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The Avi Chai Foundation is pleased to release “Moving Forward: An Interim Report of Select AVI CHAI Blended Learning Initiatives in Jewish Day Schools,” by Dr. Leslie Siskin. This report charts the progress of day schools involved in some of AVI CHAI’s funded initiatives in blended/online learning, providing a window into the current state of the field.
Updated: Feb. 25, 2015
Mekorot Blended Learning seeks to improve both the quality and affordability of Jewish day schools by producing curricula in Judaic Studies for students in grades five through high school that are teacher-led, student-centered, differentiated, and employ Blended Learning. Better education and lower cost creates a virtuous cycle of sustainability. In this article, we will explain our Design Thinking approach by defining the problem to be solved, presenting the motivation of the persons who want the problems solved, our idea for solving them, our prototype (Mekorot Learning), and our plans for testing the proposed solution.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2014
This year DigitalJLearning Network schools went through a mini-planning process to articulate how the blended learning they are doing supports academic needs and goals. For many, it was a new way of thinking. But in going through the process and asking the right questions, schools that did it well noticed the benefits almost immediately.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2014
Four skills have been identified as critical for the twenty-first century – Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration. The skills of creativity and critical thinking will equip students to deal with an ever-changing world. The skills of communication and collaboration both focus on the increasing need for interaction with others. This issue of the journal addresses challenges of twenty-first century learning. For many, when they hear of 21st century learning they immediately think of technology. That is understandable, but as Gary Hartstein writes in the opening article, the technology is nothing more than a tool – like a pencil or a whiteboard – and needs to be harnessed properly with educational thought to move education forward.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2014
Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration Unveils New Doctoral Degree
Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration will soon be offering a new doctoral degree in Jewish Educational Leadership and Innovation. Slated to begin in the fall, the program will combine virtual learning opportunities with live sessions periodically throughout the year and will replace Azrieli’s existing doctoral degree in Jewish Education and Administration.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
YU's Center for the Jewish Future’s #EmpoweredLearning Program Aims to Engage and Inspire Torah Learners
Rabbi Ari Sytner, director of Community Initiatives at Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future has designed and recently launched #EmpoweredLearning, where different YU scholars introduce profound and intriguing questions in a 10-minute video presentation, leaving viewers with sources and texts which will empower them to discover their own answers. During the week, participants can discuss the questions in an open online forum, until the following week when the presenter’s answer is revealed in three-minute video, followed by a new presenter posing a fresh set of questions. The project is centered on the Jewish holidays and it is only fitting that the first few installments are being released in the three weeks leading up to Shavuot.
Updated: May. 27, 2014
Following a successful pilot, The Lookstein Center and the UJA Federation of NY now invite day school educators (grades 2-12) working in NYC, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester to join the second cohort of Jewish studies teachers 'flipping' Jewish learning. Selected candidates will work collaboratively with participants from other schools to learn about and practice blended learning in general and flipped learning methodology specifically. They will refine their skills and be at the forefront to build inter-school educational learning communities.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
Five Jewish day schools have been selected for the BOLD (Blending Online Learning in Day Schools) Project, funded by The Affordable Jewish Education Project (AJE), The AVI CHAI Foundation and The Kohelet Foundation. The goal of BOLD Day Schools is to design and implement sustainable, cost-saving blended learning programs to ignite the potential of students through the delivery of innovative and personalized learning.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
The Lookstein Center and the UJA Federation of NY invite educators working in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties to learn to develop and implement an exciting new educational paradigm that will empower your students, help focus teacher instruction, provide increased opportunities for differentiation of instruction, and engage students using blended learning methodologies.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
Flipping the Classroom Can Be Used in a Blended Online Environment to Improve the Professional Practices of Education Directors
We just completed two blended online learning courses in which we trained 30 education directors of Jewish complementary schools in the US and Mexico to create online Communities of Practice for their teachers and other members of the school community. The results of these two web courses demonstrate that flipping the classroom methods can be used to improve the professional practices of school administrators and instructional leaders in the delivery of staff development to their teachers.
Updated: May. 07, 2013