From an educational perspective, day schools need to think about what it means to be a 21st century school and to focus more on skills, on project based work, and all of the advances people are talking about in the general education world. And technology is certainly one of the main ways of implementing that type of learning in schools.
Schools should consider the benefits of online learning to support improved quality of instruction through individualized learning options and accessibility to a wider selection of courses. Online learning can foster independent study and creativity. It engages students and helps address the needs of different learning styles.
With the most innovative instructional designs we have seen to date, Yeshivat He’Atid will move the Jewish Day School design carefully, thoughtfully and effectively into the 21st century. Caring and experienced teachers will blend the very best from traditional Jewish Day School instruction with the most innovative technology and on-line curriculum. Students, working in English and Hebrew, will experience the power of truly personalized instruction in combination with small group work and community collaboration which will develop 21st century skills like critical thinking and problem solving in students as young as pre-K. I have been in awe of Yeshivat He’Atid’s strong commitment to deliver the most innovative, rigorous and affordable instruction available.