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 I am happy to announce that we have in our Facebook group - English Teaching Community in Israel more than 3000 members from all over the world who are sharing ideas, asking questions, and getting answers!

We are still waiting for all those who haven't yet joined! You can join the group by logging into your Facebook account and in the search box entering the name of the group or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1579374488953020/ 
(posted May, 2015)



Bagrut Examinations


 Approved Dictionaries for the English Bagrut Exams (posted October 2015)

 Hozer Mafmar and Sample Exams (posted August 2015)

 Curriculum 2015 (posted May 2015)

 Dear teachers,

Many of you have asked me how the final grades for 3, 4, and 5 points are calculated.  Below is the explanation.  Please note that this is only for students who are in the 11th and 12th grades this year.  Hope you find this useful!

Three Points
A = 27%
B = 26%
C = 27%
Oral exam = 20%
TOTAL:  100%

Four Points
C = 27%
D = 26%
E = 27%
Oral exam = 20%
TOTAL:  100%

Five Points
E = 27%
F = 26%
G = 27%
Oral exam - 20%
TOTAL:  100%     (posted April 2015)

 End of Sanctions - Updates about Students with Learning Difficulties Requesting Testing Accommodations

 Updated Questionnaire for LD Students (Oral exam / Double Accommodation)  (posted February, 2015)

 Explanation about Bagrut examinations for External Students (posted November, 2014)

 Information about Students with Learning Difficulties Requesting Testing Accommodations   
הנחיות להתאמות בבחינת הבגרות באנגלית לתלמידים בעלי לקויות למידה ותלמידים בעלי קשיים מיוחדים – תשע"ה  (posted November, 2014)

 FAQs regarding the Changes in the Literature Program and the Bagrut Reforms (posted Nov. 5, 2014) (posted November, 2014)

 Rubric for Assessing the Written Task - New Module C (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

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

 To Download – Form for Inspector's Approval





 Register to Check Meitzav Exams (posted August, 2015)

 Internal Meitzav Exams, 2015: Fifth and Eighth Grades (posted April, 2015)






 Training Course for Teaching Translation Skills (posted September, 2015)

 Reading for Pleasure: Recommended List of Books According to Grade Levels (Elementary and JHS) (posted September 2015)

 Resources for Violence and Tolerance (posted August 2015)

 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.

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)

 Share your thoughts about sustainability issues, the current economic and sociopolitical crisis and the future in this anonymous survey run by UNESCO. (posted June 2015)

 Teach and Learn American English with the U.S. Embassy – for FREE on-line resources
Click here for more information on U.S. Department of State programs and opportunities for EL Educators and students

 I am happy to announce that a copy of A Practical Guide for Teaching Vocabulary has been sent to ALL schools.  This guide will give teachers lots of ideas about implementing the vocabulary component in the classroom.  The document is also posted on our site. Enjoy!  (posted February 2015)

 The ABLE Kit (Assess Basic Literacy Skills in English) (posted February 2015)

 חוזר מנכ"ל: (תשעה) 3.6-2  פורטל חדש לעובדי הוראה
(posted February 2015)

 חוזר מנכ"ל: (תשעה) 3.1-3  מענקי הקרן לעידוד יזמות חינוכיות לשנת התשע"ו   
(posted February 2015)

 עדכון: לימודי מיומנויות התרגום לתלמידים בכיתה י' בשנה"ל תשע"ו
(posted February 2015)

 I am very happy to announce that I have opened up a Facebook group called: English Teaching Community in Israel. You can join the group by logging into your Facebook account and in the search box entering the name of the group.

Come and join us!

Judy                   (posted December, 2014)

 Diplomacy and International Communication in English (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 מכתב למנהלים:דיפלומטיה ותקשורת בינלאומית בשפה האנגלית – מקצוע בחירה חדש
(posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 A Practical Guide for Teaching Vocabulary (posted Aug. 11. 2014) 

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