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Friday, November 21 • 10:15am - 10:45am
Open Digital Badges: Achievement Based Learning in K12

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Mountain Heights Academy shares its experience with badging and mastery based learning in secondary courses. Leveraging the Mozilla Open Badge platform, Mountain Heights has rebuilt and piloted 5 courses built to identify and validate specific skills needed for student mastery. Mountain Heights explores their process for badge system design and the impact and implications of open digital badges in secondary schools.


Emily Andersen

Assistant Director, Mountain Heights Academy
Emily Andersen has worked secondary education for 10 ten years as an English and History teacher, administrator, curriculum developer and in a multitude of settings--public, private and charter. Emily was awarded a ISKME fellowship in 2012 and an Association of American Educators grant to forward her students’ online Literary Magazine, The Virtual Inkblot. She has built over 5 online semester courses using OER and is currently the Assistant... Read More →
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DeLaina Tonks

Director, Mountain Heights Academy
I am the Director of Mountain Heights Academy (formerly the Open High School of Utah), an online public charter school committed to building and sharing OER curricula.
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Sarah Morse Weston

Director of Technology and OER, Mountain Heights Academy
Sarah Weston has worked in secondary education for 18 years, as a teacher, administrator, and curriculum designer. She has built 17 semester courses using Open Educational Resources (OER) and currently oversees all course development and teacher training on building with OER. Sarah was awarded Utah Charter Educator of the Year in 2010; the first online educator to receive the award. Sarah is a regular presenter at national conferences... Read More →

Friday November 21, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am

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