Tag - Project Based Learning

Zman Cheker – Using PBL to Unite the School Community Around Learning

By Dr. Sarah Levy, Mark Parmet and Elana Shapiro While the holiday may be over for 5778, when you think of Chanukah, what comes to mind? Lighting the chanukiah and playing dreidel? Eating jelly doughnuts and latkes? Retelling the stories of the miracle of the oil and the bravery of the Maccabees? In the Denver Jewish Day School Lower Division this...

Developing and Transmitting Religious Identity: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Modern Orthodox Jewish Schools

By Moshe Krakowski Abstract: This paper argues that American modern Orthodoxy is facing a crisis caused at least in part by problems of student identity formation. A range of ethnographic research conducted over the last decade suggests that modern Orthodox students feel increasingly disengaged from religious studies classes—and that this...

Implementing Project-Based Learning in Congregational Schools

By Ronit Ziv-Kreger How do we make Jewish learning relevant to students and meaningful to their contemporary lives? One approach is to embed the learning of content and skills within exciting real-world projects that leverage student motivation to accomplish real work with real value. This approach, known as Project- Based Learning (PBL), reaches...

Project Based Learning: Reflections from the Summer Sandbox Conference

By Hillel Broder This week’s post offers a different perspective on progressive education: this week, I had the privilege of attending the 4th Annual Summer Sandbox, a 2.5 day conference focused on project-based learning (PBL) and education in the 21st century hosted at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ. As an educator well aware of the use...