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Mark Otter

Mark Otter

Mark Otter is the CEO of Participate. He is a former educator passionate about community-based learning and digital badging.

Recent Posts by Mark Otter:

by Mark Otter, on 5/28/20 7:15 AM

When you jump into a Zoom call with Participate, Inc. these days, you’ll notice a couple things: Dan is likely petting one of his cats, Julie is likely walking around …

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Topics:Professional development

by Mark Otter, on 10/19/19 12:00 PM

In November, I had the privilege to attend Beyond Sport House, an international event where organizations committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) gathered to address the role of …

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by Mark Otter, on 6/26/19 3:49 PM

Originally published on SmartBrief. Continuing education for teachers is a modern-day necessity -- but one that comes with logistical headaches for districts and other educational organizations. With so many options …

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Topics:Micro-credentials

by Mark Otter, on 1/17/19 10:54 AM

At Participate, we operate from a simple premise: professional learning should matter. As former educators, instructional designers and education researchers, our team is familiar with the traditional “sit-and-get” models of …

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Topics:Professional development

by Mark Otter, on 6/14/18 2:05 PM

Today’s classrooms use a variety of learning approaches, some formal like lectures and some informal like watching videos. As a teacher, your learning is no different, and your continuing professional …

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Topics:Micro-credentials

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