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As an organization that has served close to 200 Jewish day schools across North America and across religious denominations, Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) of New Teacher Center has been in a unique position throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Not only have we been able to facilitate collaboration and sharing of challenges and solutions among our schools, we’ve also gained insights that we would like to share with the Jewish day school field at large. What’s emerged from this crisis about how students learn and how schools educate has long-reaching implications for the field going forward, for both in-person and remote learning.
Published: 2020
Updated: Sep. 09, 2020
Recently, I sat down (on Zoom, of course!) with a group of school principals, public and independent, to find out what their top-of-mind concerns were for new teachers trying to succeed in these most unusual times. They shared the following areas as most critical for new (and even veteran) teachers if they are to hit the ground running during the first days of the new school year and long beyond.
Published: 2020
Updated: Aug. 18, 2020
COVID-19 has transformed Jewish education more than any other event in recent memory. The pandemic has changed access to Jewish education, the tools we use during Jewish education, and the settings in which Jewish education takes place. The Mandel Center, in partnership with the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, will support a set of original empirical studies of synchronous Jewish text study during the pandemic across settings and life stages.
Published: 2020
Updated: Aug. 18, 2020
This paper is a first effort to systematically document programmatic interventions in five of the ten communities participating in The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative, a joint philanthropic effort launched in 2013. The paper identifies patterns and trends reflected in the programmatic choices made by each community. It then makes explicit five assumptions that underpin these choices and reflects on what they imply for further teen education and engagement efforts. These assumptions, as elaborated in the paper, are identified as: (1) “every body counts;” (2) “breaking down the silos;” (3) “integrating curation and innovation;” (4) “tapping Israel;” and (5) “searching for blue ocean.”
Published: 2020
Updated: Aug. 17, 2020