Wallace Foundation Webinar on Providence After School Alliance and Boston After School & Beyond’s Digital Badging Initiatives

Join us for a webinar on March 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDTRegister now!

Presenters: Alejandro Molina, Deputy Director, Providence After School Alliance and

Chris Smith, President & Executive Director, Boston After School & Beyond

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) and Boston After School & Beyond (BASB) have been collaborating on a process to design new citywide STEM and college readiness badging systems that have the potential to recognize, motivate, validate, and link competencies and achievements gained in and out-of-school. During the webinar, the presenters will discuss their vision for digital badging, the process for bringing together cross-sector partners to align standards, targeted competencies, and assessment tools, as well as their insights on the work to create and test the systems. They also hope to benefit from participant perspectives on the following:

• Targeting skills and competencies that will truly deepen STEM learning and promote college & career readiness;
• Building interest in alternative learning spaces and the currency of badges among youth;
• Successfully introducing these systems to higher education and the marketplace; and
• The utility of this work to the fields of summer and expanded learning, and the possibilities to advance program quality and outcomes measurement in the future.

For more information on digital badging efforts in Providence and Boston, please visit:

Join us on Thursday, March 12 from 12 – 1 p.m. ET to learn more.

For questions concerning the webinar: Please contact Hillary Stroud at hillary@agenda4learning.com.

Note: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, a link to the archived version will be sent to all invitees a few days after the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thank you to the Wallace Foundation for their support and the opportunity to share our work.