Aimed at new (1-5 years) Judaic Studies teachers of grades 4-12, this program scheduled for July 15th- 29th, 2008, combines professional development with Judaic learning in Jerusalem. The program has tracks for teachers of upper elementary, middle, and high school classes in Community, Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox day schools.
The program will consist of the following elements:
- development of a curricular unit
- Torah lishma
- Pedagogy workshops
- Collegial sharing sessions (on school issues and curriculum)
- Field trips, evening programs and optional Shabbat programming
- Developing relationships with other Judaic text teachers
The cost of tuition, housing, and most meals is provided by grants.