Washington State leaders will gather in Seattle on Tuesday and in Spokane on Wednesday to consider the implications of these two historic shifts occurring simultaneously. Hosted by Partnership for Learning and Washington Roundtable, the convening will explore the skills gap, new standards, and next-generation learning environments.
Professional Examination Service has issued a white paper, Digital "Badges" Emerge as Part of Credentialing Future, examining the history of how digital badges have been "used to represent accomplishments, skills or knowledge" and how that will evolve in the near future.
GPS is a respected applied high school alternative for students in 42 high schools in southern Wisconsin. Twelve teachers currently support 13 GPS classrooms, three more classrooms will be added next month. Growth has been steady as have been program enhancements.
Career Path High is an interesting applied extension of Utah's Early College High School Initiative and may help create a new tradition of blending high school and college, blending online and onsite learning, and blending school and work-based learning.