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In the mid-1990s, a few dozen intrepid high school students enrolled in what were likely the first fully online high school courses. Fast forward twenty years later. It’s hard to think of students who take online courses as educational pioneers anymore. Taking an online course to fill a Biology, Math, or even Talmud credit seems run of the mill. After all, adults enroll in online courses all the time—to pass the DMV requirements, to learn how to use that new software for work, or to study Renaissance poetry in a MOOC. It’s only commonsensical that schools would harness this mode of teaching as well. In fact, over 2.2 million K-12 school students enroll in online courses annually. The vast majority of the students come from the public system, but hundreds of thousands of students from private and charter schools also enroll. Jewish day schools sign up their students as well, though on a smaller scale. While 4% of all American public school students take an online course, less than 1%t of Jewish day school students enroll in an online course for either General or Jewish Studies. Jewish day schools began experimenting with online learning less than a decade ago, and at this point, several thousand Jewish day school students participate in online learning courses every year. This number is steadily growing.
Updated: Jan. 18, 2017
What does it mean to have a Jewish state? For one thing, when living in a non-Jewish society, we often rely on non-Jewish neighbors to help us navigate difficult areas of Jewish practice, such as running hospitals on Shabbat. In a predominantly Jewish society in which many public services are run by the state, alternative solutions must be developed in order to foster Shabbat observance in the public arena. In this virtual tour of the Zomet Institute’s “Experiential Visitor Center”, students go behind the scenes to understand how the Zomet Institute’s Rabbis and Engineers solve techno-halachic problems by developing innovative and ingenious devices that enable Israeli society to maintain Shabbat observance in a modern context.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2017
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy is offering online courses in the didactics of teaching diverse disciplines. The courses, which are held in a range of languages including English, Hebrew, Spanish, and Arabic, are intended for anyone who has an interest in teaching – teachers, teacher educators, researchers, policy makers, etc. We are delighted to invite you to an Open Day with the heads of the various programs. Join the scores of learners and graduates of the Academy's programs!
Updated: Jan. 12, 2017
A new online learning tool from Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future is making it a little easier for anyone committed to Torah study to stay on track. Called Koveah.org, the online tool creates personalized learning schedules with daily reminders to keep users focused. Users can choose from a range of topics in Tanach, Mishna, Gemara, Rambam and Shulchan Aruch to study, then set their starting point, pace and the days of the week on which they would like to learn.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2017
At no point in history have there been more ways of learning Hebrew. Thanks to modern technology, there are many, many options out there, even for those with limited budgets, schedules and mobility — ranging in price from absolutely free to thousands of dollars. In addition to the traditional route of consulting books or signing up for an in-person class through a synagogue, Jewish community center or university — or traveling to Israel where there are myriad in-person courses and programs, you now can choose from an array of online courses, apps and software. Or, you can set aside a summer vacation for a full-scale immersion program in rustic Vermont!
Updated: Nov. 23, 2016
JETS Israel is seeking Ivrit teachers, located in Israel, with the following qualifications: bilingual, Hebrew and English, experience with Diaspora students, not afraid of EdTech, or, even better, experience with EdTech, willingness to take the JETS 'NoTeacherLeftBehind' course in the fall or asynchronously, with our feedback.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2016
The Online Judaic Studies Consortium (OJSC) is based on a highly collaborative model. Course instruction for students in the OJSC comes from schools/teachers that join the OJSC. Teachers from schools that join the OJSC develop and then teach online courses to students within the program. Through this collaboration each member school receives seats for their students to take innovative Judaic studies courses from the OJSC catalog, taught by expert faculty, in exchange for teacher participation and discounted membership fees. Students collaborate with their peers at other day schools, teachers receive valuable professional development, and schools gain scheduling flexibility and expanded offerings.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
Gratz Advance, Gratz College’s Newest Department Offers a Unique Combination of Online Educational Programs
Gratz Advance, Gratz College’s newest department, proudly offers an array of online courses for Jewish youth (5th – 12th grade) and educators. Our programs reflect Gratz’ long history as a pluralistic Jewish educational institution. We are eager to create programs for your population and have many models of partnership.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2016
Celebratng its fourth year, JCC Manhattan's Jewish Journey Project (JJP) is an innovative supplemental Jewish education program for 3rd – 7th graders based on four visionary pillars: flexibility, innovation, collaboration and community. Together with congregational partners from around the area, JJP has engaged more than 800 children and their families by using the rich and diverse history of New York City as an experiential “classroom.” Some of its most popular courses are Architecture: DIY Jewish Building, In the Footsteps of American Jewish History: A Walking Course, JJP NYC Museum Hop, and FoodCraft: The Jewish Culinary Tradition.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2016
Register now for our Echoes and Reflections Online Professional Development course in July! Echoes and Reflections is a multimedia Holocaust education program, of which USC Shoah Foundation,Yad Vashem and the Anti-Defamation League are founding partners. This program is intended for middle and high school educators who have not participated in an Echoes and Reflections program previously. The course is made up of three interactive learning modules, released over three weeks: July 11th-July, 2016. The program is being offered at no cost.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2016