Building upon the previous successes of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI), the Center for Israel Education (CIE ) now offers the CIE/ISMI Educator Enrichment Workshop on Modern Israel: a week-long opportunity (June 26-30, 2016) for educators and educational leaders to deepen their understanding of Israel’s history, politics, economy and culture, while cultivating participants’ skills in classroom application and best practices. After collaborating with experts and peers, and honing their instructional practices, Educator Enrichment Workshop alumni are uniquely positioned to foster understanding of the significance of Zionism and the State of Israel in Jewish and world history for generations of students.
The CIE one-week workshop offers a comprehensive understanding of modern Israel and provides a wide array of tools for curriculum development and teaching. Workshop sessions are designed to reflect the needs of our cohorts attending, whether adding content or providing additional teaching ideas for curriculum and lesson plan development. Leading the workshop are experienced curriculum, academic, and content specialists from Israel and the United States. Sessions are conducted from Sunday afternoon until Thursday evening. Each day is filled with content, curriculum development sessions, and time for reflecting and processing ideas culled. We anticipate that each teacher will leave the workshop with newly developed Israel curriculum materials, and encourage participants to bring previously created Israel curriculum to the workshop for assessment and possible augmentation.
We encourage teachers who have a direct impact on students to apply for the limited number of available positions. The workshop is geared for teachers in day schools as well as supplemental and congregational schools, teaching 5th through 12th grades.
Education specialists in experiential settings, such as JCC educational directors and lead administrators from BJEs, are also encouraged to submit applications.
Applications are accepted on a first come/first considered basis, with the exception of those applying as a cohort. Each teacher must submit a $150 application fee and is responsible for his/her own air and ground travel expenses. A special travel stipend of up to $250 is available to each participant. All other workshop costs, including meals, single-room hotel accommodations, and reproduction of resource materials, will be covered by generous grants from the workshop sponsors. Kosher dietary laws are observed.
Get more information and register here.