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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: January 30 to March 26

Over the past twenty-five years, neuroscientists have made some remarkable discoveries about how the brain learns. This course provides classroom applications, strategies, and techniques for translating the current research into authentic classroom practice.

Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

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: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

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: Fall A (2018)

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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

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: On campus during the week of July 23-July 27, with an on-line introductory session beginning the week before and a follow up on-line session the week after.

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: Hybrid Course 2/17-2/18 & 3/3-3/4

With such major technological, social, and economic changes in America, society is under pressure to advance yet retain what is best. This pressure has created opportunities for positive change and also planted seeds of divisiveness and insecurity. Tolerance is the answer. It is an understanding...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

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

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