Nov. 15, 2011
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 research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. It contains a number of items dealing with the use of technology in furthering and transforming Jewish education as well as a few items dealing with experiential Jewish education. 

We invite you to attend our online webinar next week: The “Death of Distance” or Sharing and Playing: Computers and Networks in Education and Learning – A MOFET Webinar with Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli.

We have also recently opened registration for two Israel educational seminars:
 
March 11 – 18, 2012
T&T and ICT: Teacher Education, Teaching, and Information & Communication Technologies – Following the successful study tour last year, we invite all those involved in implementing communication technologies in education to join us for another unique experience.
 
March 25 – April 1, 2012
Education for Sustainability: Bridging Cultural, Social and Political Gaps  – Participants will experience first-hand what is being done in Israel concerning sustainability in education as it is addressed in the education system, public campaigns, climate-related solutions, ecological sites and more.

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

November 15, 2011 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
November 2011
Featured Items
The “Death of Distance” or Sharing and Playing: Computers and Networks in Education and Learning – A MOFET Webinar with Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli
In this free webinar, to be held on Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 at 19:00 – 20:30 - Israel time, Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, of Haifa University, will critique the uses of computers and networks in teaching, educating and learning. Actors and stakeholders in the educational enterprise need to make informed, assertive and constructive use of social networks. Networks are where our students spend their time, and where knowledge is constructed, shared and stored. It is the educators' responsibility to infuse the news with content based on sharing and play.
MOFET - Teacher Education, Teaching and Information & Communication Technologies (T&T and ICT) Israel Seminar
Following the success of last year’s study tour, The MOFET Institute, which is involved in promoting the professional development of teacher educators, invites you to participate in a unique experience in Israel. This study tour 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.
From Informal to Experiential: New Approaches to Graduate Studies in Jewish Educational Leadership
Mark S. Young, Program Coordinator of the Experiential Learning Initiative, at the Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, describes the development of the new graduate program in Jewish Experiential Education at Davidson which just opened its first semester.
Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden One Year Fellowships in Jewish Studies 2012-2013
Registration is now open for the Paideia One Year Jewish Studies Program which offers a unique international Jewish studies experience during eight months in Stockholm, Sweden with the possibility of completing a Master in Jewish Civilizations degree at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany.
MyBatMitzvahStory.org
MyBatMitzvahStory.org, a project of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), provides a safe and fun online setting in which bat-mitzvah-age girls can explore and express their emerging identities as Jewish women. Girls and their families can investigate their own history together, when and where they choose.
Jewish Outdoor Education
JESNA's Learnings & Consultation Center released a new issue of Quick Bytes on Outdoor Education. As Outdoor Education creates a buzz in the Jewish world, Quick Bytes offers a collection of resources to help Jewish educational leadership learn about and utilize it in their programs.
November 2011
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Producing the Jewish Future
Jewish Outdoor Education
Kansas City Community Day School's Matmidim Program Appeals to Observant Families

Formal Education

Haifa University: Students Will be Required to Write Wikipedia Entries
Why Jewish Day Schools are Unique

Informal Education

Mitzvah Project Bears Fruit
How to Raise Children Jewishly While They are Away at College
Jim Joseph Invests 1.9m in BBYO for Jewish Education

Adult Education

Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden One Year Fellowships in Jewish Studies 2012-2013
The Tikvah Fellowship Program

Teacher Education

Doctoral Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies at Stanford
From Informal to Experiential: New Approaches to Graduate Studies in Jewish Educational Leadership

In-Service Training

Hidden Sparks Without Walls, Fall 2011
JESNA Webinar on Congegational Education and Whole Person Learning
The “Death of Distance” or Sharing and Playing: Computers and Networks in Education and Learning – A MOFET Webinar with Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Education & Administration

Natan/Birthright Israel NEXT Grants for Social Entrepreneurs – 2011-2012
Sustained! Viable Jewish Day Schools for an Enduring Future – Issue 3

Israel Education

Sicha Basadeh – Hands-on Traditional Israeli Agriculture Workshops
iEngage – The Engaging Israel Project at the Shalom Hartman Institue
Over 22,000 Register for Taglit-Birthright Israel Trips This Winter

Technology & Computers

Three Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Judaic Classroom
Tweeting all Jewish Educators: #JEDCHAT
The Open University of Israel Implementing Mobile Digital Book Pilot Program
Are We Prepared For New Approaches To Learning?

Conferences & Events

MOFET - Teacher Education, Teaching and Information & Communication Technologies (T&T and ICT) Israel Seminar
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program

Learning Resources

Chalav u'Dvash – Hebrew for Preschoolers
MyBatMitzvahStory.org
Jewish Parenting Podcasts
Bringing the Torah to Life on Painted Nails
November 2011
 
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