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For several months, students and educators alike have been acclimating to a new reality—at home, and in the world of Jewish education, too. While this is an extremely challenging time, here at The Covenant Foundation we have also been awed by the extreme productivity and creativity of our colleagues, grantees, award recipients and friends. In an effort to highlight all of the excellent work that has been produced with distance learning in mind, we have collected several searchable resources on this page.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2020
The Israeli academic year for higher education will start with remote learning only, the Committee of University Heads in Israel announced on Tuesday, on the assumption that the lockdown restrictions will continue even after the holiday period. The committee added that later in the semester, the institutions will examine the possibility of returning students to campus, depending on the national infection rates.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2020
In our efforts to continue to support teachers, UnitED, in partnership with Prizmah:CJDS and JEIC, has developed two short (4-5 min) videos done by @Sam Pearlson of SAR Academy to offer practical examples of how to integrate EdTech tools into Jewish Studies/Kodesh teaching. The videos take you through the planning of a unit from start to finish, including sample content, identifying goals and objectives, practical application of tools and assessing student learning.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2020
The crisis is real, and there is no virtue in ignoring it. The pressure on day-school leaders and boards is relentless, and the immediate question is how to keep our existing educational institutions afloat. But the strategic challenge is to imagine “the new normal”—including the new possibilities—born of this multifaceted crisis. In short: how do American Jews—and Americans in general—eventually turn this tidal wave of disruptions into (as the great social thinker Joseph Schumpeter put it) “a gale of creative destruction” in the Jewish education sphere? Looking beyond the current crisis, can we fashion new models of Jewish schooling that are intellectually, culturally, and economically stronger than ever? And can Jews serve as a light unto other traditional communities in America, who face similar challenges?
Updated: Sep. 10, 2020
New Jewish Educator Portal is One-Stop Shop for Curated Content, Professional Development, and Convenings for Jewish Educators
As the school year begins, The Jewish Education Project is launching a dynamic new Jewish Educator Portal – a one-stop-shop for Jewish educators to access curated content and resources, ongoing professional development, and eventually a mechanism to create community by holding their own convenings and gatherings. The platform, which will be updated frequently, includes everything from teacher mental health resources, to an introduction on teaching outdoors, to a digital boot camp, and more. In the coming months, The Portal will add more features to support teachers who are teaching virtually, in-person, or any hybrid of both.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2020
Kitah, a Jewish education blended learning platform, offers professional, interactive, intuitive learning experiences focusing on text study and skills acquisition through the study of classic Judaic subjects, bringing the power of online learning to Jewish schools, educators, parents, and students. Today more than ever, as schools face the uncertainly of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, teachers and administrators need high-quality digital lessons that they can assign to their students either at home or in the classroom in an easy, simple manner. Kitah offers flipped-classroom courses based on the Kahn Academy model, which educate and engage students with skill-based lessons which can be studied asychronously, in a non-frontal learning slot.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2020
Professional Development Sessions on Pedagogies for Distance and Blended Learning for Jewish Day School Faculty
As day schools plan forward, even in today’s uncertainty, the need to innovate, iterate and improve the remote learning experience is clear. What also has become clear is that some of the teaching methodologies used for at-home learning can also elevate student learning in the physical classroom. With collaborative funding provided by JEIC (the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge) and UnitED (the Diaspora Initiative of the State of Israel), Prizmah is coordinating professional development sessions on pedagogies for distance and blended learning for Jewish day school faculty. Sessions, taught by seasoned coaches from BetterLesson and UnitED, leading experts in the field, will begin in July and continue throughout the summer.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2020
Online Judaic Studies Consortium - Creating a Community of Learners through Online Judaic Studies Courses
Four years ago, Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) was offered the opportunity and the challenge to create a program that would provide online Judaic studies courses to Jewish day schools across North America. The opportunity was exciting. We knew our expertise and experience was us up to the task; the Virtual High School has provided online General studies offerings to public and independent school for almost 25 years. The challenge with this specific project, however, was daunting because of the numerous questions we faced.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2019
There’s a slow-moving revolution happening in Jewish day schools. Over the past eight years, Jewish day schools have embraced a new philosophy called personalized learning where students work simultaneously on different assignments tailored to their individual needs. Blended learning, the method used to achieve personalized learning, structures the classroom so it’s less “teacher at the front of the room” and more a mix of teacher-led and independent and group student learning.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2018
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