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The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) proudly announces the re-launch of Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks, a professional development program of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS. Throughout the 18 years this program has been in existence, it has provided high-quality professional learning for day school Judaic studies leaders and teachers, elevating their teaching of Tanakh and rabbinics.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2021
This summer, join the over 1000 educators that have participated in online workshops and coaching nationwide with Hidden Sparks SEL coach, Lily Howard Scott!
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021
Jewish text educators are tasked with the ongoing challenge of balancing skill development and content mastery on the one hand and creating meaningful Jewish learning experiences on the other. This delicate balance of seemingly opposing goals requires skill, proper planning, and support. In this series, we will explore a student-centered approach to Tanakh and Talmud/Rabbinics study where the skills and content learned will aid students in their personal construction of meaning. The Bootcamp, between June 24 – July 11, 2021, will explore various strategies for achieving our meaning-making goals including historical, literary, analytical, and inquiry-based approaches.
Updated: May. 10, 2021
Join us for this two-day (July 7-8, 2021) summer workshop with The Idea School, Prizmah, JEIC, and The Covenant Foundation. At the 2021 Virtual Summer Sandbox, you will learn how to implement project-based learning (PBL) and other innovative educational models and tools through a hands-on, immersive experience. Whether you've explored PBL before or are coming to it for the first time, you'll have facilitated workshops that will give you knowledge of and expertise in this model and in other student-centered, active learning ones.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2021
YOU Lead is a leadership development program for school professionals who aspire to deepen their leadership capacity for roles that they hold now and will hold in the future. YOU Lead combines asynchronous online modules, quarterly online intensives, cohort building, and 1:1 coaching to support the development of capacities and dispositions that are central to effective day school leadership.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2021
Reimagine pedagogy in light of digital technology with Sefaria's newest online course. Discover new ways that teachers and students might use Sefaria’s tools to teach and learn more creatively. The 8-session course, completed at your own pace, includes tutorials with accompanying assignments for those interested in earning certification.
Updated: Apr. 19, 2021
One of the most important things Jewish educators can do is model life-long learning. Using the summer months to invest in yourself as a learner and as a professional is an effective way to grow as an educator, deepen your impact on students, and remain inspired! See below for more information about Pardes’ various summer professional development opportunities.
Updated: Apr. 13, 2021
The principal’s role in promoting a revised model of teachers’ in-service professional development – the case of Israel
This paper will introduce a model of in-service professional development applied in the Israeli Education system: The Pedagogical Flexibility in Teachers’ Professional Development. This model has been applied and administered in Israeli schools by school principals recently. In addition, this paper will illuminate the two state reforms operating in the Israeli education system, which constitute one of the contexts in which principals work. It will be argued that among the plethora tasks school principals are in charge of, this task is less prioritised.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2021
Join us on March 15, 2021, 1:30 – 2:45 PM EST, for a conversation with Aryeh Halivni, Founder and Executive Director of Toldot Yisrael (an organization documenting Israel’s 1948 generation), and Naomi Schrager, Director of Education of Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, where we will explore an incredibly rich resource for teaching about Israel.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2021
Nechama 21C: Enhancing Torah Instruction with Digital Tools: Where Nechama Leibowitz and Digital Technology Meet
Nechama 21C is a 10 hour online, self-paced course designed specifically for teachers of Torah and Navi on all grade levels, and shared on an interactive e-learning platform. Course participants engage with video presentations, tutorials, selected articles, web-based resources, interactive tools, and shared mediaץ
Updated: Feb. 18, 2021