TLN-Main“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”  -John Dewey


TAMRITZ (meaning “incentive” in Hebrew) strives to transform how learning happens in Jewish education by leveraging new media literacies.

Through a national digital badge learning network, TAMRITZ educators and students develop habits of connected learners and level up their skill sets in digital media and learning.

Badge learning is…

an innovative approach to instructional design and learning that uses digital media; project-based and student-centered learning; teacher as coach; multiple learning pathways; and formative student feedback. “Open Badges,” more than just graphic icons and coined by the Mozilla Foundation, communicate what a student knows and can do through metadata tied to each badge.  Open Badges can be shared out through a variety of web-based interfaces, serving as transparent credentials for a student’s understandings, skills and accomplishments. And different from youth scouting badges that many of us are familiar with, Open Badges are truly learner driven.  Learn more…

Developed Around Current Research

Kids “hang out,” “mess around” and “geek out” when they interact with digital media.  Badge learning supports all three ways of interacting with digital media, supporting a connected learning culture and the development of 21st Century literacies.

Recruiting for Next Year’s Cohort!

TAMRITZ is starting the recruitment process for the 2014-15 academic year.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

2013-14 Cohort:
Read more about the 2013-2014 TAMRITZ Badge Learning Network Cohort.