March 2, 2022

How To Implement Digital Badges For PD - PPD115

Krystle Pearson Helps Us Level Up Our Badge Game!


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Krystle Pearson currently serves as the Director of Technology for Brunswick County Public Schools in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Krystle has more than 15 years in education, she has served in the capacity of a classroom teacher, grade level team leader, school technology coach, instructional technology resource teacher (ITRT), and central office administrator. She has been honored with numerous accolades for her work with students, technology, and as a female leader in education.

Topics Discussed:

  • What are digital badges?
  • How do you organize an effective digital badging program?
  • What does it take to maintain digital badges?
  • How do you get staff to buy-in?
  • What does badging look like with students?
  • Administration support?

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Krystle Pearson

Director of Technology

Mrs. Krystle Pearson currently serves as the Director of Technology for Brunswick County Public Schools in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Mrs. Pearson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Virginia State University and her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Liberty University. With more than 15 years in education, she has served in the capacity of a classroom teacher, grade level team leader, school technology coach, instructional technology resource teacher (ITRT), and central office administrator.

As an innovative educator, Mrs. Pearson was recognized by the Virginia State University Office of Institutional Advancement for her efforts in transforming educational experiences for students as the VSU Alumna of the Month. In March 2021, she was recognized by the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) as the recipient of the Technology Leader of the Year presented by First Lady Pamela Northam. In addition, the Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) recognized Mrs. Pearson as the Regional Leader of the Year. Mrs. Pearson is the Region 8 Board Representative for WELV and the SVRTC Committee Twitter Chair.

Her favorite quote comes from the inspiring words of George Courous who states, “Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational."

Credentials/Certifications:
GOOGLE CERTIFIED TRAINER - FEBRUARY 2022

NEARPOD CERTIFIED EDUCATOR LEADER – FEBRUARY 2022

MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE EDUCATOR MASTER TRAINER (MIE) – JANUARY 2022

APPLE CERTIFIED TEACHER – JANUARY 2022

MOTE CERTIFIED EDUCATOR – JANUARY 2022
KAMI CERTIFIED EDUCATOR – FEBRUARY 2021

GOOGLE CERTIFIED EDUCATOR – LEVEL 2 – DECEMBER 2021
GOOGLE CERTIFIED EDUCATOR – LEVEL 1 – DECEMBER 2021

ADOBE CERTIFIED CREATIVE EDUCATOR – LEVEL 2 – MARCH 2021

ADOBE CERTIFIED CREATIVE EDUCATOR – LEVEL 1- FEBRUARY 2021

CLEVER CERTIFIED TRAINER - JANUARY 2021

CLEVER LEVEL 4 CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATOR - SEPTEMBER 2019