online learning

May 252016
New Case Study Available: Zafon Elementary School: Growing the Station-Rotation Model in Year 3

We are pleased to announce the release of a new case study on the adoption of online/blended learning in Jewish day schools. “Zafon Elementary School: Growing the Station-Rotation Model in Year 3,” is available here. This is the second case study to document “Zafon,” an Orthodox, pre-K through 2nd grade school, which opened in 2012

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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

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Dec 222015

Last week, AVI CHAI held a webinar featuring two case studies released by the Foundation. These cases discuss the experiences of two Jewish day schools experimenting with blended/online learning models. The webinar was presented by the cases’ author, Dr. Leslie Santee Siskin of New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, and AVI CHAI

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The New Excellence Through Online Learning

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May 292015

This post is cross-posted from Hayidiyon: The RAVSAK Journal by Eli Kannai I clearly recall one day, in elementary school, when the rabbi came to our classroom and announced that the average class grade on a recently taken standardized test was better this year than it had been the year before. That was the way teachers

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May 072015

On Monday, Senior Program Officer Rachel Mohl Abrahams hosted a webinar, “State of the Field of JDS Online/Blended Learning.” The webinar aimed to explore the findings from two recent AVI CHAI research reports: “Online/Blended Learning State of the Field Survey,” a quantitative report by Anne Deeter, and “Moving Forward,” an interim report of select AVI

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Mar 312015
Online Learning Continues Rapid Growth in Jewish Day Schools

      Many Jewish day schools are shifting rapidly toward online and blended learning. Providing differentiated learning environments — thereby meeting the individual learning needs of students — continues to stand out as the most common perceived benefit in utilizing blended/online modes of instruction. This is one of the findings in two new “State

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Jul 152014
Advancing Online/Blended Learning in Jewish Day Schools

Why is AVI CHAI invested in online and blended learning? How might new educational models in these areas emerge as promising answers to some of the challenges facing the day school field? The AVI CHAI staff working in this area – which includes Rachel Mohl Abrahams, Galli Aizenman, Steve Brown and Eli Kannai – set

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