Day School Educational Technology / Online Learning

Jun 192019

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 172019

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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Seek and You Shall Find

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Apr 162019

By Eli Kannai Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. [This post is part of a series on the new report, The Future of Jewish Learning is Here: How Digital Media Are Reshaping Jewish Education, by Stanford University’s Ari Y. Kelman. The report, commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation, was released in conjunction with the recent Jewish Funders Network conference. The

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Feb 142019

Rabbi David Saltzman, Principal and Tefilah teacher at Maimonides School in Brookline, MA, is a participant in Jblend Boston, a partnership between AVI CHAI and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP). The program works with 8 Jewish day schools in Greater Boston as a regional cohort to advance personalized learning in their schools individually and collectively. Learn about how

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CAJE-Miami: A Decade of Lessons Learned

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Dec 102018

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Valerie Mitrani and Julie Lambert Affordability and sustainability. These are the two words we hear most often when talking about challenges facing Jewish day schools. Foundations have invested millions of dollars in multiple initiatives and programs on cost analysis, student recruitment, fundraising and leadership development to address these challenges. In Miami,

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Nov 012018

Cross-posted in eJewishPhilanthropy 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

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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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