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Sunday, March 2
 

8:00am

Teacher Day

8:00-8:15-Registration and sign up for Google Hang Outs

8:15- 9:00-iLearn I-

9:10-10:00- iLearn II

What is iLearn?

During these two sessions, teachers will participate in small group discussion led by facilitators and driven by a protocol that encourages identifying the challenge in the classroom, focusing the challenge, and framing action steps by brainstorming possible solutions. The facilitators were chosen because of their work both as classroom teachers and teacher leaders in professional development. Some topics of discussion groups include the following;

  • How can I create engaging, collaborative and creative lesson plans? Shira Loewenstein, director of the New Teacher Induction Program, YUSP
  • How can create a positive culture in my classroom? Dr. Rona Novick, Yeshiva University
  • Using the Smart Board to create engaging lessons-Mrs. Levana Lichter- Schechter School of Long Island
  • Flipping the Classroom- How can I reach more of my students? Ms Aliza Chanales, Yeshivat Noam
  • Project Based Learning- How can I integrate it into my classroom ? Mrs. Tikvah Wiener, Director of Educational Innovation, The Frisch School

 

8:15- 10:00- A session with Mike Fisher- Curriculum 21 (You may choose this option instead of the iLearn sessions)

10- 10:15- Coffee Break- Sign up for Google Hang Outs

10:15- 12:00- iDelve deeper

In this session, teachers will have the opportunity to delve deeper into building their digital tool boxes and integrating 21st c skill into their classrooms. Teachers will have the choice of spending the session with Mike Fisher or with the creators of Jewish Interactive. This session will help teachers leave with tools and action plans to implement into their classrooms the next day.

 

 

All participants will be registered to win a door prize!


Sunday March 2, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm
Hotel Lower Level

10:00am

Registration
Sunday March 2, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

12:00pm

Lunch and Conference Welcome
Sunday March 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

Vendor Marketplace

Exhibitors
avatar for Facylitate

Facylitate

Facylitate, is a groundbreaking application providing support for administrators by streamlining the short-cycle observation process utilizing innovative data collection and reporting tools.  The Facylitate Web and iPad toolkit, can utilize any rubric, ensures transparency and quick completion of faculty evaluations/assessments.  Our methodology empowers delivery of timely relevant differentiated professional development.  Our... Read More →
avatar for JerusalemU

JerusalemU

JerusalemU.org provides a wide variety of fresh and innovative Israel and Jewish education programs that bring together world-renowned educators, engaging films, thought-provoking discussions and activist opportunities.  Creative multi-media courses address the urgent need to teach teens, college students and adults about Israel and Judaism, and to strengthen their Jewish connection and identity.  Classes are designed for both... Read More →
avatar for RenWeb

RenWeb

RenWeb's Power, Integration, Ease-of-Use and Affordability are demonstrated daily in 3,000 customer schools as the leading provider of Cloud-based student information systems. RenWeb's unmatched convenience and service include a complete turn-key data conversion and software installation, along with a client interface providing easy access to more than 200 integrated features.  Features include Admissions, Enrollment... Read More →
avatar for ThumbPrint

ThumbPrint

Thumbprint is a crowd-sourced platform that allows teachers and students to create, borrow, modify and share educational content in a simple, drag-and-drop interface that's intuitive and fun to use. The platform supports all languages and specifically supports all Hebrew text and formatting. A reporting tool works together with the platform that sends teachers analytic information and scores as too how their students are interacting with... Read More →
avatar for Aleph Beta

Aleph Beta

Aleph Beta Academy is committed to helping educators inspire their students to fall in love with Torah learning through engaging, intellectual videos that bring the text to life. Teachers use our videos as a springboard to push intellectual conversation and debate, and to help students answer the larger questions about why Torah matters and how the text speaks to us today.
avatar for Dynamic Data Concepts

Dynamic Data Concepts

Creator of the 360 Solutions Suite  school administrative and fundraising software for non-profits.  The 360 Suite provides your school with one address for all their data management needs.
avatar for Lirom - Global Education

Lirom - Global Education

Lirom Global Education (Lirom GE) was founded in order to provide international students of all ages the opportunity to study abroad in Israel and experience firsthand the benefits of studying in the Startup Nation. Lirom Global Education offers internationally accredited university programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in studying n Israel
avatar for Info Grasp

Info Grasp

Online School Management Software
avatar for The Whalen Berez Group, LLC

The Whalen Berez Group, LLC

Provider of design, furniture and millwork solutions for school and sanctuary interiors.
avatar for Merkaz Halacha

Merkaz Halacha

Merkaz Halacha was founded and is directed by Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon in order to spread and deepen commitment to Jewish practice.  Rav Rimon has developed a unique methodology for teaching halacha that is faithful to classical sources, systematic in their presentation, and enjoyable for the student.
avatar for Jewish Journey

Jewish Journey

The Jewish Journey is a leader in educational travel to Israel and Europe. We partner with schools, synagogues, summer camps and organizations to create meaningful learning and identity-building opportunities for students. Working closely with the educational leadership of your school or organization, we strive to provide innovative and exciting itineraries that redlect your school's/ organization's mission and goals. Our... Read More →
avatar for CAP IT! Learning

CAP IT! Learning

Innovative Reading Solutions
avatar for Edknowlogy Partners

Edknowlogy Partners

EDKNOWLOGY PARTNERS is a K-12 educational technology consulting and integration firm, EMPOWERING SCHOOLS to enhance teaching & learning, ENABLING EDUCATORS to teach not just with technology but through technology and ENGAGING STUDENTS to take active roles in their own learning. Discussions with Edknolwlogy focus on improving outcomes in EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE through INNOVATIVE TEACHING & LEARNING and not... Read More →
avatar for David Project

David Project

The David Project positively shapes campus opinion on Israel by educating, training, and empowering student leaders to be thoughtful, strategic and persuasive advocates.
avatar for William Davidson School

William Davidson School

The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education is America's largest pluralistic school of Jewish education, granting graduate-level degrees in Jewish education and providing services to educators currently in the field.
avatar for Weiss Advisory Services

Weiss Advisory Services

Weiss Advisory specializes in Tax Exempt and Taxable Bond Financing for non-profit organizations with federal 501(c)(3) status such as religious and independent schools, yeshivas, health care facilities, community centers, student dormitories and adult housing centers. Weiss Advisory acts as Management  Advisor to clients that are seeking tax-exempt and/or taxable bond financing to finance construction, acquisition, renovation... Read More →
avatar for Double Down Tech

Double Down Tech

Information Technology  provider for Education Technology
avatar for Shony - Jewish Educational Travel

Shony - Jewish Educational Travel

Shony Travel is a leader in Jewish Educational travel to Israel and around the world. Amnon Weigler and his team create unique tailor-made programs fro your school or organization that meet your expectations, interest and curricula. We provide quality services and utilize top-notch staff  to crate a program that is educational, inspirational and fun.  


