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Hands-on Experience through Location-Based Learning on Mobile Platforms (Smartphones & Tablets) – A MOFET Webinar with Shani Ziv & David Lachmish
In this free webinar, to be held on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at 19:00 – 20:30 - Israel time, you will get a glimpse into the developing world of using mobile devices for educational use. It aspires to create a learning experience that will go beyond a computerized lecture and discussion. If you are successful, you will go out (or send somebody) to examine your newly created experimental learning object using your mobile platform.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Beyond Costumes and Hamantaschen: Teaching Strategies for a More Meaningful Purim - A MOFET Webinar with Rabbi Reuven Spolter
The Purim story addresses questions of Jewish identity and assimilation, of choosing between two evils to produce a desired outcome, and even of the very notion of Jewish peoplehood. In this upcoming free MOFET JTEC Webinar, through a brief examination of some key sections of Megillat Esther, we'll address these and other issues related to Purim, and offer some creative ways to introduce them into the classroom.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012
Dov Emerson reflects on the significance of the Jewish education twitter network (#JEDCHAT) being called out in a Washington Post article about how more and more teachers are turning to Twitter to connect with other educators for resource sharing, camaraderie, and support through tough times.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
Join Hidden Sparks for the Spring, 2012 Semester of Hidden Sparks Without Walls, an online audio conference accessible from home or school. The Hidden Sparks Without Walls initiative is designed to strengthen an educator's knowledge and practice in working with diverse learners. The program offers free short-term distance classes for teachers, educators and administrators in Jewish day schools and yeshivot, to give them the tools to enhance the ways in which children learn and behave. It also enables teachers across similar or diverse disciplines to share ideas, curricula, and talk about their practice.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012
Environmental Education in Israel: Diverse Views, Origins and Pedagogies - A MOFET Webinar with Associate Professor Tali Tal
In this free webinar, to be held on Wednesday Jan. 25, 2012 at 19:00 – 20:30 - Israel time, Associate Professor Tali Tal, of the Technion, will discuss the development of environmental education and social activism in Israel over the last decades. She will show how environmental education in Israel is affected both by historical aspects and current global trends.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
World ORT has held the inaugural Naomi Prawer Kadar International Seminar for Digital Technology in Jewish Education in Moscow. Nearly 30 Hebrew teachers from Belarus, Bulgaria, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia were brought together for the four-day Seminar at Moscow ORT Technology School. They were joined by guest speakers Professor Igor Zyskin, of the Maimonides Academy in Moscow, and Dr Arye Olman of the Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011
The Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education promotes systematic practitioner research of their teaching by educators and sharing of their findings with the Jewish education community. In the short video presented here, you’ll meet a talented elementary day school teacher, who researched her practice in order to develop a webcase, and a well-respected congregational rabbi, who participated in a project in which he researched his practice in order to produce an article to be published in a forthcoming volume.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011
The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program offers talented young college graduates who are passionate about Yiddish language and culture the opportunity to spend a year as full-time Book Center staff. Fellows provide content for existing programs and spearhead new projects.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
This survey, commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, represents a first mapping of professional online learning networks in the North American Jewish institutional world. The results presented here are drawn from a literature survey and analysis, interviews and on-line questionnaires.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Research Shows Teachers Need Career-long Learning: Mandel Center Presents Findings on What Keeps Educators Growing
Over 60 Jewish day school heads, teachers, board members and other educational leaders gathered at Brandeis recently to learn how to make schools places that support career-long learning for teachers. The gathering, convened by the Mandel Center, presented the Center’s latest research about what keeps teachers—from novices to the most experienced—learning, growing and improving.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011