<p>Legacy Heritage Fund is delighted to introduce its newest effort to enhance Jewish education through the use of technology. Dah Bear is a language tool which facilitates higher levels of Hebrew vocabulary mastery by students in day schools and supplemental schools across the United States.</p> <p>This dynamic new online educational tool includes word lists, flash cards, educational games and a testing feature to help students learn more effectively using 21st century tools. Dah Bear also contains features that enable teachers to track their students progress on homework and tests. Dah Bear is free for teachers and students and is intended for use in school and at home.</p>

Category:Hebrew Language
URLdahbear.org/(0 visits)
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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers
  • Reference
  • Interactive Resources

<p><span style="line-height: 16px;">In May 2012, members of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with guest speaker </span>Dori Frumin Kirshner of Matan,<span style="line-height: 16px;"> on the topic of Differentiating Instruction for All Learners. Click on the link above to view the recording of the webinar (total running time: 69 minutes). You may also wish to view or download the following materials shared during the session:</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 16px;"><a href="http://www.raisingsmallsouls.com/animalschool/animalschool.swf" target="_blank">Animal School</a> (website)</span></p>

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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

<div> </div> <div>The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators advance the conversation toward building a rich digital learning experience. This Playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.</div>

Category:Technology
Publication Date2012
Resource Type
  • Handbooks and Guides

This new collaborative website from The Jewish Education Project, JESNA, and the Avi Chai Foundation presents the world of online learning opportunities to North American Jewish Day Schools. The site answers basic Q&amp;A about online learning, presents a series of opportunities for Day Schools to expand their course offerings through online learning, and showcases existing success stories.

URLdigitaljlearning.org/(0 visits)
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  • Databases and Resource Centers
  • Reference
  • Interactive Resources - Online Courses

<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span>ABSTRACT:</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For millions of American Jews, the words “Jewish education” most likely conjure images of days spent in synagogue classrooms decoding Hebrew, reciting prayers, learning holiday customs, and reading about biblical figures. This is the past, but (we hope) not the future of congregational education. This form of part-time, mostly afterschool and/or weekend Jewish learning has been the most popular single setting for the Jewish education of Jewish children for many decades. More than 2,000 supplementary schools (most, though not all, of which are part of synagogues) are the main source of Jewish education for more than 230,000 Jewish children in North America (Wertheimer, 2008), making them “the largest ‘network’ operating in the arena of Jewish education” (Wertheimer, 2009a).  Despite its popularity, supp ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Articles
  • Journals

A new study on “Developing Jewish Day School Boards that Excel at Fundraising” by Dr. Harry Bloom for the Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University. The Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University is committed to the <div>advancement of Jewish education and providing comprehensive solutions to the complex</div> <div>challenges confronting day schools today.<br /><br />Download the full report here:<a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=637&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Developing Jewish Day School Boards that Excel at Fundraising (<span class="small">538.83 kB</span>)</a></div>

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies

An article from <a href="sosland/resources/Tikkun-Olam-2FSocial-Justice-/Repair-the-World/details">Repair the World</a> by author Jay Michaelson, founder and executive director of <a href="http://www.nehirim.org/">Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality</a>, addressing practical strategies for combating homophobic bullying in the Jewish classroom and community.

Category:Bullying
Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Articles
  • Interactive Resources - Blogs

<p>This seminal article by author Marc Prensky assesses the new 21st century student culture of "digital natives," the first generation of young people who are "native speakers" of the digital language of computers, video games &amp; the internet (more broadly referred to as social media). How does this transition from digital immigrants to digital natives affect the classroom, and the very nature of our educational system? Though there have been many more advances in the field of social media since this article was first published in 2001, it remains a highly relevant reference when assessing the broad transition of student &amp; classroom culture to the digital world of the 21st century.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=575&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border ...

