Beit Midrash Research Project


Presentations

Orit Kent and Allison Cook. "The Power of Partnerships." CJP-sponsored community learning opportunity for Jewish education professionals, Waltham, MA, February, 2014

Sarah Birkeland, Sharon Feiman-Nemser and Orit Kent. "Linking the Study of Practice to the Improvement of Practice in Jewish Education." Network for Research in Jewish Education, New York, NY, June 2013.

Allison Cook and Orit Kent. "Harvuta-Inspired Pedagogy: Deeping Connections to Self, Others, and Torah." Wexner Alumni Institute, Princeton, NJ, February 2013.

Sharon Feiman-Nemser and Orit Kent. "Seeing Learning: Implications for Jewish Education." Network for Research in Jewish Education Annual Conference, Newton, MA, June 2012.

Orit Kent. "Design Research in Jewish Education: The Beit Midrash Research Project." Mandel Center Seminar for Doctoral Students, Waltham, MA, October 2012.

Orit Kent. "Havruta as a Classroom Learning Tool." American Jewish University, Guest Lecturer in Education Program, Los Angeles, CA, March, 2012.

Orit Kent. "Going Deeper with Our Classroom Havruta Work: Using Protocols to Observe Havruta and Develop Havruta Tasks." Pardes Educators Program Alumni Retreat, Baltimore, MD, March, 2012.

Orit Kent. "Chevruta as a 21st Century Mode of Learning." North American Jewish Day School Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 2012.

Orit Kent and Allison Cook. "Images of the Possible in a Supplementary School: Text Study, Collaborative Learning and Meaning Making." Network for Research in Jewish Education, York University, Toronto, Canada, June 2011.

Orit Kent and Allison Cook. "Moving From Theory to Practice and Back Again: An Emerging Conception of Havruta and Professional Development with Classroom Teachers." Network for Research in Jewish Education, York University, Toronto, Canada, June 2011.

Orit Kent and Allison Cook. "Images of the Possible in a Jewish Supplementary School: A Design Experiment at the Kesher School." Mandel Center Lunch Seminar, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, December 2010.

Orit Kent. "Two Reachers and a Text." Education as Transformation, Spencer Program for Educational Research, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, September 2010.

Orit Kent. "Collaborative Learning in the Classroom: Awaken the Joy of Interpreting Texts." Mandel Center Teacher Forum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, January 2010.

Orit Kent. "Understanding the Complexity of Learning in Havruta." Pardes Educators Program Alumni Conference, October 2009. Read the abstract. Download the PowerPoint.

Orit Kent. "Teaching Students to Use Havruta Productively:  Why Use Havruta Anyway?" Pardes Educators Program Alumni Conference, October 2009. Read the abstract. Download the PowerPoint.

Orit Kent. "Teaching Havruta in Context: An Exploration of a Pedagogical Approach to Havruta." Network for Research in Jewish Education. Yeshiva University, June 2009.

Elie Holzer and Miriam Raider-Roth. "Juggling Multiple Identities: How Havruta and Text Study Can Challenge Teachers' Personal, Professional and Cultural Worlds, Multiple Identities in Jewish Education." The 5th conference of the Israel Association of Research in Jewish Education, Oranim and Jerusalem, January, 7-8, 2009.

Elie Holzer. "Beyond Literacy: The Humanizing Art of Conversation with Traditional Texts." An International Conference On Jewish Literacy, University of Maryland, September 2008.

Elie Holzer. "The Design of a Beit Midrash: Ways of Thinking, Ways of Doing. Teaching Rabbinic Literature: Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy." Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, January 27-28, 2008. Read the abstract. Download the PowerPoint. Watch the video (QuickTime 30:38).

Orit Kent. "Co-Constructing Meaning: Havruta in the DeLeT Beit Midrash. Teaching Rabbinic Literature: Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy." Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, January 27-28, 2008. Read the abstractWatch the video (QuickTime 39:05).

Orit Kent. "The Role of Listening and Interpretive Discussion in the Classroom." Mandel Center Lunchtime Seminar, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Spring 2006.