This spring and summer we are very excited to be working with the Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) , the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED)’s YouthWorks program, and Hire One Youth to offer technology skill digital badges to Baltimore youth. The goal of this collaboration is to provide informal, online learning opportunities for youth working within these summer job programs to become certified in tech skill areas.
Digital Badges are…
- Micro-certifications that demonstrate specific skills to potential employers
- Tokens that recognize achievements that go unrecognized by formal assessments
- Issued by members of the Open Badge Community
We have decided to focus on 4 different skill badges this summer in different technology areas. Each of these badges has its own requirements and can be worked on by individuals independently online through the accompanying resources. To learn more about the badge requirements and access resources for each badge, click on the name of each badge.
Educators, the best way to learn more about these badges and how you can help youth earn them is to attend one of our informational meetings on Wednesday, April 20th at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center:
- Daytime: 12:30pm
- Evening: 5:30pm