Category:Technology
Publication Date2001
Resource Type
  • Articles
  • Journals

In March 2010, JESNA began a new annual tradition in honor of Women's History month: 31 days of Jewish women in education. Each of the 31 women (or women's organizations) selected this year reflect some aspect of the wide range of contributions Jewish women have made to the world of education, both Judaic and secular, throughout American history. <br /><br />Download the full PDF here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=586&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> 31 Days of Jewish Women in Education (<span class="small">1.6 MB</span>)</a>

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  • Articles

In March 2010, JESNA began a new annual tradition in honor of Women's History month: 31 days of Jewish women in education. Each of the 31 women (or women's organizations) selected this year reflect some aspect of the wide range of contributions Jewish women have made to the world of education, both Judaic and secular, throughout American history. <br /><br /> <p class="MsoNormal">Download the full PDF here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=586&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> 31 Days of Jewish Women in Education (<span class="small">1.6 MB</span>)</a></p>

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  • Articles

In March 2010, JESNA began a new annual tradition in honor of Women's History month: 31 days of Jewish women in education. Each of the 31 women (or women's organizations) selected this year reflect some aspect of the wide range of contributions Jewish women have made to the world of education, both Judaic and secular, throughout American history. <br /><br />Download the full PDF here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=586&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> 31 Days of Jewish Women in Education (<span class="small">1.6 MB</span>)</a>

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  • Articles

<span class="italic">Laurence Steinberg, a developmental psychologist at Temple University in Philadelphia, is one of the leading experts in the United States on adolescent behavior and adolescent brain biology. Dr. Steinberg, 57, has won the $1 million Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, which will be awarded to him at a ceremony in early December in Switzerland. The following article from the New York Times Magazine is an edited version of two conversations with Dr. Steinberg.<br /></span>

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles
  • Magazines

Darim Online is thrilled to announce two new programs for this coming year. <em>Darim Educator Fellows: An Intensive Semester of Hands-On Professional Development</em> is a program designed for educators in North American congregational/complementary learning settings who are already using new media in their work and who would like to take their practice to the next level. <em>Darim Online Learning Network for Educators: Webinar Series and Online Community for Professional Learning</em> is a program for educators in Jewish congregational/complementary learning settings, and others who are also interested.

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Fellowships
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

The 44th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies - Statistics

The statistics are staggering. More than half of our nation's teaching workforce is quickly approaching retirement age. Will this be a crisis or an opportunity? This animated slideshow from NCTAF presents a compelling picture of the growing problem of teacher recruitment and retention and the importance of creating learning teams that use digital-age learning skills.

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Presentations
  • Video

Drisha Institute for Jewish Education is a cutting edge center for advanced study of Jewish classical texts by women in an open and thoughtful environment. We provide the opportunity to encounter Jewish texts in a serious, intellectually rigorous and inclusive manner through specialized courses, lectures, and an emphasis on <em>havruta</em> [partner] study. Drisha has grown significantly in scope and impact since its founding in 1979 and its graduates serve as educators, scholars and leaders in the Jewish community and the world at large.  Drisha's continuing education programs are a key community resource and its Beit Midrash is open to all. <p> </p>

URLwww.drisha.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - Academic Institutions

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Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications - Working Papers

A professional development program in fundraiser education offered by the Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership.<br /> <br /> Development at the Core is a five-session, nine-month program that will equip you to create a culture of development in your organization by: <ul> <li>facilitating strategic thinking</li> <li>teaching about the American Jewish context</li> <li>delving into the Jewish sources of this work</li> </ul> The five sessions of the program take participants through a sequence of steps that result in an annual development plan for their organization. Each unit builds systematically on the previous one and provides the starting point for the next. Between sessions, participants work with others in their organization to complete assignments. During this time, they may consult with faculty and peers in the program. Assignments ar ...

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Non-Degree Programs

A diagnostic tool to assist in the creation of an advocacy plan for federations.&nbsp; Based on &ldquo;Summary of Federation Research&rdquo; from TDC and the Continental Council Marketing &amp; Advocacy Working Group.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=185&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/doc.png" />&nbsp;Day School Advocacy Checklist (<span class="small">37.5 kB</span>)</a><br /> <br /> <br />

Publication Date2003
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies - Task Force Reports
  • Reference

The goal of this project was to develop a set of quality indicators, anchored in relevant theory and research, for describing excellence in early childhood Jewish education programs.  The report includes a literature review and a preliminary list of quality indicators.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=636&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Defining Excellence in Early Childhood Jewish Education (<span class="small">56.79 kB</span>)</a><br /> <br />

Publication Date2004
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

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