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Participants in this class will learn to capture indelible moments of their lives in short memoir pieces. Through readings, discussion and writing prompts, they will learn to recognize and practice the use of specific detail and vigorous language, the development of character, dialogue and...

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Designed to provide guidance in the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of research reports and methods commonly used in education and the social sciences. Students will apply this knowledge in their concept paper as they identify an applied action research area of interest, prepare a...

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Semester: Hybrid course ( Begins online June 19,2018. Students come to Summer Institute on campus ( July 15- July 17)

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

For many of our families, a primary expression of Jewish identity is through tikkun olam (repair of the world) or social justice work, rather than through prayer or ritual. There is no shortage of real & immediate needs that require our attention: international refugees, border...

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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

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

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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This course will examine the cooperation between industry and the Nazi regime with a focus on the quest for German economic independence, the exploitation of laborers, and the financial ruin of the victims.

Semester: Fall Online Session A: August 22 – October 23, 2018

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