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EdTech by Design: A Concise Guide for School Decision-Makers

I wanted to let you know that we will be using your e-book as a text for our cohort of technology integration specialists this year! I am so excited to use it and pleased that we have a guide with Jewish content to supplement the largely secular tech integration work we promote.”  – Amy Amiel, SAMIS Foundation

EdTech by Design: A Concise Guide for School Decision-Makers is a user friendly and practical guide for developing a cogent EdTech program for your school. Drawing on an analysis of educational literature, extensive experience in school administration and leadership development, and cutting edge expertise in EdTech use and training, the authors walk school decision-makers through the planning and implementation process.

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“Indeed concise and practical, EdTech by Design is an important read for administrators. Stanley Peerless and Smadar Goldstein clearly bring readers up-to-date on trends of integration, by ‘making sense of the noise’ when considering efficacy, with a focus rather on using technology in a manner that creates more meaningful learning activities. ”  Glenn Morris, Executive DirectoCenter for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
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About the Authors

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Stanley Peerless

Stanley Peerless received rabbinical ordination from Yeshiva University, and a Masters of Education from Xavier University.  He served as a Jewish day school principal in the United States and Canada for 18 years, primarily at the Hillel Academy of Dayton and the Hebrew Academy of Montreal.  Since moving to Israel, Rabbi Peerless has been involved extensively in providing professional development for school leaders as the Director of the Center for Jewish School Leadership of Bar Ilan University’s Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora and as the coordinator of the Tal Am School Leadership Institutes. As a founding partner in JETS, he has also been involved in distance learning and online curriculum writing. In addition to a number of articles on educational topics, Rabbi Peerless has authored several books including Studies on the Haggadah from the Teachings of Nechama Leibowitz, To Study and to Teach: The Methodology of Nechama Leibowitz, and the Veshinantem Mishnah Program.  He has conducted professional development workshops on a variety of topics in Israel, North America, and England.


smadarSmadar Goldstein

Smadar Goldstein is recognized as one of the most dynamic and successful online educators in the world of Jewish education. After serving as a classroom teacher in the US, she moved to Israel in 1998, where she made the transition from classroom instruction to online instruction. In 2009, Smadar founded JETS, Jerusalem Ed Tech Solutions, an online provider of synchronous and asynchronous courses, professional development programs on incorporating technology in Jewish studies and Hebrew language classrooms, and school partnership programs.  JETS has recently collaborated with Hebrew at the Center on creating blended learning paradigms for teaching Hebrew using online tools and resources. Smadar has provided professional development, both online and face-to-face, to over 500 teachers in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Holland, and Israel.

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