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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

How students perceive themselves as learners in the classroom has a marked effect on motivation and success. This course investigates how mindsets are developed, and what role they play in engagement, effort, and academic achievement. Course content focuses on the development of a framework for...

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Semester: On campus during the week of August 6 –August 10

This course introduces fundamental concepts in the field of moral development and moral education as presented in theoretical, empirical and pedagogical literature.  Course content focuses on the relationship between human development and lifelong trajectory of growth and learning. This course...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

The traditional reward-punishment model does little to promote achievement; however, concrete researched-based ways to motivate students do exist. Motivation as it applies to the learning process will be examined, including: basic human needs, the driving force behind all human behavior,...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

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An examination and analysis of process and steps necessary to determine need and to create and evaluate appropriate projects within an educational organization.

Semester: Hybrid Course ( Begins online June 19, 2018. Students come to Summer Institute on campus (July 17 – July 19)

Faith-based nonprofit organizations operate according to a complex set of state, federal and common law standards and have limitations on nonprofit activities that include political lobbying and campaigning, fundraising and for-profit business activities.  This course provides the fundamental...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

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Educators have to juggle many tasks throughout the day, but dealing with parents can be one of the most stressful and challenging. This course will analyze the similarities and differences of today’s parents as compared to previous generations. Various parenting techniques and skills will be...

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Semester: January 30 to March 26

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. This course will take...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

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

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