Archive for Professional Develpment

SAMR – Design Learning for Engagement, Part 3 – Professional Development

Note:  This post is Part 3 in a 3-part series about the SAMR Model as it relates to digital badge learning design.  Explore Part 1 and Part 2 to follow more of this conversation.

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Teacher professional development aims to transform teaching practices, which ultimately, improves student achievement.  At the onset, this sounds simple; however, developing effective teacher professional development experiences is more challenging than meets the eye.  Reflecting on your own experiences as an educator, I bet much of your critical feedback would highlight current research on effective (or ineffective) teacher professional development. Not only this, but I am guessing with certainty that you can recall only a few really meaningful and impactful professional development experiences.  What made them so impactful? Read more

TAMRITZ on Eli Talks on Air July 17th

Join us in an Eli Talks on Air conversation about the potential of digital badges for professional development in the Jewish education landscape.

When:  July 17, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT

Who:  Sarah Blattner & Dr. Samuel Abramovich, Assistant Professor of Education Informatics Department of Learning and Instruction Department of Library and Information Studies, SUNY – Buffalo

BadgeFest 2014

BadgeFest 2014 is the first annual sharing of digital badge learning journeys from within the TAMRITZ Badge Learning Network.  This version of the webinar is edited down from the original one hour session.  This post will be followed by a series of reflections from the “badge learning trenches.”  Stay tuned!

TAMRITZ BadgeFest 2014–Edited (24:41)