This summer Art/STEAM teacher, Shana and I spent a week at Camp Ramah B’California in Ojai at a TIArts (Teacher Institute for the Arts). I thought that at best, I will learn how to better integrate Jewish Studies, art and technology. Instead I was transformed as an educator and person. The care, passion and planning […]Read More Eight Steps to Creative Problem Solving – Best Summer PD
I learned to annotate a video to use in a flipped classroom or blended classroom. My 5th grade students read Megillat Ruth in Hebrew in class using the TaLAM Ruth book. I took the Megilat Ruth video from BimBam and added questions about the content as it relates to what they learned in class. Within […]Read More What did I learn at the 2 day Teacher Institute reunion?
What does the Torah portion have to do with 3D printing? In the 3rd grade Parashat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion) curriculum, each Parasha (Torah portion) features a symbol presented as a riddle; through the study of the Parasha the students discover the link between this symbol (which is the central message of the portion) and the […]Read More Torah in 3D printing
My Fifth grade class learned about the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and then each student created a 3 dimensional vessel from the Mishkan. Please click on the video to learn more.Read More 3D Mishkan (Tabernacle) lesson
Gan Gani is a Hebrew immersion preschool program in which children engage in constructiveness curriculum promoting development of gross and fine motor skills through manipulative play. Their experiential, hands-on programming allows the students to be partners in their own learning process. Through pretend play, singing songs, integrating with one another, and creating art projects, as well as through […]Read More A visit to Gan Gani Hebrew immersion preschool in Chicago
Sukkot – In my Jewish Studies classroom we learned about the seven special biblical guests (Ushpizin in Aramaic) who are said to visit our Sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot. For our Ushpizin project, each student picked a biblical or modern Jewish hero and wrote a short summary about the hero. The summary was […]Read More Project based learning – Art, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
This summer I attended and presented at iPadpalooza in Austin Texas. It was a great experience and I decided to reflect on it by creating my first Storify. //storify.com/LiatWalker/presenting-at-ipadpalooza-2016/embed?border=falseRead More Presenting at iPadPalooza 2016 – reflecting thru storify