The LINK curriculum is very flexible. It can be taught in the class using the Blended Learning method, or by using the Flipped Classroom model if classroom hours are limited. Additionally, LINK can be successfully modified for the non-digital classroom.
Who was LINK designed for? Students in grades 6-9.
How many individual lessons are in the unit?
- The LINK curriculum encompasses 6 different lessons totaling 12 hours. With the exception of Lesson 6 (the culminating lesson) lessons can be stand alone, spiraled to enhance other Israel units or scaffolded by grade to meet the needs of the classroom.
- The interactive system with its activities and resource libraries, allows for use of a flipped classroom approach. This provides flexibility for the teacher to reduce the number of in-class hours by having students complete many of the tasks independently at home.
How are lessons delivered?
- Lessons are facilitated 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 LINK 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.
Is training provided? Yes. We host a series of webinars to go over both content and technology. The dates and times of these webinars will be sent upon registration. We are also available to provide support on an individual basis via phone or email depending on the package you choose.
What if I don’t have a “digital classroom?” Although LINK was designed to be at its most optimal in a digital setting, the program was implemented in non-digital classrooms with great success during the pilot phase.
LINK 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 are able to 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 10 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 provided. $180
- Non-digital package for 1 class. Includes training, content support and materials, secure login and unlimited access to downloadable lesson plans, online material, activities and resource libraries for teacher only. 2 Kesher board games provided. Program will be teacher facilitated. $75