Source: Pardes Institute
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.
Senior Educator Learning Fellowship This exclusive 13-month fellowship will inspire senior congregational school educators (principals and veteran teachers) with ongoing Jewish learning and equip them with new approaches for engaging with real-world challenges using Jewish texts. Begins this summer online with an online learning intensive; continues with monthly webinars throughout the year; and culminates in a funded study trip to Israel in summer 2022!
Essential Judaism for Educators This four-week program provides experiential educators and Jewish professionals a grounding in Jewish text, customs and rituals. Through a combination of interactive online classes, paired-learning (havruta) and independent readings participants will emerge feeling equipped to more skillfully incorporate Jewish texts and themes into their teaching and workplace culture.
- Adult Educators Bootcamp This eight-day Bootcamp trains rabbinical students and other emerging Jewish adult educators in the art of crafting and facilitating an interactive text study/shiur for adult learners. Participants will gain practical skills, workshop them, and then practice teaching their newly designed session.
Click here for more information about Pardes’ summer programs.