Oranim International School brings scholars, educational practitioners, and students from around the world to the pastoral campus of Oranim College in order to study, teach, and research in the spirit of Oranim’s values: educational innovation and leadership combined with academic excellence, sensitivity towards individual differences and cultural diversity, strengthening personal identity, and accepting collective responsibility. OIS is a multicultural educational community, where people from diverse backgrounds learn together and from one another. They focus on deepening teachers’ content knowledge in areas of Jewish studies, and offering pedagogical skills and innovative approaches to teaching Jewish subjects, interactive and inclusive methods, and Jewish learner-centered experiential methodologies.
This program is most suitable for teachers currently working in Jewish day schools world-wide who do not yet have a teaching certificate, for those who are entering teaching positions in Jewish days schools, or for experienced teachers in the field who want to deepen their knowledge and explore innovative methods of teaching.
The program is over 14 months, and contains University-level on-line courses in teaching Bible, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, Israel studies. Oranim provides individual mentoring by college professors of education.