Digital Badges for Teacher Mastery: An exploratory study of a competency-based professional development badge system

November 1, 2014

The report presents findings from a one-year exploratory study of an online PD program, and accompanying digital badge system, called Who Built America Badges: Common Core Professional Development from the American Social History Project. The American Social History Project (ASHP), a well-established history and social studies professional development provider in New York City, created the system to make its PD program available to a national audience of middle and high school teachers. The program’s main goal is to help teachers develop new instructional routines that build students’ reading and writing practices that are specific to the domain of history, as well as their historical reasoning skills.


Jim Diamond
Pilar Carmina Gonzalez