THE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

The TALMA Summer Fellowship is a 3.5-week, fully-funded networking, professional development, and co-teaching experience for teachers from all over the world. Every summer from late June to late July, young professional educators gather together in Israel to co-teach English in high-need schools alongside local teachers, serving students of all backgrounds. 

Aside from gaining international teaching experience, TALMA Fellows also strengthen their pedagogical and leadership skills, learn about Israel's beautiful and complex history and present, and develop long-lasting relationships with like-minded educators from around the globe. 

THE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

As a TALMA Fellow, you will teach English in a classroom in Israel's geographic and socioeconomic periphery, together with a local teacher. Your students will most likely be in grades 4-6, and can come from any of the religious, ethnic, and racial populations that live in Israel, because we believe that ALL students deserve a high-quality education. You and your co-teacher will teach from Sunday to Thursday (the Israeli school week), from 8 am to 1 pm, focusing on helping your students become more confident & proficient English speakers. You'll be provided with a tried-and-true curriculum, but you'll also have the freedom to innovate and create to best serve your students. You'll overcome language and culture barriers, grow outside of your comfort zone, learn from and teach your co-teacher, and build amazing relationships in and out of the classroom. 

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

As a TALMA Fellow, for a few afternoons/evenings per week, you'll engage in workshops, experiential learning opportunities, speaker series, social events, and more. You'll gain exposure to entrepreneurial social ventures in the Start Up Nation; learn about innovative solutions and problem solving techniques to implement in your schools and/or communities; develop your leadership style and voice; and become a more skilled and creative educator. Get a glimpse into just a handful of some of our past sessions HERE.

THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE

 

TALMA Fellows are selected based on professional qualifications, commitment to education equity, and demonstrated leadership potential. This means that as a TALMA Fellow, you'll be joining an incredible cohort of passionate, driven educators who are in Israel for an amazing adventure! You'll have a ton of opportunities - both organic and planned by TALMA - to make professional connections, form new friendships, find travel buddies, etc.