Who was IsraelLINK designed for?
Our program is designed for middle-school
students, but the program has been
used in high school and some components
have been used in 4th and 5th grade.
How long does it take to teach the entire curriculum?
In its entirety, all 9 units will require up to
24 lessons/class periods of approximately 50 minutes.
Do I need to teach all units?
For a full and immersive Israel educative experience
we recommend that the program is taught in its
entirety. However, each unit – as well as the
lessons that comprise each unit – are modular and
be stand alone. IsraelLINK was designed to fit the
needs of the individual teacher and classroom.
How many lessons are in each unit?
Each unit ranges depending on content. Most units
have 2 lessons, our largest unit has 8.
What if I do not have enough classroom time allotted to teach Israel?
The IsraelLINK platform can be accessed from any
device. Because much of the design is exploration
and project-based learning, the lessons can be
introduced in class and completed at home using the
flipped classroom model.
My students don’t have a lot of time to go online and research. Can they still participate in the projects?
We at IsraelLINK know how time consuming a simple
internet search can be. We have done the work for
you by creating and curating a series of resource
libraries containing articles and videos students
will need for their research. This not only frees
up time but ensures that the content is age
appropriate for your students.
Do we have to teach all 9 units in one grade?
If you have the time, the consistency of teaching
all 9 units in one grade would provide the most
benefit for your students. However, many schools
scaffold the units by grade or by theme which has
proven to be extremely successful.
How are lessons delivered?
Lessons are guided by the classroom teacher,
using the activities and lesson plans as a blended
learning program. All course materials and activities
are included, minimizing preparation time.
Students will have access to program from any
location and device via secure login.
What are the tech requirements?
Devices with wifi: Computers, laptops, tablets,
even cell phones! Our online classroom version of
IsraelLINK requires 100MB wifi bandwidth. Videos are
delivered via Vimeo. If your school’s firewall blocks
Vimeo, we can provide an excel spreadsheet with the
specific video URLs to unblock individually. We will
provide remote tech support to your school and
troubleshoot any issues.
What if I don’t have a “digital classroom?”
Although IsraelLINK was designed to be at its most
optimal in a digital setting, as long as the teacher
has access to a computer and the internet, we have
had great success with students working from the
downloadable, printable worksheets we provide as
well as in discussion only settings.
Once I register, is training provided?
Absolutely! Once your school is registered, we
will provide access to the program.
Each unit contains training videos and lesson
plans under the teacher resources as well as videos
for “back end” training and how to access your
students’ work. If you have questions after
reviewing the program, we are happy to provide
extra tech and content support via zoom
What If I am teaching more than one class?
We have many schools that have one educator teaching
multiple classes. We will organize your classes and
students by code which will make it very easy to keep
track of your classes using the same login.
What if I teach at more than one school?
Each school requires a separate registration and a
unique email address to log in. Make sure to let
your IsraelLINK representative know to make sure
you are registered accordingly.
Do I need to register my own classes?
To make it easier for teachers and students, our
staff takes care of all registration! We will
provide everyone with a unique password in order
What if students forget their passwords?
You have access to your students’ passwords.
We try to make it simple and create passwords for
teachers and students that are easy to remember.
If you get stuck, call our office at: 213-254-3172
or email: [email protected] requesting your
password and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Do my students need to provide an email address for registration?
Not at all! All we need to register your students are
their first and last names. We will require your
class lists to be submitted first name last name.
How do I view my students’ work?
That, along with other “back end” issues will be
covered in the program’s provided videos.
If you need additional support, we are happy to
schedule a zoom to take you through the process.
What are the costs?
IsraelLINK is a sophisticated, on-line program
that is supported by a team of educators, web
engineers, production teams that are constantly
updating video content, graphic designers, and more.
A program of this caliber costs between $1,000 and
$3,000 per school to facilitate. With tremendous
gratitude to the Sandra and Lawrence Post Family
Foundation, who understand the need for dynamic and
engaging Israel education, we can offer this program
at the following subsidized costs:
- Full digital package of 5 or more classes for
the entire institution. Can include day school,
supplementary school, youth group and family
programming. Includes all training, tech and
content support and materials, secure login and
unlimited access for teacher and up to 100 students.
5 hours of additional training and/or trouble
shooting as needed throughout the school year. Up to
Kesher board games provided as needed. $540
- Full digital package for 2 – 4 classes.
Includes all training, tech and content support
and materials, secure login and unlimited access
for teacher and up to 60 students. 2 hours of
additional training and/or trouble shooting as
needed throughout the school year. Up to 7 Kesher
board games provided. $360
- Full digital package for 1 class. Includes all
training, tech and content support and materials,
secure login and unlimited access for teacher and
up to 20 students. 2 hours of additional training
and/or trouble shooting as needed throughout the
school year. Up to 5 Kesher board games