Another goal I had at TCEA was to find out more information about a badge system for professional development. This session called SMART Badges presented by the Instructional Technology team at Deer Park ISD. The team described their efforts for creating a reward system to recognize the hard work teachers are doing in their classroom. This was a very impressive endeavor. Most badge reward systems I have seen had only used digital or electronic badges to add on ones email or digital social media profiles. In addition to digital badges, this team used old-school badges that teachers would earn and place them on a lanyard. They also created stickers that teachers would place on a sticker sheet to keep track of the badges they have earned. It was a great way to show students the progress teachers have made to earn technology badges.