Brooklyn Workshops

November 8, 2022 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Touro University Graduate School of Education


  • Classroom Management or Excellent Pedagogy 

Presented by: Adina Broder

Especially in classes with students who have special needs, good classroom management is essential to achieve effective instruction for all. This session will present empirically–based strategies for excellent and meaningful classroom structure.

  • Teaching Math to Children with Dyscalculia

     Presented by:  Beth Berg

This session will help teachers to understand the nature of Dyscalculia and will offer methods for teaching math to children who have Dyscalculia and/or other difficulties learning math.

  • Challenges and Interventions for the School-Based Mental Health Professional

 Presented by: Dr. Jeff Lichtman

This session will look at some of the challenges that students with and without special needs often present in class. It will offer ways of conceptualizing those challenges and offer effective interventions for responding to those challenges.

  • Using Technology Meaningfully in the Limudei Kodesh Classroom

  Presented by: Tziri Lamm

Technology can be very effective as a learning tool and as a tool of engagement. We will share a number of technology strategies to engage students with special needs as well as the mainstream classroom.

  • What does Reading Comprehension Really Mean?

     Presented by: Dr. Rebeka Gutkind

This session will define what reading comprehension really is and will share strategies to help ensure that all learners achieve meaningful levels of reading comprehension.


  • Teaching Tanach to Students with Language Challenges 

  Presented by: Shulamit Roth

Children with language-based learning challenges have a potentially wide variety of difficulties when engaging with text. This presentation will identify some of the most common areas of difficulty and will offer strategies for meaningful instruction in the classroom.

  • ABA or Effective Behavior Strategies for the Classroom 

 Presented by: Dr. Faye Fried Walkenfeld

This session will describe the basic tenets of ABA and how they can be applied in the classroom, on both a whole group and individual student basis.

  • Effective & Engaging Methods of Teaching Jewish History, Holidays, & Culture 

  Presented by: Nina Taub

This session will offer strategies for developing engaging lessons in Jewish History & Culture. It will also consider how to do this within the context of a larger society in ways that encourage respect, tolerance, and positive interaction.

  • Meaningful and Engaging Assessment 

   Presented by: Dr. Riki Kramer

This session will share ways of creating and utilizing assessments to determine teaching effectiveness and student learning. Assessment as a means of engaging students in reinforcement and learning will be demonstrated.

  • Math & Music: Developing Computational Skills through Music Instruction

Presented by: Dr. Sue Corey

With a focus on younger children, this session will share a program with lessons that enhance computational understanding and skills using exciting music.

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  • Working with Children Who Have Anxiety

 Presented by: Dr. Josh Wyner

Children, with and without special needs, are experiencing ever-increasing amounts of anxiety.  This session will share how to understand the very real anxiety that children can -and often do - experience, and will offer strategies for the classroom teacher to effectively support these children.

  • Developing Literacy Skills in Children with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

  Presented by: Dr. Elaine Nikolakakos

This session will share methodology and strategies for helping children with language difficulties develop the literacy skills they need to navigate school and the world.

  • Collaborative Problem Solving for Students Presenting with Challenging Behavior. 

 Presented by: Dr. Jeff Lichtman & Dr. Jeremy Lichtman

This session will suggest novel ways in which to examine and understand children’s behavior. It will offer effective methods for working with and helping these children overcome their challenges.

  • Teaching Kriah to Children who have Dyslexia

  Presented by: Meirav Kravetz

Too many children pass through school without being able to read in Hebrew. This session will share effective methods for working with such children to gain the Kriah skills they need.