Oct. 09, 2013
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET International Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. Thanks to the latest issue of the Journal of Jewish Education, we have included some very interesting articles on early childhood Jewish education.
Note the information below about our upcoming webinars in a wide range of subjects.

We invite you to register NOW for our selection of professional development courses in Jewish education, Hebrew language instruction and information and communication technologies in education offered by the MOFET International Online Academy in the semester opening next week.
If you enjoy reading our newsletter, please pass the word on to your colleagues. They can register on the Portal homepage

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

October 9, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
October 2013
Featured Items
MOFET International Fall Webinars
MOFET International is pleased to announce its scheduled webinars for the upcoming months. The webinars are geared towards the interests and professional development of teachers and teacher educators around the world. Participation in the webinars is free of charge, but requires advance registration.
Once Upon a Time: How Jewish Children's Stories Impact Moral Development
Research studies demonstrate the efficacy of the story-sharing experience on children's moral development. This article explores how the triadic relationship between a Jewish children's story, the child, and the parent storyteller can impact the youngster's moral growth. Using examples from two leading projects in Jewish children's stories, the article examines how four key Jewish value concepts can be employed as a means to enhancing children's moral development. In addition, I propose a table of learning that provides adult storytellers with guidelines on how to engage children in moral conversations about relevant issues that surface from the stories.
HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education - Rising Ed Trends
This issue of HaYidion focuses on Rising Ed Trends. A sense of opportunity, of optimism and enthusiasm pervades the work of the authors in this issue. They seek to break the bonds of the past and open the way for all of us to enter a future of virtually limitless potential. There are some caveats included, as well as some really sound advice. There are pieces that will inspire an instant desire for emulation and others that will make you sit back and say, “Whoa! That’s too far out for me.” But we hope that you will read them all, share them widely and benefit from them greatly.
Back to Day School Reflects British Success Story
The Jewish day school system in Britain is an amazing success, to an extent that it makes Jewish educators in America jealous. With the state meeting all costs of most of the Jewish schools except the cost of religious studies, and Jewish schools faring well in secular education, a very high proportion of British Jews send to Jewish schools. More than 50% of Jewish children between the ages of 4 and 18 are now in Jewish day schools.
How Can You Make Inter-Cultural Online Exchanges Work? A MOFET Webinar Series
This series of 2 free webinars is for all teachers and lecturers who have always wanted to connect with classes in other countries but it never actually worked out. This is your opportunity to learn how to collaborate with online partners, find partners for your topic area and age group and have a free social network to carry out your joint activities.
October 2013
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Language Education Policy by Proxy: The ‘Ideal’ Meets the ‘Real’ in the Educational Network of the Jewish Community in Mexico City
Research and Reflections on the Spiritual Development of Young Jewish Children
Back to Day School Reflects British Success Story
Jewish Montessori Day Schools Becomes ‘A Movement’
HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education - Rising Ed Trends
American Jewish Population Estimates: 2012

Formal Education

UK PM David Cameron Welcomes New Jewish Free Schools
Torah-Centered Judaism and the Rabbinics Classroom
Translation as a Site Of Language Policy Negotiation in Jewish Day School Education
“It's Part of the Fabric”: Creating Context for the Successful Involvement of an Outside Expert of Jewish Early Childhood Education in School Change
What Did the Teacher Say Today? State Religious Kindergarten Teachers Deal With Complex Torah Stories
Constructivism and Jewish Early Childhood Education

Informal Education

Elements of the School Program, As Reported by Yeshiva Alumni, Which Most Influence Students’ Religion
Children of the Book: Parents, Bedtime, and Jewish Identity
Once Upon a Time: How Jewish Children's Stories Impact Moral Development
Shalom Sesame: Using Media to Promote Jewish Education and Identity

Teacher Education

An Introductory Course in Jewish Education
What Do We Mean by Jewish Education in Professional Development for Early Childhood Education?

In-Service Training

World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers to Launch Amitim, a Global Leadership Network
The Return of #jedchat - Year Three

Education & Administration

The Day School Tuition Crisis: A Short History
Toronto Jewish Schools Partner on Ad Campaign

Israel Education

Eight Years of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future 'Counterpoint Israel'

Technology & Computers

Characteristics of Israeli School Teachers in Computer-Based Learning Environments
The Legacy Heritage Fund Announces a New Round Of SMART Board Grants as a Part of its SMART Board Project

Conferences & Events

Matara Education and Training Programme for European Jewish Youth Leaders
Waiting for Superman: New CAJE, Old Battle - Positive Jewish Experiences vs. Engagement with Jewish Texts
MOFET International Fall Webinars
How Can You Make Inter-Cultural Online Exchanges Work? A MOFET Webinar Series

Learning Resources

The Bible Project with Hebrew Songs and Israeli Dances
October 2013
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