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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
JCC Association of North America has announced the inaugural Sheva Center Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Professionals with the acceptance of 31 educators into a program created to build a pipeline in the field of early childhood education of prepared leadership. The Fellows are all currently educators and administrators in JCCs throughout North America.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2018
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Hillel International and The Jewish Theological Seminary Launch Joint Masters Program
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, Hillel International and The Davidson School of The Jewish Theological Seminary announced a formal partnership to launch a joint MA program in Experiential Jewish Education Set to launch this fall, the three-year program, designed specifically for Hillel professionals, will begin with two years at Pardes in the Pardes Experiential Educators Program, in conjunction with online graduate study, and a third year back on campus. Students will receive an MA in Jewish Education from The Davidson School and will be placed as Senior Jewish Educators at Hillels’ in North America upon graduation.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2018
As a foundation supporting Jewish day schools and overnight camps, AVI CHAI has always been eager to see the maximum number of participants enroll in our various professional development programs. “Filling the cohort” would obviously benefit a large number of institutions, thus increasing the impact of our philanthropy among Jewish youth. But cohort-based learning is not merely a matter of numbers. Early on, we learned that fashioning a group of professionals into an “intentional learning community” profoundly deepens the learning and enhances its durability.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2018
GSEHD Invites Educators to Apply To Its Master's in Curriculum & Instruction With a New, Full-Time Concentration In Jewish Education
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University is now accepting applications for its Master's in Curriculum & Instruction with a new concentration in Jewish education. The first cohort for this 12-month, 30-credit program on the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC will begin in Summer 2019.
Updated: May. 30, 2018
This study explores preservice teachers' conceptions of assessment and examines whether and how they change during an e-learning basic assessment course. This was done by addressing the following questions: What characterizes preservice teachers’ conceptions of assessment? And to what extent do preservice teachers' assessment conceptions change after participation in a basic assessment course?
Updated: May. 23, 2018
Gratz College is pleased to announce the granting of generous scholarships for up to 65% tuition provided for two graduate programs: Master of Arts in Education - Jewish Instructional Education (36 credits) and Master of Science in Nonprofit Management - Jewish Educational Administration (36 credits). Graduate degrees in Education and Nonprofit Management support greater job competency, increased marketability and more diversified skills for Jewish organizational administrators, day and supplementary school educators, and educators working in Jewish organizations. The fellowship is available to working professionals in the American Jewish community.
Updated: May. 09, 2018