What is IsraelLINKConnect?
IsraelLINKConnect is a new program which creates community by combining multiple Synagogue Religious School classes together in a shared online learning space.
Why was IsraelLINKConnect created?
Given the climate following the COVID-19 outbreak, our IsraelLINK team spent time meeting with IsraelLINK educators world-wide. After discussing their challenges and concerns, IsraelLINKConnect was created.
The goals of IsraelLINKConnect are to support Jewish educational institutions by:
- Eliminating the stress of converting curriculum into engaging online content.
- Community-building by creating a cohort of learners from several synagogue supplementary schools.
- Offering engaging, informative and inspiring Israel content.
We are here to take one academic item off your to-do lists for the 2020-2021 school year!
Who teaches IsraelLINKConnect?
The IsraelLINKConnect classes will be led by an IsraelLINK team member or a trained IsraelLINK affiliated educator. Schools will provide their own instructors to manage classroom attendance and behavior as well as lead guided breakout discussions throughout the sessions.
How many IsraelLINKConnect Sessions will there be?
The IsraelLINKConnect program consists of 5 monthly, 50 minute sessions.
Will IsraelLINKConnect use similar content to IsraelLINKClassroom?
IsraelLINKConnect will feature much of the same content from our IsraelLINKClassroom curriculum. The main difference is that IsraelLINKConnect will integrate online interactive classroom tools such as Kahoot, Padlet, Word Clouds and more.
What if my school wants to run sessions for five straight weeks instead of monthly?
We are doing our best to schedule as many schools as possible for our monthly sessions. Please contact the IsraelLINK team if you have a special request. We will try our best to accommodate you, but cannot guarantee that it will be possible.
How much does IsraelLINKConnect cost?
The cost for all five IsraelLINKConnect sessions is $500 ($100/session).
How are IsraelLINKConnect session times and dates determined?
Once you sign up for our program (see registration button on page), an IsraelLINK professional will reach out to discuss dates and timing for your sessions, as well as potential school groupings based on timing and grades-levels involved.
How are lessons delivered?
All sessions will take place via ZOOM. Once you sign up for our program, we will follow up with the information you will need to forward to your students regarding the program.
What are the tech requirements?
IsraelLINKConnect works best when students log in using a tablet or laptop. Throughout the five sessions, students will require a second device for Kahoot games. Additionally, students will need to be able to open new tabs for some of our interactive activities.
If my students have already studied the IsraelLINKClassroom curriculum, will IsraelLINKConnect be an appropriate program for them?
IsraelLINKConnect utilizes the content from the IsraelLINKClassroom curriculum so students who already studied those topics will find much of the content to be a review. If you are looking for new content, please contact the IsraelLINK team to learn more about our exciting new IsraelLINKClassroom content!
If we have a school we would like to partner with, can we create our own IsraelLINKConnect session?
If you have a specific school that you would like to partner with, be sure to specify which school in an email to our IsraelLINK team at [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
With IsraelLINKClassroom my students received their own logins, will they need the same for IsraelLINKConnect?
Because all the IsraelLINKConnect content is being shared in an online ZOOM room, students will not need a log-in for this program.
If my school returns to an in person/hybrid model, will IsraelLINKConnect still be happening?
Please be in touch with our team if any of your classroom plans have changed. While IsraelLINKConnect is designed for students learning virtually, we can work out ways to make the sessions work in-person as well.