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Every two years, Yad Hanadiv recognizes the crucial role teachers play in shaping the knowledge and attitudes of the next generation by awarding exceptional teachers the Rothschild Prize for Education in Memory of Max Rowe. The 2013 Max Rowe Prize will be awarded to teachers – at all levels and across all disciplines – who develop in their students the ability and commitment to practice deliberative and respectful discourse.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2012
The MindCET EdTech Innovation Center, established by the Center for Education Technology, is now opening its registration process for the 2013 round of entrepreneurs. MindCET, which focuses exclusively on education technology, provides an incubator, network of experts, access to a network of schools willing to participate in pilot projects, and ad-hoc research.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
Students in southern Israel have been told to stay home to avoid being hit by rockets fired from Gaza, but that doesn’t mean kids get don’t get to learn. Thanks to smart classroom technology implemented in the Negev in recent years, many students have been continuing classes at home, and in shelters.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
Intel has announced its intention to invest five million dollars in scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical education in Israeli high schools over the next four years. The initiative, which was announced by Intel’s CEO Paul Ottelini as he visited the country last week, will start in 25 schools of southern Israeli cities such as Kiryat Gat, Ashkelon, Beersheva, Netivot, Ashdod and even the Bedouin village of Hura, near Beersheva.
Updated: Nov. 13, 2012
The Israel Education Ministry recently held its “youth movement week”, aimed at making students aware of the many youth movements that exist in Israel and bringing them closer to these movements. Representatives of all the major youth movements in Israel took part in the week’s activities, highlighting the importance of getting students together for a variety of activities at a time when social networks such as Facebook usually keep students at home.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
Yoav Rimer, a member of the Jerusalem educator's kibbutz, shares his personal take on Dror Israel’s Educators’ Kibbutzim. Today there are more than 1,000 young adults in Israel, alumni of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement, who choose to be pioneers in education through reinventing the Kibbutz concept in towns and cities throughout Israel.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
The Virtual High School, a new initiative of the Ministry of Education, the Center for Educational Technology (CET) and the Trump Foundation was unveiled at a festive event attended by high school students from all around Israel at the CET building in Tel Aviv. The purpose of the virtual high school is to increase the number of students finishing their studies of mathematics and physics at an enhanced level with higher achievements.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012
As Israelis swelter through the summer vacation, a small band of devoted educationalists is putting the finishing touches to a new website that will help teachers at the country’s World ORT-affiliated schools to collaborate on boosting their classroom performance. Due to be up and running in time for the new school year, the website is a simple and attractive on-line platform for sharing lessons that have been prepared for Smart classes, 1,000 of which World ORT is installing in schools throughout Israel’s oulying northern and southern regions.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012
A science and technology program designed by Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network (ISTSN) has been exported to the United States for the first time this academic year to seven Jewish day schools – all in the New York area. The program is a pilot project in the schools, in collaboration with ISTSN and the Center for Innovation in Jewish Education (CIJE), which offers funding and ongoing support to educators.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2012
The Israel State Archives (ISA) in Jerusalem recently launched an English-language blog, Israel's Documented Story. Its purpose, as its title suggests, will be to tell stories about Israel based on the rich collections of documentation in the possession of the Israel State Archives. This is part of the aim of the ISA to create user-friendly digital access to its held material, and insert it into the public sphere and public discourse.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012