The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: Student centered learning

Halachic User Manual

Students created a student centered, research and project based "Halachic User Manual" to master the topic of Kashrut. Students were tasked to use the various components of a user manual to incorporate the different halachot and halachic applications based on a commonly used item found in a kosher kitchen.

By: Carli Becker from Yavneh Hebrew Academy

Grade(s): 9, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Halacha

Pedagogy: Design-Thinking Model

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Making Space Holy

Fourth Grade students were challenged to transform the school's maker space into a full-scale Mishkan. Students self-organized to design and build the various components of the Mishkan using limited materials, tools, and resources. These constraints intentionally mimicked the design challenges faced by the Israelites.

By: Mr. Michael Hyde, Mrs. Amy Katz from Portland Jewish Academy

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, Elementary school, Middle school

Subject(s) of entry: History, Mishnah, Tanach, Engineering, Engineering Design

Pedagogy: Constructivist, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning

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Learning Environment – Jennifer Dolny

My presentation displays the learning environment in my classroom. This learning environment encourages student centered learning and promotes academic, social, and emotional growth.

By: Mrs. Jennifer Dolny from Yeshivat Noam

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Elementary school, Middle school

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

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

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