Tech for Learning Initiative: Summer Institute

August 14 -16, 2017

Source: Jewish Education Project

The Jewish Education Project is inviting teams of educators from Tri-State area middle and high schools to join us for a 3 day Summer Institute (August 14 -16, 2017). Through the Tech for Learning Initiative, supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, school teams will work and learn together over several days in August. We will identify key challenges and opportunities that drive technology use, and the processes to implement educational technology that helps address them. We will also explore pedagogic approaches and theories behind integrating technology with learning. We’ll learn from each other and from leading experts in the field, and each team will create a plan for piloting new technology projects in their school. After completing the Summer Institute, schools will be eligible to submit applications for microgrants of up to $5,000 to help put their plans into action.

If selected to receive a microgrant, each school will participate in a year-long project. In addition to a special mid-year all day workshop, schools will receive six coaching sessions from The Jewish Education Project between November and May, including a site visit to your school. Coaching sessions will be available to your team leader and/or individual teachers who attended the Summer Institute.

  • When: Monday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Where: The Jewish Education Project, 520 8th Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY
  • Who: All members of schools teams are required to attend all Summer Institute sessions.

The Summer Institute will include a mix of keynotes from experts from the field, guided and facilitated workshops, case study discussions, and time for school teams to collaborate and make solid plans for next year. School teams will also support each other in expanding their thinking and experimenting with new ideas and resources. Each step of the Institute will be carefully scaffolded so that upon reaching its conclusion, each school team will have a clear picture of how educational technology can enhance learning in their school.

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Updated: Jun. 14, 2017