This framework offers courses in 2 different programs:
Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the program: Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language
The program focuses on expanding the participants' knowledge of the didactics of teaching the language: Grammar (context-dependent), vocabulary, literature and expression. All courses in this program are instructed in Hebrew.
- Sentence Syntax and Text Syntax (Hebrew) - Instructor: Dr. Orly Albeck. The course focuses on topics dealt by the modern syntax: The structure of the sentence and the text, semantic and pragmatic attributes of the sentence and the text.
Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the program: Teaching Jewish Studies
The objective of the program is to improve and update skills and methods pertaining to teaching various areas of Jewish Studies such as Talmud, Mishnah, the Bible, and so on.
- Teaching Mishnah - Goals and Skills (English) - Instructor: Dr. Avraham Walfish. In this course participants will examine methods of teaching Mishnah, the foundational document of Talmudic Literature and Oral Law.
- Methods in Teaching Talmud (English) - Instructor: Dr. Tzvi Kanarek. This course is an in-depth look at the logical character of the Talmud. Study of the stages of the editing and the compilation of the Talmud will serve as a foundation for the examination of a variety of sugyot and the typology of those sugyot.
- Teaching Aggadah - Midrash, Talmudic Stories, Parables and Sayings (English) - Instructor: Dr. Daniel Raviv. This course deals with the most fundamental components of Aggadah in the literature of the sages, as well as with the manner in which Aggadah can be included in the teaching process.
- Teaching Narrative in Chumash - A Multifaceted Approach (English) - Instructor: Dr. Ruth Walfish. The purpose of the course is twofold: to analyze different stories in the Chumash, and to figure out the best ways to teach them.
- Teaching Jewish Time: Shabbat and the Tishrei Holidays (English) - Instructor: Rabbi Reuven Spolter. This course deals with the first half of the Jewish Calendar commencing with the concept of sanctity of time, and then looking at strategies to teach the individual holidays, beginning with Shabbat, and proceeding through the Tishrei holidays.
- Teaching Jewish Time: From Chanukah to the Birth of Israel (English) - Instructor: Rabbi Reuven Spolter. This course analyzes the difference between Biblical and Rabbinic holidays, describing their nature and how they are observed. As these holidays include several days which focus on the creation of the State of Israel, we will look for ways to teach our students about the Holocaust and Zionism.
- Our Values after the Holocaust (English) - Instructor: Dr. Moshe Shner. This course discusses the universal and Jewish meaning of the Holocaust, the ways it affected our identity, the ways it entered our moral language and ethics and the ways it should be part of our educational work today.
- Using Web 2.0 Tools to Transform Teaching and Learning (English) - Instructor: Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky. The course focuses on free Web 2.0 tools for furthering communication, collaboration, constructivist and project-based learning, and the creation of compelling course content.
- Using Technology to Teach Talmud and Torah She'Baal Peh (English) - Instructor: Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky. The course focuses on both specialized Talmudic applications and free Web 2.0 tools for furthering communication, collaboration, constructivist and project-based learning, and the creation of compelling course content.
- And thou Shalt Tell thy Son: Holocaust Commemoration Day Ceremony (English) - Instructor: Mr. Israel Rabinowitz. This course for preserving the memory of the Holocaust, aims to respond to the above questions in a manner that combines interactive and interdisciplinary activity.
- Dilemmas Regarding Teaching Israel in the Diaspora (English) - Instructor: Prof. Yehuda Bar Shalom. Teaching about Israel is one of many challenges that the Jewish educational world faces in the present. In this course we will define the challenge and then search for and present optimal ways to teach about Israel in different educational settings.
- Workshop for Teaching Hebrew: Tools, Implementation and Experience (Hebrew) - Instructor: Ms. Rachel Naparstek. This workshop emphasizes practical tools for teaching the Hebrew language.
- Theory and Practice of Teaching the Hebrew Language in the Diaspora (Hebrew) - Instructor: Prof. Luba Charlap. The course is mainly a theoretical introduction to teaching the language by outlining directions for the practice of teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language.
- Integrating Technologies into the Teaching of the Jewish Year Cycle (English) - Instructor: Dr. Elaine Hoter. During this course teachers will learn and practice a variety of multimedia tools and programs and together form interactive lesson plans for the various Jewish festivals for their pupils.
The cost for each course is $250 with reductions for multiple course enrollments. Click here for additional info
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