Develop teacher knowledge and skills in both Israel content and pedagogy to enable excellence in Israel/Peoplehood instruction.  This professional development (PD) occurs ideally within the context of a learning community and integrated with curriculum development. 

Professional development can involve many methods, including:

  • In-house PD sessions and consultations at the school;
  • Communal PD forums and seminars run by the operating agency;
  • Community of Practice for Israel educators run by the operating agency;
  • PD programs for educators in Israel.

Professional Development was offered in these domains:

  • Israel Studies
  • Pedagogy, Understanding by Design, and Curriculum Development
  • Educational strategies to teach Israel
  • Educational technology to aid teaching Israel.