May. 27, 2015
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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 on use of technology in day schools, budgeting for ultra-Orthodox education in Israel, effectiveness of an informal education program for teen girls along with findings in other areas. Also, note information on new Jewish education programs, conferences and teaching resources. 

You still have time to register for our Women's Israel Leadership Seminar - EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY: The Role of Feminine Power in Designing Social-Educational Leadership on July 21-30, 2015. See the program details and registration information here

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Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

May 27, 2015 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
May 2015
Featured Items
Following their Voices – Teaching the Holocaust with Witness Testimonies in the 21st Century – An International Seminar
The MOFET Institute and The Massuah Institute for Holocaust Studies are convening an international seminar on Teaching the Holocaust with Witness Testimonies in the 21st Century on June 16-17, 2015. The seminar will examine different approaches to teaching the Holocaust while integrating the voices of witnesses to the Holocaust through the use of methods adapted from various disciplines (history, cinema, arts, literature, etc.)
Online/Blended Learning in Jewish Day Schools: State of the Field Survey Summary Findings Report
The AVI CHAI Foundation has released “Online/Blended Learning State of the Field Survey Summary Findings Report” by Anne Deeter. This quantitative report provides a field-wide update on new developments in the use of online/blended learning in Jewish day schools since the 2012 “Online Learning: State of the Field Survey.”
Budgeting for Ultra-Orthodox Education—The Failure of Ultra-Orthodox Politics, 1996–2006
Funding for ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) education has become a major political topic in Israel. This article examines the conventional notion that funding for Haredi pupils increases as Haredi political strength rises. A study was conducted examining the correlation between budget changes and the political strength of the Haredi parties at three levels: parliamentary representation, extent of coalition partnership, and a government headed by their political ally, the Likud. The correlation was checked against the Budget Law and against actual budget expenditures during 1996–2006.
Melton Center at Jerusalem's Hebrew University Opens Long-Distance MA in Jewish Education
The Melton Centre of Jewish Education of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has announced a new distance learning Master's degree track. Taught entirely in English, the program offers students from around the world the chance to earn a master’s degree in Jewish education in just one year of study with a 6-week semester in Jerusalem. Now the Melton Centre is providing international students with the opportunity for a comprehensive advanced degree, anywhere in the world.
Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing! Evaluation Report
When Jewish education promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to help Jewish teens grow into adulthood with confidence, compassion and a lifelong commitment to Jewish community. Moving Traditions has just received “proof of concept” on this model of Jewish teen education that we have been honing for more than a decade with 1,400 small groups of girls meeting through the auspices of 388 institutional partners in the Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! program. The evidence, researched by respected independent evaluators Dr. Pearl Beck and Dr. Tobin Belzer, shows that Moving Traditions has developed a model that in fact does keep girls healthy, confident, and connected to Jewish life.
May 2015
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education: The God Issue
American Jews in Text and Context: Jacob Behrman and the Rise of a Publishing Dynasty

Formal Education

A PBL Unit on Prayer from the Collaboratory

Informal Education

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing! Evaluation Report
‘Re-orient-ation’: Sport and the Transformation of the Jewish Body and Identity
PJ Libary Announces a New Edition: PJ Our Way

Adult Education

Can Online Study Impact Jewish Learning in Europe?

Teacher Education

Melton Center at Jerusalem's Hebrew University Opens Long-Distance MA in Jewish Education

In-Service Training

Hidden Sparks Blended Learning Lenses Course Registration Open
Philosophical Inquiry with Bible and Parshat Hashavua - A Workshop for Teachers & Jewish Educators at Day and Supplementary Schools
Two Day Retreat for Jewish Youth Professionals

Education & Administration

Helpful Insights From a Working Funder Collaborative
Budgeting for Ultra-Orthodox Education—The Failure of Ultra-Orthodox Politics, 1996–2006

Israel Education

Taglit Fellows Now Accepting Applications For Cohort 3
Training Israel's Best and Brightest
Google Street View Photographs Israel Trail

Technology & Computers

Online/Blended Learning in Jewish Day Schools: State of the Field Survey Summary Findings Report
JconnecT Online Hebrew School Registration Now Opening for 2015-16

Conferences & Events

Ma'agal 2015 - The Next Step in Israeli Dance Education
Following their Voices – Teaching the Holocaust with Witness Testimonies in the 21st Century – An International Seminar
The I.D.E.A. Schools Network East Coast Summer Sandbox
Registration for the Second Flipped Jewish Learning Unconference Now Open
Limmud to Hold Inaugural Tel Aviv Event This Week

Learning Resources

Yad Vashem Holocaust Education Video Toolbox
Sefaria Virtual Trainings for Educators
Voices & Visions: Connecting Jewish Thought, Art and People
Jewish American Heritage Month Resources
iDaven - USY’s Jewish Recordings Collection
Simtaot – Virtual Mobile Guide of Safed
Revelation – A Limmud Resource for Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
May 2015
 
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