Dec. 04, 2012
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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 research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications.

A number of reactions to the recent Pillar of Defense Operation in Gaza in Israeli and Jewish schools abroad are included in this issue as well as resources to help you celebrate the upcoming Chanukah Festival of Lights.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming webinar on "The Relationship between Attention and the Paths to Control" with Professor Avishai Henik of Ben Gurion University on December 19, 2012 at 7 pm IST, 12 pm EST, 5 pm GMT.

Wishing you much warmth, light and mirth on the Chanukah Holiday,

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

December 4, 2012 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
December 2012
Featured Items
War No Excuse to Miss School, Thanks to Innovative Smart Classroom Tech
Students in southern Israel have been told to stay home to avoid being hit by rockets fired from Gaza, but that doesn’t mean kids get don’t get to learn. Thanks to smart classroom technology implemented in the Negev in recent years, many students have been continuing classes at home, and in shelters.
Chanukah Educational Resources
Jacob Richman published a rich updated listing of Chanukah educational and fun sites to help schools, youth groups and families learn about and enjoy the Chanukah Festival.
Is Jewish Education Broken? Debating the Future of Jewish Education
“Is Jewish Education Broken?” debates new visions for liberal Jewish schools in the 21st century. This free event takes place on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm and is hosted by the 14th Street Y. “Is Jewish Education Broken?” is presented by Speakers’ Lab, a new public programming initiative of the Posen Foundation, with Tablet Magazine and The New School for Public Engagement, Jewish Cultural Studies Program.
How Jewish is the Only Jewish School in Scotland?
In the fourth and final installment in his series on Jews north of the English border, Anshel Pfeffer writes about Calderwood Lodge, the only Jewish day school in Scotland and the focus of much communal pride - as well as concern and a growing measure of controversy.
Hanukkah Read Up!
The Association of Jewish Libraries has created 'Hanukkah Read Up!,' a list of Hanukkah books for children recommended by the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee. The colorful, detailed 2-page flyer is available on the AJL website.
December 2012
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Toward Creativity: A Theological Goal for Jewish Education

Formal Education

How Jewish is the Only Jewish School in Scotland?

Informal Education

The Amir Project
How to Encourage Jewish Choices
In Europe, A Trend Outside Jewish Walls
Teaching to the Moment: A Study of Immersive Jewish Service-learning Educators.

Teacher Education

Questions Lead Way in One Jewish School's Teacher Training
Brandeis MAT Day School Leadership through Teaching (DeLeT) Program Accepting Applications for the 2013-2014 Cohort

In-Service Training

ORT International Seminar for Digital Technology in Jewish Education Held in Mexico
The Future of Teen Engagement: A Webinar Dialogue

Education & Administration

Bridging the Divide at the GA
Lots of Small Sections and Efficiency Too? The Economic Case for Building Competency in Blended Classroom + Online Learning
Intel To Invest $5 Million In Israeli Education
Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Young, Promising Jewish Educators
Rothschild Prize for Education in Memory of Maxe Rowe - 2013

Israel Education

The Tikvah Institute on Zionist Thought and Statesmanship
Israel Joint Yeshiva Application
Diaspora Kids Reach Out To Israeli Students Under Fire
200 Russian Speaking Young Leaders from Europe Trained in New Media

Technology & Computers

War No Excuse to Miss School, Thanks to Innovative Smart Classroom Tech
Call for Applications: MindCET - EdTech Innovation Center
Ramah365 Mobile App
Technology and Jewish Education

Conferences & Events

2013 North American Jewish Day School Conference: Leading to Learn—Learning to Lead
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel - 2013
Is Jewish Education Broken? Debating the Future of Jewish Education
URJ Youth Engagement Conference

Learning Resources

Hebrew Jokes - Learn Hebrew and Laugh
Operation Pillar of Defense (Amud Anan) Resources
Chanukah Educational Resources
Hanukkah Read Up!
December 2012
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