MaToK Bible Curriculum


MaToK is a joint project of

The Schechter Day School Network of the
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Dr.Elaine Cohen, Executive Director
Galya Greenberg, Project Director

and

The Melton Research Center for Jewish Education
of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Dr. Barry Holtz, Director
Dr. Deborah Miller, Associate Director
Dr. Zachary Lasker, Director of Educational Projects


 

  • APRIL 2013-IYAR 5773 Update

    Click Here for The MaToK Bible Curriculum brochure

    Now available: 2013-2014 Order Forms for MaTok Materials

    June 2012-Sivan 5772 Update

    Now available: 2012-13 order forms for MaToK Materials.

    All  teachers guides (Hebrew and English) may be downloaded for $5 per copy at this link:
    MaTok Teachers’ Guides

    May 2012-Iyyar 5772 Update

    Online vocabulary learning for your students!

    New & Improved Dah Bear Now Available: www.dahbear.org

    A message from Marci Karoll, Program Officer, Legacy Heritage Fund:

    Legacy Heritage Fund is proud to announce the launch of the next phase of development for Dah Bear, a free online tool which assists students in mastering Hebrew vocabulary. Dah Bear contains over 1,200 word lists and is being used in the classrooms of more than 225 teachers in nearly 150 schools. Positive feedback from this dynamic new tool has been overwhelming; students and teachers alike have told us how much fun classroom and homework learning has become!

    April 2012-Nisan 5772 Update

    What does teaching Torah have to do with 21st Century Education?

    Find out by watching this video.

    These are some of the skills that our students need to succeed in the 21st century:

    • Problem Solving
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Communication
    • Collaboration

    Share with your colleagues: What are you doing in your Torah classes to promote these skills?
    Your replies will be posted in next month’s MaToK newsletter.

    Digital MaToK

    Imagine: The year is 2017 and your students walk into class with their tablets/iPads, but with no hard copy textbooks.
    What does their digital MaToK text look like?
    What features would like to see in the digital MaToK text?
    Send your ideas to Galya.

    Monthly Newsletter
    If you do not currently subscribe to the MaToK monthly newsletter, and would like your name added to the listserv, please send an email to Galya. (It is easy to unsubscribe, should you change your mind, simply by clicking on a link at the bottom of each newsletter.)

    March 2012-Adar 5772 Update

    MaToK in the classroom: Digital Flashcards

    www.quizlet.com
    www.classtools.net (user name: matokbibleproject, password: 5772)

    How do you teach and reinforce new vocabulary?
    Have you or your students used flashcards from quizlet, classtools, or another web site? How has it worked? What are other ways that you deal with vocabulaty acquisition and retention in your classes. Let us know and we will feature your answers in next month’s MaToK newsletter.

    February 2012-Shevat 5772 Update

    Using the arts with MaToK

    Here are websites that may be helpful in your teaching. One unit, about Ya’akov and the Ish, gives specific directions for implementing a project using depictions of Ya’akov’s encounter as interpreted by artists throughout history. However, artwork can be incorporated into almost any unit, particulary if you have visual learners and/or students with “artistic intelligence”. Please share your ideas and experiences about using art to supplement teaching Torah.

    artwork:
    http://www.tali-virtualmidrash.org.il/

    videos:
    http://mediamidrash.behrmanhouse.com/sub_search.php?search_term=22
    http://www.g-dcast.com/

    songs:
    http://www.bibleraps.com/

    Class Tools
    Have you tried making your own flashcards with ClassTools.net? Students can play computer games to learn the vocabulary!
    Go to Premium Login: matokbibleproject   Password: 5772
    Check out the set I made for one unit
    Click on the link and then press “play” to see the choices.

    Want more? Check out the Updates Archive »



For more information about anything on this page, contact Galya Greenberg
at gagreenberg@jtsa.edu or leave a message at 860-521-2626