REED On......

Spring 2016: REED Video Contests

And the winners are.......

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual REED video contests!

These contests have brought home 21st century learning to classrooms across the REED district. In a fun, student-centered learning environment, students have given time to contemplate personal and social responsibility. In order to do so, they used skills such as planning, critical thinking and working in groups as they developed their videos. Most of all, their creativity has been given wings, while learning English. A winning combination for all the participants!


The book trailer contests have motivated students to read for pleasure, while enticing others to pick up a book as well. This contest has replaced the “boring book report" and incorporated the experience of extensive reading into a fun project in classrooms across the country. This contest has provided one creative way of rejuvenating the extensive reading program in a fun, relevant, way, while authentically addressing all of our curriculum goals: reading, writing, speaking and editing!


Looking ahead to next year, we plan to add a newspaper category. Your class will create an on-line school newspaper on a platform similar to this one! Look for more information about this over the summer.


I would like to congratulate every class and teacher that participated in this contest. Each entry shows a development of theme and application of concept. The judges were impressed over and over again with the creativity and striving for professionalism that the entries exhibited. In my eyes, you are all winners!


I feel like we have arrived at the virtual evening of the Oscars!


This year, the subjects of the video contests were:

Identity, Diversity and Acceptance: Drama: JHS

Volunteering in the Community: Documentary: HS

Book Trailers: JHS and HS


You can visit the site, which includes instructions, rubrics and entries for all of the contests.


It's been a great pleasure coordinating this project!


Melissa, and the REED Counseling Team

JHS Contests: Identity, Diversity and Acceptance

1st Place: Mikve Yisrael (French)

Teacher: Carl Rogers

7th Grade

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2nd Place: Yeshivat HaShomron

Teacher: Dori Arieli

9th Grade

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3rd Place: Adiga JHS Kfar Kama

Teacher: Amal Napso

9th Grade

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Jr High Book Trailer

1st Place: HaKfar Ha’Yarok "Dog Lost"

Teacher: Abi Goodman

7th Grade

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2nd Place: WIZO Hadassim "Wonder"

Teacher: Robin Flam

7th Grade

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3rd Place: Yarden "Alice in Wonderland"

Teacher: Sara Avitan

8th Grade

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High School Contests: Volunteering in our Community

1st Place: Nofei Golan “Yachad Ba’Galil”

Teacher:Yfat Edri

12th Grade

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2nd Place: Mikve Yisrael “Volunteering in our Community”

Teacher: Carl Rogers

10th Grade

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And now for a short commercial break with a word from our sponsors - don't go away!

Save the Date: Day One of REED Summer Days

Tuesday, June 21st, 9am-4pm

TOM Youth Village, Herev Le'et, Israel

Herev Le'et

Day One: Click the link for more details, and to register.


Summer REED Days!!!!


If you have a conflicting problem for this date with your school, contact Judie, she can try to help.

Save the Date: Day Two of REED Summer Days

Wednesday, June 22nd, 9am-4pm

TOM Youth Village, Herev Le'et, Israel

Herev Le'et

Day Two: Click the link for more details, and to register.
Summer REED Days!!!!


If you have a conflicting problem for this date with your school, contact Judie, she can try to help.

High School Book Trailer : Two 1st Place Winners!!!

Mekif Eitan Gezer "The Giver"

Teacher: Dr Abigail Adin-Serkin

10th Grade

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Manor Cabri "Alice in Wonderland"

Teacher: Amy Segali

10th Grade

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2nd Place: Brenner Regional HS "Flowers for Algernon"

Teacher: Noa Libman

10th Grade

Flowers For Algernon- Book Trailer| Nofar, Noga, Yuval

A few words from our Inspector

Dear English Coordinators, Teachers and Students,


I am so pleased and excited for this REED Newsletter about our video contests. Seeing the wonderful creativity which is inspired by teachers and inspiring by students is a pride and joy. I want to congratulate ALL of the schools who participated and hope that their participation will enthuse other schools to take the plunge and have fun in the English classroom with reading!


Especially, I would like to express my gratitude to Melissa Weglein for her steadfastness, professionalism and devotion to these programs. Without her, there wouldn’t be this level of creation or logistics. A special thanks to Sandra Keren, who deals with the whole technical side of the site and contests, and to all of my amazing counselors for making this wonderful program happen.


It is my hope that all of our schools will participate next year - at least one class per school.


Wishing you all a wonderful Spring Holiday!


All the best,

Judie Segal


Calling all Teachers:

Your submissions are needed for the “Brag Corner” at the Summer REED Days

Please bring posters and displays that illustrate projects your classes have done this year. Be prepared to answer questions about your project during the morning coffee break.