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Expanding the Jewish New Teacher Project’s Chicago-Based Mentoring Program

Expanding the Jewish New Teacher Project’s Chicago-Based Mentoring Program

To expand its successful Chicago-based new teacher mentoring program to include Jewish day schools in surrounding states. {{grant_image}} In June, 2015, Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) launched a two-year Chicago-based new teacher mentoring program that currently includes 18 mentors and 19 beginning teachers from 12 schools in Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, and Atlanta. JNTP’s Chicago-based prog...

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The Chicago Teachers Project: A Laboratory for Jewish Early Childhood Education

The Chicago Teachers Project: A Laboratory for Jewish Early Childhood Education

To launch a teaching laboratory that will attract and serve as the innovative training ground for a new generation of teachers in Jewish early childhood education. Fellows in this two-year program will assume full-time co-teaching positions in six local high-quality Jewish early childhood centers. During each of the program’s two years, the Fellows will also learn and reflect together in a retre...

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Project 613: The RTFH Digital Badging Project Implementation

Project 613: The RTFH Digital Badging Project Implementation

To complete development, implementation, and roll-out of a digital badging system that, fully integrated with the congregational school curriculum (for grades K-7) in a Reform Jewish congregation, will support the blending of in-class and at-home learning objectives to more effectively engage and motivate students and their families while deepening their appreciation of and participation in Jewish...

Signature Grant

The RAVSAK Moot Beit Din

The RAVSAK Moot Beit Din

The RAVSAK Moot Beit Din is a school-year-long program of intensive Jewish text study applied creatively to contemporary life that culminates in a weekend of competition and fun for students from non-Orthodox day high schools across North America. The Covenant grant was intended to expand the scope and quality of a pilot Moot Beit Din. RAVSAK aspired to draw teams from all of its 31 member high sc...

Signature Grant

Kayam Jewish Gardening Collective

Kayam Jewish Gardening Collective

The Kayam Jewish Gardening Collective enabled a diverse group of Jewish institutions in the Baltimore area to create educational gardens or orchards as venues to use Kayam-developed curricula focused on Jewish environmental values and teachings. Through this grant, ten gardens were established representing a variety of demographic groups (early childhood, college students, special needs, seniors, ...

Signature Grant

Teaching to Diverse Learners in Jewish Day Schools

Teaching to Diverse Learners in Jewish Day Schools

To create and enhance professional development curricula and programming for those educating learning-disabled students in Jewish schools and other Jewish educational settings, and to expand outreach and engagement to new cities. The curriculum integrates training for mainstream general and Judaic studies classroom teachers in understanding learning, behavior, and children’s social, emotional an...

Signature Grant

JCAT: Jewish Court of All Time

JCAT: Jewish Court of All Time

In 2009, RAVSAK was awarded a Covenant Grant to disseminate JCAT (Jewish Court of All Time), a web-based simulation that engages middle school students in learning Jewish history through researching and role-playing as historical figures. RAVSAK argued in its proposal that “traditional methods of presenting history are particularly ill-suited to the current group of ‘millennial learners’ wh...

Ignition Grant

Jewish Children's Gardening Curriculum

Jewish Children's Gardening Curriculum

The Jewish Community Center of Asheville developed The Jewish Children’s Gardening Curriculum, integrating Jewish values and culture with environmental sustainability. The curriculum included a gardening and growing activities specific to different age groups and based on Jewish environmental values and the Jewish holiday calendar.  It consisted of structured weekly lessons, subsequent related ...

Signature Grant

The Jewish Lens: Exploring Values and Community through Photography

The Jewish Lens: Exploring Values and Community through Photography

The Jewish Lens (TJL) was established in 2004 as a photography-based curriculum for middle and high school students in Jewish educational settings. It includes accompanying training programs for the educators implementing the TJL curriculum. TJL seeks to make Judaism meaningful to young people by using images – including ones the students create – as a vehicle for learning about the Jewish com...

Signature Grant

Tuv Ha Aretz: Hazon's Jewish Food Project

Tuv Ha Aretz: Hazon's Jewish Food Project

The grant funded the expansion, over three years, of Hazon’s Tuv Ha’Aretz programs. This expansion included the following: creation of the Jewish Food Education Network (JFEN) to empower educators and others to teach about food, health, and sustainability through a Jewish lens; revision of the Min Ha’Aretz curriculum for middle school students and expansion to the entire JFEN membership base...