New research that surveyed nearly 1,400 9-12th graders at Jewish day schools shows that 60% of those students believe that “their remote learning has not had a notable negative impact on their education.” Students also appreciate the efforts made by their schools and, even when th … [Read more...] about Has Remote Learning Set Back Jewish Day School Students?
As Jewish Day Schools around the world open this month, many must offer "dual" teaching, catering to students both in person, and to those students whose families prefer that they continue to learn from home. In addition, every school has had to create a contingency plan, should … [Read more...] about Kitah, a new Online Jewish Education Initiative, to Help Schools Weather the Coming COVID Crisis
By Nanci Caplan [This article is the first in a four-part series featuring graduates of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI). MTEI is a two-year journey of discovery, helping educational leaders transform their educational communities into places where teachers learn … [Read more...] about And How Are The Children?
By Lauren Reeves “[email protected] was the ONLY thing in April and May that didn’t change in our lives. It was a lifesaver.” That was a parent’s recollection of our midweek Hebrew program staying exactly the same last spring when the Illinois governor issued a stay-at-home order. … [Read more...] about We’ve Been Doing Online Hebrew for Six Years. How? Why?
By Michael B. Horn It is no great secret that many Jewish nonprofits are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. As events are cancelled around the country and the world, organizations are scrambling to maintain their relevance in a low-touch economy. The transition to … [Read more...] about To Keep Children Connected, Focus on Hebrew School