EXPLORE: CHICAGO BADGES

Badges help tell a story of what you know and what you can do. Explore your interest and earn digital badges by completing online challenges or participating in programs across the city.

Not sure where to start? Check out all of the badges you can earn below.

CITY BADGES (31)
EXPLORE BADGES
  • CIW YOU(th) Speaker Connect

    CIW Speaker Connect provides students with opportunities for deeper engagement, knowledge and interaction.

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  • Artist Statement

    No matter what direction you go with your work, you need to be able to speak about it and explain it, which is never easy. But most college applications require...

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  • Studio Certified

    This badge shows you are studio certified! You have learned how to record, edit, and create music in the studio.

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  • Geek Squad Academy

    At Geek Squad Academy, Junior Agents learn how to design buildings, make movies, produce music, build robots, and be good digital citizens. In 2 days, you'll be...

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  • CIW YOU(th) Ambassador Leader

    CIW YOU(th) Ambassadors are crucial members of the Chicago Ideas team. With stellar attendance, leading their peers and speaking accurately about Chicago Ideas ...

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  • TWC: Advocates in Action

    Earn this badge by participating in The Anti-Cruelty Society's Teens Who Care volunteer program! Help out around the shelter by completing a variety of tasks in...

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  • YAP Blog Forms

    Earners of the YAP Blogging Forms Badge have gained knowledge of various forms used in blog and journalistic writing.

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  • Civic Communicator

    Ability to communicate effectively is crucial to being able to bring about change on issue one cares about. At start of summer, young person is introduced t...

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  • 2016 National DiscoverDesign Competition Participant

    2016 DiscoverDesign National Competition - Participant shows you registered on the competition platform, and upload content (text and media) into the DiscoverDe...

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  • Photography - Level 3

    Photography pro? This Skill Badge recognizes use of multiple images throughout the design process, and shows full understanding of how to communicate through ph...

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  • Hand Sketching - Level 3

    "Hand-sketching is one of the most universal and powerful techniques that a design professional can learn. You can carry a sketchbook wherever you go to brainst...

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  • Digital Model Making - Level 2

    "Digital models can help you figure out if your solutions are on the right track and showcase them when you are done. Pay attention to details and stay curious ...

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  • Museums in the Park: Shedd Aquarium

    Students, receive free general admission to Shedd Aquarium on Monday, August 29, 2016 or Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM through CPS Connects an...

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  • Underwater Robotics and Ocean Research

    This badge is the result of the learning of underwater robots and ocean research to explore careers in STEM and STEAM. Throughout the course of 10 weeks, each p...

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  • LEGO Designer

    Do you like solving problems? Do you have fun designing with LEGOs? Are you interested in Frank Lloyd Wright? Come to the Robie House to explore Frank Lloyd Wri...

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  • Digital Discovery - Health and Medicine

    The medical world can be a confusing place. Patients and their families might feel overwhelmed by the complicated explanations they get from their healthcare pr...

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