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Recently, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Ross of Yavneh Academy wrote a blogpost telling about the new type of Jewish Education Unconference for Jewish educators as it has evolved since its inception in late 2012 until today. ' Back in late 2012, a number of educators in South Florida organized the first ever Jedcamp, or Jewish Edcamp. Playing off of the still-young-but-gaining-steam 'unconference' model of Edcamp, these educators decided that a similar model could be employed for Jewish educators. The rationale was simple and twofold: First, almost all Edcamps took place on Saturday, thus precluding observant Jews from attending, and, second, that there are many issues unique to the Jewish educational community that rarely get discussed among educators from different schools and different branches of that community (day schools, supplementary schools, community schools, federations, etc.).'
Updated: Sep. 29, 2014
Aaron Ross of Yavneh Academy, a coordinator and moving force in the Jedcamp model of professional education in Jewish education wondered if the Edcamp/Jedcamp model has the potential to supplant traditional professional development, or is it doomed to remain a niche phenomenon, enticing a certain type of teacher while failing to reach the majority? His experiment at Yavneh Academy provided some interesting answers.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2013
Following in the footsteps of the wonderful #edchat, a twice-weekly online chat about all things education, #jedchat was begun two years ago as a parallel version focusing on Jewish education. The weekly chats became a meeting place for many Jewish educators who wanted to expand their networks and discuss some of the pressing issues in Jewish education, and the hashtag itself became an ongoing way for those educators to reach out to one another to seek advice, share successes, and disseminate news. A new team of moderators will be kicking off Jedchat's third year this Wednesday night, October 2nd, from 9pm to 10pm Eastern Time.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2013
Rabbi Aaron Ross tells of a special seventh grade PBL Torah project. Student groups of his class at Yavneh Academy researched the laws of Kashrut and presented them to peer class groups at Denver Christian Academy.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
It is a pleasure to announce the opening of registration for the first ever New York area Jedcamp! Officially titled JedcampNJNY (#jedcampnjny on Twitter), it will be held at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ on Sunday, April 21st. This event is open to all who are interested - day school teachers, high school teachers, Hebrew school teachers, all denominations, all subject areas, administrators, everyone. As long as you have a desire to share your thoughts and ideas about Jewish education or be shared with, this is the conference for you.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
Rabbi Aaron Ross has recently been devoting considerable effort to introducing Problem-Based Learning to the Judaic studies classroom in order to take our most ancient texts and teach them in a new and hopefully more thought-provoking fashion. While engaged in this endeavor he confronts the nagging question: is PBL countercultural to Jewish tradition?
Updated: Aug. 09, 2012
Rabbi Aaron Ross of Yavneh Academy gives a vivid description of the importance of the Twitter social network in the life of an educator. He tells of his special 'Twitter moments' at last week's conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012