Words of Wisdom for
Leadership, Learning, and Life in
Exactly 99 Words

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99-Word Stories by ,
Creative Learning Director of
The Flirefly Group.
© 2013 Brian Remer
Updated Mar. 2013

Earn Credit for What You Learn
through 99-Word Stories

No one ever graduates from the "College of Continuous Learning" - there's always at least one more lesson! But that doesn't mean you can't receive acknowledgment of your efforts along the way. Now you can be recognized for your hard work to develop your knowledge and skills through 99-Word Stories, and the Credly system of digital badges which allows for the online issue and display of credits for achievement.

Here's how it works. When you attend a 99-Word Story workshop, write a 99-Word Story, use or adapt a 99-Word Story activity, or provide feedback to 99's on the 9th, we'll acknowledge your contribution on the Credly site by awarding you one of our 99-Word Story badges and adding you to our Hall of Continuous Learning. Then you can add the credit to your resume and share it through your social network.

Find out more about how to contribute to the spirit of continuous learning through 99-Word Stories by reviewing the award options below. See what others have accomplished in the Hall of Continuous Learning and contact if you have further questions.

 

Author
This badge recognizes that the individual has written a story that teaches a valuable lesson in exactly 99 words.

Details:
This individual has demonstrated the ability to write a meaning-filled message that gets to the point without wasting words. The author has used creativity and word-craft skills to write a succinct story that grabs attention to provide a memorable lesson for continuous learning.

To receive this badge:
Write a story that teaches a lesson in exactly 99 words. Submit it for publication to 99-WordStories.com

 

Application
This badge recognizes the use of a 99-Word Story activity for individual or team learning.

Details:
This individual chose and implemented a 99-Word Story activity for personal or group learning in a work, home, volunteer, or community setting. With this application, the person demonstrated a combination of the skills of selecting specific content, facilitating an activity, and evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention.

To receive this badge:
Facilitate a 99-Word Story activity with a work or community group then document the learning that happened and share it with us.

 

Adaptation
This badge recognizes the effective adaptation or invention of a 99-Word Story activity for individual or team learning.

Details:
This individual modified or invented an activity that uses 99-Word Stories for learning. The person analyzed and evaluated the adaptation for its usefulness as an individual or team learning strategy and made the effort to share their activity with a wider audience by submitting it for publication to 99's on the 9th so that others might use it in their quest for continuous learning.

To receive this badge:
Modify a 99-Word Story activity or invent one of your own then submit it for publication.

 

Feedback
This badge recognizes the reflection about a 99-Word Story that has been shared with readers of 99's on the 9th.

Details:
This individual applied the skills of reflective observation to analyze and evaluate a 99-Word story or activity in terms of its usefulness in the process of continuous learning. In addition, this person made the effort to share their feedback with a wider audience by submitting it for publication to 99's on the 9th so that others might use it in their quest for continuous learning.

To receive this badge:
Reflect upon, analyze, or evaluate a 99-Word Story activity or article then share your observation with us.

 

Participant
This badge recognizes participation in a workshop facilitated by The Firefly Group.

Details:
This individual has attended a workshop facilitated by The Firefly Group in order to increase knowledge, change attitudes, and improve performance. This person was an active participant in the learning event by contributing ideas, sharing experiences, and exhibiting the collaborative energy necessary for continuous learning.

To receive this badge:
Attend a 99-Word Story workshop facilitated by The Firefly Group and take part as an active participant contributing positively to the collaborative learning effort.

 

 

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