Course Offerings

Here are all the Jewish Education courses offered within various tracks. 

Courses

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This course examines the relationship between law, public policy, and current issues in P-12 education. Course content analyzes historical and contemporary legal, political, and ethical issues of public and private schooling, with an emphasis on state and federal educational law, the political...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

The 21st Century offers a great many challenges to teacher including significant advances in technology and a changing landscape in the law. Education professionals and administrators must be aware of federal and state common law, legislation and regulations in the performance of their duties....

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Semester: Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18

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The course will cover a variety of techniques and themes in teaching Jewish history. We will study the teaching of local Jewish history and the use of oral history, and techniques for working with historical artifacts, including physical artifacts and textual artifacts, as well as uses of art...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

Music is an integral part of Jewish life, and a valuable tool for use in a wide variety of Jewish educational settings with students of all ages.  This course will focus on ways in which music can be used to enhance the teaching of a variety of subjects including Bible, holidays, history, Israel...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18

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This course focuses on the application of instructional design principles to the planning of instruction. Course content examines the use of traditional instructional design practices, as well as progressive instructional design theories that respond to the needs of 21st century learners. Course...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

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This course looks at the history of supervision from secular and Jewish perspectives, both of which provide the foundation for present day practice.  After studying Developmental Supervision, Adult Learning, and the role of interpersonal skills in the supervisory arena, the course also...

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Semester: Traditional Semester: January 2 – April 23

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Lessons of the Holocaust reflect current concerns with racism and propaganda, ethical aspects of science and government as well as illustrate the complexities of human behavior and moral choice. This unique course will provide educators with significant historical, sociological and psychological...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 – August 13, 2018

Many early childhood educators would like to teach Torah stories to young children, but are not sure of how to approach narratives that often have complex themes or contain difficult situations.  This course explores the reasons for working through these complexities in order to teach Torah to...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

This course will survey the history and present state of the Jewish Diaspora, focusing on the Jewish communities apart from the United States.

Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

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In the Jewish world, one basic skill is to know how to how to fashion a discussion, a devar Torah, or a short sermon on  the Torah portion that is read that week in synagogue, called in Hebrew the parashat ha-shavua. In the last three books of the Torah. there are many portions that have little...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18

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