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BSU Education Badges


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Facilitating Controversial Conversations in K-12 Classrooms

Key Outcomes for Participants:

> Successful completion of this micro credential means that educators provided evidence that they:

> Plan for gaining foundational knowledge about controversial topics and events. 

> Utilize resources that present multiple topical perspectives, opposing topical viewpoints, and strategies for facilitating controversial classroom discussions.

> Plan for establishing a set of guidelines that determine open, settled, and off-limits topics.

> Plan for establishing classroom norms for discussion of controversial topics and events.    

> Plan for engaging students in civics through: conducting research using several resources, discussing the facts linked to the controversy, determining points of view, supporting a point of view with evidence gathered from research, listening to opposing points of view and engaging in a debate, and proposing solutions.

> Develop a classroom environment fostering civic engagement through student agency (empowerment & action), student voice, and skills.


See all Civics Education Micro-credentials offered

How to Earn Your Credential

  1. Explore the options and select a micro-credential.
  2. Click on your desired micro-credential badge.
  3. Click on "Digital Badge information button" and complete form.
  4. Click on "Resources, Submission Guidelines, and more" button at the bottom of page.
  5. Review each of the sections, then explore Resources to review content and complete the assignments for submission.
  6. Complete the work and submit by email to

Digital Badge Information

Qualification & Submission Guidelines

To qualify for this micro-credential, please send documentation of all completed requirements along with your full legal name to Once your submission has been reviewed and it has been determined that you have fulfilled all of the requirements, you will receive an email from the Acclaim system about claiming your badge.