Dec. 07, 2011
Dear subscriber, 


MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

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. 

In this issue, we present a number of announcements of conferences, seminars and professional development opportunities, among them the MOFET Israel Seminar: 
Education for Sustainability: Bridging Cultural, Social and Political Gaps 

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

December 7, 2011 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
December 2011
Featured Items
Education for Sustainability: Bridging Cultural, Social and Political Gaps - MOFET Israel Seminar
The participants in this special seminar will visit institutes of teacher education and ecological sites, and will be exposed to educational programs, to technological projects and to developments in the field of recycling. They will experience first-hand what is being done in Israel about sustainability in education throughout the education systems, public campaigns, climate-related solutions and more, and will be exposed to the joint effort being made to effect a change in the public’s awareness about the need for sustainable development in environmental, social, political, and technological arenas.
Tools and Contents in the Online Teaching of Hebrew as a Foreign Language
In this article in Ravsak's HaYidion devoted to Hebrew Education, Prof. Luba Charlap discusses the advantages of online teaching of Hebrew as a foreign language. She illustrates these advantages as applied in MOFET Institutes Online Academy program, “Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language.”
Teaching the Legacy #25 - The Jews of North Africa and the Holocaust
The 25th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators, focuses on the fate of the Jews of North Africa during the Holocaust. Only recently has it been officially acknowledged that the Jews of North Africa faced the looming prospect of systematic mass murder and the Final Solution – yet unlike the Jews of Europe, they had the fortune to be saved as the tide of the war turned in favor of the Allied armies.
Research Shows Teachers Need Career-long Learning: Mandel Center Presents Findings on What Keeps Educators Growing
Over 60 Jewish day school heads, teachers, board members and other educational leaders gathered at Brandeis recently to learn how to make schools places that support career-long learning for teachers. The gathering, convened by the Mandel Center, presented the Center’s latest research about what keeps teachers—from novices to the most experienced—learning, growing and improving.
Technology in the Classroom: How is it Going?
Tzvi Pittinsky (@TechRav) reposts a reply to a Lookjed query about how technology can be successfully integrated into Jewish education. He describes how the Frisch School uses wikis, Google Docs, Prezi, Youtube, Skype, Voicethread and other web 2.0 tools to enrich and enhance Jewish learning.
Planting Seeds: A Response to James Hyman on Israel Education
In a response to a post by James Hyman in eJewish Philanthropy, Anne Lanski, the Executive Director of iCenter, describes the educational approach of iCenter, the Hub for Israel Education, and the practices and principles that animate all its work.
December 2011
All Recent Items
Formal Education
What is the Purpose of Jewish Education?
HaYidiyon: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education - Hebrew Education
A Breakthrough Model for Day Schools?

Informal Education

Engaging Jewish Teens: A Study of New York Teens, Parents and Practitioners
The One Happy Camper Program Gives Campers a Gift Toward Their First Summer at Jewish Overnight Camp
Summer High School Encounters at Brandeis

Adult Education

Over 600 Participants in Limmud FSU Odessa

Teacher Education

Tools and Contents in the Online Teaching of Hebrew as a Foreign Language

In-Service Training

Ivriyon - Hebrew Immersion Program for Day School Teachers
Shalem Center Launches Peer Collaboration and Enrichment Program for Israel’s most Innovative and Influential Educators
Research Shows Teachers Need Career-long Learning: Mandel Center Presents Findings on What Keeps Educators Growing
A mapping of Online ‘Communities of Practice’ in the North American Jewish Institutional World
National Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program

Education & Administration

Israel to Equip Schools with Biometric Location Systems
Boston Area Jewish Parents Get School Tuition Help
Inaugural Pomegranate Prize Recognizes Five Promising Jewish Educators
Catalyzing Jewish Networks – How Can Jewish Schools and Camps Join in?

Israel Education

Understanding the Jewish Identity and Experiences of Russian-Speaking Young Adults: A Study of the Taglit-Birthright Israel
Planting Seeds: A Response to James Hyman on Israel Education

Technology & Computers

Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and JTS Announce New Partnership
Technology in the Classroom: How is it Going?

Conferences & Events

Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies - Old New Jews: Jewish Identity in the 21st Century
Third Annual North American Jewish Day School Conference
Education for Sustainability: Bridging Cultural, Social and Political Gaps - MOFET Israel Seminar
Foundation for Jewish Camp - Leaders Assembly 2012
The Steiner Yiddish Language Summer Program
Great Jewish Books High School Residency

Learning Resources

Got Gelt? A Conversation about Giving in this Season of Receiving
Where Do You Give? National Design Competition: Student Track
Teaching the Legacy #25 - The Jews of North Africa and the Holocaust
December 2011
 
The newsletter contains references to all the new items added to the JTEC Portal.

If you wish to receive future editions of this newsletter please subscribe at the MOFET JTEC Portal website: http://jtec.macam.ac.il/portal/

To unsubscribe from the MOFET JTEC Portal mailing list please click here.

If you are having trouble reading this newsletter it is also available at: http://jtec.macam.ac.il/portal/NewsletterArchive.aspx.