specialization completed during questing worthy of recognition. Achievements are not OBI compliant, but are an important part of creating motivation and providing acknowledgement of learning.
We would love to hear what you think. Feel free to leave a comment or question.
Congratulations to the teaches that have been accepted to participate in the pilot launch of Planet Stewards!
All together there were 25 High School teachers accepted from all over the United States. Chris Haskell, the instructional designers, and the NOAA content experts have been working hard to develop the pilot launch curriculum, and are excited to share it. The teachers will be training the first two weeks of November and in January they will be introducing it to their classes. In order to congratulate the teachers properly I have listed below the name, school, city, and state of the 25 accepted participants.
||Woodbine Community School
||Charlottesville High School
||West Broward High school
||Eau Claire High School
|Lucia K. Jacobs
||Keenan High School
||Columbia High School
||Lake Taylor High School
||High Tech High
||Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School
||Smithfield High School
||Howell High School
||Desert Vista High School
||Idaho Digital Learning Academy and Oregon Virtual Education District
||Winnacunnet High School
||Cape May County Technical School
||Cape May Court House
||John L. Leflore
||Florida Virtual School
||Calvert High School
||Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH)
||Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
||Essex High School
||Kodiak Rural Schools
||Florida Virtual School
|Sara Chaves Beam
||Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science
Again, congratulations Teachers! We are excited to have you be a part of Planet Stewards.
Planet Stewards is excited to present to you the badge designs for the NOAA career pathways. We would like to thank Eva Delgado for all of her amazing work. The badges turned out beautiful.
In the five areas of science covered by NOAA’s Planet Stewards badges, there are 3 career badges available for a student to choose from. Once mastering the required quests they earn the “super badge” which is the gold badge on the far right. This is the ultimate goal for a student, and the badge shows it with its striking design.
Take a look at the badges here. We are so happy to be sharing this with you and would love to hear what you think. Feel free to leave us a comment or question below.