NY/NJ Jewish EdTech Workshops – August 23 and 24


Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

At Yeshiva Har Torah in Queens

Tablets to Tablets Tanach:  12:30pm – 3:30pm

Thursday, August 24th 2017

At Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ

Tablets to Tablets Tanach:  9:00am – 12:00pm

Tablets to Tablets Ivrit: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Tablets to Tablets Tanach:


Participant will become familiar with user friendly technologies that can enhance instruction in Chumash and Navi for any grade. In addition, participating teachers will learn how to use online tools to foster collaborative learning, an age-old element of traditional Jewish learning, in both classroom and homework activities. Hands-on activities will allow participants to apply the tools and methodologies to their own curricular areas.

Teacher Takeaways:

  • Develop students’ textual skills:
  • Analysis, vocabulary, higher-level thinking, application, fluency and creativity.


Tablets to Tablets Ivrit:

Participants will be surprised to find the degree to which the use of educational technology can help Hebrew teachers overcome some of the natural challenges that they face in teaching Hebrew, and the added value that it provides. The session will familiarize them with specific written, oral recording, and video recording online tools for use in Hebrew instruction, and the methodologies that they support.

Teacher Takeaways:

  • Gain fluency in Ed Tech tools to support language acquisition.
  • Exposure to the “Proficiency” method for learning languages.
  • Create creative and meaningful course content that enables students to access authentic Hebrew.

*This session is conducted in Hebrew and English.




Smadar 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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