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Informal Education
“I had to live, breathe, and write my character”: Character Selection and Student Engagement in an Online Role-Play Simulation
This study explores the relationship between character selection and student engagement in the Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT), an online and classroom-based role-playing simulation of a current events court case with Jewish historical roots. Analyzing students’ responses to three questions posed in an out-of-character JCAT discussion forum, we tracked indications of their different types and styles of engagement and how they were associating this engagement with their character roles.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 27, 2017
National Study on Jewish Teens to Explore How Programs are Helping them “Flourish in Today’s World”
A new national project will explore the learning and growth outcomes of teen experiences offered by the largest organizations that engage Jewish teens in North America. The study, led by The Jewish Education Project and Rosov Consulting, will seek to gather data from as many as 50,000 7th-12th graders across North America.
Publication Year: September 26, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 30, 2017
US National Chidon Ha'Tanach 2018 for Youth
Registration for the US Chidon Ha’Tanach 2018 is live! Please make sure that your school completes the following link in order to ensure that you receive important Chidon communications over the course of the year. The Chidon has three divisions: a Hebrew Middle School Division, Hebrew High School Division, and an English Division. Private registration for individual participants is an available option as well.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 27, 2017
Moot Beit Din Goes Virtual
Moot Beit Din provides high school students with a firsthand look at the inner workings of the Jewish legal system and helps them hone their critical thinking skills by applying the ancient wisdom of Halakhah (Jewish law) to some of the most significant ethical issues of our time. Student teams are assigned a topic and collaborate to craft a written decision and oral argument based on rabbinic sources. The 2018 Moot Beit Din will be a virtual competition, with teams submitting written decisions and video recordings of their oral arguments to a panel of distinguished judges. There will also be a Q & A component in which teams pose and respond to questions about each other's oral arguments on a digital platform.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 25, 2017
EnerJew Revolutionizes East Europe Jewish Summer Camp Experience
A unique summer camp welcomed Jewish teenagers from all over Ukraine in the hot days of August. Set up in the picturesque Karpaty Mountain region, the EnerJew Gan Israel camp provided over 200 teenagers with a “Jewish experience of a lifetime”, giving them a charge of energy, fun, and inspiration to take back home for the upcoming school year. Most of those who participated said they will now include a lot more “EnerJew” in their lives, trying to foster personal development, learning and getting involved.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 25, 2017
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