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 Registration for 30-hour course:  Integrating Higher-order Thinking Skills into Literature Teaching - Advanced Course
The program for Integrating Higher-order Thinking Skills into Literature Teaching has been running in our educational system in Israel since 2008. Since the program has been adapted in light of feedback from the field and based on the recent “Meaningful Learning” reforms in the Ministry of Education, it is important to refresh teachers’ training regarding the high school literature program.


This course has been created in order to fulfill this need. It is a 30-hour course for EFL teachers in Israel who successfully participated in one of the earlier 56-hour training courses. This course is a national course with teachers from all over the country and will be presented totally online. There will be synchronous sessions as well as individual online work.  There will be no face-to-face sessions.


The course aims to enhance your pedagogical practices while sharing ideas with teachers around the country and learning new aspects of EFL Literature teaching.  Self-reflection and questioning classroom methodologies will also be explored in relation to the teaching of Literature and HOTS in English high school classrooms.


Pre-requisites:
Professional teaching prerequisites:
1. Qualified high school English teachers in the field who SUCCESSFULLY completed the original 56-hour Integrating HOTS through Literature courses which ran between the years 2008 until 2013.
2. At least three years of experience teaching the literature program on any level in high school. (posted August 2015)

 Corrected again: Here is a PDF file explaining how to fill in the grades for the Logs on the new forms from the Testing Dept. Please note that teachers ALSO need to add the yearly grade.  Many thanks to Adele Raemer and Judie Segal in the preparation of this document. (posted May 2015)

 Literature Bagrut Teachers who did the Log:
After presenting the problem of when the 9588 form has to be submitted for the Log, the Testing Dept. has agreed that the 9588 form can be submitted no later than May 18th. (posted May 2015)

 Corrected again: Here is a PDF file explaining how to fill in the grades for the Logs on the new forms from the Testing Dept.  Many thanks to Adele Raemer and Judie Segal in the preparation of this document. (posted February, 2015)


 FAQs regarding the Changes in the Literature Program and the Bagrut Reforms (posted Nov. 4, 2014)

 
Explanations of the Changes in the Literature Program  (posted Sept. 9, 2014) 

 Information about Random Sampling of the Logs  (posted April 30, 2014)

 Examples of extended H​OTS​​ questions appear on p. 51 of the Teacher's Handbook 
 
-  The number of points for the Bridging Text and Context has been reduced: Module D: 15 points; Module F: 20 points. (posted Feb. 17, 2014)


 Changes in the Bagrut Literature Program  (posted August 26, 2013)

 Literature Log : Approval Process for New Texts (posted July12, 2012)
  

 The site for supporting the literature program: Thinking through Literature and Culture (TLC). Click here to read more about the site. (posted Apr. 26)

 
 
   
 
 
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  Last Updated:  20/08/2015