The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning has established and articulated visions and standards of practice for its faculty. Two of our key strengths are our unique approach to the use of our curriculum and the key role students play as active adult learners and participants. Details for our 2017 Melton Faculty Seminar:
Melton Faculty Seminar: Adult Learning in Theory and Practice
Monday, August 14 at 2:00 pm – Tuesday, August 15 at 4:00 pm
The Melton Faculty Seminar will focus on the best practices of adult learning, addressing key questions such as:
- What is Transformative Learning, and how do we make it happen in Melton?
- How do I choose among texts and create engaging teachable moments in the Melton classroom?
- What are some suggested methodologies for creating substantial interactivity in my classroom?
- How do I juggle between the goals of literacy and relevancy?
The orientation will enable new and returning teachers to meet colleagues and get to know staff members from North America and Israel, forming deeper bonds with the Melton School as an international community.
Candidates for the Melton Faculty Seminar include:
- New and returning faculty of all courses - Core, Foundations and Scholars – who are passionate about Melton teaching and want to engage with other adult Jewish educators.
- An adult educator who would like to progress from good to great.
- A teacher with limited commitment to Melton teaching whose director would like to inspire him/her to expand that commitment.
- A congregational rabbi who could benefit from being with colleagues as together they better understand the goals and objectives of Melton teaching.
Please note: Space is limited to 2 faculty members from each school. Melton will provide room and board for the orientation, double occupancy, as well as all materials. Cost for a single room is an additional $80. Cost for an additional night of stay, travel and any extra charges will be the responsibility of the participant. We request that all sites provide their teachers with a $100 honorarium for attending. Your on-line registration must be received on or before July 14, 2017. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited to 20 faculty members.