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Yedida Bessemer asked eJP readers to think about what excellent Israel education looks like and called for field-wide standards and benchmarks to determine whether efforts are effective. We at the iCenter want to share our experience from seven years of building this field and working closely with schools, camps, synagogues, Israel travel experiences, and other educational and communal settings to help learners, in any environment, develop meaningful relationships with Israel, the land, and its people. While much work lies ahead, we offer a range of approaches, resources, specific programs, and more from which educators can draw so that all kinds of learners – regardless of personal interests, level of previous knowledge, Hebrew language skills, travel in Israel, or other factors – will engage in outstanding Israel learning experiences.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2016
Building upon the previous successes of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI), the Center for Israel Education (CIE )now offers the CIE/ISMI Educator Enrichment Workshop on Modern Israel: a week-long opportunity (June 26-30, 2016) for educators and educational leaders to deepen their understanding of Israel’s history, politics, economy and culture, while cultivating participants’ skills in classroom application and best practices. After collaborating with experts and peers, and honing their instructional practices, Educator Enrichment Workshop alumni are uniquely positioned to foster understanding of the significance of Zionism and the State of Israel in Jewish and world history for generations of students.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2016
In this article I investigate how one group of teachers deliberated about Israel education with the intention to “modify the myth” as they engaged in curriculum reform. I begin from the idea that curriculum development should be an in-house endeavor that encourages faculty to embrace their roles as curricular decision-makers. Participants readily shared insights and suggestions from personal experiences and practices and explored goal language for teaching a critical Israel. However, moving from individual reflection to practical decision-making proved complicated due to factors stemming from personal and professional identities, school structure and culture. I consider implications for harnessing teacher potential as Israel education curriculum developers.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
The National Yiddish Book Center is pleased to announce the Great Jewish Books Teacher Workshop, a program for secondary and supplementary school teachers interested in enriching their curricula with materials that reflect the variety and depth of modern Jewish literature and culture. Twenty participants will be selected for the program, taking place at the Yiddish Book Center, July 26-31, 2015.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Offers Two Opportunities for Day School Judaic Studies Teachers in North America
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators is offering two opportunities for day school Judaic Studies teachers in North America: Aleinu Leshabe’ach: A Tefilah Symposium - July 8-13, 2015; Summer Curriculum Workshop - July 7-14, 2015.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2015
A groundbreaking study highlighting weaknesses in the way Hebrew and Jewish studies are being taught at Jewish schools across Australia has been welcomed by Australian Jewish educators, who agree with the findings that Australian Jewry has entered a “new era” and curriculums must be revised accordingly. According to the report – authored by Bar-Ilan University’s Professor Zehavit Gross and the University of Sydney’s Professor Suzanne Rutland – the priorities of the adult community are no longer the priorities of the youth, and this “incongruity” has resulted in student dissatisfaction with the style and quality of education on offer in key areas.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
LooktoLearn integrates Jewish text, themes and values with British National Curriculum subject through the exploration of art and objects. Founded in 2009 by experienced teacher and museum educator, Nic Abery, whose strong belief in integrated education has inspired the development of this innovative learning platform. What this means is that places like the British Museum, the National Gallery and the Natural History Museum are Abery’s “classrooms,” giving Jewish students a chance to connect with their heritage in a new way.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
This article addresses how far educational institutions have come in designing authentic and meaningful curricula for teaching the Holocaust at the secondary level. Examined in this article are the historical development of Holocaust education in the United States, with a focus on the state of Illinois as a case study, what contributes to the development of a full curriculum, and what constitutes the boundary between a curriculum and a framework, based on examination of the work of scholars and institutions in the field.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014
The Pardes Center For Jewish Educators Offers Two Opportunities for Day School Judaic Studies Teachers in North America
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators is offering two opportunities for day school Judaic Studies teachers in North America within their first six years of teaching: Spring Forward Retreat - March 23-25, 2014; Summer Curriculum Workshop - July 25 - August 1, 2014.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2014
The Center for Israel Education and Emory’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel will conduct the 13th annual week-long Professional Development Workshop on the History, Culture and Politics of Modern Israel from June 22-27, 2014, in Atlanta, GA. The workshop provides an unparalleled opportunity for educators to deepen their understanding of modern Israel. In addition to cultivating their classroom skills, participants have an opportunity to interact with fellow teachers from across North America.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2013