Following the successes of the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge’s (JEIC) Day School Challenge and the Innovators Retreat, a new initiative - tentatively called the Team Challenge - has been launched to discover innovative, engaging, inspiring, authentic, substantive and personally meaningful Jewish learning and teaching in our Jewish day schools. The Team Challenge is the third JEIC initiative aimed at revitalizing a day school system in … [Read more...] about Jewish Education Innovation Challenge Announces New Program, New Partners
By Ramie Arian, Leah Nadich Meir, and Steven Green Five years ago, the Nadiv program was launched as an innovative pilot program involving six camp-school partnerships whose primary objective was enhancing and deepening the quality of Jewish education at the camps and enriching experiential education at the schools while building a mutually beneficial and sustainable camp-school model. The Nadiv model created six new full-time positions for … [Read more...] about A Look Back at Nadiv – What Have We Learned for the Future?
By Jane Taubenfeld Cohen “Help me write my letter of resignation.” “I don’t think I can do this anymore.” “Can you talk? I am dying” Last week, I received these three text messages from three different, very talented leaders. All within the span of 20 minutes. And so I ask: What is going on with our field? Is the job of Head of School doable? Why do leaders, many of whom are in their first 5 years on the job, feel so lost, … [Read more...] about 20 Minutes
By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi If you are the parent of a Jewish child with disabilities, you have already learned that public schools “magically” welcome, include and teach children with disabilities very well. Indeed, around the nation’s capital where I live in Maryland, there are some of the best public school programs for children with disabilities in the country. And moreover, they are doing it with expert skills for tens of thousands of … [Read more...] about School Solutions for Jewish Children with Disabilities
Outside it was a warm, sunny day. Inside there was a buzz in the air as 50 principals gathered last week at Apple's NYC HQ to discover what’s in store for the future of Jewish education during a joint all-day leadership training event held with Jewish Interactive, Centre for Innovation in Jewish Education (CIJE) and Apple. Following the success of 2 similar days at Apple's London HQ (UK), this was the first of a nationwide campaign to inspire … [Read more...] about Jewish Interactive and TinyTap announce Technology Partnership to Enable Next Generation Jewish Learning