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Apply Now for Avi Chai Sponsorship for The Principals' Center Summer Institute at The Harvard Graduate School of Education!
This summer, AVI CHAI is excited to provide two different types of opportunities for participation in the year-long program that is launched at the Principals' Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We will once again sponsor individual day school leaders to attend one of two institutes – “Art of Leadership” (AOL) for administrators in their first 5 years of leadership, and “Leadership: An Evolving Vision” (LEV) for more veteran (5+ years) administrators. New candidates, as well as those who have previously attended AOL (with or without AVI CHAI sponsorship) in the summer of 2015 or prior, are welcome to apply. In addition, this year a separate, parallel group of school administrative teams (up to 3 members per school) will be sponsored for “Leadership: An Evolving Vision,” the institute for more veteran leaders.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2018
Following a successful year supporting 145 teachers in 34 schools across North America, The AVI CHAI Foundation is expanding its partnership with BetterLesson and will be offering more PersonalizedPD to support Jewish day school teachers to personalize student learning in their classrooms. Day schools throughout North America are invited to apply for up to 10 teachers to receive a year of 1:1 personalized coaching from blended learning experts, and incorporate new blended learning strategies into their practice to personalize student learning in their classroom.
Updated: May. 18, 2017
The AVI CHAI foundation will be hosting a webinar Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1-2pm EST led by Dr. Michael Berger on the challenges and possibilities of Hebrew language education in Jewish day schools. The webinar features day school leaders whose work was highlighted in the case study series “How Schools Enact Their Jewish Missions.”
Updated: Sep. 11, 2016
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 platform, in the spring of 2016. Forty-three teachers from 15 Jewish day schools across the U.S. and Canada received design coaching and ongoing support throughout the spring semester from BetterLesson’s coaches to develop and use strategies to solve important teaching challenges having to do with increasing student agency, creating opportunities for deeper student collaboration and communication, and fostering students’ creative thinking skills. The partnership is primarily geared towards supporting teachers who have already introduced some blended or personalized learning strategies in their classrooms, but participants need not be advanced blended learning practitioners.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2016
Torah U’Mesorah, the national organization of Hebrew Day Schools, had a question: Could the option of online and/or blended learning solve some of the challenges facing Jewish schools? With funding from The AVI CHAI Foundation, Torah U’Mesorah set out on a two-year pilot project involving 13 diverse Jewish schools across the country. They ran the gamut from co-ed day schools to yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs; from major Jewish population areas to smaller enclaves; from elementary schools to high schools. A study conducted about the pilot revealed the wide range of variables that influence the answers to the questions above.
Updated: May. 10, 2016
The Avi Chai Foundation would like to invite day school leaders and teachers to register for one of the Alvo Institute’s online courses in its Spring Practitioners’ Circle series. For Leaders: Design and Planning for School Blended Innovation. For Teachers: Implementing Personalized Learning with Blended Methods in the Classroom.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2016
Applications Now Open for AVI CHAI Sponsorship For the 2016 Principals' Center Summer Institute at The Harvard Graduate School Of Education!
This summer, AVI CHAI is excited to once again sponsor day school leaders to attend one of two institutes at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. New candidates, as well as those who have previously attended a summer institute prior to 2014 (with or without AVI CHAI sponsorship), are welcome to apply. The AVI CHAI Foundation believes that effective Jewish day schools require committed and competent leaders who both work to improve their students’ learning and Jewish experiences, and prioritize their own professional growth. We have therefore developed a year-long program, structured around the Harvard Summer Institutes, to help day school leaders achieve these goals.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2016
The AVI CHAI Foundation is partnering with BetterLesson to bring personalized professional development to Jewish day schools to strengthen personalized learning. This is an exciting opportunity for interested schools to apply for a team of teachers to engage with expert blended learning coaches to develop their blended learning practices. This Spring pilot program is designed for teachers who have already introduced blended or personalized learning strategies in their classrooms. The program begins with an in-depth, 2-day Design Studio during which teachers will choose one area of their current blended learning practice that they want to further develop and collaborate with their coach to design a plan to implement these enhancements. The design studio is followed by ongoing virtual coaching, including biweekly meetings, as they implement their designs this Spring.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2016
To understand how day schools are measuring up to their potential as incubators of Jewish commitment, a team of researchers undertook to visit some 19 schools and learn first-hand how they enact their Jewish mission. The eight-member team – consisting almost entirely of former day school heads who now work in other arenas in the field of Jewish education – spent time observing schools between the spring of 2012 and the end of the 2012-13 school year. Usually in teams of two, the observers focused their attention on the ways day schools enact their self-defined Jewish mission. The Case Study team consisted of Michael Berger, Josh Elkin, Cheryl Finkel, Reuven Greenvald, Pearl Mattenson, Alex Pomson, Jack Wertheimer and Tali Zelkowicz.
Updated: Apr. 16, 2015
The fourth census of Jewish day schools in the United States conducted by Dr. Marvin Schick has been released by The AVI CHAI Foundation, which sponsored the research. Conducted at five-year intervals, beginning with the 1998-99 school year, this research provides a clear picture of trends in the day school system over an extended period of time. The statistics were self-reported by every known Jewish day school in the US.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2014