Our Badges

The TRIADvances Badge System involves 5 primary badges, four of which are directly aligned to a domain in the Danielson Framework. The fifth is an individually driven badge that allows teachers to earn app- or tool-specific credentials. Teachers can earn all three levels of each badge throughout a two-year time span, but in order to move from one level to the next within each badge, they must prove that they are moving up the SAMR Model, from augmentation to modification and finally to redefinition. The levels are explained in more detail here.

The Tactician Badge

The Tactician Badge is based on Domain 1 of the Danielson Framework focusing on planning and preparation. To earn a Tactician Badge, teachers must prove that they have used technology to augment, modify, or redefine one of the six components within Danielson Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

The Reflector Badge

The Reflector Badge is based on Domain 4 of the Danielson Framework focusing on professional responsibilities. To earn a Reflector Badge, teachers must prove that they have used technology to augment, modify, or redefine one of the six components within Danielson Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities.

The Instructor Badge

The Instructor Badge is based on Domain 3 of the Danielson Framework focusing on classroom instruction. To earn an Instructor Badge, teachers must prove that they have used technology to augment, modify, or redefine one of the five components within Danielson Domain 3: Classroom Instruction.

The Architect Badge

The Architect Badge is based on Domain 2 of the Danielson Framework focusing on the classroom environment To earn an Architect Badge, teachers must prove that they have used technology to augment, modify, or redefine one of the five components within Danielson Domain 2: Classroom Environment.

The Developer Badge

The Developer Badge is where the true individualization comes into play. To earn this badge, teachers choose a tool or skill that fits their needs but may not necessarily fit one of the other four badge areas of focus. They then prove that they have mastered the use of this specific technology and have implemented it in their classroom environment.