TALMA's DISTANCE LEARNING TASK-FORCE
Shortly after the pandemic began, TALMA recognized the need to pivot, adapt our programs to virtual formats, and create a support system for educators in our network. We quickly reached out to alumni and friends of our program to develop a task-force of subject matter experts - then, leveraged their insights to launch the initiatives outlined below.
Virtual Trainings For Teachers
Virtual Programs for Schools, Municipalities, and Students
A Spotlight on Atlee & Jomana's Student Exchange
"Last summer, I had the most incredible privilege to team up with Jomana Hallaby at Al Nahda School مدرسة النهضة يركا to build English proficiency and global citizenship with an amazing group of TALMA students.
Jomana and I wanted to make sure that this learning didn't stop at the end of the summer, so we started a pen pal program between our groups in Bartlett, TN and Yarka, Israel. Over the course of the year, our students each sent 5 letters to their new friends to learn about and from each other.
Unfortunately, like so many programs last school year, the pen pals were cut short; however, Jomana and her students reminded us that we could still maintain a virtual exchange by reaching out to our class with an outstanding video to show their pals here what life is like in their city.
Thank you so, so much Jomana for putting this together. I can't wait to continue building bridges across the globe with you! תודה חברה–شكرا يا صديقي" - Atlee Silk (TALMA '18, '19)
"המורה אינו הסוכן של המדינה ואף של החברה, הוא סוכן רק של הילדים שהוא מופקד על פיתוח יכולתם האינטלוקטואלית והמוסרית.
כשהתלמידים שלי כולל את בני והתלמידים של תניסי(ארצות הברית) מתחברים בעולם המודרני."
“The teacher is not the agent of the state or even of society, she is only an agent of the children, in charge of developing their intellectual and moral capacity....When my students - including my son - and the students of Tennessee (United States) connect in the modern world. " - Jomana Hallaby