As day schools plan forward, even in today’s uncertainty, the need to innovate, iterate and improve the remote learning experience is clear. What also has become clear is that some of the teaching methodologies used for at-home learning can also elevate student learning in the physical classroom. With collaborative funding provided by JEIC (the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge) and UnitED (the Diaspora Initiative of the State of Israel), Prizmah is coordinating professional development sessions on pedagogies for distance and blended learning for Jewish day school faculty. Sessions, taught by seasoned coaches from BetterLesson and UnitED, leading experts in the field, will begin in July and continue throughout the summer.
Sessions will be offered for general studies and Judaic studies teachers of grades 1-12 with options to register for both stand-alone sessions and a series of courses. In addition, BetterLesson will offer sessions specifically for school administrators on continuous improvement for distance learning plans.
The UnitED sessions are under the leadership of Smadar Goldstein, leader in digital training and learning. The UnitED team of facilitators holds expertise in training hundreds of Jewish educators around the world to maximize online learning opportunities and sessions are geared towards grades 1-5 or 6-12.
BetterLesson will offer four stand alone sessions, two hours each. They can be registered for individually. UnitED’s sessions will run as a series of four one-hour workshops. Teachers will need to register for the full four-session series.
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