The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

Judaic Studies Teachers


Judaic Studies Teachers

A place for Judaic Studies teachers to share ideas and discuss how to bridge the gap between 21st Century Skills and Judaic Studies. It will also help Judaic Studies teachers in developing a PLN

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2016


One of the reasons behind forming this was group was to address some of the issues that are unique to Judaic studies teachers. Just as a way to get the discussion started I am going to list some of the issues that I am currently dealing with and my hope is that this will spark future discussions.
1. Establishing Benchmarks and Standards for the Judaic studies curriculum
2. Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Technology within the Judaic Studies curriculum
3. What do we want a graduate from a Jewish Day School to look like
4 Ivrit B'Ivrit
5. Making Tefilah more meaningful

Discussion Forum

Yom Kippur Message:

Started by Akevy Greenblatt Oct 7, 2011. 0 Replies

 As many of you may know Steve Jobs the CEO and founder of Apple died Yesterday. Here is a video  of a speech he gave at Stanford University “How to Live Before you Die”.…Continue

Shana Tova / Welcome Back

Started by Akevy Greenblatt Oct 2, 2011. 0 Replies

A message from Akevy Greenblatt to all members of Judaic Studies Teachers on The Educator's PLN! Dear All First and foremost I want to wish you all a Shana Tova B'H the school year got off to a…Continue

Teaching During Tests

Started by Yair Daar. Last reply by Tzvi D. Daum Feb 25, 2011. 6 Replies

I have found that students are most attentive and eager to learn during an actual test. The reasons are obvious as they have the pressure of the test weighing on them. Since our main goal as teachers…Continue

D.I. in the Judaic Classroom

Started by Akevy Greenblatt. Last reply by Akevy Greenblatt Feb 23, 2011. 2 Replies

I just posted a blog about D.I. and I would like to hear how some of you are using D.I. in the classroom. …Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Judaic Studies Teachers to add comments!

Comment by Darren Kuropatwa on January 13, 2011 at 11:41pm
Thanks Akevy.
Comment by Akevy Greenblatt on January 13, 2011 at 1:12pm
I would like to welcome Darren to the group.
Comment by Daniel Needlestone on January 11, 2011 at 9:47am

A belated invite to join the online streaming of the World ORT wingate seminar on digital content creation for learning - all this week at there are a mix of guest presentations and presentations from teachers in ORT schools around the world.

You will all be very welcome

Comment by Akevy Greenblatt on January 10, 2011 at 6:03pm


I couldn't agree more so I guess the next step is for us to define our purpose 

Comment by Adena Raub Dershowitz on January 10, 2011 at 5:59pm
Tom Whitby said the growth was mostly viral -- and I agree with Tzvi that the purpose should be defined before we publicize the group. While there are others, I would say that one major advantage of the Edu PLN versus LookJed is that teachers who join this group can take advantage of other groups, discussions, videos, etc... on the PLN - they can network with teachers in the secular world who have similar pedagogical or technological interests. We can use this group as a gateway to the larger discourse.
Comment by Tzvi D. Daum on January 6, 2011 at 9:54pm
I have mentioned this before. I think the group really needs to define itself what it is all about. How is this different than say Lookjed? What is the point? I also suggested that if the there would be some sort of set rotation for people to blog about topics of interest to the group (at a manageable interval) perhaps that will help gain interest as well.
Comment by Akevy Greenblatt on January 6, 2011 at 7:00pm

Rachel and Adena those are both good ideas. Tom has RT for it and is supportive of the group. The other issue is what kind of exposure do we have on Twitter - how many people on Twitter belong to Edchat etc. 

I still believe that if we had content and real discussions word would spread as well. 

My thoughts

 Thank you both for all your efforts


Comment by Adena Raub Dershowitz on January 5, 2011 at 2:49pm
I'll contact Tom Whitby (EduPLN founder, I think) to see how they spread the word in the general ed. world.
Comment by Rachel Abrahams on January 5, 2011 at 2:33pm
what about something to distribute at the upcoming day school conference?
Comment by Akevy Greenblatt on January 5, 2011 at 12:51pm

I want to echo Aden's comment and welcome our new members. I have tweeted about this group and I know it was RT by PEJE and by LA BJE. However perhaps the best way is word of mouth. 

I also think that we need to be having some real discussions if we are using this group for PD and collaborating ans posting and sharing ideas then I think people will see it as being beneficial and the word would spread. 

Those are my quick thoughts, but I thank everyone for being a part of it and I too hope it grows and becomes a vehicle that will help with student learning 


Members (19)



Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Christine Hinkley posted an event

OLC Innovate 2020 at Sheraton Grand Chicago

March 31, 2020 to April 3, 2020
Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore digital technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges.CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 11, 2019. LEARN MORE:…See More
George Danke posted a discussion

Integration with The Latest Technology in Education Field

It is with certainty that we can say that the future of education is looking very bright. Today the kids are taught so many new innovations that we adults couldn't have imagined learning at school. They are also given exposure to more practical lessons. Integration with the latest technology and the accessibility to global platforms have made the industry take a whole new perspective towards imparting knowledge to students. Though the current generation is much advanced and keep up with the…See More
Jul 25
George Danke replied to Nanacy Lin's discussion Future Of Education
"Hi! I think that exactly AI will have a great impact on feature of Education. Technologies are rapidly developing and soon there will be tools with the help of which the learning process will be faster and more efficient."
Jul 24
George Danke replied to Shanshan Ma's discussion Personalized learning network and social media
"Hi! I agree that this platform it is a nice place for educators.  However, you can find people and education groups in such social medias as Facebook and Twitter which also can help you to find some useful information.  So, I can not…"
Jul 24
Profile IconSharon Boling, Jerry Hansen, Sara Maynerich and 40 more joined The Educator's PLN
Jul 23
Ruth Herman Wells posted an event

Seattle WA Teacher Behavior Management Professional Development Workshop at Marriot Courtyard South Center

April 23, 2020 at 9am to April 24, 2020 at 4pm
Got Problem Kids? Here's your Problem-Student Problem-Solver Workshop. You name the problems and this workshop delivers hundreds of immediate problem-stopping answers. You will leave with innovative, more effective strategies for school failure, truancy, dropping out, work refusal, violence, delinquency, bad attitudes, depression, and more. Online workshop, college credit and free clock hours also available. For more info go to our website,…See More
Jul 18
Deidra Campbell liked Thomas Whitby's blog post Parent Communication Isn’t What It Once Was.
Jul 6
Daisy Hastings posted a blog post

How and Why To Get Into National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization for the high-school students. It is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the young ones for their excellent performance at educational establishments. Hence, those who satisfy the membership requirements laid down by the school’s chapter can apply for the NHS membership.How to get into National Honor Society?The first task is to figure out if your school consists of an NHS chapter. And, if it does…See More
Jun 24

© 2019   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service