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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
Registration Open for Second Cohort of Yeshiva University Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education
The Yeshiva University Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education is now accepting applications for its second cohort. The Certificate Program trains outstanding Jewish educators to reimagine and professionalize the scope and impact that experiential Jewish education has on the Jewish community.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
This essay reviews the Applications section of the International Handbook of Jewish Education published in 2011.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
Mark S. Young, Program Coordinator of the Experiential Learning Initiative, at the Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, describes the development of the new graduate program in Jewish Experiential Education at Davidson which just opened its first semester.
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011
Miriam Heller Stern, Dean of the Graduate Center for Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, responds to the recent Jewish education blogosphere discussion of the 'reinvention' of Jewish education. She claims that Jewish education must learn from the last century of attempted American school reform. Such reform was in reality, limited to what teachers actually chose to do, not what thinkers thought about and proposed.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2011
“Peace Begins with Us. We Are Charged with Educating an Entire Generation.” – Graduates Assess a Joint Religious-Secular Program at Two Colleges of Education
The complex fabric of relations between the secular and religious sectors in Israeli society motivated the launching of a special joint program at two teacher education colleges in central Israel, one secular and the other religious. The program aimed at acquainting participants with each other and promoting dialogue among them, through academic studies, informal sessions, and meetings of the faculty members. This paper focuses on the first part of a research study that examined the program’s impact on its graduates.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2011
The author asks: Is the state of Hebrew teaching and learning in the United States where it should be? Are student outcomes meeting our expectations? Many educators and consumers of Jewish education believe we have a long way to go. Professionalizing Hebrew-language educators is crucial if we are to succeed at raising the bar and improving outcomes. In education, the growth of a field depends on a dynamic interaction between the experiences of researchers and practitioners. This interaction is key to defining and pushing the boundaries of the profession.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2011
The Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) has announced the receipt of a $1,425,000 grant from Avi Chai Foundation. The grant, which covers a two year period, is focused on helping the organization to implement its long-term strategic plan to advance student learning in Jewish Day Schools, especially in New York and New Jersey. JNTP's goal is to offer new Jewish day school teachers mentoring support that facilitates their acclimation to the demands of the job and thereby increase the likelihood that they would remain in the field while becoming better teachers.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011