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The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat begins this year on Sunday evening, January 24, 2016. Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for Trees, marks the beginning of spring in Israel, when the winter rains start to subside and tree blossoms begin to bud. As the Jewish holiday most closely connected to the environment and natural world, Tu B’Shvat provides a yearly opportunity for teachers to include earth and environmental science in their curriculum. We’ve collected engaging and educational websites and apps that can find a place in both Judaic Studies and also enhance earth and environmental sciences curriculum.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2016
The aim of the MOFET Center for Technology, Education and Cultural Diversity (The TEC Center) is to increase tolerance towards those different to ourselves and reduce stereotyping and prejudice. Very few pupils in the world get to learn with pupils who are different culturally as well as socio-economically to themselves. We know that this lack of connection leads to low tolerance towards others. The idea behind the TEC Center is to use technology to slowly get to know “the other” and to build trust gradually between the pupils.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
When the two of us from Prozdor of Hebrew College and the Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps got together in the fall of 2013 to brainstorm a new collaboration to help teach the Cohen Camps’ Dor L’Dor Leadership program participants about leadership and Israel, we immediately arrived at a proposal to try something that had never been done before – a blended learning course on those very topics. Combining online learning with the experiential components of Israel and the Counselor-In-Training program at camp, our idea would also feature in-person sessions at the camps in late summer. We believed that by offering this course, and a Hebrew College credential to the students who completed it, we would motivate the participants to enroll in the class to get an extra leg up in their applications to college. This partnership enhances the already transformative experiences of camp and Israel by extending the learning and impact beyond the two months of camp and validating the experience through Hebrew College’s certification.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2015
The Jewish Education Project is excited to announce the launch of our free educational technology support service - Ask DJLN. Ask DJLN is on-demand blended learning and educational technology support for teachers, EdTech professionals, and school administrators who have questions about integrating technology in the classroom. By submitting a simple online form, tweeting at @DigitalJLearn, or emailing DJLN, you can receive on-demand support for all your questions related to how technology can best be used to enhance learning.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2015
The DigitalJ Learning Network of The Jewish Education Project, along with our partners at CAJE-Miami, is proud to announce the launch of Phase Two of an exciting partnership to support Jewish day schools in the Miami area. JBlend Miami has been in the works for the last two to three years. Originally dubbed “Blended and Online Learning Academy” – and later renamed by the teachers in the group – JBlend Miami is a community of educators from five Miami area Jewish day schools, coming together to learn about online and blended learning, and building capacity for change in their own schools.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2015
This year, the DigitalJLearning Network (DJLN) sponsored 15 educators from 15 different institutions to attend the annual International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE 2015), which took place from June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia. The premier educational technology conference, ISTE brought together thousands of educators from around the world to learn about this exciting area of growth in the world of education. Following the conference, DJLN has been featuring a variety of helpful resources and perspectives on their blog.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2015
New Case Study Available: Zafon Elementary School: A Station-Rotation Model for Supporting 21st Century Learning
As part of AVI CHAI’s investment in the field of blended and online learning, we are excited to share with you the first in a series of four cases that study and document the experiences of day schools introducing and implementing this mode of learning. Our goal is to bring to life this innovative model and share real-life examples of the learning in action. “Zafon Elementary School: A Station-Rotation Model for Supporting 21st Century Learning,” describes an Orthodox, pre-K through 2nd grade school, which opened in 2012 with blended learning as a core element of its design. As the study’s author remarks, “This case is in many ways a study of implementation, of translating from a design on paper to the delivery of a program in practice.”
Updated: Aug. 09, 2015
Hidden Sparks is pleased to offer its popular Learning Lenses Course now as a blended course — combining the best of in-person and on-line learning. Learning Lenses, a collaboration between Hidden Sparks and The Churchill School and Center, is Hidden Sparks’ core curriculum, designed for faculty members of day schools and yeshivot. The Learning Lenses curriculum helps educators learn how to observe, reflect and plan for all students in their classrooms.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2015
The AVI CHAI Foundation has released “Online/Blended Learning State of the Field Survey Summary Findings Report” by Anne Deeter. This quantitative report provides a field-wide update on new developments in the use of online/blended learning in Jewish day schools since the 2012 “Online Learning: State of the Field Survey.”
Updated: Apr. 29, 2015
This past week, The DigitalJLearning Network partnered with ELI talks to present a Google Hangout on Air with Rabbi Yisroel Boruch Sufrin on the topic Jewish Values and Blended Learning: A Surprising Duo. Rabbi Sufrin shared with us some of the educational technologies that he and his colleagues at the Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, CA have been successfully using in both general and Judaic studies classrooms. Rabbi Sufrin then led an exploration of various Jewish texts from the Torah to the Zohar and used these texts to support using blended learning in Judaic Studies.
Updated: Apr. 15, 2015