WordPress can be used to enable Judaic Studies students to create their own e-portfolios: Sharing Resumes

WordPress can be used to enable Judaic Studies students to create their own e-portfolios: Sharing Resumes.

Accordingly, below you will find my resume as of April 15, 2015:

RICHARD D. SOLOMON, PH.D., CURRICULUM VITA

Home

Address 9904 E. Sterling View Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85749-7145

Home Phone: 520-749-5990

Cell Phone: 520-237-2896

Skype Address RichardDSolomon

Web Address http://jewish-education.org/

Email Addresses rdsolomonphd@gmail.com

rds@umd.edu

Blog http://richarddsolomonsblog.blogspot.com/

Addresses

Facebook

Address                   http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=118805931466862&ref=ts

Twitter Address http://twitter.com/#!/richarddsolomon

Present

Positions

Creator,  designer and facilitator of  blended online courses http://jewish-education.org/ (courses on Judaic instruction and mentoring of pre-service and in-service Judaic educators)

Creator of Mentoring Jewish Students and Teachers Blog: http://richarddsolomonsblog.blogspot.com/

Co-contributor (with Elaine Solomon) of the Tech Tuesday column for BabagaNewz

Creator of Jewish Education Change Network Community of Practice Group, Integrating Technology into Jewish Education.

Adjunct Professor, Gratz College, Melrose Park, Pennsylvania

Adjunct Professor, Towson University- Baltimore Hebrew Institute, Towson, Maryland

Course Designer and Instructor, Regional Training Center, Randolph, NJ

Previous

Position Clinical Faculty, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; Coordinator of Secondary Professional Development Schools, (1986-2001)

Education High School of Music and Art, New York City, 6/61.

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, B.A., History, 6/65.

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey, M.A.T., Social Studies, 6/66.

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey, M.A., History, 6/69.

University of Maryland, College Park, Md., Ph.D., Social Studies Education, 8/77.

Teaching Positions 

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Social Science Teaching Fellow, 9/65-6/68.

P.S. #191 Manhattan, Special Education, second and third grade, 9/68-1/69.

I.S. #61 Queens, ESOL, grades five, six, seven and eight, 2/69-6/70.

Glen Burnie Senior High School, Glen Burnie, Md., grades ten through twelve, Social Studies, 9/70-6/84.

Graduate School, Loyola College, Baltimore, Md., Adjunct Professor, courses in organizational development, human relations in school management, managing conflict, relationship training, cooperative and collegial learning, 7/76 to the present.

University of Maryland, College Park, Md., Department of Curriculum and Instruction, courses in supervision, staff development, instructional methods, analysis of teaching, teaching, coaching and reflecting, The Fourth R, organizational change, cooperative and collegial learning, multicultural education, performance assessment, active learning, action research, profession development schools- 8/1986 to 8/2001

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School, Gratz College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, courses in human relations for school administrators, supervision and staff development, managing conflict in the schools- 1996 to the present.

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School, Baltimore Hebrew University, Baltimore, Maryland- Human Relations for School Administrators, Supervision and Staff Development for Jewish Educators, Summer, 2002 to the present

Certification: Advanced Moodle Certificate  (Moodle is an online course management system)

Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate, and certification in  supervision and administration.

Special Assignments :

Co-author (with Elaine Solomon) of Tech Tuesday column of BabagaNewz beginning September, 2011 to the present.

Creator and author of blog on mentoring Jewish students and teachers, http://richarddsolomonsblog.blogspot.com/, from April 2009 to the present.

Co-designer and co-teacher (with Elaine Solomon) of program to train eighth grade students at Temple Emanu-EL religious school, Tucson, Arizona to become teaching assistants while in high school, and Jewish educators when in college, 2006 to the present time.

Member of the University of Maryland Redesign Committee on Teacher Education, academic year 1997-98.

Consultant to the University of Maryland Center for Teaching Excellence Grant-Project Title: “Community Building for a  Large Lecture Class, Introduction to Public Administration and Public Policy,” August 1994 to May, 1995.

Consultant to the Task Force on Teacher Development, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, “The Video Guide to Jewish Teaching”, 1994-1995.

Consultant to University of Maryland Center for Teaching Excellence Grant- Project Title: “Active Learning Techniques for Teaching Large American Government Courses” August, 1991-June, 1992.

Staff and Organizational Consultant, Maryland State Department of Education, Disruptive Youth Programs, Pupil Services Branch, Baltimore, Md. 8/84-6/86.

