Jan 262016
 
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The AVI CHAI Foundation is partnering with BetterLesson to bring personalized professional development to Jewish day schools to strengthen personalized learning. This is an exciting opportunity for interested schools to apply for a team of teachers to engage with expert blended learning coaches to develop their blended learning practices. This Spring pilot program is designed for teachers who have already introduced blended or personalized learning strategies in their classrooms. The program begins with an in-depth, 2-day Design Studio during which teachers will choose one area of their current blended learning practice that they want to further develop and collaborate with their coach to design a plan to implement these enhancements. The design studio is followed by ongoing virtual coaching, including biweekly meetings, as they implement their designs this Spring.

Please attend a live webinar next Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30PM EST/3:30PM PST to learn more and ask questions! There is no need to pre-register for the webinar.

Please mark your calendar and don’t forget to
click this link to join.

The potential Design Studio dates and general locations are:

*   February 23-24 – Southern California
*   February 28-29 – Tri-State area
*   March 1-2 – Tri-State area

AVI CHAI will cover the cost of participation in the Design Studio (including kosher meals, travel and lodging) as well as the cost of the virtual coaching.  Teacher teams may be any size, but total participation in this pilot is limited to 50 teachers.  Selection will be based on demonstrated blended learning capacity and readiness to engage with BetterLesson’s coaches on a biweekly basis.

Applications are due by February 12, 2016.

There is a 2-part application process:

*   Principals/school leaders must submit the Personalized Professional Development School Application located here.

*   Each teacher on the team must submit the Personalized Professional Development Teacher Application located here.

Applications may be submitted in any order, but all applications must be complete by February 12th, 2016. Please get started early!