MOFET JTECMOFET JTEC, a Jewish Teacher Education Community, serves as an educational platform for Jewish teacher educators, teachers and community leaders throughout the world. The free electronic newsletter keeps you in-the-know about each of the following categories: trends in Jewish education, teacher education, in- service training, education & administration, formal education, informal education, adult education, technology & computers, Israel education, Learning resources, conferences & events. MOFET is a great resource for professional development and funding opportunities as well.
Jewish Education Center of ClevelandThe JECC offers educators far beyond Cleveland wonderful resources in terms of their amazing curricula (many of which are now free to download, as well as a great Teacher Center and a Wiki. Posters, handouts, games and activities can be downloaded from the Teacher Center relating to each holiday, the synagogue and the bible. Additionally, there are tools for multipurpose games and all kinds of signs with Hebrew and graphics for Jewish classrooms. Everyone is welcome to join the JECC wiki: http://teachercenter-jecc.wikispaces.com/Home.
JESNAJESNA works to promote excellence in Jewish education by focusing on six key areas: day school quality and affordability; congregational and communal education; Jewish youth; recruiting and developing Jewish educators; using media and technology; and utilizing research and evaluation. The Sosland Resource Center has wonderful articles about models of and best practices in almost any area of Jewish education you can imagine.
The Lookstein CenterThe Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University has lesson plans searchable by topic and grade, classroom activities, and articles on Jewish education.
Union of Reform JudaismThe URJ webpage offers access to URJ publications that are helpful to teachers and parents including: “Jewish Parent Page” (this educates about the Jewish holidays and their customs) and “Torah at the Center” (the URJ educators’ newsletter). The articles and educational resources are organized according to: adolescents, adult study, curricula, early childhood education, for the congregation, special needs publications and teacher training.
Morim.org and Madrichim.orgMorim.org and Madrichim.org are educational resource centers providing a comprehensive gamut of creative and innovative programs for all ages and intended for classroom environments, camps, youth movements and other educational frameworks. Morim.org is geared to teachers, Madrichim.org is geared to youth leaders. Sponsored by the American Joint Distribution Committee.
JCCentersJCCenters.org is a web-based resource center addressed to professionals working in Jewish Community Centers … around the world. Materials include programming for adults, families and youth.
The United Synagogue for Conservative JudaismThe USCJ website serves Conservative synagogue schools and Solomon Schechter day schools. There are the following sections for educators: early childhood, social action, adult and family education, religious schools, and newsletters for parents of young children.