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The most significant educational initiative in the field of Israel-Diaspora relationship within formal education is twinning of diaspora based and Israel schools. The Jewish Agency’s Global School Twinning Network includes a wide variety of schools: Jewish and non-sectarian; schools from different Jewish streams; elementary, middle and high-schools; day and afternoon schools; schools from different sectors of the Israeli population, and more. To date, 650 schools in partnerships spanning the globe are engaged in active twinning programs.
Updated: Apr. 13, 2016
Hatanakh.com, Herzog College's 'Google for Tanakh', an innovative and comprehensive Tanakh website, was recently awarded the prestigious WEBI award for 2015 in the category of Online Learning. The Tanakh website was chosen by a team of experts in the field of internet and ICT for technological breakthrough and pedagogical innovation. The contest judges wrote: 'Herzog's hatanakh.com is a unique site, which provides comprehensive and experiential learning and a vast database of information in the forefront of technological development. The site includes innovative tools, developed to enhance the learning experience. This is an original and fresh way to expose one of the most important treasures of the Jewish people.'
Updated: Mar. 30, 2016
Five New York and New Jersey Jewish Day Schools are currently implementing Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy's (LVJA) courses to connect middle and high school students to substantive Jewish learning beyond the classroom walls. With LVJA, these schools are differentiating and individualizing instruction, offering a greatly expanded Judaic studies course catalog, and allocating resources responsibly. Today, LVJA, a project of Bar-Ilan University's Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, was named one of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations in the eleventh annual Slingshot Guide.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2016
The study examines pedagogical approaches in using wikis in teaching and learning in teacher education colleges. It focuses on: instructors’ motivation for wiki-based teaching; course types; teaching methods; evaluation; content structure; characteristics of student collaboration and learning outcomes; involvement of instructors in the learning process.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
SAP and Beit Issie Shapiro Introduce IssieBoard – An Adaptive iPad Keyboard for People with Disabilities
SAP Laboratories in Israel and The Beit Issie Shapiro Technology Consulting Center have developed IssieBoard – a new adaptive Hebrew keyboard app for children and adults with disabilities. Designed for the iOS operating system, IssieBoard will allow people with learning disabilities, visual impairments, developmental and intellectual disabilities to use all functions of a virtual iPad keyboard in Hebrew. The IssieBoard app is available for free download on the App Store.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
Two Hundred and Fifty Educators from All Around Israel Participated in The 4th Annual School Twinning Network Conference
The 4th Annual School Twinning Network Conference was a collaborative effort of the Jewish Agency and the Ministry of Education and took place on November 17th, 2015 at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv. The conference was titled “The Many Facets of School Twinning”. The educators – teachers and principals – were excited to hear about the growth of the School Twinning Network to over 700 schools in 2015. They participated in sessions which dealt with models in school twinning connections, Israel-Diaspora relations and collaborative learning. They learned from the experiences of schools who are already active in the network and have created many different models of successful programs to connect with their twin schools.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
It is clear that technology, and the Internet in particular, poses enormous threats, while providing extraordinary opportunities to the American Orthodox community. This issue of Klal Perspectives explores whether a community, or even a family, can eliminate the intrusion of the Internet, and if not, how we can best meet its challenges and take advantage of its opportunities. And perhaps of particular interest is the identification of various influences of online use on the Orthodox community that are enormously consequential, yet frequently overlooked (such as online bullying, for example).
Updated: Feb. 10, 2016
The AVI CHAI Foundation is partnering with BetterLesson to bring personalized professional development to Jewish day schools to strengthen personalized learning. This is an exciting opportunity for interested schools to apply for a team of teachers to engage with expert blended learning coaches to develop their blended learning practices. This Spring pilot program is designed for teachers who have already introduced blended or personalized learning strategies in their classrooms. The program begins with an in-depth, 2-day Design Studio during which teachers will choose one area of their current blended learning practice that they want to further develop and collaborate with their coach to design a plan to implement these enhancements. The design studio is followed by ongoing virtual coaching, including biweekly meetings, as they implement their designs this Spring.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2016
In December 2015, the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education's (CASJE) latest blogcast with researchers, funders, and practitioners explored the different experiences that cultivate a sense of Jewish Peoplehood. The blogcast, which built on the Jewish Peoplehood Education Problem Formulation Convening, is part of CASJE’s process to develop research questions that help guide the practice of Jewish Education. The cast participants delivered a rich, engaging conversation that looked deeply at different elements around Jewish Peoplehood experiences.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2016
Registration is currently open for a free online course. In this new educational initiative, Yad Vashem together with Tel Aviv University, has created an online academic course on the Holocaust to be offered on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform. The course, 'The Holocaust: An Introduction' will be launched on January 24, 2016 on Coursera. The course was developed by the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem and Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research together with Tel Aviv University. The project is led by Prof. Havi Dreifuss, Head of the Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research, and lecturer at Tel Aviv University.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2016