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MOFET JTEC - Jewish Educational Leadership. Winter, 2015 – Day Schools Grapple with Ethical Challenges

MOFET JTEC - Jewish Educational Leadership. Winter, 2015 – Day Schools Grapple with Ethical Challenges | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Many view these kinds of challenges as obstacles to be overcome; others, however, see them as opportunities for schools to grow and find their most deeply held values. Much like a real-life Kohlbergian values-clarification exercise, the process of dealing with the challenges sometimes matters as much, if not even more than, the actual results. The process can help examine questions such as: Whose interests does the school place at the core? Who is involved in addressing the problem? What criteria are established for determining the most appropriate course of action? These questions touch the heart of the school’s identity, and it is questions like these to which we devote this issue of Jewish Educational Leadership.

 

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MOFET JTEC - CASJE Blogcast Recap: What Cultivates Jewish Peoplehood?

MOFET JTEC - CASJE Blogcast Recap: What Cultivates Jewish Peoplehood? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

In December 2015, CASJE’s latest blogcast with researchers, funders, and practitioners explored the different experiences that cultivate a sense of Jewish Peoplehood. The blogcast, which built on theJewish Peoplehood Education Problem Formulation Convening, is part of CASJE’s process to develop research questions that help guide the practice of Jewish Education. The cast participants delivered a rich, engaging conversation that looked deeply at different elements around Jewish Peoplehood experiences. 

On the blogcast’s final day, they honed in on research that they think will help practitioners effectively do the work of Jewish Peoplehood education: 

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MOFET JTEC - Peoplehood Toolkit 3.0 Now Available

MOFET JTEC - Peoplehood Toolkit 3.0 Now Available | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education, in collaboration with the UJA Federation of New York, announces the launch of Peoplehood Toolkit 3.0. The focus of version 3.0 is on concrete and practical tools for educators and community activists at large. 

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MOFET JTEC - Camp, to Last a Lifetime: Reshet Ramah

MOFET JTEC - Camp, to Last a Lifetime: Reshet Ramah | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Reshet Ramah’s mission is to use the power and passion of the existing Ramah alumni network to increase adult Jewish engagement and create stronger, more vibrant Jewish communities. (Reshet in Hebrew means “network.”) Funded by a grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation and the Maimonides Fund, with additional support from the Jim Joseph Foundation and a number of local funders in various cities, it is a grand experiment, one that stands to make a real impact on the fabric of the Conservative movement and the North American Jewish community as a whole. 

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MOFET JTEC - Building a Teen Movement to Repair the World – On MLK Weekend and Throughout the Year

MOFET JTEC - Building a Teen Movement to Repair the World – On MLK Weekend and Throughout the Year | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

BBYO and Repair work together with teens to raise awareness around issues of social justice through peer-to-peer engagement coupled with the techniques of Jewish experiential education. At the core of BBYO’s Kivun: Educational Framework is the goal that teens involved with the movement will mobilize their peers to understand some of society’s most intractable issues – how Jewish values inform those issues – and then take action through service, philanthropy and advocacy. 

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MOFET JTEC - For the Love of Yiddish (in Israel)

MOFET JTEC - For the Love of Yiddish (in Israel) | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

In 1996 The National Authority for Yiddish Culture was founded to develop, nurture and enable the continuation of Yiddish culture. Five years ago, with the Authority mired in debt, then Minister of Culture and Sport, Limor Livnat appointed Dr. Sara Ziv, a respected educator, to chair the organization with the mission of putting the Authority back in order. Ziv studied Yiddish at Bar Ilan University before going on to do her doctorate, which dealt with Yiddish at the time of the early settlement of the Land of Israel. She also holds a second PhD in teacher training, and continues to head the International Channel at the MOFET Institute for Teacher Training, a nonprofit supported by the Ministry of Education. With the Authority’s books now balanced, Ziv says it is now going “full steam ahead in reaching for its goals and it has already made some impressive achievements.” 

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MOFET JTEC - Jewish Youth in Texas: Toward a Multi-Methodological Approach to Minority Identity

MOFET JTEC - Jewish Youth in Texas: Toward a Multi-Methodological Approach to Minority Identity | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Qualitative and quantitative research methods are used to examine the religious and ethnic identity of youth attending a Jewish summer camp in Texas.

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MOFET JTEC - New Program Aims to Bring Ethiopian Immigrants to Israel into Tech Economy

MOFET JTEC - New Program Aims to Bring Ethiopian Immigrants to Israel into Tech Economy | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The government announced this week that it would spend NIS 55 million ($14 million) on programs to improve the work status of Ethiopian immigrants. Job training, academic programs, and grants to employers for hiring workers of Ethiopian descent are all part of the new effort initiated by the government Ministerial Committee on the Integration of Israeli Citizens of Ethiopian Descent into Israeli Society. 

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MOFET JTEC - Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Opens New Center

MOFET JTEC - Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Opens New Center | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow yesterday hosted its annual candle lighting ceremony honoring the millions who died in the Holocaust with the opening of a new interactive center, “The War and the Holocaust: Thoughts on the Past and the Future.” The opening was timed for January 27, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center pays special attention to remembrance of the victims of the Nazis’ unprecedented crimes against humanity, the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the personal stories of its witnesses. 

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MOFET JTEC - Four Ideas for Engaging Families with Young Children in Jewish Life

MOFET JTEC - Four Ideas for Engaging Families with Young Children in Jewish Life | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

As a part of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Communities of Practice work, we’re partnering with congregations (both those with and without preschools) to further and more effectively engage families with young children in congregational life. The full results of this work can be found in a new resource, Engaging Families with Young Children. Here’s a look at some of the best principles:

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MOFET JTEC - Israel National Trail Now on Google Street View

MOFET JTEC - Israel National Trail Now on Google Street View | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The Israel National Trail (INT), the 1,100 km trail that crosses the entire country from north to south, recently became the first such trail to be uploaded to Google's Street View service, in honor of Tu Bishvat (the Jewish New Year of trees).

