Digital Badges

Digital Badges

Digital badges are an excellent way to showcase your achievements to employers and supervisors, and the STEM Center is joining with SIUE to join this movement. As part of our professional development, {{Noyce Program}}, and volunteer efforts we are issuing digital badges to participants for their own records. These badges can be displayed on a digital dashboard which you can refer to on a resume or CV as an easy way to list everything you’ve achieved without cluttering up your document. They are also verified programs with metadata that can give an accurate and strong impression to potential employers or to administrators during employee assessments.

 

The STEM Center’s Badges

Below is the list of badges issued by the STEM Center through our programs, for more information on each one just click on the image of the badge.

If you think you have earned one of the badges but you haven’t received a link from us yet, visit this page and choose the “Claim Now” option. We’ll check our records and confirm your participation, then approve your claim to the badge. If you haven’t earned one of these badges but are interested, or you want more information on badging through the STEM Center or SIUE, please contact us at stemcenter@siue.edu.

 

Basic Inquiry

This is a foundational training for educators, both in and out of the classroom, on the techniques of discovery-based, student-driven STEM inquiry lessons that include these process skills: observing, questioning, hypothesizing, predicting, planning & investigating, interpreting, and communicating. The SIUE STEM Center offers the training to anyone engaged in STEM education.

Badges Given

12

 

5e Training

The 5E instructional model of lesson planning, first developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study in Colorado Springs, is an excellent framework for constructing student-driven lessons. Participants are introduced to this model and apply it by writing a 5E STEM lesson plan.

Badges Given

12

 

Bronze Outreach

The SIUE STEM Center relies on dedicated individuals to deliver quality programming in science, technology, engineering, and math to area schools and community organizations. This badge is awarded to those who have completed several outreach hours.

Badges Given

12

 

Silver Outreach

The SIUE STEM Center relies on dedicated individuals to deliver quality programming in science, technology, engineering, and math to area schools and community organizations. This badge is awarded to those who have completed a considerable number of outreach hours.

Badges Given

12

 

Gold Outreach

The SIUE STEM Center relies on dedicated individuals to deliver quality programming in science, technology, engineering, and math to area schools and community organizations. This badge is awarded to those who have completed a significant number of outreach hours.

Badges Given

12

 

Noyce Summer Scholar

This candidate has completed the Noyce Summer Scholar Program at SIUE, a project funded by the National Science Foundation to encourage undergraduate STEM students to share their knowledge with the public. Applicants are chosen for a high potential in several important areas and each summer’s cohort delivers outreach at a variety of sites around the country.

Badges Given

12