Teaching with Impact

Overview

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.

Eligibility

This program is open to:

  • Center Directors located in the United States who teach about Israel or who are adding new courses about Israel to their regular rotations;
  • 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.

Logistics

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 North America, lodging, and food during the workshop. 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.

Applications

Please check back in spring 2021 to apply for the 2022 Teaching with Impact workshop.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION DETAILS

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.); and
  3. A statement that describes your experience teaching about Israel and/or your hopes for teaching about Israel (no longer than two paragraphs).

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.