MemberApril 10, 2020 at 8:33 pm
I don’t even think you need to tell them that, I’ve always just considered it Professional Development. The questions they ask in the badge request are basically looking for what your goals at NYCC are and how you’d integrate them into your lessons, learning experiences, connections with professionals who might be able to connect with your students, etc. I’ve always been approved when I’ve done it. I don’t want to guarantee anything, since the con has changed over the past few years, but I’ve found that NYCC has always treated educators respectfully and tried to support them. I miss when the badges were free though. Good Luck!