Materials Center Workshop and Visit with Teaching Beyond the Square

March 11, 2024 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
In Person: The Materials Center

Before you throw anything away, look closely and ask yourself, "If I had a box of these, what would that look like? Or what else could this be?"

In this workshop for early childhood educators, we will engage in a hands-on experience with found materials, learn through group reflection, and shop for inspiring classroom materials in the Materials Center. See potential in unique materials and learn how to bring them back into the classroom to inspire your students and support your curriculum goals. The Jewish Education Project will provide a small stipend for each school to shop at the Materials Center and bring materials home to their classrooms.

Please reach out to Alaina Shuman with any questions.

In partnership with:

Amy Martin
Amy Martin

Amy Martin is the Senior Manager of Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement at The Jewish Education Project.

Amy most recently served as the Family Engagement Director at Central Synagogue. Over the course of her career, Amy has experience as a teacher in day schools, early childhood, and congregational settings. Amy is passionate about supporting educators to be reflective practitioners and has served as a teacher mentor for day school, congregational school, and nursery school educators. She has participated as a Fellow in both the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute and M2: Institute of Experiential Jewish Education. Amy received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College and holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.




  • Early Childhood