Jan. 10, 2012
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

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The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. 

Please notice the items about registration for the spring semester of The MOFET JTEC Online Academy for Jewish Studies and the upcoming MOFET webinar on Environmental Education in Israel below.

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The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

January 10, 2012 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
January 2012
Featured Items
The MOFET JTEC Online Academy for Jewish Studies Opens Registration for the Upcoming Spring, 2012 Semester
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy will be offering two new online courses for the Spring, 2012 (March 4, 2012 - June 17, 2012) semester in addition to its courses in the fields of the didactics and pedagogy of teaching Jewish subjects in the Diaspora. The two new offerings are: 'Using Web 2.0 Tools to Transform Teaching and Learning' and 'Location Based Learning: An Experimental Learning Method Mediated by Mobile Platforms'.
Environmental Education in Israel: Diverse Views, Origins and Pedagogies - A MOFET Webinar with Associate Professor Tali Tal
In this free webinar, to be held on Wednesday Jan. 25, 2012 at 19:00 – 20:30 - Israel time, Associate Professor Tali Tal, of the Technion, will discuss the development of environmental education and social activism in Israel over the last decades. She will show how environmental education in Israel is affected both by historical aspects and current global trends.
Engaging Teens Through A Jewish Service Corps
Leonard Saxe proposes creating an exciting, attractive program which will attract teens to continue engagement with Judaism after bar/bat mitzvah age. A Jewish service corps, which culminates in a meaningful experience of service learning. Being a member of the service corps would involve a series of short intensive programs that would culminate in a two- to 12-month experience at the end of high school.
Day Schools Stuck in Neutral - Enrollment Numbers Grow, But Only Among Ultra-Orthodox
J.J. Goldberg examines day school enrollment statistics published recently by the AVI CHAI Foundation in comparison with enrollment numbers published over the last decade and a half. He discovers a significant decline in non-Orthodox enrollment, with an overall enrollment soar due to an ongoing Orthodox baby boom.
Jewish Agency for Israel Launches International School Twinning Network
Educators and school administrators, Jewish Agency officials and community coordinators from around Israel and from abroad came together at the Ramada Hotel in Jerusalem on Chanuka to mark the launching of the International School Twinning Network, which will help build bridges between schools in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. The new network website was unveiled and a joint Chanuka candle lighting ceremony was held with Jewish schools around the globe via videoconference to mark the event.
January 2012
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Rose Youth Foundation Ten Years of Impact: Jewish Teens Engaged in Grantmaking and Leadership – Key Findings
Contemporary Concerns, Assessments, and Aspirations in Jewish Educational Research
Lo Alekha Ha-m’lakha Ligmor
Challenge and Response in Jewish Education
The Geographies of Jewish Life: Building a Home Within Which Jewish Education Can Dwell
Recent Mergers of Bureaus of Jewish Education
Engaging Teens Through A Jewish Service Corps

Formal Education

Yadaim, the Academy of Applied Academics – A 2011 Jewish Futures Competition Winner

Informal Education

Making Shul Cool
Maayan Bat Mitzvah Dress Code Filmmaking Intensive

Adult Education

Tapestry of Jewish Life: Jerusalem Welcomes New, Niche-Driven Yeshivot
The Limmud International Study: Jewish Learning Communities on a Global Scale
NJ Melton Making a Difference: Adult Ed Program Expanding to Give Parents ‘Foundations’
Jewish Jamboree (Limmud) Breaks Attendance Record in UK

Teacher Education

Registration Open for Second Cohort of Yeshiva University Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education
The MOFET JTEC Online Academy for Jewish Studies Opens Registration for the Upcoming Spring, 2012 Semester

In-Service Training

Investigating Practice: Teachers as Researchers
Naomi Prawer Kadar Foundation and World ORT Launch New Training Seminar in Moscow
Environmental Education in Israel: Diverse Views, Origins and Pedagogies - A MOFET Webinar with Associate Professor Tali Tal

Education & Administration

2011-12 Day School Enrollment: Press Release
Big-Time Collaboration: A Peek Inside Baltimore’s Day School Consortium
Think Globally, Act Locally
OU Announces Nationwide Winners of Day School Affordability Grants
Day Schools Stuck in Neutral - Enrollment Numbers Grow, But Only Among Ultra-Orthodox
Creative Responses to Educational Challenges: Setting Priorities for Day School Funding/Support

Israel Education

Teacher Trek Israel – Second Trip
Teaching Israel, Warts and All
Jewish Agency Set to Send Out Top Cadre of Young Israeli Emissaries

Technology & Computers

Is it Time for a Jewish Education Technology Conference?

Learning Resources

Jewish Agency for Israel Launches International School Twinning Network
January 2012
 
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