An international authority in school design, himself a day school parent, explains the philosophy of contemporary educational spaces and illustrates steps schools can take to expand and inspire learning.
HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal
Rising Ed Trends
Day schools are reconceiving themselves as laboratories of innovation, adapting creative and entrepreneurial ideas from numerous fields. Survey here exciting trends from open spaces to gaming, Problem Based Learning and STEAM, and discover how day schools are embracing and innovating education.
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Two leading proponents of “making” and “tinkering” in education explain the nature of this movement and the principles behind it, while offering advice and inspiration for re-making your school into a maker school.
RAVSAK’s middle school program JCAT developed from the pioneering work on educational games taking place at the University of Michigan. Saunders, a Michigan alum and gaming colleague, presents ways to gamify the classroom.
Gereboff argues that, before jumping into change driven by a particular technology or educational philosophy, a school should develop a principled process for collaborative review and evaluation.
STEM education is the hottest trend, especially in the US, where students lag behind counterparts abroad. Aviv and Everett argue for STEAM instead, combining technical learning with art and design to foster student creativity across the curriculum.
RAVSAK is delighted to welcome Dr. Jonathan Woocher, a renowned visionary in Jewish education, to the pages of HaYidion, where he will have a platform to offer his guidance and inspiration to our readership.
The single-age classroom is so engrained in school practice that it is scarcely noticed, multiage groupings often being the fruit of necessity alone. Schiller argues for the intrinsic pedagogic value of the multiage classroom.
Created just this year, JEDLAB has “gone viral” as the forum for dynamic and creative new thinking in Jewish education. Its creators here envision applying JEDLAB principles in the classroom.
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