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8 Essential Characteristics of Project Based Learning

Diane Zimmerman, Associate Education Director at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C., identifies what PBL is and what it is not from the students’ and teachers’ perspectives.

Project-Based Learning and the Hebrew Curriculum

Most Hebrew programs in congregational schools are directed toward language learning rather than language acquisition. In other words, students learn Hebrew as a skill (and often as a prayer skill) rather than for communication.

Jump Right In: Teaching Jewish Values via Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning has made a splash in the secular education world and it can be a powerful tool for Jewish classrooms, too. So go ahead, take the plunge.

Discovering PBL Resources for the Jewish Classroom

A successful PBL project for the Jewish classroom teaches not only information, but must engage students in questions of Jewish life, identity, values, and connection. Here are resources to help you accomplish this.