K-12 Programs: Elementary Science Lab Program Encouraged by superbly trained teachers, students tackle real-world problems in science and engineering through inquiry-based learning. Students in CIJE-supported schools develop the knowledge and skills to excel when faced with complex challenges of all kinds and to pursue careers in the sciences. The emphasis of the CIJE programs is on problem solving and project based learning. CIJE has installed state-of-the-art science laboratories in numerous day schools and yeshivot to provide students with outstanding opportunities to experiment, research, and embrace scientific inquiry. CIJE has provided teachers with actual laboratory activities and training to assist the teachers in their day to day interactions with their students. Technology Assisted Instruction Our exceptional technology programs include: Individualized Computer-Assisted Instruction CIJE has partnered with Pearson Digital and the Waterford Institute to bring the benchmark SuccessMaker and Waterford programs to thousands of Jewish day school students. These interactive, individualized programs allow teachers and principals to track the progress of individual students and work with them based on their strengths and weaknesses as noted in the reports. iTaLAM iTaLAM is a new digital blended learning environment based on the successful TaL AM program, a Hebrew language and Jewish heritage curriculum. iTaLAM is re-imagining the world of Hebrew language and Jewish heritage education by transforming the well-established and highly successful TaL AM print program into an engaging, interactive, personalized, and adaptive digital experience. In collaboration with iTaLAM, CIJE has created a revolutionary, interactive, multi-sensory computer program to assist teachers in promoting Hebrew language fluency beginning in the second grade. See a presentation of iTaLAM here. Jewish Interactive Ji Tap Jewish Interactive has collaborated with TinyTap to develop Ji Tap, a platform for Jewish teachers to create fun, interactive activities for their classes using rich Jewish resources. Discover & Play lessons, ideas, games and templates made by Jewish teachers, parents and children. Create your own interactive Jewish games using Ji Collections – Jewish holiday themes, Jewish texts (Sefaria), sound clips and animations. Share your creations with a worldwide Jewish community & engage your students with Judaism .Find games created by other Jewish educators. Ji Calendar Ji Calendar is a state-of-the-art, educationally rich, imaginative and enriching series of modules to teach everything that a child needs to know about the Jewish calendar. The app is divided into a classroom tool and an addictive game for students. Students can design their own ‘space kid’ who will accompany them on their entire journey through the Jewish Calendar. Experience Making this app cross-curricular, are simulations of the astronomy involved with days, months and years. Each simulation displays a window representing what you would see on earth, together with a working 3D model of the solar system, that students and teachers can manipulate to create certain circumstances. There are three modes for each simulation: PLAY – A free play mode that allows the user to manipulate the earth and moon freely to explain how days, months and years work. LEARN –A step-by-step mode that guides the learner from the general astronomical model down to the Jewish application, such as the moon being the basis for the Jewish months. QUESTS – Students have quests that can be answered by manipulating the 3D solar system models. Jewish Calendar At the heart of the product is a calendar tool, which can be used as a classroom tool. Teachers are encouraged to use this tool every day, to discuss today, this month, and this year. The tool demonstrates clearly the overlay of the secular and Jewish calendars. If you have enabled your location settings on your device, then the time shown in the calendar for the zmanim, or times of the Jewish day, will be accurate for your location. JI Studio JI Studio is a revolutionary Judaic digital content creation tool. Ground-breaking features encourage children to let their imaginations run wild, use higher-order thinking skills and create projects with mind-blowing tools combined with full access to the Tanach and selected Tefilot. JI Studio visually dazzles with rich collections of Jewish-themed stickers, story backgrounds, Hebrew letters, vowels and words, characters, dress-ups, photographs, coloring pages and songs relating to special themes. With a few taps, you can do in seconds what you could never do before. Training and support is provided by CIJE staff to help teachers maximize the use of this tool. To Download JI Studio To download the app from itunes: for an ipad https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ji-studio-4-jewish-kids/id839491165?mt=8 To download for a PC or MAC http://jewishinteractive.net/product-gallery/ji-studio/app-payment/ Interactive SMART Boards CIJE has helped Jewish elementary, middle and high schools across the country install and utilize over 500 SMART Boards, interactive white boards that are revolutionizing teaching. The touch-sensitive boards network to computers to allow teachers to present exciting, dynamic, interactive lessons in both secular and Judaic studies, to the delight and benefit of students and instructors. The CIJE SMART Certified Master Trainer mentors teachers to help them to integrate technology into their classrooms.