Outline of the Ministry of Education for distance learning: Continuous contact with parents and learning planning all the details


Starting tomorrow (Thursday), the education system will move to a format of distance learning, while adapting to the changing needs of the various age groups. In preparation for the transition to distance learning, the Ministry of Education publishes the emphases for the pedagogical program of distance learning that was published before the start of the school year. In addition, the ministry publishes the telephone line for emotional assistance. It will be available to students, teaching staff and parents throughout the holiday season.

The government has decided: The education system will be closed as early as Thursday

The line will operate on days: Sunday-Friday, between the hours: 14: 00-08: 00 from his number: 073-3931888. In addition, the Office’s counseling psychological service publishes emphasis on providing emotional and therapeutic responses to students during the distance learning period.

(The Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Itamar Grotto, makes an order in the guidelines)

Along with the transition to distance learning against the background of the total closure, the educational activities of special education institutions, youth centers for at-risk youth, boarding schools, clubs for children at risk, technological education centers and thresholds, youth promotion units and the HILA program, challenge classes and public institutions were excluded. These educations will be taught according to the outlines.The matriculation exams to be held throughout the current closure have also been excluded.It should be noted that the educational institutions will remain open and teaching staff will be able to reach them to conduct distance learning from them.In these schools the rules of distance, hygiene and health will be maintained.

Education Minister Yoav Galant said, “Since I took office, we have taken a long line of steps to ensure the operation of the education system in the Corona routine. We studied the problems in the first wave, including the gaps in distance learning. In light of this, we decided to allocate 1.2 billion NIS for the treatment of innovative technological infrastructures, digital content development, teacher training and the purchase of personal computers for students. We are working to address a long-standing shortage, and therefore the response will last about a year. The interim target is to reach the implementation of 50% of the plan in January 2021.
During the closure period, the education system will provide the required response to schools and students. Our excellent educators will continue to work with commitment and dedication on behalf of the students and will also meet the challenge of distance learning in the near future. “

The Director General of the Ministry of Education, Amit Edri, added: “We have formulated a series of responses, including pedagogical and emotional ones tailored to the changing needs of the students. To ensure that the learning process is carried out optimally, we have established clear principles of managerial and pedagogical flexibility, responsiveness and partnership with parents. “Our commitment to the students and teaching staff does not end within the school and the kindergarten, it continues even in times of emergency, so during the closure we will continue to accompany them, and give them all the necessary answers.”

The Ministry of Education has published a detailed outline with ‘pedagogical emphases’ for each age group, designed to give staff practical options for dealing with distance learning and the challenges it brings. The full outline is attached at the bottom of the article.


School days: 6 days a week, Sundays-Fridays

  • The kindergarten teacher will create an agenda that includes social, emotional, educational and enrichment activities
  • The activities will take place in a small group, individually and in the plenum
  • The agenda will be flexible and tailored to the needs of the children and their parents.
  • The weekly program will be announced earlier this week to kindergarten parents.

The relationship with the child will be based on:

  • Contacting each child individually
  • Identifying unique needs and difficulties and providing tailored responses
  • Emotional support for children and strengthening their resilience
  • Promoting children in the core areas with an emphasis on language and mathematics for ages 5 prior to moving to school
  • Providing a tailored response to children eligible for special education services

Contact with parents:

  • Establishing the connection between parents and the educational staff is a cornerstone in the children’s development, functioning, achievements and mental health. In light of this, the kindergarten staff will share them within the contact processes with the child and will hold with them, among other things, a general parent meeting, personal conversations, enrichment and the transmission of reports and training.

Elementary schools

School days: 5 days a week, Sundays-Thursdays

Emphasis at the student level:

  • Mapping and monitoring students in the presence and emotional aspects and providing answers
  • Monitoring academic progress at the class and individual level of each student
  • Providing solutions to students without end measures
  • Providing solutions to unique populations

Recommendations for teachers in learning planning:

  • In planning the hours system, it is important to ensure a balance between online and offline teaching.
  • In the hours system, times will be set during which the teachers will be able to give guidance and assistance to the students in answering questions and difficulties when the students are engaged in self-learning at home.
  • It is worthwhile to create an “open door” time in which the teacher is available to his students without coordination, and at the same time to ensure orderly coordination with each student individually.
  • Design a personal system for special education students, and coordinate work that has assisted students with eligibility for this support.
  • Design a personal system for students with special needs in personal integration in collaboration with the integration teacher.

Relationship with parents:

  • Regular updating of the parents with general and individual information
  • Routine sharing and consultation
  • enrichment

Middle schools and high school

School days: 5 days or 6 a week (according to the choice of school), Sunday-Thursday / Friday

In the first two days of closing:

  • The first two days will be devoted to a gradual transition from activities to strengthening resilience and an emphasis on the personal connection to the transition to learning.
  • It is important to maintain an orderly day structure that includes opening a day and closing a day.
  • Individual hours can be devoted to working in small groups to mentor students who have difficulty organizing learning time.

In the first and second week of closure:

  • Existence of a system of hours that includes opening a day and closing a day
  • As the closure lengthens the scope of self-learning should be raised and encouraged
  • Students work independently and accompany it.
  • Daily monitoring and locating students with difficulties and students at risk are in aspects
  • Both emotionally and academically

Relationship with parents:

  • Regular updating of the parents with general and individual information
  • Routine sharing and consultation
  • enrichment

The Arabic Community

Students of Arab society who have end-to-end means will learn remotely (including through telephones). Where students do not have the means to do so, they will learn textbooks, attached work in the core areas (such as language, math, science and English) or files that the school will make available to them. The files will be printed and distributed to the students’ homes.

The full outline of the Ministry of Education:

To download the file


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