VIF International Education has announced that it is launching a digital badging system for teachers worldwide. Badging is a key component of Global Gateway, VIF’s integrated online program of professional development, classroom resources and collaborative community for educators. Two years in development, the badging system is currently in beta and will go live this October for more than 7,000 current users.
Global Gateway builds on a professional development sequence that uses a project-based inquiry model to train teachers to infuse global perspectives, critical thinking, innovation and technology into their classroom instruction. Participants complete online training modules each year as part of a professional learning progression, culminating in a global-ready badge to evidence their progress toward designation as global educators.