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Online Learning Center: Performance Update

It's been an exciting time. Over 200 schools have enrolled in the OLC, with more than 600 teachers and 3500 students successfully participating in online classes, using digital Hebrew and creating multimedia projects and discussions. A few schools have had difficulties, but over 80% of support ticket issues have been resolved within 24 hours. We are committed to making the OLC work for every school.

Reflections from the Virtual School Symposium 2012

Executive Editor Mark H. Levine summarizes what he learned and observed at the Virtual School Symposium, which promotes advocacy for and research into online and blended learning.

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.