Learning Gemara- A Task Analysis

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Learning Gemara is a complex task involving many cognitive functions and academic skills. Lack of experience or a deficiency in any one of these functions or skills can make the experience of learning Gemara an overwhelming task for a student. In this workshop, educators will learn how to identify each of the demands inherent in a Gemara lesson and target instructional goals.

Rabbi Avi Wasser

Rabbi Avi Wasser is the Director of Learning and Academic Support at Katz Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton, FL. With an MA in Special Education Rabbi Wasser has been working with students with learning, behavioral and emotional disabilities in Middle and High School settings for 20 years, as a Rebbe, General Studies teacher, and administrator. He taught Judaic studies and math to self-contained classes of students with learning, emotional and behavioral disabilities at the Ptach program, where he developed a methodology for teaching Gemara that enabled students of all levels to learn successfully.