New Badges Have Been Released

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.

Teacher Achievement

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.

General Achievements


We would love to hear what you think. Feel free to leave a comment or question.


The Teachers Have Been Selected!

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.

Kelly McAllister Riverside Virtual Riverside CA
Sarah Cox Woodbine Community School Woodbine IA
Jennifer Creasy Charlottesville High School Charlottesville VA
Norman Alford West Broward High school Pembroke Pines Fl
Latha Janet Eau Claire High School Columbia SC
Lucia K. Jacobs Keenan High School Columbia SC
Lisa Triolo Columbia High School Nampa ID
Krista Dunn Lake Taylor High School Norfolk VA
Stephen Coleman High Tech High Quincy WA
Timothy Vaillancourt Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School Marlborough MA
Pamela Rainard Smithfield High School Smithfield VA
Susan Twidle Howell High School Farmingdale NJ
Birgit Musheno Desert Vista High School Phoenix AZ
Montessa Young Idaho Digital Learning Academy and Oregon Virtual Education District Nyssa OR
Catherine Silver Winnacunnet High School Hampton NH
Julie Stratton Cape May County Technical School Cape May Court House NJ
Shaundrie Jones John L. Leflore Mobile AL
Samantha Kimmel Florida Virtual School Kissimmee FL
Amanda Peretich Calvert High School Prince Frederick MD
Vic Akemann Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) Stevens Point WI
Catherine Flippen Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Atlanta CA
Bryan Hirschman Essex High School Essex VT
Brian Olivera Kodiak Rural Schools Ouzinkie AK
Melanie Joseph Florida Virtual School Orlando FL
Sara Chaves Beam Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science Glenns VA

Again, congratulations Teachers! We are excited to have you be a part of Planet Stewards.

Presenting: Planet Stewards Badge Designs

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.