Professional Development at the
London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS)
with the National Library
The National Library of Israel (NLI) has expertise in the use of primary sources in the classroom as well as being a community leader in pedagogy and technology. As the main UK provider of teacher training for Jewish schools, LSJS are keen to learn from NLI’s expertise and implant it within the UK Jewish school system for future years.
This project comprises of three elements:
Exposure — LSJS is looking to expose students on our teacher training and degree programmes to NLI resources and pedagogy. At the same time, we hope to showcase NLI’s work to already qualified teachers. This will be achieved via our annual conference, which is attended by over 200 Jewish Studies’ teachers from across the UK, as well as via the provision of free CPD courses to existing teachers (especially those involved in primary school teaching).
Commissioning — We will appoint NLI to write a series of modules and sessions that can be taught on our training programmes. Our aim is to communicate NLI methodology and expertise to future cohorts of trainees.
Collaboration — LSJS is seeking to learn from NLI so that, in the future, we will be able to deliver NLI-created modules independently without relying on their Israel-based teachers. This will enable the project to have a long-term sustainable impact.