Goin' Digital Show

Dr. Greg Goins is a veteran school leader with 15 years of experience as a school district superintendent throughout southern Illinois. He is also the host of The Goin' Digital Show, a podcast that features many of the nation's top school leaders, authors, film makers and innovators in K-12 education. The Goin' Digital Show is a member of the Education Podcast Network. Dr. Goins is also an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in leadership theory, school and community relations and the principalship. He previously served as the Chairman of the Illinois Beta Club Council, representing the state for three years as a member of the National Beta Club Board of Directors. Beta Club is the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization with a mission to promote the principles of academic achievement, leadership, character and community service for more than 450,000 active members. As a Connected Educator, Dr. Goins is a popular keynote speaker and presenter who delivers a passionate message about the importance of creating Future Ready Schools for a new generation of digital kids. You can connect with Dr. Goins by visiting
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Jun 6, 2016
Episode 18 - Digital Badges
Date: May 31, 2016 Run Time: 59:41
Are you ready for a new perspective on personalized professional development? In this episode, Laura Fleming, Cate Tolnai and Matt Friedman discuss tips for creating your very own digital badging platform in your school district. Learn the difference between badges, micro-credentials and gamification as it relates to providing new learning opportunities for K-12 educators. 
Laura Fleming
Laura Fleming is an award-winning library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Milford, New Jersey. Fleming is the recipient of the National School Boards ‘20 to Watch’ in Educational Technology Leadership, as well as the author of the best-selling, Worlds of Making:  Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School. She is also the creator of a successful digital badge-based professional learning platform.
Cate Tolnai
Cate Tolnai works as an Academic Technology Specialist for the Santa Clara County Office of Education and has been researching and advocating for gamification of professional learning since 2013. As an EdTech coach, she supports teachers and administrators in their efforts to integrate digital badges at their school sites, fosters industry and community partnerships around digital badging, and stays connected to the badging community through social media and conference presentations. hashtag ConnectedTL hashtag badgechatk12 
Matt Friedman
Matthew Friedman is currently the Chief Academic Officer in the Downingtown Area School District overseeing K-12 academics, professional development and technology.  Prior to coming to Downingtown Area School District he was the K-12 Assistant Superintendent for the Mars Area School District, supervisor of curriculum/instruction and staff development, a middle school assistant principal, and activities director in the Keystone Oaks School District.  He also previously served as a ninth grade teacher at Penn Hills School District.
About The Goin' Digital Show
The Goin' Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin' Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or
About Dr. Greg Goins
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015. 
As host of The Goin' Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at The show features many of the nation's top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to or visit
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