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Summer 2018 (TaL AM/iTaLAM)

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Please note:

torahFor teachers who teach iTaLAM Torah, at the institutes in Jerusalem and New Jersey we will have a whole day dedicated to the training for teaching iTaLAM Torah.

In addition, teachers who teach only Torah track, you can attend the one day training at a special reduced price ($150 including breakfast and lunch):

Jerusalem (Ramat Rachel) – Thursday, July 19th

New Jersey – Thursday, August 23rd

Please let us know what Parashot you will be teaching this year.

NEW! What can you do if you are unable to participate?

  • You can register for long distance teacher training. Click here for details, cost and registration information.

NEW! Personalized learning with iTaLAM

  • This year, we are offering tracks specifically for principals and Jewish & Hebrew Studies coordinators and administrators as well as a track for veteran teachers. Keep an eye on your email for further information.

Early Bird Discount

  • Those who register up to 4 weeks before the institute will receive a $30 discount on the cost of their registration fee. (ie California by May 21st; Montreal by May 29th; Jerusalem by June 18th; Florida by July 9th; New Jersey by July 23rd)

Hotels 

  • For information regarding hotels for those institutes which do not include accommodations, please see the section below titled Summer Institute Hotels.
Location Dates Price Tracks Recommended Hotel
California

Heschel Day School, Northridge

 June 18th-20th Commuter: $590 (includes lunch and refreshments) iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

(TaL AM 1, TaL AM 4, iTaLAM 4, TaL AM 5, Torah)*

BEST WESTERN PLUS Carriage Inn
5525  Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
818-787-2300
http://www.chmhotels.com
To make your reservation call directly:  818-908-787-2300
Group Rate: $143 per night + tax for 06.18 – 06.20.2018
To obtain our special rate identify yourself as part of the iTaLAM Group
Special Rate available until 05.28.18
Montreal

Hebrew Academy, Côte Saint-Luc

June 26th-29th

(Tues/Weds/Thurs  8:30AM-4:00PM)

(Friday 8:00AM-11:00AM)

Commuter: $680 (includes lunch and refreshments) iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

(TaL AM 1, TaL AM 4, iTaLAM 4, TaL AM 5, Torah)*

HOTEL RUBY FOO’S

7655  Decarie Blvd.
Montreal (QC) H4P 2H2 Canada

514-731-7701

https://www.hotelrubyfoos.com

To make your reservation call directly  514-731-7701

Corporate Rate: CA$135 per night + tax for June 25 – 28, 2018

To obtain our special Corporate rate identify yourself as part of  iTaLAM

Special Rate available up to arrival time, if not sold out

Jerusalem

Ramat Rachel

July 16th-19th Double Room: $810

Single Room: $1110

Commuter: $610

TaL AM 1

iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

iTaLAM 4

TaL AM 4

TaL AM 5

Torah

Florida

Donna Klein Jewish Academy, Boca Raton

August 6th-9th Commuter: $680 iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

(TaL AM 1, TaL AM 4, iTaLAM 4, TaL AM 5, Torah)*

Holiday Inn Express

8144 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33434

To make your reservation call directly 561-482-7070

Group Rate: $99 per night + tax

To obtain our special rate identify yourself as part of the iTaLAM Group or click here.

Special Rate available till 06.27.18

New Jersey

Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ

August 20th-23rd Double Room: $810

Single Room: $1110

Commuter: $610

iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

iTaLAM 4

TaL AM 4

(TaL AM 1, TaL AM 5, Torah)*

*Contingent on minimum participation

Location Dates Price Tracks Details
Australia

Melbourne

ZFA Conference

August 12th-14th

(ZFA Conference: 12th-13th)

TBD iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

For details and registration, please contact Hagit Bar-On hagitb@italam.org

 

We are happy and excited to invite you to the Summer iTaLAM and TaLAM Training Institute that will take place at different times and places around the world. We invest heavily in professional development and we encourage you to join, learn, develop and succeed in teaching Hebrew language and Jewish identity in an effective way!

 

Where and when will it take place?

 

  • California: June 18 – 20, 2018
  • Montreal: June 26 – 29, 2018
  • Jerusalem: July 16 – 19, 2018
  • Florida: August 6 – 9, 2018
  • New Jersey: August 20 – 23, 2018

 

What will we learn?

 

  • The principles of the teaching method: From the brain research on language acquisition the study/teaching of Hebrew in Hebrew, and the use of the Hebrew environment
  • Familiarity with the curriculum for the class:
    • Chayei Yom Yom
    • Holidays in the month of Tishrei
    • Torah with iTaLAM: Parashot Bereishit, Noah and Lech Lecha
  • The digital teacher: Teaching in a online environment, how?
  • LMS (Learning Management System): Formative and summative assessment reports used to guide the teaching and the learning.
  • UMS (User Management System): How do we begin? Enrolling students and teachers.
  • Blended learning in the classroom. How to create a blended learning lessons.

 

What is the cost?

 

The cost  detailed in the chart above depends on the number of days and the location of the training.