Dissertation “The Effects of Values Clarification Instruction on the Values of Selected Junior High School Students,” 1977.

Selected Publications:

Chapter

Practical Reflection Activities and Exercises for Experiential Learning and Professional Growth (2014). Jewish Experiential Education. Ed. David Bryfman. LA: Torah Aura.

Some Thinking Skills and Social Skills that Facilitate Cooperative Learning. (1992) Enhancing Thinking Through Cooperative Learning. Neil Davidson and Toni Worsham, Editors, New York: Teacher’s College Press. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson and Elaine C. L. Solomon).

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles

Solomon, R . (December 7, 2011). Web tools for Jewish formal and informal experiential education. HaYidion. (co-authored with Deborah Price Nagler. http://www.ravsak.org/news/477/53/Web-Tools-for-Jewish-Formal-and-Informal-Experiential-Education/d,HaYidion (Retrieved, December 7, 2011)

Solomon, R (October 11, 2011). Linking the Silos Between Jewish Formal and Informal Education. Ramat-Gan, Israel: The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education. http://www.lookstein.org/articles/link_jiee.pdf (Retrieved, October 11, 2011).

Solomon, R. (September, 8, 2011).  Reinventing Jewish formal and informal learning through Jewish integrated experiential learning. Jewish Education Change Network, JESNA; http://www.jedchange.net/profiles/blogs/a-new-resource-from-dr-richard-solomon (Retrieved September 9, 2011).

Flexner, P. & Solomon, R.  (July 27, 2010). Blended learning, web 2.0 technology, and Jewish education. The Jewish Educator. http://thejewisheducator.wordpress.com

Can Blended Learning Enhance Jewish Education? A Call to Action. (July, 19, 2010). JE3. NY: JESNA http://www.jesna.org/je3/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=119:can-blended-learning-enhance-jewish-education

The Application of Mentoring to Teaching: New Eight Stage Developmental Ladder for Mentoring. (November 16, 2009). Proceedings of the  International Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Co-authored with E. Solomon and H. Bor), 91-100.

Cooperative Learning: Research and Implementation for Jewish Education (Summer, 2009). Jewish Educational Leadership. 7(3). (Co-authored with N. Davidson)

Development Ladder for Students and Teachers in a Jewish Day School. (December, 2008). RAVSAK Journal, HaYidion. 18-21. http://www.ravsak.org/news/155/125/Developmental-Ladder-for-Students-and-Teachers-in-a-Jewish-Day-School/d,HaYidion/

A New Career Development Ladder for Professional Development for Supplemental and Day School Teachers  (January, 2008). In Creative Solutions to Educational Challenges, Lookjed Electronic Professional Learning Community, The Lookstein Center, Bar-Ilan University. http://lookstein.org/lookjed/read.php?1,16568,16568#msg-16568

From Madrichim to Expert Educators: New Career Ladder for Professional Development for Supplementary and Day School Teachers (Fall 2007), Jewish Education News, CAJE,  28 (3). (Co-authored with E. Solomon and H. Bor). http://caje.wikispaces.com/Jewish+Education+News

The unique role of the school-based supervision team in a secondary professional development school model (Spring 2001). Maryland Association of Teacher Educators Monogragh, Successes in Teacher Education, 20-23. (co-authored with Susan E. DePlatchett and Patricia Costantino)

Staff development in Cooperative Learning Using Cooperative Structures and Relationship Skills (1996). Resources in Cooperative Learning, Harlan Rimmerman, Editor, San Juan Capistrano, CA: Kagan Cooperative Learning. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson).

Cooperative dimensions of learning. (1993). Cooperative Learning, 13, 2, 37-43. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson.)

Cooperative Learning Techniques for Teaching Large American Government Courses: A Pilot Project (1992) , Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State Political Science Association, Buffalo State College,  April 24, 1992.

Social Skills and Cooperative Learning. (1991) MAACIE Cooperative News, 5,2, 1,4-6.

A Ten-step Program for Teambuilding. (1991) Tomorrow’s Business Leader, 23 (1),  8-10.

Cooperative Learning and the Relationship Skills: Tools for Positive Social Development. (1990)  Cooperative Learning, 11,2,  25-27. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson).

The Fourth R, Relating, Curriculum for Young Adolescents. (1987) TEAM, The Early Adolescent Magazine, 10-14.

Affective Response to Ability Group Experience in High School. (1975) The Journal of Social Psychology, 95, 289-290. (Co-authored with Stephen Wolk).

