The revolution has already happened, and most of us haven't even noticed. Students carry smartphones with immediate access to more information than the Library of Congress, they develop social media sites that attract hundreds of thousands of followers, and are exposed to images and ideas of a scope that far exceeds anything experienced by human beings in history. We are living in times of such rapid change that even Gutenberg's invention of the printing press pales by comparison.
What does it all mean for Jewish education?
These three seminars will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by these web-based technologies, from practical applications of new programs like Prezi, teaching with social media tools like Edmodo, and the exciting new possibilities of the "flipped classroom" through using online video technology. Finally, the emerging concept of "stickiness," developed primarily as a marketing tool, will be explored for its pedagogic advantage.
These workshops are optimized for educators in Jewish schools, regardless of technological facility with online educational tools.
The Hasid in a Kayak:
Web-Based Teaching for Educators Born before 1993
Our Gutenberg Moment:
Teaching the Flipped Class, Litvish Style
Sticky Teaching: Six Rules for Marketing Jewish Education
All seminars will be held at 7:30 pm at The Shul, 9450 Collins Avenue. Parking is available at metered lots immediately south of the building.
For more information, please contact Dr. Abramson at Henry.Abramson@touro.edu, (305) 535-1066.
(P.S.: if you're reading all the way to the bottom of this message, you are probably the kind of person who noticed that the time zone listed above is PST when it should be EST. For the rest of you who didn't get to the fine print, don't worry about it. We will meet at 7:30 EST and those OTHER people will meet at 7:30 PST...)
Dr. Henry Abramson
Dr. Henry Abramson earned his PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 1995 and currently serves as Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Touro College South.. He has held post-doctoral fellowships and visiting appointments at Cornell, Harvard, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of several books on Jewish history and thought, He has received numerous awards for his teaching, including the Excellence in the Academy Award from the National Education Association.