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 »

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 »

The New Excellence Through Online Learning

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May 292015

This post is cross-posted from Hayidiyon: The RAVSAK Journal by Eli Kannai I clearly recall one day, in elementary school, when the rabbi came to our classroom and announced that the average class grade on a recently taken standardized test was better this year than it had been the year before. That was the way teachers … Read More »

Mar 312015
Online Learning Continues Rapid Growth in Jewish Day Schools

      Many Jewish day schools are shifting rapidly toward online and blended learning. Providing differentiated learning environments — thereby meeting the individual learning needs of students — continues to stand out as the most common perceived benefit in utilizing blended/online modes of instruction. This is one of the findings in two new “State … Read More »

Feb 232015
Now Available: Interim Report on AVI CHAI Blended Learning Initiatives

We are pleased to release “Moving Forward: An Interim Report of Select AVI CHAI Blended Learning Initiatives in Jewish Day Schools,” by Dr. Leslie Siskin. This report charts the progress of day schools involved in some of AVI CHAI’s funded initiatives in blended/online learning, providing a window into the current state of the field. Since … Read More »

Feb 102015
OESIS Releases “Learning Innovation Report on US Independent Schools”

The beginning of a new calendar year is often the time for “State of…” reports. President Obama just gave the State of the Union address, and many mayors have delivered “State of the City” speeches as well.  At AVI CHAI, we are preparing to release two “State of the Field” reports looking at the state … Read More »

Mar 192014

By: Rachel Mohl Abrahams Earlier this month at the iJED conference, AVI CHAI hosted a café that was devoted to online and blended learning.  Throughout the conference, attendees could come in and have a cup of coffee, relax, network with colleagues and find out more about online/blended learning from the iJED Cafe vendors and presenters. … Read More »

Dec 262013

By: Rachel Mohl Abrahams Recently I was pleased to present on a Jewish Funders Network webinar entitled, “The Education Evolution: Learn How Funders Can Shape the Future of Technology in Jewish Classrooms.” It addressed how the field of educational technology is ripe for collaboration between funders of all areas of Jewish education. I represented AVI … Read More »

Jun 262013

By Sean Kennedy Some Jewish day school leaders are skeptical of a new instructional model called “blended learning”.  We believe the new model has the potential to improve academic outcomes and ease the growing affordability crisis in Jewish day schools. Here’s why: First, it is important to make clear what we mean by “blended learning” … Read More »