The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Teachers has opened registration for the Fall, 2013 semester of online courses. The Online Academy runs two tracks of courses for professional development of teachers: The Online Academy for Teaching Jewish Studies and Hebrew and The Online Academy for Teaching Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The Fall semester begins on October 13, 2013. Students registering before September 1, 2013 will receive a 10% discount on their tuition.
The Academy courses focus on didactics and providing a variety of practical tools for teaching. Those who complete a full study program are eligible to receive a certificate of specialization in the didactics of the field they have studied studied, recognized and approved by the Israel Ministry of Education. The course developers and instructors are all senior staff members in colleges of education and universities.
Description of Academic Tracks:
- The Online Academy for Teaching Jewish Studies and Hebrew - This track focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, teaching techniques, and online technological tools in order to improve instruction in areas of Jewish education such as Bible, Talmud, Mishnah, and so on. It also deals with the acquisition of knowledge, tools, and skills for teaching Hebrew as a foreign language from both the theoretical and the practical points of view, namely, the use and instruction of the language in a variety of age group in Israel and abroad.
- The Online Academy for Teaching Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language - This track focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for integrating advanced information and communication technologies into teaching, as well as familiarizing the student with multimedia tools and online collaborative environments for teaching English as a foreign language.
- Courses in Spanish - In addition to the above tracks, MOFET International offers courses in Spanish for Spanish speaking educators who seek to develop their teaching skills.
Visit the MOFET Online Academy website for course listings and registration information.