Location

The EdTechFest: Tel Aviv will take place at the beautiful Walworth Barbour American International School December 22 & 23, 2013 

Mission statement: Through a rigorous and dynamic American international education, WBAIS, a private secular school in Israel, inspires each student to cultivate a respect for diversity, develop a passion for life-long learning, achieve academic potential, assume leadership, contribute actively to society, and resolve conflict through dialogue and understanding.

With students coming from Jaffa and Tel Aviv in the south and from Haifa in the north, the WBAIS campus in Even Yehuda considers itself to be cone community and one family originating from more than 40 different countries. 

AIS believes in the importance of integrating technology into the classroom curriculum in order to build digital literacy at an early age. As such, every classroom at AIS is equipped with digital HDMI projectors that are capable of streaming content from a centralized digital database, as well as directly from teacher and student devices. The Elementary & Middle School students are provided with iPads or Macbooks and guided by their teachers and technology integrators. High School students are part of a bring-your-own-laptop program for their studies. With a combination of effective technology practices and knowledgeable guidance AIS provides a leading education in technology. 

In August of 2007, AIS moved to a new, state-of the-art facility on nineteen acres in the town of Even Yehuda, 20 kilometers north of Tel Aviv.  With the Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School and High School each in their own separate building, the campus also houses the following facilities:

  • Fine and Performing Arts Center with a 400 seat Auditorium
  • 7 fully equipped science laboratories
  • Double gymnasium with a dance studio and weight room
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Greenhouse, vegetable garden, fruit and olive orchards
  • Nature Reserve
  • Library Media Center
  • Cafeteria and Teacher’s Lounge
  • 3 regulation soccer/baseball athletic fields
  • 3 playgrounds
  • Outdoor basketball courts

For more information, please see our website at http://wbais.net



Travel Information

The 
EdTechFest: Tel Aviv actually takes place in a beautiful town, 20 miles north of Tel Aviv, called Even Yehuda. The venue is the Walworth Barbour American International School of Israel. Even Yehuda is also close to two other coastal cities, Herzliya (14 miles south) and Netanya (5 miles north), that have both luxury and more moderately priced lodgings.



If you are coming from abroad, you will probably be landing in the Ben Gurion International Airport in the heart of the country, about 30 minutes east of Tel Aviv and 30 minutes west of Jerusalem.

Note: While Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel, English is spoken everywhere. Virtually all official signs, including road signs, appear in all three languages.


Links to websites for touring Israel
Frommers
Lonely Planet

Links to websites about Jerusalem
The Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel can be seen on Google Maps here: http://bit.ly/AISonGoogleMaps

View American School in a larger map



Driving directions from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Take the Haifa road (Road number 2, coastal Road) and exit at the Netanya South/Poleg/Ikea interchange (Route 553). Turn right at the top of the interchange exit, and continue straight all the way, over the bridge towards Even Yehuda, and then follow directions according to the blue bullets below:

From Haifa
    take the Haifa road (Road number 2, the coastal road) and exit at the Netanya South/Poleg interchange (Route 553). Turn left at the top of the interchange and continue straight all the way over the  ridge towards Even Yehuda, and then follow directions according to the blue bullets below:
    • Continue straight until the 5th traffic light. 
    • You will see a big sign to Even Yehuda with an arrow pointing to the left.
    • Turn left at this intersection into Rabin Drive and continue straight until the traffic circle.
    • You will see the American School on your left hand side.
    • Drive left around the traffic circle and turn left at the second gate into the school parking lot.
    • The address of the school is 65 Hashomron Street (Corner Rabin Drive), Even Yehuda


    Credit


    Certificate of Attendance


    Certificates of Participation for the 

    EdTechFest: Tel Aviv

     will be available after the event.


    Please complete the following form and once attendance has been verified, a certificate will be emailed to you.




    Graduate Credit


    Graduate credit is available from Adams State College.  Registration will soon be available here


    1hr for $55. Please use a credit card to register.



    Contact Christine Archer with EdTechTeam with any questions.