Source: The Lookstein Center
The Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy is an online school dedicated to providing quality Jewish education to Jewish day school students as well as to select motivated Jewish learners throughout North America. The LVJA enables Jewish Day Schools to supplement and differentiate their instruction by providing affordable, innovative, and engaging instruction to students in grades 8-12 and in select cases enables individual students to connect with and become part of a global network of motivated and enthusiastic Jewish learners. The Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy has been developing high quality online Jewish courses since 2011 and to date, we’ve successfully brought these courses to approximately 20 day schools and 200 day school students.
The LVJA course development team includes master educators, academic advisors, educational technologists, and multimedia specialists. Our courses are taught by Israel-based Jewish educators using an LMS and a web conferencing system and include both independent and collaborative coursework. The LVJA regularly runs multiple cohorts of each of its classes in order to ensure that each school and/or student is able to find a class and instructor that match their level and interests.
Students enrolled in our courses benefit from an in-depth understanding of the course topic, interactive multimedia modules, personalized facilitation by the course teacher, a diverse network of Jewish peers throughout North America, and also the development of critical twenty first century skills.
2014-2015 Academic Year.
In the academic year of 2014-2015, LVJA will be offering the following courses:
- Constructing a Kingdom (Melachim I), Grades 8-9
- Cracks in the Foundation (Melachim I), Grades 8-9
- Quest for Eliyahu (Melachim I-II), Grades 8-9
- Selections in Trei Asar I, Grades 11-12
- Selections in Trei Asar II, Grades 11-12
- Letters Home: American Jewish History 1870-1924, Grades 10-11
- Modern Israeli History, Grades 11-12
- Jewish Ethics, Grades 10-11
See the LVJA web page for more information.