Sunday March 2, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

1:00pm

Framing of Conference

Launching our three day experience,  Dr. Jacobs  and the Curriculum 21 team will set the stage for integrating the new litearcies and 21st century approaches to learning into each of the Learning Labs.   We believe that this interactive session will prove critical to maximizing our conference.  


Sunday March 2, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom

2:30pm

Finding Your Learning Lab/Break
Options:
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Financial Sustainability and Affordability
  • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
 

Sunday March 2, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Long Island Marriott 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553

2:30pm

iJED Cafe
The iJED Cafe, sponsored by the Avi Chai Foundation, is our conference lounge focused on online and blended learning in Jewish education. You can come in throughout the conference and have a cup of hot joe, relax, network with colleagues and friends and find out more about online/blended learning from our exclusive iJED Cafe vendors and presenters. Come for the coffee and stay for the learning.

 

2:30pm: iJED Cafe opens to the public.

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Getting Started with Blended Learning (for beginners only) – Join Gary Hartstein of Digital JLearning Network and Dr. Eliezer Jones of the YU School Partnership for a crash course in getting started with blended learning.

6:30pm-10:00pm: The regular conference continues and the Café will be open. Join us to meet the vendors and have a snack.



Sunday March 2, 2014 2:30pm - 10:00pm
Skylight Suite

3:00pm

21st Century Learning Lab #1

iJED Conference Learning Lab: 21st Century Learning

 

Lead facilitator:

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs of Curriculum21

Other facilitators include: Mike Fisher, Marie Hubley Alcock, and Allison Zmuda

 

Goal:

To cultivate digital, media, and global literacy in teaching and learning practice.

 

What is it? 

Participants will work in large group and small group labs.  Some of the labs will be repeated.  Expert facilitators will frequently team-teach to provide more feedback and support for participants, who will also create a LiveBinder to serve as a digital portfolio for the conference.    

 

Lab 1A:

Developing Digital Literacy:  Making Sense of Digital Tools, Tagging apps, Curating a Classroom Clearinghouse  

 

We will engage in examining strategies for cultivating the four capabilities for digital literacy:  Accessing Capability; Selection Capability; Curating Capability; Creation Capability.   In small working groups, participants will explore a wide array of edu-applications for possible use in classrooms.  Each team will select, tag and begin to curate a clearinghouse of potential sites for direct integration in the curriculum. 

Lab 1B:

Flip your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day  - Marie Alcock 

 

Based on the work of Bergmann and Sams this session will explore flipping the classroom on two levels.  The first ishow to flip the classroom with a focus on what digital tools and available resources to use.  The second is flipping for student mastery with a focus on the pedagogy technique to make a flip classroom meet the needs of all students. 

 

Who should attend?

Stakeholders in a school community actively looking to modernize the vision and practices in the school, including administrators and lay leaders.   

 

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Marie Alcock

Marie Alcock

President, Learning Systems Associates
As president of Learning Systems Associates Dr. Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and pubic advocate. She is the founder of the TEN list, Tomorrow’s Education Network, which is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Fisher

Michael Fisher

Founder, The Digigogy Collaborative
Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time author, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is a member of both the ASCD Faculty and the Curriculum 21 Faculty. He is an active... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Executive Director, Curriculum Designers, Inc
DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted  nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to:  curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction,  and  21st century strategic planning.  She is the author of seven books, most... Read More →

Sunday March 2, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lighthouse Ballroom

3:00pm

Financial Sustainability Learning Lab #1

iJED Conference Learning Lab: Financial Sustainability

 

Lead facilitator:

Sharon Haselkorn of PEJE, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education

 

Goal:

To help participants make effective improvements to their school’s efforts to increase sustainability.

 

What is it?

These learning labs on financial sustainability will guide participants through a journey of improvement by focusing on three critical areas of resource scarcity:

  • scarcity of philanthropic dollars
  • scarcity of students
  • scarcity of lay leadership talent

Participating in PEJE’s Financial Sustainability Lab will help you deepen your understanding and practice of four effective levers for attracting these resources:    

(1) Improve how you make your case for investment (story)

(2) Mine relevant data (data)

(3) Develop a plan that makes a difference (plan)

(4) Build relationships that motivate action (relationships)

 

Before the conference:

The journey will begin even before participants arrive through a curated selection of articles, videos, and case examples that introduce four keys to attracting more students, more philanthropic dollars and more lay leadership talent. Participants will also be given a planning framework to guide pre-conference reflection on what participants are currently doing to increase these three resources.

 

Lab 1:
Behind Your School's Quest for Sustainable Resources

As the PEJE Financial Sustainability Lab opens at the conference on Sunday, we begin our face-to-face learning from experts and peers. Together, take a hard look at where the participating schools are now and begin to apply the concepts of story, data, plan, and relationships to the resources your school seeks to enhance.

Focus questions in Lab #1: a) How can my case for investment (of students, gifts, or lay leadership talent) work better to secure abundant resources? b) Given my current sustainability challenges, what else might be possible for my school? c) What is the specific purpose I am working with for my school within the larger area of financial sustainability? d) Which Lab 2 workshops are right for me?

Presenter: Pearl Kane, PLK Consulting 

Brain Surgery and Rocket Science - What's the back story behind the title of this session?!  Learn the secrets of making an effective case for investment of students, gifts, and leadership by identifying the narratives of your day school and the people who populate it and care deeply.  Engage your current and future board members, recruit new families and cultivate and steward donors using the basic tenets of the business storyteller.   Create insider briefings and enhance your site visits, solicitations and events by curating content from the stories behind the story of your school.  This interactive lab puts your school in the spotlight and participants as the players.  Build your school's capacity to leverage story to attract abundance at this lively session. 

 

Focus questions in Lab #1: 

a) How can my case for investment (of students, gifts, or lay leadership talent) work better to secure abundant resources?

b) Given my current sustainability challenges, what else might be possible for my school?

c) What is the specific purpose I am working with for my school within the larger area of financial sustainability? d) Which Lab 2 workshops are right for me?

Who should attend?

School board members as well as leaders from community organizations beyond day schools who are concerned with Jewish education will be important participants in these labs alongside top professional leaders and their administrative teams.

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Sharon Haselkorn

Sharon Haselkorn

Strategy Officer, PEJE
Sharon Haselkorn has worked at PEJE for the last eight years. She began as a program officer for coaching and expertise and continues to manage coaching while also currently serving as PEJE’s Strategy Officer. Previously, she worked as an independent coach to schools and instructor in teacher preparation programs. Her volunteer leadership includes board work at several Boston-area Jewish day schools. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard... Read More →
avatar for Pearl Kane

Pearl Kane

Pearl Lerner Kane, the president of PLK Consulting Group LLC (formed in 1994), has more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations.  PLK works with annual, endowment and capital campaigns as well as board development, executive coaching and strategic planning.  Most of the work of PLK Consulting is with Jewish communal organizations.   PLK Consulting provides a variety of development and marketing services... Read More →

Sunday March 2, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Adelphi and Long Island University Rooms

3:00pm

Supporting Diverse Learners Learning Lab #1

iJED Learning Lab: Supporting Diverse Learners

 

Lead Facilitator

Arlene Remz of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Allison Zmuda 

Learning Lab case study: 

http://issuu.com/yusp/docs/supporting_diverse_learners_lab_res

Goal

No classroom has just one, two or even three learning styles present.  Each student learns in a way that is as unique as they are.  This learning lab explores what steps educators can take to make sure that none of their students are getting left behind.  Participants will return to their schools seeing their classroom in a whole new light and possessing the tools and resources that will improve learning for all students.

