Feb. 05, 2013
Dear subscriber, 

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 many items dealing with Israel education and technology in the service of Jewish education as well as an interesting selection of online learning resources. We hope you will utilize them to keep up to date in the developments in these areas.

We invite you to participate in our free webinar for Hebrew teachers on Teaching Hebrew Literary Texts on the Topic: "Between Parents and Children" to be held tomorrow in Hebrew.

We also invite you to join us to keep up with the cutting edge of technology in education with our free webinar next week on The Gamification of Location-based Learning.

The Spring Semester of the MOFET Institute Online Academy will commence on February 24, 2013 with a large offering of courses in teaching Hebrew and Jewish studies, information and communication technologies in education and more. Some courses will be offered in Spanish. Sign up now to enjoy international class professional development.
You still have time to register for MOFETeach2013, a technological innovation in education study tour in Israel on March 11-18, 2013. Get full information about this unique opportunity here.

Wishing you much light and joy for the upcoming Purim Festival, 

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

February 5, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
February 2013
Featured Items
Teaching Hebrew Literary Texts on the Topic: 'Between Parents and Children' – A MOFET JTEC Webinar
MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is proud to present an online webinar to the global Jewish education community with Dr. Nurit Nathanel on “Teaching Hebrew Literary Texts on the Topic, 'Between Parents and Children' on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time. 12:00 – 13:30 EST.
Online Learning in Jewish Day Schools - State of the Field Survey
The AVI CHAI Foundation is pleased to share a baseline report on the state of online and blended learning in Jewish day schools during the 2011/12 school year. AVI CHAI launched an online survey during the 2011/12 school year to gather information about the depth and breadth of online course offerings throughout Jewish day schools in North America. This was the first survey of its kind and it will be repeated periodically to measure the adoption of online learning in day schools.
AlHaTorah.org - Re-envisioning the Way Torah Can Be Studied and Taught
AlHaTorah.org is a one-stop Tanakh study resource, providing the tools, techniques and technology to make Torah come alive in the home, classroom and synagogue. It mines 2,500 years of Biblical interpretation to offer the user a rich, multi-dimensional learning experience. It has begun by providing rich resources for the Book of Shmot.
Project Zug - Israel-Diaspora Digital Hevruta
Project Zug is an innovative initiative employing the ancient Jewish method of “hevruta” with modern technology of distance learning (like Skype), to bring together the two largest Jewish communities of today, Israel and the United States. Our hope is that learning in pairs will reduce the geographical and cultural distance and strengthen the bond between our two cultures.
The Gamification of Location-based Learning - A MOFET Webinar
This free webinar, to be held on February 13, 2013, 7 PM Israel Time, 12 PM EST led by David Lachmish and Shani Ziv will deal with the gamification of location-based learning. During the webinar, we will analyze several gaming structures related to location-based learning, and extract the gamification principles embedded in them.
Google Expands Its Street View Imagery In Israel, Adds Hundreds Of New Cities, Towns & Tourist Attractions
Last April Google released panoramic imagery of sites and streets in Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv-Jaffa via the Street View feature of Google Maps. As part of their ongoing effort to make Google Maps even more comprehensive and accurate, they have published street-level imagery of hundreds more cities, towns, villages, heritage sites and tourist attractions across Israel.
February 2013
All Recent Items
Formal Education
2011-12 Day School Enrollment Data Demonstrate Stability and Commitment
Columbia University Developed ‘Interaction’ Literacy Model Helping Ethiopian Students Thrive in Israeli Schools
Special-Needs Kids To Get N.Y. Jewish School Of Their Own

Informal Education

Back on the Wings Of Eagles - Samai to Ethiopia
Partnering From ‘Failure’ To Innovation in Engaging Young Jews - Birthright NEXT
New Study Shows Jewish Student Connection’s Clubs Achieving Success

Teacher Education

Hidden Sparks Unveils New Judaic Studies Curriculum for Diverse Learners
Yeshiva University Is Now Accepting Applications and Nominations For Cohort III of the Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education

In-Service Training

Jedcamp South Florida (JEDcampSoFlo) - Jewish Educational Technology PD
Teaching Hebrew Literary Texts on the Topic: 'Between Parents and Children' – A MOFET JTEC Webinar
The Gamification of Location-based Learning - A MOFET Webinar
Facing History Online Course for Educators in a Jewish Setting: Holocaust and Human Behavior

Education & Administration

Launching HaReshet at AVI CHAI: Pilot Program in Jewish Network-Weaving
A Growth Mindset is Key to a Culture of Learning: A Case Study of Barnert Temple
Advice from PEJE Leadership Line

Israel Education

Midreshet Devora Opens Kosher Culinary Track
Aboard the Asperger’s Birthright Bus, a Quirky ‘Mishpocha’
Surprised and Proud: My First School Twinning Trip to Israel
Instant Messaging: Meet Israel's Hip New 'Shlichim' - The Hillel Israel Fellows
Back to School with the Jaffa Institute - From Moscow with MASA Israel
To Everything There Is a Season: The Metamorphosis of Israel Education

Technology & Computers

Project Zug - Israel-Diaspora Digital Hevruta
International Corporation Selects MJGDS to Design Video Game
Online Learning in Jewish Day Schools - State of the Field Survey
Behrman House to Launch Online Library for Jewish Schools in Partnership with Israel’s Center for Educational Technology (CET)

Conferences & Events

Pearlstone Center's 5th Annual Beit Midrash: Sacred Sustainable Rhythms of the Jewish Calendar

Learning Resources

The Jerusalem Project Virtual Tour
AlHaTorah.org - Re-envisioning the Way Torah Can Be Studied and Taught
Recruiting for G-dcast's Psalms Project
Online Resources for Responding to Crisis
Google Expands Its Street View Imagery In Israel, Adds Hundreds Of New Cities, Towns & Tourist Attractions
February 2013
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