Jun. 20, 2012
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. It contains a number of items relevant to the summer season such as educational conferences and in-services, student summer enrichment and thoughts about Jewish School graduates. 

Presently underway are two MOFET International Leadership Seminars in Israel for educators and community leaders, one in English and the other in Spanish. We are deeply involved in preparations for another English language Leadership Seminar to be held next month. We wish our Seminar participants an enriching and enjoyable experience on their unique Israel encounters! 

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

June 20, 2012 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
June 2012
Featured Items
The Five Lives of a Jewish Day School Grad
The day school graduation time of year brings Rabbi Micah Lapidus of Davis Academy, Atlanta GA. to ask in his blog: ' What should a diploma from a Jewish independent school represent? Stated differently, what is the value of a Jewish independent school education?'
Young Jewish Educators Invited to NewCAJE3 Annual Conference
For the third year, NewCAJE is offering a program track specifically for young professionals (YPs) in Jewish education, arts, and religious and lay leadership. Those who join the NewCAJE YP community will have access to a growing network of colleagues across the US and Canada with which to share ideas, commiserate, strategize, and celebrate. The Third Annual NewCAJE Conference, will take place on August 5-8, 2012 at the campus of Montclair State University, located in New Jersey, and an easy train ride from New York City.
Tomorrow’s Genius' New Virtual Summer School Program
Tomorrow’s Genius is proud to announce its new virtual summer school program. For the first time, credit level courses for both Judaic and secular studies subjects will be available to Jewish day school students across North America and Israel. The courses are open to all Jewish day school students for credit based or enrichment opportunities.
Studio G-dcast: I'll Be There For You
Six families from Berkeley got together to write a song about three famous siblings in the Torah: Miriam, Aaron and Moses. This is their music video - from the words to the watercolors you see in the background to all the little choices about what color everyone's hair would be. A Studio G-dcast production.
Over 450 Jewish Educators Attend the Third Jewish Futures Conference
The 2012 Jewish Futures Conference held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at Columbia University brought together over 450 passionate leaders, educators and visionaries from the Jewish community to discuss 'Community and the Cloud,' - how new technologies and ways of connecting are affecting Jewish life and learning. The event, produced by The Jewish Education Project and JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute, was the third and largest annual Jewish Futures Conference.
June 2012
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Whole Person Learning

Formal Education

Will New NY Hebrew School Model Help or Undermine Partner Synagogues?
New Bulgarian Conversion Course Offering a Pathway to ‘Official’ Judaism
The Five Lives of a Jewish Day School Grad
Promoting Community in Early Childhood Programs: A Comparison of Two Programs

Informal Education

Hands-on Holocaust Lesson: Investigative Work by Oakland Students Leads to a Memorial in Czech Town

In-Service Training

The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) - 2012
EdJewTopia: Israel Education in Complementary Settings
Preparing the Prophets - Navi Teachers from Across Tri-State Area Convene to Share Ideas, Discuss Technique

Education & Administration

Jewish Groups Unite on NY Education Issues, Warn of Cuts to Busing and Special Education
The Next “Big Idea” in Jewish Education?
Covenant Foundation Names 2012 Award Recipients for Excellence in Jewish Education
Sustained! - Issue 5

Israel Education

From Birth-right to Birth-responsibility

Technology & Computers

Tomorrow’s Genius' New Virtual Summer School Program
Learning with Educational Social Media – Haifa District Pilot
eZrachut - an Innovative Blended Learning Citizenship Sudies Program for Ninth Grade
The Future of History: Reviving Primary Sources in the Age of Wikipedia

Conferences & Events

47th Annual Association of Jewish Libraries Convention
The David Project Teacher Training Institute - 2012
YCT Rabbinical School Yemei Iyun on Bible and Jewish Thought - 2012
America and the Holocaust - A STAJE Summer Seminar for Educators
Drisha's Summer Five Week Institute for Women
Young Jewish Educators Invited to NewCAJE3 Annual Conference
Over 450 Jewish Educators Attend the Third Jewish Futures Conference

Learning Resources

SJED News IV, 10 - Sweet Summer SMARTBoards
Finland Adopts Israeli Education Method
G-dcast Launches new eCurricula
CAMERA's Media Curriculum - 'Eyes on Israel' to be Updated
The Beurei Hatefila Institute One Year Course On Tefila
Studio G-dcast: I'll Be There For You
June 2012
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