 

Overall Structure:
In this Learning Lab, participants will work in groups to explore real life case studies of the challenges that arise when supporting students with an array of different learning styles and needs. Participants will learn from each other and from experts in the field over the course of three Lab sessions and dive deeply into discussions about inclusion practices, systems, personnel, communication, and other challenges and opportunities.  

Lab #1:

  • Introduction to Lab & case study approach
  • Consultant  Panel: Framing the “big ideas” underlying the case studies
  • Group work (facilitated by Case Managers) : teambuilding, discussion of case study; work with Consultant #1
  • Explanation of next day’s Table Networking activity 

 

Who should attend?

This Lab is not just for special educators - it takes a whole school to create inclusive culture and practice. This Lab is designed for everyone in the day school community (grades K-12) who is invested in an inclusive environment where all students learn and achieve. Participation is recommended for school administrators, admissions directors, teacher leaders, specialists, lay leaders, as well as directors of support services and special educators. Together we will deeply explore these important issues of inclusion that all day schools face.

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Arlene Remz

Arlene Remz

Executive Director, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
Arlene Remz, Executive Director of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, began her work in special education as a counselor in the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England after graduating from college.  Arlene, who holds an M.Ed. from Columbia University in Technology in Education and an M.A. in Special Education from New York University, spent her early career as a special education teacher in Massachusetts and New York. She worked... Read More →
avatar for Allison Zmuda

Allison Zmuda

The Competent Classroom, LLC
Allison Zmuda’s focus is to help every educator create a competent classroom—a learning environment where all participants believe it is possible for them to be successful—in which what teachers and students are expected to know and be able to do is challenging, feasible, and worthy of the attempt. Zmuda also specializes in short and long range continuous improvement planning, evaluating the degree to which structures, policies, and job... Read More →

Sunday March 2, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chardonnay

5:00pm

5:00pm

6:30pm

Dinner
Sunday March 2, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grand Ballroom

7:30pm

The iJED Cardboard Challenge: Creativity, Innovation, and ‘In the Box’ Thinking

Inspired by the short film, `Caine’s Arcade,’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul9c-4dX4Hk) the Global Cardboard Challenge is a worldwide celebration of child creativity and the role communities and school can play in fostering it. The event challenges kids to create and build using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. The first-ever Global Cardboard Challenge had 270+ events in 41 countries. This proposal is to engage the iJED attendees in a cardboard challenge to focus on the importance of creativity, imagination and innovation using inexpensive to free materials.

 

The iJED Cardboard Challenge:

■     engages educators in creative play                                                                                       

■     fosters creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork

■     gives our educators an opportunity to explore their interests and passions, and make things that have an impact on others

■     provides an experience and model a method for schools to actively foster and celebrate child creativity which increases global happiness and makes for a happier, more playful world.

■     just be plain FUN!

 


Sunday March 2, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Lighthouse Ballroom

9:00pm

9:00pm

 
Monday, March 3
 

7:00am

7:00am

8:00am

Breakfast
Monday March 3, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom

8:00am

Vendor Marketplace

Exhibitors
avatar for Facylitate

Facylitate

Facylitate, is a groundbreaking application providing support for administrators by streamlining the short-cycle observation process utilizing innovative data collection and reporting tools.  The Facylitate Web and iPad toolkit, can utilize any rubric, ensures transparency and quick completion of faculty evaluations/assessments.  Our methodology empowers delivery of timely relevant differentiated professional development.  Our... Read More →
avatar for JerusalemU

JerusalemU

JerusalemU.org provides a wide variety of fresh and innovative Israel and Jewish education programs that bring together world-renowned educators, engaging films, thought-provoking discussions and activist opportunities.  Creative multi-media courses address the urgent need to teach teens, college students and adults about Israel and Judaism, and to strengthen their Jewish connection and identity.  Classes are designed for both... Read More →
avatar for RenWeb

RenWeb

RenWeb's Power, Integration, Ease-of-Use and Affordability are demonstrated daily in 3,000 customer schools as the leading provider of Cloud-based student information systems. RenWeb's unmatched convenience and service include a complete turn-key data conversion and software installation, along with a client interface providing easy access to more than 200 integrated features.  Features include Admissions, Enrollment... Read More →
avatar for ThumbPrint

ThumbPrint

Thumbprint is a crowd-sourced platform that allows teachers and students to create, borrow, modify and share educational content in a simple, drag-and-drop interface that's intuitive and fun to use. The platform supports all languages and specifically supports all Hebrew text and formatting. A reporting tool works together with the platform that sends teachers analytic information and scores as too how their students are interacting with... Read More →
avatar for Aleph Beta

Aleph Beta

Aleph Beta Academy is committed to helping educators inspire their students to fall in love with Torah learning through engaging, intellectual videos that bring the text to life. Teachers use our videos as a springboard to push intellectual conversation and debate, and to help students answer the larger questions about why Torah matters and how the text speaks to us today.
avatar for Gratz College

Gratz College

Gratz College opened its door in 1895 as the first independent college for Jewish studies. Since then, it has been committed to the principle of "education grounded in Jewish values." Today Gratz continues this commitment with academic programs ranging from its thriving Jewish Community High School to its highly regarded doctoral program in Jewish education.  Gratz students include current and aspiring Jewish educators and... Read More →
avatar for Dynamic Data Concepts

Dynamic Data Concepts

Creator of the 360 Solutions Suite  school administrative and fundraising software for non-profits.  The 360 Suite provides your school with one address for all their data management needs.
avatar for Lirom - Global Education

Lirom - Global Education

Lirom Global Education (Lirom GE) was founded in order to provide international students of all ages the opportunity to study abroad in Israel and experience firsthand the benefits of studying in the Startup Nation. Lirom Global Education offers internationally accredited university programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in studying n Israel
avatar for Info Grasp

Info Grasp

Online School Management Software
avatar for The Whalen Berez Group, LLC

The Whalen Berez Group, LLC

Provider of design, furniture and millwork solutions for school and sanctuary interiors.
avatar for Merkaz Halacha

Merkaz Halacha

Merkaz Halacha was founded and is directed by Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon in order to spread and deepen commitment to Jewish practice.  Rav Rimon has developed a unique methodology for teaching halacha that is faithful to classical sources, systematic in their presentation, and enjoyable for the student.
avatar for Jewish Journey

