May. 28, 2013
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are happy 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 have included a listing of learning resources and in-service professional development opportunities to help you in your work. 

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Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

May 28, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
May 2013
Featured Items
Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens
The Jim Joseph Foundation has engaged BTW informing change and Rosov Consulting, LLC to conduct a broad scan of teen and young adult education and engagement efforts from a variety of spheres, including those outside of the Jewish community. The purpose of the scan was to identify examples of programs that are scalable and employ innovative practices, and to identify the components, parameters, structural considerations and limitations of such programs.
Advancing Jewish Early Childhood Education through Coordination and Collaboration
Recognizing the unique opportunities for engagement and education of the population of young Jews (both adults and children!), the Jim Joseph Foundation has awarded grants to a variety of Jewish early childhood education initiatives. As the foundation’s grantmaking has evolved, a particular area of focus is educator training.
Lessons Learned from Developing a New Model for Israel Education - BASIS
BASIS – the Bay Area Israel Education Day School project – is designed to integrate Israel Education across a school’s curriculum, so that it is aligned with each school’s mission and goals, and at the core of each school’s community and culture. BASIS provides a framework that supports students, educators and the greater school community in building personal, enduring connections to Israel and the Israeli people.
The Sephardi Voices History Project Collects Testimony from Jews Who Fled Arab Lands after Israel Was Founded
Sephardi Voices, is an audio-visual history project currently under way to document and archive the testimonies of Jews displaced from North Africa and the Middle East in the 20th century. With branches in Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, Jerusalem, and New York, Sephardi Voices has already collected 250 testimonies and is aiming to gather 5,000 in the next five years.
Jerusalem Memories – Based on Google Street View
Taking advantage of Google's release of Jerusalem Street Views in April, 2012, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) launched a website, Jerusalem Memories, to allow collecting and sharing personal memories and images of Jerusalem. The site now contains numerous personal memories of Jerusalem inspired by the Google Street View images.
May 2013
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Orthodox Schooling: What Do We Know?
Growing Up in Hebrew - in Manhattan

Formal Education

Chanoch L’Naar: a Mussar-based Character Development Program
Reframe – Jewish Complementary Education

Informal Education

Foundation for Jewish Camp Releases Preliminary Research on Special Needs in Jewish Overnight Camp
Using the ATM (Art, Theater, Music) to Bring Teens to Temple
Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens

Adult Education

The Jewish Journey Called Limmud

Teacher Education

Advancing Jewish Early Childhood Education through Coordination and Collaboration
eLearning Faculty Fellowship Launched by HUC-JIR, JTS and YU

In-Service Training

The Ramah Service Corps (RSC) Enters Third Year
Yad Vashem Introduces Online Course on Holocaust Education for Elementary School Ages
Flipping the Classroom Can Be Used in a Blended Online Environment to Improve the Professional Practices of Education Directors
Digital Technology Conference For UK Primary Jewish Studies Teachers
The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) - 2013
The Flipped Jewish Studies Classroom Workshop - A New Model for Jewish Teaching and Learning

Education & Administration

Generations: Groundbreaking Endowment Program to Help Secure the Future of Jewish Day Schools
Jewish Learning Venture of PA Now Accepting Applications for Cohort II: LeV: Getting to the Heart of Jewish Education 2013-2014

Israel Education

The Good, The Bad and the Fantastic: 65 Surprising Things about Parenting in Israel
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and JTS Announce Joint Israel Studies Program
Lessons Learned from Developing a New Model for Israel Education - BASIS

Technology & Computers

Groundbreaking Mobile GPS Game Brings New York Jewish History to the Ipad Generation

Conferences & Events

Jewish Education and Technology (JET) Institute
JEdcampNJNY: The Future is Now

Learning Resources

My Jerusalem: A New Hebrew Website for Children Launched
The Sephardi Voices History Project Collects Testimony from Jews Who Fled Arab Lands after Israel Was Founded
Jerusalem Memories – Based on Google Street View
Online Encyclopedia of the Ghettos
NY High School Houses Hands-On Holocaust Museum
Gleaning Just Like Ruth Would Have Done, If She’d Had Google Maps
Animating the Talmud: Studio G-dcast Videos Bring Together Animators and Storytellers to Put a Modern Spin on Ancient Jewish Texts
May 2013
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