Arona Korman Gvaryahu has been working in the fields of Learning Disabilities and Teaching English as a Foreign Language for many years. She is the National Counselor for EFL/LD for the Israel Ministry of Education and assists teachers all over the country with issues associated with the teaching of English to people with special educational needs of all ages. In addition, she works with the branch of the Ministry that is responsible for pupils at risk from first through twelfth grades. As a teacher educator, she is particularly interested in developing ways to help teachers include all learners in their classrooms, at the same time placing the emphasis on understanding the learners’ abilities as well as the reasons for their challenges.
Dr Hoter holds a PhD in the field of online learning in teacher education from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is a senior lecturer at Talpiot college of Technology. She taught the first online course in Israel in 1995 “English through the Internet” and co-chaired the first online conference for teacher educators. She is a Fulbright scholar and co-founder of the Center for Technology and Multiculturalism. She has led workshops in South Africa and Rome to help teachers integrate technology into the field of Jewish studies.