By Anne Lanski The iCenter for Israel Education, in partnership with the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is proud to launch a new Graduate Certificate in Israel Education. In this first-of-its kind Certificate program, cohorts of professionals will engage in serious Israel studies and integrate their learning explicitly with best practices in experiential education. What is the impetus for … [Read more...] about The New Crossroads: The Nexus of Israel Studies and Israel Experiential Education
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By Shuki Taylor M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education announces the M² Circles initiative and launches first Circle focused on relational engagement What if more education happened through deeply personal relationships between educators and learners? What if learners and educators were equally transformed by the joint exploration of ideas and values? What if learners and educators together created a shared space for … [Read more...] about Relational Engagement: Experimenting with New Approaches in Experiential Jewish Education
By Andrea Lieber [This article is the eighth, and final, in a series written by participants in the Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.] I live a double life as a Jewish educator. Most of my colleagues know me as a professor and director of the Jewish studies program at Dickinson College, a small liberal arts school where I have the privilege of tenure and hold an endowed chair. In this … [Read more...] about Experiential Education: An Approach. Not a Place.
By Shuki Taylor A frequent question often surfaces in the organizational space I inhabit: “What makes this program / experience / initiative a Jewish one?” What makes this question complicated is that it assumes that there is a ‘non-Jewish’ baseline to what we do, and that through some sort of reframing or intervention we must make it Jewish, and that there is some sort of silver bullet that turns non-Jewish experiences into Jewish … [Read more...] about What Makes it Jewish?
By Hannah N. Rosenberg If there’s one thing that we know about Gen Z, it’s that they have grown up in a customized world. Whether it’s a no whip, pumpkin spice, extra hot, non-fat latte or one-click shopping with Amazon, this generation of college students know a world in which information and services can be tailor-made to fit their needs and interests. … [Read more...] about Coffee and Customization: Bringing Jewish Learning to Generation Z