Webinar: Relationship-Centered Learning in the Time of Coronavirus and the Future
During these times of uncertainty, fostering relationships with our learners is more critical than ever, yet, these relationships are challenging to nurture virtually. Join us as we explore relationship-based pedagogies and practices of trauma-informed instruction, and positive psychology that are applicable both in the virtual learning environment and in real life to help nurture stronger and more supportive relationships.
Dr. Orit Kent is the co-founder and co-director of The Pedagogy of Partnership (PoP), an innovative research-based approach that re-envisions Jewish learning and teaches core relational skills to improve collaboration, social-emotional and interpretive capacities. A long-time educator, teacher-educator, researcher, and writer, Orit has written widely about peer and relationship-based learning and is the co-author of the award-winning book, A Philosophy of Havruta. She has been involved in the design and implementation of numerous professional and leadership development programs and was a lecturer in the education program at Brandeis University for many years. An alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Orit holds a doctorate in Education and Jewish Studies from Brandeis University, an Ed.M. in Teaching and Learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in history from Yale University.
Allison Cook is the co-founder and co-director of the Pedagogy of Partnership (PoP), an innovative research-based approach that re-envisions Jewish learning and teaches core relational skills to improve collaboration, social-emotional and interpretive capacities. She has published scholarly and popular articles on this work, has created tools and frameworks to improve teaching and learning, and conducts trainings, consultations, and coaching with educators and leaders. Allison’s previous roles include serving as the founding Coordinator of the Program in Instructional Leadership at Hebrew College as well as leading a long-term initiative on the implementation of pluralism at Boston’s Jewish Community Day School. An alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Allison earned her Ed.M. in Teaching and Learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and M.A. in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College. Her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan combined the study of cultural anthropology, Hebrew studies, and education in her early quest for understanding the power of intentionally creating cultures of learning.
Dr. David Bryfman is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Jewish Education Project. He writes and presents on all aspects of Jewish education, including the Jewish teenage experience, innovation and change in Jewish life, and Israel education. He also directed the 2019 study GenZ Now: Understanding and Connecting with Jewish Teens Today.
Nick Magle-Haberek grew up on a small farm in Richmond, Rhode Island where he developed a love for adventures in the outdoors. While attending the University of Maine, Nick fell in love with the field of Outdoor Education. After completing his degree Nick heeded the advice of a mentor, and moved to Utah to work as a wilderness therapy guide. This ultimately led him to the University of New Hampshire where he earned masters degrees in both Social Work and Outdoor Education. During his graduate career and onward Nick continued to develop his passion for the outdoors and helping others. He has worked in a variety of roles in the field including field guide, facilitator, individual therapist, clinical supervisor, program manager, family therapist and consultant. Nick is also on the leadership committee for the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group where he regularly helps to organize workshops and conferences for other therapists using adventure therapy. During his career, Nick has worked with a diverse blend of adolescents and young adults who are trying to find their direction in life. Nick’s love for this work is rejuvenated during moments of connection, vulnerability, and break-through. Nick has joined the BaMidbar clinical team as a Primary Therapist and is looking forward to sharing his passion with staff and clients. When not in the wilderness helping others, Nick can be found backcountry skiing, climbing, hiking, training for triathlons, and enjoying family time with his wife and two children, Birch and River in Estes Park, CO.
- Early Childhood
- Congregational Learning
- After School and Beyond