Frisch Chosen as Only Jewish High School to Present Poster at ISTE 2016 Conference in Denver

June 28, 2016

ISTE 3Mrs. Rifkie Silverman, Chair of Engineering and Computer Science at Frisch, modeled student projects and our innovative engineering curriculum in a poster session at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference in Denver this past weekend. Mrs. Silverman was chosen to present a poster session to showcase the Frisch engineering curriculum and innovation as an exemplar for every other school. As the only Jewish high school from thousands of schools at ISTE to give a poster presentation,  Frisch is not only leading the way in engineering and STEM education for a Jewish high school, but leading the way for every kind of high school.

“There was so much positive energy and excitement among the more than 15,000 representatives from schools all over the country, and I am pleased that I was able to represent Frisch and share our students’ successes with the global STEM community,” said Mrs. Silverman. The Frisch engineering curriculum is supported by the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education.ISTE 4

Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky, Director of Educational Technology, spearheaded the meet-up of the Jewish Educators Network at ISTE, attended by over 75 participants who learned about digitally enhancing Tefilla, Tanach, Hebrew Language and Jewish history. Along with Dr. Zadoff, a member of our History faculty, they also attended and facilitated sessions in various areas of educational technology to further student-centered learning and global collaboration.

“Educators from as far away as Australia, Mexico, and spanning dozens of states were amazed by the achievements of our students in our Frisch engineering program,” said Rabbi Pittinsky. “It was such a Kiddush Hashem as they saw our students as a model for their own, and we hope this will foster many future collaborations spanning the globe.”