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NSTA Learning Center Badges

Below is a list of activities you can do to earn badges as recognition for your efforts as you aggregate, review, and share your personal and NSTA e-PD resources. You also earn badges for making posts in the community forums, for diagnosing your needs in science content, and by attending web seminars, and successfully completing SciPacks.


Add an NSTA resource to your Learning Center Library
How to add a resource to your library
10 Activity Points (AP)
NSTA Resource Activator
NSTA Resource Activator - Add 5 NSTA resources to your library
NSTA Resource Optimizer
NSTA Resource Optimizer - Add 10 NSTA resources to your library
NSTA Resource Accelerator
NSTA Resource Accelerator - Add 20 NSTA resources to your library


Aggregator: Add a personal resource to your LC library
Upload a personal resource
10 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Aggregator
Onyx Aggregator - Add 5 personal resources to your library
Sapphire Aggregator
Sapphire Aggregator - Add 30 personal resources to your library
Pearl Aggregator
Pearl Aggregator - Add 10 personal resources to your library
Diamond Aggregator
Diamond Aggregator - Add 40 personal resources to your library
Ruby Aggregator
Ruby Aggregator - Add 15 personal resources to your library
Platinum Aggregator
Platinum Aggregator - Add 50 personal resources to your library
Emerald Aggregator
Emerald Aggregator - Add 20 personal resources to your library


Create an LC collection for personal use
Create a collection
25 Activity Points (AP)


Disseminator: Share an LC collection
Select a collection to share
10 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Disseminator
Onyx Disseminator - Share a collection with 1 person
Sapphire Disseminator
Sapphire Disseminator - Share a collection with 50 people
Pearl Disseminator
Pearl Disseminator - Share a collection with 5 people
Diamond Disseminator
Diamond Disseminator - Share a collection with 100 people
Ruby Disseminator
Ruby Disseminator - Share a collection with 10 people
Platinum Disseminator
Platinum Disseminator - Share a collection with 150 people
Emerald Disseminator
Emerald Disseminator - Share a collection with 25 people


Share an LC collection with All Learning Center users (make public)
Select a collection to make public
25 Activity Points (AP)


Recommend a resource to a friend
Select a resource from My Library to email
20 Activity Points (AP)


Advocator: Write a review and rate an NSTA resource or a public collection
Select a resource or collection from My Library to review
20 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Advocator
Onyx Advocator - Write 5 reviews
Sapphire Advocator
Sapphire Advocator - Write 40 reviews
Pearl Advocator
Pearl Advocator - Write 10 reviews
Diamond Advocator
Diamond Advocator - Write 50 reviews
Ruby Advocator
Ruby Advocator - Write 20 reviews
Platinum Advocator
Platinum Advocator - Write 100 reviews
Emerald Advocator
Emerald Advocator - Write 30 reviews


Commenter: Post a comment/question on Learning Center Discussion Forum
View the discussion forums
10 Activity Points (AP)
Onyx Commenter
Onyx Commenter - Make 5 posts
Sapphire Commenter
Sapphire Commenter - Make 75 posts
Pearl Commenter
Pearl Commenter - Make 10 posts
Diamond Commenter
Diamond Commenter - Make 100 posts
Ruby Commenter
Ruby Commenter - Make 25 posts
Platinum Commenter
Platinum Commenter - Make 150 posts
Emerald Commenter
Emerald Commenter - Make 50 posts


Add a PD event to your Learning Center PD Calendar
View My Calendar
10 Activity Points (AP)


Attend a live web seminar
Choose a live web seminar
100 Activity Points (AP)
Web Seminar Activator
Web Seminar Activator - Attend 1 live web seminar
Web Seminar Optimizer
Web Seminar Optimizer - Attend 5 live web seminars
Web Seminar Accelerator
Web Seminar Accelerator - Attend 10 live web seminars


Indexer: Complete content area indexer
Select an indexer
25 Activity Points (AP)
Silver Indexer
Silver Indexer - Complete 2 content area indexers
Gold Indexer
Gold Indexer - Complete 4 content area indexers
Platinum Indexer
Platinum Indexer - Complete 8 content area indexers


Complete discipline indexer (Physical Science)
Select an indexer
250 Activity Points (AP)
PS Indexer Ultimator
PS Indexer Ultimator - Complete Physical Science indexer


Complete discipline indexer (Life Science)
Select an indexer
250 Activity Points (AP)
LS Indexer Ultimator
LS Indexer Ultimator - Complete Life Science indexer


Complete discipline indexer (Earth and Space)
Select an indexer
250 Activity Points (AP)
ES Indexer Ultimator
ES Indexer Ultimator - Complete Earth and Space Science indexer


Complete and pass a SciPack final assessment
View the SciPacks
100 Activity Points (AP)
SciPack Activator
SciPack Activator - Complete 1 SciPack and pass the Final Assessment
SciPack Optimizer
SciPack Optimizer - Complete 3 SciPacks and pass the Final Assessment
SciPack Accelerator
SciPack Accelerator - Complete 6 SciPacks and pass the Final Assessment
To earn your Activity Points after completing the SciPack final assessment, visit the My PD Record and Certificates page. While there you may view, save, and print your SciPack certificate.


Complete all SciPacks within Physical Science
View the SciPacks
1000 Activity Points (AP)
PS SciPack Ultimator
PS SciPack Ultimator - Complete all SciPacks within Physical Science


Complete all SciPacks within Life Science
View the SciPacks
1000 Activity Points (AP)
LS SciPack Ultimator
LS SciPack Ultimator - Complete all SciPacks within Life Science


Complete all SciPacks within Earth and Space
View the SciPacks
1000 Activity Points (AP)
ES SciPack Ultimator
ES SciPack Ultimator - Complete all SciPacks within Earth and Space Science


Create a Portfolio
Create a Portfolio
25 Activity Points (AP)


Create a Portfolio Goal
Create a Goal
35 Activity Points (AP)


Upload Evidence to your Portfolio
Upload Evidence
50 Activity Points (AP)


Complete a Portfolio Reflection
Complete a Reflection
100 Activity Points (AP)


Generate a Portfolio Report
Generate Report
10 Activity Points (AP)