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Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky, Director of Educational Technology of The Frisch School in Paramus, NJ, blogged about his trip to Israel where he worked with a number of schools which participate in twinning projects with The Frisch School. He helped facilitate work on three global projects during his Israel trip sponsored by the Partnership 2Gether project of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2012
Ross Bloom reports on Baltimore Jewish Day School Consortium in the PEJE Blog. The Consortium is a collaboration of four Baltimore area schools assisted by THE ASSOCIATED of Baltimore. Their collaboration has enabled these schools to pursue broader and more sophisticated marketing strategies with THE ASSOCIATED as a result of their connection with Baltimore’s Center for Jewish Education (CJE).
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011
Tzvi Pittinsky (@TechRav) reposts a reply to a Lookjed query about how technology can be successfully integrated into Jewish education. He describes how the Frisch School uses wikis, Google Docs, Prezi, Youtube, Skype, Voicethread and other web 2.0 tools to enrich and enhance Jewish learning.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Dan Brosgol, director of Prozdor Hebrew High School, wrote in the JewishBoston.com blog about the development of the Israel education curriculum at Prozdor in collaboration with the Hebrew Reali School of Haifa, Israel. 'We are about to enter the second the year of Prozdor’s Pirke Dorot program with the Reali School in Haifa. Last year we began our transformation of Israel education by writing a new ninth grade curriculum which dealt with both the history of Israel and Zionism and Jewish identity. By beginning to explore both history and identity through a common lens, the two schools began to understand each other a little better. This year we are continuing the innovation by introducing an entirely revamped 10th grade core curriculum entitled “One People: Two Paths - The Jews of Israel and the United States”.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
There are quite a few resources for teaching about Jewish prayer in a classroom, but it's not easy to find ideas for enhancing a school-based, synagogue or camp Jewish worship experience. The With All Our Hearts Wiki, maintained by Jewish educators, members of the Hebrew Project, has been designed to enable such sharing among educators, rabbis, lay leaders, song leaders, camp staff and others. The target population is children and teens, up to age 18.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
In a blog post on the URJ blog, Dr. Jonathan Woocher, Chief Ideas Officer and Director of the Lippman Kanfer Institute at JESNA, calls for a reinventing of Jewish education. That isn't because Jewish education today is bad; it's because it can be much, much better than it is. In order to have Jewish education serve the needs of the 21st century North American Jewish people, it is necessary to accelerate a few paradigm shifts that are already under way.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
If you are interested in Hebrew Education in a congregational school setting, you are invited to join 'The Hebrew Project,' a national conversation to try and better define the goals and focus of Hebrew education in congregational settings. In order to help better clarify goals of Hebrew language teaching, three Hebrew language educators have established a wikispace and are inviting anyone involved in congregational education to join in the conversation.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2010
Silvia Tolisano, 21st Century Learning Specialist at Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, FL, recently wrote in her blog about an authentic learning project being done by the school's 6th graders. They are preparing a Jewish History Fair on Jewish Communities around the World. In addition to doing research on the communities in print and digital resources, the students will interview members of Jewish communities around the globe via email, Skype, Twitter, FaceBook, texting, etc. The students will then produce their final products using a variety of media to be displayed at their History Fair.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2009
The Summer 2009 Jewish Open Source Curriculum Project is a pilot project which aims to collaboratively develop a curriculum for Orthodox Jewish education. The goal of the project is to develop educational standards and then create open source curricular materials which target those standards. As a first step in this progress, teachers are invited to collaborate in developing a short fourth grade Dinim (Jewish Law) curriculum for the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays) with both print and interactive digital content.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2009
The Avi Chai Foundation is awarding grants to six collaborative initiatives across North America designed to cut costs involved in day school education. Day school collaborations are one way to help address the issues of high day school costs that inevitably result in high tuitions. The foundation has started a blog where the grant recipients will document their experiences and provide monthly updates about their progress, lessons learned as well unforeseen challenges along the way and how they address them.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009