80 science and technology teachers from seven cities, regions and towns
in the Central District receive tablets with built-in sensors
at launch ceremony in Ramla
Athena Fund, the initiator of the “Laptop Computer for Every Teacher in Israel” program, launched its “einsteinTM Tablet+ for Every Science & Technology Teacher” program in the Central District on November 27, 2014 in Ramla.
Participants at the festive launch ceremony included: Uri Ben-Ari, Founder & President, Athena Fund; Nachum Nachum, Deputy CEO, the Fund for Professional Advancement of the Israel Teachers Union; Ron Cohen, Marketing & Sales Manager, Bank Massad; Ken Zweibel, CEO, Fourier Education; Gabi Yehezkel, Education Supervisor, Ramla Municipality; Amalia Haimovitch, Representative of Central District Manager; Yoel Lavi, Mayor of Ramla; Eli Escosido, Head of Nahal Sorek Regional Council; Motti Yitzchak, Assistant Mayor of Ramla; Ofer Todar, CEO, Ramla Municipality; Shoshi Cohen, Science & Technology Supervisor, Ministry of Education; Zohar Golan, Science & Technology Department, Ministry of Education; Orit Tati, Computing Supervisor, Central District; Osnat Parnas, Science Supervisor, Central District; Dr. Hamad Tarabiah, National Science Supervisor, Arab Sector; Gila Lami, Science Supervisor, Tel Aviv District; Eli Chacham, Chairman of Ramla-Lod Branch, Israel Teachers Union; Ayelet Cohen, Head of Education Department, Ramla Municipality; Alona Klaiman, Head of Schools Department Ramla Municipality Gadi Fenigstein, Head of Education Department, Kedumim Local Council; Amir Almoshnino, Head of Education Department, Nahal Sorek Regional Local Council; Ofira Biton, Head of Education Department, Shoham; Rachel Tene, Computing Coordinator, Education Department, Shoham; Dr. Eli Kalmanzon, Pedagogical Director, Fourier Education; and Michael Kashir, Chairman of Orthodox Association, Ramla.
The partners of the program in Nahal Sorek
At the event, 80 science and technology teachers from Ramla, Ariel, Shoham, Kedumim, Kiryat Ekron, Nahal Sorek and Hevel Yavne received einsteinTM tablets (with built-in scientific sensors) developed by Fourier Education. The participating teachers will also receive 60 hours of professional training.
The teachers with the new tablets
Athena Fund’s strategic partners in the new program are the Ministry of Education, the Fund for Professional Advancement of the Israel Teachers Union, Bank Massad, and Fourier Education. The goal of the program is to distribute the advanced touchscreen tablets to each of the 10,000 science and technology teachers in Israel. To date, 25 cities, regions and towns across Israel have joined the program.