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Professional Development at iTaLAM

The goals of our professional development training are to provide teachers who teach iTaLAM programs with the best tools, skills, and content, to enable students in the Diaspora to study Hebrew and Jewish heritage.

 

Training Institute:

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Our training institute are the most comprehensive programs offered. The face-to-face training track includes six full days of professional development, four days during the summer and an additional two days in the winter. The training program offers a variety of possibilities for educators, for teachers who are new to implementing the program, as well as experienced users and for principals and coordinators, to better understand the various parts of the iTaLAM program.

 

Grants, for iTaLAM training for up to 2 teachers, are available from the Avi Chai Foundation to eligible schools. More information on eligibility for a grant can be found here.

 


Summer 2019 Training Institutes

We are happy to invite you to join the 2019 iTaLAM Summer Training Institutes.  

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  The teacher courses this year have been revamped with a focus on experiential learning and differentiated instruction!

  • NEW! Workshops to adapt the curriculum to fit the time constraints in your school
  • NEW! Practical workshops for teaching in small groups (rotation) or a teaching model for full class instruction with individualized work on the digital component.
  • NEW! Administrator and Hebrew/Judaic Studies Coordinator path – Only two days.
  • NEW! At Ramat Rachel – Special sessions for Shlichim who will be teaching iTaLAM
  • We continue to differentiate with a special track for veteran iTaLAM teachers

The face to face training will take place on the following dates and places:

  • June 24 – 27, 2019 in Wilshire Grand Hotel, New Jersey, USA
  • July 15 – 18, 2019 at Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem, Israel

Administrators, coordinators and teachers who cannot attend the face to face training will have the opportunity to participate in online training with synchronized video conference meetings or personalized training/coaching.  

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Location Dates Administrator /Coordinator Pricing Teacher Pricing Tracks
New Jersey Wilshire Grand Hotel West Orange, NJ June 24–27, 2019 Single Room: $480 1 Night/2 Days June 24-25, 2019 Double Room: $880 Single Room: $1130 Commuter: $630 iTaLAM 1 iTaLAM 2 iTaLAM 3 iTaLAM 4 TaL AM 5* Administrator /Coordinator Track (2 days: June 24–25, 2019)*
Jerusalem Hotel Ramat Rachel Jerusalem, Israel July 15–18, 2019 Single Room: $480 1 Night/2 Days July 15-16, 2019 Double Room: $880 Single Room: $1130 Commuter: $630 iTaLAM 1 iTaLAM 2 iTaLAM 3 iTaLAM 4 TaL AM 5* Administrator /Coordinator Track (2 days: July 15–16, 2019)* Shlichim AustraliaTrack
Australia   Winter Institutes

Sydney 

25-26 August 2019

   

Melbourne

1-2 September 2019

  Commuter: $350 iTaLAM 1 iTaLAM 2 iTaLAM 3 iTaLAM 4   special workshps for principals – coordinator meeting

  *Contingent on minimum participation

 

 

Grants, for iTaLAM training for up to 2 teachers, are available from the Avi Chai Foundation to eligible schools. More information on eligibility for a grant can be found here.

 

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  What do you need to bring to the training institute?

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

What time does the training begin and when does it end?

  • When you make your travel arrangements, please plan to arrive prior to the start of the program and depart after its conclusion.
  • Check in and registration begin at 8:30 AM on the first day of the training.
  • First session begins at 10:00 AM on the first day of training ant at 9:00 AM on all other days.
  • Each evening, after dinner there will be either a choice of special workshops or a special evening activity.
  • Training ends at 4:00 PM on the final day of the training.
  • Administrators/Coordinators whose track ends on Tuesday, are welcome to stay for the evening program Tuesday night. Please let us know if you plan to stay so that we can make arrangement for your dinner.

Why is it worth your while to participate?

  • You will learn to integrating technology and learning in a blended learning environment
  • Your students’ achievements will improve
  • You will become part of a group of quality teachers in Hebrew and Judaism
  • You will be given encouragement, empowerment and new ideas for teaching

What can you do if you are unable to participate in the face-to-face training?

  • You can register for online teacher training.
  • Click here for details, cost and registration information.

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Winter 2020 Training Institutes

Join the Winter 2020 iTaLAM Training Instituteand 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 2020.   Where and when will it take place?

  • New Jersey: February 10th-13th, 2020
  • Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey

What is the cost of the iTaLAM Training Institute?

  • Communter – $340
  • Double Occupancy Room – $410
  • Single Occupancy Room – $480

Grants, for iTaLAM training for up to 2 teachers, are available from the Avi Chai Foundation to eligible schools. More information on eligibility for a grant can be found here.

    What do you need to bring to the iTaLAM Training Institute?

  • A computer and charger: You cannot use the Learning Management System (LMS) on an iPad. Therefore, we recommend that you bring a Windows laptop or a Chromebook.
  • Headphones
  • 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 learn to integrating technology and learning in a blended learning environment
  • Your students’ achievements will improve
  • You will become part of a group of quality teachers in Hebrew and Judaism
  • 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. 

NEW! Personalized learning with iTaLAM

  • We are offering several specialty tracks:
    • A Track for Administrators and Jewish & Hebrew Studies Coordinators 
    • A track for veteran teachers
    • A track for Special Education Teachers
  • Keep an eye on your email for further information.
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We look forward to greeting you.  The iTaLAM Team


Important Information

iTaL AM 1, 2 , 3, 4 and 5  Training Institutes in parallel tracks are offered in different locations twice during the year:   The Summer iTaLAM Institute – Part I of the Training Institute presents theory and methodology underlying the iTaLAM program, and introduces the units studied during the first half of the school year.   The Mid-year or Winter iTaLAM Institute – Part II of the Training Institute is devoted to the units studied during the second half of the school year, while continuing to expand on the pedagogical approach of iTaLAM.    Tracks offered at the Training Institutes:

  • iTaLAM 1
  • iTaLAM 2
  • iTaLAM 3
  • iTaLAM 4
  • TaL AM 5*
  • Administrator and Hebrew/Judaic Studies Coordinator Track (2 day training)*
  • Track for Shlichim (only at Ramat Rachel Summer Training Istitute)

*Please do not make travel arrangements until we confirm the availability of these tracks.  

  • In grades 1, 2, 3 and 4, 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.
  • Check in and registration begin at 8:30 AM on the first day of the training.
  • Training ends at 4:00 PM on the final day of the training.

Training Institute Benefits

The institutes enable participants to:

  • Study the brain-based learning principles of iTaLAM.
  • Learn the methodology of Communicative & Heritage Language and Literacy Development.
  • Become acquainted with the content, concepts, skills and material of the program.
  • Observe iTaLAM 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.

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