Online Courses Offered by Gratz Advance’s NEXT Program – Summer 2018

Summer 2018

Source: Gratz College


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.

Supplementary school programs must hire teachers with a complex patchwork of backgrounds and skills while living with budgets that lack healthy line items for professional development for those teachers. The challenge is how to provide the range – and depth –of learning needed to efficiently enhance our teachers’ knowledge and skills. NEXT addresses the disparate levels of experience in Jewish knowledge and educational pedagogy.

Beginning the week of June 18, 2018:

Active Learning: Wake Up Your Students (all grades)

Israel Education Through Food (all grades)

The Jewish Life Cycle: Innovative Ideas for Teaching Our Traditions (4th - 7th grades)

Havruta in the Classroom: Using an Ancient Technique to Enrich

Contemporary Learning (3rd - 12th grades)

Teaching Holocaust through Film (7th - 12th grades)

Jewish Education Through Musical Play (pre-K - 2nd grades)


Beginning the week of July 23, 2018:


The (Jewish) Pursuit of Happiness - Positive Psychology and Teens (7th - 12th grades)

Boot Camp for New(ish) Teachers (all grades)

Jewish Holidays through Jewish Values (all grades)

Engaging Parents: Transforming Drop-Off to Drop-In (all grades)

Using Rabbinic Texts to Generate Lively Discussions (3rd+)

Exploring God and Spirituality in Developmentally Appropriate Ways (all grades)

Designing a Musical Year (PreK - 6th grades)

Hebrew Reading is FUNdamental! (3rd - 12th grades)

Rolling Admission:

Hebrew Through Movement (all grades)

Updated: May. 23, 2018