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Professional Learning Webinars

Summer 2016 Webinar Series: The Pedagogy of Teaching Hebrew in the Religious School Setting

July 21, 2016
Brought to you by the ARJE’s Professional Learning/Continuing Education Team. What do you need to know in order to make informed choices about how to present Hebrew language and decoding in your program? This 3-session series will highlight the most current and relevant theory of the teaching of Hebrew in part time supplementary settings and present practical applications. A combination of scholars and practitioners and our own ARJE Directors of Education, will share their expertise so that you too can have a deeper understanding of the issues. Why do we teach Hebrew? What kinds of Hebrew goals are possible? How can we best prepare our students for Hebrew decoding? How can we help students who struggle with connecting the symbols to the sounds? How are some of our peers making significant changes to their programs? We will hear from three scholars in the field, and practitioners who have worked with them to implement their approaches. Session 1: Thursday, July 21 Sarah Benor from HUC and Rabbi Nicki Greninger The Pedagogy of Teaching Hebrew in the Religious School Setting: Session One (July 21, 2016) from ARJE on Vimeo. Session 2: Thursday, August 4 Lifsa Schachter, Professor Emeritus of Education at Siegal College, author of the Hebrew Through Movement Curriculum, and Why Bonnie and Ronnie Can’t Read and What You Need to Know to Help Learners Decode Hebrew Efficiently, both published in The Journal of Jewish Education, and Rabby Stacy Schlein The Pedagogy of Teaching Hebrew in the Religious School Setting: Session Two (August 4, 2016) from ARJE on Vimeo. Session 3: Thursday, August 11 Vita Nemirovsky of Homeworks Education Consulting on the application of the Orton Gillignham method of teaching reading to Hebrew phonetic reading in Religious school settings. Author of the curriculum being used in some Pittsburgh schools, and Liron Lipinsky Slitrik, Director of Education at the J-JEP in Pittsburgh. The Pedagogy of Teaching Hebrew in the Religious School Setting: Session Three (August 11, 2016) from ARJE on Vimeo.