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Titles of all evaluated learning experiences in Education - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

Varies (generally 220 classroom hours, 16 instructor contact hours).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify key elements in a well run classroom; define the teacher's role and responsibilities in the classroom; describe the role of play in the curriculum; organize a unit and lesson plan; and provide age appropriate materials and games.

Instruction:

Major topics include: the role of play and extra-curricular activities in childhood development; introduction to curriculum design; creation of the physical and emotional environment to learn; and effective communication with children.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Ma'alot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:

Varies (generally 200 classroom hours, 16 instructor contact hours). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: organize a unit and lesson plan; provide age appropriate materials and games; employ social science and the arts in developing a curriculum to enhance different learning styles;apply reading theories to build reading readiness and reading skills; assess the effects of physical and emotional environment on children and teacher behavior; communicate with families and staff effectively; apply strategies that support children's divergent thinking and problem solving skills; and adapt strategies to the diverse needs of children.

Instruction:

Major topics include: curriculum design and implementation in childhood education; lesson planning, skills in communicating with children; classroom management and collaborating with parents and staff. This course emphasizes the application and implementation of the theories taught through supervised teaching internship.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify special needs; suggest various intervention approaches; and implement and evaluate these approaches.

Instruction:

This course is designed to convey critical knowledge of intervention approaches and techniques for specialized educators. Major topics covered are: types of learning disabilities, behavior disorders, developmental disorders, IEP's (individualized education plans), principal intervention approaches, techniques associated with these approaches, the intellectual, physical, emotional, and external influences of successful intervention strategies, the factors that foster healthy development within intervention milieus, and the evaluation of selected approaches.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Special Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the ways in which situational conditions within a client's social network impact on individual functioning and treatment outcomes; draw an eco-map to represent this social situation; and develop an intervention plan to address these issues.

Instruction:

Major topics are: components that make up the social systems of one's life, the relationship between these various components, the resources needed to assist individuals in special education settings, various intervention approaches in times of crisis.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Special Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: assess student profiles; organize the learning environment of a group or individual with special needs; apply specific instructional strategies; individualize activities; and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities.

Instruction:

With a theoretical orientation and within a practical setting, this course focuses on the program planning process involved when working with specific groups or individuals with special needs. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation). 

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify the major topics covered in the course and gain skills to enable them to employ effective classroom management techniques.

Instruction:

Major topics are: emotional and social needs; understanding children's behavior;  fundamentals of classroom dynamics; effective classroom management, and home-school communication.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify and describe the main topics covered in the unit for instruction in Pentateuch/Mishna/Gemara and prepare an instructional  lesson focused on the Holidays.

Instruction:

Major topics are: methods and strategies in teaching Jewish Studies Curriculum content areas, goals of teaching, uniqueness of teaching Jewish studies; and creation.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Ma'alot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate awareness of technology available for educating children with diverse needs in an inclusive classroom and evaluate and design a technology tool or program used for children with special needs.

Instruction:

Major topics are: a review of the various types of learning difficulties; the technologies available for the special education population; the available computer software; the application of computer software to specific learning difficulties; technology adaptations and modifications for children with special needs and instruction in Science and Math.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine child development from birth to six years; explore developmental and learning theories; implement curriculum in a classroom; modify techniques for use with special needs children; evaluate children's progress; maintain communication with families; and implement appropriate behavioral objectives.

Instruction:

Major topics are familiarity with the stages of child growth and development, lesson plans, setting up a classroom, and modeling appropriate teaching behaviors and strategies.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify and describe the fundamentals of the learning process and thereby plan for and implement instruction in the elementary school classroom.

Instruction:

Major topics include: desirable teacher traits, theories of learning, build upon students' background knowledge and experiences, designing a lesson plan, teaching strategies, differentiated learning, Bloom's Taxonomy, Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence, group learning and micro-teaching assessment, evaluation, record keeping and grading.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

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