Educators will engage with the State of Israel’s past, present and future at the 22nd annual Enrichment Workshop on Modern Israel, held online by the Center for Israel Education and the Emory University Institute for the Study of Modern Israel from July 23 to 25.
With the theme of “Israel@75: Challenges, Successes and a Look to the Future,” the workshop will build on CIE experience training more than 3,500 teachers. All participants will receive a package of resources for classroom use and will be entered into a raffle for a gift card from bookseller Steimatzky USA.
Institutions are encouraged to send at least two people to maximize the impact, and the $150 application fee is waived for cohorts of three or more. A bonus gift is available for referrals.
The program is for Israel educators at Jewish day schools, synagogue schools, supplemental learning programs and adult education providers. The workshop also suits Jewish professionals whose organizations educate about Israel.
An past attendee says she was hesitant to teach Israel for fear of incorporating her biases, but “CIE workshops have given, and will hopefully continue, to give me tools for teaching this complicated and ever changing subject.”
The sessions will cover content and pedagogy so educators can thrive from the start of the school year, whether they bring modern Israel into observances of the fall holidays or open fact-based, nuanced discussions of Israel’s proposed judicial overhaul.
For more information, testimonials and the application form, visit israeled.org/workshop. Apply early for a chance at half off the fee.
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