Digital Badge Learning:
An Exploration of
Possibilities
Presented by Sarah Blattner,
Badge Lead, TAMRITZ
Introductory Webi...
Nice to meet you…
Sarah Blattner
Founder & Executive Director
@tamritzlearning
#openbadges
sarah@tamritz.org
TAMRITZ is generously supported by
the Joshua Venture Group Dual
Investment Program and the AVI CHAI
Foundation.
“If we teach today as we
taught yesterday,
we rob our children of tomorrow.”
-John Dewey
How do youth interact
with digital media?
“Hanging
Out”
“Messing
Around”
“Geeking
Out”
Connected
Learning
Interest-powered
Peer-supported
Academically
oriented
#ConnectedLearning
Connectors in Connected Learning
Interest-Driven
Academically-Grounded
Peer Culture
Badges in Our Lives
Digital Badge Learning
Badges = visual representations of
a skill or achievement
What’s in a badge?
Issuing
Institution
Skills
Achieved
Time
Sensitive?
Artifacts
Meta Data
http://openbadges.org
Badges are …
• Feedback
• Multiple pathways for learning
• Learners’ stories via digital transcript
• Micro-credentials th...
A Badge is Better than an A+
Badges are not…
Life Cycle of a Badge
Issuer
Goal
Evidence
Consumer
Audience Feedback
Game Design // Learning Design
Game Design : Learning Design
• Create a “need to know”
• Offer spaces of possibility and low stakes
• Prototyping and hon...
Who is issuing badges?
TAMRITZ Badge Learning Network
Case Studies
How do I demonstrate kindness for
others?
How do I deal justly with others?
Krieger Schechter Day School
Wellness Curriculum
KSDS Wellness Badges
KSDS Wellness Badges
Soft Skills & Stealth Badges
Digital Age Teaching
Professional Development
• Grades 5-12 Teachers
• 45 Jewish Day School Teachers Summer of
2013; 6 sch...
TAMRITZ ‘s Unique Taxonomy
Summer of Learning 2014
Kicks Off June 23rd!
TAMRITZ Badge Learning
Student Learning: Digital Citizenship
What badges would your students like to earn?
Learn more: http://tamritz.org/
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Webinar Slides, 5/29/14: Sarah Blattner, Badge Lead, TAMRITZ, shares background information about digital badges, an update on what is happening with digital badges in the Jewish and wider education landscape; a sharing of 3 Case Studies, examples from the TAMRITZ Badge Learning Network, featuring badges for student learning and badges for teacher professional development

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  1. 1. Digital Badge Learning: An Exploration of Possibilities Presented by Sarah Blattner, Badge Lead, TAMRITZ Introductory Webinar May 29, 2014, Thursday
  2. 2. Nice to meet you… Sarah Blattner Founder & Executive Director @tamritzlearning #openbadges sarah@tamritz.org
  3. 3. TAMRITZ is generously supported by the Joshua Venture Group Dual Investment Program and the AVI CHAI Foundation.
  4. 4. “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” -John Dewey
  5. 5. How do youth interact with digital media? “Hanging Out” “Messing Around” “Geeking Out”
  6. 6. Connected Learning Interest-powered Peer-supported Academically oriented #ConnectedLearning
  7. 7. Connectors in Connected Learning Interest-Driven Academically-Grounded Peer Culture
  8. 8. Badges in Our Lives
  9. 9. Digital Badge Learning Badges = visual representations of a skill or achievement
  10. 10. What’s in a badge? Issuing Institution Skills Achieved Time Sensitive? Artifacts Meta Data
  11. 11. http://openbadges.org
  12. 12. Badges are … • Feedback • Multiple pathways for learning • Learners’ stories via digital transcript • Micro-credentials that are shareable • Milestone markers • Portable indications of achievements and habits of learning • A way to support personalized and competency-based learning
  13. 13. A Badge is Better than an A+
  14. 14. Badges are not…
  15. 15. Life Cycle of a Badge Issuer Goal Evidence Consumer Audience Feedback
  16. 16. Game Design // Learning Design
  17. 17. Game Design : Learning Design • Create a “need to know” • Offer spaces of possibility and low stakes • Prototyping and honing instead of failure • Shared knowledge • Support multiple, overlapping pathways
  18. 18. Who is issuing badges?
  19. 19. TAMRITZ Badge Learning Network Case Studies
  20. 20. How do I demonstrate kindness for others? How do I deal justly with others?
  21. 21. Krieger Schechter Day School Wellness Curriculum
  22. 22. KSDS Wellness Badges
  23. 23. KSDS Wellness Badges Soft Skills & Stealth Badges
  24. 24. Digital Age Teaching Professional Development • Grades 5-12 Teachers • 45 Jewish Day School Teachers Summer of 2013; 6 schools • Aims to level up skill sets in digital media and learning • Learn through new media • Models badge learning possibiliites • Badge-based community of practice • Tinkering and playful learning celebrated
  25. 25. TAMRITZ ‘s Unique Taxonomy
  26. 26. Summer of Learning 2014 Kicks Off June 23rd!
  27. 27. TAMRITZ Badge Learning Student Learning: Digital Citizenship
  28. 28. What badges would your students like to earn? Learn more: http://tamritz.org/

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