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The quality of a school depends on the quality of its teachers. Finding promising teachers is an ongoing challenge for many school leaders, and keeping them is even more challenging. New teachers leave Jewish day schools at alarming rates, creating what has been called a 'revolving door' of educators. The Induction Partnership Project at the Mandel Center and the New Teacher Center's Jewish New Teacher Project have published a joint position paper in which they offer an image of the kind of new teacher induction that transforms the educational experiences of teachers and their students by establishing a professional, motivated, effective faculty.
Updated: May. 03, 2011
Levenson presents Nehama Leibowitz (1903-1997) as a principal figure in making the Bible a centerpiece of modern Jewish intellectual life. Complementing the already impressive literature on Leibowitz's pedagogical techniques, Levenson emphasizes the interdependence of Leibowitz's historical context, biography, and exegetical stance. Leibowitz's encounter with German intellectual life 1919-1930 gave her a means of synthesizing her early traditional upbringing with her later encounter with modernized culture in Israel. Leibowitz's inclusion of German commentators such as Hirsch, Buber-Rosenzweig, and Jacob mark her as a conscious modernist. The New Literary Criticism's focus on the received text allowed her to deploy heterodox and non-Zionist commentators with whom she was ideologically at odds.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2011
The Yeshiva University Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education is seeking passionate, creative and motivated graduates who want to impact the Jewish community by establishing or furthering their career in the field of Experiential Jewish Education. The program runs for one year during academic breaks, beginning in June 2011. Four cutting edge seminars – coupled with mentorship, networking, and career placement opportunities – will prepare the cohort to transform the landscape of experiential Jewish education and Jewish identity in frameworks ranging from camps to campuses and classrooms to communities.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011
World ORT's operational arm in Israel, Kadima Mada, has joined forces with specialists at the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to design and deliver an on-line course to train English teachers how to adjust their pedagogical techniques in order to make full use of the Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) and associated equipment being installed in their schools.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
Masa Israel Journey and the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) today announced the launch of the Lainer-Masa Israel Fellowship, a two-year program for Jewish young adults interested in careers in Jewish education. This joint venture will engage North American Masa Israel undergraduate university participants while in Israel and place them in a second year internship upon returning to their campuses.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2010
Modern educational scholarship has not substantially investigated the learning practice of havruta, paired study and focused conversation around classical Jewish texts. In this article, the author analyzes videotapes and transcripts of real-life havruta interactions and proposes a theory of havruta learning as composed of three pairs of core practices: listening and articulating; wondering and focusing; and supporting and challenging. Through a close analysis of one particular havruta session, the author illustrates and probes the havruta practices and the ways in which they can give rise to generative, textually grounded interpretive discussions of classical Jewish texts. This theory may also be a helpful lens for both studying and elucidating text-based discussions of other kinds of texts in small and large group settings.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2010
Moreh L’Morim is a 4-day summer institute, held between July 31, 2011 - August 3, 2011, 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 is held on the campus of Siegal College located in Beachwood, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland).
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010
Cynthia Ozick, in her article 'The Rights of History and the Rights of Imagination,' raises the issue of ethical considerations and moral responsibility when writing about the Holocaust. Ozick asserts that 'what is permissible to the playfully ingenious author of Robinson Crusoe - fiction masking as chronicle - is not permitted to those who touch on the destruction of six million souls, and on the extirpation of their millennial civilization in Europe.' This webinar will focus on the tension that exists between ethics and aesthetics when analyzing Holocaust literature and film.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
This webinar will help school personnel better understand and address dangerous applications of technology impacting today’s youth. This is not a “technophobic” presentation. Instead the emphasis is on creating a healthy balance of helpful technology and protecting adolescents from its more destructive applications. Attendees will explore the different varieties of technology available, along with unhealthy ways in which this can be utilized. The ways in which technology is affecting youth academically and socially will be addressed as well.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
Higher education systems have undergone huge changes in the last decades which forced them to redefine their traditional roles, rethink their theoretical premises and restructure their operational practices. This presentation examines the impact of the immense changes in higher education on the shaping of teacher training frameworks worldwide. It relates to: the diversity of teacher training institutional models; manifestations of professional upgrade; the need of harmonization; changing roles of teachers in the knowledge era; the teaching-research dilemma in teacher training institutions; implementation of the digital technologies; the challenge of networking in a global environment.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010