Reel Works and Urban Arts Partnership have partnered over the past six months to fine-tune a new way we teach media to young people. A badging system that represents a unique way to frame educational competencies that students can learn and easily take with them into the real world.
We have developed and implemented a new badge system for our introductory filmmaking workshops that can be used with youth media makers to identify and assess key learning areas.
Digital badges are a visual symbol of a competency — they signal to others what you know and can do. We believe that badges provide the best platform to show the value of out-of-school learning that can be recognized by youth media organizations, schools, colleges, and future employers.