How can I use E-Learning in my classroom?
You can easily modify Resistance Basics, Women in the Partisans, Living and Surviving in the Partisans, and Antisemitism in the Partisans for classroom use by skipping over the teacher-centered content. Here's how:
- Preview your course and print out the study guide.
- Click 'Turn Questions Off' button (disables quizzes).
- Advise students that the course is aimed at training teachers, and to think about how they would teach others about the materials they are about to view.
- Play the video from the beginning, skipping past the 'How to Use...' chapter (second-from-last).
- Pause from time to time for student questions. When you get to the end of the course, use the discussion questions from the study guide to stimulate further conversation.
We also offer a classroom version of Resistance Basics as a playable video. Visit our Films page for more details.
Please tell us how it went -- send your feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does it cost to take a course or get CEUs?
Nothing! JPEF E-Learning is free to educators, students and the general public worldwide, thanks to the kind generosity of our donors and supporters. CEUs are available for free as well through Torou College. See below for details.
What video courses are currently available?
There are currently 11 lessons available on a variety of subjects related to the Jewish partisans:
- Resistance Basics
- Antisemitism in the Partisans
- Ethics of War
- Finding Leadership
- Living and Surviving in the Partisans
- Strengthening Jewish Pride
- Tactics of Resistance - Part 1
- Tactics of Resistance - Part 2
- Teaching with Defiance - Part 1
- Teaching with Defiance - Part 2
- Women in the Partisans
Are there more video courses planned?
Not at the moment, but we may produce more in future. If you would like to suggest a new course, please email email@example.com.
What does the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF) do?
Most people have never heard of the 20,000-30,000 Jews who fought back against the Nazis as Jewish partisans. These Jews were responsible for blowing up thousands of armored convoys and thwarting the Nazi war machine in countless ways. This information has the power to transform people's perception of the Jewish experience during the Holocaust.
The mission of JPEF is to develop and distribute effective educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations. JPEF has produced a comprehensive and thought-provoking new curriculum called RESIST, designed to transmit the enduring understandings arising from the stories of the Jewish partisans. With layers of interactivity unprecedented in most any curriculum, RESIST is designed for 6th-12th grade students in formal and informal settings and is now being implemented in Jewish and secular schools worldwide.
What are the technical requirements for the site?
To access all the E-Learning functions we recommend downloading the latest version of your browser. JPEF E-Learning supports:
- Google Chrome
- Apple Safari
- Microsoft Edge
Note: Firefox, Opera and Camino are not fully supported, most functions will still work (see below).
The following browsers and devices are supported:
- Most pad devices, including iPad
- iPhone 6 and above
- Galaxy s5 and above
- Pixel 2/2XL and above
- Many other Android devices
If you have trouble with the video or notes window, please refer to the next questions for help.
Using Earlier/Unsupported Browsers and Devices
Don't worry. In most E-Learning functions should still work for you. See below for addressing some common issues with earlier browsers and devices.
What do I do if the video doesn't play?
If the video does not automatically start, try clicking the video Play button at the bottom of the video window once or twice. In some cases you may need to do this the the beginning of each new chapter.
What do I do if the Notes window doesn't update?
In some cases the Notes window may not update with the video narration. Nothing else will be affected by this. You can still use the other E-Learning function, including navigating within a chapter by clicking on a note.
What if another user adds inappropriate content or a cyber risk?
Though we do our best to keep track of what users post to the Reviews, Community and Downloads sections, JPEF can not, of course, guarantee the appropriateness or safety of everything other users add.
If you see anything on our website that could be inappropriate or a security risk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Thank you.
Free CEUs and Continuing Education Credits
How Do I Earn CEUs and Course Credit Hours?
JPEF offers free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through Touro College for successfully completing JPEF's online professional development courses.
Touro College is awarding 1 CEU for every 10 course credit hours of JPEF E-Learning coursework you complete with a quiz score of 80% or. Units are available in 1/2 CEU increments (5 credit-hours = 0.5 CEUs).
In many cases you will also be able to earn other professional development credits through your district or institution. Talk to your administrator and show them your certificate of completion (see below) to see if you qualify.
How Do I Get My Certificate of Completion?
After you have completed at least one E-Learning course with a score of at least 80%, you will be able to download a printable certificate of completion. Click on the Your Certificate icon in the control panel near the top of the E-Learning main page or any course page.
The certificate lists which courses you have successfully completed, how many course credit hours they are worth, and how many CEUs (if any) you have earned. Participants should check with the appropriate institutional representative to verify applicability and transferability of credits.
How Are Course Credit Hours Calculated?
Course credit hour values are calculated through a combination of video length plus standard times for completing quizzes and reviewing materials for each course (classroom curricula and other supplementary materials found in the downloads section, as well as links to web pages, videos and partisan profiles from the notes window).
Summary: What We Do With Your Data
JPEF does not share or sell any of your personal data with other parties, except for Torou College for the purposes of awarding continuing education units and credits. We do generate anonymous aggregate statistics for the purpose of letting our supporters, funders, and potential funders know what impact we are having. We also share non-anonymized reviews and feedback with our constituents and occasionally on our website.
We use your reviews, curricula downloads and E-Learning user data for site maintenance, and to evaluate how to improve our offerings. Creating an account will also add you to our email list. Hopefully you will find the information we occasionally send out useful, but you can always email email@example.com to unsubscribe.
All of JPEF's content is provided free of charge to the public. Our materials are vetted for accuracy by educators and advisors with expertise in Holocaust education, the history of the Jewish partisans, and Jewish Studies. Though we strive for the greatest accuracy and stand by the materials and information provided on our website and in public forums, no guarantees implied or expressed are made about these resources.
Content from JPEF's website can be reused without alteration free of charge. We do request that you credit the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, as well as the original source for any archival materials (image sources are included where possible for images in our media gallery).
User-Submitted Reviews, Links, and Comments
We encourage you to use the Community and Downloads sections of each E-Learning course to share teacher tips, favorite resource links, and curricula ideas with other educators. Please observe common standards of civility and appropriateness, keeping in mind that students and the general public also use our website.
JPEF takes no responsibility for user-added content or links to other websites.
If you find any content that you deem inappropriate, offensive, or a possible cyber-security risk, please alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact page on our website.