The Great Migration: Back to School 2015-2016

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Aug 202015
 

Cross posted from Rabbi’s Pen The month of August ushers in one of the greatest of all human migrations: the migration back to school. It’s a migration not only for students but for parents, teachers, administrators, and the countless other people that make schools come to life each year. As we collectively gear up for … Read More »

Aug 182015
 

Who are the leaders ensuring the Jewish education of our children in day schools across the country? This series features selected school leaders – including those from Community, Orthodox and Schechter schools from across the US and Canada. We asked them about their personal day school leadership and their goals for their schools. The interviews … Read More »

ISTE 2015 with the DigitalJLearning Network

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Aug 112015
 
ISTE 2015 with the DigitalJLearning Network

This year, the DigitalJLearning Network (DJLN) sponsored 15 educators from 15 different institutions to attend the annual International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE 2015), which took place from June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia. The premier educational technology conference, ISTE brought together thousands of educators from around the world to learn about this exciting … Read More »

Aug 102015
 

Culture can be a major determining factor in the success and happiness of a school’s teachers, students, and parents. The good news is that a school’s culture can be malleable, and what leaders do makes a difference. School leaders from across the country heard this message while participating in Leadership: An Evolving Vision (LEV), a … Read More »

Aug 062015
 

By: Michael Berger In an earlier blogpost on AVI CHAI’s program to help leaders advance their schools’ Jewish missions, Deborah Fishman wonderfully captured the essence of the Harvard Summer Institutes which serve as a launching pad for school change.  The elements that participants highlighted in their remarks – the opportunity to reflect, practical leadership advice, … Read More »

Aug 052015
 
New Case Study Available: Zafon Elementary School: A Station-Rotation Model for Supporting 21st Century Learning

As part of AVI CHAI’s investment in the field of blended and online learning, we are excited to share with you the first in a series of four cases that study and document the experiences of day schools introducing and implementing this mode of learning. Our goal is to bring to life this innovative model … Read More »

Jul 302015
 

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy In this guest post, Jill Goldenberg, Executive Director of PEJE, shares thoughts about fundraising and school sustainability. She draws from her experiences with Generations, an endowment-building program, as well as a recent PEJE Governance and Fundraising Academy three-day intensive training. Both programs receive funding from AVI CHAI. By Jill Goldenberg This past … Read More »

Jul 242015
 
Meet a Day School Leader: Rabbi Mordechai Schwersenski

Who are the leaders ensuring the Jewish education of our children in day schools across the country? This series features interviews with selected school leaders – including those from Community, Orthodox and Schechter schools from across the US and Canada. We asked them about their thoughts about their personal day school leadership and their goals … Read More »

Jul 172015
 
Teaching Modern Israel’s History, Politics and Culture at the Ken Stein Workshop

By: Deborah Fishman Over 50 educators gathered in Atlanta from June 21-26 to attend “Modern Israel’s History, Politics, and Culture,” a teacher’s workshop run by The Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) and sponsored primarily by AVI CHAI. The teachers who attended received professional enrichment … Read More »