Submitted by rebecca on November 16, 2011 - 3:45pm
The Jewish Education Project Brings Experiential Learning to the GA!
At The Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly in Denver, The Jewish Education Project's Chief Strategy Officer, Bill Robinson, and JESNA’s Director of the Learnings and Consultation Center, Leora Isaacs, hosted an experiential learning session to showcase innovative education in the Jewish community. The 100+ participants spent an hour and a half with one of seven innovative education organizations, experiencing their form of learning. Presenting organizations included Kayam Farms, an environmental Jewish learning organization, Avoda Arts, who use visuals and art to stimulate learning, and J Choice, an organization that uses the web to link children and teens involved in Tzedakah projects together to work collaboratively. Participants also reflected upon these innovative programs and discussed ways to work together to bring these projects into their respective communities.