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Sixth Annual International GISHA Conference - The Inclusion Capacity: Building Capacity for Inclusivity in Jewish Education
The 2014 GISHA conference to be held at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA on May 4 – 5, 2014, will offer attendees the newest strategies and tools to help build the capacity to create inclusive classrooms and programs. Participants will hear from a variety of experts on topics such as: designing a multisensory classroom for teaching Hebrew reading; managing difficult behaviors in and out of the classroom; adapting behavior plans for supplementary school settings; Supporting and supervising educators in introducing differentiated learning into the classrooms and much more.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2014
Sarit Yaakov writes about Inbal Gal, special education teacher at the Alon Elementary School in Haifa, who introduced her class to the Nipagesh safe private social network for elementary schools before the summer vacation. After teaching the students how to sign up for Nipagesh, change profile pictures and create new pages, they went home and began to communicate with each other, create new pages and exchange ideas about their vacation plans.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2013
July Wiener writes about Ilana Ruskay-Kidd's plan to establish a pluralistic Jewish day school for children with learning and developmental delays. It would be the first of its kind in New York, and is believed to be the first stand-alone special-needs pluralistic Jewish day school in North America.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2013
Hidden Sparks recently unveiled the first part of a new Judaic studies curriculum at its sixth annual retreat, attended by 40 educators from 30 day schools in New York, New Jersey and Baltimore. The group, which addresses the needs of diverse learners, works to help Jewish educators discover, understand and support all the students in their classrooms, including those with learning difficulties.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2013
Do you know a child with special needs who would thrive in a Jewish education setting with innovative programming, small classes and plenty of individualized attention? Gateways: Access to Jewish Education of Boston is accepting applications for students in its Jewish Education Programs for the 2012-2013 school year!
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012
In this article, Howard Blas, Director of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England and a member of the inaugural cohort of the Jim Joseph Foundation Fellows – Leading Educators Online, describes the challenges, successes and benefits of an online Community of Practice for directors of eight Ramah overnight and day camps in the United States and Canada.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2011
Adam Dickter writes about families in the NYC area who are fed up with having to fight the system of Jewish day schools to ensure that their special needs children get a proper Jewish education. They feel that yeshivas and day schools have been reluctant to expand inclusion or explore creative new ways of integrating special-needs students.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
Gateways received a generous grant from the Slingshot Fund in October 2009. This video is their mid-year report to Slingshot, using the Flip Video Camera they received at the time. The grant and the camera are helping them to document programs, materials and resources for future use. The video documents the use of visual strategies in several of Gateways' Jewish educational programs.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2010
Registration is now underway for the Second Annual GISHA Conference 'Teaching Hebrew to Diverse Learners: From Concept to Classroom,' on Sunday, April 25 to Monday, April 26, hosted by the Center for Jewish Special Education at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA. Sessions will be appropriate for those teaching at all levels in day school and supplemental schools, from elementary students who are just beginning Hebrew to high school students who are studying rabbinic texts.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2010
This year's Jewish special education conference - GISHA (Good Ideas Supporting Hebrew Access) will be held on Sunday-Monday, April 25-26, 2010 at Boston's Hebrew College, and will explore the topic, 'Hebrew for Diverse Learners: From Concept to Classroom.' Submissions for presentation at the conference are welcome from all those interested and involved in research in Jewish special education on topics of relevance to the theme of this year's conference.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009