Educator Networks

 

Welcome to our Community of Networks

Welcome to Our Networks

The Jewish Education Project network system brings together over 400 Jewish educators from across North America to stimulate creative thinking, leading to new models and strategies to advance the field of Jewish education. Our networks serve a variety of interests and provide unique opportunities to build relationships among colleagues while sharing ideas, challenges, and visions for the future.   

"Being a part of a Jewish Education Project Network, I learned new modalities for programming, new innovative ideas and gained new partnerships to enhance the work that I do in my setting.”  -Educator Network Participant  


The Jewish Education Project offers a variety of network TYpeS

Role-Alike Networks: Networks comprised of professionals that have the same or similar roles within an institution or live within a certain geographic region. Registration for these networks will launch on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Our network system currently offers role-like networks for the following professionals: 

  • Directors of Early Childhood Centers 

  • Directors of Congregational Learning 

  • Teen Engagement Professionals 

  • Independent Educators 

  • Day School Heads of School and Teachers (These networks will not be launching until after the Day of Learning on November 8, 2022)  

Topic Based Networks: Networks comprised of professionals interested in exploring a central topic or theme. Registration for these networks will launch on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Our network system currently offers topic-based networks on the following themes: 

  • Digital Education and Engagement
  • Israel Education and Engagement
  • Jewish Disability and Inclusion 

Partnership Networks: These networks are sponsored in partnership with another Jewish Institution. Registration for these networks will launch on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Our network system currently offers these networks in partnership with: 

  • The Matan Institute  

The Jewish Education Project offers a variety of network Structures

  • Action Networks (Meets 6 times per year): Action networks encourage participants to inspire change in their strategies and/or models within their institutions. Network participants commit to choosing and working toward a goal aligned to their network’s focus. Network meetings include time for participants to share what they are working on and collect the wisdom and suggestions of colleagues that can boost their progress.  

  • Roundtables (Meet 3-4 times per year): Roundtables provide a welcoming and inclusive entry point that allows participants to learn about innovation and new ideas. Roundtables are opportunities for people to build relationships and network with others in similar roles working with related target audiences.  They give participants a chance to feel part of a community of colleagues and identify with what people are doing and thinking about in their field.  

  • Pop-up Networks: Pop-up networks are time bound networks that meet to explore an emerging topic or trend with colleagues in order to adapt ideas back to your setting.   Educators will have an opportunity to sign up for these networks throughout the year.  

Network Features

Network Subsystems: 

  • Early Childhood: NYC ECE Directors Roundtable, Long Island ECE Directors Roundtable and Westchester ECE Directors Roundtable will meet 4 times as separate regions and 2 times cross regionally.  

  • Congregational Learning: NYC Innovators, Long Island Innovators, and Westchester Innovators will meet 4 times as separate networks, and 2 times altogether as a network subsystem.  

  • Teen Engagement: NYC Youth Professional Roundtable, Long Island Youth Professionals Roundtable and Westchester Youth Professional Roundtable will meet 2 times as separate networks, and 1 time altogether.  

NETWORK REGISTRATION 

Please note that we will be launching our educator network catalog in stages. Please reference the chart below to know when to access Educator Network registration. 

Network timing

 

View our Educator Network Catalog

Questions about our network system? Reach out to Jodie Goldberg, Education Consultant, Teen Engagement and Educator Networks at jgoldberg@jewishedproject.org.