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8 tips for an accessible Chanukah | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

8 tips for an accessible Chanukah | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, a Boston-based agency for Jewish special education, offers eight suggestions from experts for a Chanukah celebration that is child friendly and fully accessible for children with special learning needs:...
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter - April, 2017

MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter - April, 2017 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it


The current bulletin contains resources dealing with adapting Jewish education to our time, selected from journals and other Jewish education publications as well as many other useful resources

We are fortunate in hosting an article by Tikvah Wiener, Co-Founder and Director of I.D.E.A. Schools Network and Chief Academic Officer at Magen David Yeshivah HS in which she shares with us her vision of The Idea School, which will open in the 2018-19 school year in Bergen County, NJ. 

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Creative Google Slides Uses for Students

Creative Google Slides Uses for Students | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
We all know Google Slides is an excellent multimedia presentation tool. But it can be so much more than that. There are many non-traditional ways students can use Google Slides for learning, creating, and expressing their understanding.
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MOFET JTEC - Developing and Transmitting Religious Identity: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Modern Orthodox Jewish Schools

MOFET JTEC - Developing and Transmitting Religious Identity: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Modern Orthodox Jewish Schools | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Using data from fieldwork in an American modern Orthodox school that has implemented an entirely Problem Based Learning (PBL) centered curriculum, as well as from interviews and discussions with teachers participating in a PBL community of practice, I suggest that PBL may be uniquely suited to address these problems, offering a means by which modern Orthodox students can work autonomously to construct more integrated religious identities in the classroom.
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Warsaw Jews bury old Torahs on ghetto uprising anniversary

Warsaw Jews bury old Torahs on ghetto uprising anniversary | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Community inters fragments of damaged pre-war scrolls in ritual some believe had not been carried out there since the Holocaust
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מערך שיעור לכרזה הזוכה בשנת תשע"ז

מערך שיעור לכרזה הזוכה בשנת תשע"ז | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
"מתוך המספרים, אשר היו יסוד וחלק ממסע שלילת אנושיות שיטתי ומכוון, מתבהרת דמותו של ילד יהודי אחד. הדמות בעלת עומק ומהווה ייצוג לעולם אנושי שלם שנקטע באחת, ולמושגי תרבות שהשתנו לבלי שוב. דווקא אל מול הכוונה למחוק זהותם וצלמם של הקורבנות הנרדפים עד צוואר, עולה במלוא חיוניותה השאיפה והתקווה להיאחז בחיים במלוא היקפם ומשמעותם. הדמות המעורפלת המשתקפת מבעד למספרים מהווה תזכורת למחויבות לזכור את הקורבנות כבני אדם, בעלי זהות ייחודית ונבדלת. זהו דימוי המכיל משמעות רבה, ובכך הופך לסימבול, המעניק ביטוי חזותי למורכבות זיכרון השואה".
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A Snapshot of How Legacy Organizations and Innovative Startups Can Work Together to Create Powerful Jewish Teen Engagement

A Snapshot of How Legacy Organizations and Innovative Startups Can Work Together to Create Powerful Jewish Teen Engagement | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
PeerCorps is a year-long mentorship program dedicated to building strong relationships between Jewish teenagers (mentors), b’nei mitzvah students (mentees), and their families, in partnership with community-based nonprofits in Detroit. PeerCorps offers a unique b’nei mitzvah experience that excites, engages, and empowers b’nei mitzvah students on their journey to becoming Jewish adults. Our goal is for PeerCorps participants to grow up with a strong relationship to the diverse metro Detroit community and with a commitment to tzedek (justice). PeerCorps also aims to strengthen the congregational and day school communities’ access to meaningful service work for middle and high schoolers.
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How to Use Google’s Services Without a Gmail Account

How to Use Google’s Services Without a Gmail Account | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
If you want to use Google Analytics to track your website’s traffic or find yourself needing access to Google Drive and Google Docs (or any of the many services Google offers), you don’t actually have to use a Gmail account to access them. You can use your existing email address instead!
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MOFET JTEC - CIE/ISMI 2017 Educator Workshop on Modern Israel