Jewish Journey

The Jewish Journey is a leader in educational travel to Israel and Europe. We partner with schools, synagogues, summer camps and organizations to create meaningful learning and identity-building opportunities for students. Working closely with the educational leadership of your school or organization, we strive to provide innovative and exciting itineraries that redlect your school's/ organization's mission and goals. Our... Read More →
avatar for CAP IT! Learning

CAP IT! Learning

Innovative Reading Solutions
avatar for Edknowlogy Partners

Edknowlogy Partners

EDKNOWLOGY PARTNERS is a K-12 educational technology consulting and integration firm, EMPOWERING SCHOOLS to enhance teaching & learning, ENABLING EDUCATORS to teach not just with technology but through technology and ENGAGING STUDENTS to take active roles in their own learning. Discussions with Edknolwlogy focus on improving outcomes in EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE through INNOVATIVE TEACHING & LEARNING and not... Read More →
avatar for David Project

David Project

The David Project positively shapes campus opinion on Israel by educating, training, and empowering student leaders to be thoughtful, strategic and persuasive advocates.
avatar for William Davidson School

William Davidson School

The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education is America's largest pluralistic school of Jewish education, granting graduate-level degrees in Jewish education and providing services to educators currently in the field.
avatar for Weiss Advisory Services

Weiss Advisory Services

Weiss Advisory specializes in Tax Exempt and Taxable Bond Financing for non-profit organizations with federal 501(c)(3) status such as religious and independent schools, yeshivas, health care facilities, community centers, student dormitories and adult housing centers. Weiss Advisory acts as Management  Advisor to clients that are seeking tax-exempt and/or taxable bond financing to finance construction, acquisition, renovation... Read More →
avatar for Double Down Tech

Double Down Tech

Information Technology  provider for Education Technology
avatar for Shony - Jewish Educational Travel

Shony - Jewish Educational Travel

Shony Travel is a leader in Jewish Educational travel to Israel and around the world. Amnon Weigler and his team create unique tailor-made programs fro your school or organization that meet your expectations, interest and curricula. We provide quality services and utilize top-notch staff  to crate a program that is educational, inspirational and fun.  


Monday March 3, 2014 8:00am - 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

iJED Cafe

The iJED Cafe, sponsored by the Avi Chai Foundation, is our conference lounge focused on online and blended learning in Jewish education. You can come in throughout the conference and have a cup of hot joe, relax, network with colleagues and friends and find out more about online/blended learning from our exclusive iJED Cafe vendors and presenters. Come for the coffee and stay for the learning.

 

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast with the Experts: Grab a cup of joe and join leading experts in the field of online learning and Jewish education from our day school networks, foundations and Jewish educational organizations.

2:00pm -3:00pm: Online Learning Provider Presentations: The iJED Cafe vendors and online learning providers will be offering a quick shot of what they offer the field and what they can offer your schools.

3:00pm-4:00pm:  What it Takes to Be BOLD? Join us for a panel discussion of BOLD Day Schools who are established school implementing blended learning into their classrooms.

4:00pm-4:45pm: Online Judaic Courses for Jewish Day Schools: This is an opportunity to hear about some new and exciting initiatives in the area of fully online Judaic course development and delivery.

4:45pm-5:30pm: New Blended Schools Panel: The iJED cafe will be serving up an exciting panel of educators from new schools who use blended learning as their primary model of education.

6:00pm-6:45pm: Open cafe: Come in to the iJED Cafe and take a load off, chat with some friends, enjoy a double half caf shaken not stirred Colombian espresso with a chocolate shot and who knows, maybe a surprise iJED Cafe program.

6:45pm-10:00pm: The regular conference continues and the Café will be open. Join us to meet the vendors and have a snack.



Monday March 3, 2014 8:00am - 10:00pm
Skylight Suite

9:00am

21st Century Learning Lab #2

iJED Conference Learning Lab: 21st Century Learning

 

Lead facilitator:

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs of Curriculum21

Other facilitators include: Mike Fisher, Marie Hubley Alcock, and Allison Zmuda

 

Goal:

To cultivate digital, media, and global literacy in teaching and learning practice.

 

What is it? 

Participants will work in large group and small group labs.  Some of the labs will be repeated.  Expert facilitators will frequently team-teach to provide more feedback and support for participants, who will also create a LiveBinder to serve as a digital portfolio for the conference.    

 

Lab 1A:

Developing Digital Literacy:  Making Sense of Digital Tools, Tagging apps, Curating a Classroom Clearinghouse  

 

We will engage in examining strategies for cultivating the four capabilities for digital literacy:  Accessing Capability; Selection Capability; Curating Capability; Creation Capability.   In small working groups, participants will explore a wide array of edu-applications for possible use in classrooms.  Each team will select, tag and begin to curate a clearinghouse of potential sites for direct integration in the curriculum. 

 

Lab 1B:
Flip your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day  - Marie Alcock 

 

Based on the work of Bergmann and Sams this session will explore flipping the classroom on two levels.  The first ishow to flip the classroom with a focus on what digital tools and available resources to use.  The second is flipping for student mastery with a focus on the pedagogy technique to make a flip classroom meet the needs of all students. 

 

 

Lab 2A:  

Upgrading Formative Assessments with New Media Formats

 

Upgrading the curriculum can begin by asking that teachers identify one unit of study and identifying a formative assessment to be ‘replaced’ by a contemporary form.   In this session we will consider an array of media creation tools that are simple to use and support both teachers and administrators in expanding the options for student to demonstrate learning.  Whether it is a podcast, short documentary, digital story, or presentation application, our focus will be on shaping quality work through media rubrics.  We will actively guide participants in exploring and trying out new media formats.

 

 

Lab 2B: 

Using Social Media and the Classroom/School Website to Engage Learners and Professionals

 

We believe that a teacher curated website is a direct extension of the classroom and should, in fact, be a marketplace for learning.  Similarly, the school website can be a highly interactive virtual space to sustain stakeholders in a school community.  This lab will provide participants with an opportunity to explore both free websites for open design applications (Wix, Weebyl, and Yola) and pre-formatted websites (Edmodo, MyBigCampus).   Strategies for using social media from twitter to Tumblr to blogging for active and ongoing communication will be integrated directly into the site.    

 

 

 

 

Who should attend?

Stakeholders in a school community actively looking to modernize the vision and practices in the school, including administrators and lay leaders.   

 

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Marie Alcock

Marie Alcock

President, Learning Systems Associates
As president of Learning Systems Associates Dr. Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and pubic advocate. She is the founder of the TEN list, Tomorrow’s Education Network, which is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Fisher

Michael Fisher

Founder, The Digigogy Collaborative
Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time author, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is a member of both the ASCD Faculty and the Curriculum 21 Faculty. He is an active... Read More →
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Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Executive Director, Curriculum Designers, Inc
DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted  nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to:  curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction,  and  21st century strategic planning.  She is the author of seven books, most... Read More →
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Allison Zmuda

The Competent Classroom, LLC
Allison Zmuda’s focus is to help every educator create a competent classroom—a learning environment where all participants believe it is possible for them to be successful—in which what teachers and students are expected to know and be able to do is challenging, feasible, and worthy of the attempt. Zmuda also specializes in short and long range continuous improvement planning, evaluating the degree to which structures, policies, and job... Read More →

Monday March 3, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lighthouse Ballroom

9:00am

Financial Sustainability Learning Lab #2, Block 1

iJED Conference Learning Lab: Financial Sustainability 

Lab 2, Block 1

Build Your Skills-Fill in the Gaps: 4 Key Levers
Focusing on the levers for change identified in Lab #1, choose two from the workshops below to learn more deeply about the key strategies of story, data, plan, and relationships. Bring your notes from each workshop to Lab #3 tomorrow.

