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Badge-Based Professional Development: Purposes & Possibiliites

Digital Age Teaching Course

Uber-MainThis past summer TAMRITZ welcomed six schools to the Digital Age Teaching, badge-based online professional development course, including the Epstein SchoolKehillah Schechter Academy, Krieger Schechter Day School, Moriah School, Portland Jewish Academy and Seattle Hebrew Academy.  The course provided educators an opportunity to take on the role of learner within a supportive, connected learning community.  Teachers and administrators were encouraged to embrace the modern learning ethos for the course, which is based on principles of game-like learning, principles of connected learning and project-based learning.

Ethos of Course:

  • Hard fun Challenge yourself, solve problems and embrace interests.
  • Play: Learn through tinkering and welcome a messy process.
  • Flow:  Engage joyously and take satisfaction in creative accomplishments
  • Fail fast, fail forward:  Fail for fun and learn through multiple iterations.
  • Collective wisdom:  Stand on the shoulders of your colleagues.
  • Naches: Take pride and joy in helping others succeed.
  • Curiosity:  Create a “need to know” in learners.
  • Generosity: Share, participate, comment and engage.  Read more

Why Should You Care About Badges?

Here is a lively and passionate conversation between Cathy N. Davidson, Jim Diamond and Sheryl Grant, considering the value and learning possibilities that digital badges can offer students.

Watch live streaming video from connectedlearningtv at livestream.com

Update on Badge Learning

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Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges

A a current report on badge learning and its potential in K-12, higher education and in the workforce (from Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation.)

“Badges can provide a learning ‘map’ to help learners see the skills that matter and the options for gaining those skills.”

Coming soon from TAMRITZ…a series of blog posts on badge learning and professional development in the trenches. Stay tuned!