This summer the Igud Hamelamdim Lubavitch chinuch organization will be running its 8th gold star Teachers’ Training Course, both in-person and online.
“Excellent, informative, practical, incredibly pragmatic, sensible” were words used to describe Igud Hamelamdim’s teachers training course.
If you are one of the 250 Lubavitcher teachers or principals who have participated in one of Igud Hamelamdim’s 30-hour training courses, you are likely to understand the hype. Results driven and passionate educators looking to grow in their teaching skills need look no further than for the wide range of insight and guidance that Igud Hamelamdim’s Gold Star Teachers Training course has to offer. A comprehensive and step-by-step guidance on teaching and managing a classroom.
Six years ago, Igud Hamelamdim launched this comprehensive summer training course moderated by top mechanchim in the field of Chinuch. Having produced substantive, tangible results, the course has earned the praise of teachers and principals of all grade levels, elementary, mesivta and zal for its time-honored methods, lucid delivery, and down-to-earth guidance.
Many graduates of the course have taken up prestigious positions in schools around the country, and their enthusiastic accounts of the course’s effectiveness speak for themselves.
“Through implementing the skills I’ve learned in the course, my class’ Hatzlacha grew, not double, but triple!” says Rabbi Mendel Schtroks who teaches 4th grade at Oholei Torah.
”I would like to thank you for the course! It was incredible, and I gained tremendously,“ says Rabbi Avrohom Weinstien, a Pittsburgh 2nd grade rebbi. “The course covered the fundamentals that every educator should know,”
Rabbi Reuven Bachurberg, who now works as a 7th grade melamed in Detroit shared, “The course opened my eyes and gave me clear guidelines on how to operate a classroom and how to successfully teach the material.”
“Before I began working in Zal I joined this Course, and I’m very happy I did! It gave me a whole new approach to Bachurim. I wish I would have had that when I worked in Mesivta prior to Zal,” shared Rabbi Mendel Shaw
“Unbelievable course and yielded real results!” enthused Rabbi Yisroel Uzvolk a mesivta mechanech in Postville, IA.
“I recommend joining! Although I’ve been teaching for over two decades, I was still able to gain many new insights and saw real results,” expressed Rabbi Yossi Katz, veteran first grade rebbi of ULY Crown Heights.
An exciting addition is being made to this year’s course with the inclusion Rabbi Shmuel Wagner, a skilled mechanech at ULY Ocean Parkway and well-known presenter, noted for his clear lucid deliverance, intuitive and practical classroom techniques. He will also expand on “Innovative Lesson Planning”.
The course will be led by leading Mechanech Rabbi Mechel Rottenberg, renowned principal and legendary educational mentor of many decades. Learn the ins-and-outs of the classroom and practical examples from 30 years plus of experience and expertise with Rabbi Rottenberg’s engaging anecdotes and sharp wit.
Rabbi Michoel Gourarie, head of the Bina Institute in Sydney Australia will be presenting on “Individualized Chinuch”, helping every child to be successful through the art of differentiated instruction. He will expound on the Rebbe’s general Chinuch perspective, culled from the hundreds of the Rebbe’s letters, Sichos and personal directives and will also address Kriah skills for all ages.
“Operating Successfully,” by Rabbi Yehosha Lustig, principal at Oholei Torah is an eye-opening course on effective parent- teacher communication. Topics that will be covered will include projecting positivity in all communications and rising above struggles. A teacher who participated in Rabbi Lustig’s class last year says, “He really opened up a new door in my view of communication, giving me the confidence to be able to have great relationships with parents on a professional level.”
Rabbi Mendel Klyne of Cheder Chabad of Detroit will discuss “Maximizing Potential,” among other topics he will expound on how to bring each talmid to their full potential as well as teaching Gemara and in-text learning techniques. Rabbi Klyne’s expertise has enabled hundreds of students to make outstanding progress in their learning.
The course is geared towards teachers of all levels of experience, the common thread between them being the incessant drive to impact the future generation with the warmth and light of Torah and Chassidus.
This year’s course will run from Monday, 26 Tammuz through Thursday, 15 Menachem Av. Sessions will take place on weekday evenings. At the completion of the course, each participant will receive an accreditation certificate.
Included in the course package are multiple follow-up personalized coaching sessions to help support educators as they implement the skills they’ve learned.
“We spare no effort in reaching our goal of providing the very best Chinuch skills and methodology,” says Rabbi Avrohom Bluming, director of the Igud Hamelamdim organization. “And in order to accomplish that, our mission is to support, inspire and empower teachers, giving them the tools they need to optimize their classroom teaching.”
Early bird discounted rate will be available until Tuesday, 13 Tammuz. Join visionary educators from around the world, all of whom are committed to enriching today’s youth with the confidence to reach academic success. Sign up today to ensure your spot!
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