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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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Poverty in the United States is often seen as a matter of choice and personal responsibility - we work hard, and they don't. In reality, the difference between "us" and "them" can often be as random as a layoff, divorce, death in the family, medical emergency, or natural disaster. Nevertheless,...

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Semester: The dates for this course will be Sept 15,16 & Sept. 29, 30

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: Spring B: February 27-April 30

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

Built on the foundation that professional educators never stop honing their craft, this course affords personal reflection on instructional practices, as well as strategies to improve record keeping, school and home communication, and student involvement in all areas of education.  It will also...

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

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Reaching beyond pedagogy, this course focuses on the interior life of the student, exploring the territory where fears, doubts, ambitions, hidden influencers, and motivations reside. Using resources, reflection papers, transferable assignments, and a shared inquiry model, participants will gain...

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Semester: This course is offered on campus, the weekends of November 3,4 and November 17,18

Modeling dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity to enliven K-12 classroom content is a key part of this course. Discover the connection between movement, the brain, and learning. Examine implicit learning, class cohesion activities, content-based kinesthetic activities, brain breaks, and...

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Semester: This course is offered on campus, the weekends of October 6,7 and October 20,21

The style of teaching, based on four basic personality types, will be explored and compared. Participants will delve into an understanding of their own style and organizational preferences while at the same time building a clearer understanding of the needs of each personality type in the...

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

This course presents practical strategies for educators to develop both personal and professional creativity. This applied course provides information on fostering creative strengths in the classroom setting including- flexibility and creative problem solving. A second...

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

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This course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition, physical activity and wellness. From stress management and emotional health, to overall well-being, it explores personal health, beliefs and individual health behaviors to aid in personal and professional excellence. It offers key...

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Semester: This course will take place on campus the days of March 2, 3 & 16, 17. It will also include online sessions during the time between on-campus meetings.

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