Badges

Professionally Prepared 

Prepared music educators are those who can lead students through the processes of creating, performing, responding, and connecting to music. The Collaborative Music Education Series has developed a digital badging program that is designed to encourage and recognize the projects that demonstrate these skills in your preparation to become a professional music educator.

What is a digital badge and why earn them?

How do I earn a badge?

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The Creating badge is defined by activities that allow you to build the skills needed to lead students in conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. Activities within this badge guide you to 1) perceive and analyze artistic work, 2) interpret intent and meaning in artistic work, 3) apply criteria to evaluate artistic work, and 4) develop skills for teaching these abilities to your future students. These skills are based on the Anchor Standards for Creating.

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The Performing badge is defined by activities that allow you to build the skills needed to lead students in realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation.  Activities within this badge guide you to 1) practice your personal skills in generating and conceptualize artistic ideas and work, 2) organize and develop artistic ideas and work, 3) refine and complete artistic work, and 4) develop skills for teaching these abilities to your future students. These skills are based on the Anchor Standards for Performing.

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The Responding badge is defined by activities that allow you to build the skills needed to lead students in understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning. Activities within this badge guide you to 1) select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation, 2) develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation, 3) convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work, and 4) develop skills for teaching these abilities to your future students. These skills are based on the Anchor Standards for Responding.

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The Connecting badge is defined by activities that allow you to build the skills needed to lead students in relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. Activities within this badge guide you to 1) synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make music, 2) relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding, and 3) develop skills for teaching these abilities to your future students. These skills are based on the Anchor Standards for Connecting.

CMES National Core Arts Standards

The Core Arts Standards badge is an meta-badge that is received for successfully earning all four Anchor Standard badges – Creating, Preforming, Responding, and Connecting. This comprehensive super badge demonstrates that you have completed activities within all four Standards area and are able to reflect meaningfully upon that process. In order to complete the Core Arts Standards badge, you must receive all four badges and complete a summarizing reflection activity and submit it for evaluation. These combined skills are based on the National Core Arts Standards.

 

 


 

The badges within this program are intended to align with the National Core Arts Standards. Using these standards as a model for teaching, this badging system is intended to supplement your learning and preparation with projects directly related to each Artistic Process within the standards. The Artistic Processes are Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting. If you choose to badge in all four Artistic Processes, you can apply to be awarded a CMES National Core Arts Standard meta badge. In total there are five badges that can be earned.

Badging in one, several, or all four Artistic Processes, including the meta badge, will allow you to demonstrate to others, including future employers, that you have a level of expertise and understanding of the National Core Arts Standards framework. Badging will also help you to navigate the learning opportunities provided within the context of this series. The badges you earn can go with you to be displayed on your resume, e-portfolio, or online professional profile to demonstrate your achievements. The evidence you create will accompany the badge and can be easily shared with future employers.

Badges are granted through The Pennsylvania State University Badging system (https://badgesapp.psu.edu/). Badges are awarded by the Collaborative Music Education Series program and not through the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) or any other music or arts association.

What is a digital badge and why earn them?

How do I earn a badge?