Jun. 25, 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 a collection of items dealing with various initiatives in the Israeli school system. 

We invite you to come learn with us at the MOFET Online Summer Seminar, four weekly online synchronous workshop sessions on technology in education with four experts in the field. 

We extend greetings to the participants of MOFET's Sixth International Conference: Changing Reality through Education to be held in Israel next week and especially to Dr. Sara Ziv, head of MOFET's International Channel, on receiving an award for her life-work in teacher education

Wishing you an enjoyable and fruitful summer,

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

June 25, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
June 2013
Featured Items
MOFET International Online Summer Seminar: Technology in Education
In an era in that boasts frequent and varied technological changes and developments, the International Channel's Online Academy at The MOFET Institute is delighted to announce an online summer seminar on the topic of Technological Applications in Education. The seminar will afford exposure to a range of cutting edge applications and their uses in teaching and learning on personal computers, cell phones, iPads, and the Internet.
American Publisher and Israeli Nonprofit Team Up on Groundbreaking Jewish Ed-Tech Incubator
Behrman House, the leading publisher of textbooks and digital learning materials for Jewish schools in North America, announced a partnership with Israel’s Center for Educational Technology (CET) to create jLearningLabs, a new development laboratory that will create digital materials and educational technology for the Jewish community. These materials will be designed for schools, students, teachers, and adults and will help them explore Jewish learning and practice anywhere, anytime, in formats and venues they prefer.
Talmud Studies to be Offered to Girls in Israeli Religious Middle Schools
According to instructions issued by Education Minister Shai Piron, from now on, if half of the parents in state-religious educational middle and high schools request that their daughters study Talmud, they should be allowed to do so. This is the first time that the Education Ministry sets criteria for Talmud studies for girls in state-religious school.
An Elementary School Creates a Community Study Project on an Educational Social Network
During the 2012-13 school year the Izraelia elementary school of Neveh Sha'anan, Haifa, began implementing an online community study project on the 'Nipagesh' secure elementary school social network platform. Their project, 'Creating the Neveh Sha'anan Sequence Trail', entails creating an interactive map of the Neveh Sha'anan neighborhood, for the benefit of anyone visiting it, including historical photographs and personal stories of local residents.
Israeli-Arab Teachers to Integrate into Schools
The Israel Education Ministry is launching a new five-year program to integrate Israeli-Arab teachers into Jewish schools in order to fill a shortage of teachers for core subjects. The program calls for 500 teachers to be fully integrated into schools in five years, teaching science, math, English, and Arabic – subjects with a severe shortage of teachers – according to a report by Channel 2 on Tuesday. The program will cost six million dollars.
June 2013
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Children of Falashmura Olim Absorbed in Kibbutz Saad's Elementary School
Blended Learning: Some Love It, Some Hate It—But Everyone’s Talking About It
Innovation Mindsets for Successful Schools
The Redemption of Hebrew School Redux
The Jewish Day School 2030: Just Imagine …

Formal Education

HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education - Teaching Tanakh
Students at One San Francisco Public High School Have Another Option: Hebrew
HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education - Bold Ideas
HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education - The Whole Student
HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education - Tefillah
First Jewish High School Graduation for Hong Kong
Israeli-Arab Teachers to Integrate into Schools
Talmud Studies to be Offered to Girls in Israeli Religious Middle Schools

Informal Education

Jewish Day Camps: The Choice For Families
Urban Adamah, a Bay Area nonprofit Is Planning the Nation's Largest Urban Jewish Farm

In-Service Training

MOFET International Online Summer Seminar: Technology in Education
Registration Open for Jewish Day School Social Media Academy 2013-14

Education & Administration

The Covenant Foundation Names 2013 Award Recipients for Excellence in Jewish Education
Study: Israeli School Reforms Have Not Made Teaching Profession More Attractive

Israel Education

New Israel Engagement Models for URJ Camps
Nation of Innovation: Israel Ecotourism Sites
Staff Training in the Taglit-Birthright Israel World

Technology & Computers

How Online Learning Enriches the Teaching and Learning Experience
Virtual Education on the Move – a Model Online Graduate Course
Bonim B’Yachad Summer School Program for Jewish Day School Students
American Publisher and Israeli Nonprofit Team Up on Groundbreaking Jewish Ed-Tech Incubator
TAMRITZ Launches National Digital Badge Learning Network
An Elementary School Creates a Community Study Project on an Educational Social Network

Conferences & Events

(Re)shaping the (Re)presentation of Jewish Culture: The Future of Jewish Museums in the 21st century.
National Havurah Committee Summer Institute 2013
June 2013
 
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.