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Track of Study: New Teachers

New teachers and teachers who will be teaching a new grade level for the first time are invited to sign up for a comprehensive introductory course for their selected iTaLAM curriculum.

 

Courses are available for iTaLAM grade levels 1–5.

Price

Price: $420 

 

Course Dates and Descriptions

How do we learn?

The course includes 16 online meetings divided as follows:

Six meetings during summer break plus 10 synchronous meetings during the course of the school year. Detailed dates are in the table below.

The meetings will be delivered as experiential, interactive workshops. The course is accompanied by a content rich training site with presentations and videos that allow self study and review of materials at a convenient time for you.

The website will be open for independent learning starting July 1 

When?

 

New Teacher Training for iTaLAM 1, iTaLAM 4 and iTaLAM 5

Year Long Track

Meeting 1

Monday, July 26, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 2

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 3

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 4

Monday, August 2, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 5

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 6

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 7

Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 8

Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 9

Sunday, November 7, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 10

Sunday, December 12, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 11

Sunday, January 9, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 12

Sunday, February 6, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 13

Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time 

Meeting 14

Sunday, March 20, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 15

Sunday, April 3, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 16

Sunday, May 1, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time 

**This meeting already took place. The recording of the session is available to all registered participants.

 

New Teacher Training for iTaLAM 2 and iTaLAM 3 

Year Long Track

Meeting 1

Monday, July 26, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. ** 

Meeting 2

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 3

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 4

Monday, August 2, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 5

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. **

Meeting 6

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Israel Time. ** 

Meeting 7

Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 8

Sunday, October 17, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 9

Sunday, November 21, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 10

Sunday, December 19, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 11

Sunday, January 16, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 12

Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 13

Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time 

Meeting 14

Sunday, March 27, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 15

Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time

Meeting 16

Sunday, May 1, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Israel Time 

**This meeting already took place. The recording of the session is available to all registered participants.

The course syllabus will be sent to all registered participants.

General Course Description:

Are you teaching iTaLAM next year? At the online course you will learn everything you need.

 

  • Principles of the method for teaching a communicative heritage language
  • Curriculum material, big ideas, organization of the materials in the Daily Life, Holidays and Shabbat units
  • Methods to teach the program in face-to-face and distance learning
  • Using the digital program for teaching and monitoring the progress of the learners
  • Adapting and differentiating the program to meet the needs of the school, the teacher and the students.
  • Practice writing blended lesson plans combining the program’s digital and print materials
  • Familiarity with the Learning Management System (LMS) that provides designer reports and summaries about student progress

The course is full of practical ideas for optimizing teaching and it will answer questions and provide solutions to challenges that arise in the classroom.

iTaLAM 1

Ariot – Ariot is iTaLAM’s program for Hebrew reading acquisition. Together with Ariot, the students learn the letters and the different sounds. 

Shalom – In the Shalom unit, the students learn the vocabulary that surrounds them in the classroom (Shalom BaKita) in their home and in the environment outdoors (Shalom BaBayit uBaChutz). 

Holidays – The holiday unit (Chagim) accompanies the students throughout the Jewish year teaching the students the stories, commandments and customs for each holiday.

iTaLAM 2

Tov BaKita uBaBayit – The Tov BaKita uBaBayit unit continues to guide the students through their daily life. Hebrew vocabulary and language constructs that deal with the student’s environment and daily life are expanded.

Holidays – The holiday unit (Chagim) accompanies the students throughout the Jewish year reviewing and expanding upon the stories, commandments and customs for each holiday taught in prior years.

iTaLAM 3

BeHatzlacha – The BeHatzlacha unit enriches and expands the world of children’s Hebrew around four main topics: memory, rules for successful learning utilizing multiple intelligences that help us perform different actions successfully and a deeper acquaintance with the children in both the virtual and real class and understanding the differences between people, their strengths and weaknesses and what makes each person unique.

Holidays – The holiday unit (Chagim) accompanies the students throughout the Jewish year reviewing and expanding upon the stories, commandments and customs for each holiday taught in prior years. In iTaLAM 3 we emphasize the connection between the past and the present.

iTaLAM 4

HaKitah HaMeuchedet – the HaKitah HaMeuchedet unit expands the circle and deals with issues of a united group and the uniqueness of the individual within the group. Values, vocabulary and language patterns around the theme of the united class are explored and students learn to resolve problems with the help of a unique model.

Holidays – The holiday unit (Chagim) accompanies the students throughout the Jewish year reviewing and expanding upon the stories, commandments and customs for each holiday taught in prior years. In iTaLAM 4 we expand 

the student’s knowledge and understanding of the historical events related to the holiday.

iTaLAM 5

HaKitah HaChoshevet – In this unit, the world of Hebrew surrounds several topics: Beginnings, Thinking Hats (Kovaei HaChashiva) – strategies for resolving problems, Fables and What I want to be when I grow up – meeting various professionals and more.

Holidays – The holiday unit (Chagim) accompanies the students throughout the Jewish year reviewing and expanding upon the stories, commandments and customs for each holiday taught in prior years. In iTaLAM 5 we continue to expand the student’s knowledge and understanding of the historical events related to the holiday.