 

Block 1: 9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Implementing Proactive Recruitment to Increase Enrollment: Forum 1

Harry Bloom (PEJE) will lead this Lab #2 workshop on utilizing market research and analysis of your school’s recruitment environment. You’ll learn cutting-edge market management techniques to help fill your recruitment funnel with qualified candidates, and manage those candidates through to matriculation.  You will explore collecting and analyzing information about your current and prospective families, and creating a strategy that effectively addresses your school’s unique recruitment challenge. In Lab #3, Harry will be available to help your school team take what you’ve learned and develop an action-oriented plan.

 

Building Your School’s Board: The Role of Planfulness and Partnership: Forum 3

Josh Elkin (Josh Elkin Coaching and Consulting) will teach how a strategic board and a positive board culture are essential ingredients for a sustainable day school. Heads of School and board leaders will explore their respective roles in advancing the entire board and its members in positive directions.  In this Lab #2 workshop, you’ll learn how to help your board function better and accomplish more of its responsibilities. Understand the collaboration required among the Board Chair (President), Committee on Trustees (Governance Committee), and Head of School to move a board from “okay” to exceptional performance. During Lab #3, Josh can help you integrate this board building plan into your school’s overall sustainability plan.

See PEJE’s Announcements page for pre-reading.

 

Ready. Set. Go? Are You Ready to Build an Endowment?: Forum 4

What does it take to raise endowment funds?  Take PEJE’s new innovative tool, the Endowment Readiness Assessment (ERA), and find out.  Heads of School, development professionals, and lay leaders will try the ERA in this Lab #2 workshop.  This is appropriate for those considering launching endowment efforts, as well as those already raising endowment funds.

Jill Goldenberg, Francine Shron, and Suzi Schuller (PEJE’s Endowment & Legacy Institute team) will help analyze your data, consider key relationships, and create a plan for moving your endowment building forward. Jill will be available during Lab #3 to help integrate endowment into your overall plan for sustainability.

Note: This workshop is offered in both blocks.

See PEJE’s Announcements page for pre-work.

 

What's the Plan?: Forum 7

Everyone tells you need a development plan—but you're not quite sure if yours serves your school's needs. Or how to design and implement one.  In this Lab #2 workshop, Pearl Kane (PLK Consulting Group LLC) shows the components of an excellent plan. Learn how lay leadership and professionals can work together more effectively, steps for implementation, and ways to tweak the plan all year-round. Bring a device that can access the Internet. In Lab #3, Pearl will help you design an effective development plan and make it come alive in your school.

 

Making the Case: An I -Thou Approach: Forum 8

Miriam Prum-Hess (Builders of Jewish Education of Los Angeles) and Rachel Slaton (Builders of Jewish Education of Los Angeles) will show how to strengthen relationships with parents, donors, alumni, staff, and communal stakeholders to secure the future of your school.  In building these relationships, school leaders must find the right balance between being true to themselves and their institutions while listening to and acting upon feedback and data to build relationships. This Lab #2 workshop will use real life examples, from parent surveys to donor and alumni stewardship, to help you create, deepen, and widen your relationships with all stakeholders. Board members, Heads of School, development professionals, and communal leaders will leave with actionable ideas to build a trusting culture for a stronger future. Miriam and Rachel will be available during Lab #3 to help customize your plan.

 

Net Promoter Score: The One Number You Need to Grow and Activate: Forum 9

Arnie Zar-Kessler (SSDS of Greater Boston), Hannah Feinberg Romick (Measuring Success), and Jim Blankstein (PEJE) will teach you to understand which people promote your school and why. You’ll explore what “net-promoters” are. You’ll also learn to identify these folks, discern what they’re passionate about, and show how they can help feed your school’s admission pipeline. This Lab #2 workshop will show you how a proven strategy from the for-profit world can be productive for Jewish day schools. In Lab #3, Arnie, Hannah, and Jim will help your school team take what you’ve learned and develop an action plan. Your school will leave the conference with a better understanding of net promoters and specific next steps to help your school and your families.

 

 


Moderators
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Sharon Haselkorn

Strategy Officer, PEJE
Sharon Haselkorn has worked at PEJE for the last eight years. She began as a program officer for coaching and expertise and continues to manage coaching while also currently serving as PEJE’s Strategy Officer. Previously, she worked as an independent coach to schools and instructor in teacher preparation programs. Her volunteer leadership includes board work at several Boston-area Jewish day schools. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard... Read More →

Monday March 3, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Forum Rooms

9:00am

Financial Sustainability Learning Lab #2, Block 2

Block 2: 10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Valuing and Nurturing Your Most Generous Day School Donors: Forum 3

Dan Baker (Advising in Philanthropy) shows that creating genuine relationships with donors is no longer an optional fundraising activity, but has become a fundamental tenet of a sophisticated and effective advancement program. Good communication and personal engagement are increasingly expected by our donors. This Lab #2 workshop is a conversation about both the "whys" and "how tos" of a donor-centric approach to fundraising. Participants will discuss some real-life challenges and opportunities. Dan will be available during Lab #3 to help you incorporate customized, donor-specific stewardship plans into your school’s sustainability strategy.

See PEJE’s Announcements page for pre-reading.

 

Becoming a Destination Board: Forum 1

Having the right board is critical to the sustainability of your school. A strong board needs a clear, compelling mission (story), the right data to inform decision making, and a robust plan with financial and non-financial goals. But how to find the right people to serve?  In this Lab #2 workshop, Harry Bloom (PEJE) and Amy Katz (PEJE) will discuss how changing your mindset, and prioritizing your time to focus on “foreign policy,” can make your board the “place to be.” Harry and Amy will also be available during Lab #3 to help plan specific steps to develop the right board for your school’s sustainability.

 

What’s Your Affordability Challenge? Are You sure? And What can You Do About it?: Forum 7

Charles Cohen (PEJE) teaches the importance of mining relevant data and developing plans that make a difference. This Lab #2 workshop will use the middle-income issue as a lens through which to explore the essential steps of collecting and analyzing information about your current and prospective families, and creating a strategy that effectively addresses your school’s unique affordability challenge. In Lab #3, Charles will help you take what you’ve learned and develop an action plan. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your affordability issues, and specific next steps to follow.

See PEJE’s Announcements page for pre-work.

