Aug. 20, 2013
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains a selection of research findings from peer reviewed journals, descriptions of cutting edge grass roots professional development initiatives and useful educational resources.

MOFET International invites you to register for our selection of professional development courses in Jewish education, Hebrew language instruction and information and communication technologies in education offered by the MOFET Online Academy.

We also are pleased to announce that registration for a unique Israel study tour is open. MOFETeach 2014 – Education for Sustainability will be held in Israel on January 20-28, 2014. Join us in learning about Israel's advances in ecology and sustainability education in the present and future!

We wish all our readers a wonderful new year personally, professionally and nationally,

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

August 20, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
August 2013
Featured Items
MOFET Online Academy Opens Registration for the Upcoming Fall, 2013 Semester
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Teachers has opened registration for the Fall, 2013 semester of online courses. The Online Academy runs two tracks of courses for professional development of teachers: The Online Academy for Teaching Jewish Studies and Hebrew and The Online Academy for Teaching Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The Fall semester begins on October 13, 2013. Students registering before September 1, 2013 will receive a 10% discount on their tuition.
MOFET Teach 2014 – Education for Sustainability – Study Tour and Conference in Israel
On January 20-28, 2014 the MOFET International Channel will hold a study session in Israel on the topic of education for sustainability - MOFET Teach 2014. The encounter will comprise three parts: a study tour on wheels, a conference at The MOFET Institute and a visit to the International Cleantech 2014 Exhibition.
The True Story of JEDLAB: the Network That Needs You as Much as You Need It
Ken Gordon of PEJE, writes about the birth and growth of JEDLAB, the fastest-growing and liveliest network anywhere in the Jewish world. JEDLAB, a network of Jewish educators, on Twitter, Facebook and real life get-togethers, is based on the ideas of the MIT Media Lab.
The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education Releases Research Briefs on Israel Education
The Israel Education Working Group of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education selected five areas of priority for applied research using the input and insight of over 150 members of the Israel education community. They recently published research briefs in each of these areas in order to help produce robust and applicable research in Israel Education.
'Sefaria' Open Source Online Jewish Text Site Could Expand Jewish Learning
The Sefaria Project is about building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way. Sefaria is building a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. Its scope is Torah in the broadest sense, from Tanakh to Talmud to Zohar to modern texts and all the volumes of commentary in between. Sefaria is created, edited, and annotated by an open community.
In Krakow, a Dynamic Judaism without Walls Festival
For one night a year, Krakow’s seven remaining synagogues open themselves up to the public and host everything from a poetry reading to a symbolic multimedia walk through the seven gates of Jerusalem, from a photography exhibition to an Israeli-inspired hummus and grilled vegetable feast in a synagogue courtyard - The7@Nite Festival.
August 2013
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Educational Theory and Jewish Studies in Conversation: Engaging the Discourses
Rethinking Jewish Education

Formal Education

Jewish Day School Teachers: Career Commitments in the 21st Century
Israel to Woo Students to Study Humanities with Youtube Movies & Tech
A More Accurate Analogy? Thinking About Synagogues, not Schools, and Camps
Schooling a Minority: The Case of Havruta Paired Learning

Teacher Education

The Choice of Reform Rabbinical Studies in Israel and the Rabbinical Mission: Negotiating Tikun Olam and Personal Tikun
MOFET Online Academy Opens Registration for the Upcoming Fall, 2013 Semester

In-Service Training

The True Story of JEDLAB: the Network That Needs You as Much as You Need It

Education & Administration

Adaptive Change and the Complementary Jewish Education Ecosystem
Jewish Day School Affordability: Lessons Learned from the Field
Advocacy Effort Has Jewish Schools Reaping Hundreds of Millions in Government Money
New Hope For Schechter Day School Network
Four Lessons for Maturing Your Social Media Practice: Evidence from the Jewish Day School Social Media Academy

Israel Education

The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education Releases Research Briefs on Israel Education
Onward Israel: Bringing Young Adults Back to Israel Through An Entrepreneurial Start-Up
Registration Open for Tikvah Fund Seminar for Gap-Year Students in Israel
One, Two, Three: Increase Your Congregation’s Israel Engagement

Technology & Computers

Livnot U'Lehibanot, To Build and To Be Built: Making Robots in Kindergarten to Explore Jewish Identity
Special Needs Elementary Class Enters the Nipagesh Secure Social Network

Conferences & Events

UCLA to Host International Israel Studies Conference
Update on the RealSchool's Summer Sandbox Workshop
MOFET Teach 2014 – Education for Sustainability – Study Tour and Conference in Israel
Jewish Educators' Connected Learning at ISTE
'Changing Reality through Education' – The 6th MOFET International Conference on Teacher Education
In Krakow, a Dynamic Judaism without Walls Festival
Jewish Studies Teachers Playing in the RealSchool Sandbox

Learning Resources

Israel in Camera: 65 Years of Israeli History from the Haaretz Photo Archive
'Sefaria' Open Source Online Jewish Text Site Could Expand Jewish Learning
The Jewish Teacher Project - The Portal for the Jewish Education Professional
Thousands in Herzog College Bible Study Days
August 2013
 
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