Selected

Publications:

Books

Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Lesson Plans for Pre-Service and In-Service Judaic Educators. (October 15, 2010) Tucson, AZ: Imago Press. (Co-authored with Elaine C. Solomon) http://www.omnilit.com/product-toolboxforteachersandmentorslessonplansforpreserviceandinservicejudaiceducators-472245-278.html

Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond (Summer, 2009). Tucson, AZ: Wheatmark Publishers (Co-authored with Elaine Solomon). http://www.wheatmark.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BS&Product_Code=9781604942682

Encouraging Skillful, Critical and Creative Thinking: Participant’s Guide (2009). Tucson, AZ: Fourth R Consulting (Co-authored with N. Davidson).

Encouraging Skillful, Critical and Creating Thinking: Instructor’s Guide (2009). Tucson, AZ: Fourth R Consulting (Co-authored with N. Davidson).

Encouraging Student Responsibility and Self-Discipline Within a Community of Learners.: Participant’s Guide. (2004). Tucson, AZ: Fourth R Consulting (Co-authored with Elaine C. Solomon).

Encouraging Student Responsibility and Self-Discipline Within a Community of Learners.: Instructor’s Guide. (2004). Tucson, AZ: Fourth R Consulting (Co-authored with Elaine C. Solomon).

Mentoring Teachers in a Professional Learning Community: Participant’s Guide (2003). Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson and Elaine C. Solomon).

Teaching For, Of and About Thinking: Instructor’s Guide (1998). Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson).

Teaching For, Of and About Thinking: Participant’s Guide (1998). Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson).

The Handbook for the Fourth R III: Relationship Activities for Cooperative and Collegial Learning, (1993) Vol. III. Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc. (Co-authored with Neil Davidson and Elaine C. Solomon).

The Handbook for the Fourth R: Relationship Skills, (1987). Vol. I, Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc. (Co-authored with Elaine C. Solomon).

The Handbook for the Fourth R II: Relationship Skills for Group Discussion and Process, (1987) Vol. II., Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc. (Co-authored with Elaine C. Solomon).

The Student’s Handbook for the Fourth R: Relating, (1987). Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc., (Co-authored with Elaine C. Solomon).

The Relationship Book: The Young Adolescent’s Guide for Learning the Relationship Skills, (1987) Columbia, MD: National Institute for Relationship Training, Inc.. (Co-authored with Elaine C. Solomon).

Selected

Publications:

Feature Editor

From 9/2011 to the present Richard and Elaine Solomon co-write the Tech Tuesday column of BabagaNewz.

From 9/88 to 5/89 Richard Solomon wrote a column, “Relationships and Student Leaders,” in  Leadership for Student Activities published by the Division of Student Activities, National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Selected   

Presentations

“Mentoring Ladder from Pre-K Through Graduate School, to Teaching and Beyond”. NewCAJE4,, July 29, 2013, Nichols College, Dudley MA.

“How to Embed Reflection into Experiential Education and Professional Development”. July 29, 2013, Nichols College, Dudley MA.

“Introduction to Creating a Teacher-Friendly Online Community of Practice (CoP) for Selected Complementary and Day School Staff”. NewCAJE 4. July 28, 2013. Nichols College, Dudley, MA.

“Brave New World: Technology for Jewish Educators”. July 15, 2013. Baltimore Hebrew Institute, Towson University, Towson, MD.

“Toolbox 2.0-3 and Toolbox 2.0-4: Introduction to Web Technology for Professional Development in Complementary Schools”. Blended online learning course, Spring, 2013. Jewish-education.org . Tucson, AZ.

“Toolbox 2.0-1 and Toolbox 2.0-2: Introduction to Web Technology for Professional Development in Complementary Schools”. Blended online learning course, Spring,  2012. Jewish-education.org . Tucson, AZ.

“Innovative Professional Development: A Ladder to Recruit, Develop, Promote and Retain Jewish Educators and Leaders for our Day and Supplementary Schools.” Moreh L’Morim Conference, July 31-August 3, 2011. Siegal College, Cleveland, Ohio.

Third International Online Conference: Mofet Institute. “Innovative Paradigm for Recruiting, Developing, Promoting and Retaining Judaic Educators, Mentor Teachers, Teacher Educators and Leaders”. January 26, 2011.

Third International Online Conference: Mofet Institute. “Enhancing Jewish Teaching Through Blended Learning” .January 25, 2011.

