Rethinking Education: CAJE & MindCET
Posted on 03/24/2023 @ 06:00 AM
Today, everyone lauds entrepreneurs as a key factor in economic growth, creative inventions, and new technologies. We look up to them, and our youth want to become them!
Entrepreneurs are agents of change who are able to move quickly, identify gaps and opportunities, offer solutions, test them and refine them - all while operating in real time.
CAJE realized that technology-based entrepreneurship has much to offer the world of education.
Why? Because schools are environments where experimentation and adaptation are essential, so that educators can meet their learners’ needs and respond to the increasingly rapid rate of change and innovation.
Who to partner with? MindCET, a global pioneer in creating an entrepreneurial culture in education that was founded in 2012 and is recognized as a world leader in the EdTech ecosystem.
MindCET connects startups, educators, researchers, learners, high-tech industry leaders, investors and policymakers – to offer alternative solutions relevant to the learner of the Digital Age.
That’s why CAJE-Miami and MindCET, with funding from the Miami-Yerucham Partnership, designed the Teacherpreneur Initiative to introduce Miami educators to the world of technological- educational entrepreneurship.
During this training, Miami educators will develop tools, skills and methods of thinking that can be applied throughout their educational practice.
From February, cross-school teams of educators from Hebrew Academy (RASG), Lehrman Community Day School, Scheck Hillel Community School, and The Innovative School of Temple Beth Sholom have been working together to identify a specific challenge they currently face, research this challenge from a variety of angles, and formulate an initial idea for a solution.
In July, Miami educators will visit MindCET in Yerucham, Israel, where they will work with the MindCET Team and Israeli ed-tech experts to develop their ideas to a level that will allow for initial testing with their students during the 2023-2024 school year.
“I am so thrilled to have been selected to be a part of the Teacherpreneur Initiative!
I’m excited to design a learning product for our school in partnership with CAJE and MindCET that will enhance learning for students.”
Allison Shusterman, Lehrman Community Day School