 

Ready. Set. Go? Are You Ready to Build an Endowment?: Forum 4

What does it take to raise endowment funds? Take PEJE’s new innovative tool, the Endowment Readiness Assessment (ERA), and find out.  Heads of School, development professionals, and lay leaders will try the ERA in this Lab #2 workshop.  This workshop is appropriate for those considering launching endowment efforts, as well as those already raising endowment funds.

Jill Goldenberg, Francine Shron, and Suzi Schuller (PEJE’s Endowment & Legacy Institute team) will help analyze your data, consider key relationships, and create a plan for moving your endowment building forward. Jill will be available during Lab #3 to help you integrate endowment into your overall plan for sustainability.

Note: This workshop is offered in both blocks.

See PEJE’s Announcements page for pre-work.

 

Developing Your Word of Mouth Marketing Plan: Forum 8

Rick Newberry (Enrollment Catalyst) will show how successful schools use word of mouth marketing to fill up their classes. The session emphasizes the importance of mining relevant data, stories, and relationships and developing plans that make a difference. This Lab #2 workshop will use recruitment and retention as a lens through which to combine these four key elements into a strategy that supports new student acquisition and student retention. Then, in Lab #3, Rick will help you develop a plan. You’ll leave with a strategy to use word of mouth marketing in new, effective ways.

 

Dashboard Data à Strategic Conversations: Forum 9

Imagine a board meeting at which data animates a conversation about the future direction of the school. Such numbers are powerful. They show us what’s possible and point the way to action. In this Lab #2 workshop, Amy Sales (JData, Brandeis University) discusses how data work overall and looks at a JDS case study drawn from JData. Once participants identify the “heat” in the data, they’ll plan a strategic conversation with the board. Amy will be available during Lab #3 to help develop powerful data mining steps as part of your school’s sustainability strategy.

 

 

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Sharon Haselkorn

Sharon Haselkorn

Strategy Officer, PEJE
Sharon Haselkorn has worked at PEJE for the last eight years. She began as a program officer for coaching and expertise and continues to manage coaching while also currently serving as PEJE’s Strategy Officer. Previously, she worked as an independent coach to schools and instructor in teacher preparation programs. Her volunteer leadership includes board work at several Boston-area Jewish day schools. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard... Read More →

Monday March 3, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Forum Rooms

9:00am

Supporting Diverse Learners Learning Lab #2

iJED Learning Lab: Supporting Diverse Learners

 

Lead Facilitator

Arlene Remz of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Allison Zmuda 

Learning Lab case study: 

http://issuu.com/yusp/docs/supporting_diverse_learners_lab_res

Goal

No classroom has just one, two or even three learning styles present.  Each student learns in a way that is as unique as they are.  This learning lab explores what steps educators can take to make sure that none of their students are getting left behind.  Participants will return to their schools seeing their classroom in a whole new light and possessing the tools and resources that will improve learning for all students.

 

Overall Structure:
In this Learning Lab, participants will work in groups to explore real life case studies of the challenges that arise when supporting students with an array of different learning styles and needs. Participants will learn from each other and from experts in the field over the course of three Lab sessions and dive deeply into discussions about inclusion practices, systems, personnel, communication, and other challenges and opportunities.  

 

Lab #2: Monday 9-12

  • Participant Table Networking activity
  • Group work with Consultant #2; optional  meeting with Consultant #3 and/or with other participants with relevant expertise 

 

Who should attend?

This Lab is not just for special educators - it takes a whole school to create inclusive culture and practice. This Lab is designed for everyone in the day school community (grades K-12) who is invested in an inclusive environment where all students learn and achieve. Participation is recommended for school administrators, admissions directors, teacher leaders, specialists, lay leaders, as well as directors of support services and special educators. Together we will deeply explore these important issues of inclusion that all day schools face.

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Arlene Remz

Arlene Remz

Executive Director, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
Arlene Remz, Executive Director of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, began her work in special education as a counselor in the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England after graduating from college.  Arlene, who holds an M.Ed. from Columbia University in Technology in Education and an M.A. in Special Education from New York University, spent her early career as a special education teacher in Massachusetts and New York. She worked... Read More →
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Allison Zmuda

The Competent Classroom, LLC
Allison Zmuda’s focus is to help every educator create a competent classroom—a learning environment where all participants believe it is possible for them to be successful—in which what teachers and students are expected to know and be able to do is challenging, feasible, and worthy of the attempt. Zmuda also specializes in short and long range continuous improvement planning, evaluating the degree to which structures, policies, and job... Read More →

Monday March 3, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Chardonnay

12:00pm

Lunch by Network- Schechter

We are excited to come together as a network at iJED and share our past, present and future with you. For our network to be truly representative of the diversity and strength of our schools, we need each and every one of you. Here is some of what you can expect during this time:

 

  • A special ceremony to honor Elaine Cohen for her years of service to the Schechter Day School community.
  • We Are Schechter: An opportunity to get a snapshot of who is in the room.
  • Spirit of Schechter: Director Designate, Jon Mitzmacher will share the strategic direction of the network as well as his impressions of travelling throughout the country to visit schools this year.
  • Connecting Our Schools: Focused conversations with your colleagues about the issues that matter most to you. (with a little fun thrown in)
  • Eduplanet21 LaunchYou have been hearing about ithe professional development platform and getting small glimpses. We will unveil the ‘full monty’ and even have a special substantive gift for each of you.

Monday March 3, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch by Network- YUSP

12:00pm-12:45pm  Lunch and mingle

12:45pm-1:00pm  Welcoming remarks: President Richard Joel, Yeshiva University

1:00pm-1:45pm  The Siddur Project:  Rabbi Jay Goldmintz, Dr. Daniel Rose, Koren Publishers Jerusalem

1:45pm-2:00pm  Celebrating the success of our schools and special presentation


Monday March 3, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

Break
Monday March 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Island Marriott 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553

3:00pm

iPlayground

What is iPlayground?

 

“iPlayground” at iJED is inspired by the exciting trend of “unconference”/”EdCamp”/”Open Space” convenings, in which participants host the conversations.  When you come to iJED, you will have a chance to sign up to lead a conversation in our iPlayground or take part in one about any area of interest.  Those who have participated in this kind of model know that there is tremendous wisdom in the field and we rarely have opportunities to learn from each other.

 

What kinds of sessions might there be?

 

Did your school just run a successful social media campaign?  Host a conversation about it!

 

Are you interested in integrating 21st century learning into your Jewish Studies classes? 

Join your colleagues who have been doing it for a few years in a conversation they will lead! Sessions might be about “Spirituality”, “Literacy”, “Supporting Diverse Learners”, or “Board-Head Relationships”.  The possibilities are endless!   You may come prepared with some materials and resources to share, you might want to wait and see what learning opportunities are posted, or you might be moved to sign up on the spot based on your iJED experience!  There is plenty of room to play in the iPlayground!

 

Let’s join together to learn from each other, to share our successes and challenges and to ask deep and meaningful questions. 

See some resources here:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/about-edcamp-unconference-history

http://gregmillerprincipal.com/2012/11/03/our-own-little-edcamp/

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxPhiladelphiaED-Kristen-Swan

See you in the iPlayground!

