<p>The use of a wiki can lead to better use of time, improved communication, and increased adult learning, which in turn will contribute to improved student learning. In this white paper from Eye on Education, author Stephanie Sandifer lays out some basic strategies and uses of wikis for teachers in a variety of school settings, both in the classroom and for professional development purposes. <br /><br />Download the white paper here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=756&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="../components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Using Wikis for Communicating and Collaborating in Your School (<span class="small">649.89 kB</span>)</a></p>

Category:Technology
Publication Date2011
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  • Articles
  • Reference

<span> <p>Since the 1997 publication of <a href="http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/new-skills-for-new-schools-preparing-teachers-in-family-involvement"><em>New Skills for New Schools</em></a> by HFRP, the education reform landscape has changed dramatically, making it necessary to align teacher preparation and professional learning for family engagement with the goals of a twenty-first century education.</p> <p>Harvard Family Research Project is currently working to gather information about promising teacher education practices to prepare teachers to partner with families for student success. This brief provides a preview of these practices—to be published in our forthcoming policy brief in Spring 2011—including the five core elements of a system of training and professional learning for family engagement.</p> </span> ...

Publication Date2011
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

<strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Uri L'Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression.  Through community based education, leadership development and action, Uri L'Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world.</span> </strong>

URLwww.utzedek.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - Religious
  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

1080 S. University Ave., , , 48109

<p>The University of Michigan's Jewish Communal Leadership Program offers a distinctive educational opportunity for emerging leaders committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while addressing broader social concerns.<br /><br /> Jewish Communal Leadership Program students will become vital participants in an on-going conversation about challenge, choice, and change in 21st-century Jewish communities. Students will prepare to serve and strengthen Jewish agencies and community by learning how to build coalitions, facilitate dialogue, and enhance inter- and intra-group partnerships. Professional seminars will be used to integrate academic training in community and social systems, intergroup dialogue, and community organizing; non-profit management experience and training; intensive supervised local, national, and/or international field placements; and the developm ...

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs

Uri L'Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression. Through community based education, leadership development, and action, Uri L'Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world. Uri L'Tzedek uses a three-pronged strategy - education, leadership development, and action - to create a more just world. <br />

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  • Organizations - Religious

0142 Holzapfel Hall, , , 20742

<p>30 credit MEd program. Education component consists of 15 credits intensive Hebrew and education core and supervised instruction. The Jewish studies component consists of 15 credits; 9 credits of Jewish Studies electives and 6 supporting courses focusing upon foundational epistemological or philosophical perspectives. The program is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in the field of Jewish education who wish to earn a competitive Master of Jewish education while at the same time pursuing graduate level Judaic Studies. Students completing the program also receive a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies.</p>

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs

A guide to helping synagogues become houses for all people during the High Holidays, the materials included in this packet were developed in response to frequently asked questions received by United Synagogue&rsquo;s Commission on Inclusion of People with Disabilities. <p>Jewish values teach us that each of us is created in God's image and each of us is to be valued. The mission of United Synagogue&rsquo;s Commission on Inclusion of People with Disabilities is to sensitize and educate professional and lay leadership to the profoundly important responsibility of synagogues and their programs to be accessible to those who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate in all aspects of synagogue life, and to assist Congregations in meeting the needs of members with disabilities for creating an inclusive and welcoming environment.</p> <a target="_blank" href="index.php?option=co ...

Category:Special Needs
Publication Date2008
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  • Handbooks and Guides

The University of Kentucky has attempted to collect the teacher certification requirements for the 50 States. The office of Academic Services and Teacher Certification is a full-service academic support office for programs in the College of Education, as well as educator preparation programs across the UK Campus. The office's website allows the user to compare requirements across the U.S.

URLuky.edu/Education/TEP(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - Academic Institutions
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Directories
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

User-friendly site that provides program providers with extensive resources, tools and instruments, links and workshops for program evaluation.&nbsp; From the University of Wisconsin-Extension Cooperative Extension.&nbsp; <br />

Publication Date2002
Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

Extensive bibliography of sources on program evaluation and logic modeling.&nbsp; From the University of Wisconsin's Cooperative Extension campus.<br type="_moz" />

Publication Date2002
Resource Type
  • Bibliographies

<p>The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical,&nbsp;social justice and management issues. It provides programmatic support to Reform Jewish congregations and offers opportunities for individual growth and identity that few congregations could provide by themselves, such as camps and Israel programs for youth, study kallot and North American and regional biennials.</p> <p>As the congregational arm of the Reform Movement, the Union for Reform Judaism strives to create and sustain vibrant Jewish congregations wherever Reform Jews live in North America. The synagogue is at the very center of Jewish life, transforming individual members into caring, committed Jews, inspiring them to live Jewish lives. The synagogue is the door through which members encounter a larger entity, <i>K'lal Yisrael</i>, the people of Israel.</p ...

URLurj.org/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

<p>United Synagogue Youth is the youth arm of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Programs are offered for youth of all ages.</p>

URLwww.usy.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Programs and Initiatives

The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as &quot;E-Rate,&quot; is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. It is one of four support programs funded through a Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate and/or international telecommunications services.

Category:Technology
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) develops national educational technology policy and implements this policy through Department-wide educational technology programs. Resources include materials on: budget and legislation, the digital divide, distance learning, international, and Internet safety.

Category:Technology
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  • Research Reports and Studies
  • Organizations - Government Bodies

<p>Teaching materials and resources from the museum.<span class="TextContent">&nbsp; Includes online workshops, conferences and fellowships, lesson plans and teacher guides, and more.<br /> </span></p>

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  • Organizations - Museums
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Holocaust Curriculum
  • Interactive Resources

<p>Designed for students and teachers, this site contains projects and resources about the United Nations and the world including curriculum, quizzes, games, and materials for the Model United Nations.</p>

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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks
  • Interactive Resources

Website of United Jewish Communities, an organization that represents and serves 55 Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America. UJC also supports the UJA Federation Campaign, providing humanitarian assistance to Jews around the world, and the Israel Emergency Campaign, providing support for Israelis and victims of terror.

URLwww.ujc.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

<p>Starting with its first regional camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (1951), the Union for Reform Judaism (then known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations) has found that its summer camps offer their participants challenging experiences in Jewish religious living.&nbsp;The Union looks on its camps as extensions, in a unique setting, of the Jewish home and the synagogue.</p> <p>In essence, the Camps serve as model Jewish communities, with a set of values determined by the URJ and implemented by the Camp personnel engaged to administer the program (i.e. the madrichim, Roshe Eydah, mumchim, assistant directors and camp director).&nbsp;In a very real sense, the Camp's tone and religious and cultural programs are made manifest by the ...

Category:Camping
URLwww.uahccamps.org/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

<p>The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism promotes the role of the synagogue in Jewish life in order to motivate Conservative Jews to perform mitzvot encompassing ethical behavior, spirituality, Judaic learning, and ritual observance.</p>

URLwww.uscj.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

<p>The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, with an archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, is part of the College of Letters, Arts &amp; Sciences at the University of Southern California. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute works with a global network of partners to provide an array of valuable educational services that reach educators, students, and the general public around the world. Among the work the Institute undertakes is: digital access to the entire archive, visual history in the classroom - higher education, visual history in the classroom - secondary education, visual history training, visual history collections, and documentaries.</p>

Category:Technology
URLcollege.usc.edu/vhi(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - Foundations
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Holocaust Curriculum
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers
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