From August 10-14th, 2008, 1300 Jewish educators will convene at the campus of the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT for the 33rd Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE33). The conference participants will learn from each other and from experts in the field about new and alternative approaches to Jewish education.
The conference aims to help Jewish Education teachers hone their classroom skills, develop familiarity with classic teaching techniques, content areas and pedagogic models. They will also learn to employ best education practices and adapt curricula to include new technology and new ideas.
The major themes of the conference are:
• Jewish Congregational Education: Evolution AND Revolution
• The Early Childhood Conference @ CAJE 33
• Educational Technology: Jewish Learning in a Digital World
• Israel @ 60
Participants can choose to participate in one of the "conference with-in a conference" intensive programs including:
• The Consortium for the Jewish Family
• The URJ CHAI Curriculum Training Institute
• The URJ Mitkadem Training Institute
• Panim's National Educators' Institute for Jewish Service-Learning
• Challenge and Change: History of Jews in America
• Creating Mentor Teachers: A Promising Approach to Teaching Excellence
CAJE 33 will also display innovations in congregational education in collaboration with JEA, NATE and RENA at an innovative poster session.
Registration for CAJE 33 is presently underway.