News, Events & Announcements

News, Events & Announcements

1st Sderot Conference at Kaye College.

One week before the elections to the 25th Knesset – The 19th Sderot Conference for Society and Education took place on October 25, 2022 in the presence of all party chairs, public figures, senior academics and industry CEOs in Israel.

The 19th Sderot Conference for Society and Education was held for the first time at the campus of Kaye Academic College of Education in Be'er Sheva. The Conference took place on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, with the participation of political figures including the chairs of the political parties who ran in the last elections to the 25th Knesset, public figures, senior academics and industry CEOs in Israel.
The conference dealt with the issues at the top of the public agenda in the fields of society, education, security, economy, law, religion and state, and more.
The conference topics were:
Education in Israel, the climate crisis, the political crisis and the issue of changing the system of government, Jewish-Arab relations in Israel, the cost of living, the housing crisis, the mental health epidemic, the future of young people in Israel, conversion reform, Israel-US relations and more.
During the conference, the findings of a national survey concerning the attitudes of parents of school-age children regarding the policies and functionality of the education system will be revealed, and at the end of the conference, the prestigious "Social Exemplar Award" was awarded under the auspices of the Council for Higher Education (MALAG), given by the National Council for Volunteering to entrepreneurs in the field of Education and Society.
The Sderot Conference was founded in 2003 by Major General (Res.) Uzi Dayan. After 18 years of partnership with Sapir College, the conference is renewed under the auspices of Kaye Academic College of Education in Be'er Sheva, one of the five largest academic colleges of education in Israel, and the only one in the south.

The Inter-College Forum for


Kaye Academic College of Education and The Mofet Institute are proud to present an innovative and unique International Virtual Conference about "The Third Mission."

This mission refers to the communal context of the academic institution (social, cultural, environmental) and to its actions in this setting, meaning its responsibility for the well-being of the community.

Click HERE for submission of proposal

Click HERE for PDF download of the call for proposal

A new and exciting online collaboration has started in the academic year of 2020-2021, between Kaye Academic College of Education and Kosygin Russian State University (link to the University’s site). The participants in this joint projects include Israeli students at Kaye College, studying in the course Hebrew as a Second Language in an online environment in the Department of Hebrew Language led by Dr. Irena Blanky-Karlin, and Russian students, studying at the The Kosygin State University of Russia, Department of Philology and Linguoculturology, led by Dr. Yulia Kondrakov.READ MORE

Kaye College Faculty Members Participation at the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation International Forum on Children's Development

November 2020

Soong Ching Ling International Forum on Children's Development was successfully held in Beijing on November 19-20, 2020.

The Forum presented a collection of 15 academic research papers from Israeli scholars and domestic scholars. One of these papers, titled "Learning from Screen Media in Early Childhood: A Double-Edged Sword," was written by Kaye College professor, Dr. Yehuda Bar-Lev, together with his colleague, Prof. Nelly Elias from Ben Gurion University.. READ MORE

From the beginning of March 2020, Kaye College has moved to distance learning, due to the spread of the Corona Virus in Israel. Faculty members had an infrastructure of knowledge about online courses, but mostly about non-synchronous courses. Thus the College prepared for continuous professional development for the faculty in aspects of distance and synchronous teaching and learning, synchronous and non-synchronous, including changing the assessment and evaluation methods that would suit distance teaching at this time.

In preparation for the 2021 school year, Kaye Academic College of Education has organized in a variety of ways, all in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health: face-to-face teaching in small groups, synchronous and non-synchronous distance teaching, as well as hybrid teaching, which allows having simultaneous video streaming classes where some students study on campus while others participate online.

Kaye College places great emphasis on deepening aspects of the sense of connection and belonging and the emotional well-being of faculty and students during this challenging and complex period, through a variety of distant social activities. The College's graduation ceremonies will also be held remotely this year. Special attention is given to ensuring equality and reducing gaps that may arise between students who have full access and those who have partial access to distant learning. For that end, Kaye College is lending digital devices to students at-need and has established an aid fund for students who have lost their source of livelihood.


Promoting Mentors’ Work in Education

Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, Kaye Academic College of Education has been collaborating in an international project called PROMENTORS, which is a part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ Program..READ MORE

TOOLS-Technologically enhanced online opportunities for language learning in inclusive education


The ultimate aim of the project is to raise EFL pre-service and in-service teachers awareness of educational inclusion issues in mainstream education, promote social inclusion among   “learners from multicultural backgrounds” READ MORE

In the school year 2017-2018, Kaye Academic College of Education opened a new academic program, in cooperation with the institute for democratic Education.

The program is called "Netivim" and is being led by Ms. Aya Rimon, graduate of the Mandel Foundation for Educational Leadership, initiated and led a variety of educational programs that dealt with developing social-environmental leadership in the Bedouin community in the Negev. The program is designated for pioneering youth (ages 18-24), who wish to be environmental leaders, Geography teachers and to promote educational initiatives in non-formal education.

42 young students (30 of them women) from Bedouin communities in the Negev began their 4 year program in October 2017.

The main emphasis of the program is on an in-depth knowledge of social-environmental issues in the Negev, combined with tours and learning through experience. The program places an emphasis on democratic pedagogy training via 'hothouses', acquaintance with possible types of dialogue and development of democratic education oriented thinking.

In the framework of their practical experience, which is part of the student's academic learning, the students will be integrated in social programs in local community centers, in local municipalities and in various social organizations.

In this program the students will study in a double major track, with two specialties:

  • Specialization in non-formal education, with an emphasis on youth and community
  • Specialization in geography, with an emphasis on human-cultural geography and location based learning.

Kaye College is proud to announce the acceptance of a new Erasmus Plus project the college is involved in, titled PROTEACH. The project's goald are developing a model for induction, to enhance beginning teachers' retention at school. Its main objective is to foster change in teachers' education curriculum of HEI in Israel towards further involvement in schools together with schools' management and educational policy makers. includes 11 institution partners and 6 schools. 

According to the terms of the project, lecturers at Kaye Academic College are eligible for a mobility grant to Opole University for five days in the second semester of the 2018/19 academic year.

For requirements specifications download this document.

During the month of March, 2016 we had the pleasure of having two international visits at the college:

Prof. Pauline Kollontai and Dr. Susan Yore from York St. John University, and Ms. Jade White of High Tech High in San Diego. 

Guest Visitors
Guest Visitors

Congratulation to Dr. Haya Kaplan whose talk “Needs supporting environment and autonomous motivation in teaching of novice teachers: description of Kaye Induction Unit in Israel and research results” has been accepted for the 2016 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory to be held in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Dr. Haya Kaplan, Head of the Center

During 2015 and 2016 seven college teams went on study visits in various Europena institutions, in order to promote international academic collaborations. Four more teams are expected to visit abroad in the next few months…

Faculty Study Visitis

Kaye College is currently involved in a new collaborative project funded by the European Union Project IN2IT (Internationalization by Innovative Technology). Project IN2IT offers an innovative approach to effectively address the need to internationalization in HEIs.

Project IN2IT
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