Mar. 09, 2016
Dear subscriber, 


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 items with resources for Purim, special needs and inclusion, teen engagement and much more selected from journals and other Jewish education publications.

Registration has just opened for the MOFET International Israel Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators (July 18-27, 2016). You are invited to join us to develop your management and leadership skills by encountering models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people.

Best wishes for a merry Purim,
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

March 9, 2016 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
March 2016
Featured Items
MOFET International Israel Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators – Summer 2016
The MOFET International Leadership Seminar in Israel for Jewish educators and community leaders (July 18-27, 2016 ) will deal with issues and models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people, up to the present time, examining the participants' management and leadership styles and helping them promote community leadership in the roles they are currently performing or will perform in the future.
Purim Resources by The Lookstein Center and Ner LeElef
This Purim resource page includes almost everything you need to know about Purim: background information for the teacher, vocabulary, educational themes, activities, lesson plans, plays, and articles
Pedagogical Aspects of Integrating Wikis in Pre-Service Teacher Education
The study examines pedagogical approaches in using wikis in teaching and learning in teacher education colleges. It focuses on: instructors’ motivation for wiki-based teaching; course types; teaching methods; evaluation; content structure; characteristics of student collaboration and learning outcomes; involvement of instructors in the learning process.
Torah Live Illustrates Megillat Esther for You
Megillat Esther is a fascinating story, which lends itself to creative illustration. Walk into any bookstore and you can find many different illustrated Megillahs, with images ranging from serious to comical. Torah Live has taken that idea one step further and created a digital illustrated Megillah, which is an excellent tool for teaching the story of Purim to students of all ages. Showing a picture on a big screen while you talk about a specific verse will help focus the students and keep them interested.
If You Build it Together, They Will Come: Reshet's Inaugural Conference for the Field of Jewish Informal Education in the UK
On February 28 - 29, 2016, Reshet (the newly established network for Jewish youth provision in the UK) is hosting its inaugural conference for the field of Jewish informal education, which we are delighted to be co-chairing. Research from the field indicates that the most pressing issue in informal education is figuring out how to work with young people in the 21st century. Consequently, the conference will explore four educational themes that impact upon how the newest generations of our community relate to Judaism and Jewish society: community, Israel, pressures on young people and technology.
The National Library of Israel's Purim Resource Pack
Purim is an exciting and colorful festival, as are the primary sources that give evidence to the different aspects of the day. This resource pack prepared by the National Library of Israel contains a wonderful Megillah that was read in the seventeenth century, photographs of children and even a street in fancy dress, a Purim plate used for Mishloah Manot (gifts of food to friends and family), and posters advertising Purim balls and contests. It also includes a video clip and activity suggestions.
March 2016
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
A Private Matter? Religious Education and Democracy in Indonesia and Israel
Jewish Life on Campus: From Backwater to Battleground
Conversations, Issue 24: Issues in Jewish Education
Shul's Out as Jewish Millennials Customize Their Own Spiritual Experiences
A Birthday Party, Only a Little Bigger’: A Historical Anthropology of the Israeli Bat Mitzvah

Formal Education

The Short Term Effects of Immigrant Students on the Educational Achievements of Native-Born Students
Inclusion in Jewish Education is about Choice

Informal Education

Green Therapy: An Oasis in Israel’s Negev Desert for People with Disabilities
Homefront Command to Certify Israel High School Students as First Responders

Adult Education

Social by Design in All We Do
Turning to the Old to Find Something New: Introducing Chavrutah Learning in the Synagogue

Teacher Education

Pedagogical Aspects of Integrating Wikis in Pre-Service Teacher Education
The Shoolman School of Graduate Jewish Education at Hebrew College Opens Registration for its Midcareer Fellowship Program

In-Service Training

Accepting Applications: The Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education – Summer 2016

Education & Administration

The Biggest Tent: A NewOrg for a New Schechter
Measurement Drives Excellence at Hillel

Technology & Computers

Klal Perspectives Fall, 2015: Technology and the 21st Century Orthodox Community
SAP and Beit Issie Shapiro Introduce IssieBoard – An Adaptive iPad Keyboard for People with Disabilities

Conferences & Events

MOFET International Israel Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators – Summer 2016
It Starts With Us (Jewish Teens)
Two Hundred and Fifty Educators from All Around Israel Participated in The 4th Annual School Twinning Network Conference
If You Build it Together, They Will Come: Reshet's Inaugural Conference for the Field of Jewish Informal Education in the UK

Learning Resources

Incorporating Apps into Holocaust Education
TRUE BLUE: The Story of the Loss and Rediscovery of the Mitzvah of Tekhelet – An Online Course
The Yiddish Book Center Launches New Website Featuring a Thousand Years of Yiddish Literature and Culture
Shaboom! Series on Everyday Jewish Values to Premiere April 6, 2016
Study the 48 Middot
Torah Live Illustrates Megillat Esther for You
The National Library of Israel's Purim Resource Pack
Purim Resources by The Lookstein Center and Ner LeElef
March 2016
 
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