 


Monday March 3, 2014 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Various rooms

5:30pm

Break
Monday March 3, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Long Island Marriott 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553

5:30pm

5:30pm

6:45pm

Dinner
Monday March 3, 2014 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Grand Ballroom

7:45pm

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Securing the Jewish Future--Jewish Education and the 21st Century

Speakers
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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is a global religious leader, philosopher, author and moral voice for our time. A frequent contributor to radio, television and the press both in Britain and around the world, he has been described by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as “truly a towering figure in the intellectual life… [who] relates the insights of religion to the modern world and retells the story of faith in a compelling... Read More →


Monday March 3, 2014 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Grand Ballroom

9:15pm

9:15pm

9:30pm

Dessert Reception
Monday March 3, 2014 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer
 
Tuesday, March 4
 

7:00am

7:00am

7:45am

Breakfast
Tuesday March 4, 2014 7:45am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom

7:45am

iJED Cafe

The iJED Cafe, sponsored by the Avi Chai Foundation, is our conference lounge focused on online and blended learning in Jewish education. You can come in throughout the conference and have a cup of hot joe, relax, network with colleagues and friends and find out more about online/blended learning from our exclusive iJED Cafe vendors and presenters. Come for the coffee and stay for the learning.

7:45am-8:30am: Breakfast with the Experts: Grab a cup of joe and join leading experts in the field of online learning and Jewish education from our day school networks, foundations and Jewish educational organizations.

 8:30am-12:15pm: The regular conference continues and the Café will be open. Join us to meet the vendors and have a snack.



Tuesday March 4, 2014 7:45am - 12:15pm
Skylight Suite

8:00am

Vendor Marketplace

Exhibitors
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Facylitate

Facylitate, is a groundbreaking application providing support for administrators by streamlining the short-cycle observation process utilizing innovative data collection and reporting tools.  The Facylitate Web and iPad toolkit, can utilize any rubric, ensures transparency and quick completion of faculty evaluations/assessments.  Our methodology empowers delivery of timely relevant differentiated professional development.  Our... Read More →
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JerusalemU

JerusalemU.org provides a wide variety of fresh and innovative Israel and Jewish education programs that bring together world-renowned educators, engaging films, thought-provoking discussions and activist opportunities.  Creative multi-media courses address the urgent need to teach teens, college students and adults about Israel and Judaism, and to strengthen their Jewish connection and identity.  Classes are designed for both... Read More →
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RenWeb

RenWeb's Power, Integration, Ease-of-Use and Affordability are demonstrated daily in 3,000 customer schools as the leading provider of Cloud-based student information systems. RenWeb's unmatched convenience and service include a complete turn-key data conversion and software installation, along with a client interface providing easy access to more than 200 integrated features.  Features include Admissions, Enrollment... Read More →
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ThumbPrint

Thumbprint is a crowd-sourced platform that allows teachers and students to create, borrow, modify and share educational content in a simple, drag-and-drop interface that's intuitive and fun to use. The platform supports all languages and specifically supports all Hebrew text and formatting. A reporting tool works together with the platform that sends teachers analytic information and scores as too how their students are interacting with... Read More →
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Aleph Beta

Aleph Beta Academy is committed to helping educators inspire their students to fall in love with Torah learning through engaging, intellectual videos that bring the text to life. Teachers use our videos as a springboard to push intellectual conversation and debate, and to help students answer the larger questions about why Torah matters and how the text speaks to us today.
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Gratz College

Gratz College opened its door in 1895 as the first independent college for Jewish studies. Since then, it has been committed to the principle of "education grounded in Jewish values." Today Gratz continues this commitment with academic programs ranging from its thriving Jewish Community High School to its highly regarded doctoral program in Jewish education.  Gratz students include current and aspiring Jewish educators and... Read More →
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Dynamic Data Concepts

Creator of the 360 Solutions Suite  school administrative and fundraising software for non-profits.  The 360 Suite provides your school with one address for all their data management needs.
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Lirom - Global Education

Lirom Global Education (Lirom GE) was founded in order to provide international students of all ages the opportunity to study abroad in Israel and experience firsthand the benefits of studying in the Startup Nation. Lirom Global Education offers internationally accredited university programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in studying n Israel
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Info Grasp

Online School Management Software
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The Whalen Berez Group, LLC

Provider of design, furniture and millwork solutions for school and sanctuary interiors.
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Merkaz Halacha

Merkaz Halacha was founded and is directed by Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon in order to spread and deepen commitment to Jewish practice.  Rav Rimon has developed a unique methodology for teaching halacha that is faithful to classical sources, systematic in their presentation, and enjoyable for the student.
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Jewish Journey

The Jewish Journey is a leader in educational travel to Israel and Europe. We partner with schools, synagogues, summer camps and organizations to create meaningful learning and identity-building opportunities for students. Working closely with the educational leadership of your school or organization, we strive to provide innovative and exciting itineraries that redlect your school's/ organization's mission and goals. Our... Read More →
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CAP IT! Learning

Innovative Reading Solutions
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Edknowlogy Partners

EDKNOWLOGY PARTNERS is a K-12 educational technology consulting and integration firm, EMPOWERING SCHOOLS to enhance teaching & learning, ENABLING EDUCATORS to teach not just with technology but through technology and ENGAGING STUDENTS to take active roles in their own learning. Discussions with Edknolwlogy focus on improving outcomes in EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE through INNOVATIVE TEACHING & LEARNING and not... Read More →
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David Project

The David Project positively shapes campus opinion on Israel by educating, training, and empowering student leaders to be thoughtful, strategic and persuasive advocates.
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William Davidson School

The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education is America's largest pluralistic school of Jewish education, granting graduate-level degrees in Jewish education and providing services to educators currently in the field.
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Weiss Advisory Services

Weiss Advisory specializes in Tax Exempt and Taxable Bond Financing for non-profit organizations with federal 501(c)(3) status such as religious and independent schools, yeshivas, health care facilities, community centers, student dormitories and adult housing centers. Weiss Advisory acts as Management  Advisor to clients that are seeking tax-exempt and/or taxable bond financing to finance construction, acquisition, renovation... Read More →
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Double Down Tech

Information Technology  provider for Education Technology
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Shony - Jewish Educational Travel

Shony Travel is a leader in Jewish Educational travel to Israel and around the world. Amnon Weigler and his team create unique tailor-made programs fro your school or organization that meet your expectations, interest and curricula. We provide quality services and utilize top-notch staff  to crate a program that is educational, inspirational and fun.  


Tuesday March 4, 2014 8:00am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30am

Dr. Tal Ben Shahar
Positive Education: What the Science of Happiness Can Teach Us About Teaching

Speakers
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Tal Ben Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular course at Harvard University on Positive Psychology, and the university's third most popular course on The Psychology of Leadership—with a total of more than 1,400 students.   Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include leadership, ethics, happiness... Read More →


Tuesday March 4, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:15am

21st Century Learning Lab #3

iJED Conference Learning Lab: 21st Century Learning

 

Lead facilitator:

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs of Curriculum21

Other facilitators include: Mike Fisher, Marie Hubley Alcock, and Allison Zmuda

 

Goal:

To cultivate digital, media, and global literacy in teaching and learning practice.

