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MEETING: August 12, 2015 - Canceled. Come back next week at the same time! Check out for an annoucement on Monday.

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Moving Forward: Topics + Community leads for the weekly Community Call  
We will be opening up this call to the community to help determine topics / lead / etc. 
Please add topics for discussion / your name / indicate if you want to lead the call

And we can help folks with the flow and co-pilot as needed. 

Accepted topics (by interest):
  1. Employer engagement: national, regional, local - strategies, case studies+1+1+1+1+1 +1 +1
  2. Success Stories, examples, and case studies (OpenBadging in credentialing & workforce devlelopment) +1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 (Curious what people are defining as success here...
  3. Overview of what has happened and what is currently happening in the Cities of Learning space +1+1+1+1+1 +1+1 (Reaching out to some folks involved on this -Nate)

Contribute your ideas! Put a +1 next to the topics that you would like to discuss on this call. Those topics with the most +1 will be hosted. 
  1. Badge start "toolbox" not just defining skills/competencies, but also self-hosting information or external hosting+1+1
  2. Where are the roadblocks, what are the issues people should know?+1+1+1
  3. Trust and security (the deleterious effects of mistaking security for trust)+1+1
  4. Defining learning pathways with badge endorsement+1+1+1
  5. Global activities: where are things happening and who's doing them +1 +1+1
  6. Open Badge Services: what services could we built on top of Open Badges? Scenarios for the future +1 +1
  7. Badge-centric vs. person centric infrastructure+1+1 +1
  8. Educators space+1 +1 +1+1
  9. Higher ed conversations may be separate from k-12 for the most part
    1. - and Continuing Ed. as well (Carey)
  10. Initiatives that are badge-centric occurring throughout the US but that have not been involved in the BA work
  11. Universal design -- access for people with disabilities +1+1 +1
  12. Strategies for integration with new workforce initiatives of WIOA statute+1

Catch up
   Community Call: August 12 2015: 
  Community Call: August 5, 2015: 60 Second Badge Systems
 Community Call: July 29, 2015: Introductory Resources to Badges
Community Call: July 22, 2015: "Ideal Badge System Feature Set" -- Brett Bixler, Penn State University

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