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We are sometimes told that practitioners have a hard time with theory. But those who are committed to nurturing a certain kind of intellectual capacity among Jewish educational practitioners—the capacity to identify and critically engage with vision in Jewish education, a capacity that we can call a “philosophical disposition”—must accept the challenge to develop ideas, questions, resources, and learning activities appropriate to that goal. In this article, Levisohn presents a study of his own teaching of novice educators in order to contribute to a conversation about how we might contribute to the development of practical intellectuals in Jewish education in various ways and in various settings.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2012
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.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
Three Jewish educators are recipients of the Covenant Award, cited for innovation, inspiration and impact on Jewish education and community. Peter Geffen, Founder and Executive Director of KIVUNIM in New York; Gitta Jaroslawicz-Neufeld, Director of Education at Allegra Franco School of Educational Leadership in Brooklyn; and Karina Zilberman, Director of Jewish Family Life and Culture at 92nd Street Y in New York were named today by The Covenant Foundation to receive the Award, among the most coveted honors in the field of Jewish education.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
The Melton Centre for Jewish Education announces a new Masters Degree (M.A.) Program. The program is designed for professional educators able to spend a year of studies in Israel. The Melton Centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has designed a new individualized, multi-disciplinary academic program that will take place over the course of one calendar year.
Updated: May. 15, 2012
The authors propose kinds of teacher reflection and discussion that can lead toward greater student engagement and encourage an organic development of informal techniques in the classroom.
Updated: May. 13, 2012
Moreh L’Morim is a 4-day summer institute, held between July 15- 18, 2012, and devoted to Judaic and educational growth for Jewish educators. The conference is an opportunity to learn, network, explore, dialogue, create and engage with some of the best and brightest in the field of Jewish Education, Torah Study and Hebrew. Moreh L’Morim 2012 is held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek located in Southfield, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit).
Updated: Apr. 01, 2012
Brandeis MAT Day School Leadership through Teaching (DeLeT) Program Accepting Applications for the 2012-2013 Cohort
DeLeT (Day School Leadership through Teaching; the Hebrew word for “door”), the Jewish day school concentration of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brandeis University, is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 cohort. Within DeLeT, there are three tracks that prepare elementary general and Judaic studies teachers, high school Tanakh/Bible teachers, and Hebrew teachers.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012
Mark S. Young, Program Coordinator of the Experiential Learning Initiative, William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, introduces a framework developed at Davidson that allows for integration into cohesive and intentional training for experiential educators. Six strands comprise this framework: Intentionality, Facilitation, Holistic Jewish Growth, Meaningful Reflection, Meaningful and Accessible Jewish Content, and Visionary Leadership and Strategic Administration.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2012
Fayge Safran. Interim Director of the Jewish New Teacher Project, (JNTP) writes about how the program helps empower new teachers and encourage them to grow in the field while greatly benefitting the veteran teacher mentors. The JNTP has developed a large network of over 150 mentors and 500 teachers through its work in more than 70 Jewish day schools and yeshivot since its inception.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2012
Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz responds to a number of previous posts about teacher retention on the eJewish Philanthropy blog. He cites findings from an evaluation of the Pardes Educators Alumni Support Project (PEASP) he conducted with Stephen Markowitz which points to the fact that teachers, like other Jewish communal professionals, have different kinds of challenges at different points in their careers, which require different kinds of support at different points in one’s career trajectory.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012