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Chapter 1: Setting the Vision
     May 1 - May 7
Chapter 2: Defining Badges
     May 8 - May 14
Chapter 3: Creating Portfolio-Worthy Tasks
     May 15 - May 21
Chapter 4: Effective Feedback with Schoolwide Rubrics
     May 22 - May 28
Chapter 5: Tours: Student Presentations of Portfolios
     May 29 - June 4
Chapter 6: Creating a Badge- and Portfolio-Friendly School Culture
     June 5 - June 11
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Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios

By David Niguidula

InĀ Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios , David Niguidula shows how students can meet standards and express their individuality through digital badges and portfolios. Building off an essential question - What do schools want their students to know and be able to do? - he then shows how schools can implement a proficiency-based approach to student learning that has been successfully field-tested in districts across the United States.

In manageable steps, readers are guided through the implementation process.

The book shows readers how to:

  • Connect standards to badges.
  • Create portfolio worthy tasks.
  • Develop common rubrics and a common understanding of what work is considered "good enough"
  • Guide students in curating the elements of their portfolios.
  • Promote authentic student reflection on their work.