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The Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI), now in its 23rd year. is a program that strengthens the Jewish community by developing educational leaders – “teachers of teachers” – who are spearheading powerful and innovative professional development experiences for their institutions and communities. We believe that ongoing, substantive professional development for educational leaders and teachers is central to revitalizing Jewish education. MTEI’s intensive two-year program that consists of six, 4-day seminars with assignments in the field between meetings, practicing havruta text study, investigating teaching and learning practices in small and large groups, learning skills of communication and relational learning for leaders is a building block toward this goal.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2018
MOFET International is proud to present an online webinar to the global education community with Dr. Nellie Deutsch on “How Good Is your Online Course?” on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9 PM - 10:30 PM - Israel time. The free webinar will deal with some of the criteria involved in evaluating both blended and fully online courses.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2018
A group of over 40 educators, from ten diverse Jewish Day Schools, spent three days immersed in Research for Better Teaching’s seminar on High Impact Teacher Teams. Research for Better Teaching (RBT) is a professional development organization dedicated to improving classroom teaching and school leadership. Together with educators from Prizmah: The Center for Jewish Day Schools, these teacher teams prepared to bring back solid practices to their schools that will necessitate strong modeling of teamwork among educators while using data to inform student learning.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018
This summer, learn a new skill that will open your eyes to a Jewish practice that brings a sense of holiness into your world. Begin your first step on the journey to become a Mussar group facilitator. In order to prepare to lead others, you first need to experience the transformative impact of Mussar yourself. Yesod: Foundations in Mussar Group Leadership is a 5 session program, developed by The Mussar Institute, that takes place online in real time through video conferencing.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2018
From Power Struggle to Benevolent Authority and Empathic Limit-Setting: Creating Inclusive School Practice with Excluded Students through Action Research
Teachers face a dilemma in setting limits and establishing boundaries with excluded students, who often exhibit extremely disruptive behavior that cannot be ignored or condoned. Since limit-setting through threats, sanctions, punishment, or expulsion simply reinforces the cycle of exclusion, the alternative approach presented here is to treat the breaching of boundaries as a developmental rather than a moral issue. Benevolent authority and empathic limit-setting, which lie at the core of this method, involve understanding and tending to the needs of the young person while at the same time clearly defining the necessary boundaries and positively reinforcing students for maintaining them.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018
Sefaria, a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, is inaugurating two new ways to help Jewish educators around the world use the Sefaria platform to augment their teaching: The Sefaria Training Course for Educators and Sefaria’s Innovation Circle.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2018
Are you a Jewish educator looking for engaging ways to teach Judaic studies? BimBam is excited to announce their first-ever online professional development course just for you! They will take you step by step through the animation process. It’s free and self-paced so you can take the course whenever and wherever.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2018
What’s NEXT in online professional development? Here are Gratz College’s NEXT (New Excellent Teacher Training) program’s offerings for this summer! All classes are designed to so that teachers can login and participate in the class for ANY two hours a week that they choose, night or day.
Updated: May. 23, 2018
Jewish tradition teachers from over 40 schools in the FSU attended two educational seminars organized by FJC’s ‘Darkeinu’ Jewish studies curriculum and ‘Or Avner’ educational network in Dnieper, Ukraine, and Moscow, Russia. Both seminars took place at campuses of Jewish higher education Institutes – Beit Chana in Ukraine and Machon Chamesh in Moscow.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2018
Apply Now for Avi Chai Sponsorship for The Principals' Center Summer Institute at The Harvard Graduate School of Education!
This summer, AVI CHAI is excited to provide two different types of opportunities for participation in the year-long program that is launched at the Principals' Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We will once again sponsor individual day school leaders to attend one of two institutes – “Art of Leadership” (AOL) for administrators in their first 5 years of leadership, and “Leadership: An Evolving Vision” (LEV) for more veteran (5+ years) administrators. New candidates, as well as those who have previously attended AOL (with or without AVI CHAI sponsorship) in the summer of 2015 or prior, are welcome to apply. In addition, this year a separate, parallel group of school administrative teams (up to 3 members per school) will be sponsored for “Leadership: An Evolving Vision,” the institute for more veteran leaders.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2018