Source: eJewish Philanthropy
The Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI), now in its 23rd year. is a program that strengthens the Jewish community by developing educational leaders – “teachers of teachers” – who are spearheading powerful and innovative professional development experiences for their institutions and communities. We believe that ongoing, substantive professional development for educational leaders and teachers is central to revitalizing Jewish education. MTEI’s intensive two-year program that consists of six, 4-day seminars with assignments in the field between meetings, practicing havruta text study, investigating teaching and learning practices in small and large groups, learning skills of communication and relational learning for leaders is a building block toward this goal.
Now serving its 8th national cohort of educational leaders from around the country, MTEI emerged out of a trio of insights: exciting, rich Jewish content belongs at the core of Jewish schools; on-going, authentic, inquiry into teaching practices helps teachers improve their practice; and Jewish educational leaders need the skills of transforming school cultures into ones that are rich in inquiry and Jewish content.
MTEI participants gather from diverse regions of the US and Canada. They are leaders from the range of Jewish denominations, working in congregational schools, day schools, community agencies, and other innovative educational programs.
MTEI is pleased to announce that recruitment for Cohort 9 has begun and applications are available here. Cohort 9 will begin in November 2019.