Jewish Day School Educational Innovator Summit
Prizmah and Jewish Interactive hosted the Jewish Day School Educational Innovator Summit on June 26, 2019 at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia (next door the ISTE conference).
The summit gathering of Jewish Day School educators and experts in STEM and EdTech heard from master teachers, and extended professional learning networks.
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12:00 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 PM
CEO, Jewish Interactive
Associate Director for Educational Innovation, Prizmah
Introducing the Tech Rabbi
Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky
Director of Educational Technology at Yeshivat Frisch / The Frisch School
Keynote: Educated By Design: Designing The Space To Cultivate Creative Capacity
Rabbi Michael Cohen
The Tech Rabbi
Hear a story that will inspire you to help students develop creative and critical thinking skills to solve interesting problems in the world.
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Creative Use of Modern Technology to Explore Cultural Identity
Technology Coordinator, Hasten Hebrew Academy
Biblical Blueprints for PBL: MAKING Jewish Learning Experiences That Stick
Rabbi Tzvi Hametz
Director of Innovation and Creativity, Gindi Maimonides Academy
Jewish education doesn’t just support maker education, it demands it. Come play test some new curriculum ideas and get inspired!
KIBO is a screen-free robot for storytelling and collaboration. See examples of robotics projects integrated across the ECE curriculum.
JSTEM: Using 3D Design in Jewish Education
STEM Coordinator, Kellman Brown Academy
3:00 – 3:30 PM
3:30 – 4:30 PM
ST2EM – Science, Technology, Torah, Engineering & Math: A Framework
Dr. Christine Coleman
Director of Informational & Instructional Technology, Yeshivah of Flatbush Jewish Day Schools
Rabbi Yona Krainess
Director of Educational Technology. Yeshivah of Flatbush Elementary School
ST2EM Framework designed for hands-on project based learning experiences for Gr. K-8 in 40 minutes lessons. TPACK Model of PD, NGSS aligned
EdTech Innovation through Virtual Reality in the Classroom
CEO, MidnightCoffee, Inc.
Virtual Reality has so much potential to be used in a classroom environment, and we will be going over a few ways to implement it.
The Chrome Tools You Don’t Know (Yet)
Director of Technology, Hillel Yeshiva
We’ll explore a wide range of tools for Chrome with a focus on Judaic Studies applications. Bound to be something for everyone!
The Holistic Process of Gamification and Student Centered Learning in the J-STEM Classroom
West Coast Director, Jewish Interactive
Director of Educational Strategy, Mercava
An introduction to Ji Tap and Mercava. An overview of how Ji Tap’s creation tool can be used for the gamification of curriculum and how the Ji Tap platform works to facilitate individualized student-centered learning. We will also explore Mercava’s features, apps, and powerful tools focusing on every level of Gemarah, Mishnah, Tanach, and Tefilah.
4:30 – 5:00 PM