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The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies

The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

These Videos Explore Ideas and Techniques and Offer Real World Examples That can Help Inspire a Self-Directed Learning Mindset in Your Students Just about anyone working in education sees Self-Directed Learning as a hugely desirable outcome.


Via Dean J. Fusto
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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, February 4, 2016 9:35 AM

Great to have this collection of videos brought together with some context! Self-directed learning is not a requirement for mastery learning, but for more and more people that play in this space, it's the most powerful way to encourage mastery.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 4, 2016 12:27 PM

The Einstein quote is important. Teachers are responsible for teaching and not student learning. That makes teaching an invitational process which is hard work. Many school managers and consultants do what they do because it is easier to speak in technical and instrumental jargon than in human and relational language.

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Roman-era canal system unearthed near Dead Sea

Roman-era canal system unearthed near Dead Sea | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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MOFET JTEC - Educational Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day

MOFET JTEC - Educational Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Jacob Richman posted onhis educational resources website 170 links to lear
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MOFET JTEC - The Nitzana Educational Eco-Village

MOFET JTEC - The Nitzana Educational Eco-Village | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Nitzana Educational Community in the Negev was founded with the assistance of the Jewish Agency in 1986, by Israel Prize winner Lova Eliav. Ever s
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MOFET JTEC - Day School Groups Merge In Big Educational Shakeup

MOFET JTEC - Day School Groups Merge In Big Educational Shakeup | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

In a major restructuring of the Jewish day school organizational world, five national groups that run a range of educational and programming activities for day schools have agreed to merge into a new, and potentially more effective, entity, The Jewish Week has learned. 

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MOFET JTEC - Jewish Educational Leadership Invites Articles for Spring 2016 Issue Focusing on Teaching the Whole Child

MOFET JTEC - Jewish Educational Leadership Invites Articles for Spring 2016 Issue Focusing on Teaching the Whole Child | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Jewish Educational Leadership invites articles for Spring 2016 Issue focusing on Teaching the Whole Child. The last few decades have witnessed dramatic increases in the extra-curricular and co-curricular programming for students as schools extend their scope from being institutions of learning to institutions of fostering healthy development and growth. In this issue we focus on how classroom instruction itself can address the whole child. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 4000 People Get Their Ed Tech Tips This Way

Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 4000 People Get Their Ed Tech Tips This Way | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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MOFET JTEC - Teacher Diversity and the Right to Adaptable Education in the Religiously Oriented School: What Can We Learn From Students’ Perceptions?

MOFET JTEC - Teacher Diversity and the Right to Adaptable Education in the Religiously Oriented School: What Can We Learn From Students’ Perceptions? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

This study examines students’ perceptions of disparities between teachers’ views and the school ethos in a religiously oriented school, and dissects the implications of such disparities on the children’s right to adaptable education. The study draws on 102 essays of students enrolled in an American Jewish high school that employs a diverse teaching staff. 

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MOFET JTEC - Summer Programs, for the Yiddishist in You

MOFET JTEC - Summer Programs, for the Yiddishist in You | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Last week, Sarah Ellen Zarrow, managing editor of In Geveb, an online journal of Yiddish studies launched in 2015, posted a comprehensive list of summer Yiddish programs. What follows are some of the most interesting programs from that list, with additional information to help potential attendees decide which program might suit them well.

 
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MOFET JTEC - Applications Now Open: YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education Cohort VI

MOFET JTEC - Applications Now Open: YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education Cohort VI | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has announced that it is now accepting applications and nominations for Cohort VI of its Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education. The Certificate Program provides outstanding in-service practitioners with tools, knowledge and skills designed to infuse their practice with deliberation and intentionality by introducing theories and models that capture the essence of Experiential Jewish Education and its impact on the formation of Jewish identity. 

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MOFET JTEC - Professional Development Resource for Educators: Join CJPE's New Seminar Series!

MOFET JTEC - Professional Development Resource for Educators: Join CJPE's New Seminar Series! | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The CJPE is proud to launch “A Deep Dive into Jewish Peoplehood Education“; a new seminar series for educators interested in understanding the principles and practices of excellent education for Jewish Peoplehood. 

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MOFET JTEC - Personalized Coaching in Blended Learning for Day School Teachers

MOFET JTEC - Personalized Coaching in Blended Learning for Day School Teachers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The AVI CHAI Foundation is partnering with BetterLesson to bring personalized professional development to Jewish day schools to strengthen personalized learning. This is an exciting opportunity for interested schools to apply for a team of teachers to engage with expert blended learning coaches to develop their blended learning practices. This Spring pilot program is designed for teachers who have already introduced blended or personalized learning strategies in their classrooms.

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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

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Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 2016 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 2016 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 11:12 AM
Resumo da Literacia Digital Essencial para cada professor em 2017 - destrezas úteis no dia-a-dia e que aproximam dos alunos nesta era de soluções tecnológicas em veloz transformação para novos problemas e problemas de sempre: gravar e editar registos sonoros, crear conteúdos em video anotados, interativos e envolventes, criar conteúdos visuais motivadoes, modular o poder dos media, criar e aderir a redes pessoais de aprendizagem, usar bblogues e wikis para construir espaços de participação para os alunos, usar a seleção de sítios web para gerir e partilhar recursos, construir apresentações entusiasmantes, portefolios digitais, inquéritos (quizzes) não convencionais.