Teaching with Impact


The Teaching with Impact Workshop is a three-day intensive program designed to help scholars who teach about Israel become better instructors. This dynamic workshop offers instruction in the latest innovations in pedagogy, workshop time to revise or design a state-of-the-art syllabus about modern Israel, discussions about the challenges of teaching about Israel abroad, and opportunities for networking and sharing of best-practices.

Specific topics include: using backward design and alignment, creating lesson plans for student engagement, employing formative vs. summative assignments, applying Bloom’s Taxonomy, incorporating authentic assignments, preparing for difficult situations in the classroom, creating evaluation plans, using rubrics, and more. The program is held in January of each year in the suburbs of New York City.


This program is open to:

  • Doctoral students currently located in the United States who are conducting research on modern Israel and who plan an academic career in the United States;
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows currently located in the United States who are pursuing a research agenda about modern Israel and who plan a career in the United States; and
  • Tenured, Tenure Track, or contract faculty located in the United States who teach about Israel or who are adding a new course about Israel to their regular rotation.


The next Teaching with Impact workshop will take place on January 7-9, 2019. The program starts mid-day on the 7th and runs through mid-day on the 9th. This is an intense professional workshop that will run from morning through evening; please do not plan to bring family to the workshop with you. Participants must bring a laptop and either a syllabus about modern Israel to improve or an idea for a new course about modern Israel to develop. The Institute covers economy transportation to and from the workshop within the United States, lodging, and food during the workshop.


Please follow the link to our online application form. Applications are due annually by October 30th.


To be considered for participation in the Teaching with Impact Program, please submit the following materials:

  1. Our online application;
  2. An academic curriculum vitae (C.V.);
  3. A statement that describes your experience teaching about Israel and/or your hopes for teaching about Israel (no longer than two paragraphs); and
  4. The name, email address, and phone number for two faculty members who are willing to serve as a reference.

NOTE: Please include your full name on all documents you upload with your application.

Participation in this workshop is competitive. Following the application deadline, the Institute will contact you if you are accepted into the program.