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While many fine institutions exist to teach Torah to the next generation of Jewish leaders, rarely are these scholars taught how to teach the Torah that they have learned. Despite the lack of teacher training, Jewish professionals are simply expected to be able to teach Torah well. Pardes institute believes that a significant increase in the number of highly-trained Torah teachers has the capacity to radically change the Jewish community’s relationship to its spiritual and intellectual heritage. Through this teacher training bootcamp (June 21-July 2, 2020), Pardes aims to significantly improve the quality of adult Jewish education in the North American Jewish community.
Updated: May. 13, 2020
Learning, Teaching and Curating: Situated Digital Experience in Museums - A free course during the 2020 Coronavirus global pandemic
MOFET International invites you to attend this free course which will help you create your own online museum to share with your students, colleagues and acquaintances. Museums are the repository of our cultural heritage and thus should become destinations to explore and learn scientific, historic and artistic themes. Students can feel and sense valuable artefacts and handmade objects that shape their lives. The main question is: How do we encourage our visitors to satisfy their curiosity in the museum? Experimental methods and their didactics are the core of this online course. We will see how all museums and heritage sites can be used as places of learning with the UNESCO Best Mobile Practice innovative technology – the Wandering Platform. The free course will begin on April 5 and will include seven synchronized meetings that will take place via the ZOOM™ platform. Notice: This is not a MOOC. As so, the number of participants is limited so hurry and sign up! Free registration ends on 02.04.2020.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2020
Teacher Leadership @The Lookstein Center is for teachers who love and excel at their craft and are committed to ongoing improvement. It is for teachers who care about impacting their entire school community while remaining in the place that they love most, their classroom. Selected participants will emerge from the program ready to become catalysts for ongoing professional growth in their schools. The 16-month program integrates learning, practice, and the development and implementation of a school-specific initiative by each participant.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2020
The Lookstein Center presents "Creating Memory," an arts-based Holocaust education program intended to help young people encounter the Holocaust in a personal, emotional way. This online mini-course will offer practical ideas and implementation techniques for Jewish day school and informal Jewish educators.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020
Ivrit B’Darkenu (Hebrew Our Way) is a newly established non-profit organization, designed to address the needs of Torah based institutions to enhance Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh education for a variety of populations, settings, and formats. Students will have the opportunity to acquire high functional abilities and to experience a sense of success and belonging. The resulting advancement of Hebrew and Limudai Kodesh instruction in Torah-based educational institutions, including schools, camps, and community programs, will enable thousands of students to learn and acquire Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh in a meaningful and experiential way.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020
Applications Open: Senior Educators Fifth Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Learning is launching its 5th Senior Educators Cohort (SEC). Designed for senior-level educators interested in delving deeply into a holistic approach toward the theory and practice of experiential Jewish education. Work closely with master faculty and staff and build relationships with an incredibly diverse cohort.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020
If you are a Jewish day school teacher then please join the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators on July 3-23, 2020 in Jerusalem. Study Jewish texts, get your curriculum ready for the fall, share ideas with amazing colleagues, participate in innovative pedagogy workshops and re-energize for another year of teaching!
Updated: Feb. 05, 2020
Using Social Media to Engage Students in Technology-enhanced Learning Environments – A MOFET Webinar
Online classes pose special challenges for teaching and learning. Notable among these challenges is the tendency for students to feel like anonymous spectators rather than active, collaborative participants. MOFET International’s Online Academy invites you to join Dr. Danny Glick, Director of Pedagogical Implementation at Edusoft, Research Affiliate at University of California, Irvine’s Digital Learning Lab, and the editor of Targeted Interventions for Student Success in Online Courses, for an interactive and engaging webinar on how to engage students in technology-enhanced learning environments using social media on February 9, 2020 at 9 PM Israel Standard Time.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2020
An innovative model of mentoring teachers in Jewish day schools: A pathway to professional development and teacher well-being
The purpose of this paper is to describe an innovative model of mentoring that evolved over the past ten years as a result of experience, research and self-study. This research, conducted in Orthodox Jewish day schools will raise awareness of potential benefits of mentoring as an effective means for supporting Q1 teachers’ classroom effectiveness and sense of well-being. An original aspect of this paper is the analysis of exemplary cross-cultural mentoring intentional training, ongoing support and solicitation of feedback. Findings are based on samples from data collected over several years and are analyzed using qualitative tools.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2019
Sixteen Camp Directors from across North America graduated the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at a commencement ceremony this past week. The Executive Leadership Institute was created by Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) in 2006 to improve Jewish summer camps by significantly upgrading the leadership and management skills of camp directors.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2019