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Jewish Educational Resources

Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA)
JESNA‘s goal is to make engaging, inspiring, high-quality Jewish education available to every Jew in North America. Operating as a national resource, community partner, catalyst, and consultant, an innovator and a guarantor of quality, JESNA helps to recruit and prepare new generations of talented, committed Jewish educators; create and identify models of excellence in educational practice; and assist communities and frontline institutions in improving their programs and performance.

Student Zachary Price (DS '10) talks about his internship at JESNA:

Center for Jewish Education and Experiences
The mission of the CJEE is to provide and coordinate formal and informal educational opportunities for building Jewish identity and enhancing lifelong learning.

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE)
CAJE, the largest membership organization of Jewish educators in North America, is committed to promoting excellence in the areas of Judaic content, pedagogic skills, and the culture of education.

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE)
PEJE, founded in 1997 by Michael Steinhardt and Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, is a collaborative of visionary Jewish philanthropists who seek to create a vibrant and sustainable Jewish future through strengthening the Jewish-day-school movement in North America. In its first six years, PEJE's model of making grants, providing expertise, and advocating for the day-school movement reached over 150 elementary, middle, and high schools and invested a total of nearly $16 million in the field. PEJE has contributed to the opening of over sixty new Jewish day schools.

Shamash: The Jewish Network
Shamash strives to be the highest-quality central point of Jewish information and discussion on the Internet. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art Internet tools to Jewish organizations and individuals who maintain discussion forums for the benefit of the Jewish community. Shamash is a project of Hebrew College online programs.

Hebrew University, Jerusalem
High up on Mount Scopus, with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem, Hebrew University provides one of the finest educational programs in the world.

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Created to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry and based on the concept of free sharing of information, JewishGen, Inc. is staffed primarily by volunteers. It is a 501(c)(3) United States tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation relying on the generosity of its users to ensure continued growth.

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Informal Education

Infed
Infed is an open, independent, and nonprofit site put together by a small group of educators. Our aim is to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education and lifelong learning. In particular, we want to encourage educators to develop ways of working and being that foster associations, conversations, and relationships.

JEXNET
JEXNET, which was formerly known as the North American Alliance for Jewish Youth, is the Network for Experiential Jewish Youth Education. The network is committed to supporting those professionals and volunteers who work together to create formative experiences for our Jewish youth community. The goal of the network is to ensure the cultivation of a committed, caring generation of Jewish youth by strengthening the professional and lay infrastructure that supports their Jewish experiences.

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Synagogue Schools

Leadership Institute for Congregational School Principals
This site offers congregational school principals the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build a new vision for school leadership.

Day Schools

Independent School Management (ISM)
ISM is the only comprehensive management-support firm for private independent schools in the United States and abroad. ISM is dedicated to the advancement of school management. It provides creative strategies by combining extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service. ISM also publishes Ideas & Perspectives.

Schlechty Center
The Schlechty Center for Leadership in School Reform is an organization that provides high quality and responsive support to those who are leading school-reform efforts across the nation.

Society for Organizational Learning (SoL)
The purpose of SoL is to discover, integrate, and implement theories and practices for the interdependent development of people and their institutions.

Independent Educator
The Independent Educator's mission is to provide independent school administrators and teachers with access to resources and ideas for solving problems and developing strategies to build stronger schools and more effective learning environments.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 170,000 educators from more than 135 countries and more than 60 affiliates. The association addresses all aspects of effective teaching and learning—such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building. ASCD offers broad, multiple perspectives across all education professions in reporting key policies and practices. ASCD is also represented by a network of affiliates located in Canada, the Caribbean, East Asia, Europe, and the United States. ASCD affiliates work collaboratively as part of the ASCD community to foster common values and goals.

Fifth Discipline
This website is intended to serve the far-flung community of learning organization practitioners. These are people drawn together by the idea of a "learning organization:" an organization focused on marrying the development of every member with superior performance in service of that organization's purpose. The more the organization's members increase their ability to learn collaboratively, the more they can accomplish, the higher their performance, and the more effectively they can hope to change their organization and the world for the better.

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE)
PEJE, founded in 1997 by Michael Steinhardt and Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, is a collaborative of visionary Jewish philanthropists who seek to create a vibrant and sustainable Jewish future through strengthening the Jewish-day-school movement in North America. In its first six years, PEJE's model of making grants, providing expertise, and advocating for the day-school movement reached over 150 elementary, middle, and high schools and invested a total of nearly $16 million in the field. PEJE has contributed to the opening of over sixty new Jewish day schools.

Independent Schools Association of the Central States
ISACS is a membership organization of more than 200 independent schools from 15 states of the Midwest region. ISACS furthers independent schools and quality education at large by preserving the independence of independent schools, serving as a source of information about and counsel to schools, and promoting and advocating for independent schools.

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Teacher Resources

Teacher Web

Teachers Network

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General Education

Education Week

International Reading Association Bookstore

National Center for Education Statistics

Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning

United States Department of Education

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Professional Educational Associations

American Association of School Administrators

American Federation of Teachers

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

International Reading Association

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Middle School Association

National School Boards Association

National Staff Development Council

NEA

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Phi Delta Kappa International

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Research

American Educational Research Association

Educational Resource Information Center (Known as "Ask ERIC")

National Center for Research on Teacher Learning

National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching

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Teacher Development and Induction

George Lucas Educational Foundation

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Plan for Improving Professional Development—National Staff Development Council

NSDC

Center for Professional Development and Services—Phi Delta Kappa International

Guide to Career Education—New Teacher Resource Page

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