R&D Centers for Supporting Ministry of Education Initiatives

MOFET’s varied knowledge centers all combine professional development, research and academic study aimed to support systemic initiatives planned by the Ministry of Education.
Head: Nachum Hofri
To accompany the process of recruiting, training and supporting former High-Tech personnel for a second career in teaching
Head: Gil Chadash
The “Academia-Classroom” program has taken upon itself to strength the partnership between academia, schools and the regions. The main goal is to respond to three central challenges:
1. Promoting significant learning in the classroom by having two teachers present at all times;
2. Improving both the teacher training and the professional development of experienced teachers;
3. Developing career paths at various levels: the student, the intern and the teacher trainer and pedagogical instructor from the academic institution.
The program is currently applied in 27 training institutions and in 10 ultra-Orthodox seminars, and includes 1,800 students in some 350 different educational institutions.
To promote teacher education in the Arab society in four particularly significant areas: academic literacy; teaching the Arabic language; practical training; society and culture.
Head: Tali Hagshoury
To advance instructors’ interpersonal-relations skills by simulating teaching situations – a technique which reinforces skills that encourage and promote communication of trust and respect.
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Head: Dr. Tali Shapira
To develop standards and models for running a PLC in collaboration with academicians, policy makers and teachers; Conducting research on PLCs; Promoting collaborations amongst different PLCs; and more.
Head: Doron Niv
To operate the process of non-cognitive selection tests for student-teacher candidates
Head: Keren Claster
The ‘ALUMOT’ program was built in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and “ATUDOT for Israel” Project – an inclusive government process for the development of management and leadership reserves for public sector employees in Israel.
The Goal of the ATUDOT Process
To consolidate the senior management level in the Israeli teacher education system. It aspires to create a common language around the core challenges of the training system; to strengthen the trust between the ‘top players’ in various influential focal-points; to create a network of leaders who will generate significant changes in this field.
Biographies of the Graduates