Jan. 17, 2018
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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 information items dealing with usable educational resources, teaching Hebrew, educational philosophy for teacher education, professional development opportunities and much more.

We are pleased to feature an original article by Dr. Dan Mendelsohn Aviv on how he uses podcasting to document his personal journey through the Tanach, with some hints on how you can create your own educational podcasts.
 
Please join us for our upcoming free online webinars: 

Internalizing the Hebrew Language Kinesthetically (Hebrew) with Dr. Drora Arusi on February 11, 2018, 21:00 -22:30 Israel time.

Learning Disabilities, Learning Challenges? Let’s Learn English as a Foreign Language with Arona Korman Gvaryahu on February 18, 2018, 21:00 -22:30 Israel time. 

Wishing you a green and sustaining Tu B'shvat, 

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

January 17, 2018 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
 
 
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
 
January 2018
Featured Items
 
 
Challenging Linguistic Purism in Dual Language Bilingual Education: A Case Study of Hebrew in a New York City Public Middle School
Dual language bilingual education (DLBE) programs, in which students are taught language and academic content in English and a partner language, have dramatically grown in popularity in U.S. schools. Moving beyond the teaching of Spanish and Chinese, DLBE programs are now being offered in less commonly taught languages and attracting new student populations. Based on qualitative research conducted in a New York City public middle school that recently began a Hebrew DLBE program, we found that this program, in its inception and design, challenges traditional definitions of DLBE and offers new understandings about bilingual education for the 21st century.
Educational Approaches and Contexts in the Development of a Heritage Museum
This article proposes a conceptual model of experiential multicultural museum education that delineates teaching approaches in multicultural museum education. It is grounded in the framework of conceptual research aimed at identifying and clarifying key characteristics and educational concepts raised by museum’s designers and educators. The analysis it presents is based on insights learned during the design of the Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile.
Faced with Fusty Texts, Teachers Learn to Breathe New Life into Jewish Studies
According to longtime educator Aryeh Ben David, quantity shouldn’t trump quality — especially when it comes to Judaic studies. Yet, for too long Jewish educators have pushed content, rather than connectedness, said the founder of the Jerusalem-based Ayeka: The Center for Soulful Education. Founded in 2006 with the goal of reframing Jewish education, the non-profit’s name is the biblical word for “where are you.” Ayeka provides learning tracks for educators, parents, and individuals with online and in-person options in the United States and Israel. The idea is to help teachers breathe life into Jewish text study.
National Library of Israel Book of Shemot (Exodus) Resource Pack
In 2016-7 (5777), Shosh Hill, from the Kerem Primary school in London, together with the NLI team, created weekly Parashat Hashavua newsletters featuring primary sources from the National Library and many creative ideas for primary school students and their families. The Shemot (Exodus) resource pack deals with a crucial time period in the formation of the Jewish People. This resource pack deals with this exciting time period, by examining primary sources from Israel’s history which link to various episodes in Exodus.
New “Israel@Camp” Intensive Aims to Infuse Deeper Israel Experiences at Summer Camp
A collaboration between The iCenter for Israel Education, Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is working closely with eight Jewish summer camps as part of a 20-month intensive process to infuse dynamic and meaningful Israel experiences throughout the fabric of camp. Program teams from the three organizations work closely together and with camp leadership to fully leverage camps’ diverse activities, their young staff members who are Jewish role models, and an increasing number of shlichim who help create camp programs.
 
January 2018
All Recent Items
 
  Formal Education
Shine a Light on: Collaboration
Challenging Linguistic Purism in Dual Language Bilingual Education: A Case Study of Hebrew in a New York City Public Middle School

Informal Education

Israelis Are Flocking to this Silicon Valley Community Center
Educational Approaches and Contexts in the Development of a Heritage Museum

Adult Education

Limmud launches “Something for Everyone”

Teacher Education

Faced with Fusty Texts, Teachers Learn to Breathe New Life into Jewish Studies
A Philosopher in the Eye of the Storm: Monsieur Chouchani and Lévinas's “Nameless” Essay
Mentoring, Job Satisfaction, and Anticipated Turnover in Modem Orthodox Jewish Day Schools: Perceptions of Early Career Teachers
Learners with Disabilities in Jewish Education: Addressing an Important Need at JTS

In-Service Training

Ivriyon 2018 - Hebrew Immersion Program for Day School Teachers
Tanach Scholar Certificate Program, Allegra Franco School/Herzog College Accepting Applications
Kevah Summer 2018 Teaching Fellowships

Education & Administration

It Takes A (Jewish) Village: Yaldeinu

Israel Education

New “Israel@Camp” Intensive Aims to Infuse Deeper Israel Experiences at Summer Camp
Has Birthright Been Successful?
Torah Tech Elite Gap Year Program

Technology & Computers

Four EdTech Tools for Creative Parsha Projects

Learning Resources

Hayyinu Ke-holmim: A New Online Study Program of Nach for Elementary Students
Podcasting the Tanakh
National Library of Israel Book of Shemot (Exodus) Resource Pack
 
 
January 2018
 
 
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