Judaic Differentiation

By: Rabbi Shmuel Chait, Mrs. Miriam Chait
from TDS Seattle

Differentiated Instruction

Subject(s) of entry:
Gemara, Halacha, Ivrit, Mishnah, Tanach

PBL - project based learning, Constructivist, Montessorri, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
Blended Third and Fourth grades

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

I have created a system of differentiation where students can learn, practice and demonstrate Chumash (Bible) skills at their levels. Upon mastery, students create videos, where they apply acquired skills to unfamiliar text, to be virtual teachers for other students. The compilation of these videos gets posted to a website to populate a student-created Khan Academy for Judaic skills.