Courses

This course will focus on the theories and methodologies for teaching English as a Second Language that can be applied in the mainstream classroom.  Using the Hebrew language as a simulated immersion experience, students will be given several opportunities to experience what it is like for the...

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Semester: Fall A: (8/22 to 10/16)

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Propaganda, oppression, and assault evolved over time in Germany but, once perfected, was quickly enacted in countries subsequently conquered by the Nazis. Each country and its population, however, had different responses and interactions with Nazi rule depending on a range of factors.  This...

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Semester: Fall B: October 24-December 18

Finding it difficult to get a handle on teaching Modern Israel to secondary students?  Using objective, primary sources, without an advocacy or political agenda, we will explore the themes of Peoplehood, State Building and State Keeping, Culture and Society and the Arab-Israel Conflict to...

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Semester: This four week course begins on October 23rd.

Are you tired of your students spending more time on their devices than paying attention in class? Do you have limited access to computers or the internet in your school?   This four-week class will explore how to use the technology your students already have - their smartphones - to...

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Semester: This four week course begins on October 23rd.

Food is far more than nourishment; it provides an important window to view the deepest values of a culture. Preparing, eating, and even discussing Jewish food establishes a strong group identity with Judaism, and links us individually with our families and our people's past. At the same time, in...

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Semester: Online Session A: ( 8 weeks: April 26-June 20)

This course explores the basic themes, structure, and background of the Sabbath liturgy.  The liturgy will be examined in the light of its relationship to biblical roots and to parallel rabbinic texts.  Its concepts will be discussed as embodiments of basic rabbinic Jewish values in their...

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Semester: Fall B: October 24-December 18

This course is designed for teachers with limited or no prior knowledge of sign language. Students will experience various signing systems including American Sign Language (ASL), Signing Exact English (SEE) and Pidgin Sign Language (PSL). Through music, video, manual practice and role play,...

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Semester: Jun 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

This course is designed for teachers with limited or no prior knowledge of sign language. Students will experience various signing systems including American Sign Language (ASL), Signing Exact English (SEE) and Pidgin Sign Language (PSL). Through music, video, manual practice and role play,...

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Semester: Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

This course is designed for teachers with limited or no prior knowledge of sign language. Students will experience various signing systems including American Sign Language (ASL), Signing Exact English (SEE) and Pidgin Sign Language (PSL). Through music, video, manual practice and role play,...

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Semester: Aug 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

For millions of people, Anne Frank is “the face of the Holocaust.” Consequently, for critical scholars of the Holocaust and Holocaust educators, she is both an opportunity and a challenge. In this class, we will “seize the moment” and do an in-depth study of the Holocaust’s most iconic victim...

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Semester: Summer Institute on Campus week I (July 16-21)

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