<p>In March 2012, members of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with Nati Passow, Executive Director of the Jewish Farm School. This session discusses the Jewish Farm School and explores its application to Jewish education (both in and out of the farm). Click on the link above to view the full video of this webinar (total running time: 57 minutes).</p> <p>You may also wish to download the PowerPoint presentation from this session:</p>

Publication Date2012
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

<p>There are 3.2 million public school teachers educating the nation's 49.4 million children <br />attending public PK-12 schools, according to the U.S. Department's National Center for Education <br />Statistics (NCES). <br /> <br />NCES Schools and Staffing Surveys also show that, in 2007-08 (the latest year for which these <br />data are published), about 146,500 of these teachers (4.3 percent) were new hires who had never <br />taught before - 92,500 were new college graduates and 54,000 were "delayed entrants (people who <br />had a college degree but had not entered teaching right out of college). <br /><br />Who teachers are, where they are coming from and what they think are of great interest to every <br />segment of society. The National Center for Education Information (NCEI) has been studying <br />teachers since 1979. It has conducted five national surveys of teachers -- in ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

Rabbi Shai Held originally composed this prayer in the wake of the Asian tsunami disaster in 2004; it was re-posted to the <a href="component/mtree/technology/the-open-siddur-project-invitation-to-young-technologists">Open Siddur Project</a> in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011.<br /><br />Download a PDF of the prayer in Hebrew and English here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=728&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Prayer in the Wake of the Tsunami (<span class="small">86.19 kB</span>)</a>

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  • Reference

PBS TeacherLine is a service of <a href="sosland/resources/Professional-Development-and-Education/PBS-Teachers/details">PBS Teachers</a>, offering online professional development coursework for PreK-12 teachers, schools and districts. Most courses can be taken for graduate credit through partnering institutions; and most districts allow teachers to apply PBS TeacherLine courses towards professional development points (PDPs) and continuing education units (CEUs). Coaches, mentors, and an online community of practice are also offered through the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/peerconnection/about/" target="_blank">Peer Connection. </a>

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  • Interactive Resources - Online Communities and Social Networks
  • Interactive Resources - Online Courses

PBS's online resource center for teachers offers a multitude of resources for K-12 teachers, including discussion boards, a blog devoted to multimedia strategies for the classroom, a webinar archive, as well as materials devoted exclusively to each age group &amp; grade level.

URLwww.pbs.org/teachers/(0 visits)
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  • Interactive Resources - Forums and Discussion Boards
  • Interactive Resources - Online Communities and Social Networks
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
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<span>While most Americans remain ambivalent about teenage sexuality, that same sentiment doesn't often apply to emerging adulthood. Ages 18 to 23 are popularly thought of as some of the most sexualized in life. But is it true? Premarital Sex in America tells the definitive story of the sexual and relationship values and practices of unmarried emerging adults. Sociologists Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker draw upon their analysis of nationally representative data and scores of in-person interviews to help shed light on numerous questions about the sex lives of young heterosexual Americans in this new book.<br /> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br />Download a short summary of the book here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=706&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" al ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<p><span>PicLit is a creative writing site that helps you match words to images. You can use the site to reflect on the <em>parashah</em> (weekly Torah portion) or any classroom discussion topic. Cover the main points of your lesson in class. Then, have each student create a PicLit in response to the narrative, personalities, or themes you covered. There are dozens of images to choose from and students can drag and drop existing words (using the Drag-N-Drop option) or create their own captions (using the Freestyle option).</span></p>

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  • Interactive Resources
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Jewish Book Month is an annual celebration that offers an opportunity to promote Jewish exploration through reading and discussion. In honor of Jewish Book Month 2010, JESNA featured <em>30 Days, 30 Texts</em>; a series of reflections by some of our community's most interesting leaders and personalities on the books that have influenced their Jewish journeys. Growing out of our 30-year commitment to convening thinkers and innovators in Jewish education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, this initiative provides a digital platform for sharing ideas and inspirations.

URLwww.jesna.org/day-4(0 visits)
Publication Date2010
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  • Articles

Jewish Book Month is an annual celebration that offers an opportunity to promote Jewish exploration through reading and discussion. In honor of Jewish Book Month 2010, JESNA featured <em>30 Days, 30 Texts</em>; a series of reflections by some of our community's most interesting leaders and personalities on the books that have influenced their Jewish journeys. Growing out of our 30-year commitment to convening thinkers and innovators in Jewish education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, this initiative provides a digital platform for sharing ideas and inspirations.

URLwww.jesna.org/day-12(0 visits)
Publication Date2010
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  • Articles

Listen to a free podcast from the Jewish Daily Forward, here interviewing Mordechai Levovitz, co-founder of Jewish Queer Youth, a support network for queer Orthodox Jews under 30. Podcast <span>discusses coming out to his parents, the pitfalls of reparative therapy, and how he’s learned to live as a gay observant Jew.<span><br /><br /></span><br /><br /></span>

Publication Date2010
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  • Audio

Resource page for CARE (Comprehensive Abuse Response Education Initiative) at Yeshiva University's Institute for University-School Partnership. Page includes an executive summary as well as links to webinars and related communities of practice.

