Hebrew Conference for Primary School Teachers
October 25, 2013
On October 28, a Hebrew Conference for Primary Teachers from across Australia is taking place at Moriah College’s Hamakom in Sydney.
The schedule will include sessions on integrating drama and IT into the Hebrew classroom and Hebrew and Jewish singing for the classroom. Hebrew language workshops will explore cultures of thinking and effective teaching, differentiation, assessment of key learning areas and grammar.
Debbie Conn, Director of Hebrew at Moriah College said: “I am very excited to have been involved in the inaugural Primary Hebrew Conference. It has been a collaborative process between the Heads of Hebrew at Moriah, Emanuel, Mt Sinai and Masada and we have gained a great deal from meeting and planning regularly over the past few months. I am hoping that this Conference will be the first of many to come and that it will address the needs of our teachers.”
The Zionist Federation of Australia is supporting the conference and was able to secure Dr Dvir Abramovich to deliver the keynote address on “The fundamental importance of Hebrew and Hebrew culture for the Jewish community”. Dr Abramovich, the Israel Kipen Senior Lecturer in Hebrew studies, is Director of the Centre for Jewish History and Culture at The University of Melbourne.
Dr Abramovich said: “Hebrew will always be crucial and central to Jewish education and I am proud to speak at this gathering which reaffirms the importance of Hebrew in our schools. I have no doubt that this ground-breaking initiative will be an incredibly enriching educational experience for all participants and will further empower teachers to instil a love for Hebrew learning in their students and lead to innovative curriculums.”
Teachers are encouraged to bring along samples of successful, exciting Hebrew lessons to discuss during the interactive workshops.