Earning Digital Badges at #AMLE22

Conference Badging

Be recognized for your professional learning by earning digital badges at the conference. Digital badges are verifiable certificates backed by AMLE that tell the world what you did or learned and why it matters. Every badge can be shared on social media and embedded into an email signature, resume, website, or online professional profile. AMLE is an approved issuer of digital badges through Credly, a leader in the digital credential movement.  You can earn up to 6 digital badges in addition to your general contact hours certificate:

Successful Middle School Ready

Earners of the AMLE Successful Middle School Ready badge have an understanding of the five essential attributes and eighteen characteristics of a successful middle school and are prepared to implement these fundamental best practices in their own teaching philosophy and school communities. They are competent in the developmental characteristics of young adolescent learners and are knowledgeable about the implications for educators.

Leveraging Technology with Adolescent Learners

Earners of the AMLE Leveraging Technology with Adolescent Learners badge have an understanding of how use technology equitably to improve student engagement, learning, and achievement especially for children aged 10-15. They are prepared to utilize technology in their professional role to the benefit of their students.

Leadership in the Middle Grades

Earners of the Leadership in the Middle Grades badge have an understanding of the essential attributes and characteristics of a successful middle grades school as well as the developmental and learning needs of students aged 10-15. They have the knowledge required to lead a school community to full implementation of the middle school model and are competent in how to leverage research and ongoing professional development to create a culture of continuous improvement in their school community.

Middle Grades Math

Earners of the Middle Grades Math badge have an understanding of effective strategies in the instruction of mathematics for students aged 10-15. They understand the characteristics of young adolescent development and are prepared to implement instructional techniques that are equitable and responsive to the needs of their students.

Middle Grades ELA

Earners of the Middle Grades ELA badge have an understanding of effective strategies in the instruction of English and Language Arts for students aged 10-15. They understand the characteristics of young adolescent development and are prepared to implement instructional techniques that are equitable and responsive to the needs of their students.

Young Adolescent Development

Earners of the Young Adolescent Development badge have a depth of knowledge about the developmental period from age ten to fifteen and its implications for middle grades education. They are competent in implementing responsive strategies in their school/classroom that are aimed at meeting both the academic and social and emotional needs of middle grades students.

How to earn badges at #AMLE22

Step 1: Complete the #AMLE22 Badge Earner Pre-Assessment. Note: You must take a separate assessment for each badge you plan to earn.

Step 2: Start learning! You must complete at least eight hours of learning to qualify for each badge. Session types can be applied for the following minutes of credit:

  • Concurrent Sessions: 60 minutes
  • Speed Learning Sessions: 20 minutes
  • Spark & Tell Sessions: 15 minutes/presentation
  • Ann & Martin Lunch Play: 45 minutes
  • Esports League Lunch Session: 30 minutes
  • General Session Keynote: 60 minutes

Use the conference app to identify which sessions are tagged for each badge. You’ll note that the badge tags are color coded light blue. Sessions tagged with multiple badges can be used for each of the tagged badges (Ex: If you’d like to earn both the Middle Grades Math and Middle Grades Leadership badges and one session is tagged for both badges, attending that session counts for both badges.).

Step 3: Complete the #AMLE22 Badge Earner Post-Assessment. Note: You must take a separate assessment for each badge you plan to earn. You will be required to list the titles for each of the sessions credit for which you are claiming toward your selected badge. The Post-Assessment is due by November 13.

Step 4: Display your badge with pride! Badges will be digitally distributed by November 30. Upon claiming your badge, you can display it in your email signature, on LinkedIn, or on your resume. It’s a great way to demonstrate your learning.

Have questions? Email membercenter@amle.org.