Workshop: SpeedGeeking for the Interactive Classroom
December 8, 2014, 1-2:30PM
Krieger Schechter Day School, Baltimore, MD
Description: Hands-on workshop where teachers had an opportunity to take a few digital learning tools on a test drive (Padlet, QR Codes and VoiceThread) and reflect on the relevance for classroom learning. We started the day with an overview of the SAMR Model, New Bloom’s and set some modern learning expections: play, fail forward, DIY and naches.
November 4, 2014, Seattle, WA
Have you ever wondered what the Twitter fuss is all about? Twitter boasts 271 million active users, 500 million daily tweets and 35+ languages. So what does this have to do with your professional learning network and Jewish education? Think of twitter as a trail of breadcrumbs, leading you to a treasure trove of resources and colleagues, all in about 140 characters. In this session we will tinker with Twitter features and uses, explore the education Twitterverse and extend our #PLNs. Get your tweet on by signing up for a Twitter account ahead of this hands-on session at twitter.com.
JET – Jewish Education and Technology Institute
July 14-18, 2014, San Francisco
TAMRITZ-Led and Created JET Sessions:
Digital Badge Learning for Professional Development (Birds of a Feather Conversation)
When: Sunday, 6/29/14: 5:30-6:45pm EDT
Location: GWCC B308
Description: Digital badges are micro-credentials and visual indicators of achievement, knowledge and skills. How can badge learning amplify teacher professional development opportunities?
Backchannel: Transcript from TodaysMeet (download RTF)
Resources on Badges for PD — Co-Created Google Doc: http://tinyurl.com/BadgeMyPD
Digital Badge Learning: An Exploration of Possibilities
May 29, 2014
Webinar: “Leading and Learning by Example in the Blended Learning School“ with the DigitalJLearning Network, April 8, 2014.
Resources: Access links and resources from this webinar here.
“Leading and Learning by Example in the Blended Learning Classroom”
NCCE: Northwest Council for Computer Education
Conference 2014: March 12-14, 2014
Session Description: Grounded in current research on connected learning and game design, explore how digital badge learning engages students in passion-based and project-based learning. Participants will collaborate on designing a single badge learning experience for students.
Session Resources: Access session details, resources and slides here.
RAVSAK/PARDES Jewish Day School Leadership Conference 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, January 20, 2014, 2:15-3:00 PM and 3:!5-4:00 PM PDT
Session Description: What alternative approach to assessment can both tell the story of the learner and provide frequent and meaningful feedback for students? Explore digital badge learning as one innovative approach to learning that provides frequent feedback, scaffolds the learning experience and supports multiple learning pathways.
*Reboot Assessment-Flipped: Materials to read, explore and consider ahead of this session
*Padlet for today’s sharing
Badge Design Canvas: A newly designed graphic organizer that focuses on the students’ learning strengths, passions and how to tie those to learning outcomes and driving questions that ultimately engaged students in a “need to know” quest.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 9:15-10:30 AM PDT
Session Description: Learning today happens anywhere and anytime. Jewish Day Schools must keep pace with our increasingly connected, global landscape in order to prepare our students for the future. Explore essential elements of Connected learning, an education framework and approach to learning that is interest-driven, socially connected and grounded in academics. School administrators, professional development leaders and technology directors will consider how new media can be leveraged to support our students and faculty in relevant and accessible learning.
Connected Leader Resources – A collection of articles, video clips and resources that will inform you about the Connected Learning framework and help you become a connected leader