Apr. 04, 2012
Dear subscriber, 


MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

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

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

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in some upcoming MOFET JTEC activities:

The Israeli Leadership Seminar for Teachers and Community Executives of the Jewish World - July 10-19, 2012 

In this seminar, we shall deal with models of Jewish leadership by examining the participants’ management styles and consolidating ways of promoting community leadership in the framework of the role they are currently performing or will perform in the future.

A MOFET Webinar - The Philosophical Interpretation of the Holocaust by Emil Fackenheim - Led by: Dr. Moshe Shner, lecturer of Jewish philosophy at Oranim Academic College, head of the Jewish Philosophy Department and member of the Advanced Studies Faculty - May 2, 2012, 7 pm IST 

We wish you a very happy and meaningful Passover and as we were redeemed in the month of Nissan in the past, may we witness redemption in this month of Nissan,

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

April 4, 2012 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
April 2012
Featured Items
The Fifth Question – How Do We Help Children Make Sense Of Passover?
Idie Benjamin and Dale Sides Cooperman reflect on how we sometimes get derailed from our central goals while working at preparing our school children for Passover. We often spend a great deal of time talking about Passover & its mitzvoth rather than actually experiencing them with our students. They follow with some great examples of how to shift to a real effective experiential Passover curriculum.
MOFET Annual Educational Technology Conference 2012 – A Touch Away: The Information in the Class at Your Finger Tips
This year, MOFET Institute's Annual Educational Technology Conference, held at MOFET Institute in Tel Aviv on March 28, 2012, was devoted was devoted to examining the implications of the ubiquitous availability of information and communication at our fingertips on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. Hundreds of conference participants heard presentations that examined the numerous opportunities of utilizing these tools to enhance and transform the education scene, and on the other hand, ways to avoid the educational and developmental pitfalls that they present.
Web Yeshiva Israel Semester
During the weeks before and after Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day) April 16 – May 11, 2012., the Web Yeshiva, the first fully-interactive Torah study program on the web, is offering a special Israel Semester of online synchronous shiurim (lessons) dealing with the Land and State of Israel.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews' Lifeline for ORT Students in the FSU
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has provided emergency funding of $400,000 to assist World ORT’s network of 17 schools in the FSU region cope with students’ basic needs in the face of continued underfunding of the Heftsiba system. The money is earmarked for essential needs, such as school buses and hot lunches – critical services for schools serving Jewish communities scattered across large urban sprawls and teaching a curriculum that demands long days – and security.
Moreh L'Morim 2012: Lo Bashamayim Hi - Reaching Toward Heaven, Standing on Earth
Moreh L’Morim is a 4-day summer institute, held between July 15- 18, 2012, and devoted to Judaic and educational growth for Jewish educators. The conference is an opportunity to learn, network, explore, dialogue, create and engage with some of the best and brightest in the field of Jewish Education, Torah Study and Hebrew. Moreh L’Morim 2012 is held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek located in Southfield, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit).
April 2012
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Hebrew Charter School As Growth Industry

Formal Education

Genesis Encounters Darwin: A Case Study of Educators' Understandings of Curricular Integration in a Jewish High School
Jewish Holocaust Histories and the Work of Chronological Narratives
So, You Want Your School To Be More Like Camp?
The Fifth Question – How Do We Help Children Make Sense Of Passover?

Informal Education

The Campaign for Youth Engagement: A Call to Action
Foundation for Jewish Camp Leaders Assembly 2012: 'Reach Beyond the Bunk'

Teacher Education

Brandeis MAT Day School Leadership through Teaching (DeLeT) Program Accepting Applications for the 2012-2013 Cohort
Havruta Inspired Pedagogy: Fostering An Ecology of Learning for Closely Studying Texts with Others

In-Service Training

EdJewTopia: Focus on Rewarding Educators
Kevah to Begin Teacher Training Fellowship

Education & Administration

Forms and Patterns of Parent Participation at a Jewish and Catholic School
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews' Lifeline for ORT Students in the FSU

Israel Education

New Hebrew Summer Language Program – U of VA - SLI
The Peoplehood Challenge: “Teach Your Children Well”
The Jewish Agency Launches the Jewish World Caucus
A New Look at Israel Education: Mapping the Field and Charting the Future
Summer Camps to Receive $3.6m. for Israel Education Project

Technology & Computers

Classroom Technology
Teaching Bible on a Blog at Kfar Hayarok School
A Discussion Evening About iPads in Jewish Education

Conferences & Events

The Third Jewish Futures Conference
Moreh L'Morim 2012: Lo Bashamayim Hi - Reaching Toward Heaven, Standing on Earth
Tikvah Summer Institute at Yale University
MOFET Annual Educational Technology Conference 2012 – A Touch Away: The Information in the Class at Your Finger Tips

Learning Resources

Shabbat Resources for Children with Special Needs
At the Jewish Table
Fresh Ink for Teens: Written for-and by-Jewish Teens
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) Global Archives Website
Web Yeshiva Israel Semester
April 2012
 
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