The Center for Israel Education and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel are presenting their 20th annual Enrichment Workshop on Modern Israel. For the second consecutive year, the five-day conference is being held online instead of in person.
Topics to be covered across 23 hours of presentations (no more than five hours per day), panel discussions and breakout sessions include Jewish connection to the land of Israel, origins and development of Zionism, formation of Israel identity and politics, Israeli music and culture, Hebrew language and literature, the U.S.-Israeli relationship, Israel and the world ( the Middle East, China, Latin America), the geography of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the history and status of Arab-Israeli negotiations. Pedagogy sessions include students as critical consumers of the media and blogs, tools for blended teaching, use of digital tools, the enhanced “flipped classroom,” engaged experiential learning in the classroom, and applications for the learning of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).
In addition to CIE’s own experts, presenters include world class scholars/teachers, senior Israel learning educators, and active and former politicians and diplomats. Optional but preferred advance viewing of video presentations will enable deeper discussion of topics and additional clarity to developing teaching units.
Educators from day schools, synagogue schools, supplemental educational programs, clergy and staffers from national organizations working directly with students are invited to apply for the limited places available at the workshop. Last year’s workshop drew a record 87 participants from 16 states, Mexico and Guatemala.
Cohorts of multiple members of an institution are encouraged to apply. Participants do not need to know Hebrew or be Jewish.+ More... - Less...
Until Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm
* Registration closes on May 15th
$150.00 Regular registration (after May 1)