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Torah U’Mesorah, the national organization of Hebrew Day Schools, had a question: Could the option of online and/or blended learning solve some of the challenges facing Jewish schools? With funding from The AVI CHAI Foundation, Torah U’Mesorah set out on a two-year pilot project involving 13 diverse Jewish schools across the country. They ran the gamut from co-ed day schools to yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs; from major Jewish population areas to smaller enclaves; from elementary schools to high schools. A study conducted about the pilot revealed the wide range of variables that influence the answers to the questions above.
Updated: May. 10, 2016
The development of the internet and social networking in the 21st century has changed the way in which students learn, and potentially the way in which teachers teach. The internet, ipad, and apps have opened up a vast resource of possibilities to more effectively engage our students in the learning process – to greatly enhance their classroom experience and to enable them to generate their own learning beyond the classroom. This course is designed to familiarize teachers with online tools, skills, and methodologies that can empower them to teach online or to utilize online tools to maximize learning in their classrooms.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2016
The recently launched TheIsraelBible.com adds gamification, Google maps, audio, video and interactive tools to a Hebrew and English presentation of the Hebrew Scriptures. The new mobile-friendly website stems from a print version of The Israel Bible published over the past two years by Israel365 and completed in October 2015. Its 20 softcover volumes include the entire 24-book canon (Tanakh, in Hebrew) along with original commentary developed by a team of 10 Israeli educators and tour guides.
Updated: Mar. 30, 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 Shoolman School of Graduate Jewish Education at Hebrew College Opens Registration for its Midcareer Fellowship Program
The Shoolman School of Graduate Jewish Education at Hebrew College is excited to announce that for the fourth year running, it has received a generous grant to continue funding its Midcareer Fellowship program. The Midcareer Fellowship, which currently serves 45 students, is for new students who enroll in the Master of Jewish Education program and commit to earning 12 credits a year over the course of three years. Fellows receive an annual financial-aid award of up to 65 percent. (Application review begins May 15, 2016, with a priority deadline of March 2.)
Updated: Mar. 06, 2016
Join WebYeshiva in partnership with Ptil Tekhelet for an incredible experience for individual students, whole classes, or family-learning. Weave together Torah, archaeology, chemistry, biology, halakhah, and history with this free, online, interactive program. This four-part series will explore the many aspects of the beautiful mitzvah of Tekhelet. Participate live in our interactive classroom, or join in via the archived recordings. This unique program includes an option for an at-home dyeing experiment.
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
We are pleased to invite you to take part in an innovative online course for educators that are interested in developing School Twinning programs in their classrooms. You will learn about developing School Twinning connections in the Jewish World using innovative pedagogical and online tools that apply to the program. The course is in English and is suitable for educators worldwide that are interested in developing a School Twinning program and is also a wonderful program to use in the classroom to inspire students to improve their English/Hebrew, through communicating with students worldwide. The course opens on December 6, 2015 and includes ten units. A new unit is introduced approximately every two weeks, and the participants are free to study and complete tasks at a time that best suits each participant.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2015
Announcing The Global Day of Jewish Learning’s 24×24 – Luminaries of Jewish Learning LIVE from Around the Globe
The Global Day of Jewish Learning is thrilled to announce the speakers and schedule for this year’s 24×24, our live webcast series on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Learn with authors, scholars, artists, and rabbis from around the world. This year’s theme of Love: Devotion, Desire and Deception will be examined through the lenses of Jewish texts and Jewish art. 24×24 is presented with participation from partner organizations such as Hillel International, URJ, and AJWS in the USA, and with international partners Akadem and the Universidad Hebraica, Mexico.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2015