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Apply Now for Dual M.A. in Jewish Professional Leadership and Ed.M. in Jewish Educational Leadership at Brandeis University
The Hornstein M.A./Ed.M. Program In partnership with Brandeis University's Education Program invites applications from talented, motivated, young professionals seeking the knowledge and skills to lead in Jewish educational settings: camps, experiential educational programs, Hillels, synagogues, day schools, museums, federations, and more.
Updated: May. 15, 2019
This course will be different from any you have taken until now, both pedagogically and technologically! The assignments and activities on the course take place in a unique virtual world. Until now the emphasis in courses on multiculturalism has been to introduce the student to the other by means of films, stories and articles. But it hasn't been possible to get to know the other personally, and even to step into his/her shoes. On this course, in order to get to know the other and be exposed to different cultures, we will approach multiculturalism from a number of angles; we will enter a virtual space where we will meet people and get to know something of their worlds.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2019
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Melton Centre for Jewish education will launch the Melton Fellows Program in the forthcoming academic year with track in social entrepreneurship. Over a period of two years, the Melton Fellows will grapple with challenges in social entrepreneurship. They will study Jewish education and its eco-system in depth and, in addition, will acquire an in-depth knowledge of social entrepreneurship.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2019
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) and Hebrew College (www.hebrewcollege.edu) announced a new joint program to train outstanding students as combined rabbi-day school educators. Set to launch fall 2019, a new track of the Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP) will host talented students in a vibrant and innovative six-year program. The program will include a two-year teacher training program in Jerusalem with a Master in Jewish Education from Hebrew College, followed by four years in Hebrew College Rabbinical School.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2019
Outcomes in the inter- and intra-personal realms are central to the goals of Jewish education, yet educators often struggle to address them in a meaningful way. In this article, we describe what we learned from facilitating an online community of practice for congregational school leaders and day school educators seeking to enhance their work in promoting social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2019
Students Shaping Internationalization in a Conflict-Ridden Society: Experiences of Israeli Teacher Education Colleges
This article focuses on students from two Israeli teacher education colleges serving marginalized communities, both of which participated in a European Union (EU) project aimed at fostering internationalization in higher education institutions in Israel. The study reported focuses on students’ agency in shaping institutional internationalization processes, in particular during their studies but also, as it became apparent, later in their teaching careers following graduation. Moreover, we explore how students’ agency in internationalization is shaped by the conflict and its consequences.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019
Beginning in 2019, the Certificate in Jewish Leadership for Educators will provide senior-level educators the knowledge and skills necessary for them to serve in leadership capacities. The curriculum will prepare participants to meet educational challenges facing Jewish communities in the 21st century and to embrace growth opportunities in their careers and organizations.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2018
“Whatsapp, Teacher?” - Student Perspectives on Teacher-Student Whatsapp Interactions in Secondary Schools
The present study adds to the expanding body of empirical research on social media use in educational settings by specifically focusing on a heretofore underexposed aspect, namely, secondary school student-teacher communication in the popular instant messaging application WhatsApp. We report on findings from the student perspective and discuss the advantages and limitations of this form of communication sphere, and on the social functions of the different classroom WhatsApp groups in secondary school students’ everyday life.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2018
The Blended Learning MA program specializing in Jewish Education, offered by the Seymour Fox School of Education through the Melton Centre for Jewish Education, is currently registering students for its fourth cohort. The program is designed for those seeking to learn about the challenges and opportunities of Jewish education in the 21st Century at a level that goes beyond the everyday problems of the educator.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2018
Holocaust Education as a Path to Prepare Preservice Social Studies Teachers to Be Social Justice Educators
What lessons does Holocaust education hold for preservice teachers and how does Holocaust education aid their growth as social justice educators? In this qualitative teacher research study we attempt to answer these questions by analyzing the coursework and reflections of 16 social studies preservice teachers (PSTs) as they completed an in-depth study of the Holocaust through historical research, field trips, and reading young adult literature, and designed creative and engaging lessons to teach the Holocaust to secondary social studies students (grades 6-12).
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018