Annual Yeshiva/Day School Day of Learning
The Jewish Education Project
The Aerodynamics of Collaboration
We are thrilled to come back together in person. This year’s conference will focus on various ways of promoting collaboration throughout your classroom and the larger school community. We are looking forward to gathering on November 8th for opportunities to learn with new and familiar partners; share your experience and knowledge with colleagues and emerge with practical strategies that you can adapt to your own classroom.
This conference is a collaboration between three organizations dedicated to supporting thriving in our Yeshivot/Day Schools:
- The Jewish Education Project
- Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE)
- Touro University Graduate School of Education.
We have constructed this day to provide numerous opportunities for you to collaborate, personalize your experience, and apply the learning in your classrooms. In addition, our keynote address The Aerodynamics of Exceptional Schools from the dynamic educator, podcast host, and writer, Jennifer Gonzalez, Cult of Pedagogy, will give us helpful language and ideas about how to maintain the energy to keep moving forward in our work.
There will be two locations for the conference this year in order to provide a wide range of educational and geographic opportunities. YCQ, HALB, Har Torah, and LIHA will be participating at the Queens location. If you aren’t sure which location you should attend and register for, please speak with your supervisor
Queens Location: Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ)
Brooklyn Location: Touro University Graduate School of Education
Welcome to the Queens/LI Day of Learning!
There will be 2 tracks: Breadth and Depth- PLEASE ONLY CHOOSE ONE TRACK
Some people like to dive deeply into one idea, flesh it out and immediately work on applying it in their own classroom/curriculum. Others would prefer to sample from different ideas and try things out later in the classroom. The Depth and Breadth tracks are designed to support these different kinds of engagement.
Participants will choose between either the breadth or the depth tracks:
Track 1- Breadth Workshops:
These one-hour sessions give participants the opportunity to engage in 2 different topics that will provide them concrete takeaways to implement in their classrooms with ease.
Track 2- Depth Workshops:
Participants will engage in one (2.5 hour) workshop that will explore some theory and move to practical application. Participants will emerge with tools and ways of thinking about adapting the learning to their own settings. Workshops will also have time for collaborative/individual work to apply the skills/knowledge/tools in their own classrooms.
Each workshop has a participant cap; once the workshop is full, registration for that workshop will be closed.
Register early to get a spot in the workshop(s) that interest(s) you most.
The Jewish Education Project prioritizes the health and safety of our community. We closely monitor CDC and local health authority’s COVID-19 guidance, and follow those guidelines. Based on this guidance and honoring the varied policies that exist in our school communities, conference participants and presenters will be required to do one of the following:
- Provide a negative rapid Covid test. Details about test timing will provided at least one week before the conference.
- Evidence of vaccination against Covid-19.
Masking is optional for all. These policies may change, based on guidance from the above mentioned authorities.
Welcome to the Brooklyn Day of Learning!
Participants will register for 2 different workshops.
A third slot of workshops will be offered, as well. You don’t need to register for these, you can just show up and participate!