Mar. 24, 2010
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications.

We wish you and your family a meaningful and joyous Passover, 

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

March 24, 2010 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
March 2010
Featured Items
Prayer as a Challenge – a Webinar
MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is proud to present an online webinar in English without charge to the global Jewish education community with Dr. Shmuel Wygoda on 'Prayer as a Challenge' on Wednesday April 14, 2010 - 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time (GT + 2:00).
MOFET Around the World – MASA – Online Education Portal
Since 2004, The MOFET Institute has been providing an online Hebrew language education portal, MOFET MASA, for the benefit of the Hebrew speaking education community. The portal aims to improve the flow of global and Israeli pedagogical information among the MOFET users, teacher educators, pedagogy instructors, libraries and information centers in teacher colleges, universities and other research and practice institutions.
Searching for the Study of Israel: A Report on the Teaching of Israel on U.S. College Campuses 2008-09
An update of a 2006 report, Searching for the Study of Israel examines the scope of academic courses being taught about Israel on more than 300 leading American college and university campuses and finds that the state of education about Israel has improved since the original study. A comparison of the 246 institutions included in both studies shows a 69% growth in courses that focus specifically on Israel over the three-year period.
Summary Report of the Jewish Education Task Force – Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
The Jewish Education Task Force of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has released a report based on a year-long study of the educational approaches of communities across North America, to determine what new approaches or models of education delivery might best enhance the existing educational infrastructure of Greater Portland.
Echoes and Reflections : a Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust
Echoes and Reflections is a comprehensive 10-part curriculum on the Holocaust that uses visual history testimony from survivors and other witnesses and additional primary source documents, including maps, photographs, timelines, literature excerpts and other materials. Since its launch in July 2005, the program has reached more than 1.5 million students in 4,000 public, private and parochial schools in 43 states around the United States, and in Canada and Israel.
MOFET Institute Educator Teaches Ed Tech at ORT Jewish Education Seminar
Twenty seven South African elementary Jewish day school educators participated in an ORT Jewish Education Seminar at the King David Linksfield Primary School in Johannesburg in mid February. They came to learn how to use modern technology in the teaching of Judaism’s timeless wisdom with practical insights into how they can enhance their lessons. Among the presenters was Dr Elaine Hoter, Head of Information Technology at Talpiot College of Education in Holon, Israel and a member of the MOFET Institute educational team.
March 2010
All Recent Items
Jewish Education - Trends
What Do We Know About Jewish Education? Not as Much as You May Think
Gateways and Slingshot: The Use of Visual Supports in Jewish Special Education
Bar-Ilan University Launches Jewish Education Journal
Jewish Identity Research: A State of the Art
Supplementary Jewish Education in Britain: Facts and Issues of the Cheder System

Formal Education

Philosophical Approaches of Religious Jewish Science Teachers Toward the Teaching of ‘Controversial’ Topics in Science
Vital Signs: Putting the School into Hebrew School
Vital Signs: Hebrew, Nature's Way

Informal Education

The Jewish Teen Funders Network
Moishe House Bringing Community to Budapest Jews

In-Service Training

Prayer as a Challenge – a Webinar
MOFET Institute Educator Teaches Ed Tech at ORT Jewish Education Seminar
Summer Research Assistantships for Holocaust Studies Graduate Students
Good Teachers Make a Difference. No, Really?
Making Jewish Education Work: Professional Development for Educators

Education & Administration

Avi Chai Preparing for Final Decade
Summary Report of the Jewish Education Task Force – Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

Israel Education

Embattled Jewish Agency To Promote Identity Over Aliyah
The Economics of Edutainment: The Impact on the Year in Israel Programs
Searching for the Study of Israel: A Report on the Teaching of Israel on U.S. College Campuses 2008-09
Breaking Myths, Building Identity: Practitioner-Researcher Reflections on Running an Israel Seminar for Jewish Education Graduate Students

Technology & Computers

Social Media With a Jewish Angle

Conferences & Events

Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators
2010 Silberman Seminar for College/University Faculty in Holocaust Studies
Second International Jewish Special Education Conference - GISHA

Learning Resources

JewishHistory.org
Jewish Women in Education
MOFET Around the World – MASA – Online Education Portal
Echoes and Reflections : a Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust
Silent Role Models No More - adDRESSING Women's Lives
March 2010
 
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