Day School Teaching and Learning


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 »

Nov 192015
 

In an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement, a group of Jewish day school educators, scholars of Rabbinics and education and experienced Jewish educators has begun to collaborate on a compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for the study of Rabbinics in Jewish day schools. The initiative is under the auspices of the Davidson Graduate School of … Read More »

Jun 032015
 

In this video, AVI CHAI Program Officer Michael Berger addresses the graduating Cohort 14 of the Pardes Educators Program (PEP) of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. PEP is a highly selective two-year teacher training program combining intensive text study at Pardes with a Masters of Jewish Education (MJEd) from Hebrew College. The … Read More »

Feb 192015
 

It may not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner. AVI CHAI sponsors several opportunities for the professional development of Jewish day school leaders and teachers. Applications are now open for two such programs. As you think about your summer plans, consider whether either is right for you. Ivriyon: Hebrew Immersion Institute … Read More »

Ivriyon 2014

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Sep 222014
 

This article was cross-posted from the Schechter Day School Network By Cheryl Stone Cheryl Stone, Judaic Teacher at Gross Schechter in Cleveland, attended Ivriyon this past summer. The Ivriyon program strengthens the Hebrew language proficiency skills necessary for teaching in Hebrew by way of peer teaching, participant presentations, and textual study. She is committed to ongoing professional … Read More »

Trends in Judaism Impact iTALAM Thinking

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Apr 072014
 

By: Deborah Fishman The iTaL AM Think Tank was designed to explore important issues necessary to consider in developing a digital Hebrew and Heritage curriculum.  One such topic was: “Trends in Judaism in the 21st Century and Their Implications for Jewish Education.” A panel was facilitated by Yossi Prager, AVI CHAI’s Executive Director – North … Read More »

From the TABLETS to Tablets: iTaLAM Think Tank

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Mar 122014
 

TaL AM, the widely used curriculum integrating and aligning Hebrew Language Arts with Judaic Studies, has touched the lives of more than 30,000 students each year in almost 400 schools around the world. Now TaL AM, in partnership with Compedia, is embarking on a new journey to develop iTaLAM, a digital Hebrew and Jewish Heritage … Read More »

Dec 162013
 

The AVI CHAI Foundation is committed to Jewish day schools as a vehicle to foster vibrant Jewish engagement in the next generation. To achieve this vision, it is not enough for day schools to simply exist: they need to be excellent, providing a first-rate education in both general and Judaic studies. … Read More »

Jul 312013
 

By: Leah Nadich Meir We’ve all heard it before (and maybe have said it to ourselves): “Teachers have it great. They work until 3 PM for ten months a year and then get to hang out on the beach all summer!” That may be true of some teachers, but I saw a very different picture … Read More »