MOFET JTEC recently completed its fourth Israel seminar for Teacher educators, teachers and leaders of Jewish communities in the Spanish speaking world. This was the first session held during the Israeli winter and proved to be an unforgettable experience for the 43 participants from Argentina, Chile and Spain. The seminar focused on Jewish leadership models throughout Jewish history to the present, on the analysis of the participants' management styles, and on designing ways to promote the participants' role as teacher educators, teachers and community leaders now and in the future. During the two week seminar, the participants studied, toured the country, and met prominent Israelis such as Government Ministers, Members of the Knesset, Ministry of Education officials, leaders of social organizations, and much more.
The MOFET JTEC Teaching and Leadership Seminars are geared for teacher educators, teachers and community and education leaders from Jewish communities in the Diaspora. They give the participants an opportunity to intensively study topics such as the role of teacher educators and teachers in curriculum development, tools and didactics for improvement of teaching, Jewish leadership from ancient times until today, Jewish identity, Zionism and Israel - Diaspora relations. The activities include tours to relevant historical and cultural sites, experiential workshops, studies with the experts of The MOFET Institute and dialogue with Israel political, educational and cultural leaders.
Tens of the alumni of previous MOFET JTEC Leadership Seminars from Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador and Chile have been encouraging their colleagues to participate in this unique professional development experience.
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