Learning Hebrew at Ivriyon

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Aug 082019
 
Learning Hebrew at Ivriyon

The Ivriyon summer institute prepares day school educators to teach Judaic subjects in Hebrew engagingly and effectively. The four-week, full-time immersion program of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was developed by the Department of Hebrew Language at JTS, and is supported by AVI CHAI. The program

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Jul 252019
 
Training Day School Leadership at DSLTI

Leadership training programs typically use several different metrics to assess their success: the number of participants they recruit, the leadership positions their graduates assume, and the tenure of their leadership.  Another interesting indicator could be the number of individuals who go through a program and then return years later to join in running it.  The

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Jul 182019
 
Pedagogy of Partnership at Hadar’s Day School Educators Institute

Pedagogy of Partnership (PoP) is an innovative research-based pedagogy for the design of relationship-centered education. Founders Dr. Orit Kent and Allison Cook have used educational research and their extensive experience to develop a pedagogical approach with concrete tools to improve learners’ communication and interpretive skills. The pedagogy teaches skills around havruta, or partnered text study,

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Jul 092019
 

By: Yossi Prager Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy.com  One prominent nonprofit leadership challenge is attracting and retaining talented staff. As I come to the end of 25 years as Executive Director of AVI CHAI in North America, I have been reflecting on how fortunate I have been to keep together a team of program and support

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Jun 192019
 
BetterLesson Presents Showcases

Are you a Jewish day school educator or funder interested in improving instructional practice in day schools? You may want to participate in the BetterLesson Showcases happening at Ramaz in New York City on June 24 and at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD on August 12. Teachers, coaches, and administrators from

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Jun 132019
 

Personalized learning seeks to increase student enthusiasm and learning by tailoring the instructional environment – what, when, how and where students learn – to address the individual needs, skills and interests of each student. We are proud that the Jewish day school field is making strides in the use of personalized learning to encourage students

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May 232019
 

Cross-posted on eJewishPhilanthropy By Deena Fuchs “What is it that you wish we would have done differently over the last 20-plus years of our grantmaking?” That’s what I asked a few of my AVI CHAI colleagues earlier this week. There were a number of different responses, many of which would make for other interesting articles.

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May 172019
 
OJSC: Creating a Community of Learners through Online Judaic Studies Courses

By: Lisa Micley Four years ago, we were offered the opportunity and the challenge to create a program that would provide online Judaic studies courses to Jewish day schools across North America.  The opportunity was exciting. We knew our expertise and experience was us up to the task; the Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) has

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Growing Teacher Leaders the RBT Way

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May 072019
 
Growing Teacher Leaders the RBT Way

By: Amy Wasser We are excited to hear about the progress with Research for Better Teaching (RBT), first reported on here on the AVI CHAI blog. RBT, a professional development organization dedicated to improving classroom teaching and school leadership, is partnering with Prizmah: The Center for Jewish Day Schools to model teamwork among educators in

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