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As a teacher in Jewish early-childhood settings for over six years, I observed implementation of a wide variety of Israel curriculum. This experience inspired me to write my masters project about Israel education at a typical synagogue-based early-childhood program in Los Angeles. I interviewed 21 educators across a span of religious and ethnic backgrounds, including over a third non-Jews. Teachers were asked about their initial exposure to Israel, how they teach Israel in their classroom, and how they use Hebrew in their curriculum.
Updated: May. 03, 2017
This study explored the use of a scaffolding technique in order to develop critical thinking skills and dispositions while using the infusion method of teaching critical thinking within the context of specific subject matter. Two specific skills were examined: the students were asked to compare and contrast Biblical textual stories (analysis) and then to generate abstract categories to describe the elements they had compared (evaluation).The disposition examined was the self-confidence to reason independently, without teacher direction, in order to encourage learner autonomy.
Updated: Apr. 19, 2017
Blessed Are You Who Gathers the Scattered Am Yisrael – And What About Us? - The Youth Shaliach Program at Bnei Akiva Schools, Toronto Canada
The structure of the current program includes four young Shlichim, who come to Canada for one of the two academic semesters of a year. The Shlichim, education students towards the end of their degrees, are integrated into the school as teachers, youth leaders, educators and ‘big brothers’. The first and most important level of the shlichim's work is that they bring a taste of Israel to Canada.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2017
Many believe that being a great Jewish educator is, above all, about being a passionate and spiritual Jew. But decades of education research have shown that good teachers are made, not born. Ultimately, an inspiring Jewish journey can only take an educator so far. The best Jewish educators need to have deep knowledge of how to teach as well.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2017
'Grandma's stories' is the theme this year for the TEC International Day to be held on March 22, 2017, where thousands of children, teachers, student teachers, leading scholars, renowned researchers and policy makers from different cultures locally and internationally will connect to discuss, present grandma's stories and interact together in protected online and virtual environments. Grandma's stories may have different interpretations. It may refer to her wisdom stories or that her tales are something from the past which is not valid today or it may refer to her healing recipes.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2017
For over 10 years Hebrew College and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem supported by the AVI CHAI Foundation have partnered to develop a cadre of premiere classroom teachers for North American Jewish Day Schools richly proficient in Biblical and Rabbinic texts and vision driven pedagogic skills with applications to the Day School classroom. As we recruit for this exciting educational opportunity for Cohort 18, we are proud to be able to continue to offer a re-energized and attractive program for the next generation of Jewish Day School teachers for North America. There has never been a better time to consider a contribution to the future of Jewish life through teaching and Hebrew College and the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators welcome all enquiries.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2017
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in teacher education poses new challenges to faculty and students. This study was carried out to examine factors facilitating and hindering ICT implementation in teacher education institutes in Israel. Findings from our study, administered at two points in time, revealed that providing technological-pedagogical support to teacher educators and their perceptions and beliefs regarding ICT usage were consistent with being either facilitating or hindering factors in the integration process in colleges of education
Updated: Feb. 01, 2017
Getting their Feet Wet: Trainee EFL Teachers in Germany and Israel Collaborate Online to Promote their Telecollaboration Competence through Experiential Learning
The paper presents a telecollaboration project between 54 pre-service teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) studying at a teacher training college in Israel and a university in Germany. The telecollaboration involved a collaborative Project Based Learning Task (PBLT) in which the students compared and evaluated the ways EFL is taught in their respective contexts. The purpose of this ongoing study is to provide pre-service EFL teachers with an apprenticeship of learning ways that technology can be used to transcend classroom walls for virtual mobility and cooperation. It specifically intends to determine how such an apprenticeship can strengthen student teachers’ belief in their ability to implement telecollaboration in their own teaching.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2017
Over the past couple of years, I have taught second-year rabbinical students at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah the pedagogy of teaching Talmud and other rabbinic texts. This experience has prompted me to ask whether there is any difference between training rabbis and non-rabbis to teach rabbinic texts. What distinct dynamics are present, of which my students should be made aware, when a rabbi teaches a rabbinic text? In order to explore this question, and as part of a broader theoretical and empirical study of Talmud pedagogy, I recently conducted interviews with several American Talmud and rabbinics educators (of different denominational affiliations) who have taught in rabbinical schools. I asked, “What is different about teaching Talmud pedagogy to future rabbis, as opposed to non-rabbis?” Their responses, presented below, provide useful self-reporting of how they conceptualize their teaching practice in the context of rabbinical school.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2016
The PhD in Educational Studies with specialization in Jewish educational leadership, a combined program of Lesley University and Hebrew College, is designed for Jewish educators and professionals seeking to take on greater leadership responsibility in Jewish educational institutions and communal organizations. Graduates will receive a PhD in Educational Studies from Lesley University, one of the country's largest providers of graduate programs for educators, and a doctoral certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership from Hebrew College. The PhD can typically be completed in three to four years and includes 48 credits of online coursework, three 11-day summer residencies in Boston and dissertation work.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2016