educational technology

Mar 142017
Approaches to Online/Blended Learning

In 2010, AVI CHAI began supporting projects that focused on blended and online learning.  Our motivation and goal was two-fold: 1) to improve the quality of education by increasing individualized instruction and enabling students to develop skills and ways of thinking needed in the 21st Century, and 2) to bring down the cost of education.  … Read More »

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 »

Aug 112016
Things I Learned Teaching an OJSC Course

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 »

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
Announcing a Partnership with BetterLesson to Bring PersonalizedPD to More Day Schools

                                     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 »

Apr 062016

The AVI CHAI Foundation and BetterLesson recently hosted three two-day PD sessions focused on developing actionable implementation plans for blended and online learning. Forty-six teachers from 14 Jewish day schools across the US and Canada receive ongoing support from BetterLesson coaches to refine and implement their plans throughout the Spring semester. The partnership with BetterLesson … Read More »

Hack Jewish Education

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Oct 262015

Behrman House and MindCET are launching a new pilot accelerator program designed to jump-start the creation of new, Jewish educational technology. Supported by a grant from AVI CHAI, the program will identify and provide support to a North American-based development team with outstanding ideas to create market-ready Jewish ed-tech products. This support will include one … 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 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 »