Oct. 07, 2008
Dear subscriber, 


MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are pleased to open the New Year by sending you the latest issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing.
The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc., on a wide range of Jewish education topics such as gender studies, eco-Judaism, diverse learners, educational technology, history of education and much more.

The MOFET International Team is also very happy to introduce some new areas of our portal which reflect the ongoing development of our services to the global educational community: 

The Main Gateway to the MOFET International Website Resources

The 2008-9 Calendar of MOFET International's Online and Face-to-Face Events

The MOFET International Online Catalogue of Platforms & Programs 

We invite you to visit these new areas of the website and utilize the resources to enhance your educational endeavors all throughout the year (MOFET ITEC & JTEC professional development courses and encounters).

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading and a fruitful and enriching New Year and Gmar Chatima Tova, 

Reuven Werber

for

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

October 7, 2008 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
October 2008
Featured Items
Jewish Youth and Cultural Change: A Conference on Rethinking American Jewish History
This daylong conference, to be held in New York City, brings together historians, anthropologists, and scholars of culture in order to reflect on the ways in which young Jews experienced their lives as Jews and Americans over the past two centuries, and how communal and cultural change were reflected in anxieties about Jewish youth.
Gender and Sexuality for Teens: A Look at Reform Judaism's New Curriculum
Wendy Grinberg, Associate Director of the Union for Reform Judaism's Department of Lifelong Jewish Learning discusses the Reform Movement's new high school curriculum - Sacred Choices: Adolescent Relationships and Sexual Ethics and describes its effects as noted in a number of pilot sessions.
Centropa - Jewish Witness to a European Century
Centropa has captured the oral histories of 1,400 elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors spread across 15 countries between the Baltic and Aegean Seas and made them and over 25,000 of their old family snapshots available through a searchable online database.
The Virtual Academy for Jewish Studies at The MOFET Institute
The Virtual Academy for Jewish Studies at The MOFET Institute is a set of online courses whose main objective is to prepare teachers, educators and leaders in Jewish communities in the Diaspora for their mission. The Virtual Academy offers courses on topics that are suitable for educators and leaders in the Jewish world as well as students in universities and colleges in the fields of the didactics and pedagogy of teaching Jewish subjects in the Diaspora. During the upcoming semester, courses in teaching the Holocaust and teaching the Hebrew language will be offered.
An Inside Look into the Web Srategies of the Hartman Institute
Alan D. Abbey, the website manager of The Shalom Hartman Institute, writes about how he has been utilizing the web and web2.0 tools to create an effective web presence for the Institute. Some best practices of Jewish educational organizations' use of cutting edge technology is showcased here.
October 2008
All Recent Items
Jewish Education - Trends

Eco-Judaism: Examining the Relationship between the Environment and Judaism
Jewish Women as Learning Different
Gender Differences in Messages about Sexuality in Religious Education
Pre-Mitzvah Education in an Orthodox:- Egalitarian Community
Jewish Identities in Action: An Exploration of Models, Metaphors, and Methods
Individualism, Nationalism, and Universalism: The Educational Ideals of Mordecai M. Kaplan's Philosophy of Jewish Education
A Review of 'Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice' Edited by Jack Wertheimer (Brandeis University Press, 2007)
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
The Rightful Heirs of Sarah Schenirer

Formal Education

Gender and Sexuality for Teens: A Look at Reform Judaism's New Curriculum
Anecdotes and Reflections on Gender in Early Childhood Education
Reading Three Israeli Bat/Bar Mitzvah Curricula as Gender, Theological, and Autobiographical Texts
Response to the Suite of Articles on Teaching the Bible from the Journal of Jewish Education 74:1 (2008)

Informal Education

Sulam: The Center for Jewish Service Learning
The PJ Library: Jewish Bedtime Stories and Songs for Families
Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Adult Education

Mechon Hadar – Yeshivat Hadar

Teacher Education

The Virtual Academy for Jewish Studies at The MOFET Institute
From Reflection to Action: Professional Development as Springboard to Gender Education
How a Learning Community Enhances Individual Learning in a Graduate Distance Education Program

In-Service Training

Teaching Through Movement

Education & Administration

Martyr, Mommy, & Matriarch: Gender Scripts of Jewish Women in Educational Leadership
Serving Diverse Learners in Jewish Day Schools

Technology & Computers

An Inside Look into the Web Srategies of the Hartman Institute

Conferences & Events

Yad Vashem Jewish Educators Seminars
Jewish Youth and Cultural Change: A Conference on Rethinking American Jewish History
The Mechon Hadar Independent Minyan Conference

Learning Resources

Jewish Children's Museum
Jewish Women's Archive
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
Canfei Nesharim – Orthodox Eco-Judaism
Seidman Educational Resource Center (SERC)
Centropa - Jewish Witness to a European Century

October 2008
 
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