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In May of this year, with funding from the Foundation for Jewish Camps and AVI CHAI Foundation, we convened our pilot group near Yosemite National Park for the first-ever session of Jewish Outdoor Leadership Training for summer camp employees – aptly abbreviated to JOLT. For five intense days, these camp and wilderness leaders from nine summer camps (who together reached somewhere between 7000-8000 campers) found new connections to their Judaism and ways of teaching Judaism outdoors and on the camp trail.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2015
This summer, the DigitalJLearning Network had the pleasure of taking 15 Jewish Day School educators to the 2015 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, PA. We asked the participants to share what they learned and how the conference inspired them to take action in their schools. Gerald Lazar, Director of Student Life at Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto, shares his thoughts in the third installment in this new blog series.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2015
MOFET International is proud to present an online webinar to the global Jewish education community with Dr. Drora Arussi on Ivrit B’tnuah: Physically Internalizing a Second Language on Wednesday, October 07, 2015, 10:00PM – 11:30PM - Israel time. The free webinar in Ivrit will deal with the 'Ivrit B’tnuah' technique and the principles of studying Hebrew by means of video clips that demonstrate the process interactively.
Updated: Aug. 04, 2015
This article investigates how one Summer Teachers’ Seminar sought to support teachers’ capacity to understand and teach about religion and culture. Using a qualitative, feminist, action-research methodology, the article questions whether the study of one religion and culture creates a bridge toward understanding larger questions of diversity. Findings suggest that such bridge building is possible, when supported by the exploration of the diversity of one culture itself, participating in relational pedagogical practices that focus on cultural artifacts, and a learning environment with diverse participants.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2015
A first-of-a-kind symposium has opened today, July 8, 2015, focusing on tefilah in Jewish day schools. Aleinu Leshabe’ach, organized by the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, has brought together 17 tefilah facilitators, across all grades, from Orthodox, Conservative and Community day schools, to spend six days exploring the challenges and new possibilities for tefilah education.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2015
Today it is clear from research that vocabulary is the most important component of language knowledge. In addition, it has been shown that in second-language courses vocabulary cannot be acquired solely through incidental learning from reading or listening: it needs to be deliberately taught in the classroom. In this talk in Hebrew, on Tuesday, Septemeber 1, 2015 at 22:00 Israel time, Prof. Penny Ur will present a number of practical principles underlying effective vocabulary teaching, with some examples of classroom procedures based on them. These will cover both presentation of new items and further review with the aim of ensuring long-term retention.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2015
Announcing Whole Community Inclusion’s B’nai Mitzvah Training: Making Accommodations and Modifications
Whole Community Inclusion is offering a two-day training that will provide information about understanding different types of learning challenges and resources to create accommodations and modifications for children of all abilities as they reach this Bar/Bat Mitzva. Experienced educators will share real life examples of successful adaptations for trope, prayer learning and working on Divrei Torah. Participants will also have an opportunity to problem-solve one-on-one with instructors about specific students, both during and after the training. The training will take place August 3rd and 4th, 2015, 9am–4pm at Jewish Learning Venture, Melrose Park, PA.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2015
The World Zionist Organization invites Jewish educators to participate in 8 days of professional development in Israel (July 8-15, 2015), From Altnueland to Tel Aviv: Vision, Reality, Tomorrow. This will be an in-service seminar grounded in a narrative of Israel education that understands the State of Israel as a work-in-progress, aimed at inspiring our learners to explore today's realities both against the background of the dreams of its visionaries and in light of the efforts of those who today are striving to fulfill them.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2015
The Jewish Education Project invites Jewish Youth professionals to a two day retreat on May 27-8, 2015 at Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, NY. Take yourself out of the madness of running a teen program to recharge your batteries, rethink your approach, restock your tool box! Get a healthy dose of fresh air while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Surprise Lake Camp.
Updated: May. 07, 2015
Philosophical Inquiry with Bible and Parshat Hashavua - A Workshop for Teachers & Jewish Educators at Day and Supplementary Schools
The Shoolman Graduate Shool of Jewish Education at Hebrew College presents a workshop for Jewish educators at day schools and supplementary schools, led by Jen Glaser, the co-director of the Israel Center for Philosophy in Education. This four-day seminar (July 6-9, 2015) will cover many topics from the Philosophy for Children approach to education to inquiry-based learning.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2015