MOFET JTEC - CIE/ISMI 2017 Educator Workshop on Modern Israel | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Building upon the previous successes of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI), CIE now offers the CIE/ISMI Educator Enrichment Workshop on Modern Israel: a week-long (June 25-29, 2017) opportunity 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.
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Archaeologists to probe ancient pyramid in Judean Hills

Archaeologists to probe ancient pyramid in Judean Hills | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Summer excavation at Khirbet Midras will try to determine who resettled town after ruin in Bar Kochba revolt
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How to Make an Infographic: A Visual Guide for Beginners

How to Make an Infographic: A Visual Guide for Beginners | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
A free step-by-step visual guide for beginners on creating on infographic, from how to write copy for your visual to how to promote it effectively.

Via Nik Peachey
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 21, 10:44 AM
Great article. Lots of useful tips for beginnings.
 
Paul's curator insight, April 23, 9:58 AM

great resource for teachers

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Trailblazing women’s educator to light Independence Day torch

Trailblazing women’s educator to light Independence Day torch | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Rabbanit Chana Henkin, founder of program to train female halachic advisers, heads the list of 14 chosen for May ceremony
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Through a photography class, first exposure for Israeli, Palestinian kids

Through a photography class, first exposure for Israeli, Palestinian kids | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In the West Bank, coexistence program Roots makes for an improbable gathering of teens from Gush Etzion and nearby village Al Khader
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MOFET JTEC - Adult Education: A New Frontier in the Jewish Day School Movement?

MOFET JTEC - Adult Education: A New Frontier in the Jewish Day School Movement? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Day Schools are confronted with a particularly daunting mission. In addition to providing a rigorous dual education, they work indefatigably to inspire students religiously. At times, this mission feels Sisyphean. Our children are saturated in modern culture. Too often, turning their attention toward a Torah lifestyle is a terrifyingly daunting task. Even when our efforts appear to meet with success, students often regress to the mean. Moreover, despite their remarkable commitment to day school education, not all parents are positioned to inspire religious growth in their children. Indeed, any honest educator will confirm that this is one of the greatest challenges confronting Modern Orthodoxy. It follows, then, that to best inspire our students, we must inspire our families and communities. To thrive religiously, our children must inhabit spiritually nurturing ecosystems. In a word, schools have begun to invest in community education because it is critical to the success of their mission of educating children.
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13 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

13 New EdTech Tools for Teachers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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MOFET JTEC - Scaffolding to Promote Critical Thinking and Learner Autonomy Among Pre-Service Education Students

MOFET JTEC - Scaffolding to Promote Critical Thinking and Learner Autonomy Among Pre-Service Education Students | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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.
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MOFET JTEC - The “Draw-A-Religious Jew” Test and Students’ Religious Identities

MOFET JTEC - The “Draw-A-Religious Jew” Test and Students’ Religious Identities | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
A quantitative arts-based study was conducted with high school juniors and seniors at a community Jewish school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This group represented a diverse mixture of students who populate the school in relation to gender, involvement in school life, and religious denominations. Students were prompted to draw a religious Jew and the images were scored based on five different markers.

Of the 35 drawings, only one female was drawn. Additionally, the majority of students drew haredi Orthodox Jews, despite none being present in the study group. The article concludes by addressing the problem of how students understand the word religious, and offers suggestions for how to reframe religious identity in a way that reflects pluralism and denominational diversity.
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Online Torchlighter Film Archive - Yad Vashem

Online Torchlighter Film Archive - Yad Vashem | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Each year, during the official Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place at Yad Vashem, six torches, representing the six million Jews, are lit by Holocaust survivors. Since 1995 short films depicting the stories of the survivors are shown as each torch is lit. All of these films, containing documentary footage and video testimony, can be accessed (by name, country, or year of ceremony) in the Online Torchlighter Film Archive.
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Opening of UN files on Holocaust will 'rewrite chapters of history'

Opening of UN files on Holocaust will 'rewrite chapters of history' | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of eastern Europe are among tens of thousands of files to be made public for the first time this week.

