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In everything we do, we believe that authentic and relevant learning is the foundation for meaningful lives as Jews and in the world. That's why CJEL developed WOW - to bring Jewish education out of the classroom and into a world of possibilities. Grounded in experiential education, WOW! programs and projects encourage students to learn by doing.
Over 25 Jewish educators in Greater Hartford have participated in WOW! in a Box trainings, sharing exciting STEM/STEAM projects that reinforce Jewish values with more than 450 local children. Each participating educator receives a complete program kit with materials for 10 students and a modest stipend on completion of the training session.
WOW! in a Box kits include a lesson plan with sources, activity materials, classroom posters, project instructions, a shopping list, take-home pages for students, and suggestions for extending the activity to reinforce STEM/STEAM concepts. Recent kits and trainings include:
In addition to offering specialized programming, we serve as a resource to educators in the Greater Hartford community, offering curriculum enrichment options and hands-on methodology.
WOW! also connects schools to community resources and creates customized programs to meet specific community needs.
Stay tuned for WOW! at Home kits and WOW! in a Byte digital training, coming soon!
To learn more about WOW!, please contact Jennifer Schwartzman.