Mid-Winter Jewish Educators Conference of the Greater Phoenix Board of Jewish Education. “ Teaching the Hagim Through Cooperative Learning. “ Scottsdale, Arizona., January 31, 2010.

Mid-Winter Jewish Educators Conference of the Greater Phoenix Board of Jewish Education. “Training Madrichim to Become Teachers in Our Supplemental Schools.” Scottsdale, Arizona, February 1, 2010.

International Conference on Mentoring, “The Application of Mentoring to Teaching: New Eight Stage Developmental Ladder for Mentoring”. Albuquerque, New Mexico,  November 16, 2009

MANAJE Conference, “Supervisory Competencies of the Mentor Teacher: Interpersonal, Observational and Reflection- Part Two,” Pearlstone Conference Center, Reisterstown, Maryland, August 11, 2009.

  

MANAJE Conference, “ A New Model to Recruit, Develop, and Retain Jewish Educators: Innovative Career Development Ladder for Jewish Educators- Part One,” Pearlstone Conference Center, Reisterstown, Maryland, August 9, 2009.

Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning. “Supervisory Competencies for Adult Peer Coaching: Interpersonal and Observational Methods” . Rockville, Maryland, Afternoon of July 20, 2009.

Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning. “ Instructional Strategies to Engage the Adult Learner. Rockville, Maryland, Morning of July 20, 2009.

Congregation Kneseth Israel, Shabbat Guest Speaker, “Does Jewish Learning Keep You Young?”, Annapolis, Maryland, July 4, 2009.

Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona,Jewish Teachers Conference, “Mentoring Madrichim and Mentoring Madrichim Teachers”, October 26, 2008.

CAJE Annual Conference, “New Career Development Ladder for Jewish Educators in Day and Supplemental Schools.” Burlington, Vermont, August 13, 2008.

Maryland Teacher Mentoring Program Managers, “Mentoring as a Vehicle for Building Professional Learning Communities”, Keynote Presenter, Prince George’s County Maryland, October 29, 2002

Lilly Conference on College Teaching-East, “Twelve Step Recovery Program for Lectureholics: Active Learning,” Evening Keynote Presentation Towson, Maryland April 12, 2002

Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, “ Ideas that Work: Building Meaningful Field Experiences and Motivating Professional Development in a PDS,” New Orleans, Louisiana, February 20, 2001

Annual Conference of the National Staff Development Council, “Encouraging Student Responsibility and Self-Discipline,” Washington, D.C., December 9, 1998.

Annual Conference of the National Staff Development Council, “Cooperative Learning and Constructivism,” Vancouver, British Columbia, December 9, 1996.

Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education, “Cooperative Dimensions of Learning,” Portland, Oregon, 7/10/94

Annual Conference of the Jewish Educators Association, “Team and Community Building for Jewish Educators,” Holiday Inn, Bethesda, Maryland, 3/7/94.

Annual Leadership Education Conference, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, ” Cooperative Learning and the Fourth R, Relationship Skills as Pedagogy for Leadership Education,” University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia. 7/13/93 .

Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education, “A Process Model for Multicultural Education that Emphasizes Cooperative Learning and the Relationship Skills,” Toronto, Canada, 5/29/93.

Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education, “Cooperative Learning and Relationship Skills: Essential Tools for Staff Development,” Utrecht, the Netherlands, 7/1/92.

Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education, “The Fourth R and Cooperative Structures as Essential Tools for School-Based Staff Development and Organizational Change”, Baltimore, Maryland, 7/7/90.

American Association for Higher Education Conference on School/College Collaboration, “Collaborating with Schools from a Campus-Based Perspective”,  Chicago, Illinois, 6/19/90

Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education, “Welcome to the Fourth R: The Relationship/Social Skills for Cooperative Learning”, Baltimore, Maryland, 7/8/90.

Annual Conference of the National Staff Development Council, “The Fourth R and Cooperative Structures As Essential Tools for School-Based Staff Development and Organizational Change”,  Anaheim, California, 11/29/89.

Annual Conference of the National Staff Development Council, “Leadership Training and Community Service: A Curriculum to Prepare Students for the 21st Century” Anaheim, California, 11/31/89.

National Symposium on Staff and Curriculum Development for Cooperative Learning, “The Fourth R: Relationship Skills and Cooperative Structures for School-Based Staff Development and Organizational Change,” San Francisco, California, 1/26/89.

National Education Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Leadership Conference, “The Teacher As a Relationship Trainer for the School, “Dayton, Ohio, 2/88.

