Apr. 30, 2013
Dear subscriber, 


MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications.

We invite you to read about the MOFET Teach 2013 Study Tour & Conference in Israel on Technological Systems in Education, participate in the upcoming world class webinar:Bring Your Own Device: Personal Digital Tools in the Classroom – An Idea whose Time has Come led by Terry Freedman, and get a vibrant visual overview of MOFET International's global activities.

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading and a wonderful Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) and hoping to hear from you,

Reuven Werber 

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

April 30, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
April 2013
Featured Items
MOFET Teach 2013 – Global Educators Attend a Study Tour & Conference in Israel on Technological Systems in Education
Seven educators from around the globe attended the MOFET Teach 2013 study tour which took place March 11 – 18, 2013. The tour included an introduction to the MOFET Institute, visits to teacher education institutions and institutions of higher education, trips to schools in which communication-based programs and online teaching are implemented, and an encounter with the Israeli hi-tech industry.
The 2013 Hazon Sustainable Omer Challenge and other Sefirat Haomer Resources
Hazon, America's largest Jewish environmental group, invites you to visit the 2013 Hazon Sustainable Omer Challenge. On each of the days of the Omer counting, Hazon invites you to challenge yourself to find ways to make your life healthier and more sustainable.
Values and Religious Identification among Affiliated Jews in Eastern Europe
This article analyzes data on the values of adults affiliated with the Jewish community in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Romania. There was wide agreement among the populations’ value prioritization, but they are not monolithic. Overall, family-related values were more important than materialistic values.
Teachers to Be Trained to Handle Classes with Both Religious and Secular Students in Israel Government School System
'Mixed' schools with secular and religious children have been around since the 1980s but the trend has been gaining momentum. Now academia is getting on board. For the first time in the upcoming school year, teachers will be trained to handle these mixed classes, courtesy of Kibbutzim College.
ShalomLearning - An Innovative, Flexible, and Accessible Approach to Jewish Learning
ShalomLearning combines the best of traditional Jewish religious education with innovative online learning activities to make Hebrew school more engaging for students, more accessible for families, and more effective for synagogues.
April 2013
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Rabbi Isaac Aboulafia: Leader of the Education Revolution in Damascus 1864-1895
Values and Religious Identification among Affiliated Jews in Eastern Europe

Formal Education

From ‘Asur, Asur, Asur’ to ‘the Big Mutar’:Religious-Zionist Women’s Views on Sex Education in Israel
Contextualizing Community in Teacher Bible Talk

Informal Education

Jewish Educational Leadership. Winter, 2013 – Tikun Olam
An Expanded Paradigm for a Venerable Community Service Practice
Tikkun Olam and Jewish Environmental Education

Adult Education

The Midwife: Portrait of a Congregational Rabbi as a Teacher of Adults

Teacher Education

Teachers to Be Trained to Handle Classes with Both Religious and Secular Students in Israel Government School System
The Impact of the National Religious Identity of Talmud Teachers in Yeshivah High Schools on their Professional Identity

In-Service Training

Facing History And Ourselves Jewish Schools Partner Project: A Pilot Program Fostering Tikkun Olam in American Jewish Day Schools

Israel Education

Media Studies Orientations for Israel Education: Lessons from In Treatment, Homeland, and Z-Cars

Technology & Computers

A Teachers Video Guide to Creating and Using a Facebook Study Group
Day School Grant Opportunity in Blended Learning
Grants for Jewish Middle School Badge Learning Available
ShalomLearning - An Innovative, Flexible, and Accessible Approach to Jewish Learning
A Smashing PBL Success in Torah Studies (with an assist from Twitter)!

Conferences & Events

The Power of Our Stories: A Jewish Women’s Archive Workshop for Jewish Educators
2013 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Holocaust Educators
Nineteenth Annual Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education
MOFET Teach 2013 – Global Educators Attend a Study Tour & Conference in Israel on Technological Systems in Education
The 2013 Jewish Futures Conference: Whose Torah Is It Anyway?
Hazon Food Conference - Torah of Food
CIE/ISMI Professional Development Teacher Workshop on Modern Israel

Learning Resources

ReformJudaism.org Website Launches!
The 2013 Hazon Sustainable Omer Challenge and other Sefirat Haomer Resources
'Joe's Israel': New Pro-Israel Social Media Empowerment Platform Launched
Polish Museum Set To Open Spectacular Window on Jewish Past
From Declaration to Reality: Implementing Israel’s Declaration of Independence in the First Two Decades after the Establishment of the State — Selected Documents
Mattat – A Meeting Place for Young Israeli Religious Women Before and After National or Military Service
April 2013
 
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