The Jewish Education Project on the Road
Option #1: Deepening Hebrew Language Learning with Technology
This workshop will explore how technology can enhance Hebrew learning both for decoding and comprehension. Several online Hebrew learning and enrichment platforms will be introduced, and participants will have the opportunity to plan a model lesson to support their learning goals.
Note: This workshop can be offered in Hebrew (schedule permitting).
Facilitators: Ella Metuki or Jonathan Fass
Dates: Tuesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 27
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Option #2: Creating Learning that Leads to Thriving
Bringing Gratitude to Life: This workshop will focus on gratitude as a model of Jewish Education that enhances skills for a more fulfilling life. During this fun, engaging workshop, educators will be able to draw on Jewish wisdom, ritual, and tradition to develop skills that enable them to have a heightened sense of gratitude in their lives. The first session will include an immersive activity with an opportunity to reflect on the experience, allowing educators to see our design process. Participants will be able to identify elements of the experience that contribute to Jewish learning that leads to thriving. The second session will include an opportunity for participants to explore how to create experiences that lead to thriving in their own settings.
Facilitators: Rabbi Dena Klein or Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
Dates: Tuesday, September 6 or Sunday, September 18
Running Time: 2 hrs
Option #3: Bringing the Generation Now Outcomes to Life
Through the Jewish Education Project’s research on teen engagement, we have found that Jewish teens today are seeking answers to 4 core questions:
- Who Am I?
- To Whom and What Am I Connected?
- To Whom and For What Am I Responsible in this World?
- How can I bring about change in this world?
The Jewish Education Project developed an outcome framework around these four core questions, entitled the Generation Now Outcomes. This framework is designed to be a helpful tool for educators as they design and assess teen programs. You can view the outcome framework here.
This workshop will feature an exploration of the Generation Now outcome framework and examine how you can use them to craft impactful teen experiences in your respective settings. This workshop is well suited for anyone who currently works with tweens and teens.
Facilitator: Jodie Goldberg
Dates: Thursday, September 15 or Wednesday, September 21
Running Time: 2 Hours
Option #4: Creating a Socially and Emotionally Responsive Classroom
The physical classroom environment shares our school's values with children and families. Yet, recently, it has been harder than ever to create an environment that is developmentally appropriate for young children and truly responsive to their needs. During our time together, we will explore principles of setting up a classroom, as well as strategies to incorporate social and emotional learning into rhythm of a school day and the physical space. You will leave this session with new tools and ideas about how to start the year in a way that can truly meet your students where they are.
Facilitator: Sasha Kopp
Dates: Tuesday, September 6 (NYC region)
Running Time: 90 minutes