While their students are vacationing during the months of July and August, the faculty and staff members of the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (Lev Chana Preschool, HALB Elementary School, SKA High School for Girls, and DRS High School for Boys) have a special opportunity to enhance their educational technology skills with a variety of workshops.

Under the direction of Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Rothman, HALB principal of academic initiatives and advanced learning, and with the assistance of HALB’s educational technology integrators Rabbi Aaron Fleksher, Mrs. Rivky Watman, and Mrs. Estee Lightstone, the institute is offering beginning and advanced sessions on iPad apps; Google Drive, Forms, and Docs; Haiku Learning Management System; iMovie; screencasting; Voicethread; and social-media apps, among others. The SMART Board Notebook software workshops are being given through the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education.

This is an incredible opportunity for HALB teachers of all subjects to expand their educational toolkit and experience the potential for teaching and learning in the classroom. Last summer, over 75 faculty members from K‑12 attended 200 workshops. HALB looks forward to a strong turnout once again!


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