What We Learned: The Sprout Fund & Digital Badges
Sharing a new collection of resources covering the history of digital badges in Pittsburgh, plus key considerations and design principles for developing high-quality digital badges for learning.
Bringing Everyone to the Badging Table
Digital badges haven’t quite wedged their way into the workforce the way advocates expected, but they have momentum.
Badging Goes to College
Many institutions that cater to kids and teens have embraced badging. But one territory is less charted, yet important for the general adoption of badging and, some say, workforce development: higher education.
Learning STEAM in Style
Fashion design is a natural companion to the maker and STEAM movements. It calls for risk, creativity, and technical precision, and there is plenty of the latter when it comes to e-fashion.
Sprout partners with 20 local organizations launch Pittsburgh City of Learning
Citywide campaign expands access to educational opportunities for children and youth in Pittsburgh and connects learning to real world opportunity through the use of Digital Badges.
Summertime and the Learning is Easy—and Fun
This summer, Pittsburgh will joining other Cities of Learning in a groundbreaking initiative to pair summer learning with digital badges. Apply now.
Can Summer Learning Programs Help Close the Achievement Gap?
Experts say summer programs that focus on enrichment instead of just remedial skills may make a difference when students come back to class this fall.
Open Badges Get Boost from Former President Clinton
A new credentialing method for showcasing talents and learning expands.
5 Ways to Improve Your Teaching Strategies Over the Summer
Are you a teacher hoping to make the most of your summer "vacation?" If so, use one, or all, of these tips to make the next school year your most successful one yet.
5 Great Infographics That Explain Gamification
Gamification -- what is it? Check out the five inforgraphics we've rounded up for a visual explanation.