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  1. 1. International webinars Burning topics in teacher education The Online Learning and Teaching Environments (OLE The MOFET Institute in Israel December 2008
  2. 2. The New Frameworks for Teacher Education in Israel: Rationale, Conceptual Perspectives & Implementation <ul><li>This online discussion provides a broad view of the recent reform in teacher education in Israel: the background and context in which The New Frameworks for Teacher Education were initiated, the guiding principles and goals of the committee that developed the frameworks, the important recommendations and their implications. </li></ul>Wednesday, December 10 th , 2008, from 19:00 to 20:30 Israel time [GMT+2] <ul><li>Prof. Tamar Ariav </li></ul><ul><li>President of Beit Berl Academic College, Israel </li></ul><ul><li>A member of the Council for Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Chair of the committee of new outlines for teacher education </li></ul><ul><li>Fields of interest and research: evaluation and study planning, teacher education policy </li></ul>Registration fees: 30$. For registration please click here Back to the menu
  3. 3. The Boundaries of Think-Aloud as Practiced by Teacher Educators <ul><li>Teacher educators use think-alouds to assist their student-teachers understand how teaching and learning interact by presenting aspects of their pedagogical decision making and showcasing these for discussion, analysis and criticism. This study was carried out simultaneously by teacher educators in Israel, Australia, and Canada. The presenters will discuss their self-study through the use of their think-alouds and the contributions of think alouds to their student-teachers. </li></ul>Prof. Lea Kozminsky, Kaye Academic College of Education Beer Sheva and The MOFET Institute, Israel Registration fees: 30$. For registration please click here Thursday, December 18, 2008 from 20:00 to 21:30 Israel time [GMT + 2] Prof. Tom Russell , Queen’s University, Canada Prof. Amanda Berry , Monash University, Australia Back to the menu
  4. 4. Self-construction in Computer-Mediated Discourse: Theoretical and methodological perspectives <ul><li>The lecture r will present s and illustrate s the theoretical and methodological frameworks of a discourse-oriented approach to the study of self-construction in computer-mediated discourse (CMD). The approach foregrounds the process of discursive positioning – a central theoretical construct and a methodological principle. It also shows how micro- and macro-levels of analysis can be integrated in the exploration of self-construction in CMD. </li></ul>Prof. Kupferberg is a professor of discourse analysis at Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel, where she founded the Shahak Institute for Language, Society and Communication, chaired the M.Ed. program &quot;Language Education in a Multi-cultural Society&quot; and the English department. Registration fees: 30$. For registration please click here Wednesday, January 14 th , 2009 from 19:00–20:30 Israel time [GMT+2] Back to the menu
  5. 5. The Bilingual Brain: Lexical organization and cognitive consequences <ul><li>Knowing more than one language is typical for life in the 21 st century. Brain-based research on bilingualism attempts to understand how the brain organizes two (or more) languages, which representations are shared across languages and which are unique. This talk will deal with current neuroscience research that addresses questions about lexical organization in a bilingual individual’s brain and the cognitive consequences of being bilingual. </li></ul>Dr. Gal Ben-Yehuda, Post-doctoral Scholar the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh Registration fees: 30$. For registration please click here Wednesday, March 4 th , 2009 from 20:00 to 21:30 Israel time [GMT+2] Back to the menu
  6. 6. Multimedia Authoring: A Shared Workshop in AutoPlay Media Studio <ul><li>Workshop attendees will learn how to create an Interactive RichMedia Application for CD/DVD. Based on material prepared in advance, participants will integrate diverse Media in a well designed package. During this workshop the participants work on will be an electronic Yearbook. </li></ul><ul><li>The workshop will be held in three weekly sessions of 3 (academic) hours each: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part I: February 3 rd , 2009, 17:00 – 19:30 - Israel time [GMT+2] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part II: February 10 th , 2009, 17:00 – 19:30 - Israel time [GMT+2] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part III: February 17 th , 2009, 17:00 – 19:30 - Israel time [GMT+2] </li></ul></ul>Mr. Yossi Klein , Jerusalem College of Education, Israel NewMedia consultant for hi-tech companies, and a member of the Israel Ministry of Education Committee that developed the Digital Video Curriculum Registration fees: 75$. For registration please click here Back to the menu
  7. 7. What exactly is an online encounter? <ul><li>Synchronous presentations using PPT and video </li></ul><ul><li>An interactive discussion between the presenter and the audience using audio </li></ul><ul><li>Written and nonverbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>A major advantage of online encounters is the fact that there is no need to travel to take part of an event. </li></ul><ul><li>All you need to do in order to participate in the activities from home is to turn on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions please contact us at: [email_address] </li></ul>Back to the menu
  8. 8. About us <ul><li>The unit of the Online Learning and Teaching Environments (OLE) of The MOFET Institute in Israel is dedicated to: </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the professional development of educators and teacher educators with regard to a variety of teaching and learning topics </li></ul><ul><li>Using the online environment as a communications channel. </li></ul>OLE Team ole@macam.ac.il Back to the menu
  9. 9. <ul><li>We look forward to meeting you online during our sessions! </li></ul>