 

What is it? 

Participants will work in large group and small group labs.  Some of the labs will be repeated.  Expert facilitators will frequently team-teach to provide more feedback and support for participants, who will also create a LiveBinder to serve as a digital portfolio for the conference.    

 

Lab 3:

Globalizing Learning: Connecting Our Classrooms to the World

 

The session will be organized around the Global Competencies Framework, developed by CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) and the Asia Society. The four competencies are: 

  • Investigating the World
  • Recognize Perspectives
  • Communicate Ideas
  • Take Action

 

The four specific competencies will be explored in small rotating groups with accompanying activities employing digital tools, reviewing dynamic global partnership projects, free resources, global games, and ways to use of Skype/Google Hangout and interactive learning opportunities worldwide.  A specific focus will be on encouraging ‘connected educators’ so that teachers and administration are also interacting in networks beyond their own school walls. 

 

Who should attend?

Stakeholders in a school community actively looking to modernize the vision and practices in the school, including administrators and lay leaders.   

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Marie Alcock

Marie Alcock

President, Learning Systems Associates
As president of Learning Systems Associates Dr. Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and pubic advocate. She is the founder of the TEN list, Tomorrow’s Education Network, which is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the... Read More →
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Michael Fisher

Founder, The Digigogy Collaborative
Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time author, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is a member of both the ASCD Faculty and the Curriculum 21 Faculty. He is an active... Read More →
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Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Executive Director, Curriculum Designers, Inc
DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted  nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to:  curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction,  and  21st century strategic planning.  She is the author of seven books, most... Read More →
avatar for Allison Zmuda

Allison Zmuda

The Competent Classroom, LLC
Allison Zmuda’s focus is to help every educator create a competent classroom—a learning environment where all participants believe it is possible for them to be successful—in which what teachers and students are expected to know and be able to do is challenging, feasible, and worthy of the attempt. Zmuda also specializes in short and long range continuous improvement planning, evaluating the degree to which structures, policies, and job... Read More →

Tuesday March 4, 2014 10:15am - 12:15pm
Lighthouse Ballroom

10:15am

Financial Sustainability Learning Lab #3

iJED Conference Learning Lab: Financial Sustainability

 

Facilitators:

  • Sharon Haselkorn of PEJE, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
  • Marie Alcock of Learning Systems Associates
  • Presenters of workshops in Lab #2
    • Refer to PEJE’s “Announcements” section to find the complete list of biographies and session descriptions form Lab 2.

 

What are the next steps you will take as a result of our inquiry and conversations during these labs?

In this concluding lab, work on creating or revising your school’s strategy for addressing its challenges of sustainability and affordability. Work in school teams or teams of schools to integrate what seems most relevant to you about the levers of story, data, plan, and relationships for attracting resources of students or philanthropic gifts or lay leadership talent. Work with face-to-face guidance from experts from Labs # 1 and #2. Work with virtual help from colleagues back home and materials in the Community Section of iJED2014. Peer to peer sharing and feedback on ideas for next steps will also help. The planning framework will guide you to formulate specific targets of increase along with a projected timeline for achieving those targets. Gather specific recommendations for overcoming anticipated obstacles and barriers to implementation.

Focus questions in Lab #3:

a) What possibilities do I see now?

b) What changes to my current efforts could help realize what is possible?

c) Who can help and how can I enlist them? d) How will I know if I am succeeding?

 


Moderators
avatar for Marie Alcock

Marie Alcock

President, Learning Systems Associates
As president of Learning Systems Associates Dr. Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and pubic advocate. She is the founder of the TEN list, Tomorrow’s Education Network, which is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Haselkorn

Sharon Haselkorn

Strategy Officer, PEJE
Sharon Haselkorn has worked at PEJE for the last eight years. She began as a program officer for coaching and expertise and continues to manage coaching while also currently serving as PEJE’s Strategy Officer. Previously, she worked as an independent coach to schools and instructor in teacher preparation programs. Her volunteer leadership includes board work at several Boston-area Jewish day schools. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard... Read More →

Tuesday March 4, 2014 10:15am - 12:15pm
Adelphi and Long Island University Rooms

10:15am

Supporting Diverse Learners Learning Lab #3

iJED Learning Lab: Supporting Diverse Learners

 

Lead Facilitator

Arlene Remz of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Allison Zmuda

Learning Lab case study:

http://issuu.com/yusp/docs/supporting_diverse_learners_lab_res

Goal

No classroom has just one, two or even three learning styles present.  Each student learns in a way that is as unique as they are.  This learning lab explores what steps educators can take to make sure that none of their students are getting left behind.  Participants will return to their schools seeing their classroom in a whole new light and possessing the tools and resources that will improve learning for all students.

Overall Structure:
In this Learning Lab, participants will work in groups to explore real life case studies of the challenges that arise when supporting students with an array of different learning styles and needs. Participants will learn from each other and from experts in the field over the course of three Lab sessions and dive deeply into discussions about inclusion practices, systems, personnel, communication, and other challenges and opportunities.  

Lab #3:

  • Group work to finalize plans and presentations; optional meeting with consultant(s) and/or with other participants with relevant expertise
  • Group presentations
  • Summary and Reflection 

 

Who should attend?

This Lab is not just for special educators - it takes a whole school to create inclusive culture and practice. This Lab is designed for everyone in the day school community (grades K-12) who is invested in an inclusive environment where all students learn and achieve. Participation is recommended for school administrators, admissions directors, teacher leaders, specialists, lay leaders, as well as directors of support services and special educators. Together we will deeply explore these important issues of inclusion that all day schools face.

 

 


Moderators
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Arlene Remz

Executive Director, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
Arlene Remz, Executive Director of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, began her work in special education as a counselor in the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England after graduating from college.  Arlene, who holds an M.Ed. from Columbia University in Technology in Education and an M.A. in Special Education from New York University, spent her early career as a special education teacher in Massachusetts and New York. She worked... Read More →
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Allison Zmuda

The Competent Classroom, LLC
Allison Zmuda’s focus is to help every educator create a competent classroom—a learning environment where all participants believe it is possible for them to be successful—in which what teachers and students are expected to know and be able to do is challenging, feasible, and worthy of the attempt. Zmuda also specializes in short and long range continuous improvement planning, evaluating the degree to which structures, policies, and job... Read More →

Tuesday March 4, 2014 10:15am - 12:15pm
Chardonnay

12:15pm

Lunch and Special Presentation: The iJED Story: To Be Continued
Moderators
avatar for Jane Taubenfeld Cohen

Jane Taubenfeld Cohen

Director of Capacity Building, Yeshiva University

Tuesday March 4, 2014 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm

Conference Ends
Tuesday March 4, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Long Island Marriott 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553