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Monday, March 9 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Uncommon Conversations: Let's Assume That All Our Assumptions About Day School Education Are Wrong

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While we try to wrestle with solutions to the enrollment and affordability crises, we tout the belief that our students are receiving an “excellent education.” Is this a flawed assumption? One example of many: given the raison d'être of Jewish day schooling, it makes no sense that 95% of schools list two or more of Hebrew teaching, Judaic / Israel studies or tefillah among their five biggest areas of weakness. Join a conversation among those who are game to disrupt the current operating model to see if we can do it better.

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Jonathan Cannon

Jonathan Cannon is currently serving as a Leadership Consultant, working independently and also partnering with the AVI CHAI Foundation on the yearlong school improvement project in conjunction with Harvard Principals’ Center, in addition to directing the new Collabarative. Jonathan is also a mentor for RAVSAK’s SuLaM 2.0 program. He was a Head of School for 20 years, most recently completing a 12-year tenure at the Charles E. Smith... Read More →
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Dr. Eliezer Jones

Dr. Eliezer Jones is currently the General Studies Principal of Valley Torah High School (VTHS) in Los Angeles. He is also the co-founder of the I.D.E.A. Schools Network focused on innovation, creativity and meaningful learning in independent schools. Prior to VTHS, Dr. Jones was the Director of Educational Innovation for the YU School Partnership.
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Tikvah Wiener

Tikvah Wiener is Chief Academic Officer at Magen David Yeshivah High School in Brooklyn, NY, where she oversees General Studies and works with faculty across disciplines to implement project-based learning (PBL). With Dr. Eliezer Jones, she is co-founder of the I.D.E.A. Schools Network, which trains educators and schools in PBL and educational innovation. Wiener became passionate about project-based learning through RealSchool, the inquiry-based... Read More →

Monday March 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Rooms 408-409