All ICEI programs promote independent learning and are anchored in literacy instruction. They promote a love of reading and writing, while also putting a significant emphasis on speaking and listening. The result is a dramatic improvement in literacy and learning skills throughout grades 1-6. Many teachers also use ICEI teaching strategies in other subject areas.
ICEI programs deploy fill-time Literacy Instructional Coaches in each school to support improved classroom instruction; provide mentoring to principals; introduce a comprehensive and user-friendly data tracking system to promote date-driven instruction and to enable teachers to differentiate, or individualize, their teaching; and outfit all classrooms with in-class libraries of 500-1000 books leveled by difficulty.
  • It's Elementary!, ICEI's flagship program is the most comprehensive and ambitious Whole school improvement Program for grades 1-6 in Israel. ICEI's innovative pedagogy strengthens literacy fundamentals and basic learning skills, the cornerstones of elementary education, and focuses on school leadership, classroom management and planning and constant evaluation and retooling of methodologies.
  • ICEI's Springboard to Success program for the first and second grades builds on ICEI's unprecedented success pioneering the rapid acquisition of basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and overcoming deficiencies and gaps in children's learning abilities when they enter first grade.
  • ICEI's Atzmaut Plus program, operated in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey and the Municipality of Rishon LeZion, supports the empowerment of more than 120 Ethiopian-Israeli families whose children study in ICEI participating schools.