- Stamford US-CT
As Director of eLearning and Distance Education, Dr. Judith Cahn is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to promote, enhance and enrich Yeshiva University programs through e-learning initiatives and to prepare undergraduate and graduate school faculty through present and emerging technologies. The position builds partnerships among academic units to work collaboratively toward achievement of institutional goals that can be addressed through distance education and online technologies. In addition, she manages the inter-institutional collaborative eLearning effort for Yeshiva University with the Jewish Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College, a program generously funded by a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. The collaborative includes faculty development programming focusing on educational technology and online learning.Dr. Cahn has been among the first to teach online and blended courses in educational technology and educational psychology offered at Azrieli Graduate School. Her efforts helped Yeshiva University develop among the first online Master's in Jewish Education programs. Currently, she continues to support the university's vision and eLearning effort working with all academic departments, and in the past 2 years, she has helped to develop over 70 courses as either online or blended.Dr. Cahn has presented workshops in educational technology, the digital student, and student transitions from middle school to high school. She has been published in Jewish Educational Leadership, coauthoring an article that examines how schools can navigate the complex arena of digital communications and technology issues and in Klal Perspectives, examining the importance of connectedness. She has taught as an adjunct faculty member teaching courses in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology.Her educational psychology research and dissertation examined the needs of adolescent children of newly Orthodox Jewish families.
Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to promote, enhance and enrich Yeshiva University programs through e-learning initiatives and to prepare undergraduate and graduate school faculty through present and emerging technologies.
Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to promote, enhance and enrich the Azrieli Graduate School programs to prepare Jewish educators through present and emerging technologies.
Adjunct Professor: Educational Psychology
Blended (face-to-face and online) course, using the Moodle platform, addressing basic concepts in educational psychology with particular attention to theory, research and practical applications for the educator. A wide range of topics related to the application of psychology to the classroom include a review of the psychology of motivation, instilling values, and the role of educators in promoting a healthy self-concept. A basic overview of the major theories of child development is provided in the context of recent research findings, Judaic perspectives, and implications for educators working in Jewish schools.
Instructor: Educational Technology Graduate Course
Online course, using the Moodle platform, addresses best practices on integrating technology into the curriculum and classroom. The course assists students in developing a working knowledge of educational technology standards and pedagogy, proficiency with fundamental technology tools and the ability to apply them to the classroom. Students have opportunity to evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning, access resources to help address instructional challenges, and evaluate the validity of those resources to meet student learning needs.
Instructor, Integrating SMART Board in Jewish Curricula Workshops for The Legacy Heritage Fund/Yeshiva University Stern College Jewish Educators Project, Spring 2010 - present.
Co-Chair, Community of Practice: Maximizing Technology, Spring 2010. YU Institute for University-School Partnership. Connecting school technology administrators through online meetings.
Expertise in Microsoft Office, SMART Board software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, educational software, learning management systems, contact management software, school management software, video capture, web tools and apps for education.
Cahn, J. & Banschick, M. (2013). When the Bully has a Jewish Face. Viewpoint, 55(3), 21-26.
Cahn, J. (2012) What Does the Research on Connectedness and Sense-of-Belonging Teach Us? Klal Perspectives, March 2012
Cahn, J. & Rapps, D.(2011). L'Chaim? An Educator's Resource Guide for the L'Chaim Video. Video produced by the Yehuda Mond Foundation about the dangers of alcohol abuse.
Cahn, J.A. & Novick, R.M. (2010). Policy and pedagogy: Complementary school approaches to 21st century technology issues. Jewish Educational Leadership, 9(1), 10-17.
Cahn, J.A. (2012) Adolescent Children of Newly-Orthodox Jewish Parents: Family Structure, Parenting and Community Integration as Correlates of Adjustment. Unpublished dissertation, Yeshiva University Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.
Presented Adolescent Children of Newly-Orthodox Jewish Parents study at the Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals, Conference January 16-17, 2012.
Research Assistant, to David Pelcovitz, PhD, studying Adolescent Children of Baal Teshuva Parents. Developed research methodology, survey development, needs assessment, conducted study, analyzed results. 2010 - 2011
Research Assistant, to Rona Novick, PhD, studying BRAVE bully reduction program, 2009-2010
Altschuler, J. (1980), The Psychology Problem Solver (1980), Contributing Editor. The Psychology Problem Solver (1980) Research & Education Association, NY
Management Consulting, Refuah Health Center Dental Division, New Square, NY (2004-5)
Evaluated operations of the Dental Division, submitted recommendations to improve operations and increase revenues and how to best implement recommendations.
Corporate Trainer, Philip Morris USA, Richmond, VA. Developed, designed and implemented a Train-the-Trainer program for plant supervisors. (1984)
Operations & Marketing Manager, Electronic Information Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT (1989-1992) Program Management. Responsible for all facets of equipment and software installation and support, from RFP through installation, and deployment of and support for system engineers.
Cahn, J. R. (2003) Relative Stranger. 1st Books Library, Bloomington, IN. Fiction.
Using Computers in a Day School Setting, (1998), Lookstein Center http://www.lookstein.org/articles/using_computers.htm
Healthcare Management Software, Technical Writer, Software Instructor. 1991-1996
CBS, Inc., 1983-1988
Product Manager, CBS Software & CBS Interactive Learning (a division of Holt, Reinhart & Winston) Published educational software packages including titles such as Preparing for the SAT, Fraggle Rock Adventure, Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Time, Inc. 1980-1983.
Writer, Training & Development Manuals, HBO
Producer, Interactive Video, Time Life Video. Research & development for management training/educational videos for executives, Time Life Video.