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UpStart Bay Area and The Jewish Education Project, funded by a generous grant from UJA Federation of New York, are collaborating in establishing the Day School Collaboration Network to bring creativity tools to a group of Jewish day schools in the NY Metropolitan Area. Starting in December, teams within and across schools will explore the methodology of Design Thinking, and use it as an instrument for building school leadership.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012
As Israelis swelter through the summer vacation, a small band of devoted educationalists is putting the finishing touches to a new website that will help teachers at the country’s World ORT-affiliated schools to collaborate on boosting their classroom performance. Due to be up and running in time for the new school year, the website is a simple and attractive on-line platform for sharing lessons that have been prepared for Smart classes, 1,000 of which World ORT is installing in schools throughout Israel’s oulying northern and southern regions.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012
Harry Bloom, manager of the YU School Partnership’s division of Planning and Performance Improvement, shares some of the work he is doing to help Jewish day schools develop active strategies to increase their sustainability in the communities of Bergen County, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago and Cleveland. He relates here particularly how he is trying to figure out how to leverage community power in these five communities to increase revenue and efficiencies. This work is generously supported by The AVI CHAI Foundation and local Federations and Foundations in the communities.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2012
RealSchool is a club run by Tikvah Wiener at The Frisch School that uses the Whole Person Learning approach. The club has students engage in experiential, self-directed and collaborative learning by having each member choose an interest he/she has and then develop that interest in a way that benefits the larger community.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2012
Rabbi Aaron Ross of Yavneh Academy gives a vivid description of the importance of the Twitter social network in the life of an educator. He tells of his special 'Twitter moments' at last week's conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
Julie Wiener writes of the new Jewish Journey Project (JJP) a collaborative effort of seven congregations, the JCC in Manhattan, the 14th Street Y and various other Jewish institutions which is poised to revolutionize part-time, pre-b’nai mitzvah Jewish education in NYC when it launches this fall.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2012
Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky, Director of Educational Technology of The Frisch School in Paramus, NJ, blogged about his trip to Israel where he worked with a number of schools which participate in twinning projects with The Frisch School. He helped facilitate work on three global projects during his Israel trip sponsored by the Partnership 2Gether project of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2012
Ross Bloom reports on Baltimore Jewish Day School Consortium in the PEJE Blog. The Consortium is a collaboration of four Baltimore area schools assisted by THE ASSOCIATED of Baltimore. Their collaboration has enabled these schools to pursue broader and more sophisticated marketing strategies with THE ASSOCIATED as a result of their connection with Baltimore’s Center for Jewish Education (CJE).
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011
Tzvi Pittinsky (@TechRav) reposts a reply to a Lookjed query about how technology can be successfully integrated into Jewish education. He describes how the Frisch School uses wikis, Google Docs, Prezi, Youtube, Skype, Voicethread and other web 2.0 tools to enrich and enhance Jewish learning.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Dan Brosgol, director of Prozdor Hebrew High School, wrote in the JewishBoston.com blog about the development of the Israel education curriculum at Prozdor in collaboration with the Hebrew Reali School of Haifa, Israel. 'We are about to enter the second the year of Prozdor’s Pirke Dorot program with the Reali School in Haifa. Last year we began our transformation of Israel education by writing a new ninth grade curriculum which dealt with both the history of Israel and Zionism and Jewish identity. By beginning to explore both history and identity through a common lens, the two schools began to understand each other a little better. This year we are continuing the innovation by introducing an entirely revamped 10th grade core curriculum entitled “One People: Two Paths - The Jews of Israel and the United States”.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011