Source: Center for Israel Education
The Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) in Atlanta, GA will again be holding a week - long professional development workshop on the history, culture and politics of Modern Israel for teachers of grades 5-12 this summer on June 24-29, 2012. During the workshop, teachers encounter new content material, create curriculum, review and learn new teaching strategies. By the end of the workshop, teachers are formed into teaching cohorts and have established exclusive internet linkages for sharing contemporary and future best practices. Teachers return to their schools with a substantial collection of media material, visual arts, and resource information.
Over 1400 North American teachers from more than 375 Jewish schools have participated in CIE's interactive learning workshops over the last eleven years.
To be considered for participation, teachers must submit a letter of support from their head of school or educational director, stating explicitly that participation in the workshop will guarantee substantial integration or augmentation of new Israel curricula obtained at the workshop. Each teacher must pay a $150 application fee and their travel expenses. All other workshop costs, including meals, single-room hotel accommodations, and reproduction and shipping of resource materials, will be covered by generous grants from the workshop sponsors. Kosher dietary laws are observed.
Additional information about the workshop is available at the CIE website.