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1   |   From section Informal Education
Musical Creativity in Israel’s “Junkyard” Playgrounds
Children’s spontaneous music making is said to be a central, driving force of their play, filled with an expressive mixture of known and invented material. Yet, preliminary observations of children’s play in Israel revealed surprisingly few examples of creative musical expression, despite their playful and musically rich culture. The aim of this study was to formally investigate young children’s musical experiences and music making in Israel, thereby expanding, and providing validity for these preliminary data.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 27, 2017
2   |   From section Conferences & Events
2017 Hebrew College Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference
The Early Childhood Institute at Hebrew College will hold its Eighth Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference on Monday-Tuesday, December 11 and 12, 2017, at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, in Newton, Massachusetts. The lens for this year's conference is "People of the Book".
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: August 8, 2017
3   |   From section Education & Administration
A Relational Approach to Building Local Leadership in Jewish Early Childhood Education
In recent years, Chicago Jewish early childhood leaders (directors, lay people, and educators) have been gathering together to seek knowledge, support, and understanding. Their work has addressed several needs in our system: cultivating a shared sense of responsibility for each early childhood center, identifying and nurturing future leaders, helping leaders develop non-profit management skills, retaining directors through the challenges of leading a family center, developing an inspired vision for excellence in teaching and learning, and recruiting new teachers.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 19, 2017
4   |   From section Teacher Education
The Davidson School at JTS and the HUC-JIR School of Education Awarded Major Grant to Renew Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Program in Chicago
The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary, in partnership with the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Education, will launch a second Chicago-based cohort of the Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute (JECELI) with renewed support from The Crown Family. This model program recently graduated a cohort of 17 Jewish early childhood educators. The program develops leadership in programs for young children and their families, which in turn strengthens the Jewish community. and institutions.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 17, 2017
5   |   From section Formal Education
The Effect of Integrating Movement into the Learning Environment of Kindergarten Children on their Academic Achievements
The aim of this study was to test the notion that integrating movement into the learning environment contributes to the academic achievements of kindergarten students. One hundred and sixty Israeli 4–6 year-old kindergarten students participated in the study for 145 days, which included pre- and post-intervention tests in language, mathematics, and non-verbal intelligence. The three interventions consisted of (a) a mindful movement—integrating movement in academic learning, (b) a movement for its own sake—allowing children free movement without providing academic instruction, and (c) a control condition—children engaging in their regular academic environment activities.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 17, 2017
6   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Gleanings: The Promise of Jewish Early Childhood Education
Jewish early childhood education is not only an entry point into Jewish learning for young children. Often, it also becomes a reentry point for parents: many adults disenchanted by Jewish life in their own youth (or simply lacking exposure to it) take a renewed interest in pursuing Jewish life as a family as their children are invited in through their school programs. This potential opportunity for the Jewish community is why we at the Leadership Commons are so invested in Jewish early childhood education. In this Gleanings, we explore how Jewish early childhood can ignite the fire of Jewish learning for children and their families.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 17, 2017
7   |   From section Formal Education
Israel’s First Outdoor Preschool Incorporates Switchblades and Scorpions
It sounds like a Jewish mother’s nightmare: a preschool class held outdoors in the desert. But parents in this remote Israeli town drop off their children at Gan Keshet every weekday during the school year, setting them free to cook on a campfire, whittle sticks with switchblades and search for scorpions. Class goes on rain (rare) or shine (intense). Gan Keshet, which means “rainbow kindergarten” in Hebrew, is the country’s first “forest kindergarten” – and it’s public. Thanks to local media coverage and word of mouth, parents have lined up to enroll their children and educators across Israel have sought to emulate the model.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 20, 2017
8   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Making Decisions about Jewish Education Today and Tomorrow: Presentations at the Network for Research in Jewish Education
Over the last year, The Jewish Education Project, has embarked on several research studies that had their own rationales, objectives and discrete findings. Our presentation at the NRJE brings together four separate research projects commissioned and/or conducted by The Jewish Education Project spanning 3 often distinct age groups in Jewish education (0-5 yrs; youth; and teens).
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 21, 2017
9   |   From section Israel Education
How Can We Make Israel More Than Just a Holiday?
Author Sasha Kopp
As a teacher in Jewish early-childhood settings for over six years, I observed implementation of a wide variety of Israel curriculum. This experience inspired me to write my masters project about Israel education at a typical synagogue-based early-childhood program in Los Angeles. I interviewed 21 educators across a span of religious and ethnic backgrounds, including over a third non-Jews. Teachers were asked about their initial exposure to Israel, how they teach Israel in their classroom, and how they use Hebrew in their curriculum.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 3, 2017
10   |   From section Formal Education
Enhancing Language and Print-Concept Skills by Using Interactive Storybook Reading in Kindergarten
The effectiveness of a short interactive storybook-reading intervention programme delivered by a kindergarten teacher to develop language and print-concept skills was examined in 30 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills. Post-intervention, the intervention group showed a clear advantage over a control group on most measures, including vocabulary, morphology, phonological awareness and print concepts.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 22, 2017
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