The Legacy Heritage Instructional Leadership Institute, formerly known as the Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks Project, works with schools from diverse denominations to promote an outcomes-based approach to the study of Tanakh (Bible) and Rabbinics. The program, established at the Melton Research Center for Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), is grounded in detailed standards and benchmarks for Tanakh study. Judaic studies faculties learn to apply these standards and benchmarks by participating in three instructional leadership institutes and ongoing coaching from specially trained educators. These opportunities aid schools in developing curriculum, mentoring faculty, and leading instructionally-focused meetings, as well as implementing an outcomes-based approach that sets clear expectations and enhances student learning.
A second cohort of 11 schools started in July 2017 in the integrated Tanakh and Rabbinics standards training. It is the 13th cohort since the inception of the Tanakh Standards and Benchmarks program.
Other Programs in this Category:
- Bishvil Ha-Ivrit
- Ivriyon – Hebrew Immersion Program for Jewish Studies Teachers
- Jewish New Teacher Project
- Mechon Hadar Jewish Day School Projects
- Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
- Starter Jewish Libraries for New Day School Students
- TaL AM