Digital badges, also known as microcredentials, represent evidence-based instructional skills or concepts. A digital badge is proof that the badge-earner has demonstrated that she effectively and consistently uses the target skill or concept as a part of her instructional practice.
Any educator in Utah’s K-12 public education system can earn U-Badges. This includes educators in both district schools and charters. We strive to develop badges that can be earned by educators in a range of roles, including classroom teachers, instructional coaches, counselors, administrators, etc.
Digital badges give the badge-earner two things: bragging rights and USBE credits. You’ll want to post your badges for others to see on your webpage, social media, etc. You’ll also want to include your digital badges on your resume so potential employers can see your skillset. U-Badges are worth either 0.25 or 0.5 USBE credits, depending on the skill or concept they represent.
Utah Digital Badges, also known as U-Badge, is a project of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). Specific badges and badge stacks within U-Badge are developed by Utah districts, charters, schools, higher education institutions, UEN, and other stakeholders in Utah’s public education system.