Selected Consultations and

Presentation Topics

I have done consultations and presentations on numerous topics locally, throughout Maryland, in different parts of the United States and in other countries. These events were short-term and long-term in duration depending upon the need. Below is a list of topics that I have addressed:

Community building, social and relationship skills, multicultural education, constructivist teaching, the change process, leadership and leadership pedagogy, service learning and community service, team and community  building, mission building, coaching, reflection, active learning, authentic learning, cooperative learning, Cooperative Dimensions of Learning, school climate, interpersonal, group and organizational conflict resolution, school climate, creating a cooperative learning environment, process consultation, classroom discipline, classroom management, facilitating classroom discussions, managing conflict in the schools, site-based decision making, performance assessment, portfolios, and self-management.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, “Beginning Teacher Assistance Program”, academic year, 1998-1999.

High Point High School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, “ Team Building for the Ninth and Tenth Grade Teams”, academic year,1997-1998.

Thomas Stone Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, “School and Community Building”,  academic year, 1996-1997.

Maryland Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board, “Teambuilding and Consensus Building”, Columbia, Maryland, November 2, 1995.

Education Summit of Parris Glendening Administration, Executive Staff of Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland State Teachers Association, “Mission and Teambuilding”, Baltimore, Maryland, May 10, 1995.

Oxon Hill Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, “Community Building”, academic year 1994-1995.

Doane College, Lincoln, Nebraska ,”Leadership Pedagogy and Service Learning”, 11/5-7/94.

Calvert County Public Schools, “Cooperative Dimensions of Learning Training,” academic year 1993-1994.

Milford Mill High School, Baltimore County, “Team and Community Building, and Conflict Resolution”, academic years 1990-1992.

Charles Carroll Middle School, Prince George’s County, “Conflict Resolution Curriculum for Social Studies,” Summer, 1991.

Waterloo Regional Catholic School Board, Kitchener, Ontario, “The Fourth R and Cooperative Structures As Essential Tools for School-Based Staff Development and Organizational Change”, 4/21-22/92, and 5/7-8/90.

Lancaster-Lebanon Pennsylvania Summer Symposium, “Cooperative Learning and the Relationship Skills”, Summers, 1988-1992.

Bladensburg and DuVal High School, Prince George’s County, “School Change and Staff Development Consultant,” academic year 1989-1990.

Houston, Texas Regional School Districts, “Cooperative Learning, Relationship Skills and Thinking Skills” , 6/18-23/89.

Maryland State Teachers Association, Leadership Training Summer Institute, “Relationship Training for Teachers”, Summers, August, 1986-88.

Professional 

Organizations

* Maryland Association of Teacher Educators

* Maryland Council of Staff Developers

* National Council of Staff Developers 

* International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education

* Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

* New CAJE

* Jewish Education Service of North America

* Network for Research in Jewish Education

* Jewish Education Change Network

* International Society for Technology in Education

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WordPress can be used to enable Judaic Studies students to create their own e-portfolios: Sharing Favorite Videos

WordPress can be used to enable Judaic Studies students to create their own e-portfolios: Sharing Favorite Videos

For example, click on the following link to see a host of YouTube video tutorials that can empower Judaic Studies students and teachers to create their own web-based Judaic knowledge products such as podcasts, documents, photo albums, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/user/rdsolomonphd/videos .

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WordPress can be used to enable Judaic Studies students to create their own e-portfolios: Sharing Favorite Images

An e-portfolio is a collection of digital artifacts (i.e. documents, images, podcasts, video files, links, etc.) that demonstrate one’s knowledge mastery. In this particular case, we want to demonstrate how WordPress can be used by Judaic Studies students to show their master of Judaic knowledge. In this first post, we will share Judaically themed images related to Sukkot.

 

Mobile Sukka Sukka in the desert Sukka in the military Sukka made of Legos Sukka on a balcony Sukka on a bicycle Sukka on a boat Sukka on a mountain Sukka on a Porch  Sukkah on a balcony Sukkah on a truck Sukkot on a Plaza Sukkot on a Street Sukot in a neighborhood

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WordPress can be used to enable Judaic Studies students to create their own e-portfolios: Sharing Favorite Links

Now we will demonstrate how WordPress can be used to enable Judaic Studies students to create their own e-portfolios in which they share their favorite links:

For example, below you will find some of the links related to empowering Judaic Studies students and teachers to use web tools and apps for Judaic instruction and staff development.

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