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Winter 2019 Institutes

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Winter 2019 iTaLAM training is fast approaching. Hurry to secure a place at the training.

 

Come to learn about the new and significant innovations in iTaLAM in addition to learning about the content and the Learning Management System (LMS) at the Winter Institute 2019:

  • New! iTaLAM Holidays for first grade and fourth grade
    New! A new digital assessment test for iTaLAM 3
  • New! Training for iTaLAM Torah: Parashat Bereishit, Noah, Lech Lecha, Vayera and Chayei Sarah
  • New! Training for administrators and coordinators                                                                         
  • New! New, sophisticated reports in iTaLAM

This year, we are offering tracks specifically for principals and Jewish & Hebrew Studies coordinators and administrators as well as a track for veteran teachers. Keep an eye on your email for further information.

Location Dates Grades Price
 

New Jersey

Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ

February 11th – 12th, 2019
  • iTaLAM 1,
  • iTaLAM 2,
  • Principals/Administrators
  • YOM SHEKULO TORA – One day special for iTaLAM Torah teachers: $150 (meals included) February 11th or February 12th 
Double Room: $410

Single Room: $480

Commuter: $340

 

 

February 13th – 14th,2019
  • iTaLAM 1,
  • iTaLAM 3,
  • iTaLAM 4,
  • Torah: Parashot Bereishit, Noah, Lech Lecha, Vayera and Chayei Sarah

(TaL AM 5 will be offered contingent on minimum participation)

 


Where and when will it take place?

  • New Jersey: February 11th-14th, 2019

What do you need to bring to the training institute?

  • A computer: It is best to bring the device you use in class, a laptop or a chromebook (on an iPad, you cannot use the Learning Management System – LMS). Therefore, we recommend that you bring a Windows laptop or a Chromebook).
  • Your teacher username and password for iTaLAM (if you have one)
  • A good mood and a willingness to learn and share

Why is it worth your while to participate?

  • You will become teachers who are proficient in integrating technology and learning
  • Your students’ achievements will improve
  • You will become part of a group of quality teachers in Hebrew and Judaism and you will be given encouragement, empowerment and new ideas for teaching

NEW! What can you do if you are unable to participate?

  • You can register for long distance teacher training. Click here for details, cost and registration information. At this point in the year, only courses for Torah and principals/coordinators are open for new registrations.

NEW! Personalized learning with iTaLAM

  • This year, we are offering tracks specifically for principals and Jewish & Hebrew Studies coordinators and administrators as well as a track for veteran teachers. Keep an eye on your email for further information.

We look forward to greeting you. 

The iTaLAM and TaL AM Team


Summer Institute Hotels

Please refer to the following information below for those institutes which do NOT include accommodations as part of the price.

CALIFORNIA

Best Western Plus Carriage Inn
5525 Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

To make your reservation call directly:  818.908.787.2300

Group Rate: $143 per night + tax for 06.18 – 06.21. 2018

To obtain our special rate identify yourself as part of the iTaLAM Group

Special Rate available till 05.28.18

 

MONTREAL

HOTEL RUBY FOO’S

7655  Decarie Blvd.
Montreal (QC) H4P 2H2 Canada

514-731-7701

https://www.hotelrubyfoos.com

To make your reservation call directly  514.731.7701

Corporate Rate: CA$135 per night + tax for June 25 – 28, 2018

To obtain our special Corporate rate identify yourself as part of  iTaLAM

Special Rate available up to arrival time, if not sold out

 

FLORIDA

Holiday Inn Express

8144 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33434

To make your reservation call directly 561.482.7070

Group Rate: $99 per night + tax

To obtain our special rate identify yourself as part of the iTaLAM Group

Special Rate available till 06.27.18


Cancellation Policy
  • Up to 14 days before the institute: full refund
  • Up to 7 days before the institute: 50% refund of the full price
  • After 7 days before the institute, or non-attendance: 20% refund of the full price

Important Info

iTaL AM 1, 2 , 3, 4  & TaL AM 1, 4, 5  Training Institutes in parallel tracks are offered in different locations twice during the year:
The Part 1 or Summer Institute presents theory and methodology underlying the program, and introduces the units studied during the first half of the school year.

The Part 2 (mid-year or Winter) Institute is devoted to the units studied during the second half of the school year, while continuing to expand on the pedagogical approach of TaL AM.

  •  Tracks:
    • TaL AM 1*
    • iTaLAM 1
    • TaL AM 2 + iTaLAM 2
    • TaL AM 3 + iTaLAM 3
    • TaL AM 4*
    • iTaLAM 4
    • TaL AM 5*
    • Torah & Parasha*

*Please do not make travel arrangements until we confirm the availability of this track.

  • In grades 2 and 3, iTaLAM and TaL AM are fully integrated and complementary to one another. Therefore, if you register for one of these grades, you will be training for both iTaLAM and TaL AM.
  • When you make your travel arrangements, please plan to arrive prior to the start of the program and depart after its conclusion.

Institute Benefits

The institutes enable participants to:

  • Study the brain-based learning principles of TaL AM.
  • Learn the methodology of Communicative & Heritage Language and Literacy Development.
  • Become acquainted with the content, concepts, skills and material of the program.
  • Observe TaL AM instruction on videotaped lessons of classes studying with the program.
  • Learn how to assess students’ achievements and use results for planned instruction.
  • Observe alternative teaching approaches and ways of organizing the classroom.
  • Fine-tune instructional skills to serve students’ varied learning styles and needs.
  • Learn to prepare a classroom portfolio and utilize it to communicate the achievements of each student, the curriculum learned, and its linkage to the next grade.

Summer 2019 Institutes
Location Dates Price Tracks
New Jersey

Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ

June 24th-27th, 2019 Double Room: $830

Single Room: $1130

Commuter: $630

iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

iTaLAM 4

TaL AM 4

iTaLAM 2 Torah

(TaL AM 5)*

Jerusalem

Ramat Rachel

July 15th-18th, 2019 Double Room: $830

Single Room: $1130

Commuter: $630

iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

iTaLAM 4

TaL AM 4

iTaLAM 2 Torah

(TaL AM 5)*

*Contingent on minimum participation