Summer Pedagogy Intensive

Program Description

This program incorporates Intensive webinars paired with one-on-one mentoring and independent work designed to provide essential and practical pedagogical training to novice teachers. Participants will begin the upcoming academic year with a systematic approach to lesson planning and the ability to design educationally-sound curricular units. In addition, they will be equipped with a variety of tools for engaging students and establishing a positive classroom culture.


From a 2020 Summer Pedagogy Intensive participant:

It was great working with the JSITT educators. I felt very inspired to become a better teacher and understand the students and their actions. I really enjoyed planning lessons with my mentor and I felt confident in teaching. I enjoyed the lectures that taught me so much important information and techniques. I loved the whole experience and I’m very thankful for this opportunity.

– Eden A., Lauder Ort Jewish Elementary School

Participants will engage in six hours of interactive webinars per week, to be complemented by one-on-one mentoring designed to help participants apply their learning from the webinars to their own curriculum designing and lesson planning. Participants can expect to devote about 15 hours a week to the program.

The Summer Pedagogy Intensive is designed both for Jewish studies teachers already working at a day school and for those who plan to begin teaching at the start of the upcoming school year. Participants should already have subject knowledge background but little-to-no formal pedagogy training.

The program will run entirely online from Tuesday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

  • Interactive 2 hours webinars will run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Hour-long one-on-one mentoring meetings will be scheduled at the participants’ convenience 1 – 3 times a week.

This program costs $1,600 USD. Please inquire about the possibility of receiving a reduced rate.
Please note: Final admittance into the program is dependent upon a commitment of payment of the program fee.

Email Rachel Friedrichs at rachelf@pardes.org.il for more information or click here to apply now.