Herzog Academic College is delighted to invite you to a conference entitled
STAYING CONNECTED WITH ELT
The English Department at Herzog College is deeply invested in ELT pedagogy. This challenging time for teachers and students alike has served as a window of opportunity to stretch ourselves even more. The idea of this conference was born with that aim in mind. We have lined up a fantastic program with the best of the best. We hope you will find it inspiring and enriching.
Greetings and opening remarks
Dr. Lindsey Shapiro-Steinberg (Chair, English Department)
Rav Prof. Yehuda Brandes (President, Herzog College)
“Lights... camera... fluency!" How to use video recording to improve speaking skills
Ella Ben Emmanuel (Coordinator, Tichon Or High School)
Two Parallel Sessions
Six parallel interactive workshops by Herzog English Department instructors
“Lights... camera..... fluency!" How to use video recording to improve speaking skills
Ella ben Emmauel
In this presentation, I encourage you to think 'out of the box' when it comes to working on your students' speaking skills. I will also give you several innovative ideas for speaking projects using 'Flipgrid' along with assessment pointers.
Close reading in an increasingly digital world
Dr. Laura Major
In an increasingly technologically driven and digital world, studies have shown that people are reading less and reading less well. The ability to read lengthy and challenging texts, on any platform, thoroughly and in depth is waning. Is close reading passé in our technologically innovative world, or is close reading exactly the antidote to a world ruled by the quick, the instant, and often the shallow? Teachers of literature, also in the teacher training context, are faced with a real conundrum: we cannot give up on the bread and butter of literary studies – in-depth textual analysis, which sharpens critical thinking and analytic skills necessary for today’s teachers as well as imparts necessary literary material and tools – nor can we ignore our changing world and that of our students and of their future pupils. This lecture will discuss possible bridges in digital humanities between these seemingly contradictory forces and will ask how we can use technology and more innovative teaching methodologies without forgoing the hard work of reading and analyzing texts.
The wonders of Lextutor
Dr. Tami Aviad -Levitzky
Lextutor is an internet site developed by Prof. Tom Cobb. It offers a variety of free lexical tools which can be used by teachers and students alike.
My talk will present some of the main features of Lextutor and how these can be used in the classroom or for student self-improvement. During the talk the participants will be able to experiment with one or two of the tools offered on the site. To this end, please prepare a short passage (150-200) which you or one of your students has written.
Strengthening emotional connections between teachers and students on Zoom
Dr. Amy Gelbart
In this workshop, we will focus on raising our awareness of students' emotional states and strengthen classroom relationships while we teach using zoom.
Adding Flippity to your Zoom
A workshop in which you learn to use Flippity - a cool website with loads of easy-to-create games and classroom tools.
Creative writing in times of change
We will experiment with several creative writing prompts geared toward writing short stories to help children understand these unusual times
Bilingual parenting and teaching English: mutually enriching worlds
Dr. Shulamit Kopeliovitch
Can we benefit as parents from our professional training? Can we become better English teachers through analyzing our experience in child rearing? In this workshop, we will search for the answers together...
Zoom management: distance learning that’ll leave everyone smiling!
Dr. Tanya ben Chitrit
Let’s explore and exchange tips and tricks to ensure both teachers and students enjoy a meaningful distance learning experience!
Using Test Box
Learn how to create classroom assessments with an online tool that, for starters, can incorporate images, audio, and video.