As the school term is underway at Silverstein Hebrew Academy (SHA), administrators, teachers, staff and students are excited for what promises to be a challenging and rewarding 2017–18 school year. Increased enrollment, rigorous academic coursework and multiple initiatives aimed at enhancing the learning experience are among the many points of excitement at SHA.
In an effort to prepare students for the ever-changing 21st-century landscape, the academy has implemented several forward-thinking initiatives, including the integration of technology in every aspect of a SHA student’s education—from coding software, apps and websites to using SmartBoards to help students engage with classroom material.
Students are also learning to use iTaLAM as part of a new digital-blended learning environment based on the successful TaL AM program, a Hebrew-language and Jewish-heritage curriculum. iTaLAM is reinventing the world of Hebrew language and Jewish-heritage education by transforming the well-established and highly successful TaL AM print program into an engaging, interactive, personalized and adaptive digital experience.
Elementary school students also received Chromebooks as part of the school’s program to differentiate instruction, helping students to develop better Hebrew-language skills and further their research and writing skills.