Students at Atlanta Jewish Academy and the CMCH Elementary & Middle School are taking part in STEM education programs led by ORT, a leading global Jewish education network, according to a press release. Courses in Jewish animation and cybersecurity will enable students to get a head start in key technological fields that can offer opportunities for future career paths, the release stated. Both courses are facilitated via livestream by the World ORT Kadima Mada team in Israel.
“Providing our students with innovative programming that teaches them skills in STEM is an ongoing goal at CMCH,” said Principal Leah Sollish. “We are grateful to ORT for the opportunity to connect our students to technology and STEM projects from Israel which merge Jewish content and technology.”
In the Jewish animation class, students in fourth through eighth grades will combine creativity with technology to make their own animated clip based on Jewish stories and themes, the release continued. The students only need to use a computer and/or smartphone, plus a few common household items. Students are also able to enter an international competition to showcase their videos and compete for cash prizes.
The cybersecurity course for sixth through ninth grades will provide the basics of cybersecurity, including virus protection, cracking passwords and encryption. Students will learn how to understand and identify common threats and they will receive hands-on experience fighting cybercrime.