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The Tanakh Standards and Benchmarks Project - What We Have Learned About Design, Implementation and Impact: 2004-2010
The Jewish Theological Seminary's Melton Research Center for Jewish Education launched the Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks Pilot Project on June 30, 2003. The Project was designed to enable Community, Conservative and Reform day schools to enhance the teaching and study of Tanakh. A growing number of these schools are now using standards and benchmarks to improve the teaching and learning of Tanakh. This longitudinal report summarizes what Education Matters® has learned from studying the Project from its inception through the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2012
The CHAI Curriculum is a flexible educational system for Reform congregational schools based on the values of Torah, Avodah and G'milut Chasadim. The curriculum is for grades 1-7 and is based on the most important concepts and values of Jewish life, helping students grow into committed and thoughtful Jewish adults. Each core level contains 27 complete one-hour classroom lessons in Torah, Avodah and G'milut Chasdadim plus family education lessons.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2012
Laya Solomon examines multiple uses of assessments to aid the learning and teaching processes, providing practical suggestions based on research. She focuses on pre-, formative and affective assessments.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
Ben Hartman writes about the opening this week of a new public pluralistic school in Ra'anana, which will fill a glaring need in the city's education scene. In April 2008, the Education Ministry approved the opening of a TALI school in Ra’anana after two years of petitioning by parents. On September 20, 2010, the cornerstone for the Frankel School’s building was laid, this week it opened its doors to 257 students from the first to sixth grades.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Andrea Rose Cheatham Kasper, outlines her award winning proposal for the establishment of Yadaim, The Academy of Applied Academics. Yadaim, is an exciting and dynamic re-imagination of vocational schooling and relevant, engaging Jewish education, creating opportunities for students of many talents to find a place to develop and grow while offering them a myriad of potential career paths.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Nearly 400 young parents attended an open house recently for a Modern Orthodox yeshiva, planning to open in Bergenfield, N.J., next fall, that will not only offer a bargain-rate tuition but promises to be a model for Jewish education in the 21st century.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Maya Bernstein, Director of Education and Leadership Initiatives at UpStart Bay Area, discusses her vision of Jewish Education for the 21st Century, one which encourages the development of 'Jewish educational activism'. She describes how hevruta learning can be a model for how this type of ethical education can proceed.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
This issue of HaYidion is devoted to the Hebrew language, the language of the Jewish people. But with considerations of a living language, one that we want to have our children learn as a way of perpetuating our past, communicating with our brethren, and perhaps, assuring our future. It contains a multiplicity of approaches to a single central subject.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
Rabbi Micah Lapidus, Director of Judaic and Hebrew Studies at The Davis Academy in Atlanta, GA, shares his thoughts on what makes Jewish day schools unique and exceptional and asks his readers to share their thoughts.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2011
The Haifa University Faculty of Humanities has decided to require students to write entries in the Hebrew Wikipedia on course material as part of the requirements for completing their courses. This is the first collaboration of its kind in Israel between an academic institution and Wikipedia.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011