 

What do you need to bring to the training institute?

 

  • A computer: It is best to bring the device you use in class, a laptop or a chromebook (on an iPad, you cannot use the Learning Management System – LMS). Therefore, we recommend that you bring a Windows laptop or a Chromebook).
  • Your teacher username and password for iTaLAM (if you have one)
  • A good mood and a willingness to learn and share

Why is it worth your while to participate?

 

  • You will become teachers who are proficient in integrating technology and learning
  • Your students’ achievements will improve
  • You will become part of a group of quality teachers in Hebrew and Judaism and you will be given encouragement, empowerment and new ideas for teaching

 

NEW! What can you do if you are unable to participate?

  • You can register for long distance teacher training. Click here for details, cost and registration information.

 

NEW! Personalized learning with iTaLAM

  • This year, we are offering tracks specifically for principals and Jewish & Hebrew Studies coordinators and administrators as well as a track for veteran teachers. Keep an eye on your email for further information.

 

We look forward to greeting you. Please register here.

The iTaLAM and TaL AM Team


Summer Institute Hotels

Please refer to the following information below for those institutes which do NOT include accommodations as part of the price.

CALIFORNIA

Best Western Plus Carriage Inn
5525 Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

To make your reservation call directly:  818.908.787.2300

Group Rate: $143 per night + tax for 06.18 – 06.21. 2018

To obtain our special rate identify yourself as part of the iTaLAM Group

Special Rate available till 05.28.18

 

MONTREAL

HOTEL RUBY FOO’S

7655  Decarie Blvd.
Montreal (QC) H4P 2H2 Canada

514-731-7701

https://www.hotelrubyfoos.com

To make your reservation call directly  514.731.7701

Corporate Rate: CA$135 per night + tax for June 25 – 28, 2018

To obtain our special Corporate rate identify yourself as part of  iTaLAM

Special Rate available up to arrival time, if not sold out

 

FLORIDA

Holiday Inn Express

8144 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33434

To make your reservation call directly 561.482.7070

Group Rate: $99 per night + tax

To obtain our special rate identify yourself as part of the iTaLAM Group

Special Rate available till 06.27.18


Cancellation Policy
  • Up to 14 days before the institute: full refund
  • Up to 7 days before the institute: 50% refund of the full price
  • After 7 days before the institute, or non-attendance: 20% refund of the full price

Important Info

iTaL AM 1, 2 , 3, 4  & TaL AM 1, 4, 5  Training Institutes in parallel tracks are offered in different locations twice during the year:
The Part 1 or Summer Institute presents theory and methodology underlying the program, and introduces the units studied during the first half of the school year.

The Part 2 (mid-year or Winter) Institute is devoted to the units studied during the second half of the school year, while continuing to expand on the pedagogical approach of TaL AM.

  •  Tracks:
    • TaL AM 1*
    • iTaLAM 1
    • TaL AM 2 + iTaLAM 2
    • TaL AM 3 + iTaLAM 3
    • TaL AM 4*
    • iTaLAM 4
    • TaL AM 5*
    • Torah & Parasha*

*Please do not make travel arrangements until we confirm the availability of this track.

  • In grades 2 and 3, iTaLAM and TaL AM are fully integrated and complementary to one another. Therefore, if you register for one of these grades, you will be training for both iTaLAM and TaL AM.
  • When you make your travel arrangements, please plan to arrive prior to the start of the program and depart after its conclusion.

Institute Benefits

The institutes enable participants to:

  • Study the brain-based learning principles of TaL AM.
  • Learn the methodology of Communicative & Heritage Language and Literacy Development.
  • Become acquainted with the content, concepts, skills and material of the program.
  • Observe TaL AM instruction on videotaped lessons of classes studying with the program.
  • Learn how to assess students’ achievements and use results for planned instruction.
  • Observe alternative teaching approaches and ways of organizing the classroom.
  • Fine-tune instructional skills to serve students’ varied learning styles and needs.
  • Learn to prepare a classroom portfolio and utilize it to communicate the achievements of each student, the curriculum learned, and its linkage to the next grade.

Winter 2019 (TaL AM/iTaLAM)
Location Dates Price Tracks
New Jersey

Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ

February 11th-14th, 2019 Double Room: $410

Single Room: $480

Commuter: $340

iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

iTaLAM 4

TaL AM 4

iTaLAM 2 Torah

(TaL AM 5)*

*Contingent on minimum participation


Summer 2019 (TaL AM/iTaLAM)
Location Dates Price Tracks
New Jersey

Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ

June 24th-27th, 2019 Double Room: $830

Single Room: $1130

Commuter: $630

iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

iTaLAM 4

TaL AM 4

iTaLAM 2 Torah

(TaL AM 5)*

Jerusalem

Ramat Rachel

July 15th-18th, 2019 Double Room: $830

Single Room: $1130

Commuter: $630

iTaLAM 1

iTaLAM 2

iTaLAM 3

iTaLAM 4

TaL AM 4

iTaLAM 2 Torah

(TaL AM 5)*

*Contingent on minimum participation