Kindergarten students logging into Canvas for the first time. They are busy checking out the badges they have earned and completing their first module….. pic.twitter.com/mnrpeofkYo— Wm Penn Elementary (@wmpennelem) September 24, 2021
Elizabeth Forward School District also distributes Pre-Kindergarten Badge Books to local Pre-Schools and Day Care Centers. This allows our students to be ready to earn badges on their first day of Kindergarten!
Delivered Pre K badge books to the Central Highlands Pre School. This is a service the Elizabeth Forward School District provides to all of our local Pre K classrooms. pic.twitter.com/ovLMVllgUw— Wm Penn Elementary (@wmpennelem) September 13, 2021
Elizabeth Forward School District has implemented a badging program for Kindergarten students since 2016. Instead of grades, students can earn over sixty different badges from a variety of different skills - reading sentences fluently, subtracting two-digit numbers, etc. To learn more about the history of the Kindergarten Badging Program at Elizabeth Forward, please access this article from EdSurge.
The digital component of the Kindgerten Badging Program would not be possible without the iPad. Students and parents are able to monitor their badge progress from any location and any time on their iPad. In addition, teachers and students are able to interact with different digital lessons on the iPad that assist with badge progression. The video below describes how the Kindergarten Badging Program works on the iPad: