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The Lookstein Center presents "Creating Memory," an arts-based Holocaust education program intended to help young people encounter the Holocaust in a personal, emotional way. This online mini-course will offer practical ideas and implementation techniques for Jewish day school and informal Jewish educators.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020
Ivrit B’Darkenu (Hebrew Our Way) is a newly established non-profit organization, designed to address the needs of Torah based institutions to enhance Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh education for a variety of populations, settings, and formats. Students will have the opportunity to acquire high functional abilities and to experience a sense of success and belonging. The resulting advancement of Hebrew and Limudai Kodesh instruction in Torah-based educational institutions, including schools, camps, and community programs, will enable thousands of students to learn and acquire Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh in a meaningful and experiential way.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020
Applications Open: Senior Educators Fifth Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Learning is launching its 5th Senior Educators Cohort (SEC). Designed for senior-level educators interested in delving deeply into a holistic approach toward the theory and practice of experiential Jewish education. Work closely with master faculty and staff and build relationships with an incredibly diverse cohort.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020
If you are a Jewish day school teacher then please join the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators on July 3-23, 2020 in Jerusalem. Study Jewish texts, get your curriculum ready for the fall, share ideas with amazing colleagues, participate in innovative pedagogy workshops and re-energize for another year of teaching!
Updated: Feb. 05, 2020
Using Social Media to Engage Students in Technology-enhanced Learning Environments – A MOFET Webinar
Online classes pose special challenges for teaching and learning. Notable among these challenges is the tendency for students to feel like anonymous spectators rather than active, collaborative participants. MOFET International’s Online Academy invites you to join Dr. Danny Glick, Director of Pedagogical Implementation at Edusoft, Research Affiliate at University of California, Irvine’s Digital Learning Lab, and the editor of Targeted Interventions for Student Success in Online Courses, for an interactive and engaging webinar on how to engage students in technology-enhanced learning environments using social media on February 9, 2020 at 9 PM Israel Standard Time.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2020
An innovative model of mentoring teachers in Jewish day schools: A pathway to professional development and teacher well-being
The purpose of this paper is to describe an innovative model of mentoring that evolved over the past ten years as a result of experience, research and self-study. This research, conducted in Orthodox Jewish day schools will raise awareness of potential benefits of mentoring as an effective means for supporting Q1 teachers’ classroom effectiveness and sense of well-being. An original aspect of this paper is the analysis of exemplary cross-cultural mentoring intentional training, ongoing support and solicitation of feedback. Findings are based on samples from data collected over several years and are analyzed using qualitative tools.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2019
Sixteen Camp Directors from across North America graduated the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at a commencement ceremony this past week. The Executive Leadership Institute was created by Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) in 2006 to improve Jewish summer camps by significantly upgrading the leadership and management skills of camp directors.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2019
Book Review: Learning to Read Talmud: What it Looks Like and How it Happens edited by Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman
Learning to Read Talmud is one of the most recent attempts to think about what it means to teach a challenging ancient text to contemporary students. The book offers the serious educator a window into the minds of eight Talmud instructors, each of whom is wrestling with ways to help students make sense and meaning of the Talmud.
Updated: Oct. 03, 2019
Join the National Library of Israel for a free 30 minute webinar. At the National Library of Israel, we have millions of primary sources such as maps, photographs, posters, newspaper articles and more. Thousands of these resources have been adapted for use in educational systems. In the NLI education websites we have carefully selected the resources that best suit you - educators in the Jewish world. Our resources include topics such as the Jewish calendar, Jewish communities around the world, Israel, Jewish values and more. We have developed a simple 4-step methodology guiding you in incorporating primary sources in your teaching to create meaningful learning experiences.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
The Matan Institute for Teens is a program designed to teach congregational school madrichim (teen assistants) about inclusion, and help them fill a critical role in the most effective way possible. Everything you need to implement The Matan Institute for Teens is contained in the curriculum itself, and can be implemented by an Education Director, teacher or lay leader. This curriculum is now available for purchase!
Updated: Sep. 05, 2019