Primary Ivrit Training, March 2015

PaJeS welcomed 44 Ivrit teachers from 27 Jewish primary schools to a training day on the 10th March 2015, led by two experts in Modern Foreign Language training. Catherine Cheater ran a session for Key Stage 1 Ivrit teachers focused on planning and assessment in addition to integrating Ivrit with the early years’ curriculum. Bernadette Clinton ran a workshop for Key Stage 2 Ivrit teachers focusing on Assessment. We received some excellent feedback from teachers who participated in the training:

“Amazing session about assessment, really useful information... the session was fun, interesting and informative”

“The session with Catherine was fantastic, opened my eyes to the amount of vocabulary I should teach little ones and gave me new ideas. I found her very knowledgeable.”

Good to hear what other people do in their lessons and share useful ideas”

As well as organising training days and an annual Ivrit conference, our primary Ivrit advisory teacher, Dalia Wittenberg, regularly visits teachers to give support and guidance in line with each school’s specific needs. This includes long-term planning, lesson observations and feedback, lesson planning and advice on making the best use of the Ivritbeclick programme. For example, she gave an induction to two new Ivrit teachers at Wolfson Hillel Primary School in August 2014 and conducted joint lesson observations with the school's headteacher in October. She visited Eden Primary several times in January to advise Ivrit staff on planning, lesson structure and assessment. The headteacher emailed her afterwards saying Thanks so much for the session last week. I know that everyone found it very useful.”



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