BASIS is not a "cookie-cutter" initiative. BASIS's success is dependent on each school being able to select an Israel Education strategy that best aligns with its mission and values, that they can incorporate into their curriculum and community. Each school builds its own internal leadership team, and works within its own unique faculty, student body, and parent community to build an enduring culture of Israel education. BASIS schools require a great deal of customised consultation to support their strategies, curriculum developement, and ongoing professional development.
Schools are introduced to the key components of BASIS (such as curriculum mapping, Understanding By Design, the various Israel Education Strategies) in community-wide or regional seminars and forums. On-site consultations and workshops led by BASIS consultants at the schools provide teachers opportunities to understand them more deeply.
All the BASIS consultants work with the schools in this individualized fashion, and feedback from the Bay Area BASIS schools indicates that this customized support is valued more highly than the more general kind provided by the larger seminars and forums. BASIS is a highly demanding and complicated process, and the schools appreciate this “personalized” attention.