Day School Educational Technology / Online Learning


Nov 012018
 

It’s now been about eight years since AVI CHAI became interested in the field of personalized learning and the potential that this new model of education has to impact student growth and classroom experience. We concentrated our efforts on supporting a shift to blended learning, the strategic combination of teacher-led instruction and technology, as a

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Aug 142018
 

Morah Ziva* has her students working in the iTaLAM digital environment for three periods per week. She feels that—unlike during traditional instruction, when she is aware of everything that happens in class—she doesn’t know exactly what they’re doing. So how can she monitor the students’ learning in this digital environment? Morah Ziva’s sentiment and question

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Jul 192018
 

By: Amy Wasser According to John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Melbourne whose research includes performance indicators and evaluation in education, collective teacher efficacy is the belief that through their collective action, teachers can positively influence student outcomes. Is that not every educator’s goal: to see his or her teaching impacting student

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Mar 152018
 

By: Dr. Susan Kardos You’ll sometimes hear it said in hushed and half-apologetic tones, mostly by policymakers, funders, or central office officials: “change is just hard for people.”  Usually they are explaining why a funded program or state mandate or new idea from the superintendent’s office isn’t taking hold in classrooms.  They are re-enforcing the

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Dec 182017
 

Since Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, we wanted to shine a light on some bright spots we are seeing in the Jewish day school field. It is our hope that each day of Chanukah will grow even brighter as you learn about these bright spots and consider your work in a new light. Shine

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Mar 142017
 

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. 

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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

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Aug 112016
 

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

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Jul 072016
 

This post was originally posted on the MOFET Jewish Portal for Teacher Education. By Eli Kannai For a long time, educational technology was focused, to a large extent, on the use of computers (and later the internet) within the classroom. Educators spoke about “breaking the classroom walls” by using YouTube clips to start a classroom

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