30 weeks long
Workload: 2-3 hours per week
About the Program
All courses will be taught be Rabbi Meir Wexler.
Effective strategies for using technology-enhanced learning is a key element in the professional development of any teacher. This course will help teachers develop and advance their skills in the design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences.
- Introduction to Educational Technology Integration
Explore best practices on integrating technology into your curriculum and classroom. Participants will develop a working knowledge of educational technology standards and pedagogy, proficiency with fundamental technology tools and the ability to begin applying them to their classrooms.
- Teaching with Technology
Participants will learn a wide range of technology tools that can be integrated into the classroom, which include: Web 2.0 tools, interactive whiteboards, tablet computers, video editing and presentation software. Participants will work collaboratively using these tools, engage in practical discussions about their use, and complete the course with a portfolio of educational technology tools that can be used in their classrooms.
- Educational Technology Practicum
This course will combine the learning from the previous two courses and ask students to develop a significant educational technology project/application that will be integrated into their classrooms/schools.
About the Facilitator
Rabbi Meir Wexler was born in Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives in Hollywood, Florida. He has been educating and inspiring elementary, middle and high school students for over a decade in Baltimore, Atlanta, Kansas City and South Florida. “Rabbi Wex” is the CEO of Wex Consultants which speaks to and assists schools with 21st century education technology integration. He is the co-founder of the highly acclaimed Twitter hashtag #Jedchat, a global professional learning community for all Jewish education stakeholders. He is the incoming Upper School Technology Coordinator and will teach Middle School Judaic Studies classes at the Scheck Hillel Community School. Currently he’s the Judaic Director of Technology and Activities and teaches Middle School Judaic Studies classes in a K-8 private school. He earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Ner Israel Rabbinical College as well as Rabbinic Ordination. He holds Graduate Certificates in Education Technology and Differentiated Instruction from the Institute for University School partnership with the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He is currently in graduate school for online teaching and learning at The Johns Hopkins University. Rabbi Wex is currently authoring a book on numerology in Tanach. He enjoys family, sports, technology, great weather, and spending time with his dog, Charlie. You can read his blog on technology and education at rabbiwex.blogspot.com and tweet him @RabbiWex.
Watch Rabbi Wexler's welcome video, introducting himself and explaining, why Ed Tech?
The Ed Tech Program is made up of 3 courses lasting 10 weeks each. There is also a 1 week break in between each course, for a total length of approximately 50 weeks. The program begins on September 10th and runs through June. These courses cannot be taken individually, but must be taken as a unit and in the correct order.