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A group of over 40 educators, from ten diverse Jewish Day Schools, spent three days immersed in Research for Better Teaching’s seminar on High Impact Teacher Teams. Research for Better Teaching (RBT) is a professional development organization dedicated to improving classroom teaching and school leadership. Together with educators from Prizmah: The Center for Jewish Day Schools, these teacher teams prepared to bring back solid practices to their schools that will necessitate strong modeling of teamwork among educators while using data to inform student learning.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018
This summer, learn a new skill that will open your eyes to a Jewish practice that brings a sense of holiness into your world. Begin your first step on the journey to become a Mussar group facilitator. In order to prepare to lead others, you first need to experience the transformative impact of Mussar yourself. Yesod: Foundations in Mussar Group Leadership is a 5 session program, developed by The Mussar Institute, that takes place online in real time through video conferencing.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2018
From Power Struggle to Benevolent Authority and Empathic Limit-Setting: Creating Inclusive School Practice with Excluded Students through Action Research
Teachers face a dilemma in setting limits and establishing boundaries with excluded students, who often exhibit extremely disruptive behavior that cannot be ignored or condoned. Since limit-setting through threats, sanctions, punishment, or expulsion simply reinforces the cycle of exclusion, the alternative approach presented here is to treat the breaching of boundaries as a developmental rather than a moral issue. Benevolent authority and empathic limit-setting, which lie at the core of this method, involve understanding and tending to the needs of the young person while at the same time clearly defining the necessary boundaries and positively reinforcing students for maintaining them.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018
Sefaria, a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, is inaugurating two new ways to help Jewish educators around the world use the Sefaria platform to augment their teaching: The Sefaria Training Course for Educators and Sefaria’s Innovation Circle.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2018
Are you a Jewish educator looking for engaging ways to teach Judaic studies? BimBam is excited to announce their first-ever online professional development course just for you! They will take you step by step through the animation process. It’s free and self-paced so you can take the course whenever and wherever.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2018
What’s NEXT in online professional development? Here are Gratz College’s NEXT (New Excellent Teacher Training) program’s offerings for this summer! All classes are designed to so that teachers can login and participate in the class for ANY two hours a week that they choose, night or day.
Updated: May. 23, 2018
Jewish tradition teachers from over 40 schools in the FSU attended two educational seminars organized by FJC’s ‘Darkeinu’ Jewish studies curriculum and ‘Or Avner’ educational network in Dnieper, Ukraine, and Moscow, Russia. Both seminars took place at campuses of Jewish higher education Institutes – Beit Chana in Ukraine and Machon Chamesh in Moscow.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2018
Apply Now for Avi Chai Sponsorship for The Principals' Center Summer Institute at The Harvard Graduate School of Education!
This summer, AVI CHAI is excited to provide two different types of opportunities for participation in the year-long program that is launched at the Principals' Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We will once again sponsor individual day school leaders to attend one of two institutes – “Art of Leadership” (AOL) for administrators in their first 5 years of leadership, and “Leadership: An Evolving Vision” (LEV) for more veteran (5+ years) administrators. New candidates, as well as those who have previously attended AOL (with or without AVI CHAI sponsorship) in the summer of 2015 or prior, are welcome to apply. In addition, this year a separate, parallel group of school administrative teams (up to 3 members per school) will be sponsored for “Leadership: An Evolving Vision,” the institute for more veteran leaders.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2018
Applications Open: Senior Educators Third Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education has opened applications for the third Senior Educators Cohort. The M² Senior Educators Cohort (SEC) is a selective international training program for experiential Jewish educators. Open to educators with at least eight years of experience, SEC enables participants to articulate, refine and sharpen their practice by exposing them to theories and methods that serve as the foundations of experiential Jewish education.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
In August, The Jewish Education Project proudly launched the Tech for Learning Initiative Summer Institute, supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation. Teams of educators from nine Jewish day schools came together at our Manhattan office for a three-day intensive learning experience that focused on meaningful use of technology in the classroom and culminated in a micro-grant application process. The participating schools were at very different points in their technology integration journeys and came from different denominations and regions within the Tri-State area.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2018