Darim Online is pleased to announce the launch of a Social Media Boot Camp for Educators. This program will support innovative Jewish educators in using social media effectively in their work, and assist their organizations in evolving models for success in the digital age. Darim is seeking to mentor up to 10 Jewish educational organizations, represented by 3-5 person teams, that are engaged in innovation and risk taking and which serve North American Jews. These teams will participate in a year long professional development and coaching experience to advance their work.
This Boot Camp cohort will run during the upcoming academic year, September 2011 - May 2012. Boot Camp teams are expected to commit 5-10 hours per month toward related professional development and project implementation (including webinars, coaching, and project development).
The program includes:
- Participation in a series of monthly skill-building webinars which includes Darim’s overall Learning Network for Educators (teachers, directors of education, rabbis, lay leaders, and others interested in Jewish education);
- Private coaching and consulting with Darim consultants to address strategic and tactical goals, and to help design, implement, and refine a technology-supported project. Teams from each organization will meet with a coach approximately twice a month over the academic year, with additional communications as needed;|
- Connection with other members of the Social Media Boot Camp, to learn from each other's experience and projects through an online community and webinar-based sharing;
Membership to Darim Online and access to its other Learning Network events and resources.
The Boot Camp runs during the 2011-2012 academic year (September 2011 -May 2012).
March 14, 2011 – Application open
May 2, 2011 – Applications due by 11:59pm ET
Late May 2011 – Announcement of Social Media Boot Camp for Educators cohort
June 2011 – early coaching option for Boot Campers;
September 2011– Cohort Kick-Off, regular coaching schedule and webinars begin;
May 2012 – Final Boot Camp for Educators Sharefest!: to present work to the community; cohort concludes.