Sep. 04, 2012
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.

This issue contains a number of listings dealing with Jewish Service Learning, including research reports, curricular resources and a call to develop Jewish Service Learning programs in Israel for Jewish youth from abroad.

We would like to remind you that the MOFET Online Academy for Jewish Studies is registering teachers for the fall semester. Join with the many teachers who are working to upgrade their teaching skills from the comfort of their homes at the times convenient for them, with world class Judaic studies teacher educators. Schools and education bureaus can enjoy significant stipends by registering their teachers for multiple courses.

The MOFET Online Academy for Jewish Studies is proud to announce an exciting new online learning program for Jewish Supplementary School Teachers. This online study program includes courses in teaching Jewish holidays, prayer, teaching Hebrew Language, family education, and technology in the classroom, as well as electives in subjects including teaching prayer, the Holocaust, and other educational arenas.

May the upcoming New Year bring with it peace, prosperity and spiritual growth for all.
 
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

September 4, 2012 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
September 2012
Featured Items
MOFET Online Academy Launches Online Learning Program for Jewish Supplementary School Teachers
The MOFET Online Academy for Jewish Studies is proud to announce an exciting online learning program for Jewish Supplementary School Teachers. This online study program includes courses in teaching Jewish holidays, prayer, teaching Hebrew Language, family education, and technology in the classroom, as well as electives in subjects including teaching prayer, the Holocaust, and other educational arenas.
People of the Book, Community of Action: Exploring Jewish Service-Learning
Welcome to the special online edition of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service devoted to Jewish service-learning, a collaboration between Repair the World and the Jewish Communal Service Association.This landmark issue features insights from Jewish service-learning experts around the world and around your corner
New Free Tzedakah Curriculum Made Available by AJWS
Recently, American Jewish World Service released its first-ever school curriculum, entitled Where Do You Give? A Tzedakah Curriculum. A Tzedakah Curriculum is filled with original, innovative and interactive materials that challenge students to think carefully and intentionally about tzedakah. This is going to change the way the Jewish community thinks about giving, and AJWS is thrilled to be able to share it with you!
If We Build It, They Will Come: A Case for Developing the Field of Jewish Service-Learning in Israel
Dyonna Ginsburg writes an article making the case that Israel presents an ideal platform for immersive Jewish service-learning programs, because Israel has genuine needs coupled with world-renowned expertise in areas of social justice and environmental import and, as a Jewish country, Israel is perfect for an integrated, Jewish conversation about justice.
JDS Enriches Your Community, and Here’s the Data to Prove it
Amy Katz, Executive Director of the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education, writes that if we believe day schools are valuable community assets that contribute to thriving, robust Jewish communities of meaning, we must be able to measure their value for the Jewish community. She suggests a few ways to measure the worth of Jewish day schools—not just for an individual student or school, but for Jewish society as a whole.
September 2012
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Is Project-Based Learning Countercultural to Judaism?
A Response to The Redemption of Hebrew School
Improving Instructional Quality in Jewish Day Schools and Yeshivot: Best Practices Culled from Research and the Field

Formal Education

Change Happens in Complementary Jewish Education
The Importance of ‘Noticing’ – Qualitative Assessment

Informal Education

Jewish Experiential Education, Not Just for Fun!
Campers with Disabilities Rejoice at Szarvas
People of the Book, Community of Action: Exploring Jewish Service-Learning

Adult Education

Learning Yiddish on the Farm: Raising Zucchini With Language Immersion on the Side
Groundbreaking Women’s Study Group Celebrates Completion of Entire Talmud

Teacher Education

MOFET Online Academy Launches Online Learning Program for Jewish Supplementary School Teachers
The Mandel Center Teacher Learning Project Interactive Online Toolkit

Education & Administration

A Personal Reflection: Five Years at the Jim Joseph Foundation
Stop This Teachers’ Brain Drain
JDS Enriches Your Community, and Here’s the Data to Prove it
The Jewish Day School Affordability Knowledge Center to be Launched

Israel Education

If We Build It, They Will Come: A Case for Developing the Field of Jewish Service-Learning in Israel
Lookstein 'Israel Throughout the Year' Elementary Curriculum Launched

Technology & Computers

EdJewTopia: Integrating Technology in Jewish Education
Buzz on the Blog: ISTE Insights in Ed Tech

Conferences & Events

The Second-Annual NCSY Convention on Informal Jewish Education - YouthCon
Third Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education (ECJE) Conference — Science Through a Jewish Lens
World Union for Progressive Judaism Meeting in Argentina

Learning Resources

Jewish Poland Online Guide
Israeli Teachers Team Up to Tackle Technology Using New World ORT Website
New Free Tzedakah Curriculum Made Available by AJWS
Torah Topics - Free Educational Giveaways for Jewish Organizations
Teaching the Legacy #27 – Art & Commemoration – Poetry & Commemoration
Teaching the Legacy #28 – e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Jewish Solidarity - The Individual and the Community
Machne – Tastes and Tours of Machane Yehuda
September 2012
 
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