The first Teacher Training course for the Hebrew classes in the Liberal Jewish congregations in the Netherlands was organised in 2010 in cooperation with Rimon, the Jewish Education Centre of the Union and the Department for Jewish Education at the Leo Baeck College in London.
Overview of the program:
Each Sunday morning: 2 hour lecture on a Jewish topic.
After lunch: 2 lecture hours on pedagogy/didactics,
followed by practice in a longer workshop.
On the Sundays the students developed lessons to give during the intermediate weeks. The results were reported and discussed at the following meeting.
Throughout the two years the students were observed and recordings made for personal video coaching.
Between the meetings additional courses were given in areas where the students' knowledge needed strengthening.
- Basic pedagogy/didactics
- Jewish studies I: the festivals, the calendar, God, Israel, life cycle
- Jewish studies II: History, Tanach, Rabbinic Literature
- Hebrew: integrating Hebrew in the class room, singing/music.
In the fall of 2013 a second Teacher Training, a basic training with 13 students, was again organised together with Rimon.