Based on the request of many teachers, we are happy to invite you to participate in an online training.
For teachers who are unable to participate in training seminars, or can only participate partially, we offer online training. Our online training also offers ongoing support for teachers in the program, as well as refresher sessions, and additional training with iTaLAM instructors.
Online teacher training enables a-synchronic ongoing training throughout the year at a personal pace, combined with synchronized group sessions with an iTaLAM instructor. Training is adapted for various teacher populations and content tracks.
The Summer session of the online course will start August 5th, 2019.
The Winter online course will start Feb 2020.
Schools eligible for the Avi Chai grant will receive a 50% discount on all online training.
More information on eligibility for a grant by the Avi Chai Foundation can be found here.
For whom are these courses intended?
Teachers of iTaLAM 1-4 who cannot attend the face-to-face training institutes
New teachers who are not familiar with with the TaL AM methodology for teaching Hebrew language and Jewish identity
IT professionals, Hebrew Coordinators and anyone that manages the student registration in the iTaLAM program User Management System(UMS)
Is it preferable to participate in the face-to-face training institute or the online course?
We recommend participation in the face-to-face training institutes because there is no substitute for the personal touch. However, at times, due to various circumstances it is not possible to attend. For these cases we are providing an alternate training in an online course. The online course described will be completed over the course of the year and the cost listed covers the entire course.
Objectives of the Course
To learn and to identify the main ideas that are the foundation of the unit being taught: Teaching Hebrew as a language of heritage and communication, involvement with the Jewish Holidays and the basic information about the holiday including the laws and customs as a component to shape Jewish identity.
To recognize and understand the concept of Blended Learning, that allows for differentiated instruction, independent learning and responsibility, flexible learning and other 21st century skills.
Practice preparing blended learning lesson including, digital and traditional learning and which you will share with your colleagues.
Use the LMS to prepare differentiated lessons, based on data, appropriate for the different levels of students in the class.
What are the dates and topics for the group meetings?
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 and August 20, 2019 at 19:00 Israel Time: The start of the year with iTaLAM, Chayei Yom Yom, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 19:00 Israel Time: Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Chayei Yom Yom
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 18:00 Israel Time: Assessment Tests Tentative – will be updated when confirmed
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 19:00 Israel Time: Chanukah and Chayei Yom Yom
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 19:00 Israel Time: Chayei Yom Yom
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 19:00 Israel Time: Tu Bishvat and Chayei Yom Yom
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 19:00 Israel Time: Purim and Chayei Yom Yom
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 19:00 Israel Time: Pesach and Chayei Yom Yom
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 19:00 Israel Time: Israel, Shavuot and Chayei Yom Yom
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 19:00 Israel Time: Assessment Tests Tentative – will be updated when confirmed
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 19:00 Israel Time: Year End Summary
What preparations are requested of the school?
Allow the teachers to meet LIVE in a quiet room – several times a year on dates which will be known in advance.
Allow the teachers to learn on their own several hours.
The teacher will prepare short assignments for each online and offline session
40 Hours for a Beginning Teacher – $1000 annual fee per teacher or $1800 per iTaLAM grade as a school package (no limit on the number of teachers)
18 Hours for a teacher teaching a new grade in iTaLAM – $720 annual fee per teacher or $1600 per iTaLAM grade as a school package (no limit to the number of teachers)
9 Hours for an Experienced Teacher who needs to learn just Torah: Bereishit, Noah and Lech Lecha are currently available – $150 annual fee for a teacher per Parasha
8 Hours for an Administrator or Coordinator – $320 annual fee
Principals and Hebrew/Jewish Studies Coordinators,
Are you looking to expand your knowledge of the programs in your school and acquire valuable tools for managing you students and faculty? iTaLAM is now offering all of these benefits in a convenient online course series. The course emphasizes the development of behavioral skills for managers while providing advanced and practical tools. The course will help principals and coordinators in developing and providing tools for effective and up-to-date management methods that will accompany you in everyday processes, as well as in decision making, management and professional advancement of teachers, and more, Throughout this personal development, you will also acquire personal and interpersonal skills, which will make it easier for you to cope with various managerial positions. The course consists of three online sessions and five offline sessions that you can learn in your free time.