Beit Berl College (BBC), one of Israel’s oldest and largest public colleges, is a multidisciplinary and multicultural leading academic institution in the areas of education, society, and the arts. BBC was fully licensed as a multi-disciplinary academic college in 1979. Jews and Arabs work and study side by side at Beit Berl, where education is considered a means for effecting social change and advancing social justice. With an enrolment of 10,000 students, and about 700 faculty members, the College offers an extensive range of undergraduate (B.Ed.) and graduate degrees (M.Ed., M. Teach.), as well as certificate programs in three major faculties: Education, Arts, and Society and Culture.

The Faculty of Education, known for its rigorous and entrepreneurial approach to teacher training and community education, provides pre-service and professional development of teachers from early childhood to secondary education as well as for informal education, at-risk youth and special education.

The Faculty includes the Arab Academic Institute of Education, which trains teachers for the Israeli Arab education system with instruction in Arabic, and maintains research and library facilities focusing on Arabic language and culture. The Faculty of Arts (Hamidrasha) trains artist-teachers in the fields of plastic art, video, digital media, and film, granting bachelors (B.Ed.F.A.) and masters (M.Ed.) degree in art education.

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities comprises several disciplinary departments in fields such as criminology, public policy, gender studies and interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. With Beit Berl’s transition to the Planning and Funding Committee (VATAT) the college has established a strategic plan where excellence in teaching is a central to the advancement of our faculty and graduates.

BBC has established the Instructional Development Center at 2012. The purpose of the center is to provide a warm and professional environment for the teaching staff. The center enables learning, experiencing and sharing of knowledge and skills regard variety of teaching methodologies. Examples of running activities: (a) seminars such as “from brain research to teaching and learning”; (b) workshops such as: mobile learning, project base learning, learning for understanding, assessment for teaching assistants, the art of lecturing; (c) projects such as lecturers open their doors to their colleagues; (d) workshops and individual advising with relation to the integration of technology in teaching from pedagogical aspect, with emphasis on collaborative learning tools.

BBC is a partner in the TEMPUS IV 5th Program Fostering Academic International Relations in Israeli Colleges to Promote Education, Research and Innovation (IRIS) and IN2IT – Internationalization by Innovative Technologies.

http://www.beitberl.ac.il/english/pages/default.aspx

Contacts:

Dr. Noa Ragonis

Dr. Noa Ragonis

Noa Ragonis, Ph.D, in Computer Science (CS) Education at Weizmann Institute of Science, and post doctorate position at the Technion. Serves as the academic coordinator of TeachEx project. She established the Instructional Development Centre at Beit Berl, and heads it since 2012. She teaches courses at the undergraduate level in different CS topics and the didactics of CS and Information Technologies, at Beit Berl College and at the Technion – faculty of education in Technology and Sciences. Involve in the professional development of in-service CS teachers as part of the Israeli CS Teachers National Centre. Previously she held a variety of positions as curriculum developer at the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science; and as CS teacher in High-Schools. She has published more than 25 papers focusing on different issues about curriculum, learners’ cognitive skills, tutoring, the pedagogy of teaching CS and the uses of different computerized systems in education. She authored CS high-school text books and teachers guides in different subjects. She co-authored: Guide to Teaching Computer Science, An Activity-Based Approach (Springer).

Dr. Osnat Dagan

Dr. Osnat Dagan

Osnat Dagan, Ph.D in technology education from School of Education at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Her PhD was focus on problem solving in design and technology in Junior High School students. Osnat heads the ICT academic unit at Beit Berl College. The main aim of the unit is to enhance the lecturers to integrate pedagogy with ICT in their teaching methods. She Coordinating the Arasmus+ In2It project at Beit Berl College. Her academic and professional interests are: enhancing design and technology, the use of innovation pedagogy with ICT technology and develop thinking skills and problem solving skills of learners using constructivist methods. Previously, Osnat was a teacher in school for 20 years; she developed curriculum materials for science and technology education and for integrating ICT. Osnat served as the pedagogical manager in World ORT in Israel and at World ORT London international center. In this position, at Israel Osnat ran pedagogical projects such as the 1000 smart classes in the Negev and Galilee, robotics in the kindergarten, science days, etc. In London, she coordinated the use of ICT and the technology education in all ORT school across the globe (60 countries). She coordinated the NANOYOU proposal for FP7 while working with ORT Israel. She has published more than 10 papers focusing on technology education, learners’ cognitive skills while solving technology problems and the use of technology in education.  E.g. She co-authored:  the use of interactive white boards in teaching and learning (IJELO).

Dr. Elana Milstein

Dr. Elana Milstein

Elana Milstein, Ph.D, in education and TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) at the Hebrew University. Serves as the  head of the Teachers development unit at Beit Berl College. Responsible for seven tracks: Early childhood, elementary education, secondary education, special education, English, non-formal education and youth-advancement. She is a member of the Council of the Faculty of Education and the director of the Academy-Classroom program at the College. She is the former head of the English for Academic Purposes unit, and the head of the Englsih department. She teaches courses at the undergraduate level focusing on pedagogy and didactics and is responsible for the  practice teaching in the educational school system. She develops  professional development programs for teachers and instructors. She has developed many  learning materials for teachers, and is an expert in e-learning instruction and material.

Mrs. Ariela Helving

Mrs. Ariela Helving

Ariela Helving Daniel, M.A. Ariela is a senior diagnose for learning disabilities and specialized in this field. She heads the Support Center for students with learning disabilities at Beit Berl College. In collaboration with the Instructional development Center, she developed a handbook for lecturers, which aims to raise awareness about accessibility of faculty teaching, provide tools for evaluating applications, and adapt teaching for different learners.

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