The JEI culminated experiences with partners and technologies since 2003, has resulted into a JEI comprehensive model of education using technology (Hardware and Software), training and change management. The JEI continues to work with its global and local partners, and seek to raise in kind and in cash funds to implement the JEI Model in as many public schools as possible.

JEI’s Educational Model is a comprehensive, school-based improved model that deals with the whole school as a unit, and works on effective pedagogical integration of ICT tools and e-resources. It equips teachers to create a sustainable learning environment, conducive of 21st century teaching methods that enable students to become skilled citizens for the knowledge economy. Implementation commences with a thorough assessment, which serves as a baseline and provides measurable KPIs throughout its life-cycle, and is built on five major pillars; Technical Infrastructure, E-Resources, Professional Development, Change Management and Sustainability and Monitoring and Evaluation.

JEI’s Educational Model is flexible and can be implemented in various teaching learning contexts and can be adapted according to the schools’ needs, below a graph representing the JEI’s model:

JEI worked with its partners on providing schools with the needed technical infrastructure which allows schools to access electronic content, develop innovative classroom practices and research, communicate and collaborate in flexible environment represented by the in-classroom technology, multipurpose room and up-to-date computer labs.
Believing that principals and teachers are key for an overall effective environmental improvement in schools, JEI developed a comprehensive training program that starts by changing the mindset of educators towards the use of technology and walk with them through a journey of creating school’s vision and plans aligned with the JEI interventions in schools. This training is followed by a pedagogical training on ICT tools and ends with 6-modules training package named the 21st century learning and teaching which aims at Providing teachers with teaching methodologies and strategies to enhance independent learning, Information literacy and critical thinking using IT as a tool, Enabling teachers to utilize the e-resources as interactive tools to promote student centered approaches in the classroom and Introducing teachers to the use of social networking to communicate with learners in different countries.
Six electronic subjects (3,373 e-learning lessons) were developed from scratch based on the education system, including: e-Math, e-Science, e-English, e-Arabic, e-ICT, and e-Civics. Adopting a blended learning approach, the JEI uses these e-curricula as enrichment tools to support the national curriculum and to shift the learning process towards student centered approach. JEI also managed to get into a number of partnerships which resulted in providing schools with innovative solutions (Hardware and software) that enhance literacy skills in both Arabic and English Languages, stimulate critical thinking and problem solving in math and science and improve communication and collaboration skills of students.
This pillar of the model focuses on transferring the experience to the ministry of education and creating a sense of ownership among its staff of all JEI interventions. In addition to that, JEI and through its internship program provides schools with resident interns that work with them for a whole academic year to facilitate and support the integration of technology in teaching and learning.
The implementation of JEI Educational Model is aligned with a result based monitoring and evaluation system. Monitoring the progress and changes at the indicators starts from the infrastructure installation till the sustainability in implementation. The monitoring and evaluation approach of JEI use mix- methodology approach, qualitative and quantitative, according to the characteristics of the educational solutions and software implemented, it targets all stakeholders within the school community; teachers, students and principals. JEI will always investigate areas of innovation, and seek to create new international and local partnerships and scoping new projects. Each new partnership is a project which gets implemented using PMI standards. To make sure the projects achieve the desired outcomes, a set of key performance indicators (KPI’s) are identified, and the project is monitored and assessed throughout the implementation process. Project results are summarized in a report that gets shared with all stakeholders. Due to the accumulated experience JEI gained over the years and the flexibility of the JEI model to suit any educational context, JEI actively participates in regional and international conferences and forums to promote the JEI model and the effort of its partners, to generate interest in these countries. The JEI also set up a consultancy arm that can manage and implement projects in these countries.
How We Do It

OUR MODE OF OPERATION

The mode of operation is designed as a holistic approach using research, baseline assessment, piloting innovation and monitoring and evaluating results to achieve overall education improvements.

Expansion and Generalization of JEI Educational Model

The JEI Model in Madrasati Schools:

JEI has continued its fruitful partnership with Madrasati Initiative, which had started four years ago when JEI became an implementing partner for ICT with Madrasati Initiative, aiming to expand the JEI educational model outside the Discovery Schools on to other public schools across Jordan. The JEI Model is being implemented in 76 Madrasati schools.

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260 schools were assessed then the project’s implementation has been expanded to 76 other schools located in nine governorates across Jordan: Ajloun, Jerash, Zarka, Amman, Balqa’, Kerak, Tafeeleh, Ma’an and Aqaba. The selection of these schools was based on specific assessment-standard tools.

75 Interactive White Boards were installed in a multi-purpose room, where each was provided with a projector and a PC to build the interactive system that enhances students’ engagement in the learning process.

2115 teachers benefited from various trainings by JEI, which empower teachers to activate multi available technological resources, through modern educational methods and ICT.1165 teachers across 76 schools, along with 89 MOE supervisors, were trained on Interactive White Boards – Smart, Ketab, and Promethean Boards.

761 teachers received Change Management training “JEI Technological Model Activation Workshops” in 66 schools till the end of Dec 2013. 189 teachers received training on 21st Century skills, and training to be continued during the second semester of the 2013/2014 academic year

Madrasati Palestine:

EI has forged a partnership with Madrasati Palestine to help implementing its model in Palestine, and to enhance the learning environments in twenty schools across East Jerusalem, which fall under the auspices of the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

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JEI focused on ICT integration in education through equipping schools with the ICT infrastructure, facilitating access to electronic content, building the capacity of teachers, and providing constant follow up through monitoring and evaluation component.

Based on a JEI assessment visit to the twenty schools in 2010, a number of technological and infrastructure models have been adapted according to the physical, cultural and contextual situation in each school; such as installing IWBs in all classrooms in the Bayrouni School, which is an elementary school that serves grades 1-4

JEI has customized a training package which includes 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Change Management, and IWB’s, and partnered with Rubicon to establish the e-content for Math, English, and Science subjects.

2013: IWB training for Phase II teachers and supervisors was conducted.

2013: Shadowing Trip was organized for 37 teachers to visit Discovery Schools in Amman, and to look closely at the Jordanian experience in integrating technology in daily classroom practices and in using the latest teaching methodologies which create an interactive classroom environment.

2013: Additional Shadowing Trip was conducted for 22 principals to Work with them on developing the school’s vision and implementation plans for the coming years which reflect the proper utilization of technological resources put in their schools. The principals also visited a number of schools to examine real life implementation of JEI model.