Schools involved in the cohort:
This cohort is currently forming and will launch in Fall of 2017.
As students from Jewish Day Schools head to undergraduate programs across North America, there is mounting evidence of a lack of preparedness to advocate on behalf of Israel within increasingly complex scenarios. The goal of this cohort will be to develop engaging and relevant course material for 11th and 12th graders that uses the medium of online learning to teach about Israel related challenges that students will encounter on college campuses..
This cohort will partner with the Online Judaic Studies Consortium. Participants will be trained as presenters of online material as well as in the skills of developing online curricular units.
Through collaborative interactions, teachers will develop three or four learning modules that will create a scope and sequence to be delivered online and to be part of any school’s 11th and 12th grade course on Israel. The completed modules will include research, evaluations and teacher guides. These units can support or be included in any current course that explores the history or modern-day issues in Israel. The units will address intersectionality, universalism, the BDS movement and anti-Semitism.