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Connecting via The iCenter: A Chicago-Based Organization's Innovative Ways and Means of Getting Young Jews to Put the 'i' in Israel
The CJN writes of the Chicago launch event for the iChallenge Ideas Incubator, focusing on activating creativity. At the end, participants were invited to submit proposals for grants for dynamic ideas in Jewish education, five of which will ultimately be chosen for grants of $30,000. The event was sponsored by the iCenter, a Chicago based non-profit educational organization aimed at developing and enhancing the field of Israel education. More than 100 Jewish educators, gathered into small groups, chattered and buzzed in search of the next big idea in Jewish education - or maybe just something that would get the kids they teach excited about Israel.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
Peter Eckstein reflects in this blog post on the Conservative Movement's Jewish Educators Assembly 39th Annual Conference which centered on 'From Sinai to Cyberspace: Exploring the Impact of Technology on Jewish Education'. After recapping some of the program highlights that the 200 educators experienced, he raises some important questions about the direction in which Jewish education is headed in the second decade of the 21st century.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
In this article, the authors explore the broad implications of the impact of the technology revolution on Jewish education. It is adapted from the “core narrative” that is part of JESNA’s special website devoted to technology and Jewish education.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2011
In this paper, the author surveys the present educational technology scene to envision the possibilities for the future of Jewish education completely integrated with technology. TED lectures, MIT open courseware, the Khan Academy, the Indian $35 tablet computer, the Israeli Time to Know teaching initiative and collaborative Midreshet website might be pointing the way.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2011
In this Jewish Times cover story, Gail Naron Chalew tells of the many difficulties faced by the 2000 synagogue Hebrew schools across the US serving 230,000 children and some. She describes some of the pioneering initiatives that are attempting to bring complementary education into the 21st century.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2010
MOFET - Teacher Education, Teaching and Information & Communication Technologies (T&T and ICT) Israel Seminar
The MOFET Institute, which is involved in research and the professional development of teacher educators, and works toward the integration of communication and information technologies among the teacher educators and the decision makers in the field, invites you to participate in a unique study tour, which will include an introduction to The MOFET Institute, visits to teacher education institutions and institutions of higher education, trips to schools in which communication-based programs and online teaching are implemented, and an encounter with the Israeli hi-tech industry.
Updated: Nov. 14, 2010
The Jewish Futures Conference to be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 in New Orleans at the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North America, will bring together visionary thinkers, passionate individuals, and inspiring presentations in a conference designed to shift the horizon of our thinking in Jewish education. The conference will provide a space to imagine, learn and engage in purposeful conversation about the future of Jewish education. High profile presenters, combined with up and coming innovators from the Jewish and general world, will each be given 10-18 minutes to describe their vision for the future of Jewish learning in the context of emerging new digital and social technologies.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2010
BJENY-SAJES is searching for 3 part-time interns for the 2010-2011 academic year. The interns will be under the direct supervision of the newly appointed Associate Youth Director (AYD) and Director of the New Center for Collaborative Leadership (NCCL). The interns will be tasked with designing and disseminating appealing means of engaging Jewish teens in the greater New York area. As appropriate they will also be responsible for the training of Jewish youth professionals to implement and evaluate the products and/or programs which they design.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
In a post for the eJewish Philanthropy's 'Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times' series, Maya Bernstein, Director of Education and Leadership Initiatives at UpStart Bay Area, asks: Why aren’t more of our creative social entrepreneurs dedicating their energies to re-envisioning, re-imagining, and re-shaping those institutions that, arguably, have the potential to make the biggest impact on the Jewish community – our schools?
Updated: May. 30, 2010