The accumulation courses are intended for teachers, and their purpose is to encourage teachers to study for a master’s degree. The courses entitle their students to credit points for a master’s degree at Sakhnin College, following the terms of the Ministry of Education’s course registration program and Sakhnin College’s admission and study conditions.
The courses are recognized for professional development credits (under “Ofek Hadash” and “Oz L’tmurah”).
For further information (in Hebrew): the Ministry of Education
Courses taking part in the program:
- Computerized School Administration
The school principal and the leading teachers have a crucial role in shaping the educational and pedagogical identity of the school. Among other things, they are responsible for developing diverse thought patterns and a variety of information-gathering mechanisms, monitoring management, studying changes and forecasting in a variety of fields (especially human-knowledge-technology relations), and the use of digital tools adapted to the spirit of 21st century, which may have a substantial impact on the nature and function of the school.
The course is designed to expand and deepen the discussion regarding issues relevant to computerized and meaningful educational practice in schools, both on the administrative and pedagogical levels. Emphasis will be placed on the role of principals and their pedagogical and administrative responsibilities in the era of digital technology: experience and use of digital tools and computerized environments to promote progressive learning strategies, as well as familiarity with advanced technologies and their place in educational practice. The course will include lectures, workshops, group work, and experience in a computerized environment.
- Training of Mentors
As part of their mentoring work, the mentors move from the position of a teacher standing in front of a class to the position of a peer instructor. This role requires additional skills beyond teaching skills, including guidance skills, cognitive abilities, professional skills for mentoring new teachers, and the ability to support beginning and intern teaching staff emotionally and mentally.
The purpose of the course is to train the mentors so that their guidance will provide the beginning and intern teachers the wisdom of action, which is a set of practical and straightforward principles that characterize dealing with teaching situations, and reflect the sensitivity and awareness necessary to detect and handle unique situations.