We are pleased to release “Moving Forward: An Interim Report of Select AVI CHAI Blended Learning Initiatives in Jewish Day Schools,” by Dr. Leslie Siskin. This report charts the progress of day schools involved in some of AVI CHAI’s funded initiatives in blended/online learning, providing a window into the current state of the field.
Since the fall of 2010, The AVI CHAI Foundation has been at the forefront of the field of online/blended learning in Jewish day schools, providing schools with encouragement and assistance through a diverse set of grants. The goal of this work is “to improve the quality of day school education by increasing individualized data-based instruction and enabling students to develop skills and ways of thinking needed in the 21st century, as well as to bring down the cost of education.” Through these grants, many day schools are now actively introducing and implementing blended and online learning. This report presents a qualitative analysis featuring important emerging findings from this work.
Please share this report widely with your lay leaders, schools and community. We hope that it will add to the growing conversation about online learning as an important and cutting-edge educational modality for 21st century Jewish day schools to consider, experiment in and discuss.