The once-inaccessible archive of the UN war crimes commission, dating back to 1943, is being opened by the Wiener Library in London with a catalogue that can be searched online.
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Strengthening Jewish Day Schools Through Better Trained & Inclusive Teachers

Strengthening Jewish Day Schools Through Better Trained & Inclusive Teachers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Let Prizmah and philanthropists lead the way to help Jewish schools become the national leaders of education, by facilitating the joining of forces between special educators and general educators in the use of research-based best practices. With this combination, the success and future of Jewish day schools can be unlimited.
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There is a Price to Pay for Having a Price to Pay: Where Should Innovation Live in the Jewish Day School Ecosystem? | Innovation Alley

There is a Price to Pay for Having a Price to Pay: Where Should Innovation Live in the Jewish Day School Ecosystem? | Innovation Alley | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
As Prizmah contemplates its role in this work moving forward, here are some of the guiding questions we’ll be contemplating:
Does the world need another network (reshet) for “innovation” or would a “network of networks” be more appropriate?
How can we inspire a field wide culture of meaningful sharing?
What really is “thought leadership” and does it matter?
Where will new ideas come from?  Who is doing R&D?  Who is funding it?
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MOFET JTEC - Can Playing with Junk Lead to Creativity and Innovation?

MOFET JTEC - Can Playing with Junk Lead to Creativity and Innovation? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
I would argue that Israel’s transformation from a dusty, backwater in a tiny corner of the Mediterranean to a high-tech empire began on a small socialist community situated halfway between Tiberias and Jericho when in the 1950’s, on Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, a young German immigrant developed a unique educational approach for her kindergarten.

At this time, Sde Eliyahu was a community that was poor on financial resources but rich in ideology. Malka Haas, Sde Eliyahu’s young kindergarten teacher, was faced with equipping the Kibbutz’s first kindergarten with a very small budget. So she came up with a creative solution: Instead of purchasing expensive, mass-produced toys, Haas appropriated objects from the daily life of Kibbutz members for play purposes.
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Anniversary of an Image

Anniversary of an Image | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

In Rubinger’s photo, the emphasis is the exact opposite; what is stressed is not action but a sudden inaction. As Yossi Klein Halevi put it, the photo is stirring precisely because “at their moment of triumph, the conquerors are themselves conquered.” After achieving the most famous Jewish military victory in 2,000 years—becoming the first Jewish soldiers to hold Jerusalem since Bar Kochba’s rebellion—the soldiers stand still before the locus of Jewish longing. They suddenly seem, to paraphrase Milton Himmelfarb’s felicitous phrase, not actors but rather acted upon. Yitzchak Yifat seems awestruck at being a thoroughly ordinary person caught up in things great and inexplicable.

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Digital Literacy Resource - A Guide To Doing Research Online

Digital Literacy Resource - A Guide To Doing Research Online | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Finding, Evaluating, and Citing Information Sources The academic research project is a standard feature of every student’s life at Cornell. Consequently, for every student, research projects raise important questions, such as: Where do you find the information you need for your research? How do you find it? How do you evaluate and manage that information once you find it?

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JEWISH HALACHA TEXTBOOKS

JEWISH HALACHA TEXTBOOKS | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
HESBER is dedicated to transforming Jewish education by providing new professional educational resources that bring Torah study to life.
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Israeli man lightly hurt in West Bank car-ramming attack

Israeli man lightly hurt in West Bank car-ramming attack | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

An Israeli man was lightly wounded in a car-ramming attack near the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank on Wednesday, the army said.The driver of the vehicle was shot and fatally wounded by IDF troops who were on the scene, a military spokesperson said.

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