Sep 162019

The school year is now in full swing! Here we present you an alphabetical list with a range of resources from AVI CHAI grantees that Jewish educators, leaders, and your day school as a whole could benefit from. We hope you find them useful and inspirational. Check out educators’ videos from Ayeka, dedicated to helping

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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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Feb 142019
Students in Charge and in Control: Exploring and Designing Student Self-Paced Online Learning

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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Nov 012018
BetterLesson: A Critical Strategic Shift to Focus on the Teachers

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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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

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