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<p>Collaborize Classroom is a free and secure online platform designed to complement classroom instruction and engage students in online activities, assignments and discussions that allow for deeper participation inside and outside the classroom.&nbsp;Because it is a web-based application, it does not need to be downloaded or installed on your computer. The platform is designed to support a teacher by providing an online education platform that builds on in-class curriculum. Its simplicity makes it easy to navigate for both teachers and students. Instead of inundating the teacher and students with a multitude of features, Collaborize Classroom is based on the simple question-answer-result design. You can pose questions of various types, including Yes/No, Multiple Choice, Vote or Suggest and Forum. The results of each discussion can then be published to a results page so students can see ...

Category:Technology
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  • Interactive Resources

<p>The first national study of the long-term impact of Jewish camping, drawing on data from 26 U.S. population studies on adult Jewish engagement.&nbsp;The study takes the next step by exploring the long-term effectiveness of overnight Jewish summer camp in instilling Jewish commitment and thereby Jewish engagement. As the report shows, the childhood camp experience has a significant impact – in some respects a highly substantial impact – on adult Jewish practices and commitments.</p> <p>Download the report:</p> <p><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=811&amp;Itemid=577"><img border="0" src="/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" alt="icon" />&nbsp;Camp Works: The Long Term Impact of Jewish Overnight Camp (<span class="small">359.64 kB</span>)</a></p> ...

Category:Camping
Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<p><span style="line-height: 16px;">This webinar, with guest expert Morrisa Golden-Sieradski, is a follow-up discussion to the Quick Bytes newsletter on the same topic (see the </span><span style="line-height: 16px;"><a href="quick-bytes/item/1521-quick-bytes-classroom-technology">newsletter</a> </span><span style="line-height: 16px;">in our archives). Click on the link above to view the full recording of this session (total running time: 44 minutes). You may also wish to visit some of the following resources (not every item on this list was discussed in the webinar): </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=001275557080815169738:6vqcz-zjhhw" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 16px;">Custom-built Google Search example</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 16px;">Jewish Virtual Library</span></a ...

Publication Date2012
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
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  • Audio
  • Video

<p><span>This webinar was recorded in November 2011, and features Cyd Weissman, Director of Innovation in Congregational Learning at the Jewish Education Project in New York (total running time: 62 minutes). Cyd has spearheaded the Jewish Education Project’s work with the Coalition of Innovating Congregations and LOMED, a cutting-edge initiative to transform congregational learning. In the Webinar, Cyd talks talk about some of the latest work with congregations to nurture “holistic learning,” and facilitates discussion among participants. You may also wish to view the entire short film that Cyd shares in the session, "The High Five," on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS7_anAzZlU&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">YouTube</a>. </span></p>

Publication Date2011
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
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<span>This webinar, facilitated by JESNA Education Consultant Steven Kraus,  is a follow-up discussion to the Quick Bytes newsletter on the same topic (see the newsletter in our archives <strong><a href="quick-bytes/item/1173-quick-bytes-complementary-school-mergers-part-i">here</a></strong>). You may view the webinar by clicking on the link above (total running time: 59 minutes). You may also wish to download these PowerPoint Presentations from the session:<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=747&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/generic.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Complementary School Mergers Quick Bytes- transitions (<span class="small">736.5 kB</span>)<br /></a><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=748&amp;Itemid ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
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Chabad of Thailand was among the very first aid organizations to offer, help, solace, and comfort to tsunami survivors, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. This page contains a collection of Jewish relief workers' testimonials, projects, and media coverage in relation to the tsunami in southeast Asia in 2004.

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  • Databases and Resource Centers
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This publication is shared on the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life/MetroWest's<a href="http://www.thepartnershipnj.org/Section.aspx?id=1820" target="_blank"> Early Childhood page<img id="snap_com_shot_link_icon" class="snap_preview_icon" src="http://i.ixnp.com/images/v6.57/t.gif" alt="" /></a>. One measure of success in early childhood programs is when a parent chooses the next step for their child's Jewish education upon completing the 4's early childhood program. <p><span>To learn more about programs that work, incentives, and a quiz to see how your program measures up, click on the link at the top of this page. You may also click on the link to the Early Childhood page to browse through their other offerings. </span></p>

Publication Date2010
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  • Handbooks and Guides
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This project was initiated in the fall of 2009 by Rose Community Foundation to identify, evaluate and document recent research and study into Jewish teens and their involvement with Jewish and non-Jewish out-of-school activities.  The purpose was to identify trends and patterns in motivations of Jewish youth in choosing to participate (or not) in different out-of-school activities.  Declining participation rates in both formal and informal Jewish programming have been well documented nationally, and local programs have not been immune to this trend.  Developing an understanding of common motivations and interests of Jewish teens will help local organizations serving Jewish youth adapt both programmatic and marketing strategies to be more responsive to the interests of local teens.  The goal is that this research will guide philanthropists, Jewish institutions serving teens, program staff ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies

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.

