Yesterday we were delighted to formally launch the summer beta period for the Hive NYC Badging System. Partnering with Learning Times, we have developed a fantastic badging system for use across the Hive NYC Learning Network. Four brave organizations met this week to get up to speed on how to use the new system, define and refine their scope of work and plans for the summer, and coordinate our efforts.
The four organizations are The Lamp CDC, The New York Public Library, the YMCA of Greater New York, and Global Kids.
Each organization has very different plans over the next two months, but all activities will be located within the same site.
The Point CDC will beta test a badge system as part of their SYEP (Student Youth Employment Program) PowerPOINT Camp 2012. Their initial Badge System goal is to have young people actively document their learning experience and transformation leading to the establishment of individual-group and collective badges. There are three things The Point aims to learn over the course of the beta:
1) Learn how to coordinate across the different programs within The Point
2) Learn how to exemplify the accomplishments and progress of students at The Point
3) Learn how to improve the badge system in the long run to fit the needs of The Point