Knowledge Age Education
Rotary Hands Across Water
Hands Across Water STEAM Education program
The Hands Across Waters (HAW), turns water, sanitation and irrigation challenges and solutions into modern multidisciplinary education. The program, developed and operated by Hi-Teach, is run in association with the Israeli Water Authority, Water Companies, Utilities, Academia, Government (Education, Economy, Energy, Water, Environment) and the Rotary. The program is adopted in over 70 schools around the country growing continuously since 2007 with more than 16,000 graduating students. The program is supported by 40 Rotary clubs and districts, in Israel, USA, Canada, Eastern Europe and India. It was granted three successive TRF (The Rotary Fund) Global Grants and was awarded a lucrative Note Worthy Project status.
Educate youth on local and global Water & Sanitation challenges and innovative solutions.
Promote global cross-cultural collaboration on the common water challenge.
Use ancient, current, and future water solutions as education content.
Empower science teachers with practical modern STEAM tools.
Develop awareness, involvement, leadership, and teamwork.
Inspire interest in study and practice of sustainable clean-tech.
Provide corporate stewardship and community involvement opportunity.
HAW is taught by the schoolteachers, as curricular water inspired STEAM with Hi-Teach e-content and guidance. It is adapted to many indoors and outdoors education formats and enables Problem Solving Project Based Learning (PBL), as well as Research and Reverse Engineering studies. The modular e-content provided on Moodle platform includes presentations, recorded talks, and virtual visits offering research topics and engineering challenges, suitable for 6 to 12 grades are presented.
The courses are supported by Hi-Teach coaches and industry experts with virtual and physical visits to current and ancient water facilities like irrigation, piping and leak prevention equipment, or desalination and wastewater treatment facilities.
Ancient water sites provide a historical prospective on the evolution of technology, traditions, and culture and a broad science spectrum is addressed including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Sustainability, Agriculture, Geography and more. Students develop practical and applicable solutions to the growing water challenges addressing various relevant aspects of the challenge including Economy, Regulation, Implementation, and the Law.
Project are presented in an international annual graduation event held virtually or the Technion on the Int’l water day, in collaboration with Twinning Schools around the world.
An Energy inspired STEAM program with broad address of modern energy resources, production and use, focusing on combined cycle electric power.
An oil refinery inspired STEAM program on product chain from fuels to polymers, and their production process and plastic environmental protection
One of the earlies STEAM courses developed by Hi-Teach on the history, technology and future of paper production developed and carried out with support of the Israeli-America paper miles (Hadera paper). Participating were young family members of the Hadera paper mill. The courseware however was prepared at a very high level and it later served to train employees and management of the Hadera paper Mill. A unique “product” suggested by the young inventors was a home-based paper making machine tailoring paper for special home and small office needs
Waves & Imaging
Remote sensing using waves inspire STEAM program inspired and sponsored by Philips
Neuroscience inspired STEAM program
Student driven health behavior program
Brain & Computers
A STEAM program comparing learning in Organizations-Computers and the human brain sponsored by Intel
Silicon industry inspired program
A STEAM program inspired and sponsored by Elbit Systems training simulators
Hi-Teach is a highly qualified evangelist education company. It is considered a leader in STEAM education providing Courses, Teacher training, Program development and school operations for over 20 years. The company provides leading courses based on cutting edge technologies developed and conducted in collaboration with advanced engineering companies that cover all aspects of life, science and technology including such giants as Philips, Applied Materials, Elbit, Teva, Microsoft, Intel, Dorad Energy (Power company), Bazan Refineries or the water industry in israel. Hi-Teach has teamed up with close to one hundred (100) companies, government organs and agencies, universities, collages and research centers around the country and large NGOs such as the Rotary. In its 20 years of operations since 2,000 Hi-Teach has educated and taught more then 20,000 students in over 400 schools. Hi-Teach has run numerous teacher training courses for Israeli and foreign teachers alike acting as a science teacher training agency for the ministry of education and the ministry of foreign affairs. Hi-Teach has traditionally been is a pioneering STEAM content development company with vast experience in PBL, Research Learning, model building, leadership and multi-disciplinary learning. Hi-Teach was awarded several prizes and recognitions including the lucrative 2016 Note Worthy Project Recognition of The Rotary Fund (TRF) centennial year, (TRF is one of the world largest philanthropy funds).
Hi-Teach has been working with the Rotary and the TRF for close to 10 years, developing and conducting of the Hands Across Water program which the company initiated as Youth Water & Knowledge in 2006 jointly with the Israel Water Authority and Israel Desalination Engineering Ltd. (IDE) and the city of Ashkelon. Hi-Teach overall growing business volume averaged over one million Israeli Shekels annually (approximately $300K), including several major TRF Global Grant of over $150K each
The company runs an e-learning Moodle web site (www.Hi-Teach.com) hosting the content and managing the web-based teacher and student coaching and accompanied by Zoom based Webinar recorded and live classes and project meeting room. The key idea behind the Hi-Teach programs is to enable and empower teachers to run modern STEAM courses by themselves, keeping the Hi-Teach team very efficient "lean and mean" while allowing teachers and schools to develop evolve and prepare for the era of exponential knowledge growth.
The company demonstrated its ability to grow and evolve from a young conceptual start up to a viable effective and recognized education evangelist company keeping its operation scalable by effective teachers guidance and on the job training and support, adopting its programs and content to the varied needs of teachers and schools.