Publication Date2010
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  • Articles

This paper offers first a historical analysis of the role of central agencies for Jewish education in America, followed by a model of how central agencies today can best position themselves as communal change agents.<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=631&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Creating change in a complex system: A new perspective on the role of Central Agencies for Jewish ed (<span class="small">147.8 kB</span>)</a>

Publication Date2010
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  • Articles
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Excerpts from the article <em>Cooperative Learning: Research and Implementation for Jewish Education</em> from the Summer 2009 issue of Jewish Educational Leadership. Reposted with permission from Jewish Educational Leadership.

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles
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<p>Note: This webinar has already been recorded, and is now available "on demand" for online viewing.</p> <p>The rise of interactive technology has created exciting new possibilities for teacher professional development, from facilitated online courses to social-learning communities to live multimedia presentations. Many observers now believe that, when used effectively, digital technologies could ultimately break the grip of the one-shot, drive-by workshop in schools and spur the growth of teacher-learning opportunities that are truly collaborative and job-embedded. Yet many questions remain. In this webinar, two experts will address these questions and bring you up to date on the latest ideas and trends in online teacher learning and how you can take advantage of them.</p> <p><strong>Related Content:</strong> <br /><a href="http://www.teachermagazine.org/tsb/toc/2009/10/01/index.html ...

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<em>Contact</em> is the quarterly journal of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Each issue of <em>Contact</em> explores vital issues affecting the American Jewish community and the philanthropic vision of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. It is the goal of <em>Contact </em>to stimulate discussion throughout the community on the most effective programs and ideas that will help to revitalize American Jewish life.

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  • Journals
  • Organizations - Foundations

Our goal is to promote positive and sustained school climate: a safe, supportive environment that nurtures social and emotional, ethical, and academic skills. CSEE is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction. In doing so, we enhance student performance, prevent drop outs, reduce physical violence, bullying, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults. For more than a decade CSEE has worked together with the entire academic community-teacher, staff, school-based mental health professionals, students and parents-to improve a climate for learning. We help translate research into practice by establishing meaningful and relevant guidelines, programs and services that support a model for whole school improvement with a focus on school climate.

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  • Programs and Initiatives
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

A blog accompanying the STAR PEER program.<br />From the blog: "For us, CO-STAR best reflects our belief that through partnership with our readers, we can together share our insights about synagogue life-the good and the bad, the creative with long-term potential and what seems to be an interesting fad. While respecting what's working, we want CO-STAR to challenge us to think how synagogues can reach and touch a more diverse Jewish community. Our goal in creating this blog is to be a conversation starter. We hope our posts will give you something to think about and hopefully a desire to share your thoughts with us. We hope you will join our conversation and visit us often."

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  • Interactive Resources - Blogs

<div>Changing the core practices of teaching and learning must be at the heart of any effort to improve the quality of American Jewish education. The authors report on a study of the quality and quantity of professional development opportunities - in-service education - for teachers in Jewish schools in five North American communities. Comparing professional development in these communities to the state-of-the-art as presented in the research and policy literature from general education, the authors find that professional development in Jewish education falls short of the best practices being advocated in the general educational literature today. The article concludes with recommendations for improving professional development in contemporary Jewish education.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=411&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img ...

Publication Date2000
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  • Articles

The Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (TEI) is an intensive two-year program that consists of six 4-day long seminars, with assignments in the field between seminars. TEI began with support of the Mandel Foundation. This report is based on a survey that was sent to all TEI graduates in order to learn what impact TEI had on them and what impact they are having on the field of Jewish education.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=409&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/generic.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Changing the Culture of Professional Development (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a> 

Publication Date2003
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  • Research Reports and Studies

Whether you need a single speech or an entire campaign, Creative Communications will get the job done! First, we will listen to you so that we can create an innovative yet fiscally responsible, efficient strategy. Once we understand your short and long term objectives, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and review and analyze your current efforts, we will create your plan of action. Of course, the process is collaborative, flexible, and fluid. We react to changing environments and priorities with flexibility and grace. Services include public relations and fundraising campaigns, media list development, newsletters, board and lay leadership development, donor identification and cultivation, grant researching and writing, event planning, web page design and maintenance, ghost writing, mentoring, and more.

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  • Organizations - Companies

A presentation by Dr. Leonard Saxe to the 8th Annual Herzliya Conference on the connection of young adults to Israel and the relevant lessons learned from Taglit-Birthright Israel.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=357&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" /> Connecting Diaspora Young Adults to Israel: Lessons from Taglit-Birthright Israel (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Publication Date2008
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  • Presentations
  • Research Reports and Studies

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Publication Date2008
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  • Articles

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