Source: Jewish Education Project
As the school year begins, The Jewish Education Project is launching a dynamic new Jewish Educator Portal – a one-stop-shop for Jewish educators to access curated content and resources, ongoing professional development, and eventually a mechanism to create community by holding their own convenings and gatherings. The platform, which will be updated frequently, includes everything from teacher mental health resources, to an introduction on teaching outdoors, to a digital boot camp, and more. In the coming months, The Portal will add more features to support teachers who are teaching virtually, in-person, or any hybrid of both.
The Jewish Educator Portal is for the thousands of Jewish educators who work in various Jewish educational settings including day schools, congregational schools, early childhood settings, youth serving organizations, residential and day summer camps, and Israel and other travel experiences. As a community space, the Portal is designed for educators to share its content, to comment on how they use content so others can follow suit, and to build their own library of resources and share what they find with colleagues.
The Portal builds on the support The Jewish Education Project has provided since the outbreak of the pandemic, during which more than 8,000 educators have utilized its resources and programs to help create and adapt learning experiences.
Beyond helping to navigate the vast world of online offerings, The Jewish Educator Portal is a gathering place with ongoing online professional development and convening opportunities for Jewish educators to come together, learn, and share successes and challenges. The Jewish Education Project expects the Portal’s professional development opportunities and resources to positively influence Jewish learning experiences of tens of thousands of children.