Training Program for Limudei Kodesh Principals and Trainers for Jewish Schools, France
Name of implementing organization:The Andre and Rina Neher Institute, Paris
Date of initial project approval:February 2012
Project aims and objectives
To train Jewish Studies Principals, who will lead the Limudei Kodesh team; to develop curriculum and teaching tools; and to supervise teachers
The project includes three principal teaching units: (1) Jewish Knowledge (109 hours); (2) Pedagogics for Teaching Jewish Studies (236 hours); (3) Development of Other Professional Skills, including supervisory skills; management skills; and ability to design educational materials (102 hours).
The program is comprised of weekly sessions; a 7-day seminar in Israel in February (49 hours); and a 9-day seminar in Paris, in July (63 hours). The second year includes 27 weekly 4-hour sessions (108 hours); a 7-day seminar in Israel in December (49 hours); a 4-day seminar in Paris in February (28 hours); and a 6-day seminar in Paris, in July (42 hours). In Year 2, each participant also will be provided with 15 hours of coaching to deepen his knowledge of a specific field. Schools will locate the coaches. Each participant will take part in four annual classroom visits, together with a supervisor who will guide him in formulating observations and recommendations. There are a total of 220 hours of instruction during the first year, and 227 hours in the second year.
Pincus Fund support is for only the program components which take place in France.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
The project includes a minimum of 15 participants.
TYPE OF PARTICIPANT & CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
The program is intended for candidates with at least 5 years of teaching experience, and recommendations from a school Director or a school network manager. Candidates must have at least two years of undergraduate education in Jewish Studies, and they must have mastery of Hebrew.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION?
The project is conducted by the Andre and Rina Neher Institute.
Main budget elements
Scholarships for participants