Tween Educators and Engagement Professionals Network (National, 5th-8th)
About this Network:
This is a national network for professionals who serve 5th-8th grade students as a Jewish educator (non-day school) and/or as a Jewish engagement professional (i.e. community organizations, JCCs, Federation tween programs, junior youth group, service learning/community service, etc.).
The goal of this network is to connect with role-alike professionals with whom to have conversations about the field, share programmatic and curricular resources, provide support, guidance, and mentorship, discuss challenges, and more. This network will meet online via Zoom. In addition to the live meet-ups, there will be a designated online space where youth professionals will be encouraged to share ideas, ask questions and get feedback, collaborate, kvetch/kvell, and more.
This is the second year of this network, created for youth professionals working with tw/teens in 5th-8th grade in all Jewish organizational institutions that categorize themselves as education and/or engagement in nature.
About the Facilitator:
Erica Hruby is a Jewish educator with over 28-years of teaching, curriculum writing, and professional development experience in Jewish community, academic, and residential environments. Erica serves as the Senior Manager of National Teen Education and Engagement at The Jewish Education Project, formerly the Executive Director of JTEEN - Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Network. She is also the founder of Anchored Parenting, LLC where she serves as an educator and coach for tw/eens, parents, and grandparents. Erica has an M.A. from Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a focus on children and adolescents. She lives in Clearwater, Florida with her high school sweetheart with whom she shares two daughters.
Thursday at 2pm ETOct 26, Nov 16, Dec 14, Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 21, Apr 18
- New members
- Target audience
Associate / Assistant DirectorClergyDirector / Principal / Head of SchoolEducator / TeacherIndependent EducatorNon-Profit Engagement / Education ProfessionalYouth Professional / Teen Engagement
- Geographic regions
- Area of work
After School and BeyondEducator TrainingFamily EngagementTeen Engagement