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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Monday, January 20 • 10:30am - 5:00pm
Effective Technology, Effective Education (in partnership with The DigitalJLearning Network of The Jewish Education Project)

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Goal:

To explore how technology can help schools achieve their educational goals more effectively and enhance the collaborative and creative skills essential for twenty-first century success.

Description:

Technology can open new possibilities for collaboration, engagement and differentiation in our schools. But with the ever-changing world of technological innovation can come pitfalls that can undermine even the best intentions. Learn how to craft strategic technology plans that align with your educational vision; explore what is meant by blended learning and understand its possibilities in a day school environment, and learn how educational technology innovations can help transform the learning environments in your schools.

Pre-Work:

Please take a look at the Google doc we’ve created for you with everything you need to know before you arrive. Please make sure to find the Prep Materials section and look through the resources the organizers and speakers have put together for you.

Request membership to our LinkedIn group exclusively for EdTech Deep Dive participants, where you will be able to connect with fellow participants before, during, and after the conference.

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Agenda:

10:30am: Competencies, Literacies and the Schools of Tomorrow (Conference Ballroom A)

Joan Getman, University of Southern California

How often have you been faced with the decision about whether to invest your and your students’ time, effort and funding in the latest hardware or software?  This session will help you navigate this ever changing landscape, by describing key educational challenges and opportunities in alignment with potentially innovative technologies. We will also explore the 21st century capabilities students are expected to have while exposing the myths and realities of the “digital natives” in our classrooms. This session sets the stage for crafting a strategic plan that will help you and your students realize the educational benefits of technologies that are on the near and far horizons.

11:15am: Strategic Technology Planning for Education: It’s less about technology than you might think! (Conference Ballroom A)

Gary Hartstein, Digital JLearning

In this session we will focus on the questions to consider and processes to use when planning for the implementation of technology resources.  Too often, schools buy iPads, computers and application subscriptions before thinking through how they will be used and supported, and how their effectiveness will be assessed.  We will focus on a process where we identify academic needs that drive the hardware, software and infrastructure solutions we choose.  We will also look at how to make this planning process dynamic and agile to insure any technology that is chosen for your school is purposefully selected because it aligns with academic needs.

12:00-12:30pm: (SOLE) Self-Organized Learning Environment: How To Reach the Visual, Auditory and Tactile Learner in Your Class (Concourse A)

Jaime Cohen, TannenbaumChat

In this session we will focus on how to engage the visual, auditory and tactile learner by creating a SOLE– a Self-Organized Learning Environment integrated with innovative educational technologies. We will take a look at a Grade 9 English unit awarded the top prize for a TED Education-sponsored contest called, "The Sole Challenge."

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch (Concourse A)

1:30-2:00pm: IGNITE Sessions (Concourse A)

How are schools using technology to meet their educational goals? In this session, a number of schools will use the IGNITE methodology to very briefly share what problem they were trying to solve, how they used technology to solve the problem and what lessons they learned. 

  • Dan Ahlstrom, Tuscon Hebrew Academy
  • Helena Levine, Donna Klein Jewish Academy 
  • Josh Neudel, Gann Academy 

2:15-3:00pm: Breakout Sessions (Participants will choose one to attend).  

  • Reboot Assessment: Engaging students Inside and Outside the Classroom (Concourse A)

Sarah Blattner, Tamritz

What alternative approach to assessment can both tell the story of the learner and provide frequent and meaningful feedback for students? Explore digital badge learning as one innovative approach to learning that provides frequent feedback, scaffolds the learning experience and supports multiple learning pathways.

  • Driving Student Achievement through Community Culture (Stapleton Room)

Saul Rube, Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit

Participants will experience an immersive introduction to the structure, purpose and benefits of becoming a Professional Learning Community. What are the Big Ideas? What are the “new Four Questions” (they’re not just for Passover anymore…)? Which successes and challenges can we anticipate and celebrate?

  • Constructing Knowledge Through Agile Teaching and Learning (Sea-Tac Room)

David Greenfield, EdD candidate, learning technologies, Pepperdine University

How do we teach creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and innovation? How do we keep current with rapidly developing digital technologies for the classroom, and how can we guide students to construct knowledge in this context? This session will illustrate ways in which we can adapt agile development method strategies currently being used by many software developers into authentic learning experiences that provide Jewish students with needed 21st century skill sets.

3:15-4:00pm: Breakout Sessions (Participants will choose one to attend).  (Repeat)

  • Reboot Assessment: Engaging students Inside and Outside the Classroom (Concourse A)

Sarah Blattner, Tamritz

What alternative approach to assessment can both tell the story of the learner and provide frequent and meaningful feedback for students? Explore digital badge learning as one innovative approach to learning that provides frequent feedback, scaffolds the learning experience and supports multiple learning pathways.

  • Driving Student Achievement through Community Culture (Stapleton Room)

Saul Rube, Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit

Participants will experience an immersive introduction to the structure, purpose and benefits of becoming a Professional Learning Community. What are the Big Ideas? What are the “new Four Questions” (they’re not just for Passover anymore…)? Which successes and challenges can we anticipate and celebrate?

