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A few months ago, my friend and colleague Josh Miller from the Jim Joseph Foundation asked me to share my thoughts about a new research report, now titled The Future of Jewish Learning Is Here: How Digital Media Are Reshaping Jewish Education, by Prof Ari Kelman et al. As I read through this interesting paper, writing notes and comments to myself, I suddenly understood: engaging in Jewish learning online is now “a thing!” Just as one can engage with sports, obtain financial information, get updated on current events and prepare oneself with regard to traffic and weather all by surfing the internet – one can study Jewish topics. What this research demonstrates, in multiple ways, following different personal stories and use cases, is the very fact that many people find content relevant to their Jewish life online. It is no longer one anecdote, and it is not just to look up candle lighting times or prayer service hours. You can learn Torah online.
Updated: May. 01, 2019
How do people learn to be Jewish now, amidst a flow of media and online platforms, of text and video and audio that is mostly free and on-demand, and that competes with more traditional sites, sources, and structures of Jewish education? With support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, my research team at Stanford’s Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies, including Professor Antero Garcia, Dr. Molly Zielezinski, and Dr. Mia Bruch, tried to answer this question.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2019
The AVI CHAI Foundation developed a funding initiative designed to incubate new low tuition Jewish day schools built on a blended learning model. AVI CHAI’s goal in setting out to do this work was to provide proof points for the model’s viability as well as its potential to inﬂuence established schools. This report, an analysis of this effort, focuses on three new schools funded by the foundation. The schools reﬂect a range of grade levels, affliations, and educational design models. When selected, all were beginning to put their plans into action. These schools were observed two to three times a year over a three-year period with the pseudonyms Darom, Zafon, and Mizrah.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
The Wellbeing of Learners and Teachers in Educational Institutions: Theoretical and Practical Aspects – A MOFET International Online Seminar
Education systems worldwide have accepted the fact that a clear, positive correlation exists between students' wellbeing and the quality of their learning, satisfaction, and academic achievements. In parallel, a positive correlation has been found between the wellbeing of educators in educational institutions and the quality of their teaching and their feeling of professional satisfaction. The theoretical and practical aspects associated with the bolstering and enhancement of the wellbeing of all partners in the educational institutions will be presented during MOFET International's online seminar: The Wellbeing of Learners and Teachers in Educational Institutions: Theoretical and Practical Aspects.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2017
The rapid technological development in the last decade facilitates the integration of teaching and learning environments and tools into Seamless Learning outside of the classroom. Nowadays, the accessibility of knowledge anytime, anywhere breaches the traditional classroom borders and opens up many different learning possibilities via tools and applications for mobile learning, social networks, large-group learning environments, and so on. MOFET International invites you to an online seminar to be held during February 2017, in which we shall present theoretical, research-based, and applied aspects of environments and tools that are prevalent in the field today.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2016
The CJPE is proud to launch “A Deep Dive into Jewish Peoplehood Education“; a new seminar series for educators interested in understanding the principles and practices of excellent education for Jewish Peoplehood. Join a select number of your educational colleagues in this series of six webinars designed to help you achieve deeper understanding of what the principles of excellent education toward Jewish Peoplehood is and why it is important, based on the principle that Judaism as not just a religion.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2016
New Case Study Available: Zafon Elementary School: A Station-Rotation Model for Supporting 21st Century Learning
As part of AVI CHAI’s investment in the field of blended and online learning, we are excited to share with you the first in a series of four cases that study and document the experiences of day schools introducing and implementing this mode of learning. Our goal is to bring to life this innovative model and share real-life examples of the learning in action. “Zafon Elementary School: A Station-Rotation Model for Supporting 21st Century Learning,” describes an Orthodox, pre-K through 2nd grade school, which opened in 2012 with blended learning as a core element of its design. As the study’s author remarks, “This case is in many ways a study of implementation, of translating from a design on paper to the delivery of a program in practice.”
Updated: Aug. 09, 2015
The Israel Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl annually recognizes outstanding citizens. The 'breakthrough achievement' concept is the central theme of this year’s beacon-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl, which will usher in Israel’s 67th Independence Day celebrations. Since Israel’s inception, its reputation as a “Start-up Nation” has been enhanced by breakthroughs in almost every field of human endeavor. The 14 people selected to light beacons this year are all breakthrough achievers in various aspects of Israel's society, culture and science.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2015
Chana German, the founding director of the Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, presents theoretical underpinnings of online education along with a practical guide for day school teachers and school leaders, providing some basic knowledge for educators and administrators considering adopting online Jewish education into their schools.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2014
This year DigitalJLearning Network schools went through a mini-planning process to articulate how the blended learning they are doing supports academic needs and goals. For many, it was a new way of thinking. But in going through the process and asking the right questions, schools that did it well noticed the benefits almost immediately.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2014