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The Challenge of Professional Development in Jewish Studies: Why the Conventional Wisdom may not be Enough
This article examines the ways that Jewish studies teachers think about their teaching. It analyzes data from a three month teacher study group in which teachers read educational research articles as a framework for reflecting on their own teaching.
Updated: Feb. 20, 2019
Applications Open: Senior Educators Fourth Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education has opened applications for the fourth Senior Educators Cohort. M² Senior Educators Cohort (SEC) is an international 10-month program providing 40 outstanding educators with a holistic approach toward the theory and practice of experiential Jewish education. Over the course of three, five-day convenings, participants gain exposure to signature educational pedagogies, multidisciplinary perspectives and cutting-edge methods that enable them to articulate, refine and sharpen their practice in an immersive cohort environment.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019
The technological developments of our time allow each person to learn anywhere, anytime. Today, a connection to the internet is all one needs in order to access professional and vocational courses, public sector training courses, and courses and content from the leading educational institutions in Israel and throughout the world. Campus-IL is an open digital platform which enables all citizens of the State of Israel, whether from the center or the periphery, to connect to a personalized learning experience, through the best lecturers and teachers in their specific fields, free of cost.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2019
To increase the likelihood of school-wide change and ultimately reach a greater number of teachers, PCJE will hold a Tefilah Education Conference for Day School Administrators at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, MD from June 24-28, 2019. PCJE will host a maximum of 15 school administrators and/or key tefilah leaders best able and empowered to lead the tefilah education change process in their schools.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2019
This issue of Hayidiyon looks at ways that Jewish day schools find creative ways to increase and maximize their resources. In the first section, authors explore the partnerships that day schools forge with organizations in their community and beyond, to help raise money, foster teacher development, support students and cultivate relationships. Articles in the second section look at ways that schools work with the resources that exist within the school. We hope that the issue inspires you with fresh ideas for catalyzing resources at your school.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2019
Are you a day school educator who: is in your first three years of teaching Jewish studies, or has recently switched to a new grade level and/or new subject matter, or would like to infuse your general studies curriculum with more Jewish content? If so, you are invited to a special track of the three-week Pardes Summer Program, The Day School Teachers Track to be held in Jerusalem on July 7-25, 2019.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2018
The Great Jewish Books Teacher Summer Seminar (July 7–August 2, 2019) is a program for teachers at Jewish middle and high schools interested in enriching their curricula with materials that reflect the breadth and depth of modern Jewish literature. The four-week seminar takes place at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, home to exhibits on Jewish history and culture as well as to a vast collection of Yiddish books.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2018
It’s now been about eight years since AVI CHAI became interested in the field of personalized learning and the potential that this new model of education has to impact student growth and classroom experience. We concentrated our efforts on supporting a shift to blended learning, the strategic combination of teacher-led instruction and technology, as a way of creating more student-centered classrooms, where teachers are personalizing instruction based on data from technology platforms. Of course it now is satisfying to witness the adoption of these methods in many North American day schools. At the same time, we have learned a great deal about the most effective ways to approach this work to help schools actually make these changes.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2018
As we light the last Chanuka candle tonight, I would like to share some thoughts about the JEDLAB Facebook Group and what this network is meant to be. It was created as a place to be creative, innovative and to think out of the box. It was created to bring all different flavors of the Jewish world together to try and bring new ideas, big ideas, to make a difference in the work we do. I joined when the network was barely 2,000. It is amazing to me that we are now about to hit 10,000.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2018
MOFET Online Seminar: Challenges in Evaluating the Study of Hebrew as an Additional Language (in Ivrit)
This year’s MOFET online seminar for the teaching of Hebrew to beheld between January 7 – 17, 2019, will focus on assessment and challenges it poses to teachers and to the planning of learning processes. Assessment is a central component in teaching and learning processes, and in order to perform it correctly and effectively, professional knowledge and mastery of skills are required. In the field of language instruction in general and teaching Hebrew as an additional language, special issues must be addressed, including: How to assess the mastery of language skills (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, and verbal expression)? Which methods of assessment are appropriate and which are not appropriate? How can technological applications help evaluate?
Updated: Nov. 11, 2018