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
  • 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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  • Photography Apprentice (delete)

    Photography Apprentices can use phones, point-n-shoots, and DSLRs to take nice pictures. Photography Apprentices have published at least 3 projects online.

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  • The Sound of Music Sound Design

    To receive this badge, attach a video that demonstrates how sound changes the story.

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  • Ready? Set. Animate

    To receive this badge, attach a one minute original animation.

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  • Design Thinking

    For this badge, students must demonstrate that they have rudimentary understanding of design thinking.

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  • Independent & Dependent Clauses Participant

    To Earn This badge you must clearly and accurately demonstrate the difference between independent and dependent clauses. Meet all official rules and requiremen...

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  • Fancy Pants Gif Maker

    Badge is awarded to participants in the Fancy Pants ProjectEd GIF Contest

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  • After School Matters Summer Achiever - Gallery

    After School Matters provides Chicago public high school teens opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, colle...

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  • CPS Connects: Art Host

    Participants will show their public speaking, interviewing, and videography skills to earn this disposition badge. To earn this disposition badge, attend one o...

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  • Blogger in Training

    The “Blogger in Training” badge demonstrates the participants ability to use a web blog---WordPress. Participants will learn how to add images and text to a...

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  • Video Editing - Level 1

    This badge is for teens who are part of The Simple Good Show Editing Team. It shows that you have learned how a television show is created and produced, and ha...

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  • Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

    Learners must visit the Chicago Cultural Center to view the exhibition, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. The exhibition is free and open to the public fr...

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  • ShowUP, ShowOUT

    Participate in multiple activities in MetaMedia and level up!

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  • Media Skills Suite

    You combat mainstream media by using digital media skills to tell your own story! Creatively express yourself through photo, video, writing, and editing.

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  • GRAMMY Camp - Weekend 2015

    GRAMMY Camp - Weekend Participants will know how to mix, edit and produce songs and videos using creative technology. Not only will you gain the fundamentals on...

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