  • Constructing Knowledge through Agile Teaching and Learning (Sea-Tac Room)

David Greenfield, EdD candidate, learning technologies, Pepperdine University

How do we teach creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and innovation?  How do we keep current with rapidly developing digital technologies for the classroom, and how can we guide students to construct knowledge in this context? This session will illustrate ways in which we can adapt agile development method strategies currently being used by many software developers into authentic learning experiences that provide Jewish students with needed 21st century skill sets.

4:00pm-5:00pm: Moving from Theory to Action: Practical action planning for the launch of a blended learning program (Concourse A)

Rebecca Tomasini, The Alvo Institute

Learn about the critical design and implementation steps, often overlooked, to launch a strong, scalable, sustainable twenty-first century learning program. Participants will learn how to conduct a readiness assessment, ask the critical “getting started” questions, use and develop a project plan, risk/mitigation plan with a collection of Alvo created templates designed to support the design and launch of a more personalized way of learning that includes a deep dive into “21st century skills.”


Speakers
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Sarah Blattner

Founder and Executive Director, Tamritz
Sarah Blattner is the founder and executive director of Tamritz. She is an educator and technologist with 20 years experience. Jewish camping experiences combined with Jewish youth group work inspired Sarah to pursue a Master of Arts in Secondary Education at The Ohio State University. | | Tamritz is a national learning network for Jewish day school students and teachers. Students participate in digital badge learning to collaborate... Read More →
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Jamie Mason Cohen

Co-Director, Student Activities, English Teacher, TanenbaumChat
Jamie Mason Cohen is the Co-Director, Student Activities and an English teacher at TanenbaumChat in Maple, Ontario.  Jamie is the winner of the 2013 TED Education teaching contest called, “The Sole Challenge”.  After years of working behind the scenes for “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels in New York and directing the docudrama, “The Barber of Kigali” about a survivor of the... Read More →
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Joan Getman

Director, Educational Technologies, Center for Scholarly Technology, University of Southern California
Joan Falkenberg Getman is Director for Educational Technologies and the Center for Scholarly Technology (CST) at the University of Southern California. Joan’s experience includes research-based strategic planning, curriculum development, and educational video production. Her research focuses on authentic learning, assessment and teaching strategies that foster the development of digital storytelling and other 21st century... Read More →
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David Greenfield

Educational Visionary, David Greenfield Consulting
David Greenfield has been at the forefront in the investigation and application of digital technology in education and learning for over 20 years. Although experienced in the corporate, academic and museum sectors, he has been particularly interested in the application of digital technology in Jewish education. At CAJE 1992, he was the first person to illustrate the use of computers and multimedia programming in Jewish education when he... Read More →
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Gary Hartstein

Director, DigitalJLearning Network, The Jewish Education Project
Gary brings over 20 years of experience as an educator, ed-tech consultant and strategic educational technology planner to lead the DigitalJLearning Network for The Jewish Education Project. He holds a masters in Educational Technology and has worked with all levels of education from K-12 through higher-ed.  Gary believes that technology integration, with proper planning, is a transformational component of helping students become lifelong... Read More →
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Helena Levine

High School Principal, Rosenblatt High School at Donna Klein Jewish Academy
Presenter Information: Helena Levine is the High School Principal at Rosenblatt High School at DKJA in Boca Raton, Florida. Previously, Helena served as teacher, guidance counselor and therapist in various settings including public and private schools, in-patient hospital setting and out patient therapeutic settings. Helena participated in SuLaM, Improving Schools- The Art of Leadership from the Principal's Center at the Harvard Graduate School... Read More →
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Saul Rube

Dean of Judaic Studies, Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit
Saul A. Rube is the Dean of Judaic Studies at Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit. He has been deeply engaged with designing and implementing effective teacher development for over twenty years, and is passionate about the potential of PLCs to further professionalize Judaic Studies. Saul is eager to collaborate with a wider web- please email him at srube@hillelday.org.
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Rebecca Tomasini

Founder and CEO, The Alvo Institute
Rebecca is the Founder and CEO of The Alvo Institute. She leads Alvo’s work to help schools bring technology and instructional innovation together with effective, traditional practices.  Alvo was the design and implementation team who supported the launch of Yeshivat He’Atid, the nation’s first Blended Jewish Day school. Rebecca has been a classroom teacher and leader of several tech-enhanced initiatives.  She designed... Read More →

Partners
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DigitalJLearning Network

The Jewish Education Project
The DigitalJLearning Network helps Jewish day schools and yeshivot integrate online and blended learning into their classroom environments. We believe that online and blended learning have the potential to enhance the quality of education. In the hands of a good teacher, online and blended learning can help to individualize instruction for all students as well as provide students with access to learning opportunities that were previously... Read More →



Monday January 20, 2014 10:30am - 5:00pm
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