Who can earn badges?
Our PD is designed to support all HEBISD employees as they expand their understanding of digital learning strategies, tools, and resources. Everyone can earn a badge! All CFB teachers, coaches, specialists, directors, support staff, administrators, paraprofessionals, etc. are all eligible to participate in Game On!
How do I earn a badge?
To earn a Game On badge, participants will need to carefully review the criteria for the badge. This can be found in the "Badge checklist" link to the right of any badge on the site.
If you need additional support to complete the badge requirements, you can explore the online learning resources by clicking "Learn more..." to the right of any badge. You can also request individual, face-to-face support from a district Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) at any point during the year.
When you feel you are ready, you can click "Apply for badge" to the right of any badge. You will be asked to complete a form, which will vary depending on the badge you have selected.
Be sure to read form questions carefully and provide ALL information required, otherwise you may receive an email indicating that you did not qualify for the badge.
When you complete the form, you're done!
What happens when I earn a badge?
After you complete the badge application form, the DLS team will get to work checking your application.
- If you missed any information in your original application, you will receive an email asking you to re-apply.
- If your application is approved, you will receive an email congratulating you on earning a badge! You'll also receive a digital copy of the badge you've earned, which can be posted via social media (use the hashtag #gameoncfb) or on your website.
Shortly after that, a member of the DLS team will arrive to congratulate you and post the badge you've earned outside your classroom or office! Then, you can get started on earning your next Game On badge!
What if I have an idea for a new badge?
We are so excited about expanding the badges we can offer our district community! We'd love to hear your ideas for new badges. You can submit badge suggestions via our "Badge Request" form. Share as much detail about your badge idea as possible, so we can be sure we understand what you'd like to see added to our collection. If your idea is chosen for development, we'll credit you as the inspiration for the new badge! (You'll be famous on the internet!)
Can I earn PD credit when I earn a badge?
YES! Starting in Year 2, select badges became associated with PD credit. Look for banners below eligible badges, and visit this pagefor more information about this process. We are excited to explore even more options for PD credit through Game On CFB badges this year. Check your email for updates!
Who do I contact if I need help, have a suggestion, or have a question about Game On?
Contact your Digital Learning Specialist (DLS) with any feedback or questions about the site! If you're not sure which DLS is assigned to your campus, department, or building, contact your administrator or leadership! You can also provide feedback via the link at the top labeled "Feedback". We always appreciate your thoughts and suggestions!
To learn more, review requirements, or apply for a badge, select a badge category above!
Looking for general Digital Learning support? Contact the DLS Team or your Campus DLS!