Category:Bullying
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  • Programs and Initiatives
  • Databases and Resource Centers
  • Video

Across the country many schools and communities are trying to create and support efforts to institutionalize partnerships for learning, including those that rethink the use of time across the school day and year, and across the developmental continuum.  These partnerships are not merely transactional in nature but rather transformative: partnering entities work together to integrate and complement their services with the shared goal of supporting children’s learning. <br /><br /> <p>Partnerships for learning can be structured differently according to local community needs, can be housed in a variety of school and community-based settings, and can involve a range of partners, including schools, afterschool and summer programs, physical and mental health services, and other community resources.</p> <p>This new report from the Harvard Family Research Project is aimed to help school and OS ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies

How much of bar/bat-mitzvah education needs to be gender-specific? This innovative program proposes a gender-neutral program to prepare young men and women for adult Jewish life.

Publication Date2008
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  • Articles
  • Journals
  • Research Reports and Studies

A project of The Center for Educational Technology, Psookim aims to rally Jews from different traditions around the Bible by encouraging them to add their own commentary in music, video, text and art to the wisdom of famous biblical commentators on a website that presents the Bible on a platform built for users of social networking media. <p>The project revolves around a full version of the Torah in both Hebrew and English. Each verse is linked to the work of traditional and modern biblical commentators, and encourages users to link applicable works of art and music to the scripture and create their own multimedia commentary and interpretations.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Category:Technology
URLpsookim.com/(0 visits)
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  • Interactive Resources - Wikis and Collaborative Spaces
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<p class="MsoPlainText">The Pardes Educators Program, now in its 12th year, provides a unique and incredible opportunity for those planning careers as teachers in Jewish day schools. Students experience the vibrancy of living in the dynamic city of Jerusalem while studying during the two-year fellowship. The program&nbsp;combines: in-depth exploration of Talmud, Bible and Jewish Thought; a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College; Hebrew language studies; pedagogy courses and student teaching; one-on-one mentoring with individualized teaching coaches; and professional workshops and seminars. Participants receive a full tuition grant for Pardes studies and Hebrew ulpan, generously subsidized Hebrew College tuition, annual travel to North America for student teaching, and a monthly living stipend of at least $1,200. (Those who already have an MA in Jewish Studies or Jewish Education ...

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs
  • Programs and Initiatives - Fellowships

In today's rapidly changing world, Jewish education demands innovation and creativity. Project InCiTE will teach a cohort of youth professionals to become part of the next generation of innovative Jewish educators. Project InCiTE will provide these educators with the opportunity to create exciting new projects within their organizations<br />that will attract and engage more Jewish youth in more meaningful Jewish experiences. In its first cycle, Project InCiTE will focus on creating projects that develop stronger commitments to Israel and the Jewish People. Project InCiTE is a joint project of the New Center for Collaborative Leadership (a department of BJENY/SAJES) and the iCenter in cooperation with MAKOM.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=497&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/theme ...

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  • Programs and Initiatives

PresenTense is a grassroots venture aimed at enriching the Jewish People by equipping the next generation of Jewish pioneers and innovators with the tools and ideas they need to launch and develop initiatives that have the potential to change the world and inspire the Jewish People. PresenTense is accomplishing this mission through a portfolio of initiatives, including the PresenTense Institute in Jerusalem, PresenTense Magazine, and PresenTense educational programming.

URLwww.presentense.org/(0 visits)
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  • Magazines
  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Programs and Initiatives - Fellowships
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College is a pivotal life experience. During college, young people explore and clarify their life options. The choices they make during this period affect not only their career trajectories but also their adult ethnic and religious identification. To understand the Jewish experience on campus and the forces that support or undermine Jewish choices, AVI CHAI conducted a study at 20 American colleges. The study included interviews with over 700 informants as well as a survey of more than 2,000 Jewish students.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=420&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Particularism in the University: Realities and Opportunities for Jewish Life on Campus (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>  ...

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2006
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  • Research Reports and Studies

Hillel was created in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and adopted by B'nai B'rith the following year, enabling Hillel to grow into the world's largest Jewish campus organization. Hillel has experienced the seismic events of the last 85 years: the Depression, World War II, the Holocaust, the creation of the State of Israel, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights era, the liberation of Soviet Jewry and so much more. Hillel has made  available a list of documents that help to illustrate the growth and evolution of the organization.

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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

<div>The purpose of this report is to provide policymakers, researchers, and school leaders with a teacher-development research base that can lead to powerful professional learning, instructional improvement, and student learning. By examining information about the nature of professional development opportunities currently available to teachers across the United States and in a variety of contexts, education leaders and policymakers can begin both to evaluate the needs of the systems in which teachers learn and do<br />their work and to consider how teachers' learning opportunities can be further supported.<br /><span style="color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;"><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=294&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border= ...

Publication Date2009
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  • Research Reports and Studies

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