The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: real world skills

Wornick 7th Grade Tzedakah Project

Wornick’s 7th Grade Tzedakah Project is a challenging year-long learning, student-led experience, facilitated by the team of Middle School teachers. Students learn real-world skills, identifying a world problem, researching an organization and volunteering there, fundraising, presenting to their class, allocating funds, and presenting an award.

By: Nicole Haire, Chelsea Mandell, Purnima Mani, Dr. Jessica Rosenberg, Cynthia Pellegrini from Wornick Jewish Day School

Grade(s): 6, Middle school

Subject(s) of entry: English/ Writing/ Language Arts

Pedagogy: Experiential Education

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Global Competency For Jewish Learners

A Grade 10 Global Competency Course that will empower and engage our students to become global citizens within a Jewish context. Students will learn a diverse range of practical skills to prepare them for jobs of the future. The final class project will be a fully kosher, volunteer service trip to Ecuador, where students will build a school, visit a Synagogue in Quito, celebrate Shabbat in the Andes and put into practice the lessons they learned during the course.

By: Mr. Jamie Cohen from TanenbaumCHAT

Grade(s): 10, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Art, Computer Science, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science, Tanach

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, 21st Century Skills, Global competency skills development, Phenomenon based learning (a new curriculum model created in the Finland school system)

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Practicing Real World Skills Through a Revolutionary Service Learning Program

At CCJDS, we teach our children that their words and actions have the power to make change in this world. We believe that as they grow and learn academically, so too should our children explore what it means to make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. Through our school-wide, cross-curriculum SHIR HaLev program, students embark on a yearlong service project in the spirit of the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

By: Ms. Hadas Rave from Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Art, Ivrit, Literature, Science, Tanach, Jewish Studies, Jewish Values, Tikkun Olam, Social/Emotional Development

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

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