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This course will prepare you to be well informed in the arena of human resources and development. Hiring, training, evaluating, and retaining terrific staff is the goal of any camp director. Personnel issues can bring unwanted challenges. Students will survey best practices and standards for...

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While rooted in the philosophies of past generations, American Judaism has emerged in the twenty-first century as a multi-denominational enterprise. In addition to studying the social history, theology and organizational development of various American Jewish movements’ guests representing...

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This course will provide the necessary foundation for higher education administrators to effectively function in different types of higher education institutions. Attention will be given to budgeting, long range financial planning, and fundraising.

Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This course will provide the necessary foundation for school administrators to effectively function in different types of educational settings. Attention will be given to budgeting, long range financial planning and fundraising.

Semester: Hybrid Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020 Onsite: Summer Institute Sunday to Tuesday (July 12-14)

With the focus on accountability and standards, play has disappeared from early childhood programs birth to grade 4. This course examines the role of play in development and evaluates how play, accountability, and standards are actually fully aligned and complimentary.

Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester A- May 6 to June 30, 2020

This course focuses on the leadership skills essential to working with external constituencies, with diverse opinions and competing interests. The importance of developing positive relationships with boards, unions, local, state, and federal officials, and other interested parties will be...

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The Holocaust raised profound challenges to conventional religious views of reality and the belief that God intervenes in human history. By surveying prominent Jewish and Christian theologians from 1966 to 2006, this course will focus on two major theological questions: (1) Why does God allow...

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The Holocaust raised profound challenges to conventional religious views of reality and the belief that God intervenes in human history. By surveying prominent Jewish and Christian theologians from 1966 to 2006, this course will focus on two major theological questions: (1) Why does God allow...

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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: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This course provides classroom application strategies and techniques for translating the current research in cognitive science on teaching and learning. Beginning with how the brain processes information, course content includes the functions of the senses, working memory, long-term memory,...

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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 Summer 2020 Semester A- May 6 to June 30, 2020 AND Online Fall 2020 Semester A- August 26 to October 20, 2020 AND Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

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 Summer 2020 Semester A- May 6 to June 30, 2020

Students will gain a deeper understanding of professional writing and communications skills. They will develop competence in advanced written and oral communications, research and information literacy, reading and critical thinking.

Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester A- May 6 to June 30, 2020

Provides the theoretical and practical sources for the design implementation of curricula in congregational, communal, or day school settings. Drawing from Jewish and general education sources, the course will examine primary dimensions of program planning, curriculum design and assessment.

The role of the administrator in program and curriculum planning will be examined with an emphasis on financial implications and continuous assessment.

Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

This course will prepare students to manage scheduling, resource allocation, time/cost tradeoffs, risk assessment, task coordination, team-building, progress monitoring, and post-project assessment through a comprehensive overview of project management. Special emphasis will be placed on program...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

(GRADES: All)
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered learning experience through which students master knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge over an extended period of time. Authenticity is the essence of...

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Semester: Summer A: June 1

Seminar for students completing their final thesis or project. Students will be guided to determine the format and approach to their individual assignments throughout the semester through group and individualized discussions. ( For MA in Holocaust and Genocide Students only).

The content of the proposal includes the methodology and content of each chapter, including a thorough review of the literature that either supports or refutes the applied dissertation topic. Once approval is received from the dissertation advisor and Program Chair the student may proceed to the...

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The content of the proposal includes the methodology and content of each chapter, including a thorough review of the literature that either supports or refutes the applied dissertation topic. Once approval is received from the dissertation committee and program chair, the student may proceed to...

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