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  How does Bitmap Imagework?-
 The CONTENT of the program integrates 3 basic components:
1)Instrumental Enrichment(I.E.) - a world renown technique for improving cognitive skills
                                                      for: more details about our procedures
                                                       more about  I.E. from its designer
                                                       more about the theory behind the magic of Bitmap Image
                                                        learn about research on ESL and Cognition  
2)Group work - related to resolution of complex problems, while developing skill, and
                               self-confidence, using English as the vehicle for communication.        
  3)Specially developed reading materials - to extend skills and concepts to written mode.
Bitmap Image begins with simple nonverbal activities, and systematically builds a
                                                      repository of skills, concepts, and the words to express them.
                        Vocabulary  increases as an outgrowth of a real need for the concepts,                                                                                    
                                                                                                             that the words represent.

Who can benefit? - YOU!!!
   as an individual - a student -  to improve success in school
                                     - a university candidate to prepare for exams
                                     - an adult - to change professions or return to school
   as a business - to improve your employees communication in English
                               - to improve planning, and decision making
                               - to train new hi-tech personnel faster and more effectively

   as a social mover - to run programs to change the world,
                        - by giving other people the skills to better their own lives

Our commitment is to be part of the solution:

If you are an officially recognized charity, we will give you a 20% discount or more, on any Bitmap Image workshop that can be coordinated with another course in your area.

We will contribute 10% of our net profits to the officially recognized charity of your choice.  They will have the option to either take the check as is or use double its value towards  an Bitmap Image workshop, in addition to any other discounts that they are entitled to.
Our founder-Bonnie Warmund Teboul  - designer and director of Bitmap Image
                           Masters Degree(M.Ed.) - in Administration of international schools and   
                                                                                  teaching ESL (English as a Second Language)
                            Officially certified as a teacher trainer of I.E. techniques, by the
                                  Hadassa Wizo Canada Institute for the Enhancement of Learning Potential,
                                          headed by Prof. Reuven Feuerstein Learn more about them and I.E.

                            B. A.  Mathematics Education - Taught mathematics for many years.
                                      Participated in numerous educational projects,  including designing
                                      and  teaching, 2 original courses to meet special requirements
                                      systems analyst, computer programmer- extensive Hi-tech experience

 Our Teachers: are all officially trained and certified as teachers of I.E. by the
                                     Hadassa Wizo Canada Institute for the Enhancement of Learning Potential
                                    Speak English at the level of academic native speakers
                                     Are all specially trained to use I.E. in the Bitmap Imageprogram

 PROCEDURE: The language of instruction is English, but English is not taught; nor is it
                                graded.  Errors are corrected, only when necessary for comprehension.
                                Students are encouraged to not pay attention to errors.

Lessons center around Feuerstein's 'Instrumental Enrichment' - 14 tools

The tools present problems, which have 1 or more solutions.  After the students try to solve the problems, we discuss the solutions, enumerating strategies, and priorities.  We then, look for the underlying principles that govern our choices, and where these principles appear in other settings.  

We discover that many seemingly different techniques are based on the same principle:
Viewing the back of ones own head,  using a mold,  and dividing fractions are all based on the same logical principle. So is reverse psychology.  If you find it, you will also understand subtraction of signed numbers.

(The headings are links to the official I.E. site)      
  1) Organization of dots - a unique technique for finding order in an amorphous mass.  
                                                        Deals with concepts:   concrete  <=>  abstract,
                                                                                             state      <=>   trait,
                                                                                            relevant   <=>  incidental data

   2,3) Orientation in space - 2 units: 1) personal orientation left right above etc.
                                                                        2) global orientation north south etc.
                                                          Putting oneself in someone else's place (empathy)

   4) Comparisons  -  before making judgments, one must be able to evaluate alternatives
                                          using  super-ordinate concepts and categories

  5) Classification - using established standardized accepted categories and, developing  
                                         individualized categories for personal use when needed.  
  6) Analytic perception - The whole is constructed from many parts, but the same parts
                                                                                 may be used to construct more than 1 whole.

  7) Temporal relationships - time - measurement, lateness, past present future

   8) Instructions -  expressing ones self clearly, and paying careful attention,  
                                       for precise understanding  of what others say

  9) Family relationships - roles and responsibility to: self, family, community, country etc.
10) Numerical progressions -uses numerical progressions to develop skill used in
                                                            discovering the underlying principles which govern patterns

11) Transitive relationships -  A>B and B>C => A>C.

12) Stencil designs -  a unique activity aimed at fostering the handling of several sources
                                             of information simultaneously

13) Illustrations - uses cartoons-satirical treatment of problems, evaluating solutions
                                    to problems and dilemmas. Some of the questions are ethical, others
                                    involve perception and its effect on our ability to surmount difficulties  

 14) syllogisms - drawing logical conclusions based on: If A implies B and it can be shown
                                   that, A is true.  It can concluded that B is also true.
                                  (This is the sophisticated type of logic, found on IQ and psychometric tests)

Each tool teaches a different aspect of analytical thinking through meta-cognition.
We use these tools together with written materials, that we have developed, to focus on the application of these skills in academic, social and professional contexts. Lessons maximize application of these skills in contexts where, the students live work and study.
Prof. Feuerstein contends that virtually everyone is teachable. He is world renown for his remarkable success in teaching severely retarded, brain damaged, culturally deprived etc., and is recipient of the Israel Prize for his contribution to research in learning.  However, his methods are no less effective with normal and highly intelligent learners.  

His techniques center around:

L.P.A.D. (Learning Propensity Assessment Device) - a battery of tests designed to dynamically  
                                                                   evaluate and  improve learning potential and achievement.

I.E.      (Instrumental Enrichment) - 14, above mentioned instruments (workbooks).
                Each instrument is designed to improve a different aspect of "intelligence".  
                They combine to form a powerful mechanism to effect long term cognitive development.

 Bitmap Imagesynthesizes the many facets of a background, of work developing learning skills from  infancy to adulthood.  It integrates technical educational, and language teaching skills into a program,  that builds the whole person.  Each part is reinforced and strengthened by every other.

FORMAT: The course is divided into 50-hour units, offered as at least 2,4 hour sessions/ week, in an intensive workshop format, in order to intensify the effect of the initial stages for, fluency.