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Take a deep dive into the art of crafting and facilitating an interactive text study for adult learners! Learn practical skills, workshop, and teach your newly designed session! Participate in the Pardes Online Adult Educators Bootcamp this winter break (December 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021) and transform the way you teach Jewish texts!
Updated: Nov. 04, 2020
Through individual research, the development of original literature and field-based practice, twelve exemplary educators will gather virtually over eight months to explore what is particular and unique about the pedagogies of Jewish education. Handpicked from a pool of hundreds of applicants, these fellows have been selected for the Jewish Pedagogies Circle – the first of two initiatives launching this year by M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, to address foundational questions in – and new possibilities for – the landscape of Jewish education.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Teacher Track is a webinar series designed for educators and administrators serving Jewish day schools. Varied course topics are offered to deepen classroom teachers’ pedagogic knowledge and practice and enhance their understanding of learning, behavior and differentiated instruction.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
The Rimonim Professional Development Program aims to bring innovative pedagogical techniques developed at Herzog College in Israel to English-speaking Jewish educators around the world. The program is a year and a half long and includes an intensive summer semester in Israel, all expenses paid (COVID-permitting). This program is a joint project of Herzog and the Israeli Ministry of Education and is subsidized by the Israeli government, so the cost for the entire program (including the Israel trip) is $750.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2020
In our efforts to continue to support teachers, UnitED, in partnership with Prizmah:CJDS and JEIC, has developed two short (4-5 min) videos done by @Sam Pearlson of SAR Academy to offer practical examples of how to integrate EdTech tools into Jewish Studies/Kodesh teaching. The videos take you through the planning of a unit from start to finish, including sample content, identifying goals and objectives, practical application of tools and assessing student learning.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2020
New Jewish Educator Portal is One-Stop Shop for Curated Content, Professional Development, and Convenings for Jewish Educators
As the school year begins, The Jewish Education Project is launching a dynamic new Jewish Educator Portal – a one-stop-shop for Jewish educators to access curated content and resources, ongoing professional development, and eventually a mechanism to create community by holding their own convenings and gatherings. The platform, which will be updated frequently, includes everything from teacher mental health resources, to an introduction on teaching outdoors, to a digital boot camp, and more. In the coming months, The Portal will add more features to support teachers who are teaching virtually, in-person, or any hybrid of both.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2020
Back to school is in the air, and Sefaria is ready with new resources for you and your learners to transition to a new school year. Students and educators alike shared stories of amazing growth and experimentation as they used Sefaria to adapt and innovate—despite the challenging end to this past school year. Whether you will be teaching online or in person, Sefaria's Learning Team is eager to help you
Updated: Aug. 18, 2020
The Hashkafa Program as a Framework for the Professional Development of Teachers: The Perceptions of Principals
Professional development communities (PDCs) are professional learning communities for teacher development in schools. Israeli educational reforms made principals responsible for staff professional development and introduced a teacher-led, PDC-based program called Hashkafa for teacher development. The current study examined principals’ views regarding: the teacher characteristics necessary to lead a PDC; the facilitators and barriers to effective PDCs; and the effect of Hashkafa on teacher professional development.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2020
During MOFET's study day “A Corner Stone: Building Education and Teacher Education Systems in Times of Crises and Change” that took place online on June 30, 2020, we addressed the following questions: (1) What common difficulties did we face? (2) What solutions were found? (3) What can we learn for the future, to work better even in routine days? Lecturers from England, Ireland, USA, Hong Kong, Portugal, Finland, and of course, from Israel, participated in this day of collaborative learning. They spoke about their lessons, learned as teachers, teacher educators, administrators, education ministry officials, and third sector members.
Updated: Jul. 14, 2020
Professional Development Sessions on Pedagogies for Distance and Blended Learning for Jewish Day School Faculty
As day schools plan forward, even in today’s uncertainty, the need to innovate, iterate and improve the remote learning experience is clear. What also has become clear is that some of the teaching methodologies used for at-home learning can also elevate student learning in the physical classroom. With collaborative funding provided by JEIC (the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge) and UnitED (the Diaspora Initiative of the State of Israel), Prizmah is coordinating professional development sessions on pedagogies for distance and blended learning for Jewish day school faculty. Sessions, taught by seasoned coaches from BetterLesson and UnitED, leading experts in the field, will begin in July and continue throughout the summer.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2020