Media Ankori is a four-year high school promoting critical and socially-oriented thinking in the fields of new media. The curriculum is implemented in the 9th and 10th grades, leading students towards a quality Bagrut diploma in addition to theoretical and practical knowledge in new media subject matters.
Our children live in a world vastly different from the world we grew up in as kids. They are constantly flooded with information and content while their age, sensitivity and inexperience make them particularly vulnerable to this heightened exposure.
In this ever-changing and dynamic reality, it is our duty to adapt the way we both learn and teach. The teacher is no longer the source of all knowledge, learning structures must be flexible and adaptable, and the curriculum must be varied and allow for different points of view.
This new reality is characterized by many instances of ambiguity and a lack of a sense of control. Nevertheless, it does offer limitless opportunities for creativity and innovation. To sift through the information, we must be proficient in technological platforms and understand how we want to use them – their social, economic and political implications, the direction they’re taking us – and how far they can take us.
Media Ankori’s classrooms have up to 25 students. In addition to core academic subjects, we offer our students the opportunity to develop a knowledge base in fields of social and political sciences, economics, and social psychology and philosophy as they relate to technology and its audio-visual culture. The students get practical knowledge in communication studies, cinema, TV and other screens, robotics, editing and sound, applications and more.
Why New Media?
Our children live in a world of digital technology. New media content worlds, pace and forms change the ways we all think and act, and re-shape our immediate and future environments. Some of these processes occur so fast that we are unable to define them, and in some cases their definitions alter faster than we’re able to incorporate them in our school books. The tools and skills needed to navigate successfully in this new reality demand that we re-structure our teaching and learning methodologies. To deal with the heavy information load, Media Ankori gives its students the tools to chart, select and criticize information, as well as the rationale behind different programming languages. In this way, students can be better prepared to knowledgably handle themselves in this new reality and enjoy all it has to offer.
Fields of Study
We have mapped new media into three fields:
- Audio-visual culture – Theoretical and practical knowledge of cinema, TV and other screens, including sound and video editing, graphics and animation
- Interactive – Website building and robotics, including gaming, big data and 3D models
- New media and society – Economics, social psychology, different formats of analytic journalism, mass communication, and the relationships between technology, social media and the law
School Year Format
The academic year at Media Ankori is divided into three “periods”, each spread over ten weeks of learning. Every “period” focuses on core academic subjects (literature, biblical studies, history, Hebrew syntax, math, science and English) and new media courses under one main subject. For instance, under the main subject of “Universality”, the students learn the core subjects alongside robotics, animation and the judicial system through the prism of universality. Every “period” concludes with hackathon week – an opportunity to summarize, create and present a group project which the students have worked on during the “period”.
Studies are held five days a week, between 9 am and 3:30 pm,
and between 9 am and 2 pm on Tuesdays
Core subjects are taught by the experienced educators and instructors of Ankori Rannana, who are skilled in engaging all learners to fulfill their potential and skills and deal with challenges. Our teachers work in small teams and retain the ability to influence, change and shape the students’ experiences in school.
Technological and vocational workshops are taught by experts in their respective fields. Our instructors in the fields of media, technology and communication are chosen for their professional knowledge and the added value they offer to our students, so the learning process can be both rich and up-to-date.
Media Ankori is a perfect fit for children and parents who feel that the world has changed, and that teaching methods must adapt accordingly; for anyone who feels that school curricula must address our social and digital realities; for anyone who believes in experimenting and is looking for a flexible, innovative framework that allows young students to become critical, creative thinkers, and supply them with the necessary skills to successfully complete their Bagut diploma.
Media Ankori is an excellent fit for curious, inquisitive young adults about to start their 9th or 10th grade. Our students have a specific interest or a social agenda, they are invested in it, and feel comfortable in digital surroundings and with screens.
Our admission process includes a one-on-one meeting so we can coordinate our mutual expectations and answer all your questions.
Set up a meeting via 0506435713
or call us at 09-7488296
Our goal at Media Ankori is to train graduates who are creative and critical thinkers, adults with personal and interpersonal skills that will enable them to work, operate and develop in an ever-changing, information-rich environment.
At Media Ankori we have made it our goal to translate theories of futurism in education into everyday school practice. In order to do that, we have readjusted everything we know about structure, time, content and objectives to create a new pedagogical system that keeps the school as a mold, but casts into it a learning culture of a different kind.
The methodology adopted by Media Ankori is the product of research in the field of futurism in education. Its basic premise is that the goals, culture and conditions that have been the basis for educational systems to date have changed, and in many cases are no longer relevant. The educational challenge is to provide students with the confidence and skills that will enable them to effectively process large amounts of information, make decisions, initiate projects, present and conduct discussions regarding their work, work well in teams, and develop a keen awareness of others and their environment.
The Establishment of Media Ankori
Media Ankori was established in 2018 as a four-year high school (9-12 grades) with two classes in each grade. The school was founded by the Ankori Education Network as part of a shared initiative by Osnat Haber Koton, CEO of Ankori Educational Network, and the teaching staff at Ankori Raanana. The team is led by Ankori Raanna’s principal, Yoav Lavi, math and economics teacher and independent artist Shmulik Avraham, and school counselor and educator Nicole Eshed.
Media Ankori follows the tradition of Ankori Educational Network’s small schools, based on learner-centered teaching. At Media Ankori, students enjoy intimate classrooms of up to 25 students, located within the community.