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 a 40 minute PD session, I learned about the importance of flipped classroom, saw examples from a few teachers, was introduced to playpostit.com and given time to began “playing/creating” while the instructors were available for questions.
I learned Tractate Berachot 3b in collaboration with a group and demonstrated our understanding via a visual presentation.
The Rabbi, his son and the 7 head demon
During an Open Modified Space Technology I brainstormed with a group of teachers:
How do we teach complexity about Israel – starting in gan
How do we start in the younger grades? – needs to start from the ground up.
Here are some of our notes: Our Jewish community is changing – this is a crucial question. We have to be at the forefront of figuring this out
Millenials want to talk about themselves – Need to teach seniors about their identity. How to access resources about ME is a wast of time. Need to focus on what will leave them thinking bout situation. Don’t tell them how to think? Has to be authentic from both of their sides. Discussion. Identity.
Hugging and Wrestling with Israel (JNF) – MS/HS curriculum
Younger kids – start developmentally appropriate.
Trying to teach an emotion
Need to provide forum already in 3/4 to talk about issues, cause they know about it already
Founding of USA v Founding of Israel (5th)
Who are our teachers? Their needs, emotions, backgrounds? We have to figure this out as adults first!
Makom – how do you connect to Israel?
Bialik School — Israel Interactive Center = recreate the realities of Israel in different grades
Putting the question to the kids; looking for their responses. Hard for a teacher
What made US love Israel?
We need curriculum with a trajectory, not just independent incidents
Michal Gutman The question of 67
I Collaborated with a group of teachers to create a presentation based on a system scale of Problem – Theory – Vision
Problem – HOW CAN WE PERSONALIZE EDUCATION TO MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF OUR STUDENTS?
Theory – If learning is personalized, students will find the learning meaningful and relevant to their learning styles and interests. Therefore, students will be inspired, engaged and learn more both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Teachers, too, will feel successful and empowered to reach every student.
Choice Collaboration Communication Critical Thinking Creativity
Vision – Schools will gradually shift from teacher-centered to student-centered classrooms. The schools, in partnership with Legacy Heritage, will provide professional development, training and ongoing support to staff. Personalization will become a school-wide initiative. Some of the techniques that will be employed include, mentoring, peer-observations, shared planning, in house experts, external consultants, differentiated instruction, technology and PBL.
Partnerships and communication facilitate appropriate, ongoing, professional development, essential for growth, learning and change. Professional learning communities enhance school culture and cultivate positive climate and growth. Consistent and supported, planned but flexible professional development and ongoing reflection and collection of feedback and data, keeps the professional development goal oriented, purposeful and sustainable.