Innovation and Models
The Congregational Learning team at The Jewish Education Project has spent the past decade collaborating with educational leaders, clergy, teachers and lay leaders at more than 100 congregations to help them develop models of learning that are successfully engaging children and families.
These online resources are designed for those individuals and teams:
- who have already participated in one or more of these projects, to continue to learn from others and share back some of their learning and insights;
who are ready to innovate in their communities and want to study models and their adaptations in depth;
who are brand new to this and just want to explore and learn more!
We have divided Innovation and Models into four parts or sections. Feel free to click on any of the titles/sections below and jump in wherever feels right, given your background and current needs, or explore them in sequence.
Our Journeys, Experiments and Projects (Part A)
The initiatives we have led, along with selected resources for innovation, from our most recent work with I*Express to I*mpact Now to Express Innovation to our earliest work with Lomed.
- What We've Learned about the Process of Innovation, Adaptation and Change (Part B)
Includes evaluation reports and our High Five video, documenting what we know about Innovation and Adaptation and how it shapes and informs our work.
- The Qualities and Elements of Models (Part C)
See the "qualities" that appear across all good models and use our Interactive Table to learn about the “elements" that are unique to particular models.
- Models and How They are Implemented (Part D)
Descriptions, narratives and videos that tell the stories of unique and innovative models in our community and throughout the United States.