Jul 072016
 

This post was originally posted on the MOFET Jewish Portal for Teacher Education. By Eli Kannai For a long time, educational technology was focused, to a large extent, on the use of computers (and later the internet) within the classroom. Educators spoke about “breaking the classroom walls” by using YouTube clips to start a classroom … Read More »

Jul 062016
 
Empowered Jewish Giving: Hannah Senesh Community Day School Pioneers Jewish Day School Giving Circle

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy [Angie Leiber, the development director at Hannah Senesh Day School, is a recent participant in Amplifier’s Jewish Giving Circle Incubator. The Incubator helps individuals and and professionals representing their organizations start new giving circles. Below, Angie and and Judy Schoenberg, a Senesh parent and the new circle’s chair, share their journey of … Read More »

Connecting Research to Practice

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Jun 302016
 

By Michael Feuer A dedicated community of scholars, education leaders, and funders is working to build new bridges and roads to connect good research to the problems and challenges of Jewish education. This vision forms the basic rationale for CASJE – the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education. At the risk of overdoing the … Read More »

Going to ISTE 2016?

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Jun 242016
 

The 2016 ISTE Conference will take place June 26-29 in Denver, Colorado. The premier education technology conference, ISTE will bring together 16,000 educators and 500 companies and feature 1,000 sessions. Are you going to ISTE? The below cross-post from Tzvi Pittinsky’s blog Tech Rav highlights a helpful resource, “Guide to ISTE 2016: A Key to … Read More »

A Look Back at Nadiv – What Have We Learned for the Future?

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Jun 152016
 
A Look Back at Nadiv – What Have We Learned for the Future?

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Ramie Arian, Leah Nadich Meir, and Steven Green Five years ago, the Nadiv program was launched as an innovative pilot program involving six camp-school partnerships whose primary objective was enhancing and deepening the quality of Jewish education at the camps and enriching experiential education at the schools while … Read More »

Jun 102016
 

The Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP) graduated its 15th cohort last week. The two-year program combines intensive text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies with a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College. The graduates will go on to fulfill their commitment to teach Jewish studies in a North American Jewish day … Read More »

Jun 062016
 
Announcing a Partnership with BetterLesson to Bring PersonalizedPD to More Day Schools

                                     The AVI CHAI Foundation and BetterLesson have recently agreed to a partnership to support 140 teachers in North American Jewish day schools to develop their capacity to bring blended and personalized learning strategies to their students in the 2016-17 school year. The expanded partnership follows a successful pilot of PersonalizedPD, BetterLesson’s innovative professional development … Read More »

May 252016
 
New Case Study Available: Zafon Elementary School: Growing the Station-Rotation Model in Year 3

We are pleased to announce the release of a new case study on the adoption of online/blended learning in Jewish day schools. “Zafon Elementary School: Growing the Station-Rotation Model in Year 3,” is available here. This is the second case study to document “Zafon,” an Orthodox, pre-K through 2nd grade school, which opened in 2012 … Read More »

May 162016
 
Hiddur: Deepening Jewish Experiences at Summer Camp

This article is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By Joel Einleger, Aaron Saxe and Aimee Weiss Think for a moment of nearly any activity you associate with Jewish camp. Whatever comes to mind, chances are that the experience is communal, engaging, and fun. Now, more camps increasingly recognize that any camp experience can also be a quality … Read More »