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The Jewish Education Innovation Challenge’s (JEIC’s) Developing Embedded Expertise in Jewish Day Schools Program (DEEP), funded by the Mayberg Foundation and with launch support from The AVI CHAI Foundation, has created a professional learning community (PLC) bringing together 18 educational providers to learn from each other and expand their own expertise and efficacy while surfacing synergies and potential collaborations that might serve the field.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2021
It’s now been about eight years since AVI CHAI became interested in the field of personalized learning and the potential that this new model of education has to impact student growth and classroom experience. We concentrated our efforts on supporting a shift to blended learning, the strategic combination of teacher-led instruction and technology, as a way of creating more student-centered classrooms, where teachers are personalizing instruction based on data from technology platforms. Of course it now is satisfying to witness the adoption of these methods in many North American day schools. At the same time, we have learned a great deal about the most effective ways to approach this work to help schools actually make these changes.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2018
In a recent blog post, AVI CHAI Program Officer, Rachel Mohl Abrahams writes about the developing change in the strategy of AVI CHAI's educational technology program. Over the last two years they ran a grants program called “experiments in educational technology.” They gave out small grants to Judaic Studies educators to incorporate technology into their classes and share their experiences with the Jewish educational community on an edtech blog. They are now coming to the realization that the focus of their educational technology program should be to get Jewish day schools to think about what learning needs to look like in the 21st century.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011