Mar 142017
 
Approaches to Online/Blended Learning

In 2010, AVI CHAI began supporting projects that focused on blended and online learning.  Our motivation and goal was two-fold: 1) to improve the quality of education by increasing individualized instruction and enabling students to develop skills and ways of thinking needed in the 21st Century, and 2) to bring down the cost of education.  … Read More »

Mar 132017
 

In this previous blog post, I wrote about one trend in day school Jewish mission and vision that I observed at the Prizmah Conference: an emphasis on standards for different aspects of Judaic studies. In this second post, I will explore a second takeaway from the sessions I attended: It is crucial for school leaders … Read More »

Reminder: Come to Harvard AOL/LEV!

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Mar 082017
 

Application deadline is next Wednesday, March 15 Time is running out to apply to a structured and proven process for enhancing the quality of your school’s Jewish mission sponsored by AVI CHAI. The year-long program includes: A week of professional development at Harvard Principals’ Center world-famous Summer Institutes for educational leaders – Improving Schools: The … Read More »

Mar 062017
 

The Prizmah Jewish Day School conference on February 5-7 in Chicago was a strong manifestation of the energy and excitement around the birth of Prizmah, the new central address for Jewish day schools, which staged this impressive gathering of more than 1000 stakeholders in Jewish education. The conference featured innovative shared experiences ranging from interactive … Read More »

Mar 012017
 
Strengthen the Heart of Your School: Come to Harvard AOL/LEV!

Applications are Now Open: Deadline is March 15  The AVI CHAI Foundation sponsors a structured and proven process for enhancing the quality of your school’s Jewish mission. The year-long program includes a week of professional development at Harvard Principals’ Center world-famous Summer Institutes for educational leaders – Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership (AOL) or … Read More »

Feb 022017
 

By: Valerie Mitrani Director of Day School Strategy and Initiatives, Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, Miami Julie Lambert Senior Educational Consultant, Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, Miami Gary Hartstein Director, DigitalJLearning Network Today’s educational system is striving to be student-centered and dynamic, supported by articulated standards, student data, high quality curriculum … Read More »

The Transformative Value of Fieldwide Teacher Collaboration

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Jan 112017
 

This article was first published in HaYidion: The Prizmah Journal in its inaugural issue on Collaboration. by Deborah Fishman Last summer, four day schools in the Midwest came together to explore a common challenge: how to differentiate instruction in a Hebrew classroom to meet the needs of students with varying levels of knowledge and experience. Teams … Read More »

Chanukah Sparks: Rabbi Ari Leubitz

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Dec 302016
 

This is the last post in our Chanukah Sparks blog series. The series has featured the moments that sparked educators and leaders to pursue careers in Jewish day school education — becoming beacons of light for their schools and communities. We hope that telling these stories has not only helped brighten this Chanukah, but that it … Read More »

Chanukah Sparks: Mindy Schiller

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Dec 302016
 

This Chanukah blog series is dedicated to sharing about the moments that sparked the careers of educators and leaders in Jewish day school education. Today, we share an educator’s perspective, written by Mindy Schiller, who teaches History and Humanities as well as serving as Marketing Director at Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School. When I Chose … Read More »