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Take a deep dive into the art of crafting and facilitating an interactive text study for adult learners! Learn practical skills, workshop, and teach your newly designed session! Participate in the Pardes Online Adult Educators Bootcamp this winter break (December 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021) and transform the way you teach Jewish texts!
Updated: Nov. 04, 2020
Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Teacher Track is a webinar series designed for educators and administrators serving Jewish day schools. Varied course topics are offered to deepen classroom teachers’ pedagogic knowledge and practice and enhance their understanding of learning, behavior and differentiated instruction.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
The Rimonim Professional Development Program aims to bring innovative pedagogical techniques developed at Herzog College in Israel to English-speaking Jewish educators around the world. The program is a year and a half long and includes an intensive summer semester in Israel, all expenses paid (COVID-permitting). This program is a joint project of Herzog and the Israeli Ministry of Education and is subsidized by the Israeli government, so the cost for the entire program (including the Israel trip) is $750.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2020
The Hashkafa Program as a Framework for the Professional Development of Teachers: The Perceptions of Principals
Professional development communities (PDCs) are professional learning communities for teacher development in schools. Israeli educational reforms made principals responsible for staff professional development and introduced a teacher-led, PDC-based program called Hashkafa for teacher development. The current study examined principals’ views regarding: the teacher characteristics necessary to lead a PDC; the facilitators and barriers to effective PDCs; and the effect of Hashkafa on teacher professional development.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2020
Professional Development Sessions on Pedagogies for Distance and Blended Learning for Jewish Day School Faculty
As day schools plan forward, even in today’s uncertainty, the need to innovate, iterate and improve the remote learning experience is clear. What also has become clear is that some of the teaching methodologies used for at-home learning can also elevate student learning in the physical classroom. With collaborative funding provided by JEIC (the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge) and UnitED (the Diaspora Initiative of the State of Israel), Prizmah is coordinating professional development sessions on pedagogies for distance and blended learning for Jewish day school faculty. Sessions, taught by seasoned coaches from BetterLesson and UnitED, leading experts in the field, will begin in July and continue throughout the summer.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2020
While many fine institutions exist to teach Torah to the next generation of Jewish leaders, rarely are these scholars taught how to teach the Torah that they have learned. Despite the lack of teacher training, Jewish professionals are simply expected to be able to teach Torah well. Pardes institute believes that a significant increase in the number of highly-trained Torah teachers has the capacity to radically change the Jewish community’s relationship to its spiritual and intellectual heritage. Through this teacher training bootcamp (June 21-July 2, 2020), Pardes aims to significantly improve the quality of adult Jewish education in the North American Jewish community.
Updated: May. 13, 2020
Learning, Teaching and Curating: Situated Digital Experience in Museums - A free course during the 2020 Coronavirus global pandemic
MOFET International invites you to attend this free course which will help you create your own online museum to share with your students, colleagues and acquaintances. Museums are the repository of our cultural heritage and thus should become destinations to explore and learn scientific, historic and artistic themes. Students can feel and sense valuable artefacts and handmade objects that shape their lives. The main question is: How do we encourage our visitors to satisfy their curiosity in the museum? Experimental methods and their didactics are the core of this online course. We will see how all museums and heritage sites can be used as places of learning with the UNESCO Best Mobile Practice innovative technology – the Wandering Platform. The free course will begin on April 5 and will include seven synchronized meetings that will take place via the ZOOM™ platform. Notice: This is not a MOOC. As so, the number of participants is limited so hurry and sign up! Free registration ends on 02.04.2020.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2020
Teacher Leadership @The Lookstein Center is for teachers who love and excel at their craft and are committed to ongoing improvement. It is for teachers who care about impacting their entire school community while remaining in the place that they love most, their classroom. Selected participants will emerge from the program ready to become catalysts for ongoing professional growth in their schools. The 16-month program integrates learning, practice, and the development and implementation of a school-specific initiative by each participant.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2020
The Lookstein Center presents "Creating Memory," an arts-based Holocaust education program intended to help young people encounter the Holocaust in a personal, emotional way. This online mini-course will offer practical ideas and implementation techniques for Jewish day school and informal Jewish educators.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020
Ivrit B’Darkenu (Hebrew Our Way) is a newly established non-profit organization, designed to address the needs of Torah based institutions to enhance Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh education for a variety of populations, settings, and formats. Students will have the opportunity to acquire high functional abilities and to experience a sense of success and belonging. The resulting advancement of Hebrew and Limudai Kodesh instruction in Torah-based educational institutions, including schools, camps, and community programs, will enable thousands of students to learn and acquire Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh in a meaningful and experiential way.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020