Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

Team Members: Stephanie McHugh, Judith Pransky, Ricky Markovitz
Community: ADVIS Year 2, 2010-2011
Grade: 6th – 12th

We are a 6-12 Jewish day school, which means we have a double curriculum which keeps our students very busy. Our team consists of only a portion of our first year team this year, but we are enthusiastic, and look forward to continuing to learn and share with all of you.

Our students believe that Israeli PR is not effective enough around the world. Our juniors who returned from a trimester in Israel spearheaded a multi-grade initiative to educate their fellow students to become Israel advocates.
Our students created a Facebook page with informational links and discussion opportunities to help educate and inform each other. They also plan to run workshops within our school, and perhaps to invite students from other local schools to participate, as well.
This is an extracurricular activity and therefore will not be graded traditionally. However, it will be monitored by faculty advisors, edited when necessary, and students will be able to add their participation in the project to their resumes.
Objectives include:

– Creating an attractive, informative, user-friendly Web page

– Discovering and choosing useful, accurate, valid material to link to the page

– Writing thought-provoking discussion topics that will encourage others to comment and respond

– Learning to manage the page responsibly

The students will introduce the project to the school community through their Advisory groups and through email invitations
Once the page is functioning well, it will be advertised to the parent body and the community through our school’s on-line newspaper. Use of the page will hopefully expand and be continued indefinitely, and internationally.
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During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and serves on the ISTE Board of Directors.

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