Day School Educational Technology / Online Learning


Aug 112016
 

During the past year, I have had two opportunities to teach a Judaic studies course online through the Online Judaic Studies Consortium (OJSC). I hope my personal experience will be informative to those of you who currently engage in this kind of teaching and motivating to those of you considering broadening your teaching to include … Read More »

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 »

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 »

Jun 062016
 

                                     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
 

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 »

Apr 122016
 

Torah U’Mesorah, the national organization of Hebrew Day Schools, had a question: Could the option of online and/or blended learning solve some of the challenges facing Jewish schools? Could it help small, out-of-town schools offer a more enriched secular studies program without busting the budget? Could it provide an economically feasible way to offer the … Read More »

Jan 262016
 

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 … Read More »

Aug 052015
 

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 »

May 072015
 

On Monday, Senior Program Officer Rachel Mohl Abrahams hosted a webinar, “State of the Field of JDS Online/Blended Learning.” The webinar aimed to explore the findings from two recent AVI CHAI research reports: “Online/Blended Learning State of the Field Survey,” a quantitative report by Anne Deeter, and “Moving Forward,” an interim report of select AVI … Read More »